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How does distance learning look for younger students?

An average day of distant learning teaching from a primary school classroom.

Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor

September 26, 2020

In the age of online learning, there have been questions of whether or not the new system is a sufficient replacement for in-person school. While conversations typically center around high school or college education, primary school students are faced with their own unique set of challenges. How will kin...

2020-2021 Athletics Update

2020-2021 Athletics Update

Megan DeVall, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes lives up its monumental expectations in a spectacular way.

Audrey Lippert, Podcast and Blog Editor

September 23, 2020

Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy has forever changed the face of the teen genre. The trilogy introduced science fiction and dystopian books to a much larger audience by making them more interesting to younger readers and easier to comprehend. When I heard that she was writing a prequel for the s...

Chasing normalcy

As the sun peeks over the horizon, seniors reconnect with their peers and absorb the scenery.

Matilda Milner, Editor-in-chief

September 7, 2020

Pandemic related cancellations have left rising seniors in somewhat of an event vacuum. Celebrations and gatherings one by one have been replaced with virtual events and zoom calls. However, when time rolled around for the annual senior sunrise, the student body wasn’t prepared to let it slide. Th...

An open letter to the class of 2020

An open letter to the class of 2020

Remy Gottschling, Coverage Editor

May 30, 2020

To fellow members of the class of 2020, Graduating is a big deal. No matter what our graduation looks like, when it takes place or who is there, it is a major accomplishment that everyone who walks across the stage has earned and should be extremely proud of. We have all put more than a decade’s w...

Should gyms open before parks?

Oppenlander Fields, a West Linn park, remains shutdown due to COVID-19.

Audrey Lippert, Co-Current Events Editor

May 30, 2020

It has been over three months since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown and as we enter phase one of reopening, some businesses are opening their doors for the first time in months. Some of these businesses include gyms and workout centers, but the question arises of should indoor workout places re...

Student responses to AP class and exam changes due to COVID-19

The laptop is open to the AP Human Geography videos that were made by College Board to help students study and review during this time

Jiana Collins, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 has caused schools to have to undergo serious changes with their curriculum, and advanced placement (AP) classes are no different. AP classes are college level courses and feature an exam from the College Board at the end of the year. However, these exams have had to be altered because of sc...

Empty stadiums

The West Linn High School football stadium stands empty due to the cancellation of spring sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Audrey Lippert, Co-Current Events Editor

May 23, 2020

Athletics are deeply ingrained in the American high school culture, so not being able to play and compete this year upended the goals of many students. “We wanted to win state, that was probably our biggest goal as a team but also it’s just getting close to everyone over the course of the season a...

“Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak” shows the ins and outs of a virus

In the “Pandemic” docuseries, it mainly focuses on the doctors and scientists in very close proximity to the virus. The series is now streaming on Netflix.

Karina Rower, Co-Arts and Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many unknowns. We didn’t know how our society and daily routines would be disrupted. We don’t know when our lives will return to normal. We don’t know how or when this pandemic will resolve. It is imperative to stay informed, and why not be aware ...

Why “The Clone Wars” should be your next “Star Wars” fix

Ethan Gill, Co-Opinions Editor

May 22, 2020

“Star Wars”, despite the name, has always been against war. Even at its most subtle, it’s not that subtle. While it’s easy to see the anti-war message in films like “Rogue One”, or “The Last Jedi”, there is no place where the anti-war message is more highlighted than in the animated series “...

Painted Earth

On a slow day, Trisha Statde works on an art piece to fill the time and keep her inventory stocked.

Megan Riehle, Arts and Culture Editor

May 7, 2020

Have you ever stumbled upon a painted rock in your neighborhood park? They’re called love rocks. They are meant to provide a spot of love and joy in a person's day when they find one. After finding a couple love rocks herself, an artist and mother of five by the name of Painted Earth on Facebook (o...

Creativity in a crisis

Angelic Tosado, senior, models some of the necklaces she has made. Tosado created her jewelry business, Newmoon Jewelry, shortly after Oregon's shelter-in-place order was first issued.

Kaleigh Henderson, Podcast Editor

May 5, 2020

When faced with a shut-down school, shut-down social lives, and a practically shut-down country, students’ lives tend to, well, shut down. Some students take advantage of the extended period of self-isolation by sleeping in until noon, spending excessive amounts of time on their phones, binge-...

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