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The Sound and the Fury: How Music Streaming Has Dismantled the Industry

The Sound and the Fury: How Music Streaming Has Dismantled the Industry

Shak Saidjanov, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

On October 1st, 1982, Billy Joel’s 52nd Street became the first musical album available to the public on Compact Disc. Previously only accessible on vinyl, this album helped to bring about the paradigm shift known as the CD, a technology that became the backbone of the music industry from there on ...

Harambee: No Other Option

Harambee: No Other Option

Virginia Jacobs, Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

On Monday, a four year old boy fell into an endangered western lowland gorilla's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. To protect the young boy the gorilla, Harambee, was shot shortly after the four year old fell into the enclosure which is causing people's emotions to run wild. In a video shared thro...

Junior Year: The Most Challenging Year of School So Far

Junior Year: The Most Challenging Year of School So Far

Maddie Pfeifer, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The common myth surrounding junior year is that it is the hardest year—well, in my experience, that statement is pretty accurate. As I am wrapping up my own junior year, I can honestly say that this year has been the most challenging year of school to date. I started out this school year with a...

On the Death of Paper

On the Death of Paper

Jason Waters, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Time and time again, we have seen technology replace older, obsolete tools. We have traded sticks for plows and horses for cars. And here, at La Salle, as well as in thousands of schools across the country, we see iPads replacing books and paper. iPads seem to offer many advantages: they are lighter,...

The Right to Pee in Peace

The Right to Pee in Peace

Willa Jutzi, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ve probably heard something about the debate regarding transgender people and public restrooms. For those who don’t know, this bathroom debate essentially boils down to whether transgender people should be able to use th...

My First Two Years at La Salle: Not What I Expected

My First Two Years at La Salle: Not What I Expected

Ashtin Gohman, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Before I began my journey here at La Salle, I believed that the path I had built for myself and my future was perfect and theoretically flawless; I was convinced that nothing could drag it down. I thought that I had life figured out and that, with high school quickly speeding my way, I could be suc...

Why You Should Care About the Panama Papers

Why You Should Care About the Panama Papers

Patrick Dooris, Student Reporter
May 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In early April, the greatest corporate data breach in history, dubbed the Panama Papers, made headlines for containing over 11 million documents detailing various ways in which prominent people in power are legally avoiding paying large sums of tax money. The implications of this affect anyone living...

Technology Takes Away from Human Interaction

Technology Takes Away from Human Interaction

Tori Rohlfing, Staff Reporter
May 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Take a minute to think about when the last time you pulled out your phone to ask Siri a question, look up an answer you couldn’t remember, send a text, take a picture or check your social media. For most of us, it probably wasn’t that long ago. Growing up, many of us, belonging to the so called...

How to Have A Balanced and Fun Weekend

How to Have A Balanced and Fun Weekend

Emma Herder, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Many of us can not wait for it to be summer. We wait the entire week just for the weekend, for freedom to go anywhere and everywhere. However, once the weekend approaches, it seems to end minutes later. Quickly, I find myself stressing over school once again. However, I check my phone to find many of...

5 Tips for the College Application Process

5 Tips for the College Application Process

Payton Thompson, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

For rising seniors who do not plan ahead, the added workload of the college application process will plague the finish line of high school with tedious essay revisions, and countless common app questions. Having just gone through the process myself, and having learned through trial and error, I offe...

The Race to the Top That Kicked Voters to the Bottom

The Race to the Top That Kicked Voters to the Bottom

Sophia Wells, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Con man. Tough guy. Embarrassment. Lightweight. Words such as these are far more likely to be heard in the political arena this year than, imagine this, words of policy. In what has become a disgraceful election, this year’s race made a mockery of the bid for the Republican Nomination. Instead ...

Donald Trump: Campaigning at the Next Level

Donald Trump: Campaigning at the Next Level

Patrick Dooris, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Regardless of how you feel about Donald Trump, the controversial and unorthodox blonde haired tycoon whose campaign has evolved from what once many considered a joke bid for the seat of the presidency into the leading Republican candidate, odds are you know exactly who he is, and that is no accident. It...

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