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Unreasonable Prom expectations can lead to miserable night

Elisabeth Schweitzer, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2015
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Prom, glittery, extravagant, and just now wrapping up across the country. It is often characterized by people popping the question like they're asking for something that ends in veils and tax benefits rather than a room filled with sweaty teens and abysmal music. Students spend enough money on the night...

How to prepare for finals with less stress

How to prepare for finals with less stress

Grace Nickas, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2015
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One of the most grueling parts of the year is just a few short weeks away: Finals Week.  Finals can be one of the most stressful parts of the year, what with the reviewing and the late nights study sessions, but some or most of the stress can be avoided. If you prepare well for finals, you will be less...

Standardized testing is neither balanced or smart

Sam Dearborn, Videographer/Photographer
May 4, 2015
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Standardized. One word I hate more than any other. A word that encompasses conformity, and generality. I find myself sitting in an English 11 class, a place where I'm supposed to be learning about life through intricate characters and their experiences. Yet I am being lectured about distinguishing between...

Samsung releases its latest smartphone, the sleek new Galaxy S6 Edge along with an unnecessary Galaxy S6

Samsung releases its latest smartphone, the sleek new Galaxy S6 Edge along with an unnecessary Galaxy S6

Connor Whitbey, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2015
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2015 phone show early in March. With a radical new twist on the Galaxy S series, Samsung has taken a step away from their traditional plastic phones. But is the new phone worth the upgrade? The sleek new metal design is surely...

Students up in arms about limited parking

Students up in arms about limited parking

Madeline Marshall, Athletics Editor
April 17, 2015
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Finally able to drive by yourself? One of the first things that many students want to do is to drive to school. However, at West Linn High School that can be a problem due to the limited amount of parking spots. If students don’t have a parking spot and wish to park on the street, they must arrive...

Reading in English class is imperative to your high school experience

Reading in English class is imperative to your high school experience

Eleanor Williams, Staff Reporter
March 11, 2015
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Numerous West Linn High School students say that they don’t enjoy reading. This common opinion makes reading in English class very difficult for some students to complete.  Sometimes these assigned books are beyond boring, but most of the time, you will be assigned a book that can change your perspective...

Jumping ahead in time

Jumping ahead in time

Isabel Jolley, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2015
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Springing forward for Daylight Saving Time began in the early hours of hours of March 8. We lose an hour but gain some sunlight during the day and in our evenings. Personally, I love this time of year. When the days become longer it influences my mind to believe that spring and summer is just around...

Too Early For Prom?

Too Early For Prom?

Isabel Jolley, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2015
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It is a tough balance between planning too early, and preparing too late in preparing for prom. While there are both pros and cons to prom planning months in advance, the pros outway the cons. Planning for the spring dance months in advance helps with both the little details and saving for the budget. The...

Kitzhaber resigns amid controversy over Cylvia Hayes

Kitzhaber resigns amid controversy over Cylvia Hayes

Eleanor Williams, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2015
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Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation on Friday, Feb. 13, with Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown taking the helm on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 am. This announcement was made final after lots of indecision on the subject. This all came about in the wake of controversy over Kitzhaber’s fiance,...

Students react to the appointment of a new principal

Isabel Jolley, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2015
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It was announced this morning that Kevin Mills, Assistant Principal, will be the new principal beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. He will be replacing Lou Bailey, current principal. The news has reached some students so far. Reactions have been mixed. “Well it’s not a big deal because I haven't...

Feminism – a trait we’re all missing

Feminism – a trait we’re all missing

Christina Li, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2014
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While many believe that feminism is a sacred cult of women who have sworn to kill all the men in the world, this isn’t true. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, feminism is “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.” Women and men don’t truly have equal...

ASB changes Mr. and Ms. West Linn competition to include only senior boys

ASB changes Mr. and Ms. West Linn competition to include only senior boys

Colin Squires, Business Manager
December 5, 2014
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While Mr. and Mrs. West Linn used to incorporate several competing couples who raised money and awareness for Acute Myeloid Leukemia research, the recently retitled “Mr. West Linn,” strictly limits the competitors to include only senior boys who are nominated by the Associated Student Body. Mr. West...

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