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wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Delaney Callaghan

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

Delaney Callaghan, senior, is the People section editor for wlhsNOW. A member of the staff since her sophomore year, she loves writing about the unique stories that students have to share. When she’s not in school, you can generally find her at the movie theater or going on hikes with friends.

 

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Many critics have called out the bias of the Academy. In one tweet, actress Issa Rae reacted to the 2020 nominations, saying, Congratulations to these men.

A picture of women in film

February 7, 2020

This Sunday, Feb. 9th, the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will be held in the same venue with the same awards given to the same groups of actors. In recent years, there has been controversy over the lack...

How do we want to be remembered?

January 28, 2020

In my second-ever StoryCorps, I sit down with my dad and talk about his proudest moments and how he wants to be remembered. If you skip to 0:40, you can hear my dads advice for what to do when you get...

Students participate in STEM-related activities at the camp hosted by TBD in October.

A look inside STEM education

November 14, 2019

Every early-release day, the robotics team, known as To Be Determined or TBD, hosts a STEM camp where elementary and middle schoolers have a chance to have a hands-on experience with STEM activities. Beth...

Signs resting against their legs, students sit down for a mid-protest break, following the daunting walk up the hill. Met with mixed reactions from drivers and pedestrians, students spread their messages on the hot-button issue, hoping to gain local support.

Climate strike draws over four million students worldwide

September 21, 2019

Last Friday, September 20th, an estimated four million people showed up to events held in over 185 countries in a mass strike to bring attention to climate change. Organized by Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old...

Over 1.5 million students worldwide participated in the global climate strike on March 15, 2019, and an even bigger turnout is expected this Friday.

Worldwide climate strike to happen Friday

September 19, 2019

This Friday, Sept. 20, a worldwide climate strike will be held in over 150 countries. The strike, led by climate activist Greta Thunberg, comes right three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York....

The West Linn lions during their first game against Central Catholic.

[Photo] Everything you need to know about the upcoming football season

September 13, 2019

The West Linn lions during their first game against Central Catholic.

Cheerleaders add a twist to the National Anthem.

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Cheerleaders add a twist to the National Anthem.

Students show support with both cheers and their phones.

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Students show support with both cheers and their phones.

Players watch from the sideline as the second half begins.

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Players watch from the sideline as the second half begins.

Kevin Egan leads the pep band.

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Kevin Egan leads the pep band.

Players rest during a change in play.

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Players rest during a change in play.

Students cheer on players as the game begins.

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Students cheer on players as the game begins.

Players prepare for the next play.

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Players prepare for the next play.

Players celebrate after scoring the first touchdown of the game.

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Players celebrate after scoring the first touchdown of the game.

Players celebrate after scoring the first touchdown of the game.

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Players celebrate after scoring the first touchdown of the game.

Cheerleaders rally the student section.

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Cheerleaders rally the student section.

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Everything students need to know about May Day 2019

May 3, 2019

Once a year every spring, WLHS hosts their annual May Day celebration, that dates back nearly 100 years. Students, parents, and other members of the community gather to experience a showcase of student...

Its gonna be May (day)

It’s gonna be May (day)

May 2, 2019

With the arrival of spring comes the annual May Day celebration at West Linn. A tradition that will turn 100 next year, May Day is a performance put on by students as a showcase of student talent. At the...

In one of the many ways she advocates for conservation, Athena Abrahamsen, sophomore, participated in the March for Science last April. Photo curtesy of Athena Abrahamsen

Campaigning for conservation

April 25, 2019

At West Linn over the recent years, there have been plenty of examples of students using their voice. In April of 2018, there was a walkout against gun violence, last February there was a walkout in support...

After carefully creating their crepes, Emily Newbore, freshman, and Aubrey Cutler, freshman, show off their creations.

Crepes for a cause

April 22, 2019

Nick Olson donates blood during a Red Cross drive in 2018.

Q & A (positive) about blood drives

March 5, 2019

Every year around February, the WLHS Red Cross Club hosts an all-day blood drive in the school gym. However, this drive isn’t the average event that takes up the gym for the day and is packed up by the...

For his performance of Kevin Youngs Negative, Andre Best earned second place in last years Poetry Out Loud competition.

The purpose behind the poems

February 21, 2019

Every winter, sophomores at West Linn partake in Poetry Out Loud, the nationwide competition focused on bringing poetry into high schools. For some sophomores, like Brigitte Chenevert and Ty Park, the...

An infographic recording how wlhsNOW is doing in equality of coverage

Equality in coverage

February 21, 2019

This story was originally published in the fall 2018 edition of The Amplifier. It’s no question that throughout history, women have faced their share of inequality, and even still do today, in just...

Caitlin McCabe, senior, with Price is Right host Drew Carey. Image courtesy of CBS.

A birthday to remember

February 19, 2019

What started as a half-joking suggestion turned into a whirlwind experience when Caitlin McCabe, senior, learned that she was going to be a contestant on The Price is Right. “I was never even imagining...

Kristen Epperson, sophomore, with her horse Rocky.

[Photo] No horsing matter

February 12, 2019

Kristen Epperson, sophomore, with her horse Rocky.

Extracurriculars: becoming more fun or stressful?

January 31, 2019

For high school students today, feeling stressed and under pressure is a real problem affecting the mental health of many students. Living up to the expectations set by schools, parents, and colleges...

Why you shouldn’t shoplift

January 30, 2019

Talking to my mom about being a loud child, a regrettable shoplifting incident (check out 2:25), and learning to love who you are. StoryCorps is a non-profit challenging people to capture their families’...

Earning another goal for her team, Abby Schmidt, 11, heads the ball off of a corner kick. In their game against Centennial, three of sevens goals scored were headers. Heading a soccer ball in one of the leading causes of concussions in youth sports, and some players are aware of the risk. I try not to head the ball as much, Hannah Goodman, 10, said. I havent gotten a concussion, so I guess its working.

A discussion about concussions

December 18, 2018

In the world of youth sports, there is a problem that is becoming more and more apparent: the rising rate of concussions. Recent studies show that 3,800,000 cases of concussions were reported in 2014,...

Adventure begins

Adventure begins

December 5, 2018

Sitting on the nine-hour plane ride from Paris to Portland International Airport, senior Lucile le Henanf says she didn’t feel nervous; she felt ready for the new chapter of learning about a culture...

Then and now: high school sports

November 7, 2018

With the arrival of school, comes the return of fall sports: soccer, football, volleyball. These sports are open to all the students who want to play; but of course, there is a price. Lately, high...

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