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For Girls, Warm Weather Clashes With La Salle’s Dress Code

For Girls, Warm Weather Clashes With La Salle’s Dress Code

Maggie Rasch, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018

As the sun starts to come out more and more, school dress codes become harder for girls to maintain without overheating during the school day. This is especially true at La Salle. Summer is right around the corner, making the expectations unrealistic for the warmer weather we’re currently having. La...

Why Digital Learning Days Need to Change

Why Digital Learning Days Need to Change

Emily Hawkins, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018

The frigid snowstorm and icy roads in January of 2017 put a pause on life, preventing people from going anywhere for several days. A severe case of cabin fever was felt by nearly everyone. The unexpected weather did not cause students at La Salle to stop studying, though. Mr. Kuffner, La Salle’s...

Trump’s Big, Beautiful Wall Won’t Fix America’s Problems

Trump’s Big, Beautiful Wall Won’t Fix America’s Problems

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

April 11, 2018

President Trump’s wall has been a hot topic from the moment it was conceived. A key talking point from his campaign, Trump’s plans for the southern border are ineffective, expensive, and pointless considering how little the wall would actually accomplish. The first problem of the wall is that it won...

Banning Guns Won’t Solve Our Problem — Here’s Why

Banning Guns Won’t Solve Our Problem — Here’s Why

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

April 11, 2018

Many voices in the political theater and the media have been telling us for weeks that further gun control is the logical answer to our mass shooting problem. However, the facts don't support their argument. According to the Cato Institute, there were roughly 38,000 gun deaths in 2016. Two thirds of them were suicides. Currently, it's estimated that ther...

Guest Column: “As Sovereign as the Federal Government Will Let Us Be”

Guest Column: “As Sovereign as the Federal Government Will Let Us Be”

April 11, 2018

The following is a guest column by junior Emma Sheets, who participated in the Arizona border immersion just before Spring Break. The border: just the word itself is intimidating. Originally signing up for this immersion I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I heard the words “border...

Guest Column: “Standing Beside the Infamous Barrier”

Guest Column: “Standing Beside the Infamous Barrier”

April 11, 2018

The following is a guest column by Mr. Krantz, who helped lead the Arizona border immersion just before Spring Break. For the past two years President Donald Trump has told the world that he intends to build a wall on the Mexico/US border. Someone might tell him—one already exists. At the moment,...

Guest Column: “To Hear Your Stories, and to Learn”

Guest Column: “To Hear Your Stories, and to Learn”

April 11, 2018

The following is a guest column by junior Brigid Hanley, who participated in the Arizona border immersion just before Spring Break. The Comedor in Nogales, Sonora, a town just south of the border between the United States and Mexico, is small for a soup kitchen, but feels cozy instead of cramp...

Snapchat: The Addiction at Your Fingertips That’s Worth Quitting

Snapchat: The Addiction at Your Fingertips That’s Worth Quitting

Maggie Rasch, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018

Just about every high school student who has a phone probably has Snapchat to check in with their friends and communicate with photos that only last for a few seconds. Although users claim to hate the app’s features and new updates, teens are still constantly using the app. Speaking from personal exp...

Video Feature: The Argument For Project-Based Finals

Video Feature: The Argument For Project-Based Finals

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

March 7, 2018

When the week before finals is referred to by students and staff alike as “dead week,” we have a problem. Dead week is notoriously one of the most stressful times of the year both on campuses nationwide and at La Salle, and considering La Salle is already packed year round with college preparatory curriculum, it makes dead ...

The Disappointing Snapchat Update That Everyone Hates

The Disappointing Snapchat Update That Everyone Hates

Samantha Kar, Assistant Editor

March 7, 2018

As pretty much every La Salle student probably already knows, in January of this year, Snapchat rolled out a new update, including one major tweak to stories, where the company now uses a secret algorithm to calculate and display what they think you want to see. Despite having received extensive backl...

Bipartisan Hypocrisy and How It’s Halting Our Fight Against Sexual Assault

Bipartisan Hypocrisy and How It’s Halting Our Fight Against Sexual Assault

Alexis Han, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2018

From the silence breakers of the #metoo movement to La Salle’s recent Green Dot initiative, groups from all over the horizon are working in different ways for the same result: a future where sexual assault is prevented and victims are validated. But another barrier—an especially common one—stand...

One Woman’s Pride, Another Woman’s Oppression

One Woman’s Pride, Another Woman’s Oppression

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

February 14, 2018

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...

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