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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...

Athlete of the Week: Maria Smith

Athlete of the Week: Maria Smith

Samantha Kar, Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Features, Sports

Senior Maria Smith is balancing four AP/Honors classes, volunteering at Providence Hospital on the weekends, and working at the aftercare program at Christ the King, all while being co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team. Maria has been playing soccer for twelve years, with seven of those years be...

Humans of La Salle: Falcons Show Off Their Fall Fashion

Humans of La Salle: Falcons Show Off Their Fall Fashion

Samantha Kar, Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Student Life

With fall approaching and school just beginning, students are showing off their new style. We asked several La Salle students to describe their outfit in three words, while also answering a few other questions regarding their outfits. Here are their responses. Freshmen: Aaron Leonard-Graham:Reilly Nes...

Back to School: The First Week

Back to School: The First Week

Sam Hull and Reilly Nesen

September 12, 2018


Filed under Photos, Student Life

Summer is officially over. Fall is here, and that means it's time for another exciting and busy year at La Salle. Freshmen are getting used to the all new high school environment while seniors prepare to leave the familiar halls of La Salle. Here are a few photos capturing student life during the first...

Six Things I Wish I Would Have Known as an Underclassman

Six Things I Wish I Would Have Known as an Underclassman

Peyton Hedges, Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Being an underclassmen is rough, when you still haven’t totally figured out high school, and you feel like you don’t actually know what you’re doing yet. You have a new sense of freedom at school, without anyone constantly telling you what to do or where to go, and you kind of have to learn as yo...

Officer of Faith Evans Brackenbrough Reflects on His Evolving Experience and Faith Journey

Officer of Faith Evans Brackenbrough Reflects on His Evolving Experience and Faith Journey

Peyton Hedges, Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

Throughout his four years at La Salle, senior Evans Brackenbrough has been known as a role model for faith: Evans was an altar server for school masses at La Salle his freshman through junior year. As a junior, Evans also took leadership initiative in Mr. Darmody’s refugee housing project, and he ha...

Student of the Week: Rebecca Ly

Student of the Week: Rebecca Ly

Alexis Han, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Student of the Week

With graduation less than two weeks away, many seniors are starting to put less effort into their final projects and tests of high school. However, Rebecca Ly is one of the few seniors who haven’t succumbed to senioritis. With an outstanding 4.2 GPA this semester, Ly has maintained her high grade...

Seven Seniors Reflect on Their High School Experience and Future

Seven Seniors Reflect on Their High School Experience and Future

Alexis Han, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

With graduation around the corner, the Falconer asked seven seniors about their high school experience and their plans for next year. Read below to learn more about these seniors and what advice they have to give! Amanda Acker Amanda Acker will be attending the University of Washington, where she...

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