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


Lauren Sexton

Lauren Sexton, Sports Editor

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Club members of BSU served food as people made their way down the line, choosing what they wanted on their plate.

Celebrating Black History Month

Lauren Sexton, Sports Editor
February 8, 2024

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted an event on Feb. 7. The goal was to highlight black figures and showcase the month's importance. The event took place after school...

Advised by Thomas Darren, the Writing Club meets every Wednesday and Friday during lunch in room E106.

Writing beyond the classroom

Lauren Sexton, Sports Editor
December 13, 2023

After being introduced and available to all students, the new Writing Club provides students with time dedicated to individual writing. Beginning in October, the club meets every Wednesday and Friday during...

Athey Creeks new view

Athey Creek’s new view

Lauren Sexton, Sports Editor
October 18, 2023

Athey Creek Middle School has been moved to Willamette Falls Dr. and opened its doors on Aug. 29 when this school year began. The old Athey Creek building is now home to Riverside High School, a new addition...

New school counselor Rick Ruddell is located in room G120 in the main office.

Featuring the counseling office

Lauren Sexton, Sports Editor
September 26, 2023

There are several new staff members this year at the high school, including Rick Ruddell, counselor for students with last names starting from letters Mf—Se. Ruddell joined the staff this year as Greg...

To give a complete overview of the season, wlhsNOW staff hosted a mens soccer media day, which included portraits in the photo studio and individual interviews with the players. Scroll below to see each player’s profile, which explains each players’ backstory and individual outlook on the season.

Getting to know the 2023 mens soccer team

Fourteen players from last year’s roster are returning. After finishing last year losing in the first round, the mens soccer team believes continuity is the key to success. Miles Miller, junior, is a...

As Taylor Bell transitions into cosmetology, she gains experience 
through her job at Mane and Co. hair salon.

Seniors begin their journey to individual career paths

Lauren Sexton, Staff Reporter
June 13, 2023

As summer approaches, seniors are expected to make their post-high school decisions. However, for some, the path of college is not the most suitable. The seniors listed below are choosing to take their...

In Maddax Woods, there are two main paths to take. Dorothys Library Trail brings walkers toward the West Linn Library, while the other trail goes along the Willamette River.

Sunny days ahead: five local outdoor spaces

Lauren Sexton, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2023

As summer approaches and the sun starts peeking over the clouds, spending time outside can become more appealing. The options of what to do outside can range from getting a bite to eat to hiking a trail....

Students sit on the gym floor as they listen to 
the speaker of the day and discuss with their group of friends.

[Photo] ‘Finding Christian community’

April 20, 2023

Students sit on the gym floor as they listen to the speaker of the day and discuss with their group of friends.

Local bulletin boards are a great place to find volunteer opportunities.

Top five places to volunteer locally

Lauren Sexton, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2023

With summer break just around the corner, schedules will open up, allowing time to participate in local activities. Throughout the city, volunteer opportunities are available at numerous different locations....

Vanessa Partida, junior, will be the vice president  for the 2023-24 school year.

Unlocking community

Lauren Sexton, Staff Reporter
April 10, 2023

Running in countless high schools around the country, Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides opportunities to volunteer around communities. The West Linn Key Club has been...

Lovingly local

Lovingly local

Lauren Sexton, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2023

All around the town of West Linn, local shops can be found dripping with history and stories. Here is a small collection of the town's locally-owned businesses. Wishing Well Flowers Recently celebrating...

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