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The night will include activities such as mini golf, roulette, and poker.

Executive Council Plans a Night of “Viva Las Vegas” Fun for Seniors

Avery Rush, Assistant Editor May 5, 2021

Although COVID-19 has brought on several challenges and cancellations, many seniors can now look forward to an admired high school tradition.  On May 15, La Salle will host a prom-like event for seniors,...

The option of taking AP tests in person has returned this school year, after only digital exams were offered last year.

As In-Person AP Exams Are Reintroduced, Students and Staff Share Thoughts and Concerns

John Pham, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

After the pandemic put a halt to in-person AP exams last spring, both in-person and digital options are being offered this year, taking place later in the year in late May and early June. Administrators...

“I learned that feeling silenced is part of a lot of people's lives right now, especially LGBT students at our school,” junior Hannah Reddick said. “I felt there's times today where I still feel silenced, because of the way that teachers behave in class, or the beliefs of people around the school that go against my very existence.”

The Voices Behind a Day of Silence

Mary Loeb and Maya Smith April 28, 2021

On Friday, April 23, sophomore Chloe Beck navigated the hallways of La Salle, attended all three classes on their schedule, and gathered with friends for lunch as usual. But on this Friday, Beck did this...

Students wrote down their thoughts about next school year on post-it notes in the library after classes.

Students Voice Thoughts on Changes Implemented This School Year, and Their Hopes for Next Year

Olivia Galbraith, Editor April 28, 2021

Throughout this school year, La Salle students have adjusted to many changes involving class schedules, student life, and extracurriculars.  Among these changes are 9 a.m. start times, Wednesday...

A mural of George Floyd's face in downtown Portland, alongside the names of other Black Americans who died at the hands of police.

For La Salle Students, Derek Chauvin Verdict Is Seen as a Step Closer to Justice

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief April 21, 2021

Sophomore Allie Ball was in her last class of the day when she heard that the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd last May, had reached a verdict. Ball...

During lunches, students were required to sit at designated seats at tables, in a desk in a courtyard, or in a metal folding chair surrounded by red tape on the ground.

Students Enter Uncharted Territory As They Return to Campus With a Four-Day Schedule

Avery Rush and Dakota Canzano April 14, 2021

On Monday, April 12, roughly 80% of the student body filed into La Salle to begin the newly introduced four-day model. The switch has brought a mixture of emotions to students, with many of them feeling...

With the new four-day learning model, students will no longer attend school in cohorts — instead, the full student body can convene on campus starting on April 12.

Teachers and Administrators Share Feelings About Shift to Four Days Per Week of In-Person School

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief April 7, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, things are ever-changing. Safety guidelines, vaccine availability, and case counts are among the fluctuating factors that contribute to the unpredictability that has gripped...

Freshman Violet Sheehan said that sexism has

Teenage Girls Reflect on the Reality of Sexism and Gender Inequality

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief March 31, 2021

After Women’s History Month was designated a national celebration for the first time in 1987, March has since become a time to recognize and appreciate the contributions women have made in bending the...

Protests unfolded across the country in response to the Atlanta spa shootings, with many Americans demanding justice for the victims.

Students React to Atlanta Spa Shootings and Share Experiences With Anti-Asian Racism

Mary Loeb, Editor March 31, 2021

On March 16, a white gunman opened fire on three massage parlors in and around Atlanta, Georgia, killing eight people in total, seven of whom were women and six of whom were of Asian descent.  In the...

“My desire for education is that it allows students to find their strengths and their talents, and that it allows students to get to the next level in learning,

“The Classroom Is At the Heart of What We Do”: Ms. Alanna O’Brien Discusses Vision for La Salle as She Steps Into Principal Position

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief March 31, 2021

On Friday, March 19, before students shut off Zoom, departed from the classroom, and shifted their minds into spring break mode, La Salle announced that Ms. Alanna O’Brien, who has served as interim...

During one food drive this year, the La Salle community donated culturally-appropriate food to a community of migrant workers.

“You Can Help”: Amid Pandemic, Service Leaders Aim To Bring Volunteer Opportunities to the Community

Ryan Cechini, Staff Reporter March 17, 2021

When Director of Service Ms. Sarah Maher joined La Salle in the fall of 2019, she was looking forward to helping the La Salle community get their “hands dirty” and offering “as many opportunities...

Wesley was first diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was three years old.

In Second Year of Partnering With Sparrow Project, La Salle Helps Family Through a Time of Need

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief March 17, 2021

Wesley Culbreth was just an ordinary three-year-old who loved to play with stuffed dinosaur toys and anything having to do with Pokémon. While he still loves these things, in the years since, Wesley...

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