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Part of the act

Part of the act

Nalini Oliver, People Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

As the eldest group of thespians finish their senior year, a new round of students have been inducted into the long standing thespian troupe through a round of challenges, events and activities that encompass the fine arts. But if non-inducted thespians are wondering what happened during the secretive p...

Women’s Lacrosse: Players remaining optimistic in regards to season

Women’s Lacrosse: Players remaining optimistic in regards to season

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Three consecutive seasons for women’s lacrosse have ended with a state championship appearance, all against Three Rivers League rival Lake Oswego. Hailey Davis, junior attack, spoke more on the improvement of the team and bouncing back from adversity. “We’re constantly practicing to improve our f...

Boys Lacrosse looks to #shakenbake to state

Boys Lacrosse looks to #shakenbake to state

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Potential is a word that has been used when talking about the boys lacrosse team this season. Elijah Gaunt, senior midfielder, spoke about the depth of this year’s team compared to previous seasons. “We don’t have two superstars. We have a bunch of solid players on this team,” Elijah Gaunt,...

“Ghost in the Shell” falls flat

“Ghost in the Shell” falls flat

Lauren Sandberg, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Memories are sometimes treated as what defines a person, however, how a person acts can define them. Throughout the movie “Ghost in the Shell”, based on the British-Japanese comic series by Masamune Shirow, Major, played by Scarlett Johansson, struggles with figuring out who she is because of this. ...

Boys Lacrosse stays unbeaten; defeats former undefeated OES 12-7

Boys Lacrosse stays unbeaten; defeats former undefeated OES 12-7

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
April 8, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Sports Score, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Multiple times West Linn has been in the final four along with OES, just not on the same side of the bracket. Saturday both teams traded scores back and forth, the fourth quarter cluttered with goals from the green and gold; balanced scoring allowed several players to get their hands free for shots....

Popular queer artist performs in Portland

Popular queer artist performs in Portland

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Being in an environment where one feels accepted is something teenagers crave. Hayley Kiyoko, a popular Indie musician, made this environment a reality for those who saw her Portland concert on Mar. 11. “It was kind of the best concert I’ve ever been to,” Tahnna Shaaban, sophomore, said. “I ...

Boys Lacrosse: Sunset fails to shine against Ross Scott’s four goal outing

Boys Lacrosse: Sunset fails to shine against Ross Scott’s four goal outing

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Rainy weather provided sloppy conditions for Tuesday’s matchup, where boys lacrosse bussed to Sunset High School for their second matchup of the season. Led by sophomore Ross Scott, the offense seamlessly ran through the talented attackman. Scott has big shoes to fill after the graduation of Ryan Kl...

Mock Trial goes to state

Mock Trial goes to state

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

It's not hard to see that West Linn’s duel mock trial teams are a dedicated group of sophomores, juniors and seniors. And after their success at districts, they’re more confident than ever for the state competition on Saturday. “We’re sweeping ballots,” Hallie Thayer, junior said. “A...

The last hero

The last hero

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

For almost two decades “X-Men” movies have been making their way onto the big screen, fulfilling expectations that come with a generic superhero movie. With their final film “Logan,” however, 20th Century Fox has broken free of the superhero movie stereotypes. “It was a lot less like an actual superher...

44-year-old English class tradition ends

44-year-old English class tradition ends

Evan McKinley
March 13, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

“My father created it in around 1973,” Mr. West said. “My mother made it. She took a potato chip tin, cut out pictures from magazines, and glued them on. He did it his entire career.” When Mr West Senior retired in 1997, Mr. West took the Thought Pot and began to use it in his classes. For ...

Commander-in-chief told no

Commander-in-chief told no

Taylor Wright, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Uncategorized

An interesting turn of events occurred when President Donald Trump's first choice for the position of National Security Adviser, Robert Harward,  turned down the position due to internal conflicts. He announced publicly, two days after being offered the position, that after careful deliberation he c...

Race to the Chiles Center: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Second Round Recap

Race to the Chiles Center: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Second Round Recap

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Less than twenty four hours separated the men’s and women's basketball games both played at West Linn High School. Keishon Dawkins’ exhilarating 34 point performance led the boys past Lincoln 76-65. Lexie Pritchard, junior guard, battled  against Saint Mary's’ Bendu Yeaney, who is headed to ...

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