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60 Seconds: Kirsten Driggers

60 Seconds: Kirsten Driggers

Jake Nielson and Owen Kachirisky
January 20, 2016
Filed under Media, The People, Top Stories, Video

In 60 Seconds, you get to know one of West Linn's own students, junior, Kirsten Driggers. ...

It Runs through the Family

It Runs through the Family

Jake Nielson, Staff Reporter
January 14, 2016
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Trails and tracks fill the minds of Graham and Neil Yotsuya on any given afternoon. Almost every day of the week the duo can be found pounding their track spikes into the many trails surrounding their small hometown of West Linn. Running is second nature for these brothers. “I started cross country in seventh grade ...

Signs of cheer

Signs of cheer

Ji An, Current Events Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Keely Jacobson, math teacher supports the Portland Trailblazers with her handwritten, eye-catching posters.

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A Whole New World

A Whole New World

Zoe Craig, People Editor
November 17, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Michael Jonsson, junior was not ready to leave West Linn. Still, he had no power to change the situation as he watched his parents pack up their house and prepare for the year long move to Mexico City. “I was upset because I knew all my friends lives would go on without me. Even though my paren...

We’re not in Kazakhstan anymore

We’re not in Kazakhstan anymore

Ji An, Current Events Editor
October 27, 2015
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  Every morning, Nurayam Shayzada, senior and Kazakh exchange student, wakes up to taste food she’s only heard about, experience a culture she’s never lived in and speak a foreign language she isn’t confident in. Months ago, after hearing about a competitive all-expenses paid exchange stud...

Experiencing the college lifestyle as a freshman while traveling abroad

Experiencing the college lifestyle as a freshman while traveling abroad

Nicole Joerger, Co-Editor in Chief
October 13, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Anisha Arcot, sophomore, was raised with an advantage over other children; she was given the opportunity to begin learning a second language at the age of six. “My parents realized how powerful China was becoming and wanted me to be fluent in the language,” Arcot said. Ever since then, second l...

Preventing the school from collapsing

Preventing the school from collapsing

Evan McKinley, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Sandwiched between the Aux Gym and Student Street lies one of the most critical rooms in West Linn High School: the Custodial Office. “I just got my official ten years,” Rich Craghead, building engineer said. He has been working as a custodian at the school for 13 years, as a substitute for three a...

From Tuxtla Gutierrez to West Linn

From Tuxtla Gutierrez to West Linn

Dillon Stoneking, Opinion Editor
October 6, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Nothing tops the encouragement and spontaneous attitude of Mexican exchange student, Paulina Baños Villatoro, senior, who enrolled at WLHS through an exchange student program with the U.S. just two months ago. After an eight hour plane ride, Baños Villatoro arrived in Portland, Ore., just days befor...

From the San Diego Bay to Downtown Portland

From the San Diego Bay to Downtown Portland

Ji An, Current Events Editor
October 2, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

In July, Sean Keating, vice principal was officially hired as the new assistant principal after being interviewed multiple times by administrators, WLHS staff members and even a student. He was first interested in the position because his wife’s mother died earlier that year, and since then, they want...

Recently diagnosed with lymphoma, Liz Lofurno, sophomore, raises money for the Angel Hair Foundation

Recently diagnosed with lymphoma, Liz Lofurno, sophomore, raises money for the Angel Hair Foundation

Eleanor Williams, Staff Repoter
October 1, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Suddenly, Liz Lofurno, sophomore, realized that something was wrong. Lofurno was developing frequent fevers and shakes, night sweats and eventually she noticed a bump on her chest. Little did she know that after a  trip to the doctor’s office, her life would change drastically. “ I was shoc...

A Returning Legend

A Returning Legend

Ji An, Current Events Editor
September 29, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Ever since second grade when Bob Carlson, director of the Center of Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies, came into Ann Bernert's second grade classroom to talk about magnets, she developed an interest for science. In middle school, science was her favorite class. In eighth grade Bernert,...

After ten months of escapading throughout France, Kyla Minato, senior, returns to the United States

After ten months of escapading throughout France, Kyla Minato, senior, returns to the United States

Nicole Joerger, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 22, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Embarrassing is the only way Kyla Minato, senior, can describe her French at the beginning of her travels. “It’s really the only way I can put it, no one knew what I was saying,” Minato said, “so many things got misinterpreted, looking back it’s actually really funny remembering what I would say...

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