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

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

“We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers,” said Bayard Rustin, an African American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.

Recognizing Those Who Fought for the Rights of the LGBTQ Community

Noemi Skovierova, Staff Reporter June 1, 2022

Although LGBTQ representation has dramatically risen last few years, it has been a part of activism culture for decades. As Pride Month starts this year, despite attention sometimes shifting to other issues...

Getting the recommended amount of sleep each night is especially hard for students when factoring in the varying start times of our weekly schedule.

Consistent Wake-Up Times Are Crucial to Teen’s Health

Avery Marks and Megan Snyder June 1, 2022

Mental health is already a recognized issue among teenagers, and with sleep being an important factor of mental health, it is as important as ever that people — especially teens — are getting not only...

Civility can serve to bring us together, but it can also force disingenuous cooperation that does more harm than good.

The Dangers of Unbridled Civility

Andrew Clair, Editor May 25, 2022

Civility is often a necessary prerequisite for productive conversation. For those of us who occasionally argue with our parents at the dinner table, we know the moment one person raises their voice, the...

Drug decriminalization would foster an environment in which rehabilitative resources are accessible, viable, and encouraged, replacing a system plagued with corruption and degradation.

Decriminalization: A Step Toward Easing Our Nation’s Drug Epidemic

Maya Raphael, Assistant Editor May 17, 2022

Every 23 seconds in America, someone is arrested for drug possession.  Shortly after this, a narrative is forced upon them — one that we have been conditioned to take as the truth. One that dehumanizes...

AP testing takes place in the La Salle library, where signs are posted on the doors to warn students and faculty to stay away.

AP Places Exams Over Experience

Clare Daudelin, Staff Reporter May 11, 2022

This whole year has felt like a race.  In AP classes, we have been racing to get through all the material and racing to get the highest grade. The rigid curriculum of Advanced Placement (AP) courses...

“I think it’s very important to celebrate [AAPI month] because it allows for representation and appreciation for all the AAPI students here at La Salle,” sophomore Kayley Nguyen said.

From AAPI Students: Why It’s Important To Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Madeline Obuchowski, Staff Reporter May 4, 2022

May 1 marks the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is dedicated to recognizing the influence and impact of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) on American history...

Filled with growth and life lessons, the high school experience has been a journey worth the climb.

The High School Experience: A Personal Reflection

Anna Waldron, Editor May 4, 2022

High school is arguably the most transformative time of a person’s life. My own experience has been filled with more memories, laughter, stress, and — most importantly, growth — than I ever could...

The desolate, burned landscape allowed for little wildlife to thrive.

How the Pacific Crest Trail Brought Climate Change to Life

Andrew Clair April 27, 2022

For many of us, the effects of 2020 Oregon wildfires are no longer visible. Personally, after the smoke settled and the electricity came back online, it was easy for me to relegate the fires to memory. But...

Detailed beading and embroidery work is one way that competitors impress the judges who consider each dancer at the festival.

My Experience in Joseph, OR — A Journey of Discovery Among the Nez Pierce

Noemi Skovierova, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

As the dry sharp grass danced across the hills, our family car rolled to a stop by a field, empty except for a large canvas tent flapping in the wind.  At the age of 10, I had no idea that this...

The United States’ influence, while not entirely harmful, often contributes to unequal economic relations.

Imperialism: America’s Double Standard

Andrew Clair, Editor April 20, 2022

The conflict in Ukraine has sparked conversations on a subject that has defined the modern age: imperialism. While the annexation of neighboring territories brings to mind the most obvious forms of...

More than 60 percent of synthetic fabrics used in the fast fashion industry are produced using fossil fuels,  according to Changing Markets Fossil Fashion report.

Fast Fashion Needs To Slow Down

Lucy MacNeela, Assistant Editor April 20, 2022

Upon walking into almost any mall or clothing store, one can expect to be immediately greeted with racks and racks of clothing. Most of the time, these clothes are cheaply made and cheaply distributed.  Many...

Internet privacy and security are some of the most important parts of our lives.

Your Guide to Internet Privacy and Security

Lukas Werner, Media Editor April 5, 2022

The internet has become one of the largest and most impactful technologies in history. It makes it possible for all of us to communicate and express ourselves. But what happens when we no longer have privacy...

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