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Celt filmmaker debuting new sci-fi short at SXSW

Celt filmmaker debuting new sci-fi short at SXSW

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s going to be a big week for McNary High School alum Zeek Earl. On Sunday, March 9, his latest film, Prospect, will make it’s debut at South by Southwest (SXSW), an Austin, Texas-based music, film and interactive festival spotlighting indie talent. But, he might have chosen […]

Well set up to succeed

Well set up to succeed

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For some, landing a part in a high school play is simply one more thing to add to a college application. For Danielle Purdy, the role of Irene Molloy in McNary High School’s production of Hello, Dolly!, launched her into a new trajectory. “That musical was formative […]

MHS choir alum wows professors

MHS choir alum wows professors

Might have future in opera

Cougars get taste of Sochi

Cougars get taste of Sochi

The students of Kennedy Elementary School have spent the past three weeks getting hand-on opportunities to play in their own Winter Olympics. The physical education unit, developed by teacher Natalie Clark, has been such a hit that students are buzzing about medals and the games they play long after they leave class. “I didn’t think […]

Assassination in miniature

Assassination in miniature

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Think of it as sibling rivalry run amok. While there were many benefits to Whiteaker Middle School eighth grader Madison Rutter constructing a scale replica of Ford’s Theatre, one that she’ll likely hang onto longer than some others was outdoing her sister. “I just wanted to do something […]

McNary singers, musicians release double-disc album

McNary singers, musicians release double-disc album

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The new McNary High School CD is a double-disc affair featuring not only choirs but the band and orchestra, too. “It was nice to have the band and orchestra included because we did so well last year,” said violinist Emily Wade. The new release, available at the […]

MHS arts made grad into jack-of-all-trades

MHS arts made grad into jack-of-all-trades

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Bentley Michaels was living in Los Angeles and attending classes at Musicians Institute in 2009 when his roommate bailed on him, leaving him holding the bag on a $1,200-a-month apartment. It’s a cliché, right? Someone heads to the bright lights of LA with a dream and little else […]

School board leases new land

School board leases new land

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A proposed 10-year lease of an acre of the Central Kitchen Site, at $1,791.67 per month for the first two years, was approved at Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. City of Salem approval of a zone change will be necessary for the lease to take effect. A zone change […]

MHS seniors soar past reading goals

MHS seniors soar past reading goals

  By EVAN RUMMERFIELD For the Keizertimes McNary High School’s seniors recently made history. The class of 2014 will be the school’s first in which every student passed the OAKS State Reading Test, a test required to graduate. If a senior is not able to graduate this year, it is not because of the state […]

Taylor a student favorite

Taylor a student favorite

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes What happens when teaching transcends the boundaries of reading, writing and arithmetic? When teaching goes beyond the simple definitions of teacher and student? When the teacher is an educator, to be sure, but meets his students as a fellow traveler? For the answers, look no further than the […]

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