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The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

Ben Roethlisberger is one of the most polarizing figures in sports — a proven winner on the field, and an alleged sexual predator off of it.

The Complicated Legacy of Ben Roethlisberger

Brooks Coleman, Staff Reporter January 19, 2022

Disclaimer: The following article includes descriptions of sexual assault. Ben Roethlisberger has not officially announced his retirement yet.  However, all signs are pointing to this season being...

Microgrids are a promising alternative to the vulnerable grid that we have today.

How Decentralizing the Energy Sector Can Combat Climate Change

Elsie Buczkowski, Assistant Editor January 12, 2022

Despite the empty promises of governments and corporations the world over, the power sector is still expected to emit record-breaking levels of CO2. After all of the attention on the issue and the massive...

Movie theaters have survived the pandemic; the 2022 box office is expected to surpass 2021’s overall box office.

COVID-19 Can’t Kill Cinema

Addie Moreland, Staff Reporter January 12, 2022

You’re sitting on a comfortable cushion, reaching down into a popcorn bag and grabbing a handful of popcorn, everyone in the theater goes quiet and the lights dim, and you get comfortable as the movie...

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AI Is More Than Just A Helper — It Can Improve Your Life

Lukas Werner, Assistant Media Editor January 5, 2022

As an artificial intelligence enthusiast, I often get asked, "What is AI?", "Will AI take my job?”, and “Is AI dangerous?” Artificial intelligence is the process of teaching a computer to do a...

 People should eat local food not only because it promotes sustainability, but because it also supports the farmers’ hard work of improving our planet and community’s health.

Health Starts at the Source: Why We Must Support Local Farms

Megan Snyder, Staff Reporter January 5, 2022

When I was a child, one of my favorite experiences was traveling up the familiar winding gravel road to see the animals at my local farm. My family has been buying farm shares since I was one year...

It is not women’s fault that they are a minority within STEM fields. The lack of a welcoming environment, that is created as a result of misogyny and discrimination, is at fault.

STEM Should Not Be a Boy’s Club. Let’s Stop Treating It Like One

Isabella Simonutti, Staff Reporter January 5, 2022

Though a myriad of women enter STEM with a staunch passion, many find themselves leaving with a disinterest, or even hate for the subjects surrounding science, technology, engineering, and math.  This...

A strategically chosen set of baseball cards can yield surprisingly profitable results in this increasingly popular, low risk stock market.

The Original NFTs: Your Guide to Baseball Card Investing

Brooks Coleman, Staff Reporter January 5, 2022

Want an effective way to make money over time? You may have heard recently about NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, which are pieces of digital art that can be bought, sold, traded, and copyrighted. Look...

The fight to keep our country safe from lack of gun control will not halt until justice is achieved for the thousands of innocent lives that have been wrongfully taken from gun violence.

The Lack of Gun Control in the US Is Taking Innocent Lives

Kathleen Waldron, Staff Reporter December 15, 2021

Fear overcomes students as they walk into a seemingly safe building. Parents receive phone calls, not knowing if that morning would be the last time they saw their child. The sound of gunshots rings through...

With the current schedule, students are not getting enough sleep to properly function.

Later Start Times Could Solve Student Sleep Deprivation

Mariah Moore, Staff Reporter December 15, 2021

Waking up in the morning, irritably pushing the snooze button on their phone, and dutifully rushing to school as fast as they can, is a common scene for high school students who struggle with getting enough...

America’s political parties are growing farther away from each other — and it’s starting to tear the country apart.

How Social Media Contributes to America’s Partisan Problem

Brooks Coleman, Staff Reporter December 8, 2021

Since the dawn of civilization, people have disagreed on how a country should be governed. Throughout U.S. history, two major parties have emerged as America’s dominant political parties: the Democrats...

Tent encampments can be found all over Oregon, including on 102nd Street in Portland.

How Adjusting Our Terminology Towards the Houseless Community Can Express Empathy

Maddie Burns, Staff Reporter December 8, 2021

The word used by many to categorize people without a permanent shelter is homeless, but taking a closer look, the meaning of the word sounds like “without a home.” It may not seem like a big deal to...

Many people heralded the novel “Ready Player One” for its vision of the future in its online world called the Oasis. Still, its bleak picture for the future is becoming a reality because of Meta – Facebook’s parent company.

Metaverse: The Future Facebook Shouldn’t Build

Lukas Werner, Assistant Media Editor December 1, 2021

Are we on the brink of an invention that could alter our lives on a scale comparable to the creation of the internet? Imagine waking up, eating breakfast while putting on your favorite sweatpants, and...

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