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Season Two of Stranger Things: Bigger and Better Than Season One

Season Two of Stranger Things: Bigger and Better Than Season One

Katherine Ripley, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

Ever since Stranger Things came out last year, people have been waiting for the return of the instantly famous show to come back to their screens, engulfing them into a world that had them questioning everything around them. Now that it’s been almost two weeks since October 29th, when Season 2 was...

Get Thrifty! 5 of the Best Thrift Stores in Portland

Get Thrifty! 5 of the Best Thrift Stores in Portland

Peyton Hedges, Assistant Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Thrifting saves money, is good for the environment, and is a fun way to find unique things that no one else has. Portland is home to many cool and exciting thrift stores worth checking out. Here are 5 of the best thrift stores here in Portland, ranging in price from only a few dollars ($), up to $20 pe...

Restaurant Review: Rose City Taqueria

Restaurant Review: Rose City Taqueria

Michaela Carter, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Why Portland?

Struggling to find an inexpensive restaurant with tasty food? Well, the Falconer is here to help out. This is the first in a series featuring mouthwatering restaurants that are either around the Portland Metro area and that are worth the trip, or within a close distance to La Salle. Rose City Taqueria: Locati...

The Spirit of Halloween in Portland: Five Places to Visit this Season

The Spirit of Halloween in Portland: Five Places to Visit this Season

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Halloween is creeping up around the corner, with less than two weeks left. There are tons of events to attend and places to go around the Portland area, including pumpkin patches and haunted houses. Check out this list below to get in the Halloween spirit! Bella Organic Farm: Are you a big Po...

DAMN.: On The Absolute Mastery Of Kendrick Lamar

DAMN.: On The Absolute Mastery Of Kendrick Lamar

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion

The following review discusses and contains links to music and music videos with explicit content. As 2017 marks the year that hip-hop officially overtakes rock as the most popular music genre in America, it is hard to argue against the fact that rap music is now mostly unparalleled in terms of art...

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

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 ...

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....

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