The Clypian Blog

Golf Preview

 With high school golf season fastly approaching, some key players to look out for on South Salem’s girls varsity team are Ellie Slama ‘17, Ashley Zhu ‘18, Makenah Gentry ‘17, and Chantel Gallick ‘17. Slama signed with Oregon State University to play...

Trump’s First Month: A Review

Feb. 20 marked the last day of Trump’s first month in the presidential office. Since his official first day last January, Trump has caught the attention of the world with his controversial choices so far, such as his immigration ban against seven...

Girls Take 3rd in State

At the conclusion of the regular season, the Girls Varsity team won the Greater Valley Conference with a perfect season record of 14-0. The playoffs started on Mar. 1. The girls were ranked #2 and had two home playoff games when the...

Athlete Spotlight: Studer Twins

Jillian and Loryn Studer ‘17, the twins that are now leading the women’s tennis team, are back to compete for the Greater Valley Conference title after finishing 2nd in the GVC as juniors. The twins were the only Saxon players that played...

Track Preview

Saxons track and field had their first practice of the 2017 season on Feb. 27. Instead of as a team, track and field events and rankings are focused on individual times and records. Achieving new personal records is the main goal for...

Alternative Facts

Prior to Trump’s inauguration, fake news was widely considered to be a tactic used by some  news outlets to make money off of on-site advertising by creating eye catching headlines and articles full of fake information. With the introduction of the “Alternate...

Oregon Precipitation

Oregon has received heavy precipitation all winter, with Salem, Eugene, Portland, and other cities across the state breaking their previous rainfall records in the same day. As well as inducing the expected landslides and road closures, this increase in water has also...

What To Do Over Spring Break

Spring break has become a very common time for people to party and enjoy the warming weather. Just as the weather starts to mellow out and our side of the Earth starts to brighten up again, kids around the world are let...

IB Likin’ Art

South’s second annual Spring IB Visual Arts show held its opening reception Tuesday, Mar. 21 from 4-6 p.m. and will continue to be on display until Thursday, Mar. 23 in the Little Theater, the lobby lobby, and on panels placed in the...

Helpful and Unhelpful Aspects of Having Conferences

Teachers and students in the Salem Keizer district have conferences in the fall and spring each school year, creating an individual evaluation for each student’s parents to discern their child’s academic strengths, as well as what aspects they may need aide in....

Police Officers in Schools

Controversy over the inclusion of police officers in Salem Keizer Public Schools’ staff has grown more prominent in the past few years due to the amount of school shootings that have taken place. Opponents of this growth argue that placing police officers...

Evina Westbrook All-American Game Preview

Evina Westbrook ’17 has passed multiple milestones in her career of basketball. Some of these milestones include being named the 6A All-State Second Team in 2015, the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player for Oregon back to back years, and the Statesman Journal Mid-Valley...