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The Nunes Memo: What You Need to Know and Why You Should Care

The Nunes Memo: What You Need to Know and Why You Should Care

Liam Rinehart, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018


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The Nunes Memo is a four page memorandum that has dominated several recent news cycles. But what is this memo about? And why is it such a big deal? To answer those questions, here's a brief recap of some of the key details involved in this complex story. The Nunes Memo was created by Devin Nunes,...

Coffee Shop Coming to La Salle, Along with Many Other Projects, Thanks to Dare to Dream

Coffee Shop Coming to La Salle, Along with Many Other Projects, Thanks to Dare to Dream

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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It’s an early morning and you tiredly stumble through the front doors of La Salle. The next thing you know, you find yourself waiting in line for a cup of coffee from the student-run coffee shop. As far-fetched as this sounds, it will soon be a reality. La Salle’s plans to open a coffee ...

World at a Glance: Korean Peninsula’s Agreement, Stricter Marijuana Laws, and Bitcoin

World at a Glance: Korean Peninsula’s Agreement, Stricter Marijuana Laws, and Bitcoin

Natalie Sherrill, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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This is a quick look at events that have happened since the new year. North Korea and South Korea discuss military relations and Winter Olympics October 31, 2017 was the official deadline to accept the spot in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un announced on New Year’s ...

New Creator Space Provides Place for Students to Design and Innovate

New Creator Space Provides Place for Students to Design and Innovate

Kierra Young, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2018


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Connecting education to the future has always been a hot topic. As technology becomes more prevalent in schools, it offers new, exciting ways to teach and to learn. One of these is the La Salle Creator Space, which launched near the start of this school year. Officially known as the Innovati...

Second Phase of Campus Development Bringing $750,000 of Renovations to La Salle

Second Phase of Campus Development Bringing $750,000 of Renovations to La Salle

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2017


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La Salle has embarked on a $750,000 renovation plan, known as Phase 2 of the Campus Development Plan, that will bring tons of new improvements to campus, hopefully by the end of the summer of 2018. Recent improvements that have already been completed and that are part of this plan have been the new Innovation...

Christmas at La Salle, Through the Eyes of Mr. Hortsch and Mr. Kuffner

Christmas at La Salle, Through the Eyes of Mr. Hortsch and Mr. Kuffner

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

December 13, 2017


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To get a sense of what Christmas at La Salle means to them, we asked Mr. Hortsch and Mr. Kuffner to share their thoughts on this special time of year. What does the Christmas season mean to you? Let us know in the comments below.

Working to Reduce Red Dots, La Salle Begins Schoolwide Training for Bystander Intervention

Working to Reduce Red Dots, La Salle Begins Schoolwide Training for Bystander Intervention

Kierra Young, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017


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Sexual harassment, bullying, stalking: these acts of violence or intimidation occur every day in high schools and colleges around the U.S. So many situations like these take place because no one is willing to say anything, and people are often hurt because others can’t or won’t step in. To try to...

A Look At La Salle’s Clubs

A Look At La Salle’s Clubs

Michaela Carter, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017


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In addition to all the clubs that have already been instituted at La Salle in the previous years, many more were created this year. Each club allows students to share their interests and hobbies with their fellow peers and teachers, and all of these clubs give the La Salle community the opportunity to...

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...

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