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Out-of-state student brings out-of-state club

Out-of-state student brings out-of-state club

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

As one of only a few students who knows what Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) is, and being the only one courageous to take on the task of starting one, Galtsev has declared himself dictator of the club. “We didn’t really have an election for me,” Galtsev said, “so I guess I’m the dictator....

ASB gives the green light on 2017 May Day

ASB gives the green light on 2017 May Day

Zoe Craig, Editor In Chief

March 1, 2017


Filed under The People, Top Stories

As winter bursts into spring ASB feels the weight of May Day on their shoulders. This 97 year old tradition has become a favorite for students and community alike. Past themes like candyland and city of roses were hard themes to live up to this year. “We chose Great Gatsby as our theme this year and I’m super ...

Artists win gold

Artists win gold

Philip Chan, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, The People, Top Stories

Of a nationwide total of more than 300,000 submissions, two artists have an honor that only 5 to 7 percent of applicants receive. These two, along with 15 others, were recognized with a total of 39 Scholastic Art Awards. The Portland Metro Region announced the recipients Jan. 23. Submissions to the a...

Embracing the stage

Embracing the stage

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under The People, Top Stories

Looking out to an audience filled room from under glaring spotlights is a daunting task. For Matthew Snyder, sophomore, however, this is a dream come true. Snyder has over a decade of singing and dancing experience under his belt, and he couldn’t imagine himself doing anything else. “I’m a so...

Lady Gaga gives a patriotic and powerful performance at Super Bowl 51

Zoe Craig, Editor In Chief

February 6, 2017


Filed under The People

In the midst of drones, and dancers Lady Gaga made her way to the stage for the Superbowl 51 halftime show. The world of Gaga’s performances is known to shock the audience. This performance though didn’t just shock, it made a stand.     Although rumors spread early last week that...

One note at a time

One note at a time

Jake Nielson, Web Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under The People

Since 1924, the Portland Youth Philharmonic has gathered ensembles of excelling student musicians to play major orchestral works. This organization serves the purpose of enriching the lives of its members by exposing them to major orchestral works through rigorous rehearsals. This year, WLHS holds the large...

Mr. & Mrs. West Linn aims to entertain for a good cause

Zoe Craig

December 6, 2016


Filed under The People

This Saturday, 9 seniors will participate in the annual Mr. and Mrs. West Linn High School. The mock-pageant raises money for the non-profit organization Oregon Impact. The organization centers around safe driving. ASB puts on this annual event and for the second year they chose to support Oregon Impact.    ...

English teacher reflects

English teacher reflects

Griffin Haag, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under The People

Warm fall air blows over the top of English teacher Bret Freyer’s shining yellow 1976 Triumph TR6 as he drives along the winding roads of the countryside.  “Sometimes I take her out for drives,” Freyer said, “The warm evenings at the end of summer and the beginning of school are the best times to...

Giving the gift of sight

Giving the gift of sight

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under The People

After a long day at school, teenagers are ready to get home, sit on the couch and rest. However, for Hannah Burk, sophomore, there is someone else she has to take care of before she can zone out for the day. Burk comes home to a puppy waiting for her attention. For the past four and a half years, Bur...

Under the lights

Under the lights

Riley Badnin, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under The People

As the bright lights of the gymnasium shone onto the stage, Averi Fels felt a spring of energy as she made people smile and laugh in her ragged Robinson Crusoe costume. After her start with Missoula Children’s Theater in Kindergarten, Fels has continued with her passion for theater. “Once I got m...

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