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Editorial: Amid a Stressful World, Take The Time To Be Thankful

With Thanksgiving approaching, we should all take the time to be appreciative of what we have.
November 18, 2020

2020 has been a year like no other — no doubt about it.  It seems like each month has brought a new distraction or stressor to our everyday lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably influenced...

I Shouldn’t Have To Play Goldilocks While Shopping: Standardize Clothing Sizes Now

Nowadays, the numbers on the tags of clothes are frankly irrelevant. But they shouldn’t be.
November 18, 2020

This summer, I did most of my back-to-school shopping at the Clackamas Town Center, a four-minute drive from La Salle. I was looking for a variety of clothes, but especially jeans, as they are a staple...

As the Pandemic Exacerbates Learning Inequities, Further Action is Needed

If we allow these disadvantages to continue hindering the learning of low-income, already underserved students, we will create irreversible harm for an entire generation.
November 11, 2020

Battling weak internet connections, typing essays on minuscule smartphone keyboards, and attempting to navigate alien learning platforms without sufficient support from parents or teachers — these are...

The Proud Boys and the Normalization of Fascism Must be Stopped

In the first 2020 presidential debate that took place on Sept. 29, President Trump told Proud Boys to
November 4, 2020

Fascism has become a topic that has suddenly wedged itself into our everyday lives.  As an example of this, over the past few months, I have noticed many Americans are becoming increasingly aware of...

Seat Belts On, Tray Tables Up, and Masks Secured: My Experience Traveling During a Pandemic

Traveling during a global pandemic wasn’t easy, caused a bit of anxiety, and was not how I imagined my experience touring colleges.
November 4, 2020

Finding the motivation to do schoolwork, attend virtual college visits, and work on my Common App had been getting more and more difficult. I was tired of staring at my computer screen for the majority...

The Two-Party System Is Tearing Us Apart

As the election draws nearer, voters again find themselves faced with a decision between two options, with no other realistic choices.
October 28, 2020

As Americans look toward an election that is just days away, some people feel that they are forced into a lesser-of-two-evils situation, and I find myself inclined to agree with them. Some may argue...

LGBTQ+ Awareness Has Come a Long Way, but Bisexuality Remains Underrepresented

Though there has been growing acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community overall, stigma, misconceptions, and underrepresentation around bisexuality remain.
October 28, 2020

While the LGBTQ+ community as a whole has come a long way in being accepted and celebrated, bisexuality in particular is still underrepresented in media, and in some cases, not even recognized as valid. Bisexuality...

Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Poses An Extreme Threat To The Land of the Free

With the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court rapidly coming to an end, many Americans across the U.S. brace for impact as a new wave of conservative agenda would begin.
October 21, 2020

Time is running out.  In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, President Donald Trump has selected Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be nominated as Ginsburg’s replacement.  Barrett...

Wearing a Mask Should Not Be Political: It Is About Protecting Lives

Wearing a mask is not something you need to do for yourself, it is something you can do to protect someone else.
October 7, 2020

One crisp day in January of 2020, I walked into my living room to see CNN News and my mother at the dining room table, with her eyes locked on the television screen. Reporters were saying something about...

The Death Penalty Has No Place in the American Justice System

Out of the ten states with the highest murder rates, seven still practice the death penalty.
September 30, 2020

Some laws and practices are important to maintain, as they help make and shape our democracy and hold traditions. However, practicing the death penalty is not a tradition that our country should keep any...

Letter to the Editor: To Truly Be an Inclusive School, La Salle Needs to Do Better

“In my school consisting of 704 students, only 37% of us identify as culturally diverse. In a majority of my classes, I have been one of the only people of color.”
June 5, 2020

Letters to the editor, which can be sent to [email protected], are published at the discretion of the student editors. To the editor, My name is Mia Ly, and I am a graduating senior at La Salle....

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