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Massive Earthquake Threat Prompts La Salle to Prepare

Massive Earthquake Threat Prompts La Salle to Prepare

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Mr. Oey: The Loyal Lasallian

Mr. Oey: The Loyal Lasallian

Kendal Shride, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

  Anyone who has had the privilege of being in one of in Mr. Oey’s math classes at La Salle understands and can attest to the fact that he lives up to the hype behind his name. For 24 years Mr. Oey has been teaching math at La Salle, and in that time, he has built up the reputation of be...

La Salle’s Spring Musical “Into the Woods” Opens This Friday

La Salle’s Spring Musical “Into the Woods” Opens This Friday

Taylor Foster, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment News, News

  La Salle's drama department will be stepping out on stage this Friday, April 21, at 7:00pm in the auditorium for opening night of this year’s spring musical, Into the Woods. Into the Woods follows the lives of a baker, his wife, and several other of the Grimm Brothers’ storybook cha...

Señora Kessler Shares Her Love for Spanish and Teaching

Señora Kessler Shares Her Love for Spanish and Teaching

Kiley Russell, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Known for her intense red hair, fun-loving personality, and unique style, Ms. Kessler has been a blessing for the students at La Salle. Many look up Ms. Kessler as a leader, a great teacher, and a provider of cough drops instead of gum. Ms. Kessler has been at La Salle since 2010, making this year her...

La Salle’s Speech and Debate Team Gets Excited as Seven Students Head to State

La Salle’s Speech and Debate Team Gets Excited as Seven Students Head to State

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under News

Following one of the most successful seasons yet, the speech and debate team is excited and ready to compete at the upcoming state competition at Western Oregon University. Freshman Grace Elkhal, juniors Sarah Ebner, Alexis Han, and Eric Nguyen, and seniors Winnie Gregory, Joseph Kreitzberg, and Katie Qu...

La Salle Students and Staff Gearing Up to Take on the Shamrock Run this Sunday

La Salle Students and Staff Gearing Up to Take on the Shamrock Run this Sunday

Kendal Shride, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2017


Filed under News

This Sunday, March 19th, around 36 students, staff, and families of the La Salle community are set to participate in the Shamrock Run, held on the Portland Waterfront Park. Participants in the Shamrock Run can decide their running distance, matching it with their capabilities. These distances include...

World at a Glance: Sexism at Uber, Banned Press, and Kim Jong Nam’s Assassination

World at a Glance: Sexism at Uber, Banned Press, and Kim Jong Nam’s Assassination

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under News

Here's a look at some of the big events that have happened in the world recently: Uber Called Out for Sexism Once an employee for Uber, Susan Fowler has called out Uber’s sexist workplace environment and prompted a reaction from the company. She claims that she was harassed by her manager, and w...

City Club of Portland Looks Past Initial Earthquake Damage, Focuses on Rebuilding

City Club of Portland Looks Past Initial Earthquake Damage, Focuses on Rebuilding

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under News

On February 15th, the City Club of Portland released an 88-page report on the widely anticipated major earthquake that is expected to shake the Pacific Northwest at some point in the years to come, in order to give information and recommendations to Portland communities who will have to survive and recover fr...

21 La Salle Students to Depart for Harvard Model Congress in Boston

21 La Salle Students to Depart for Harvard Model Congress in Boston

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under News

21 La Salle students will be leaving for Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, February 21 to participate in the Harvard Model Congress, the nation’s oldest government simulation conference. This is an annual trip open to juniors and seniors at La Salle, who will get the opportunity to experience and understand...

What You Need to Know About Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Neil Gorsuch

What You Need to Know About Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Neil Gorsuch

Lucas Michaels, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under News

Since the death of Antonin Scalia in February of 2016, the United States Supreme Court has been one judge short of the normal nine members. Following Scalia’s death, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, but the Majority Leader of the Republican Senate, Mitch McConnell, blocked Garland’s confirmatio...

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