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With Retirement Approaching, Mrs. Denise Jones, Educator of the Year, Leaves Lasting Legacy at La Salle

With Retirement Approaching, Mrs. Denise Jones, Educator of the Year, Leaves Lasting Legacy at La Salle

Katie Moreland and Kendal Shride

November 14, 2017


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“This year’s Lasallian Educator of the Year is… Mrs. Denise Jones.” When Mr. Kuffner made this announcement in early September, many students looked around confused. “Who’s that?”, some students said. Many students may not immediately recognize or even know who Mrs. Jones is. However,...

Sophomore Annie Hoang Wins National Contest, Publishes First Short Story

Sophomore Annie Hoang Wins National Contest, Publishes First Short Story

Kierra Young, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


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La Salle student Annie Hoang has an unusual claim to fame as a sophomore in high school: she is now a published author. Last summer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hosted their first Spark a Story writing competition, which Annie entered and won. The product of this national contest is a book compilation of 20 short story submissions from high schoolers all over the country. Her story, Of Metaphors, Monsters, and Wild Thoughts, tells the...

Mr. Weichold, La Salle’s Campus Safety Officer, Has Something To Tell You

Mr. Weichold, La Salle’s Campus Safety Officer, Has Something To Tell You

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

November 8, 2017


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"I had to put my hand on my gun and scream at him, 'don’t pull out your knife.'"

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The Gorge in Flames

The Gorge in Flames

Katherine Ripley, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


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As pretty much every Oregonian probably knows by now, on Saturday, September 2, 2017 a fire began in the Gorge, and as of October 1st it has burned 48,500 acres and is 46 percent contained and slowing significantly because of recent rains. The Oregon State Police believe the fire was started when a 15-yea...

La Salle Welcomes New Teachers and Staff for the 17-18 School Year

La Salle Welcomes New Teachers and Staff for the 17-18 School Year

Kendal Shride and Samantha Kar

September 20, 2017


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At the beginning of the new school year, La Salle welcomed many new teachers and staff members to be a part of the community. Here's a detailed look at our new faculty and staff, their background, and their position here at La Salle. Ms. Mickelson: Executive Assistant to the Principal As the new Execut...

New Changes Around La Salle Improve Campus, Benefiting Student Experience

New Changes Around La Salle Improve Campus, Benefiting Student Experience

Katie Moreland, Editor

September 20, 2017


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Walking through the halls the first few weeks of school, you might have noticed some new changes that have occurred around La Salle over the summer — some are easier to notice than others, but taken together, they represent a number of significant campus upgrades. “The primary motive behind all [these] capi...

La Salle Begins Shift Toward “Modern Learning”, Envisioning a Changed Classroom Experience for Students

La Salle Begins Shift Toward “Modern Learning”, Envisioning a Changed Classroom Experience for Students

Peyton Hedges, Assistant Editor

September 20, 2017


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Textbooks, lectures, notes, and tests seem to be the never ending cycle at school. However, as times have changed and technology keeps getting more and more advanced, many people believe that the typical methods of learning for students should be changing as well. One strong advocate for making these...

Teacher of the Week: Mr. Roulette

Teacher of the Week: Mr. Roulette

Taylor Foster, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


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La Salle's new art teacher, Mr. Gerald Roulette, is now finishing up his first year of teaching at La Salle. Although he is new to the school, he may have the most interesting background of any teacher in the building, given that he played in the National Football League before becoming a teacher. To...

Mr. Elliott, Set to Retire, Looks Back on His Time as Athletic Director

Mr. Elliott, Set to Retire, Looks Back on His Time as Athletic Director

Taylor Foster, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


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La Salle’s athletic director, Mr. Glenn Elliott, is now heading to retirement after several decades of working with student athletes. In this video, he reflects on his time at La Salle, and his career spent working with young adults.  

AP Calculus Students Launch Final Project: Bottle Rockets

AP Calculus Students Launch Final Project: Bottle Rockets

Taylor Foster, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


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After a long year of studying for the AP test, Mr. Swanson’s AB Calculus students have finally reached their final project: making bottle rockets. For the past several weeks, Mr. Swanson’s Calculus classes have been designing, building, and launching 2-liter bottle rockets in the soccer field behind...

La Salle’s Seven Valedictorians Reflect On Their High School Experience

La Salle’s Seven Valedictorians Reflect On Their High School Experience

Virginia Jacobs and Emrie Good

May 31, 2017


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The valedictorians of the Class of 2017 have made history, being only the second graduating class with seven recipients in La Salle’s 50-year existence: Dave Bryan, Greg Bryan, Joseph Kritzberg, Christian Reyes, William Adriance, Kevin Ngyuen and Jonah Lyon.  Combined with their challenging academics, l...

The Sun Will Disappear In August — Here’s What You Need to Know

The Sun Will Disappear In August — Here’s What You Need to Know

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

May 31, 2017


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This year, millions of people from all over the Northwest and United States will flood into Oregon, arriving in anticipation of just a few short minutes. Why? On August 21, at approximately 10:00 am, the rare astronomical phenomenon known as a solar eclipse will occur over the skies of the Northwest...

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