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Student responses to AP class and exam changes due to COVID-19

The laptop is open to the AP Human Geography videos that were made by College Board to help students study and review during this time

Jiana Collins, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 has caused schools to have to undergo serious changes with their curriculum, and advanced placement (AP) classes are no different. AP classes are college level courses and feature an exam from the College Board at the end of the year. However, these exams have had to be altered because of sc...

Online school just isn’t enough

Logan Winder, Co-Current Events Editor

April 28, 2020

On April 13, the Oregon Department of Education’s plan for distance learning was put into action. Known as “Distance Learning for All,” it requires all students to utilize Google Classroom and other such resources remotely to finish getting their credits for the year. Currently, it’s the bes...

Give distance learning a chance

Ethan Gill, Co-Opinions Editor

April 28, 2020

Everybody has a different preferred learning style. Some people learn best from lectures. Some people do best with reading textbooks. Some swear by flashcards and some will promise the effectiveness of mnemonics. There are plenty of ways to learn for the plenty types of people in the world. But a m...

Online school: harmful or helpful?

Online school: harmful or helpful?

April 28, 2020

Entering the third week of  online "Distance Learning For All", the debate arises of how effectively virtual school can replace in-classroom learning. 

Poetry Out Loud 2020

Poetry Out Loud

Kylie Zeman, Lily Frazier, and Kaleigh Henderson

February 13, 2020

All sophomores memorized and performed two poems in their English classes in the past few months, and the best performance of each class moved up and performed at a school-wide competition. The winner of the contest, Anna Olson, will perform at the state competition on Mar. 13.

What are the counselors doing for you?

In the Main Office, this is the Calm Room. Students can come here to take a break, pray, or do anything else they need to do to calm down. “We needed an additional space to help support students,” Annie Kaiser, student leadership advisor, said. Funds from the Class of 2019 helped purchase the paint and new furnishings for the room.

Morgan Johnson, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

In the U.S., the rate of high school-aged youth considering and committing suicide continues to rise, according to Child Trends. There has been a 33% suicide increase for 15 to 19-year-old students since 2009. Out of every 100,000 high school students, ten committed suicide in 2016. More than a quarter...

Talking Green Society

Talking Green Society

Gillian McMahon, Design Editor

December 5, 2019

Delaney Southards, senior, talks Environmental club Green Society in this feature interview. Discover why we have no composting at 1:18 and skip to 5:47 to hear how you can join Green Society. StoryCorps is a non-profit challenging people to capture their families’ histories. If you want to join the...

Freshman Success Team: what is it?

Freshman Success Team: what is it?

Kelsey Murphy, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

In these halls, there are 90 students that are part of a group called the Freshman Success Team. Now for the real question: what is it? The Freshman Success Team is a group of 90 students, all taught by the same three teachers: Jenifer Howe, Conor Greaney, and Amanda Dowd. The general idea is to h...

A look inside STEM education

Students participate in STEM-related activities at the camp hosted by TBD in October.

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

November 14, 2019

Every early-release day, the robotics team, known as To Be Determined or TBD, hosts a STEM camp where elementary and middle schoolers have a chance to have a hands-on experience with STEM activities. Beth Landsem, junior, is one of the organizers of these events.  “For these, we have around five different ...

The Breakdown – September 2019

Nolan Lampson, Broadcast co-Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

The wlhsNOW Broadcast team brings you the first Breakdown of the 2019-2020 school year. The September 2019 Breakdown

The new addition to the counseling team

The new addition to the counseling team

Emma Coke, Social Media Editor

October 4, 2019

This year, our school has a new addition to the counseling team. Austin Wilson is the new college and careers administrator.  Wilson had never really intended on becoming a college and careers administrator. "I have always enjoyed helping people," Wilson said. "becoming a college and career administrator was j...

Reimagining high school

Regardless of how many class periods a district offers, the number of credits requited to earn a diploma in Oregon remains: 24.

Matilda Milner and Gigi Schweitzer

September 28, 2019

24: the number of credits needed to graduate. 24: the number of classes offered for a full-time student over the four years of high school. However, students are breaking out of their six-period constraints, with 380 enrolled in an early period, 229 in a late period, and in a 257 in a summer school cou...

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