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Democrats win supermajorities

Democrats win supermajorities

Matilda Milner, Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

Oregon Democrats won a supermajority of ⅗ in the senate. Voter turnout was about 60 percent, while it only reached approximately 49 percent in the last midterm elections in 2014. This increased rate of voter turnout should mean that Oregon’s government reflects the needs of its citizen. What does...

GOP retains control of the Senate

GOP retains control of the Senate

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

Yesterday, the GOP retained their majority in the Senate. However they lost control of the House for the first time in 8 years. This splits congress. From here on out, one can expect to see the congressional houses working against each other, in order to implement policies most advantageous to their own ...

Democrats sweep Oregon races, win House, Republicans hold Senate

Democrats sweep Oregon races, win House, Republicans hold Senate

Wally Milner and Aleks Brooks

November 7, 2018

Editors note: Wally Milner volunteered with Rachel Prusak's campaign for State Representative. In Oregon Democrats emerged victorious and on a national level won the House of Representatives and the Republicans winning the Senate. In the Oregon Senate Democrats are leading 18 to 11. In the Oregon House ...

2018 November Midterm Election Live Blog

2018 November Midterm Election Live Blog

November 6, 2018

Hello, and welcome to our live coverage of the midterm elections. Control of the House and Senate is up for grabs today, as well as 36 Governorships and most State legislatures. In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown is facing a strong challenge from Knute Buehler. A number of controversial ballot measures...

CTE programs benefit from unexpected grant

CTE programs benefit from unexpected grant

Kaleigh Henderson, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

Editor’s note: Glenn Krake is the adviser to the Amplifier/WLHSnow.com It sounds like something out of a bad dream. Your classmates have been working on an essay for a statewide essay contest for the entire year, and you only find out one month before the deadline. You race to put it together, c...

Candidates Parrish, Prusak, and Paulson lay out visions for Oregon

Candidates Parrish, Prusak, and Paulson lay out visions for Oregon
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Wally Milner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

Editors note: The author of this article has volunteered for Rachel Prusak's campaign Candidates for the Oregon state legislature attended a forum in the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The candidates, invited by West Linn students answered questions on student issues such as gun c...

Consumer’s responsibility

Consumer’s responsibility

Matilda Milner, Copy Editor

October 16, 2018

The past week has been a kick in the gut, leaving the American people with the wind knocked out of them. Whether a political junkie or a casual observer of the news, the name Brett Kavanaugh would have darkened the screen of your phone, tablet, or television in recent days. His story is textbook, he...

Student activism at WLHS

Remy Gottschling, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

A quick timeline of student activism that has taken place at West Linn High School over the past few years.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to put everything in this one slide, but I hope this will inspire more students to stand up and speak out.

Coming Out

Coming Out

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

October 11, 2018

Today is the 30th Annual National Coming Out Day! Quick history lesson - National Coming Out Day was born on the first anniversary of the march on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place on October 11, 1987. Over half a million people participated. This event also resulted in the founding...

Senior Sunrise

Senior Sunrise

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

September 29, 2018

Seniors arrive at school hours before first bell to watch the sunrise.

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