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With the new four-day learning model, students will no longer attend school in cohorts — instead, the full student body can convene on campus starting on April 12.

Teachers and Administrators Share Feelings About Shift to Four Days Per Week of In-Person School

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief April 7, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, things are ever-changing. Safety guidelines, vaccine availability, and case counts are among the fluctuating factors that contribute to the unpredictability that has gripped...

Freshman Violet Sheehan said that sexism has

Teenage Girls Reflect on the Reality of Sexism and Gender Inequality

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief March 31, 2021

After Women’s History Month was designated a national celebration for the first time in 1987, March has since become a time to recognize and appreciate the contributions women have made in bending the...

OSAA's season two began on Feb. 22, with competitions beginning on March 1.

“It Means Everything”: Competitions Return Amid an Altered Fall Sports Season

Mary Loeb and Olivia Galbraith March 17, 2021

Just over a year after school sports and activities were shut down at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, fall athletes have finally been able to return to the fields, courts, and tracks to compete...

Noemi Skovierova has been working at 
Jade Bistro & Patisserie since September. “We get a lot more takeout orders than I think we would before,” she said on how her job has been different because of the pandemic.

Working Students Reflect on Their Roles Keeping Communities Running Through the Pandemic

Mary Loeb, Editor March 10, 2021

Four to five days each week, senior Izzy Sprando layers a face shield over her mask, snaps on latex gloves, and dons a name tag in preparation for her shift at The Forum at Town Center, an assisted living...

Mr. Andrew Yoshihara served in the position of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support since the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

In the Wake of Mr. Andrew Yoshihara’s Departure, Students and Staff Reflect on His Impact

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief February 24, 2021

In the pre-pandemic era, senior Joshly Huitzil-Interian always skipped out on the cafeteria during lunchtime. While groups of students flooded the lunchroom, grabbing seats at long wooden tables, filling...

Many staff members received their first shots of the coronavirus vaccine at the Oregon Convention Center vaccination site, and will return here for their second doses.

“A Step Towards Getting Back to Teaching”: La Salle Staff Receive First Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine

Mary Loeb, Editor February 17, 2021

As La Salle prepares to shift into hybrid learning beginning next week, the opportunity to receive the coronavirus vaccine has offered many teachers and staff members a sense of comfort. According to...

With the help of Design Thinking teacher Ms. Carie Coleman, the Black Student Union is creating pins and posters to celebrate Black History Month.

Through Celebrating Black Excellence, Appreciating Diversity, and Practicing Empathy, BSU Leads School in Commemorating Black History Month

Carlie Weigel and Maddie Khaw February 3, 2021

Since 1976 when former President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month, February has been a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of Black Americans in politics, art, activism,...

After almost a year of distance learning, teachers and students will soon be returning to on-campus instruction.

As La Salle Gets Ready to Return to Campus, Teachers Share Their Thoughts

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief January 20, 2021

Throughout the last year, educators have managed unprecedented challenges.  Having switched abruptly to online instruction last spring and continuing into the new school year, they have worked to adjust...

“Any community that’s made up of different people from different backgrounds and different life experiences is a stronger community,” said Ms. Mendez, counselor and co-director of the San Miguel Scholars program. “The students in the program make our community much stronger than we would be without them.”

San Miguel Scholars Program Nurtures “More Rich and Vibrant Community” at La Salle

Mary Loeb, Assistant Editor January 13, 2021

In the late 1600s, St. John Baptist de La Salle, an affluent priest living in Reims, France, abandoned his personal wealth and title to devote his life to educating others. At the time, education was a...

The two vaccines in use have generated talk — of some concerns, some excitement, and some hopes for a future of pre-pandemic normalcy.

Students Weigh In on the Approved COVID-19 Vaccines

Olivia Galbraith, Editor January 7, 2021

As they approach the end of a digital semester, students have been met with some hopeful news — the approval of two coronavirus vaccines. The vaccines, one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech and the...

La Salle's equity team is a group of faculty and staff committed to advancing diversity and inclusion efforts at the school.

Climbing the “Mountain” of Equity Work, a Team of Staff Members Looks to Cultivate a More Inclusive Community

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief December 9, 2020

In recent years, La Salle has taken several strides towards improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school.  These advances include professional development around equity issues for all faculty...

Biden’s ambitious climate legislation could face major constraints if Republicans maintain control of the Senate.

Students Share Support, Hope, and Apprehension for Biden’s Climate Plan

Mary Loeb, Assistant Editor December 2, 2020

After securing victory in the 2020 presidential election with heavy support from young voters concerned about the future of the planet, President-Elect Joe Biden has named climate change the “number...

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