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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

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

“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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

New Classes Offer More Creative Options for the Student Body

New Classes Offer More Creative Options for the Student Body

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

In the past, students have sometimes said that the electives at La Salle are not as sensational as the ones at other schools. But there are several teachers at La Salle who are helping to change that by creating five new electives this year. These classes range all the way from Advanced Acting and Product...

Meet Our Two New International Students

Meet Our Two New International Students

Emily Hawkins, Assistant Editor

September 26, 2018

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

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

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

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...

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