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La Salle Hosts Annual Believe Benefit Dinner, Grossing $283,000

La Salle Hosts Annual Believe Benefit Dinner, Grossing $283,000

Reilly Smith and Julia Tran

October 9, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 5, La Salle hosted the annual Believe Benefit Dinner, bringing in gross proceeds of $283,000. This includes $121,000 for scholarships for financial assistance, as well as $69,000 to support construction of the Saalfeld Athletic Center. See below for The Falconer's video coverage of the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MEl...

Paper Planners: A New Method for Helping Freshmen Stay Organized

Paper Planners: A New Method for Helping Freshmen Stay Organized

Brooklyn Chillemi, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

In an effort to keep students on top of their schoolwork and other activities, the teachers and administration of La Salle have brought back planners for some students to use on a daily basis. At the beginning of the year, the freshmen class of 2023 was introduced to a new supply item — a paper...

Vaping Related Illnesses Are Sweeping the Nation: Here’s What You Need To Know

Vaping Related Illnesses Are Sweeping the Nation: Here’s What You Need To Know

Andrew Clair, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

In recent months, a total of twenty four people have died from a mysterious lung illness, now being linked to nicotine vaping devices and black market THC cartridges. As a response, the Trump Administration is considering a ban on the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes. There is confusion about what ...

La Salle Welcomes a New Generation of Staff Members

La Salle Welcomes a New Generation of Staff Members

Mallory Middendorff, Assistant Editor

October 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has brought four new members to the La Salle staff, and has led to new roles for two people already working at La Salle. The Falconer sat down with each of these people in an effort to get to know them and learn about their position on campus. Mr. Andrew Yoshihara – Div...

Executive Council’s New Leaders for the 2019-2020 School Year

Executive Council’s New Leaders for the 2019-2020 School Year

Kendall Whiteside, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

At La Salle, students have the privilege to vote in electing our student body executives. There are eight positions that are filled with new faces each school year: Officer of Faith, Officer of Community, Officer of Service, Student Body President, Vice President, Senior Executive Officer, Junior Execu...

La Salle Makes Plans for the Saalfeld Athletic Center, a Major Campus Upgrade

La Salle Makes Plans for the Saalfeld Athletic Center, a Major Campus Upgrade

Carlie Weigel, Assistant Editor

September 25, 2019

After years of envisioning a brand new space for La Salle’s fans, students, and athletes, the school administration is moving forward with plans to eventually complete a $5 million renovation of the current athletic facilities. The renovation will include the addition of 3,200 square feet of new fac...

Students Protest Climate Change Inaction

Students Protest Climate Change Inaction

Matthew Jayne, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

Last Friday, Sept. 20, several La Salle students joined the thousands of activists, mostly high school students, who walked out of school and work to gather outside of Portland City Hall and protest Oregon’s inaction against climate change. After rallying at Portland's city hall, the protesters marched ...

Limited Parking Space Creates Challenges and Frustration For Student Drivers

Limited Parking Space Creates Challenges and Frustration For Student Drivers

Maddie Khaw, Assistant Editor

September 18, 2019

In past years, since the main parking lot at La Salle doesn’t have enough spots for all the student drivers, students without parking passes were free to park in the Christ the King parking lot, sacrificing only a brief walk between campuses before and after classes. However, this year, students...

11 Transfer Students Join the La Salle Community

11 Transfer Students Join the La Salle Community

Maggie Rasch, Dakota Canzano, and Mallory Middendorff

September 18, 2019

La Salle has welcomed 11 new transfer students this year into the sophomore and junior classes. These students have come from many different states including Washington, Florida, and Hawaii. The Falconer had the privilege of getting to know these students while interviewing them, and we are happy to...

New Technology Policies Spark Conversations and Mixed Feelings

New Technology Policies Spark Conversations and Mixed Feelings

Maddie Khaw and Kendall Whiteside

September 11, 2019

With the start of a new school year, La Salle’s administration has made the decision to stringently enforce a pre-existing cell phone use policy, which in recent years has been applied leniently throughout much of the school. Accompanying this implementation is the addition of a new policy regarding...

A Letter From The Editors

A Letter From The Editors

Maggie Rasch, Maya Smith, and Dakota Canzano

September 11, 2019

Dear readers of The La Salle Falconer, Welcome to La Salle’s student-run news publication. We are your editors, Dakota Canzano, Maggie Rasch, and Maya Smith. We’re looking forward to another successful and memorable school year to document here on The Falconer. We would like to introduce some...

Sophomore Jacob Waterman Becomes First La Salle Athlete to Kneel During National Anthem, Inspiring Others to Join Him

Sophomore Jacob Waterman Becomes First La Salle Athlete to Kneel During National Anthem, Inspiring Others to Join Him

Maggie Rasch, Editor

September 11, 2019

At last Friday’s football game in Crescent City, California against Del Norte, Jacob Waterman, a sophomore, knelt during the national anthem to bring attention to racial inequality in the United States, and he plans to continue to kneel at every football game this season. As the first student at...

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