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The Impact of Logic’s 1-800-273-8255

The Impact of Logic’s 1-800-273-8255

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Music has the power to raise awareness of global issues. One prime example of this is Logic’s “1-800-273-8255”, which centers in on suicide prevention and has spiked the number of calls the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) receives. Many people turn to music when they are feeling all sorts of emo...

The Simple Step La Salle Could Take to Make Students Happier

The Simple Step La Salle Could Take to Make Students Happier

Sam Hull, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Most students at La Salle are well aware that this school year has seen a pretty significant change in our school’s dress code. Every Friday is now a “Falcon Friday,” a day in which the dress code has been altered to allow more athletic attire. It has been a welcome adjustment. But why tiptoe i...

Saudi Arabia Allowing Women to Drive: Too Little, Too Late

Saudi Arabia Allowing Women to Drive: Too Little, Too Late

Katherine Ripley, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently Saudi Arabia announced that women will finally be able to get their driver's licenses, beginning in June of 2018, which, to be fair, is a big step in the country’s history of the oppression of women. Letting women drive shows they are moving towards equality, but this is a long overdue move...

DAMN.: On The Absolute Mastery Of Kendrick Lamar

DAMN.: On The Absolute Mastery Of Kendrick Lamar

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion

The following review discusses and contains links to music and music videos with explicit content. As 2017 marks the year that hip-hop officially overtakes rock as the most popular music genre in America, it is hard to argue against the fact that rap music is now mostly unparalleled in terms of art...

Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion, Showcase

As another year at La Salle comes to an end and students (as well as teachers) become anxious for summer to commence, many of us are beginning to ponder our summer plans... what we will do, where we will go, and who we will see. But what many of us are not considering, unfortunately, is something we ...

Provisional License Laws Frustrate Teenagers but Save Lives

Provisional License Laws Frustrate Teenagers but Save Lives

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The thrill of getting your license is a feeling no one forgets. You finally have the freedom to go where you want, when you want and with who you want, and imagine yourself cruising around with friends and staying out late. Until you realize you won’t be able to do these things for at least 6 months. The...

What No One Told Me About High School

What No One Told Me About High School

Kiley Russell, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When going into high school, parents and upperclassmen tell you to be wary of the stresses of academics and extracurriculars; but what they don’t tell you is how to handle the overwhelming amount of gossip, drama, and social anxiety that high school can produce. Throughout four years of high school it is h...

Texting and Driving: The Temptation That Isn’t Worth It

Texting and Driving: The Temptation That Isn’t Worth It

Reilly Nesen, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Picture this: you walk out of 6th period on Friday excited for the weekend, and as you’re walking to your car chatting with friends, someone asks if you want to hang out later; you say yes and they say they will text you. Once you get to your car, you wait for the text and start driving home and once...

Selecting Only Male Valedictorians Misrepresents Class of 2017

Selecting Only Male Valedictorians Misrepresents Class of 2017

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the school year comes to a close, the class of 2017 valedictorians have been announced: William Adriance, Dave Bryan, Greg Bryan, Joseph Kreitzberg, Jonah Lyon, Kevin Nguyen, and Christian Reyes. These seven intelligent and deserving students have worked extremely hard throughout all four of their y...

Why Breathalyzer Testing is Needed at School Dances

Why Breathalyzer Testing is Needed at School Dances

Taylor Foster, Assistant Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With AP tests occupying the minds of many upperclassmen these past two weeks, prom this Saturday has been able to sneak up quickly and, with the reminder in Falcon Formation today, many students are wondering how La Salle’s relatively new addition of breathalyzer testing at dances will affect their...

Choosing a College: How to Pick the Right School for You

Choosing a College: How to Pick the Right School for You

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After applying to multiple colleges, I thought the worst was over. Little did I know, deciding what to do with the next four years of my life would be just as stressful and confusing as applying. Now on the other side of this process, I can offer some reflections to juniors (and underclassmen) who are...

Peaceful Protest: It’s Possible

Peaceful Protest: It’s Possible

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everyone has heard the horror stories, and some have experienced them: smashed windows, yelling, chaotic streets. It seems like peaceful protests are becoming more and more like uncontrolled riots, and it can be both scary and frustrating. This is a time of controversy in our country and around the w...

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