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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

Next year, Tyler Smith will be headed to West Point, New York to attend the United States Military Academy.

Tyler Smith is Making His Way to West Point

Zayna Elkhal, Staff Reporter May 22, 2024

Senior Tyler Smith was sick at home the day he got a call from his district congressman Earl Blumenauer, who told him he got accepted into United States Military Academy at West Point before he got his...

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, under the sparkling lights, the Falcons flocked to The Aerie at Eagle Landing to dance the night away at prom. In their best dresses and suits, they made lifelong memories enjoying the company of their peers.

Photo Story: La Salle Holds Prom 2024 at the Aerie at Eagle Landing

Tab Obuchowski and Esme Ryznar May 22, 2024

On Saturday night, May 18, 2024, La Salle students dressed up, took pictures, and danced to booming music under the lights of The Aerie at Eagle Landing in Happy Valley. Originally “Midnight Shimmer,”...

After graduation, senior Rowan Klein will be attending the University of Montana in Missoula.

Student of the Week: Rowan Klein

John Pham, Editor May 22, 2024

In her fourth and final year of high school, senior Rowan Klein calls her journey to La Salle “pretty random.” During the height of the pandemic, Klein and her family realized that they wanted something...

“We feel actively that Student Council is really a place where students come together, and they do large community things that are more on the lines of student activities and inclusion,” Ms. Noesi said.

Out With the Old, In With the New: Leadership Unveils Upcoming Positions for 2024 School Year

Rita Tran, Staff Reporter May 22, 2024

With the end of the school year in sight, it is time to start thinking about the next year's leadership positions and the changes that are coming with them.  Next year, the Leadership class will have...

Leaving the Nest: Seniors and Staff Celebrate Decision Day

Leaving the Nest: Seniors and Staff Celebrate Decision Day

Kathleen Waldron, Assistant Editor May 22, 2024

On Thursday, May 16, La Salle celebrated decision day for seniors after being postponed due to the delays from FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Because of the uncertainty with financial...

With the help of Mr. Larson, students dress themselves in Shakespearean attire, bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life.

Shakespeare Comes to Life in Mr. Larson’s Classroom

Julia Hoesly, Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

For English teacher Mr. Greg Larson, Shakespeare is something that he holds close to his heart. “I think that he just really understood humans at a very high level,” Mr. Larson said.  With...

 Outside of school, freshman Dean Brocker enjoys playing video games, reading, writing, and going on walks with his dog.

Student of the Week: Dean Brocker

Charlie Gattman, Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

Freshman Dean Brocker started school at La Salle after going to Franciscan Montessori Earth School since he was three. He chose La Salle partially to follow in the footsteps of his older sister, junior...

When considering future careers, Arms goal of being a pilot comes to the forefront of his mind.

Student of the Week: Nicholas Arms

Julianne Rast, Staff Reporter May 8, 2024

Junior Nicholas Arms has always had dreams of becoming a pilot and thus following in his father's footsteps, who is a pilot for JetBlue. “I've observed what he does since I was tiny,” Arms said. Arms...

Amelia St. Amand said that her friends would likely describe her as talkative and kind.

Student of the Week: Amelia St. Amand

Olivia Hungerford, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

Before coming to La Salle, sophomore Amelia St. Amand attended St. Agatha Catholic School in Portland, Oregon. She made the decision to come to La Salle as a freshman because “I really liked the community...

La Salle’s prom will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

What To Know: Prom Edition

Maddy Lafollette, Editor May 1, 2024

La Salle will be hosting its prom at The Aerie at Eagle Landing Golf Course on Saturday, May 18. The dance will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will end at 10:30 p.m. However, the doors will close at 9:00 p.m....

Senior Angelina Lopez was born in Oregon and has always lived here, having attended St. Therese Catholic School for elementary and middle school. However, her middle school experience was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the school to hold her classes and graduation remotely.

Student of the Week: Angelina Lopez

Rowan Bienapfl, Staff Reporter April 24, 2024

Senior Angelina  Lopez was born in Oregon and has always lived here, but travels down to California frequently to visit family.  Lopez went to St. Therese Catholic School for elementary and middle...

As Nichols time at La Salle comes to an end, he reflects on the best of high school as well as looking forward towards his college-bound journey.

Student of the Week: Breslin Nichols

Jonah Ward, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

17-year-old Breslin Nichols is a native Oregonian who, prior to high school, attended Southeast Portland's Winterhaven K-8 school. While many of his classmates opted to continue their education at the...

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