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Rockwell Students Flock to Eagle Mountain’s First Soda Shop

Photo by Cassandra Nelson

Eagle Mountain’s first-ever Quench It opened on January 25, 2019. This is the fourth Quench It to open, the original opening in Heber, Utah. This soda shop has lots to offer.

Customers can get any soda they want with as many flavorings as they can think of, including unique ones such as peanut butter and marshmallow. They also serve hot chocolate with special additions. They sell cookies, pretzels and different flavored popcorns. This is the closest soda shop for quite a ways if you live in anywhere in Eagle Mountain or Saratoga Springs. It has very quick service and all the workers are very kind and hard working. When I took a trip there, there was a full line in the drive-thru and a line in the shop. I still managed to get through the line to order two 44 oz drinks in 15 minutes.

“I was impressed with the service at Quench It,” said Rockwell sophomore Melaghan Lentini. “And their drinks are really good.”

According to employees, they have gotten a lot more business than expected and already are hiring more to keep up with demand.

There are perks to visiting Quench It, such as getting a Quench It loyalty card. If you have one of these, everytime you purchase a drink, pretzel or cookie, 10% of the price will be added to the loyalty card to use for a later free drink, pretzel or cookie. They also sell stainless steel reusable mugs with the Quench It logo in different colors for $25 each.

Inside the restaurant is a counter with stools for customers to sit on and well as quite a few tables and chairs. Hopefully when summer comes and weather permits it, they will be able to add tables and chairs outside. They have a shelf full of games for any guests to play and a T.V. for the enjoyment and relaxation of anyone who cares to watch. It is an inexpensive, delicious, fun place to get some snacks and relax with a drink. Quench It is a family-friendly restaurant that the whole city can enjoy.

“I love Quench It because it is super good and super cheap,” said senior Chandler Thurman. “It’s like Swig, but cheaper.”

You paint your own road

by Keegan Beck

There is a large handful of metaphors used when it comes to graduation, but I want to paint you a picture of one seldom overused.

Picture this: you are sitting in a car, you look in front of you, and you see an open road. Now, picture again, a road that is filled with cars, stopping, going, and stopping again. This is a situation many of us face every day, and that is a metaphor for our every day lives.

With graduation just hours away, the graduating class of 2017 has a lot to think about and a lot to enjoy. This day has been waiting for these seniors. But these seniors have not stopped plugging along to reach their final destination in this chapter of their lives – high school graduation. They will anxiously walk across the stage and receive that diploma. But that is not the end. It is just the beginning. What road will these graduates take?

“Your future is really up to you. You paint your own road.”

Be sure to join the Rockwell class of 2017 graduates at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point on May 25, 2017. The ceremony will start at 6:00 pm.

Bomb threat at Eagle Valley Elementary results in lockdown Monday

Students and faculty at Eagle Valley Elementary had an eventful day on Monday as Christopher Craig, 35, of Eagle Mountain was arrested after entering the school and making a bomb threat.

“At 2:13 pm, dispatchers with Utah Valley Dispatch received a call from a man who said he was at the school,” FOX 13 News reports.

Craig walked into the school wearing a mask and told employees to “Evacuate the kids and no one will get hurt.”

The man is said to be mentally ill, though it is unknown whether or not he is currently receiving treatment.

According to FOX 13 News, “After the threat was made, the release states, school staff locked the doors and activated school lockdown and evacuation procedures.”

Craig told officers and employees that the trunk of his car had explosives in it and that he was going to open it and set them off.


Images via FOX 13 News

“He told dispatchers officers should keep their distance from the school,” stated the school’s press release. “He later told negotiators that he had a message he wanted to give them.”

“Craig agreed that, if he could share his message with negotiators, he would walk away from the car and let officers arrest him,”  FOX 13 News reports. “Craig was peacefully arrested and taken into custody, where he was booked on charges of threat of terrorism, a second-degree felony; interference with arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor; failure to disclose identity, a class B misdemeanor; disrupting operation of school, a class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor.”

Students were reunited with family members around 5:30 pm Monday night.

School resumed as usual for Eagle Valley Elementary students today, but the school is excusing absences of those students whose parents don’t feel comfortable sending their kids to school today. The school will be guarded by officers, counselors and security personnel to ensure student and teacher safety and comfort following such a traumatic experience.