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Equality Alliance Celebrates Diversity of La Salle Student Body

Equality Alliance Celebrates Diversity of La Salle Student Body

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor

October 12, 2016


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This school year has brought with it a groundbreaking new group to La Salle: the Equality Alliance. According to Mr. Devine, this is “a broad, inclusive support group for students around issues of gender, sexuality, race, culture and religion.” The idea of the Equality Alliance came about last year when Mr. ...

Humans of La Salle: Hopes and Fears for the School Year

Humans of La Salle: Hopes and Fears for the School Year

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

Summer is always a welcome break, but the new school year has begun and brought new friends, fears, and hopes for 2016 and 2017. This edition of Humans of La Salle takes a look at how people enjoyed their summers and what they're looking forward to in school this year. Bryan Hunter, senior     ...

Humans of La Salle: Freshmen Share their Initial Thoughts

Humans of La Salle: Freshmen Share their Initial Thoughts

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Showcase, Student Life

Freshman year is an unforgettably scary experience. Making friends, hard classes, and new teachers are just a few typical concerns of freshmen. No matter where students came from, life in high school is way different from life in middle school. After about a week of school being in session, eight freshme...

La Salle Students and Staff Look Forward to Summer

La Salle Students and Staff Look Forward to Summer

Tori Rohlfing and Ashtin Gohman

June 3, 2016


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With summer just days away, students and teachers, as we all know, are eagerly anticipating their summer plans. For those of you wondering what others are doing for their break, the Falconer interviewed several students and teachers to see exactly what everyone is doing. Freshmen: Ellie Low is going to Shasta, California and is excited ...

Highlights from La Salle’s 2016 Annual Art Show

Highlights from La Salle’s 2016 Annual Art Show

Katie Moreland, Assistant Editor

June 1, 2016


Filed under Photos, Student Life

Two weeks ago, La Salle held its annual art show. The art show consisted of various pieces done by students in Ms. Erickson's art classes throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Here are some of the pieces:      

STEM Program Offers Students Real Life, Hands on Experience

STEM Program Offers Students Real Life, Hands on Experience

Emrie Good, Editor

June 1, 2016


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Over the course of their time at La Salle, members of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program go on various field trips, take multiple math and science classes and have a capstone project at the end of their senior year. They also must participate in “twenty hours of enrichmen...

Humans of La Salle: Spring 2016 Edition

Humans of La Salle: Spring 2016 Edition

Sophia Wells, Staff Reporter

June 1, 2016


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Inspired by the popular website and Instagram page, Humans of New York, La Salle Journalism students took a trip around the school and asked their peers for an update on their lives. Take a look at the results:   Alex Baasten, senior: "My biggest struggle this year was deciding what college t...

Henson, Slyman, Yao and Yeo: Valedictorians and Salutatorians of 2016

Henson, Slyman, Yao and Yeo: Valedictorians and Salutatorians of 2016

Christian Krantz, Reporter

May 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

This year La Salle has named four exceptional students as the valedictorians and salutatorians of the class of 2016. The students were chosen by the Vice Principal for Academics with aid from academic council (the heads of each academic department). They are selected based upon their cumulative GPA after...

Three Seniors Reflect on Acceptances to Prestigious Universities

Three Seniors Reflect on Acceptances to Prestigious Universities

Willa Jutzi, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2016


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Over the years, several La Salle students have been admitted to elite universities which are widely recognized across the nation for their prestige. This year three seniors have been honored with acceptances to the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford, Dartmouth, and Harvard. The Falconer had a...

Special Feature: Teachers Share Their Prom Experiences

Special Feature: Teachers Share Their Prom Experiences

Raeya Finkle and Ashtin Gohman

May 12, 2016


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Prom: The formal dance is one of the most memorable events in a high schooler's life and a night that will be remembered forever. With La Salle's prom only days away, The Falconer staff decided to ask faculty members to share photos and memories from their own prom experience. Ms. Kerri Kelvin “...

Chick-fil-A: Is it Really Worth All the Hype?

Chick-fil-A: Is it Really Worth All the Hype?

Jack Miller, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2016


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As the long winter months passed, almost every day I would drive by the future site of an American novelty. The wait is over. Chick-fil-A has arrived. The Clackamas restaurant opened April 21st and is only the second version of the franchise to come to Oregon. So, is it really worth all the hype? Y...

Seniors Reflect on their High School Experience and What’s to Come

Seniors Reflect on their High School Experience and What’s to Come

Caitlin Lee, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2016


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As the year is coming to an end, students start to become excited and eager for the summer to begin. For the seniors, college is fast approaching, and most of them are ready to start a new chapter in their lives. Here's a look at how several seniors are feeling as their high school experience is comin...

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