Author: Samantha Riesterer

Government Shutdown Ended by Short-Term Spending Bill

Government Shutdown Ended by Short-Term Spending Bill

The federal government shutdown that began at midnight on Friday, Jan. 19 ended three days later on Monday with the passage of a bill that will fund the federal...

Saxon Drama Makes a Splash: The Little Mermaid

Saxon Drama Makes a Splash: The Little Mermaid

South’s production of the Little Mermaid closed on Dec. 9 after six showings. Over 100 Saxons participated in the musical as members of the cast, pit, tech crew and...

$619.2 Million School Bond

$619.2 Million School Bond

The Salem-Keizer School Board has approved a $619.2 million bond to be placed on the May 2018 ballot to potentially fund the proposed Long-Range Facilities Plan for Salem-Keizer School...

A Look Into the Oregon Symphony

A Look Into the Oregon Symphony

With the dissolution of the Salem Symphony on Aug. 31, the Oregon Symphony is now the closest symphony to Salem. Located in the Arlene Schnitzer concert hall in Portland,...

Salem Cinema Upgrades to Digital

Salem Cinema Upgrades to Digital

On Oct. 3, Salem Cinema ended the kickstarter program they had started on Aug. 5 to fund an upgrade to digital projection equipment, as required by the film industry....

Little Mermaid Teaser

Little Mermaid Teaser

Adapted from the 1989 Disney film of the same name, the musical “The Little Mermaid” was brought to the Broadway stage in 2008. This year, South’s drama program will...

Eight Saxons Caught in Eagle Creek Fire

Eight Saxons Caught in Eagle Creek Fire

Saxons Noah Brown ‘19, Maddy Hadden ’19, Jonah LaDuca ‘19, Maya Merrill ‘19, Josh Morris ‘19, Luly Torres ‘19, Jaylynn Uruo ‘19, and Kenneth Utter ‘19 were among the...

Make Music on Summer Solstice

Make Music on Summer Solstice

This year, the Summer Solstice falls on June 21 and marks Make Music Day across the world. Spawning from the French national holiday, Fête de la Musique, Make Music...