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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...

World at a Glance: What You Need to Know About North Korea

World at a Glance: What You Need to Know About North Korea

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2017


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North Korea has been a huge political issue for the United States that dates all the way back to the Korean War when the United States backed South Korea. Both the United States and North Korea have their reasons why they don’t like each other, and recently this issue has becoming more and more tens...

Massive Earthquake Threat Prompts La Salle to Prepare

Massive Earthquake Threat Prompts La Salle to Prepare

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2017


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It’s hard to ignore the fact that there’s a one in five chance that a devastating 8.0 magnitude earthquake will shake the Pacific Northwest in the next 50 years (to learn more, read our previous article about this threat). One of the most important ways to prepare for an earthquake is to create an earthquake preparedness kit, while also making sure th...

The Truth About Our WiFi Revealed: What the Profile Means for Privacy

The Truth About Our WiFi Revealed: What the Profile Means for Privacy

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

April 26, 2017


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As I recently sat down with Mr. Heineck, our Director of Technology, in his high-tech library office while he showed me the basics of the school WiFi operations, we briefly came across an iPad named “Christine” on the database. “Christine” had nearly 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of WiFi usage as m...

The Big One: What You Need to Know About the Impending Earthquake That Will Rock the Northwest

The Big One: What You Need to Know About the Impending Earthquake That Will Rock the Northwest

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2017


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You’re sitting in algebra, trying to write down equations before they’re erased, attempting to wrap your head around numbers and symbols as the clock ticks closer and closer to 11:15 - seven more minutes until freedom. The teacher is writing out whatever concept needs to be explained, but you’re j...

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