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Poverty in West Linn – and what you can do

Cody White, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Current Events

Almost every community in America struggles with poverty and West Linn is no exception. According to U.S. Census data, out of the 26,000 people in West Linn, 4.8 percent live in poverty, which translates to roughly 1,250 people. With a median house price of more than $300,000 in West Linn, it’s ev...

Why film classes are no longer offered

Why film classes are no longer offered

Iris Brucker, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2018


Filed under Current Events

The school year has started and students are beginning to get into the rhythm of their new classes and subjects. One class new students won’t be taking this year is film.   Film I and II focused on the analyzation and interpretation of movies, films and similar media. They focused on critical thinking ...

NFL players kneeling ignites controversy in US

NFL players kneeling ignites controversy in US

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events

In 2018 many American citizens are feeling that the song that brought so many together is a source of divide within our nation.  On Sept. 2, 2016, 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem, something no NFL player had previously done. NFL personnel such as owner Jerry Jones, and ...

Football injuries and prevention

Logan Winder, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Concussions, Current Events, Football

When it comes to football, injuries are just something that comes with it. Coachad.com states that “there are at least 118,886 football injuries per year.” The constant contact poses a real threat of bodily damage, and and with that, the need for recovery. Because of this, it is very important th...

Democrats win House of Representatives

Democrats win House of Representatives

Wally Milner, Gigi Schweitzer, Gracie Cao, Paul Muessig, Cameron Massey, and Andrea Secchi

November 8, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

A wave of victories in suburban America swept Democrats to power in the House of Representatives, giving them their first majority since 2010. With 413 of the 435 seats officially declared, Democrats are assured of at least a slim majority, one they seem likely to add to. A record number of wome...

Democrats win supermajorities

Democrats win supermajorities

Matilda Milner, Copy Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

Oregon Democrats won a supermajority of ⅗ in the senate. Voter turnout was about 60 percent, while it only reached approximately 49 percent in the last midterm elections in 2014. This increased rate of voter turnout should mean that Oregon’s government reflects the needs of its citizen. What does...

GOP retains control of the Senate

GOP retains control of the Senate

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

Yesterday, the GOP retained their majority in the Senate. However they lost control of the House for the first time in 8 years. This splits congress. From here on out, one can expect to see the congressional houses working against each other, in order to implement policies most advantageous to their own ...

Democrats sweep Oregon races, win House, Republicans hold Senate

Democrats sweep Oregon races, win House, Republicans hold Senate

Wally Milner and Aleks Brooks

November 7, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

Editors note: Wally Milner volunteered with Rachel Prusak's campaign for State Representative. In Oregon Democrats emerged victorious and on a national level won the House of Representatives and the Republicans winning the Senate. In the Oregon Senate Democrats are leading 18 to 11. In the Oregon House ...

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