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

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Kara Elizeh, Reporter

Kara, junior, has a passion for journalism. It is her favorite class, and the 16 year old loves Amplifier. She enjoys writing about sports and features. During her freshman year she took Journalism 1 and then decided she wouldn’t take it the next year. Kara regretted that decision, and returned to the class this year. It seems that she isn’t the only one in her family with an excitement over writing; her sister is currently looking for jobs as a journalist. When she is not buried deep into her studies, she loves being a normal teenager. Kara enjoys hanging with friends, and rooting on the Timbers and Blazers. Her family is going to Iran this year, which she will be detailing in upcoming articles. She’s going there to visit her family and for a wedding.

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Mock Trial team prepares for worldwide tournament

Kara Elizeh
October 11, 2012

The Mock Trial team has begun preparations to compete in a worldwide competition in New York City starting Oct 23. The Mock Trial Team is one of the elite 32 teams that were asked to apply in hopes of...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is no average teen movie

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is no average teen movie

Kara Elizeh
October 11, 2012

    Heartfelt coming-of-age movies come nowhere close to being as sincere and honest as they want to be. Normally these movies try to paint the protagonist as a shy, glasses-wearing “nerd” who only...

“The Possession” scares up nothing new

Kara Elizeh
October 1, 2012

Horror movies about demonic possessions are a dime a dozen, especially after the overnight success of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. “The Possession” is the latest installment in the long...

Summer movies and concerts: August

Kara Elizeh
June 11, 2012

As August, the warmest month of the year, rolls around, school has been out for almost two straight months. By this time, going to the mall and lounging by the pool has become a mundane routine. To help...

SAT not a valid source for student knowledge

Kara Elizeh
May 31, 2012

It's a rite of passage for many college bound juniors: taking the four-hour long Scholastic Assessment Test, known simply as the S.A.T. Taking the S.A.T. has become a sort of tradition in the process of...

West Linn junior-senior duo continues their domination at girls tennis State tournament

Kara Elizeh
May 17, 2012

A big win at state and a doubles championship at districts has left Emily Erbin, senior, and Macie Coronel, junior, set to compete in the girls tennis quarterfinals at state after a 6-1 and 6-3 win against...

UK boy band One Direction takes over America

UK boy band One Direction takes over America

Kara Elizeh
April 11, 2012

A little over a month ago, thousands of teenage girls flocked to New York City to catch a glimpse of the new pop phenomenon that has taken America by storm: One Direction. Their first concert in America...

New mirrors in dance room provided by grants

New mirrors in dance room provided by grants

Kara Elizeh
March 21, 2012

While dancing, it is important to be able to see yourself to make sure you're hitting all the right moves and not making any crucial mistakes, according to Nikki Stroup, dance teacher and cheer coach....

West Linn softball looks to redeem themselves after tough playoff loss

Kara Elizeh
March 16, 2012

The West Linn Lions Softball team is looking for a better result after last year's disappointing loss in the first round of the State playoffs. Under head coach Jamie LeVeque, the Lions are hoping that...

The Vow proposes romance but falls short

“The Vow” proposes romance but falls short

Kara Elizeh
February 22, 2012

“The Vow” starts off with a basic romantic drama premise: can true love conquer all, even in light of all the major obstacles in the way?  The movie answers this question in cliché and stereotypical...

Vallograms sing to Andre To

Kara Elizeh
February 14, 2012

In 2nd period today, female members of the Jazz choir came to sing Vallograms to students as part of a fundraiser that they held last week. Andre To, staff photographer, was one of the lucky recipients...

West Linn soaked with five inches of rain in six days

West Linn soaked with five inches of rain in six days

Kara Elizeh
January 31, 2012

With snow and the incessant downpour of rain, West Linn has received over five inches of rain. This posed a problem for many West Linn residents as they have experienced the side effects of all this rain:...

Tory Smith

WLHS mom catches burglar wearing daughter’s clothes

Kara Elizeh
January 11, 2012

On Jan. 5, Tory Smith, junior, and Jacky Smith, freshman, received the shock of their lives when a stranger walked into their house, attempting to burglarize them. Chad McIntyre, 25, first entered the...

Girls basketball debuts new roster, keeps playoff dream alive

Girls’ basketball debuts new roster, keeps playoff dream alive

Kara Elizeh
January 9, 2012

The girls’ basketball team is making its mission this season to advance past the first round of the state playoffs. After a painful loss against Clackamas in the playoffs last season, the Lions are seeking...

Lord leaves WLHS for Oregon City

Lord leaves WLHS for Oregon City

Kara Elizeh
November 15, 2011

It was announced that history teacher Mike Lord will be leaving West Linn High School for another position at Oregon City High School. Lord sent out a memo to staff announcing his decision to transfer...

Love and warmth back home in Iran

Kara Elizeh
October 5, 2011

My family and I have been in Iran for four full days, but it still feels so surreal. Meeting my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins for the first time had such an unreal quality to it because I...

Going back home: the trip of a lifetime (Part 1)

Kara Elizeh
September 29, 2011

It’s slowly setting in: my trip to Iran is now mere days away. The trip that has been looming over my head since early August is now becoming a fast and hard reality. Up until this point, I never took...

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