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Five Years In, a Look at How iPads Have Changed La Salle

Five Years In, a Look at How iPads Have Changed La Salle

Nehemiah Jackson, Assistant Editor

June 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Five years ago, La Salle made a revolutionary change to the way school runs; starting in September of 2014, all students were required to bring an iPad to school with them each day. Immediately, there were varying opinions as to whether the iPads were a good thing. As the dust settled and iPads have become an extension of studen...

Many La Salle Students Suffer From Anxiety, Mirroring Nationwide Trend

Many La Salle Students Suffer From Anxiety, Mirroring Nationwide Trend

Maya Smith, Assistant Editor

June 5, 2019


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Pretty much every La Salle student has experienced some level of stress in their life. This is not surprising at a college prep school, where the homework load is high, pressure from parents is intense, and many students are also involved in sports. But for some students, this everyday stress that most experience...

A Look Into La Salle’s Incoming Class of 2023

A Look Into La Salle’s Incoming Class of 2023

Jacob Wolf, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019


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La Salle's incoming freshman class is set to increase the school's diversity. This year concludes a strong enrollment year for La Salle, with the school stretching slightly past its desired enrollment in order to allow a few more students in. “Our goal is about 700 [students]," said Ms. Katie ...

Over the Summer, Eighteen Courses Are Available for Enrichment and Academic Credit

Over the Summer, Eighteen Courses Are Available for Enrichment and Academic Credit

Nick Slugg, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019


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While the school year is coming to an end, many La Salle students will be continuing school throughout the summer in a wide range of classes from courses for preparing for the upcoming year's math class, to courses where students can work on skills for sports. The courses that are offered over the ...

The Third Annual “Night on Broadway” Returns to the Stage, Supporting Oregon’s LGBTQ+ Community

The Third Annual “Night on Broadway” Returns to the Stage, Supporting Oregon’s LGBTQ+ Community

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019


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La Salle’s annual "Night on Broadway" returns to the stage this Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. The event is being put together by the Equality Alliance and other students at La Salle, many of whom also participate in the drama department. Senior Olivia Cooley and sophomore Egan Arntson took on the role of directors for the...

Better Together Fundraiser Enters Its Final Week

Better Together Fundraiser Enters Its Final Week

Ryan Cechini, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019


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With about a week to go in the Founder’s Cup, students have seen many creative approaches to raising money. Some of these ways that are either planned or that have already taken place include a ping pong tournament, dog therapy day, gum sales, and an open mic night. The Founder’s Cup is a com...

Senior Lura Price Considers Dance a Lifelong Endeavor

Senior Lura Price Considers Dance a Lifelong Endeavor

Peyton Hedges, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2019


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At five years old, senior Lura Price eagerly walked into her very first ballet class. Like many kids, her mom had signed her up for dance lessons, and the day had finally come. Price twirled and stood on her tippy-toes in her pink leotard, and by the end of the lesson, she had fallen in love with dan...

Sex Ed 101: La Salle Strives to Strike a Balance Between Scientific and Religious Education Around Birth Control and Sexuality

Sex Ed 101: La Salle Strives to Strike a Balance Between Scientific and Religious Education Around Birth Control and Sexuality

Maddie Khaw, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019


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Beginning to navigate romantic relationships is a large part of the transition into maturity that adolescents experience throughout their teenage years. As adolescents start to explore this new, uncharted territory of relationships, they are also introduced to a wide variety of unfamiliar concepts such as ...

Three Falconer Staff Members Attend the Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim

Three Falconer Staff Members Attend the Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim

Peyton Hedges, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2019


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Last week, from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27, three staff members of The Falconer traveled to Anaheim, CA to attend the spring National High School Journalism Convention. The semiannual convention hosted by the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association ...

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...

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