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

Matilda Milner

Matilda Milner, Co-Editor-in-chief

Matilda Milner, senior, has been on the wlhsNOW staff since the first day of her freshman year of high school. Rising through the ranks, she has now arrived at the role of co-editor-in-chief alongside her longtime friend and classmate Skylar Moore. Through her time in student journalism, she has gained a passion for activism, pursuing truth and justice, and above all, teaching. 

 

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The Oregon Convention Center has been devoted to administering COVID-19 vaccines. Within one visit, patients can receive the vaccine and set up an appointment for a second dose. Brooklyn Foody noted the ease of getting vaccinated at the Convention Center, saying, “They have a really efficient way of just getting everyone through and making sure we were all masked up and distanced, and so I got in and out in a half hour at the very latest.

Healthy optimism

March 8, 2021

The FDA approval of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has opened the door to new possibilities. West Linn-Wilsonville schools are reopening, sports are resuming, and CDC guidelines are adjusting.  The...

As the sun peeks over the horizon, seniors reconnect with their peers and absorb the scenery.

Chasing normalcy

September 7, 2020

Pandemic related cancellations have left rising seniors in somewhat of an event vacuum. Celebrations and gatherings one by one have been replaced with virtual events and zoom calls. However, when time...

Mystery Show” is available on Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.

Preserving whimsy and wonder

April 14, 2020

In the world of high-stakes self isolation that Covid-19 has imposed, days can feel lackluster, monotonous, and dare I say boring. Even before the frenzy of Zoom meetings and long days at home, it was...

Parked on the track, the Chick-fil-A vendor makes its first reappearance at the game against Lake Oswego, after an accident kept it from being present at two consecutive home games.

“No ill will”

November 8, 2019

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club’s Oct. 30 Instagram post began conversations about the appropriateness of a vendor present at home football games. The comment section of the post served as grounds...

Neuman addresses civil discourse

November 7, 2019

In a statement on the Nov. 5 Live Roar, principal Gregory Neuman solidified administration stance on demonstrations planned for Friday, Nov. 8. 

Regardless of how many class periods a district offers, the number of credits requited to earn a diploma in Oregon remains: 24.

Reimagining high school

September 28, 2019

24: the number of credits needed to graduate. 24: the number of classes offered for a full-time student over the four years of high school. However, students are breaking out of their six-period constraints,...

Los Angeles teachers rally at a recent strike.

Photo courtesy Christian Dixon

School to be cancelled May 8 due to teacher ‘day of action’

April 17, 2019

Classes will not meet during next month’s professional growth Wednesday as a result of a vote taken at Monday night’s special school board meeting. Staff throughout the district plan to participate...

Fingers stretched to preserve palms from sticky glue, club founder Morgan Misra lays paper mache on model planets.

‘Equal parts science and fun’

February 26, 2019

There is no shortage of student organized clubs, with 26 listed on the club board. Clubs are promoted to students through announcements over the Live Roar, or the club fair at the beginning of the school...

A heated conversation on Twitter served as a catalyst for a discussion on school culture to be held Thursday.

Staff, students to hold forum addressing marginalization

January 30, 2019

Administration has taken action to address marginalization and bullying in an open forum scheduled for Thursday at lunch, according to an email from Annie Kaiser, ASB adviser. Kaiser, along with administrators,...

Democrats win supermajorities

Democrats win supermajorities

November 8, 2018

Oregon Democrats won a supermajority of ⅗ in the senate. Voter turnout was about 60 percent, while it only reached approximately 49 percent in the last midterm elections in 2014. This increased rate...

Consumer’s responsibility

Consumer’s responsibility

October 16, 2018

The past week has been a kick in the gut, leaving the American people with the wind knocked out of them. Whether a political junkie or a casual observer of the news, the name Brett Kavanaugh would...

Administration announces new evacuation policy

Administration announces new evacuation policy

September 12, 2018

School safety has been a hot topic in recent years. Changes to school entrances and exit policy occurred over the summer, with a new lock system and front entry way added. Another change has recently been...

Hundreds of protesters have taken over the Portland Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters. Protests began on June 19, in reaction to the Trump administrations policy of separating migrant children from their families.

Protesters occupy Portland ICE facility

July 17, 2018

This story may contain language some readers find offensive. Discretion is advised. 

Newly named principal, Kevin Mills, was introduced to the staff this morning to take over for Lou Bailey, outgoing principal. Mills will begin as principal in July.

Principal Kevin Mills leaves West Linn High School

July 3, 2018

In an email sent to staff and families, West Linn Principal Kevin Mills announced that he will not be returning to his position for the 2018-19 school year. Mills, who was promoted from Vice Principal...

Displaying the check for over $2,000 is Matthew Snyder, junior. The money was raised by selling doughnuts every Friday morning for about six months, and it will be donated to Save the Children to aid in Hurricane Maria relief. The students involved presented the check in the Media Center May 29.

Fundraising pays off

June 1, 2018

   

Kate Brown, Knute Buehler to face off in Governor race

Kate Brown, Knute Buehler to face off in Governor race

May 17, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, saw Oregon voters nominate their candidates for Governor, Representative, and the state House and Senate races. Democratic gubernatorial Primary Governor Kate Brown took an easy...

Students marchers filled the West Linn courtyard on March 14 2018.

Students plan walkout, protests at state capitol

April 19, 2018

Students across the nation will mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting with a national walkout. On Friday, April 20, West Linn students will join them. Students will gather in the courtyard...

Powerful in reaffirming history and evoking emotion, Night by Ellie Wiesel has been taught in freshman classes this year.

Listen to the survivors

March 2, 2018

Powerful in reaffirming history and evoking emotion, “Night” by Ellie Wiesel has been taught in freshman classes this year. The Holocaust is widely accepted as one of the most devastating and disgusting...

Officer Jeff Halverson is part of the team working to make the program PUSH possible.

P.U.S.H. for safety

January 9, 2018

The West Linn police department has designed PUSH: a program to teach young women awareness about sexual assault, as well as physical defense. This three hour class is offered monthly at the West Linn...

Moving too fast

December 13, 2017

A Thanksgiving road trip brought about my conversation with my father, Steve Milner, about his grandfather's life as an orphan, his regrets in his young life and more. Listen to the full interview to hear...

The poster frequently found in classroom windows promotes creating a free space for students to be themselves,

Creating a safe space

December 8, 2017

Twenty percent of American high school students have been bullied, according to the U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services. The same statistic says that 71 percent of young people have seen...

Path of Destruction

December 8, 2017

Welcoming students inside the school: avibrant sign advertising the canned food drive.

You can make a difference

November 17, 2017

You may have noticed boxes in your classrooms with signs advertising this year’s canned food drive, seen brightly colored posters around school, or heard it talked about in your fourth period class. Fourth...

Staying in tune

Staying in tune

November 7, 2017

While he is play the guitar now, Josh Willson, freshman, has played other instruments as well. “[I play the] Saxophone, flute, and piccolo,” Willson said.

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While he is play the guitar now, Josh Willson, freshman, has played other instruments as well. “[I play the] Saxophone, flute, and piccolo,” Willson said.

The band was originally formed by Nicholas Hackenjose, freshman, in fourth grade. “We can almost call that a different band, because it had seven members,” Hackenjose said, while their current band has only four.”

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The band was originally formed by Nicholas Hackenjose, freshman, in fourth grade. “We can almost call that a different band, because it had seven members,” Hackenjose said, while their current band...

Neel Jain, freshman, took orchestra class in middle school, but describes himself as self-taught. Upon being asked what training he had recived, Jain said, “Does youtube count? Youtube counts.”

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Neel Jain, freshman, took orchestra class in middle school, but describes himself as self-taught. Upon being asked what training he had recived, Jain said, “Does youtube count? Youtube counts.”

Micah Scothorn, freshman, credits this band for his friendship with its members. “It’s kind of the only reason we’re still friends,” Scothorn said.

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Micah Scothorn, freshman, credits this band for his friendship with its members. “It’s kind of the only reason we’re still friends,” Scothorn said.

Resistence holds their practices twice a week in Hackenjoses garage. “My dad used to be in a band and they both love music, so they’re perfectly fine with it. Honestly, my dad does his own jam sessions when they come over,” Hackenjose said. “And my neighbors are completely cool with it as well.”

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Resistence holds their practices twice a week in Hackenjose's garage. “My dad used to be in a band and they both love music, so they’re perfectly fine with it. Honestly, my dad does his own jam sessions...

Ian Lamont

Ian Lamont

October 10, 2017

Is your style of teaching inspired by any of your past teachers? “My style of teaching was not inspired by a high school teacher that I had, because I didn’t like any of my high school teachers....

Maddie Sand, junior,  participated in mock trial last year.

Court is in session for freshman mock trial

October 9, 2017

This Monday, Matt Kellogg, social studies teacher, hosts the first freshman mock trial meeting in his room at lunch. He reports that whether or not there will be some form of tryout will be contingent...

Picture courtesy Dunkirk press package

“Dunkirk”: A visual masterpiece

September 29, 2017

I walked in to see “Dunkirk” feeling optimistic, excited to see a film that my friends had raved about. I walked out of “Dunkirk” feeling as though I, myself, had suffered the horrors of war. It...

Anna Strobbe

September 18, 2017

Q: Did you go on any vacations out of town or out of state this summer? A: I didn't go out of state, but I did go to a camp that was really fun, which is in the bend area. Q: Now, is Creekside...

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