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Stealing the show

Stealing the show

Ji Hyun An, Head Print Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

For journalism inspiration, students visited the University of Ore. Nov. 2 for Fall Press Day. They listened to professors and notable keynote speakers about how to improve their yearbook or newspaper, and even how to use the internet safely. “It’s always nice to hear suggestions from people you don’...

WLHS walkout video update

Ben Kohler, Staff Videographer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, Video

Students fill courtyard in walkout

Students fill courtyard in walkout

Wally Milner and Philip Chan
November 14, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Hundreds of students walked out of class at 1:30 Monday afternoon, gathering in front of the school to protest threats, intimidation and bullying. Some students carried banners and signs with slogans like “WL strong,” “Progress has no color” and “United, not divided,” while some studen...

Diversity among the elections

Diversity among the elections

Ji Hyun An, Head Print Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Elections this year gave many possible firsts for the United States. One of them being the first LGBT governor being elected. Kate Brown, Democratic Ore. governor, became the first LGBT candidate to win a gubernatorial election. Brown obtained the governor position with a close race against Bud Pierce,...

Republicans shock world: Win presidency, Senate and House

Republicans shock world: Win presidency, Senate and House

Wally Milner, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

November 8, 2016, saw one of the most incredible elections in the history of the United States. The presidential election shocked the world, while down ballot races delivered many surprises. History was made, the world was shocked, and the nation witnessed the most cataclysmic polling error to ever occur. WL...

The sky’s the limit

The sky’s the limit

Ji Hyun An
October 17, 2016
Filed under The People, Top Stories

In the past, ASB has planned proms, dances and spirit weeks but this year, ASB intends to plan events that will focus on celebrating diversity and impacting the whole community. “I feel like ASB’s been just a group of glorified event planners,” Tristan Waits, senior and president of ASB, said. &...

But Who’s Winning?

But Who’s Winning?

Wally Milner
October 17, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Every four years, it seems we’re flooded with a tsunami of data and statistics, as the latest and greatest in presidential prediction technology are wheeled out. But let’s be honest, they really don’t make sense. Sure CNN can run endless stories on Hillary Clinton’s 12 point lead, or Donald Trump...

Fighting for what matters

Fighting for what matters

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Top Stories

What started with some shootings between cops and citizens has now made its way into the lives of celebrities and athletes. The “Black Lives Matter” campaign has been sweeping the nation. Not only is it an imminent concern in our world, the idea of “Black Lives Matter” is also a prominent theme in Ne...

The problem plaguing us all

The problem plaguing us all

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Top Stories

The crunchy yellow leaves under boots and the cool, muddy pumpkin patches come to mind when the season fall arrives. But what’s forgotten about fall is the incredible turmoil people are placed in during the beginning when the weather goes from being freezing cold in the morning to being hot and su...

Flash Against Smash

Flash Against Smash

Parker Edwards
October 7, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Football, Top Stories

Two powerhouses, first ranked West Linn (5-0, 3-0 Three Rivers League) and fourth ranked Tigard (5-0, 3-0 Three Rivers League) will clash under a statewide spotlight.  Both teams are riding high after strong starts to their season, however last week both showed room for improvement. Many evaluated West L...

National Blog Features ‘It Means More’ Yearbook Theme

National Blog Features ‘It Means More’ Yearbook Theme

Parker Edwards
October 6, 2016
Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

National  blog, https://yearbookdiscoveries.com/, contacted Copy Editor Senior Kate Walters to tell the story of last year’s “It Means More” yearbook theme, to be featured on their blog for National Yearbook Week. Read Kate’s blog post here: Their Goal; Making It Mean More...

Kaepernick’s protest is meaningless

Kaepernick’s protest is meaningless

Philip Chan, Opinion Editor
October 3, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Opinions, Top Stories

Colin Kaepernick‘s protest is ultimately inconsequential. Whether or you agree with his message or his protest, Kaepernick is hardly making any change. The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers began making headlines after Aug. 26 for staying on the bench during pre-game performances of “Th...

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