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I have really enjoyed my time over the past four years because I was able to take a hold of every moment, realize that it only comes around once, and make the most out of it. 

What I’ve Learned From High School: It’s No “High School Musical,” but It’s What You Make of It

Dakota Canzano, Editor June 2, 2021

High school — otherwise known as the most important four years of our lives so far, and a time period portrayed in classic movies such as “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day off,” and...

My experience at La Salle has prepared me for the next chapter of my life, as it has shaped who I am and who I want to be in the future.

Tips for Underclassmen: How To Make the Most Out of High School

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter June 2, 2021

Friday, May 28 was my last day of high school, and although I haven’t graduated yet, this chapter of my life is coming to a close.  I won’t get to sit in Mr. Dreisbach’s class again and get to...

On April 27, students wrote down their thoughts about next school year's bell schedule on post-it notes in the library after classes.

We Deserve To Be Listened To: Adjust Next Year’s Bell Schedule

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor May 5, 2021

Beep. Beep. Beep.  Just five more minutes, please.  Back when I didn’t even recognize the term “COVID-19,” I woke up with the quietly chirping birds before sunrise for my zero period choir...

Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has been displayed in the form of signs.

Racism is Still Rampant and You Still Need to Call It Out

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter April 28, 2021

After last year's explosive outroar among millions of people, from young children to senior citizens, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd, there has been...

One of the important takeaways I got from spending the day without speaking: silence can be a burden.

Day of Silence: Why I Participated

Avery Marks, Staff Reporter April 28, 2021

Towards the end of my last period on Thursday, April 22, a friend asked if I’d like to help them hang some posters around the school for the Day of Silence.  Before April 22, I had never heard anything...

We need people in our community who will speak up when they see women being directly approached or bothered by men.

Women Shouldn’t Have To Live in Fear: It’s Time To Stand Up and Support Them

Dakota Canzano, Editor April 21, 2021

Heart racing, pepper spray clenched between the knuckles of my hands, and the rapid pacing of my eyes checking my surroundings as I speed walk to my car in the parking lot before it gets too dark. As I...

If you want to apply to a larger number of schools, be prepared to endure a lot of work on top of school and other obligations you might have.

What I’ve Learned About the College Application Process — And What You Should Know, Too

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter April 21, 2021

I've spent a good portion of my high school experience thinking about college, whether it was trying to get my grades up, researching possible schools to attend, or choosing classes that would make my...

Being an ally to the Asian American community looks like listening, engaging in respectful conversation, educating one another, and advocating for the community by attending peaceful protests.

Asian Americans Should Not Have to Live in Fear: We Need To Build a More Inclusive and Safe Society

Dakota Canzano, Editor April 7, 2021

Stop. Asian. Hate. These three words have circulated around the social media feeds of many — and around the world — due to the hate crimes taking place against Asian Americans.  In Orange County,...

The streets of Myanmar, once peaceful, have now erupted in violence.

The Violence in Myanmar Reflects the Decline of Democracy Everywhere

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief March 31, 2021

In Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country bordering China, India, and Thailand, violence has dominated the streets after a military coup on Feb. 1, as soldiers continue to clash with peaceful protesters in...

Gender should not play a role in how much you can accomplish in a lifetime, and fighting for your own rights makes you strong. 

Women’s History Month Deserves More Recognition

Mallory Middendorff, Editor March 31, 2021

I was sitting in class talking to a friend when she said, “I didn’t even know Women’s History Month was a thing.” At first, I was in shock, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized...

Experiencing senior year completely online is like sitting on the sidelines of your own life.

Behind the Scenes of My Senior Year

Payton Horsch, Staff Reporter March 17, 2021

I was always told that senior year would be the best year of my life. I would get to choose what the next step would be, and I would get to do whatever I wanted. At pep rallies, the seniors would win loudest...

Nearly 50% of adolescents struggle with a mental illness, and roughly 14% of adolescents receive treatment through therapy.

The Stigma Around Teens Seeking Therapy Must Come to an End

Avery Rush, Assistant Editor March 17, 2021

Until I was about 13 years old, I always associated the word “therapy” with how I saw it portrayed in movies and TV shows. In my eyes, what started with chaise lounges in small offices ended with a...

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