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The Arts Are Underappreciated, but Not Unrecognized

The Arts Are Underappreciated, but Not Unrecognized

Brooklyn Chillemi, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

Rolling in crimson ketchup, getting sticky bubblegum on the bottoms of their shoes, stepping in breadcrumbs, all while avoiding areas of the floor that are covered in maple syrup from the previous lunch. These are the things that aren’t often seen by others while our school dance team rehearses...

Varsity Athletes Have Proven Themselves Enough

Varsity Athletes Have Proven Themselves Enough

Mandy Sisul, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

Extreme fatigue. Overuse injuries. Constant soreness. Feeling overwhelmed. Playing a sport in high school while trying to balance school work and a social life is incredibly challenging. For varsity athletes, they are asked to dedicate six days per week and the majority of their free time in ...

Stepping Up: Community Needs to Help Fill Gap Created By New SNAP Rules

Stepping Up: Community Needs to Help Fill Gap Created By New SNAP Rules

Mary Loeb, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

Over the past year, the Trump Administration proposed three rules that would tighten restrictions for those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and ultimately cut millions from receiving food stamps from the government. Now, even after accumulating more than 140,000 pr...

Four Banned Books That Provide Important Life Perspectives

Four Banned Books That Provide Important Life Perspectives

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

Sparking conversations, breaking stigmas, and exploring complex topics are all things “banned books” consistently do. Books that have been banned share one thing in common — they have offended someone somewhere. The majority of banned books are prohibited due to political, religious, legal, or moral m...

Caffeine: The Key to Increasing Students’ Level of Focus

Caffeine: The Key to Increasing Students’ Level of Focus

Addi Wedin, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

Observing the La Salle student body, caffeine seems to be becoming more and more popular among high school students. It’s becoming a necessity before school for many teens, including myself. Throughout high school, caffeine has become highly addictive for me. I always find myself making coffee, or...

Editorial: A Time to Be Thankful

Editorial: A Time to Be Thankful

The Editorial Board

December 18, 2019

As school gets out on Friday, Dec. 20 for winter break, students and staff will exhale a sigh of relief and overflow with joy about having two weeks off from school.  It’s a well-deserved time of rest for hardworking students who spend nights on end staying up late to finish homework assignments...

Letter to the Editors: Priest’s Homily Was Upsetting

Letter to the Editors: Priest’s Homily Was Upsetting

December 11, 2019

Editor's note: December 16, 2019 Due to allegations of defamation made against The La Salle Falconer in publishing this letter to the editor, the editorial board has decided to remove it, as well as all comments that appeared below.

The Coffee Shop Showdown: Which is the Best?

The Coffee Shop Showdown: Which is the Best?

Mia Skoro, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

Cups from coffee shops such as Starbucks, Dutch Bros, and Black Rock are the ones most commonly spotted in the hands of La Salle students as they walk through the halls and sit in classrooms. La Salle students don’t have to travel far from school to get ahold of their favorite drinks because all...

It’s Time for the Electoral College to Retire

It’s Time for the Electoral College to Retire

Murphy Schuster, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Electoral College has been our voting system for hundreds of years, and has not always worked out in favor of the majority of the United States voters. We should eliminate the Electoral College as a way to decide a presidential election. Even though our present voting system is supported by those...

Gender Roles: The Harmful Labels Put on Children

Gender Roles: The Harmful Labels Put on Children

Kiran Vogt and Avery Eldon

December 4, 2019

Over the years, gender roles have become forced upon many generations. An invisible net that creates limitations is cast upon children. Young boys and girls, even straight from the womb, are thrown into rooms of pinks and purples, or blues and greens, usually based on their sex.  From a young ag...

A High Achieving Environment With Even Higher Stress Levels Highlights La Salle’s Need to Improve

A High Achieving Environment With Even Higher Stress Levels Highlights La Salle’s Need to Improve

Ava Whalon, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

In a society where superficial success is often placed above all else, it is a struggle to ever be fully happy and satisfied with what we as individuals have been able to accomplish. In a high-performance environment such as La Salle, competition is inevitable, and alarming stress levels are through...

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