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...

Porch pirates in our neighborhood

Luke Ewert
January 22, 2023

Porch pirating has always been in issue but during the winter season things get worse. Luke Ewert sits down with Jeremiah and Marin Aultom, two local porch pirate victims who have had there packages stolen...

Student Journalists at The Pearl Post hit a brick wall.

Student journalists at Daniel Pearl Magnet School face censorship

Noa Richardson , Staff Reporter
December 15, 2022

Throughout history, freedom of speech has been a prominent issue. Whether it be the suppression of journalists in the 13 colonies that led to the creation of our first amendment, or the half truths and...

Measure 114 aims to reduce gun violence rates in Oregon by banning the sale of large-capacity magazines and installing mandatory background checks before firearm purchases.

Firearm regulations cause controversy

Kaelyn Jones, Lifestyle Editor
December 7, 2022

As mass shootings and other forms of gun violence rates rise, gun control continues to be a strongly debated subject. In 2022, the CDC reported 45,222 gun related deaths in the U.S. So far in 2022, the...

Two protesters associated with the organization Just Stop Oil poured two cans of soup on Vincent Van Goghs painting, Sunflowers.

Vandalism on Van Gogh

Rachel Han, Staff Reporter
November 30, 2022

Shock filled London’s National Gallery as two cans of tomato soup were thrown on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting ‘Sunflowers’ (1888) as a form of protest. On Oct. 14, two protesters, Phoebe Plummer...

Too young to vote?

Too young to vote?

Edie Himmer, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2022

*Names have been changed to protect students’ identities.* Race for Oregon governor The recent election for Oregon governor has urged students with an interest in politics and social issues to reflect...

Live updates: Midterm Elections

Live updates: Midterm Elections

Sydney McCrone, Social Media Editor
November 8, 2022

As the events of the 2022 Midterm elections continue to evolve, the staff of will update this page with new facts and articles that explain the results, predictions, and information that are...

October Breakdown 2022

In this edition of The Breakdown, Molly Lundstrom and Rachel Han discuss the successful start to the girls' soccer season, introduce four wlhsNOW staff reporters who discuss their stories found on wlhsNOW,...

Electric or gas? Your choice.

Chiara Arendt and Luke Ewert
October 19, 2022

Pollution is the topic to beat. You get a look at why some people push for electric cars and why others stick to their gas-powered vehicles. Pollution continues to take weight in our world. Electric cars...

Grace Boyer (left), sophomore, and Brooke Thomsen (right), sophomore, take center stage with the rest of their dance team on September 8th’s football game.

The dance team prepares for the upcoming season

Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2022

As the dance team heads into the coming fall season, they have various goals to accomplish. The team wants to succeed with a majority of the team underclassmen, and new coaches, but they feel ready. Below...

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, teachers were given “Grading for Equity” and encouraged to use its lessons in their own classes.

‘Grading for Equity’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2022

Going into the 2022-2023 school year, students and teachers were likely anticipating a year different from any other. It was the first school year since 2019 that began in a typical fashion— late Aug.,...

Students heading to their buses after school, released at 3.

Five minutes less

Preston Weller, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2022

The school schedule has changed, with the day ending five minutes earlier. This also means lunch is five minutes shorter. Getting back to class in time after lunch is more difficult for some students,...

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