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La Salle Welcomes New Teachers and Staff for the 17-18 School Year

La Salle Welcomes New Teachers and Staff for the 17-18 School Year

Kendal Shride and Samantha Kar

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

At the beginning of the new school year, La Salle welcomed many new teachers and staff members to be a part of the community. Here's a detailed look at our new faculty and staff, their background, and their position here at La Salle. Ms. Mickelson: Executive Assistant to the Principal As the new Execut...

All Play and No Work Makes IT a Dull Movie

All Play and No Work Makes IT a Dull Movie

Shak Saidjanov, Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews, Showcase

The 2017 screen adaption of Stephen King’s classic horror novel IT hit theaters on September 8th, scaring off the competition with an initial weekend box office gross of $123.1 million domestically (internationally, IT has surpassed $371 million in ticket sales). And, in theory, fans aren't spending their money in vain; IT has an impressi...

La Salle Begins Shift Toward “Modern Learning”, Envisioning a Changed Classroom Experience for Students

La Salle Begins Shift Toward “Modern Learning”, Envisioning a Changed Classroom Experience for Students

Peyton Hedges, Assistant Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Textbooks, lectures, notes, and tests seem to be the never ending cycle at school. However, as times have changed and technology keeps getting more and more advanced, many people believe that the typical methods of learning for students should be changing as well. One strong advocate for making these...

Humans of La Salle: What are you looking forward to this school year?

Humans of La Salle: What are you looking forward to this school year?

Katie Moreland, Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Showcase, Student Life

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year, Falcons! To kick off the new year, the Falconer interviewed a variety of students at La Salle to see what they are most looking forward to this year! *** Freshmen: “This year, I’m most excited about meeting new people, and getting the opportunities to go to football games and dances.” -Olivia Galbraith ...

Twelve La Salle Seniors Reflect on Their Opportunity to Play College Sports

Twelve La Salle Seniors Reflect on Their Opportunity to Play College Sports

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

There is no doubt that the class of 2017 is a very talented group both in the classroom and on the field, and in this year's graduating class, there are a number of students who will be continuing their athletic careers in college. La Salle will have student athletes represented at the Division I, II,...

Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak’s Summer Playlist

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion, Showcase

As another year at La Salle comes to an end and students (as well as teachers) become anxious for summer to commence, many of us are beginning to ponder our summer plans... what we will do, where we will go, and who we will see. But what many of us are not considering, unfortunately, is something we ...

Provisional License Laws Frustrate Teenagers but Save Lives

Provisional License Laws Frustrate Teenagers but Save Lives

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The thrill of getting your license is a feeling no one forgets. You finally have the freedom to go where you want, when you want and with who you want, and imagine yourself cruising around with friends and staying out late. Until you realize you won’t be able to do these things for at least 6 months. The...

15 Tips and Tricks for Traveling to Europe

15 Tips and Tricks for Traveling to Europe

Kendal Shride, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Scotland. Although this wasn't my first time traveling to Europe, I still managed to learn many new things about the process. From this experience I have created a list of 15 tips and tricks for traveling to Europe, from preparation to packing to accommodations. A...

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Look Forward to Summer

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Look Forward to Summer

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Showcase, Student Life

Summer is right around the corner - after unbearably long months of rain and gray, good weather has finally arrived and the end of the school year is in sight! Students and staff alike are already making plans and anticipating new adventures in this season of fun. The Falconer went around the school...

Senior Ole Arnston Looks Ahead to Future Playing Division 1 Baseball

Senior Ole Arnston Looks Ahead to Future Playing Division 1 Baseball

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Four-time varsity baseball player Ole Arnston will be attending The University of the Pacific this fall to achieve a dream of his since he’s been six years old: to play Division 1 baseball. In the fall of 2016, Arnston signed his National Letter of Intent earning a partial scholarship to continue his bas...

Six Game Winning Streak Propels Softball to Second in League

Six Game Winning Streak Propels Softball to Second in League

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Currently second in league, the softball team is looking forward to finishing the season strong. With a record of 6-2 in league play and 10-6 overall, the team is hopeful for their postseason run. “We have done really well so far. On Friday (April 21st), we beat Putnam, the number one ranked tea...

The Big One: What You Need to Know About the Impending Earthquake That Will Rock the Northwest

The Big One: What You Need to Know About the Impending Earthquake That Will Rock the Northwest

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

You’re sitting in algebra, trying to write down equations before they’re erased, attempting to wrap your head around numbers and symbols as the clock ticks closer and closer to 11:15 - seven more minutes until freedom. The teacher is writing out whatever concept needs to be explained, but you’re j...

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