The La Salle Falconer

Students and Staff Express “Rage” and “Sadness” Following the Killing of George Floyd, Encourage Others to Act Against Racism

As protests continue to grow throughout the country, some La Salle students have decided to take part to act against racism and police brutality.

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd last week, peaceful protests, civil unrest, police brutality, and looting have erupted throughout the nation. La Salle students are among those taking part in the numerous demonstrations occurring in the Portland area, with many more sharing their outrage o...

Social Distancing or Distance Learning: What Will Next School Year Look Like?

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

June 3, 2020

With 10 weeks of remote learning in the books, and the 2019-2020 school year coming to a close, there is one question that many in the La Salle community are wondering about: What will next year look like? To answer that question, The Falconer spoke with Principal and President Mr. Andrew Kuffner, Vi...

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...

After a State Title and Seven Years of Helping Students, Counselor Mr. Seth Altshuler Departs From La Salle

“I’m just going to miss the fun that the kids and co-workers brought,” Mr. Altshuler said. “It was always fun, and I’ve never had a job like that.”

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

May 27, 2020

After moving to four different countries alone and learning four different languages, all by the time he was 30, counselor Mr. Seth Altshuler said that he had finally developed trust in himself. Now, students, teachers, and staff members who are a part of the La Salle community trust him as well. Mr....

Bengtson, Elkhal, Smith, and Wobig: This Year’s Valedictorians and Salutatorian Reflect on Their Time at La Salle

Franny Bengtson, Grace Elkhal, Ashley Smith, and Lucas Wobig are this year's valedictorians and salutatorian.

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

May 20, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6, four La Salle seniors got a surprise visit to their house from President and Principal Mr. Andrew Kuffner. When Mr. Kuffner showed up at their door, these four seniors found out that they had been selected as the valedictorians and salutatorian for the class of 2020.  Alt...

Next Level Seniors: Lindsay Drango Commits to Whitman College to Continue Her Basketball Career

Senior Lindsay Drango is committed to play basketball at Whitman College.

Paige Baines and Maddie Khaw

May 13, 2020

Senior Lindsay Drango spent two years on the sidelines due to injuries, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her athletic dreams and committing to Whitman College in eastern Washington to play basketball after high school. She is a part of a group of seniors who have signed to play at the collegi...

COVID-19 Has Already Caused Enough Stress. AP Exams Shouldn’t Make It Worse.

Having students take AP exams at home, especially with the new modified format, adds unnecessary concern and stress as they complete digital learning during quarantine.

Mandy Sisul, Assistant Editor

May 6, 2020

Being at home during the COVID-19 outbreak is already stressful enough for us high school students. Almost every weekday, we are asked to complete assignments digitally in order to finish the semester from home.  While we are completing and turning in DLD work, we are not learning the same way t...

Editorial: This Is Not a “Coronacation” — Quarantine Is Not Over Yet

An urgent care center in Oregon City displays signs warning visitors to take necessary social distancing precautions.

The Editorial Board

April 29, 2020

Quarantine is not a celebration. It is not a chance to hang out with your friends. It is not a break from your classes. It is not a “coronacation.” We are not even close to the finish line at the end of quarantine. Yet despite the warnings, people are still continuing to hang out with others from...

Despite Being Absent From Church, Catholics Learn to Cope With the Effects of the Coronavirus

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, members of the Catholic community haven't been able to physically attend masses.

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2020

In the month since Governor Kate Brown issued her 'stay home' order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, school campuses have remained closed, the doors of many small businesses have been kept locked, and several long anticipated events have been cancelled.  In addition to these significant disruptions...

Seniors Share Reactions to Their Time on Campus Ending Three Months Earlier Than Expected

Thursday, March 12 was the last day that the Class of 2020 would be on campus as students, although at the time, digital learning had been announced for only the next two weeks of school. Just in case, a group of seniors held a 'fake graduation' in the courtyard after school.

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2020

Every spring, a wave hits seniors in high schools all around the country. When second semester rolls around, seniors can see the light at the end of the tunnel as each day brings them closer to graduation, to the end of 13 long years of education and the beginning of a new chapter of their lives.  ...

A Look Into the Lives of Emergency Response Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2020

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, most people have been practicing social distancing by confining themselves to their own houses. Students have been able to continue learning remotely and many adults have discovered different methods to make working from home possible.  However, essenti...

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. ...

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