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


After the Oregon Moms Union voiced discomfort with these four books among others, the new review process has been put into action.

Parent complaints lead to new book review process

Kaelyn Jones, Lifestyle Editor
January 5, 2023

Available to all students, the library provides easy access to materials and content spanning across all genres and topics. Books ranging from fantasy to research materials are all available for anybody...

During halftime of the football game, Sky Gomes, senior and ASB president, crowns Ajani White, senior, for Homecoming royalty. Out of six seniors, three were elected to be royal. Among elected were White, Angie Nelson, and Drew Ness. “I was in shock,” White said. “I really did not expect it. I feel great. I feel like its a great group and I feel honored to be a part of it.”

A prideful Homecoming

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
October 4, 2022

Nola Carstairs poses with her piece, Untitled which won her an honorable mention at the Clackamas ESD Art Show.

‘I just fell in love with it’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief
June 7, 2022

The Clackamas Education Service District Regional Art Show took place in late March and early April of 2022. With the support of Diane Gauthier, Art II teacher, five students submitted their original work:...

“I think every person with a uterus deserves the right to choose when and how they want to have children,” Shevlin said.

‘Empathy above all else’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief
May 6, 2022

In lieu of the upcoming decision in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Americans have been waiting in suspense to hear about the future of abortion rights in the U.S....

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
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...

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