Category: Opinion

How Memes Impact Culture

ShareIn the last couple of years, “memes” have evolved into a major way of communication. They can be found on different social media sites, such as Twitter, and re-uploaded on even more. A meme is a image, video, or piece of text...

Impact of Memes on Today’s Culture

ShareIn the last couple of years “memes” have evolved into a major way of communication. A meme is a image, video, or piece of text that satirically exposes a situation. Society uses memes to expose real world problems such as racism, corrupt...

The History of Prom: Is It Still Relevant?

ShareThe promenade, now referred to as “the prom,” has been a tradition carried out through many high schools since the mid to late eighteen hundreds, as a formal gathering involving dance and socialization. By the 1930s, the prom had become a sine...

The Dangers of Chubby Bunny

ShareFollowing recent tragic events at the beloved business Voodoo Doughnuts’ location in Colorado, people are finding themselves questioning the true level of security they possess in recreational eating practices. Travis Malouff of Denver died on April 2 after choking amidst the 80-second...

Switching It Up: New Prom Venue for 2017

ShareFor South’s senior class of 2017, the Willamette Heritage Center, formerly known as Mission Mill, has become a familiar venue for end-of-the-year formals. The Center has played host to South Salem’s prom for the last three years straight, despite a history of...

Overcrowding in Schools

ShareAs of Oct. 16, the Salem-Keizer School District holds 41,965 enrolled students and is the second largest school district in Oregon, with numbers predicted to keep growing. Of those enrolled, South has around 1,920 students taking classes within its building which was...

Rest in Peace Club Penguin (2005 – 2017)

ShareAs of Mar. 29 Club Penguin will shut down. In its place, Disney is launching “Club Penguin Island”. They are no longer allowing people to sign up for the online interactive game, but paid members can continue to play until the shutdown....

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...

Alternative Facts

SharePrior 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...

Helpful and Unhelpful Aspects of Having Conferences

ShareTeachers 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

ShareControversy 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...

Spring Break Equals Food

ShareSpring Break is a time for many things; to hang out with friends, visit one’s family, and last, but not least, to eat. Oregon is most commonly known for things like having many trees, raining often, and Hells Canyon, but what people...