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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

“One of the things I love about education is it’s about improving the lives of others,” new president Mr. John Huelskamp said. “I’m in a very different role than I have been for the last 23 years, but that part of the job hasn’t changed.”

With Growth at the Forefront of His Mission, Mr. John Huelskamp Steps Into the Role of La Salle President

Josephine Robinson and Megan Snyder September 28, 2022

“Let us remember…” Mounted above the office door of La Salle’s new president, Mr. John Huelskamp, this widely known saying among Lasallian students serves as a daily reminder of his faith and...

“We do a lot for the community and the country, and I think our presence is really important,” senior Sid Lefranc said.

Unidos Club Members Share Why Hispanic Heritage Month is Important to Them

Lucy MacNeela, Editor September 28, 2022

Every year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in an effort to honor and acknowledge the many accomplishments of Latiné people in the U.S.  Latiné is a genderless term...

Theres pros and cons to every schedule,” science teacher Mr. Ryan Kain said.

New Year, New Schedule: Students and Staff Share Their Thoughts

Lillian Paugh, Editor September 21, 2022

Returning from summer break this year, La Salle students and staff were met with a new bell schedule, and the change has caused an array of mixed reactions and feelings from members of the community. However,...

“My motto this year is, ‘Were going to do the best we can,’” counselor Ms. Michelle Berry said.

Amid National Staffing Shortage, La Salle’s Counseling Department Feels the Effects

Lillian Paugh, Editor September 14, 2022

With schools across America being hit hard by the current national staffing and teacher shortage, La Salle’s counseling department is not immune, beginning the new school year with only two counselors...

While 9/11 may have been 21 years ago, memories of one of America’s darkest days still linger in the minds of millions.

On Its 21st Anniversary, Three La Salle Teachers Reflect on 9/11

Brooks Coleman, Staff Reporter September 14, 2022

September 11, 2001 is one of the most infamous days in American history. The attack that shocked the nation saw its 21st anniversary come and go on Sunday. Three La Salle teachers sat down with The Falconer...

This years valedictorians are Reuben De Souza, Mary Loeb, Aidan OBrien, Nyah Torbert, and Seth Wobig, and the salutatorians are Dom Burkhart, Jonny Hortaleza, and Emma Olson.

After Four Years Together, Five Valedictorians and Three Salutatorians Share Their Paths to Earning Their Titles

Each year, La Salle’s valedictorians and salutatorians are chosen by the administrative team and Academic Council, “a group comprised of teachers who are department chairs of the nine academic departments,”...

“I was pretty shocked, especially at an elementary school,” said freshman Sayre Albert, who attended the walkout on Thursday after reading about the school shooting at Robb Elementary School online. “I just kind of wanted to show my support to the community and to the families that suffered this loss.”

Student-Led Walkout Honors Lives Lost in Texas School Shooting

Lukas Werner and Brooklyn Chillemi May 27, 2022

In stark contrast to the typical cheering and yelling from students on La Salle’s field, on Thursday, a group of students stood silently for 21 minutes to honor the 19 students and two teachers who...

“Unfortunately, sometimes crime does happen,” Vice Principal of Student Life Mr. Brian Devine said. “Our hope is that we can minimize that and reduce the impact of that.

Car Break-Ins Around Campus Raise Concern Among Students

Megan Snyder, Assistant Editor May 25, 2022

Junior soccer player Clare Daudelin immediately noticed something wrong when walking through the La Salle parking lot after school this past fall. The right front passenger window of her car was shattered,...

“Everything started going better,” sophomore Lisa Safina said. “And then the war started.”

Russian Transfer Student Lisa Safina Opens Up About Her Experiences Amid War in Ukraine

Lillian Paugh, Staff Reporter May 25, 2022

When sophomore Lisa Safina moved from Russia to the United States in September, it was a long-time dream come true. However, Russia’s attack on Ukraine in February and the subsequent war that has since...

The Supreme Court draft opinion leak that revealed a plan to overturn Roe v. Wade has created conversations of differing opinions from students and teachers at La Salle.

La Salle Community Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Leaked Plans to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Lillian Paugh, Anna Waldron, and Lucy MacNeela May 18, 2022

On Monday, May 2, for the first time in American history, a full 98-page draft opinion from the Supreme Court was leaked to the public, revealing their plan to overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion no...

In addition to the bias incident form and the equity statement formed earlier in the year, the inclusion committee has also made an equity lens. “It’s really a way to put a diversity and equity lens on decisions that are being made within a school,” Ms. Mounsey.

Aiming To Further Create “Welcoming and Inclusive” Space, La Salle Introduces Bias Incident Form

Josephine Robinson, Assistant Editor May 17, 2022

To allow members of the community the opportunity to report incidents of bias, La Salle’s Director of Equity and Inclusion Ms. Kiah Johnson Mounsey and the Inclusion Committee have created a bias incident...

Despite the staff shortages in La Salle’s science department this year, “we want to do the best job that we can,” Ms. Coleman said. “At the same time, we only have so much time in the schedule, and that’s what’s getting hard.”

Substitute Shortages in the Science Wing Lead Teachers to Work Overtime

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor in Chief May 11, 2022

The Great Resignation and other impacts of the pandemic have affected various industries across the nation — but for schools, one of its largest impacts has been a lack of substitute teachers. In...

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