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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor

Joseph Murphy, junior, has been a part of the journalism program for two years. He enjoys football, basketball, running cross country, and a good book.
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After not qualifying in 2018 the U.S. Mens National Team will play in the World Cup for the first time since 2014.

Predictions: World Cup

November 21, 2022

Every four years, the World Cup rolls around, bringing together the best soccer players in the world for roughly a month while fans across the world tune in to watch the spectacle. Legends, like Pele and...

Center stage. Sofia Gomez, junior, plays Miss Honey in the musical Matilda. This is her second musical, as she appeared in last falls Pirates of Penzance.

Stepping into the limelight

October 28, 2022

“Matilda” has arrived under the spotlight, after many rehearsals and practices. Sofia Gomez, junior, is a part of Thespians, a club advised by Annie Kaiser and Steve Beckingham and led by students....

Grace Boyer (left), sophomore, and Brooke Thomsen (right), sophomore, take center stage with the rest of their dance team on September 8th’s football game.

[Photo] The dance team prepares for the upcoming season

October 6, 2022

Grace Boyer (left), sophomore, and Brooke Thomsen (right), sophomore, take center stage with the rest of their dance team on September 8th’s football game.

During halftime of the football game, Sky Gomes, senior and ASB president, crowns Ajani White, senior, for Homecoming royalty. Out of six seniors, three were elected to be royal. Among elected were White, Angie Nelson, and Drew Ness. “I was in shock,” White said. “I really did not expect it. I feel great. I feel like its a great group and I feel honored to be a part of it.”

A prideful Homecoming

October 4, 2022

The cheer team takes the sidelines at football games to encourage the team and rile up the fans.

[Photo] Is there more to cheer than pom poms?

October 7, 2022

The cheer team takes the sidelines at football games to encourage the team and rile up the fans.

Our boys soccer team posing for a group picture after they shutout Cleveland 3-0.

[Photo] Rebuilding season

September 30, 2022

Our boys soccer team posing for a group picture after they shutout Cleveland 3-0.

“A personal goal for myself would be win defensive player of the year in the state.” Picture of wide receiver Mark Hamper

[Photo] Coming home to Homecoming

September 28, 2022

“A personal goal for myself would be win defensive player of the year in the state.” Picture of wide receiver Mark Hamper

The Lions play their first home game on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

Soaring into a new season

September 8, 2022

The Lions lost to Tualatin in last year’s state semifinal. After previous Head Coach Chris Miller’s resignation, the Lions hired Jon Eagle, who coached quarterbacks at Portland State University...

Trevor Menne, school principal, has been hard at work attending meetings about a new bell schedule, school safety, and creating a successful school culture.

School administrators provide update on academic calendar and school safety

April 27, 2022

On a Tuesday morning, district administrators, including Trevor Menne and Jocelyn McIntire, principal and assistant principal respectively, attend a meeting to discuss a revamp in the academic calendar. District...

Everything you need to know about UNC-Duke’s Final Four matchup

Everything you need to know about UNC-Duke’s Final Four matchup

April 2, 2022

On Apr. 2, the Duke Blue Devils, 2nd seed of the West region, and the North Carolina Tar Heels, the 8th seed of the East region, will battle for a spot in the National Championship. Not only are these...

As of Mar. 17, March Madness 2022 has kicked off. The wlhsNOW staff will be producing live updates, following each game result.

Live updates: March Madness

March 17, 2022

March Madness is back, and so is the endless flipping between google classroom tabs and score updates as students monitor games while simultaneously completing assignments. To streamline the process, the...

David Tyree (85) performs the “helmet catch” to help defeat the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

The Super Bowl’s history

February 11, 2022

Originally called the AFL-NFL Championship, the Super Bowl debuted in 1967 between the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. This was the only Super Bowl to not have a sold-out...


Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford (left) and Joe Burrow (right) look to complete their teams’ title runs in Super Bowl LVI after dismantling the 49ers and the Chiefs in the championship round.

Preview: Super Bowl LVI

February 10, 2022

Last year’s Super Bowl averaged 91.63 million viewers across the U.S. To put that in perspective, the 2021 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony averaged 16.7 millions U.S viewers. Super Bowl Sunday has...

Quarterback Mark Sanchez fumbles the ball off of Brandon Moore’s bottom on 2012 Thanksgiving night. This play is renowned for being called “The Butt Fumble.”

Who will feast this Thanksgiving?

November 24, 2021

Since 1934, the NFL has held a football game on Thanksgiving, with the exception of 1939-1944, due to World War II.  The first ever Thanksgiving clash was between Detroit and Chicago, and there have been...

After a season of ups and downs for both teams, this match up is sure to spark conversation.

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers preview

October 14, 2021

The Seattle Seahawks (two-three) face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers (two-three) on Sunday, Oct. 17 , 5:25 P.T. The game will be held at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. Without star quarterback...

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