Category: Opinion

No School November

ShareSalem’s kickstarting the holidays!   Right in the midst of the holiday season, Salem will be hosting their 36th annual tree lighting ceremony on Tues. Nov. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. Oregonians will be heading to the Oregon State Capitol Rotunda to take...

Gender Neutral Bathrooms At South?

Share  Recently, more and more people feel uncomfortable using public bathrooms. Transgender people, people who question their gender, or don’t represent as one feel unsafe due to the negative outlook on their beliefs on gender. Currently 18 states have banned discrimination against...

How To Safely Dress Pets For Halloween

How To Safely Dress Pets For Halloween

ShareWhen dressing up a dog for halloween or any holiday, one might want to make sure that the pet costumes are safe for your pet. Pet costumes should be comfortable for your pet and nonrestrictive, inedible, and should not involve anything that...

The Trump Administration: A Recap of the Summer

The Trump Administration: A Recap of the Summer

Share  Staff Shakeup The Trump Administration has gone through several staff changes over that past few months of the summer, including Chief of Staff, Press Secretary, Chief Strategist, and Communications Director. Trump also fired James Comey, Director of the FBI in June....

13 Reason Why Controversy

13 Reason Why Controversy

Share  Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why has drawn both the ire and praise from critics, parents, and students over its handling of the topics of suicide, sexual assault, and bullying. There is something to be said for the show’s popularity; it has been...

Fidget Spinner Controversy

Fidget Spinner Controversy

ShareFidget devices are designed to be an outlet for students who need a mechanism to release stress or nervous energy without disrupting their peers. However, the devices have drawn concern from teachers over their use. Many students are not using them for...

Opinion: Police Brutality

SharePolice Brutality has existed since early times. Police sometimes believe that they can get away with breaking the law since there is no one above them. Currently, in 2017, African American men are most likely to become victims of police brutality. Police...

How Memes Impact Culture

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?

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

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...