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Football team’s early season success brings fans closer than ever

Football team’s early season success brings fans closer than ever

Walker McCrae, Athletics Editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under The People, Uncategorized

Coming into the 2014 football season, West Linn was not predicted to do very well, especially since the Three Rivers League had revamped itself with the additions of Tigard, Tualatin, Newberg and Sherwood. Those predictions were tossed out the window when the Lions took down rival Oregon City in their...

Anna-Maria Hartner, junior, earns United States Citizenship

Anna-Maria Hartner, junior, earns United States Citizenship

Nicole Joerger, People Editor
October 16, 2014
Filed under The People

Nearly 13 years after leaving Germany, her family and her friends, Anna-Maria Hartner, junior, has become a United States Citizen. While in her Advanced Placement French class at 2:45 p.m on Sept. 22, Hartner noticed an unread text from her mother. She wondered why her mother would be texting her...

Allison MacMillan’s dance takes her across Europe

Allison MacMillan’s dance takes her across Europe

Nicole Joerger, People Editor
October 16, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

For 14 years Allison MacMillan, senior, has counted dance as one of the most important things in her life. “I started dancing when I was three because my mom signed me up for a class,” MacMillan said. “I love being with the music and expressing myself.” MacMillan loves many things about dance...

Meet the West Linn Staff’s Fresh Faces

Colin Squires, Opinion Editor
September 25, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Twelve teachers coming from near and far, have joined the West Linn staff this year. Most noted they came to West Linn because of a excellent community and the reputation of the school system. The twelve are: Where did you work previously? My previous position was as a substitute teacher and as an apprentice teacher at Arcata High S...

Annie Kaiser returns to her roots as Leadership Director

Emily Topping, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2014
Filed under The People

Students at West Linn are probably used to seeing Annie Kaiser in the theatre building, busy sewing costumes, reading scripts and directing productions. However this year, Kaiser, Performing Arts and newly appointed Leadership director, has added some new responsibilities. After former Leadership...

Resource Officer Allister Bunch returns to WLHS

Resource Officer Allister Bunch returns to WLHS

Madison Staten, Staff Reporter
September 18, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Returning as the School Resource Officer, Allister Bunch is a WLHS veteran, having manned the position from 2003-2010. He is excited to be back working at the high school level again. “The amount of sacrifice and dedication WLHS students show in their pursuit of academics is unparalleled,” Bunch...

Senior Emma Waibel, 100th Rose Queen, visits the Pendleton Round-Up this weekend

Senior Emma Waibel, 100th Rose Queen, visits the Pendleton Round-Up this weekend

Nicole Joerger, People Editor
September 12, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Although she had a goal of becoming one of 15 Rose Festival princesses, never in her wildest dreams did Emma Waibel, senior expect to become the Portland Rose Queen. As a part of her reign as queen Waibel is attending the yearly Pendleton Round-Up festival. The Round-Up, which features a parade and...

Kyla Minato, sophomore, starts off her journey in France

Nicole Joerger, Staff Reporter
June 13, 2014
Filed under The People

Hoping to taste European schooling Kyla Minato, sophomore, will be leaving for France on a ten-month exchange this September. Minato will be traveling through the AFA intercultural program. Inspired by her middle school camp counselor’s trip to Germany through the program. Minato decided to take...

Peddling for a Purpose

Peddling for a Purpose

Emily Topping, The People Editor
June 10, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Sometimes making a difference means an act of strength. All it takes to help someone in need is the willpower and determination to see it through. For Angie Hammond, IT Specialist, who hadn’t so much as set foot in a spin class in ten years, this meant making the 202 mile bike ride from Seattle...

Mamo Waianuhea, Class of 2014, shows her passions through her art

Mamo Waianuhea, Class of 2014, shows her passions through her art

Nicole Joerger, Staff Reporter
June 4, 2014
Filed under The People, Top Stories

With a 4.0 GPA, Mamo Waianuhea, senior, strives  to do her best in school and shows her interests through her art and photography.  Waianuhea became involved with art during classes at school. “I enjoy outdoor photography and drawing,” Waianuhea said. “I don’t have a special method, but...

Absorption awaits all in attendance

Camille Collier
April 18, 2014
Filed under The People

Though it was released last year, “Alpaca Evolution,” a game available to iOS and Android devices, has just now found an official residence in West Linn High School.  Yesterday, members of the Alpaca Club, a new addition to WLHS dedicated to playing and sharing “evolutions,” communed in the...

Emma Waibel crowned Rose Festival princess

Emma Waibel crowned Rose Festival princess

Julia Mogen
April 2, 2014
Filed under The People

The moment Emma Waibel, junior, found out she had become the first Rose Festival princess from West Linn she burst into tears. “It was surreal, because you imagine how it’s going to go and then everything exceeds your expectations,” Waibel said. Traditionally, the Rose Festival consisted of...

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