Vice Principal Jim Safeelsto Leave South
Vice Principal Jim Saffeels is slated to retire from Souths
administrative team on Dec. 31. He will take the position of
Principal at the Salem Acade-my High School imme-diately. Salem
Acad-emy is a small, private, Christian school near Lancaster Mall
and has about 600 students between grades 7 and 12. Saffeels was
asked to apply to the posi-tion when it opened last summer.
It was not my plan at the begin-ning of this fall to do
something like this, Saffeels said. Really to make it work, Id have
to retire. Counting the cost on that and talking it over with my
wife and fam-ily, it just seemed like this could work.
According to Saffeels, one of the rea-sons why he is excited to
work at Salem Academy is that it offers a smaller, more focused
atmosphere for students that gives him the opportunity to get to
know students better. He is familiar with the learning environment
because all three of his sons have graduated from the school,
and his wife has taught there for 15 years. Unlike a public
school, students are
going to a private school for a whole host of different things
In a big school, its easy to get lost. In a small school, you can
be involved in everything, Saffeels said.
When asked what his fa-vorite part about working at South has
been, Saffeels confidently said, The stu-dents. Saffeels went on to
explain how especially rewarding it has been to watch students who
have had a hard time getting through the obstacles high school can
present walk at graduation, well-earned diplomas in hand.
Thats even better than Christmas, Saffeels said.
Ultimately, Saffeels has been very happy working with the
stu-dents and staff here at South; he is in awe of the wonderful
teachers that work here, and has learned a lot from them.
South is a great place to beI am so thankful and grateful for
the past three and a half years.
According to Saffeels, the Salem-Keizer district is looking for
a new Vice Principal to replace him and interviews will be held in
early January after winter break.
ClypianThursday, December 19, 2013 - Volume XL, Issue V
Salem High School -1910 Church St. SE Salem, OR 97302
The signature piece of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare,
passed in 2010, went into effect on Oct. 1, 2013. The Affordable
Care Act is landmark healthcare legislation that aims to increase
health coverage and decrease healthcare costs in the United States,
and includes insurance reform and increased coverage for low income
people and families.
The most controversial reform was the individual mandate, a
requirement that all citizens get health insurance or face a fine.
This insurance can be through an em-ployer (or the employer of ones
spouse, or parent if the child is under the age of 26), a private
insurance companies, or, now, through the federal government.
Health insurance is, in theory, designed to guarantee that
someone can afford health care when they are injured or sick. A
person pays a monthly premium, and the insurance provider is
supposed to pay for all or most medical expenses when the person
requires them. However, President Obama alleges that the system is
broken and that health care reform is essential to build a future.
Insurance companies pick and choose what they will pay for, deny
coverage to people with preexisting conditions and even drop
peoples cover-age as soon as they were sick, therefore refusing to
provide the product that had already been paid for.
Since health insurance can be pro-
hibitively expensive, the Affordable Care Act guarantees that
low-income citizens can get less expensive plans that meet minimum
guidelines from the federal government or their states government.
Applications for these insurance policies were opened on Oct. 1,
and the policies will become effective on New Years Day, 2014.
Critics ridiculed the health care website, which was not
efficiently tested and was extremely glitchy, making it hard, if
not impossible, for people to sign up. As of Dec. 1, however, the
site was considerably more effective.
Those opposed to Obamacare, such as Representative Paul Ryan
(R-WI), assert that federal and state insurance will be too
expensive for taxpayers and that some previously-covered citizens
are losing their insurance.
This law is taking people and disrupt-ing their lives. Millions
of people are getting cancellation notices. Families are seeing
their premiums go up, Ryan said at a speech in Iowa.
However, supporters believe that the Affordable Care Act will
actually save money in the long-run. They also say that the
policies that people are losing do not, in fact, meet the required
minimum guide-lines, and those people can get better and less
expensive insurance from the govern-ment.
The first of the subsidized policies will go into effect on Jan.
LAURA THORSETT / Copy Editor
More than 105 million Ameri-cans no longer have lifetime dollar
limits on their coverage.
Health care fraud prevention and enforcement ef-forts recovered
nearly $4.1 billion in taxpayer dol-lars in Fiscal Year 2011.
Obamacare allows children up to the age of 26 stay on their
parents health insur-ance plan.
JULIE McGOWAN / Reporter
Photo by HAYLEY EMORY.The Keizer Miracle of Lights show, which
takes place in the Gubser neighborhood in Keizer, features homes
there are covered in Christmas lights and other holiday
I love Christmas, and it is really fun to see all of the lights
and decorations, said Angela King 16.
The whole show takes roughly two hours to go through by car,
although walking is an option. All cars are re-quired to drive
slower than usual in a residential area, the steady pace allows for
enough time to see all of the beauti-
fully lit homes. My favorite part is seeing all of the
animal shaped lights, said Tricia Lin 16.The event starts Dec. 6
and is open
daily until Dec. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. While the event is
free, donations of canned and nonperishable foods are en-couraged.
All donated food and money will go to the Marion-Polk Food Share.
Last year the event gathered 22,533 pounds of food. This year,
organizers hope to exceed that amount. Remem-ber that this event is
in a residential neighborhood, organizers are asking the community
to show respect towards residents and their property.
Keizer Miracle of LightsCASSIE RAMBEAU / News Editor
President Barack Obama recognizes Natoma Canfield, right,
dur-ing a statement on the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of
the White House, May 10, 2013.
President Barack Obama participates in an Affordable Care Act
videoconference in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 21,
le in t
President Barack Obama and former President
Bill Clinton talk backstage prior to participat-
ing in the Clinton Global Initiative Healthcare
Forum at the Sheraton New York Hotel and
Towers in New York, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2013. Obamacare Policies
Effective in 13 Days
Photos courtesy of OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO AND PETE
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Many researchers believe that bullying is a big issue in U.S
schools. The Oregon Senate recently took up the issue in hopes of
stopping bullying and harassment in all schools. In 2012, Senate
Bill 1555 was passed, mandating that every school district in
Oregon adopt a policy prohibit-ing harassment, bullying and
cy-berbullying. The bill also requires school employees to report
any observations of such activity. Furthermore, schools must have
programs for students and school employees on how to handle a
The consequences of bullying should depend on the severity, if
the person bullying has had a his-
tory with harassing other people than the consequences should be
even more severe, said Zach Cota 15, And if it is a threat to
someone else than even more it should be taken very seriously.
According to the language of the bill, there will be a safe
civil environment which is neces-sary for students to learn and
achieve high aca-demic standards.
In Oregon, there is currently
no criminal penalty for bully-ing, on or off campus, however,
schools can implement their own consequences regarding bullying and
Crystal Lopez 15 said, I think rules should be enforced more
about bullying because it causes students to not focus in school,
and it makes them feel like less.
Senate Bill 1555
PEDRO VIERYA / Reporter
Salem Speaks Up is an event for all ages planned annually by the
League of Women Voters, the American Association of University
Women, the United Nations Association and the YWCA of Salem
designed to give citizens, businesses, educators, commu-nity
leaders and government officials of Salem an opportunity to speak
up about the concerns they have about Salems community.
According to a flyer posted on the YWCA, the goal of the event
was to suggest possible support systems or changes they [community]
would like to see.
At 7 p.m. on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, nearly 100 people came
to listen to 15 individuals and groups at the First United
Methodist church present their community-related concerns about
Attendees presented concerns about racism, ageism, homelessness,
bully-ing, the death penalty, healthcare, the impact of U.S.
nuclear testing, poverty, drivers licenses for immigrants and
problems with the re-entry of society for ex-inmates.
One group that presented their concerns was a small group of
students from Leslie Middle School, who spoke about bullying in
schools and the impact of social pressure. Members of the Sa-lem
Latinos Unidos Siempre Youth Orga-nization, a program encouraging
youth to be leaders of social justice within their communities,
were also there to repre-sent Salems youth.
I think having the Leslie students take part was a big plus for
the eve-ning, said Rose Lewis, an organizer of the event. It is
always our goal to reach young people and provide an opportuni-ty
for them to feel included as important members of the
Responses that were received after the event included The varied
and important topics were excellent! as well as positive remarks
about how wel-coming the room was. There was also requests to keep
this going forever! and to let the larger community hear what were
trying to do.
According to Lewis, this year marked the 21st year for the Salem
Speaks Up event.
Catch the recorded event on CCTV in upcoming weeks, and look for
the event on the next Human Rights Day, Dec. 10 of 2014.
Anti-Bullying Message Heard at
Salem Speaks Up Event
JULIE McGOWAN / ReporterWith the domestic honey bee production
projected to be in its lowest this year, few people realize just
how important the honey bees are to the ecosystem and the
pollination of food everyone con-sumes. They are the leading
pollinators in the world, but the honey bee popu-lation declined by
a third in 2012 alone, and the decline is affecting Oregon. In
fact, earlier this year in June, 50,000 bees were found dead in a
Wilsonville parking lot.
A probable killer? Home Depot or Lowes. Many of the colony
collapses are attributed to pesticides named neonicotinoids that
many gardeners use after buying them from these
retailers. Maybe its time we found a
solution. 50,000 bees dead due to pesticides isnt natural, thats
pretty human, said Isaac Noland 15.
Many people are crying for this act to stop, such as Philip
Smith, of Oregon Sustainable Beekeepers, in his petition on Credo
I urge Home Depot and Lowes to immediately remove neonicotinoid
pesticides from your shelves and stop selling them at all of your
stores. I also urgently request that you cease pur-chasing plants
from nurseries that use neonicotinoid pesticides in the potting
soil, Smith wrote as a plea in a peti-tion he started earlier this
month and now has over 131,300 signatures.
Fortunately, the Oregon Depart-ment of Agriculture has placed a
six-month restriction on 13 insecticides containing dinotefuran.
However spe-cialists in honey bees say that Oregon has lost at
least 22% of commercial honey bees, which pollinate commer-cial
foods that people need.
More than 60,000 honey bee colo-nies pollinate about 50
different crops in Oregon, including blueberries, cher-ries, pear,
apple, clover, meadowfoam and carrot seed. Without honey bees, you
lose an industry worth nearly $500 million from sales of the crops
they commercially pollinate, said Ramesh Sagili, an OSU honeybee
specialist, in his publication How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from
Buzzing Away: Decline in Honey Bees a Serious Matter for
Commercial Crops in Oregon
KIRA MARTIN / ReporterPhoto courtesy of YWCA.
There are three types of bees in a hive - the
queen, the worker and the drone.
Honey bees have 5 eyes, 3 small ones on top of their head and
two big ones in front. They also have hair
on their eyes.
Honey bees wings stroke 11,400 times per minute,
thus making their distinctive buzz.
Photos courtesy of WWW.ARS.USDA.GOV.
Photos courtesy ofSUICIDEPREVENTIONLIFELINE.ORG.
Salem Crisis & Information HotlineNorthwest Human Services,
Inc.Need to talk, feeling depressed,
and/or considering suicide? Call 1-800-560-5535
1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bul-lying and will only
vene 4% of the time
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TAKUR CONLU / Sports Editor
No Impact Week is a science chal-lenge attempted across the
coun-try by universities, high schools, middle schools and other
groups of people to help people reduce their car-bon footprint. The
No Impact Project was inspired by the movie, The No Impact Man. No
Impact Man is a documentary about a man and his family that try to
live an entire year without negatively impact-ing the planet. The
movie inspired people to live a more productive life without
harming the Earth.
The purpose of No Impact Week is to teach people about
preserving the natu-ral environment, as well as to encour-age them
to practice activities that will reduce their carbon footprint that
harms the planet. Sunday, Dec. 8 was Buy nothing, Monday, Dec. 9
was Produce no trash, Tuesday Dec. 10 was Carpool or Ride Your
Bike, Wednesday, Dec. 11 was Only eat local food, Thursday,
Dec. 12 was Reduce energy use, Friday, Dec. 13 was Reduce water
use, and Saturday, Dec. 14 was Give back to the community.
South Salem High Schools Environ-mental Club is taking part in
this national project that anyone can be part of on any given day.
In order to be fully part of the No Impact Week at South, students
and community members had to make a pledge. The pledge consisted of
two sur-veys that were emailed participants, one of which was taken
before the week be-gan and one was taken after No Impact Week
ended. Overall, 370 South students pledged to be a part of No
A person like myself feels healthier over all, said Jose Gil 15,
And knowing its not just myself but others doing it feels like we
can make a difference and pass it on to our future generations.
For more information on reducing your carbon footprint and No
Impact Week, go to noimpactproject.org.
South Salem student, Andrew Reid 14, known by friends as Carol,
is a bass player for Souths Chamber Orchestra. He was recently in
Nashville and performed in the All-National Honor Symphony and
joined the marching band as a trumpet player. He can play upright
and electric bass, trumpet, and to an extent, percussion.
I love orchestra because music is one thing Ive always had an
interest in and orchestra is a great way to participate in
classical music. said Reid. His musical accomplishments include
being in All-City and All-Northwest. Im probably going to
University of Oregon for music. I have been told Im a very talented
but I dont see myself practicing multiple hours a day. And Ive
always had an inter-
est in composing and arranging music. So in college Im planning
on doing composition and maybe double majoring in performance. he
Other than music, his other interests include
video games and homework, which he personally thanks IB for.
When asked about his nickname he replied We had nicknames in middle
school and Carol stuck.
I love orchestra because music is one thing Ive al-ways had an
interest in and orchestra is a great way to participate in
clas-sical music, said Reid.
NO IMPACT WEEK: Students Learn How to Reduce their Carbon
Interview with Andrew Reid
1Melt butter in a large sauce-pan on low heat.2 Add the
marshmallows and stir until melted and well blended.
3 Add the Rice Krispies and stir until well coated.
4 Using a buttered spatula, press the the Rice Krispies into the
pan and cool com-pletely.
5 Cut into squares or desired shapes with a greased knife.
Makes: 24 squares
The homemade Christmas Rice Krisp-ies Treats were really good.
The only negative thing was that the they were a little bit too
chewy; but overall, the Rice Krispies were crunchy and pre-fectly
PEDRO VIERYA / ReporterPhotos courtesy of GSA.GOV.
Supporting Local Artists During the Holiday Season
As the Christmas season rolls around, the big-box stores are
competing for the attention of the public by advertising big sales
and compet-itive prices on electronics, home decor, toys for kids,
and clothes. At the same time, local artists and crafts-men in the
Salem area are gearing up for the holidays to sell their handmade
wares at local markets and shops or online.
A local store, the Fussy Duck, rents their space to artists and
other vendors so that they can sell their items. Walk inside and
one will find all kinds of things to give as gifts during the
holidays; including handmade soaps and lip balms, necklaces,
earrings, knitted scarves and hats, hand painted jewelry boxes,
scenic photography prints, hand-sewn bags deco-rated with pop
culture references and other hand crafted notions, along with
various knick-knacks and collectibles. In addition to neat finds,
none of the items are very expensive; A brightly colored pair of
knitted hand warmers costs about $12. It is truly a treasure-trove
of funky junk and gift-giving ideas for the season. According to
Risa Cowley, the owner of the Fussy Duck, business tends to pick up
during the lead-up to Christmas.
Local artists that do not sell in markets or ba-zaars are
feeling more pressure this time of year as well. Autumn Anglin,
also known as Autumn Steam, thrives as a local Salem artist during
the hectic holi-
day season. During this time of year, she focuses on selling her
art online at Etsy.com as well as on her more personal projects,
like creating works of art to give as gifts to friends and family.
This season, one of her many projects is called the Horrible
Holiday Series. Each piece puts a Nightmare-Before-Christmas twist
on some favorite holiday motifs in the medium of watercolor. Anglin
is also a photographer and a seamstress, makes hand-bound journals,
jewelry and art dolls, as well as painting and drawing various 2D
I have been busy, but I wouldnt trade it for any-thing! Anglin
Anglin believes that is important to support local artists year
round as well as during the holiday sea-son. For many, including
Anglin, selling art is an im-portant source of income for
everything from buying requisite art supplies to paying the heating
bill during the cold winter months.
People like me thrive on the money they make from their art to
survive. Anglin said.
You can visit Anglins website at www.autumn-steam.com and
purchase her art at
www.etsy.com/shop/autumnsteam. Etsy is a web-site dedicated to
artists and sellers of vintage goods, so if youre looking for gift
ideas online this season, be sure to check it out, and remember to
keep your local community in mind.
JULIE McGOWAN / ReporterPhoto by JULIE McGOWAN.
Review Homemade Rice
Rating:INGREDIENTS3 tbsp. of butter6 cups of Rice Krispies4 cups
of mini marshmallows
PEDRO VIERYA / Reporter
DELIA RODRIGUEZ / Reporter
Photo by MADELEINE RALEY.
Photo by SHELBY MARTIN.
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On Nov 18, the word selfie was selected as the international
word of the year for 2013 by Oxford Dictionary. A selfie is a photo
taken of a person or a group, taken by someone who is themselves in
the photograph. Or, as de-fined by Oxford Dictionary, a photograph
that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a
smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Just a
few years ago, selfie was hardly in our lexicon. But it is now a
The phenomenon has been spread widely in 2013 this year, but has
been circu-lating since its origin in 2002, as traced by Oxford
English Dictionary. They conclude that the first time the word was
used by an Australian internet forum. It had gained popularity by
2004 on different photo-sharing sites such as Flickr and Imgur,
had leaked into the mass public on Twitter and Instagram in
Having selfie chosen to be the international word of the year
reflects our worldwide stupidity, said Gabrielle Torgerson 16.
According to Google Trends, selfie is most often tagged and
searched in the Philippines, followed closely by Austra-lia. The
United States is third. When the trend circulated throughout more
obscure media such as news and entertainment forums, the word was
sometimes spelled as selfy. Australian slang tends to have the
suffix -ie (barbie for barbeque, chok-kie for chocolate, oldies for
parents, et cetera), hence the spelling.
Other words that made the shortlist for 2013s Word of the Year
included binge-watch, twerk, and fail.
SARA TOGSTAD / Graphic DesignINSTRUCTIONS:
1Preheat oven to 375 and line two baking sheets with parchment
paper or aluminum foil.
2In a mixing bowl, blend together softened butter, sugar, and
brown sugar for 2 minutes or until fluffy. Then add molasses and
vanilla extract until evenly integrated with the but-ter
3Add egg and mix until it is a smooth consistency or for 1
min-ute. Then fold in the flour, salt, and baking powder after
sifting it into the bowl. Blend until the dough is even.
4Roll out dough to a inch depth and place on parchment paper on
the baking sheets. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. (Or dough
may be rolled into a pencil -like tube and
shaped as desired.) Using another smaller cookie cutter or
knife, cut inside the cookie for where the candy will be
5 Place the candy into a plastic bag with like colors or
flavors. Crush the candy with the mallet or rolling pin over a
cutting board. Place the favored colors into the holes of the
cookies until level with dough.
6 Put baking sheets in oven and bake for 10 minutes or until
done. Let cool for ten minutes so hard candy centers cool. If
desired, com-bine ingredients for icing until smooth and use to
decorate the outer edge of the cookie.
7Enjoy or seal in an airtight con-tainer.
Cookies:1 egg cup sugar teaspoon salt cup brown sugar1
tablespoon molasses2 cups all purpose flour cup of softened butter
teaspoon vanilla extract teaspoon baking powder25 Jolly Ranchers or
Icing: (Optional)1 tablespoons milk1 cup powdered sugar1
teaspoon vanilla extract
KIRA MARTIN / ReporterStained Glass Cookies
Holiday Bucket ListHaley Emory / Reporter
The nostalgia is in the air, and Salem is adorned with
quintessential Christmas deco-rations and colorful lights galore.
Various holiday events have been orchestrated to increase the
importance of family and friends. To make the most of the season,
the Clypian has compiled a holiday bucket-list, a list of suggested
to-dos to help one get into the winter spirit.
Selfie2013 Word of the Year
The Oregon Zoo Lights
Year after year, thousands of families and singles alike visit
the zoo lights. Described as a sparkling wonderland, take a walk
through the exhibits and see the lights!
Price: Adults 16-24 $10, Youth (3-11) $7, infants (2 and under)
and members free
Dates: Sunday-Thursday 5-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5-8:30 p.m.
ZooLights runs until Sunday Jan. 5
The Winter Wonderland Light Show
Rated number one holiday event in Portland, the Winter
Wonderland Light Show is a display of lights and anima-tion
spanning the length of the Portland International Raceway. Drive
down the Raceway in the comfort in your own car! Food donations are
Where: Portland International Raceway 1940 N. Victory Blvd.
Prices: $16 per car, cash or check only.
Dates: Runs until Dec. 25 Sunday-Thursday, 5 - 9 p.m. Friday
& Saturday, 5 - 11 p.m.
Sing We Now of Christmas
Celebrate the Holiday Season with traditional carols per-formed
by the FCO Festival Carolers.
Price: Adults $10 (Free for ages 12 and under)
When: Sunday, December 22, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Elsinore Theatre
Photo by SAMANTHA SCHAFER.
Photos courtesy of HAYLEY EMORY.
Photo by KIRA MARTIN.
The action-comedy, Kill la Kill, centers around Ryuko Matoi, a
teen who enters the highly acclaimed Hon-nouji Academy. Her goal at
the academy is to find the other half of her scissor blade, the
blade that killed her father and with it, its owner and culprit of
the crime. Enter Satsuki Kiryuin, the fascist leader of the academy
who believes people are pigs and that their clothing will define
status. The status-defining clothing she refers to are the Goku
uniforms, powerful outfits partially woven out of life fibers that
come in varieties ranging from zero to three stars. Ryuko, after
challenging and losing a fight to Satsuki, finds Senketsu, a Kamui
uniform in the rubble of her fathers laboratory. Similar to a Goku
uniform, a Kamui uniform is made of life fibers, except completely
and are conscious beings. In order to find her scissor blades other
half, Ryuko must fight and defeat Satsuki and the captains of every
school club at Honnouji Academy.
The visuals of Kill la Kill may only be described as
outra-geous. The over-the-top effects and animation really help
solidify this anime as both comedic and serious. The Art Director
for Kill la Kill is Shigeto Koyama, and the experi-ence he gained
from working on the anime, Gurren Lagann (known for its overblown
animation) can clearly be seen.
It should be noted that this anime features scenes of censored
nudity. In order to break free from a world where people are judged
by the clothes on their back, Ryuko ac-cepts that her and Senketsu
are one (human and uniform) rather than two, symbolically becoming
naked because the uniform is part of her body. Japanese culture is
more liberal about their media, so scenes like these are not
In Kill la Kill, the background music is primarily fast-paced to
match the outrageous animation style. The music, produced by Attack
on Titans Hiroyuki Sawano, features strong rock and punk tracks to
support the moods of intense scenes.
The opening theme, Sirius by Eir Aoi, is somewhat disappointing
for a shounen (male-centric) anime in the ac-tion genre. Although a
rock tune would have made a better a fit, the shoujo-style
(female-centric) opening makes for a great contrast and does help
the shows exaggerations stand out more. The same goes for the
ending theme, Gomen ne, Ii ko ja Irarenai by Miku Sawai, except
that it is more obviously a parody of most clich shoujo anime
Kyoukai no Kanata, or Beyond the Boundary, is set in a world
where otherworldly creatures known as youmu roam free. Youmu can
resemble humans and animals or take on demonic forms. In order to
combat them, people known as Spirit World Warriors use special
powers. Mirai Kuriyama, the protagonist, is quick to judge youmu
and repeatedly tries to attack Akihito Kanbara, a half-youmu teen,
but is always unsuccessful due to his im-mortality. Mirai, referred
to by Akihito as a bespectacled beauty for her signature red
glasses, reveals that she is hesitant to kill youmu due to killing
someone who was hu-man.
The cool colors and beautiful art style of Kyokai no Kanata is
done by Mikiko Watanabe who previously worked on Kyoto Animations
K-On, Tamako Market, and Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club. The smooth,
graceful animation of each character as they attack is executed
very well and
the subtle effects enhance the scene very well. The art style
really shines in the ending theme when Mirai stands, her arm
extended forward, as the backgrounds change behind her.
Hikaru Nanase, the director of the music used in this anime, has
done a great job keeping things sweet and me-lodic. Kyoukai no
Kanatas music can be described as light and simple. In this
particular show, less is more.
The opening theme, also called Kyoukai no Kanata, is sung by
Minori Chihara. The song, while not particularly outstanding, is
reminiscent of early rock. Chiharas use of inflection during the
moving phrase in the middle exempli-fies her abilities as a singer.
Daisy by STEREO DIVE FOUN-DATION is the ending theme for Kyoukai no
Kanata and is a beautiful ballad with matching visuals. The emotion
added by the vocals intensifies as the song continues.
W Kyoukai no Kanata
TAKUR CONLU / Sports Editor
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Review
Kill la Kill
Photos courtesy of CRUNCHYROLL.COM.
PlayStation 4:PlayStation 4, the second console in
a new generation of gaming has been released. Sonys new home
gaming sys-tem offers a sleek new design and many unique
With the advent of Microsofts home console, the Xbox One, Sony
decided to step up their game (no pun Nintendod) to create the best
gaming experience possible. Included in the standard launch bundle
is the console itself, one control-ler, a one ear headset with mic,
various manuals and inserts (one includes an easy to miss $10
PlayStation Network voucher), an HDMI cord, power cord, a micro usb
cord (for charging the controller). The starting cost of a
PlayStation 4 is $399.
The PlayStation 4 has enhanced graphi-cal and technical
capabilities thanks to its new 8-Core Single Chip Jaguar and 176-GB
of RAM. This time around, Sony has increased the size of their
Dualshock 4 controller, now comparable to the Xbox 360 controller,
added grooved thumb-sticks for easier handling, shoulder trig-gers,
an LED on the front for use with the separate PlayStation Camera, a
new touch pad, a headphone jack, a new options button to replace
both the start and
select functions of traditional control-lers, and a share
button. The share button allows the PS4 to livestream to both
UStream and Twitch.tv.
Improvements to note are decreased disc loading and game
rendering time. For the time being, the PlayStation 4 is not yet
backwards compatible with PlayStation 3 games but gamers will
eventually be able to play them through digital streaming. Unlike
the PlayStation 3, online multiplayer requires a PlaySta-tion Plus
subscription similar to Xbox Live but entertainment features and
internet browsing will still be free. A Plus subscrip-tion is $50
Its fast and the graphics are in-sane, said Jonas Dreher 15, who
waited through midnight to purchase a PlaySta-tion 4. Dreher added
that, The whole layout is different. You could download stuff while
youre playing a game.
Xbox One:The Xbox One is Microsofts new home
gaming system. At the Xbox Ones an-nouncement at the Electronic
Entertain-ment Expo (E3), Microsoft announced a digital rights
management that imposed restrictions on used games, an always-on
mechanic that forced players to have a constant high-speed internet
connec-tion, and privacy concerns with the Kinect always being on
and sending data to Mi-crosoft. While the console suffered from
these controversial features, Microsoft has managed to change their
console to better please fans.
The Xbox One is great and the graph-ics will leave you in awe,
said Ava Van Pelt 14.
Microsofts most advertised feature is entertainment integration
and the highly-emphasised ability to stream live from a television.
Unfortunately, many enter-tainment features and internet browsing
require an Xbox Live subscription which is $60 a year.
Out of the box, the Xbox One includes the console, one
controller, one headset, manuals and inserts, HDMI cord, power
brick and cord, and the Kinect. Due to the backlash of Microsofts
features, the Kinect is no longer required to play, but is still
included and cannot be bought separately. Note that gamers must pay
the Kinect premium of $100 when buying the console as only one
bun-dle exists so far. Similar to the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One
can stream gameplay live but only through Twitch.tv. The Xbox One
is priced at $499.
The technical capability of the Xbox One is a little
underwhelming with only about 68 GB of RAM, a lesser CPU com-pared
to the PlayStation 4, and not native-ly supporting 1080p resolution
(it does, however, upscale to it). Additionally, the Xbox One is
not backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games.
Conclusion:Overall, it does not matter which con-
sole you have. Whether it be a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U,
or PC, all that matters is your enjoyment. Both consoles have good
lines of exclusive games such as Uncharted 4 for PlayStation and
Halo: Spartan Assault on the Xbox. While the popularity of each
console varies, it should not dissuade gamers from buying what they
Photos courtesy of SONY.
TAKUR CONLU / Sports Editor
Which system do you prefer? Tell us at
The Oregon Legislature is currently considering a bill that
would allow hard liquor sales in grocery stores throughout Oregon
next year. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) wants to
become more focused on licensing and enforcement, rather than
liquor sales. The bill will be on the 2014 ballot as well as
discussed during the February legislative session.
Selling hard liquor in grocery stores is a very dangerous way to
sell alcohol. It would make it easier for adults of drinking age to
purchase liquor, as they would not be forced to go to a distant
liquor store. In other words, adults should not be given
precedence when it comes to liquor sales. A longer trip to a
liquor store is not necessarily a bad thing, in an emergency for
example, most people need supplies for their family over
I dont like the idea of alcohol being sold in grocery stores,
Mary Calzada, a local bar-tender said, I think that it would be
harder to monitor, making it easier to steal or get a hold of.
Imagine how many teenagers would have access to liquor if it
were available in grocery storesselling liquor in stores presents
the opportunity for teenagers to steal bottles of liquor into their
bag and walk away. While selling liquor in grocery stores is
marketed to adults, this sends the message liquor and other hard
alcohols are not dangerous to teenagers. Ultimately, the best way
to keep these issues from occur-ring is to keep liquor sales
separate from products that can be purchased at grocery stores.
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Clypian Editorial: A Plea Against Suicide
The Salem-Keizer School District has lost several students to
teen suicide in the last year. The causes and cir-cumstances behind
each suicide vary, and warning signs are sometimes, but not
al-ways, present. It is always important to pay attention if a
friend or someone you know is showing any signs of suicidal
thoughts and to take them seriously.
We hear about it briefly in health class, but suicidal thoughts
and depression are real issues that many teenagers contend with on
a daily basis. No one seems to be talking about the nitty-gritty
details of it; people have been silent on a subject that has
touched so many lives. Talking about suicide and depression is
important because it is so taboo.
Depression is not an easy thing to talk about. It does not
neces-sarily have a cause and it is not the same for everyone who
expe-riences it, making warning signs hard to catch.
The American Psychological Association defines depression as
more than just sadness. People with depression may experience a
lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities, significant
weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive
sleeping, lack of energy, inability to concen-trate, feelings of
worthlessness or excessive guilt and recurrent thoughts of death or
Red flag warning signs can include things such as extreme mood
swings, feeling trapped in unbearable pain, giving away
possessions, saying goodbye to family or friends, sudden shifts in
sleeping or eating patterns, feeling isolated from others,
in-creasing the use of coping mechanisms like drugs or alcohol, or
having a preoccupation with death.
If you notice friends, or even someone you hardly know,
presenting any potential signs of depression or suicidal thoughts,
make sure that person knows about a
resource they can access, and tell an adult that you trust.
Simply being someone that is there to listen can be of vital aid to
that person as well.
Depression is isolating in nature, and that disconnected feeling
is hard to reconcile or break. We as a community of students here
at South need to reach out when we see someone who is suffering,
and particularly if they are alluding to suicide. Open
com-munication, and above all, kindness, are the most effective
ways to help individuals keep going in a time of hardship.
If you are feeling down or depressed, reach out. If you do not
feel comfortable talking to people in your life, or simply do not
want to, there are hotlines and websites
specifically dedicated to provid-ing information about
depression and a listening ear.
Something as simple as smiling at someone who looks upset in the
hallway can make a world of difference. If you are depressed or
thinking about suicide, talk to someone, call a hotline, visit a
website- and know that you are not alone. Many of our peers suffer
from this deep pain. If you notice someone feeling down, do not
OLCC Pushes for Liquor Sales in Grocery Stores
Not-So-Midnight Movie Releases
Midnight premieres are increasing in popularity. Excited
teenag-ers love to go out late at night, watch a brand new movie
with their friends, knowing full well they will need to drink
coffee in five hours to get ready for school. The experience is
what everybody raves about, but, what hap-pens when the midnight
movie release is moved four hours before midnight?
The anticipation of waiting outside a movie theater, in a line
with hundreds of people in the cold, are what make late night
movies so fun. Not to mention many fans dress up like characters.
At the midnight release of the last Harry Potter movie for example,
fans took the liberty of throwing free candy to people who answered
trivia questions or dressed up. These behaviors are very similar to
those at a concerts, or music festivals. Everybody is there for the
same reason, which automatically makes you feel like a family. But
earlier showings take away the fun and no longer create that
atmo-sphere of excitement.
On Nov. 21, 2013, Catching Fire, the
second movie of the Hunger Games trilogy, was released
nationwide at 8 p.m. I personally had a ticket for the 9 pm showing
due to a large test the next day, but was expecting to have the
same movie experience. However, I was slightly disappointed. I
arrived at the the-ater at 7:30 p.m. expecting to wait in line,
forever, but was shocked to find out that my theater had already
I thought there was going to be a huge line, but that was
disappointing that there wasnt because of what Ive hear about
midnight releases, said Jona-than Garcia 14
There was no line, and not a single fan was organizing a costume
contest. In-stead, there was a large group of people concerned
about getting up early the next morning. The movie was amazing, but
I would have rather seen it at 12:01 a.m. and taken the pain the
When asked about whether she liked the movie time being earlier
than later, Lena Donahe 15 said, Yeah, I definitely had some stuff
the next day that I need-ed my sleep for, I had a giant test so Im
glad there was an earlier show option.
CHLOE CURTIS / Reporter
Last night, Anchorman 2 came out. Since there is no school
tomorrow, what bet-ter way to start off winter break than by going
out and partaking in the aftermath of a midnight movie release?
Salem Crisis & Information Hotlines for Northwest Human
1-800-560-5535 (503) 581-5535 (503) 588-5821
National Suicide Lifeline1-800-273-8255
Salem/Marion County Health Department Crisis
Suicide Hotlines & Important Sites
For more information: us.reachout.commindyourmind.ca
DELIA RODRIGUEZ / Reporter
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Beginning in the fall of 2014, there will be three additions to
Souths OSAA district: the Forest Grove Vikings, the McMin-nville
Grizzlies and the West Albany Bulldogs.
Peter Weber, the OSAA Assistant Execu-tive Director, said We
heard from many 6A schools about a desire to have more teams
in each league so there would be more league games and more
consistent rivalries. This should also help place a greater value
on league play as opposed to when we had smaller leagues.
The Central Valley Conference will have nine schools instead of
six, creating new com-petition.
The wrestling season has begun and head coach Eric Zehner has
set high expectations Last year we took some lumps
due to the lack of participation. Our numbers were down, said
Zehner, this year we have had almost twice the amount kids in the
room. More kids means more partners, more district placers and
According to Zehner, Sprague will be one of the teams biggest
They have a very good team and I coached most of them before I
came to South last year. I think we match up very well against them
though, and you may see some of the best matches of the season
dur-ing that dual, said Zehner.
I feel that we have potential
in numbers, and if we listen to the coach we will have a great
team, said varsity wrestler and district champion Raul Villareal
Zehner mentioned some of this years returning talent, while also
ex-pressing hopes for new talent.
We have a returning District Champion in Raul Villareal 14, a
returning district placer in Tanner Stones 16, and a freestyle
state placer in Vincent Villareal 16, said Zehner, We have a bunch
of kids who are flying under the radar. I think by the end of the
season people will know who they are. My expectations are very
simple: to keep building this program into a championship team.
The teams first match will be against West Salem High School on
Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
OSAA Changes to Include
3 More Teams in
CVC SARAH AUDLEY / News Editor
Basketball Season ScheduleTIARA SCOTT / Sports Editor
Dec 20 7:30 p.m. vs. Canby(South Salem Tournament)Dec 21 TBD vs.
TBD (South Salem Tournament)Dec 27 8 p.m. @ TBD (Nike Interstate
Shootout - Lake Oswego High School)
Dec 28 TBD @ TBD (Nike Interstate Shootout - Lake Oswego High
Dec 29 TBD @ TBD (Nike Interstate Shootout - Lake Oswego High
Dec 30 TBD @ TBD (Nike Interstate Shootout - Lake Oswego High
Jan 7 7:15 p.m. @ GlencoeJan 10 7 p.m. vs. CorvallisJan 14 7
p.m. @ McNaryJan 17 7 p.m. vs. McKayJan 21 7 p.m. @ West SalemJan
24 7 p.m. @ SpragueJan 28 7 p.m. vs. North SalemJan 31 7 p.m. vs.
McNaryFeb 4 7 p.m. @ McKayFeb 7 7 p.m. vs. West SalemFeb 11 7 p.m.
vs. SpragueFeb 14 7 p.m. @ North Salem
Dec 20 7 p.m. @ Dallas (Dallas Tournament)Dec 21 TBD @ TBD
(Dallas Tournament)Dec 26 4 p.m. vs. Blanchet Catholic (Saxon
Annual Winter Tournament - South Salem)
Dec 27 TBD vs. TBD (Saxon Annual Winter Tournament - South
Dec 28 TBD vs. TBD (Saxon Annual Winter Tournament - South
Jan 3 5 p.m. vs. CraterJan 7 7 p.m. vs. CenturyJan 8 7 p.m. vs.
ReynoldsJan 10 7:15 p.m. @ BeavertonJan 14 7 p.m. vs. McNaryJan 17
7 p.m. @ McKayJan 21 7 p.m. vs. West SalemJan 24 7 p.m. vs.
SpragueJan 28 7 p.m. @ North SalemJan 31 7 p.m. @ McNaryFeb 4 7
p.m. vs. McKayFeb 7 7 p.m. @ West SalemFeb 11 7 p.m. @ SpragueFeb
14 7 p.m. vs. North Salem
Tells us what you think about the new changes to the CVC
Brandon Surritt 15 pinned down during wrestling meet against
West Salem on Dec.
11. The team lost. Photo by LEX SOSA.
Travis Pressley 14 wrestles against a West Salem wrestler on
Dec. 11. Photo by LEX SOSA.
With 25 new swimmers to make up for the 30 grad-uated last year,
Souths swim team is out to defend their boys District Champions
title. Carter Garfield 15 is the defend-ing 100-Breaststroke
champion. Last year, Noah Cutting 15 was runner-up in the
100-Freestyle and Randen Duus 14 placed third in
the 200- and 500-Freestyle at the District Championship
Last year, the girls team took 2nd in the league. Jessica Abbey
14 was runner-up in the 200-Free-style and third in the
100-Breast-stroke. Both Kiara Mina 14 and Sarah Jones 15 were
District Meet finalists as well.
The teams next meet is at McNary on Dec. 19, beginning at 2
Tori Adams 15 at a meet on Dec. 5. Photo courtesy of SONIA RAMOS
SARAH AUDLEY / News Editor
Brent Kemp 15 drives the ball to the hoop during a practice
game. Photo by NICHELE HERNDON.
LEX SOSA / Social Media
Presented by the ClypianSouth Salem Sports
Dance Team to Perform During
HAYLEY EMORY / Reporter
Choreographed by head coach Christy Rogers and assistant coach
Kelsey Johnson, the South Salem dance team is set to perform to
Kanye Wests song Clique ft. Big Sean & Jay-Z on Jan. 23, 2014
at the Moda Center. The co-ed team will dance during a pregame
perfor-mance for the Blazers as they face the Denver Nuggets. Led
by senior captains, Bri Botch 14, MaKenzie Phillis 14, Rachal Meza
Rojas 14, McKenzie LeSavage 14 and Gabriella Stefanovich 14, this
will be the first time the team will perform at a Blazers game.
Its a lot more practice. We are devot-
ing more time, said Bri Botsch 14. Dancers have been practicing
and harder to prepare. Our practices have been going really
well, even though they are longer 6-9 hours a week, said
McKenzie LeSavage 14.
The dance teams last performance was at the homecoming tailgate
party earlier this year. With an approximate floor time of eight
minutes, their Blazers perfor-mance will run longer than their
state rou-tine, which is themed Monsters Under the Bed. With longer
practice times going accordingly, there is no doubt their routine
will be smooth.
College SigningsTAKUR CONLU / Sports Editor
South Salem dance team poses on Bennett Field before performing
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