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La Salle Hosts Second Annual Christmas Posada

La Salle Hosts Second Annual Christmas Posada

Maya Smith, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under News

On Friday Dec. 14, La Salle will be hosting its 2nd annual Christmas Posada, a reenactment of Mary and Joseph looking for a place to stay on the night of Jesus’ birth. However, they experience hardship, as everyone is turning them away. At the end of the Posada, there’s a celebration of the inn that a...

News Recap: Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire Leave Behind a Trail of Destruction in California

News Recap: Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire Leave Behind a Trail of Destruction in California

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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Last month two fires, which are called the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, consecutively hit California. The Camp Fire, which hit Northern California, was the most destructive and deadliest wildfire in California’s history. The Camp Fire blazed at a pace of 80 football fields per minute, making evacuation basically impossible for the resid...

Three La Salle Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

Three La Salle Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Last week, all La Salle parents received an emailed letter from the Tri-County Health Officer warning about a case of pertussis within the school community, leaving many parents and students worried about their health. Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, has rebounded globally within the pa...

At La Salle, Mr. Banks Found Inspiration, Friendship, and the Love of His Life

At La Salle, Mr. Banks Found Inspiration, Friendship, and the Love of His Life

Mallory Middendorff, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, News

On the first day during first period of freshman year at La Salle in 2008, Noah Banks and Josie Oleson met. They quickly became close friends, but Mr. Banks wanted to be more than just that. He planned to ask Josie to homecoming freshman year, but she had already been asked by someone else. Mr...

Run, Hide, Fight: What Does This Mean for La Salle?

Run, Hide, Fight: What Does This Mean for La Salle?

Jason Nasser-Marsh, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


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Ever since the horrendous shooting at Columbine in 1999, schools have adopted a variety of school-shooting protocols to help protect students and teachers in these traumatic situations. After years of following the well-known “lockdown” procedures, schools nationwide have gradually come to the real...

A Day in the Life of Mr. Kuffner

A Day in the Life of Mr. Kuffner

Mary Tamashiro, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Almost every morning when students walk through the front doors, they are greeted by Mr. Andrew Kuffner, La Salle’s principal and president. Mr. Kuffner spends his time at school serving the students and faculty by doing various things such as attending meetings, resolving problems, and just spending tim...

Your Script, Your Act: La Salle’s Very Own Scriptwriting Contest

Your Script, Your Act: La Salle’s Very Own Scriptwriting Contest

Nehemiah Jackson, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under News

La Salle’s second annual scriptwriting contest gives students a unique opportunity to create an original story in the screenplay format. The winning scripts, written by a student or pair of students, will be performed by the drama department during the One-Act festival. The idea for a scriptwrit...

World at a Glance: Midterm Elections, Thousand Oaks Shooting, and the Approaching Migrant Caravans

World at a Glance: Midterm Elections, Thousand Oaks Shooting, and the Approaching Migrant Caravans

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


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Here is a look at a few of the big events that have happened throughout these past few weeks: 2018 Midterm Elections On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the United States had its midterm elections, electing candidates for state governors, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. In these elections, the United ...

City of Big Stories: Seven Falconer Staff Travel to Chicago for NHSJC, Win Best of Show Award

City of Big Stories: Seven Falconer Staff Travel to Chicago for NHSJC, Win Best of Show Award

Samantha Kar, Editor

November 7, 2018


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Seven staff members of The Falconer traveled to Chicago, IL this past weekend, from Nov. 1-4, for the National High School Journalism Convention (NHSJC). With 6,366 attendees from 695 high schools, it was the second largest NHSJC ever, which takes place each fall and spring. The Falconer won a Best of Show award, placing in the...

A Story Told Through Memories: The Timeless “Our Town” Comes to La Salle

A Story Told Through Memories: The Timeless “Our Town” Comes to La Salle

Nehemiah Jackson, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment News, News

“Our Town,” La Salle’s fall play, opens this Friday, Nov. 9, for a run of six showings. It is an adaptation of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Thornton Wilder. The play chronicles the lives of two families, the Webbs and the Gibbs, in a small fictional town called Grover’s Cor...

Q&A With the Artist of The Falconer’s New Logo

Q&A With the Artist of The Falconer’s New Logo

Emily Hawkins, Assistant Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Senior and AP Studio Art student Emma Sheets designed a new logo for The Falconer using the Adobe Draw app on her iPad. Here is a look into the background of the artist behind the new logo. How did you get into art? “I’ve always been into art my whole life, but I didn’t really start getti...

Recent Car Break-Ins on Campus Leave Students Concerned About Parking Lot Safety

Recent Car Break-Ins on Campus Leave Students Concerned About Parking Lot Safety

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Oct. 18 senior Griffin Cardwell was walking to his truck after the varsity girls volleyball game when he noticed his truck window was broken, and all of his personal belongings had been stolen. This has been the most recent of three car break-ins to occur this year on or near La Salle's...

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