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Alec Willard-Herr

Alec Willard-Herr, Staff Photographer

Alec is a senior at La Salle. In addition to playing baseball, he runs varsity cross country and track. In his free time, he likes listening to vinyls, hitting the slopes, and going camping with his friends.

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In preparation for competitions, student athletes are seen practicing around the campus.

As the Fall Sports Season Begins, Teams Convene On Campus to Train

March 3, 2021

In preparation for competitions, student athletes are seen practicing around the campus.

Students gathered in the gym for a welcome assembly, a series of different games, and to meet La Salle’s Sparrow Wesley.

Freshmen Come Together for a Class Retreat

March 3, 2021

On March 3, freshmen gathered on campus to participate in a class retreat. They were split into groups based on hybrid cohorts to participate at different times in order to maintain COVID-19 guidelines.  “The...

It is more important to consider the future in the present than you might think, especially if you are considering having a family.

Abstinence and Its Importance for Future Happiness

March 3, 2021

It is more important to consider the future in the present than you might think, especially if you are considering having a family.

Many businesses, homes, and vehicles were damaged from fallen ice and tree limbs.

Portland Ice Storm Topples Trees and Powerlines, Causing Mass Power Outages for La Salle Students

February 24, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 14, cold air moving west from the Rocky Mountains mixed with precipitation over the Portland Metro area to cause a historic ice storm to wreak havoc on countless homes and vehicles. The...

“It’s probably the team aspect and working together to achieve a common goal, like winning as a team,” sophomore Quentin Strange said. Entering his second season at La Salle, Strange hopes to start on the boys varsity soccer team and earn a consecutive state title.

Athlete of the Week: Quentin Strange

February 24, 2021

First taking the field when he was three, sophomore Quentin Strange is now entering his thirteenth year playing soccer and his second season competing with the La Salle boys varsity soccer team.  Similar...

“I used to play for fun, now I kind of want to make football my lifestyle,” sophomore Zachariah Frazier said. He hopes to continue playing in college, and play for the NFL someday.

Athlete of the Week: Zachariah Frazier

February 17, 2021

“I used to play for fun, now I kind of want to make football my lifestyle,” sophomore Zachariah Frazier said. He hopes to continue playing in college, and play for the NFL someday.

To help mix up regular boxed mac and cheese, try looking around your kitchen for ingredients that can easily be thrown in for some extra flavor.

How To Step Up Your Boxed Mac and Cheese Game

February 17, 2021

To help mix up regular boxed mac and cheese, try looking around your kitchen for ingredients that can easily be thrown in for some extra flavor.

“I want the Portland community to be the best community it can,” junior Simon Abraha said. “I’m only one person… but, you know, progress is progress, whether it’s big steps or baby steps.”

Student of the Week: Simon Abraha

February 17, 2021

“I want the Portland community to be the best community it can,” junior Simon Abraha said. “I’m only one person… but, you know, progress is progress, whether it’s big steps or baby steps.”

After not playing high school football for a year due to the guidelines that were set in place, “we are pretty excited that we are finally going to have a season,” senior James Menor said.

New Regulations and Ready To Play: The La Salle Football Team Prepares for Their Upcoming Season

February 10, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 8, the football team had their first official practice on the field. At this point in time, their season was still uncertain. Two days later, on Feb. 10, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced...

With Machine Gun Kelly's album, “Tickets to My Downfall,” the artist has switched genres, going from rap to pop-punk.

Albums You May Have Missed: Machine Gun Kelly Transitions to Pop-Punk with "Tickets To My Downfall"

February 17, 2021

With Machine Gun Kelly's album, “Tickets to My Downfall,” the artist has switched genres, going from rap to pop-punk.

Hozier’s talent showcased in his album is something that will be remembered for years beyond its debut.

Great Albums You May Have Missed: Hozier’s Self-Titled Debut Raised The Bar for Dark Indie

February 3, 2021

Hozier’s talent showcased in his album is something that will be remembered for years beyond its debut.

McKenna's sophomore album incorporates relevant ideas about the many ways our world can be destructive.

Immerse Yourself in a Dystopian World of Indie Rock With Declan McKenna’s “Zeros”

February 3, 2021

McKenna's sophomore album incorporates relevant ideas about the many ways our world can be destructive.

Sophomore Maya Raphael said,

Students Comment on the Transition to Hybrid Learning

January 20, 2021

Following Gov. Kate Brown's announcement on Dec. 23 that Oregon schools would be allowed to reopen starting Jan. 1, La Salle announced that they would be reopening with the ambition of starting hybrid...

OutKast's third album, “Aquemini,” revolutionized hip-hop music.

Great Albums You May Have Missed: “Aquemini” by OutKast Sparks the Revival of Southern Hip-Hop

December 2, 2020

The music discussed in this article contains explicit content. “The South got something to say.” Three years before the release of OutKast's third album, those six words were proclaimed on stage...

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