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Carlie Weigel

Carlie Weigel, Editor in Chief

Carlie is a senior at La Salle. She is the Vice President on Executive Council and a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, she loves thrift shopping, spending time with friends, and playing the guitar. She is also vegan.

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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.    

On multiple street corners in Portland, you can find hand-written or painted messages that display support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Sights of the Black Lives Matter Movement Throughout Portland

February 10, 2021

After the killing of George Floyd last May, which for many Americans prompted outrage, anguish, and an even greater desire for racial justice, Portland became a hotspot for Black Lives Matter protests....

With the help of Design Thinking teacher Ms. Carie Coleman, the Black Student Union is creating pins and posters to celebrate Black History Month.

Through Celebrating Black Excellence, Appreciating Diversity, and Practicing Empathy, BSU Leads School in Commemorating Black History Month

February 3, 2021

Since 1976 when former President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month, February has been a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of Black Americans in politics, art, activism,...

At the beginning of the school year, students came to campus to participate in an outdoor social distanced orientation day. Soon, students will go through another orientation period as the school shifts into hybrid learning.

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

January 20, 2021

At the beginning of the school year, students came to campus to participate in an outdoor social distanced orientation day. Soon, students will go through another orientation period as the school shifts...

One participant in the mob paraded through the United States Capitol building while carrying the Confederate flag.

La Salle Community Reacts to Violent Invasion at the United States Capitol

January 6, 2021

As members of Congress gathered to count electoral votes and officially certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Wednesday, Jan. 6, a large and violent mob descended upon the grounds of the United...

Collegiate Athlete Sarah Fuller Inspires Conversation Surrounding Gender Equality in Athletics

December 16, 2020

Over the years, women have gained authority over their existence, advocating for gender equality and the same rights, opportunities, and responsibilities as men.  However, in the realm of sports, the...

Educator of the Year Mr. Tom McLaughlin Discovers His Purpose in Life at La Salle

November 18, 2020

After years of wrestling with his own dignity, feeling unwanted, and craving the discovery of his purpose in life, religious studies teacher Mr. Tom McLaughlin encountered La Salle — a place where he...

Talking about her father, freshman Queen-Heaven Womujuni said,

Through Writing a Short Book, Freshman Queen-Heaven Womujuni’s Relationship With Her Father Flourishes 

November 11, 2020

As only a middle schooler, freshman Queen-Heaven Womujuni learned about the ideologies of African politics through writing and publishing a short novel with the help of her father, which they named “Rat...

“One great thing that we've seen from a lot of our kids and a lot of our coaches in our community is just a tolerance — a level of acceptance of just the new conditions,

COVID-19 Prompts the Community to Navigate Major Changes to Athletics

October 28, 2020

After several athletic seasons were cut short and others completely cancelled last school year, the rampant coronavirus prevailed, and with sports now underway again, those involved in the athletic community...

First-Time Voters and Social Studies Teachers Prepare for a Pivotal Presidential Election

October 7, 2020

2020 has been an historic year, one that will not be forgotten. Almost 7.5 million coronavirus cases in the United States and over 200,000 lives lost. The repeated instances of injustice, which have...

Wearing a mask is not something you need to do for yourself, it is something you can do to protect someone else.

Wearing a Mask Should Not Be Political: It Is About Protecting Lives

October 7, 2020

Wearing a mask is not something you need to do for yourself, it is something you can do to protect someone else.

Get to Know La Salle's Newest Staff Members

Get to Know La Salle’s Newest Staff Members

September 23, 2020

Amid the start of a new school year, digital learning, and the coronavirus pandemic, La Salle is also welcoming five new staff members to the community, including three counselors, a teacher, and a new...

The new Saalfeld Athletic Center features a number of brand new amenities, including a new training facility, locker rooms, and showers.

Behind the Scenes of the New Saalfeld Athletic Center

September 23, 2020

After beginning the Saalfeld Athletic Center project in March, significant progress has been made and the initial phase of construction is nearing completion.  Once athletes receive approval to use...

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