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School dances evolving for “century of pride”

School dances evolving for “century of pride”

Karina Rower, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

School dances are considered a quintessential high school experience, and are conforming to new trends as the years go on. This year, the Associated Student Body (ASB), is taking old traditions and revamping them to motivate the student body to show their school spirit. An example of these changes is ...

The vaping ban is a necessity

The vaping ban is a necessity

Logan Winder, Co-Opinions Editor

October 3, 2019

On Sept. 11, the Trump administration announced that a ban on E-cigarettes was in the works. This announcement was met with many different reactions, some positive and some negative. Though the ban may be disputed, the fact that people are dying cannot. On Aug. 29, the first person died from a mys...

The dangers of Juuling

The dangers of Juuling

Zoe Barnett, People Editor

September 23, 2019

On Aug. 6, 2018 the Juul became the most popular e-cigarette in the United States, and now has a market share of 72% as of Sept. 2018.  The Juul product comes in flavors that appeals to kids. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), middle and high school students say that flavor is a big r...

Worldwide climate strike to happen Friday

Worldwide climate strike to happen Friday

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

September 19, 2019

This Friday, Sept. 20, a worldwide climate strike will be held in over 150 countries. The strike, led by climate activist Greta Thunberg, comes right three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York. Participants in the strike, specifically students & young people, will strike from sunrise to sun...

Historically problematic Chick-fil-A comes to West Linn

Historically problematic Chick-fil-A comes to West Linn

Paige Rodriguez, Arts and Culture Editor

September 18, 2019

Football games are a cultural staple for high schools. Hundreds of students gather to hang with friends, cheer on their team, and of course, get a bite to eat. On Sept. 6, Chick-fil-A was served at the first game of the season, which came with a set of problems. The popular fast-food chain has been at the...

Primary election roundup

Primary election roundup

Remy Gottschling, Coverage Editor

September 11, 2019

With the news cycle over the past summer, it’s sometimes hard to remember that we’re in the middle of a major election cycle.  But don’t fret, it’s not too late to catch up on the action. Arguably the biggest headlines of this election cycle have revolved around the democratic party’s g...

School admin provides statement indicating protocol regarding sexual crimes

School admin provides statement indicating protocol regarding sexual crimes

Megan Riehle

June 16, 2019

On May 31, administration provided a statement outlining school policy and procedure surrounding allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. This statement was not able to be included in the previous article due to the publication deadline. The formerly published articles from the past few week...

Students lead discussion about protocol reform

Students lead discussion about protocol reform

Megan Riehle, assistant photo editor

May 31, 2019

Three years ago, when current juniors were freshman,  photo sharing investigation occurred. The Dropbox was a website where nude photos of students were stored on a file sharing site.The incident has sat dormant for the past few years and now conversation accompanied by frustration has boiled up agai...

The Breakdown – May Senior Edition

May 28, 2019

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A quick look at the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board candidates

A quick look at the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board candidates

Ethan Gill, Assistant arts and culture editor

May 17, 2019

With the terms of two school board member set to end, a special district election will be held to elect new representatives to the soon to be vacant seats two and four on the West Linn Wilsonville School Board. Incumbent Chelsea King Martin is running for reelection on seat two, but seat four’s in...

The Breakdown – April

The Breakdown – April

Nolan Lampson, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

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