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XOXO Gossip Girl

XOXO Gossip Girl

February 15, 2024

“You know you love me , Xoxo, GossipGirl” is a famous quote from the 2007 show Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl revolves around gossip, rumors, and scandals of wealthy teens in NYC, but instead of their drama...

I Could Do It

I Could Do It

Arthur Klingenberg, Staff Reporter January 16, 2024

A cadet comes home, it's been a long day. He sets his stuff down and heads to his bedroom to change to get out of his uniform. After getting into something more comfortable, he heads to the kitchen to...

JeNaye Stewart crowned 1st place at State.

The Underdogs Coming Up Top!

Alexus Workman, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2024

Early in the month of January, UMA’s very own Junior High Wrestling team finished 3rd in the district tournament held at Ben Lomond High School. This is the highest junior high district finish in the...

UMA Beginnings - Building Choice

UMA Beginnings – Building Choice

Eliza Weyburn, Staff Reporter January 5, 2024

As a part of exploring the ten year history of Utah Military Academy, the journalism staff attempted to find out information about the events that occurred at the outset of the school here in Riverdale....

Its Better To Keep Up Than Catch Up

It’s Better To Keep Up Than Catch Up

Alexandra Skibiel, Reporter December 8, 2023

“I feel like during the second quarter time moves too fast, and I don't have enough time to get everything done in time,” relayed an overwhelmed cadet. Many cadets may feel this way but will probably...

Holten Mayfield, one of the schools ITs.

What’s Up With the WiFi?!

Patti McCall, Reporter December 8, 2023

Numerous students complain about the school's WiFi daily. There’s no doubt that school WiFi is unreliable at times, but people are asking why it's bad and if there’s anything the staff can do to change...

Can IXL truly help?

Can IXL truly help?

Amaya Brown, Reporter December 6, 2023

At Utah Military Academy, the school uses a special computer program called IXL. Before discussion about how this website affects the school's state testing scores, it is important to give a short introduction...

2-Week School Break, 3 Years Later

2-Week School Break, 3 Years Later

Patti McCall, Reporter December 4, 2023

2020 was the start of a brand new decade, People had high hopes for it, and they were making plans for renewing themselves. Unfortunately, on the fateful day at the beginning of the year, they knew their...

The Honor Guard stands proudly at the Volkstrauertag Memorial Event as they bear their colors.

To Honor All, Whether in Germany or America

Alexus Workman, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2023

On November 20th, UMA's beloved Honor Guard tied up Veteran's day to honor Volkstrauertag, the German Day of Remembrance. They were given the honor and responsibility to bear the German flag during the...

Ten Years of Memories

Ten Years of Memories

November 9, 2023

Written by Major Joshua Curtis Fate has an odd way of directing, managing, or even just adjusting our life path, and though I’ll never be one of those, “everything happens for a reason,” type...

Yearbook Editor, Anessa Brady works on a portrait section layout for the 2024 yearbook, UMA Season X...Just the Beginning.

Yearbook and Chill

Alexus Workman, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2023

The 2023-24 school year marks Utah Military Academy's tenth anniversary.  To celebrate and commemorate the ten years of UMA, the Yearbook and Publication class is designing a special yearbook. Because...

Two of the founding members of Utah Military Academy, first Executive Director Matt Throckmorton and Commandant of Cadets Major Kit Workman.

Celebrating the Ten Year Anniversary of UMA

Arthur Klingenberg, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

  This school year marks the tenth anniversary of Utah Military Academy. As a founding administrative member, Major Kit Workman remembers, “I'd had a vision of something like this for years." As...

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