The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Eden Pepos

Eden Pepos, Managing Editor

Eden Pepos, senior, is the managing editor for wlhsNOW. She has been on staff since her sophomore year. In addition to being a senior editor, Pepos is the chair of the editorial board. When she's not writing you can find Pepos at Starbucks where she works as a barista or in her own kitchen making fall desserts.

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During an improv night practice from December, Ava Neudeck, senior, practices with theater teacher Steve Beckingham.

[Photo] Theater performers compete at the Thespian Regional Competition

February 19, 2024

During an improv night practice from December, Ava Neudeck, senior, practices with theater teacher Steve Beckingham.

The Speech and Debate team placed third in sweepstakes Linfield University on Feb. 7.

Speech and Debate team earns sweepstakes honors

Eden Pepos, Managing Editor
February 16, 2024

  Twice a week, students on the Speech and Debate team can be found practicing for their upcoming tournaments. Speech and Debate is an official Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) activity...

Despite that almost all college acceptance letters are sent via emails and online portals, many colleges also send physical copies of the letters.

Senior Column: College conundrums

Eden Pepos, Managing Editor
February 16, 2024

The senior scramble was apparent and I was not alone. During October, predominantly senior classes had a dozen seniors attempting to meet the early deadlines for college applications. The stress was on,...

In my opinion, we should be prioritizing student safety by paying closer attention to gun laws.

[Photo] We need more gun control

February 12, 2024

In my opinion, we should be prioritizing student safety by paying closer attention to gun laws.

Damian Lillard released “Farewell” hours after the trade rumors were confirmed.

[Photo] Damian Lillard sends a “Farewell” to Trail Blazers fans

September 28, 2023

Damian Lillard released “Farewell” hours after the trade rumors were confirmed.

Damian Lillard released “Farewell” hours after the trade rumors were confirmed.

[Photo]

Damian Lillard released “Farewell” hours after the trade rumors were confirmed.

To give a complete overview of the season, wlhsNOW staff hosted a mens soccer media day, which included portraits in the photo studio and individual interviews with the players. Scroll below to see each player’s profile, which explains each players’ backstory and individual outlook on the season.

Getting to know the 2023 mens soccer team

Fourteen players from last year’s roster are returning. After finishing last year losing in the first round, the mens soccer team believes continuity is the key to success. Miles Miller, junior, is a...

Senior column: “A sunrise without the sun”

Senior column: “A sunrise without the sun”

Eden Pepos, Managing Editor
September 5, 2023

My mom called out to me as I stumbled out of the door with a blanket and asked me, “How are you feeling? Are you nervous or excited?” That was the same question I had been asking myself in prior weeks....

The womens lacrosse team has seven graduating seniors. All graduates were starters.

Lacrosse starters to fill senior voids

Eden Pepos, Features Editor
June 5, 2023

The varsity girls lacrosse team finished their season on May 23, when they lost to Lake Oswego in the semifinals. This was the last year of high school lacrosse for the seven seniors on the team, who were...

ASB presidential candidate, Jonathan Garcia, stands at the high schools fall carnival put on by ASB.

[Photo] Editorial: Jonathan Garcia for ASB president

May 23, 2023

ASB presidential candidate, Jonathan Garcia, stands at the high school's fall carnival put on by ASB.

Preparation not reparation

Preparation not reparation

Eden Pepos, Features Editor
April 28, 2023

There were six deaths in a shooting in Nashville on March 29, 2023, including three children. This is the reality of school shootings. Nearly a month later, debates across the country sparked about the...

The Monoliers play and write predominantly rock music, and are set to perform at the 2023 May Day.

The Monoliers look for redemption at May Day

Eden Pepos, Features Editor
April 26, 2023

With the formation of the Monoliers, Nigel Cross and Dylan Smith, sophomores, want to redo their last May Day performance with their former band Midsommar. Their new band, the Monoliers, has been together...

One of the multiple ballot drop off locations, located out front of the city hall. The mayoral election is slated to take place May 16.

Mayoral candidate William Relyea takes first steps into election season

Eden Pepos, Features Editor
April 14, 2023

In the 2023 race for mayor, William Relyea is facing interim mayor, Rory Bialostosky. Relyea is a current city councilor, who has resided in the city for over 22 years and has been on city council for...

The Lions Unified Basketball team played against the Wilsonville Wildcats on Monday, Feb. 13. Dr. Ryan Jordan has been the assistant coach of the team since fall. “I am really proud of the unified athletes because they go out there and they just play really hard,” Jordan (pictured far left) said.

Impact of inclusion

Eden Pepos, Features Editor
February 24, 2023

Unified Sports are about more than just the activity itself; the Special Olympics mission statement states, “Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.”...

Brynn Wasmund, freshman, pictured at the equestrian carnival booth.

More than a horse

Eden Pepos, Business Editor
December 6, 2022

The equestrian team and their horses have set out for the 2022-23 season. For riders Lauren Tremaine, Izzy Ludeman and Kaylee Lindstrom, it is about the love of the sport, horses and community. The equestrian...

‘Parents should come to Curriculum Night to get to put a face with the name of their childs schedule and to get a sense of the teachers personality,’” Rowe said.

Supporting student independence

Eden Pepos, Staff Reporter
September 20, 2022

Curriculum Night is returning to the physical school building for the first time since 2019. As one of the most direct ways for parents to get a taste of what student life is like, Curriculum night is...

The district acknowledges the parents concerns in the 2022 Comprehensive Sexuality Education Plan stating that, “Teachers provide the information from approved materials without adding their values and beliefs, plan and teach class activities that do not ask students to share values and beliefs or personal experiences and direct students to discuss individual questions with their families.”

Too little too late?

Eden Pepos, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2022

In a meeting on Monday April 25, at Meridian Creek Middle School, the West Linn-Wilsonville school district held a parent input session. They invited parents to have an open discussion about the 2022 sexuality...

“I dont understand why these apps are continuing to be created after one gets taken down,” Lizzie Pettinato said.  Pettino and others have argued that (anonymous apps) should not be allowed on minor’s phones.

Cyberbullying is affecting lives

Eden Pepos, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2022

Since the beginning of quarantine, reports show that instances of cyberbullying have gone up by 40%. Young people (from mid teens to 25) who are victims of cyberbullying are twice as likely to self harm...

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