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Artists win gold

Artists win gold

Philip Chan, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, The People, Top Stories

Of a nationwide total of more than 300,000 submissions, two artists have an honor that only 5 to 7 percent of applicants receive. These two, along with 15 others, were recognized with a total of 39 Scholastic Art Awards. The Portland Metro Region announced the recipients Jan. 23. Submissions to the a...

A movie that blew critics far, far away

A movie that blew critics far, far away

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

In addition to the new trilogy of films about the original connected saga films, Disney has began to create an expansion of the Star Wars Universe that has never been seen before. These so-called spin-off movies explore areas of the universe that are truly far, far away from the original story line. T...

Snowballs to eat, not play with.

Snowballs to eat, not play with.

January 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

What could be a better way to celebrate these no-school days than by baking  warm and velvety snowballs? These little confectionaries are covered in powdered sugar and mixed with nuts, making them soft and chewy at the same time. Recipe: Ingredients 1 cup butter 1/2 cup confectioner...

Golden Globe Awards follows expectations and proves to be a worthwhile watch

Golden Globe Awards follows expectations and proves to be a worthwhile watch

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

The 74th Golden Globe Awards was recently and needless to say, the Beverly Hilton Hotel was filled with talent. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the ceremony was a can’t miss. But, just incase you weren’t able to catch it last night,  here were the big winners of the night. Best Drama Motion Picture:&...

Dr. Strange’s stunning visuals make up for cliched plot

Dr. Strange’s stunning visuals make up for cliched plot

Wally Milner

January 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Movie Night

If someone were to read the script of “Dr. Strange”, the latest entry in Marvel's creative universe, the response probably wouldn’t be great. Sure, the story has some decent jokes, but the plot is familiar. We’ve seen similar stories with “Thor”, “Captain America”, and especially “I...

The legacy continues

The legacy continues

Brooke McKelvey, Current Events Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture

Starting off as a textbook used by Harry Potter, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is now the ninth film set in the wizarding world. Although J.K. Rowling is finished writing about Harry Potter, her latest film proves she isn’t quite ready to let go of the magical world she has created. ...

Trending outdoor food court offers delicious variety to local food lovers

Trending outdoor food court offers delicious variety to local food lovers

Brittany Ard, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Portland Food Cart Reviews

With a total of thirty two different food carts, Cartlandia has something to fit everyone’s tastes. While I was there, I noticed that they offer everything from Thai, Indian, and Mexican dishes to burgers, gyros, and Portland’s infamous Voodoo Doughnuts. I found that the website, Carlandia.com, is ...

The Addams Family photo slideshow

The Addams Family photo slideshow

Rameen Ali, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Photo Slideshows

Chamber Orchestra welcomes sophomores as they prepare for unique challenges

Nalini Oliver

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, The People

While many students associate a fresh school year with new schedules, a slew of textbooks and an already mounting workload from AP classes, a handful of sophomores put that aside for their first day as a member of West Linn High School’s Chamber Orchestra- a selective ensemble now open to grades sop...

Setting the stage

Nalini Oliver

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture

From fast paced and touching musicals, to shorts that leave the audience in fits of laughter, the always preoccupied theater program never fails to find ways to appeal to audiences and create a fresh approach to the arts. This year’s winter play seems to be no exception, based on the already unconventi...

Fighting for what matters

Fighting for what matters

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Top Stories

What started with some shootings between cops and citizens has now made its way into the lives of celebrities and athletes. The “Black Lives Matter” campaign has been sweeping the nation. Not only is it an imminent concern in our world, the idea of “Black Lives Matter” is also a prominent theme in Ne...

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