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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

Sexual assault and abuse is a wide spread issue indirectly or directly affecting every American, and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a great time to raise awareness and share crucial information about this societal issue.

It’s Time To Take Action Together This Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Jasmine McIntosh, Editor April 17, 2024

Every 68 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. 433,648 Americans 12 years and older become victims of sexual assault every year. All Americans are impacted by sexual assault, abuse, or harrasment,...

Biodiversity is important everywhere, but especially in our lawns because having biodiverse plant life helps conserve freshwater, reduce pesticide contamination, and support our friendly pollinators.

The Problem Right in Our Front Yard: The Urgent Need for Biodiversity

Rowan Bienapfl, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

I always wondered why so many honey and bumble bees flocked to the blue blossom bush in my backyard. I assumed it was the bright color and fun shape of the petals, but in actuality it was something else...

On a hilltop overlooking the vineyard, Mike Sauer built a chapel based on one he had seen on the Rhône River in France.

Service Doesn’t Stop When the Trip Is Over: My Time on the Yakama Immersion

John Pham, Editor March 20, 2024

The sight of a rolling tumbleweed is associated with the cliché that a place is desolate, barren, and unable to sustain life. As I entered White Swan on the Yakama Indian Reservation on Feb. 25, I...

Periwinkle blue flowers fall from a businesswoman’s bouquet, symbolizing how, according to modern media, she can’t have both love and success at once.

Empowerment or Limitation? A Critique of Female Representation in Modern Disney Films

Harper Coleman, Assistant Editor March 20, 2024

Before the release of Disney’s “Elemental” in June 2023, no new female protagonist of a Disney kid’s movie had been written with a love story since “Frozen” in November 2013. That’s nearly...

Bullying is a real reality that a majority of people face, and we shouldn’t have to feel like we’re alone while dealing with it. It’s time to rewrite the narrative of dealing with bullying.

Teenage Turmoil: Overcome Bullying and Embrace Self-Identity

Cadence Wooden, Editor March 20, 2024

In a world with so many people, it’s crazy to see how different environments, such as classrooms, sports, friend groups and more can make people feel so alone. Whispers, looks, and shunning — the things...

To the side of the I-84 exit 7 ramp on Halsey Street, boulders are scattered in efforts to prevent the houseless from taking refuge there, however some still reside in the space.

A Band-Aid on a Bullet Wound: Hostile Architecture Is Not the Solution

Bella Buss, Staff Reporter March 13, 2024

From boulders and greenery placed in otherwise vacant and open spaces, to park benches with armrests spaced out for a single person, to conspicuously placed spikes dotting raised or covered surfaces, if...

When most people are presented with a terms and conditions agreement, they click agree, and never think of it again.

The Facts Behind the Fine Print

Milo Trevino, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

Type in your email, create a password, and then accept a many page legal agreement. This is a three-step process which is in nearly everyone’s routine. Since most will probably not read the entirety...

During Lent, we try to give greater thanks to Jesus for suffering for our sins and giving us salvation.

My Experience With Lent and Why It’s Important to Me

Julianne Rast, Staff Reporter February 28, 2024

As the Lenten season is underway, we are reminded of why it is important. Lent is a 40-day period during which Catholics remember the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. It is meant to be...

The landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines was ruled on in 1969 and set a precedent that continues to protect student rights.

Understanding the Importance of Tinker v. Des Moines and the Legacy it Left Behind

Sofia Gonzalez, Assistant Editor February 21, 2024

Among the freedoms promised in the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment is arguably the most crucial. From freedom of religion to the rights of the media, this amendment protects the open exchange of ideas...

If I hadn’t witnessed my sister go to college and demonstrate her confidence and certainty within herself, I might have struggled to think that I would not have felt capable of doing it myself.

Distress, Uncertainty, Relief: Navigating the College Process Experience

Katheen Waldron, Assistant Editor February 14, 2024

One word. One meaning. One experience. College. The one word that single handedly altered my entire high school experience. Before starting high school, the concept of college felt like a fantasy,...

Kid Cudi puts his unwillingness to evolve on full display in his latest record, “Insano.”

André 3000, Kid Cudi, and Knowing When To Walk Away From Rap

Brooks Coleman, Assistant Editor February 14, 2024

On June 6, 2007, OutKast made an appearance on UGK’s “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You).” The track served as a sending-off of sorts for both duos — December of that year saw the death of UGK’s...

The Lasallian Core Value of concern for the poor and social justice should be a call for all La Salle students to pay special attention to the war in Gaza and the innocent lives lost to the violence.

A Lasallian Call to Action: Don’t Ignore the War in Gaza

Jasmine McIntosh, Editor February 7, 2024

27,000 dead. Entire neighborhoods leveled. Approximately 240 civilians taken hostage. And a spiraling humanitarian crisis that threatens to claim more lives from disease outbreak and a lack of clean water.  The...

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