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


‘Parents should come to Curriculum Night to get to put a face with the name of their childs schedule and to get a sense of the teachers personality,’” Rowe said.

Supporting student independence

Eden Pepos, Staff Reporter
September 20, 2022

Curriculum Night is returning to the physical school building for the first time since 2019. As one of the most direct ways for parents to get a taste of what student life is like, Curriculum night is...

Spending a game on the bench will become a more common occurrence for student athletes under the districts new policy


Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2022

In the busy daily life of a high school student, for some after school activities are a constant. Everyday, when the bell rings at 3:05 pm students file out of class and into locker rooms to prepare for...

Are our tears writing our essays? Students are taught to appeal to the emotions of our admission officers, but perhaps it has gone too far.

Demarginalizing the college admissions essay

Karina Rower, Web Editor-in-Chief
September 14, 2022

*Names have been changed to protect students’ identities* “You know, you’re lucky you have something to write about in your essays,” Alex said. “I just don’t have anything to be discriminated...

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...

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