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La Salle Students Contemplate Next Year’s Rigorous Courses

La Salle Students Contemplate Next Year’s Rigorous Courses

Jordan Yeager, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Forecasting has now passed but much of the student body of La Salle is still debating the pros and cons of taking an Honors or AP course for the next school year. Honors and AP courses here at La Salle are full of challenging experiences, but entail new and valuable skills that will prepare students for ...

Quick Bites within a Quick Drive

Quick Bites within a Quick Drive

Emma Herder and Maddie Pfeifer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Although La Salle does not offer off campus lunches, many students take advantage of the nearby cafes before and after school. Close to 82nd and Sunnyside, there are plenty of coffee, sandwich, and other restaurants to visit. Some places are cheap and local, while others are quite the opposite. If you...

Students Look Forward to Exciting Plans Over Spring Break

Students Look Forward to Exciting Plans Over Spring Break

Virginia Jacobs, Caitlin Lee, and Olivia Kiesz
March 16, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Spring Break is only a few days away for La Salle. Students and staff members are looking forward to the week off to go on vacation or just to relax at home. Here is a look at some of the things that members of the La Salle community are planning to do this Spring Break: Tony Bulbes, freshman Tony is going to ...

What Students Need to Know in the Upcoming Election

What Students Need to Know in the Upcoming Election

Payton Thompson, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Oregon’s primary date is coming up on May 17th, and it's currently looking like the race for both the Democratic and Republican nominations might still be up in the air at that relatively late point in the primary season. With that date fast approaching, students need to know what the top candidates...

Harvard Model Congress Trip: A Fun and Memorable Experience

Harvard Model Congress Trip: A Fun and Memorable Experience

Virginia Jacobs, Ediror
March 2, 2016
Filed under Student Life

On February 16th, twenty-three students and I went to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in Harvard Model Congress, a United States government simulation run solely by Harvard students. The trip consisted of two days of touring the historical city of Boston followed by four days of almost constant...

Junior Year Service Project Impacts More Than Those Expected

Junior Year Service Project Impacts More Than Those Expected

Emma Herder, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Unlike service projects in the past, the junior year service project pertains to juniors’ religion class, calling for ten hours of poverty-related service. Once this service is completed, a small presentation is required, allowing fellow students to see their classmates’s hard work. This work...

10 Things to Know About Mrs. Nitschke

10 Things to Know About Mrs. Nitschke

Ashtin Gohman, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Over the three years that Mrs. Nitschke has been here at La Salle, she has quickly become become a favorite of many of her students, who say that her time, dedication, and patience give them the relaxing and understanding atmosphere needed to succeed in a college prep environment. Nicole Khoury, a...

Student of the Week: Kalina Rivera

Student of the Week: Kalina Rivera

Colby Jansen, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2016
Filed under Student Life

 As part of our Student of the Week feature, one student is profiled for their outstanding academic achievements and involvement at La Salle. With only half of her senior year left, Kalina Rivera has maintained an impressive 4.0 GPA all throughout high school. In addition to her regular classes, Kalin...

Students React to Recent Twitter Changes

Students React to Recent Twitter Changes

Tori Rohlfing, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Most teens with social media know that Twitter is one of the most used and downloaded apps. With its status as one of the dominant social networks today, including of a total of 320 million users, Twitter continues to become even more popular because of its use by companies, celebrities, and anyo...

Sophomore Andy Krueger Balances School and Triathlons

Sophomore Andy Krueger Balances School and Triathlons

Jason Waters, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Although Andy Krueger is only a sophomore, he has already proven himself as one of the most hardworking people at La Salle through his grades and athletic abilities. Four sports, 25 hours of triathlon training a week, and then schoolwork are all challenges that he juggles as a triathlete. His dedication to the swim...

Humans of La Salle: Thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Election

Humans of La Salle: Thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Election

Bentina Kouadio, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2016
Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

With the 2016 Presidential Election getting closer, the range of candidates can definitely bring many different opinions and discussion. For this edition of Humans of La Salle, we asked students about their own personal opinion on the presidential race so far. Sierra Grant, junior: "Bernie Sanders, ...

Student of the Week: Myriam Yao

Student of the Week: Myriam Yao

Evans Brackenbrough, Staff Reporter
January 11, 2016
Filed under Student Life

As the first semester comes to an end, the journey for seniors also nears completion and college applications become a priority; however, Myriam Yao has stayed focused on school and on her future. She currently has an impressive 4.42 GPA and has an extremely rigorous schedule. She is taking Morning...

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