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Five Years In, a Look at How iPads Have Changed La Salle

Five Years In, a Look at How iPads Have Changed La Salle

Nehemiah Jackson, Assistant Editor

June 5, 2019

Five years ago, La Salle made a revolutionary change to the way school runs; starting in September of 2014, all students were required to bring an iPad to school with them each day. Immediately, there were varying opinions as to whether the iPads were a good thing. As the dust settled and iPads have become an extension of studen...

As She Gets Ready to Graduate, Senior Isabella Griffiths Strives to “Offer Kindness and Love” to The World

As She Gets Ready to Graduate, Senior Isabella Griffiths Strives to “Offer Kindness and Love” to The World

Anna McClow, Assistant Editor

May 29, 2019

As a freshman girl, coming off three years of being home schooled, senior Isabella Griffiths was both excited and nervous walking into “the biggest school” she had ever been in. “My middle school was [at my house], and my elementary school was really tiny,” Griffiths said. “It was nerve-...

Junior Ann Marie Bottita Uses Falcons for Life Club to Represent “People Whose Voices Aren’t Being Able to Be Heard”

Junior Ann Marie Bottita Uses Falcons for Life Club to Represent “People Whose Voices Aren’t Being Able to Be Heard”

Kendall Whiteside, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

Junior Ann Marie Bottita has overcome many obstacles by forming a club for a topic that is sometimes hard to talk about, but that she feels is an important issue that needs to be addressed. By running the Falcons for Life club at La Salle, Bottita aims to create a safe and welcoming place for pro...

Senior Lura Price Considers Dance a Lifelong Endeavor

Senior Lura Price Considers Dance a Lifelong Endeavor

Peyton Hedges, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2019

At five years old, senior Lura Price eagerly walked into her very first ballet class. Like many kids, her mom had signed her up for dance lessons, and the day had finally come. Price twirled and stood on her tippy-toes in her pink leotard, and by the end of the lesson, she had fallen in love with dan...

Sex Ed 101: La Salle Strives to Strike a Balance Between Scientific and Religious Education Around Birth Control and Sexuality

Sex Ed 101: La Salle Strives to Strike a Balance Between Scientific and Religious Education Around Birth Control and Sexuality

Maddie Khaw, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019

Beginning to navigate romantic relationships is a large part of the transition into maturity that adolescents experience throughout their teenage years. As adolescents start to explore this new, uncharted territory of relationships, they are also introduced to a wide variety of unfamiliar concepts such as ...

Senior Jaden Lee Has Defined Working Hard Through Her Seven Year Ice Skating Career

Senior Jaden Lee Has Defined Working Hard Through Her Seven Year Ice Skating Career

Emily Hawkins, Editor

May 8, 2019

She has been waking up at 4:00 a.m. on a normal school day for the past five years, driving 30 minutes to Mountain View Ice Arena, and lacing up her ice skates. For most people, ice skating consists of clenching onto the side railing while trying to keep their balance. Senior Jaden Lee, on the other...

La Salle Students Travel to Learn About Life in the Colorado Plateau

La Salle Students Travel to Learn About Life in the Colorado Plateau

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

May 1, 2019

Moab, Utah — On April 15, with red and orange rock around them, and the sun hot on their backs, 22 students, myself included, embarked on a five day trip into the Colorado Plateau. Filled with games, hikes, and hands-on learning, the trip to Moab felt more like summer camp than it did school. Most o...

Senior Macauley Callahan, Oregon Zoo Volunteer and Aspiring Veterinarian, Gains Experience and Discovers a Career Path

Senior Macauley Callahan, Oregon Zoo Volunteer and Aspiring Veterinarian, Gains Experience and Discovers a Career Path

Samantha Kar, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

Khaki bottoms, a watch, a name badge, close-toed shoes, and a ZooTeens shirt… this has been senior Macauley Callahan’s uniform for the past four summers as a volunteer at the Oregon Zoo through the ZooTeens program. In just a couple of months, Callahan will be spending his last summer with the progra...

A Look Back at Last Wednesday’s Track Meet Versus Wilsonville

A Look Back at Last Wednesday’s Track Meet Versus Wilsonville

Sam Hull, Staff Photographer

April 10, 2019

Last Wednesday, April 3, the La Salle track team competed on the road against Wilsonville. Even though both the girls and boys teams fell to the Wildcats in overall tallied points for the meet, many athletes set personal records and ran impressive times for their first meet of the season. Here are...

Next Level Seniors: Brigid Hanley Commits to Run Track & Field and Cross Country at the University of Arizona

Next Level Seniors: Brigid Hanley Commits to Run Track & Field and Cross Country at the University of Arizona

Emily Hawkins, Editor

April 10, 2019

Brigid Hanley began her competitive running career freshman year of high school and has broken a school record along the way. Now, just three and a half years later, she has committed to run for the Division I cross country and track & field teams at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She i...

Sophomore Anthony Nguyen Collaborates With Madison High School Students to Create Clothing Brand

Sophomore Anthony Nguyen Collaborates With Madison High School Students to Create Clothing Brand

Ryan Cechini, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

Sophomore Anthony Nguyen has teamed up with Madison High School seniors Andy Tran, Gus Harquail, and Nguyen’s cousin, Duy Bui, to create their very own clothing brand: Bonjo. The group of guys came up with their slogan, “Don’t Die Wondering”, and incorporated it into the logo for the brand. The...

Athlete of the Week: Gabby Warta

Athlete of the Week: Gabby Warta

Mallory Middendorff, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

Ever since she was three years old, sophomore Gabby Warta has spent many hours on the soccer field. Warta fell in love with the sport at a young age and has continued to play consistently since then, and she hopes to play for as long as she can. “I started playing when my parents enrolled ...

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