The La Salle Falconer

Student of the Week: Samantha Dillard

Junior Samantha Dillard is the captain of the La Salle dance team, and she has been dancing since she was three years old.

Matthew Jayne, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

Junior Samantha Dillard discovered her enthusiasm for dance when she was just three years old after her mother entered her into a ballet class. “I knew that I had a passion for dance, and that was all I wanted to do,” she said. Now, she is the captain of the dance team at La Salle. Dillard has enjoyed ...

Student of the Week: Seth Wobig

Sophomore Seth Wobig has enjoyed spending time with his brothers as well as practicing basketball and music during quarantine.

Gretchen Shea, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2020

Sophomore Seth Wobig does it all — he runs track and field, plays basketball, and takes two AP classes.  He began playing basketball in third grade and started running track in sixth. Last winter, he was a starter for the JV boys basketball team, playing in the post position. During his first t...

Student of the Week: Maggie Dougherty

In deciding where to go to high school, junior Maggie Dougherty was drawn to La Salle because of its art program.

Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2020

Junior Maggie Dougherty toured three different high schools before ultimately choosing to come to La Salle. “My parents wanted me to have a Catholic education,” she said. “[Plus,] the community [at La Salle] seemed a lot better than the other two [schools]." She also appreciated that La Salle ...

Voter’s Guide: La Salle’s Executive and FSC Officer Candidates Share Statements With the Student Body

Voting for the 2020-2021 Executive Council will be open on Tuesday, May 26 through a Google Form that can be found on Schoology that day.

Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2020

Despite the La Salle community being physically apart due to the COVID-19 outbreak, plans for next school year are still moving forward. And since you may not have received the chance to hear from your executive officer candidates and your faith, service, and community officer candidates this year du...

Student of the Week: Stella Rask

Taking two electives per semester has allowed freshman Stella Rask to make new friends and adjust to high school easier.

Mallory Middendorff, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2020

Art has been a part of freshman Stella Rask’s life since she was a young girl, and she has always been inspired by her uncle, since he is a designer. When she was younger, Rask’s love for art started with finger painting and drawing with chalk, but as she's gotten older, her artwork has develope...

Student of the Week: Aaron Kelly Leonard Graham

Sophomore Aaron Kelly Leonard Graham was casted as Ed Carmichael in La Salle’s fall theater production “You Can't Take It With You.

Kalei Carter, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2020

For sophomore Aaron Kelly Leonard Graham, theater has been his passion since he was 13 years old. It's a way for him to express himself and his emotions through characters on stage. “I'm in the theater because I love it, I love everything about it," Graham said. "I love acting, I love being on sta...

“We’ve Lost a Part of Our High School Experience”: How Students Are Mentally Coping With the Effects of COVID-19

McQuillin said that when classes where still on campus, he felt

Mandy Sisul, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2020

On March 12th, students of La Salle walked the halls of their school for the last time this school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, students are encouraged to practice social distancing in order to reduce transmission of the virus and flatten the curve, leaving them confined to their homes fo...

Student of the Week: Abby Parra

Senior Abby Parra will be attending Grand Canyon University next fall with the goal of becoming a physical therapist.

Olivia Galbraith, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2020

Throughout her time at La Salle, senior Abby Parra has kept a busy lifestyle, having played multiple sports, managed AP classes, and immersed herself in various student life activities around the school. This year, Parra has taken one advanced course — AP Government. She said that her classes have ...

Student of the Week: Sam Robles

“My favorite thing about high school is having more freedom and being able to develop and mature with more responsibilities,” junior Sam Robles said. 

Kendall Whiteside, Assitant Editor

April 22, 2020

Ever since Sam Robles was seven years old, he has been passionate about soccer. As of junior year, he is a member of the Eastside Timbers club team and plans on continuing to play soccer throughout high school and hopefully in college as well.  “It was my goal when I was younger to play in ...

As Cabin Fever Settles In During Quarantine, Students Find Ways to Manage Boredom

During this time of quarantine, some students have taken to artistic activities, such as drawing or painting.

Maddie Khaw, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2020

With classes now being conducted entirely online, many students at La Salle are finding themselves with more time on their hands than usual. Without school and extracurricular activities to occupy the greater portion of each day as they normally would, some students find themselves with little to do, w...

Nine Staff Members Recommend a Book to Read While Social Distancing

Ms. Poteet recommends the book “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,

Maya Smith, Editor

April 15, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the United States, along with other countries around the globe, has turned to social distancing as a strategy to flatten the curve of infection. For many people, social distancing means staying at home and only going out when necessary, which can lead to a...

How to Survive Digital Learning Days, According to Upperclassmen

To balance the workload associated with digital learning, many upperclassmen  recommend taking breaks in between assignments.

Fia Cooper and Carlie Weigel

April 15, 2020

With the school year now ending in digital learning days (DLDs), many students might be wondering how to prioritize their work in order to finish the year on a strong note.  Before the outbreak of COVID-19, most of the student body had not had a digital learning day for several years, while the f...

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