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The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

When it comes to deciding what the integration of AI into academics looks like, La Salle has aimed to balance its mission statement and core values with the skills students will need once they leave.
“We Can’t Pretend It Doesn’t Exist”: Lasallian Education in a World of AI
Finn Christensen-McElroy, Assistant Editor • May 22, 2024

On November 30, 2022, the world was thrust in a new direction forever.  With the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the world of education was forced to confront new and increasingly capable AI tools in the hands of their...

In the fall, La Salle will welcome the 185 students of the class of 2028.
A Look at the Incoming Class of 2028
John Pham, Editor • May 22, 2024

The 164 seniors of the class of 2024 are set to graduate from La Salle on Saturday, June 1. As they leave, the student body of La Salle is expected to grow with the 185 students of the incoming class of 2028.  “That's...

As an increasing amount of student absences affect schools across the country, students, administrators, and teachers at La Salle shared their perspective on what these absences mean for the community and what can be done to alleviate them.
When “Not All Absences Are Equal,” the Pursuit of Change Takes More Than A Blanket Policy
Kayah Cieslak, Assistant Editor • May 22, 2024

Sign-in sheets for a variety of students. Emails, online forms, and voicemails from parents. Marked requests and early releases. This is what a normal day looks like for Attendance Officer Ms. Jill Beck. With the help of...

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One of the biggest overall lessons Heytvelt has learned during her time playing volleyball is to stay confident among all else.
Next Level Seniors: From One Coast to Another — Hailey Heytvelt Commits to Campbell University
Lucy Loeb, Editor • May 22, 2024

Senior Hailey Heytvelt has played volleyball seriously since the eighth grade and plays primarily as a middle blocker. Due to her height,...

With the end of her last highschool softball season fast approaching, Senior Katie Blau looks back with pride on her softball career thus-far.
Athlete of the Week: Katie Blau
May 22, 2024

During her first-ever softball game, Senior Katie Blau was hit in the face with the...

“Dance has definitely taught me to have a strong work ethic and a lot of dedication,” Hungerford said. “I feel like you can’t get anywhere unless you’re willing to put in the work.”
Next Level Seniors: Olivia Hungerford Leaps Into a New Beginning at the University of Oregon
May 22, 2024

Although senior Olivia Hungerford originally started dancing simply because her mom...

The La Salle varsity softball team, ranked 13 in 5A, takes down Parkrose High School, ranked 30 in 5A, with an 11-0 win.
Photo Story: La Salle’s Softball Senior Night Ends With Triumphant Victory Against Parkrose
May 22, 2024

On Friday, May 17, senior night was held to celebrate the seniors’ final softball...

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Brett and Buster: Senior Reminiscing
Brett and Buster: Senior Reminiscing
Cadence Wooden, Editor • May 22, 2024

In this week’s edition, Brett and Buster attend their senior year BBQ to enjoy the weather and reminisce about the year and their high school life as it all is starting...

More Than A Car: The Ford F-series
More Than A Car: The Ford F-series
May 22, 2024

While cars are meant to take you from point A to B, certain vehicles feel like they...

After a two-year break from music, Iron and Wine released “Light Verse” to re-enter the music scene with a lyrical focus, announcing a new tour for 2024.
Nostalgia, Celebration, and Poetry: Iron and Wine Speaks to the Human Experience in His New Album “Light Verse”
May 15, 2024

This album contains explicit content. “You can make gray and call it gold.”  Setting...

This playlist encapsulates the feelings of excitement and nostalgia that flood the minds of seniors as graduation is just around the corner.
From Caps and Gowns to New Beginnings: Songs That Celebrate the End of the School Year
May 15, 2024

Amidst the flurry of college decisions and graduation announcements, music can help...

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Next year, Tyler Smith will be headed to West Point, New York to attend the United States Military Academy.
Tyler Smith is Making His Way to West Point
Zayna Elkhal, Staff Reporter • May 22, 2024

Senior Tyler Smith was sick at home the day he got a call from his district congressman Earl Blumenauer, who told him he got accepted into United...

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, under the sparkling lights, the Falcons flocked to The Aerie at Eagle Landing to dance the night away at prom. In their best dresses and suits, they made lifelong memories enjoying the company of their peers.
Photo Story: La Salle Holds Prom 2024 at the Aerie at Eagle Landing
May 22, 2024

On Saturday night, May 18, 2024, La Salle students dressed up, took pictures,...

After graduation, senior Rowan Klein will be attending the University of Montana in Missoula.
Student of the Week: Rowan Klein
May 22, 2024

In her fourth and final year of high school, senior Rowan Klein calls her journey...

“We feel actively that Student Council is really a place where students come together, and they do large community things that are more on the lines of student activities and inclusion,” Ms. Noesi said.
Out With the Old, In With the New: Leadership Unveils Upcoming Positions for 2024 School Year
May 22, 2024

With the end of the school year in sight, it is time to start thinking about the next...

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Sweet or Sour: Billie Eilish’s “Hit Me Hard and Soft”
Sweet or Sour: Billie Eilish’s “Hit Me Hard and Soft”
Gwen Brown and Clover Martin May 22, 2024

This episode discusses an album that contains explicit content. Welcome to the third episode of “Sweet or Sour.” Today, the topic of our podcast is Billie Eilish’s...

The La Salle varsity softball team, ranked 13 in 5A, takes down Parkrose High School, ranked 30 in 5A, with an 11-0 win.
Photo Story: La Salle’s Softball Senior Night Ends With Triumphant Victory Against Parkrose
May 22, 2024

On Friday, May 17, senior night was held to celebrate the seniors’ final softball...

La Salle track athletes found great success this past weekend, driving down to Eugene to compete at the track state championship meet.
Records Broken and Memories Made: Track and Field Competes at State
May 22, 2024

On Thursday, May 16, the La Salle track and field team drove down to Eugene to compete...

On Wednesday, May 16, both the girls and boys varsity tennis teams won the first place district and league title.
Photos of the Week
May 17, 2024

With the end of the school year coming up quickly, the sun is starting to...

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As social media has become more and more popular, the rates of FOMO have skyrocketed.
Most companies use FOMO to trick their customers into purchasing products to fit in.
Endless Scrolling and Endless Worries: The Impact Social Media Has on FOMO
Julianne Rast, Staff Reporter • May 15, 2024

The acronym FOMO, which stands for "fear of missing out," is a relatively new term, coined in 2004 by Patrick McGinnis, an author of nine books...

Despite vinyl records and other analog media not being the most convenient medium to view art, it’s that effort that makes it all the more meaningful.
The Hidden Cost of Convenience: The Power of Analog in a Digital Society
May 15, 2024

My weekly iPad screen time clocked in at 79 hours and 11 minutes on YouTube alone. With 168 hours in...

The current drug crisis in Ecuador isn’t one of its own making. Foreign countries and markets are directly complicit in the events that have taken place, and although foreign influence is part of the issue, the country is at the point where they need help to combat the growing influence of gangs.
The Price Ecuador Pays for America and Europe’s Cocaine Consumption
May 8, 2024

Ecuador was once regarded as one of the safest countries in South America. However, it is “an island...

Many women often feel afraid, embarrassed, or ashamed of their period, even around other women. This needs to change.
Let’s Talk, Period.
May 8, 2024

When NASA sent its first woman to space, Sally Ride, why was it they thought she might need 100 tampons...

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