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OAKS test a waste of time

OAKS test a waste of time

Makena Buser
December 11, 2012
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For hours on end, students of all grades are expected to sit in front of a computer staring at a screen, answering question after question, all for the state’s benefit of assessing a student’s abilities. The only reason we must do this is because "the state of Oregon wanted to assess how students...

The Young Life House taking away school profit

Kyle Cannelos
December 10, 2012
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Since the beginning of October, every week from Tuesday through Thursday there is a reduced amount of students eating lunch at the cafeteria.  This is due to The Young Life House just down the street from the high school.  The Young Life House has been doing this for over 28 years.  All of these peo...

Little sleep affects students health and learning ability

Raina Schutz
December 6, 2012
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Kids need sleep, and lots of it. So why do schools make them wake up early the one day in the year that they have stayed up until 12 eating candy? Thanksgiving Break we have an entire week off, for Winter Break we have two weeks off, but for some reason, we are only allowed a half day break the day of...

Social Networking Ruins Interaction

Social Networking Ruins Interaction

Julia Mogen
December 5, 2012
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Ever since social networking sites have become popular, they have created problems with their users. These sites let people lie and manipulate others. People can lie about who they are, and can type things they wouldn’t say in person. The drama and rumors circulate quickly and stay on the internet...

Misunderstanding surrounds females not being allowed to play tackle football

Derek Fieldhouse
November 9, 2012
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It isn’t uncommon for someone to misunderstand something simply because they don’t know enough on the subject. Girls playing football at West Linn High School is a perfect example of this gap. Many people believe that girls aren’t allowed to play tackle football and that gender discrimination is...

Dance IS a sport

Dance IS a sport

Jacqueline DelBene
October 29, 2012
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Fifty sit-ups.  Triple pirouettes.  The biggest leap of your life. Performing in front of hundreds of people and professional judges. Intense feet and leg drills. Walking out of practice after five hours, coming home to endless amounts of homework. This is the life of a competitive dancer.  I have...

Remembering a motorcyclist who truly enjoyed life brings motorcycle safety to light

Danielle Del Bene
June 11, 2012
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You never realize how much you appreciate someone in your life until they are taken away in an instant. On April 28, my softball coach, who I only knew for a very short period of time, died at the Northwest Nitro Nationals Pro Hill Climb event 30 miles east of Yakima. Shane Donaca was on a test run w...

Past promises, present disappointments: Society must set more realistic goals

Past promises, present disappointments: Society must set more realistic goals

Katherine Moller
June 6, 2012
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Flying cars, spaceships and people living on the moon are just some of what inventors in the 1950s said that by this time we would have. What we really have is a crashed economy, a high unemployment rate and many people left homeless. If I were to try predict the next coming decade as the 1950s inventors...

The true meaning of Memorial Day is overshadowed and forgotten

Sarah Chung
June 6, 2012
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Memorial Day, a day dedicated to the men and women who served and died for their country in the United States Armed Forces, has been obscured by the lure of no school and Memorial Day sales. It is important to pay tribute and remember the people who have lost their lives answering the call of duty. ...

Prom: a sophomore’s experience

Madison Fiedler
June 1, 2012
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For as long as much of the staff at West Linn can remember, all grades attending WLHS have been allowed to attend prom, a privilege reserved for only upperclassmen at many schools. Some view this as a great way to raise more money for the school as well as a wonderful and inclusive opportunity for all student...

SAT not a valid source for student knowledge

Kara Elizeh
May 31, 2012
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It's a rite of passage for many college bound juniors: taking the four-hour long Scholastic Assessment Test, known simply as the S.A.T. Taking the S.A.T. has become a sort of tradition in the process of applying for colleges, especially since  colleges view the S.A.T. as a prerequisite. This is why...

So…did you make the most of Teacher Appreciation Week?

Chrisann Kim
May 15, 2012
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Students say "thank you" to their parents for buying them food, or they can say "thanks" to friends for compliments received. But can—and do—students say "thank you" to their teachers for going through hours and hours of the same curriculum, routines and days? We are all supposed to be grateful for...

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