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Teaching consent at West Linn

Paige Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

December 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In the West Linn School District, many students will not learn about consent in the academic setting. The highly important subject will not be taught until 10th grade in Wellness 2, a class many students can curb by taking NIA or yoga, which do not cover any sort of sexual education. Teaching consent...

The inherent problems with public education today

The inherent problems with public education today

Samuel Misa, WLHSnow Staff

December 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Even with the improvements made in recent years, the school systems in America need to keep adapting, and that requires money. The entire process of going to school in almost every part of America focuses on the class instead of the individual. Whether it be a smart student forced to go slower beca...

Top ideas for gap years

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Academics, Opinions

Taking some time between your senior year of high school and freshman year of college can be very productive. Here's five ways to spend a gap year. Foreign Exchange  There are programs set up to help students complete their foreign exchange goals, so there is plenty of support. And there is ...

Dress code at West Linn High School

Dress code at West Linn High School

Sophia Sucevich, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The West Linn student handbook has become more of a joke than a rule. Is the dress code be sexist? In the student handbook, it explains the rules for wearing clothes. One prohibits “clothing that allows bare midriffs, backs or underwear garments to show." So rephrasing that, it means no crop ...

A new holiday favorite

A new holiday favorite

Skylar Moore, Current Events Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinions

With the start of the holidays, it’s tempting to repeatedly watch the same set of movies. Traditions are embedded into the spirit associated with the season, meaning that we’ve all seen “Rudolph” and “Frosty the Snowman” more times then we can count. But this year there’s a new film that ...

Thinking ahead about the safety of dancers

Thinking ahead about the safety of dancers

Andie Jamison, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Concussions, Opinions

Despite the recent development in awareness and legislation for concussions, dance still has little regulation or education on the topic. Although concussions in dance are rare, this is still extremely worrisome for dancers. There are multiple ways to get a concussion while dancing. This could be by ...

‘Look for the helpers’

‘Look for the helpers’

Skylar Moore, Current Events Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

We’re doomed. The world may as well be named the Titanic because our society is quickly sinking into the black abyss of the ocean and we have no chance of resurfacing as long as we continue our current approach.   This is the way that a lot of people think. There’s so much going wrong in o...

Are students aiming too high?

Are students aiming too high?

Remy Gottschling, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Over the past few years, more and more high school students have been enrolling in advanced placement classes, according to enrollment numbers released by the College Board.  More commonly known as AP, these classes originated from a program that started in the mid to late 1950s with the goal of ...

The doctor’s orders

Nolan Lampson, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinions, StoryCorps, Thanksgiving

Nolan Lampson (11) interviews Averi Fels (11) for the StoryCorps podcast.

Top five tips for students traveling this year

Top five tips for students traveling this year

Rory Cheevers, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under Media, Opinions, Thanksgiving, Top Stories, Video, Video

As we reach the end of the calendar year, West Linn students, and many other teenagers will get the opportunity to travel during winter break, spring break and summer vacation. This means uncountable headaches that come with traveling, whether it’s dealing with TSA at the airport, or trying to lug y...

Understanding music tastes

Cody White, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinions

I’ve found myself wondering where my music tastes comes from. You would be surprised how many factors go into music taste. I strongly feel as though my music tastes stems mainly from the music I heard as a kid. If it’s the music my parents listened to or music I absorbed from the games I played....

Gen Z might just save music

Gen Z might just save music

Remy Gottschling, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinions

Music as a creative artform is dying and needs to be saved.   Okay maybe that was a little too over the top, but really, am I all that far off?   Turn on the radio, listen to a few songs and think to yourself, “what sets these apart from each other?” probably not much.  And ...

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