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The COVID-19 Pandemic, Through the Eyes of Four Students

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Through the Eyes of Four Students

Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

April 1, 2020

Seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen: Every student at La Salle has been affected in some way by the coronavirus and the Digital Learning Days (DLDs) that La Salle has instituted due to the pandemic. To further understand how students are feeling about DLDs and the other effects of the COVID...

La Salle Hopes to “Stay Realistic, but Stay Positive” While Shifting to Online Classes Until April 28

La Salle Hopes to “Stay Realistic, but Stay Positive” While Shifting to Online Classes Until April 28

Carlie Weigel and Maddie Khaw

March 18, 2020

When Principal and President Mr. Andrew Kuffner announced on Thursday, March 12 that La Salle would take preventive measures against the coronavirus by closing campus and switching to digital learning, the plan was for this to take place for just the week of school on either side of spring break. ...

Editorial: Before Time Runs Out, We Must Take Action Against the Coronavirus

Editorial: Before Time Runs Out, We Must Take Action Against the Coronavirus

The Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

Wash your hands. Avoid touching your face. Cover when you cough. Stay home if you’re sick. At this point, these reminders of cautionary counsel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are constantly on our minds as we go about our days.  Even if we tried not to think about the ...

“Welcome to Portland”: A Look Into the Lives of Three of Portland’s Homeless

“Welcome to Portland”: A Look Into the Lives of Three of Portland’s Homeless

Maddie Khaw and Carlie Weigel

March 4, 2020

This article includes explicit language and content that might be upsetting to some readers. We’ve all seen it — tents lining the sidewalks, garbage bags and shopping carts on street corners, and cardboard signs as you’re exiting the highway.  Sometimes we avoid eye contact. Other times we’re...

“Our Identities Are What Make Us Great”: Reflecting on Black History Month at La Salle

“Our Identities Are What Make Us Great”: Reflecting on Black History Month at La Salle

Olivia Galbraith, Assistant Editor

February 26, 2020

An announcement, a morning prayer, and a stand promoting black authors in the library. This was how La Salle acknowledged Black History Month in the school only a couple of years ago. The celebration of equity, especially during the month of February, has come a long way since then.  Students of co...

“The Most Painful Thing in the World”: Senior Emily Niebergall’s Journey Through Grief

“The Most Painful Thing in the World”: Senior Emily Niebergall’s Journey Through Grief

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2020

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 was just a typical night for senior Emily Niebergall. A junior at the time, she received an incoming FaceTime call from her mother, Katie Niebergall. Besides her mom appearing to be very tired, nothing was out of the ordinary. “Are you okay?” Niebergall asked her mom. “What’s wrong?...

NAHS Students Create Portraits for Children in Malaysia

NAHS Students Create Portraits for Children in Malaysia

Maya Smith, Editor

February 19, 2020

La Salle student art is going to children in Malaysia. These pieces are a part of the Memory Project, created by students who are involved in the National Art Honors Society. The Memory Project strives to promote “intercultural awareness, friendship, and kindness between children around the worl...

Not da Vinci but Devine: Taking On the Career He Once Dreamed of as a Child

Not da Vinci but Devine: Taking On the Career He Once Dreamed of as a Child

Dakota Canzano, Editor

February 12, 2020

For the students at La Salle who know Mr. Brian Devine, they know him as the Vice Principal of Student Life. But, that’s not the only title that he holds. He is also an artist. “I’ve been an artist my whole life,” Mr. Devine said. When Mr. Devine was younger, he took art classes in grade...

Impeachment as Seen Through the Eyes of Students at La Salle

Impeachment as Seen Through the Eyes of Students at La Salle

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2020

Tensions between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have been growing since September — and never have those tensions been better represented than at Trump’s State of the Union address last night, where Pelosi shredded the paper copy of his speech, which he had previously handed to her just seconds before declining ...

La Salle’s Makerspace Encourages Students to Design, Create, and Make Mistakes

La Salle’s Makerspace Encourages Students to Design, Create, and Make Mistakes

Mary Loeb, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

Every day before and after school, groups of La Salle students gather in one corner of the school to tinker with 3-D printed robotics parts, create designs for stickers, and laser engrave items. The Innovation and Design Center, also called the makerspace, is a room next to the library that houses ...

La Salle Partners With Sparrow Project to Support Eight Year Old Through Medical Challenges

La Salle Partners With Sparrow Project to Support Eight Year Old Through Medical Challenges

Carlie Weigel, Assistant Editor

January 22, 2020

With a radiant smile that is on his face more often than not, Taran Dodge battles not only one life hindering condition, but four: quadripalegic cerebral palsy, short bowel syndrome, auditory neuropathy, and cortical vision impairment.  “His body doesn’t work, but he’s got the spirit of a warrior,” his mo...

As Climate Crisis Worsens, La Salle Curriculum Lags Behind

As Climate Crisis Worsens, La Salle Curriculum Lags Behind

Maddie Khaw, Assistant Editor

January 15, 2020

“Our future > your fortune,” read a sign held by junior Isa Sale at a climate change inaction protest in downtown Portland in September 2019. Sale’s sign was one among hundreds of others in the midst of the thousands of activists that day. Other signs said “no place like home” and “ma...

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