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El Otro Lado – See the Other Side Through The Arizona Border Immersion

El Otro Lado – See the Other Side Through The Arizona Border Immersion

Christian Krantz, Occasional Contributer

December 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Having just recently returned, I would argue the Arizona Border Immersion is the most mind-boggling, heart-wrenching and view-changing immersion that La Salle offers. The intensity of issue, the several viewpoints that were put in front of me, and meeting many different passionate people who have dedi...

Reasonability in the Wake of Paris and California

Reasonability in the Wake of Paris and California

Aidan Gierer, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On November 13, an ISIS-affiliated terrorist cell committed a series of coordinated attacks on the heart of the French capital of Paris. In the following days, the world mourned the loss of more than 120 innocent people, brutally killed in bombings and rifle fire. A few short weeks later, on December ...

Materialism Takes Away from the True Meaning of Christmas

Materialism Takes Away from the True Meaning of Christmas

Emrie Good, Editor

December 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

During the holiday season our minds are often filled with the things that represent the holidays. However, we occasionally lose sight of what is most important. For instance, at Thanksgiving we can only think about how much food we’re going to eat, and how early stores will open for Black Friday....

Denying Refugees Protection is Letting ISIS Win

Denying Refugees Protection is Letting ISIS Win

Amanda Acker, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. More than 11 million people in Syria have been killed or are currently being forced to leave their homes. Many are fleeing to Europe but some are also forced to flee into neighborin...

Controversy Over New Starbucks Holiday Cup is Disappointing

Controversy Over New Starbucks Holiday Cup is Disappointing

Katie Moreland, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Many of you may have probably heard or seen Starbucks' 2015 red holiday cups that were released on October 22nd of this year. The new design of this cup is very different compared to most of the cups from previous years, and as a result, has sparked a rather intense controversy. In the past, Starbucks...

Oslo’s Car Ban, and the Future of Commuting

Oslo’s Car Ban, and the Future of Commuting

Bao Huynh, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Chances are, if you live in Portland, you like to bike to places. However, the coexistence of cyclists and drivers is, at times, uneasy. Now, imagine being able to walk and bike around the heart of the city without the worry of an accident. By 2019, that will become a reality in Oslo, the capital of...

South Carolina Police Officer Viral Video Highlights Larger Issue

South Carolina Police Officer Viral Video Highlights Larger Issue

Kacie Redmond, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On Monday, October 26, a video surfaced on Twitter showing a white police officer in South Carolina grabbing and throwing a 16 year old sophomore girl to the ground before handcuffing and arresting her.  This video quickly went viral,  provoking widespread outrage. A few days later, it was announce...

Nirvana Via the Mindfulness Café

Nirvana Via the Mindfulness Café

Bao Huynh, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Feeling stressed or overloaded with homework? As a high school student, this almost certainly applies to you. Don’t panic, just breathe, and consider the Mindfulness Café as a way to relieve your stress. Headed by Mr. Mac, the Mindfulness Café emphasizes being attentive to all of the little deta...

Why the Lunch Lines Should Change

Why the Lunch Lines Should Change

Jason Waters, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

For the last two years that I’ve been at La Salle, I have noticed that the lunch lines are consistently out of control. At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, La Salle implemented a new system where students would form two lines on either side of the cafeteria instead of four, which was the...

How to Stay Healthy and Happy During the School Year

How to Stay Healthy and Happy During the School Year

Julianna Sprague, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Life as a high schooler is hard. Trying to balance school and life outside of school can be extremely overwhelming. Juggling extracurricular activities, homework, family, and friends can seem stressful and sometimes impossible. However, I can say from experience it can actually be a lot easier than ...

UCC Shooting Emphasizes Need for a Better Mental Health System

UCC Shooting Emphasizes Need for a Better Mental Health System

Amanda Stewart, Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The shooting at Umpqua Community College last week is, sadly, just another one of the many tragic mass shootings that have occurred in America in recent times. Families, friends, and even President Barack Obama are mourning the death of the nine victims from this college in Roseburg, Oregon. This shoot...

Why Greed and Medicine Shouldn’t Mix

Why Greed and Medicine Shouldn’t Mix

Bao Huynh, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On September 20th, the price of a 62-year-old drug skyrocketed practically overnight, from $13.50 to $750 a tablet. After intense pressure from the public, Turing Pharmaceutical’s CEO, Martin Shkreli relented, and announced a price reduction in the coming month. To put it simply, companies like Turing Phar...

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