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October 22, 2021

Do dogs impact peoples lives?
Do dogs impact people's lives?
Helena G and Sophia N. C October 11, 2021

Dogs really can be mans’ best friend, as they can suppress stress and bad thoughts. As of 2021, 38.4% of the population in America own a dog in their home. These animals have a positive effect on the owner's mental health....

Halloween festivals around the Salt Lake valley
Halloween festivals around the Salt Lake valley
Samantha R October 8, 2021

There are many different places to go during Halloween such as Cornbelly’s and Frightmares. Cornbelly’s and Frightmares are fun Halloween festivals to attend with friends and family. Frightmares is at Lagoon, where...

Leading up to Outsiders Day
Leading up to Outsiders Day
Kensie J. and Brooklyn H. October 8, 2021

The 8th graders of DPMS have written 2 essays and done an art project to prepare for Outsiders Day. Outsiders Day is a day that in 2nd and 3rd period 8th graders watch The Outsiders and do activities related to the book....

Addams Family 2
Addams Family 2
Emri O and Nora B October 8, 2021

The Addams Family 2 is directed by Greg Tirenan and Conrad Vernon and is written by Dan Hernandez.  The characters were made by Charles Addams.  Addams Family 2 came out on October 1, 2021. It is playing in many theatres...

Outsiders Day
Outsiders Day
Tanner M and Bronson E October 8, 2021

Every year in 8th grade at DPMS, students read a book titled “The Outsiders,” by S.E Hinton. In her book, there are two main groups of people, the Socials, (Socs for short) and greasers.  On Thursday, October 7th,...

Ms Gutzman: The most inspiring teacher
Ms Gutzman: The most inspiring teacher
Avery C. October 8, 2021

Mrs. Gutzman is the 8th grade math teacher on team Heimdall. Every week she does this thing called “Monday Meditation” to help our classes settle down for the week and set goals on how we want to act and achieve our goals.  Students...

Oktoberfest is here!!
Oktoberfest is here!!
Beau F. October 8, 2021

Oktoberfest is happening right now! Oktoberfest is a festival that happens every October.  People gather together to eat, drink and play games. Oktoberfest started as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago and...

Canvas helps students stay on top of schoolwork
Canvas helps students stay on top of schoolwork
Ashlyn C, Student Writer • October 8, 2021

Canvas, an online system used by schools, helps students at Draper Park Middle School to see grades, upcoming school events, and teacher feedback. By allowing students to see their progress in its online grade book, they...

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Richard Paul Evans comes out with new book
Brynn C, Student Writer • October 8, 2021

Richard Paul Evans is coming out with a new Michael Vey book titled, The Forgotten, that is going to be released on December 17, 2021.  This is the 8th book in the Michael Vey series that connects with all the other books....

October 8 Broadcast
October 7, 2021

Young teens hypnotized by social media
Young teens hypnotized by social media
Paisley Draper and Libby Clark October 6, 2021

Social media is programmed to draw teens in which can cause addictions. Something people don't know is that social media like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and more can give kids depression and anxiety.  Many people...

Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings is worth the watch
Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings is worth the watch
Ruchi P and Dani H October 6, 2021

!SPOILER ALERT! Shang-Chi came out in theaters September 3, 2021. The movie got 92% on the Tomato-meter and a 98% audience score compared to Marvel’s highest rated film Black Panther, which rated a 96% on the Tomato-meter...

Cell phone policy
Cell phone policy
Adeline K October 6, 2021

 Draper Park Middle School has come out with a new cell phone policy this 2021 school year.  The cell phone policy is different this year and students are not allowed to have cell phones out the whole school day including...

Halloween has changed over time
Halloween has changed over time
Adeline K and Katelyn L October 6, 2021

Halloween started around the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain which was celebrated the night of October 31st. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. They did not want to be recognized by ghosts...

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