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Is anybody listening?

Is anybody listening?

Ji Hyun An
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Imagine. You’re walking down the street, going home after a long day of school. Nothing could make this tiring and boring walk better than plugging in your earbuds and listening to your favorite song, “I can’t hear you” by Dead Weather. Turning up the volume, you jam out. You pace yourself to t...

Unwanted extra snow

Unwanted extra snow

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Predictions of light snow were thrown out the window when inches of ice and snow lined the streets Dec. 14. Cars and buses were stuck, and those lucky enough to be driving experienced a commute time that was hours longer than usual. With four snowstorms this winter, students are starting to lose interest...

Say goodbye to healthcare

Say goodbye to healthcare

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The Republicans and GOP have been trying to defund any health service that saves people’s lives just because it is funded by the government or it does not benefit themselves. The GOP has ruthlessly been trying to shutdown the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as they so nicely renamed it, sinc...

Coaches and School Administration take exception to claims of ‘transfer epidemic’

Coaches and School Administration take exception to claims of ‘transfer epidemic’

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Within West Linn city limits lies a high school whose accomplishments don’t stop at academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic achievement. With controversy spreading statewide, Oregonian journalist John Canzano wrote a piece on Oregonlive.com on the so called “transfer epidemic” that...

School versus snow: Q&A with Superintendent Ludwig

School versus snow: Q&A with Superintendent Ludwig

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor
January 8, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Due to white snow and icy roads, students and staff were exempt from school on Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16. Over email on Jan. 3, school district Superintendent Kathy Ludwig shared details regarding how these decisions are made. Here are her responses, which were edited only for journalistic style and gram...

Learning the basics

Learning the basics

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Whether students were ready to design a videogame, or simply wanted to understand their computer a little better, the Hour of Code opened its doors to students with a wide range of skill levels. “We wanted to show the community to not be scared of programming,” Ben Walker, junior, said. Walke...

Snow forces students to choose wait or walk

Snow forces students to choose wait or walk

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Students were greeted by falling flakes of snow as school ended Wednesday afternoon, but the winter wonderland turned quickly turned into a nightmare. I got on Bus 55 to find it packed students, crowded with three to a seat in some rows. We slowly inched along West A St., and the cautious climb up...

Boys basketball defeats Grant in first outing

Boys basketball defeats Grant in first outing

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

As the final buzzer sounded, West Linn dunked their way to victory in a 84-74 performance against Grant. Khalid Thomas, senior forward, finished with an outstanding 20 points while fighting for 12 rebounds. Thomas’s efforts were complemented by Braden Olsen, senior point guard, who set up teammates for...

Take your mark, attention, go!

Take your mark, attention, go!

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Even though the temperature is dropping, people are just now starting to hit the pool. The 2016-17 swim team has officially began, hoping to go farther this year than last year. The swim team has placed fourth at state for the past two years and the team is hoping to go farther this year. The tea...

Historic Win

Historic Win

Caleb Franzen
December 13, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Football, Top Stories

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Leave a legacy: West Linn takes State Championship in historic fashion

Leave a legacy: West Linn takes State Championship in historic fashion

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

     Legacies are often created in moments that are relished within the minds of fans, coaches, and players alike. West Linn’s 2016 football team captured their legacy Saturday at Providence Park, when they earned their program's first State Championship. In a rematch of the 2014 quarterfinals, West...

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