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“The Lobster’s” deadpan brutality makes for summer’s most peculiar film

“The Lobster’s” deadpan brutality makes for summer’s most peculiar film

Julia Mogen, Co-Arts & Culture editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Movie Night, Top Stories

The idea behind “The Lobster” must have reached director Yorgos Lanthimos in a fever dream. With as much sex as there is violence, the explicit Sundance film explores a future world with a government who turns people into animals if they can’t find a spouse. Thankfully, with it’s humorous absurdity ...

Lions show heart, effort, but late rally comes up short

Lions show heart, effort, but late rally comes up short

Rory Bialostosky
May 31, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

Photo Credit: Jess Reynolds Lions show heart, effort, but late rally comes up short   EUGENE -- On a picturesque day at a picture-perfect ballpark, the West Linn Lions 2016 baseball campaign full of memorable moments came to a tough, heartbreaking finish as the Sheldon Irish moved on with a 7-4 victory.   After o...

Why “It’s Always Sunny” is the show to binge

Why “It’s Always Sunny” is the show to binge

Kyle Swartz, Videographer
May 27, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Top Stories

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, which means that if you’re like me, you will be looking for a TV show to spend your newly acquired free time with. While there are many fantastic shows available to stream, one stands out among the rest: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Fo...

Senior Band Concert May 26

Senior Band Concert May 26

Jake Nielson, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

On a dreary Saturday morning, two buses packed with students departed West Linn High School and made their way down to Oregon State University to compete amongst the top bands in the state. These buses, containing four state champions and over thirty individual soloists currently ranked in the top qua...

Baseball defeats Sprague 5-3, advances to OSAA State Quarterfinals

Baseball defeats Sprague 5-3, advances to OSAA State Quarterfinals

Madeline Marshall, Athletics Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

In the second round of the OSAA State Playoffs West Linn (21-8, 11-6 Three Rivers League) defeated Sprague (16-12, 10-6 Greater Valley Conference) 5-3. The Lions offense powered them over Sprague with home runs from Will Matthiessen, senior, and Tim Tawa, junior. This advances West Linn to the OSAA State...

Marvel puts a fresh twist on superhero movies

Marvel puts a fresh twist on superhero movies

Brooke McKelvey, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

  There are always two sides to a story, and the right side may not always be a clear choice. Franchises zero in on this conflict to fuel large movie productions, with the latest being “Captain America: Civil War.” As the final movie of the Captain America trilogy, “Civil War” wraps ...

Karaoke Lunch has Big Turnout

Karaoke Lunch has Big Turnout

Kyle Swartz, Videographer
May 19, 2016
Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories, Video

ASB put together a karaoke event during lunch at the senior couches. Despite the sign-up list being empty most of the week, it turned out to be a big event with a lot of memorable performances.

Boys Lacrosse squares up against Canby (33 Photos)

Boys Lacrosse squares up against Canby (33 Photos)

Nick Olson
May 17, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Photo, Photo Slideshows, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Meeting little resistance, Blake Fletcher, senior, and Ryan Klose, senior, score yet another goal in their match against Canby. The varsity lacrosse game of May 13 was easily won for the Lions, 20-0. Most of the attacking Lions were able to score at least one goal apiece, and spirits remained high throughout the evening.

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City Council Recruits Student Advisors

City Council Recruits Student Advisors

Evan McKinley, Staff Writer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Want to learn more about how the city government works? Want to make your college application look even better and advise the West Linn City Council on issues that affect our demographic? Then look no further than the upcoming West Linn Youth Advisory Council. Any high school student who resides...

Steph Curry too hot for young Portland Trail Blazers to handle

Steph Curry too hot for young Portland Trail Blazers to handle

Connor Maloney, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

The Portland Trail Blazers have been defying all odds and proving their critics wrong all season. As a team that lost four of their five starters going into this season, no one expected much of them as a team; but the Blazers’ never got the memo. They have become the first team in NBA history to make...

Baseball falls to Sherwood 6-3, remains second in Three Rivers League (31 Photos)

Baseball falls to Sherwood 6-3, remains second in Three Rivers League (31 Photos)

Madeline Marshall, Athletics Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Photo Slideshows, Top Stories

West Linn (17-6, 11-4 Three Rivers League), fell to Sherwood (14-10, 10-5 TRL) 6-3 on Friday. This moves the Lions into second place in the TRL with two league games remaining before playoffs. West Linn will host Lakeridge (12-11, 9-6) on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

Tricky question of the week: What would you do with invisibility?

Tricky question of the week: What would you do with invisibility?

Evan McKinley, Staff Writer
May 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Happy Monday! I’m Evan McKinley, and it’s time for this week’s Q.U.E.S.T.I.O.N! Send your answer to [email protected], and if it’s a good one, I’ll print it next week! Now, here’s the question, stolen from The Complete Book of Questions: If you were invisible for a day, what would you do...

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