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Striding out of cancer in purple

Striding out of cancer in purple

Sarah Heiden, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

My dad is a Ninja Warrior. He completed two obstacles... without a fully functioning pancreas. That's why this saturday's fundraiser hits home for me. On Sept. 23, Portland will ignite with the color purple. Purple is the color of hope for countless pancreatic cancer patients and (the few) survivo...

Theater’s quest

Theater’s quest

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Top Stories

Instead of slowly easing into new classes and activities, the drama department wasted no time before diving into this year’s fall musical: “Spamalot.” “Spamalot” is a comedic spinoff of the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” following the tale of King Arthur and other knights o...

Enjoying the eclipse

Enjoying the eclipse

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

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Senior sunrise?

Senior sunrise?

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2017


Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

Opposed to the usual last minute scramble that occurs when a morning alarm goes off, Tuesday morning was a different story. Seniors made sure to set their alarms an hour earlier in order to uphold one of the many senior traditions: Senior Sunrise. “It was fun to get together with everyone,” Magoo...

Smoke descends as Tuesday night athletic events loom

Smoke descends as Tuesday night athletic events loom

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Top Stories

As the Eagle Creek Fire quickly advanced 12 miles through the Ore. side of the Columbia River Gorge and threatened the famed Multnomah Falls Lodge overnight, the massive plume of smoke created by the blaze travelled aloft into the Willamette Valley, blanketing the surrounding area. Air quality quickly b...

Where are our vending machines?

Where are our vending machines?

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Students have recently noted a strange absence at the school. The hallways have been totally bereft of vending machines. The ever-reliable snack dispensers vanished over the summer. Hungry students need not fear, however. New machines are on the way. “The food services are going to take ove...

The lay of the land

The lay of the land

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Walking into an unknown building surrounded by unfamiliar faces and a head full of rumors can be overwhelming. The upperclassmen seem worlds away and college even further than that. Contrary to popular belief, however, upperclassmen are there to help and show incoming students the way. “I was n...

Best high school in school district

Best high school in school district

Evan McKinley, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2017


Filed under Current Events

“It’s no surprise to me,” Dr. Stacy Erickson, librarian, said. “I’ve worked here for 22 years. It has a depth of caring that’s unlike any other place. Wonderful staff, great students.” U.S. News and World Report recently ranked West Linn High School as the second-best public high school in ...

Journalists win big at 2017 Student Media Olympics

Journalists win big at 2017 Student Media Olympics

WLHSnow, Staff

June 13, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Results are in for the 2017 Student Media Olympics, and West Linn student journalists made a splash earning Best of Category in 8 of the 38 categories in the competition ranging from Print Journalism and Yearbook to Photography, Online and Broadcast Media. Hosted by the Northwest Scholastic Press Asso...

The newest voices of the students

The newest voices of the students

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor

June 12, 2017


Filed under Current Events, The People

As the school year comes to a close, the newest round of seniors are leaving the Associated Student Body (ASB). With this comes a handful of dedicated juniors that have campaigned (and were elected) to become the newest leaders of the incoming senior class.  With outgoing president Tristan Wait...

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