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Senior Lura Price Considers Dance a Lifelong Endeavor

Senior Lura Price Considers Dance a Lifelong Endeavor

Peyton Hedges, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

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


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

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


Filed under Next Level Seniors, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Showcase, Sports

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 ...

#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 Photos, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports, Winter Sports in Action

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 ...

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