Day: March 2, 2018

Amid school safety furor, Wyden visits McNary HS

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes School safety and protecting Dreamers were two of the topics that dominated the conversation as Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) visited McNary High School for a town hall on Friday, Feb. 23. McNary junior Lauren Murphy, a reporter for the student newspaper, the Piper, asked Wyden about both issues. The senator said school shootings have become normalized. “We can’t accept this,” Wyden said to applause from the crowd, which consisted of about 40 members of the community and more than a hundred students. “This should never be considered normal. We are better than this.”...

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Whiteaker outduels Claggett

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When 160-pounder Jeremiah Ratliff earned a pin on Thursday, Feb. 22 at McNary, he didn’t just get his first win of the season. Ratliff also sealed the victory for his team as Whiteaker Middle School topped Clagget Creek 58-36. “He’s worked hard last year and this year,” Whiteaker head coach Kelly Hafer said. “He’s just wrestled studs all year and he got a great win to seal the win for the team.” Whiteaker led from the beginning as CCMS had to forfeit the first two weight classes, 75 and 80 pounds, as brothers...

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Last chance to see Lend Me a Tenor

McNary’s drama department is performing Lend Me a Tenor on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Ken Collins Theater. General admission tickets, available at the door or in advance at, are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults. Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy written by Ken Ludwig, received nine Tony Award nominations when it premiered on Broadway in 1989. It is rated PG-13. The play, which takes place in 1934 in a hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio, stars McNary students Jon Taylor as...

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