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Café Justo’s Growth in Its First Year of Business Sparks Popularity and New Additions

Café Justo’s Growth in Its First Year of Business Sparks Popularity and New Additions

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


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One year from its opening, La Salle’s student-led, fair-trade coffee shop, Café Justo, has gradually grown in sales and popularity, all the while expanding their initial menu and combating competition and small amounts of backlash. Café Justo opened in May 2018, after being funded by a Dare to ...

Students Share Their Personal Stories at This Week’s Empathy Assembly

Students Share Their Personal Stories at This Week’s Empathy Assembly

Reilly Smith, Staff Photographer

April 17, 2019


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In yesterday's assembly for theme week, many students shared their stories and gave performances, and along with staff, discussed the importance of empathy at La Salle.

La Salle Junior Christine Bynum Takes a Stand to Lower the Oregon Voting Age

La Salle Junior Christine Bynum Takes a Stand to Lower the Oregon Voting Age

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019


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Nearly fifty years ago, many argued that anyone eligible to be drafted in the Vietnam War should be allowed to vote. In July of 1971 President Richard Nixon signed the 26th Amendment that lowered the voting age to 18 years old. Now, lawmakers in Oregon have unveiled a plan to lower the voting age to 16 ye...

14 La Salle Students Earn Second Highest Honor at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Qualifying for Nationals

14 La Salle Students Earn Second Highest Honor at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Qualifying for Nationals

Nehemiah Jackson, Assistant Editor

March 6, 2019


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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is an annual prestigious competition for some of the most talented teen writers and artists across the nation. In Oregon alone there were more than 7,000 works submitted this year, and of those, fourteen Lasallians have won Gold Keys, the second highest honor,...

La Salle Administration Sees Nose Piercing Decision Process As Model for the Future

La Salle Administration Sees Nose Piercing Decision Process As Model for the Future

Samantha Kar, Editor in Chief

February 28, 2019


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A student committee of five La Salle students has worked with the La Salle administration to make a new change to the dress code that now permits a single, small stud nose piercing. Mr. Brian Devine, the Vice Principal of Student Life, and principal Mr. Andrew Kuffner hope to repeat this process of ...

Clark County Washington’s Outbreak of Measles Causes Concern About Vaccination

Clark County Washington’s Outbreak of Measles Causes Concern About Vaccination

Nick Slugg, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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2019 began with an outbreak of measles in Clark County, Washington, inspiring controversy about low vaccination rates, and a range of reactions from La Salle students. Clark County, which includes Vancouver, Washington, has been experiencing a large outbreak of measles, which had been declared elim...

Exchange Students From Spain Gain New Experiences and Discover American School System

Exchange Students From Spain Gain New Experiences and Discover American School System

Maya Smith, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2019


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La Salle has the opportunity to host two students from Spain through the ANDEO international homestay program, for four weeks, which started Monday, Feb. 11, and ends Friday, March 8. Sophomore Alicia Merayo Alonso is staying with junior Madison Jefferis and sophomore Payton Jefferis, and sophomore ...

From LDS to LSCCP: An In-Depth Look at Mr. Kendrick’s Faith Journey

From LDS to LSCCP: An In-Depth Look at Mr. Kendrick’s Faith Journey

Jason Nasser-Marsh, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


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Most La Salle students know Mr. Kendrick as a devout Catholic and committed religious studies teacher. But this hasn't always been the case. When Mr. Edward Kendrick was going through the steps towards Confirmation, he imagined the process would be similar to the various coming of age rituals that...

“Noises Off”: First Winter Show Comes to La Salle, Starring Advanced Acting Students

“Noises Off”: First Winter Show Comes to La Salle, Starring Advanced Acting Students

Maya Smith, Assistant Editor

February 13, 2019


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La Salle’s Advanced Acting class will be putting on their first ever winter show, "Noises Off", this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15th, and 16th, starting at 7 p.m. The show is directed and acted entirely by students, with Drama teacher Mr. Shelton serving only as a producer. “'Noises Off' is a play within a play, abo...

Catching Up With Eight La Salle Alumni

Catching Up With Eight La Salle Alumni

Alex Vogt, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Each year the graduating class of La Salle moves on to the next stage in their life. Some move across the country, and some stay in Oregon. With many people scattered everywhere, you may wonder where they are and what they are up to. The Falconer recently caught up with eight La Salle alumni, and asked...

Behind the Scenes With La Salle’s Cafeteria Staff

Behind the Scenes With La Salle’s Cafeteria Staff

Cassie Hauck, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


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The La Salle cafeteria staff are hard at work behind the scenes and sometimes without much recognition, as many students are not familiar with those who work to keep the cafeteria running. They prepare the food we eat every day and clean up our mess. Not only do they work together to provide f...

For Sophomores and Juniors, La Salle Will Swap Biology and Chemistry

For Sophomores and Juniors, La Salle Will Swap Biology and Chemistry

Carlie Weigel, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


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At the start of next school year, sophomores and juniors will have their roles reversed, with chemistry becoming a sophomore year course and biology becoming a junior year course. However, because of the switch next year all sophomores and juniors will be taking chemistry. After discussing the topic ...

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