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Grading Day

March 25-29 Spring Break


Furlough Day >> South - The annual Color

Wars assembly will be on March 22 of this year. Every student is encouraged to dress up in their class’s colors to show their Saxons pride. For seniors, the color is red. Juniors can wear blue, while sophomores can wear yellow. Green is for the freshmen. Teachers can also participate by wearing clothes that are black, or tie dyed.

Dangerous Amounts of Radon in Marion and Polk Counties Causes Concern Radon levels being tested in a South Salem home. Photo by: Kobbi R. Blair courtesy of the Statesman Journal. Copyright by the Statesman Journal.

Today- Mar 14 H 60° L 51° Cloudy CHANCE OF RAIN: 10%

Fri Mar 15 H 59° L 44° Few Showers CHANCE OF RAIN: 30%

Sat- Mar 16 H 54° L 42° Partly Cloudy CHANCE OF RAIN: 10%

Tyler Norbury Reporter

Kevin Martz Elizabeth Ficek

FastFacts -- Although radon can come from man-made situations like landfills or building with radium materials, the vast majority comes from soil--- Radon becomes a concern when it enters the home --- Much of the Radon produced enteres the atmosphere --



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adon, a naturally occurring hooking up a fan and vent system to radioactive gas that can cause the area under one’s house,” Norbury lung cancer, and has been said. This fan basically sucks the rafound to be more prevalent in Marion don particles from under one’s house and Polk counties than previously and shoots them up into the air above thought. Considering that radon is the roofline. Though not everyone very deadly and can not be seen or has the same type of area under their smelt, this could lead to major issues. house, but it usually is either a crawl Radon comes from the radioactive space, or a basement, and for these decay of uranium two types of sub238 and the immehousing, a differRadon: diate decay of raent process of raa chemical element that is a radiodium 226. But, the don mitigation. active, colorless, odorless, tasteless problem with radon Being that ranoble gas, occurring naturally as an is not when it is in don is naturally indirect decay product of uranium. its natural gas form, occurring, it will Symbol: Rn but instead when it start to appear Electron configuration: decays into Radon again over time, Xe 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p6 Decay Products, or so this vent and Atomic number: 86 Discovered: 1898 RDPs. fan system will Boiling point: -79.33°F (-61.85°C) “Though cancer have to be permaAtomic mass: 222 u caused by radon nent. But this will usually takes 20 lower the radon to 30 years to develop,” said Mark levels below 4.0 picocuries per liter, Norbury, registered geologist and which is recommended by the EPA. environmental manager, of Xavier The EPA is also taking action in reEnvironmental said. Although it can gards to radon levels in Marion and still develop rapidly, as is the case Polk counties, late in 2012, they inwith the students over in West Salem. vestigated sites with supposed high But being that radon is deadly, there radon levels, and on Feb. 26 the EPA should be way to get rid of it, and held public meetings in West Salem there is. “This is a process known as to get everyone up to date on the situradon mitigation, and it is essentially ation.

Candidates for ASB Class Office 2013

Radon’s Valence Shell

ASB VP Candidates-

Pastor Garcia Noah Webster Sarah Cuesta

ASB Secretary

Amy Maltz

ASB Historian

Rachal Meza Rojas Senior Class Pres.

Johanna Sproed Noah Webster Maggie Flood Senior Class VP

Josh Litchfield

Senior Class Historian

Mahala Gilbert

Junior Class President

Jacob Faatz Saad Moro Eric Stephens Mykal Holmes

Junior Class VP

Alexis Limer Abby Jenkins Holly Duvall

Junior Class Secretary

Lesley Alvarez


Sun- Mar 17 H 51° L 47° Partly Cloudy CHANCE OF RAIN: 20%

Interview with ASB President Candidate: Kevin Martz What is your slogan? “One of the ones I like is ‘Kevin Martz for ASB president. He has fire in his heart and on his head.’ That’s one of my favorites.”


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March 14, 2013

The March Sky

Issue Seven


his month is named the March Sky because it is one of the best months of the year to see constellations and planets because of the clearness of the weather. Every month has certain constellations that can be seen the best for that month, but March has the right weather and time to see up and see the stars. Some of the constellations seen during this month are different from the ones that common people know as the Zodiac signs, different constellations are established by astronomers that study the night sky.

March 20th: The Alpine Valley

With a small telescope on the moon, close to the limb, the Alpine mountain chain that marks the edge of Mare Imbrium is visible. It means the “Sea of Rains” in latin. Towards the upper opening across edge is the Alpine valley. It is about 7 miles wide and 79 Look for the Great Red miles long. Spot on Jupiter in March:

Perdo Vieyra Contreras Reporter

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Constellations in the Sky

Cancer (the crab) Canis Minor (The Lesser Dog) Carina (The Keel) Lynx (The Lynx)

Puppis (The Stern) Pyxis (The Compass Box) Vela (The Sail) Volans (The Flying Fish)

Pope Benedict XVI Retires After 8 Years


fter eigh t years of service to the catholic church, the Pope announced that he would be stepping down due to health concerns. “Before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise,” Pope Benedict XVI said, on the Vatican’s web page. Many people were shocked by this news, dubbing it a “bolt of out of the blue.” No one saw it coming because the Vatican is obsessed with secrecy. The

Morgan Costa Feature Editor


he 2013 DECA State Conference occurred earlier this month, and Oregon DECA knew to expect lots of success from the South Salem High School chapter.

After a few years of deteriorating health, the Pope has announced his retirement.

Vatican is a separate state that is inside of Rome, Italy. It is the administrative and Religious center for the Catholic church and also the home of the Pope. Very few people even knew that the Pope had a pacemaker for his heart until it needed new batteries three months prior to his stepping down. This came to everyones attention when the Vatican’s spokesperson announced that the Pope had hit his head and was bleeding profusely while visiting Mexico last March. The same spokesperson later acknowledged that the Pope had indeed underwent surgery for a pacemaker three

years ago. Many could see that the Pope’s health was declining, but to others it was so well hidden that no one saw it coming until he announced it causing a huge surprise. Within minutes, the news of the Pope’s announcement by a Vatican spokesperson on Facebook and Twitter were blowing up worldwide as the news spread like wild fire. "He has been thinking about it for several months," he said. "He concluded that his powers are falling victim to age," Georg Ratzinger, the Pope’s brother said. Information provided by NY Times

Each year, the competition is held in Jantzen Beach, Oregon and South never fails to impress. DECA is one of the most popular clubs at South, and each year students learn why. Over the past few years, DECA has made strides in improving the qualities of their projects by pouring countless hours into determining what will make them successful. Mr. Dixon, the South DECA adviser, encourages students to work hard and be different. Students work hard all school year in hopes of qualifying for the DECA International Career Development Conference

Photo courtesy of MCT Campus/ Michael Kappeler

(ICDC). Out of 148 participants, 35 qualified for the chance to attend the international conference held in Anaheim, CA. To help students enjoy their hours of hard work, they like to have fun with a theme for State. Each student purchases a t-shirt, and they make their entrance for the opening ceremony. This year, the theme revolved around “The Year of the Saxon.” Students came out in hats, and Paige Zimmerman ‘13 was carried out as their “queen.” Zimmerman is their 2012-2013 DECA President.

Congradulations to the following students who qualified for nationals:

Haley Emory Reporter


Photo courtesy of Jordell Bank Center for Astrophysic.

Karan Patel Lexie Roseborough Arely Zaragoza Zoe Habekost Haley Miller Katie Edelblute Sophie Clarke Conner Walker Jake Hart Emily Boring Carson Adams Vikas Mankala Matt Sappinfield Kellie Harra Brent Ulvin Emily Martin Janzen Aguilar-Nelson

Bailey Garfield Madeline Ballard Ellie Ainsworth Paige Zimmerman Sarah Gunn Reed Foster Kim Ponce Natalie Brown Micaela Edelson Elena Goodenberger Kevin Hormann Devyn Holbrook Amy Maltz Drake George Abigail Heringer Karina Gonzalez Caitlin Harder *seniors are bolded


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March 14, 2013

Barriers for the Transgender F

irst grader Coy Mathis is a transgender girl in the state of Colorado. Her school is prohibiting her from continuing the use of her genders appropriate restroom. Her parents have filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and anticipate something to be done about her circumstance. Even in South, Mathis’s problem is being mirrored by those who are transgender and are facing the same, if not more problems. The only difference is how vastly publicized the former is. Everyday, this matter is causing a segregation between students as an ‘us’ and ‘them’ situation, where those students who are different from the norms created by society are boxed in as weird when the school widens the divide all the more. They do this by not letting boys born as girls and girls born as boys into the appropriate facilities for their use. Those who are LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, are already beaten down by a fair percentage of the public, so South and its teachers should tolerate those students, if not even support them. People should feel safe and comfortable at school. If teachers are not permitted to show their opinions, for example their political views, then why are they allowed to poorly conceal their opinion on the matter of LGBT people by not calling them by their requested name? If someone was called Jacob, and asked to go by Jake, a teacher would have no problem with it--so why is there differentiation in a name change between a person who is transgender or not? Those who are transgender often live feeling out of their skin, until they make the metamorphous into their true form and reveal themselves. But then if they are still forced into places meant for their opposite gender, it makes them feel like even if they are being true to themselves, they are being pushed into a reverse direction.

Dave Stuck What are some of the barriers at South that you’ve noticed as a transgender person? As a person who considers themselves transgender, it is very difficult to be treated the same way as other people. It is one of those things that has yet to be accepted as a society, so it is hard to get a positive reaction from people who are used to what is usually accepted. Do you use your genders correct bathroom? Does South as a school disapprove, or approve of this? I have to use the female bathroom, whether I want to or not, as well as locker rooms. However, South is providing me with a bathroom where I feel comfortable, and a place to change for PE. How do the struggles make you feel? The struggles of being transgender often make me feel like it’s an ‘us and them’ situation. I feel like I’m almost alone in a way, and I’m being seen as someone who’s different

pating in front-line combat roles for as long ago as 1989. Now the question of women being placed in front-line roles has been raised for the United States. The argument faced is that women are not needed to fight, but why should they be denied the right to volunteer? Women who pass the same training as male soldiers should have every right to take on the same combat roles. Gender doesn’t determine the capabilities women

possess given the situation. We have female police officers, paramedics, doctors and firefighters that are placed under the same stresses as their male co-workers and perform the same exact duties. This is 2013, women should have the same exact rights as males, it is unconstitutional to not allow a woman to serve her country. Women may never make up a high percentage like their fellow male comrades but they deserve to be accounted for some percentage. If they can pass the difficult training they can serve on the frontline.

Kira Martin News Editor

and weird and it’s really an awful feeling, whether or not South is trying to make both sides comfortable or not. I do my best to be accepted as the gender that I feel I am, but a lot of people don’t understand it or don’t respect it.

Victoria Schmidt Editor-In-Chief

Yuliya Boyalskaya Copy Editor

Morgan Costa Feature Editor

Kira Martin News Editor

What are some steps you believe South could make to be more open to those who are transgender? I feel like South could treat us like we want to be treated. It would be quite a shock if someone went up to Mr. Phelps and called him a pretty lady, and it’s the same thing with a transgender person. When I’m misgendered, it makes me feel uncomfortable and, on some level, hurt, because I feel like I can’t pass as the gender I wish to be seen as.

Kayla Rigsby Opinion Editor

Rachal Meza Rojas Sports Editor

Olivia Ford

Advertisement Manager

Colby Moses Tyler Norbury Web Master

Lily Gordon

Podcasting Reporter

Julia Salgado Nichele Herndon Photo Editors

Dave Stuck ‘14, a transgender South student. Photo

When you first began by: Kira Martin to dress true to your gender, did teachers act any different than before towards you? Ohhhh, yeah. Yeah they did. I won’t say the teachers’ names, but one in particular was very offensive. In my experience, either they ignore my wish to be called Dave and to be referred to with male pronouns, or they do that and are rude to me, because they’re uncomfortable. I understand being uncomfortable, but the fact of the matter is that that is their problem, not mine, and I don’t deserve to be treated differently just because I have a different sex than my gender. Is South overall accepting of you? That’s hard to say. Two of my teachers are very, very accepting and I love them very much, but I’m not allowed to go in the locker room that I feel comfortable in, I’m not allowed to use the male restroom, and I can’t be called by the name of my choice unless the teacher is comfortable with it. It’s upsetting to me, and I wish that they would treat me a little different. How are gender and sex different? Sex is physically what you are, or in other words, what parts you ended up with. Gender is the person’s perception of themselves. Gender is mental, which a lot of people don’t understand and that causes a lot of confusion. Does being transgender affect your sexuality? Nope! Being transgender has nothing to do with your sexuality.

Should Women Be Allowed In Front Line Combat? Pro: Israel, Germany and Canada have had women partici-

Issue Seven

Con: Women have recently been taking on jobs

that are not stereotypically for females and now they wish to serve in active military roles. Women today do serve in military just not in front-line combat roles, which raises many concerns. Every year soldiers are taken as prisoners of war in the middle east and experience suffering and torture unimaginable. If women were to serve in frontline roles they would be targeted by the enemy as a weak

Chandler Cobos Reporter

spot. How would the country react to the rape and torture of a female soldier? Not the same way they react to that of a male soldier. Since majority of the United States military is made up of males how would a male soldier deal with a fellow female comrade getting shot or injured? Women and children have always been seen as vulnerable, being rescued and protected before males, the reaction to a female soldiers death would be looked at differently.

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Tomb Raider Reboot: A Fresh Start to an Old Series or a Complete Disaster? Kayla Rigsby Opinion Editor


ven people who have never held a video game controller in their life have likely heard of Tomb Raider. The protagonist, Lara Croft is without doubt one of the best known female characters in videogames. Yet some of lately it seems that the serie’s popularity is lessening with each game, partly because after a while not even a pretty character will make a game more interesting. So in an attempt to revive enthusiasm in the Tomb Raider franchise the newest game is not a sequel at all, but a complete reboot of the series.

The usually overly sexualized Lara Croft is younger, and more toned down in this game, allowing it to take itself more seriously without the blatantly obvious fan service for creepy middle aged gamers. This isn’t a game about a seasoned adventurer who doesn’t even blink at killing someone in her way. No, this is a game about Lara Croft on her first adventure, one where she ends up stuck on an island filled with tombs, ancient artifacts and of course extremely hostile natives. The main goal Lara has is obviously to get rescued from the island, and to find the others who were on the ship Endurance with her.


lacing an order for a wedding cake should be a piece of cake, right? Sure, after one takes into consideration the various styles and flavors it seems ordering the cake should be the easiest step of all. Unfortunately, for Rachel Cryer who tried ordering a wedding cake for her fiancee Laurel Bowman, this was not the case. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, OR refused to bake a wedding cake for the same-sex couple. When asked what Melissa Klein felt a wedding cake represented, she said it,“Is part of a celebration of a God ordained institution of which a man and a women are entering into.” “Our decision to not make the cake was not based on discrimination of any kind. We have served homosexuals many times and we still do. This couple in particular we have served before. To us it is a matter of our business and us being asked to be apart of a celebration of something the Bible says is sinful. In the same way we would not make a cake to celebrate divorce, for a polygamous marriage or an abortion and so on,” said Melissa Klein via email. The owners argue that freedom of religious opinion is a basis to make their action justified. What takes the cake is the fact that the owners argue that Oregon’s stance on not allowing same-sex marriage constitutes for their refusal of the cake order. It gets batter. “Business has increased since this has occurred, a lot of people coming in and telling us they want to support us,” said


This graph shows the global sales of all the Tomb Raider games. While part of the reason the earlier games have more sales is the fact that they were released earlier and have had more time to sell, the sales have lowered significantly. While two most recent games have risen, the sales are still far lower than the original two games. Information from

There are of course many problems along the way and the plot itself is rather fantastic and entirely engaging. Throughout the game the player really roots for Lara to survive through all her struggles. The game itself is much more survival oriented than the previous games, it even takes from the popular bow and arrow fad including it in the game as the first weapon available. Another interesting aspect is the ability to hunt game, everything from elk to rats, which add something fun and different to do. Several of the tombs that can be explored are optional as well, which allows the plot to move along faster and something interesting to do after the main storyline is over. As in every game graphics are an important factor, and Tomb Raider definitely comes through with. Even outside of cutscenes the game is stunning, and most importantly it isn’t always picturesque. Lara is bloody and covered with dirt and grime throughout the game, contributing to the realistic feel of the game. Overall this is a great game that while it is different from previous Tomb Raider games, it still has the essence of what makes the series worth playing, from fantastic puzzles to a strong female character, it manages to add to the series without destroying it like some reboots do. Even better, it can easily stand alone as a game worth playing not because of it being in a classic series, but because it’s genuinely fun.

This Takes the Cake

Jack the Giant Slayer

Friday March 1 (PG13) If the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” was awesome then this movie is off the charts. The story is similar to “Jack and the Beanstalk” but with a twist. There are several beans that have been kept away from the reach of man because of their incredible power to connect earth to the skies above into the land of the giants. Only one item can protect the kingdom from the giants invading, but it has fallen into the wrong hands of a man trying to take over the kingdom and possibly the world with the creation of an army of giants. “Jack The Giant Slayer” is a great movie full of action and great graphics that is a must see for the whole family.

Rachal Meza Rojas Sports Editor Melissa Klein. In regards to making national news, Melissa Klein feels the publicity was “bittersweet”. KATU-TV also reports since the bakery’s stance against same-sex marriage, bakery foods are becoming sold out. The obvious question is whether or not one’s religious beliefs are an excuse not to provide someone service. The Oregonian reports that under Oregon state law, “it is a violation for business to deny ‘full and equal accommodations’ for customers based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and other factors.” The icing on the cake, is the that the Oregonian also points out that, “The Oregon Equality Act also protects the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Oregonians in employment, housing, and public places.” Religious beliefs are not justified in discriminating against someone. Sure, one can argue freedom of religion is expressed by Amendment I of the U.S. Constitution, which states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The amendment however, does not does not say anything which implies that religion can justify discrimination. Despite the various tiers to this situation, Rachel Cryer and her fiancee have ordered a cake from Pastrygirl in Southeast Portland. The couple also accepted a free cake offer from Baltimore pastry chef Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes.”

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Olympus Has Fallen Friday March 22 (R) “Olympus Has Fallen” promises to be action packed from beginning to end with a secret. Terrorist vs the U.S. Government when the secret code “Olympus” is stolen and puts the whole country’s defenses in danger. Admission Friday March 22 ( PG13) “Admission” is a story of the road to happiness and putting dreams on the line to do what is right. Admission is romance comedy that is promising to be somewhat entertaining for the couples, and for people with a sense of humor.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Friday March 15 (NR) “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is a comedy of a group of guys owning Las Vegas for years with their amazing acts of illusions. The three guys slowly begin to fall apart as friends which has a bad effect on their act, but there is still a chance that it can be saved. The Croods Friday March 22 (PG) “The Croods” is a gateway to the past full of comedy with animated characters of the development of the cave man with a twist. The Croods is going to be a must see for all ages.


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March 14, 2013

Issue Seven

Saxon Music Goes Far Lily Gordon Podcast Reporter


Sarah Audley Reporter

rom LA to Chicago, South’s choir has gotten the chance to travel all over. This break the Symphonic Choir will take off for New York City. Home to Radio City Music Hall, Juilliard, and Broadway, NYC is an exciting place to be, especially for a musician. Trip Highlight: A Broadway workshop where the choir will get the chance to work in a rehearsal studio, learn choreography, vocals, and staging from an actual Broadway cast member. Points of Interest: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, 9/11 memorial, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and of course, “Phantom of the Opera” and “Wicked” on Broadway. Director’s Take: Mrs. Stenson, South’s choir director, has gone to NYC with the Symphonic Choir twice before. “We LOVE taking trips!” Stenson said. “Most of the students are seeing sights they have never seen. Several students have never traveled outside of Oregon and have never been on an airplane. Traveling together brings a sense of closeness between the members of the choir.” While the majority of Saxons will be enduring the chilly, wet, and fickle Oregon weather, band members will be laying out on the sunny beaches of Hawaii. With an average spring temperature in the 70s, it can only be assumed that the trip will be a welcome break. Trip Highlight: The chance to see Hawaii’s state fish, Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, while snorkeling in the Hanauma Bay nature reserve is sure to be memorable. Points of Interest: An adjudicated performance, clinic with festival faculty, USS Arizona Memorial, Hanauma Bay, Waikiki. Director’s Take: “My goals are to keep everyone safe, and to keep the group performing at its best,” Benjamin Stokes, the Photo courtesy of Paige Baldwin South band director said.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” These wise words came from the mouth of one of the most famous children’s book writers of all time, Theodor Seuss Geisel, or better known as, Dr. Seuss. Dr Seuss wrote his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937 and was rejected nearly 30 times before it was published. Little did they know that Dr. Seuss would later create 47 more children’s books over the next 50 years; ending with Oh the Places You’ll Go! in 1990 when Seuss was 86. Some of his greatest works include Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Lorax. In 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children, stating that children were not reading because their books bored them. Later, the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin, created a list of 250 words he felt were important for every first grader to know and asked Seuss to incorporporate them all into a story. After nine months, Seuss had created The Cat in the Hat using 236 of the words given to him. The Cat in the Hat is the most significant icon for Dr Seuss’ children’s stories. The Cat in the Hat has been translated into more than 12 different languages and greater than 11 million copies have been printed since its release in 1957. Dr Seuss’ rhyming wonders have a place in every person’s childhood. No matter the age, these stories have captivated the hearts of many and will continue to live on for generations.

The Origin of Pi Day and Its Sweet Symbol Ingredients for a Saxon-Spirit Fried Pie


Cecilia Barajas Reporter

h, Pi Day. It is often thought of a day specifically celebrating the beloved dessert with a crust and fruit or berry filling, but the origin is of the Greek letter that represents a constant in mathematics. March 14 was chosen as the appropriate day for Pi Day because it corresponded with the first three numbers in the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter: 3.14. Need another reason to celebrate Pi Day? Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879.

The United States Congress made Pi Day official on Mar. 14, 2009 but the existence of Pi itself dates back to 287 B.C. Even during Biblical times, people believed that the circumference of a circle was always more than three times its width. As the years passed, mathematicians detailed and perfected Pi until we are given what we know today. Pi is said to have more than a trillion numbers past its decimal point. Only few people in the world can recite Pi’s entirety by memory, and is a good way to pass the time if a distraction was ever needed.

Pi Day jokes for your enjoyment What was Sir Isaac Newton’s favorite dessert? Apple pi!

What do you get when you cut a jack o’lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin pi

What do you get when you cut a jack What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter? Pi a la mode

What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter? Pi in the sky

1 cup regular sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar (different from regular sugar) 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 cup water 2 cups of fresh blueberries 2 cups of fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon butter 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 6 tablespoons of solid vegetable shortening 1 large egg 3/4 cup milk Shortening (for frying) Directions: In a large saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Mix until blended. Stir in the water and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Remove from the heat and pour over the blueberries and strawberries. Add the butter and mix well. Cool completely. Sift the flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the shortening and, with your hands or a fork, mix until the mixture resembles coarse meal. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until a smooth ball forms. Cover the ball of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each dough piece into a thin round about 5 inches in diameter. Put about 1/4 cup of the blueberry-strawberry mixture in the center of each round, fold the dough over, and crimp the edges together with a fork. Preheat the oil to 360 degrees F. Fry the pies in batches, 2 or 3 at a time, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.



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A look into the world of depression, anxiety and suicide


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About 70 percent of the population of the United States has insufficient levels of vitamin D,” said Adrian Gombart, a principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Most of them are unaware of their deficiency and how it affects them. Especially in the Pacific Northwest, there are greater shortages of this vitamin, which is essential for the human body. Vitamin D is a necessary supplement that people get mainly from the sun and some foods. A few foods that are high in vitamin D are milk, eggs, and oysters. The fact that it is taken from the sun is the main

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Kira Martin News Editor

How Has Suicide Affected

uring the estimated hour of his death, I was reciting a monologue from the perspective of a suicidal girl in front of my acting class. Some things we just cannot explain; perhaps it was more than coincidence how in touch our souls are with one another. I’d be lying if I said his suicide was a complete surprise, but I had done everything in my power to prevent it, or so I felt. He made all of his His death has influenced own decisions until the day he chose to how I think, walk, eat, sleep, die. His death has influenced how I think, breath, operate, and I see walk, eat, sleep, breath, operate, and I everything in gray now. see everything in gray now. I keep telling myself that everything happens for some greater purpose, that our destinies are prewritten and that his death was inevitable. I try to not be upset about things I cannot control, but often times it’s befuddling to decipher what we can from what we cannot control. I know for a fact that he was absolutely stunned that almost 200 people showed up to his funeral, and touched to finally hear his father day he was proud of him. It is important that everyone knows how much you are loved, whether it feels like it sometimes or not. Sydney Gilbert Guest Writer

t a young age, I was taught that this notion is false. That the words that flow from my mouth make a difference in peoples lives, positive or negative. I was taught that I am influential. I make a difference. I ultimately have power. This power is the most obtuse brand of power, it is placed in the hands of so many, yet everyone abuses it at one point, consciously or not. Awareness, however, can be our saving grace. Over the past few months, a suicide epidemic has swept our district. Each death, whether I knew them personally or not, affected me. It affected how I looked at life, and the value I placed on it. I was constantly told that I could not report on these young people’s deaths. That it was “drawing attention” to something that needed to ultimately be kept on the “downlow.” This can no longer be pushed under the rug. We need help. We need change. This is my plea: that we reach out to those who are hurt, that we use our words for good, not to tear down our classmates and our friends. We need to use our power for good.


How Suicide Affected


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Know the Signs: Pay attention to major emo-

What can I do to help Tell Somebody: Never

keep suicide a secret. If a friend admits that they are thinking about hurting themselves tell a parent or a teacher, even if they have sworn you to secrecy. You could be saving their life.


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-but, 3 times as many females as males attempt suicide-

11% of women and 5% of men are on Antidepressant manufacturers and drug “Depression feels like my baseline hapantidepressants. How do we account in companies are only happy to make money piness is lower. I still experience happiness such a sharp increase in these prescripoff of patients’ gullibility. How many and sadness, just that the baseline or avertion drugs over this short span of time? commercials advertising antidepressants age is lower than normal. Anti-depressants And more importantly, how are antidedo you see while watching your favorite essentially have raised my baseline to a pressants benefitting--or hinderingTV show? I cannot describe how many happier level. They didn’t give me any -people’s actual happiness and quality times I have heard, “Do you feel blank, kind of fake happiness like a high, just set of life? my base higher than before,” says an Money plays a large role In 2011, the “New York Times” reported antidepressant user who wished to in how often psychiatrists remain anonymous. that just of all psychiatrists prescribe antidepressants. It Despite the effectiveness of has become much more lucraSSRIs, exercise was found to be provided talk therapy to all patients. tive for doctors to prescribe just as effective as medication, and medication than to provide there are many foods which promote talk therapy. In 2011, the New energy and good mental health to York Times reported that just 11% of blank and blank? If so, blank can help”. stave away mild to moderate depression. all psychiatrists provided talk therapy Because of the increased TV advertisMost of the time, depression is a symptom to all patients. According to a recent CDC ing, patients were much more likely to of underlying issues which are most likely report, less than one third of those taking request antidepressants from physicians, found to be linked to lifestyle. Determinone antidepressant have seen a health and patient request were found to be a ing whether or not one needs antidepresprofessional in the past year. profound influence on how often they presants is a complicated process, but with the Antidepressants used to be prescribed scribed medication to people who thought right information, it does not have to be. only to those with severe clinical depresthey needed them. These advertisements sion--those unable to function and perform are no different than infomercials selling daily activities in everyday life. Now, any products you are not sure you need. Both minor physical symptom indicative of advertisements have the same goal--to depression causes reason for medication capitalize off your money regardless of “Depression feels like to be prescribed.The use of antidepreswhether or not you absolutely need the my baseline happiness is sants have also skyrocketed because of product. the increased practice of prescribing them Of course, there are many people lower. I still experience for longer periods of time and for condiwho depend on antidepressants to lead a happiness and sadness, tions which are not severe depression--and normal life and those who cannot funcoftentimes, patients start taking antidetion without it, or experience an overall just that the baseline or pressants for entirely situational events in lower quality of life when they are not on average is lower than which it is normal to feel depressed as a medication. Finding the most effective part of the grieving process--the death of a treatment is very important, and for many normal.” parent, family friend, or a similar situation. people that treatment is antidepressants.


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n a work-obsessed culture such as ours, it can be easy to lose sight of what is truly important--our mental health. It is no secret that America is one of the most depressed countries in the world, despite also being one of the most productive countries in the world. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that the use of antidepressants has increased almost 400% in the last two decades. According to the Scientific American,

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-there are 4 male suicides for every female suicide-

How our prescription addicted society is coping with depression and the effects that are finally being seen.


Unrelenting low mood Pessimism Hopelessness Desperation Anxiety Increased alcohol use Recent impulsiveness Taking unnecessary risks Threatening suicide Expressing a strong wish to die Giving away prized possessions Sudden or impulsive purchase of a firearm Unexpected rage or anger Experiencing a change in sleeping or eating habits Losing interest in most activities Performing poorly at work or in school Writing a will Feeling excessive guilt

Our main concern as counselors is to take care of the emotional, social, academic and behavioral issues that create any barrier that would interfere with the success of our students,”Donna Burnett, a member of South’s counseling team, said.

I help fix problems. I help people with anything that they are struggling with, whether it is a scheduling conflict or a fight with a friend. We want everyone to feel like they have someone to talk to. No one needs to feel alone and I encourage anyone who is overwhelmed with anything to come and make an appointment with their counselor. If I do nto know how to fix it, I will find someone who can.

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Observable signs of serious depression:

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tional shifts: Your friend has been acting depressed for two weeks or more, does not do stuff they usually love, has mood swings, or suddenly keeps to themselves.


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Clypian’s Picks:

Our Favorite Places For Spring Cecilia Barajas Reporter

Brush College Park

This quiet, neighborhood park is a good way to spend spring in a mild way. The park features picnic tables, a playground, and a baseball field to participate in various activities. Walk the trails after a small picnic lunch to truly feel the spirit of spring.

The Oregon Zoo

A good way to celebrate spring is with the animals. The Oregon Zoo, located in Portland, stretches an impressive 64 acres (about the size of 46 football fields put together.) The zoo’s exotic animals, which have origins in varying continents, have attracted more than 2 million tourists since its opening. The zoo is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday. Adults (12–64): $11.50; Seniors (65 and up): $10; Children (3–11): $8.50; 2 and under: Free

Tree to Tree Adventure Park

Who is St. Patrick?

Lex Sosa Reporter


t. Patrick’s Day is on Mar. 17 and on this day, many people see the shamrock everywhere around them; you even get pinched if you are not wearing green. But, do you know why? Where did this tradition start and why is it celebrated? Research has shown that this Irish religious holiday has been celebrated for over 1,000 years. Irish families celebrate St. Patricks Day because it is to honor the Saint of Ireland. Who is St. Patrick? His parents were Romans and he was born i n Scotland. When he was

Set in Gaston, Oregon, this park has 6 extreme ziplines for those who like an adrenaline rush, 12 average ziplines, and an obstacle course. This is the perfect place to hang out with friends and enjoy the nature surrounding a fun park. Groups of 8+ people get a 10% discount Paying admission with cash costs $2 less

Silver Creek Falls

It is a temperate rainforest settled low in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The area attracts hikers, families desiring a quiet picnic lunch, children wanting a playground to play on, people that want to enjoy bird-watching and admiring the waterfalls, and a small creek that people can cool their feet in. The scenery is all-natural, family-friendly, and serene.

Oaks Amusement Park

Go Karts, mini golf, roller coasters, bumper cars, and a roller skate rink can all be found at Oaks Amusement Park. Similar to an all-year state fair, there is a huge range of rides for various aged people, especially teens. By liking Oaks Amusement Park on Facebook, the park will post a password on their page for people to obtain and mention on Wednesday nights from 7 pm9:30 pm for $5 admission and skates instead of $7.25.

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fourteen he was captured and taken to Ireland to herd and tend the sheep as a slave. While he was held captive he turned to God. When he turned 20 he escaped and got back to his family. But, he had a dream to go back to Ireland. He began to study priestism and when he finished studying he was sent to Ireland. That is when Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland to Christianity for years. This day is not only a holiday for Irish families but one that is celebrated but cultures and ethnicities. Many Irish families celebrate this holiday based on tradition.

When you think about St. Patricks day do you expect to see the leprechaun image throughout the day? Sorry to disappoint you, but this symbol and folk fairy tale was purely invented by Americans, and was quickly caught and recognized as one of the symbols of St. Patrick’s day. Have you ever noticed that St. Patricks Day always falls during the Catholic season of Lent? Irish families would follow a tradition of attending church in the morning and celebrating in the afternoon by dancing, drinking, and having a large feast. Usually the Irish traditional meal is Irish bacon and cabbage, and because of this holiday they are able to eat meat on only this day during Lent. People wear green is because it is a tradition in Ireland and people get pinched to remind them to wear green in respect and honor of Ireland.


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he stood on the other side of the table, staring into my eyes with a look of pure helplessness. It was a moment of fear. Those eyes became a portal into a world that I had unintentionally chosen to ignore. A world I had no comprehension or understanding of, yet I felt like I had belonged. I was swallowed with compassion for others living the life that I did not. On that day, I learned the value of what I have by seeing that of those who have nothing. I was serving as a missionary in Tacoma alongside a team of thirty other high school students, doing everything we

could to bless the city and show love to those less fortunate than ourselves. We worked alongside a local homeless shelter and food bank where we prepared and served meals each day we were there--reminding me that these people are just like us. Many of them have families, close friends and great trust in the Lord. As I watched the members of the homeless community, for the first time in my life, I envied them. These men and women were like family. They loved each other and had each other’s backs. I wanted to be a part of it. As I returned home from my trip, I became inspired by the man with the cardboard sign. He reminds me to treat others with respect and with love--a tradition that I strive to continue at South.

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first thoughts when I found out my youth group was going to Mexico two years ago were ‘I am going to die there.’ I was fearful. I had no desire to travel--nothing in me craved exploration or anything of the sort. I had grudgingly agreed to go. Thank the Lord that I did, however. We stayed in an orphanage called Door of Faith (DOFO), and we gave out bags of food and supplies to impoverished neighborhoods. We served breakfast at a dump and played with orphans, among other things.

After the trip, a passion stirred in me to discover the world, to serve it, to love it. I suddenly wanted to go everywhere, knowing God would protect me, provide for me--no longer fearful. I now seriously want missions to be a prominent part of my life. Going on this mission trip made me want to love people here at South so much more. After helping so many people in Mexico, I figured, why shouldn’t I endeavor to help people in my own city and school? Traveling to help people creates freedom in me, joy, and a much broader perspective. My youth group, Salem Vineyard, has faithfully returned to Mexico for the past three years. I now look forward to Spring Break with unshakable fervor. It is my favorite time of the year.


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March 14, 2013

Issue Seven

Do You Know What’s In Your Meat?


ustomers of the British and Irish Burger King chain may be getting a surprise in their Whoppers when they find out what it is made of-horse meat. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Burger King admitted to its beef containing traces of horse DNA. Burger King had already sold their burgers containing their meat to many of their customers in Ireland and the United Kingdom. They dropped Silvercrest Foods as a supplier and soon, after recalling 10 million burgers, they were shut down. Silvercrest was owned by the ABP Food Group.


However, Burger King was not the only one affected in this incident. Tesco, a grocery and merchandise retailer mainly found in Europe, has had several recalls for products that claimed to contain 100 percent horse meat. Customers who had to bring back their food were given full-refunds. This isn’t the first

time a meat related scandal has happened. McDonald’s had buzz about a “pink slime” being put in their meat until they finally said to have stopped using it in January. Taco Bell had some controversy over a “Taco Meat Filling” they had used which was only around 30 percent beef. Many fast food restaurants and retailers tend to

New Technology: What Does the Future Hold? Pedro Vieyra Reporter

layStation has just released their new controller and camera for the new and upcoming game system, the PS4. Many people have high expectations for the new gaming system, because Microsoft, the creator of Xbox, set a high expectation for new gaming consoles when they released the Xbox 360. The design for the new PS4 has not been released but its main gadget, the controller, is available to the public with updated designs much different from the original controller. The new controller has been designed to be comfortable for gamers by adjusting the position for the analog stick. Its design is much similar to the one from the Xbox. Also, the controller incorporates a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as

a touch pad located on the top of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games. The new camera is going to be a huge upgrade on behalf of PlayStation. The new camera incorporates two high-sensitive cameras that have wide angle lenses with 85 degree diagonal angle views which can recognize the depth of space precisely, increasing the sensitivity so that the gamers have max control over their games while using the PlayStation Move and to take pictures as an add-on. With these new updates to the PlayStation’s devices, it is clear to say that people are anxious to see the release date of the system. Andrew House, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment said the new device “represents a significant shift of thinking of PlayStation as merely a box or console to thinking as a leading authority on play.”

Women’s History Month Playlist

share the same suppliers and if one is affected, all of them are. The animals at these suppliers are usually treated poorly. Many people have started petitions and made movies about the meat at fast food restaurants. A notable example of a documentary is Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner. The

Takur Conlu Reporter movie showed the treatment and conditions the animals have to endure. Would you eat at a fast food restaurant after learning of these ordeals? “No, I probably would not want to eat at fast food restaurants if I knew it contained meat that I did not know of.” Teresa Garcia ‘16 said. “If I did not know that it had horse meat in it, I probably would keep eating their food... because ignorance is bliss” she adds. “No thanks. I normally do not eat fast food that much and this is not going to help,” EnGedi Darling ‘16 said.

Why Jennifer Lawrence is the Next Big Thing


Yuliya Boyalskaya Copy Editor

She is real--with no complexes about her body image.

At last year’s Oscars, when asked what she ate before the big event, Jennifer Lawrence replied “A philly cheese steak”. While so many stars openly admit to not eating anything before the big day, Lawrence does not try to hide the fact that she eats like a real girl. At last year’s Vogue interview, Lawrence griped, “Like, they got me at the movies yesterday and the caption read something like ‘Curvy star cannot wait to dig into tub of popcorn.’ I mean, C’mon! I’m just a normal girl who likes to eat.” Not only is she stunning, but the fact that she promotes a healthy body image and does not agonize over her weight is such a breath of fresh air in Hollywood’s weight-obsessed climate.


She has not let the stardom go to her head.

Lawrence’s humility is so endearing coming from someone so famous. When asked how she feels about being wowed by acting idols in Vanity Fair’s interview, Lawrence replied “Once I’m obsessed with somebody, I’m terrified of them instantly. I’m not scared of them--I’m scared of me and how I will react. Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep. When asked if she met Meryl Streep, Lawrence said, “Of course not. I just creepily stared at her.” She is so down to earth that just about every girl can imagine being a couch potato and watching trashy reality TV with her (an activity which Lawrence admits to be her favorite).

Famous Women Singers

Track List 1. Put Your Records On- Corinne Bailey Rae 2. A Thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton 3. I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston 4. Bubbly- Colbie Caillat 5. Mercy- Duffy 6. American Boy- Estelle 7. Until I Say- Jully Black 8. Black Horse & The Cherry TreeKT Tunstall 9. Pieces Of Me- Ashlee Simpson 10. I Will Survive- Aretha Franklin Listen to this playlist by scanning this code with your smartphone or by visiting

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Jennifer Lawrence tripped as she climbed the steps to receive her Oscar for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” This picture has made her even more famous. Photo courtesy of MCT Campus/ Robert Gauthier.

She chooses important roles.

Her roles in Winter’s Bone, Silver Lining’s Playbook and of course, the Hunger Games all embody strong female characters. She is not afraid to play an edgy role that explores real-life issues (well, Hunger Games--not so much) and does not care about how that might affect her reputation as an actress. This “I’ll do what I want” attitude in the midst of actresses who can’t even sneeze without asking permission from their publicists makes Jennifer Lawrence one of the most desirable actresses in Hollywood.


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March 14, 2013

Roller Derby: What is it anyway?

Issue Seven

Kira Martin Reporter

ot sets the pace for the pack as they go around the ring. Roller Derby had two thirty minute periods called bouts. These are broken oller Derby, as it says in the up into two minute segments, with name, is played on roller skates. thirty second breaks in between. If a Usually, women are the ones jammer laps the other jammer, she competing in Roller Derby, similarly as earns an extra boys do in football Dolls of Anarchy vs. Panty Raiders point in the move or girls in volleyball. There are two teams On March 16, a bout, or game, of called a “grand of five people--three Roller Derby hosted by the Cherry slam.” They wear outblockers, one pivot City Derby Girls of Salem for $10 fits that match blocker, and one will be held. Location: The Mad their team’s “jammer”. House, 1335 Madison St NE, Salem names, but also The jammer is the at 7:00 p.m. provide safety, as person with a star it is very easy to be on her helmet who injured if they fall on their wrists. scores all the points for her team. She The Cherry City Derby Girls teams receives points by passing the blockers include the Thrill Kill Kittens, the Dolls on the opposite team. All the blockers of Anarchy, the Panty Raiders, and the from Rydell Bells. Players on the teams usueither of the teams stick together in ally have punny Derby names, such as a pack, as each team tries to get their Role Model, Edie Disorder, and Misch jammer through the pack while stopping the other team’s jammer. The piv- da MEAN’her.


Cole Mallette in the Junior Olympics Sara Togstad Reporter

been at the Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton. As for the fencers that won the competiaxon sophomore Cole Mallette ‘15 tion, Rodell from DC took first place. was selected to compete in the 2013 “He took a very strong battle between Fencing Junior Olym“He took a very strong him and the person pics in Baltimore, Marywho took second place” land. He placed 19th out of battle between him and the says current coach Tody 247 fencers from around person who took second Mattern. “I’ve watched place,” current coach Tody him improve a lot in his America and Canada. Mallette has been fencskill as well as his disciMattern said. ing for the past six years. pline.” He currently practices four “There were a few days a week to sharpen his skills. For years, from Canada, but most of them [competiMallette has been fencing at Salem Classi- tors] were from North America” Mallette cal Fencing which is a studio in downtown said “but anybody from across the world Salem but, for the past five months, has can join.”


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Coach Murdoch: Track and Field

Why are you the new coach of Track? I used to Coach at Mckay High school and over the summer saw an opening for here at South I applied and got the job. Have you ever coached before and if you did what sport? I coached for three years at McKay was the head cross country coach and, assistant volleyball coach for middle school. What got you into coaching? My coaches were a big influence on my life and it gives kids an opportunity to be successful. What do you like about coaching? The kids like to be there and connecting with them. I really want them to succeed. Did you do Track when you were in High School if you did what events? Yes--cross country, track, basketball, softball, soccer, and in college cross country, and track.


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Coach Connor: Boys Golf

How do you expect this season to go? What kind of challenges do you anticipate? I expect to be in top two in the league, play in state and to be competitive but have fun at the same time. What do you like about coaching? Seeing the progress made from boys to young gentlemen. How long have you been playing golf? I’ve been playing recreationally since I was 7 .

Have you ever coached golf before? Not at a high school level. I thought it would be a fun and great new challenge. I coached football and baseball for five years before [golf]. Where do you think your competition lies? What school? In the valley league, both West Salem and Sprague high school.


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Raul Villareal Wrestling

Boys Lacrosse

Allie Hoover Reporter


outh wrestling team had a great season with two wrestlers who placed at the regional tournament. These wrestlers include Tanner Stones ‘16, who took 6th under the 106 pound weight division, and Raul Villareal ‘14, who qualified for state after taking 1st place falling under the 126 pound weight division. Qualifying

for state is a great accomplishment for Raul. Villareal ended up making it to the second day of the tournament and into the top 8; unfortunately the end of his season was not what he expected. In looking ahead to next season Raul Villareal will continue to stay strong and begin to train for state title in the year to come. “We are still building the program, but by next year we should be a very competitive team” Coach Zehner said. Photo courtesy of Eric Zehner.


Tiara Scott Reporter

ast season the boy varsity went 8-9 for the entire season and went 8-2 for league, only losing to Sprague and Corvallis which made them North Valley Conference champions. “Our biggest competitor is ourselves. With 15 games we have to be ready both mentally and physically for every game. Being focused on every game is always a challenge, but this group of boys is very disciplined and focused on another league championship. If I were to pick a league competitor I would have to pick West Salem. The are always well coached and have become one of our toughest rivals.” said

Photo by Tiara Scott.

head varsity coach Kyle Scott. Last season the team beat West Salem twice 19-8 and 9-5. Along with boys lacrosse is the girls. “Last season was a great season,” head varsity coach Ted Raszka said. “It was our first year with a varsity program..” “This season is going to be tough. We have some hard competition and we have a lot of young players. We have eight girls who have never played lacrosse before,” Raszka said. Although it is still early in the season it will be hard to say how the season will go. Along with boys lacrosse the girls toughest competitors is also West Salem. “We have a big rivalry with West Salem. We’ve haven’t beaten them in three years so thats always a big game for us,” Raszka said.

Girl’s Basketball Falls to Oregon City During Second Round of OSAA Playoffs of 18-9. The team’s most impressive feature was against Sprague High School on Jan. 18 with a score of 82-13. Moving into the OSAA Playoffs, the team played against Lincoln High School and won 55-37. outh Saxons basketball team “It was a very good season. The last OSAA Playoff for Saxons was has a lot to be proud of lookWe really came together as at Oregon City High School. The team ing back on this season. They was very competitive, however lost 42continuously made their coach, Nick a team and most of the players will be returning for next 6. McWilliams, proud. “It was a very good season. We really “Winning the league title for the season to win CVC again!” came together as a team and most of the first time since 1993 feels amazing,” Jenessa Bodine said. players will be returning for next season Coach McWilliams said, “We have to win CVC again!” Jenessa Bodine ‘14 had a great season!” said. Photos by Julia Salgado. The girls finished the season with an overall record


Allie Hoover Reporter

Varsity wing Payton Wilcox ‘13 and varsity guard Katie McWilliams ‘15 during round 1 of OSAA playoffs against Lincoln high school on Feb. 27. The girls won 55-37.

Varsity point guard and wing Holly Martinez Moorman ‘14 during round 1 of OSAA playoffs against Lincoln high school on Feb. 27. The girls won 55-37.

Boys Basketball Varsity guard Isiah Large ‘13 during 6A Central Valley Conference League Playoffs game against McNary on Feb. 19. The team won 73-67. Photo by Julia Salgado.


oys varsity basketball finished out their season with an overall record of 9-18 and a league record of 3-7. The saxons played competitively against other teams losing only by mere points. Their hardest defeat of the season was on Feb. 1 against West Salem. The teams went into over time three times but the saxons lost 94-97.

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march madness 5 Days Away From The Big Dance

March 14, 2013


Issue Seven

Who will take the crown?

Morgan Costa Feature Editor


n five days, 68 teams will compete over the course of the next three weeks for the coveted national championship. Fans will have filled out their brackets and hope they picked winners. Bets will be placed. Money will be lost. Emotions will run high. As the number of teams dwindle, so will the size of the wallets of those who did not anticipate that upset. The losers will weep, and the winners will celebrate. All of these events combined will make up the much anticipated NCAA tournament known as March Madness. For those of you who do not know, March Madness is a college basketball tournament held each year to determine the best of the

best, which occurs during the month of March and concludes in April. This year the 75th annual event will tip off on the 19th. Part of the fun involved with the tournament is in the fan-made brackets. Fans are more involved in the tournament while having a tournament of their own. They compete against other fans across the country in an effort to predict the winners of the individual divisions and the overall winner. The brackets have become such a big part of the tournament that it is now viewed as a “science” in the world of sports. Bracketology (which is now offered as an online college course) has made Joe Lunardi famous. He predicts who will be in the tournament, the winners of each game and who will become the champion. He is the “who’s who” in the world of sports predictions. The

bracketologist uses the Ratings Percentage Index in order to determine the 68 teams competing in the tournament and to seed the teams from 1st through 68th. “I’m looking forward to the upsets that occur almost every year. Like everyone, I like rooting for David in the David versus Goliath games. It will be interesting which lower seeded team can have the biggest upset,” Kevin Martz ‘14 said. March Madness is one of the biggest sports events of the year. It is an annual tradition and time-consumer for many. Martz later added, “My favorite part about March Madness is being able to watch college basketball all day without feeling too guilty.” Its dedicated fans cannot wait for it to start. Let the madness begin!

The Language of March Madness A quick guide to basketball terminology

#Trending Indiana Hoosiers are taking it all the way this year. I CALLED IT FIRST. #MarchMadness It suddenly dawned on me how close we are to #MarchMadness. I’ve got so much work to do before I stop doing work next month!

The Big Dance: Term for the NCAA Tournament clearly invented to make fun of teams who have to settle for going to the NIT. “So, Baylor, who are you taking to The Big Dance? Ohhh, you weren’t invited...” The NIT: A once-great tournament that now consists of teams that are, by definition, worse than the Wofford Terriers. Cinderella Team: In the story, Prince Charming rejects all the women he sees until he meets Cinderella, with whom he falls in love and eventually marries. In basketball, everyone ignores the Cinderella team until it starts winning; the team advances through the tournament thanks to magic and fairies and wonderment, whereupon its carriage suddenly turns into a pumpkin (it loses to Kansas). Bracketology: The process of predicting the field of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Definitions courtesy of Spark Life

College sports will always be better than the pros #MarchMadness #Imgettingaperfectbracket

Fast Facts

#CBSSports celebrates 75 years of #MarchMadness get ready! The first NCAA Championship Basketball Tournament was played in 1939 and was won by the University of Oregon Ducks.

The only thing that gets me through this stretch from here to April break is #MarchMadness #cantwait #Harvard is going DANCING! Second team today to punch their ticket. #MarchMadness David just threw the stone that launched a thousand March Madness comparisons. #TheBible

UCLA has 11 championships.

In 2008, TexasArlington made the tournament for the first time in school history.

Short’s Travel Management handles all official travel for the tournament and the NCAA year-round.

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