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It’s over

It’s over

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Current Events

The two weeks of late night cram sessions, three hour exams and insane levels of stress has ended. AP testing is over. Students have spent the last few weeks taking exams for all of the AP classes they are enrolled in and it has been a long two weeks. Taking these exams requires students to mis...

Oregon’s top brass

Oregon’s top brass

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

“Push yourself beyond, ‘I go to band,’” Kevin Egan, band teacher, said. The best musicians in the district did just that, competing at the District Solo and Ensemble Competition on March 4. Rounds began at 8 a.m. at the high school, where students play their pieces for professional judges ...

Prom open to all

Prom open to all

May 10, 2017


Filed under Current Events

Contrary to popular belief, prom is not just for upperclassmen. Prom is open to all students, regardless of grade level and invitation status. The decision to alter the status of the prom to a more inclusive one was made in 2008 by the principal of the time, Lou Bailey. “It was a choice that ...

Where to draw the line

Where to draw the line

Nalini Oliver, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

While everyone may love (or hate) their required English class, there has always been a constant in curriculums and mandated activity from teachers- required reading. If students find themselves lucky enough, they may sometimes be given the option to choose between a plethora of books based on the newest un...

Looking to expand

Looking to expand

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Top Stories

As enrollment numbers increase and the hallways slowly fill up, the ever increasing amount of students is slowly becoming visible to the public eye. Lack of classroom space has now transferred to the parking lots as nearby streets line up with cars parked bumper to bumper. “If you don’t get there early enough,”...

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...

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