The La Salle Falconer

Camille Brumbaugh '20 and CommuniCare program communicator Kelli Schlegelmilch represented the CommuniCare club at the 2019-2020 club fair.

A La Salle Club Connecting With Larger Community Through Service

Kendall Whiteside, Assistant Editor April 14, 2021

The CommuniCare club is a service-based group that allows students at La Salle to develop grantmaking skills by fundraising and then awarding grants to selected organizations or groups. While the CommuniCare...

Made by the student council, posters in La Salle's halls display examples of how students could dress on each day of decades week.

Students Flash to the Past for Decades Themed Spirit Week

Avery Marks, Staff Reporter April 14, 2021

Student council organized a decades week from April 6 to April 9 as part of Better Together Month. The week gave students an opportunity to dress up in fashion trends from some past iconic decades. Better...

Sophomore Mag Greer is a member of the swim team and is a student ambassador at La Salle.

Student of the Week: Mag Greer

John Pham, Staff Reporter April 14, 2021

As an avid competitive swimmer, sophomore Mag Greer saw swimming as a way to work through stress.  Starting in the third grade, Greer chose to dedicate herself to swimming after her school’s swim...

Students Express a Mixture of Concern and Excitement Surrounding New Four-Day Learning Model

Avery Rush and Brooklyn Chillemi April 7, 2021

The recent news that La Salle will transition to four days of in-person learning per week beginning on April 12 has resulted in a mixture of thoughts and feelings among students. Since returning to...

Next year, Sharp hopes to take Calculus and AP Chemistry.

Student of the Week: Jack Sharp

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter April 7, 2021

Over the last five years, junior Jack Sharp has spent hours rock climbing, either inside with Portland Rock Gym or outside across Oregon’s landscape with his friends.  Before COVID-19, Sharp participated...

“I’m just real proud of the whole team for coming through and making this happen,

A “Love Letter From The Students To The School”: Yearbooks Are Looking Different This Year

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor March 31, 2021

Despite the many changes to the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Accipiter — La Salle’s official yearbook, created by a student-run team advised by Band and Yearbook teacher...

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Share Thoughts on Women's History Month

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Share Thoughts on Women’s History Month

Mallory Middendorff, Editor March 31, 2021

The Falconer asked students and staff what Women's History Month means to them. Here are their responses. https://youtu.be/BTB5S2lKqco  

Masks have offered people with new opportunities to express their personal style.

From Flair to Functionality, Staff and Students Share How They Choose Their Masks

Ryan Cechini, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks in public and group settings has become an everyday practice. At La Salle, masks are required at all times with the exception of when seated...

Mr. Michael Doran, social studies teacher, is the head coach of the speech and debate team.

Speech and Debate Team Finds Success Despite a Fully Virtual Season

Avery Rush and Brooklyn Chillemi March 31, 2021

Since the arrival of the pandemic, sports and extracurricular activities have looked considerably different. La Salle’s speech and debate team has found success despite the unfamiliar structure of their...

“[My brothers] have been with me through thick and thin and given my medical history being a cancer survivor, they were right by my side through all that,” he said. “Even more so than them being my brothers, they're my best friends.”

Student of the Week: Carson Cardwell

Kendall Whiteside, Assistant Editor March 31, 2021

During quarantine, senior Carson Cardwell’s hobbies have changed from going to coffee shops and exploring hiking trails to taking road trips and chopping and selling wood.  “During COVID, with...

Students and Staff Share Their Plans for Spring Break During the Pandemic

Avery Rush, Assistant Editor March 17, 2021

As spring break arrives, The Falconer asked students and staff around La Salle to share their plans for the week off.

Junior Jacob Scacco plays basketball, enjoys horror movies, and likes listening to music.

Student of the Week: Jacob Scacco

Avery Marks, Staff Reporter March 17, 2021

Junior Jacob Scacco joined the Lasallian community this year. “I was expecting everything to be a lot bigger since it’s a big jump from 2A to 5A,” said Scacco, referencing his switch from Portland...

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