The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


Judge walks off stage after unmasking Rudy Giuliani

Judge walks off stage after unmasking Rudy Giuliani

Karter Hill, Staff Reporter May 4, 2022

On Wednesday April 20, "The Masked Singer" contestant, Jack-In-The-Box was unmasked and was revealed to be Republican politician, Rudy Giuliani. The panel was shocked at one of the most unpredicted reveals...

Book bans: Anti-racist books

Book bans: Anti-racist books

Miranda Ordonez, Staff Reporter April 14, 2022

Since the awakening of anti-racist protests following the death of George Floyd in 2020, more attention is being paid to the Black Lives Matter movement and how people of color are treated differently....

Ottessa Moshfeghs My Year of Rest and Relaxation, which was published in 2018, has become a pillar of media in millennial fiction.

‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2022

The millennial fiction genre of literature has become an increasingly influential presence on the internet in the past few years, specifically on sites such as TikTok and Instagram. While authors like...

The 2022 Grammys will take place on Sunday, Apr. 3 at 5 p.m.

The year in music: A look at some Grammy nominated albums of 2022

wlhsNOW Staff April 6, 2022

After last year’s modified award show hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Grammys are making a return in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom with the promise of the same...

Raising questions about conservative censorship trends in books and public education, banned lists with titles such as “The Hate U Give”, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, and “The Color Purple” now include “Maus” in their ranks.

Controversy over banning ‘Maus’, a graphic novel about the Holocaust

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor March 15, 2022

In Jan., a Tenn. school board banned “Maus”, a graphic novel about the Holocaust, from school curriculum, claiming that their reasons had to do with the book’s use of profanity and nudity. Art...

Phil Mickelsons final fairway swing on green 18, before winning the 2007 Players Championship TPC.

The luxury of wealth and politics

Sydney McCrone, Social Media Editor February 28, 2022

Warning: The following article mentions sexual assault and drug abuse Being a well known figure across the nation and around the world is a luxury for many pro-athletes and famous actors. Not only are...

Rue and Jules became an item in the first season, becoming loved by fans as the season progressed. Season two is anticipated for a multitude of reasons, but the relationship between Rue and Jules is universally loved by the Euphoria fanbase.

Predictions: Euphoria season two

Karina Rower, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2022

Warning: The following article contains mentions of sexual assault and drug abuse, as well as spoilers for the first season of “Euphoria”.  In 2021, HBO's "Euphoria" was made known for an amalgamation...

Gracing the cover of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, Swift dons her iconic red lipstick.

A mosaic masterpiece

Lillian Gottschling, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

As an amalgamation of harrowing heartbreak, all-encompassing jubilance, new beginnings, youthful vibrance, and wounding nostalgia, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is an album for dreamers and cynics alike....

Sometimes buying simple is better than by extravagantly. Smart shopping is the best way to get the most bang for your buck.

Holiday Haywire

Sydney McCrone, Social Media Editor November 26, 2021

Have you already stressed yourself out trying to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones? You’re probably not alone. Every year it feels like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier. Towns are...

Quarterback Mark Sanchez fumbles the ball off of Brandon Moore’s bottom on 2012 Thanksgiving night. This play is renowned for being called “The Butt Fumble.”

Who will feast this Thanksgiving?

Joseph Murphy, Sports Editor November 24, 2021

Since 1934, the NFL has held a football game on Thanksgiving, with the exception of 1939-1944, due to World War II.  The first ever Thanksgiving clash was between Detroit and Chicago, and there have been...

The Dimeo crime family and Dickie Multosanti look at the burning buildings in the distance during the 1967 Newark Riots.

Review: “The Many Saints of Newark”

Noa Richardson, Staff Reporter October 28, 2021

This article will contain spoilers for both “The Sopranos” and “The Many Saints Of Newark”.   It's been 14 years since the infamous last episode of the HBO series “The Sopranos'' aired,...

This is a batch of feral foster kittens who were found in a bush on the side of the road in July 2017. They came in sick and were starving when they were brought into PAWS.

Starting a new chapter

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor October 15, 2021

Running a business is hard, especially when you are all alone. Sharon Murphy, the owner of North West Oregon Animal Alliance doing business as PAWS Animal Shelter, has been running PAWS for 22 years. This...

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