Presidential Race 2020

Presidential Race 2020

Caden Kesselring, Breakdown Staff

April 24, 2020

The irony of ‘Richard Jewell’

On the set of

Paige Rodriguez, Photo Editor

February 27, 2020

Clint Eastwood and Warner Brothers are under fire for the defamation of the deceased journalist, Kathy Scruggs, in Eastwood's newest film. On Dec. 13, 2019, "Richard Jewell" hit the big screen. The movie covers the portrayal of wrongfully accused security guard Richard Jewell, who alerted the authori...

Netflix’s newest original series shows darkest side of high school politics

Payton Hobart, portrayed by Ben Platt, listening to questions in the presidental debate.

Karina Rower, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

“The Politician is a comedy about moxie, ambition, and getting what you want at all costs. But for those who struggle with their mental health, some elements may be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.”     This ominous warning is how the first episode is opened, warning...

The vaping ban is a necessity

Bright neon lights advertise products at the House of Vapes in Oregon City.

Logan Winder, Co-Opinions Editor

October 3, 2019

On Sept. 11, the Trump administration announced that a ban on E-cigarettes was in the works. This announcement was met with many different reactions, some positive and some negative. Though the ban may be disputed, the fact that people are dying cannot. On Aug. 29, the first person died from a mys...

JSA optimistic for new year

JSA club members debate about how much, if at all, the government should pay for citizens' medical bills.

Helena Erdahl, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

For students interested in having a discussion about political aspects of the school, Junior State of America is an essential club to check out.  So far in the school year, JSA has 12 students consistently in the club. While all the students have differing political opinions, they all find a pl...

Climate strike draws over four million students worldwide

Signs resting against their legs, students sit down for a mid-protest break, following the daunting walk up the hill. Met with mixed reactions from drivers and pedestrians, students spread their messages on the hot-button issue, hoping to gain local support.

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

September 21, 2019

Last Friday, September 20th, an estimated four million people showed up to events held in over 185 countries in a mass strike to bring attention to climate change. Organized by Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old climate activist, the strike came three days before world leaders gathered in New York for a U.N Cl...

Historically problematic Chick-fil-A comes to West Linn

At the first football game of the season, students, parents, and staff alike wait in line at the Chick-fil-A food truck.

Paige Rodriguez, Arts and Culture Editor

September 18, 2019

Football games are a cultural staple for high schools. Hundreds of students gather to hang with friends, cheer on their team, and of course, get a bite to eat. On Sept. 6, Chick-fil-A was served at the first game of the season, which came with a set of problems. The popular fast-food chain has been...

Primary election roundup

Primary election roundup

Remy Gottschling, Coverage Editor

September 11, 2019

With the news cycle over the past summer, it’s sometimes hard to remember that we’re in the middle of a major election cycle.  But don’t fret, it’s not too late to catch up on the action. Arguably the biggest headlines of this election cycle have revolved around the democratic party’s g...

A quick look at the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board candidates

A campaign sign for Jordan Ferris sits in a West Linn yard.

Ethan Gill, Assistant arts and culture editor

May 17, 2019

With the terms of two school board member set to end, a special district election will be held to elect new representatives to the soon to be vacant seats two and four on the West Linn Wilsonville School Board. Incumbent Chelsea King Martin is running for reelection on seat two, but seat four’s in...

Climate Strike

Climate Strike

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

March 30, 2019

Over 1.5 million students participated in the global climate strike on March 15, 2019, from over 2,000 places. WLHS students showed their support by holding a walkout in the morning and by either marching to the Oregon City City Hall and striking there, or by joining the estimated 2,000 Portland students...

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