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Capitol is in Session!

Capitol is in Session!

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter February 9, 2024

The Utah Military Academy has historically offered its upperclassmen an opportunity that every highschooler should look into. The Utah Military Academy has taken the initiative to let our cadets intern...

Friends vs Flight

Friends vs Flight

Amaya Brown, Reporter February 7, 2024

Due to our recent pep assembly and promotions ceremony, there has been a debate about whether cadets should sit with their friends or their flights. This argument has been happening between peers for a...

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...

Eligibility Effectivity

Eligibility Effectivity

Alexandra Skibiel, Reporter December 13, 2023

When Mr. Smith arrived at the school last year, he enforced many changes for UMA--including the eligibility list. The eligibility list's purpose is to ensure cadets keep their academics up to the school's...

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...

Cadets in Airframe work on a model.

Soar Into Great Success!

Jonathan Kaiser, Reporter November 8, 2023

The Utah Military Academy strives to prepare cadets to be successful in any competitive environment. In order to properly do this, UMA offers a plethora of opportunities relating to many careers. One focus...

A Terrifyingly Fun Stomp!

A Terrifyingly Fun Stomp!

Makayla Murdock, Reporter November 2, 2023

This Halloween season, UMA had its annual Junior High Halloween Stomp. The Stomp was fun and exciting, and everyone had a blast. First and foremost a dance, the Stomp also had carnival games, snacks, and...

Cadets taking the Rise test as a part of their 7th and 8th grade.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of State Tests

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter November 2, 2023

The Utah Military Academy focuses highly on their academics, and to track their progress, they use standardized tests to calculate the percentile of those who are proficient in different subjects. At UMA,...

Team Time Spotlight: UMA Honor Guard

Team Time Spotlight: UMA Honor Guard

Jonathan Kaiser, Reporter October 30, 2023

On the grounds of Arlington's Cemetery, full of history and honor, stands a sentinel from the Third Infantry Regiment of the Army. These dedicated soldiers march with extreme precision, guarding the "Tomb...

UMAs Spooktacular Halloween

UMA’s Spooktacular Halloween

Keely Dowden, Reporter October 25, 2023

UMA’s art department's Annual Black-light showing is here! Mrs. Carter, the manager of this show, has gotten her classes' submissions for the project and has all of the artwork and sculptures hanging...

Cadets Mallorie Andersen, Jace Greenamyer, Llyod Andersen after recieving the Top Flight award.

The Engineering Chance of a Lifetime

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter October 18, 2023

Cadets who share a passion for the field of engineering have a tremendous opportunity to explore their passion through an organization advertised at UMA. The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)...

Pep Rallies? Thats New...

Pep Rallies? That’s New…

Eliza Weyburn, Reporter October 11, 2023

Spirit Week. The week where your school gets to dress up, do fun activities, and come together as a school. But at UMA, we do things differently. We don’t do pep rallies. But this year, we changed some...

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