The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


Kaelin Kehm

Kaelin Kehm, Kaleidoscope Editor

Kaelin Kehm loves storytelling through listening to music. When she is not playing volleyball, she is constantly writing poetry and screenplays; while making her own original artwork. Kaelin is so excited to be the editor for Kaleidoscope this year and to have the opportunity to share students' artwork with the community. She has seen how her artwork and writing has grown up with her through the COVID-19 pandemic, and knows that this is just as important to many other students. "Volleyball, poetry, screenwriting, and art sew me together into a masterpiece of myself," describes Kaelin. She now sees the beauty of the world that surrounds her, when before life seemed to pass her by too fast. "I started up photography during the pandemic. and since then, I have taken notice of the unique shapes of leaves and of the clouds in the sky," says Kaelin. COVID has given everyone a lot of time to think and reflect upon themselves. Kaelin feels so blessed to have been able to play volleyball, attend school, get two poetry books published, write screenplays, but most of all, make some of her greatest masterpieces through the pandemic. "The world is truly a masterpiece of its own, and I am glad I have taken the time to appreciate all of its beauty," as quoted by Kaelin.

All content by Kaelin Kehm

Furthermore Film

May 23, 2022

I am very thankful that I got to be the editor of our school’s literary arts magazine, the Kaleidoscope, this year. After COVID-19 hit the world and our community, the Kaleidoscope got put to a halt...

Immorality Goodbye

May 17, 2022

Immorality has come to an end and we’re celebrating with clips from all episodes to Mother Teresa by Dead Sara. See ya later crime junkies!!

Marjorie’s Case 1938

May 10, 2022

Marjorie goes missing while she is picking wildflowers behind a boulder.

Mary’s Case 1954

May 10, 2022

Mary goes missing when she is 7 months pregnant.

Barbara’s Case 1950

May 10, 2022

Barbara Kelley and her boyfriend named Henry Baird are suspected to have been murdered by Gayle Irish.

Mimi’s Case 1949

May 10, 2022

Mimi Boomhower disappeared in Los Angeles in August of 1949.

Lorraine’s Case 1948

May 10, 2022

Lorraine Judith Chance’s disappearance has never been solved since 1948.

Dorothy’s Case 1910

May 10, 2022

Dorothy Arnold disappeared on a walk-through Central Park after shopping on December 12, 1910. Her case remains unsolved.

Baseball Feature

May 8, 2022

Kaelin Kehm interviews seniors on the varsity baseball team, with a few special guests, to celebrate the class of 2022. (Full Version)  

Sunset-original photography by Kaelin Kehm

Return of Happiness

May 2, 2022

What does a 'return of happiness' mean to you? Submit your artwork and writing now for K-Scope's May challenge!

Mathias P.R. Reding-pexels photos

Fun Fact

May 2, 2022

The Lily-of-the-Valley is associated with feminine qualities such as rebirth, motherhood, kindness, humility, purity and sweetness. Lily of the valley is thought to bring luck in love and symbolizes happiness,...

Anna Nekrashevich-pexels photos


May 2, 2022

Remember to submit artwork and writing for our May challenge here!

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May Inspiration

May 2, 2022

Hello artists and writers! This month’s challenge is: Return of Happiness Create artwork and writing using what has sparked your ‘return of happiness’ this May.   Fun Fact: The...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2022

April 22, 2022

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio that celebrates the history and cultural significance of rock music and honors the contributions of those who have played an important role...

The Breakdown: April 2022

April 19, 2022

In this edition of the breakdown, we learn about river safety, student athlete commits, school academic trips, new movies to watch, the T5 street race, and more.

Review: ‘The Lost City’

April 16, 2022

A quick review of The Lost City from Kaelin Kehm that includes actors, characters, and a summary of the film.

True Crime: Why Are People So Obsessed With It?

True Crime: Why Are People So Obsessed With It?

April 13, 2022

Are you compelled to become more knowledgeable about serial killers and unsolved mysteries? Whether you are or not, audiences around the world have found their thirst for real-life thriller entertainment...

Tranquility-original artwork by Jack Johnston

Acoustic Spring

March 31, 2022

Check out this acoustic spring playlist on Spotify, that is perfect for listening while creating artwork and writing!

A Sign of Spring-original photography by Ayana Owen

Hello Spring

March 31, 2022

Hello artists and writers! This month’s challenge is: Hello Spring Create artwork and writing using spring as your inspiration. Our literary arts magazine is looking forward to seeing your submissions!!

March Breakdown 2022

March 15, 2022

In this edition of the Breakdown, Luke Ewert shares this months top stories.

Classic Rock

Classic Rock

March 1, 2022

Check out this classic rock playlist on Spotify, that is perfect for listening while creating artwork and writing!

Break Throughs-original painting by Kaelin Kehm

March Inspiration

March 1, 2022

Hello artists and writers! This month’s challenge is: How Does Music Make You Feel? Create artwork and writing using music as your inspiration! Our literary arts magazine is looking forward...


[Photo] Jolly & Bundy

February 27, 2022

X-Files-original oil pastel artwork by Kaelin Kehm

X-Files-love of art and writing

February 10, 2022

This oil pastel piece is inspired by the tv show the X-Files.

2021 Year in Review Breakdown

January 31, 2022

2021 was full of crazy weather, hybrid school, college admission worry, and so much more. The breakdown staff takes a look back at this year and remembers many of the top stories.

New Moon-original painting by Kaelin Kehm


January 31, 2022

Check out this light academia playlist on Spotify, that is perfect for daydreaming, an unfinished book, soft sunlight and a fresh pot of tea.

a rainy sunrise-original artwork by 	Kenna-Elysia Jones

Art & Writing

January 31, 2022

For the love-choose your favorite artwork and writing to submit to our literary arts magazine this February. Note: Your pieces can be from past and present and do not need to be Valentine’s Day themed. K-Scope...

Golden-original photography by Ellie Woehl

February Inspiration

January 31, 2022

Everyone knows the month of February for Valentine’s Day! This February, Kaleidoscope celebrates its love for artwork and writing- With our challenge called: For the love of art and writing! Share...

Kaleidoscope’s 2021 Student Submission Review

January 8, 2022

Ringing in 2022 with artwork submitted by students in 2021. Happy New Year and our literary arts magazine is looking forward to seeing new submissions from students! Featuring original instrumentals by...

Blue-original photography by Kaelin Kehm

Snow 50

January 3, 2022

Listen to these songs when writing, painting, sketching- and get creative ideas for our snow-theme this January for K-SCOPE! Click here to listen to the 50 best snow songs. Looking forward to seeing...

Snow Daze

January 3, 2022

Woah! Notice how much it snowed over Winter Break? We are ringing in the New Year for 2022 with artistic interpretations of snow, snow day stories/experiences, and photography from the snow after...

Looking Glass-original photography by Kaelin Kehm

January Inspiration

January 3, 2022

Hello artists and writers! The New Year means new art and writing! We are looking for snow-themed art and writing from students this January. Have any pictures of the snow from Winter Break? Submit...

Happy December Artists & Writers!

Happy December Artists & Writers!

December 13, 2021

K-SCOPE is taking submissions through December 31st for their December inspiration. Our school's literary arts magazine is featuring artwork & writing themed to outer-space. This means stars, planets,...

The Den Improv Troupe

December 2, 2021

A behind the scenes look at an improv rehearsal with an interview from Artistic Director and Educator for Infinite Improv, Eric Nepom.

November Breakdown 2021

November 30, 2021

In this edition of The Breakdown, hosted by James Webster and Zoe Leisey, updates on the local weather, traffic and sports, as well as the thanksgiving edition of word on the street and a review on the...

Space-Worthy Playlist

Space-Worthy Playlist

November 29, 2021

Listen to these songs when writing, painting, sketching- and get creative ideas for our intergalactic theme this December for K-SCOPE! Click here to see the “Astronaut’s perfect playlist”. Looking...

Whats Your Zodiac?

What’s Your Zodiac?

November 29, 2021

Want to find your zodiac symbol? Match your birthday with the matching zodiac sign. Then look up a picture and see what your zodiac looks like in constellation form! This may be something to inspire...

Fireworks Galaxy

December Inspiration

November 29, 2021

Hello artists and writers! We are looking for galactic artwork and writing from students this December. Looking for inspiration? With Christmas just around the corner, our new December inspiration...

November Rain

November 27, 2021

November is coming to a close along with Thanksgiving break. Taking notice throughout the month, we have been experiencing multiple rainstorms that have affected sports, state parks, artists, and drivers. This...

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Weather Report

November 1, 2021

November means a new month= new submissions from students! We are looking for refreshing artwork and writing from students this November. Looking for inspiration? Living in Oregon, means throughout...

The Invisible Man-original watercolor painting by Kaelin Kehm

November Submissions

November 1, 2021

Now that October has come to a close and The Spooky Season challenge has ended, we are looking for any artwork and writing that you have to submit. Excited to see all of the new artwork and writing that...

Halloween Horror Nights

October 28, 2021

Kaelin Kehm hosts her Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 documentary with original instrumentals by Stevie Wideman. Halloween Horror Nights is an event that takes place at both Universal Studios...

October Breakdown 2021

October 25, 2021

The newest Breakdown hosted by Kaelin Kehm features a sports update from Meg Devall and Luke Ewert, an update on the ongoing construction from Lily Frazier, a Word on the Street to find out what students...

New Moon-original painting by Kaelin Kehm

New Moon-The Spooky Season

October 22, 2021

New Moon-original poem by Kaelin Kehm   No light from The moon In sight Within the Midnight ocean That is the sky A sea of darkness Yet with waves of Orange and blue As...

Among Us-original watercolor painting by Kaelin Kehm

Among Us-The Spooky Season

October 19, 2021

The Spooky Season is "Among Us". Continue to submit you artwork and writing. Every piece that I have received so far has been beautiful and told an October story. This challenge ends at midnight...

Attic Whispers-original photography by Kaelin Kehm

Attic Whispers-The Spooky Season

October 19, 2021

Enter the attic if you dare. Continue to submit your artwork and writing now for The Spooky Season.    

Magic Mystery-original fog photography by Kaelin Kehm

Magic Mystery-The Spooky Season

October 17, 2021

More creepy, October fog anyone?

Mystic Magic-original fog photography by Kaelin Kehm

Mystic Magic-The Spooky Season

October 17, 2021

Did anybody else notice this creepy, October fog?    

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The Spooky Season

October 11, 2021

Remember to submit your Halloween/Fall themed artwork, poetry, photography and short stories. I am challenging myself for the whole month of October to post student art and writing. Show me what you...

Hi-8 Camcorder Blur Trees

Maryland Forest

October 11, 2021

original photography by Kaelin Kehm Fun Fact: The Blair Witch Project (1999) took place in Burkittsville, Maryland. Kaelin Kehm was inspired by the artistry behind a "Maryland Forest" when observing...

Fear in the Forest -original artwork by Kaelin Kehm

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

October 11, 2021

*Themed to The Blair Witch Project (1999)*   Maryland Nights     The leaves crunch beneath  My feet as I walk  Through the forest and Feel every breath of the Wind- So...

Mask Up Lions! -original digital artwork by Kaelin Kehm

A Collection Of Back To School Poetry

October 6, 2021

A collection of four original poems written by author, Kaelin Kehm, to celebrate the beginning of the school year and the things we missed at West Linn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Welcome back lions!!         Mask,...

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