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The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


Edie Himmer

Edie Himmer, Copy Editor

Edie Himmer, junior, is wlhsNOW’s copy editor, and has been a part of the program for about two years. She has recently joined the West Linn Weekly Wakeup team and has become passionate about podcasting. She spends her time outside of class playing piano, walking her dog, or playing crossword puzzles online.

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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...

Beatrice Gilroy was elected ASB president after being the ASB vice president last year.

A new lion leader

As students return from summer vacation, the Associated Student Body (ASB) is settling into a new groove. Newly elected president Beatrice Gilroy, senior, has been at work with the other members of ASB...

Left to right:  Emme Staten, Beatrice Gilroy,  Josie Pothast, and Marin Jones, juniors, share a laugh. Each ran for different positions on ASB.

Future lion leaders

Edie Himmer, Design Editor
May 25, 2023

New leadership roles are opening up on the Associated Student Body (ASB) team, specifically for incoming seniors. ASB will be transitioning to a new style of organization within the team, involving the...

The new tardy policy looks to fix unexcused class absences and tardies.

‘Every class matters’ policy now in place

Edie Himmer, Design Editor
May 3, 2023

“Lunch detention” is a phrase that piqued the interest of several students when the announcement released The school administration has implemented a new tardy policy involving lunch detentions for...

MEChA meets in D204 during lunch, where Melissa Reyes, junior, discusses an upcoming event with fellow members.

MEChA in the city: club plans Cinco de Mayo with City of West Linn

Edie Himmer, Design Editor
April 25, 2023

On an early—release day in September 2022, students gathered on the football field to listen to music and try catered tacos and dance lessons, all part of an event put together by the MEChA club. Movimiento...

Counselors help students adjust their schedules and plan for their futures.

Four tips for four years in high school

Edie Himmer, Design Editor
April 14, 2023

Thoughtfully choosing your classes can help you be more successful after high school, whether in higher education or a career. If you don’t have a plan yet, there’s plenty of opportunities to take...

ISEF projects sit under lights. In the 2023-2024 school year, ISEF will be offered as a year-long science credit.

Planning accordingly

Edie Himmer, Design Editor
April 5, 2023

Excitement over new classes and a new schedule has hallways buzzing. The 2023-2024 school year will look different for students and teachers, with the new eight-period schedule and the addition of a ‘house’...

Projecting Portland. Displayed in the World Trade Center, this art piece projects shapes of Portland onto the wall around it. The title of the piece is, “A Lamp to Read Seuss By,” by Richard Miner. It took nearly 200 hours to create. Each piece of the lamp shade has an image from Portland. Bridges, animals, bikes, and more can all be seen rotating around. “Each of the polygons is irregular and unique,” Miner said. “Theres only one way they will tie together to make the ball shape.”

Light at the end of the tunnel

Edie Himmer, Design Editor
February 23, 2023

Powered by the Willamette Light Brigade, the Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF) took place across a few main areas throughout downtown Portland. From Feb. 3-11, Pioneer Courthouse Square, the...

Bookshelf at the library displaying past yearbooks and other nonfiction.

A reason to bookmark this season

Edie Himmer, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2022

Changing leaves and cooler temperatures create an atmosphere for settling down with a good book. Whether the choice is something spooky like a Stephen King novel, a cozy romance, or a fantasy, it can make...

2020 was a pivotal time not only for students involved in U.S. politics, but also young people who were not previously interested.

Too young to vote?

Edie Himmer, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2022

*Names have been changed to protect students’ identities.* Race for Oregon governor The recent election for Oregon governor has urged students with an interest in politics and social issues to reflect...

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,...

Students filling their trays at the fruit cart in the cafeteria. These carts are available everyday during lunch.

‘We don’t want you to go hungry’

Edie Himmer, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2022

During the height of COVID-19, Oregon schools were given grants in order to serve meals for free. Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, these grants are no longer being handed out. Lunch is now $3.75,...

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