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The issue with the rising cost of college

The issue with the rising cost of college

Emma Coke, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

“What college are you going to?” This question is heard in the halls of high schools all across America. More so today than anytime in the past, students have an expectation of going to college. This is not just an expectation of their parents, it is also an expectation of today’s employers. Accordi...

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


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

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


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

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


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

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


Filed under Politics, Top Stories

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


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

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 ...

Then and now: high school sports

Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Academics, Athletics, Top Stories

With the arrival of school, comes the return of fall sports: soccer, football, volleyball. These sports are open to all the students who want to play; but of course, there is a price. Lately, high schools in Oregon and elsewhere in the United States have been charging a higher and higher fee from p...

2018 November Midterm Election Live Blog

2018 November Midterm Election Live Blog

November 6, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

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...

CTE programs benefit from unexpected grant

CTE programs benefit from unexpected grant

Kaleigh Henderson, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Academics, Current Events, Media, Staff, Top Stories

Editor’s note: Glenn Krake is the adviser to the Amplifier/WLHSnow.com It sounds like something out of a bad dream. Your classmates have been working on an essay for a statewide essay contest for the entire year, and you only find out one month before the deadline. You race to put it together, c...

Candidates Parrish, Prusak, and Paulson lay out visions for Oregon

Candidates Parrish, Prusak, and Paulson lay out visions for Oregon

Wally Milner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Gun Control, Gun Violence, Politics, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Editors note: The author of this article has volunteered for Rachel Prusak's campaign Candidates for the Oregon state legislature attended a forum in the Preforming Arts Center on Wednesday. October 17.  The candidates, invited by West Linn students answered questions on student issues such as ...

Coming Out

Coming Out

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Media, Opinions, Photo, The People, Top Stories

Today is the 30th Annual National Coming Out Day! Quick history lesson - National Coming Out Day was born on the first anniversary of the march on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place on October 11, 1987. Over half a million people participated. This event also resulted in the founding...

No place in our schools

No place in our schools

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Gun Control, Gun Violence, Media, Opinions, Photo, Politics, The People, Top Stories

*** real name is not used in this article to protect the privacy of the child. Last week at my little sister's elementary school a student brought a toy gun to class and pointed it at and shot bullet darts at classmates. This was right after recess and only a number of students had returned to their ...

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