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A Review of the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS Max: Are the New iPhones Worth it?

A Review of the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS Max: Are the New iPhones Worth it?

Mary Tamashiro, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 14,  Apple released two new iPhones, the XS and the XS Max. They also released the XR, which is a cheaper and less developed version of the XS and XS Max. Compared to the last iPhone, the iPhone X, there are not many differences. The main upgrade is the new A12 Bionic chip with the next-genera...

Portland Votes to Restrict Plastic Straw Use: Is This the Right Move?

Portland Votes to Restrict Plastic Straw Use: Is This the Right Move?

Cassie Hauck, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 14, 2018, the Portland City Council voted to limit the availability of plastic straws. This decision means that, starting in July 2019, the people of Portland are going to have to train themselves to ask for plastic straws when eating at restaurants, bars and other food establishments. This isn...

Online Bullying: How Big of a Problem Is It?

Online Bullying: How Big of a Problem Is It?

Carson Redmond, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram were created, according to their mission statements, to bring the world closer together, inspire creativity, and to help people keep in touch. Instead, these platforms have turned into places where bullies can lurk, thriving on harassing innocent users and people using these apps. Although the mission stat...

iPads Broaden the Way We Learn, But They Are Also a Huge Distraction

iPads Broaden the Way We Learn, But They Are Also a Huge Distraction

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Writing an essay digitally, doing online research, giving a presentation with a digital aid, and turning in homework with the click of a button—the benefits of technology in classrooms are plenty. Having iPads in classrooms broadens the ways students can learn, for the better. However, speakin...

Celebrities and Politics: Should Taylor Swift Have Supported Democrats?

Celebrities and Politics: Should Taylor Swift Have Supported Democrats?

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 7, Taylor Swift made an Instagram post that took the media and the world by storm. For the first time in her career, she stated her political opinion on controversial issues. She also endorsed two Democrats who are running in an upcoming election in Tennessee. Throughout my years growing u...

A Dozen La Salle Students Take On The Heavy Home Lives Of The Amskapi Pikuni

A Dozen La Salle Students Take On The Heavy Home Lives Of The Amskapi Pikuni

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On October 6, 2018, 12 La Salle students traveled on a 16 hour train ride to the small town of Browning, Montana, entering the De La Salle Blackfeet school ready to learn and leaving with high hopes of coming back to serve. The week was long, yet it seemed there weren’t enough hours in the day t...

Reading’s Worst Enemy: School

Reading’s Worst Enemy: School

Nehemiah Jackson, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Reading is almost a lost art among teenagers and adults alike around the world. A study done by Common Sense Media gives an eye-opening statistic that captures the dramatic decline in reading between the pre-adolescent and post-adolescent years. While approximately 53 percent of 9 year olds read fo...

How to Overcome High School Challenges: Five Tips From a Senior to Underclassmen

How to Overcome High School Challenges: Five Tips From a Senior to Underclassmen

Samantha Kar, Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It's hard to believe that the new school year is already one month underway. For me, this year will conclude with a major life milestone: graduating high school. As a senior, I have successfully navigated through three years of high school. I have encountered many challenges that I wish I knew ...

The Failing System for Migrant Children in America

The Failing System for Migrant Children in America

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the newest update on immigration, hundreds of undocumented children have been moved to a tent city in Tornillo, Texas due to an overflow of children in traditional shelters. The forced movement of these children represents the large faults in our current immigration situation, and illustrates a bleak view for...

Wouldn’t It Be Great If School Didn’t Start at Eight?

Wouldn’t It Be Great If School Didn’t Start at Eight?

Sam Hull, Staff Photographer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students all across the country are not getting enough sleep, and struggling in school as a result. Students in Oregon are no different. As all students and parents should know by now, La Salle classes typically begin at 8:00. This is too early! In a poll taken by 282 visitors to The Fa...

In the Midst of Abuse Scandal, the Call to Healing and Wholeness Through Love

In the Midst of Abuse Scandal, the Call to Healing and Wholeness Through Love

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The following is a guest column submitted by La Salle’s religious studies teacher Mr. Tom McLaughlin, also known as Mr. Mac. Guest columns and letters to the editor, which are published at the discretion of the student editors, can be submitted to [email protected]   Most members o...

Why Media Needs Better LGBT+ Representation

Why Media Needs Better LGBT+ Representation

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Media has historically come a long way for marginalized communities. In 2017, lead roles for minority actors rose to percent from 2016, up by 3 percent. However, the industry is still faced with many struggles for representation for people of color, women, and, especially, the LGBT community. Better queer representation is ...

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