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CTE may change your life

CTE may change your life

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Staff, Top Stories

With an expanding program hoping to make improvements in the upcoming years, classes such as journalism, web design and engineering look to benefit from a $425,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education that was awarded to fund Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. “[CTE] is basica...

Spanish classes take field trip to watch foreign film, eat Latin American food

Spanish classes take field trip to watch foreign film, eat Latin American food

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Top Stories

Spanish students took a field trip to Portland to watch a Catalonian film and eat Latin American cuisine on Thursday. Three adult chaperones and about 30 students from Lisa Rodriguez and Mark Zollinger’s Spanish IV and AP Spanish classes attended. “I think it’s important for students to get out of the class...

‘This is not a drill’

‘This is not a drill’

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Rumors spread like wildfire the moment the warning bell went off. On Wed. Feb. 7, students endured a lockout.   Stories about a gas station robbery and the involvement of a current WLHS student were primary speculations for the lockout, however Officer Jeff Halverson guaranteed that both o...

Experience Poetry Out Loud

Aleks Brooks and Samuel Misa

February 27, 2018


Filed under Current Events

Making an expensive splash, Andre Best recites "Negative" by Kevin Young. Best later placed second in the school's competition. Photo by Aleks Brooks.       Briana Alexander performing "Dear Reader" by Rita Mae Reese. Photo by Sam Misa. Delivery of "...

It’s too late

It’s too late

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Gun Control, Gun Violence, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

The weeks following the shootings in Parkland, Florida have seen desperate conservatives frantically hiding their immorality behind the shield of time. “It’s too soon” and “don’t politicize the tragedy.” The same tired rhetoric from the same useless politicians as the same story rears its ugl...

The state of the presidency

The state of the presidency

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Politics

On Jan. 30th, President Donald Trump presented his first official State of the Union address. After a year of chaos and controversy, the president’s speech, written by Stephen Miller, struck a strong, nationalist tone. At times aggressively partisan, the speech flitted between radically conservative ...

Snow likely on the way to our area Tuesday and Wednesday

Snow likely on the way to our area Tuesday and Wednesday

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Top Stories

8:30 AM UPDATE: The National Weather Service Portland has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning for West Linn and the surrounding area. A Winter Storm Warning is issued when forecasted snow amounts exceed four inches. The projected snow accumulation for our area is now three...

Making an impact

Making an impact

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

After a few kickstarting attempts which left the club in limbo, the Ecology Club has finally found its rhythm. With around 20 members that meet on a weekly basis, they have been actively involved in the community all year with ivy pulls and trash cleanups and hope to have their efforts carry over for ye...

A cautionary tale

Sam Misa and Aleks Brooks

February 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Current Events, Fall Sports

Several personal items were stolen on Jan. 30 during a Cross Country training session. The victims were members of the Cross Country team who left their belongings out in the Commons during winter training for the upcoming season. Two suspects have been arrested. The stolen backpacks were later found in ...

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