Author: Lizzy Palmquist

Trump’s First Month: A Review

Trump’s First Month: A Review

ShareFeb. 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...

The Good, Bad, and the Beastly: A Review of “Beauty and the Beast”

The Good, Bad, and the Beastly: A Review of “Beauty and the Beast”

ShareOn Mar. 17, the highly anticipated remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast came out in theaters. To see if this remake would live up to the glory of the original (or top it), a field trip was made to the theater...

Sixty Year Anniversary of Concert at South to Occur March 8

Sixty Year Anniversary of Concert at South to Occur March 8

ShareIn the South Salem High School library, there is a concert poster that reads “The Biggest Show of Stars for ‘57” dated Mar. 8. Most would walk by it without a second glance. Others would probably look at it briefly before running...

Feature Artist of the Day: Fats Domino

ShareOne of the featured artists of this week from 1957 is Fats Domino, a former pianist and singer who rose to fame in the 1950s. Some of his most popular songs were “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame.” However, his rendition...

Top 5 Cheesiest: Valentine’s Day Flicks

Top 5 Cheesiest: Valentine’s Day Flicks

ShareValentine’s Day is in the air, and with this romantic atmosphere, disasters haunt the air as well… for those who cannot find a good movie to watch, that is. Whether one is looking for the perfect movie to watch on a sub-par...

Non-Commercial Christmas Music

Non-Commercial Christmas Music

ShareChristmas is in full swing once again, and seasonal songs are filling the air. Whether it is on the radio, played as elevator music, or used as a background tune in every retail commercial imaginable, there seems to be no escaping these...

The Polar Express: Freeform Christmas Movie Review

The Polar Express: Freeform Christmas Movie Review

ShareAn aptly named train parked at a themed station in the Grand Canyon on Dec. 30 2013. Photo credit to Alyssa Zoe on Flickr.  The first day of December comes each year with much for Christmas lovers to look forward to. One...

Why Black Friday Makes Thanksgiving a Pointless Holiday

Why Black Friday Makes Thanksgiving a Pointless Holiday

ShareEver since it was declared a national holiday in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, Thanksgiving has been dedicated to celebrating the things and people in one’s life they can be thankful for. However, in the 1980’s, the introduction of Black Friday made Americans...

To Be or Not to Be (President): Election Day 2016

To Be or Not to Be (President): Election Day 2016

ShareAfter months of campaigning, debates, and social media outlashes, Election Day 2016 has finally arrived. Voters from all over Oregon  as well as the rest of the nation are swarming to voting polls to cast their ballots. Celebrities, even those from countries...

Halloween Costume Controversies

Halloween Costume Controversies

ShareFall is in the air, and with that comes a holiday anticipated by both children and adults across Salem: Halloween. Malls all over town have been invaded by costume and decoration vendors. Stores like Spirit Halloween and Hot Topic have been flooded...

Pokémon Go: Safe or Dangerous?

Pokémon Go: Safe or Dangerous?

ShareJuly 6 was a historic date for Pokémon fans as it meant the release of the app, Pokémon GO. This augmented-reality game developed by Niantic allows gamers to track and collect Pokemon characters in the real world with the use of augmented...

Best Beaches in Oregon

Best Beaches in Oregon

ShareBecause of Oregon’s location on the West Coast, there are plenty of beaches available to visit this summer. However, deciding which beach is the best to visit can be a bit of a challenge. To narrow down the list of options, the...