Parking lot protest: signs and flags oppose in-person learning

After months of distance learning, West Linn students remain divided over whether they want to return, according to a recent Instagram poll posted by @wlhsnow. In Wilsonville, however, the issue is much less divisive according to Kinsley Dart, a sophomore at Wilsonville High School.
January 11, 2021

A protest appeared over the weekend in front of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s district office. On Jan. 10, 600 flags were planted in the ground alongside hand-painted signs advocating...

2020: A year in review

The West Linn Weekly Wake Up 2020 year in review episode explores the most exciting and influential events of 2020. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
December 31, 2020

To wrap up 2020, podcast and blogs editor Audrey Lippert and web editor Karina Rower break down the year, month by month, listing important events that took place in each of them. Though the COVID-19 pandemic...

Student musicians selected for All-State

A display of some of the sheet music used in the All-State auditions for clarinets.
December 8, 2020

This year, in substitute for in-person auditions and competitions, the Oregon Music Educators Association held virtual All-State auditions for band, choir and orchestra. Auditions, which were sent digitally...

National Technical Honors Society is Back!

National Technical Honors Society is Back!
November 13, 2020

  Are you looking for an honors society that fits your study interest?  National Technical Honors Society is looking for members for the 2020-2021 school year!  Advised by Mr. Lothamer and Mrs....

Race for the Oval Office

Ballot drop boxes in Oregon closed at 8 pm on Nov. 3.
An update on the 2020 Presidential Election
November 4, 2020

Podcast and blogs editor Audrey Lippert and web editor Karina Rower give an update on local and national races amidst the 2020 Election. They will be discussing the Democrats chance to overturn the senate...

Fall 2020 Breakdown

October 29, 2020

The WLHSnow Broadcast Staff puts together the Fall Edition of The Breakdown, featuring Halloween costume ideas, Salt & Straw flavors, and our top 3 horror movies.

Spooky book recommendations to get you into the Halloween spirit

Spooky book recommendations to get you into the Halloween spirit
October 29, 2020

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley In a series of letters to his sister, Robert Walton, the captain of a ship going to the North Pole, he recounts his journey when traveling. He meets Victor Frankenstein,...

Cast your vote

The first socially distanced presidential debate for the 2020 election with President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo courtesy of Adam Schultz under Creative Commons license.
October 28, 2020

With the presidential election closing in, Americans have less time to make decisions and cast their ballots. Many active voters believe that this election is the most important in decades and that voting...

‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

The eerie short novel 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' was released in 1962 to critical acclaim and is still a cherished classic today.
A classic thriller with a twist
October 27, 2020

With Halloween fast approaching, there is nothing better than a bone chilling tale to get you in that fall spirit. ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ was the final book written by acclaimed author...

Masking up in style

Ella Notdurft loves making masks with fun patterns in all different styles and sizes to fit everybody.
October 27, 2020

Quarantine has been a time in which many people have honed in on their skills as well as developed new ones. Ella Notdurft, senior, chose to start her own mask company, naming it Sun and Moon Masks.  Notdurft...

Connection at a Cost: How the technology industry is working against users

A student takes a picture for their social media page, posting it for their followers to see.
"The Social Dilemma" explains how mental illness, addiction, and manipulation are the three key components of Silicon Valley.
October 27, 2020

TW: suicide Social media has become the cornerstone of life for most teens. Amidst the pandemic, students have taken to social media for multiple reasons: self expression, communication with peers,...

Trading pencils for keyboards

Students across all grade levels started school virtually this year using zoom and google classroom.
Students reflect on life in a virtual classroom
October 26, 2020

Unconventional has become the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The start of school was no exception, with students and teachers having  to navigate a completely new way of learning.    Since...

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