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

2021-2022 Spring Staff

Avery Rush
Editor in Chief

Avery Rush

Avery Rush is currently a senior. She has moved eight different times throughout the course of her life, all while staying in the Portland area. Aside from The Falconer, she is also involved with Student Council for which she is serving as Senior Class President. She has played golf at La Salle since she was a freshman and although she isn’t very skilled at it, she really enjoys it.  Avery loves...

Brooklyn Chillemi
Editor in Chief

Brooklyn Chillemi

Senior Brooklyn Chillemi moved to Oregon from Colorado about five years ago, and loves the rainy weather and vibrant greenery here. For the majority of her life thus far, she was heavily invested in theatre more than anything else (yes, theatre is spelled with an re, not er, sorry AP Stylebook) — but at the beginning of her sophomore year, she signed up for Journalism instead of Advanced Actin...

Mary Loeb
Editor in Chief

Mary Loeb

Senior Mary Loeb has spent five semesters in journalism. Outside of her interest in writing and reporting, she is part of La Salle’s swim team and Service Club.  Mary also works as a math tutor at Mathnasium Learning Center, helping younger students to grasp topics in algebra and numerical fluency.  On Friday nights, you can find Mary volunteering at Rahab’s Sisters Women’s Shelter in SE Portland....

Elsie Buczkowski
Editor

Elsie Buczkowski

Senior Elsie Buczkowski has lived in Oregon her entire life. Previously attending Happy Valley Middle School, she decided to attend La Salle for high school in search of a smaller community and coursework to prepare her for college.  In the winters she enjoys skiing, and in the summers she enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and hiking. She loves going to concerts and visiting the Oregon coast.  ...

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...

Andrew Clair
Editor

Andrew Clair

Andrew was born in Chandler, Arizona, but has lived near Portland nearly his whole life. He loves the temperate weather in Oregon, and often takes walks to clear his mind. This is partly why he has hiked around 900 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Moreover, he values accomplishing tasks that might not be enjoyable, but build character.    Other than thru-hiking, Andrew enjoys writing, ...

Lukas Werner
Media Editor

Lukas Werner

Lukas is a senior at La Salle. He is interested in computer science and photography. In his spare time, he builds robots, creates websites, and makes music.

Megan Snyder
Assistant Editor

Megan Snyder

Megan is a junior 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
Assistant Editor

Josephine Robinson

Sophomore 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 anyo...

Maddie Burns
Assistant Editor

Maddie Burns

Maddie is a junior 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
Assistant Editor

Lucy MacNeela

Junior 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...

Anna Waldron
Assistant Editor

Anna Waldron

Senior Anna Waldron has lived in Portland, Oregon her whole life, in the same neighborhood as nine members of her extended family.  Outside of The Falconer, Anna participates in Student Council and works at her part-time job on the weekends.   Anna loves to spend time with her friends outside of school trying new restaurants, shopping at thrift stores, and going to local coffee shops in the P...

Maya Raphael
Assistant Editor

Maya Raphael

Maya is currently a junior 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...

Olivia Fuchs
Assistant Editor

Olivia Fuchs

Olivia is a sophomore at La Salle and is a student ambassador. She runs cross country and is a part of the speech and debate team. Outside of school, she enjoys playing instruments, photography, wakeboarding, working out, and spending time with friends. 

Natalia Gonzalez
Assistant Editor

Natalia Gonzalez

Sophomore Natalia Gonzalez has lived in Portland, Oregon her entire life. She participates in soccer, track and field, and swimming at La Salle. She also plays club soccer for FC Portland, which participates in ECNL (Elite National Clubs League). She is a part of the AAPI club and the Outdoor and Ski club.  Outside of school, Natalia enjoys reading and going on hikes and walks with her family and two dogs, Ru...

Fia Cooper
Assistant Media Editor

Fia Cooper

Fia is currently a junior. Besides being on the Falconer staff for five semesters, she’s a student ambassador, a part of the Student Athlete Leadership Team, and a member of the dance and swim teams. On the weekends, Fia enjoys going outside to enjoy the fresh air and scenery. She hopes to travel to Iceland one day to see the waterfalls and mountains.  Fia is also an avid reader of fictional...

Madeline Obuchowski
Staff Reporter

Madeline Obuchowski

Madeline Obuchowski, junior, is president of AAPI Club, a member of Earth Club, and a member of Student Council.  Madeline is part of the track team and participates in club pole vault year round. In her free time she is always listening to music, playing the piano, sewing, or finding ways to be creative. Madeline loves the outdoors, especially going on hikes and kayaking. She has gone on ...

Noemi Skovierova
Staff Reporter

Noemi Skovierova

Senior Noemi Skovierova moved to Portland from Watsonville, California after traveling from the Czech Republic with her parents.  During the school year, Skovierova is a member of the swim team and attends trips with the outdoor club, such as rafting and snowshoeing.  When she isn't at school, Skovierova can be found skiing on the weekends, and on weekday nights you can find her working at ...

Maiyan Job
Staff Reporter

Maiyan Job

Maiyan is a freshman who has lived in the Portland area his whole life.  Maiyan came to La Salle from Holy Redeemer School. He plays soccer and baseball, but loves to watch football and basketball the most. In his free time, he likes to hang out with family and friends. On the weekends, you will find Maiyan relaxing, hanging out with family and friends, and volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul. ...

Will Ceballos
Staff Reporter

Will Ceballos

Will is a junior and a member of the varsity basketball team and student ambassador team. He attended Christ the King for elementary and middle school. He has been a part of the basketball program for his first three years of high school. He was introduced to La Salle by his dad’s side of the family who are all alumni. His favorite place he visited has been Cartagena, Colombia. Will’s biggest pass...

Brooks Coleman
Staff Reporter

Brooks Coleman

Brooks is a sophomore 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.

Clare Daudelin
Staff Reporter

Clare Daudelin

Junior 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...

Nicholas Hounton
Staff Reporter

Nicholas Hounton

Nicholas is a junior at La Salle and a member of the Black Student Union. He enjoys writing, reading, getting work done, and playing games. His favorite movie is Jurassic Park 3.  

Maia Gutmann
Staff Reporter

Maia Gutmann

Maia is a junior and a member of the varsity girls soccer team and Students Against Sexual Assault club. When she’s not playing soccer for La Salle, she plays for FC Portland’s ECNL team.  She loves to travel and explore, with her favorite place she’s visited being Sri Lanka, an island country just southeast of India. She hopes to visit Norway and Thailand and explore all throughout Sout...

Kathleen Waldron
Staff Reporter

Kathleen Waldron

Kathleen is a sophomore at La Salle and this is her first 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.

Ashley Hawkins
Staff Reporter

Ashley Hawkins

Ashley Hawkins is a junior 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. 

Lillian Paugh
Staff Reporter

Lillian Paugh

Northeast Portland, while a slight commute from La Salle, is where junior 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...

Jasmine McIntosh
Staff Reporter

Jasmine McIntosh

Jasmine McIntosh is a sophomore in her second 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 extracurricul...

Avery Eldon
Staff Reporter

Avery Eldon

Avery is a senior at La Salle. In addition to serving as the club moderator for the Menstrual Advocacy Club, she is a part of the Service, Mental Health Awareness, Students Against Sexual Abuse, and Equity Alliance clubs. She is also a student ambassador. When she isn’t working, she is hanging out with friends, thrift shopping, or listening to music.

Isaac Brown
Staff Reporter

Isaac Brown

Isaac Brown is a senior this year and after spending all four years at La Salle, he is excited to finish off high school strong. He has lived in SE Portland his entire life and really enjoys the culture and lifestyle of the city. He appreciates the wide variety of activities that the Pacific Northwest offers. He participates in the La Salle theater department with his involvement in the spri...

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