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


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...

On Loewes Instagram, they posted a time lapse of an inflatable from the anime film Howls Moving Castle in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Fantasy anime movie pops up in Paris for Fashion Week.

Kenny Corbett, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2023

If you are watching Paris Fashion Week and noticed a large inflatable installation in front of the Eiffel Tower you might be wondering what it is. It's from the 2005 anime film "Howl's Moving Castle."...

Review: All Quiet on the Western Front

Review: “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Noa Richardson, Staff Reporter
January 9, 2023

Dubbed the war to end all wars by H.G. Wells, World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts fought by man, collectively killing around 40 million people and affecting many others. Whether it be a bullet...

After the Oregon Moms Union voiced discomfort with these four books among others, the new review process has been put into action.

Parent complaints lead to new book review process

Kaelyn Jones, Lifestyle Editor
January 5, 2023

Available to all students, the library provides easy access to materials and content spanning across all genres and topics. Books ranging from fantasy to research materials are all available for anybody...

At the Toronto International Film Festival, the three leads, Styles, Dawson and Corrin were asked how they bonded to portray an authentic friendship.
“Early on, we promised each other we’d look after each other through the process,” Dawson said.

‘My Policeman’ a tragedy of love and cinema

Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2022

“My Policeman” is a beautiful mess. Its artistic and devastating but doesn’t reach its true potential. This film, directed by Micheal Grandage, follows three individuals throughout their lifetimes....

Bookshelf at the library displaying past yearbooks and other nonfiction.

A reason to bookmark this season

Edie Himmer, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2022

Changing leaves and cooler temperatures create an atmosphere for settling down with a good book. Whether the choice is something spooky like a Stephen King novel, a cozy romance, or a fantasy, it can make...

Drakes best in years, but its still a loss

Drake’s best in years, but it’s still a loss

Preston Weller, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022

Only four months after his last album, Drake fans were pleasantly surprised by the announcement of his new collaboration album with popular rapper 21 Savage. Over the years, 21 Savage has become one of...

Shuris inspiring journey through grief and loss is the driving force behind Wakanda Forever.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ fills a void

Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
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 by Marvel Studios this year. Following the tragic death of Chadwick...

Along with the release her new album, “Pinterest Shuffles” has been overflowed with the hashtag, “midnights,” and other various hashtags to promote edits of the midnight aesthetic.

‘3 a.m. and I’m still awake’

Chiara Arendt, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2022

With the long awaited release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights,” Taylor Swift has entered a new era. Since the announcement of her tenth studio album at the VMA’s at the end of Aug., there...

In an Oct. 31 dress rehearsal, actors prepare for the upcoming opening night of Matilda: The Musical.

Setting the stage for success

Molly Lundstrom, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022

The award-winning musical, Matilda, premiered on Broadway in 2013. It was adapted from the book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl that had been published Oct. 1, 1988. This year, the Performing Arts Center (PAC)...

Ava Neudeck performs “Naughty” from “Matilda” at a dress rehearsal on Oct. 31.

The making of ‘Matilda’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2022

The 2021-2022 theater season brought to the stage “Pirates of Penzance,” “This Random World,” and the traditional “Shorts” performances. Following the conclusion of the season came the...

Center stage. Sofia Gomez, junior, plays Miss Honey in the musical Matilda. This is her second musical, as she appeared in last falls Pirates of Penzance.

Stepping into the limelight

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
October 28, 2022

“Matilda” has arrived under the spotlight, after many rehearsals and practices. Sofia Gomez, junior, is a part of Thespians, a club advised by Annie Kaiser and Steve Beckingham and led by students....

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