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A Sweet Spirited Homecoming Week Julia Salgado Reporter

eleven. The theme for the dance is Candyland. The leadership class will bring the game Candyland to life. The floor will be made over into the game board. The wood shop class has been diligently working on wooden lollipops and other decora-

Beauty and the Beast while Captain Hook commanded the lunch room. People were seeing double on Twin elcome home, Saxons! Tuesday. Students came out hogAll week, you have been tying and ye-hawing on Wild West preparing for today: Wednesday. On Thermal ThursHomecoming day. Spirit Week has day, everyone looked cozy in their winter best. Today, Fist Pump Friday, has brought out ultimate Saxon pride with students in full Saxonthemed attire. T h i s morning’s assembly was full of its usual humorous comments read off by weight training teacher Rick Lacey. Freshmen princesses were Katie Lopez and Eve Ponce Saxon defense lines up against Canby in a game in mid-September. Photo by escorted by Orlando GonJulia Salagado. zalez and set the halls in a wash of crazy cos- tions for the dance, to complete the Conner Fohn, respectively. Repretumes, outfits and colors. Today and atmosphere of Candyland. senting the sophomore class was tomorrow commence the HomeIn the build-up to today, South Rachel Hook and Kim Ponce, escoming activities with the dance and students dressed up to show their corted by Pastor Garcia and Reed game. Saxon pride. On Magical Monday, Foster. Sarah Gunn and Solmaria The dance is tomorrow, Saturday, Alice in Wonderland could be seen Trujillo, escorted by Matt SappingOct. 8 and will go from eight until roaming the halls next to Belle from field and Jeremiah James, were the


princesses for the juniors. The seniors’ three princesses and candidates for Homecoming Queen were Katie Reeder escorted by David Bautista, Claudia Pardo escorted by Rory Walker and Kellen Friedrich escorted by Tyler Despain. “I just want to have fun with it,” Friedrich said. The parade this afternoon will start at 3 p.m. Withnell car dealership has loaned 14 trucks to use as floats. The floats will consist of a variety of groups, including the court members, classes, cheerleaders and clubs. Each group provides their own candy to throw to the crowds. The marching band will lead the parade and play “Pirates of the Carribian.” “We will make sure to bring the good candy,” dance team co-captain Abby Mudd ‘12 said. The Dance Team is known for dressing up in crazy costumes, but this year they intend to keep things “professional.” Tonight’s homecoming game is against the Sprague Olympians. In the last three years playing them, the Saxon boys have dominated the Olys, and the boys expect to pull out another win tonight. South is desperate for a comeback from after their loss to West during last year’s Homecoming game. “Sprague’s our true rival and it always feels good to beat them,” quarterback Junior Espitia ‘12 said. “I think we are more than capable of pulling out a win. I believe in our team 100%.”

What’s with the togas?

Jake Fohn ‘11 wears his toga on Homecoming day 2010. Photo courtesy of SSHS Sword & Shield yearbook.


n the Friday of Homecoming, usually themed as some sort of Color Wars or Saxon pride day, seniors take a diversion. During their final year at South, seniors dress up in togas. This has been a tradition for the graduating class for over fifty years. While the Saxon mascot may not be related to togas, Greeks, Olympians, or anything of the sort, students dress for the fun of keeping the legacy alive.

Poe Makes for a Horror filled Fall Play Jennifer Dominguez Reporter


his Fall, during the week before Halloween, the cast for Edgar Allen Poe’s oneact plays will be putting on a show called Night Chills: Tales of Terror. This event will be held in the Rose Auditorium. The cost for entry is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. For specific play times make sure to see Julliana Gibbons, South’s theatre director. During the casting process, students from all over the school, freshman to seniors, had to present a one minute or shorter monologue to the director to show that they could memorize lines and commit to a role if chosen. Everyone participating in audi-

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tions gathers around in a circle to play all kinds of energetic games to warmup. “It’s a really cool environment,” Jared Dukes ‘12 said. “Everyone is just instant friends.” The one-act plays by Edgar Allen Poe are horror-themed, perfect for the pre-Halloween debut. “I’ve never directed a Halloween presentation before and am excited about the prospect and the potential,” Gibbons said. “The audience will be seated on the stage so it’ll be intimate and people will be able to see and hear really well. We have the skills and the talent to make this a scary and memorable evening.” Gibbons also hopes that by having the audience on stage with the actors, they will be more involved with what is going on. The theatre department relies on attendance to produce more shows for the student body and community to enjoy. They welcome students, alumni, relatives and people of the community alike. There will be at least two more productions to enjoy, one in the winter and another in the spring.

Jared Dukes ‘12 and Peyton Ceboll ’12 rehearse for the fall play. Photo by Jennifer Dominguez.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Courtney Gould Sports Editor


J.K. Rowling created an extensive site to cater to the never-ending inquiries of her loyal followers.

What: Pottermore is a vast website that allows Potter fans of all ages to truly explore the magic of Hogwarts as well as Harry’s adventures as though they are part of the action. Students are sorted into Houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff), given a wand and set loose to explore the magic. On top of that, Rowling has released and will be releasing more of the multitude of notes on characters, plots, items and spells that she created but never published. For any Harry Potter enthusiast, Pottermore is the ultimate experience.

When: Pottermore opens its gateway in October for all to join, though a few individuals who stayed up to late hours of the night to answer any sort of obscure clue about the books got in a few weeks early. “J.K. Rowling’s announcement on

Samantha Grainger-Shuba Copy Editor

J.K. Rowling poses with the Pottermore logo. Photo courtesy of available worldwide to anyone who can not get enough of Harry Potter and his magical world. Log in to brew potions, cast spells, duel evil Slytherins (or, for those placed in Slytherin House, duel the other houses) wher-

free of charge where Rowling is finally releasing all of the different story lines known only by her. Also, Pottermore is exclusively selling the Harry Potter eBooks. Rowling has stated that she has no intentions to continue the Harry Potter series. Instead, she will give devoted readers everything they ever needed to know as a final thanks for their love and support. From the era of H a r r y ’s parents to Voldemort’s rise to power and even M c G onagall’s A screen shot of Pottermore in the Great Hall. Photo courtesy of school days as a YouTube and revealed ever you want, whenever you want. Quidditch champion, no details will be that Pottermore (along with the PotterWhy: Rowling explains the site in a left out of the website. Rowling spares more Shop) will be open to all users video on the main page at pottermore. no information as readers have spared in October 2011,” a Pottermore press com. She states that, after years of love her no support since the birth of Harry release wrote the day Pottermore was and support from her fans, she believes Potter in 1997. Pottermore promises to announced. it is finally time for her to give some- be the ultimate Potter experience.


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thing back. Pottermore is a website

Elizabeth Callahan may be known to those of us at South as a loud, yet hilarious English teacher, but little did we know that Callahan has an inner rocker behind her demure facade. Callahan professes to be “hard of hearing” due to an old boyfriend who liked to stand too close to the speakers during rock concerts they attended together. But mixed in with the heavy bass and shredding guitar, she brings some classical pieces and some sweet love songs from the 60’s.

1.“Black Muddy River”-Grateful Dead 2.“Aster in Paris”--3 Leg Torso 3. “Hello, Goodbye”--The Beatles 4. ”People Get Ready”--Bob Marley 5. “Honeysuckle Rose”--Louis Armstrong 6. “Far Away”--Tracy Chapman 7. “California Dreamin’’’--the Mama’s and Papas 8. “Ukrainian Accordion Quartet”- Vivaldi 9. “Home Again”--Carole King 10. “Say It Isn’t So”--Hall and Oates

Stay tuned for this playlist on our website,

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Class Sizes Billowing out of Proportion Yuliya Boyalskaya Opinion Editor


s you walk into your first period elective class, you do a double take. The class is either unusually small or ridiculously huge, with people sitting in extra chairs because there are not enough desks for everyone. The latter is more frequent. If this sounds like your experience on the first day of school, you are not alone. Due to the recent loss of 12 teachers at South, the classroom sizes have gone haywire. IB Psychology is very much like the situation described above, with students practically

falling out of the windows. Yet HL Math has tumble weeds rolling around the classroom with only ten students. Some language classes are so small that two different levels have to be combined, such as German III and IB German. Exaggerations aside, this is clearly not a pleasant situation, and all of these imbalances often make learning awkward. “Class sizes are determined by student choices and available staffing,” Mr. Phelps said. “That being said, some classes will be smaller and some larger based upon student choice and offering classes that students need to graduate.” Adjusting to these new changes

is even harder when accomplishing objectives during class fails because there is just not enough time. When that happens, students are sent home with more homework then they normally would be sent with, which can interfere with their other obligations. Despite this disappointing situation, teachers are not all at fault. Both teachers and students are still trying to adjust to the new schedule, and class sizes are supposed to balance out as we move through the year.

The IB German/German III class is stuffed to the brim with students during fourth period. Photo by Tia Schmidt

The Who’s Who in Foreign Exchange Johan Ferm, Sweden Clypian: Why did you decide to do this program and come to America? TD: I didn’t really enjoy Germany, and I like to play American Football. C: How long have you been learning English? TD: 4 years. C: What is your favorite American television show? TD: Family Guy probably. C: What character on Family Guy do you think represents you best? TD: Definitely Stewie. [laughs]

Clypian:How do you like Oregon? DW: I like Oregon. I like the hills because Holland is quite flat. C:How about school? DW: I guess so. Classes are a lot bigger and you get a lot of quizzes. In Holland you only get about four big tests a year and maybe a few quizzes and here it’s like every week. It sucks. C:Why did you decide to come to Oregon? DW: I came to Oregon last year with a friend. I thought America is something new. To learn about the culture. C: Is there anything you want to experience in Oregon? DW: I enjoy American football and you got prom here so that looks cool.

Clypian: Why did you decide to come to Oregon? JF: I think its because it’s a little like Sweden because of the forests and mountains. C: Do you miss Sweden and your family? JF: No, not yet. [laughs] C: How is Oregon different from Sweden? JF: It’s a better climate. It’s warmer. C: How is school different? JF:It’s a lot bigger [than my school]. It still has good spirit. And it has nice halls and rooms. It’s clean. C: Is there anything you want to experience in Oregon? JF: I have no idea. But I will in the future. C: Any interesting facts about yourself? JF: I don’t know. The place I live in Sweden is called Salem.

Vincenzo Barabaro, Italy

Clypian: Favorite thing about South? PK: Everything, there is so many things. C: Do you miss home? PK: No, [laughs] C: Do you like Oregon’s weather? PK: In Thailand, it is usually hot. In the mornings here it is very cold though, and I don’t like it. C: How is Oregon different from Thailand? PK: Everything. The people, lifestyles, food. For example, in Thailand we eat big breakfasts and small dinners. But here, students eat small breakfasts, like cereal, and have big dinners. C: Is this your first year in Oregon? PK: Yes, this is my first year, and I am a sophomore.

Timm Diekhaus, Germany

Clypian: Do you like Oregon? CCY: Yes. The mornings are cold. C: Do you like School? CCY: Yes. C: Anything you like (at school)? CCY: Football. C: Do you play football? CCY: I like to watch the game. C: Why did you decide to come to Oregon? CCY: To learn English. C: Anything interesting/hobbies? CCY: Basketball and football. But I only play basketball and baseball with friends.

Duncan Wichmann, Netherlands

Pakawat Kachitwichyankul, Thailand

Chih Chun Yang, Taiwan

The experience of going to another country seems daunting, but every year South gains a plethora of foreign exchange students. These students travel thousands of miles to gain new skills and experiences. Now get ready for a meet and greet with this year’s foreign exchange students. Check out for info on other exchangers.

Clypian: Do you like Oregon? VB: Yes. It is a very beautiful state. C: Do you like South? VB: Yes. It is a very big school. For example my school was only 800 [people]. C: Why did you decide to come to US? VB: To learn English is very important. With this experience I can do different experience to do things in Italy I do, like play football. C: What do you want to do in Oregon? VB: I want to go to Oregon games. C: Beaver or Duck? VB: Duck. C: What do you like to do? VB: I play soccer in Italy and I also like basketball. I love to hang out with friends, go to parties and dsico.

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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Breast Cancer Bri Botsch Social Media Editor


f the over billion people in the world today, about 1 in 3 million women will suffer from breast cancer during their lifetime, resulting in over 500,000 deaths every year. This means that every 69 seconds a women dies of breast cancer, more than enough incentive for doctors and researchers to develop a cure. Breast cancer is considered one of the most treatable cancers, with advances in mastectomy and radiation therapy, though neither of these options is guaranteed to stick. The truth is, this is a huge virus

that is hard to make a reliable cure for. People often blame doctors for the lack of a cure, but this is not their fault. It is an aggressive illness that will take time, effort and money to cure.There are different treatments to help calm down the cancer, such as chemotherapy, which kills cancer cells, or radiation therapy that destroys cancerous tissues.


Breast cancer is one of the oldest forms of cancerous tumors in humans. The first case of breast cancer was recorded in Egypt in 1600 B.C. and treated through cauterization. Since its discovery, no real cure or treatment could be found. People who became infected were

considered shameful or that they deserved cancer as a punishment. It was not until the 17th century that the first real major breast cancer surgery was performed by Benjamin Bell and Jean Louis Petit.

Why pink?

In 1991 Susan G. Komen gave out the first pink ribbons to participants in the New York City Race for the Cure. Matthew Oliphant decided on the color because it was bright and noticeable so everyone would recognize it as something important. Now, every year people come together and wear bright pink shirts and support people by running or walking the 5k race. Each state has its own separate times and events each year. Oregon hosts the race in two cities, Portl a n d and Eugene, and between the two events, raised an estimated $ 2 . 9 million for the cause.

Keep A Breast started selling the “boobies” bands as an alternative to pink ribbons, which it said weren’t resonating with teens. The bracelets, $3.99 each at (Provided by Keep A Breast/MCT)

Risk Factors:

Some risk factors of breast cancer have to do with gender. This type of cancer effects 100 times more women than men. 2 in 3 women over the age of 55 are diagnosed with breast cancer. Family history also plays a key role in the likelihood of obtaining cancer. White women are more at risk than African American women, but African Americans are more likely to succumb to the cancer. Sometimes using birth control or not having kids or even having kids later in life can boost your chances for breast cancer. Overweight or obese people have a greater risk as do alcoholics. Electronics can increase susceptibility to cancer, such as by planting a phone in a bra for quick storage. The radiation can overturn the cause of cancer.

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mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing the methods of prevention and early detection to young adults and teenagers. The bracelets have become the most popular to wear and come in almost every color possible including glow in the dark. These products are sold in Zumiez stores.

The boobies bracelets, shirts, belts, license plates, shorts, bags, buttons, key chains, lanyards, skateboard decks, sweatshirts, tank Each issue, we use a special spot color tops and watches to put on some of our pages. This month are made by a non we chose pink. Why? Because our staff is profit organizadominantly female. No. October is breast tion called The cancer awareness month and pink is the Keep A Breast official color of breast cancer. Foundation. Their

What’s with all the pink?

Clyp Picks: the Fall TV Line-up The Big Bang Theory

The Vampire Diaries


The plot twists emerging from last season may seem strange but they are progressing naturally with the show’s trademark awkwardness. Hopefully this season will live up to past successes. This show is known for its fast-paced, what’s-next plot lines. This season promises to keep up the reputation of intrigue and “OMG” moments. Plus, it looks like we may get to see a little more of Jeremy this season, and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. The new season brings more goth makeup, baby drama and a school musical. Blaine, our favorite Warbler has transferred to McKinley High, taking Trouty-Mouthed Sam’s place. Mercedes has a footballing playing boyfriend. Rachel is still crazy, Jim Parsons stars as a genius physicist who and Sue is running for office. Basically, doesn’t have a clue on CBS’ “The Big Bang a typical ridiculously addicting season of Theory.” (Robert Voets/CBS/MCT) Glee is up ahead.

The Middle

This is what we call the “stupid people doing mildly funny things” show. Basically a milder Malcolm in the Middle, nothing has really clicked for this show. The only reason to come back? The lovably awkward Brick.


If Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl had a baby, that show would be Revenge. It combines deep-rooted mystery with the dream world of the Hamptons. Revenge should provide for an intriguing storyline which will hopefully carry it through its first season.

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Modern Family

This show pairs the pauper with the recently-turned-pauper-who-still-acts-like-a-princess princess. With its younger cast of characters and more colloquial humor, this show should be more than enough to appeal to teenagers. The hilarious hit that gave a new meaning to family is not really showing us anything new, with the exception of Jay’s dog, but the show is still full of its same humorous antics. Hey, don’t fix what isn’t broken.

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High School: World’s Largest Petri Dish? Anna Sieber Editor-in-Chief


t is six a.m. Your head is aching, your nose is completely stuffed, your throat is like a re-enactment of the Mucinex commercials--with the whole family coming home--and you realize that your alarm was probably bleating for two minutes before it actually broke your subconscious and woke you up. You drag yourself out of bed and crawl to your parent’s room and plead, “Mum, I feel aww-ful.” Your mother considers it, feels your forehead and asks, ”Do you need to stay home?” You consider your day. Sure, you are not doing anything in Spanish. Science you can probably miss., you could miss English...You run through your classes and figure, “Hey, I could stay home.” Until. Until you

remember that little activity after school called ‘volleyball game.’ You need to make it to those four classes to play the game. Sure, you are sick, but you can persevere for volleyball. I mean, it’s VOLLEYBALL. But your (or rather, my) parents say “If you’re too sick for (any part of) school, you’re too sick to go to volleyball. That includes attending the game, not actually playing.” Volleyball being your favorite sport, you suck it up (literally) and drag yourself to school. It is all about priorities. Of course, once you are there, you cannot learn anything because you are so overwhelmed by your immense fatigue, you cannot possible pay attention. Not to mention the fact that you are also putting everyone around you at risk of catching whatever ailment you have simply because you are there. You touch a desk, a pencil, a doorknob, and two thousand other students also have the opportunity

to touch those very same surfaces. Infection spreads like wildfire at a school as big as ours. So, despite your grievous illness, you came to school. Whether it is because you are playing a sport, have a role in the school play, you do not want to miss your favorite class, you have a test, or for whatever reason, you are going to have to get through seven classes. You have a duty to prevent infection and the responsibility to yourself to be at your best during the day. While the best option is simply to stay home, there are a few things you can do to persevere through the arduous day at school. Zicam, airborne and hand sanitizer are your friends. They will make you feel better and keep you clean, respectively. Washing your hands before eating and avoiding touching any of your open orifices (e.g. eyes, nose, mouth) will also help you stay out of the infirmary and in school and at your various

How to Get in Shape On a Busy Schedule Courtney Gould Sports Editor


there, the extra calories and fat you take in is not worth the time. It may sound hard to believe, but all those things that are so easy to get when you are lacking on time are possibly the worst things you could do to your body. Everyone aspires to be in good shape, but where

trip to Wendy’s, and contain a small amount of calories. If you feel you do not have time to pack snacks in the morning, drop the Dutch run completely. It will help out your calorie effort in the long run and will save you time. For refreshment in the morning, grab a water bottle from the

activities. Ultimately, if you are sick, you should stay home, but if you do come to school, be kind to your peers and cover your coughs and sneezes (with your elbow, n o t your

hands, b e cause that i s just gross). An easy way to avoid sleeve wipe-age is to carry tissues in your backback, purse, or binder.

The Planking Phenomenon Victoria Schmidt Ads Manager


embers of every generation can be found lying down...on the job, at home, at school, at great heights and in the strangest locations. It is all in the name of the hottest new viral trend: planking. Planking is a game created in the

t happens so often these days that we hardly realize it. As we rush from our homes at seven in the morning, we need a little coffee to jump start our morning. We forget to pack a lunch and rush to Wendy’s during a halfhour lunch break, we get a quick frozen yogurt after school and go home to finish our homework pleasantly full of flavorful snacks. Our calorie intake is literally the last thing on our minds. Health teachers told us about the woes of a sedentary Matt Paluska ‘14 demonstrates his planking abilities on the school vending machine in the cafe. lifestyle back in freshman Photo by Tia Schmidt. health, and it early 2000’s. Although its origin is is not hard to remember. Eat can you find the time to get it fridge. It will keep you awake done? Between seven classes a throughout the day and it is not well defined, the cultural phenomyour fruits and vegetables and day and after school activities, much better for your health. enon has spread like wildfire from the stop watching movies all day cutting up fruits and vegetables In addition to slight adjustUK to Australia. Planking consists of and you can quit worrying for lunch becomes a way more ments to your health that do laying face down with arms at one’s about it. time-consuming task than simnot force you to quit Bike Club side, typically in unusual places, and That is not where our health ply grabbing a ready-to-go after school, a fi fteen minute having someone take the most outraconcerns end, though. No snack pack. jog after dinner should not imgeous picture and post it online. The matter what kind of activity Fear not, an extreme diet pede your ability to write an reason for planking’s popularity can you get, it is difficult to steer is not needed to whip yourself Internal Assessment for Mrs. be blamed on its simplicity. All that clear of the easy, quick options back into shape! Pack snacks; Harris-Clippinger. Getting in a is necessary is an idea, a place and a presented to us. Often, we do celery and peanut butter, 100 bit of a workout also helps decamera. not have time to fix ourselves Calorie Snack Packs, strong crease your stress level. But just where does planking come homemade coffee before we cheese are great choices to eat Making a few little changes, from? In all reality, this fad has the leave school (and everyone in moderation throughout your and taking that one extra step, most humbling beginning. The word knows that coffee tastes way day. These will prevent you can help you stay healthy even better from Dutch Bros., anyway), but in the long run, even from dealing with extreme hun- amidst the stress of school. if you have the time to get ger, which fuels your desperate

“planking” was derived from the era of slavery when salves were forced to lie down and be stacked on top of each other for more “compact shipping.” These people were transported for days, many dying before they reached their destination. Many “plankers” are still unaware of the game’s dark history and play with no intentions of offending anyone. Just because planking has a bad history does not necessarily mean that it must be avoided, just be handled with extra care. Plankers should educate themselves and play safely. Considering the history, how can people think this game funny? How can they play knowing how horrible its origin is? This very thought took the fun out of the game and made it much more serious for many students. “I think it’s kind of like ‘RingAround-the-Rosie’s.’ If you know the background of the song, it’s really depressing,” Michael Gatti ‘13 said. This is probably what Acton Beal and Nate Shaw of Australia should have thought. On May 13, 2011, 20 year-old Shaw was charged for planking...on a police car. Although he was not caught in the act, he was later taken into custody after police saw the photo on Facebook. He was charged with “being found on a police car without lawful excuse.” “No game is worth breaking the law, even if it was harmless,” Bailey Garfield ‘13 said. Shaw spent the night in jail and received a ticket for his actions. Although many perceived his punishment as harsh, it was a light price to pay compared to Beal. On May 15, 2011 20 year-old Beal fell to his death after planking on the balcony of his seven-story apartment. Although there are few people who have come into danger while playing this game, this story shows that planking can in fact be dangerous and must be played with caution and common sense. All in all, planking is just a game that people play for a good laugh and there is nothing intentionally harmful about it.

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Fro Yo Fad: How Healthy Is It Really? Kayla Rigsby News Editor


n the last year, frozen yogurt restaurants have spread through Salem like wildfire. From LIMEberry to Daynight Donuts adding Fro-yo Nation, there seems to be no end to the new found fro-yo popularity and it is easy to see why. The atmosphere of fro-yo selfserve stores is very different then

a regular restaurant. In LIMEberry the store is open and bright with bold colors, making it a great place to spend time. The whole idea of self-serve gives people the ability to customize a completely unique dessert. Yet with this new found popularity it begs the question is fro-yo really healthier than any other frozen treat? “I like the fact that you can force yourself to believe it’s healthy by calling it frozen yogurt, but it is probably healthier than regular ice

cream,” Kira Martin ‘14 said. It is important to remember that frozen yogurt is not a magic ice cream substitute with zero calories, but it is significantly healthier than ice cream and gelato. Like everything, it is about the choices you make. If you get a mammoth cup of chocolate froyo loaded with candy chunks and hot fudge it is safe to bet that it is as unhealthy as a bowl of gelato or ice cream. Whereas if you get a berry sorbet with fresh fruit top-

ping it is still a treat, but a better replacement for ice cream. Fro-yo is also an ideal treat because it is cheap, fast and tasty. As far as the new popularity froyo, once the excitement dies down of this craze it is easy to imagine a few less popular self-serve frozen yogurt shops will close. Other then that, fro-yo clearly here to stay. Photo courtesy of Ron Jenkins Fort Worth Star Telegram MCT Campus.

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End to Student Bus Passes


Rachal Meza-Rojas Reporter

$28 multiplied by nine months and the whopping total is $252. Two - hu nd re d and-fifty-two dollars that could have been used in more purposeful ways. Sure, buying the 11-ride punch card that costs $12.50 is yet another option. But in this economy some students do not have cash for additional resources such as these. Paying to ride the city bus is too taxing on our wallets when there is urgency for more pressing As part of new school legislature, Cherriots bus services are no longer free for aspects of life. In students. Students will now have to pay to ride the buses. Photo the end, one must either pay $1.25 and plan accordingly or simply hand over $2.50 for a youth day pass. How ever fare is paid, trying to be discreet as possible, face reddening, now one must waddle their way to a seat. Cherriots will continue to provide to those who fork over the cash. Financially burdened students who relied on the free student fare must now pay to ride the bus, catch a ride with friends or family, walk, ride a bicycle, or take district provided school buses.

ociety has sunk to an unspeakable level if we now view the city bus as a luxury. Middle school and high school students in the surrounding Salem-Keizer area reflect the desire for options; after all, independent decision making is an essential part of growing up. Specifically, free options. Unfortunately, September represents the end of one free, transportation option: Cherriots student bus passes. What used to be a quick flash of identification to the driver with the Cherriots bus sticker, is now a long overly drawn out process of exchanging money. Of course, it always seems to be the case the strange money eating monster rejects ones dollar at least three times. Purchasing a monthly pass for $28 dollars is a significantly better option than paying everyday, but some people have no choice, Cherriots is their only means of transportation to and from school. It would be satisfying to blame the Salem-Keizer district for unnecessary misery as well as a drain of cash but the district is in fact not to blame for the elimination of the bus pass program. Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) eliminated the program in a surprise funding cut by the 2011 Oregon Legislature. When it comes down to it, Cherriots operates five days a week not including holidays, which is approximately 20 days a month. Divide $28 dollars by 20 and the total comes out to almost $1.50 per day. Fresh Seafood Deliveries Daily In order mon - sat 9 AM - 6 PM to calcuLocal Wine and Cheese late the Homemade Chowders overall -Salmon (wed & thur) cost of -Clam (tue & fri) purchasing a -Seafood (sat.) monthly bus pass, � t a k e

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Morgan Costa Reporter


or the first time since there have been junior varsity teams in the Salem-Keizer area, South’s girls’ soccer program was forced to cut players. There is not a limit on how many girls can participate on a team, however, having too many players on a soccer team can cause problems. Players experience less playing time, teams are harder to control and it is more difficult for the coach to instruct effectively. This year, 72 girls tried out for the program. Unfortunately, having this many players would have been much too large, and while cuts were made, the teams are bigger than they have been the past few years. Head coach, Paul Goodwin, was sad to have to turn girls away and had a very difficult time deciding where each girl would be most successful. “It was extremely difficult. You wake up in the middle of the night and think about it, and think about the impact. It’s a very difficult process,” Goodwin said. Goodwin has been the girls’ head coach for 25 years and has never had to make cuts like this. An array of players were disappointed to see their friends not make a team. “I think a lot of people are disappointed, because they really wanted to be on a certain team,” Devyn Holbrook ‘13 said of the cuts made this year. “However, I think all of our teams are stronger now. Each team has a wide-range of abilities, and I think the talent level has really increased.” Elizabeth Cordova ‘13 agrees. “I think the larger teams have affected the girls’ program in a positive way, because now players are fighting for their spot,” Cordova said. “Players have to prove that they are capable of starting, which makes everyone work harder. This really improves the strength of the teams, because every girl is really giving their best effort.” Not everyone is under the impression that the cuts were for the best. “I think it has had a negative impact on the junior varsity teams,” Kaitlyn Parvin ‘13 said. “There are girls sitting out for a long time while there are girls playing almost the entire game. We aren’t as competitive as varsity, so every girl should be allowed to play a fair amount of time. Also, the coaches are having to work harder to make sure they are benefiting the teams as best they can.”

Rowdy Dowds Still Alive and Kicking

The Rowdy Dowds cheer on the varsity volleyball team as they play the West Titans. Photo by Tia Schmidt.

Seth Castle Reporter


eing at a sporting event can be an exciting experience depending on the level of game being played or the interaction of the crowd. One of the more exciting things about attending a Saxon game are the Rowdy Dowds, a group of male sports fans whose sole purpose is to cheer on their team. South has the advantage of having the Rowdy Dowds in the stand at most games. The Rowdy Dowds are loud,supportive and most of all, hilarious. Even if South loses the game they still have a massive fan base making the loss mildly less tragic. “The Rowdy Dowds are awesome,” football player and RD Bryant Larkisn ‘12 said. “It’s like a big family to rely on.”

The class of 2011 resurrected the Rowdy Dowd if one has an uplifting team spirit. Dowds last fall. Jake Fohn, a senior last The idea is to support the team and show year, decided that South needed a major im- the other schools how much fight Saxons provement in the school spirit department. really have. The teams may not win every All known for their uplifting and exciting game, but they sure have spirit. personalities, recreating the Rowdy Dowds seemed like the perfect fit for the guys. As the school year ended, the Rowdy Dowds needed someone new to lead them. Jake Fohn passed the torch to Adam Morret ‘12, another bright and explosive member of the Rowdy Dowds. The age of Rowdy Dowds members ranges from frosh to seniors. Anyone can be a Rowdy The Dowds “lend a hand” to the volleyball team.

Austin Jacobson: Soccer Star Photo by Tia Schmidt.

Courtney Gould Sports Editor



lmost every student to have ever attended South Salem High School has known or at least heard of one of the Jacobson boys. Upholding the Jacobson legacy left to him, Austin Jacobson ‘12 took up soccer at the young age of four, and liked it enough to stick with it. In previous years, Jacobson has played forward for the Saxon soccer team. This year, he moved to center to take on a more central role. “I had to move into a center role because I have to be a leader. I play center attacking midfielder. There’s the defenders and the midfielders and the forwards. And the midfielder’s job is to get the ball and to distribute it. And also to attack and defend,” Jacobson said. Not content with simply playing school

ball, Jacobson plays during the off season, too. “I currently play club soccer in Portland. It’s the best in the state and one of the best in the country. It’s something I just enjoy doing and hopefully will I make something out of it in the future,” Jacobson said. Jacobson said he definitely wants to continue his soccer career in college. He has plans to continue playing soccer in the future. Following professional soccer closely, Jacobson says he has many athletes to look up to as well as his parents, friends, and coaches. “Personally, I just want to be a good captain of the team. And keep my first team all league spot and and keep the player of the year for CVC and hopefully get it this year,” Jacobson said of his personal goals. Between his skill, determination, and passion, Jacobson promises to give us quite the season to look forward to, and a player to watch in the future.

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Morgan Costa Reporter

How do you feel about having such a big team this year?

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What are weaknesses your team has to overcome?

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Elisabeth Szxe: I wouldn’t consider it a weakness, but the fact that we have so many new kids, we have to train them in the basics of what does a practice look like, what does a meet look like, what does a warm-up look like. I sent them into their first meet not very prepared, because I forgot that we had so many new kids. Our veterans really stepped it up, but we’ve really had to go back and re-train everybody and show them that this is how it’s supposed to be done.

Elisabeth Saxe: I think it will be a great year in getting these new kids excited to come back next year and bring other people. It’s a little intimidating to have such a big team, because there are so many people that I need to be thinking about at every moment. The plus side is what we’re able to do with the team and they seem to have a real sense of team. You would think that the bigger the team got the less bonding would occur, but that’s not true at all.

What do you think are the strengths of this season?

What are you excited to see from the runners?

Elisabeth Saxe: Experience in numbers. We have a lot of veteran athletes that have returned that are very experienced, and we also have huge numbers this year. We’re at 48 and both teams are fairly evenly split. Those newcomers, even though they are learning the ropes, have sent signals to the veteran kids that they have to keep working hard, because there are a lot of new kids that are willing to step in at any moment.

Elisabeth Szxe: I’m excited to see continued success on the girls’ side and to see the boys continue to improve. I’m excited to see how the new kids fit in and what position they are on the team and how they help shape both the teams for success in the future.

Photos courtesy of Curt Hawkinson.

Water Polo Looking for Love Julia Salgado Reporter


ater polo is a club sport that is not funded by the district, which means that the teams have to cover their expenses themselves. As one of the

lesser-known sports, water polo is less appreciated, with a smaller fan base and fewer attendees at games. Water polo is like soccer and basketball, only in the water,

Andrew Nielsen ‘12 maneuvers around an opposing Sprague Olympian. Photo By Tia Schmidt.

where the players race to the ball and try to score in the opponent’s goal. They play four quarters in a game, and this year, water polo has been doing many fundraisers to keep help cover the costs, such as a breakfast at Applebees and being on the green team at the art fair this past summer. The boys’ captains are Jakob Sessa ‘13 and Andrew Nielson ‘12. Anna Fitzgerald ‘12 and Stephanie Gates ‘12 are the captains for the girls. As leaders for their respective teams, they have a big responsibility to improve school support of their sport. Water polo is a sport on the rise. Over the last four years, there has been a major increase in the number of athletes involved in the sport. Football and soccer did not start out the huge programs they are today; they had to start somewhere, as water polo is experiencing now. “There are big pro-sports

leagues in both football and basketball that you see on TV all the time, yet with water polo there really aren’t in the U.S,” Sessa said. Water polo does not have much of a national acknowledgement, but is growing in overall interest. “I don’t think many people know much about the game in comparison to basketball and football where people know the rules of the game, and understand what they are watching,” Gates said. While Water polo is not as high on the totem pole as football, soccer, softball or other big-name sports around school, it has improved in the last four years. More and more people have been coming to the games and more and more people have been joining. Water polo is a great team sport, everyone must work together both in and out of the pool to succeed. As physically challenging the sport is, it does not stop everyone on the team from playing and having a good time.

FINAL Issue 2 Master123  

Volume LVIII, Issue 2October7,2011 South Salem HS 1910 Church Saxon defense lines up against Canby in a game in mid-September....

FINAL Issue 2 Master123  

Volume LVIII, Issue 2October7,2011 South Salem HS 1910 Church Saxon defense lines up against Canby in a game in mid-September....