Humans of La Salle

Maddie Pfeifer, Staff Reporter

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One simple idea of taking pictures of the people of New York has grown into a major blog called Humans of New York. This blog has been an inspiration for many, including the Falconer staff.

Humans of New York was created with the idea of taking pictures of random people on the streets and getting a range of responses from light-hearted and funny, to dark and serious. The goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers but after the creator started talking to the people in his photos, he got the idea of making a blog.

The Falconer has decided that we are going to take on a project similar to this—Humans of La Salle. In this new segment, the Falconer will be profiling students here at La Salle and asking them all sorts of questions—from funny to serious—to help us all get a new perspective on each other.

In this first edition of Humans of La Salle, six students were interviewed and photographed as seen below.

Jared Fontenette

Jared Fontenette

“If I could give myself advice four years ago, I would say, always check the mirror before you leave the house,” states sophomore Jared Fontenette. “I would do that, because you know sometimes, you look back at old pictures, like ‘God did I actually wear that?'”

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Olivia Nomura

Olivia Nomura

“What has been your favorite memory thus far?”
“Fourth grade birthday party,” responded freshman Olivia Nomura.
“Why?”
“Well, because, it’s not the greatest, but the most memorable, because two people broke their arms and one girl punctured her lung and another girl hurt her lips.”

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Bao Huynh

Bao Huynh

“Quirky.” That is what word freshman Bao Huynh says describes himself.
“Why?”
“I don’t know. It’s just my nature I suppose.”

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Julianna Sprague and Zoe Jones

Julianna Sprague and Zoe Jones

“What scares you?”
“Dying scares me,” answered sophomore Julianna Sprague.
“Why?”
“Because it’s scary – I like to live and be with people I like. And spiders.”
“Why don’t you like spiders?”
“They’re scary and there’s a lot of them, and you don’t know what they want to do.”
Sophomore Zoe Jones was asked the same question and she replied, “Bees, and I have a fear of people touching my neck.”
“Why?”
“I don’t know. I just have one and I don’t know why. It just kind of developed.”

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Joseph Kreitzberg

Joseph Kreitzberg

“What do you miss most about your childhood?”
“The thing I miss most about my childhood is being able to get away with things without worrying about people caring,” states sophomore Joseph Kreitzberg. “Many people treat growing up as though it grants true freedom, but freedom is doing whatever you want without many repercussions.”

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This first edition of Humans of La Salle has hopefully showed something new about the students here. Stay tuned for more editions and let us know if you would like to be featured.