This is a batch of feral foster kittens who were found in a bush on the side of the road in July 2017. They came in sick and were starving when they were brought into PAWS.

Starting a new chapter

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor October 15, 2021

Running a business is hard, especially when you are all alone. Sharon Murphy, the owner of North West Oregon Animal Alliance doing business as PAWS Animal Shelter, has been running PAWS for 22 years. This...

After a year online, Trevor Menne is excited to make in-person connections with students and staff alike.

New year, new principal

Helena Erdahl, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2021
“Just having the chance to lead it's really an honor,” -Trevor Menne

WLHS student competes at state for Poetry Out Loud

Caden Kesselring, Broadcast Editor In Chief April 12, 2021

Steve Davala, science teacher, has written five books since he began teaching in 2001.

Diving into a new adventure

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor March 24, 2021

Two years ago, Steve Davala published the final novel in his “Soulkind” series, a project he began in 2001. Known by many as a chemistry teacher, Davala pursued his dreams of becoming an author. He...

Tanner Springs Assisted Living makes changes to protect residents, through mask wearing and other precautions.

Working amidst a pandemic

Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor March 19, 2021

Recently, students have gotten the vaccine and for a variety of reasons. Some of these include health reasons, and, in some cases, being an essential worker. Lucy McCowen, senior, is an aide at Tanner...

Ella Notdurft loves making masks with fun patterns in all different styles and sizes to fit everybody.

Masking up in style

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor October 27, 2020

Quarantine has been a time in which many people have honed in on their skills as well as developed new ones. Ella Notdurft, senior, chose to start her own mask company, naming it Sun and Moon Masks.  Notdurft...

The laptop is open to the AP Human Geography videos that were made by College Board to help students study and review during this time

Student responses to AP class and exam changes due to COVID-19

Jiana Collins, Staff Reporter May 27, 2020

COVID-19 has caused schools to have to undergo serious changes with their curriculum, and advanced placement (AP) classes are no different. AP classes are college level courses and feature an exam from...

The West Linn High School football stadium stands empty due to the cancellation of spring sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Empty stadiums

Audrey Lippert, Co-Current Events Editor May 23, 2020

Athletics are deeply ingrained in the American high school culture, so not being able to play and compete this year upended the goals of many students. “We wanted to win state, that was probably our...

Angelic Tosado, senior, models some of the necklaces she has made. Tosado created her jewelry business, Newmoon Jewelry, shortly after Oregons shelter-in-place order was first issued.

Creativity in a crisis

Kaleigh Henderson, Podcast Editor May 5, 2020

When faced with a shut-down school, shut-down social lives, and a practically shut-down country, students’ lives tend to, well, shut down. Some students take advantage of the extended period of...

West Linn students and staff go beyond their roles in the school and into the realm of YouTube.


Kaleigh Henderson, Podcast Manager February 26, 2020

There are 31 million different channels on YouTube, as of Jan. 31, 2020. In such a giant ocean of video and sound, it can be hard to grow your own presence on the global video-sharing website. But among...

Coping skills are provided in the mental health room for students to access.

A safe place

Zoe Barnett, Co-Opinion Editor February 20, 2020

One in five teenagers suffer from a mental illness, and according to Teen Mental Health. That's 20% of our population. Teenagers experience a wide variety of mental disorders, ranging from ADHD, to anxiety,...

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud 2020

Kylie Zeman, Lily Frazier, and Kaleigh Henderson February 13, 2020

All sophomores memorized and performed two poems in their English classes in the past few months, and the best performance of each class moved up and performed at a school-wide competition. The winner...

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