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The first socially distanced presidential debate for the 2020 election with President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo courtesy of Adam Schultz under Creative Commons license.
October 28, 2020

With the presidential election closing in, Americans have less time to make decisions and cast their ballots. Many active voters believe that this election is the most important in decades and that voting...

Connection at a Cost: How the technology industry is working against users

A student takes a picture for their social media page, posting it for their followers to see.
"The Social Dilemma" explains how mental illness, addiction, and manipulation are the three key components of Silicon Valley.
October 27, 2020

TW: suicide Social media has become the cornerstone of life for most teens. Amidst the pandemic, students have taken to social media for multiple reasons: self expression, communication with peers,...

Presidential Race 2020

April 24, 2020

The irony of ‘Richard Jewell’

On the set of
A look into how Hollywood portrays women working in media
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...

A celebration of pride

Standing in front of at least 100 people, Susie Walters, senior, laughs as she starts her speech about inclusion to the present student body. Co-president of Gender Sexuality Alliance, Walters organized the walkout on Nov. 8 to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at the school. “The purpose of this demonstration is to allow students to show solidarity with their LGBTQ+ peers and to peacefully address the culture of intolerance on the WLHS campus,” a press release published by GSA stated. Walters soon shared her own story and the message for the demonstration. “I want you to treat this day, and the rest of your life, like a pride celebration,” Walters said.
November 20, 2019

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.
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...

The vaping ban is a necessity

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

JSA optimistic for new year

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

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.
The recent climate strike drew students from over 185 countries to bring awareness to climate change
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...

Striking for the future

HOT TOPIC. Helena Erdahl, freshman, clutches a homemade sign while chanting along with fellow students.
Climate protests reach West Linn City Hall.
September 21, 2019

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.
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...

Primary election roundup

Primary election roundup
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...

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