Category: Opinion

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...

Basketball Playoffs: Round Two

ShareAfter Wednesday’s playoff game, the South Salem girls basketball program advanced to the second round, preparing to face off against one of their in-conference rivals, West Salem, for the third time this season. The 2 seed Saxons will host the 13 seed...

Basketball Update

ShareThe 21 seed Saxon boys put up a fight last night against the 12 seed Tigard basketball team. The Saxons were eliminated in the 54-66 defensive battle, and Tigard will progress into the second round of playoffs [the quarter-finals]. The Saxons girls...

The Cycle of Coaching

ShareAt the end of the day, a team plays to win. As teams reach high school the days of participation trophies end, and the days of state titles and banners enter. The competition becomes real, and records matter. A fair argument to...