Author: Julian Contreras

17 Lives Lost In Florida School Shooting

ShareFebruary, 14th 2018 a tragedy has struck Parkland, Florida. Recently expelled student Nikoals Cruz opened fire on his school Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen lives were lost during the shooting that started shortly before 3 pm. Cruz a nineteen year old...

Youtube Entrepreneur: A New Industry

ShareIn our day and age there exists a machine that can make anyone a entrepreneur, and this machine is right in front of our noses. It’s Youtube. A small website that started in 2005 is now a thriving 70 Billion dollar business...

New Tobacco Law in Oregon

ShareSenate Bill 754, signed by Kate Brown last year, has made Oregon the 5th state raising the legal smoking age to 21. SB 754 [Senate Bill] comes in effect this year so anyone born in 2000 and up will have to legally...

Special Olympic Winter Games Cancelled 2017

ShareSpecial Olympics Oregon [SOOR] is a non profit sports program that serves 14,000 athletes with mental and physical disabilities. This year, though, Special Olympics Oregon has decided to cancel their winter games activities. Winter games will be cut because of the increase...

2017 South Salem Blood Drive

ShareEvery year South Salem High School holds their annual blood drive partnered with the Red Cross. This year, South’s blood drive took place on Dec. 6. During the blood drive students who were 16 and up had the chance to participate. There...

The Philosophy of Night, Dawn, And Day

ShareRecently I have taken a large interest in the works of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, since the start of this year I have been pondering over The Night Trilogy. These books have been emotionally a hard read, which I have found...

Finding a New Home For Bend School’s Athletics

ShareThe Executive Board of the Oregon Schools Activities Association [OSAA] has reached a final decision on new placements of teams in the state. Teams will be moved up and down from the Great Valley Conference [GVC] in the 2018-2019 school year. The...