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Paige Baines

Paige Baines, Assistant Editor

Paige is a senior at La Salle. She loves true crime, listening to all types of music, and hanging out with friends.

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Welcome to the conversational podcast, Spoon Hands, hosted by editors Paige Baines and Maya Smith.

Spoon Hands, Episode 5: Fun Fashion Frenzy

March 3, 2021

Where do you get your clothes from? And how much money do you end up spending on your wardrobe? In this episode of Spoon Hands, hosts Maya Smith and Paige Baines talk about why they choose to shop at second...

Welcome to the conversational podcast, Spoon Hands, hosted by editors Paige Baines and Maya Smith.

Spoon Hands, Episode 4: Wow, They’re Canadian?

February 17, 2021

In the fourth episode of Spoon Hands, hosts Maya Smith and Paige Baines reveal celebrities you might not have known were Canadian, along with fun facts and jokes about Canada.  To listen, visit La...

The consistent and proper use of pronouns can begin to create a more accepting world for those who identify with different genders than assigned at birth.

Pronouns: The First Step to Respect

February 3, 2021

The consistent and proper use of pronouns can begin to create a more accepting world for those who identify with different genders than assigned at birth.

Welcome to the conversational podcast, Spoon Hands, hosted by editors Paige Baines and Maya Smith.

Spoon Hands, Episode 3: There’s Nothing To Be Afraid Of

February 3, 2021

Disclaimer: This episode contains stories discussing death and gore that may be frightening to some. In the third episode of Spoon Hands, hosts Maya Smith and Paige Baines discuss their greatest fears,...

Sandbakkels are a type of Norweigen cookie, and baking them is a tradition in my family.

Sandbakkels: Why Tradition Is Important

January 13, 2021

Most families have traditions. Whether it be a small party or large generational event, they have something that they do together. In my family, we make sandbakkels.  Sandbakkels are a Norweigen cookie...

Welcome to the conversational podcast, Spoon Hands, hosted by editors Paige Baines and Maya Smith.

Spoon Hands, Episode 2: Twilight — You Either Love It or Hate It

January 13, 2021

In the second episode of Spoon Hands, hosts Maya Smith and Paige Baines discuss the Twilight Saga, including whether or not you should watch it, and what makes someone love it or hate it.  To listen,...

The two vaccines in use have generated talk — of some concerns, some excitement, and some hopes for a future of pre-pandemic normalcy.

Students Weigh In on the Approved COVID-19 Vaccines

January 6, 2021

The two vaccines in use have generated talk — of some concerns, some excitement, and some hopes for a future of pre-pandemic normalcy.

The Oscar-winning film

“Jojo Rabbit”: A Film Rooted In Tragedy and Lifted by Comedy 

December 16, 2020

The Oscar-winning film “Jojo Rabbit,” written and directed by Taika Waititi, is one of those movies where I feel as though I could sit down and watch it over and over, and always pick up on a new joke...

Welcome to the conversational podcast, Spoon Hands, hosted by editors Paige Baines and Maya Smith.

Spoon Hands, Episode 1: Addicted to Dutch Bros

December 16, 2020

In the very first full episode of Spoon Hands, hosts Maya Smith and Paige Baines talk about the addictive nature of Dutch Bros Rebels and coffee. To listen, go to La Salle Falconer Podcasts on Spotify,...

Welcome to the conversational podcast, Spoon Hands, hosted by editors Paige Baines and Maya Smith.

The Falconer’s New Podcast: Spoon Hands

December 9, 2020

Get excited for the debut of The Falconer’s new podcast, Spoon Hands, hosted by editors Paige Baines and Maya Smith. To listen, go to La Salle Falconer Podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever...

Talking about the act of giving around the holidays, Director of Service Ms. Sarah Maher quoted Dorothy Day and said,

La Salle’s Annual Christmas Drive Continues Despite COVID-19 Setbacks

December 2, 2020

This year’s annual Christmas Drive is going to look a little different.  Typically, students participate in the drive with their Falcon Formation class, buying and wrapping gifts for children in...

“What I’ve really tried to encourage my students to do… is reach out,” Mr. Dreisbach said. “Talk to people, express your frustrations, say the things that are on your mind.

English Teacher Mr. Paul Dreisbach Pushes His Students Towards Curiosity and Persistence

November 18, 2020

After many long days at the library sending numerous resumes into the deep job void and hearing nothing but silence, Mr. Paul Dreisbach was starting to lose hope in the idea of being an English teacher...

Junior Dom Burkhart says that he is really fortunate to go to La Salle, “a lot of people don’t have access to an education like the one I get, and I think it’s super important to remember that and take advantage of what I am given.”

Student of the Week: Dom Burkhart

November 18, 2020

Junior Dom Burkhart may be taking five AP and honors classes, but that doesn't stop him from getting outside.  Burkhart grew up being active in nature with his family. No matter if it's mountain biking...

In the first 2020 presidential debate that took place on Sept. 29, President Trump told Proud Boys to

The Proud Boys and the Normalization of Fascism Must be Stopped

November 4, 2020

In the first 2020 presidential debate that took place on Sept. 29, President Trump told Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."

Alumni Mollie Kuffner, Natalie Sharp, and Annie Hoang created the organization Art for Advocacy, so they could speak up and raise money for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Art for Advocacy: Artists Use Their Talents to Support the BLM Movement

September 30, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, and as the Black Lives Matter movement grew throughout the country, La Salle alumni Natalie Sharp ‘20 and Mollie Kuffner ‘20 wondered how they could contribute in their...

Senior Lindsay Drango is committed to play basketball at Whitman College.

Next Level Seniors: Lindsay Drango Commits to Whitman College to Continue Her Basketball Career

May 13, 2020

Senior Lindsay Drango spent two years on the sidelines due to injuries, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her athletic dreams and committing to Whitman College in eastern Washington to play basketball...

Coach Kelly described Disney Channel as “the beginning of the height of creativity.” 

Coach Kelly’s Top Five Disney Original Must-Sees

May 6, 2020

If you grew up in the early 2000s, then you probably remember the sound of Raven-Symoné or Hillary Duff on your TV reminding you that you were watching Disney Channel. With the quarantine due to COVID-19...

Coach Kelly's favorite character from

“Luck of the Irish”

May 6, 2020

Rating: G Aired March 9, 2001 In this movie, junior high basketball star Kyle Johnson finds out that he came from a family of leprechauns, then starts to become a leprechaun himself after someone...

Coach Kelly still makes sure to watch the movie

“Halloweentown”

May 6, 2020

Rating: PG Aired October 17th, 1998. “Halloweentown” is about a girl named Marnie. When she and her siblings follow their grandma to her hometown, Halloweentown, they are met with a surprise...

“Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century”

May 6, 2020

Rating: G Aired Jan. 23, 1999 “Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century” is about a young girl named Zenon who lives with her family on a space station that mysteriously starts to malfunction. But when...

After watching

“Alley Cat Strike”

May 6, 2020

Rating: G Aired March 18, 2000 In this film, after the West Appleton Middle School’s basketball game ends in a tie, the most popular kid in school, Todd McLemore, has to band together with a small...

Coach Kelly recalls the excitement around one of his favorite childhood shows being made into a feature film.

“Jett Jackson: The Movie”

May 6, 2020

Rating: PG Aired June 8, 2001 In this movie, Jett is a teen actor considering quitting his TV show, “Silverstone.” While filming the last episode, he gets sucked into the fictional world of Silverstone...

With Governor Brown's announcement this afternoon, the halls of La Salle will now remain empty for the rest of the academic year.

A New Wave of Grading: Something La Salle Should Consider

April 8, 2020

For me, an endless stream of Digital Learning Days (DLDs) seems like a strange dream, one where you’re not quite sure if you are asleep or awake. But for some, this is what they’ve always wanted. After...

Lo-fi music will keep you calm and focused.

Eight Calming Lo-Fi Songs To Keep You Focused Throughout DLDs

April 1, 2020

With the steady progression of Digital Learning Days on the horizon, it can be difficult to maintain motivation to get through hours of school work. Due to the distractions within our homes, such as easily...

Junior Molly Jenne not only maintains an impressive GPA, but she also participates in club and high school soccer, track and field, student council, the service and heart CPR clubs, as well as the Catholic Church.

Student of the Week: Molly Jenne

April 1, 2020

Junior Molly Jenne is the definition of a hard worker. With a constantly full schedule, it might seem impossible for her to keep her 4.357 GPA from this semester standing strong, but somehow she does....

Junior Colin Wong's favorite moment during a game is match point. “I feel like it shows character and... reflects who you are,

Athlete of the Week: Colin Wong

March 4, 2020

Put yourself in this moment: It's the beginning of May, freshman year. You’ve been training all season for this one match that will either bring you to the state finals, or stop you cold in your tracks. Everything...

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