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Cheerleading finds recent success due to dedication and decisive bond

Cheerleading finds recent success due to dedication and decisive bond

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
March 5, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Fall Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Cheerleaders sporting green and gold finished strong in taking fifth place at the Oregon Varsity State Competition, then coming out on top weeks later in the Junior Varsity division. Vanessa Nidy, junior cheerleader, battled a knee injury all season long but still stayed active in support of her teamma...

Marine musical made magnificent by solitary student

Marine musical made magnificent by solitary student

Evan McKinley
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“Pirates,” director Kendall Gordon, junior, said. “Pirates prefer pandemonium.” Who Prefers Pandemonium is a new, entirely student-run musical written and directed by Gordon, with a cast of twenty student volunteers and Ms. Fontana as the adult advisor. “I always like to be busy,” G...

Out-of-state student brings out-of-state club

Out-of-state student brings out-of-state club

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

As one of only a few students who knows what Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) is, and being the only one courageous to take on the task of starting one, Galtsev has declared himself dictator of the club. “We didn’t really have an election for me,” Galtsev said, “so I guess I’m the dictator....

ASB gives the green light on 2017 May Day

ASB gives the green light on 2017 May Day

Zoe Craig, Editor In Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

As winter bursts into spring ASB feels the weight of May Day on their shoulders. This 97 year old tradition has become a favorite for students and community alike. Past themes like candyland and city of roses were hard themes to live up to this year. “We chose Great Gatsby as our theme this year and I’m super ...

Sexual Predator wins Oscar

Sexual Predator wins Oscar

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

  Sunday night, Casey Affleck won Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars for his role in “Manchester by the Sea,” despite major controversy of his nomination due to his sexual harassment charges. In 2010, Affleck was accused of sexually harassing producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena G...

Theater never rests

Theater never rests

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Understanding Shakespeare in English class is a challenge for many people, but the theater department is taking it one step further with their upcoming performance of “The Provoked Wife,” a play written just after Shakespeare’s time. The play follows Sir John, a heavy drinker and verbally abusive ...

Artists win gold

Artists win gold

Philip Chan, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, The People, Top Stories

Of a nationwide total of more than 300,000 submissions, two artists have an honor that only 5 to 7 percent of applicants receive. These two, along with 15 others, were recognized with a total of 39 Scholastic Art Awards. The Portland Metro Region announced the recipients Jan. 23. Submissions to the a...

Best in the (North) West

Best in the (North) West

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The Symphonic Choir is headed to Bellevue, Wash. for the National Association for Music Education Northwest Division Conference. “We're going to head up to University of Puget Sound early Friday morning for a clinic and then tour around Seattle and Bellevue before we perform on Saturday,” Kat...

Embracing the stage

Embracing the stage

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Looking out to an audience filled room from under glaring spotlights is a daunting task. For Matthew Snyder, sophomore, however, this is a dream come true. Snyder has over a decade of singing and dancing experience under his belt, and he couldn’t imagine himself doing anything else. “I’m a so...

Newfound identity leads to recent success: Boys Basketball midseason evaluation

Newfound identity leads to recent success: Boys Basketball midseason evaluation

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
February 4, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

A record tying fourth consecutive state championship led by superstar Payton Pritchard took the state by storm last season. After Pritchard’s graduation, along with eight seniors, the team was left searching for a new identity. Four  impactful players joined the team Khalid Thomas, Nolan Berta...

Trump’s inaugural address

Trump’s inaugural address

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Politics, Top Stories

After taking his family to church, meeting with Obama and having a record-breaking  six religious authorities speak, President Donald Trump took the oath of office and gave his inauguration speech on Jan. 20. A common theme of the speech seemed to be how his presidency is going to bring greatness t...

Men’s Basketball pulls away late from Lakers by a score of 72-61

Men’s Basketball pulls away late from Lakers by a score of 72-61

Connor Maloney, Sports Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Emotions were riding high at West Linn High School on Monday night. With this game being played early on a day that the players usually had practice,there was already a weird vibe to how pregame felt. To add on to that, this game was already a historic league rivalry game and both teams are attempti...

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