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School competition “Survivor” contestants selected

Christian Marvin

February 2, 2012


Filed under Current Events

Today the names of the ten seniors that will participate in West Linn’s version of Survivor were announced via The Roar. The ten seniors that will participate and stay in the school full-time for one week are: Jonathan Macemon Nicholas Hanlin Sydney Herbst Kelsey Oleson Marisa Brookhouse ...

West Linn soaked with five inches of rain in six days

West Linn soaked with five inches of rain in six days

Kara Elizeh

January 31, 2012


Filed under Current Events

With snow and the incessant downpour of rain, West Linn has received over five inches of rain. This posed a problem for many West Linn residents as they have experienced the side effects of all this rain: flooding. Adam Lee, junior, experienced the flooding full force when he and his family came home...

How to ace your Final Exams

Mirra Hays

January 30, 2012


Filed under Current Events

Finals begin tomorrow! Students need to be prepared to tackle the tests each teacher hands you. What will you do to prepare? Here are some tips on how to do your best: On StudyBlue.com, you can make note cards online and make quizzes to take. The site can also show you a percentage that you will mo...

Bailey announces new safety protocol following arson incident

Elise Brown

January 30, 2012


Filed under Current Events

At the beginning of second period on Jan. 30, Lou Bailey, principal, announced to the school that new measures will be taken to find the person responsible for Friday's bathroom fires. “Let me be very clear," Bailey said. "This is a major crime.” From now on, to leave class during class time,...

Romney steals lead from Gingrich

Marley Young

January 30, 2012


Filed under Current Events

In the flux and flow of recent Republican Presidential candidate polls, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney took the lead from Newt Gingrich. According to the Quinnipiac University poll, Romney is surging in Florida with a double-digit lead. Remaining candidates Ron Paul and Rick Santorum fall far behind...

School dismissed during lunch due to restroom fire

School dismissed during lunch due to restroom fire

Sean Pebler

January 27, 2012


Filed under Current Events

Today at approximately 11 am, the school alarm was triggered after a small fire in an upstairs restroom. Over an hour later, the remainder of the school day was cancelled due to the air quality of the classroom wing. “In choir when the fire alarm went off, Ms. Fontana made us rehearse outside,”...

Gingrich sweeps South Carolina primary

Gingrich sweeps South Carolina primary

Elise Brown

January 23, 2012


Filed under Current Events

Newt Gingrich, former congressman from Georgia, has won the South Carolina Republican primary with 40 percent of the vote. He is projected to receive all 25 of the state's delegates. This is Gingrinch's first victory of the primary season. Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, won both the...

Wikipedia, Google and others blackout in protest to SOPA

Wikipedia, Google and others blackout in protest to SOPA

Arun Gulati

January 18, 2012


Filed under Current Events

Internet hotspots Wikipedia and Google, along with numerous other websites, have shut down for 24 hours to protest the bills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Internet Protocol Act). While the Google search engine still works, the Google doodle is obscured by a black censor bar with...

Survivor signups are here

McKenna Clayton

January 18, 2012


Filed under Current Events

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast. Do you think you have what it takes? West Linn’s version of Survivor returns for Season 2 with registration forms for seniors wanting to participate due tomorrow to Butch Self’s room (A101). Auditions will be held Jan. 24- Jan. 27, and contestants participating will need...

Bus delays catch students by surprise

Bus delays catch students by surprise

Sarah Chung

January 17, 2012


Filed under Snow Day

With all the drama on this snowy Jan. 17, some students are forced to be stuck with the peculiar weather at home rather than at school. Many students had to stand outside in the frigid cold weather with constant snow over their heads waiting for buses that barely managed to show before frostbite hit....

Massive snowstorm heads to Northwest; possibly of largest accumulation of snow in decades

Massive snowstorm heads to Northwest; possibly of largest accumulation of snow in decades

Arun Gulati

January 17, 2012


Filed under Snow Day

Since the weekend, light snow showers have been falling across the Pacific Northwest, extending to low elevations including the valley floor. On Tuesday, Portland experienced the heaviest precipitation yet, with morning snowfall accumulation of up to three inches. The worst is yet to come, however....

Teachers Speak Out: How did the two hour delay affect your schedule?

Teachers Speak Out: How did the two hour delay affect your schedule?

January 17, 2012


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            Jonathan Peachey, Spanish: “Well, I was able to spend more time planning for my kids’ day. Nearly half the kids where gone, so we did a speaking activity.”                 Monica...

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