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


Nola Carstairs poses with her piece, Untitled which won her an honorable mention at the Clackamas ESD Art Show.

‘I just fell in love with it’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

The Clackamas Education Service District Regional Art Show took place in late March and early April of 2022. With the support of Diane Gauthier, Art II teacher, five students submitted their original work:...

After an assembly shown to Oregon City High School students back in early February, the investigation has been opened up to the public.

Are we being heard now?

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor June 5, 2022

Feb. 22 in the Clackamas County Circuit Court an 18 year old senior under the pseudonym Jane Doe that attends Oregon City High School (OCHS) says allegedly that the school district affected her emotionally...

Robotics explains robotics

Lily Frazier, YouTube Editor May 13, 2022

Team 7034 recently went to the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas. Lily Frazier interviews Leah Culbertson to find out what robotics is all about.

CTE Club field trip working with ecologist Laura Guderyahn in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Mary S. Young’s invasive species crisis

Kaelyn Jones, Staff Reporter May 11, 2022

One of Oregon’s defining features is the dedication to its natural environment. This year, the Oregon Department of Forestry gave $725,000 to eight forest collaboratives across the state. These funds...

May Breakdown 2022

In this edition of the Breakdown, we learn about school schedules, new food options coming soon, our home baseball team, how to drive safely, and more.

Save us Gen Z, youre our only hope, a driver in a passing car said while going through the 10th and Blankenship intersection. The intersection has historically been home to past protests. In 2020, students congregated on the same sidewalk to protest police brutality.

Supreme Court draft elicits student-led protest

Karina Rower, Web Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2022

For more information on the story behind the protest, click here to read a Q&A with the organizer of the May 7 protest.      

“I think every person with a uterus deserves the right to choose when and how they want to have children,” Shevlin said.

‘Empathy above all else’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

In lieu of the upcoming decision in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Americans have been waiting in suspense to hear about the future of abortion rights in the U.S....

Library staff adds an “Biography & Memoir” section to their featured shelves, adding books with interest relevant to high schoolers.

Library updates its book selection

Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2022

Within a high school English curriculum, the focus is primarily on older books that could be seen as “classics” or older texts about important topics.  While older publications might be seen as...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Melissa Reyes and Zoe Tupper-Alvarez May 4, 2022

This was written by Melissa Reyes and Zoe Tupper-Alvarez on behalf of the MEChA club to clarify some common misconceptions about Cinco de Mayo.  We’ve all heard of this celebration before, and we’ve...

The district acknowledges the parents concerns in the 2022 Comprehensive Sexuality Education Plan stating that, “Teachers provide the information from approved materials without adding their values and beliefs, plan and teach class activities that do not ask students to share values and beliefs or personal experiences and direct students to discuss individual questions with their families.”

Too little too late?

Eden Pepos, Staff Reporter April 29, 2022

In a meeting on Monday April 25, at Meridian Creek Middle School, the West Linn-Wilsonville school district held a parent input session. They invited parents to have an open discussion about the 2022 sexuality...

Preparing for their debut performance at the May Day celebration, freshman Connor Beck, Dylan Smith, and Nigel Cross make up the three piece garage rock trio Midsommar.

May Day features up and coming student band

Kaelyn Jones, Staff Reporter April 28, 2022

The annual May Day celebration will be taking place Friday, April 29. Alongside various other festivities such as shortened class periods, the May Pole, and the May Court’s crowning, the talent show...

Trevor Menne, school principal, has been hard at work attending meetings about a new bell schedule, school safety, and creating a successful school culture.

School administrators provide update on academic calendar and school safety

Joseph Murphy, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

On a Tuesday morning, district administrators, including Trevor Menne and Jocelyn McIntire, principal and assistant principal respectively, attend a meeting to discuss a revamp in the academic calendar. District...

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