The Clypian Blog

Volunteering over Break

The winter season is a time for giving, whether it is providing clothes or giving a meal to a family less fortunate. There are many opportunities locally in Salem to help out the community and they are looking for help this holiday...

Trail Blazers: Struggling to Find Offensive Rhythm

The Portland Trail Blazers play the Orlando Magic today at 4:00pm as the Western Conference teams compete to establish definitive playoff leaders heading into games 25-45. The Blazers have made it into playoffs every NBA [National Basketball League] season since 2013. It...

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai, president Donald Trump’s Federal Communication Commission [FCC] chairman, has proposed to destroy Net Neutrality [NN].The previous president of the United States, Barack Obama, was an avid supporter of NN when he was in office. On Dec. 14 the FCC voted...

Salem-Keizer Community Reaches Out to Those in Need

Over the last few years, homelessness in Salem has become more of a problem, especially during the winter. With temperatures dropping down to the upper 20’s last winter, trying to keep those on the streets warm has become a public health issue....

No School November

November; a month of thanksgiving and family and, oh wait-no school..? In the Salem Keizer School District, there are only sixteen days of school during the month of November for grades 6-12 and K-5 students have just 15 days. With predictions of...

Holiday Pep Assembly

Get your ugly holiday sweater ready and grab stuffed animals to throw on the court at the December 15 pep assembly. The assembly will celebrate the achievements of the students the community and introduce winter sports.  However, the main focus will be...

Oregon Ducks win Civil War Game

The Oregon Ducks have defeated the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 69-10 at Autzen stadium this past weekend to pay back Oregon State for breaking their winning streak last year to make Oregon’s record 64-47-10. The Ducks key players for...

$619.2 Million School Bond

The Salem-Keizer School Board has approved a $619.2 million bond to be placed on the May 2018 ballot to potentially fund the proposed Long-Range Facilities Plan for Salem-Keizer School District. The Long-Range Facilities Plan is aimed at meeting schools’ long term needs...

A cafellas: Inside look

The A cafellas is a group of 16 guys who come together to perform different styles of music. They perform at South Choir concerts, local middle schools, and community events. They meet outside of the regular school day, typically after school or...

Is Thanksgiving an Appropriate Holiday?

Ever since it was first celebrated in 1621 by both English pilgrims and the Wampanoag, Thanksgiving has been considered a historical American tradition. However, some have questioned the political correctness or racial insensitivity of the holiday, given the harsh treatment of Native...