The La Salle Falconer

Two Years of The Falconer Come to a Close: My Last Photo Story

Students of La Salle Prep throw colored powder into the air at the end of halftime at the first home football game of the season. La Salle lost the game against St. Bernard’s Academy, a school from California, with a final score of 41-43.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

June 3, 2020

During my two years of late nights, early mornings, and jam-packed days on The Falconer's staff, I never really thought about the fact that it would actually end. Yet, here I am, writing this — my last photo story for The Falconer. I knew that I had to do something a little bit different than...

Stores and Businesses Begin to Reopen After Mandatory Quarantine

Nails Unlimited store manager Kim Nguyen works behind a clear plastic shield and wears a face mask.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

May 27, 2020

As Clackamas County enters the first phase of reopening after the COVID-19 closure, places around the city are beginning to come back to life. Here's a look at some places around La Salle that are beginning to reopen:

La Salle Community Gathers for Second ‘Be The Light’ Event

Main Office Secretary Ms. Rhonda Fisher holds up a sign to let people in the La Salle community know that she misses them.

Reilly Smith and Julia Tran

May 20, 2020

On Friday, May 15, La Salle’s campus was less desolate than it has been recently, as members of the community dropped off prepared sack lunches in the morning and stopped by for the second ‘Be the Light’ event in the evening. During the sack lunch collection, close to 15,000 prepared lunches...

The State of Hawthorne Boulevard During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Portlanders have begun to place posters and notes in various places around the city.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

May 13, 2020

Almost two months into the governor-mandated "stay home" order, it is safe to say that everyone's life has been affected in one way or another by the coronavirus pandemic. Hawthorne Boulevard, located in Portland, is a popular area where people of all ages go to shop at vintage clothing stores and...

Saalfeld Athletic Center Construction Update

Construction vehicles in the side parking lot between the football field and future Saalfeld Athletic Center.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

May 6, 2020

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, construction on the Saalfeld Athletic Center remains on schedule, according to La Salle’s Executive Director, Mr. Matthew Winningham. After the official groundbreaking ceremony on March 3, demolition is complete, and the new home of the athletic department is beginni...

La Salle Hosts First ‘Be The Light’ Event

Counselor and former varsity boys soccer head coach Mr. Seth Altshuler stood near the front of the school and waved at students driving by.

Reilly Smith, Julia Tran, and Hailey Reeves

May 6, 2020

Members of the La Salle community officially reunited again after campus closed for the rest of the school year more than seven weeks ago. On Friday, May 1, students and families of the La Salle community participated in a drive-through parade around the school parking lot. Teachers and staff members...

A Look at How Restaurants and Stores Are Changing During Quarantine

Coffee bars such as Dutch Bros remain open and busy as ever. While the walk-up window is closed, the drive-thru remains open with social distancing guidelines in place.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

April 29, 2020

After more than six weeks of school closure, and more than a month's time since Governor Kate Brown passed the 'stay home order,' stores, restaurants, and other businesses have adapted to the community's new socially-distant way of life. Here are some photos of what life near La Salle looks like during...

Signs of Spring Begin to Appear Around the Metro Area

SE Main St. in Milwaukie gets some sun after a spring rain shower.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

April 22, 2020

As Oregonians continue to social distance, signs of spring are beginning to pop up around Portland. Spring flowers are beginning to bloom, and a mix of rain and sunshine is the new weather norm for the time being. Here are some photos capturing the beginnings of spring around the Metro area: &nbs...

Deserted Streets and Empty Parking Lots: COVID-19 Sweeps Across Clackamas

One of the busiest entrances to Clackamas Town Center sits empty.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

April 15, 2020

34 days after the decision was made to close La Salle, and 23 days since Oregon governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, also known as the stay at home order, new cases of the coronavirus in Oregon are beginning to level out, but that does not mean the end is near, yet. Here is how place...

Behind the Scenes: How The Falconer Is Operating While La Salle Remains Closed

The Falconer has been publishing remotely since school closed on March 12.

Reilly Smith and Julia Tran

April 8, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to an executive order requesting citizens to remain in their homes, The Falconer has moved to a completely remote system for interviewing, drafting, editing, and publishing stories, while still remaining a student-run publication that publishes weekly. ...

COVID-19 Leaves Portland Desolate

Governor Kate Brown has urged Oregonians to stay at home to slow down the rate of COVID-19 cases.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

April 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, stores, restaurants, and other nonessential businesses across the state have shut their doors, and the once-bustling city streets are now void of life. After Governor Kate Brown passed Executive Order 20-12, also known as the "Stay at Home, Save Lives" order, air travel throug...

The Effects of the Coronavirus in the Portland Area, Through a Camera Lens

Clackamas Town Center reduced their hours to 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

March 18, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the Portland area, shops and businesses are beginning to close. As of Monday, March 16, restaurants are required to serve take-out or drive-through orders only, and close their dining rooms. Stores have limited the sale of necessities such as...

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