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The NFL Just Made the Wrong Call

The NFL Just Made the Wrong Call

Tarn Bregman, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


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On August 14, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the famous protest of kneeling during the national anthem. Today, the same protest still divides the country and has led to a controversial, unfortunate, but somewhat understandable decision by the National Football League...

Gentrification: What You Need to Know and What You Should Do

Gentrification: What You Need to Know and What You Should Do

Alexis Han, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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As a growing city, Portland has become a popular destination for both new residents and new businesses. Whether you see it in the increased traffic or the growing number of coffee shops, it is very clear that Portland is becoming a more desirable place to live in. Although we see the changes in our own city,...

Happiness Is Key: 50 Things That Make Me Smile

Happiness Is Key: 50 Things That Make Me Smile

Dakota Canzano, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Have you ever been stressed or had a rough day? Probably every high school student would say yes to that question. We’ve all had those bad days where we want to drop everything, get comforted by a family member or friend, or simply plop on the couch with a bowl of Tillamook Ice Cream and turn on Netflix. ...

Why the SAT Is a Poor Measurement of Students’ Academic Skills

Why the SAT Is a Poor Measurement of Students’ Academic Skills

Sam Hull, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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For all underclassmen who are fortunate enough to have not taken the SAT, here is a little insight as to what to expect. Based on my experience last Saturday, May 5, I have come to the conclusion that the SAT is a poor way to measure a student’s academic skill and it should not play such an importa...

For Girls, Warm Weather Clashes With La Salle’s Dress Code

For Girls, Warm Weather Clashes With La Salle’s Dress Code

Maggie Rasch, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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As the sun starts to come out more and more, school dress codes become harder for girls to maintain without overheating during the school day. This is especially true at La Salle. Summer is right around the corner, making the expectations unrealistic for the warmer weather we’re currently having. La...

Why Digital Learning Days Need to Change

Why Digital Learning Days Need to Change

Emily Hawkins, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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The frigid snowstorm and icy roads in January of 2017 put a pause on life, preventing people from going anywhere for several days. A severe case of cabin fever was felt by nearly everyone. The unexpected weather did not cause students at La Salle to stop studying, though. Mr. Kuffner, La Salle’s...

Trump’s Big, Beautiful Wall Won’t Fix America’s Problems

Trump’s Big, Beautiful Wall Won’t Fix America’s Problems

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

April 11, 2018


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President Trump’s wall has been a hot topic from the moment it was conceived. A key talking point from his campaign, Trump’s plans for the southern border are ineffective, expensive, and pointless considering how little the wall would actually accomplish. The first problem of the wall is that it won...

Banning Guns Won’t Solve Our Problem — Here’s Why

Banning Guns Won’t Solve Our Problem — Here’s Why

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

April 11, 2018


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Many voices in the political theater and the media have been telling us for weeks that further gun control is the logical answer to our mass shooting problem. However, the facts don't support their argument. According to the Cato Institute, there were roughly 38,000 gun deaths in 2016. Two thirds of them were suicides. Currently, it's estimated that ther...

Guest Column: “As Sovereign as the Federal Government Will Let Us Be”

Guest Column: “As Sovereign as the Federal Government Will Let Us Be”

April 11, 2018


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The following is a guest column by junior Emma Sheets, who participated in the Arizona border immersion just before Spring Break. The border: just the word itself is intimidating. Originally signing up for this immersion I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I heard the words “border...

Guest Column: “Standing Beside the Infamous Barrier”

Guest Column: “Standing Beside the Infamous Barrier”

April 11, 2018


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The following is a guest column by Mr. Krantz, who helped lead the Arizona border immersion just before Spring Break. For the past two years President Donald Trump has told the world that he intends to build a wall on the Mexico/US border. Someone might tell him—one already exists. At the moment,...

Guest Column: “To Hear Your Stories, and to Learn”

Guest Column: “To Hear Your Stories, and to Learn”

April 11, 2018


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The following is a guest column by junior Brigid Hanley, who participated in the Arizona border immersion just before Spring Break. The Comedor in Nogales, Sonora, a town just south of the border between the United States and Mexico, is small for a soup kitchen, but feels cozy instead of cramp...

Snapchat: The Addiction at Your Fingertips That’s Worth Quitting

Snapchat: The Addiction at Your Fingertips That’s Worth Quitting

Maggie Rasch, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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Just about every high school student who has a phone probably has Snapchat to check in with their friends and communicate with photos that only last for a few seconds. Although users claim to hate the app’s features and new updates, teens are still constantly using the app. Speaking from personal exp...

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