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Why I Mostly Like the New Schedule

Why I Mostly Like the New Schedule

Amanda Stewart, Editor
September 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Having gone to school here since my freshman year, it feels like I was just finally getting used to the schedule that was so different from the one I was familiar with in grade school. It took me three years to finally know the schedule here at La Salle by heart, and then seemingly out of nowhere it...

Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock Reveals a Bigger Issue

Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock Reveals a Bigger Issue

Virginia Jacobs, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Those who watch the news know that 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim freshman in a Tennessee high school, was recently accused by school officials of making a bomb for his school project. In reality, this project was not a bomb, but instead a homemade clock. Ahmed's case illustrates the serious ...

Why Outdoor School Should Be a Part of Every High Schooler’s Experience

Why Outdoor School Should Be a Part of Every High Schooler’s Experience

Christian Krantz, Occasional Contributer
September 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

If you were at the fall sports assembly last week, then you might have seen me strip by myself in front of the entire school and dance with Silas Warner to “Livin’ on a Prayer,” something I would never have done before sophomore year even if I was paid to. I credit this mostly to my three weeks t...

Why I Can’t Wait For Self-Driving Cars

Why I Can’t Wait For Self-Driving Cars

Alex Bridgeman, Editor
June 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The near future of driving is not going to include flying cars or even hover cars. The future is in automation which Google, Apple, and others are trying to bring to the streets. Google's latest self-driving car project has been remarkably successful and has resulted in only one accident: getting rear-ended...

Death Penalty: Is It Worth It?

Death Penalty: Is It Worth It?

Nicholas Boeh, Staff Reporter
June 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

There have been many instances in which the death penalty has been considered and used. The death penalty is used mainly for the crime of murder. It tends to be used in a discriminatory way  against the poor, minorities, and people of different ethnic backgrounds. My personal belief is that the death...

How to Have a Successful Junior Year

How to Have a Successful Junior Year

Amanda Stewart, Staff Reporter
June 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

For freshmen and sophomores, thinking about junior year is scary. Seniors are relieved as they look back at junior year and juniors struggle to maintain a balanced year with sports, friends and school work. But in all honesty, if you are able to stay on top of things and manage your time well then junior...

Support for Caitlyn Highlights Bigger Issue

Support for Caitlyn Highlights Bigger Issue

Clarice Beasley, Editor
June 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Logging onto Twitter on Monday, I couldn’t help but notice everybody’s mention of the same unfamiliar name: Caitlyn. Wondering who this mysterious person was, I then ran across the week’s Vanity Fair cover page: A flawless photo of a woman with the caption, “Call me Caitlyn”. It took a few...

Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge: Worth the Risk?

Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge: Worth the Risk?

Regan Russell, Staff Reporter
May 22, 2015
Filed under Opinion

For several months now, a new fad has swept over the internet called the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge. Videos of this challenge have taken over YouTube and Vine, and pictures of the trials have been posted across the internet. The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge is an attempt for people to try to replicate...

Ask The Editors: 3rd Edition

Ask The Editors: 3rd Edition

Clarice Beasley, Alex Bridgeman, and Veronica Horton
May 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Responses

In our third edition of Ask The Editors, we will discuss a controversial topic that each editor feels passionately about, and tips to stop procrastination. If you’d like to ask the editors a question, you can do so here: http://lasallefalconer.com/ask-the-editors/ Question #1 from anonymous: What is a controversy that you feel v...

Yes, #AllLivesMatter, But You’re Missing the Point

Yes, #AllLivesMatter, But You’re Missing the Point

Clarice Beasley, Editor
May 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It's more than likely that you’ve heard about at least a few protests over police brutality in the past year. Protests in Ferguson for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, or the Baltimore Riots for Freddie Gray are some of the most notable cases in 2014 and 2015. If not those, then perhaps Trayvon...

Technology Damaging Social Skills

Technology Damaging Social Skills

Amanda Stewart, Staff Reporter
May 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When was the last time you physically called a friend asking them to hang out? It’s probably been a while. On the contrary, when was the last time you shot them a text? Probably 5 minutes ago. Years ago, to contact a friend you would have to call them and ask their parents to put them on the line....

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Flop of the Century?

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Flop of the Century?

Alex Sherrill, Staff Reporter
May 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last Saturday, after six years of negotiations, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at last stepped into the ring. Hordes of boxing fans and celebrities piled into the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and millions more all over the world tuned into the fight on television. Everyone was expecting something worthy...

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