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Understanding Catalan secession

Understanding Catalan secession

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

Update: Since the publication of this article, Spanish prime minister Rajoy has formally dissolved the  government of Catalonia. Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has fled to Belgium. He faces charges of  rebellion if he returns to Spain.   On Friday the Catalan government formally declared ...

Dancing through the decades

Dancing through the decades

Sarah Heiden, WLHSnow Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

   

Journalists win ‘Excellence in Media’ at Fall Press Day

Journalists win ‘Excellence in Media’ at Fall Press Day

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Yearbook, broadcast and journalism students won three trophies at Fall Press Day on Wednesday. About 20 arrived outside the Performing Arts Center at 6 a.m. to take the bus down to University of Oregon. The Eugene college’s School of Journalism and Communication and the Northwest Scholastic Press hos...

Surviving Hurricane Harvey

Surviving Hurricane Harvey

Sarah Heiden, WLHSnow Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Wreaking havoc over Southern Texas, on Aug. 26, Hurricane Harvey flooded homes, schools, buildings and changed the landscape forever. When senior Sydney Lewis moved from West Linn to Houston, she never expected something like this. In Portland, her mother was the assistant news director and her f...

Ghost busted: Why was Snapchat blocked?

Ghost busted: Why was Snapchat blocked?

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

School Wi-Fi blocked the social media app Snapchat two weeks ago, though the ban has since been lifted. The school receives Wi-Fi and other network services from the Clackamas Education Service District. This includes high-speed connectivity, cloud services and internet filtering that the West Linn...

Court is in session for freshman mock trial

Court is in session for freshman mock trial

Matilda Milner, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

This Monday, Matt Kellogg, social studies teacher, hosts the first freshman mock trial meeting in his room at lunch. He reports that whether or not there will be some form of tryout will be contingent on how many students decide to show up. Last year, the mock trial team placed first in state, seventh...

Karaoke Fridays make their monthly debut

Karaoke Fridays make their monthly debut

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Starting out as a fun lunch activity, Karaoke Fridays has made itself a tradition. On the first Friday of every month, students and staff alike gather around the senior couches to hear those who signed up sing their hearts out. “I like it when people go all out,” Ben Carr, senior, said. “Today Ms...

Powder up against cancer

Powder up against cancer

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Early release days are usually spent out at lunch or at home relaxing. This year, however, many students chose to spend their Wednesday afternoon out on the football field either supporting or participating in the annual powder-puff football tournament. “This year has definitely been the most su...

The sword of the executive

The sword of the executive

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

Leading up to this weekend, two stories seemed set to dominate the American news cycle: Rising tensions with North Korea and the catastrophic damage dealt to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. These are two stories of incredible importance, one crisis dealing with a threat verging on existential as threa...

Voter registration day

Voter registration day

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Today is voter registration day for students. A stand outside of the F-Lab is the site where 17 year olds and 18 year olds can sign up to participate in upcoming elections. “We’re working with the Bus Project, a local, nonprofit lobbying group,” Skylar Kool, one of the student organizers, said. T...

Striding out of cancer in purple

Striding out of cancer in purple

Sarah Heiden, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

My dad is a Ninja Warrior. He completed two obstacles... without a fully functioning pancreas. That's why this saturday's fundraiser hits home for me. On Sept. 23, Portland will ignite with the color purple. Purple is the color of hope for countless pancreatic cancer patients and (the few) survivo...

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