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Student of the Week: Nicole Khoury

Student of the Week: Nicole Khoury

Nicole Finley, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Senior Nicole Khoury is an exceptionally hard-working student. She balances her schoolwork with serving as the Officer of Community, and also being a member of the West Linn dance team. Currently she is taking four honors and AP classes: AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP English IV, and Honors Spanish ...

8 Shopping Tips To Set You Up For Success At The Thrift Store

8 Shopping Tips To Set You Up For Success At The Thrift Store

Carlie Weigel, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Student Life

For students at La Salle, going to the thrift store can be a new and beneficial way to shop. It allows consumers to find name brands at lower price points along with trendy and vintage clothing items that people typically don’t already own. However, thrifting at second hand stores can sometimes be a ...

Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

Maya Smith, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Senior Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski is an extraordinarily creative and ambitious individual who is always up to something. Carolina is taking 5 AP classes, including AP Biology, AP Spanish 5, AP Art, AP English 4, AP Statistics, and she is also a part of the National Honor Society. She gets a lot of h...

Q&A With the Artist of The Falconer’s New Logo

Q&A With the Artist of The Falconer’s New Logo

Emily Hawkins, Assistant Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Senior and AP Studio Art student Emma Sheets designed a new logo for The Falconer using the Adobe Draw app on her iPad. Here is a look into the background of the artist behind the new logo. How did you get into art? “I’ve always been into art my whole life, but I didn’t really start getti...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About La Salle’s Newest English Teacher, Mr. Greg Larson

10 Things You Didn’t Know About La Salle’s Newest English Teacher, Mr. Greg Larson

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

Working at La Salle for a little over a year now, English teacher Mr. Larson has captured the attention of many students with his elaborate stories, as well as the complex topics that he covers in his freshman and senior classes. As a graduate from La Salle’s Class of 2008 and the winner of best ...

Mizael Harris: Freshman Soccer Phenomenon

Mizael Harris: Freshman Soccer Phenomenon

Carson Redmond, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Sports

As the #1 ranked boys varsity soccer team heads to the state playoffs this Saturday, one of the only freshmen on the team is Mizael Harris, who has played a significant role in helping the team achieve their current success. One of Harris’s favorite moments from the season is when he scored his fir...

Sophomore Lauren Harrington Wins Bronze at International Taekwondo Competition, Taking the Next Step in Her Taekwondo Journey

Sophomore Lauren Harrington Wins Bronze at International Taekwondo Competition, Taking the Next Step in Her Taekwondo Journey

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Lauren Harrington, a sophomore at La Salle, has been competing in taekwondo for multiple years, and recently placed third in her division at the World Taekwondo President’s Cup in Las Vegas. She also won the wild-card spot for the USA and secured her spot to compete in the 2019 Pan Am games in Lim...

Five Seniors Reflect on Their High School Experiences and What the Future May Hold for Them

Five Seniors Reflect on Their High School Experiences and What the Future May Hold for Them

Mallory Middendorff, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Student Life

With graduation only seven and a half months away, the senior class is trying to savor their last few memories of high school and begin to plan for the future. These students have spent the last three years at La Salle creating memories, making friends, and preparing for life after graduation. Read bel...

AP Studio Art Shares Their Most Recent Work

AP Studio Art Shares Their Most Recent Work

Cassie Hauck, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

AP Studio Art, a new course being offered this year for advanced artists, is focused on developing a portfolio of work that covers a range of art styles from 2D design, 2D drawing, and 3D design to submit to the College Board for AP credits. Each piece focuses on a particular topic that develops a strong...

Student of the Week: Gretchen Pauli

Student of the Week: Gretchen Pauli

Reilly Smith, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Sophomore Gretchen Pauli balances schoolwork, art, sports, and her social life, all while maintaining a GPA of 3.972 so far this semester. Gretchen is a dedicated and hardworking student, who said that her friends are a big part of her life and she does her best to surround herself with positive pe...

New Classes Offer More Creative Options for the Student Body

New Classes Offer More Creative Options for the Student Body

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

In the past, students have sometimes said that the electives at La Salle are not as sensational as the ones at other schools. But there are several teachers at La Salle who are helping to change that by creating five new electives this year. These classes range all the way from Advanced Acting and Product...

Meet Our Two New International Students

Meet Our Two New International Students

Emily Hawkins, Assistant Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

La Salle is welcoming two international students into our community this year. They both traveled more than 5,000 miles to Portland, and will be experiencing life as a student in America, here at La Salle. The Falconer interviewed them to find out more about where they come from, who they are, and wh...

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