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Behind the Scenes: How The Falconer Is Operating While La Salle Remains Closed

Behind the Scenes: How The Falconer Is Operating While La Salle Remains Closed

Reilly Smith and Julia Tran

April 8, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to an executive order requesting citizens to remain in their homes, The Falconer has moved to a completely remote system for interviewing, drafting, editing, and publishing stories, while still remaining a student-run publication that publishes weekly. ...

COVID-19: What Does It Mean for the College Admissions Process?

COVID-19: What Does It Mean for the College Admissions Process?

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

April 8, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted many aspects of high school life such as closing campus entirely, scrapping spring sport seasons, and cancelling trips such as Moab. For juniors, in particular, many of whom are beginning to prepare for the college admissions process, the pandemic has caused significant...

Students Express Difficulty Balancing Digital Learning

Students Express Difficulty Balancing Digital Learning

Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

April 8, 2020

When the Digital Learning Days (DLDs) were originally announced over the intercom at La Salle, senior Gili Kaptur Dejesus said she immediately thought, “I’m going to fail [my] senior year.” “It was mostly my anxiety, but I knew,” she later said. “I knew these were going to be a big chal...

COVID-19 Leaves Portland Desolate

COVID-19 Leaves Portland Desolate

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

April 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, stores, restaurants, and other nonessential businesses across the state have shut their doors, and the once-bustling city streets are now void of life. After Governor Kate Brown passed Executive Order 20-12, also known as the "Stay at Home, Save Lives" order, air travel throug...

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Through the Eyes of Four Students

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Through the Eyes of Four Students

Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

April 1, 2020

Seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen: Every student at La Salle has been affected in some way by the coronavirus and the Digital Learning Days (DLDs) that La Salle has instituted due to the pandemic. To further understand how students are feeling about DLDs and the other effects of the COVID...

La Salle Hopes to “Stay Realistic, but Stay Positive” While Shifting to Online Classes Until April 28

La Salle Hopes to “Stay Realistic, but Stay Positive” While Shifting to Online Classes Until April 28

Carlie Weigel and Maddie Khaw

March 18, 2020

When Principal and President Mr. Andrew Kuffner announced on Thursday, March 12 that La Salle would take preventive measures against the coronavirus by closing campus and switching to digital learning, the plan was for this to take place for just the week of school on either side of spring break. ...

Q&A: An Inside Look at the Effects of the Coronavirus on a Local Target Store

Q&A: An Inside Look at the Effects of the Coronavirus on a Local Target Store

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

March 18, 2020

March 21, 2020: This story has been updated with new information that was made available to The Falconer after the original version was published. Updates has been added to the end of the interview. As panic shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, The Falconer decided to take a look at what'...

Sophomore Mac Baker Reaches New Heights in Her International Circus Arts Career

Sophomore Mac Baker Reaches New Heights in Her International Circus Arts Career

Olivia Galbraith, Assistant Editor

March 18, 2020

The summer before her eighth grade year, Mac Baker’s mom encouraged her to become more active and leave her house more often. After taking a circus class, her attention was hooked. Now a sophomore at La Salle, Baker has been a part of a circus performing troupe for three years and traveled across borde...

The Falconer’s Debut Podcast: “Thinking Pants”

The Falconer’s Debut Podcast: “Thinking Pants”

Carlie Weigel and Maddie Khaw

March 11, 2020

The Falconer is excited to introduce its first podcast — a series called “Thinking Pants” hosted by guest contributors Liam Rinehart and James Kelley, who are both seniors.  During their time at La Salle, the two have been involved in varying extracurriculars. Rinehart has participated in boy...

The Coronavirus: The Myths, The Facts, and What La Salle Students Can Do

The Coronavirus: The Myths, The Facts, and What La Salle Students Can Do

Luke Thompson, Assistant Editor

March 4, 2020

Late last week, an elementary school in Lake Oswego was shut down after a school employee was diagnosed with COVID-19. Given La Salle’s close proximity to the source of a potential outbreak, it is important that the community understands what the coronavirus is, what it isn’t, and how La Salle can...

Mr. Yoshihara is “Bustin’ Barriers” Both Inside and Outside of the La Salle Community

Mr. Yoshihara is “Bustin’ Barriers” Both Inside and Outside of the La Salle Community

Maya Smith, Editor

March 4, 2020

When looking at La Salle’s staff members, it’s easy to notice that not many are people of color. According to Ms. Lisa Daniels, La Salle’s Director of Communications, “of La Salle’s 90 regularly scheduled full- and part-time staff members, nine identify as a member of one of the minority...

“Welcome to Portland”: A Look Into the Lives of Three of Portland’s Homeless

“Welcome to Portland”: A Look Into the Lives of Three of Portland’s Homeless

Maddie Khaw and Carlie Weigel

March 4, 2020

This article includes explicit language and content that might be upsetting to some readers. We’ve all seen it — tents lining the sidewalks, garbage bags and shopping carts on street corners, and cardboard signs as you’re exiting the highway.  Sometimes we avoid eye contact. Other times we’re...

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