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#5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Takes Home the State Championship Title

#5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Takes Home the State Championship Title

Emily Hawkins, Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls basketball team had one goal this year: return to Gill Coliseum for a chance to play for a state championship title. They did that, and more. On Saturday, March 9, the #5 girls basketball team played against #3 Springfield in the finals and won 55-48, earning their third...

La Salle Administration Sees Nose Piercing Decision Process As Model for the Future

La Salle Administration Sees Nose Piercing Decision Process As Model for the Future

Samantha Kar, Editor in Chief

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A student committee of five La Salle students has worked with the La Salle administration to make a new change to the dress code that now permits a single, small stud nose piercing. Mr. Brian Devine, the Vice Principal of Student Life, and principal Mr. Andrew Kuffner hope to repeat this process of ...

Winter Sports in Action: #5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Defeats #12 Hillsboro

Winter Sports in Action: #5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Defeats #12 Hillsboro

Sam Hull, Staff Photographer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports, Winter Sports in Action

Early last Friday night, Feb. 22, at home, the #5 varsity girls basketball team defeated #12 Hillsboro 67-51, securing their tenth consecutive victory this season for a league record of 12-1. Here are a few photos capturing the action from the game. The team then won against #22 St. Helens last night, Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a final score ...

From LDS to LSCCP: An In-Depth Look at Mr. Kendrick’s Faith Journey

From LDS to LSCCP: An In-Depth Look at Mr. Kendrick’s Faith Journey

Jason Nasser-Marsh, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Most La Salle students know Mr. Kendrick as a devout Catholic and committed religious studies teacher. But this hasn't always been the case. When Mr. Edward Kendrick was going through the steps towards Confirmation, he imagined the process would be similar to the various coming of age rituals that...

New Affinity Groups Emerge at La Salle: Black Student Union, Unidos en Poder, and Asian/Pacific Islander Club

New Affinity Groups Emerge at La Salle: Black Student Union, Unidos en Poder, and Asian/Pacific Islander Club

Maya Smith, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Working towards spreading awareness, diversity, and comfort for all students throughout La Salle, three new affinity groups have been active this school year: the Black Student Union, Unidos en Poder club, and Asian/Pacific Islander club. These new groups coincide with an effort by the school administr...

HippieFlip: La Salle Alums Pursue a Different Path to SoundCloud Success

HippieFlip: La Salle Alums Pursue a Different Path to SoundCloud Success

Alex Vogt, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The following article includes music containing explicit content. “One thing you should know about HippieFlip is that we’re huge Blazers fans.” This started off an interview with La Salle graduates and members of the class of 2017, Quentin Carlson and Kyle Wright, who are both currently student...

Concussions: The Misunderstanding and Lack of Recognition in High School

Concussions: The Misunderstanding and Lack of Recognition in High School

Jessica Loboy, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A few months ago, I experienced a serious hit to the head while scrimmaging during a basketball open gym. Fast forward to a week later: I continued to have extreme headaches and dizziness after the blow. When the pain didn’t go away, my parents and I decided to go to the doctor, where I was diagnos...

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...

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