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Educator of the Year Mr. Tom McLaughlin Discovers His Purpose in Life at La Salle

“I feel like I can be myself and that I'm welcome."
November 18, 2020

After years of wrestling with his own dignity, feeling unwanted, and craving the discovery of his purpose in life, religious studies teacher Mr. Tom McLaughlin encountered La Salle — a place where he...

Ms. Kathleen Coughran Seeks to Support Teachers and Create Avenues for Student Success As New Vice Principal of Academics

November 18, 2020

Being an educator runs in the family for Ms. Kathleen Coughran. Ms. Coughran, the new Vice Principal of Academics at La Salle, is one of four siblings who all work in education. She is entering her...

Una Familia De Fuerte: Unidos En Poder Club Celebrates Their Culture

This year for Día de Los Muertos, the Unidos en Poder Club put up an altar at the front of the school.
November 11, 2020

Four years ago, the Unidos en Poder Club at La Salle was brought to life by former students Emily Harding and Tino Bojorquez-Quintero. Today, the club continues to provide a sense of community to those...

The Blanchet House Withstands Challenges Presented by COVID-19

“At any given day, we’re taking in, you know, excess fresh food and turning it into delicious hot meals and giving it to people who need it,
November 11, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in more than a million deaths worldwide, over 20 million Americans left jobless, and has plunged 8 million Americans into poverty. For the homeless and other struggling...

“Chaos Seems to Be the New Norm”: Students and Staff React to an Inconclusive Election Day As Voters Anticipate Final Results

November 4, 2020

An unconventional year has brought with it an unconventional presidential election, as Americans still await voting results in several critical states, crossing fingers, biting nails, and scanning news...

“Artists Aiding Artists”: Three Juniors Organize a Showcase to Support Homeless Youth

On Oct. 28, La Salle students released an online showcase featuring a variety of artwork and performances.
November 4, 2020

Despite the challenges that the coronavirus has presented, juniors Emma Olson, Brooklyn Chillemi, and Hannah Reddick decided to put on an online showcase for performers, musicians, and artists who wanted...

COVID-19 Prompts the Community to Navigate Major Changes to Athletics

“One great thing that we've seen from a lot of our kids and a lot of our coaches in our community is just a tolerance — a level of acceptance of just the new conditions,
“Everything in this pandemic is in pencil as we go forward.”
October 28, 2020

After several athletic seasons were cut short and others completely cancelled last school year, the rampant coronavirus prevailed, and with sports now underway again, those involved in the athletic community...

Seniors Otso Barron and Timothy Crimmins Named National Merit Semifinalists, Scoring in the Top One Percent of Junior PSAT Takers

Out of approximately 1.5 million juniors who take the PSAT every year, roughly 16,000 students are recognized for their outstanding scores.
October 28, 2020

When entering high school, you are greeted with new friends, new classes, new experiences, new obstacles, and new challenges. For some students, one of those challenges can be entering the world of standardized...

Hope, Dread, Worry, Engagement: Students and Staff Weigh In on the Election

As early voting surges throughout the country, students and staff share their thoughts on this year's presidential election.
October 28, 2020

While the majority of the student body is not of voting age, La Salle students from freshmen to seniors have been thinking, talking, listening, and reading about the upcoming presidential election and...

Fearing for the Future of the Planet, La Salle Students Take Action on Climate Change, Calling for Systemic Changes from Leaders

Deciding whether to drive or take public transportation is a choice many people face on a daily basis that can have significant environmental impacts.
October 21, 2020

Around the globe, youth have spearheaded the movement for climate change action, driven by increasing frustration with a lack of action from leaders and compelled by the fear that their generation may...

Fall Immersion Experiences Go Virtual This Year, Continuing the Trend of A Digital World

“I still think that there will definitely be a lesson, a change of heart,
October 14, 2020

The excitement that arises as students wake up early with tired eyes, piling onto buses, and heading off to become immersed in a one-of-a-kind experience is momentous. For a lot of students, attending...

New Director of Equity and Inclusion Ms. Kiah Johnson Mounsey Hopes to Normalize Conversations About Race and Identity, Puts Emphasis on the “Sanctity of Human Life”

“I think that our country would be in a very different place if conversations around race and identity were normalized from a very young age,” Ms. Mounsey said.
October 7, 2020

Ms. Kiah Johnson Mounsey, who graduated from La Salle in 1999 and who was recently hired for the brand new Director of Equity and Inclusion position, didn’t talk about race much when she was younger.  No...

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