The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Lillian Gottschling

Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor-in-Chief

Lily Gottschling, senior, is the Copy Editor-in-Chief for wlhsNOW.com. She loves writing reviews, features, and opinions. She is also a co-host of the West Linn Book Nook podcast. Outside of this, she loves to read, paint, and spend time with her dog. This year, she looks forward to adding to her portfolio and making news magazines with her Co-Editors-in-Chief.

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In an Oct. 31 dress rehearsal, actors prepare for the upcoming opening night of Matilda: The Musical.

[Photo] Setting the stage for success

November 18, 2022

In an Oct. 31 dress rehearsal, actors prepare for the upcoming opening night of "Matilda: The Musical."

Ava Neudeck performs “Naughty” from “Matilda” at a dress rehearsal on Oct. 31.

The making of ‘Matilda’

November 14, 2022

The 2021-2022 theater season brought to the stage “Pirates of Penzance,” “This Random World,” and the traditional “Shorts” performances. Following the conclusion of the season came the...

October Breakdown 2022

October 27, 2022

In this edition of The Breakdown, Molly Lundstrom and Rachel Han discuss the successful start to the girls' soccer season, introduce four wlhsNOW staff reporters who discuss their stories found on wlhsNOW,...

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, teachers were given “Grading for Equity” and encouraged to use its lessons in their own classes.

‘Grading for Equity’

October 5, 2022

Going into the 2022-2023 school year, students and teachers were likely anticipating a year different from any other. It was the first school year since 2019 that began in a typical fashion— late Aug.,...

Nola Carstairs poses with her piece, Untitled which won her an honorable mention at the Clackamas ESD Art Show.

‘I just fell in love with it’

June 7, 2022

The Clackamas Education Service District Regional Art Show took place in late March and early April of 2022. With the support of Diane Gauthier, Art II teacher, five students submitted their original work:...

“I think every person with a uterus deserves the right to choose when and how they want to have children,” Shevlin said.

‘Empathy above all else’

May 6, 2022

In lieu of the upcoming decision in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Americans have been waiting in suspense to hear about the future of abortion rights in the U.S....

Ottessa Moshfeghs My Year of Rest and Relaxation, which was published in 2018, has become a pillar of media in millennial fiction.

‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’

April 14, 2022

The millennial fiction genre of literature has become an increasingly influential presence on the internet in the past few years, specifically on sites such as TikTok and Instagram. While authors like...

Daddys Home album by St. Vincent

Daddy’s Home – St. Vincent (Best Alternative Music Album)

April 6, 2022

As a modern chameleon in music, Annie Clark has been a staple of the rock genre for nearly two decades under the pseudonym St. Vincent. From her first album “Marry Me” to her most recent work “Daddy’s...

Jubilee album cover by Japanese Breakfast

Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast (Best Alternative Music Album)

April 6, 2022

With the release of her debut novel, “Crying in H Mart”, 2021 seemed to already be a banner year for Michelle Zauner. Earlier in the year, Zauner had announced a new album under her musical moniker,...

The 2022 Grammys will take place on Sunday, Apr. 3 at 5 p.m.

[Photo] The year in music: A look at some Grammy nominated albums of 2022

April 6, 2022

The 2022 Grammys will take place on Sunday, Apr. 3 at 5 p.m.

Live updates: Ukraine-Russia War

Live updates: Ukraine-Russia War

February 25, 2022

As of Mar. 7, the staff of wlhsNOW.com has suspended producing live updates for the time being. Read more wlhsNOW Ukraine-Russia coverage here.  As the events of the current war between Russia and...

Joan Didion permanently changed the world of writing, reading, and journalism.

Remembering Joan Didion

January 5, 2022

On Dec. 23, 2021, news regarding the death of Joan Didion broke, causing a flurry of commemorations, remembrances, and tributes to the writer. Didion’s impact on the landscape of modern journalism cannot...

Gracing the cover of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, Swift dons her iconic red lipstick.

A mosaic masterpiece

December 8, 2021

As an amalgamation of harrowing heartbreak, all-encompassing jubilance, new beginnings, youthful vibrance, and wounding nostalgia, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is an album for dreamers and cynics alike....

Steve Davala, science teacher, has written five books since he began teaching in 2001.

Diving into a new adventure

March 24, 2021

Two years ago, Steve Davala published the final novel in his “Soulkind” series, a project he began in 2001. Known by many as a chemistry teacher, Davala pursued his dreams of becoming an author. He...

On the cover of her second album, Bridgers stands in the middle of the California desert in her trademark skeleton costume.

Hidden in plain sight

March 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers entered the music scene with resounding force when she released “Stranger in the Alps” in 2017. Making a name for herself, Bridgers went on to collaborate with the likes of Connor Oberst,...

Twilight tells a story of a girl trapped between two worlds, the real one and the one of the boy she loves.

‘Twilight’

February 24, 2021

Published in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s debut novel, “Twilight”, instantly secured the attention of fans of forbidden love stories, providing the classic trope with a twist. With the recent release...

Spooky book recommendations to get you into the Halloween spirit

Spooky book recommendations to get you into the Halloween spirit

October 29, 2020

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley In a series of letters to his sister, Robert Walton, the captain of a ship going to the North Pole, he recounts his journey when traveling. He meets Victor Frankenstein,...

Ella Notdurft loves making masks with fun patterns in all different styles and sizes to fit everybody.

Masking up in style

October 27, 2020

Quarantine has been a time in which many people have honed in on their skills as well as developed new ones. Ella Notdurft, senior, chose to start her own mask company, naming it Sun and Moon Masks.  Notdurft...

Infographic by Lily Gottschling

Challenges faced by marginalized communities in the age of COVID-19

October 5, 2020

With the current pandemic, studies by the World Economic Fund have come out showing which groups are being affected the most. As the death toll reaches over 200,000 in the U.S., as of September 24, patterns...

Associated Student Body members stir up the spirits of the crowd at the 6A football semifinals

New football coach promises a bright future

May 24, 2020

As of late January 2020, West Linn announced the hiring of Keanon Lowe as a new football coach, following the retirement of Coach Chris Miller, which was announced earlier this school year. Lowe spoke...

The senior lot full of cars at 10:00 a.m, an hour and a half after school starts.

Overcrowded parking: crisis or first world problem?

February 22, 2020

In America, receiving a car for your 16th birthday is a quintessential rite of passage for teenagers across the country, and in a wealthy community like West Linn, teenagers with cars are no rarity. Though...

West Linn protesters gather while Nikki Rudnick, senior, talks about her fears on climate change.

[Photo] Update on climate strike: How has it helped?

December 13, 2019

West Linn protesters gather while Nikki Rudnick, senior, talks about her fears on climate change.

CLOSE TO HOME. Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and Autumn Peltier, Nikki Rudnick was inspired to bring the climate strikes to a local level, with the hopes of spreading awareness.

[Photo] Striking for the future

September 21, 2019

CLOSE TO HOME. Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and Autumn Peltier, Nikki Rudnick was inspired to bring the climate strikes to a local level, with the hopes of spreading awareness.

Students lead the first United Club meeting of the school year on Sept. 18.

By the students, for the students

September 27, 2019

After a slew of racially-targeted incidents on campus in 2014, United Club was formed by teachers Jackie Hamm, Dan Julian, and Alex Close. Its purpose: to be a platform for students to express their thoughts...

JSA club members debate about how much, if at all, the government should pay for citizens medical bills.

[Photo] JSA optimistic for new year

September 26, 2019

JSA club members debate about how much, if at all, the government should pay for citizens' medical bills.

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