The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret has a number of classic coming-of-age moments, including an uncomfortable lesson about the menstrual cycle.
Reconsidering a rating
Karina Rower, Web Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2023

Through a combination of adult wit and child-like whimsy, Judy Blume’s body of work has been beloved and revered by all ages spanning multiple...

The amount of injuries that a track can cause is a lot, especially a track with not as much bounce and cushion.
Let’s crack down on the track
Paetyn Rector, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2023

Running tracks can last 20—30 years. That is, they can, if monitored frequently and used correctly. Proper upkeep may  include preventing...

The residential sector accounts for roughly 15% of natural gas consumption. As Gov. Tina Kotek has called for 36,000 new houses to be built each year, it’s vital for Oregon to move towards more sustainable energy sources in the face of climate change.
Sourcing sustainable housing
Kaelyn Jones, Student Life Editor
March 16, 2023

As dozens of species go extinct each year, destructive weather strikes cities, and dire droughts impact thousands, climate change seems to constantly...

Picking out a dress, Abby Wilson looks through the “glam rack.” The glam rack is a rack of dresses that are unique, with different kinds of patterns, colors, and designs. Usually, non-traditional prom dresses go here.
'It’s more than the dress'
Chiara Arendt, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2023

Packing up for college and getting ready to move out, Abby Wilson, class of 2003, spotted her pink dress from her junior year of prom. Prom is...

Melinda Lin and Zoe Tupper, junior and senior, respectively, have done the most coordination for Ethnic Studies.
Promoting and proposing ethnic awareness
Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
February 17, 2023

Within the social studies department, no curriculum has ever primarily focused on ethnic heritage, until now. On Feb. 8, the school administration...

Shuris inspiring journey through grief and loss is the driving force behind Wakanda Forever.
'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' fills a void
Audrey Lippert and Karina Rower
December 1, 2022

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is miles away from what it was originally written to be, yet somehow is the most cohesive film released...

Are our tears writing our essays? Students are taught to appeal to the emotions of our admission officers, but perhaps it has gone too far.
Demarginalizing the college admissions essay
Karina Rower and Audrey Lippert
September 14, 2022

*Names have been changed to protect students’ identities* “You know, you’re lucky you have something to write about in your essays,”...

Robotics explains robotics
Robotics explains robotics
Lily Frazier, YouTube Editor
May 13, 2022

Team 7034 recently went to the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas. Lily Frazier interviews Leah Culbertson to find out what robotics...

On the cover of her second album, Bridgers stands in the middle of the California desert in her trademark skeleton costume.
Hidden in plain sight
Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor
March 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers entered the music scene with resounding force when she released “Stranger in the Alps” in 2017. Making a name for herself,...

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