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Welcome to the weekend! No doubt your Saturday chore and errand list is a mile long. The car needs to be washed, lawn mowed, weeds pulled.

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There are many material things that are important to teenagers in today’s world. Social media, TV shows, sleep, video games, sports and other things.

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A couple of years ago, I was in a debate class, and during an open discussion, I was advocating for a new law that I thought should be implemented. After I had spoken, a girl from across the class pointed a finger at me and shouted, “Communist!”

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Russia’s Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest lake, holding as much water as all five of the United States’ Great Lakes combined.

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With Utah schools closed and spring sports canceled for the year, many students like myself need ways to stay active without leaving home.

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When most things are canceled because of COVID-19, they can either be resumed once the pandemic is over or, in the case of annual events, be picked up the following year. However, there is one thing that cannot be canceled because it has permanent and far-reaching consequences for years to come.

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Teens throughout Northern Utah are finding their way through the new quarantine life — removed from school, friends, sports and social activities.

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1. “Thor: Ragnarok” — I LOVE this movie. It’s hilarious, the effects are great and iconic, and the characters that the filmmakers introduce and reintroduce are awesome.

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An elephant’s trunk has more than 40,000 muscles; the entire human body has just 639 muscles.

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As the weather warms and blossoms promise the arrival of spring, it’s hard to imagine the cold and early fall of 1620 that William Bradford and his humble congregation of Pilgrims faced.

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A cat has 18 toes — five on each front paw and four on each back paw.

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In our time and times past there have been songs that strike deep “chords” within our souls. There are songs that may last a lifetime for a person, and some that will last but a fleeting moment.

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1. Jackbox games. Jackbox is a series of video games that you can play right on your TV and on your phones. My family has gotten some of the games, and they are a ton of fun to play. I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs something to do!

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Due to COVID-19, some students’ greatest hopes and dreams have come true. School is out! For ... who knows how long!

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A concert grand piano may be up to 9 feet long; a baby grand is usually about 5 feet long.

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The coronavirus is canceling classes, sports and meetings everywhere. As a result many students, like me, have a ton more free time.

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What do Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes and John Quincy Adams all have in common?

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In today’s world, it’s difficult to find time to do things with your family. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles struggle to find ways to help their children and relatives create memories that will last a lifetime and beyond.

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Throughout America’s history there have been many iconic events that shaped the country. Because of people, places and events, America became the country it is today.

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A person running at a pace of 1 mile every 12 minutes (5 mph) will log about 1,951 steps per mile.

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My school just finished staging “The Robber Bridegroom,” which, according to my knowledge, isn’t really one of the bigger stage musicals like the popular “Mamma Mia,” but a smaller production.

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In today’s technological world, you’d be hard-pressed to find a teenager who’s never used Photoshop. You’d be even harder-pressed to find a teenager who’s never heard of Photoshop.

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If you watched the basic TV channels as a child, such as Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS or other related stations, you likely remember some of the nostalgic things that we as children used to watch.

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Greek mythology is something that has had a huge impact on today’s culture. The mythology-inspired book series “Percy Jackson” by Rick Riordan, for instance, has been read by millions and is loved all around the world.

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Another January has come and gone, and there is likely the regular crop of people who have made and dropped the infamous New Year’s resolutions.

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One dozen summer worker bees will only produce about 1 teaspoon of honey in their lifetime, which is about six weeks.

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As the world celebrates Heart Day, it’s interesting to note some creatures do not have hearts — including sea cucumbers, starfish, jellyfish, coral and flatworms.