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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,...

Staff Alumni Reflect on Their High School Experience

Staff Alumni Reflect on Their High School Experience

Cameron Thornburg, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

The “high school experience,” at least as it is depicted in popular culture, has been molded into an easily recognizable series of events by an abundance of movies, novels, and more recently, social media interactions. Homecoming, Friday night football games, challenging classes, and inevitable teen dr...

Student of the Week: Mackenzie Widmer

Student of the Week: Mackenzie Widmer

Kendall Whiteside, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

Senior Mackenzie Widmer is taking four AP classes and one honors class, including AP Government and Economics, AP Calculus AB, AP English IV, AP Chemistry, and Honors Spanish IV. Widmer has a schedule full of challenging classes, but AP Chemistry takes up most of her time. “I [once] spent about fi...

Student of the Week: Elliot Hansen

Student of the Week: Elliot Hansen

Maya Smith, Editor

December 4, 2019

Junior Elliot Hansen enjoys the challenges of the courses he takes, while also participating in club and school swim teams. Hansen is taking three AP classes and one honors class: AP Calculus AB, AP English III, AP US History, and Honors Chemistry.  He said that his favorite class is definite...

Tips For a Better Night’s Sleep

Tips For a Better Night’s Sleep

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Disclaimer: Consult with a parent and/or doctor before trying sleep supplements.  Stressed and sleep deprived, I would go through the motions of my day half awake and I would find myself struggling to stay engaged in class.  Balancing a time consuming agenda takes energy and focus. I knew I needed t...

Student of the Week: Kyle Li

Student of the Week: Kyle Li

Addi Wedin, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Junior Kyle Li is starting the school year strong by balancing his social life, sleeping schedule, and difficult classes. Li said he maintains a 3.85 GPA.  Li is taking two advanced classes this year, which are AP English 3 and Honors Chemistry. In the past, Li said that he has struggled with t...

Humans of La Salle: Students React to the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Humans of La Salle: Students React to the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Reilly Smith and Andrew Clair

November 13, 2019

The Falconer asked La Salle students to share their views on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This is what they had to say. (Although The Falconer sought a range of opinions for this video, the students we interviewed were in consensus on this issue.) For more perspective on this situation,...

Student of the Week: Olivia Oglesby

Student of the Week: Olivia Oglesby

Matthew Jayne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Sophomore Olivia Oglesby maintains a 4.096 GPA while also participating on the school's softball and volleyball teams. Furthermore, she is a part of La Salle's spirit club, attends volunteer trips, and keeps an active social life. Oglesby is taking two advanced courses this semester: Honors Chemistry and Hon...

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