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One Woman’s Pride, Another Woman’s Oppression

One Woman’s Pride, Another Woman’s Oppression

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On January 21, 2018 (a day after the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration), women across the country took part in what is commonly referred to as the Women’s March, a demonstration that claims to advocate for pro-women and pro-human rights legislation including (but not limited to) women...

Giving La Salle Students More Responsibility at Lunch Will Prepare Us for College

Giving La Salle Students More Responsibility at Lunch Will Prepare Us for College

Katie Moreland, Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Long lunch lines, boring food, expensive prices—what are students getting out of this? Having to wait half of their lunch period to get food? At a college preparatory school, how is this preparing us for life after La Salle? I feel that La Salle's current lunch system is not preparing its students f...

How Facebook is Promoting Social Media Addiction in Young Children

How Facebook is Promoting Social Media Addiction in Young Children

Kendal Shride, Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Last month, Facebook launched a new app called Messenger Kids, allowing children six through 13 years old to text and video chat with others. This app is completely separate from Facebook and does not allow kids to even make a Facebook account, as it markets itself as being kid-friendly, with parents havi...

Trump’s Immigration Ideas: Not What This Country Needs

Trump’s Immigration Ideas: Not What This Country Needs

Kierra Young and Katherine Ripley

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. As he began his campaign he also quickly began to show his opinions on issues such as ISIS, Obamacare, and illegal immigration. On this last topic, he claims that “You have people coming in, and I’m...

Why Changes Are Desperately Needed in the School Parking Lot

Why Changes Are Desperately Needed in the School Parking Lot

Katie Moreland, Natalie Sherrill, and Kendal Shride

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We never thought that we would be writing an article complaining about the school parking lot, but here we are, complaining about the school parking lot. Every single day, we arrive at school, along with many other students, to find cars “temporarily” parked in front of our spots before school, an...

How to Have a Successful Senior Year

How to Have a Successful Senior Year

Michaela Carter, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For the upcoming seniors who are procrastinators, the college application process and senior workload is a cluster of disasters. On top of your seven-class workload, you will also have a big mass of repetitive essay revisions and numerous scholarship questions to choose from. As I am half way through...

Shak’s Top Ten Albums of the Year

Shak’s Top Ten Albums of the Year

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion

2017 was an abundantly creative year for music. Not only was 2017 the year that rap overtook rock as the most popular music genre in the United States, but an influx of new artists across all genres as well as established artists releasing excellent projects resulted in 2017 being one of the most significant years for music in recent memory. ...

Why Feminism is Needed: Women’s Lives Still Greatly Limited

Why Feminism is Needed: Women’s Lives Still Greatly Limited

Peyton Hedges, Assistant Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As women in America continue to fight for true equality, we are lucky enough to no longer have to fight for basic rights. There have been many strong and courageous American women who have fought and protested in order to secure the rights that women in this country have today. Although the issues wome...

Help a Sister Out: Female Advocacy at La Salle

Help a Sister Out: Female Advocacy at La Salle

Sabrina Sandberg, Occasional Contributor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As many as 100,000 people attended the Portland Women’s March this year, making the event one of the largest marches in Portland’s history. After seeing such a huge demonstration of support for women in our own town, I wondered why our school did not have a group to address such a popular and releva...

Only Days Remain to Save the Internet As We Know It

Only Days Remain to Save the Internet As We Know It

Kierra Young, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Three years ago, we won a battle for the internet. This year, we need to do it again. The newest fight for the net is an effort to stop the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from repealing net neutrality laws, a set of laws adopted in 2015 that labels internet service providers (ISPs) as commo...

Animal Testing: The Cruel and Outdated Practice

Animal Testing: The Cruel and Outdated Practice

Natalie Sherrill, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“It’s okay because it’s research.” This is what many people say about animal testing, but in reality it is a cruel and inhumane practice. Imagine your pets: your cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, bunnies. Imagine them living their lives in a cold laboratory with other innocent animals. N...

Students and Teachers Are Deceiving You: Junior Year Is Not the Hardest

Students and Teachers Are Deceiving You: Junior Year Is Not the Hardest

Katie Moreland, Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

During freshman and sophomore year, I constantly heard upperclassmen and teachers say, “Just wait until junior year.” So, throughout my early years at La Salle, I was very anxious to enter into what was known as “the most challenging year at La Salle.” However, when junior year quickly approached, I found myself waiting for the time where I w...

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