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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

Next year, valedictorian Gavin Kim and salutatorian Luke Martin will both head to Gonzaga University to become future Bulldogs.

Setting the Bar for Academic Excellence: Valedictorian Gavin Kim and Salutatorian Luke Martin Headline Class of 2024 As Singular Representatives

Seychelle Marks-Bienen and Brooks Coleman May 29, 2024

Every year, La Salle’s Academic Council selects a lineup of valedictorians and salutatorians — students that embody the highest caliber of academic performance. This selection process takes a holistic...

Many works of art were featured at this year’s art showcase and sale, including ceramics, greeting cards, and prints of photography and fine art pieces.

Craftsmanship for Charity: La Salle Holds Annual Art Sale for Oregon Food Bank

Lucy Loeb, Editor May 29, 2024

On May 21 through May 24, La Salle’s art program held their annual art showcase and sale. At the end of each school year, students can participate by choosing to sell pieces of art they’ve made...

Facing a rematch of the 2020 presidential election, many members of the Class of 2024 are feeling fatigued about their current options.

With Gen Z Set To Play Influential Role in 2024 Election, La Salle Seniors Weigh In As First-Time Voters

Seychelle Marks-Bienen, Editor May 29, 2024

In every election, what’s known throughout the political world as ‘the generational effect’ plays a large role in who turns out to the polls and the values they bring with them.  Depending on...

Video Feature: La Salle Prepares for Summer Life on Campus

Tab Obuchowski, Staff Reporter May 29, 2024

To learn about the activities taking place on campus this summer, The Falconer talked with Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Mr. Matthew Winningham and Admissions Outreach Coordinator Ms....

Since she was a student herself, Director of Service Ms. Olivya Conner has been participating and working in Lasallian institutions to better the lives of students.

Following Her Mission: Ms. Olivya Conner Transitions From La Salle to a Retreat Center Abroad

Mackenzie Torres, Editor May 29, 2024

After a year of serving the La Salle community as Director of Service, Ms. Olivya Conner will be moving on to another opportunity in Kintbury, England at St. Cassian's Centre. St. Cassian's Centre is...

Three Months of Planning, One Day of Fun: St. La Salle Day 2024

Harper Coleman and Audrey Waters May 29, 2024

On Friday, May 25, students kicked off the annual St. La Salle Day celebration with a volleyball tournament of all four grades, in which the juniors came out on top. After the tournament’s conclusion,...

When it comes to deciding what the integration of AI into academics looks like, La Salle has aimed to balance its mission statement and core values with the skills students will need once they leave.

“We Can’t Pretend It Doesn’t Exist”: Lasallian Education in a World of AI

Finn Christensen-McElroy, Assistant Editor May 22, 2024

On November 30, 2022, the world was thrust in a new direction forever.  With the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the world of education was forced to confront new and increasingly capable AI tools in...

In the fall, La Salle will welcome the 185 students of the class of 2028.

A Look at the Incoming Class of 2028

John Pham, Editor May 22, 2024

The 164 seniors of the class of 2024 are set to graduate from La Salle on Saturday, June 1. As they leave, the student body of La Salle is expected to grow with the 185 students of the incoming class of...

As an increasing amount of student absences affect schools across the country, students, administrators, and teachers at La Salle shared their perspective on what these absences mean for the community and what can be done to alleviate them.

When “Not All Absences Are Equal,” the Pursuit of Change Takes More Than A Blanket Policy

Kayah Cieslak, Assistant Editor May 22, 2024

Sign-in sheets for a variety of students. Emails, online forms, and voicemails from parents. Marked requests and early releases. This is what a normal day looks like for Attendance Officer Ms. Jill Beck....

As student mealtime needs and wants are changing, the cafeteria staff is working to adapt.

La Salle Cafeteria Makes a Gradual Return to Pre-COVID 19 System

Aurora Platas, Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

Since the beginning of the 2023-24 school year, the La Salle cafeteria has been going back to a pre-pandemic system and menu. According to Food Services Manager Ms. Kim McCarthy, students used to purchase...

With vibrant pinks, purples, and greens, the aurora borealis rippled across the sky last weekend in gleaming curtains of light.

A Celestial Show: Northern Lights Shine Over the Pacific Northwest

Harper Coleman, Assistant Editor May 15, 2024

Turning their cameras to the skies, many members of the La Salle community and people across the region were able to capture the beauty of a rare phenomenon last weekend. The aurora borealis, commonly...

During the spring blood drive, La Salle students donated their blood through the Bloodwork Northwest Organization to supply blood to local hospitals.

La Salle Blood Drive Supports Hospitals in Need

Tab Obuchowski, Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

  Bloodworks Northwest visited La Salle on Friday, May 10, to hold its spring blood drive. “Anywhere from 30-50 [students participated]; it just depends on how many people sign up for...

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