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Opinions in schools

Opinions in schools

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor

March 6, 2019

The required reading of the book “A People’s History of the United States” in high school and college classrooms has caused distress among many individuals. The book was written from a socialist point of view by Howard Zinn. The book aims to tell history from the view of the common people and n...

I didn’t walk out

I didn’t walk out

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor

February 20, 2019

On Monday, Feb. 4, students walked out during third period in a show of support of the district’s new health curriculum. I was not among them. Not because I do not believe in a comprehensive or inclusive health curriculum. I support marriage equality, and it should go without saying that I believe i...

How West Linn is helping young women around the world

How West Linn is helping young women around the world

Paige Rodriguez, Blogs Editor

February 3, 2019

In West Linn, it’s easy to live in a bubble. In a small town filled with wealth and privilege, it seems simpler to just to forget about the outside world. However, the young women at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assisted the Portland Chapter in trying to pop that bubble. On Wednesda...

Students plan walkout over health curriculum

Students plan walkout over health curriculum

Wally Milner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2019

A group of West Linn students advocating for changes to district health curriculum is calling for a student walkout. The event, which organizers say will be held at the end of third period, on Monday, Feb. 4, comes as the culmination of a contentious process that began in 2015, when the Oregon legislatu...

Satire: Trump buys McDonald’s, renames it ‘Donald’s’

Satire: Trump buys McDonald’s, renames it ‘Donald’s’

Philip Chan, Co-Editor in Chief

January 22, 2019

As the government shutdown toils past 30 days, its impact continues to grow. Many federal employees have been without paying jobs since lawmakers hit an impasse for funding President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Many government employees have found temporary jobs to support themselves a...

The Gender/Identity Plays

The Gender/Identity Plays

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

December 11, 2018

Full photo slideshow on AnakaliaFOTO.

Democrats win House of Representatives

Democrats win House of Representatives

Wally Milner, Gigi Schweitzer, Gracie Cao, Paul Muessig, Cameron Massey, and Andrea Secchi

November 8, 2018

A wave of victories in suburban America swept Democrats to power in the House of Representatives, giving them their first majority since 2010. With 413 of the 435 seats officially declared, Democrats are assured of at least a slim majority, one they seem likely to add to. A record number of wome...

Democrats win supermajorities

Democrats win supermajorities

Matilda Milner, Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

Oregon Democrats won a supermajority of ⅗ in the senate. Voter turnout was about 60 percent, while it only reached approximately 49 percent in the last midterm elections in 2014. This increased rate of voter turnout should mean that Oregon’s government reflects the needs of its citizen. What does...

GOP retains control of the Senate

GOP retains control of the Senate

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

Yesterday, the GOP retained their majority in the Senate. However they lost control of the House for the first time in 8 years. This splits congress. From here on out, one can expect to see the congressional houses working against each other, in order to implement policies most advantageous to their own ...

Democrats won the House: what now?

Democrats won the House: what now?

Remy Gottschling, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

The 2018 midterms were considered by many to be the most important midterms in modern memory. Democrats took back control of the house for the first time in nearly a decade and Republicans held control of the Senate just barely.  The first Governor in a same-sex marriage was elected, the first Muslim a...

Democrats sweep Oregon races, win House, Republicans hold Senate

Democrats sweep Oregon races, win House, Republicans hold Senate

Wally Milner and Aleks Brooks

November 7, 2018

Editors note: Wally Milner volunteered with Rachel Prusak's campaign for State Representative. In Oregon Democrats emerged victorious and on a national level won the House of Representatives and the Republicans winning the Senate. In the Oregon Senate Democrats are leading 18 to 11. In the Oregon House ...

2018 November Midterm Election Live Blog

2018 November Midterm Election Live Blog

November 6, 2018

Hello, and welcome to our live coverage of the midterm elections. Control of the House and Senate is up for grabs today, as well as 36 Governorships and most State legislatures. In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown is facing a strong challenge from Knute Buehler. A number of controversial ballot measures...

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