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Humans of La Salle: Favorite Disney Movie

Humans of La Salle: Favorite Disney Movie

Avery Eldon and Brennan Kelly

January 15, 2020

The Falconer asked La Salle students what their favorite Disney movie is, and why. We got a variety of answers, displayed in this video.

Peace, Quiet, and Caffeine: The Best Study Spots in Portland

Peace, Quiet, and Caffeine: The Best Study Spots in Portland

Ava Whalon, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

With finals just around the corner, stress levels are high and sleep schedules are weak. Taking time to decompress, study, and grab a good cup of coffee can help all students prepare for the busy weeks ahead. Luckily, Portland is full of cozy coffee shops and aesthetically pleasing cafes to help students...

Four Banned Books That Provide Important Life Perspectives

Four Banned Books That Provide Important Life Perspectives

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

Sparking conversations, breaking stigmas, and exploring complex topics are all things “banned books” consistently do. Books that have been banned share one thing in common — they have offended someone somewhere. The majority of banned books are prohibited due to political, religious, legal, or moral m...

Star Wars Episode IX Is a Disappointment, but Enjoyable Nonetheless

Star Wars Episode IX Is a Disappointment, but Enjoyable Nonetheless

Luke Thompson, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

On December 22, I walked into the neighborhood theater where I had seen every Star Wars release since 2015 to see the ninth and final installment of a series that was born in 1977. As I had been unable to see it on opening night, I had been religiously avoiding spoilers and reviews for the movie ...

Our Verdict On In-N-Out Burger: It’s Overhyped

Our Verdict On In-N-Out Burger: It’s Overhyped

Mallory Middendorff, Assistant Editor

January 8, 2020

In-N-Out Burger quickly became a large fast food chain with people from all over visiting their restaurants and posting on social media about their meals, but is the food really worth all the hype? The restaurant gained its popularity by avoiding the use of frozen, pre-packaged, and microwaved food. Acco...

Humans of La Salle: Teacher Fashion

Humans of La Salle: Teacher Fashion

Carlie Weigel, Assistant Editor

January 7, 2020

Teachers can have good style, too. Here’s an inside look at the fashion choices made by several teachers at La Salle, not only these days, but also when they were younger. 

Anthems of the Decade

Anthems of the Decade

Dakota Canzano and Mandy Sisul

December 18, 2019

The following article and playlist includes music containing explicit content.  With the decade coming to an end in the next few weeks, The Falconer created a playlist to remember the most iconic and successful songs of the past ten years. From Pitbull to Silento, Kesha to Taylor Swift, the childhood...

Gone Too Soon: The Legacy of JuiceWrld

Gone Too Soon: The Legacy of JuiceWrld

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

Chicago rapper Jared Higgins, known as “JuiceWrld,” first entered the SoundCloud scene in 2018 with his breakout single “Lucid Dreams.” He then released his first full-length album “Goodbye and Good Riddance” on May 23, 2018 By early 2019, JuiceWrld had attracted a massive following, sell...

HBO’s “Euphoria” Dives Deep Into Turbulent Adolescence

HBO’s “Euphoria” Dives Deep Into Turbulent Adolescence

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

Disclaimer: The following article discusses explicit material. The show reviewed is rated TV-MA. It presents an uncensored look at what teenage life can sometimes be like. The hit American drama series “Euphoria” explores teenage life and substance abuse, combined with an exquisite aesthetic. Ap...

Tips for an Environmentally-Friendly Holiday Season

Tips for an Environmentally-Friendly Holiday Season

Mary Loeb, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

For most, the holiday season represents a joyful time for celebrating with friends and family or practicing old traditions, like baking favorite dishes or adorning homes with cheery lights and wintry decorations. However, one issue that most people don’t associate with the winter holidays is the mass...

TikTok Songs to Add to Your Everyday Playlist

TikTok Songs to Add to Your Everyday Playlist

Brennan Kelly, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The latest and greatest in social media is an app called TikTok, originally Musical.ly, which was relaunched with its new name in 2016. TikTok is an app that allows you to lip sync, dance or do anything your mind desires to music, including anything from the latest hits to comedy sketches. With more...

Disney+ Versus Netflix: Which Is the Better Choice?

Disney+ Versus Netflix: Which Is the Better Choice?

Luke Thompson, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

On November 12, Disney+ joined the swiftly growing market of online streaming services vying for our attention. The service sells itself on the premise of having almost the entire library of Disney media rolled into one package. But is this promise worth the price tag? And will the Disney Magic prove...

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