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Student of the Week: Megan Lyver

Student of the Week: Megan Lyver

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Playing two sports while maintaining a 3.98 GPA may seem difficult, but with the help of teachers and family, Megan Lyver is able to do just that. Megan is a varsity soccer and softball player and excels as a student. She is currently taking Honors Algebra 2, Honors Chemistry, Honors Spanish III,...

La Salle Students React to President Trump

La Salle Students React to President Trump

Taylor Foster, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Video

Now that President Trump has finished his first week in office, there has been a lot of discussion about his political actions, and many people are wondering what the future of the country holds. To get a better idea of how the La Salle community is reacting to the new president, we asked a numbe...

New Environmental Club Means Big Changes for La Salle

New Environmental Club Means Big Changes for La Salle

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Student Life

You wander through the halls, keeping an eye out for your friends as you eat the donut holes that you bought at the beginning of break. They’re sweet and filling, and they’re gone too fast — you’re left with an empty paper boat, and the granulated sugar at the bottom is the only remnant of y...

Student of the Week: Makayla Vu

Student of the Week: Makayla Vu

Grace Felder, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Sophomore Makayla Vu has a busy schedule, but she has still been able to maintain an impressive 4.1 GPA. Between her three honors classes which include Honors Algebra II/ Trigonometry, Honors English II, and Honors Biology, she still has times for many extracurricular activities. The Falconer decide...

Junior Derek Wong Achieves Perfect PSAT Score

Junior Derek Wong Achieves Perfect PSAT Score

Zac Cross, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

Early on a crisp fall morning, over 3.6 million high school sophomores and junior sat down to take the PSAT/NMSQT test. Typically just over two hours, students use their math and writing skills to answer the rigorous questions. Remarkably, La Salle junior Derek Wong is one of about 100 of those 3.6...

“Wunderwaffle”: La Salle’s Unofficial Breakfast Club

“Wunderwaffle”: La Salle’s Unofficial Breakfast Club

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The library is closed. It’s a late start, and at 8:30 in the morning the only thing that you can think of to do is wander the halls, trying to find someone to have a conversation with. Then, you smell it: a sweet, warm scent that floats through the air, enticing you to follow it. You end up ou...

Senior Hayden Jones Looks Ahead to Musical Future

Senior Hayden Jones Looks Ahead to Musical Future

Virginia Jacobs, Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Senior Hayden Jones is most well known at La Salle for her talent in music. She has played in the talent show her freshman and sophomore year, has been a vital member of choir since her freshman year, has many videos on her YouTube channel, and performs paid gigs monthly. Hayden has 628 followers on her YouTube chann...

Student of the Week: Stella Tompkins

Student of the Week: Stella Tompkins

Emrie Good, Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Between hanging out with her friends and watching “lots of Netflix”, senior Stella Tompkins is focusing on her senior year schedule and preparing for next year, while maintaining her impressive academic performance. She’s accomplished a lot in the last three years of high school, coming into thi...

Humans of La Salle: Students Share Their Final Thoughts on 2016 Election

Humans of La Salle: Students Share Their Final Thoughts on 2016 Election

Shak Saidjanov and Ben Wease
November 4, 2016
Filed under Student Life

There is no question that this year was a turning point in American politics. Citizens’ views and opinions on the issues and the politicians debating those issues are rapidly changing; from the ultra conservatives of the far right to the progressive liberals of the far left, this election has perhaps...

Equality Alliance Celebrates Diversity of La Salle Student Body

Equality Alliance Celebrates Diversity of La Salle Student Body

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

This school year has brought with it a groundbreaking new group to La Salle: the Equality Alliance. According to Mr. Devine, this is “a broad, inclusive support group for students around issues of gender, sexuality, race, culture and religion.” The idea of the Equality Alliance came about last year when Mr. ...

Humans of La Salle: Hopes and Fears for the School Year

Humans of La Salle: Hopes and Fears for the School Year

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

Summer is always a welcome break, but the new school year has begun and brought new friends, fears, and hopes for 2016 and 2017. This edition of Humans of La Salle takes a look at how people enjoyed their summers and what they're looking forward to in school this year. Bryan Hunter, senior     ...

Humans of La Salle: Freshmen Share their Initial Thoughts

Humans of La Salle: Freshmen Share their Initial Thoughts

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Humans of La Salle, Showcase, Student Life

Freshman year is an unforgettably scary experience. Making friends, hard classes, and new teachers are just a few typical concerns of freshmen. No matter where students came from, life in high school is way different from life in middle school. After about a week of school being in session, eight freshme...

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