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Student Of The Week: Helena Brinker

Student Of The Week: Helena Brinker

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Sophomore Helena Brinker is a student who not only thrives academically but peruses her passions. From studying to baking she is determined to produce quality work.  Brinker first got into baking in 7th grade, when someone asked her if she could make cupcakes for a party. After that she discovered ...

Senior Madi Nichols Concludes Her Successful Swim Career at La Salle Despite a Rare Blood Clot Sophomore Year

Senior Madi Nichols Concludes Her Successful Swim Career at La Salle Despite a Rare Blood Clot Sophomore Year

Samantha Kar, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

To ring in 2017, Madi Nichols watched the ball drop on a hospital TV screen with a cup of Martinelli’s sparkling cider in her left hand, because she couldn’t pick it up with her dominant right hand. She had a rare upper extremity deep vein thrombosis — a blood clot — in her right arm. Blood...

Junior Alison Paguio Balances Being a Student and Songwriter

Junior Alison Paguio Balances Being a Student and Songwriter

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

Within the last year, junior Alison Paguio has recently taken up the hobby of songwriting. She has created songs based on moments in her life that are unique to her, and that typical artists do not usually write about. Some of these events include when she swallowed a quarter as a child and how s...

Student of the Week: Madisen Haugen

Student of the Week: Madisen Haugen

Mary Tamashiro, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Junior Madisen Haugen has figured out how to manage her time efficiently, a skill much needed for a dedicated student and athlete. Participating in tennis and speech and debate while maintaining a 4.214 GPA this semester is no easy task. Haugen's advanced courses are honors Spanish, honors chemis...

Student of the Week: Maddie Hansen

Student of the Week: Maddie Hansen

Jane Elle, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

For the past four years, senior Maddie Hansen has worked diligently in and out of school. While maintaining a solid 3.8 GPA this semester and playing on the varsity volleyball team, Maddie has made it look easy to her peers. She has always excelled in school, taking AP and honors classes starting her...

Student of the Week: Logan Warner

Student of the Week: Logan Warner

Carson Redmond, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Logan Warner, while working hard on the field year round, is also working hard in the classroom. Logan, a junior, has maintained a 4.025 weighted GPA this semester, while playing varsity soccer, club soccer, and, in the spring, running on the varsity track team. Logan is enrolled in four honors or A...

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 “...

“Story to Light”: Faith and Media Seniors Produce Podcast Series

“Story to Light”: Faith and Media Seniors Produce Podcast Series

Peyton Hedges, Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Student Life

High school students are well aware that learning a new unit in class or reading an assigned book will almost always be accompanied by an essay, project, or test. For La Salle students, this is the routine in many of their courses, so that teachers can see the knowledge and understanding their s...

Humans of La Salle: Seniors Who Have Jobs

Humans of La Salle: Seniors Who Have Jobs

Jessica Loboy, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

After a long day at school many students go home to take a nap, go to sports practice, finish up their homework, or grab a bite to eat with friends. However, some students work many hours each week in addition to school. Here’s a look at how six La Salle seniors manage schoolwork while also working a...

Student of the Week: Nicole Khoury

Student of the Week: Nicole Khoury

Nicole Finley, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Senior Nicole Khoury is an exceptionally hard-working student. She balances her schoolwork with serving as the Officer of Community, and also being a member of the West Linn dance team. Currently she is taking four honors and AP classes: AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP English IV, and Honors Spanish ...

8 Shopping Tips To Set You Up For Success At The Thrift Store

8 Shopping Tips To Set You Up For Success At The Thrift Store

Carlie Weigel, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Student Life

For students at La Salle, going to the thrift store can be a new and beneficial way to shop. It allows consumers to find name brands at lower price points along with trendy and vintage clothing items that people typically don’t already own. However, thrifting at second hand stores can sometimes be a ...

Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

Maya Smith, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Senior Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski is an extraordinarily creative and ambitious individual who is always up to something. Carolina is taking 5 AP classes, including AP Biology, AP Spanish 5, AP Art, AP English 4, AP Statistics, and she is also a part of the National Honor Society. She gets a lot of h...

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