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Lord leaves WLHS for Oregon City

Lord leaves WLHS for Oregon City

Kara Elizeh

November 15, 2011


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It was announced that history teacher Mike Lord will be leaving West Linn High School for another position at Oregon City High School. Lord sent out a memo to staff announcing his decision to transfer out of WLHS after 10 years. This news comes after Lord resigned as head coach for baseball in early...

What’s that sound? Crane in library is there for a reason

What’s that sound? Crane in library is there for a reason

Chrisann Kim

November 15, 2011


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Curious about the beeping noise coming from the Media Center? Why there is a crane? Every 3-5 years, the lights in the Media Center go out not because of burnt out bulbs, but because of the computer system that powers and controls the lights. District workers are here fixing the system. ...

Things to be thankful for: a countdown to Thanksgiving

Things to be thankful for: a countdown to Thanksgiving

Mary Earp

November 14, 2011


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As Thanksgiving quickly approaches we should all take the time to think of what we should be thankful for. Here is a top five list to help start your thinking. #5: Arts Programs at West Linn As the recession continues, many schools have been forced to make countless cuts in their programs. Public school...

Foushee, Risenhoover sign National Letters of Intent

Foushee, Risenhoover sign National Letters of Intent

Sean Pebler

November 9, 2011


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This morning at approximately 9:55 a.m. in the Media Center, West Linn saw two of its most successful athletes sign National Letters of Intent. Zachary Foushee, senior, committed to the University of Oregon to play golf next year, while William Risenhoover, senior, signed for Portland State’s tennis...

Wal-Mart is moving into West Linn

Wal-Mart is moving into West Linn

Sarah Lucas

November 9, 2011


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Yellow cranes and caution tape litter the Robinwood Shopping Center parking lot. Wal-Mart has started building a new store in West Linn located where the Bales Thriftway used to be. The leasing and improvements permits will be filed after Wal-Mart has paid and a contractor has been disclosed.  Building...

Local voters approve police station bond, other measures

Local voters approve police station bond, other measures

Elise Brown

November 9, 2011


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This year’s Election Day had West Linn voters saying “yes” to police stations, sheriffs, and countywide urban renewal votes. On Nov. 8, voters approved all four measures on the ballot: 3-377, 3-378, 3-386 and 3-388. Measure 3-377 is an $8.5 million bond for the construction of a new police station....

Alert! Emergency! The public must know! This is only a test

Charlie Craft

November 9, 2011


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Today at 11a.m., the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are jointly testing the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and they want to let citizens know that this is just a test, no matter what your television says. The purpose of the EAS is to alert the...

Donate to families in need through the annual Canned Food Drive

Donate to families in need through the annual Canned Food Drive

Mary Earp

November 7, 2011


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This year’s annual Canned Food Drive starts today, Monday, Nov. 7. Students are encouraged to bring in canned food to their second period classes, and only canned food is allowed. All of the food donated will be given to Oregon City Elks who distribute it to local families in need. The food drive will...

7,000,000,000 and counting: World’s population hits an extraordinary landmark

7,000,000,000 and counting: World’s population hits an extraordinary landmark

Elise Brown & Gabe Moss

October 31, 2011


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The world population has reached a new milestone. As of today, Oct. 31, there are seven billion people on the planet. While the identity of the seven billionth person is not completely verifiable, the United Nations estimates that it was Danica May Camacho, born two minutes before midnight in Manila,...

Mary S. Young conjures countless horrors to its Haunted Trail

Gabe Moss

October 28, 2011


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Eerie shrieking, distressed cries, and the buzzing of chainsaws emanate from Mary S. Young State Park. Once a year, at the end of October, the park turns upside down with fright and terror. The Haunted Trail experience, which includes both the “Trail of Terror” and the “Enchanted Trail,” is West...

Despite unsure start, third semi-annual blood drive resulted in success

Despite unsure start, third semi-annual blood drive resulted in success

Mary Earp, Charlie Craft

October 27, 2011


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Though it started out with 23 of the 118 pre-registered students being unable to donate blood, this year’s third semi-annual blood drive proved to be successful. “At first we didn’t have a lot of people, but they started to show up once we got started,” Jaren Breault, senior, said. Nineteen...

60 minutes with Brian Monihan

60 minutes with Brian Monihan

Sean Pebler

October 21, 2011


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It’s official. The West Linn Tidings and the Amplifier are teaming up. Today in second period, Brian Monihan, Vice President of the West Linn Tidings, spoke to the school’s Journalism class regarding a newly formed coalition between the two newspapers. The two papers will now share links on each...

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