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 Senior Gelila Tadele loves traveling. Some of her destinations have included Mexico, Canada, Ethiopia, Dubai, and Eritrea. The next place on her bucket list she wants to travel to is Europe.

Student of the Week: Gelila Tadele

Zayna Elkhal, Staff Reporter February 21, 2024

Senior Gelila Tadele plans to major in biology on a pre-med track, and is looking at colleges in California after she graduates this spring. She hopes to eventually end up in medical school, a goal driven...

Hinchliffe’s favorite part of making pastitsio is mixing egg yolk into the noodles before baking.

Stick a Fork in It: Amalia Hinchliffe’s Pastitsio

Harper Coleman, Assistant Editor February 21, 2024

Welcome to the fourth edition of Stick a Fork In It, the column where we explore the foods that La Salle loves. Each week’s edition features a different dish volunteered by La Salle’s students and...

Sophomore Adina Dominitz has traveled frequently in and out of the country, with Australia, Italy, and Paris standing out as memorable locations.

Student of the Week: Adina Dominitz

Kayah Cieslak, Assistant Editor February 14, 2024

Even though she has lived in Maryland, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles before coming to kindergarten in Portland, Oregon, sophomore Adina Dominitz treasures the essence of the close friendships she has found...

Ringing in the Lunar New Year With La Salle

Rita Tran, Assistant Editor February 14, 2024

Students and staff members of La Salle share how they celebrate Lunar New Year, their favorite part about the holiday, and what they want others to know about it.   On Friday Feb. 9, the Asian American...

Freshman Isaiah Engelen’s favorite thing about Oregon is the sunsets, beaches, and community that it has to offer.

Student of the Week: Isaiah Engelen

Rita Tran, Assistant Editor February 7, 2024

Born and raised in Oregon, freshman Isaiah Engelen attended St. Ignatius School for elementary and middle school, where he then came to La Salle because of the large number of his classmates that decided...

On Feb. 10, La Salle will host the winter formal in the gym from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Keep Me Where the Northern Lights Are: La Salle’s 2024 Winter Formal

Maddy Lafollette and Zayna Elkhal January 31, 2024

For the first time since the pandemic, La Salle is hosting a winter formal dance.  The dance will be held on Feb. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets, with prices ranging from $15 for La Salle...

Humans of La Salle: Seniors Reflect on Starting Their Final Semester at La Salle

Humans of La Salle: Seniors Reflect on Starting Their Final Semester at La Salle

Sofia Gonzalez, Assistant Editor January 31, 2024

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IymyQzlUVbk First semester finals have finally come to a close after a small delay due to weather, meaning second semester has now begun. For seniors, this marks the...

Maddie Delaney appreciates the warm community of peers and faculty she has found here at La Salle. “I know they want to help people,” she said. “And the teachers obviously want you to do your best.”

Student of the Week: Maddie Delaney

Bella Buss, Staff Reporter January 31, 2024

Maddie Delaney is taking on junior year with a sustained open mind and an optimistic attitude. For her, seeing the best of both people and situations is one of her many strengths that she values about...

Freshman Trent Earls enjoys discovering new music, especially rap and pop artists and songs.

Student of the Week: Trent Earls

Lucas Hungerford, Staff Reporter January 24, 2024

Almost done with his first semester of high school, freshman Trent Earls has enjoyed his time at La Salle so far. “I like it here,” Earls said. “I love the community, the teachers listen to you.” Spanish...

Mastering Notability: Tips and Tricks for Ultimate Note-Taking Success

Mastering Notability: Tips and Tricks for Ultimate Note-Taking Success

Audrey Waters, Staff Reporter January 19, 2024

Notability, an essential tool for La Salle students, has received several new updates this school year.  The app now has new features that may seem overwhelming and that many users may overlook. Some...

For Nick, Jackson, and Luke Hawkins, from left to right, their relationship as triplets is akin to having two built-in best friends. “[We have] different personalities, but we share the same friend group,” Luke said. “It’s kind of fun.”

Three Peas in a Pod: Meet La Salle’s Only Set of Triplets

Torin Fisher, Staff Reporter January 10, 2024

Many students at La Salle have siblings, and some even have twins, but there is only one set of triplets. These three students not only share a birthday, but also many hobbies and activities that they...

The World Language teachers not only teach their students about the language and culture that comes with it, but they also grow their relationships with their colleagues and learn from each other.

Hola, Bonjour, Hallo: The Voices of Our World Language Teachers

Emma Washburn, Staff Reporter January 10, 2024

La Salle’s World Language teachers are passionate about teaching their students what they need to know about the language itself, as well as the culture that comes with it. The language department teachers...

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