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La Salle Hosts Life-Saving Blood Drive

La Salle Hosts Life-Saving Blood Drive

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

February 15, 2017


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For the fifth year in a row, La Salle students will be flocking to the gym on February 16th in order to donate blood to Bloodworks NW, a nonprofit that supplies blood to roughly 90 hospitals and clinics throughout Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. The blood drive will be held in the La Salle gym on Thu...

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Ms. Vermeychuk

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Ms. Vermeychuk

Reilly Nesen, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


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Ms. Stephanie Vermeychuk, also known as Ms. Verm, is an English teacher here at La Salle who teaches English 2 and Creative Writing. She has been teaching for 20 years but this year is her first at La Salle. Her humor and excellent teaching skills have given her students a great first impression here a...

What to Expect in the First Months of Trump’s Presidency

What to Expect in the First Months of Trump’s Presidency

Virginia Jacobs, Editor

January 25, 2017


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Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th and he has already begun making changes in his new role in the White House. President Trump has made clear that he is going to make many changes and he is going to make them fast. Here are a few key big issues to watch f...

Amazon Debuts New Stores Where You Literally Grab and Go

Amazon Debuts New Stores Where You Literally Grab and Go

Grace Felder, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


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When you’re at the grocery store, with your hands full of food, the last thing you want to do is wait in a long line. While many stores have self-checkouts, Amazon is taking things one step further. They are introducing a grocery store in Seattle that allows for customers to literally grab and go. However,...

Women’s March Floods the Streets of Portland

Women’s March Floods the Streets of Portland

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


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Just one day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday, January 20, women and men across the country took part in the Women’s March on Washington, and in many cities throughout the nation. Along with an estimated crowd of 70,000 to 100,000 people in Portland came many La Salle ...

Brutal Portland Temperatures Take 4 Lives

Brutal Portland Temperatures Take 4 Lives

Emrie Good, Editor

January 25, 2017


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While kids in local schools celebrated the wildest snow storm in years, leading to many days of no school due to weather conditions, there were multiple tragedies that left four people dead in Portland in recent weeks as a result of the cold weather, according to The Oregonian. Many suffered from...

La Salle Pioneers Digital Learning Days to Successfully Combat Snow Storm

La Salle Pioneers Digital Learning Days to Successfully Combat Snow Storm

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As back-to-back winter storms hit the Portland area, La Salle instituted what the school proclaimed “Digital Learning Days”, a term that now, a few weeks later, all La Salle students are quite familiar with. These online work days were generally successful, and even inspired other schools in the a...

La Salle Gets Ready to Celebrate Mr. Doran as Educator of the Year

La Salle Gets Ready to Celebrate Mr. Doran as Educator of the Year

Taylor Foster, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2016


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Next week on Wednesday, November 16th, Mr. Doran, one of La Salle’s World History and Government and Economics teachers, will accept his award as the Lasallian Educator of the Year at the Heroic Vow Assembly. Each year, the La Salle staff vote for who they believe should be the newest Lasallian E...

La Salle Launches Dare to Dream, Aiming to Distribute $28,000 to Students and Staff

La Salle Launches Dare to Dream, Aiming to Distribute $28,000 to Students and Staff

Maddie Pfeifer and Hannah Sisul

November 1, 2016


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After 50 years of many firsts, La Salle is introducing Dare to Dream, a fund that will be giving out approximately $28,000 this year in grants to students and staff in hopes it will inspire creativity, innovation, and 50 more years of firsts at La Salle. "We were the first coed Catholic high school...

Dean of Men and Women Roles Shift La Salle Administrative Structure

Dean of Men and Women Roles Shift La Salle Administrative Structure

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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For a long time, students at La Salle Prep have been used to speaking to Mr. Brian Devine for most student life issues, given that he has been the longstanding Vice Principal for Student Life. At the beginning of this school year, though, La Salle changed its administrative structure to include a Dean of ...

World at a Glance: Vigilante Killings in the Philippines, Earthquakes in Italy, and Police Protests in France

World at a Glance: Vigilante Killings in the Philippines, Earthquakes in Italy, and Police Protests in France

Bao Huynh, Assistant Editor

November 1, 2016


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Have a hard time keeping up on world news? Here's a quick look at three recent, big news stories that have had a significant impact around the world. Inquiry into Crimes of Filipino President Creative Commons photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/prachatai/29699733500/ Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, inaugurated in June of 2016...

Some High School Seniors Prepare to Vote for First Time

Some High School Seniors Prepare to Vote for First Time

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016


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With the 2016 presidential election almost here, the Oregon deadline for voter registration is coming up on October 18th, and some La Salle seniors are preparing to vote for the first time. As most students know, voting is how the American government continues functioning as a democracy run by it...

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