The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


Center stage. Sofia Gomez, junior, plays Miss Honey in the musical Matilda. This is her second musical, as she appeared in last falls Pirates of Penzance.

Stepping into the limelight

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
October 28, 2022

“Matilda” has arrived under the spotlight, after many rehearsals and practices. Sofia Gomez, junior, is a part of Thespians, a club advised by Annie Kaiser and Steve Beckingham and led by students....

Mariam Hassan, senior, is crowned 2022 May Queen by former ASB president Averi Fels.

Amplifier continuation: Trailblazer

Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2022

Stuck in Repetition. Repeating is the feeling of doing everything over and over again.  With our lives its easy to feel like youre in a time loop.

Freshman photographers find feeling

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor
April 25, 2022

  Not to exhaust the sayings many of us have heard in the past years, but the sentiment rings true: the pandemic allowed time for many students to reflect on themselves and their surroundings.  Students,...

Old Town Willamette-original photography by Ellie Woehl

First Month of the Year-Snow Daze

Ellie Woehl, Kaleidoscope Contributor
January 26, 2022

A synonym for the month of January is , First Month of the Year,  because it is the first month after the New Year. This is a collection of photography created and shot by Ellie Woehl.

In the nature preserve, Camassia, that surrounds the campus, trash lays littered on the ground. It has become such a problem that ASB officers, like Noelle Herrick, senior, are planning a school wide trash pickup. “I was disappointed to see the trash and was more disappointed in our student body,” Herrick said. 

Uncovered garbage cans outside allow factors like wind, birds, and wild animals to disrupt the trash. Geology teacher Geoff Bingham has been teaching at West Linn since 2005 and graduated in 1999. “Part of our large outside problem is that kids are throwing trash away outside of the school but they are not covered garbage cans,” Bingham said.

A sour stroll

Jordy Tawa, Sports Editor
December 16, 2021

Full Moon in Taurus-original photography and poem by Sienna Reiner

Full Moon in Taurus-What’s Your Christmas Star?

Sienna Reiner, Kaleidoscope Contributor
December 8, 2021

Our magazine loves this poem themed to the Taurus zodiac! What's your December inspiration? Submit your galactic artwork and writing now.

Party time! Kicking off the Affinity Club’s Diwali celebration, Uma Grover, junior, tells the group about the food and set up for the holiday. She advocated for the idea to host the get together as a way for the school and fellow students to recognize the holiday.

Celebrating together

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor
November 29, 2021

One of the major festivals practiced by Jains, Hindus, and Sikhs, Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. This year it began on Nov. 4. Students could eat food unique to the culture,...

Spinning-original photography by Ellie Woehl

Spinning-The Spooky Season

Ellie Woehl, Kaleidoscope Contributor
October 25, 2021

Celebrating the week of Halloween with submissions from The Spooky Season? Reading poetry and observing our collection of students' artwork from The Spooky Season challenge is a great way to get into...

Broom-original photography and poem by Ethan Goff

Broom-The Spooky Season

Ethan Goff, Kaleidoscope Contributor
October 19, 2021

Learn "what's in a broom?" with this poem. Continue to submit your artwork and writing for The Spooky Season. This exclusive challenge ends at midnight on October 31st.

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