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


This year, AP Precalculus wont be weighed on a five-point scale.

The difference in AP Precalculus

Finn Howell, Coverage Editor
October 2, 2023

For the first time ever, in the 2023-24 school year Precalculus is going to be offered by College Board as an Advanced Placement (AP) class. This means that students across the country will be able to...

Hitting the clubs in 2023

Hitting the clubs in 2023

Lucy Forest and Georgia Rozes
September 28, 2023

Students have a variety of clubs to choose from. Joining a club can be a way to meet new people, develop interests and skills, and get involved at school. However, the amount of clubs offered to students...

Damian Lillard released “Farewell” hours after the trade rumors were confirmed.

Damian Lillard sends a “Farewell” to Trail Blazers fans

Eden Pepos, Managing Editor
September 28, 2023

After 11 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on September 27.  Lillard was the Blazers’ point guard, and was the sixth overall pick in the 2012...

Gretchen Bertram teaches the newly inaugurated Ethnic Studies class.

Learning through the lens of marginalized people in history

Olivia Wang, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2023

In world history classes in the past, students were expected to be learning through a guided textbook. Ethnic Studies is a new world history course that focuses on groups who may have been underrepresented...

New school counselor Rick Ruddell is located in room G120 in the main office.

Featuring the counseling office

Lauren Sexton, Sports Editor
September 26, 2023

There are several new staff members this year at the high school, including Rick Ruddell, counselor for students with last names starting from letters Mf—Se. Ruddell joined the staff this year as Greg...

Wildfires were prevalent all over Oregon this past fire season.

In the line of fire

Jayden Carey, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2023

Fire season is often in the driest seasons of the year, and as the cool weather of fall sets into Oregon, the rain may come as relief. Starting in late July, people have spikes of anxiety, trouble sleeping,...

If you are interested in joining NHS, reach out to one of these senior officers.

Do the honors

Autumn Schmidlin, Photography Editor
September 25, 2023

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a group of juniors and seniors who give back to their community through individual volunteering hours or group work parties. They not only focus on school and extracurricular...

During a third period, Emily Watson teaches the first ever Creative Writing Nonfiction class.

Creativity two the max

Clara Wood, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2023

Writers rejoice. The 2023-24 school year has brought two new creative writing classes for students to take: Creative Writing Fiction and Creative Writing Nonfiction. For four years, Creative Writing...

Kate Cheldelin dribbles past the defender in a game versus Beaverton on Sept. 7.

Goals for gold

Claire Lenarduzzi, Staff Reporter
September 22, 2023

Finishing the 2022 soccer season with a 0-1 loss to the undefeated Jesuit Crusaders in the OSAA 6A State final, womens soccer is back at it again, starting their fall season 4-1-1. Four of those games...

To give a complete overview of the season, wlhsNOW staff hosted a mens soccer media day, which included portraits in the photo studio and individual interviews with the players. Scroll below to see each player’s profile, which explains each players’ backstory and individual outlook on the season.

Getting to know the 2023 mens soccer team

Fourteen players from last year’s roster are returning. After finishing last year losing in the first round, the mens soccer team believes continuity is the key to success. Miles Miller, junior, is a...

On Aug. 30, a brick shattered the Clackamas County Democratic Headquarters

Brick shatters window of Democratic Building

M Davis, Current Events Editor
September 21, 2023

On the night of Aug. 30 along Main Street, Oregon City, an unknown suspect threw a brick through the window of the Clackamas County Democratic headquarters.  Sami Edge reported on the incident for...

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