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Editorial: Before Time Runs Out, We Must Take Action Against the Coronavirus

Editorial: Before Time Runs Out, We Must Take Action Against the Coronavirus

The Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

Wash your hands. Avoid touching your face. Cover when you cough. Stay home if you’re sick. At this point, these reminders of cautionary counsel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are constantly on our minds as we go about our days.  Even if we tried not to think about the ...

Outdoor School: The Best Program Oregon Has to Offer for High School Students 

Outdoor School: The Best Program Oregon Has to Offer for High School Students 

Isaac Brown, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

You might remember going to Outdoor School in sixth grade. However, something you might not remember is the Student Leaders who organized your time there, which is why you should give yourself the incredible and rewarding experience of volunteering for this program to give back to that community. ...

Self-Hatred, Autism, and Discrimination: How I Left My Feeling of Inferiority at the Door

Self-Hatred, Autism, and Discrimination: How I Left My Feeling of Inferiority at the Door

Andrew Clair, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

A cold September gust of wind stretched across the asphalt landscape, slapping against my face and worsening the bubbling anxiety already growing in the pit of my stomach. Pensively walking towards the designated line for second graders, I anxiously waited for the whistle to boom and the first day at...

How the Pacific Crest Trail Taught Me the Value of Suffering

How the Pacific Crest Trail Taught Me the Value of Suffering

Andrew Clair, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

I recoiled from the thrust of an insect bite I had never seen before, tears welling up in my eye and beginning to roll down my cheek. Skin only millimeters from the whites of my left eye began to swell up massively; the itching sensation spread across my face so viciously I began to claw at my skin, wis...

Letters to the Editor: Students and Monsignor Follow Up With Discussion

Letters to the Editor: Students and Monsignor Follow Up With Discussion

February 12, 2020

Letters to editor, which can be sent to [email protected], are published at the discretion of the student editors.

Closed Campus Lunch Is for Our Safety, Not Our Frustration

Closed Campus Lunch Is for Our Safety, Not Our Frustration

Hailey Reeves, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

Off-campus lunch is a topic many students and staff have debated. The advantages of off-campus lunch seem endless: more freedom, countless options, shorter lines, and social time with friends. Within a mile radius of La Salle, students can choose from popular food chains such as Taco Bell, Wendy...

The Potentially Life Altering Choice We Make Every Day

The Potentially Life Altering Choice We Make Every Day

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2020

Growing up, many of our parents acted as our chauffeurs. They would drive us to friends' houses, to school, or even to sporting events held several hours away from home. Not buckling up in the car was never an option.  Now as high schoolers, particularly for those of us who are upperclassmen, we...

The Oxford Comma Should Be Considered a Standard, Not a Preference

The Oxford Comma Should Be Considered a Standard, Not a Preference

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2020

Surrounding an appositive phrase, coming before and after a nonessential clause, and placed before the conjunction in a compound sentence — these are all grammatically correct placements of commas.  However, there is one issue regarding comma placement that is still up in the air: the Oxford comm...

Editorial: Student Press Freedom Matters

Editorial: Student Press Freedom Matters

The Editorial Board

January 29, 2020

For some student publications in the United States, students are able to practice journalism with no restrictions. They are given a license to be curious — meaning they are free to ask important questions, expose issues within their communities, and address controversial topics. Many other student...

The Silent Struggle: Mental Health in Police Officers Needs More Attention

The Silent Struggle: Mental Health in Police Officers Needs More Attention

Brennan Kelly, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

Today, when turning on the television and surfing through news channels, what do you most commonly see?  Chances are it’s not related to the recent influx of police suicides all over the nation.  This issue is unfortunately a largely unknown epidemic among a vast majority in the nation. Despit...

Immersions Are Some of the Most Valuable Experiences Offered at La Salle

Immersions Are Some of the Most Valuable Experiences Offered at La Salle

Luke Thompson, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

La Salle students are busy. Our lives are dominated by at least seven classes, separated at predictable intervals by fleeting passing periods, breaks, and lunches. It’s a routine that slowly turns into monotony as we cycle through our responsibilities like clockwork. After the final bell drones th...

How Confidence, Hope, and Taking Risks Leads to Success

How Confidence, Hope, and Taking Risks Leads to Success

Andrew Clair, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

Sometimes we feel like the world could offer us more of a bite to chew. And sometimes, we make leaps of faith based on the idea that there is always more we can explore, or more that we have to prove. For freshman Bobby Brotherton, sophomore Brooklyn Chillemi, and myself, a little part of that aspirat...

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