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The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

 The four food service staff members enjoy working collaboratively to create new additions to the menu.

Feeding the Falcons: Meet Our Kitchen Staff at La Salle

Lucy Loeb, Staff Reporter November 30, 2022

Despite being faced with the adversity of the pandemic’s effects on the supply chain as well as the struggles of appeasing hungry teenagers, La Salle’s lunch staff has remained dedicated to consistently...

“[Health class is] one of the most important classes to link all the different things you hear, especially all the rumors and stuff you hear, from not only the internet, TV, but also maybe even family, he said.

Family, Travel, and a Passion for Health: Mr. Sulages Shares His Story

Bella Buss, Staff Reporter November 30, 2022

Mr. Chris Sulages is a sports enthusiast, travel lover, and a family focused man who also just happens to be one of La Salle's many dedicated teachers. From football player, to coach, to PE and Health...

“The only positive is getting an extra hour of sleep, but then you lose an hour so it doesn’t seem like a positive,” sophomore Owen Kuntz said.

Students and Staff Thoughts on Daylight Saving Time — Is It Worth Losing Sleep Over?

Clara Hudson, Staff Reporter November 16, 2022

Every November and March, the time changes, either falling back an hour or springing forward an hour, and almost everyone living in the U.S. must adjust their clocks to follow what is called standard time...

The Falconer staff traveled to St. Louis for the Fall National High School Journalism Convention where they listened to Pulitzer Prize winning keynote speakers and engaged in sessions taught by journalism and media experts.

Leaving the Nest: Falconer Staff Fly to St. Louis for the Fall National High School Journalism Convention

Jasmine McIntosh, Assistant Editor November 16, 2022

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, six members of The La Salle Falconer and Journalism adviser Miles Kane left the Portland International Airport for a four day trip to St. Louis, MO for the Fall National High...

Puffs shortly after finding out Cedric died in the Triwizard Tournament.

La Salle’s Theater Department Brings the Production of “Puffs” to the Stage

Hannah Whiteside November 16, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, La Salle’s theater department held its opening night for the fall play “Puffs.” The show then concluded on Sunday, Nov. 13 after five more performances. “Puffs” puts...

Students hold up a sign expressing their admiration for Educator of the Year Mr. Matthew Owen.

La Salle Community Celebrates Heroic Vow Ceremony and Educator of the Year

Lillian Paugh, Editor November 16, 2022

This morning, the La Salle community was invited to honor both its senior class and this year’s Educator of the Year, science teacher Mr. Matthew Owen, during the annual Heroic Vow Ceremony held...

“I enjoy those moments where were able to, [as] student and teacher, both be like, ‘Oh, theyre just humans, just like me,’” Mr. Owen said. “And moments like that have been really great.”

Balancing Work, Life, and Chemical Equations — Mr. Owen Named Educator of the Year

Lillian Paugh, Editor November 15, 2022

When he and his family relocated from England to the U.S. for his father’s job when he was 8 years old, what was meant to be a two-year endeavor turned into over two decades — and counting — for...

Although he was born in the U.K., math teacher Mr. Kieron Redford now feels at home in the U.S.

From Finance to Functions: Math Teacher Mr. Redford Shares His Story

Seleste Maldonado Ruiz, Staff Reporter November 8, 2022

Updated Nov. 9, 2022 Mr. Kieron Redford, one of La Salle’s math teachers, grew up in a rural area in southwest England. “You have to travel to school on a bus, and you have to get your parents...

Classrooms at La Salle are filled with various types of decorations, each one depending on the preference of the teacher in the room. The walls are filled with embellishments that range from educational posters to student work.

Eye Catching Classroom Decorations and the Stories Behind Them

Lilah Ruud, Staff Reporter November 8, 2022

Five days a week, students enter classrooms to learn, but many might not notice the thoughtful decorations that teachers display on their walls. Why do teachers decorate and is it even important to decorate?...

After joining the La Salle staff this year, Mr. Scott Hanawalt has expressed his appreciation for the spiritual and positive atmosphere that he has encountered at the school.

Technology Enthusiast Mr. Scott Hanawalt Joins La Salle’s IT Staff

Lucy MacNeela, Editor November 8, 2022

Self-described as a “typical computer nerd,” Mr. Scott Hanawalt has been fascinated by computers for a very long time — making him the perfect addition to La Salle’s IT department.  When Mr....

School counselor Mr. Doyle believes “theres a lot of interconnectedness between the students, which I enjoy,” he said.

Mr. Kevin Doyle, a Determined Source of Support, Joins the Counseling Team

Maya Raphael, Editor November 7, 2022

As a fresh Portland resident and new member of the La Salle community, school counselor Mr. Kevin Doyle is slowly getting used to his new environment. Mr. Doyle has enjoyed Portland thus far, despite...

Ballot drop-off boxes can be found throughout the state, since Oregon does not have in-person voting.

What To Know About Oregon’s Upcoming Election

Lucy MacNeela, Editor November 5, 2022

Elections for Oregon’s new governor will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. For some students, this election will be their first time exercising their right to vote and taking control of their influence...

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