By: Andrea Ruvalcaba
Utah’s economy has expanded by 3.1% this year, making it the seventh highest growth rate in the country. This is seen by the boom that Northern Utah is experiencing, along with other areas like Provo, Lindon, and Spanish Fork. Business, population, and construction are rapidly growing. University Place in Orem is on the move and expanding. The mall is seeing its first signs of construction inside and out. This includes the Aston Court Apartments. The Aston Apartments are in their first phase of construction and are predicted to end construction, summer of 2016. The new apartments will consist of 478 residents, a clubhouse, gradelevel parking under the residential units with 534 parking spaces in the garage. The University Mall is changing from a regional mall to a gathering place. The five story office building construction, began in January 2015. The offices being built are scheduled to open this winter, February 2016. The class A office buildings will attract and host top tier companies. Along with the apartments, and office buildings a “green space” outdoor walking area will be added. Featuring an outdoor and indoor children’s play area, an outdoor stage and multiple water features. What is known now as the University mall will soon become the heart of Orem as a gathering place for the community and those who come and visit.
-Do you like at to dance, act, perform and make new friends? If so, come join the color guard, in the West gym on October 7th during lunch and try spinning rifles, and flags. No experience necessary.
In southwestern Morocco and western Algeria lives the fruit producing Argan trees. The fruit that it produces has a grand smell and delicious taste that attracts goats to live on every branch. These fruits are part of the goat’s diet but their bodies are unable to digest the seed within them. Once the goats lay a few ‘droppings’, people will then collect the droppings to crack them open and retrieve the Argan nut that wasn’t digested to provide oil-rich kernels. These kernels can then be used to produce certain types of oils for makeup companies and producers. Considering make up products are being made from goat poop, it’s beneficial to all that are involved in the making of these products. The best part is that goats love it. The goats are very happy and love being on the trees and eating the fruit it produces. This ‘Goat Tree’ makes for a very effective and outstanding system to produce rich oils that are beneficial for most.
-Improv team will ne holding auditions to be part of the competition/performance for an upcoming show. Come prepared with a monologue. This Thursday and Friday there will be fun and games anyone is welcome!
-Asian Appreciation Club will be having an activity this Friday to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival by learning how to make dumplings and celebrating traditions. Please pay your fee to the financial office you haven't already. Talk to the Presidency and check your emails for more information.
STUDENT OF THE DAY
-Kassandra Jones by Mr. Clegg (English and Journalism Teacher) "Kassie is brave, and unafraid to ask questions and take willful steps toward knowledge, like a true scholar!"
-Ashleigh Harveston by Mr. Greenwood/Ms. Tippets (Health Science Teachers) "Ashleigh is a wonderful, hard working student who always comes to class with a positive attitude and such a fascination to learn. She is also very involved in HOSA, our Health Occupations Club and is extremely helpful both inside and outside of class, going the extra mile with all her HOSA duties."
Team 1 Sea to Shining Sea, Team 2 Seed to Growing Seed artwork.
Mountain View art students were sponsored by the Orem Community Hospital for the 2015 Chalk the Block, at the Riverwood shops in Provo, Utah. Along with Orem and Timpanogos High. All three schools competed against each other for 1st place over Intermountain Healthcare’s prize donation to the school’s art program. Two teams representing their school had to create artwork based on the Orem Community Intermountain Healthcare’s theme for this year which was “Seed to Growing Seed” and “Sea to Shining Sea.” Mountain View’s two teams included, Rocio Vasquez as Team 1 captain, with Anna Ladle, Brittany Hair, Alex Krantz, and Emily Sohler. Daniel Mendez as captain of Team 2, along with Sam Routt, Mckenzie Ezola, Hailey Merritt, and Elena Durfee. Each team came up with amazing artwork, however, it was the Bruins who took the win home for overall high school winners for Chalk the Block. Both teams took first and second place winners for the Intermountain Healthcare competition as well. Chalk the Block is a popular event that takes place at the shops at Riverwoods each year, usually in September. This year it was on the 18th and 19th. The three schools parking spaces or “chalk canvases” were located in the front parking stalls of the yummy grill and sliders place called Marley’s. Surrounded by other artists and their work. Chalk the Block is a good opportunity for artists from all over the valley, of different ages and varieties to come together, making and sharing beautiful artwork. Mountain View is grateful to have been apart of that this year, and having the ability to share their artwork with the world. Art students at Mountain View express their gratitude to Intermountain Healthcare for sponsoring the teams to enter Chalk the Block this year.
Members of each chalk the block team.
Alex Krantz, McKenzie Ezola, Sam Route, Rocio Vasquez, Danny Mendez.