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The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

Mr. John Donnelly has been volunteering at Providence Portland Medical Center since August as part of a larger group of National Guard soldiers who were called to help in hospitals during the pandemic.

Absent From the Classroom, Mr. Donnelly Serves in Local Hospitals as Part of the National Guard

Mary Loeb, Editor in Chief October 20, 2021

For the past nine years that Mr. John Donnelly has worked at La Salle, he has generally started the school year the same way. Beginning in September, he returns to the classroom to direct the band department...

“If you have a vaccine, then you can really prevent the majority of that infection,” said Dr. Dawn Nolt.

Infectious Disease Dr. Dawn Nolt Breaks Down COVID-19 Myths

Anna Waldron, Staff Reporter October 20, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been an ongoing political and medical discussion since before it existed. While vaccines for 16-year-olds and above have been available since April, according to La Salle administration,...

Seniors Natalie Caldillo-Ruelas, Victoria Roman-Arrieta, and Jaqui Cacho Barrera reflected on what Hispanic Heritage Month meant to them.

“We’re Just Trying to Show We’re Here”: Members of the Unidos Club Reflect on Hispanic Heritage Month

Erin Moran, Staff Reporter October 20, 2021

The 60.6 million Latinos in the United States make up the nation's largest racial or ethnic group.  To recognize this group, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15...

New in his role but not new to La Salle, Mr. Mikel Rathmann joins La Salle’s staff as the new Campus Health and Safety Monitor.

Alumnus and Coach Mikel Rathmann Moves Into Role of Campus Health and Safety Monitor

John Pham, Assistant Editor October 13, 2021

As students walk through the doors of La Salle each morning, the first face many of them see is Mr. Mikel Rathmann, greeting them with either a simple nod or thumbs-up as he affirms their clear wellness...

Advanced art students are eager to promote the art program this year at La Salle.

Get To Know the AP Art Students Leading La Salle’s National Art Honors Society

Elsie Buczkowski, Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

La Salle is home to a group of dedicated artists, with some student artists participating in the art community at La Salle by taking AP Art as well as participating in National Art Honors Society (NAHS).  Students...

At Tuesdays pep assembly, homecoming court announcements were made by a member of Executive Council.

Homecoming Returns for the First Time Since the Beginning of the Pandemic

Avery Marks, Assistant Editor October 6, 2021

La Salle’s most recent homecoming dance was hosted two years ago, occurring in the fall of 2019. But on Friday of this week, La Salle plans to once again host a homecoming dance, with the theme “A...

Many students at the march held signs protesting the inaction of political leaders on climate change.

Portland Youth Participate in Global Climate Strike, Joining Thousands Around the World

Maia Gutmann and Maya Raphael September 29, 2021

Passion was omnipresent on Friday, Sept. 24, as many of Portland’s youth united to fight for a shared desire: climate justice. Several La Salle students shared their thoughts after participating...

When Ms. Cha was announced as Educator of the Year, students from her advanced art classes came running down the hallway with cheers.

Helping Students Become “Their Best Artistic Selves,” Ms. Cha Asokan Earns Lasallian Educator of the Year Award

Mary Loeb and Brooklyn Chillemi September 22, 2021

Growing up, art teacher Ms. Cha Asokan remembers feeling embarrassed that she was one of the only Indian kids attending her elementary school. “My mom was a phenomenal chef,” said Ms. Cha, as she...

As they assumed their positions at La Salle, each new staff member shared a collection of personal experiences and goals for this school year with The Falconer.

Nine New Staff Members Join the La Salle Community

Mary Loeb, Editor in Chief September 15, 2021

This fall, La Salle has welcomed a diverse crew of nine new staff members, including four counselors, a front office assistant, two teachers, a new director of community and student leadership, and an...

This year’s valedictorians are Otso Barron, Paige Martin, and David Jensen, and the salutatorians are Nathan Henry, Sam Luft, Ryan Rosumny, and Ben Scott-Lewis.

La Salle’s 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorians: Seven Seniors Reflect on High School and Look to the Future

As an academic year unlike any of its predecessors draws to a close, seven La Salle students have been named valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2021.  Despite the abnormality of this...

BSU and World Religions Students will host a prayer service on Thursday, May 27 to pray for people of color who were killed at the hands of police in 2020.

BSU and World Religions Students Host Prayer Service to Memorialize Victims of Police Brutality

Mallory Middendorff, Editor May 26, 2021

After months of planning, a prayer service will take place in the academic courtyard to remember and pray for men and women who were killed at the hands of police in 2020. The Cross Project prayer service...

Opening night took place on Friday, May 21, and closing night will be Sunday, May 30.

La Salle Theater Returns To Live Performances With Spring Musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter May 26, 2021

In the last production of the year, the drama department is putting on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Unlike the rest of the productions this year, this musical has a live audience. “The...

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