Issue 9 Study hard, play hard
Cover art by Saraf Anjum
Eugene School District 4j, South Eugene High School, and your Axe Magazine online would like to acknowledge that our institution sits on the homelands of the Kalapuya people.
In the Treaties of 1851 and 1854-1855, and the subsequent forced removals of many Indian people from western Oregon, some of the Kalapuya were moved to the Grand Ronde Reservation and some were moved to the Siletz Reservation. It is important to note that all of Lane County was an important trading and gathering area for camas and other resources.
During the Restoration Era, from 1977-1989, Lane County was designated at the Service Area for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Coquille Indian Tribe, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.
Eugene 4J District and South wish to acknowledge that descendants of the original and Service Area inhabitants of this land are still here today. They are thriving members of our schools and our communities. Countless members of other Tribes now also call our community and schools their home.
We wish to thank those original stewards of this land. We as outsiders on this land wish to remember that we need to take good care of this land and take good care of all members of our school district and community. Thank you for joining us.
Land acknowledgement courtesy of Brenda Brainard.
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New YMCA Location
The Eugene YMCA is one step closer to their new building with the final purchase from Eugene 4j School District on March 2nd. All of the purchases total $2.85 million, over the course of the last six years.Their new building will be located on the former Roosevelt Middle School site. The land purchase is one of the last steps before groundbreaking, which is scheduled to begin in July and have a projected completion in December of 2023. The YMCA still needs $5 million in fundraising before July groundbreaking. The new Y promises an expanded health and wellness services, child care services, and an expanded Aquatics Center. Read more about the new Y at: https://www.eugeneymca.org/news-updates/eugene-family-ymca-makes-final-land-payment-new-y-property. – By Naomi Saenger
Arts and features
New School Board Positions
By Natasha Dracobly
Art by Saraf Anjum
AP Test Resources
By Saraf Anjum
AP tests are right around the corner. Here are some resources to help you succeed!