From the Blog

McNary falls prey to theft and vandalism

By Random Pendragon Over the past year, the McNary High School athletic department has faced a series of vandalisms and burglaries. Mr. Ron Richards, McNary’s Athletic Director, said that the athletic garage was broken into, and the school’s utility Gator vehicle was stolen and vandalized — the repairs of which are expected to cost almost $15,000.
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Playing All His Life

By Parker Kehret At the age of three, junior David Alfaro picked up the baseball bat and hasn’t put it down since. He used to sit in on his sister’s softball practices, which sparked his interest in the sport. “My parents are the most influential people for me in sports, they always like to come
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New Travel Limitations Upsetting Muslim Students

(published by the 2017 March McNary Piper, written by Alayna Grier) Many kids walk into McNary with different opinions about Trump’s policies, both good and bad, but one student feels hated by them. Jawad Hussein, a junior and a Muslim, feels that the recent travel ban Donald Trump has been trying to pass is unconstitutional
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Principal Calls For Unity

Principal Calls For Unity by Parker Kehret McNary High School Principal Mr. Erik Jespersen called for unity in the Keizer and McNary community following the wake of the 2016 presidential election. He delivered his remarks on November 10 to a Living History Day assembly in the McNary High School gymnasium, in front of the student
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Custodian Proud of World Class School by Emma Reeves

Custodian Proud of World Class School by Emma Reeves After applying last year, Joseph Dull, custodian for McNary, is known for being passionate about working here. “I am so honored to be a part of a world class future generation, and I see a lot of world class students working in our community. Each time
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Former Pro Athletes Come To Help Out At McNary

By Carson Heldt Scott Gragg is an Instructional Coach for the McNary High School staff. Gragg grew up in Silverton, where he went to high school, dated and met his wife, ran track, and played golf, football, and basketball. After high school, Gragg attended the University of Montana to get his undergrad in mathematics. Gragg
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Striving to be equal opportunity school

By Adam Patton  Equality is about giving each student equal opportunities, but some students need more help to get equal results. It’s called equity and due to a program called Equal Opportunity Schools, E.O.S., and a survey taken last year by over 90% of the students here at McNary, the staff has been working diligently
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Mr. Holcomb, a new addition to McNary’s staff

By: Ashley Moores of the McNary Piper Mr. David Holcomb is the newest addition to the McNary High School staff. He is a devoted teacher to his students, and he really cares about each and every one of them. He shares a special bond with his students. He learned the feeling of how special a
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Victor Lil’ Feet

Victor Arista-Medina is a senior at McNary that has impressed both student and staff with his skill and passion in the art of rapping. He raps under his stage name “Lil Feet,” which is a nickname he has carried with him since his childhood in Madras, Oregon. The name is derived from his father’s name
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Boys Tennis 2016

by Adah Mallery   This year’s boys tennis is looking good. There are 16 players, and the team captain is senior Johnny Trinh. The most difficult team to play against is Sprague according to Coach Laura Reid. Most of the people on the team are new and haven’t played tennis before. Most of the boys
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