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The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


Katherine Stallard, WLHSnow Staff

An experienced and ready music writer is joining the WLHSNow team. Katherine Stallard is a senior who writes for two music magazines outside of school, “takes pride in knowing a lot about music.” Although Katherine is no stranger to WLHSnow after taking broadcast last year, she is taking on a new challenge by writing on this year’s journalism team.
“I like music so much, it's really fun for me. Sometimes I have to prioritize school, but it is really fun for me.” Katherine does say “it is hard sometimes and to write a lot of reviews,” but she is always up to pushing herself.
Her passion stems from growing up in a house full of music. “My house is never quiet. Even though I’m an only child, my house is always full of noise from either the radio, CDs, or playing through my speakers.” Despite not being paid for her contributions, Katherine said she does it because she loves the music and the idea that all music “means something.”
It is clear that writing isn't a chore for her and and that she does it for the fun, bringing an air of experience to the team, while still willing to learn. Earning herself title of Arts and Culture Editor, Katherine plans to push herself out of her comfort zone and write not only arts stories but whatever comes her way. Look out for work from Katherine on this year's WLHSNow site and our newspaper The Amplifier. “I think that there is a lot of work to be done here, and I can’t wait to help out,” Katherine said.

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Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
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Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
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Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
April 24, 2018

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The Garden flourishes in aftermath of new album

Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
April 17, 2018

Strong, loud, and emblazoned, The Garden’s new 12 song album is coming in hot with another smashing amount of fast-paced tunes. Small, underground band The Garden, finally released their well awaited...

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ACLU of Oregon sues ICE

Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
April 10, 2018

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, also known by the popular acronym ICE, found itself under fire for targeting Oregon residents after a recent amount of problematic ICE encounters with Oregon...

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Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
March 6, 2018

Inspired by a popular YouTube phenomena started by creator Lexie Lombard, "What High Schoolers are Wearing" videos are popping up all over the platform. Usually created by students of the schools, these...

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‘Black Panther’ is on the climb

Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
February 26, 2018

In a consistently whitewashed Hollywood, people of color are often dramatically underrepresented. Roles that could be given to POCs are given to white actors. If POCs are in fact cast, the key roles are...

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“The Greatest Showman”: is it the greatest show on earth?

Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor
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In a cynical day and age, filmmakers and film critics wonder about the legitimacy of modern day musicals in modern day Hollywood. “The Greatest Showman” is rapidly proving that theory wrong, as the...

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Katherine Stallard and Haven Lee
January 24, 2018

     Gender biases have managed to integrate into many things in our society. There is even such thing as a ‘pink tax’, called so because of the color that adorns most girls packaging,...

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Chasing across the atlantic

Katherine Stallard, WLHSnow Staff
November 29, 2017

Bold and dark Australian alternative band Chase Atlantic, after releasing a multitude of extended play records (EPs), has finally dropped a 14 track self-titled album and is touring the United States...

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Katherine Stallard, WLHSnow Staff
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Kenny Ewbank is one of the newest editions to our math department, and recently moved from San Jose, Calif. As a graduate of Georgetown University for his undergraduate, and Stanford University for his...

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Katherine Stallard, WLHSnow Staff
November 2, 2017

Pop powerhouse, Walk The Moon, awoke from their two year musical slumber this last week with a powerful new single called “One Foot,” that sets a new tone for their upcoming album release. “What...

Aleks Brooks

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Katherine Stallard, Staff Reporter
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I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Aleks Paul Brooks, freshman, about his summer and how he feels about school starting.   Q: “Did you have the opportunity to go anywhere this...

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