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Women’s World Cup Shouldn’t Be Played on Turf

Women’s World Cup Shouldn’t Be Played on Turf

Maddie Pfeifer, Staff Reporter
January 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

No World Cup - men's or women's - has ever been played on artificial turf. Why start now? The Women's World Cup set for this year in Canada has stirred up all kinds of controversies and drawn attention to gender inequality issues as a result of the decision to have the games played on artificial turf. There...

Finding Inspiration Through Different Styles of Music

Finding Inspiration Through Different Styles of Music

Natalie Saltares, Editor
January 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

With a wide variety of students at La Salle, it comes to no surprise that there is also an exceedingly large range of music preferences. Some students prefer to spend their time listening to more commonly known songs, artists and bands, while others prefer to immerse themselves in a style of music that...

Why New Year’s Resolutions Do Not Work

Why New Year’s Resolutions Do Not Work

Natalie Saltares, Editor
January 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As human beings, we all share one common goal: to find happiness. While trying to achieve this goal, many people set unrealistic expectations for themselves, more accurately referred to as resolutions for the New Year. As one year creeps stealthily out the door, a new year replaces it. Each pass...

“Winter in Poems”

“Winter in Poems”

Hannah Markowski and Maddie Pfeifer
December 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

 In order to spread Christmas cheer, two staff reporters from The Falconer decided to share some of their own poetry. These poems, in a variety of forms, are austere (a word which means severe) with a touch of comedy. Inspired by Oregon's winters, these poems are sure to brighten anyone's day. We'r...

Dress Fashionably Without Burning A Hole In Your Wallet

Dress Fashionably Without Burning A Hole In Your Wallet

Natalie Saltares, Editor
December 17, 2014
Filed under Fashion, Opinion

Often times, especially for myself, it is hard walking into a store without buying everything that catches my attention. Like most high schoolers our budget is not infinite so often times we have to settle for less than we think we deserve. More often than not I spend way too much money on clothes that...

Judiciary Process Wins, Domestic Violence and NFL Lose Big

Judiciary Process Wins, Domestic Violence and NFL Lose Big

Alex Bridgeman, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion

On February 15, 2014, Ray Rice was arrested for what was described by his legal counsel as a “minor physical altercation.” But once the video of him dragging Janay Palmer, unconscious, out of the elevator by her shoulders surfaced four days later, people and the media began to give the situation...

Thanksgiving Ruined by Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving Ruined by Black Friday Shopping

Veronica Horton, Editor
December 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving: a time spent with family and friends, to be thankful for each other and appreciate things in life that are important to you. But with Black Friday now starting on Thanksgiving night and Christmas right around the corner, has Thanksgiving lost its importance in what the holiday is really...

Obama Immigration Plan Doesn’t Address The Real Problem, Only Symptoms

Obama Immigration Plan Doesn’t Address The Real Problem, Only Symptoms

Alex Bridgeman, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Hopes were not high for President Obama’s speech on Thursday evening and they remained low in the aftermath. The gist of the speech was if you have lived in the United States for more than five years and have children, you will not be deported. That’s it. This was another order through executive...

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ a hit or miss?

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ a hit or miss?

Virginia Jacobs, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion

Taylor Swift’s new album, named ‘1989’ for the year she was born, is jumping up in the charts, since being released on October 27. It sold about 1.287 million copies just within the first week, leading the album to get to the top of the Billboard music charts. Swift has always had a great deal...

Too Much Homework Given to Students

Too Much Homework Given to Students

Natalie Saltares, Editor
November 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Given that we do attend a College Preparatory it is a expected that we receive large workloads, but when is the work too much? I cannot even remember the last time I was able to sit down and read a book. Not a book that was assigned to me to read by a teacher, but a book that I wanted to read because it i...

Four Team Playoff Won’t End Controversy in College Football

Four Team Playoff Won’t End Controversy in College Football

Alex Bridgeman, Staff Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Let me start off with a challenge to you: name one major sport that doesn’t have a playoff, besides College Football. I’ll give you a minute… No, I’ll give you a year because you won’t find one. The only major sport that doesn’t have a playoff is College Football. They haven’t had...

5 Hours of Testing – Why it’s Unfair to Students

5 Hours of Testing – Why it’s Unfair to Students

Maddie Pfeifer, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday October 15th, the Freshman and Sophomore classes took the ACT Aspire test. This test consisted of an English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing section that lasted approximately from 8am-1pm. It was a five hour long test that caused much grief for many students, including myself. I...

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