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


Nola Carstairs poses with her piece, Untitled which won her an honorable mention at the Clackamas ESD Art Show.

‘I just fell in love with it’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

The Clackamas Education Service District Regional Art Show took place in late March and early April of 2022. With the support of Diane Gauthier, Art II teacher, five students submitted their original work:...

Aubrey Patterson leads ensemble group Fresh Pitch in a medley of Queen songs for a choir concert on June 6.

Amplifier continuation: Crescendoing to confidence

Karina Rower, Web Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

AP: What were some of the most memorable moments of our festival season? So like January, until now. TW: Whoa. [laughs] KR: I mean, state was obviously very memorable.  AP: For me, it's bringing...

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...

Judge walks off stage after unmasking Rudy Giuliani

Judge walks off stage after unmasking Rudy Giuliani

Karter Hill, Staff Reporter May 4, 2022

On Wednesday April 20, "The Masked Singer" contestant, Jack-In-The-Box was unmasked and was revealed to be Republican politician, Rudy Giuliani. The panel was shocked at one of the most unpredicted reveals...

Preparing for their debut performance at the May Day celebration, freshman Connor Beck, Dylan Smith, and Nigel Cross make up the three piece garage rock trio Midsommar.

May Day features up and coming student band

Kaelyn Jones, Staff Reporter April 28, 2022

The annual May Day celebration will be taking place Friday, April 29. Alongside various other festivities such as shortened class periods, the May Pole, and the May Court’s crowning, the talent show...

Taylor Hawkins at the Shaky Knees Music Festival on Oct. 22, 2021.

A hero to many

Nola Jaeger, Staff Reporter April 26, 2022

Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the Foo Fighters died March 25, at the age of 50. The day after, the office of the Attorney General of Colombia tweeted a statement saying that a preliminary toxicology test...

Stuck in Repetition. Repeating is the feeling of doing everything over and over again.  With our lives its easy to feel like youre in a time loop.

Freshman photographers find feeling

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor April 25, 2022

  Not to exhaust the sayings many of us have heard in the past years, but the sentiment rings true: the pandemic allowed time for many students to reflect on themselves and their surroundings.  Students,...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2022

Kaelin Kehm, Kaleidoscope Editor April 22, 2022

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio that celebrates the history and cultural significance of rock music and honors the contributions of those who have played an important role...

Review: ‘The Lost City’

Kaelin Kehm, Kaleidoscope Editor April 16, 2022

A quick review of The Lost City from Kaelin Kehm that includes actors, characters, and a summary of the film.

Book bans: Anti-racist books

Book bans: Anti-racist books

Miranda Ordonez, Staff Reporter April 14, 2022

Since the awakening of anti-racist protests following the death of George Floyd in 2020, more attention is being paid to the Black Lives Matter movement and how people of color are treated differently....

True Crime: Why Are People So Obsessed With It?

True Crime: Why Are People So Obsessed With It?

Kaelin Kehm, Kaleidoscope Editor April 13, 2022

Are you compelled to become more knowledgeable about serial killers and unsolved mysteries? Whether you are or not, audiences around the world have found their thirst for real-life thriller entertainment...

Its about my project for Turning Red

Review: Turning Red

Karter Hill, Staff Reporter April 7, 2022

 When I first saw Turning Red movie, I thought it would be a family, comedy, and funny film, and it was a family, comedy, and funny film. It is about a 13 year old girl named Mei Mei Lee, who turning...

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