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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....

After 20 Years, Ms. Powell Gets Ready to Move On From Her “Way of Life” at La Salle

Ms. Powell waves to students at a recent

Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

May 27, 2020

Every day while on campus, students and staff of La Salle recognize Attendance Secretary Ms. Judi Powell as one of the two faces that greet them on their way into the building each morning. Ms. Powell has been working at La Salle for 20 years, and now, at the end of this school year, she is retiring. ...

Stores and Businesses Begin to Reopen After Mandatory Quarantine

Nails Unlimited store manager Kim Nguyen works behind a clear plastic shield and wears a face mask.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

May 27, 2020

As Clackamas County enters the first phase of reopening after the COVID-19 closure, places around the city are beginning to come back to life. Here's a look at some places around La Salle that are beginning to reopen:

Bengtson, Elkhal, Smith, and Wobig: This Year’s Valedictorians and Salutatorian Reflect on Their Time at La Salle

Franny Bengtson, Grace Elkhal, Ashley Smith, and Lucas Wobig are this year's valedictorians and salutatorian.

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

May 20, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6, four La Salle seniors got a surprise visit to their house from President and Principal Mr. Andrew Kuffner. When Mr. Kuffner showed up at their door, these four seniors found out that they had been selected as the valedictorians and salutatorian for the class of 2020.  Alt...

Counselor Ms. Nancy Orr Retires After “The Best 20 Years Ever”

Ms. Orr has been an educator for 36 years, and dedicated 20 of those years to La Salle.

Olivia Galbraith, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2020

Two decades ago, counselor Ms. Nancy Orr accepted a position at La Salle. Now, after 36 years of being an educator, and serving the La Salle community in many different ways for 20 of those years, Ms. Orr is retiring.  Most students know Ms. Orr as one of the five counselors at La Salle, but throughout...

The State of Hawthorne Boulevard During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Portlanders have begun to place posters and notes in various places around the city.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

May 13, 2020

Almost two months into the governor-mandated "stay home" order, it is safe to say that everyone's life has been affected in one way or another by the coronavirus pandemic. Hawthorne Boulevard, located in Portland, is a popular area where people of all ages go to shop at vintage clothing stores and...

Saalfeld Athletic Center Construction Update

Construction vehicles in the side parking lot between the football field and future Saalfeld Athletic Center.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

May 6, 2020

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, construction on the Saalfeld Athletic Center remains on schedule, according to La Salle’s Executive Director, Mr. Matthew Winningham. After the official groundbreaking ceremony on March 3, demolition is complete, and the new home of the athletic department is beginni...

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