On Saturday night, demonstrators in Salem came out in large crowds to protest the killing of George Floyd. Initially, the gather was peaceful with organizer, Melvin Smith simply calling on demonstrators to block the street in front of the capitol building. As more individuals joined
On Friday, mourners gathered at Oregon’s capitol building for a prayer vigil concerning the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an African-American man, died in custody when Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on his neck for over 8 minutes. Floyd’s death came on the
For a second time, protestors rallied at the Oregon state capitol building to protest the state’s Stay Home Save Lives initiative. Among those present were Oregon nurses and healthcare workers. Many simply showed up to more broadly protest against Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Others used
The grocery grant, which made a limited amount of $50 grocery gift cards available to students, was designed to meet the urgent student need for food assistance. Many students face food insecurity, said Garcia Perez who also oversees Chemeketa’s food pantry. That means when the food pantry was shut down as a social distancing measure on March 20, many students were left without support for groceries.
Even after the coronavirus officially canceled the spring season on March 17, David Abderhalden, the assistant athletic director, is not worried about sports. Coaches are encouraged to send their athletes workouts they can do from home, but “that movement has less to do with preparing