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Humans of La Salle: What are Students Giving up for Lent?

Humans of La Salle: What are Students Giving up for Lent?

Maddie Pfeifer and Kendal Shride

March 1, 2017


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

Today, Ash Wednesday, begins the season of Lent. During these next 40 days, as traditionally done, many people are giving something up or vowing to do something better to prepare for Easter.  In this edition of Humans of La Salle, students were asked what they are doing for the 2017 season of Lent....

Student of the Week: Samantha Kar

Student of the Week: Samantha Kar

Reilly Nesen, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life, Student of the Week

Aside from swimming on the varsity swim team and hanging out with friends, Samantha Kar spends quite a bit of time on her academic work, aiming to maintain her 4.1 GPA. Even with two honors classes, which are Honors Algebra 2 / Trigonometry, and Honors English 2, as well as being involved in one of the...

Student of the Week: Megan Lyver

Student of the Week: Megan Lyver

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life, Student of the Week

Playing two sports while maintaining a 3.98 GPA may seem difficult, but with the help of teachers and family, Megan Lyver is able to do just that. Megan is a varsity soccer and softball player and excels as a student. She is currently taking Honors Algebra 2, Honors Chemistry, Honors Spanish III, ...

La Salle Students React to President Trump

La Salle Students React to President Trump

Taylor Foster, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Video

Now that President Trump has finished his first week in office, there has been a lot of discussion about his political actions, and many people are wondering what the future of the country holds. To get a better idea of how the La Salle community is reacting to the new president, we asked a numbe...

New Environmental Club Means Big Changes for La Salle

New Environmental Club Means Big Changes for La Salle

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Student Life

You wander through the halls, keeping an eye out for your friends as you eat the donut holes that you bought at the beginning of break. They’re sweet and filling, and they’re gone too fast — you’re left with an empty paper boat, and the granulated sugar at the bottom is the only remnant of y...

Student of the Week: Makayla Vu

Student of the Week: Makayla Vu

Grace Felder, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life, Student of the Week

Sophomore Makayla Vu has a busy schedule, but she has still been able to maintain an impressive 4.1 GPA. Between her three honors classes which include Honors Algebra II/ Trigonometry, Honors English II, and Honors Biology, she still has times for many extracurricular activities. The Falconer decide...

Junior Derek Wong Achieves Perfect PSAT Score

Junior Derek Wong Achieves Perfect PSAT Score

Zac Cross, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Early on a crisp fall morning, over 3.6 million high school sophomores and junior sat down to take the PSAT/NMSQT test. Typically just over two hours, students use their math and writing skills to answer the rigorous questions. Remarkably, La Salle junior Derek Wong is one of about 100 of those 3.6...

“Wunderwaffle”: La Salle’s Unofficial Breakfast Club

“Wunderwaffle”: La Salle’s Unofficial Breakfast Club

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The library is closed. It’s a late start, and at 8:30 in the morning the only thing that you can think of to do is wander the halls, trying to find someone to have a conversation with. Then, you smell it: a sweet, warm scent that floats through the air, enticing you to follow it. You end up ou...

Senior Hayden Jones Looks Ahead to Musical Future

Senior Hayden Jones Looks Ahead to Musical Future

Virginia Jacobs, Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Senior Hayden Jones is most well known at La Salle for her talent in music. She has played in the talent show her freshman and sophomore year, has been a vital member of choir since her freshman year, has many videos on her YouTube channel, and performs paid gigs monthly. Hayden has 628 followers on her YouTube chann...

Student of the Week: Stella Tompkins

Student of the Week: Stella Tompkins

Emrie Good, Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life, Student of the Week

Between hanging out with her friends and watching “lots of Netflix”, senior Stella Tompkins is focusing on her senior year schedule and preparing for next year, while maintaining her impressive academic performance. She’s accomplished a lot in the last three years of high school, coming into thi...

Humans of La Salle: Students React Strongly to Trump’s Win

Humans of La Salle: Students React Strongly to Trump’s Win

Bao Huynh, Assistant Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

In a stunning and unexpected win, Donald Trump became the nation's president-elect on Tuesday night. Less than 24 hours later, we asked La Salle students for their reaction to this historic and controversial election. Here are their responses. *** Isabella Griffiths, sophomore “America i...

Humans of La Salle: Students Share Their Final Thoughts on 2016 Election

Humans of La Salle: Students Share Their Final Thoughts on 2016 Election

Shak Saidjanov and Ben Wease

November 4, 2016


Filed under Student Life

There is no question that this year was a turning point in American politics. Citizens’ views and opinions on the issues and the politicians debating those issues are rapidly changing; from the ultra conservatives of the far right to the progressive liberals of the far left, this election has perhaps...

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