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Delegates of the next generation

Delegates of the next generation

Nalini Oliver, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Current Events

After three days of discussing, debating and sleeping minimum hours, the long standing model United Nations (UN) club traveled to University of Oregon for the biggest competition of their season. “There is only one conference this year,” Carissa Russell, sophomore, said “but to raise money w...

Four plays for Shorts 18

Four plays for Shorts 18

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Top Stories

With one of the two final productions ending the school year, the newest student directed plays, “Shorts 18,” will hit center stage on May 4. With four diverse dramas, comedies, and everything in between, hopes are high for students acting and producing the plays for opening night. “I auditio...

Under the bleachers and through the wires

Under the bleachers and through the wires

Ji Hyun An, Head Print Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Arguing their way to the top

Arguing their way to the top

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Everyone has an opinion about global topics such as nuclear power, free speech, housing and ethical issues. For speech and debate, three members recently took their opinions to the state competition and fought for their side. “The current topic was on whether or not the United States should guarantee...

Who do you want your favorite team to take?

Who do you want your favorite team to take?

Connor Maloney, Sports Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Current Events

For the last 81 years, the NFL Draft has been a widely celebrated event in which some of the top players in the ranks of college football go through one last step in their “coming of age” process and find out where they will be playing their first few years of professional football. And the 82nd year wil...

Shining behind the scenes

Shining behind the scenes

Lauren Sandberg
April 26, 2017
Filed under Current Events

After months of hard work and rehearsals, audiences usually only see the onstage aspects of productions. What they don’t necessarily see however, is all the hard work that the technicians are doing backstage. Luckily, West Linn has some of the best technicians in the state. “I basically was f...

Building history

Building history

Lauren Sandberg
April 25, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Building as fast as they can is how the robotics team starts off their season. After the limited amount of building time, the team then can’t touch their robot outside of strictly monitored time periods.   “The official robotics season starts on the first or second Saturday of each year.” Benjami...

Living two realities

Living two realities

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Having free time no longer means taking out a Nintendo DS and battling animated characters. Instead, technology companies have taken it upon themselves to bring video games to life with virtual reality. In an attempt to familiarize with this newfound fad, the Tech Lab was formed. “In Tech Lab I...

In with the lavish promposals

In with the lavish promposals

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Promposals, the act of asking someone to prom so extravagantly that it’s considered a proposal, have been taking the internet by storm the past few prom seasons. With prom just around the corner (save the date for May 13, juniors, seniors and those invited), students have begun to join in on the fu...

Band plays a tribute for Newberg Student

Band plays a tribute for Newberg Student

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Symphonic band set out for Tualatin High School on April 11 for the Three Rivers League competition. They competed against Canby, Lake Oswego, Lakeridge, Newberg, Sherwood, Tigard, and Tualatin, placing second behind Sherwood. “We performed ‘Esprit de corps’ by Robert Jager, ‘Wedding Dance’ b...

Fire breaks out in girls’ locker room

Fire breaks out in girls’ locker room

Ji Hyun An, Head Print Manager
April 3, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Firefighters in oxygen masks arrive near the girls' locker room this morning to address a fire. The fire started in one of the girls' lockers and began burning the items, like towels, in it. "The firefighters are just extinguishing the smoke out of the building," Kevin Mills, principal, said....

Bracket or bust

Bracket or bust

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Current Events

Mounting on the already present stress of tests before spring break, students have growing concern about something else - their NCAA March Madness bracket. Whether it’s to test their luck or compete against their friends, students have been watching their brackets for the past week. “I keep up ...

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