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Mary Loeb

Mary Loeb, Editor

Mary is a junior at La Salle and participates in swim team and the Service Club. She enjoys volunteering and likes to bake.

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Even though Wilkinson is not participating in La Salle's hybrid learning model, he hopes to return to school soon.

Athlete of the Week: Kienan Wilkinson

March 3, 2021

Junior Kienan Wilkinson has been watching his father play soccer for the Portland Timbers at Providence Park since before it was called Providence Park. “I grew up watching him play every single week,”...

Many staff members received their first shots of the coronavirus vaccine at the Oregon Convention Center vaccination site, and will return here for their second doses.

“A Step Towards Getting Back to Teaching”: La Salle Staff Receive First Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine

February 17, 2021

As La Salle prepares to shift into hybrid learning beginning next week, the opportunity to receive the coronavirus vaccine has offered many teachers and staff members a sense of comfort. According to...

According to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers,

“It Feels Good that Hard Work Pays Off”: La Salle Artists Earn 92 Awards for Their Talents

February 3, 2021

La Salle artists took home 92 awards in the Oregon Art Region’s 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing competition. With five Gold Keys, 47 Silver Keys, and 38 honorable mentions in the art category, “I...

Variants are caused by small copying errors called mutations in the genome of a virus. The C.D.C. is currently monitoring three variants that are spreading globally.

What You Need To Know About the Emerging Coronavirus Variants

February 3, 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in the United States and Oregon case numbers averaging around 660 new infections each day, several variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have emerged in the United...

“I like being in the Unidos club, just because it’s really fun,” Calvillo-Ruelas said. “We get to talk a lot more on the meetings, just like if we were family or something.”

Student of the Week: Natalie Calvillo-Ruelas

February 3, 2021

Junior Natalie Calvillo-Ruelas begins each day of digital learning in her bedroom, like many students. However, Calvillo-Ruelas’ room is “always reorganized in some sort of new way every day,” she...

“Any community that’s made up of different people from different backgrounds and different life experiences is a stronger community,” said Ms. Mendez, counselor and co-director of the San Miguel Scholars program. “The students in the program make our community much stronger than we would be without them.”

San Miguel Scholars Program Nurtures “More Rich and Vibrant Community” at La Salle

January 13, 2021

In the late 1600s, St. John Baptist de La Salle, an affluent priest living in Reims, France, abandoned his personal wealth and title to devote his life to educating others. At the time, education was a...

Biden’s ambitious climate legislation could face major constraints if Republicans maintain control of the Senate.

Students Share Support, Hope, and Apprehension for Biden’s Climate Plan

December 2, 2020

After securing victory in the 2020 presidential election with heavy support from young voters concerned about the future of the planet, President-Elect Joe Biden has named climate change the “number...

Digital learning is posed to further divide more fortunate students and their disadvantaged peers.

As the Pandemic Exacerbates Learning Inequities, Further Action is Needed

November 11, 2020

Digital learning is posed to further divide more fortunate students and their disadvantaged peers.

Art Classes Bring Healing And Creative Outlet For Students Through The Pandemic

November 4, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic, the presidential election, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the multitude of other events occurring around the world right now, many students have had a lot on their...

Deciding whether to drive or take public transportation is a choice many people face on a daily basis that can have significant environmental impacts.

Fearing for the Future of the Planet, La Salle Students Take Action on Climate Change, Calling for Systemic Changes from Leaders

October 21, 2020

Around the globe, youth have spearheaded the movement for climate change action, driven by increasing frustration with a lack of action from leaders and compelled by the fear that their generation may...

Junior Natalie Fuchs recommends that students “get a planner, and also probably minimize distractions,” to help stay on top of their assignments while learning from home.

A Glimpse Into Students’ Home Learning Environments

September 30, 2020

In past years, high school classrooms have generally looked the same — metal desks in rows pivoted towards whiteboards, bins of organized supplies at one end of the room, and colorful posters plastered...

After transferring from Union High School, which has around 2,000 students, Ryan is appreciative of the smaller student body at La Salle. “I like how you’re closer to everybody,” Ryan said.

Athlete of the Week: Ryan Rosumny

September 23, 2020

Senior Ryan Rosumny had a different start at La Salle than most students. Rosumny was a transfer student from Union High School in Camas and didn’t attend La Salle until the fall of 2019, the start of...

The Innovation and Design Center, coined the

La Salle’s Makerspace Encourages Students to Design, Create, and Make Mistakes

January 22, 2020

Every day before and after school, groups of La Salle students gather in one corner of the school to tinker with 3-D printed robotics parts, create designs for stickers, and laser engrave items. The...

Receiving free meals at school can be a great source of relief to parents who are struggling to juggle costs like housing bills, electricity, and other basic utilities that their children need.

Stepping Up: Community Needs to Help Fill Gap Created By New SNAP Rules

January 8, 2020

Over the past year, the Trump Administration proposed three rules that would tighten restrictions for those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and ultimately cut millions...

On average, Americans produce 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years. This equates to an additional 7 million pounds of waste each year.

Tips for an Environmentally-Friendly Holiday Season

December 11, 2019

For most, the holiday season represents a joyful time for celebrating with friends and family or practicing old traditions, like baking favorite dishes or adorning homes with cheery lights and wintry decorations....

The boys varsity cross country team placed 4th at districts on Wednesday Oct. 31.

After an Impressive Finish at Districts, Cross Country Gets Ready for State

November 6, 2019

Members of La Salle’s cross country team are headed to state Saturday, Nov. 9 after a successful competition at districts on Wednesday Oct. 31. One member of the boys varsity team, senior William Prentice,...

“I think it’s great that we are finally seeing mental health [as] just as important as physical health,” counselor Ms. Kerri Kelvin said.

Oregon Students Lobby Successfully for Excused Mental Health Days

October 23, 2019

Starting this school year, Oregon students are legally allowed to take excused mental health days thanks to a new bill proposed by a group of recent Sherwood High School graduates, who hoped the bill would...

Student of the Week: Emma Olson

Student of the Week: Emma Olson

October 2, 2019

Sophomore Emma Olson is a standout student at La Salle, taking four advanced and honors classes and one AP class, all while growing her passion for art and advocating for the environment. Even as she juggles...

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