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


Panda’s plans to get Nintendo to shut down other grassroots tournaments is only speculation, but it has a lot of evidence to back it up. They’ve obviously received a lot of backlash from the community. If this is true I think it’s pretty messed up. The idea of one company trying to take control of everything and restrict everyone else from doing anything is sleazy.

Nintendo strikes again

Eli Ballesteros, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2023

The competitive Super Smash Bros community is riled up with rage and confusion after Nintendo forced the Smash World Tour event organizers to shut down the Dec. 11 event date and the 2023 tour cycle. Although...

On Loewes Instagram, they posted a time lapse of an inflatable from the anime film Howls Moving Castle in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Fantasy anime movie pops up in Paris for Fashion Week.

Kenny Corbett, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2023

If you are watching Paris Fashion Week and noticed a large inflatable installation in front of the Eiffel Tower you might be wondering what it is. It's from the 2005 anime film "Howl's Moving Castle."...

Review: All Quiet on the Western Front

Review: “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Noa Richardson, Staff Reporter
January 9, 2023

Dubbed the war to end all wars by H.G. Wells, World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts fought by man, collectively killing around 40 million people and affecting many others. Whether it be a bullet...

Drakes best in years, but its still a loss

Drake’s best in years, but it’s still a loss

Preston Weller, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022

Only four months after his last album, Drake fans were pleasantly surprised by the announcement of his new collaboration album with popular rapper 21 Savage. Over the years, 21 Savage has become one of...

Shuris inspiring journey through grief and loss is the driving force behind Wakanda Forever.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ fills a void

Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2022

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is miles away from what it was originally written to be, yet somehow is the most cohesive film released by Marvel Studios this year. Following the tragic death of Chadwick...

Two protesters associated with the organization Just Stop Oil poured two cans of soup on Vincent Van Goghs painting, Sunflowers.

Vandalism on Van Gogh

Rachel Han, Staff Reporter
November 30, 2022

Shock filled London’s National Gallery as two cans of tomato soup were thrown on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting ‘Sunflowers’ (1888) as a form of protest. On Oct. 14, two protesters, Phoebe Plummer...

In an Oct. 31 dress rehearsal, actors prepare for the upcoming opening night of Matilda: The Musical.

Setting the stage for success

Molly Lundstrom, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022

The award-winning musical, Matilda, premiered on Broadway in 2013. It was adapted from the book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl that had been published Oct. 1, 1988. This year, the Performing Arts Center (PAC)...

Too young to vote?

Too young to vote?

Edie Himmer, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2022

*Names have been changed to protect students’ identities.* Race for Oregon governor The recent election for Oregon governor has urged students with an interest in politics and social issues to reflect...

‘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...

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