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


Shuris inspiring journey through grief and loss is the driving force behind Wakanda Forever.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ fills a void

Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2022

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is miles away from what it was originally written to be, yet somehow is the most cohesive film released by Marvel Studios this year. Following the tragic death of Chadwick...

Two protesters associated with the organization Just Stop Oil poured two cans of soup on Vincent Van Goghs painting, Sunflowers.

Vandalism on Van Gogh

Rachel Han, Staff Reporter
November 30, 2022

Shock filled London’s National Gallery as two cans of tomato soup were thrown on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting ‘Sunflowers’ (1888) as a form of protest. On Oct. 14, two protesters, Phoebe Plummer...

Along with the release her new album, “Pinterest Shuffles” has been overflowed with the hashtag, “midnights,” and other various hashtags to promote edits of the midnight aesthetic.

‘3 a.m. and I’m still awake’

Chiara Arendt, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2022

With the long awaited release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights,” Taylor Swift has entered a new era. Since the announcement of her tenth studio album at the VMA’s at the end of Aug., there...

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...

In an Oct. 31 dress rehearsal, actors prepare for the upcoming opening night of Matilda: The Musical.

Setting the stage for success

Molly Lundstrom, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022

The award-winning musical, Matilda, premiered on Broadway in 2013. It was adapted from the book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl that had been published Oct. 1, 1988. This year, the Performing Arts Center (PAC)...

Too young to vote?

Too young to vote?

Edie Himmer, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2022

*Names have been changed to protect students’ identities.* Race for Oregon governor The recent election for Oregon governor has urged students with an interest in politics and social issues to reflect...

Ava Neudeck performs “Naughty” from “Matilda” at a dress rehearsal on Oct. 31.

The making of ‘Matilda’

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2022

The 2021-2022 theater season brought to the stage “Pirates of Penzance,” “This Random World,” and the traditional “Shorts” performances. Following the conclusion of the season came the...

Anwesha Chowdhury, freshman and Affinity Club member, who helped at the mehndi station, smiles towards the end of Diwali. Diwali is just one holiday that Affinity celebrates. Affinity meets every other Friday in the Forum and they are open to all students, specifically students of color. This is Garg’s first year as an Affinity club member. “I have loved it,” Garg said. “Ive met so many new people and its great to share experiences. [To] just talk and get to know other people and hear about how their experience has been at the school as people of color. I think its a good bonding experience that I wouldnt get in another space.”

Affinity for the community

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
November 10, 2022

Live updates: Midterm Elections

Live updates: Midterm Elections

Sydney McCrone, Social Media Editor
November 8, 2022

As the events of the 2022 Midterm elections continue to evolve, the staff of will update this page with new facts and articles that explain the results, predictions, and information that are...

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.

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