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Letter to the Editors: Priest’s Homily Was Upsetting

Letter to the Editors: Priest’s Homily Was Upsetting

December 11, 2019

Letters to the editors, which can be sent to [email protected], are published at the discretion of the student editors. To the Editors, Never in my life did I think I would witness a homily glorifying genocide. I have been attending Catholic Mass my whole life, and I have sat through ...

The Coffee Shop Showdown: Which is the Best?

The Coffee Shop Showdown: Which is the Best?

Mia Skoro, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

Cups from coffee shops such as Starbucks, Dutch Bros, and Black Rock are the ones most commonly spotted in the hands of La Salle students as they walk through the halls and sit in classrooms. La Salle students don’t have to travel far from school to get ahold of their favorite drinks because all...

It’s Time for the Electoral College to Retire

It’s Time for the Electoral College to Retire

Murphy Schuster, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Electoral College has been our voting system for hundreds of years, and has not always worked out in favor of the majority of the United States voters. We should eliminate the Electoral College as a way to decide a presidential election. Even though our present voting system is supported by those...

Gender Roles: The Harmful Labels Put on Children

Gender Roles: The Harmful Labels Put on Children

Kiran Vogt and Avery Eldon

December 4, 2019

Over the years, gender roles have become forced upon many generations. An invisible net that creates limitations is cast upon children. Young boys and girls, even straight from the womb, are thrown into rooms of pinks and purples, or blues and greens, usually based on their sex.  From a young ag...

A High Achieving Environment With Even Higher Stress Levels Highlights La Salle’s Need to Improve

A High Achieving Environment With Even Higher Stress Levels Highlights La Salle’s Need to Improve

Ava Whalon, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

In a society where superficial success is often placed above all else, it is a struggle to ever be fully happy and satisfied with what we as individuals have been able to accomplish. In a high-performance environment such as La Salle, competition is inevitable, and alarming stress levels are through...

The Planet Is Dying, and We Must Take Action Now

The Planet Is Dying, and We Must Take Action Now

Kiran Vogt, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

If you try to think of what our world will look like in 20 years it may be hard to imagine, for the reason that there might not be much of a world left in 20 years. Many of the things that make the planet beautiful and diverse could be gone by then. There should be more attention turned to the crucial...

Leniency of Felicity Huffman Prison Sentence Reflects Entitlement and Privilege

Leniency of Felicity Huffman Prison Sentence Reflects Entitlement and Privilege

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

On March 5th,  Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman awoke to several FBI agents surrounding her Los Angeles home.  Huffman was one of over 50 Division I college coaches, admissions counselors, and parents involved in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman and her husband,...

Should Portland Stay A Sanctuary City?

Should Portland Stay A Sanctuary City?

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

Almost three years ago, Donald Trump officially made the order to slash funding for sanctuary cities, which provide protections for undocumented immigrants. Soon enough panic erupted around the country. The fear inspired city government officials to take action in keeping dozens of cities around the country...

What Young People Need to See in the 2020 Presidential Candidates

What Young People Need to See in the 2020 Presidential Candidates

Brooke Heth, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The 2020 presidential election is in full swing even though election day isn't for another year. For young people in general, and for myself in particular, three of the most pressing issues of interest this year are climate change, gun control, and immigration. These are important because they have the...

The Phone Policy Is for Our Benefit, Not Our Boredom

The Phone Policy Is for Our Benefit, Not Our Boredom

Luke Thompson, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Mr. Brian Devine, Vice Principal of Student Life, sent out a Schoology message that laid out the basics of a new school-wide policy that would limit the use of cellphones to the cafeteria, courtyards, and main hallway.  According to Mr. Devine, the purpose of this policy is “to pri...

Youth Lasallian Assembly: An Eye Opening Experience to Remember

Youth Lasallian Assembly: An Eye Opening Experience to Remember

Dakota Canzano, Editor

September 18, 2019

It’s 4:00 am, my alarm is blaring, it’s still dark out, and my tennis shoes are lying beside the bed in my dorm. I am confused as to why my alarm went off because I never wake up early. But then I remind myself that I am committed to a hike to see the sunrise. This is new for me. I was in the...

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