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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


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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...

Sophomore Hanna Nguyen Becomes One of Seven Blanchet House Student Ambassadors

Sophomore Hanna Nguyen Becomes One of Seven Blanchet House Student Ambassadors

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features, News

Sophomore Hanna Nguyen has been chosen as one of the seven high school student ambassadors from the Portland area for the Blanchet House program in downtown Portland. As many La Salle students know from serving dinner there, Blanchet House is a nonprofit social services organization. They give food to anyon...

Student Run Café Justo Opens at La Salle

Student Run Café Justo Opens at La Salle

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

May 9, 2018


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At 8 a.m. last Friday, La Salle’s student run Café Justo opened for the first time in the former student store next to the cafeteria. The project was funded by Dare to Dream and brought to La Salle through the work of students, teachers, and volunteers. For the first day, the project’s student leaders, Brig...

Starting Next Year, the Walkathon Is Moving to St. La Salle Day

Starting Next Year, the Walkathon Is Moving to St. La Salle Day

Maggie Rasch, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Starting next school year, the Walkathon is being moved to St. La Salle Day, and students should expect bigger and better things with these two events merged together, according to Mr. Day, the Vice President of Advancement. The purpose of the Walkathon is to fundraise money for the 56% of students...

La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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On May 17, La Salle will host the first Academic Showcase night, a switch from the annual Academic Awards night of years past. Instead of the school's top students walking across a stage in the gym to receive awards presented by teachers and staff, the Academic Showcase will open up opportunities for...

Mr. Hortsch: La Salle’s Dedicated and Caring Director of Faith

Mr. Hortsch: La Salle’s Dedicated and Caring Director of Faith

Peyton Hedges, Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features, News

In his 12 years working at La Salle, Mr. Hortsch’s dedication to teaching and serving has made him not only a vital but also widely admired member of the community among students and staff alike. Mr. Hortsch has many tasks and responsibilities in his day to day life on campus. As Director of Fait...

Journalism Students Travel to San Francisco for the National High School Journalism Convention

Journalism Students Travel to San Francisco for the National High School Journalism Convention

Tarn Bregman and Peyton Hedges

April 18, 2018


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This past weekend, four students from the La Salle Falconer staff traveled to the 2018 National High School Journalism Convention (NHSJC) in San Francisco, CA. Taking place at the Marriott Marquis, the convention lasted three days and consisted of keynotes, sessions, and presentations from some ...

Speech and Debate Team Heads to State

Speech and Debate Team Heads to State

Dakota Canzano, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018


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In room 140, the chairs are pushed up against the walls making the middle of the room seem like a stage. As the students practice, the sounds of their voices are bouncing off the walls and filling the room, emphasizing the hard work put into crafting their speeches. This is the scene of five students from La S...

“El Otro Lado”: La Salle Students and Staff Experience “The Other Side” on the Arizona Border Immersion

“El Otro Lado”: La Salle Students and Staff Experience “The Other Side” on the Arizona Border Immersion

Samantha Kar, Assistant Editor

April 11, 2018


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Every year, up to ten juniors and seniors from La Salle embark on the five-day El Otro Lado Arizona border immersion to Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico to explore issues related to the border between Mexico and the United States. Meaning “The Other Side,” El Otro Lado is hosted by San ...

Meet Mrs. Cha, the Newest Teacher at La Salle

Meet Mrs. Cha, the Newest Teacher at La Salle

Kierra Young, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2018


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The new art teacher at La Salle, Mrs. Cha, has brought a new wave of creativity to her classes. With her entrance, she’s brought big plans to rework the art curriculum here. “I know the art program here has been kind of sporadic,” she said. “The art program at La Salle is going to grow, hopefully,...

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