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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

As social media has become more and more popular, the rates of FOMO have skyrocketed.
Most companies use FOMO to trick their customers into purchasing products to fit in.

Endless Scrolling and Endless Worries: The Impact Social Media Has on FOMO

Julianne Rast, Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

The acronym FOMO, which stands for "fear of missing out," is a relatively new term, coined in 2004 by Patrick McGinnis, an author of nine books and the host of a podcast about FOMO. FOMO is not always...

Despite vinyl records and other analog media not being the most convenient medium to view art, it’s that effort that makes it all the more meaningful.

The Hidden Cost of Convenience: The Power of Analog in a Digital Society

Clover Martin, Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

My weekly iPad screen time clocked in at 79 hours and 11 minutes on YouTube alone. With 168 hours in a week, that is 0.03% shy from declaring that I spent half of my week on a screen.  The easy excuse...

The current drug crisis in Ecuador isn’t one of its own making. Foreign countries and markets are directly complicit in the events that have taken place, and although foreign influence is part of the issue, the country is at the point where they need help to combat the growing influence of gangs.

The Price Ecuador Pays for America and Europe’s Cocaine Consumption

Sofia Gonzalez, Assistant Editor May 8, 2024

Ecuador was once regarded as one of the safest countries in South America. However, it is “an island of peace” — a term coined in 1991 by then-President Rodrigo Cevallos — no longer. Recently,...

Many women often feel afraid, embarrassed, or ashamed of their period, even around other women. This needs to change.

Let’s Talk, Period.

Rowan Bienapfl and Rita Tran May 8, 2024

When NASA sent its first woman to space, Sally Ride, why was it they thought she might need 100 tampons for only six days? We wish we knew.  A study from the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine...

Headlines, broadcast segments, and social media posts; all eyes on Musk.

Unchecked and Untethered: The Problem With Elon Musk

Gwen Brown, Staff Reporter May 8, 2024

Elon Musk, and billionaires like him, are creeping towards oligarch status at an alarming pace.  Being one of the richest men in the word, Musk’s name is often in headlines with his groundbreaking...

Students from approximately 40 different Oregon and Southwest Washington high schools gathered at Portland State University to attend the Asian American Youth Leadership Conference.

“Where Do We Fit?”: Finding Identity, Purpose, and Belonging

Tab Obuchowski, Staff Reporter April 24, 2024

Faced with the question “What does human purpose mean?” during my Honors English II class, I found myself struggling with my identity. Suddenly my worst fear became never feeling fulfilled in...

Modern Shakespeare at his finest since literature and stories wouldn’t be the same without him.

From Stage to Screen: How Shakespeare’s Stories Continue To Inspire

Cadence Wooden, Editor April 24, 2024

William Shakespeare is one of the most important writers in English literature and holds a profound influence in our modern world. If you don’t know him by name, you’ll definitely know his plays, such...

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...

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