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Conceptual Physics can be Phun

Conceptual Physics can be Phun

Zoe Barnett and Paige Rodriguez

May 17, 2019

When conceptual physics is cut, a decision has to be made about where the students who already forecasted for conceptual physics will go. Not having much time for preparation, students who forecast for conceptual physics now will be put in physics, and then later chemistry.   “Science is not a v...

The Breakdown – April

The Breakdown – April

Nolan Lampson, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

The issue college athletes face without pay

The issue college athletes face without pay

Gavin Turner, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2019

An HBO special “Student Athlete” highlights common misconceptions about college athletes. Although their lives are viewed by the public as idyllic and many aspire to emulate the semi-pro athletes, a closer look proves the life of a college athlete comes with many issues. One of these problems includes ...

Science-savvy scholars

Science-savvy scholars

Kaleigh Henderson, Current Events Editor

April 23, 2019

The Intel Northwest Science Expo was held on Friday, April 12 at Portland State University. There was two divisions which included 500 projects from 75 schools and organizations across the state. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District had 71 high school students competing, and among those, dozens won va...

Seven clubs West Linn needs to promote diversity

Kara Steinberg, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

Clubs at West Linn have allowed students to promote diversity and activism. Through cultural clubs, activist clubs, and religious clubs, there are  spaces for students to share their cultures and opinions with other students. Although WLHS has at least one club in each of the three categories me...

What is the fear?

What is the fear?

Zoe Barnett, Mental Health Correspondent

March 22, 2019

The academic tutoring center is where students can go into the Forum to ask for help with all types of subjects. These tutors include those of the students' peers. In the center you meet from 3:30 till 5:00, and when you are done, the activity bus is free to take you home. “Based on our school survey, kids feel anx...

‘If you don’t like physics, don’t take physics’

‘If you don’t like physics, don’t take physics’

Skylar Moore, Copy Editor

March 15, 2019

It’s easy to imagine the future. Whether life after high school seems ages away or just around the corner, since it has yet to happen, people can shape their reveries around whatever they want it to look like. As the year rounds into March, forecasting for the next year is also approaching. For some s...

Opinions in schools

Opinions in schools

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor

March 6, 2019

The required reading of the book “A People’s History of the United States” in high school and college classrooms has caused distress among many individuals. The book was written from a socialist point of view by Howard Zinn. The book aims to tell history from the view of the common people and n...

‘Equal parts science and fun’

‘Equal parts science and fun’

Matilda Milner, Coverage editor

February 26, 2019

There is no shortage of student organized clubs, with 26 listed on the club board. Clubs are promoted to students through announcements over the Live Roar, or the club fair at the beginning of the school year. However, a club can occasionally fall through the cracks. Astronomy club, for example,...

The purpose behind the poems

The purpose behind the poems

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

February 21, 2019

Every winter, sophomores at West Linn partake in Poetry Out Loud, the nationwide competition focused on bringing poetry into high schools. For some sophomores, like Brigitte Chenevert and Ty Park, the competition is a unique opportunity to show off their skills to the school, rather than a nerve-wra...

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