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‘If you don’t like physics, don’t take physics’

‘If you don’t like physics, don’t take physics’

Skylar Moore, Copy Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Academics, Opinions

It’s easy to imagine the future. Whether life after high school seems ages away or just around the corner, since it has yet to happen, people can shape their reveries around whatever they want it to look like. As the year rounds into March, forecasting for the next year is also approaching. For some s...

Opinions in schools

Opinions in schools

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Academics, Opinions, Politics

The required reading of the book “A People’s History of the United States” in high school and college classrooms has caused distress among many individuals. The book was written from a socialist point of view by Howard Zinn. The book aims to tell history from the view of the common people and n...

Equality in coverage

Equality in coverage

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Academics, Media, Opinions

This story was originally published in the fall 2018 edition of The Amplifier. It’s no question that throughout history, women have faced their share of inequality, and even still do today, in just about every aspect of life. However, after years of inequality within pay, representation, education, a...

I didn’t walk out

I didn’t walk out

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Academics, Opinions, Politics

On Monday, Feb. 4, students walked out during third period in a show of support of the district’s new health curriculum. I was not among them. Not because I do not believe in a comprehensive or inclusive health curriculum. I support marriage equality, and it should go without saying that I believe i...

We’re all in this together

We’re all in this together

Zoe Barnett, Mental Health Correspondent

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Editor's note: Wallace Milner is a member of wlhsNOW staff. At 11:15 on Feb. 4, students walked out to voice their opinion on whether or not we should adopt Oregon’s current health standards. This talk among our peers included the health standard we need for gender identity and gender expre...

The recycling revolution needs you

The recycling revolution needs you

Kaleigh Henderson, Current Events Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinions

The silent killer is among us. It’s easy, cheap, and conveniently deadly. It sneaks into our homes, into our seas, into our food, and into our own bodies. It kills us from the inside out, but no one notices. The microplastics are everywhere, and no one seems to care. But there is a resistance. The recyclers are...

Energy consumption in our school

Logan Winder, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Today, our world runs on energy, namely electricity. From our heating to our lights, energy is constantly being used to give us our modern amenities. For the majority of our power that we get, it comes from nonrenewable fossil fuels. In schools, the amount of electricity we use is great, as we are cons...

Why ‘Twilight’ is the best book

Why ‘Twilight’ is the best book

Gillian McMahon, Advice Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinions

The "Twilight" discourse has been a conversation that has plagued us since the book first hit the shelves. It reached peak insanity when the 2008 movie was first released, and is now ingrained in our culture ten years later. Why is "Twilight" so memorable? What makes "Twilight" any different from other young ...

Extracurriculars: becoming more fun or stressful?

Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Academics, Opinions

For high school students today, feeling stressed and under pressure is a real problem affecting the mental health of many students. Living up to the expectations set by schools, parents, and colleges can be difficult, leading students to overwork themselves by getting involved in many clubs, AP classes, ...

Satire: Trump buys McDonald’s, renames it ‘Donald’s’

Satire: Trump buys McDonald’s, renames it ‘Donald’s’

Philip Chan, Co-Editor in Chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Politics

As the government shutdown toils past 30 days, its impact continues to grow. Many federal employees have been without paying jobs since lawmakers hit an impasse for funding President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Many government employees have found temporary jobs to support themselves a...

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...

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