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Families are never “normal”

Families are never “normal”

Brooke McKelvey
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

With musicals such as “Oklahoma!,” “The Music Man” and “The Sound of Music,” WLHS is looking to continue its tradition of performing musicals that stole the Broadway stage with a production of “The Addams Family.” Annie Kaiser, performing arts and leadership director, has been involved wit...

Chemistry teacher Steve Davala set to release second book

Chemistry teacher Steve Davala set to release second book

Emily Topping, Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

During school hours, Steve Davala is most likely found grading papers or helping students balance chemistry equations. It wouldn’t be too difficult to imagine, however, that Davala’s interests extend beyond science and into the supernatural - the walls of the chemistry teacher’s classrooms are...

11.22.63 brings the mystery of a century back to life

Emily Topping, Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture

If you could go back in time, would you kill Hitler? Would you stop a murder, a fire, or the collapse of a family? Would you change the past to make a better future? These moral and technical implications of time travel are tackled in the novel-turned-miniseries 11.22.63, written by horror mastermind...

“The Lobster’s” deadpan brutality makes for summer’s most peculiar film

“The Lobster’s” deadpan brutality makes for summer’s most peculiar film

Julia Mogen, Co-Arts & Culture editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Movie Night, Top Stories

The idea behind “The Lobster” must have reached director Yorgos Lanthimos in a fever dream. With as much sex as there is violence, the explicit Sundance film explores a future world with a government who turns people into animals if they can’t find a spouse. Thankfully, with it’s humorous absurdity ...

What a Blast! (From the Past)

What a Blast! (From the Past)

Andrew Bossen, Videographer
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Uncategorized

Gaming these days is expensive. There’s no way around it. If you want to play recent titles or buy new ones, it’ll cost at least $300, and that’s just the console. When it comes to games, if you want to get into recent or new titles, each game can cost from around $30, and if you’re buying a...

Movies You’ve Never Seen: “Strange Brew”

Movies You’ve Never Seen: “Strange Brew”

Andrew Bossen, Videographer
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Movie Night

Have you ever wondered what an oddball, slapstick, jelly-filled Canadian SNL movie would look like? Look no further than the 1983 slapstick comedy “Strange Brew”. The movie’s premise is like the name: strange. It follows the colorful characters of Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug (Dave Thomas) McKenzie,...

A Beginner’s Guide to Listening to The Bee Gees

A Beginner’s Guide to Listening to The Bee Gees

Andrew Bossen, Videographer
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture

Do you like disco? Do you think 70’s music is the best music? If so, the Bee Gees might be for you. Do you like pop? Do you think 80’s music is the best music? If so, the Bee Gees might be for you. Do you like folk? Do you think 60’s music is the best music? If so, the Bee Gees might be for...

Why “It’s Always Sunny” is the show to binge

Why “It’s Always Sunny” is the show to binge

Kyle Swartz, Videographer
May 27, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Top Stories

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, which means that if you’re like me, you will be looking for a TV show to spend your newly acquired free time with. While there are many fantastic shows available to stream, one stands out among the rest: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Fo...

Senior Band Concert May 26

Senior Band Concert May 26

Jake Nielson, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

On a dreary Saturday morning, two buses packed with students departed West Linn High School and made their way down to Oregon State University to compete amongst the top bands in the state. These buses, containing four state champions and over thirty individual soloists currently ranked in the top qua...

Johnny Depp Reenters the Acting Scene with a Bang as a Notorious Crime Lord in “Black Mass”

Johnny Depp Reenters the Acting Scene with a Bang as a Notorious Crime Lord in “Black Mass”

Nick Olson, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Movie Night

One moment he’s shaking your hand and lying to your face, the next he’s having you gunned down, and later that night he’s tucking his son into bed, showing genuine love for his family. After fifteen years of characters like Captain Jack Sparrow, the Mad Hatter, and Barnabas Collins, Johnny Depp...

Marvel puts a fresh twist on superhero movies

Marvel puts a fresh twist on superhero movies

Brooke McKelvey, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

  There are always two sides to a story, and the right side may not always be a clear choice. Franchises zero in on this conflict to fuel large movie productions, with the latest being “Captain America: Civil War.” As the final movie of the Captain America trilogy, “Civil War” wraps ...

Breaking comedic boundaries

Eleanor Williams, Staff Reporte
May 20, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture

Sitcoms like “Modern Family” and “Friends” come off a little tired and uninspired to viewers seeking a more out of their TV comedies. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” touches on a side of comedy that requires more attention to detail (something more here) Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper,...

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