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This year’s valedictorians are Otso Barron, Paige Martin, and David Jensen, and the salutatorians are Nathan Henry, Sam Luft, Ryan Rosumny, and Ben Scott-Lewis.

La Salle’s 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorians: Seven Seniors Reflect on High School and Look to the Future

As an academic year unlike any of its predecessors draws to a close, seven La Salle students have been named valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2021.  Despite the abnormality of this...

BSU and World Religions Students will host a prayer service on Thursday, May 27 to pray for people of color who were killed at the hands of police in 2020.

BSU and World Religions Students Host Prayer Service to Memorialize Victims of Police Brutality

Mallory Middendorff, Editor May 26, 2021

After months of planning, a prayer service will take place in the academic courtyard to remember and pray for men and women who were killed at the hands of police in 2020. The Cross Project prayer service...

Opening night took place on Friday, May 21, and closing night will be Sunday, May 30.

La Salle Theater Returns To Live Performances With Spring Musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter May 26, 2021

In the last production of the year, the drama department is putting on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Unlike the rest of the productions this year, this musical has a live audience. “The...

Senior Danny Nguyen is a co-president of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Club at La Salle.

Celebrating Triumphs and Recognizing History: What Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Means to La Salle Students

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief May 19, 2021

Many kids want to grow up to pursue a variety of unequivocally “cool” jobs, such as doctors, veterinarians, or astronauts. Young children often have large-scale aspirations, with the sentence “When...

Director of Faith Mr. Gary Hortsch Completes His Doctorate Degree, Gaining Valuable Insights on Religious Education

Mary Loeb, Editor May 12, 2021

Like most La Salle students, religion teacher and Director of Faith Mr. Gary Hortsch sat through four years of religious studies classes from 9th to 12th grade, listening to his teachers at Regis High...

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...

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