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Overcrowded parking: crisis or first world problem?

Overcrowded parking: crisis or first world problem?

Lillian Gottschling, People Editor

February 22, 2020

In America, receiving a car for your 16th birthday is a quintessential rite of passage for teenagers across the country, and in a wealthy community like West Linn, teenagers with cars are no rarity. Though this may seem unimportant, the abundance of West Linn students with cars has caused a whole other...

Poetry Out Loud 2020

Poetry Out Loud 2020

Kylie Zeman, Lily Frazier, and Kaleigh Henderson

February 13, 2020

All sophomores memorized and performed two poems in their English classes in the past few months, and the best performance of each class moved up and performed at a school-wide competition. The winner of the contest, Anna Olson, will perform at the state competition on Mar. 13.

A picture of women in film

A picture of women in film

Delaney Callaghan, Copy editor

February 7, 2020

This Sunday, Feb. 9th, the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will be held in the same venue with the same awards given to the same groups of actors. In recent years, there has been controversy over the lack of diversity in those recognized. Upon the release of the nominations, many were upset over the clear lack of nominations for women and people of color. In the Best Director and Best P...

A rundown on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates

A rundown on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates

Gillian McMahon, Design Editor

February 2, 2020

With the Democratic primaries coming up for the 2020 presidential race, people are starting to consider who they would like to run as the Democratic candidate. Many Americans are finding it hard to know who they like within the race. Besides the big-name competitors that are leading in the polls, there...

Death heard around the world

Death heard around the world

Orion Forest, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna passed away Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash.  There were nine total victims of the crash including, Sarah and Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina Mauser, and John, Keri, Alyssa Altobelli.   The five-time NBA champion was a hero and fr...

Unappreciated young climate activists

Unappreciated young climate activists

Helena Erdahl, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

Greta Thunberg has taken the national stage in the past few years, and was recently named the 2019 TIME Person of the Year. But there are numerous other young activists that are promoting the protection of our earth who aren’t getting the same spotlight. Many of these activists have sidelined their edu...

Update on climate strike: How has it helped?

Update on climate strike: How has it helped?

Helena Erdahl, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

 A protest on Sept. 20, 2019, was supposed to have a large impact, with thousands of protesters in Portland and millions around the world. So how has the climate strike helped? Globally, over 99 countries participated, which lead to some new progress, but it’s still facing barriers. Since these strikes,...

Will the canned food drive actually help?

Will the canned food drive actually help?

Emma Coke, Social Media Editor

December 11, 2019

Every Nov., our school holds a canned food drive competition amongst fourth period classes. The goal of the food drive is to have your class collect the most cans. Besides the end target of having your class win, there lies a much more important goal: to collect cans for local food banks in order to ...

A look inside STEM education

A look inside STEM education

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

November 14, 2019

Every early-release day, the robotics team, known as To Be Determined or TBD, hosts a STEM camp where elementary and middle schoolers have a chance to have a hands-on experience with STEM activities. Beth Landsem, junior, is one of the organizers of these events.  “For these, we have around five different ...

“No ill will”

“No ill will”

Matilda Milner, Co-Editor in Chief

November 8, 2019

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club’s Oct. 30 Instagram post began conversations about the appropriateness of a vendor present at home football games. The comment section of the post served as grounds for students to debate the morals of Chick-fil-A as an organization, the implications of the compa...

10 things to know about Friday’s demonstrations

10 things to know about Friday’s demonstrations

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor in Chief

November 8, 2019

1. After a Chick-fil-A truck showed up at the first home football game, the controversial business’s presence at a school event disturbed some students.  2. Members of the Gender Sexuality Alliance club approached teachers, expressing their concern over a contract that was signed by a par...

Neuman addresses civil discourse

Matilda Milner, Co-Editor in Chief

November 7, 2019

In a statement on the Nov. 5 Live Roar, principal Gregory Neuman solidified administration stance on demonstrations planned for Friday, Nov. 8. 

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