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It’s too late

It’s too late

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

The weeks following the shootings in Parkland, Florida have seen desperate conservatives frantically hiding their immorality behind the shield of time. “It’s too soon” and “don’t politicize the tragedy.” The same tired rhetoric from the same useless politicians as the same story rears its ugl...

The state of the presidency

The state of the presidency

February 20, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Politics

On Jan. 30th, President Donald Trump presented his first official State of the Union address. After a year of chaos and controversy, the president’s speech, written by Stephen Miller, struck a strong, nationalist tone. At times aggressively partisan, the speech flitted between radically conservative ...

Snow likely on the way to our area Tuesday and Wednesday

Snow likely on the way to our area Tuesday and Wednesday

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Top Stories

8:30 AM UPDATE: The National Weather Service Portland has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning for West Linn and the surrounding area. A Winter Storm Warning is issued when forecasted snow amounts exceed four inches. The projected snow accumulation for our area is now three...

Making an impact

Making an impact

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

After a few kickstarting attempts which left the club in limbo, the Ecology Club has finally found its rhythm. With around 20 members that meet on a weekly basis, they have been actively involved in the community all year with ivy pulls and trash cleanups and hope to have their efforts carry over for ye...

A cautionary tale

Sam Misa and Aleks Brooks

February 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Current Events, Fall Sports

Several personal items were stolen on Jan. 30 during a Cross Country training session. The victims were members of the Cross Country team who left their belongings out in the Commons during winter training for the upcoming season. Two suspects have been arrested. The stolen backpacks were later found in ...

Setting the stage for State

Setting the stage for State

Grace Nickas, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under Current Events

Weekends full of drama sound pretty terrible for most people, but for members of the Thespian troupe, it is the best kind of weekend. Nine members of the Thespian troupe have been named state finalists after the regional competition on Feb. 3. “I’m feeling pretty good about state,” Matthew Le...

Bringing it home

Bringing it home

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, The People, Top Stories

  Recently, 23 artists were recognized with 47 Northwest Scholastic Art Awards. Out of those 23, eight won Gold Key awards, the highest award given out, and their pieces will advance to compete at a national level. The option to enter a piece of art wasn’t a requirement, yet many seized the...

Admin to reinforce attendance policy second semester

Admin to reinforce attendance policy second semester

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Sign-out sheets and new hall passes greeted students on Tuesday when they arrived to begin the second semester. Although the school attendance policy has not changed, administration has adopted several changes to reinforce the existing rules, as outlined in the sixth section of the student handbook. “Right...

Shaking the Stigma

Emily Martin, Yearbook Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Uncategorized, Video, Video

Statistics show that people who have their first drink or start smoking by the age of 14 are six times more likely to become addicted than those who wait until they’re 21. January 22-26 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week in the City of West Linn. Mayor Russ Axelrod wrote and approved a proc...

Wildlife as a classroom

Wildlife as a classroom

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Launched into nature, AP Environmental Science students get hands on experience outside the classroom. Unexpected circumstances lead to unplanned adventures, while also increasing students’ love and understanding of the natural world, which is most important, according to Geoff Bingham, mechanic...

Faulty machine causes evacuation

Faulty machine causes evacuation

Haven Lee, Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Scheduled after-school activities screeched to a halt late on Jan. 9th as fire alarms began blaring in the Performing Arts Center. A West Linn fireman at the scene explained that a machine in the P.A.C. had malfunctioned, causing the smoke. Students, such as freshman Gabriel lee, who were in music lesso...

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