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Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion, Showcase

As another year at La Salle comes to an end and students (as well as teachers) become anxious for summer to commence, many of us are beginning to ponder our summer plans... what we will do, where we will go, and who we will see. But what many of us are not considering, unfortunately, is something we ...

Provisional License Laws Frustrate Teenagers but Save Lives

Provisional License Laws Frustrate Teenagers but Save Lives

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The thrill of getting your license is a feeling no one forgets. You finally have the freedom to go where you want, when you want and with who you want, and imagine yourself cruising around with friends and staying out late. Until you realize you won’t be able to do these things for at least 6 months. The...

What No One Told Me About High School

What No One Told Me About High School

Kiley Russell, Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When going into high school, parents and upperclassmen tell you to be wary of the stresses of academics and extracurriculars; but what they don’t tell you is how to handle the overwhelming amount of gossip, drama, and social anxiety that high school can produce. Throughout four years of high school it is h...

Texting and Driving: The Temptation That Isn’t Worth It

Texting and Driving: The Temptation That Isn’t Worth It

Reilly Nesen, Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Picture this: you walk out of 6th period on Friday excited for the weekend, and as you’re walking to your car chatting with friends, someone asks if you want to hang out later; you say yes and they say they will text you. Once you get to your car, you wait for the text and start driving home and once...

Selecting Only Male Valedictorians Misrepresents Class of 2017

Selecting Only Male Valedictorians Misrepresents Class of 2017

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As the school year comes to a close, the class of 2017 valedictorians have been announced: William Adriance, Dave Bryan, Greg Bryan, Joseph Kreitzberg, Jonah Lyon, Kevin Nguyen, and Christian Reyes. These seven intelligent and deserving students have worked extremely hard throughout all four of their y...

Why Breathalyzer Testing is Needed at School Dances

Why Breathalyzer Testing is Needed at School Dances

Taylor Foster, Assistant Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With AP tests occupying the minds of many upperclassmen these past two weeks, prom this Saturday has been able to sneak up quickly and, with the reminder in Falcon Formation today, many students are wondering how La Salle’s relatively new addition of breathalyzer testing at dances will affect their...

Choosing a College: How to Pick the Right School for You

Choosing a College: How to Pick the Right School for You

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

After applying to multiple colleges, I thought the worst was over. Little did I know, deciding what to do with the next four years of my life would be just as stressful and confusing as applying. Now on the other side of this process, I can offer some reflections to juniors (and underclassmen) who are...

Peaceful Protest: It’s Possible

Peaceful Protest: It’s Possible

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Everyone has heard the horror stories, and some have experienced them: smashed windows, yelling, chaotic streets. It seems like peaceful protests are becoming more and more like uncontrolled riots, and it can be both scary and frustrating. This is a time of controversy in our country and around the w...

Why We Shouldn’t be Allowed to Burn the American Flag

Why We Shouldn’t be Allowed to Burn the American Flag

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The American Flag, which signifies purity, innocence, hardiness, valor, perseverance and justice, has been mistreated for many years now. At Ronald Reagan’s Republican National Convention in Dallas of 1984, Gary Lee Johnson was arrested for burning the American flag under the Texas flag desecration...

Why President Trump Hasn’t Failed Us Yet

Why President Trump Hasn’t Failed Us Yet

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In many ways, Americans have had a history of being blind to the issues around us. We’ve been blind to the division happening in our country, a division dating back long before the 2016 election cycle. We’ve been blind to an increasingly ignored working class and to a declining middle class, oblivious to the anger looming from both sides of the political spectrum.   We’ve been blind to our absurdly comp...

Cub Scout Movement Takes on Nation

Cub Scout Movement Takes on Nation

Emrie Good, Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Starting from the bottom as a Daisy, and then a Brownie, and then a Girl Scout — these all seemed normal to me. All of my friends were in my Girl Scout troop, and I never would have understood at the time if a girl my age was rejected from joining just because she was transgender. The same experience would...

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Virginia Jacobs, Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Planned Parenthood has been a source of comfort, acceptance, and help for many women for a long period of time now. However, our new president - Donald Trump - has made multiple statements about cutting federal funding that goes towards Planned Parenthood. This has resulted in a wide range of opinio...

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