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Stories from La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
La Salle Junior Christine Bynum Takes a Stand to Lower the Oregon Voting Age
News

Olivia Aragon | March 19, 2019

Nearly fifty years ago, many argued that anyone eligible to be drafted in the Vietnam War should be allowed to vote. In July of 1971 President Richard Nixon signed the 26th Amendment that lowered the voting…

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No. 5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Takes Home the State Championship Title
Sports

Emily Hawkins | March 19, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team had one goal this year: return to Gill Coliseum for a chance to play for a state championship title.

They did that, and more.

On Saturday, March 9, the #5 girls…

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La Salle Administration Sees Nose Piercing Decision Process As Model for the Future
News

Samantha Kar | March 5, 2019

A student committee of five La Salle students has worked with the La Salle administration to make a new change to the dress code that now permits a single, small stud nose piercing.

Mr. Brian Devine,…

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

Samantha Kar | February 20, 2019

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….

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After Going Viral in a Video With Pharrell Williams, Maggie Rogers’ Album “Heard It in a Past Life” Mixes Smash Hits With Sincerity
Arts & Entertainment

Samantha Kar | February 10, 2019

It all started with a March 2016 YouTube video, which now has over 3.3 million views, where Pharrell Williams was left stunned and had “zero notes” for Maggie Rogers’ song “Alaska.”

Now, the…

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More Than Just Academics: Why Schools Should Prepare Students for Life After High School
Opinions

Mallory Middendorff | February 5, 2019

Most of the curriculum taught in high schools focuses only on academic information, and rarely gives students opportunities to learn new life skills. The classes are there to prepare students for college…

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Junior Alison Paguio Balances Being a Student and Songwriter
Features

Anna McClow | January 28, 2019

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…

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New Affinity Groups Emerge at La Salle: Black Student Union, Unidos en Poder, and Asian/Pacific Islander Club
Features

Maya Smith | January 26, 2019

Working towards spreading awareness, diversity, and comfort for all students throughout La Salle, three new affinity groups have been active this school year: the Black Student Union, Unidos en Poder club,…

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HippieFlip: La Salle Alums Pursue a Different Path to SoundCloud Success
Arts & Entertainment

Alex Vogt | January 25, 2019

“One thing you should know about HippieFlip is that we’re huge Blazers fans.” This started off an interview with La Salle graduates and members of the class of 2017, Quentin Carlson and Kyle Wright,…

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Concussions: The Misunderstanding and Lack of Recognition in High School
Opinions

Jessica Loboy | January 24, 2019

A few months ago, I experienced a serious hit to the head while scrimmaging during a basketball open gym. Fast forward to a week later: I continued to have extreme headaches and dizziness after the blow….

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

Peyton Hedges | January 10, 2019

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…

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iPads Broaden the Way We Learn, But They Are Also a Huge Distraction
Opinions

Olivia Galbraith | December 21, 2018

Writing an essay digitally, doing online research, giving a presentation with a digital aid, and turning in homework with the click of a button—the benefits of technology in classrooms are plenty.

Having…

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