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Celebrities and Politics: Should Taylor Swift Have Supported Democrats?

Celebrities and Politics: Should Taylor Swift Have Supported Democrats?

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

On Oct. 7, Taylor Swift made an Instagram post that took the media and the world by storm. For the first time in her career, she stated her political opinion on controversial issues. She also endorsed two Democrats who are running in an upcoming election in Tennessee. Throughout my years growing u...

A Dozen La Salle Students Take On The Heavy Home Lives Of The Amskapi Pikuni

A Dozen La Salle Students Take On The Heavy Home Lives Of The Amskapi Pikuni

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

On October 6, 2018, 12 La Salle students traveled on a 16 hour train ride to the small town of Browning, Montana, entering the De La Salle Blackfeet school ready to learn and leaving with high hopes of coming back to serve. The week was long, yet it seemed there weren’t enough hours in the day t...

Reading’s Worst Enemy: School

Reading’s Worst Enemy: School

Nehemiah Jackson, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018

Reading is almost a lost art among teenagers and adults alike around the world. A study done by Common Sense Media gives an eye-opening statistic that captures the dramatic decline in reading between the pre-adolescent and post-adolescent years. While approximately 53 percent of 9 year olds read fo...

How to Overcome High School Challenges: Five Tips From a Senior to Underclassmen

How to Overcome High School Challenges: Five Tips From a Senior to Underclassmen

Samantha Kar, Editor

October 3, 2018

It's hard to believe that the new school year is already one month underway. For me, this year will conclude with a major life milestone: graduating high school. As a senior, I have successfully navigated through three years of high school. I have encountered many challenges that I wish I knew ...

The Failing System for Migrant Children in America

The Failing System for Migrant Children in America

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

October 3, 2018

In the newest update on immigration, hundreds of undocumented children have been moved to a tent city in Tornillo, Texas due to an overflow of children in traditional shelters. The forced movement of these children represents the large faults in our current immigration situation, and illustrates a bleak view for...

Wouldn’t It Be Great If School Didn’t Start at Eight?

Wouldn’t It Be Great If School Didn’t Start at Eight?

Sam Hull, Staff Photographer

September 19, 2018

Students all across the country are not getting enough sleep, and struggling in school as a result. Students in Oregon are no different. As all students and parents should know by now, La Salle classes typically begin at 8:00. This is too early! In a poll taken by 282 visitors to The Fa...

In the Midst of Abuse Scandal, the Call to Healing and Wholeness Through Love

In the Midst of Abuse Scandal, the Call to Healing and Wholeness Through Love

September 12, 2018

The following is a guest column submitted by La Salle’s religious studies teacher Mr. Tom McLaughlin, also known as Mr. Mac. Guest columns and letters to the editor, which are published at the discretion of the student editors, can be submitted to [email protected]   Most members o...

Why Media Needs Better LGBT+ Representation

Why Media Needs Better LGBT+ Representation

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

September 12, 2018

Media has historically come a long way for marginalized communities. In 2017, lead roles for minority actors rose to percent from 2016, up by 3 percent. However, the industry is still faced with many struggles for representation for people of color, women, and, especially, the LGBT community. Better queer representation is ...

The NFL Just Made the Wrong Call

The NFL Just Made the Wrong Call

Tarn Bregman, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018

On August 14, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the famous protest of kneeling during the national anthem. Today, the same protest still divides the country and has led to a controversial, unfortunate, but somewhat understandable decision by the National Football League...

Gentrification: What You Need to Know and What You Should Do

Gentrification: What You Need to Know and What You Should Do

Alexis Han, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018

As a growing city, Portland has become a popular destination for both new residents and new businesses. Whether you see it in the increased traffic or the growing number of coffee shops, it is very clear that Portland is becoming a more desirable place to live in. Although we see the changes in our own city,...

Happiness Is Key: 50 Things That Make Me Smile

Happiness Is Key: 50 Things That Make Me Smile

Dakota Canzano, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018

Have you ever been stressed or had a rough day? Probably every high school student would say yes to that question. We’ve all had those bad days where we want to drop everything, get comforted by a family member or friend, or simply plop on the couch with a bowl of Tillamook Ice Cream and turn on Netflix. ...

Why the SAT Is a Poor Measurement of Students’ Academic Skills

Why the SAT Is a Poor Measurement of Students’ Academic Skills

Sam Hull, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018

For all underclassmen who are fortunate enough to have not taken the SAT, here is a little insight as to what to expect. Based on my experience last Saturday, May 5, I have come to the conclusion that the SAT is a poor way to measure a student’s academic skill and it should not play such an importa...

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