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


Mackenzie Krish

Mackenzie Krish, Staff Reporter

When she’s not out rafting in the Snake River, or working on homework, Mackenzie Krish, junior is reading a new book, or writing an article. She began reading chapter books like Junie B. Jones in first grade. After picking up the book, “Ways To Live Forever” by Sally Nicholls, she was hooked.

It was the first book I read where I had to find the happy ending,” Krish said. “It wasn't just predictably there like all the other books I'd read so far.” Her current favorite books include the “Catcher in the Rye” and the “Grapes of Wrath.”

Later, Krish came to appreciate the art of writing as well, but through hard times. In middle school, the avid reader and writer faced hell-like problems that greatly affected her. Krish used writing as a way to escape the chaos of her struggling friends.

However, it was not picking up a book or overcoming life’s obstacles that influenced Krish to take journalism, it was a popular T.V show named the “Gilmore Girls.” The main female lead, Rory Gilmore majored in journalism at Yale, and that appealed to Krish.  

“It was a very pivotal T.V show in my life,” said Krish. “As a little kid, I just idolized her [Rory]. As a result, I thought journalism was the best option for a major.” As a sophomore, Krish realized there was one class that combined reading, writing and the “Gilmore Girls” into one: journalism.

“I like journalism because it’s a lot more writing, compared to yearbook,” Krish said. Now, as a junior, Krish takes two AP classes, participates in several clubs, like Model U.N, and enjoys learning about history and language. With a strong work ethic and a drive to learn, she’s achieved a perfect 4.0 G.P.A.

In the future, Krish hopes to attend Yale University and major in journalism, history or language but for now, she looks forward to her first year of writing for WLHSNow.

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Trailing Off

Mackenzie Krish, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2015

The Haunted Trail at Mary S. Young Park has been a fun way to entertain students on Halloween for half a decade. The trails were created largely to occupy teens anxious to tepee houses and give refuge...

Aden Kirschner and Eric Nepom, professional actors and improvisers from Portland, lead improv workshops available for all students after school. The Improv Troupe meets twice a week throughout Oct., culminating in two performances on Nov. 13 and 14.

Extemporaneous October

Mackenzie Krish, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2015

With Twenty minutes for warm-ups and no script to go off of,  every decision the actor makes has to be executed with confidence. Public speaking is a common fear for some, however, Laurel Sleeper, junior,...

Nathan Sykes tops Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with new single, Kiss Me Quick, off his debut album. The album, set to release this August, will have a more classic, motown feel than Sykes’ songs in The Wanted.

Nathan Sykes’ new single is a hit

Mackenzie Krish, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2015

Most well known for his time in English-Irish boyband "The Wanted," Nathan Sykes is not unfamiliar with stardom. He was recognized for his vocal talent as early as six years old. Sykes won several competitions,...

Editorial Staff holds their award-of-excellence winning poster board with renowned yearbook consultant, Steve Kent. The editors attended a three day camp at Willamette University in Salem to solidify this year’s book.

Yearbook Staff is the heart and soul of NorthWest camp

Mackenzie Krish, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2015

This year’s yearbook editorial staff is ready to change the way the school is remembered for generations. The staff feels extra prepared because of the Yearbooks Northwest summer camp at Willamette University...

Hitting theaters 9/25, “The Intern” stars Anne Hathaway and Robert de Niro. The duo worked well together as coworkers in the comedy and as actors.

“The Intern” Excites Over-50 Crowd

Mackenzie Krish, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2015

In line at Regal Cinemas in Bridgeport, I stood behind four moviegoers who paid with the senior discount for tickets to to see “The Intern.” After making it into the theater, the demographic reflected...

Todd Jones, social studies teacher, hosts Model U.N. every Wednesday at lunch. The students in Model U.N. this year will represent Sierra Leone and Australia in a conference that taking place in Eugene.

State of Community

MacKenzie Krish, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2014

From the Ebola-plagued villages of Sierra Leone and the heat of the Australian Outback to an air-conditioned classroom, Model U.N., advised by social studies teacher Todd Jones, covers countless global...

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