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Gavin Turner

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor

At the age of six, Gavin Turner, sophomore, was telling tales of woolly mammoths and saber tooth tigers to his grandmother.  It was just the beginning of his passion for telling stories.

“I’ve always loved writing,” said Turner. “My mom would always read to me and I thought it was cool that I could create stories myself.”

Turner is new to the world of journalism and his excited to start working.

“I have always written creatively and I think if I want to be a well rounded writer, it is very important that I learn to write in all different styles,” said Turner.

Aside from writing, Turner finds joy in athletics. He plays baseball and soccer and enjoys playing basketball against his little brother on their hoop at home.

“Our games get pretty intense. Sometimes he catches me on an off-day and gets cocky so I have to put him in his place,” said Turner.

Whether he pursues a career in journalism in the future or not, Turner says it is an important art form.

“Journalism is all around us and I think it’s critical to know how the best columnists go about writing their stories,” Turner said.

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Coach Viuhkola returns to lead the West Linn Basketball Team

Coach Viuhkola returns to lead the West Linn Basketball Team

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor
June 5, 2019

Every new year, changes are made to the basketball team. Seniors leave to college and JV players move up the ranks. However, this upcoming 2019-20 season, the team is hiring Eric Viukhola, who took time...

The issue college athletes face without pay

The issue college athletes face without pay

Gavin Turner, Opinions Editor
May 3, 2019

An HBO special “Student Athlete” highlights common misconceptions about college athletes. Although their lives are viewed by the public as idyllic and many aspire to emulate the semi-pro athletes,...

At lunch, the basketball and volleyball teams met their new coaches.

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At lunch, the basketball and volleyball teams met their new coaches.

Opinions in schools

Opinions in schools

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor
March 6, 2019

The required reading of the book “A People’s History of the United States” in high school and college classrooms has caused distress among many individuals. The book was written from a socialist...

I didnt walk out

I didn’t walk out

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor
February 20, 2019

On Monday, Feb. 4, students walked out during third period in a show of support of the district’s new health curriculum. I was not among them. Not because I do not believe in a comprehensive or inclusive...

Top ideas for gap years

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2018

Taking some time between your senior year of high school and freshman year of college can be very productive. Here's five ways to spend a gap year. Foreign Exchange  There are programs...

[Video] The childhood of Freya Turner

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2018

Freya Turner gives an overview of her childhood and the relationships she had with her extended-immediate family.  She tells a story that stands out to her about the changes in culture from her time...

NFL players kneeling ignites controversy

NFL players kneeling ignites controversy

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018

In 2018 many American citizens are feeling that the song that brought so many together is a source of divide within our nation.  On Sept. 2, 2016, 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National...

The firefighters of station 55 raise an American flag 	over Hidden springs road.

GOP retains control of the Senate

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018

Yesterday, the GOP retained their majority in the Senate. However they lost control of the House for the first time in 8 years. This splits congress. From here on out, one can expect to see the congressional...

Photo courtesy Wikimedia commons

I am pro-woman and pro-life

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter
November 6, 2018

In today’s cultural climate it is automatically assumed that if you are pro-life there is no way you can also be pro-woman. As long as this argument prevails, there is little chance that we can participate...

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