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Emrie Good

Emrie Good, Editor

Emrie Good is a senior at La Salle. Her favorite dogs are German Shepherds and she likes being involved with the social events at La Salle. Her favorite movie is The Swiss Family Robinson. She is also interested in both photo journalism and regular journalism.

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La Salle's Seven Valedictorians Reflect On Their High School Experience

La Salle’s Seven Valedictorians Reflect On Their High School Experience

May 31, 2017

The valedictorians of the Class of 2017 have made history, being only the second graduating class with seven recipients in La Salle’s 50-year existence: Dave Bryan, Greg Bryan, Joseph Kritzberg, Christian...

Why Portland? Signature Ice Cream Shops

Why Portland? Signature Ice Cream Shops

May 10, 2017

In our occasional series -Why Portland?- the La Salle Falconer staff profiles all the interesting and unique things about the City of Roses. With summer just around the corner, take advantage of...

Rylee Maben (right) with her sister Abbi

Eyes on Home Plate, Rylee Maben Embraces Last Season

April 12, 2017

For the past four years senior Rylee Maben has been on the varsity girls softball team. Her passion for the game has only grown from the time she started playing, to now, her last high school season. Maben...

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Look Forward to Spring Break

Humans of La Salle: Students and Staff Look Forward to Spring Break

March 23, 2017

With only one day left until spring break, students and staff are excited for their week off. Members of the La Salle community are doing a variety of activities during the break - here's a look at what...

Heading Into the Home Stretch, Senior Olivia Cooper Excels

Heading Into the Home Stretch, Senior Olivia Cooper Excels

March 15, 2017

Between saving lives as a lifeguard and juggling her busy academic schedule, senior Olivia Cooper has been able to maintain an impressive 3.9 unweighted GPA as she heads into the final stretch at La Salle....

Cub Scout Movement Takes on Nation

Cub Scout Movement Takes on Nation

February 15, 2017

Starting from the bottom as a Daisy, and then a Brownie, and then a Girl Scout — these all seemed normal to me. All of my friends were in my Girl Scout troop, and I never would have understood at the...

Brutal Portland Temperatures Take 4 Lives

Brutal Portland Temperatures Take 4 Lives

January 25, 2017

While kids in local schools celebrated the wildest snow storm in years, leading to many days of no school due to weather conditions, there were multiple tragedies that left four people dead in Portland...

WP&Z RR #1 on a cold evening at the Oregon Zoo during ZooLights

Holiday Guide: The Best Christmas Attractions and Activities in the Portland Area

December 14, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, Portland offers a wide variety of great activities and attractions to get into the holiday spirit. Here's a list of all of the essential places to visit in the days...

Student of the Week: Stella Tompkins

Student of the Week: Stella Tompkins

November 16, 2016

Between hanging out with her friends and watching “lots of Netflix”, senior Stella Tompkins is focusing on her senior year schedule and preparing for next year, while maintaining her impressive academic...

With 3-3 Record, Football Team Looks Ahead to Homecoming Game Against St. Helens

With 3-3 Record, Football Team Looks Ahead to Homecoming Game Against St. Helens

October 12, 2016

Six weeks into the season, the varsity boys football team is off to a 3-3 start. After a strong beginning with a close win against Hudson Bay, followed by an impressive performance against St. Francis...

Coach Hazel and Mr. Adam Hazel pose with their father

St. Francis High School Football Series Starts Family Rivalry

June 1, 2016

La Salle’s varsity boys football team will be traveling next season down to Watsonville, California to face off in a 2-year game series against St. Francis High School. The St. Francis Sharks are led...

La Salle students participate in PCC activity

STEM Program Offers Students Real Life, Hands on Experience

June 1, 2016

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...

Alex Yeo, senior

Boys Golf: Living on the Greens All the Way to State

May 12, 2016

The boys varsity golf team is headed off to state. After a successful finish at the district competition, the boys will compete in the state championships next week. Individual success has shown in...

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Teachers?

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Teachers?

April 27, 2016

The Falconer staff asked teachers to share something unique and quirky about themselves that their students don't know. Take the quiz to see how much you really know about your teachers! Creative...

Sunny Spring Day Slideshow

Sunny Spring Day Slideshow

April 21, 2016

With spring upon us, flowers are blooming, trees are budding and the grass is greener. The Falconer staff took advantage of the recent sunny and bright days to capture the natural beauty around campus.

New Homeless Immersion Trip Debuts in April

New Homeless Immersion Trip Debuts in April

March 10, 2016

In April, ten La Salle students will have the opportunity to go on a two day immersion trip to interact with the homeless people of Portland. This is the first year that La Salle is offering this immersion...

Wedin goes up for a free throw against Lebanon

Taycee Wedin’s Success Continues Through Second Season

March 9, 2016

Taycee Wedin has stood out to not only the coaches and the rest of her peers since she joined the girls basketball team last year and landed herself a spot on varsity as a freshman guard. Since then she...

Little Free Libraries Create Inclusive Community

Little Free Libraries Create Inclusive Community

February 29, 2016

As I stood on my front porch and looked over in my neighbor's direction, I saw a blue mailbox staked in the middle of their yard. As I walked closer I saw its sides were covered with colorful hand prints...

New Starbucks Opens on 82nd Avenue

New Starbucks Opens on 82nd Avenue

December 16, 2015

A new Starbucks on 82nd Avenue is now open, adding one more local option for La Salle students in need of a caffeine fix. Located at SE 82nd and King Road, this new Starbucks includes a drive through...

Materialism Takes Away from the True Meaning of Christmas

Materialism Takes Away from the True Meaning of Christmas

December 11, 2015

During the holiday season our minds are often filled with the things that represent the holidays. However, we occasionally lose sight of what is most important. For instance, at Thanksgiving we can...

The Athlete Leadership Team meeting the Friday before Thanksgiving.

Athlete Leadership Team Begins Its First Year

December 2, 2015

New to La Salle this year is the Athlete Leadership Team, which is a program designed to bring together selected members of each sports team at La Salle who showed characteristics of being strong leaders,...

Mr. Donnelly Gives Inside Look at Military Life After Basic Training

Mr. Donnelly Gives Inside Look at Military Life After Basic Training

November 10, 2015

For two and a half months, Mr. Donnelly woke before the crack of dawn, was broken down to the core, rebuilt and was pushed to his limits. His mental, physical, and emotional capabilities were put to...

Last year's Robotics Club poses as they hold up one of their creations.

La Salle Clubs Offer a Place for Everyone

November 10, 2015

The La Salle Falconer got the inside scoop from the 2015-2016 club moderators for quotes and club meeting information. These clubs let La Salle create opportunities for students to get involved in the...

Facility Upgrades Help Create a New and Improved La Salle

Facility Upgrades Help Create a New and Improved La Salle

October 1, 2015

Now that the new school year is well underway, observant students might have noticed several new changes around campus. To get a sense of these improvements, here’s a partial list of some of the...

Patrick Dowhaniuk, Christian Reyes, Parker Cardwell, Emmerson Smith, Simone Stoney, and Emma Herder pose infront of one of the schools they visisted

Grade School Visits Reach Out to Future Falcons

September 25, 2015

In recent weeks, La Salle has started to recruit new students from neighbor schools with the annual grade school visits. This gives juniors and seniors a chance to go to other schools in the area and inform...

Snowboard Team Heads Up to Mt. Hood Meadows

Snowboard Team Heads Up to Mt. Hood Meadows

January 16, 2015

The first snowboard competition of the season for La Salle is on Saturday, January 17th. Practices and competitions are at Mt. Hood Meadows. Members of the team have been practicing throughout the winter...

Finals Week Thoughts and Schedule

Finals Week Thoughts and Schedule

January 14, 2015

After Christmas Break, La Salle's students once again hit the books to prepare for the first semester finals. Heading straight into finals prep and finals week after a two week Christmas break can...

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Berger

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Berger

January 13, 2015

As sports at La Salle continue, the Falconer looks for an athlete to feature every week. Last year Matthew Berger was no disappointment to the Boys Basketball coaches when he tried out and made the...

A snapshot of the bleachers before their remodel

New Bleachers to Be Revealed Friday

December 16, 2014

A snapshot of the bleachers before their remodel

Wrapping Party 2014

Wrapping Party 2014

December 15, 2014

Christmas Drive elves and students gathered on December 12th  for La Salle's annual Christmas Wrapping Party. These students wrapped the donations and presents from the Christmas Drive for our neighbor...

Starbucks Order-Ahead Feature On App

Starbucks Order-Ahead Feature On App

December 8, 2014

Starbucks has stepped into a new era with launching the "order-ahead feature" on the regular Starbucks app. This feature allows customers to order their drink before they get to Starbucks, so their order...

Christmas Spirit Appears Throughout School

Christmas Spirit Appears Throughout School

December 3, 2014

As students count down the days until Christmas break, La Salle is busy decorating to share the Christmas spirit. Student council has put two Christmas trees decorated with lights and ornaments in the...

The Christmas Drive island has been a big part of our relationship with  Lot Whitcomb through many years.

La Salle Helps Local Families Through Christmas Drive

November 24, 2014

La Salle's annual Christmas Drive is underway. Every year, La Salle raises donations and gifts for over 30 local families from our neighbor school Lot Whitcomb. Each Falcon Formation class will support...

Anonymous Family Donates 3D Printer

Anonymous Family Donates 3D Printer

November 9, 2014

This year La Salle has been fortunate enough to receive a 3D Printer from a generous anonymous La Salle family. It is currently in the library, open for staff and student usage. The 3D Printer is to encourage...

Winter Sports are Here

Winter Sports are Here

October 26, 2014

With fall sports wrapping up, winter sports are just getting started. La Salle offers basketball, swimming, and cheerleading as winter sports. There is also a snowboard team. All winter practices start...

Sophomores Put in 9 Hours for Community

Sophomores Put in 9 Hours for Community

October 16, 2014

Currently underway, all sophomore Biology students at La Salle are required to complete nine hours of community service for the Ecology Service Learning Project. Over the course of the year, the Biology...

Freshmen Megan Lyver, Emily Miller, and Colby Jansen pose together  as they wait for team pictures

Freshmen Share First Impressions of La Salle

October 6, 2014

Going to high school can be intimidating, exciting and hectic, especially when you're a freshman. With classes at La Salle in session now for more than a month, freshman have had a chance to form first...

La Salle students support their fellow peers at the Park Rose Football Game on September 12

La Salle’s Community Atmosphere Makes Sports Fun

October 6, 2014

Nights at La Salle include the stadium lights turning on, the bleachers filled with family and friends, and the Lasallian community coming together to support their peers. Many students report that there...

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