Author: Brooklyn Flint

Boru crowned Miss Oregon

Sofia Boru (right) is congratulated by her mom, Paula Moseley, after winning Miss Oregon 2022 (Submitted). Sofia Boru, a special education assistant at McNary High School, was recently crowned United States of America’s Miss Oregon 2022 or USOA Miss Oregon. Her journey to win this title started three years ago[Read More…]

OAS provides athletic opportunities for all

There are sports out there for every age, gender and level of experience. Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on making sports also accessible for people with disabilities. Leah Persichilli, the program director of OAS, started out as a volunteer for the organization about six years[Read More…]

Scott brings military presence to McNary

There are multiple ways for high schoolers to get more involved with their community, such as volunteering or attending local events. Another option is by joining the National Guard, which can be done by talking to an army recruiter through the student’s school. Jason Scott is one of the army[Read More…]

Sandee Thai Restaurant opens on River Rd.

Sandee Thai Restaurant opened last week on River Road N. The business first started in Silverton by owner Ratana Bany, but Sivaleeporn Hinderlie wanted to open one in Keizer as well. Hinderlie owned two other restaurants in the past but was excited about the opportunity to have a spot in[Read More…]

Farm to Fork brings culinary creativity to McNary

McNary culinary teacher Wendy Bennett gives instructions during the Farm to Fork camp at McNary High School on Friday, Aug. 6. Many people believe that good meals require expensive equipment and lots of training. However, sometimes all you need is a bit of creativity and the right mindset. Gerald Hosler[Read More…]

Pride is more than one month

Even though June (also known as Pride month) is over, that doesn’t mean that Pride is over. I have been out of the closet for a few years now. I was first out as bisexual, but soon realized that I was a lesbian. Although, I didn’t come out as a[Read More…]