Author: Kaia Alexander

Snapchat in School

ShareSnapchat is one of the most popular apps on the market. Especially for teens. On average there are about 158 users a day. Seven out of ten of those users are Millenials. Recently the Salem-Keizer school district restricted Snapchat from being accessed...

Tennis Preview

SharePractice for the 2017 boys and girls tennis teams started on Feb. 27. The first official game against McNary on Mar. 14 was rained out and has been postponed to to a later date.The second match on Mar. 16 against McMinnville resulted...

March Madness

ShareSince 1939, the NCAA D1 [Division 1] Men’s Basketball Championship, known as March Madness, has been one of the most watched sports tournaments. In 2015, the NCAA tournament had an average of 11.3 million total viewers. The single elimination tournament originally hosted...

Portland’s Annual International Film Festival

ShareThe 40th Portland International Film Festival [PIFF] begins Feb. 9-25. The festival shows nearly 100 feature films and more than 60 short films. PIFF is the Northwest Film Center’s annual showcase of new world cinema. The festival has been running since 1977...

A Legacy of Play

ShareSince 1989, the Gilbert House has been a place for interactive creativity and educational fun. The Gilbert House will open a new exhibit in honor of A.C. Gilbert whose goal was to spread happiness to everyone; A.C. Gilbert’s Legacy of Play room....

Frantic for Finals?

ShareFinals can be a very stressful time. Here are some tips to help you handle the stress:   Get Active: Physical activity boosts endorphins which helps improve your mood. Healthy Diet: Take care of yourself and your body by eating good food...

South’s Annual Blood Drive

ShareEvery two seconds someone in the U.S needs blood, meaning approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S. Each donation can save up to three lives. On Wednesday Dec. 7 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m....

It’s Lit: Lights and Other Attractions

ShareFor years Zoo Lights has been one of the top holiday attractions in Oregon. Located at the Portland Zoo, it attracts people of all ages. More than one and a half million  lights are used throughout the park to make more than...

Varsity Football vs. Sheldon

ShareSouth Salem’s varsity football team traveled to Sheldon today to play in their first round of playoffs against the Fighting Irish. The Fighting Irish are ranked 6th in the state and finished 2nd in the Southwest Conference. The Saxons fell to the...

Safe Halloween

ShareEach year South Salem High School opens their doors on Halloween night to thousands of children and their families. Since 1995, the school has been offering a free, safe, and fun place for children to celebrate Halloween with friends and family. Families...

Boys Varsity Soccer

Boys Varsity Soccer

Share The boys varsity soccer team took their second loss against Lakeridge last night, and another one against West Salem. Their overall record is now 1-1-1 [1 win, 1 loss, 1 tie], moving them to #7 in OSAA state rankings and 6th in the...

New Rock Climbing Gym

ShareSalem’s first rock climbing gym, The Rock Boxx’s opens on Oct. 1, according to the website, “The Rock Boxx is an indoor bouldering gym that will be opening in 2016 here in Salem Oregon! We will provide professionally built climbing walls that...