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Why I’m Taking a Month off Social Media

Why I’m Taking a Month off Social Media

Nehemiah Jackson, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As my junior year came to a close and with summer on the horizon, the last few weeks of school dragged along; during finals week, I found myself overwhelmed and stressed, but also excited, thinking about the endless possibilities summer offered. And after my last final, I knew I was only a few days fr...

Getting Rid of Biannual Time Change — Is It the Right Idea?

Getting Rid of Biannual Time Change — Is It the Right Idea?

Jacob Wolf, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For most La Salle students, this Monday morning was a challenge. From just wanting to fall back asleep, confusion with alarm clocks, or even struggling to concentrate while getting prepared for school, springing forward made Monday morning a rough one. However, this experience could be one of the la...

Manual Transmission Cars — Are They Worth It?

Manual Transmission Cars — Are They Worth It?

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With only eighteen percent of today’s Americans driving manual transmission cars and only three percent of the cars currently sold in the U.S. being a stick shift, the question many face is if manual transmission cars are worth buying and learning how to drive. Speaking from experience, I can say...

Political Polarization Is Bad, and Unlikely to Stop

Political Polarization Is Bad, and Unlikely to Stop

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Over the past few years, political polarization has increased, creating a new divide between the two main parties in America. A 2014 Pew Research Center study found that around 38 percent of Democrats indicate consistently liberal views, from the eight percent that it was in 1994. Republicans show a...

Lessons I Wish I Knew as an Underclassman

Lessons I Wish I Knew as an Underclassman

Emily Hawkins, Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It seems like just yesterday I was questioning how I was ever going to be able to successfully navigate the hallways of La Salle. Am I going to be able to get to class on time? How hard will my classes be? Who will I sit with at lunch? These are all questions I asked myself as I entered the front doors of...

Six Self-Care Tips for Stressed Out Students

Six Self-Care Tips for Stressed Out Students

Peyton Hedges, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

High school students are no strangers to feeling stressed out. During busy or stressful times, we tend to neglect ourselves and our health, often without even meaning to. We are less able to positively handle the stress and chaos that comes our way when we are mentally and emotionally exhausted. ...

More Than Just Academics: Why Schools Should Prepare Students for Life After High School

More Than Just Academics: Why Schools Should Prepare Students for Life After High School

Mallory Middendorff, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Most of the curriculum taught in high schools focuses only on academic information, and rarely gives students opportunities to learn new life skills. The classes are there to prepare students for college and its workload, but what happens when you aren’t behind a desk? High schools are equipped to prepare student...

Did the Justice System Fail Cyntoia Brown?

Did the Justice System Fail Cyntoia Brown?

Olivia Aragon, Student Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In 2004, a 16-year-old girl named Cyntoia Brown was convicted of murdering a man, and sentenced to life in prison. At the time, this case caused tons of uproar and sparked many debates on how this incident should have been handled. This year, she has been granted clemency and will be released in August 2019. She will have to spend 10 years on parole.   This story be...

Helicopter Parenting Needs to Stop: Parents Are Being Too Overprotective by Tracking Their Teenager’s Phones

Helicopter Parenting Needs to Stop: Parents Are Being Too Overprotective by Tracking Their Teenager’s Phones

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Many parents today are tempted to track their teenagers’ phones. Students, especially those who are in high school, are driving, hanging out with friends, and going to parties. These are things that many normal teens do, yet these things can be extremely concerning for parents. I can understand w...

The State of Journalism in the Age of Trump

The State of Journalism in the Age of Trump

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

One of the biggest issues to affect journalism in recent years is the rise of President Trump, and his fake statistics, misleading comments, and attacks on the journalism world. Whether you agree with his policies or not, it’s well documented that Trump lies a lot. The seemingly simple rise of one person has undermined the entire field of journalism today, resulting in fewer people getting the in...

Concussions: The Misunderstanding and Lack of Recognition in High School

Concussions: The Misunderstanding and Lack of Recognition in High School

Jessica Loboy, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A few months ago, I experienced a serious hit to the head while scrimmaging during a basketball open gym. Fast forward to a week later: I continued to have extreme headaches and dizziness after the blow. When the pain didn’t go away, my parents and I decided to go to the doctor, where I was diagnos...

The 2018 iPad Pro Is the Beginning of the Future for Education Technology

The 2018 iPad Pro Is the Beginning of the Future for Education Technology

Reilly Smith, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Last fall, along with the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, Mac mini, and MacBook Air, Apple also released an all-new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil with wireless charging, and a fully redesigned Smart Folio Keyboard for the iPad. These new products are a big advancement for technology, and are clearly pointing to where t...

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