The La Salle Falconer

Get to Know La Salle’s Newest Staff Members

Get to Know La Salle's Newest Staff Members

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2020

Amid the start of a new school year, digital learning, and the coronavirus pandemic, La Salle is also welcoming five new staff members to the community, including three counselors, a teacher, and a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion position. To learn more about their past experiences and objectives...

Amidst Wildfires, Nearby Communities Turn to Clackamas Town Center For Refuge

“Pray 4 Rain 2020” outside one trailer has become one of the centerpieces on the main pathways.

Lukas Werner, Staff Photographer

September 16, 2020

With wildfires burning throughout the west coast over the past week, hundreds of members of the La Salle community were affected by evacuation orders within Clackamas County. In the parking lot of the Clackamas Town Center, volunteers from Salvation Army, Clackamas Rotary and Portland Net set up a...

Following George Floyd’s Death, Students Mobilize for a Summer of Protests, While Equity Work Continues at La Salle

Over the summer, many La Salle students participated in protests throughout the city.

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

The sights and sounds of Portland's summer were seen across the country: people crowding the streets in various areas of the city each evening, brandishing cardboard posters on sidewalk corners or marching through the streets, fists and voices raised to propel a movement that has grasped America’s at...

Students Return to a New System of School, and a Changed School Administration

“The type of principal I want to be is somebody who’s really involved in learning and in the classroom,

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

While students spent this summer away from academics and other school-related activities, it was a busy time for the La Salle administrative team, as they worked to establish a safe and effective learning system suitable for a school year in which the coronavirus continues to create complications. During...

Students and Staff Share Their Reactions to the Online Start of This School Year

Until the day when classes can return to in-person learning, La Salle's campus remains quiet other than a few staff members working from classrooms and offices.

Olivia Galbraith, Editor

September 16, 2020

Students and staff kicked off the first day of classes through a screen this year. With muted microphones, an array of backgrounds behind classmates and teachers, and collaboration through Zoom breakout rooms, classes are much different than usual for students and staff. This year, La Salle has moved into a synchro...

With a Digital Start To The School Year, Students and Teachers Speculate About Testing and Homework

A paper planner with a bowl of Cheerios with an iPad with zoom open

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor

September 16, 2020

With entirely digital classes, wildfires burning through the west coast, a pandemic out of control, and power outages darkening houses around Oregon, students and staff have a lot to manage this year. However, one priority still stands for many students: make it through the school year with good grades. But...

Two Essential Workers Share Their Experiences Working Through a Pandemic

Olivia Galbraith, Assistant Editor

June 3, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, essential workers across the nation have continued to work despite the potential risk of infection due to their contact with the public.  Across the globe, people have shown their appreciation for essential workers through yard signs, volunteer work, and a multit...

Students and Staff Express “Rage” and “Sadness” Following the Killing of George Floyd, Encourage Others to Act Against Racism

As protests continue to grow throughout the country, some La Salle students have decided to take part to act against racism and police brutality.

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd last week, peaceful protests, civil unrest, police brutality, and looting have erupted throughout the nation. La Salle students are among those taking part in the numerous demonstrations occurring in the Portland area, with many more sharing their outrage o...

Social Distancing or Distance Learning: What Will Next School Year Look Like?

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

June 3, 2020

With 10 weeks of remote learning in the books, and the 2019-2020 school year coming to a close, there is one question that many in the La Salle community are wondering about: What will next year look like? To answer that question, The Falconer spoke with Principal and President Mr. Andrew Kuffner, Vi...

With Large Gatherings Banned Through September, Students Face the Loss of Many Events

Large gatherings of more than 25 people have been banned in Oregon through September, causing the traditional graduation and prom to be canceled, among other events.

Fia Cooper, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

On April 8, 2020, Governor Kate Brown canceled school in Oregon for the rest of the year, leaving many schools to switch to digital learning. Just short of a month later, she canceled all large gatherings of more than 25 people through September affecting school graduations, prom, and many other summer activiti...

Most Oregon Counties Have Entered Phase 1. What Does This Mean for Businesses?

Almost all counties in Oregon have entered Phase 1 of the reopening plan, which has allowed some retail stores, restaurants, and personal care businesses to reopen.

Gretchen Shea and Kiran Vogt

June 3, 2020

As Oregon starts to experience warmer weather, staying inside is becoming more difficult. Due to social distancing practices, many may feel that this isn’t going to be the summer they envisioned. The talk of stores opening back up and things going back to “normal” is on the minds of many, and as...

After a State Title and Seven Years of Helping Students, Counselor Mr. Seth Altshuler Departs From La Salle

“I’m just going to miss the fun that the kids and co-workers brought,” Mr. Altshuler said. “It was always fun, and I’ve never had a job like that.”

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

May 27, 2020

After moving to four different countries alone and learning four different languages, all by the time he was 30, counselor Mr. Seth Altshuler said that he had finally developed trust in himself. Now, students, teachers, and staff members who are a part of the La Salle community trust him as well. Mr....

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