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


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 passed an Ethnic Studies class proposal created by Affinity...

Among eight others, Heartstopper has been put up for review in district libraries. The basis for this call for removal has been questioned by some students, including class of 2018 alum Olivia Olmsted.

Reading into censorship

Kaelyn Jones, Student Life Editor
February 2, 2023

Public school curriculums facing censorship is nothing new. Conservative legislation restricting what can be taught in relation to LGBTQ+, race, and sex education have become more common across the United...

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, teachers were given “Grading for Equity” and encouraged to use its lessons in their own classes.

‘Grading for Equity’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2022

Going into the 2022-2023 school year, students and teachers were likely anticipating a year different from any other. It was the first school year since 2019 that began in a typical fashion— late Aug.,...

‘Parents should come to Curriculum Night to get to put a face with the name of their childs schedule and to get a sense of the teachers personality,’” Rowe said.

Supporting student independence

Eden Pepos, Staff Reporter
September 20, 2022

Curriculum Night is returning to the physical school building for the first time since 2019. As one of the most direct ways for parents to get a taste of what student life is like, Curriculum night is...

Library staff adds an “Biography & Memoir” section to their featured shelves, adding books with interest relevant to high schoolers.

Library updates its book selection

Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor-in-Chief
May 5, 2022

Within a high school English curriculum, the focus is primarily on older books that could be seen as “classics” or older texts about important topics.  While older publications might be seen as...

The district acknowledges the parents concerns in the 2022 Comprehensive Sexuality Education Plan stating that, “Teachers provide the information from approved materials without adding their values and beliefs, plan and teach class activities that do not ask students to share values and beliefs or personal experiences and direct students to discuss individual questions with their families.”

Too little too late?

Eden Pepos, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2022

In a meeting on Monday April 25, at Meridian Creek Middle School, the West Linn-Wilsonville school district held a parent input session. They invited parents to have an open discussion about the 2022 sexuality...

Trevor Menne, school principal, has been hard at work attending meetings about a new bell schedule, school safety, and creating a successful school culture.

School administrators provide update on academic calendar and school safety

Joseph Murphy, Sports Editor
April 27, 2022

On a Tuesday morning, district administrators, including Trevor Menne and Jocelyn McIntire, principal and assistant principal respectively, attend a meeting to discuss a revamp in the academic calendar. District...

Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination for any educational program or activity that receives federal funding.

The Evolution Of Title IX

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor
April 22, 2022

2022 is the 50 year anniversary of the Title IX law. This law was created to address situations like sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any discrimination or gender biased comments on educational benefits...

Grover and Lin are analyzing their findings, zooming in on the diatoms related to the Willamette River algae blooms last year.

Discovering interests: ISEF project about the Willamette River

Helena Erdahl, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2021

The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is a way for students to discover new interests and a way to give curious people new opportunities and experiences. For some, ISEF is an inspiration...

The top five easiest ways to calm yourself when you are feeling stressed in school.

Five ways to relax your mind in five minutes

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor
October 29, 2021

Being in school can cause a lot of stress, and you sometimes just need to relax and calm yourself down. Having multiple tests every week can become mentally draining. Having six classes at least four times...

CDL vs. Hybrid Learning

Kylie Zeman, Youtube Manager
March 30, 2021

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