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Falcon Time: Why the School Made Changes, and How Students and Teachers Feel About It

Falcon Time: Why the School Made Changes, and How Students and Teachers Feel About It

Gina Roland, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News

Over the past month, La Salle students have been able to experience and try out the school’s new system for Falcon Time. Last year, Falcon Time was much less structured, and students had the ability to wander around the school, without needing to sign up for any specific activity. This previous system,...

La Salle Seniors Launch T-Shirt Business Out of Their Garage

La Salle Seniors Launch T-Shirt Business Out of Their Garage

Peyton Hedges, Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Similar to garage-based entrepreneurs Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos—the masterminds behind the world-famous companies Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon—are two members of La Salle’s senior class: Max Andrews and Jake Bunker. Working out of Jake’s garage, these two like-minded and creative en...

New and Improved Theater Lobby Aims to Provide ‘Inviting, Light, and Usable’ Space

New and Improved Theater Lobby Aims to Provide ‘Inviting, Light, and Usable’ Space

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past few weeks, students have been greeted by a new and improved theater lobby as they walk through La Salle’s main hallway. Over the summer, the school upgraded the lobby to the auditorium with a larger, more inviting entrance. They also updated the bathrooms to have ADA accessible faciliti...

Meet Our Two New International Students

Meet Our Two New International Students

Emily Hawkins, Assistant Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

La Salle is welcoming two international students into our community this year. They both traveled more than 5,000 miles to Portland, and will be experiencing life as a student in America, here at La Salle. The Falconer interviewed them to find out more about where they come from, who they are, and wh...

Say Hello to the New Teachers and Staff for the 2018–2019 School Year

Say Hello to the New Teachers and Staff for the 2018–2019 School Year

Emily Hawkins, Samantha Kar, and Tarn Bregman

September 12, 2018


Filed under News

With the start of the new school year, La Salle has welcomed six new members to our community. The Falconer interviewed each of the new teachers to learn more about them and find out what their role will be this year. Ms. Grossi — German Our new German teacher, Ms. Grossi, is excited to be a m...

A Letter From The Falconer Editors

A Letter From The Falconer Editors

Peyton Hedges and Samantha Kar

September 12, 2018


Filed under News

Dear readers of The Falconer, We are seniors Peyton Hedges and Samantha Kar, the editors of The La Salle Falconer, which is the student publication of the Journalism and Advanced Journalism classes. We would like to introduce you to The Falconer and explain our goals for the year. The Falconer is a ...

La Salle’s Health Teacher and Tennis Coach Mr. Devenney Retires After 31 Years of Teaching

La Salle’s Health Teacher and Tennis Coach Mr. Devenney Retires After 31 Years of Teaching

Maggie Rasch, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under News

After 31 years of teaching, Mike Devenney is retiring. During his last 13 years at La Salle, Mr. Devenney has made a huge impact on the health department, as well as the boys and girls tennis teams. “He has a very generous, giving disposition. He is a great example of the idea of enter to lear...

Goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen to Frau Schroeder

Goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen to Frau Schroeder

Stephen Leeb III, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


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After eleven and a half years of teaching at La Salle, German teacher Frau Schroeder is moving on to live and teach in California. To the average student, the name Frau Schroeder may not ring a bell, as many students have most likely never had an interaction with her, unless of course they have taken...

Falcons Say “Hello” to Summer

Falcons Say “Hello” to Summer

Maggie Rasch and Dakota Canzano

June 6, 2018


Filed under Humans of La Salle, News, Showcase, Student Life

With summer right around the corner, students are excited for their upcoming opportunities for relaxation. Some are going on extravagant trips, while others can’t wait to spend time at home while hanging out with friends. Here’s a look at what La Salle students and faculty are doing this summer: Fr...

A Snapshot of Next Year’s Freshmen: The Class of 2022

A Snapshot of Next Year’s Freshmen: The Class of 2022

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under News

As this school year ends, the incoming freshmen group is preparing to begin their journey at La Salle this fall. The class of 2022 has 175 people who have enrolled for next year, with 46 percent of them being girls and 54 percent being boys. “For us, my preference would be 50-50 in the gender r...

World News at a Glance: Venezuelan Election, NFL’s Policy on Kneeling, and the Korean Summit

World News at a Glance: Venezuelan Election, NFL’s Policy on Kneeling, and the Korean Summit

Alexis Han, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under News

This is a summary of important news updates from the past couple of weeks. The Venezuela Presidential Election Shows Little Promise for the Struggling Country On Sunday May 20, incumbent Nicolás Maduro won his second term election to continue as president of Venezuela. For years, the country h...

15 New Cameras Will Soon Go Live Around Campus

15 New Cameras Will Soon Go Live Around Campus

Tarn Bregman, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The new cameras around the school will soon be recording. In the past few weeks, 15 new cameras have appeared around campus, prompting many questions as to their purpose. There has been worry among some students that the school is now watching their every move, or monitoring the behavior of spe...

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