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Boys Golf Headed Towards State

over 2 years ago

Union’s boys golf team are on the greens striving for a better future. They have amazing players on the team. Their games are against Tooele, Grantsville, Park City, and Stanbury. Region works by taking all of the region scores combined and the lowest total strokes. There are seven region matches in the North Eastern part of the U.S.

Austin Jaramillo was tied with Bridger Holmes  of Tooele for the region lead. Austin was the top scorer, with a total of 70 and Bridger with a 78 for the match. This made Austin the region champion. Austin and Bridger were tied going into regions, but they played again and Austin came out in the win.

They also came into 2nd place September 21, 2016 in regional behind Park City and in front of Tooele, Stansbury, and Grantsville. Top four regions go to state. They take on Carbon on September 26, 2016. Go Union boys golf team!!

By Engel Miller

Welcoming Mrs. Mailoto

about 1 year ago

So who is this new teacher that came to the high school? After coaching she felt pretty comfortable in teaching, and decided to make that her career. Mrs. Mailoto graduated from Southern Utah University. She first started teaching at Roosevelt Junior High, then came to Union this year to  to make it easier for her to coach volleyball.

Something she loves about Union is, “The atmosphere and the support from the faculty as a teacher and the support from the student body and faculty as a coach.” She is starting her third year teaching and likes “being able to help students when needed. I like making class fun and exciting.” Mrs. Mailoto is a great teacher and hopefully she has a great year at Union High School.

By Karsen Lewis-Hopper

Girls Soccer Going for Gold

over 2 years ago

The Union Girls Soccer team is making a goal to place the state championship. They need to win at least three or more games to make it into third place of the finals list. They are working hard at practices and games to make it.

Our soccer girls are Abby Cook, Adraina Moore, Ajia Safley, Alexie Maylett, Allicia Williams, Amy Tribe, Bailey Willie, Brenley Murray, Brindy Bartlatt, Brittney Murray,Caroline Deaver, Celesta Graham, Chalynn Williams, Emma Rasmussen, Engel Miller, Erika Rea, Gina Spight, Hailey Busk, Hannah Hamilton, Kailee Riser, Kate Cranny, Kenlie Zager, Kortlan 

Duncan, Kristina Felkins, Machenzie Young, Maysie Scholes, Megan foote, Nayvi Neilson, Nicole Haakinson, Paige Hadlock, Rachel Bingham, Samatha Ross, Serena Garcia, Shaylee Collins, Taylor Myore, and Tori Ross.

Regions started September 6, 2016. The first game of the season was against Stanbury, Varsity 12-0 (l), JV 8-0 (l) Grantsville, Varsity 3-0 (l), JV 3-2 (l). Park City, Varsity 8-0 (l). Toole, Varsity 6-0 (l). The next games will be against Stanbury, Grantsville, Park City, and Tooele.The girls lost most of their games, but now they know what they need to do to win for the next games. For the pre- season they played ALA and did an amazing job. The girls kinda lost that spirit, but they came back during the game between Tooele.

They are going to take over the field in the next games and do their best. Union’s soccer girls are getting better day by day. They are working hard on coming together as a team to get the ball in the goal. They also have school spirit going to football games and volleyball games. The Union girls soccer team is the spirit of our school.

By Engel Miller

Caramel Apple Cake Bars

over 2 years ago

Have a craving for sweets? These Caramel Apple Cake Bars are delicious, and can be a great treat for you and the family!

Ingredients (Cake Dough)

1 box of yellow cake mix
1 tsp. cinnamon
⅓ cup melted butter
⅓ cup apple cider

Ingredients(Caramel Apple Center)
1 cup caramel dip
1 cup crumbled graham crackers
2 cup diced apples
1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Combine the yellow cake mix, cinnamon, butter, and cider. Stir until it forms a pliable dough.

  3. Divide the dough in half; set one half aside and press the other half into the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper. If parchment paper isn’t available, grease the bottom and sides of the pan with butter.

  4. For the caramel apple center: Pour the caramel dip on top of the dough, then sprinkle on the graham crackers.

  5. Toss the apples with cinnamon, then sprinkle on top of the caramel layer.

  6. Finally, flatten the discs of dough with your hands, and plop them on top of the caramel layer, covering as much of the caramel as possible.

  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake has turned a golden color and a toothpick  inserted into the top cookie layer comes out with just a few crumbs (no gooey batter).

  8. Serve warm and enjoy!

By Beatriz Moreira

Union Wins Homecoming Game

over 2 years ago

This week, the school was full of cougar pride! Aside from all of the dress up events, we had our big game against Richfield. Our boys have been preparing all season for the homecoming game!

On September 9th we played Richfield at Union for our homecoming football game. Both teams went into the game hyped up and ready to play. To start the game off, Union kicked the ball to Richfield and they returned it. On the second play. We made them fumble, and we recovered the ball. That was just the beginning of one of our better games so far this season.

During the first quarter Union took the lead with a score of 14-0! We continued to hold the lead strongly until the second half of the game. Richfield had high hopes of victory the whole game but couldn’t keep up with the cougars. Our offense and defense was just too strong to be stopped.

During the second quarter of the game Richfield caught a break and scored a touchdown, along with the extra point field goal. That put the score at 14-7, we were still ahead, but not by much. We returned the ball and kept the lead for the rest of the game.

During the third quarter Union scored a touchdown along with the extra point, giving us a 21-7 lead. The union crowd was going crazy; Students, alumni, teachers, and family had all come to support their schools and give the players a boost to do better. Later in the quarter we scored leaving the lead at a massive 28-7.

It wasn’t until the last quarter of the game that Richfield caught a break. They ran a good play and scored a touchdown and the extra point. That left the score at 28-14, but after they scored that touchdown we were pumped and ready to return the ball. Coming close to the end of the game, we scored again with very little time left on the clock. Leaving the final score at 35-14. It was an amazing game to witness and we're proud of the hard work that our football players and coaches put in to make the victory possible!

By James Sage

The Girls Tennis Team is Playing Hard

over 2 years ago

Lets serve the latest news on Union High schools girls tennis team. The team has been preparing all season for these upcoming matches. Every team that we play against offers us new challenges. We are always ready to play our hardest and give it our all.

On Aug 18th, we played at Emery High School We took the floor and defeated them with a final score of 6-0. Even though we beat them we still showed good sportsman like conduct and congratulated the other team for trying their hardest. The coach was very happy about our victory and gave a great pep talk after the game.

On Tuesday Aug, 30th, Tooele came to union for a match. Once again the girls played their hardest and came out on top. Who’s to say hard work doesn’t pay off? We swept them away and defeated them with a final score of 6-0. Despite their loss Tooele kept high spirits and played their hardest.

On Friday, September 2nd, the girls tennis team played Uintah at Uintah High School. With good spirits the girls headed to Uintah in the evening. We went into the game and tried our hardest, but couldn’t come out on top. Even though we did not beat them we still showed team spirit and left the game happy that we played the best that we could.

On Tuesday September 6th, the team head to Stansbury High School to play Stansbury. With high hopes, the girls did their warm ups to get prepared for the match. Unfortunately, the girls lost both varsity with 1-5 and Junior varsity with 2-6.

On September 7th Grantsville came to union and we tried our hardest and played the best that we could but couldn’t come out on top. Overall the girls tennis team is doing excellent this year win or lose they went into their games and left their games with a smile on their face.

By James Sage

Give Some TLC to ATC

over 2 years ago

The new band Against the Current has a unique mixture that is perfect for fans of Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! At The Disco.

The band consists of Dan Gow (guitarist), Will Ferri (drummer), and Chrissy Costanza (lead singer). Beginning in 2011, the trio began singing covers on YouTube until they managed to successfully release a couple of EP’s. However, they didn’t have a chance to launch a full album until this year, that of which is called In Our Bones. It’s difficult to classify what genre their music is- most appears to be pop-rock, but each song could arguably belong to their own more specific spot.


Some of their more popular songs include “Running With the Wild Things”, “Talk”, and “Wasteland”. Each of these have their own characteristics and style, yet employ the theme of independence, have considerable bass, and contain beautiful lyrics.

It’s easy to get lost in this new band. Even though there’s only one full album currently out, it’s difficult to get tired of their music. The perfect band for replays, road trips, or even just dancing to alone at home, Against the Current is sure to catch anyone’s ear should they give it a try. In Our Bones is available for purchase on iTunes, and Spotify boasts not only their album but their acoustic sessions, singles, and covers of other popular songs.

All in all, they have the chance to take the nation by storm. It isn’t hard after listening to a few songs to see the potential. I personally give Against the Current a 5/5 rating.

By Breena Fulton

Unboxing Mr. Cox

over 2 years ago

One of the newest additions to our school is Mr. David Cox, an English teacher with a love for travel and for Bigfoot.

Yes, that’s right- Bigfoot. The twenty-three year old teacher from Holladay, Utah has been Sasquatch hunting. Not only that, but he has listened to many stories from first-hand witnesses and has written a paper on the creature. That isn’t the end to Mr. Cox’s intrigue, however. Growing up, he was subject to using an old-fashioned typewriter to compose his essays for school. Not because he didn’t have a computer, but because his parents and siblings were always using the only one. His personal philosophy is incredible too; Mr. Cox believes that “[i]f you start thinking 

you’re definitely right all the time, you impoverish your own experience with the diverse people, places, and ideas in the world”. Certainly this idea will rub off on his students to make the school a better place.

He came to Roosevelt not just to teach, but to see what it was like. Having lived in suburbs, he “wanted to try the small town life out” which, despite many lifelong residents here would not recommend, hopefully is fulfilling his expectations. Being able to step right into teaching AP helped, too. Mr. Cox’s love for travel has taken him plenty of other places as well. Among his trips are Mexico, Vietnam, China, and Peru- the last of which included him getting lost alone in a mountain range. Even so, it still managed to rank as Mr. Cox’s favorite destination.

Union is excited to welcome Mr. Cox to its ranks! The school will benefit greatly from his presence. We’re glad that he has chosen to be among us, and we hope that the experience is as fun for him as it is for us!

By Breena Fulton

Hockey: The Ultimate Sport

over 2 years ago

“Is hockey hard?” “I don’t know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us, on yeah did I mention that this whole time we’re standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? Is ice hockey hard? I don’t know, you tell me. Next question,” says Brendan Shanahan.

Hockey, is a sport on the ice, a fast paced game, and where you have to have many skills in order to play, more than any sport.

In the sport so many people don’t know about, if a hockey player gets body checked they get right back up, and if there hurt, then they still get up, and if their hurt bad enough that when they try to stand up they fall down, then the do there best to get up. That takes some toughness. In fact there was a Boston Bruins (Hockey team) goalie who was bleeding out on the ice, and when he went to the hospital he asked the doctor to hurry up so he could finish his shift.

While hockey players are getting hurt and getting right back up, another issue is skills. For hockey, the skills needed are to aim, skate, stick handle, keep their head up, and learn how to shoot a puck, etc. In hockey the net is about as small as the goalie and getting the puck inside the net is extremely hard, but they still do it, because they do this thing called aiming.

While hockey players need Proskills, they also have intense games, in hockey the tension is always built, a breakaway, the 1980 US Olympic hockey team beating the Soviets with 4 to 3, and the soviets destroying the US 10 to 3, 2 weeks earlier, or at the end of the game a huge fight breaks out where the goalies get involved, between rival teams like the much better “Colorado Avalanche”, then the “Detroit Red Wings."

Hockey trumps any and all sports any day, even if it is the “Red Wings.” Hockey has skills from every sport, plus some that only hockey has. They are almost as tough as Chuck Norris. They know how to aim while shooting even if defensemen are on them trying to stop them from scoring, and the least exiting games are still more exiting then everything else, and again even if it’s a “Red Wings” game.

By Karsen Lewis-Hopper

New Voltron Leaves Viewers Starstruck

over 2 years ago

To those familiar with 80’s television shows, Voltron might not be such an unfamiliar name. However, there is a new addition to the beloved series that everyone should watch- Voltron: Legendary Defender.

In the show, a group of teenagers (Lance, Keith, Pidge, and Hunk) attending a school for flight are swept from Earth into space because a man named Shiro appears and is being chased by a hostile alien race, the Galra. The Galra are after more than just Shiro, however, and the teens end up escaping with both him and the 

other desired object- a giant, mechanical, blue lion. And that’s only the beginning of it. It turns out that there are four other lions like that, all of different colors, that ‘connect’ to each person. The Paladins- the name of those chosen by the lions- are then tasked with protecting the universe and defeating the Galra.

From the first moment of the show to the last, it’s a thrill ride. Voltron: Legendary Defender contains action, comedy, and even a realistic insight on what it would feel like to be swept away from home. Each character is carefully crafted with unique morals, personalities, and identities. Even the two friendly aliens from the planet Altea that the Paladins encounter not long after leaving Earth (Allura and Coran) are fully fleshed out, interesting individuals. The show is even completely clean- there is not one moment of profanity. The whole family can watch with no worries towards the content or dialogue. There’s something there for everyone to enjoy.

The show is a Netflix original series. The first season has finished, and the second season will be premiering later this year. There is no air date set in stone yet, but many are hopeful that it will release before December as the trailer was shown at Comic-Con on July 21st this year. All in all, this new installment of a beloved television show is a lighthearted, action packed, expertly constructed story arc that is sure to treat viewers with the time of their lives. Voltron: Legendary Defender deserves a full 5/5 rating.

By Breena Fulton