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


After not qualifying in 2018 the U.S. Mens National Team will play in the World Cup for the first time since 2014.

Predictions: World Cup

Audrey Lippert and Joseph Murphy
November 21, 2022

Every four years, the World Cup rolls around, bringing together the best soccer players in the world for roughly a month while fans across the world tune in to watch the spectacle. Legends, like Pele and...

As a model for combined success in womens and mens soccer, the Portland Thorns and Timbers foundation has been shaken by numerous revelations regarding an abuse scandal within the combined organization.

Amplifier continuation: Every rose has its thorn

Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2022

The Yates report has upended women’s soccer and soccer in Portland. It is a full investigation by U.S. Soccer into misconduct and abuse throughout the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). This investigation...

Rebuilding season is over for girls soccer

Luke Ewert, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2022

Exiting a rebuilding season with a new coach, girls varsity soccer is continuing to beat the competition and heading to playoffs. Luke Ewert gives a short stand-up on the girls soccer season so far.

The cheer team takes the sidelines at football games to encourage the team and rile up the fans.

Is there more to cheer than pom poms?

Justine Pashley, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2022

Often when shows and movies have a cheerleader character they are portrayed as the bully or villain of the story. These are stereotypical and preconceived ideas of cheerleaders. People outside the sport...

Grace Boyer (left), sophomore, and Brooke Thomsen (right), sophomore, take center stage with the rest of their dance team on September 8th’s football game.

The dance team prepares for the upcoming season

Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2022

As the dance team heads into the coming fall season, they have various goals to accomplish. The team wants to succeed with a majority of the team underclassmen, and new coaches, but they feel ready. Below...

Our boys soccer team posing for a group picture after they shutout Cleveland 3-0.

Rebuilding season

Lily Sewell, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2022

Last year, the boys varsity soccer team went 13-1-1 and reached the 6A State Championship, but came in second to Bend’s team, Summit Storm. After last year's winning streak, the boys lost 19 seniors....

Coming home to Homecoming

Coming home to Homecoming

Ben Williams, Staff Reporter
September 28, 2022

“There is two ways to lead,” Earl Ingle, senior, said. “There’s one by force and there’s one by love and coming together.” The stands were full, with the seniors leading the student...

Back on top

Collin Davis and Luke Ewert
September 22, 2022

Prior to this year, the girls varsity soccer team entered a rebuilding season and lost a coach. This year girls varsity soccer is back on top with a new coach, new players, and a new season awaiting them.

Spending a game on the bench will become a more common occurrence for student athletes under the districts new policy


Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2022

In the busy daily life of a high school student, for some after school activities are a constant. Everyday, when the bell rings at 3:05 pm students file out of class and into locker rooms to prepare for...

Spectators watch as Chris McCoy sets up for his next pass in the party bowl during his winning run.

It rolls in the family

Kaelyn Jones, Lifestyle Editor
September 12, 2022

This year marks Tanner Creek Skate Park’s 20 year anniversary. To celebrate, Kaleb Brusa, who organized and helped host the event, teamed up with multiple skate shops to host Skate Jam, an all-inclusive...

The Lions play their first home game on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

Soaring into a new season

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
September 8, 2022

The Lions lost to Tualatin in last year’s state semifinal. After previous Head Coach Chris Miller’s resignation, the Lions hired Jon Eagle, who coached quarterbacks at Portland State University...

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