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Student of the Week: Leland Wong

Student of the Week: Leland Wong

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Junior Leland Wong excels at balancing a rigorous school life and extracurricular activities, as he looks forward to much more in his future. Leland has maintained an impressive 3.95 GPA, while managing five advanced classes: Honors Chemistry, Honors Spanish 3, AP U.S. History, AP Calculus AB, and AP...

Student of the Week: Grace Elkhal

Student of the Week: Grace Elkhal

Kierra Young, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Excelling in her schoolwork, sophomore Grace Elkhal is currently enrolled in four advanced courses: Honors English 2, Honors Biology, Honors Algebra 2, and AP World History.  Despite all her schoolwork, she still finds time to participate in several extracurriculars. Along with leading the book club, she ...

Student of the Week: Emma Sheets

Student of the Week: Emma Sheets

Peyton Hedges, Assistant Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Academic, athletic, and artistic are all words that describe junior Emma Sheets. Throughout her years at La Salle, Emma has challenged herself, and excelled in each of these areas, while still managing to find time for other activities with friends and family. Emma didn’t know what to expect coming int...

Teacher of the Week: Mr. Swanson

Teacher of the Week: Mr. Swanson

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

As most students who have had him know, Mr. Swanson is passionate about his students, teaching, family, and relationship with God. Going into his fourth year as a math teacher at La Salle, Mr. Swanson teaches his students the value of hard work and enjoys sharing stories about his strong faith. The Fal...

The Freshmen of La Salle: Initial Thoughts and Impressions

The Freshmen of La Salle: Initial Thoughts and Impressions

Sam Hull, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Freshman year is the uncomfortable and unpredictable melting pot that introduces you to the high school experience. With so many potential worries and concerns, freshman year can sometimes feel like an obstacle to overcome in many students' lives. Here at La Salle, students are coming together in a new en...

Teacher of the Week: Mr. Hegarty

Teacher of the Week: Mr. Hegarty

Michaela Carter, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Mr. Hugh Hegarty is well known around La Salle for his passion for history and effective organizational skills in teaching his classes. To find out more about Mr. Hegarty, we asked him some questions about his life before coming to La Salle, his life outside of La Salle, and what he enjoys about teaching...

Video Feature: Students Respond to Taylor Swift’s New Sound

Video Feature: Students Respond to Taylor Swift’s New Sound

Natalie Sherrill, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

In response to Taylor Swift releasing two singles in the past few weeks, “Look What You Made Me Do” and “...Ready For It?”, many people across the world have had different opinions on the pop-star's evolution as an artist. In this video, La Salle students share their opinions about Swift’s ...

Humans of La Salle: What are you looking forward to this school year?

Humans of La Salle: What are you looking forward to this school year?

Katie Moreland, Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Showcase, Student Life

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year, Falcons! To kick off the new year, the Falconer interviewed a variety of students at La Salle to see what they are most looking forward to this year! *** Freshmen: “This year, I’m most excited about meeting new people, and getting the opportunities to go to football games and dances.” -Olivia Galbraith ...

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Look Forward to Summer

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Look Forward to Summer

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Showcase, Student Life

Summer is right around the corner - after unbearably long months of rain and gray, good weather has finally arrived and the end of the school year is in sight! Students and staff alike are already making plans and anticipating new adventures in this season of fun. The Falconer went around the school...

Student of the Week: Jacob Brumbaugh

Student of the Week: Jacob Brumbaugh

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Besides making time for football and hanging out with friends, junior Jacob Brumbaugh puts in a lot of time and hard work in order to maintain the grades he currently has. He excels in the classroom, taking four advanced classes, which include AP U.S. History, AP Calculus AB, Honors Chemistry and Honors...

Poppin’ Fashion Trends at La Salle Right Now

Poppin’ Fashion Trends at La Salle Right Now

Kiley Russell, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Fashion, Student Life

Fashion trends come and go quickly and can vary from clothes, accessories, and the new, hip “thing” that everyone is catching on to. Here's a look at some of the recent trends that have been a hit here at La Salle this spring.    Pop Socket: The Pop Socket is used for several different reason...

Students Prepare for the Anxiety and Rewards of AP Tests

Students Prepare for the Anxiety and Rewards of AP Tests

Maddie Pfeifer and Taylor Foster

April 26, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Video

Starting this Monday May 1st, many students will be starting the annual ritual known as AP testing. These Advanced Placement tests will happen throughout the next two weeks during school hours as students utilize the knowledge that they have been learning all year in their AP classes. From English to Che...

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