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Why teacher diversity matters

Why teacher diversity matters

Amir Salem, WLHSnow Staff

December 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

In school districts in nine major major cities across the country, the number of black teachers has gone down, some of them by a very big percentage, since the early 2000s, according to a report published in September by the Albert Shanker Institute. This lack of representation can become a really big problem for schools and also for com...

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Aleks Brooks, WLHSnow Staff

December 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science that simplifies coding and celebrates computer science.It takes place globally, from all the way in South Africa to Indonesia, and takes place during Computer Science Education Week. This year it will be in the library Dec. 6 during academic time. ...

Chasing across the atlantic

Chasing across the atlantic

Katherine Stallard, WLHSnow Staff

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Top Stories

Bold and dark Australian alternative band Chase Atlantic, after releasing a multitude of extended play records (EPs), has finally dropped a 14 track self-titled album and is touring the United States this fall going into 2018. With a Portland, Ore. date on the Feb. 3, Chase Atlantic’s bringing the...

The fight against social media

The fight against social media

Samuel Misa and Aleks Brooks

November 28, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Social media is a huge part of being a high schooler today, but social media has its drawbacks. People are bullied every day, and a lot of it comes from interactions on social media So, what can a school do to prevent these things from happening on social media?   How can a school take take action if there's ...

Celebrating other cultures

Celebrating other cultures

Grace Nickas, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Mariachi bands, bright colors, and good food were all present at the Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebration at Wilsonville High School Nov. 1. Students involved in the Spanish language program here were encouraged to attend the celebration. “I had a great time at it,” Arianna Chappell, senior, said. ...

Radical problems

Radical problems

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Long Form Articles, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

  It has been a surreal year. On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president, against all odds. Since that moment, the fabric of American political reality has fallen away. It has been a year that shook every individual’s understanding of the world in a direct and deeply per...

The next step

The next step

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, The People, Top Stories

Mills addresses racist vandalism found in bathroom

Mills addresses racist vandalism found in bathroom

Wally Milner and Philip Chan

November 4, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Principal Kevin Mills addressed obscene graffiti on campus in a video on Oct. 27. The statement was broadcast to all students and an email was sent out to families. It came in response to at least two separate instances of racist language: a slur written on a toilet and a note left in the West Linn U...

Understanding Catalan secession

Understanding Catalan secession

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

Update: Since the publication of this article, Spanish prime minister Rajoy has formally dissolved the  government of Catalonia. Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has fled to Belgium. He faces charges of  rebellion if he returns to Spain.   On Friday the Catalan government formally declared ...

Dancing through the decades

Dancing through the decades

Sarah Heiden, WLHSnow Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

   

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