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The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


Chiara Arendt

Chiara Arendt, Staff Reporter

When she’s not designing or writing for the Green and Gold Yearbook, Chiara Arendt, junior, enjoys reading, and leading Quill and Scroll International Honor Society. Along with her editor-in-chief position in the yearbook publication, Arendt is also a staff reporter for wlhsNOW and the amplifier to pursue her passion in journalism. Outside of school, she loves reading, playing with her dogs, and collecting Taylor Swift vinyls. 

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‘All Rise’ had its first live readings March 1, 2, and 3 at the International Firehouse Cultural Center in Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy of ‘All Rise’ play. McCreary had an article written and published by Karina Rower in the fall of 2022.

‘All Rise’ puts the spotlight back on Black Lives Matter

Chiara Arendt, Guest Writer
March 8, 2024

It has been almost four years since the death of George Floyd and the spark of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. His death, along with others like Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin,...

Tina Kotek has stated that the State will support doctors prescriptions of abortion medication.

Oregon post-Roe

Chiara Arendt, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023

In lieu of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade, a court case offering women the right to get an abortion, states are adjusting to the new national decree. Roe v. Wade was a landmark...

Picking out a dress, Abby Wilson looks through the “glam rack.” The glam rack is a rack of dresses that are unique, with different kinds of patterns, colors, and designs. Usually, non-traditional prom dresses go here.

‘It’s more than the dress’

Chiara Arendt, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2023

Packing up for college and getting ready to move out, Abby Wilson, class of 2003, spotted her pink dress from her junior year of prom. Prom is a rite of passage for many high schoolers: those one or two...

Along with the release her new album, “Pinterest Shuffles” has been overflowed with the hashtag, “midnights,” and other various hashtags to promote edits of the midnight aesthetic.

‘3 a.m. and I’m still awake’

Chiara Arendt, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2022

With the long awaited release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights,” Taylor Swift has entered a new era. Since the announcement of her tenth studio album at the VMA’s at the end of Aug., there...

October Breakdown 2022

In this edition of The Breakdown, Molly Lundstrom and Rachel Han discuss the successful start to the girls' soccer season, introduce four wlhsNOW staff reporters who discuss their stories found on wlhsNOW,...

Electric or gas? Your choice.

Chiara Arendt and Luke Ewert
October 19, 2022

Pollution is the topic to beat. You get a look at why some people push for electric cars and why others stick to their gas-powered vehicles. Pollution continues to take weight in our world. Electric cars...

One of the popular trends with listeners at the moment is to create through an app called “Pinterest shuffles” to create an aesthetically pleasing collage based on albums, artists, or other hobbies.

‘13 sleepless nights’

Chiara Arendt, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2022

Waiting for the clock to strike midnight on the eve of an album release is a universal fan experience. After months of teasing from whatever artist a fan may listen to, the moment has finally almost arrived....

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