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It’s too late

It’s too late

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

The weeks following the shootings in Parkland, Florida have seen desperate conservatives frantically hiding their immorality behind the shield of time. “It’s too soon” and “don’t politicize the tragedy.” The same tired rhetoric from the same useless politicians as the same story rears its ugl...

Speaking through the screen

Speaking through the screen

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Movie Night, Opinions, Top Stories

Attracting a wide array of fans, from those wearing Marvel shirts to fans dressed in traditional attire similar to the characters in the film, Marvel’s “Black Panther” strikes home. Not only does it set the stage for the upcoming film “Avengers: Infinity War,” but it addresses global and fam...

Snow likely on the way to our area Tuesday and Wednesday

Snow likely on the way to our area Tuesday and Wednesday

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Top Stories

8:30 AM UPDATE: The National Weather Service Portland has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning for West Linn and the surrounding area. A Winter Storm Warning is issued when forecasted snow amounts exceed four inches. The projected snow accumulation for our area is now three...

Making an impact

Making an impact

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

After a few kickstarting attempts which left the club in limbo, the Ecology Club has finally found its rhythm. With around 20 members that meet on a weekly basis, they have been actively involved in the community all year with ivy pulls and trash cleanups and hope to have their efforts carry over for ye...

Lions down Timberwolves, avenge losses in 83-76 Friday night hoops victory

Lions down Timberwolves, avenge losses in 83-76 Friday night hoops victory

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Redemption. The West Linn boys basketball team got just that on Friday night with a gutsy win over the Tualatin Timberwolves. After dropping a critical Three Rivers League conference game versus Lake Oswego in a blowout just days earlier, they bounced back in somewhat stunning fashion. “This o...

Bringing it home

Bringing it home

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, The People, Top Stories

  Recently, 23 artists were recognized with 47 Northwest Scholastic Art Awards. Out of those 23, eight won Gold Key awards, the highest award given out, and their pieces will advance to compete at a national level. The option to enter a piece of art wasn’t a requirement, yet many seized the...

Girls basketball pulls away from Canby in fourth quarter to win 40-33

Girls basketball pulls away from Canby in fourth quarter to win 40-33

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

It definitely wasn’t pretty, but somehow, someway, Lexie Pritchard, senior point guard, and company willed their way to victory down the stretch against Canby to improve to 10-2 in Three Rivers League conference play and 17-3 overall. “We played with a lot of heart and we never gave up,” Pritch...

Admin to reinforce attendance policy second semester

Admin to reinforce attendance policy second semester

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Sign-out sheets and new hall passes greeted students on Tuesday when they arrived to begin the second semester. Although the school attendance policy has not changed, administration has adopted several changes to reinforce the existing rules, as outlined in the sixth section of the student handbook. “Right...

Wildlife as a classroom

Wildlife as a classroom

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Launched into nature, AP Environmental Science students get hands on experience outside the classroom. Unexpected circumstances lead to unplanned adventures, while also increasing students’ love and understanding of the natural world, which is most important, according to Geoff Bingham, mechanic...

Lions shoot past Bowmen, 79-44

Lions shoot past Bowmen, 79-44

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

For the first time in a few games, West Linn head coach Tyler Toney was all smiles following a near wire-to-wire victory by his team.  “I thought we played really, really hard and we really shared the ball. Those are two things that we really haven’t been doing as of late,” Toney said. Afte...

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