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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

Principal Ms. Alanna O’Brien introduced a presentation to the student body by talking about a return to pre-pandemic normalcy. “This is not a response to address massive problems,” she said. “This is for clarity.”

Clarity After COVID: La Salle Adjusts Its Behavioral Policies

Megan Snyder, Editor In Chief February 1, 2023

With the start of the new semester, revisions to the behavior response guidelines in the student handbook are now in effect, including changes to the rules outlining iPad usage, other technology use, attendance,...

“What I love about the portfolios is that there is a lot of creativity involved and the student has a lot of agency to put in their portfolio what matters to them,” Principal Ms. Alanna O’Brien said.

Confused About Senior Portfolios? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Josephine Robinson, Editor in Chief February 1, 2023

Since its introduction to La Salle in 2019, senior portfolios have provided a way for seniors to reflect upon their years in high school and share that journey with others before graduating.   The...

To bring some joy back into the stressed student body during finals week, Ms. Adriana Noesi and her leadership class orchestrated bringing eight baby goats to campus.

Goats Go Big at La Salle During Finals Week

Lillian Paugh and Lucy MacNeela January 25, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, La Salle invited eight four-legged friends onto campus, brightening an otherwise nerve-wracking week shrouded in final exams with the opportunity to spend the afternoon with baby...

Mr. Garza’s focus is helping support the students who are a part of the San Miguel Scholars program, and he will begin seeing students this week.

New Counselor Mr. Mario Garza Joins La Salle Community

Lillian Paugh, Editor January 11, 2023

From the time he was in high school, new counselor Mr. Mario Garza recalled not having enough support from his counselors. Instead, he had to rely on other adults in the community, including his vice...

“I think everybody needs support,” Ms. Woodworth said. “Everybody needs help; you dont come into any education experience knowing everything.”

Available to Every Student, La Salle Welcomes Its Updated Peer Tutoring Program

Hannah Whiteside, Staff Reporter January 4, 2023

This year, La Salle has an updated peer tutoring program where students can receive help from classmates and teachers, placing an emphasis on making academic assistance available and normalizing the need...

The “Eas Mo Dragons” pose with their trophy after winning against “The Nutcrackers.”

“Eas Mo Dragons” Take Home a Win at La Salle Dodgeball Tournament

Lillian Paugh and Seleste Maldonado Ruiz December 14, 2022

La Salle’s student-teacher dodgeball tournament debuted on Saturday, Dec. 10, inviting the La Salle community to witness the defeat of the teachers and the victory of the team “Eas Mo Dragons.” “Glad...

 The four food service staff members enjoy working collaboratively to create new additions to the menu.

Feeding the Falcons: Meet Our Kitchen Staff at La Salle

Lucy Loeb, Staff Reporter November 30, 2022

Despite being faced with the adversity of the pandemic’s effects on the supply chain as well as the struggles of appeasing hungry teenagers, La Salle’s lunch staff has remained dedicated to consistently...

The Falconer staff traveled to St. Louis for the Fall National High School Journalism Convention where they listened to Pulitzer Prize winning keynote speakers and engaged in sessions taught by journalism and media experts.

Leaving the Nest: Falconer Staff Fly to St. Louis for the Fall National High School Journalism Convention

Jasmine McIntosh, Assistant Editor November 16, 2022

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, six members of The La Salle Falconer and Journalism adviser Miles Kane left the Portland International Airport for a four day trip to St. Louis, MO for the Fall National High...

“I enjoy those moments where were able to, [as] student and teacher, both be like, ‘Oh, theyre just humans, just like me,’” Mr. Owen said. “And moments like that have been really great.”

Balancing Work, Life, and Chemical Equations — Mr. Owen Named Educator of the Year

Lillian Paugh, Editor November 15, 2022

When he and his family relocated from England to the U.S. for his father’s job when he was 8 years old, what was meant to be a two-year endeavor turned into over two decades — and counting — for...

Although he was born in the U.K., math teacher Mr. Kieron Redford now feels at home in the U.S.

From Finance to Functions: Math Teacher Mr. Redford Shares His Story

Seleste Maldonado Ruiz, Staff Reporter November 8, 2022

Updated Nov. 9, 2022 Mr. Kieron Redford, one of La Salle’s math teachers, grew up in a rural area in southwest England. “You have to travel to school on a bus, and you have to get your parents...

Ballot drop-off boxes can be found throughout the state, since Oregon does not have in-person voting.

What To Know About Oregon’s Upcoming Election

Lucy MacNeela, Editor November 5, 2022

Elections for Oregon’s new governor will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. For some students, this election will be their first time exercising their right to vote and taking control of their influence...

Fall Media Day is an annual event, but this was the first time in three years that La Salle students could attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journalism and Yearbook Classes Travel to Eugene for Fall Media Day

Megan Snyder, Editor in Chief November 2, 2022

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 34 students from La Salle’s Journalism and Yearbook classes participated in Fall Media Day, an annual convention hosted on the University of Oregon’s campus in Eugene.  The...

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