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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...

Student of the Week: Isabel Van Vleet

Student of the Week: Isabel Van Vleet

Brooke Heth, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

Senior Isabel Van Vleet has shown herself to be an exceptional student at La Salle by maintaining a 4.4 GPA this semester. She also balances her schedule as a member of student council, traveling on immersions, and working to pursue her passion for immigration law.  This year, Van Vleet is taking five AP class...

Robby Collman, Aspiring Entrepreneur, Discovers a Passion and Finds Profits

Robby Collman, Aspiring Entrepreneur, Discovers a Passion and Finds Profits

Maddie Khaw, Assistant Editor

October 23, 2019

When it comes to making money in high school, there are a few generic teenage jobs that come to mind. Some teenagers work at children’s camps, officiate youth athletic events, or are employed at restaurants or stores. Others have babysat the kids next door or mowed a neighbor’s lawn at one point ...

Senior Andrew Harder Discovers His Love for Singing

Senior Andrew Harder Discovers His Love for Singing

Hailey Reeves, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

When senior Andrew Harder was forced to join choir by his mother during his freshman year of high school, he thought it would be a waste of time away from the football field. However, he is now a primary soloist in the La Salle choir, has participated in each of the school’s musicals that have taken place ...

Humans of La Salle: Tips and Advice from Upperclassmen to the Underclassmen

Humans of La Salle: Tips and Advice from Upperclassmen to the Underclassmen

Addi Wedin, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

The Falconer asked for advice from the juniors and seniors for the sophomores and freshmen of La Salle. We compiled their responses into a video. What did you wish you knew when you were an underclassman? Share your response down below!

Student Art Spotlight: Gracelyn Rael

Student Art Spotlight: Gracelyn Rael

Brennan Kelly, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

Sophomore Gracelyn Rael is an aspiring student artist who incorporates art into her life by drawing every day. “I’ve always done art, but I probably started getting into it when I was in seventh grade,” she said. Rael is inspired by “Daniel Johnston, who is an artist and songwriter… ...

Student of the Week: Kamryn Houghton

Student of the Week: Kamryn Houghton

Dakota Canzano, Editor

October 23, 2019

Bubbly. Kind. Empathetic. These are three words that freshman Kamryn Houghton would use to describe herself. Last year, Houghton went to Cascade Heights Public Charter School. She said that transferring from Cascade Heights to La Salle was "a big shift.” At Houghton's old school, she wasn't...

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