February 2016

McKenzie Graham and the Make it With Wool Competition

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:10


This week I interviewed McKenzie Graham, who loves tennis, swimming, art, and going to Disneyland. I talked to McKenzie about the ‘Make it with Wool Competition’ and how she did. The ‘Make it with Wool Competition’ is where you make clothes out of wool and show it off. The objectives of this competition are to ‘encourage personal creativity in sewing, knitting, and crocheting with wool fabrics and yarns’. Also To promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns’.

Leah Adams

See the Good

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 18:46

It is super important to have a good perspective on things.  Having a good perspective on things is really simple. It is up to you to chose to have a good perspective and it will also determine your attitude on things. We have a really good school at Salem Junior High but it I think we are lacking in having a good perspective on things.

Annica Frandsen

Being a twin is fun!

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:36

I decided to write an article about the struggles and benefits of being a twin.  Some struggles of being a twin is that everyone calls you the wrong name. Has someone ever called you the wrong name? it’s kind of irritating right? Imagine someone calling you the wrong name at least up to 6 times a day. However this is only for identical twins, for fraternal twins it's a whole different story.  We decided to interview some identical and fraternal twins at Salem Jr. High and to see how different their lives are.

Katie Frandsen

Who's been caught Reading?

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:42

I chose two random teachers and went and asked them who in their classes had been reading and these are the students they gave me

  • Jessie Christensen

  • Emilia Andrus

  • Andrew Oblad

  • Emily Jacobsen

  • Brooklyn Carter

  • Sandy Wilkie

Keep reading!!!!!


Emilee Chestnut

Ms.Magnusson Spotlight

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:37

Today I talked to Mrs.Magnusson and here is what I got I asked her “what do you like about art?”Mrs.magnusson answered with “I like that it is a way to creatively express yourself, I also like all the problem-solving and that is required to plan out a piece of artwork.” The next question was “ what’s your favorite thing to teach in art?” Mrs.Magnusson answered “I really like to paint, so I enjoy teaching anything with color.

Hayley Mercer

Intramural Fitness: A Great Way to Have Fun and Get in Shape

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:24

Your muscles are burning.  You feel sweat run down your face.  Adrenaline rushes through your body.  Your friends joke around while they wait to use a machine.  You are at Intramural Fitness.  

Held every day after school in February, Intramural Fitness is a great after-school activity offered at Salem Jr. High.  It only goes until 4:00, so there is still plenty of time to get things done afterwards.    

Tyler Caldwell

Batman vs. Spiderman: Who would win?

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:11


I decided to write an article about what Superhero out of Spiderman and Batman was better. So I went around the school and I asked 2 seventh graders, which superhero was better? I keeped it even and asked one girl and one boy. The boy said Batman because he has a dope car. and he is actually strong and doesn’t use fake powers to win fight he just uses muscles. The girl said Batman too because she thinks that he is hot and really strong and would keep you safe if he had to.

Kolton Christensen

New Front Office Secretary at Salem Junior

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 15:45

As many people may know, our office has been switching around jobs and positions. Mrs. Cook, the finance secretary, took a leave of absence for an LDS mission. Christine Beardall took over the finance office, and Mrs. Lundell replaced Mrs. Beardall as the attendance secretary. The new secretary that replaced Mrs. Lundell in her old job started last week, and name is Heather Obray. 

Shaylee Obray

Should I Try Welding? (Opinion)

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 14:24

Welding is when you get two metal plates, rods, pipes, ETC, together using an electric current. I recently tried welding, and I was surprised. Welding seems like a dangerous job, with the electricity, blinding light, and extreme heat. But honestly, it’s not that bad. If you wear a lab coat, leather gloves, and a special mask, you will be perfectly fine. The lab coat prevents the hot sparks from burning holes in your clothes.

Collin Gale

Don't get mixed up in drugs- Opinion

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:14

We have all seen commercials about drugs, smoking and alcohol.  And about effects they has on adults but that stuff usually goes over your head. That’s how we get so many addicted teens. Over the past few years more and more teens are influenced by drugs, smoking and alcohol. If you hear not to smoke or do drugs and alcohol from adults, since you here that a lot then it usually doesn’t impact you. But what if you heard it from your own peers, or how about a best friend maybe even a family member? It gets a little more serious now huh?

Myleigh Anderson