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As Climate Crisis Worsens, La Salle Curriculum Lags Behind

As Climate Crisis Worsens, La Salle Curriculum Lags Behind

Maddie Khaw, Assistant Editor

January 15, 2020

“Our future > your fortune,” read a sign held by junior Isa Sale at a climate change inaction protest in downtown Portland in September 2019. Sale’s sign was one among hundreds of others in the midst of the thousands of activists that day. Other signs said “no place like home” and “ma...

Vandalism in Boys Bathrooms Continues to Cause Maintenance Problems

Vandalism in Boys Bathrooms Continues to Cause Maintenance Problems

Addi Wedin, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

Recent acts of vandalism committed in several boys bathrooms at La Salle have been destroying parts of the restrooms, forcing staff members to go out of their way to repair them.  Several of the bathrooms are missing soap dispensers after they were ripped out, and all the dispensers in one of the bathr...

La Salle Strives to be “Better Together” In the Month of February

La Salle Strives to be “Better Together” In the Month of February

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

With a special assembly on Jan. 24, the school community will be moving closer to the official launch of the second annual “Better Together” student fundraiser. In the past, the yearly fundraiser has taken the form of apple sales and walk-a-thons, but this year, phone-a-thons, spirit points, a...

The Slump: How Annie Hoang Faces Depression Through Filmmaking

The Slump: How Annie Hoang Faces Depression Through Filmmaking

Dakota Canzano, Editor

January 8, 2020

The following article contains a short film with explicit content.  High school can be rough. There are many ups and downs that can occur between the start of freshman year and the end of senior year. Many students might find their high school experience becoming flooded with constant worries...

La Salle Students Attend Chaotic Danny Duncan Meet and Greet at CTC

La Salle Students Attend Chaotic Danny Duncan Meet and Greet at CTC

Isaac Brown, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

During the evening on Thursday, Dec. 12, Clackamas Town Center welcomed YouTube influencer Danny Duncan. Hundreds of teenage fans gathered in the mall, waiting hours for a chance to meet Duncan in person at Zumiez, causing chaos as onlookers did their holiday shopping. With over 3,000,000 subscriber...

The Headlines That Made the Decade

The Headlines That Made the Decade

Maddie Khaw, Assistant Editor

December 18, 2019

With 2019 drawing to its conclusion, we’ve come to the end of another decade. It was an era defined by pop cultural trends like the ice bucket challenge, Pokémon Go, and fidget spinners. We’ve made it through the 2016 clown sightings, the “what color is the dress?” disputes, and the entirety of 2012 w...

Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Impeachment Process — and How Students and Staff are Feeling

Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Impeachment Process — and How Students and Staff are Feeling

Maddie Khaw, Assistant Editor

December 18, 2019

Spurred by the now notorious whistleblower complaint filed in August and declassified in September, President Donald Trump’s impeachment process is now nearing its conclusion, with the House of Representatives officially voting today to impeach Mr. Trump, making him just the third president in hist...

Sugar Rush: A Close Look at Drinks in the Cafeteria

Sugar Rush: A Close Look at Drinks in the Cafeteria

Brooklyn Chillemi, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

While the drinks in our school cafeteria may seem harmless at first, students who get a drink from the cafeteria each day may end up consuming over three times the daily suggested sugar intake recommended by the American Heart Association. Children should be consuming about six teaspoons of sugar per day or less, but many of t...

Breaking the Stigma: Four Seniors Aim to Change the Conversation on Periods

Breaking the Stigma: Four Seniors Aim to Change the Conversation on Periods

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

Every person who menstruates has an embarrassing story, a time when they have started their period at an inconvenient time, like in the middle of class. You quickly reach into your backpack, dig through your papers and pens until you find a pad or tampon, quickly shove it up your sleeve, and then hur...

La Salle Community Celebrates 53rd Annual Yulefest

La Salle Community Celebrates 53rd Annual Yulefest

Carlie Weigel, Assistant Editor

December 11, 2019

On the first Saturday of December each year, La Salle hosts its longest standing tradition, Yulefest. This year, on Saturday, Dec. 7, the sold-out event took place, with 500 tickets purchased by members of the La Salle community. Yulefest began in 1966 when the school first opened, and was origin...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Roth Discovers His Passion for Teaching

Teacher Feature: Mr. Roth Discovers His Passion for Teaching

Hailey Reeves, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Science teacher Mr. Eric Roth has been teaching at La Salle the past four years, with his first year teaching being at Oregon City High School. During his time at La Salle, Mr. Roth has been described by his students and fellow staff members as fun, quirky, and unique. “Mr. Roth is a pretty unique ...

Students and Staff Explore Immigration Processes Firsthand on the Arizona Border Immersion

Students and Staff Explore Immigration Processes Firsthand on the Arizona Border Immersion

Ava Whalon, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

In the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 members of the La Salle community boarded a flight to Tucson, Arizona, which would serve as a window into the complex issue of border security and immigration across the U.S./Mexico border. They returned five days later, on Friday, Nov. 15. On the first fu...

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