Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Receiving gifts well is as important as giving them

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Receiving gifts well is as important as giving them

How often during the holiday season do you hear some variation of the cliche that it’s better to give than to receive? Though a lovely sentiment that I agree with wholeheartedly, it seems to me that too...

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College visit turns out to be well worth the effort

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

College visit turns out to be well worth the effort

College visits are important. Well, at least, that’s what they tell us. Deciding which college to attend is a really hard decision but according to our school counselors, visiting the campus makes the decision easier. Brochures and...

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Mormons paid more interest to Romney’s faith than non-Mormons did

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Mormons paid more interest to Romney’s faith than non-Mormons did

Since he announced his plan to run for president, debate and conflict seemed to centralize around the religion of Republic candidate and almost-president Mitt Romney. It is not a little-known fact that Romney is a Mormon. However,...

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When teens talk like they text, we might have a problem

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

When teens talk like they text, we might have a problem

To say the English language is changing would be an understatement. Some might find this hard to believe, but there was once a time when every word was actually used in its entirety. Of course, it wasn’t...

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ACT scores don’t tell whole story on college readiness

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

ACT scores don’t tell whole story on college readiness

Last week, the Transcript reported that local high school graduates were less ready for college than their counterparts across the state and nation based on ACT test scores. My response: There’s more to college-readiness than test scores....

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Teens have political interests but lack neutral sources

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Teens have political interests but lack neutral sources

It isn’t infrequent to hear about the rampant problem of teen apathy in politics. Teenagers nowadays just don’t seem to care about politics like they used to. At the same time, another popular stigma attached to teenagers...

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Many great costumes, but reasons to dress up dwindle as teens age

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Many great costumes, but reasons to dress up dwindle as teens age

This time of year fills my head up with costume ideas: Wouldn’t it be great to dress up like Audrey Hepburn or a golden snitch from the “Harry Potter” books? I like these ideas, but I never...

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Teachers should challenge, not coddle, students

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Teachers should challenge, not coddle, students

All students know the feeling of sweet, sweet relief that accompanies the first day of school when you realize that one, many or all of your classes are going to be classic “easy As.” However, it is...

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Lower missionary ages pose serious questions for LDS teens

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Lower missionary ages pose serious questions for LDS teens

Oh, General Conference weekends. For LDS teens like me, this means you get to watch church on TV while wearing pajamas. It doesn’t get much better than that. Unfortunately, last weekend, I had to listen to the...

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Dress controversy taught valuable lessons, didn’t ruin homecoming

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Dress controversy taught valuable lessons, didn’t ruin homecoming

Hot-button issues that interest the teenage population of Tooele County are hard to come by, but Stansbury High School’s dress-gate controversy has done the trick. What has been called “The Stansbury High Homecoming Spirit Massacre” — at...

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