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The New Student Portfolio Requirement at La Salle and What It Means for You

The New Student Portfolio Requirement at La Salle and What It Means for You

Nehemiah Jackson, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

For the first time, La Salle is introducing a mandatory student portfolio — an interactive website where students include what they deem their best schoolwork, while also considering athletics, service, and other extracurricular activities — which will be made in Google Sites. Seniors will present t...

No More Excuses: Why We Need Later Start Times Now

No More Excuses: Why We Need Later Start Times Now

Jason Nasser-Marsh, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The topic of high schools starting later is nothing new and has been talked to death. We know that teenagers require eight to nine hours of sleep per night, we know teens naturally go to sleep later and wake up later than adults and young kids, and we know that grades and attendance greatly improve as...

Tarn’s 10 Songs to Get You Through the Rest of Winter

Tarn’s 10 Songs to Get You Through the Rest of Winter

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Showcase

The following article includes music and videos containing explicit content. With more than two full months of winter remaining, it can be hard for students and teachers alike to stay focused as the days continue to seem gray and gloomy. Winter can be filled with snow, smiles, and cozy memories, b...

Photo Feature: La Salle’s Guitar Classes and Choir Perform at the Annual Christmas Concert

Photo Feature: La Salle’s Guitar Classes and Choir Perform at the Annual Christmas Concert

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Student Life

Last night La Salle's Beginning and Advanced Guitar classes, alongside the choir, sang songs, carols, and danced at the Annual Christmas Drive. In case you missed it, here are some of last night's highlights. Beginning Guitar opened the show performing three traditional Christmas songs for a full house.   La Salle's Beginning Guitar members performing “...

Three La Salle Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

Three La Salle Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Last week, all La Salle parents received an emailed letter from the Tri-County Health Officer warning about a case of pertussis within the school community, leaving many parents and students worried about their health. Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, has rebounded globally within the pa...

From Yeek to The Licks, Ten Songs by Artists You May Not Know

From Yeek to The Licks, Ten Songs by Artists You May Not Know

Maya Smith, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Showcase

Within the world of music, there are many different types of genres, and countless artists who aren’t as recognized as others. In my experience, artists who are not yet discovered tend to create beautiful and unique songs that often go unnoticed. Below are 10 great songs by 10 different artists, many o...

Run, Hide, Fight: What Does This Mean for La Salle?

Run, Hide, Fight: What Does This Mean for La Salle?

Jason Nasser-Marsh, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Ever since the horrendous shooting at Columbine in 1999, schools have adopted a variety of school-shooting protocols to help protect students and teachers in these traumatic situations. After years of following the well-known “lockdown” procedures, schools nationwide have gradually come to the real...

A Day in the Life of Mr. Kuffner

A Day in the Life of Mr. Kuffner

Mary Tamashiro, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Almost every morning when students walk through the front doors, they are greeted by Mr. Andrew Kuffner, La Salle’s principal and president. Mr. Kuffner spends his time at school serving the students and faculty by doing various things such as attending meetings, resolving problems, and just spending tim...

iPads Broaden the Way We Learn, But They Are Also a Huge Distraction

iPads Broaden the Way We Learn, But They Are Also a Huge Distraction

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Writing an essay digitally, doing online research, giving a presentation with a digital aid, and turning in homework with the click of a button—the benefits of technology in classrooms are plenty. Having iPads in classrooms broadens the ways students can learn, for the better. However, speakin...

Fall Sports in Action: #1 Falcons Defeat #4 Central in the Semifinals

Fall Sports in Action: #1 Falcons Defeat #4 Central in the Semifinals

Sam Hull, Staff Photographer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Fall Sports In Action, Photos, Showcase, Sports

Last night, head coach Seth Altshuler's undefeated #1 varsity boys soccer team took home a thrilling 3-2 victory in the semifinals vs #4 Central. The game was emotional as the clock ticked down to the last few minutes with a score of 2-2, following senior captain Justin North's goal. It appeared th...

Sophomore Lauren Harrington Wins Bronze at International Taekwondo Competition, Taking the Next Step in Her Taekwondo Journey

Sophomore Lauren Harrington Wins Bronze at International Taekwondo Competition, Taking the Next Step in Her Taekwondo Journey

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Lauren Harrington, a sophomore at La Salle, has been competing in taekwondo for multiple years, and recently placed third in her division at the World Taekwondo President’s Cup in Las Vegas. She also won the wild-card spot for the USA and secured her spot to compete in the 2019 Pan Am games in Lim...

Recent Car Break-Ins on Campus Leave Students Concerned About Parking Lot Safety

Recent Car Break-Ins on Campus Leave Students Concerned About Parking Lot Safety

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Oct. 18 senior Griffin Cardwell was walking to his truck after the varsity girls volleyball game when he noticed his truck window was broken, and all of his personal belongings had been stolen. This has been the most recent of three car break-ins to occur this year on or near La Salle's...

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