The Breakdown – May Senior Edition

May 28, 2019


Don’t panic

Don't panic

Zoe Barnett, Mental Health Correspondent

May 28, 2019

There is a high-stress level during finals, and a recent study reported that up to 31% of students primary source of stress is because of finals. While everyone responds to stress differently, panic attacks are more severe. "If you think negatively, you're going to panic. However, if you think positively,...

Red for Ed – Teachers walk out for school funding

Red for Ed - Teachers walk out for school funding

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

May 10, 2019

Over 25,000 educators, students and supporters rallied for school funding at the Portland Waterfront this last Wednesday, May 8, 2019. In at least 25 school districts, schools were closed for all or part of the day. "Today's massive turnout from educators and public school supporters sends a simple...

May Day

May Day

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

May 7, 2019

May Day 99

Everything students need to know about May Day 2019


Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

May 3, 2019

Once a year every spring, WLHS hosts their annual May Day celebration, that dates back nearly 100 years. Students, parents, and other members of the community gather to experience a showcase of student talent including acts of singing, dancing, acting and more. This year, the theme of the event is “Cirq...

It’s gonna be May (day)

It's gonna be May (day)

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

May 2, 2019

With the arrival of spring comes the annual May Day celebration at West Linn. A tradition that will turn 100 next year, May Day is a performance put on by students as a showcase of student talent. At the center of the celebration is the May Court, a group of 20 seniors selected through an application...

Campaigning for conservation

In one of the many ways she advocates for conservation, Athena Abrahamsen, sophomore, participated in the March for Science last April. Photo curtesy of Athena Abrahamsen

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

April 25, 2019

At West Linn over the recent years, there have been plenty of examples of students using their voice. In April of 2018, there was a walkout against gun violence, last February there was a walkout in support of the new health curriculum implementation in the school district, and most recently in March, the...

How the Government Shutdown Affects Local Families

Logan Christensen, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2019

January 25 marked the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which started on December 22nd and lasted 35 days. The government shutdown directly affected 800,000 government employees, from multiple different government agencies. This shutdown occurred because of controversy surround...

Science-savvy scholars

The plastic pollution problem is as good as solved, after Katarina Pejcinovic, junior, invented a safer plastic. Her project, titled Development of an Economically Viable, Safe, and Versatile Bioplastic, won 2nd place in the Chemistry category as well as the Oregon State University General Scholarship, a $5,000 one-time scholarship for students enrolled at Oregon State University.

Kaleigh Henderson, Current Events Editor

April 23, 2019

The Intel Northwest Science Expo was held on Friday, April 12 at Portland State University. There was two divisions which included 500 projects from 75 schools and organizations across the state. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District had 71 high school students competing, and among those, dozens won va...

Climate Strike

Climate Strike

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

March 30, 2019

Over 1.5 million students participated in the global climate strike on March 15, 2019, from over 2,000 places. WLHS students showed their support by holding a walkout in the morning and by either marching to the Oregon City City Hall and striking there, or by joining the estimated 2,000 Portland students...

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