DOS AND DON'TS OF PROM
It is no fun to have your toes stepped on at a school dances, let alone at the craziest dance of the year, save your feet and bring extra shoes! Bring an extra pair of either converse or tennis shoes with you to the dance. There is limited space at the venue, so be sure to change your shoes before heading in!
2. DO your best to be a friendly date
For boys, Prom is a ton of money coming out of their pockets, and for many boys they pay for the date themselves. With that in mind, girls treat your date with kindness and respect. Whether they’re a complete stranger or a romantic interest, be a good date! This includes asking questions about your date’s hobby’s or even their music taste. Having a fun and positive and fun attitude will only make the night more fun for both you and your date!
3. DO bring extra toiletries and makeup
Most Prom groups plan a night activity after Prom such as a movie or maybe even disco skating. After three hours of hard dancing in crowded room, you WILL get sweaty! To prevent poor hygiene, bring extra perfume or deodorant to touch up after the dance. For girls, you might even want to bring extra face powder or lipstick to touch up after the dance.
4. DON’T expect a kiss at the end of the night
With Prom being one of the most anticipated nights of the year, it can be easy to get caught up in the stress of kissing your date. Although boys put their time and money into Prom, this does not warrant a kiss. A kiss is a personal decision and shouldn’t be given out freely. Feel free to kiss your date, but always remember kiss because you WANT to, not because it seems to be some sort of obligation.
5. DON’T use your phone!
Give your date 100% of your undivided attention--this means no phones! It is extremely rude to be on your phone during a date, especially when the person is spending money on you. Even during times of awkward silence, avoid the habit of getting on your phone. Using your phone a date makes it appear that you have more important things to attend to than enjoying the company of your date.
With Prom approaching this weekend, it is smart to keep these tips in the back of your head. Being a good date makes the Prom experience much more fun for both you and your date. Enjoy the night, have fun, and stay Forever Young!
Sources: 17 Magazine
Corner Canyon High School: The Happiest Place on Earth
Corner Canyon student government hosted their annual “ Disney Day” to celebrate the beginning of Spring Break. The event took nearly a month and a half to prepare according to SBO art officer, Rachel Parkinson. CCHS student government went all out this year, even hand- painting their very own Disney castle.
Last year, graduate Sophie Stubbs came up with the idea to give students something to look forward to before spring break. It’s first year running was an overwhelming success and many students regard the experience as their “favorite event of the school year”. This year, student government re created three Disney rides including the Jungle Cruise, Tower of Terror, and Soaring over CC. These rides ran during all lunches, so that students could experience a glimpse of Disney during their school day.
Freshman, Chloe Call remarks, “We wanted to give students a really authentic Disney experience! Our rides took a lot of work, but it paid off”. Student government spent nearly 8 hours at the school preparing for the Jungle Cruise ride, where students were taken on a boat ride in the Amazon forest. The Jungle Cruise was a new addition to Disney Day and therefore required much more work. Students had to plan, design, and run the ride all by themselves in small committees assigned during student government. This arduous task was no doubt challenging, but it was nothing CCHS student government couldn’t handle!
Although there were some setbacks in hosting the event, including a crashed projector for the Tower of Terror ride, student government considers the event a success. Hunter Mackey, who participated in the event explains “I normally leave for lunch, but when I found out it was Disney Day, I knew I had to stay!” Corner Canyon High is the only school across the state who hosts a Disney Day and possibly in future years will encourage more schools to join the fun.
With events like Disney Day, student government is hoping to make school a happy and positive place, where students are excited to get involved with the school and eager to show their charger spirit! By bringing the “happiest place on earth” to CCHS, it is no doubt that student government made Corner Canyon a more cheerful and bright place!
CCHS Battle of the Bands Champs!
Jazz Khakis won big this weekend at the region Battle of the Bands competition. Band members TJ Neyman, Marty Bodell, Spencer Johnson, Field Behrens, Jeff Farnsworth, and Kalaya Arne took home a $250 prize and will be advancing to the state competition next April. Winners were chosen directly by the audience members as they had the opportunity to vote for their favorite bands. The top 3 bands will be competing at state on April 28th at the SLCC Performing Arts Center for a chance to win a cash prize and the title State Battle of the Bands Champion. Lead trumpet player, TJ Neyman says “I am really happy to make it this far! We are ready to take state. Watch out for Jazz Khakis!”
While most bands competing in the competition have a long history together, The Jazz Khakis were formed only two weeks before the school level competition. Many members of the band were apart of the Jazz Band class at Corner Canyon and decided to form a jazz band of their own. The band players recruited singer Kalaya Arne as their lead singer and began writing music together in preparation for the Battle of the Bands competition. Their original song, “Something Coming” combines a smooth jazz flow with an upbeat pop rhythm and is a “fan favorite” according to lead singer Kalaya Arne. In addition to their original, they also covered Stevie Wonder’s smashing hit “Superstition”.
The Jazz Khakis were supported by many fans on Saturday with most of them watching at the front of the stage. Drummer, Spencer Johnson says “It was really awesome to see familiar faces in the crowd!” In addition to the Jazz Khakis, bands Northern Heights and The Rubies will be advancing to the state competition. With a lot of hard work ahead, The Jazz Khakis plan to take home a first place trophy at state! Best of luck Jazz Khakis!
DC Takes NYC
Each year, the Corner Canyon Dance Company visits one the nation’s dance capitals including New York, Los Angelous, Chicago, and Orlando. This year, dancers visited the glamorous city of New York, where they immersed themeselves in styles including musical theater, African Brazilian, and contemporary. Dancers had the opportunity to take classes at New York’s finest professional studios including Broadway Dance Center, American Ballet Theater, and Steps on Broadway. All 44 dancers, plus their parents got to experience live broadway, shopping on 5th avenue, and the citie’s famous art museums. For many of the girls, it was their very first trip to the city. Teammate Avery Evan states, “I was so suprised by how tall everything was! It was way bigger than I expected!” Traveling to a big city is definitely an adventure and learning the subway system was particularly confusing for many of the girls. Junior teammate, Jillian Mellentine claimed, “My favorite part of the trip was losing our coach on the subway. There wasn’t enough room on the subway, so our group got split in half. We ended up late to our class, but everything turned out okay.”
In an interview with Coach Jamie Crowther, she explained that her goal as a coach is to give her girls as much as access to the dance world, “exposing them to all styles”. The girls most definitely got a wide range of exposure from African, Broadway and even Ballet-- they experienced it all! Kennison Hamel explained, “There were a lot of times where you felt uncomfortable in class because the styles were so different. It ended up being a lot of fun!” Unlike the school’s drill team, the dance company does not travel to compete; rather, they travel to experience the professional dance world. After high shcool graduation, many dancers move to Los Angelous or New York in hopes of making it big. They continue to train at professional studios in between auditons to keep up on training. Dance company members had the opportunity to experience this professional world hands on and even watch professional dancers during their classes! In fact, many dancers even auditoned for the American Ballet Theater Summer intensive. Approximately half the team auditoned, and nearly ⅔ of the group were accepted into the program. As the trip came to a close, girls were sad to come and many wish to visit the city again in the near future!
CCHS Wins Big at DECA State Conference!
This past week, the Corner Canyon DECA Chapter competed at the annual state conference held in Layton, Utah. Over the weekend, the CCHS DECA chapter took home 10 state metals, and even competed for the DECA Chapter of the Year Award. DECA is an international organization that gives students the opportunity to compete in marketing, finance, entrepreneruship, and hopsitality services events. Students prep throughout the year in hopes of attending the giant ICDC Conference (National Event) held in Atlanta, Georgia. In past years, DECA members have had the opportunity to compete in Anaheim, Nashville and even Orlando. Senior, Hayden Gale explains, “It’s a big deal to make it to Nationals. It’s the best trip of the whole year!”. In order for students to attend nationals, they must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their event. The competiton is fierce and gets more competitive each year. However, for CCHS DECA, winnning doesn’t appear to be a problem.
Here are this year’s state winners:
Parker Brailow: 2nd Place in Business Services Marketing
Parker Brailow and Vrishank Jannu: 2nd Place in Community Service Project
Hunter Mackay: 1st Place Business Financial Services
Preston Mitra: 3rd Place in Retail Marketing
Lauren Wilson: 1st Place in Quick Serve and Restaurant Service Management
2nd Place in Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan
Sofia Chieco: 3rd Place Principles of Marketing
Rilee Clark and Kaitlyn Curtis: 3rd Place in Marketing Management Team Decision Making
In addition to the event winners, junior Lauren Wilson won the title, Utah DECA State President. She competed against four canidates from all corners of the state. Throughout the weekend, she campaigned and later gave a speech in front of hundreds of students. In an interview with Lauren she described winning as “the best feeling in the world!” Additionaly, senior Kaitlyn Curtis served as the state’s 2017-2018 Central Region Vice President. At this past conference, however she gave up the title and passed it onto Aislyn Piper of Herriman High School.
Students will compete at nationals this upcoming April in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference holds about 18,000 students from all across the world including Canada, Mexico, and even China. Goodluck, Corner Canyon High School and lets bring home some national champions!
DECA Advisor, Ms. Gross: state winner info
Can Cosmetic Surgery Boost Self-Esteem?
In 2016 alone, there were 1,780,987 cosmetic surgery procedures throughout the country. With so many people varying in age, gender, etc. What is the big deal with cosmetic surgery? Does cosmetic surgery really make a difference about how you see yourself? Should kids at corner canyon be allowed at such a young age? Cosmetic Surgery can boost your self-esteem.
To begin with, cosmetic Surgery will help you feel more confident. According to the article entitled "Nose Job Boosts Student's Self Esteem" by Clevens, Ross A. it states, ““ Lewis added that after surgery: "I feel a lot more confident ... and that's really nice." In other words, one patient after having a surgery concluded that she felt lots more confident with herself, than she did prior to the surgery. Therefore, having a cosmetic procedure done can increase your self confidence. Next, according to the same article by Clevens, Ross A. it states, “ The objective of cosmetic surgery is increased patient self-esteem and confidence. Most patients undergoing a procedure report these results post-operatively.”
Clearly this shows that the purpose of cosmetic surgery is to grow one's self-assurance, and in most cases it does the job. Given these points cosmetic surgery will boost your confidence, that is, in many cases, the main objective of a procedure. Lastly, in the article Cosmetic Surgery Offers Hope for the Disheartened, by Sally Driscoll, it states, “When performed safely and judiciously, cosmetic surgery can raise self-esteem and provide salvation for those who are locked inside their misery.” This means that getting a cosmetic procedure is one of the things you can do to increase your self esteem, and can help you with facing personal conflict. Therefore, it can be concluded that cosmetic surgery will boost your self esteem. In addition, you are more likely to get a job if you are technically good looking. First, in the article entitled Cosmetic Surgery Offers Hope for the Disheartened, by Sally Driscoll, it states, “ In fact, a 2009 survey found that 73 percent of women believed appearance played an important part in the job market, particularly during tough economic times. Thirteen percent of women had considered cosmetic surgery as a means to further their career, and 3 percent of the women surveyed had already undergone cosmetic surgery with the express purpose of securing their place in the workforce.” Many women are getting cosmetic surgery to increase the chance of getting a job.
So, getting a procedure in hopes of getting hired is a common thing to do. Secondly, according to the article entitled "How a Face-Lift can Aid Success (and Even Help You Escape.." by Knapton, Sarah, it states, “Researchers asked hundreds of people to rate women before and after facelifts. They found that a nip-and-tuck wiped an average of four years off their age, increased attractiveness by 18 per cent and made them appear 16 per cent healthier.” In other words, getting a procedure is proven to make you look and appear younger than you actually are. Therefore, you will look healthier and will be more likely to get the job. Third, according to the same article by Knapton, Sarah., it states, “The new study asked 483 observers to rate 13 female patients before and after face-lift surgery and found widespread benefits in perception by others” This means that average people rating cosmetic surgery patients came to the conclusion they looked better after the procedure. Given these points having a cosmetic procedure can make you look younger and healthier than you did before which will help you be more successful in getting a job. Moreover, if you like the way you look, you will be happier and have a more positive attitude. In the article entitled "How a Face-Lift can Aid Success”, Knapton, Sarah. States, “Attractive individuals are assumed to possess more socially desirable personalities, live happier lives, and experience more success compared with less attractive individuals. Furthermore, individuals perceived as more attractive are more likely to be hired for a job, receive judicial leniency, and be elected as political candidates.”
In other words, if you look happier, which is what cosmetic surgery can help you do, you will act happier as well. Given these points getting a cosmetic procedure can make you look happy and feel happier! As a matter of fact, in the article entitled "Can Botox Actually make You Happy?" by Jones, Annabel it states, “ "Others are also drawn to those who are comfortable with themselves. In short, you become attractive when you fully accept yourself," She is saying that when you accept yourself others will react and accept you as well. Lastly, in the same article "Can Botox Actually make You Happy?" by Jones, Annabel it states, "The motion creates the emotion," explains Dr Prager. "Evidence suggests when you create a physical state of happiness, it affects your mental state. So, if you lose the ability to frown, it makes you feel better." This means that basically if you can’t look unhappy, you can’t be unhappy. In conclusion if you like the way you look you will be happier, it is all up to you.
In review, Cosmetic Surgery can boost your self-esteem, because it increases your self confidence, it can help you get the job, and if you look happier you will act much happier as well. So, it makes sense that there were 1,780,987 cosmetic surgery procedures throughout the country in 2016, and that number is only getting larger. Maybe getting a cosmetic procedure is not a bad idea.
POSTED: FEBUARY 1, 2018
CCHS Debaters continue to gather argument accolades
Debaters continue to rack up the awards as they continue their competitive odyssey across several tournaments. Below are winners so far this year listed first by Tournament and location:
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