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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

This year’s valedictorians include Carson Frick, Nate Dominitz, Ellie Sandholm, and Onni Barron. The salutatorians are Gabriel de Leon and Catie Tassinari.

The High School Journey in Academics and Beyond: Class of 2023 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Share Their Stories

As the 2022-2023 school year comes to a close, it's once again time to wish our seniors luck as they get ready to move on from La Salle. Following the yearly tradition, the administration has chosen...

“I think theres a spirit among us that is still very much there that we had when we graduated,” Terry Joy said.

Falcons Return to the Nest for Golden Falcon Luncheon

Seleste Maldonado Ruiz, Staff Reporter May 24, 2023

On Friday, May 19, La Salle hosted its second annual Golden Falcon Luncheon. This year's event reunited the class of 1973 after 50 years. Although this new tradition was originally set to begin...

Despite the weight of our experiences, or depth of our argument, any time we speak up or confront our peers, friends, community or the world — no matter who is saying they’re listening — our voices are endangered to falling on deaf ears.

Fed-Up, Fatigued, and Feminine: Existing as a Woman in a World of Men

Clare Daudelin and Maya Raphael May 24, 2023

  Disclaimer — The language used in this article reflects the societal tradition of gender existing as a binary concept. In order to clarify the impact of this binary system, the language used...

Following the pandemic and worldwide adjustments made to schooling and students lives, the topic of mental health and the struggles that students are facing remains prevalent.

“It Is an Issue That Is Growing”: La Salle Talks Mental Health

Lillian Paugh and Lucas Pinaire May 24, 2023

In his 2021 Youth Mental Health Advisory, the Surgeon General said that “the challenges today’s generation of young people face are unprecedented and uniquely hard to navigate. And the effect these...

Participants were given a sticker after volunteering, and the sticker they received depended on the outcome of the success of their donation.

La Salle Holds Spring Blood Drive

Lillian Paugh and Hannah Whiteside May 10, 2023

For the second time this school year, La Salle held a blood drive, where students and staff were able to volunteer to donate blood during allotted times throughout the school day in the La Salle gym...

Students lined up at the taco stand with Principal Ms. Alanna O’Brien seen serving.

New Festival Finds Roots at La Salle

John Pham, Assistant Editor May 3, 2023

Over the course of a week, starting on Monday, April 24, La Salle celebrated its first Roots Festival. The first event of its kind at La Salle, the festival was intended to share and celebrate La Salle’s...

 Students and staff wore their college attire to school, signifying the school they will be attending or the one they have attended.

The Next Four: Class of 2023 Finalizes Plans on College Decision Day

Seychelle Marks-Bienen, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

May 1 is nationally recognized as College Decision Day, marking the last day for seniors to officially accept offers of admission to their school of choice. For most, it is a day of celebration, as...

Narcan, also commonly known as Naloxone, is an opioid overdose-reversing drug supplied both as an injection and nasal spray form for emergency rescue use.

“We Realized That It Needs To Be Done”: La Salle Implements Opioid Overdose Rescue Kits

Lillian Paugh, Editor April 26, 2023

Amid ongoing national and local opioid-related fatalities in recent years, La Salle has equipped its campus with overdose reversal kits as a precautionary measure and an effort to bring awareness to students...

Junior Ashley Nelson and senior Will Clem took home winning titles over the weekend for their work in theatrical makeup design and scenic design, respectively.

La Salle Thespians Earn First Place in State, Advance to International Competition

Lillian Paugh, Editor April 17, 2023

On Saturday, April 15, two members of La Salle’s International Thespian Society (ITS) chapter made history in Salem at the Oregon Thespian State Festival as the first La Salle students to ever advance...

The sun is setting on the horizon at Altamont Park.

Nature Nearby: Places To Visit When Life Gets Stressful

Ashley Hawkins, Assistant Editor April 12, 2023

 Being a student is not easy. Life is stressful. It’s easy to get caught up in school, sports, or extracurricular activities. Combatting stress can seem daunting and impossible sometimes; however,...

To combat the current mice issue, traps have been set up in various locations around campus.

La Salle Responds to an Increase in Mice Sightings

Lucy MacNeela and Kathleen Waldron April 5, 2023

On Tuesday, April 4, La Salle students and staff were greeted with an announcement over the intercom urging them to remember to keep their spaces tidy and clean up their messes after break and lunch.  This...

Holding up a sign of encouragement made for them, members of the team posed for a group photo before their first matches on Saturday.

Speech And Debate Team Takes on Districts at Beaverton High

Lillian Paugh, Editor March 22, 2023

On Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, La Salle’s Speech and Debate team traveled to Beaverton High School to compete in this year’s district tournament. Led by social studies teacher...

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