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The Importance of Medical Freedom

The Importance of Medical Freedom

Oesa Snee, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Vaccines, whether you get them or not, are a huge part of American life. Following the schedule from the CDC or just getting a flu shot every year, there are a lot of different kinds of vaccines. One major question associated with vaccines is whether it is fair to require all Americans to be vaccinated,...

The Apple Watch: Is it Worth it?

The Apple Watch: Is it Worth it?

Ian Basile, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Apple has recently come out with their newest invention: The Apple Watch. The Apple Watch is claimed to be Apple’s most personal item yet. With its interactive features and convenient location, Apple is hoping the Apple Watch is their new bestseller. But for $350? Is the Apple Watch truly wo...

Senioritis: How to Deal With It

Senioritis: How to Deal With It

Ian Basile, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

With spring break behind us and May on the way, the end of the school year is approaching very quickly. For many seniors here at La Salle this means that the season of Senioritis is upon us and thriving. Many seniors are already feeling the desperation to get out of high school and get on with their...

AP Classes Don’t Always Provide Concrete Benefits

AP Classes Don’t Always Provide Concrete Benefits

Clarice Beasley, Editor
April 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I can still remember the first time I filled out an application for an AP class my sophomore year. I was so proud of my essay, written on the glass ceiling for women in America, that I had spent so much time and effort on perfecting. When forecasting rolled around, I realized I was fortunate enough...

Open Campus Lunch Could Open the Door for La Salle Students

Open Campus Lunch Could Open the Door for La Salle Students

Delaney Miller, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

La Salle is surrounded by countless popular food chains. Located right next to Clackamas Town Center, our school is in the perfect location when it comes to getting a bite to eat. Panda Express, Chipotle, Panera, Noodles and Co., McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, and many other restaurants are less than 2 minutes...

Google vs. San Francisco

Google vs. San Francisco

Alex Bridgeman, Editor
March 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Founded in 1998, Google quickly became the most popular internet search engine with one of the simplest looking websites on the market. It was so simple that, early on, people would leave the site because they didn’t think it had fully loaded yet. There are no ads, distractions, or anything unnecessary...

Opinion: Tragedy Prompts Us to Reflect

Opinion: Tragedy Prompts Us to Reflect

Veronica Horton, Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Just this past weekend, two tragic accidents took place both Friday and Saturday. Oregon City senior, Maddy West, driving a Saturn, was killed in a head-on collision with a Hummer H3 on South Redland Road on Friday night, around 6pm. The next day, two West Linn students, juniors Cooper Hill and...

Opinion: American Sniper Shows the Effects of War on Soldiers

Opinion: American Sniper Shows the Effects of War on Soldiers

Veronica Horton, Editor
February 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This movie and article is for mature audience, and also includes spoilers from the movie and Chris Kyle’s story. Directed by Clint Eastwood, American Sniper has generated a tremendously strong response—both positive and negative—and has sparked conflicting opinions on the real meaning of this...

The Hidden Cost of Free Community College

The Hidden Cost of Free Community College

Alex Bridgeman, Editor
February 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, he presented a plan to offer free community college tuition for two years to “those who want to work for it.” In order for students to qualify, they must have a 2.5 GPA (average of 80%), work towards a major, and study half time or more....

Kardashians Signal Downfall of This Generation

Kardashians Signal Downfall of This Generation

Clarice Beasley, Editor
February 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Before I go on to say the Kardashians themselves are the downfall of this generation, let me first say that the Kardashians do possess a very coveted quality-- they have fiscal success. The Kardashians are effective entrepreneurs-- from clothing and shoe lines, perfume scents, makeup products, TV s...

iPads: A Student’s View

iPads: A Student’s View

Hannah Markowski, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As all students and parents know, students and staff have in their possession an iPad, which in many classes, replaces most of their school supplies and textbooks. When I first heard that we were transitioning to iPads, I questioned the logic of this. All of the pros I could think of were outweighed...

CIA Torture Is Shameful

CIA Torture Is Shameful

Gabi Simmons, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The torture that is taking place in Afghanistan is unnecessary. According to a recently released CIA report, the CIA is participating in many torturous actions on men who are accused of being terrorists. They are not even sure these men have participated or know of any illegal terrorist actions. It has...

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