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Students gathered in the gym for a welcome assembly, a series of different games, and to meet La Salle’s Sparrow Wesley.

Freshmen Come Together for a Class Retreat

Fia Cooper and Alec Willard-Herr March 3, 2021

On March 3, freshmen gathered on campus to participate in a class retreat. They were split into groups based on hybrid cohorts to participate at different times in order to maintain COVID-19 guidelines.  “The...

Mr. Andrew Yoshihara served in the position of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support since the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

In the Wake of Mr. Andrew Yoshihara’s Departure, Students and Staff Reflect on His Impact

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief February 24, 2021

In the pre-pandemic era, senior Joshly Huitzil-Interian always skipped out on the cafeteria during lunchtime. While groups of students flooded the lunchroom, grabbing seats at long wooden tables, filling...

Desks are spaced out to provide sufficient distancing between students.

With the Start of Hybrid Learning, Students Return to Campus

Ryan Cechini, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 17, the sophomores and seniors of the red cohort were reunited after navigating online learning for almost an entire year.  With the shift to a hybrid learning system, La Salle students...

Many staff members received their first shots of the coronavirus vaccine at the Oregon Convention Center vaccination site, and will return here for their second doses.

“A Step Towards Getting Back to Teaching”: La Salle Staff Receive First Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine

Mary Loeb, Editor February 17, 2021

As La Salle prepares to shift into hybrid learning beginning next week, the opportunity to receive the coronavirus vaccine has offered many teachers and staff members a sense of comfort. According to...

According to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers,

“It Feels Good that Hard Work Pays Off”: La Salle Artists Earn 92 Awards for Their Talents

Brooklyn Chillemi and Mary Loeb February 3, 2021

La Salle artists took home 92 awards in the Oregon Art Region’s 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing competition. With five Gold Keys, 47 Silver Keys, and 38 honorable mentions in the art category, “I...

With the help of Design Thinking teacher Ms. Carie Coleman, the Black Student Union is creating pins and posters to celebrate Black History Month.

Through Celebrating Black Excellence, Appreciating Diversity, and Practicing Empathy, BSU Leads School in Commemorating Black History Month

Carlie Weigel and Maddie Khaw February 3, 2021

Since 1976 when former President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month, February has been a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of Black Americans in politics, art, activism,...

Variants are caused by small copying errors called mutations in the genome of a virus. The C.D.C. is currently monitoring three variants that are spreading globally.

What You Need To Know About the Emerging Coronavirus Variants

Mary Loeb, Editor February 3, 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in the United States and Oregon case numbers averaging around 660 new infections each day, several variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have emerged in the United...

“Finals” Week: How Students and Teachers Are Feeling

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor January 20, 2021

Normally, the end of the semester is a time of chaos and cramming: students quizzing each other with flashcards and study guides during breaks, friends eating snacks and discussing how their previous final...

After almost a year of distance learning, teachers and students will soon be returning to on-campus instruction.

As La Salle Gets Ready to Return to Campus, Teachers Share Their Thoughts

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief January 20, 2021

Throughout the last year, educators have managed unprecedented challenges.  Having switched abruptly to online instruction last spring and continuing into the new school year, they have worked to adjust...

“Any community that’s made up of different people from different backgrounds and different life experiences is a stronger community,” said Ms. Mendez, counselor and co-director of the San Miguel Scholars program. “The students in the program make our community much stronger than we would be without them.”

San Miguel Scholars Program Nurtures “More Rich and Vibrant Community” at La Salle

Mary Loeb, Assistant Editor January 13, 2021

In the late 1600s, St. John Baptist de La Salle, an affluent priest living in Reims, France, abandoned his personal wealth and title to devote his life to educating others. At the time, education was a...

Before the shift to distance learning in March of 2020, posters about COVID-19 prevention were displayed around the school.

La Salle Announces Plan to Shift to Hybrid Learning Model

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief January 13, 2021

After a digital conclusion to the 2019-20 academic year and almost a whole semester of distance learning this school year, Interim Principal Ms. Alanna O’Brien and President Mr. Andrew Kuffner announced...

One participant in the mob paraded through the United States Capitol building while carrying the Confederate flag.

La Salle Community Reacts to Violent Invasion at the United States Capitol

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief January 6, 2021

As members of Congress gathered to count electoral votes and officially certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Wednesday, Jan. 6, a large and violent mob descended upon the grounds of the United...

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