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Best high school in school district

Best high school in school district

Evan McKinley, Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under Current Events

“It’s no surprise to me,” Dr. Stacy Erickson, librarian, said. “I’ve worked here for 22 years. It has a depth of caring that’s unlike any other place. Wonderful staff, great students.” U.S. News and World Report recently ranked West Linn High School as the second-best public high school in ...

Journalists win big at 2017 Student Media Olympics

Journalists win big at 2017 Student Media Olympics

WLHSnow, Staff
June 13, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Results are in for the 2017 Student Media Olympics, and West Linn student journalists made a splash earning Best of Category in 8 of the 38 categories in the competition ranging from Print Journalism and Yearbook to Photography, Online and Broadcast Media. Hosted by the Northwest Scholastic Press Asso...

The newest voices of the students

The newest voices of the students

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under Current Events, The People

As the school year comes to a close, the newest round of seniors are leaving the Associated Student Body (ASB). With this comes a handful of dedicated juniors that have campaigned (and were elected) to become the newest leaders of the incoming senior class.  With outgoing president Tristan Wait...

Finding a purpose

Finding a purpose

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

To finish off their final project of the school year, Honors Humanities students were able to exhibit their projects based on an agreed upon question that all students and adults alike may wonder- “what is your purpose?” Whether it was video, paintings or even writing, students were able to get a lar...

It’s over

It’s over

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Current Events

The two weeks of late night cram sessions, three hour exams and insane levels of stress has ended. AP testing is over. Students have spent the last few weeks taking exams for all of the AP classes they are enrolled in and it has been a long two weeks. Taking these exams requires students to mis...

Oregon’s top brass

Oregon’s top brass

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

“Push yourself beyond, ‘I go to band,’” Kevin Egan, band teacher, said. The best musicians in the district did just that, competing at the District Solo and Ensemble Competition on March 4. Rounds began at 8 a.m. at the high school, where students play their pieces for professional judges ...

Prom open to all

Prom open to all

May 10, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Contrary to popular belief, prom is not just for upperclassmen. Prom is open to all students, regardless of grade level and invitation status. The decision to alter the status of the prom to a more inclusive one was made in 2008 by the principal of the time, Lou Bailey. “It was a choice that ...

Where to draw the line

Where to draw the line

Nalini Oliver, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

While everyone may love (or hate) their required English class, there has always been a constant in curriculums and mandated activity from teachers- required reading. If students find themselves lucky enough, they may sometimes be given the option to choose between a plethora of books based on the newest un...

Looking to expand

Looking to expand

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Top Stories

As enrollment numbers increase and the hallways slowly fill up, the ever increasing amount of students is slowly becoming visible to the public eye. Lack of classroom space has now transferred to the parking lots as nearby streets line up with cars parked bumper to bumper. “If you don’t get there early enough,”...

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