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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

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,...

Jasmine McIntosh has made it to the state tournament all three years of her high school track career, excluding her freshman season when the pandemic prevented the tournament from occurring.

Next Level Seniors: Sprinting Towards Success, Jasmine McIntosh Commits To Run Track at Western Washington University

Seychelle Marks-Bienen, Editor April 17, 2024

Though senior Jasmine McIntosh began her athletic career playing soccer, running track was always in her blood. From the moment her young self streaked down the center of the soccer pitch, it was immediately...

The faceoff between the U.S. President Joe Biden and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew depicts the current tension between the U.S. government and the Chinese short-video app, TikTok, caused by the USA’s threat to ban the app in America.

TikTok Tension — La Salle Students Weigh In on Impending Ban

Harper Coleman, Assistant Editor April 10, 2024

Last month, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that, if passed in the Senate, would present an ultimatum to ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok: either sell the app to a non-Chinese...

Although senior Kevin Serrano-Maldonado had the opportunity to play Division II soccer, he chose Whitman due to its program culture and academics.

Next Level Seniors: Out With the Old, In With the Blues — Kevin Serrano-Maldonado Commits To Play Division III Soccer at Whitman College

Brooks Coleman, Assistant Editor April 10, 2024

From the moment senior Kevin Serrano-Maldonado first watched his older brother playing soccer at recess, he knew he had to give it a shot. Ever since that fateful kindergarten day, Serrano-Maldonado has...

Ms. Coleman became a teacher to help students find their passions and help them grow, hoping to allow them to discover communities where they feel belonging and can improve the lives of others.

Community in the Makerspace: Ms. Coleman’s Journey to La Salle

Tab Obuchowski, Staff Reporter April 3, 2024

Although she is outgoing and extroverted now, throughout her childhood Ms. Carie Coleman was pretty timid. “You might find this hard to believe, but I was super shy,” she said.  It was the important...

With high hopes for breaking a record this track season, Cieslak succeeded by consistently pushing his limits, never finding easy alternative routes, and most importantly having trust in his coaches and body.

He Broke the La Salle Record and Then His Own: Senior Milan Cieslak Creates History for La Salle Track

Kathleen Waldron, Assistant Editor April 3, 2024

Suffering from an injury his junior season, senior Milan Cieslak knew that he was robbed of his chance at breaking the school's 200 meter record.   Going into his senior season this spring, breaking...

The Lamborghini Countach is more than just a car, but an icon of the 80s. It was a masterpiece of automotive design, and outperformed many of its competitors.

More Than a Car: The Lamborghini Countach

Milo Trevino, Staff Reporter March 20, 2024

While cars are meant to take you from point A to B, certain vehicles feel like they are more, jam packed with nostalgia and influence. Each generation has a car that elevates a daily chore to the experience...

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...

The first sunset of spring over the Columbia River from Crown Point. With permanent standard time, the sun would set one hour earlier in the spring and summer.

Daylight Savings Time vs. Standard — Is It Time to Ditch the Switch?

Charlie Gattman, Staff Reporter March 20, 2024

After four months of winter’s short days and long nights in standard time, daylight saving time (DST) has officially begun as of March 10. While some people are content with the switch, others wish...

As said by both Design Manager Shilpa Mallem and Program Administrator Gregory C. Johnson, recognizing and mitigating the consequences of the bridge on the environment and the people living there are “major” priorities for the Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) program.

$6 Billion, 10 Years of Construction, and a Bridge That Will Be Built To Last a Lifetime

Finn Christensen-McElroy, Assistant Editor March 14, 2024

Senior Hailey Heytvelt’s commute to volleyball practice is at least 40 minutes long.  On her way to the gym she practices at in Beaverton, Heytvelt takes a route that’s been routine for the last...

Considering the impact of the new climate change elective, Mr. Owen said that he’s “excited for what we can offer and see how it can grow in the future… and hopefully help people to understand the importance of this topic.”

La Salle Introduces New Elective Spotlighting Climate Change

In order to increase the amount of teaching centered around climate change at La Salle, a new Climate Studies course will be coming next year, taught by Science Department Chair and chemistry teacher Mr....

Gelila Tadele, the leader of the Black Student Union, said that Black History Month is vital because “it really showcases the strength of the Black community in America and what we can accomplish.”

Embracing Success, Consistency, and Representation: The Importance of Black History Month

Kayah Cieslak, Assistant Editor February 21, 2024

“Black Excellence” was the phrase emphasized at this year’s Black History Month assembly, where it was highlighted as a concept to keep at the forefront of our minds for the rest of the month and...

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