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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

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Kaelyn Jones

Kaelyn Jones, Lifestyle Editor

Outside of school, Kaelyn Jones, sophomore, spends most of her time in nature. She’s passionate about environmental science and takes part in a variety of outdoor activities. She frequently participates in hiking trips, bouldering, and soccer. She is a participant of the CTE environmental sciences club, and involves herself in the various field trips and environmental restoration projects.

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Measure 114 aims to reduce gun violence rates in Oregon by banning the sale of large-capacity magazines and installing mandatory background checks before firearm purchases.

Firearm regulations cause controversy

December 7, 2022

As mass shootings and other forms of gun violence rates rise, gun control continues to be a strongly debated subject. In 2022, the CDC reported 45,222 gun related deaths in the U.S. So far in 2022, the...

Spectators watch as Chris McCoy sets up for his next pass in the party bowl during his winning run.

It rolls in the family

September 12, 2022

This year marks Tanner Creek Skate Park’s 20 year anniversary. To celebrate, Kaleb Brusa, who organized and helped host the event, teamed up with multiple skate shops to host Skate Jam, an all-inclusive...

CTE Club field trip working with ecologist Laura Guderyahn in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Mary S. Young’s invasive species crisis

May 11, 2022

One of Oregon’s defining features is the dedication to its natural environment. This year, the Oregon Department of Forestry gave $725,000 to eight forest collaboratives across the state. These funds...

Preparing for their debut performance at the May Day celebration, freshman Connor Beck, Dylan Smith, and Nigel Cross make up the three piece garage rock trio Midsommar.

May Day features up and coming student band

April 28, 2022

The annual May Day celebration will be taking place Friday, April 29. Alongside various other festivities such as shortened class periods, the May Pole, and the May Court’s crowning, the talent show...

Portland responds to Ukraine

Portland responds to Ukraine

April 13, 2022

Across the world, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked outrage. Oregon is no exception; according to recent census numbers, more than 20,000 Oregonians and 60,000 Washingtonians report having Ukrainian...

Three of Tatyana Ostanpenkos paintings, including a mural that she was commissioned for (bottom right)

Ukrainian-Oregonian artist raises thousands for Ukraine

March 30, 2022

Tatyana Ostapenko is an independent artist based in Portland, Ore. She was born and raised in Soviet Ukraine, later moving to the United States and earning a BFA in Studio Practice from Portland State...

Kyle Jensen, senior, member of the Math Honor Society, after students voted to pie him in addition to four teachers.

Students come together to raise funds for Ukraine

March 16, 2022

Students are no strangers to standing up for what they believe in. From organizing public Black Lives Matter protests to walkouts in honor of the Columbine Shooting to protesting health curriculums in...

As tensions between Ukraine and Russia reach the international conscience, it is important to have the right information.

Staying informed on Ukraine

March 1, 2022

After weeks of rising tensions, Russia officially invaded Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24. Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, stated in a video address that 137 Ukrainian civilians and military personnel...

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