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Student of the Week: Aiden McGuire

Student of the Week: Aiden McGuire

Andrew Clair, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

As time seemed to lag behind, Aiden McGuire hit a home run, sending the ball soaring through the air. The spectacle filled both McGuire and his fellow teammates with pride, the surreal moment forever cementing itself into his mind. It was his first, but surely not his last. A team player, a strai...

Humans of La Salle: Students Share Their Favorite Electives

Humans of La Salle: Students Share Their Favorite Electives

Mallory Middendorff and Mandy Sisul

February 19, 2020

We asked students to tell us about their favorite electives at La Salle. Check out this video to see what they said!

Student of the Week: Ella Gach

Student of the Week: Ella Gach

Olivia Galbraith, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2020

School. Basketball. Homework. Repeat. This isn’t an uncommon after-school routine for sophomore Ella Gach. At La Salle, she keeps busy as a member of the JV girls basketball team and the Black Student Union club, while also taking two honors classes: Honors Chemistry and Honors English II.  Gach ...

Student of the Week: Isabella Simonutti

Student of the Week: Isabella Simonutti

Mandy Sisul, Assistant Editor

February 12, 2020

At La Salle, freshman Isabella Simonutti may seem like any other young, aspiring actress. However, outside of the school hallways, she is also an avid skier, practices taekwondo, and volunteers at the Wichita Center in Milwaukie. Simonutti is only one of few freshmen a part of the spring musical, Les Misérab...

Admissions Director Ms. Katie Allen Remains Inspired With Her Career After 13 Years With La Salle

Admissions Director Ms. Katie Allen Remains Inspired With Her Career After 13 Years With La Salle

Hailey Reeves, Staff Photographer

February 5, 2020

When transitioning from middle school to high school, the application process can be one of the many things that might be overwhelming for some students. Making the decision of where you would like to spend the next four years of your life can be a very stressful task. At La Salle, potential students ar...

Student of the Week: Mary Grace Mott

Student of the Week: Mary Grace Mott

Maya Smith, Editor

February 5, 2020

Along with a course load of eight classes, four of them being Honors or AP courses, junior Mary Grace Mott participates heavily in the La Salle community through clubs and student trips.  Mott has been taking choir at La Salle since her freshman year. This year, with a full schedule, she decided ...

Student of the Week: Elliott Reynolds

Student of the Week: Elliott Reynolds

Brennan Kelly, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

Sophomore Elliott Reynolds not only maintains an above 4.0 GPA, but also participates in many extracurricular activities, such as club soccer and recreational skiing. Reynolds said that a lot of what motivates him comes from both the expectations of his parents and his high standards he sets for him...

Student of the Week: Akhil Casper

Student of the Week: Akhil Casper

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

Soft spoken sophomore Akhil Casper adjusts his glasses, cracking a smile as he checks his PowerSchool. Studying for an average of four hours per night, Casper prides himself on maintaining a 4.2 GPA so far this semester. Casper is able to navigate a time consuming schedule. He balances Honors Chemistry,...

Studying 101: How to Survive Dead Week and Finals

Studying 101: How to Survive Dead Week and Finals

Maya Smith, Editor

January 15, 2020

With finals almost here, students, including myself, are beginning to frantically get ready for their upcoming tests. For me, this time of year is highly anxiety inducing and stressful, if I don’t take the correct precautions.  Studying habits directly impact the results of your final exams, which can be s...

Student of the Week: Tyler Pham

Student of the Week: Tyler Pham

Isaac Brown, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

Sophomore Tyler Pham is a busy student who knows how to work hard, while still finding time to have fun. Pham is taking three honors classes, Honors English 2, Honors Chemistry, and Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry, along with his electives, Spanish 2 and Guitar. Even with his full schedule, Pham is ...

Humans of La Salle: Holiday Break Plans

Humans of La Salle: Holiday Break Plans

Maya Smith, Reilly Smith, and Julia Tran

December 20, 2019

The Falconer asked students about their plans for holiday break. Check out this video to see what they said. Be sure to let us know what your plans are in the comments!

Student of the Week: Ashley Smith

Student of the Week: Ashley Smith

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

Senior Ashley Smith is taking her victory lap. Last year, Smith finished second in state for track, and she is currently maintaining a 4.42 GPA and competing in volleyball and tennis.  Over her four years at La Salle, Smith has taken 12 AP classes. She is currently taking AP Chemistry, AP physics,...

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