The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

2022-2023 Fall Staff

Megan Snyder
Editor in Chief

Megan Snyder

Megan is a senior who is an ambassador, a leader of Earth Club, and a member of the student council.  She is in her second semester of journalism and aims to show her passion for social justice through her illustrations and writing.  You can often find her playing tennis, listening to music, and spending lots of time with her friends.  Outside of school, Megan likes staying active and ...

Josephine Robinson
Editor in Chief

Josephine Robinson

Junior Josephine Robinson is the third generation of her family to attend La Salle.  She loves all of her classes and teachers but especially loves learning about history, chemistry, and journalism.  Josephine plays both golf and volleyball and is hoping to continue playing golf in college. Outside of school she also enjoys hobbies like hiking, fashion, and thrifting. Her advice to anyone ...

Maddie Burns
Editor

Maddie Burns

Maddie is a senior at La Salle. She is an ambassador, on student council, and is a part of the Earth club and Service club. In her free time Maddie enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, photography and spending time in nature.

Lucy MacNeela
Editor

Lucy MacNeela

Senior Lucy MacNeela has lived in Portland, Oregon her entire life and enjoys exploring different parts of the city.  Outside of school she enjoys trying new restaurants and coffee shops with friends and family and working part-time jobs after school and on the weekends. Lucy loves to go shopping and find new thrift stores around Portland. She has also recently taken up knitting, which her grandma i...

Maya Raphael
Editor

Maya Raphael

Maya is currently a senior at La Salle. She spends a large portion of her time learning about a myriad of social justice issues but takes a particular interest in racial justice, gender and sexuality visibility, and mental health advocacy. She is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and safeTALK— educating her about mental health and addiction issues among adolescents.  In the future, she looks forward to majoring...

Lillian Paugh
Editor

Lillian Paugh

Northeast Portland, while a slight commute from La Salle, is where senior Lillian Paugh has lived her entire life.  The ability to walk less than a few blocks in each direction and run into things like food carts, vintage stores, and coffee shops, makes the area one that she loves to spend time in. In her free time, Lillian enjoys listening to all types of music, podcasts, and doing her laundry. S...

Avery Marks
Editor

Avery Marks

Avery Marks is a born and raised Oregonian, who would rather be drenched in rain than use an umbrella (with the exception of keeping books or food dry).  In her first year, Avery started the Falconer's longest running podcast, “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” which has since then reached its second season. Of the movies covered, one of her favorites is “Labyrinth,” despite its (very fe...

Clare Daudelin
Assistant Editor

Clare Daudelin

Senior Clare Daudelin is a part of the National Honors Society, National Art Honors Society, and both the La Salle girls soccer and tennis teams. In her free time, you can find Clare listening to music, drinking coffee, or hanging out with friends.  Similarly, on the weekends she loves finding new coffee shops and music stores in the Portland area. Her favorite music genres are diverse, but he...

Ashley Hawkins
Assistant Editor

Ashley Hawkins

Ashley Hawkins is a senior at La Salle. She is a member of the girls golf team as well as a student ambassador. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends, watch movies, and read. 

Jasmine McIntosh
Assistant Editor

Jasmine McIntosh

Jasmine McIntosh is a junior in her third semester of Journalism. She was first interested in journalism in fourth grade when she wrote a newspaper for her class every Friday. She interviewed classmates, had a student of the week, and even had a section dedicated to comics.  She continued writing the newspaper until middle school when she got too busy with sports and other extracurricular activit...

Cadence Wooden
Staff Reporter

Cadence Wooden

Junior Cadence Wooden is the third generation of her family to attend La Salle. She enjoys attending all of her classes and appreciates everything that her teachers help her with. Her all time favorite class throughout her years in high school is English. Cadence plays basketball for La Salle and outside of school as well. It’s a very large part of her life and she hopes that in the future...

Seleste Maldonado Ruiz
Staff Reporter

Seleste Maldonado Ruiz

Senior Seleste Maldonado Ruiz enjoys spending time with her family, whether it’s going on family trips or just simply having a family movie night. She also enjoys long walks on the beach. In her free time, she likes to do her own nails, a hobby she picked up in middle school, as well as cleaning and reorganizing her room. She likes spending time with her friends and babysitting.  After high sc...

Sofia Gonzalez
Staff Reporter

Sofia Gonzalez

Sofia is currently a junior at La Salle. She is a student ambassador and part of the girls tennis and soccer teams. In her free time, Sofia enjoys listening to music, reading, and baking. She also loves shopping and hanging out with friends.

Lilah Ruud
Staff Reporter

Lilah Ruud

Lilah is a sophomore and is in her first semester of journalism. She is an ambassador, peer tutor, and member of the STEAM team.  Outside of  school, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, drawing, reading, and listening to music.

Rita Tran
Staff Reporter

Rita Tran

Rita Tran is currently a sophomore and is continuing her interest in writing by taking her first semester of journalism. She is a part of the swim and tennis team, while also being involved with many other clubs such as AAPI and the STEAM team.  Her favorite hobbies include reading, singing, and sleeping. She spends most of her time with her family and friends. When she isn’t busy, she li...

Clara Hudson
Staff Reporter

Clara Hudson

Clara Hudson is currently a junior at La Salle and has lived in Oregon for her whole life. Before La Salle, she attended El Puente Bilingual School and Alder Creek Middle School. She spends most of her time outside of school playing softball and basketball. But aside from sports, she loves to spend time outdoors hiking, going to the beach, and paddle boarding. Clara has three cats named Nala,...

Haley Golden
Staff Reporter

Haley Golden

Haley is a senior that enjoys her job at Jamba Juice, paddle boarding, thrift shopping, and hanging out with friends. She also loves camping and beach trips with family, although her favorite place to visit is Elk Lake.  Her passions include music, poetry, and art. These are often expressed in her art class and writing in English class.  She plans to go to college at Oregon State University and ...

Olivia Burtram
Staff Reporter

Olivia Burtram

Olivia is a senior and is in her first semester of journalism. She is an ambassador and a member of the golf team. Outside of school you can find her in the outdoors enjoying nature and spending time with her family and friends.  After high school, she hopes to attend college to study and become a physical therapist....

Brooks Coleman
Staff Reporter

Brooks Coleman

Brooks is a junior at La Salle. He plays forward for the JV boys soccer team. When not at school, Brooks loves listening to music, watching sports, and hanging out with friends.

Kathleen Waldron
Staff Reporter

Kathleen Waldron

Kathleen is a junior at La Salle and this is her second year as a staff member for The Falconer. She enjoys spending time with family and family and friends, finding new TV shows, cooking a new recipe, and traveling.

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