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With the way vaccines were distributed, it feels like everyone is reaching out to get one. Image created by Logan Winder

Vaccine Tug-Of-War

Logan Winder, Opinion Section Editor April 7, 2021

The controversy surrounding COVID-19 never seems to end. Lockdown restrictions, masks, social gatherings, the list goes on and on when it comes to things people are angry about. If we follow this pattern,...

Tanner Springs Assisted Living makes changes to protect residents, through mask wearing and other precautions.

Working amidst a pandemic

Lucy McCowen shares her experience as an essential worker during COVID-19
Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor March 19, 2021

Recently, students have gotten the vaccine and for a variety of reasons. Some of these include health reasons, and, in some cases, being an essential worker. Lucy McCowen, senior, is an aide at Tanner...

At the first JV 2 women's soccer game of the season, small groups of spectators lined the hillside watching the athletes play.

Returning to the field

Audrey Lippert, Podcast and Blogs Editor March 10, 2021

 It’s been nearly a year since the basketball and dance teams got sent home from their respective state championships, and sports, as we knew them, were shut down. Now with the number of COVID-19 cases...

The Oregon Convention Center has been devoted to administering COVID-19 vaccines. Within one visit, patients can receive the vaccine and set up an appointment for a second dose. Brooklyn Foody noted the ease of getting vaccinated at the Convention Center, saying, “They have a really efficient way of just getting everyone through and making sure we were all masked up and distanced, and so I got in and out in a half hour at the very latest.

Healthy optimism

Healthy optimism Promising medical developments build precedent for life after the pandemic
Matilda Milner, Co-editor-in-chief March 8, 2021

The FDA approval of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has opened the door to new possibilities. West Linn-Wilsonville schools are reopening, sports are resuming, and CDC guidelines are adjusting.  The...

Being a sustainable consumer is a difficult position to take on in the world of 'fast fashion,' and it can be easy to be performative and not up front about your shopping habits.

A sustainable choice: Evading ‘fast fashion’ in support of our planet

Karina Rower, Web Editor March 4, 2021

When discussing climate change, often the fashion market’s severe impact on the planet goes unmentioned. Fashion is one of the foremost polluting industries in the world. We often forget this because...

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West Linn Teacher Elected to Office

Caden Kesselring, Broadcast Editor In Chief March 1, 2021

After the 2020 local elections came, a former City Councilor Jules Walters won the position of Mayor of West Linn, leaving an open interim spot until the next election in may for the City Council.  Long...

Winter Weather Report

James Webster, Business Manager February 25, 2021

https://youtu.be/QGkLMX-63Vs James Webster Gives us a brief update on the aftermath of last week's winter storm.

Ben Hsieh at the summit of a hike he did with friend Steve Davala.

Remembering a ‘legend’

Students, community members grieve the passing of one of Rosemont’s math teachers
Skylar Moore, Co-Editor-in-chief January 21, 2021

Wounding hearts from all around are feeling the weight of loss from the passing of Ben Hsieh, who died Dec. 28 from a heart attack while hiking Mt. Hood. A teacher, father of two, community member and...

After months of distance learning, West Linn students remain divided over whether they want to return, according to a recent Instagram poll posted by @wlhsnow. In Wilsonville, however, the issue is much less divisive according to Kinsley Dart, a sophomore at Wilsonville High School.

Parking lot protest: signs and flags oppose in-person learning

Audrey Lippert, Podcast and Blogs Editor January 11, 2021

A protest appeared over the weekend in front of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s district office. On Jan. 10, 600 flags were planted in the ground alongside hand-painted signs advocating...

The West Linn Weekly Wake Up 2020 year in review episode explores the most exciting and influential events of 2020. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

2020: A year in review

Audrey Lippert and Karina Rower December 31, 2020

To wrap up 2020, podcast and blogs editor Audrey Lippert and web editor Karina Rower break down the year, month by month, listing important events that took place in each of them. Though the COVID-19 pandemic...

A display of some of the sheet music used in the All-State auditions for clarinets.

Student musicians selected for All-State

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor-in-chief December 8, 2020

This year, in substitute for in-person auditions and competitions, the Oregon Music Educators Association held virtual All-State auditions for band, choir and orchestra. Auditions, which were sent digitally...

Ballot drop boxes in Oregon closed at 8 pm on Nov. 3.

Race for the Oval Office

An update on the 2020 Presidential Election
Audrey Lippert and Karina Rower November 4, 2020

Podcast and blogs editor Audrey Lippert and web editor Karina Rower give an update on local and national races amidst the 2020 Election. They will be discussing the Democrats chance to overturn the senate...

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