Category: Opinion

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

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

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

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...