Corner Canyon High School is hosting a “Dark Side Drive-In” on Thursday after school from 7 o’clock to 9 o’clock PM (May 4th). There going to be playing “Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back”. Bring your car, some friends, snacks, and time to spare and see this action, dramatic/romantic, and amazing film. It’s enjoyable for all ages Still not convinced, click here to view a Youtube Theatrical Trailer to see if this is the right film for you. The entry fee is currently unknown, but it will take place at the parking lot outside the school building.
Whether you join in on this event or watch it at home, if you haven’t yet seen this film, you’re missing out.
By: Parker Stringer/Opinion Editor
One of the most fascinating things about art is that it comes in many different forms, whether that includes photography, painting, sculptures, and drawings. While it may come in many forms it is the artists that make their ideas and visions become reality. Corner canyon recently held a grand unveiling of the new mural that art students comprised of classes of Amelia Davis and Amanda toler. The Ceremony began as thank yous were tossed out like free t-shirts at basketball games. The Director of Utah Division of Indian Affairs then talked about living on a Indian reservation and the impact that her grandparents had on her. She told this story about her youth and how important the hieroglyphics are to her people saying “ Our elders didn’t just pick a rock to draw on.. It has meaning”
After, Leslie Kelen from the Center for Documentary Expression and Art then showed a presentation about the complicated process that took to make the mural.
2. Field Trip
They then took a field trip to a nearby canyon to get more inspiration for their mural. They started by climbing up on the rocks and looking at the different hieroglyphs for themselves and determining what it means for them. They also went on a spiritual journey that had to do with the four elements “Earth, Air, Water, Fire.
3&4. This process is the actual making of the mural. According to Amelia Davis one of the art teachers that supervised the mural said “ The mural is based on the four elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water”
Next, Skylar Lowther, A student a Corner canyon got up to speak about the field trip that the art students went on. He came on stage unprepared and just like every student giving a presentation at Corner Canyon, briefly explained his experience by using words like sick, awesome, and cool to describe his journey into the canyon.
After the long introduction and speakers it was time to introduce the mural to the people. They grabbed all of the art students that worked on the project and pulled down the the curtain covering the secret masterpiece that was this mural. As expected the mural was a beautiful, well done piece of artwork. Ringing applause was heard through the whole entire room and you thought that would be the end of it wouldn’t you?
We get an announcement that we would get an African American spiritual dance from Twoshields Production Co. They started with each of the four dancers doing their own spiritual dance. One dancer used hula hoops in his dance and it lasted several minutes and they all joined together in what was a spectacular ending to a dance but, more importantly a fantastic debut of art to be shown in Corner Canyon’s hallway.
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By Brett Francis / Home Editor
Let’s all just be honest with ourselves for a minute. High school is miserable. I mean this in every sense of the word, and not just for students but for teachers too. It’s a tumultuous, confusing, stressful, and frustrating time filled with constant pressures, deadlines, and ridiculous hurdles and expectations where our very worth as human beings and all our future opportunities are determined by simple letters on a piece of paper. Each and every day we wake up at an inhumanly early hour before the sun itself has even stirred just to drag ourselves back to the same old building where we receive a new set of time-consuming tasks and assignments to fill up the long hours of the day. By the time we have any freedom at all, we have to get to sleep again if we want to function at all in the next tedious, boring day.
There is nothing gratifying or fulfilling or even enriching about the drawn-out physiological and emotional torture we call “education.” We make endless compromises and sacrifices in order to continue this long process to earn “opportunities” in life, and are expected to do so at a time when our very bodies are overloaded with hormones and almost wholly incapable of emotional or mental stability. Every last misery is justified in the excuse that our “adult lives” are going to be three times as stressful and dissatisfying and high-stakes as our teenage ones, which only disincentivizes the work and effort even more. Yet still we’re led to believe that somehow all this torment in our finite, fragile youth is going to eventually pay off decades from now when we’re old enough to realize we wasted our time.
I’m not saying education is bad. Far from it. I am, however, saying that high school can hardly be considered “education” at all. Most students hardly learn anything from the vast majority of their classes; instead, we’re taught the temporary value of “studying” in order to remember facts that will be long gone from our minds after the unit final. Of course, this is not universally true, and there are many cases in which classes are meaningful and students retain information and skills they learn for a long time after. But all that is deviously overshadowed by the pressure and stress of retaining a good grade in order to avoid the inevitable parental and long-term punishment that will be served from getting a C+ rather than an A.
High school is a nightmare for most teachers, too. As though dealing with dozens upon dozens of emotionally wayward and incompetent teenagers each and every day wasn’t enough, the effort put into trying to lead a meaningful curriculum and micro-manage each student’s needs and grades makes teaching just as much of a nightmare as learning. No teacher wants to sit around grading a billion assignments every day, worrying about the GPA and test averages of their classes so they won’t end up fired. And when a student doesn’t do well on an assignment or test due to their own laziness and their grade goes down, it’s the teacher who is blamed for not teaching the student well enough or giving them a bad grade.
No part of this can even remotely be considered a “meaningful and enriching education.” High school is little more than a cleverly disguised training facility for the competition-oriented slaves of American corporate capitalism. We’re taught philosophies like “semper excelsius” because we’re expected to be competitive and successful, and anything less will supposedly make our adult lives more miserable than they’re going to be anyway. We need to change this. High school is not supposed to be prison, and teachers and students aren’t just tools. True education is exciting, engaging, and fully oriented to each person’s learning pace. Our education needs to actually be about learning, and about enriching the lives of teenagers so that their futures may be meaningful and happy, not cramming as many little things into as small a time space as possible so that each generation will be more overloaded with work and stress than the last. We need to focus not on achievement, but on understanding and the emotional well-being of teens. Only then will we really be able to say that high school does any good for anyone in this world.
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By Caden Collier/ Science and Techie Editor
On Friday 23rd, 2017 CCHS had a Hogwarts style Spirit Bowl. Spirit Bowls are solely purposed to create unity and entertainment. The bowl was run by Student Body Officers, and was displayed before the entire school. There were games, videos, and a cheerful audience. Everything in the Charger Arena was decorated to fill the hogwarts feel (as seen in the photos above). Candles hanging from above, Student Body Officers dressed like wizards and witches, all captured the feel. The activities themselves were themed as well. There was snake racing, potion drinking, and even quidditch!
However there was a pretty big conflict with Seniors winning each and every activity. Many were upset that they just gave the Seniors the win just because their Seniors, and not because they legitimately won. It eradicates the will for other groups of ages to compete, because the outcome is biased.
On another note, the performance was enjoyable either way. Watching people from ages 14-18 sliding, drinking disgusting beverages, and running around is great entertainment. The SBO (Student Body Officers) obviously tried to add humour to their assembly by throwing in a teacher modern-day slang quiz, which had plenty of the audience cracking up.
Each activity was unique, simple, and exciting. The “Snake Race” was about one student from each grade get into a sleeping bag, and squirm, roll, or slither his way to the other side of the court. In “Potion Drinking”, two students from each grade having to drink a cup of disgusting liquid made up of spam, chocolate syrup, and other strange edibles.
After that, there was “Quidditch”, which was like a tournament. Including three hoops each team, and a random number of dodgeballs. The golden snitch, however, decided who won the game. Unfortunately for the entire activity, the guy responsible for entering the golden snitch into the game, just threw it to the Seniors, so the Seniors won every time. It ruined the activity for me, and so many others that I talk to.