The independent student media site of West Linn High School

WLHSnow

Why teacher diversity matters

Why teacher diversity matters

Amir Salem, WLHSnow Staff

December 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

In school districts in nine major major cities across the country, the number of black teachers has gone down, some of them by a very big percentage, since the early 2000s, according to a report published in September by the Albert Shanker Institute. This lack of representation can become a really big problem for schools and also for com...

Creating a safe space

Creating a safe space

Emily Ebsen and Matilda Milner

December 8, 2017


Filed under Current Events, The People

Twenty percent of American high school students have been bullied, according to the U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services. The same statistic says that 71 percent of young people have seen bullying happen within their school. The state of Oregon is no exception. Bully Police USA estimates t...

Cyberbullying in the Lion’s Den

Cyberbullying in the Lion’s Den

Aaronette Vonleh and Anna Strobbe

December 8, 2017


Filed under Current Events

Cyberbullying has become a huge problem in society. In an effort to find out what students that have witnessed, or have been exposed to cyber bullying at West Linn High School 30 surveys were handed out to students who responded anonymously. The survey included 10 multiple choice questions. 85 ...

Plastic caps save lives

Plastic caps save lives

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Current Events

Mysterious boxes appeared in Spanish classes and soon began to fill with colorful lids. To a stranger, collecting these lids may have seemed pointless. Little did they know these lids were lifesavers. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and for many children in Latin America battling cancer, pla...

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Aleks Brooks, WLHSnow Staff

December 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science that simplifies coding and celebrates computer science.It takes place globally, from all the way in South Africa to Indonesia, and takes place during Computer Science Education Week. This year it will be in the library Dec. 6 during academic time. ...

The fight against social media

The fight against social media

Samuel Misa and Aleks Brooks

November 28, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Social media is a huge part of being a high schooler today, but social media has its drawbacks. People are bullied every day, and a lot of it comes from interactions on social media So, what can a school do to prevent these things from happening on social media?   How can a school take take action if there's ...

Setting the tone

Setting the tone

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Current Events

After graduating 11 seniors last year, returning Jazz Band members were ready to take time to incorporate new members and show them the ropes. A new outlook on their year formed, however, when the band finished first at the Three Rivers League Jazz Festival. “We are still getting used to each other, ...

You can make a difference

You can make a difference

Matilda Milner, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Current Events

You may have noticed boxes in your classrooms with signs advertising this year’s canned food drive, seen brightly colored posters around school, or heard it talked about in your fourth period class. Fourth period classes are competing against one another to collect the most canned foods, however,...

Celebrating other cultures

Celebrating other cultures

Grace Nickas, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Mariachi bands, bright colors, and good food were all present at the Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebration at Wilsonville High School Nov. 1. Students involved in the Spanish language program here were encouraged to attend the celebration. “I had a great time at it,” Arianna Chappell, senior, said. ...

Radical problems

Radical problems

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Long Form Articles, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

  It has been a surreal year. On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president, against all odds. Since that moment, the fabric of American political reality has fallen away. It has been a year that shook every individual’s understanding of the world in a direct and deeply per...

You’re under a rest

You’re under a rest

Ji Hyun An, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Media

Mills addresses racist vandalism found in bathroom

Mills addresses racist vandalism found in bathroom

Wally Milner and Philip Chan

November 4, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Principal Kevin Mills addressed obscene graffiti on campus in a video on Oct. 27. The statement was broadcast to all students and an email was sent out to families. It came in response to at least two separate instances of racist language: a slur written on a toilet and a note left in the West Linn U...

The independent student media site of West Linn High School
Current Events