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


Despite not being able to play in certain games, Liam Jones, freshman, was still involved with the Unified Basketball team by doing things such as helping man the scoreboard. Here, he is being introduced to the crowd before a game.
How unified are unified sports?
Nicholas Hull and Henry Tabor
March 22, 2024

Unified Sports is defined by the Special Olympics as sports that join people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. However,...

Breaking a record of that stood for over a decade, Hayden Williams-Downing holds the schools newest record for a womens javelin throw.
Hayden Williams-Downing is ahead of the field in womens javelin
Rachel Han, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 14, 2024

During the ice breaker meet on March 13, Hayden Williams-Downing, junior, won and broke the school record for womens varsity javelin at Wilsonville...

Our school has five Standard Response Protocols (SRPs) for different emergency situations: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter. 
Editorial: Standard Response Protocols need updating
2023-2024 Editorial Board
February 23, 2024

Gun violence is an increasing concern in communities, with 346 school shootings in the U.S. last year. For students who are aware of these statistics,...

Tom Blyth, featured left, played Coriolanus Snow as Racheal Zeglar played Lucy Gray Baird, featured right.
"The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes" proves much darker than original trilogy
M Davis, Current Events Editor
December 8, 2023

“The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes'' is a heartbreaking prequel to the original Hunger Games trilogy. It is set in post-rebellian Panem, over...

Unified Soccer is open to all who would like to participate and is always looking for more people to help out.
Unifying the community through soccer
Nicholas Hull, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2023

On Sep. 26, the Unified Soccer team was scheduled to play their first home game of the season. Their opponents, however, didn’t show. Although...

Gretchen Bertram teaches the newly inaugurated Ethnic Studies class.
Learning through the lens of marginalized people in history
Olivia Wang, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2023

In world history classes in the past, students were expected to be learning through a guided textbook. Ethnic Studies is a new world history...

Hanging up in room A203, there is a Music History map made by Molly McNulty.
New music history class introduces scratchy music and newfound complication
Molly Lundstrom, Social Media Editor
September 19, 2023

This year, a few new courses were introduced, including Music History. Music History is a semester long class taught by Matt Gottschling, the...

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...

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