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Stories from La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
Senior Lura Price Considers Dance a Lifelong Endeavor
Features

Peyton Hedges | May 22, 2019

At five years old, senior Lura Price eagerly walked into her very first ballet class. Like many kids, her mom had signed her up for dance lessons, and the day had finally come. Price twirled and stood…

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Sex Ed 101: La Salle Strives to Strike a Balance Between Scientific and Religious Education Around Birth Control and Sexuality
Features

Maddie Khaw | May 20, 2019

Beginning to navigate romantic relationships is a large part of the transition into maturity that adolescents experience throughout their teenage years. As adolescents start to explore this new, uncharted…

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Next Level Seniors: Alyson Miura Chooses USC, Continuing Her 13 Year Long Basketball Career
Sports

Emily Hawkins | May 16, 2019

Playing basketball has been an important part of Alyson Miura’s life for a long time, beginning when she was five years old, and now she will be moving on to compete at the collegiate level.

Miura…

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Café Justo’s Growth in Its First Year of Business Sparks Popularity and New Additions
Features

Olivia Galbraith | May 9, 2019

One year from its opening, La Salle’s student-led, fair-trade coffee shop, Café Justo, has gradually grown in sales and popularity, all the while expanding their initial menu and combating competition…

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Senior Macauley Callahan, Oregon Zoo Volunteer and Aspiring Veterinarian, Gains Experience and Discovers a Career Path
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Samantha Kar | May 4, 2019

Khaki bottoms, a watch, a name badge, close-toed shoes, and a ZooTeens shirt… this has been senior Macauley Callahan’s uniform for the past four summers as a volunteer at the Oregon Zoo through the…

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Next Level Seniors: Brigid Hanley Commits to Run Track & Field and Cross Country at the University of Arizona
Sports

Emily Hawkins | May 1, 2019

Brigid Hanley began her competitive running career freshman year of high school and has broken a school record along the way. Now, just three and a half years later, she has committed to run for the Division…

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Why I’m Taking a Month off Social Media
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Nehemiah Jackson | April 19, 2019

As my junior year came to a close and with summer on the horizon, the last few weeks of school dragged along; during finals week, I found myself overwhelmed and stressed, but also excited, thinking about…

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Sophomore Anthony Nguyen Collaborates With Madison High School Students to Create Clothing Brand
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Ryan Cechini | April 19, 2019

Sophomore Anthony Nguyen has teamed up with Madison High School seniors Andy Tran, Gus Harquail, and Nguyen’s cousin, Duy Bui, to create their very own clothing brand: Bonjo.

The group of guys came…

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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