Preparing for the Oscars

Aidan Erdahl, Arts and Culture Editor April 9, 2021

With the way vaccines were distributed, it feels like everyone is reaching out to get one. Image created by Logan Winder

Vaccine Tug-Of-War

Logan Winder, Opinion Section Editor April 7, 2021

The controversy surrounding COVID-19 never seems to end. Lockdown restrictions, masks, social gatherings, the list goes on and on when it comes to things people are angry about. If we follow this pattern,...

WL vs. OC infographic

Battle of the Bridge; Century Edition

Megan DeVall, Sports Editor April 5, 2021

In the 100th continuous Battle of the Bridge, West Linn defeats Oregon City 40-13. The game was played at Pioneer Memorial Stadium in Oregon City with celebrations of the two cities. Check out this infographic...

Billie Eilish performs songs from her album, “Don’t Smile At Me” on a stop of her “1 by 1” tour in Portland, Ore. on Oct. 23, 2018.

The queen of ‘anti-pop’ accepts her crown

Billie Eilish’s fast ascension to fame in ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’
Karina Rower, Web Editor April 1, 2021

At 19 years old, Billie Eilish has won six Grammys, performed three tours, directed three music videos, released an EP and an album along with multiple hit singles. Eilish has done more than the average...

Steve Davala, science teacher, has written five books since he began teaching in 2001.

Diving into a new adventure

A chemistry teacher's continued pursuit of a lifelong passion.
Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor March 24, 2021

Two years ago, Steve Davala published the final novel in his “Soulkind” series, a project he began in 2001. Known by many as a chemistry teacher, Davala pursued his dreams of becoming an author. He...

Tanner Springs Assisted Living makes changes to protect residents, through mask wearing and other precautions.

Working amidst a pandemic

Lucy McCowen shares her experience as an essential worker during COVID-19
Helena Erdahl, Coverage Editor March 19, 2021

Recently, students have gotten the vaccine and for a variety of reasons. Some of these include health reasons, and, in some cases, being an essential worker. Lucy McCowen, senior, is an aide at Tanner...

Breakdown: Spring Break Edition

Caden Kesselring, Broadcast Editor In Chief March 19, 2021

On this edition of the breakdown, Kylie reports from on campus for the first time in over a year. Breakdown staff brings you stories about going back to school, spring break plans, an interview with the...

The empty high school that is to be filled at half capacity with students in Cohort A, this upcoming Monday.

How has COVID-19 affected students’ mental health?

Sydney McCrone, Current Events Editor March 14, 2021

As we roll into another year of the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are being lessened and businesses are reopening across the nation and around the world. Aside from maintaining physical and mental health...

On the cover of her second album, Bridgers stands in the middle of the California desert in her trademark skeleton costume.

Hidden in plain sight

A review of Phoebe Bridgers' "Punisher"
Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor March 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers entered the music scene with resounding force when she released “Stranger in the Alps” in 2017. Making a name for herself, Bridgers went on to collaborate with the likes of Connor Oberst,...

The Oregon Convention Center has been devoted to administering COVID-19 vaccines. Within one visit, patients can receive the vaccine and set up an appointment for a second dose. Brooklyn Foody noted the ease of getting vaccinated at the Convention Center, saying, “They have a really efficient way of just getting everyone through and making sure we were all masked up and distanced, and so I got in and out in a half hour at the very latest.

Healthy optimism

Healthy optimism Promising medical developments build precedent for life after the pandemic
Matilda Milner, Co-editor-in-chief March 8, 2021

The FDA approval of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has opened the door to new possibilities. West Linn-Wilsonville schools are reopening, sports are resuming, and CDC guidelines are adjusting.  The...

Being a sustainable consumer is a difficult position to take on in the world of 'fast fashion,' and it can be easy to be performative and not up front about your shopping habits.

A sustainable choice: Evading ‘fast fashion’ in support of our planet

Karina Rower, Web Editor March 4, 2021

When discussing climate change, often the fashion market’s severe impact on the planet goes unmentioned. Fashion is one of the foremost polluting industries in the world. We often forget this because...

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West Linn Teacher Elected to Office

Caden Kesselring, Broadcast Editor In Chief March 1, 2021

After the 2020 local elections came, a former City Councilor Jules Walters won the position of Mayor of West Linn, leaving an open interim spot until the next election in may for the City Council.  Long...

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