The La Salle Falconer

Student of the Week: Peyton Stephens

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

As junior Peyton Stephens embarks on her second to last year at La Salle, she has continued to stay hopeful and busy during these unprecedented times by working out, baking, and getting involved in numerous clubs. This year Stephens is a part of the Service, Outdoor, Spirit, Menstrual Advocacy, and Students Ag...

Students Share Takeaways From The Vice Presidential Debate

Talking about the vice presidential debate, senior Sawyer Paugh said,

Mia Kritzer, Assistant Editor

October 14, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, California Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence went head-to-head in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2020 vice presidential debate.  In this debate, the candidates faced questions about health care, abortion, and COVID-19, among other topics.  The Falconer sp...

“I Want My Art To Reflect The Current Climate and Current Events”: How Junior Emma Olson Uses Her Creativity For Advocacy, Organization, and Self-Expression

Junior Emma Olson has been a part of the La Salle art program for three years.

Mia Kritzer, Assistant Editor

October 14, 2020

Junior Emma Olson has been influenced by art her whole life. Since her early grade school days, Olson’s artistic mother, as well as many of her teachers, encouraged creativity. “Forever, I’ve been creating, just at home,” Olson said. “I had a lot of really cool teachers who were artists ...

With the Election Approaching, Students Share Their Reactions to Trump’s Nomination for Supreme Court Justice

After President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the open Supreme Court seat, many argue that the seat should not be filled until after the upcoming election.

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

On Sept. 26, President Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee as Amy Coney Barrett. Just over a week before on Sept. 18, Justice Ruth Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a legacy of fighting for equality, and opening up a Sup...

Student of the Week: Bobby Brotherton

To stay organized with his school work, sophomore Bobby Brotherton writes down all his assignments and completes them based on how much time they will take.

Maya Smith, Editor

October 7, 2020

Many people know sophomore Bobby Brotherton for his enthusiasm about energy drinks. “I average about two-and-a-half, three a week, except for [this] last week,” he said. “I hardly got any sleep… ‘Back to the Future’ came out on Netflix, so naturally I stayed up watching that.” Now fiv...

A Glimpse Into Students’ Home Learning Environments

Junior Natalie Fuchs recommends that students “get a planner, and also probably minimize distractions,” to help stay on top of their assignments while learning from home.

Mary Loeb, Assistant Editor

September 30, 2020

In past years, high school classrooms have generally looked the same — metal desks in rows pivoted towards whiteboards, bins of organized supplies at one end of the room, and colorful posters plastered on surrounding walls. However, this year, La Salle students, like many others across the country, hav...

Student of the Week: Natalie Fuchs

“I started the Community Connections Club because I was feeling really isolated over quarantine and I really wanted to see friends but stay safe at the same time,” junior Natalie Fuchs said.

Mia Kritzer, Assistant Editor

September 30, 2020

Junior Natalie Fuchs has made the most of her high school experience by starting a club and becoming involved, even with the unexpected arrival of COVID-19.  Adjusting to quarantine was rough for Fuchs at first, as she describes herself as a very social person, and not being able to see her friends...

Student of the Week: Adan Luyamba

Sophomore Adan Luyamba is fluent in three different languages, and can understand a fourth.

Maggie Crimmins and Myra Keyes

September 23, 2020

While many of his friends and classmates may see sophomore Adan Luyamba as simply a basketball player who enjoys boba and shoe collecting, there’s a lot more to Luyamba’s past and present life.  He was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a mainly French-speaking country located in cen...

Student of the Week: Bella Chalmers


Chalmers favorite part about La Salle is the community. 

“When I look back on La Salle I think I’m gonna think about the community the most,” she said.

Dakota Canzano, Editor

September 16, 2020

When senior Bella Chalmers isn’t working as a student leader for the Outdoor School program, helping out as the football team manager, or acting on stage, she’s found in the classroom giving it her all.  Chalmers is a senior this year, and even though her last year of high school might not turn...

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 ...

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