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Clara Wood

Clara Wood, Podcast Editor

A lover of writing, both fiction and journalistic, Clara Wood, sophomore, is currently participating in her first year on journalism staff. She can often be found with a book in her hand or a web browser open to the humane society website, due to her love of animals. Clara’s aim is to discover what profession she wants to pursue beyond high school and write a few things along the way.

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At the bottom of the third inning, the Lions are still scoreless. Rowe stands at home plate, preparing to bat, while Vandenbrink stands off to the side as the next batter up. Despite having the bases loaded, the team was unable to score any runs. “It’s just the beginning of the season. We’re just going to be playing out best by June, [and] that’s where champions are,” Rowe said.

Baseball team falls in home opener

Clara Wood, Podcast Editor
March 19, 2024

14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph was published in 2021.

Review: “14 Ways to Die”

Clara Wood, M Davis, and Eden Pepos
March 19, 2024

https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/clarawood/episodes/wlhsNOW-Book-Nook-Podcast-e2h02sh

Race to the finish. During the girls 400-yard freestyle relay, a West Linn swimmer swims the final stretch of the race. The entire group had to work together to prepare for these events. Tealia Jud, a sophomore, is a part of the team environment. “It’s just a good community, and I think they’re very fun people to be around,” Jud said.

Swimming into success

Clara Wood, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2024

 

Hidden in the pit. In the school’s auditorium, hidden beneath the stage, is the pit for the pit orchestra. During the musical, this space is filled with instruments, and the black structure to the left is where Kevin Egan conducts from. “I sit on a tall podium so I can see down to the musicians but I can also see on the stage,” Egan said.

Keep pit up

Clara Wood, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2023

Pit orchestras are a not-so-silent component of musicals, providing the soundtrack for the show. If the theater has a pit for them to be in, they can be found there during the show, hence the name pit...

The teams prepare to start another play with just a few minutes left in the first half. The Lions were in the lead at halftime with a score of 27-0. At half time, the team went back to the locker rooms. “[We ate] orange slices,” Malos said. “[Then] our team came out and got the win.”

Homecoming football game brings royalty, green and gold, and a win

Clara Wood, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2023

West Linn fans wore green and gold to support the high school for the 2023-24 homecoming football game on Thursday, October 5th at the high school. The varsity football team played against Tualatin High...

During a third period, Emily Watson teaches the first ever Creative Writing Nonfiction class.

Creativity two the max

Clara Wood, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2023

Writers rejoice. The 2023-24 school year has brought two new creative writing classes for students to take: Creative Writing Fiction and Creative Writing Nonfiction. For four years, Creative Writing...

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