Protesters gathered at the 2018 Chicago womens march in support of womens reproductive rights.

Roe v. Wade: Past and Present

Sydney McCrone, Social Media Editor December 28, 2021

The 1970’s were famous for bell bottoms and rock-n-roll. However, it was also an era that was defined by it’s historical and political disputes regarding the fight for women’s rights, gay rights,...

In the nature preserve, Camassia, that surrounds the campus, trash lays littered on the ground. It has become such a problem that ASB officers, like Noelle Herrick, senior, are planning a school wide trash pickup. “I was disappointed to see the trash and was more disappointed in our student body,” Herrick said. 

Uncovered garbage cans outside allow factors like wind, birds, and wild animals to disrupt the trash. Geology teacher Geoff Bingham has been teaching at West Linn since 2005 and graduated in 1999. “Part of our large outside problem is that kids are throwing trash away outside of the school but they are not covered garbage cans,” Bingham said.

A sour stroll

Jordy Tawa, Sports Editor December 16, 2021

Grover and Lin are analyzing their findings, zooming in on the diatoms related to the Willamette River algae blooms last year.

Discovering interests: ISEF project about the Willamette River

Helena Erdahl, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is a way for students to discover new interests and a way to give curious people new opportunities and experiences. For some, ISEF is an inspiration...

Old Willamette Holiday Lights

Megan Devall, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

This year, Old Willamette underwent major amounts of construction. Just in time for the holiday season, everything is finished and ready to go. Old Willamette is featuring lots of fun holiday lights all...

The 2021-2022 Science Fair has begun. Students Sienna Reiner, sophomore; Emily Newton, sophomore; and Dylan Englund, sophomore; are working on their research for their project.

For the sake of the students

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor December 2, 2021

This year's science fair has begun and students have started research on their projects. The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) students are educating themselves on a variety of topics that...

The Den Improv Troupe

Kaelin Kehm, Kaleidoscope Editor December 2, 2021

A behind the scenes look at an improv rehearsal with an interview from Artistic Director and Educator for Infinite Improv, Eric Nepom.

November Breakdown 2021

In this edition of The Breakdown, hosted by James Webster and Zoe Leisey, updates on the local weather, traffic and sports, as well as the thanksgiving edition of word on the street and a review on the...

November Rain

Kaelin Kehm and Stevie Wideman November 27, 2021

November is coming to a close along with Thanksgiving break. Taking notice throughout the month, we have been experiencing multiple rainstorms that have affected sports, state parks, artists, and drivers. This...

AOCs “Tax the Rich” dress owes debt in multiple states

AOC’s “Tax the Rich” dress owes debt in multiple states

Lilly Augustyn, Current Events Editor November 19, 2021

Aurora James, designer and owner of the brand Brother Vellies, called her dress a “powerful message”. This message said “tax the rich”, written in bright red on the back of a white dress that was...

With six simple steps, anybody can reduce their carbon footprint.

Six ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Owen Stefanich, Current Events Editor November 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered how you affect the environment around you? Well, a major impact on the environment is your carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint is any action that results in added carbon dioxide...

October Breakdown 2021

The newest Breakdown hosted by Kaelin Kehm features a sports update from Meg Devall and Luke Ewert, an update on the ongoing construction from Lily Frazier, a Word on the Street to find out what students...

During COVID-19, some celebrities havent been the most relatable, and we cant help but poke fun at their cluelessness.

Read the room

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor October 14, 2021

Over the past year and a half, the world has turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this past month, there have been 43.9 million reported cases of the virus and 704 thousand deaths from...

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