The Mane Street Journal
Meet The New Orchestra Teacher
Meet The New Staff
Miss Utah Visits PHS
Mane Street Journal Staff 2016-2017
New Orchestra Director
Differences In Coaching
College Week At PHS
Seniors Lets Paint The Town Green
How Payson High Has Changed
Miss Payson Visits PHS
Sports Injuries and Student Athletes
New English Teachers At PHS
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MANE STREET JOURNAL STAFF
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With a new year comes new change. With the magazine staff it is no different. The purpose for this all student run Magazine is to teach the students (us) what we need to learn in the field of Broadcast Journalism. This class teaches by doing. Students go and get interviews video and edit them in a span of a month. With all of this time student are able to develop the video to make it the best it can be. But enough of that let's introduce the staff!
Now that you know that staff and the purpose tune in each month to see the videos and photos taken and produced by the Mane Street Journal Staff.
By Harrison Carr
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Payson High School has always had a rich history in music, with award winning programs and groups. But a few years ago the PHS instrumental programs began to struggle. With no clear indication as to whether or not the programs would ever recover, most people wondered if all the programs needed was some new life, and two years ago that happened. Mr. Collins, then the band and orchestra director at PHS retired taking with him a legacy of excellence.
With Mr. Collins retiring there was room for the programs to take on some new life. Which was taken on by Mrs. Kaitlyn Brady the director of bands at Mt. Nebo Jr. High School and Mrs. Kiara Atherly the string instructor at Mt. Nebo Jr. High School. Between the two of them the programs began to grow again.
Then last year both Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Atherly decided to leave Payson High, with Mrs. Brady returning to school to continue her education at the University of the Pacific and Mrs. Atherly to prepare to have her second child. With both directors leaving people wondered if the new directors would be able to maintain the momenum that had been built by Mrs. Atherly and Mrs Brady.
This month we at the Mane Street Journal had the opportunity to meet with Mrs. Gentry Stickney the new orchestra director to find out more about her as well as what her plans for the future of the program are.
By sheila miguez from Chicago, IL (Terrace view) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
New Orchestra Director
Hey Payson! It’s time for everyone’s favorite season, football season. This year the football team has a new coaching staff. So we asked a few of the players some of the differences they saw and here are their responses.
Starting Quarterback Matthew Vanmoose said,
“Some changes that I’ve seen (is that) Coach Campbell has done a good job of getting players out here and having a good tempo in practice, just smarter in everything that we do, getting people out to the weight room and making sure that we are lifting correctly.”
Team Captain, Tyler Batty said,
“Of course obvious stuff like scheme offensively and defensively but also really what they want out of us, what they expect out of us and what we do in the off season.”
Coach Campbell said,
“Just the attitude and the excitement about football, I want to increase the student support, increase the community support this year and just build on that.”
We also asked them some of the things that they liked that Coach Campbell does differently and here are a few of their responses:
Aaron Schmoyer said,
“I like that this year he has speakers at team dinners and it’s so cool because they tell us about Payson and their experiences. He just motivates us to be our best and I feel like since last year I have gotten a lot better."
Wyatt Sorenson said,
“(There are) so many coaches to help us, who just individually help us out. It’s a lot better since last year because they have just helped us to be better football players.”
We are excited to have the new coaching staff and we are excited to see the changes they are making on the field. Go Lions!!!
"They want us to be like a brotherhood."
By K.C Hoschouer, Harlee Huff, and Jessica Hoschouer
Differences in Coaching
COLLEGE WEEK AT HS
Here at Payson High School (PHS) , around the first week of October, we have College Week. This year we are having it October 3rd-7th. I went to go talk to Mrs. Lotz one of our counselors here at PHS, in charge of College week. I asked her a few questions. I asked her, "Why is College Week important to students at PHS", "When is College Week", and "What is new this year for College Week." Watch the video to the right to find out what she had to say.
Seniors Lets paint the town Green
Cameron Savage: Our theme this school year is Paint the Town Green.
How are You going to Paint the Town Green?
Makaylee Burk: I'm gonna paint the town green. I want to be a positive influence and I want to be that girl that everyone sees and just the little miss ray of sunshine. The one that you walk down the halls and she's just got this vibrant smile on her face and is always waving hello. And I just want someone to remember me as someone who always made them smile. So thats one big part of why reason I want to paint the town green. And I feel like all of my extra-curricular activities have actually helped with that. Such as Choir, I'm a Trouvere actually. And that has broke down barriers for me to become vulnerable and open to people and share things that I have never shared to anyone else before. And I just want people to recognize that you can share your talents and put yourself out there and thats how I'm going to paint the town green.
Kylee Warton: I'm going to paint the town green by being super proud of my school and yeah
Payson High School has been around for a long time, but everything that is here has not been here from the start. We interviewed a few teachers who attended Payson High, and who now also work here to get their opinion on how the school has changed. We also interviewed some new teachers, Mrs. Oda and Mrs. Grass to get their input of what they think about the school. We asked the other teachers about the D and E buildings to see how long they have been around, and we asked when the school was built and how long do they think Payson high will be around for. Mr. Sorensen, Mrs. Beck, and Mr. Chapman all said that they think Payson High will be around for a long time.
Jaycee Zimmerman and Pamela Mireles
How Payson High has changed
Miss Utah Visits PHS
By Dylon Sasser & Cortnie Hancock
Recently the newly crowned Miss Utah, Lauren Wilson, came to Payson High School (PHS) to talk to the health classes about suicide prevention. With Miss Utah coming to PHS, she has shed some light on a very serious topic, not only for Payson, but for the rest of the nation as well. While talking about suicide can sometimes be uncomfortable, it is a topic that needs to be talked about. Mrs. Mangum put it this way, “A lot of times people think that if we don’t talk about it, maybe people won’t think about it… They’ve found that the opposite is true, that we’ve got to let kids know that they can talk about it when they’re feeling those kinds of feelings, otherwise they can’t get the help that they need.” Miss Utah has been using her platform, With Help Comes Hope: Suicide Awareness and Prevention, to help people be aware of suicide and what they can do to help recognize the signs and try to prevent it from happening. This topic was something that really hit home with Miss Utah, having lost her best friend, to suicide. She spoke to them about how everyone can learn to recognize the signs of someone who is contemplating suicide, what they can do to help make sure that it doesn’t happen, and what to do if you are experiencing these kinds of feelings.
Some of the warning signs include feelings of hopelessness, saying that they feel helpless or worthless. Learning these warning signs is important part of suicide prevention as well as just being kind to others. “At the same time, the students need to be more responsible for the way they are behaving towards others and treating others.” Miss Utah also felt that not only the students need to learn the warning signs, but the teachers as well. “They (PHS) need to require more training for the teachers, as of right now they are only required 2 hours of training… They see these kids on a daily basis, they need to know what their warning signs are and different ways they can help them.”
The last thing she talked about probably the most important, what to do if you personally are feeling these kinds of feelings. The way Miss Utah put it was, “Don’t be afraid to talk to someone, don’t be embarrassed about it. It is something that happens far more often than we think. Just by talking to somebody it can help so much. ” Mrs. Mangum also shared her thoughts, “For some reason often times people think that that’s a sign of weakness, that they’re weird, or something’s wrong with them, and they're embarrassed to seek out help, but we need to have students not be afraid to talk about it, and the biggest thing is to realize that it's not a sign of weakness, being able to go get help. In my mind that actually shows courage and strength by going to get that help that they need so that they can get better." If you feel like you have no one to talk to, there are groups like the Hope Squad at PHS, a group of trusted peers that are trained to help with this as well.
With Help Comes Hope: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
The Score of the game isn't the only thing affected
The Score of the Game Isn't the Only Thing Affected
By Amanda Anderson
School has started again and that means sports. We all love a good football, soccer, or volleyball game, but what happens when those games lead to injuries that get in the way of our school work? It's hard to imagine that a cleat to the head or 5 seconds in a football game can have such a big impact on athletes lives, but it does happen. Injured athletes can end up falling behind in school, which affects not only now, but also their future. Football has the highest concussion rate and the highest number of injuries on people 19 and under, at 394,350 per year. Basketball and Soccer have the 2nd and 3rd highest injury rates, with 561,000 combined for the two sports. Baseball comes up next with 15,000 youth last year being injured from just concussions alone. Cheer and wrestling have an average of 40,000 injuries per year each. Volleyball, gymnastics, and track finish in the lineup with about 5,000 injuries each for our youth 19 and under. We all love a good sports game during the school year, but those couple seconds can make a big difference. Having a sports injury can keep athletes out of school and affect their school work, lives, and future.
This year at Payson High School we have two new English teachers, Mrs. Grass and Mrs. Oda. With most students here at PHS not knowing the new teachers we decided to get to know them. We asked them some questions to help achieve this goal, we asked them about their schooling. Why they wanted to become a teacher and what they thought students struggled with. These new teachers are very fun and great to be around. Mrs. Grass and Mrs. Oda want to help their students learn and succeed in life.
Mrs. Oda, a Sociology Major, decided she wanted to change tracks and become a teacher. Mrs. Oda attended BYU. Mrs. Grass was a Social Work Major and was working at the State Hospital and decided she did not enjoy that field she reevaluated and chose to go into teaching. She attended UVU. Both teachers love that Payson isn’t a small town but it's not the big city it has its perfect balance.This is a look at your New English teachers, Mrs. Oda and Mrs. Grass, hopefully these teachers like PHS and will be here a long time.
New English Teachers at PHS
Tanner Killpack, Daniel Sasser
Getting to Know the New Teachers!
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