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Two WLHS freshmen girls claim seats in America’s first Youth Orchestra

Ji An, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2015
Filed under The People

While juggling academics, sports and clubs, two freshman girls have succeeded in yet another extracurricular: music. Theresa Li and Miki Nakai, are members of the Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra, an orchestra within the Portland Youth Philharmonic community. "When I first got into PYP, I had...

A Summer In The Rain

A Summer In The Rain

Connor Whitbey, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2015
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Andres Chaves, senior, spent his summer in the cold, rain and snow- a stark difference from the tropical beaches of Costa Rica. The 16 year-old found out about a program in which 25 students from Costa Rica travel to Oregon during their summer and vice versa. Chaves stayed in Oregon for two months,...

Madison Walters Sings Her Way to Success

Madison Walters Sings Her Way to Success

Theo Cozart-Madsen, Staff Reporter
January 9, 2015
Filed under The People

Growing up with what Madison Walters, senior, describes as non-musical parents, it might surprise some that she was recently accepted into three honor choirs. This makes her the only student at West Linn High School to do so this year. Right now Walters doesn't know if singing will take her anywhere...

Cleaning up Oregon, one school at a time

Cleaning up Oregon, one school at a time

Grace Nickas, Staff Reporter
January 9, 2015
Filed under Current Events, The People

From the beaches of Oregon to the rivers that flow through the state, West Linn High School’s advanced science classes are working to help the environment. Working with SOLVE, a statewide, non-profit out of Hillsboro, Ore. that cleans up environments, they hope to make the state a cleaner place. Jim...

Former New Yorker, Richard Neal Lishner, captures Portland’s beauty every weekend at the Saturday Market

Former New Yorker, Richard Neal Lishner, captures Portland’s beauty every weekend at the Saturday Market

Nicole Joerger and Emily Topping, People Editor and Assistant Editor-in-Chief
December 19, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Every Saturday afternoon from March to December, the streets surrounding Portland’s Mccall Waterfront Park are filled with hundreds of artists, as well as art lovers. The stands lined back to back sell everything from paintings to jewelry to homemade skin-care products. This outdoor arts and crafts...

From math teacher to administrator

From math teacher to administrator

Walker McCrae, Athletics Editor
December 19, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

In her third year as assistant principal at West Linn, Annikke Olson has taken maternity leave as she spends time with her newborn son Diego who was born Dec. 4. In his second year teaching at WLHS, math teacher Kaleb McKern has taken over duties as the assistant principal and so far has enjoyed his...

A Holiday Jingle

A Holiday Jingle

Camille Collier, Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Above the rustle of traffic and the mechanical chugs of passing trucks, Christmas bells resonate near the Portland State University park blocks as several Salvation Army ringers jingle their coin buckets, clang their bells and smile at passerbys. One metallic chime echos from the ninth block of SW Salmon...

“Home for the Holidays or Bust”

“Home for the Holidays or Bust”

Nicole Joerger and Emily Topping
December 17, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

“Somewhere elsewhere across state lines, I sit and drink to pass the time. Nowhere to go, nothing to see and now I’m free.” On a bitterly cold street corner in downtown Portland, Ore. John Ott, street performer, strums his banjo and sings, closing his eyes and imagining his hometown in Kentucky....

Hikin’ like Harry

Hikin’ like Harry

Ji An, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

From arid, dry deserts to mountainous high cliffs, the West Linn High School Hiking Club has tracked through all sorts of environments and weathers. Some people have joined to follow their love of hiking, while others joined to reconnect with the natural world and to escape the manufactured, man-made...

Bella Montgomery, junior, climbs her way to the top

Bella Montgomery, junior, climbs her way to the top

Nicole Joerger, People Editor
November 19, 2014
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While ascending up the rock wall, Bella Montgomery, junior, can’t remember a time in her life when she didn’t spend at least nine hours practicing every week. With a little more than three years of rock climbing experience under her belt, Montgomery plans to continue climbing throughout the rest...

Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design

Emily Topping, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 12, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Kelly Schoenborn, senior, walks through the streets of Portland, envisioning the surrounding skyscrapers and bridges as future projects. Since she was a pre-teen, Schoenborn has known that she wanted to be an architect. Because West Linn High School does not offer any classes in architecture, she must...

5 West Linn art students selected for Portland Open Studios Internship

5 West Linn art students selected for Portland Open Studios Internship

Madison Staten, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Five passionate art students are sculpting their skill set through an exclusive two-week internship for Portland Open Studios. This internship pairs Chloe Mankin, junior, Sophie Passerini, senior,  Madison Walters, senior, Emma Brasfield, senior, and Lauren Wheelock, junior, with professional artists...

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