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All Play and No Work Makes IT a Dull Movie

All Play and No Work Makes IT a Dull Movie

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews, Showcase

The 2017 screen adaption of Stephen King’s classic horror novel IT hit theaters on September 8th, scaring off the competition with an initial weekend box office gross of $123.1 million domestically (internationally, IT has surpassed $371 million in ticket sales). And, in theory, fans aren't spending their money in vain; IT has an impressi...

Video Feature: Students Respond to Taylor Swift’s New Sound

Natalie Sherrill, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

In response to Taylor Swift releasing two singles in the past few weeks, “Look What You Made Me Do” and “...Ready For It?”, many people across the world have had different opinions on the pop-star's evolution as an artist. In this video, La Salle students share their opinions about Swift’s c...

Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion, Showcase

As another year at La Salle comes to an end and students (as well as teachers) become anxious for summer to commence, many of us are beginning to ponder our summer plans... what we will do, where we will go, and who we will see. But what many of us are not considering, unfortunately, is something we ...

Wonder Woman Flies to Top of Box Office, Deservedly

Wonder Woman Flies to Top of Box Office, Deservedly

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

One of the most anticipated movies of the summer, Wonder Woman, has finally hit theaters. With a lot of high expectations from the positive reviews it has received already, this movie does not disappoint. The movie centers around Diana (Wonder Woman), played by Gal Gadot, and how she came to be the ...

15 Tips and Tricks for Traveling to Europe

15 Tips and Tricks for Traveling to Europe

Kendal Shride, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Scotland. Although this wasn't my first time traveling to Europe, I still managed to learn many new things about the process. From this experience I have created a list of 15 tips and tricks for traveling to Europe, from preparation to packing to accommodations. A...

Three Detective Shows on Netflix To Watch This Summer

Three Detective Shows on Netflix To Watch This Summer

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

With the school year coming to an end, summer is quickly approaching, which means many people will have more time to watch Netflix. Almost everyone can find a show or movie on Netflix that fits their liking, but if you are someone who really enjoys criminal justice and mystery shows, you may want to ...

Ten Blockbuster Movies To Look Forward To This Summer

Ten Blockbuster Movies To Look Forward To This Summer

Reilly Nesen, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

With school soon coming to an end and summer just around the corner, La Salle students are starting to get ready for three months of sun and fun. Everyone will be busy hanging out with friends, going to the beach and all of the fun things summer has in store for us, including the summer blockbuster movies....

Why Portland? Signature Ice Cream Shops

Why Portland? Signature Ice Cream Shops

Emrie Good, Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Why Portland?

In our occasional series -Why Portland?- the La Salle Falconer staff profiles all the interesting and unique things about the City of Roses. With summer just around the corner, take advantage of these beautiful sunny days and take a ride to visit some of these local ice cream shops that make Por...

Is “Logan” Marvel’s Dark Knight?

Is “Logan” Marvel’s Dark Knight?

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews, Showcase

When thinking of the current formula for producing blockbuster superhero films, we usually picture dazzling CGI, comic like action, an undeniably evil villain, and a hero whose morality is never brought into question. Rarely does a film in the ‘superhero genre’ manifest as a grueling character-driven ...

Upcoming Spring and Summer Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss

Upcoming Spring and Summer Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Concerts are a fun activity to do with friends and family and a great way to enjoy your favorite music. Lucky for people in Portland and the Pacific Northwest, many popular artists have announced they will be coming to venues nearby to perform in the coming months. Here is a look at a few of these artists...

Movie Review: Why Everyone Should Watch Hacksaw Ridge

Movie Review: Why Everyone Should Watch Hacksaw Ridge

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

On November 4, 2016 a fantastic movie directed by Mel Gibson was released to the public in theaters called Hacksaw Ridge. It is a fascinating and action-packed film that is well worth watching. Hacksaw Ridge is about a Christian man from Virginia who becomes an Army medic who later receives the Med...

Outstanding Netflix Movies You May Be Missing

Outstanding Netflix Movies You May Be Missing

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews, Showcase

In recent years video subscription networks have become increasingly more popular, but non so prolifically as Netflix. Boasting a hefty 86 million subscribers, Netflix has established itself as an industry leader and an entertainment necessity for youth and adults alike, a role which the company ass...

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