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Brooklyn Chillemi

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor

Brooklyn is a junior at La Salle. She is also invested in the arts. In her free time, she loves to bake, especially for her friends in theater and choir.

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Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 10: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

March 3, 2021

On this week's episode of “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” hosts Brooklyn Chillemi, Avery Marks, and special guest Dakota Canzano rave about the adventures of Ferris in “Ferris Bueller's Day Off.” To...

To celebrate Black History Month, posters were plastered to the walls and windows of La Salle.

La Salle Students of Color Reflect on the Significance of Black History Month

February 24, 2021

As February nears its end, The Falconer asked five students of color to reflect on Black History Month and what it means to them. Here are their responses.    

Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 8: “Sixteen Candles”

February 17, 2021

In this week's episode of “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” hosts Brooklyn Chillemi, Avery Marks, and special guest Dakota Canzano share their thoughts on an unforgettable movie where a birthday...

After not playing high school football for a year due to the guidelines that were set in place, “we are pretty excited that we are finally going to have a season,” senior James Menor said.

New Regulations and Ready To Play: The La Salle Football Team Prepares for Their Upcoming Season

February 10, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 8, the football team had their first official practice on the field. At this point in time, their season was still uncertain. Two days later, on Feb. 10, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced...

Despite not being able to tour any colleges this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, senior Theo Desta is continuing with her plans to study psychology and mental health in college. “I just think it’s important to learn about our mental health and prioritize that, and I really want to help others with it,

Student of the Week: Theo Desta

February 10, 2021

Senior Theo Desta’s favorite childhood memories consist of spending time with her family, Ethiopian food, and Amharic chatter.  “My family is really family-oriented, [and] not just within our immediate...

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“It Feels Good that Hard Work Pays Off”: La Salle Artists Earn 92 Awards for Their Talents

February 3, 2021

La Salle artists took home 92 awards in the Oregon Art Region’s 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing competition. With five Gold Keys, 47 Silver Keys, and 38 honorable mentions in the art category, “I...

Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 6: “The Goonies”

February 3, 2021

This week on “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” hosts Brooklyn Chillemi and Avery Marks are joined by special guest Dakota Canzano, and they dive into an iconic movie filmed right in La Salle's home...

“Cooking dinner frequently at home is associated with consumption of a healthier diet whether or not one is trying to lose weight,

Bake It ‘Til You Make It: Creativity in the Kitchen Can Benefit Your Health

February 3, 2021

Chop, chop, chop. Scrape. Chop, chop, chop.  Preparing ingredients for a home-cooked meal can provide a sense of focus and clarity, allowing you to center on the task at hand and take a break from...

Song of the Year is one of the four major categories awarded at the Grammys.

The “Songs of the Year” That Ruled the 2010s and What Made Them So Special

February 3, 2021

Song of the Year is one of the four major categories awarded at the Grammys.

“Finals” Week: How Students and Teachers Are Feeling

January 20, 2021

Normally, the end of the semester is a time of chaos and cramming: students quizzing each other with flashcards and study guides during breaks, friends eating snacks and discussing how their previous final...

Though teachers will be eligible to receive first doses of the vaccine beginning on Jan. 25, it will likely take a few weeks for all teachers to have their first shots — and even then, both vaccines require two separate doses several weeks apart before full efficacy.

As La Salle Gets Ready to Return to Campus, Teachers Share Their Thoughts

January 20, 2021

Though teachers will be eligible to receive first doses of the vaccine beginning on Jan. 25, it will likely take a few weeks for all teachers to have their first shots — and even then, both vaccines...

Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 5: “Labyrinth”

January 20, 2021

In this episode of “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” hosts Brooklyn Chillemi and Avery Marks dissect the movie “Labyrinth,” which could not be called unoriginal, but could possibly be called...

Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 4: “Spaceballs”

January 13, 2021

This week's episode of “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics” takes place in a galaxy far, far away, where hosts Brooklyn Chillemi and Avery Marks are joined by special guest Lukas Werner to discuss “Spaceballs,”...

While filming the show, the cast and crew wore face shields and masks in order to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

The Show Must Go On: How the La Salle Production of “The Giver” Took Place During the Pandemic

January 6, 2021

While filming the show, the cast and crew wore face shields and masks in order to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 3: “Home Alone”

January 6, 2021

In this week's episode of “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” hosts Brooklyn Chillemi and Avery Marks evaluate a great cult classic for the winter, “Home Alone.”  To listen, visit La Salle...

Teachers at La Salle have been grappling with the struggles of balancing parental responsibilities with instructing their own classes.

Good Days, Bad Days, and Too Much Screen Time: How Educators at La Salle are Juggling Parenting and Teaching During The Pandemic

December 16, 2020

Teachers at La Salle have been grappling with the struggles of balancing parental responsibilities with instructing their own classes.

“Finding Myself”: Members of the LGBTQ+ Community Share Their Experiences at La Salle

December 16, 2020

"I’ve felt the impact of living in an environment where who I am and who experience attraction to isn’t normal," junior Hannah R. said.

Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 2: “The Princess Bride”

December 16, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” hosts Brooklyn Chillemi and Avery Marks are joined by junior Lukas Werner, a Staff Photographer for The Falconer, as they discuss the...

“I just have an innate desire to learn, and no matter how hard the work is, I find that I’m always learning something,” junior Gabe El Youssef said.

Student of the Week: Gabe El Youssef

December 16, 2020

Junior Gabe El Youssef was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, which he calls the “best city in the world.”  When El Youssef was in second grade, attending St. Therese Catholic School, he heard...

With Digital Learning, a Global Pandemic, and an Isolating Quarantine, Students Are Feeling the Lack of Connection

December 9, 2020

La Salle has not conducted in-person learning for almost nine months, and for students, it is taking a toll on mental health.  The Falconer spoke with six students, spanning across all four grades...

Let’s Talk About Cult Classics, Episode 1: “Clueless”

December 9, 2020

In the first full episode of “Let’s Talk About Cult Classics,” hosts Brooklyn Chillemi and Avery Marks dissect a timeless and infinitely quotable coming-of-age story. To listen, go to La Salle...

The Falconer’s New Podcast: Let’s Talk About Cult Classics

December 2, 2020

In the debut episode of The Falconer’s newest podcast, junior Brooklyn Chillemi, an editor for The Falconer, and sophomore Avery Marks, a staff reporter for The Falconer, introduce what “Let’s Talk...

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