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


Myrtle Guarisco

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor

Myrtle Guarisco, sophomore, is the Opinions Editor for, and finds writing to be an incredibly expressive way of informing the public about stories they care about and stories that deserve to be told. Outside of writing, Guarisco plays soccer, runs track and field, plays and listens to music, and is passionate about finding solutions to the problems around her.

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Stuck in Repetition. Repeating is the feeling of doing everything over and over again.  With our lives its easy to feel like youre in a time loop.

Freshman photographers find feeling

April 25, 2022

  Not to exhaust the sayings many of us have heard in the past years, but the sentiment rings true: the pandemic allowed time for many students to reflect on themselves and their surroundings.  Students,...

Raising questions about conservative censorship trends in books and public education, banned lists with titles such as “The Hate U Give”, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, and “The Color Purple” now include “Maus” in their ranks.

Controversy over banning ‘Maus’, a graphic novel about the Holocaust

March 15, 2022

In Jan., a Tenn. school board banned “Maus”, a graphic novel about the Holocaust, from school curriculum, claiming that their reasons had to do with the book’s use of profanity and nudity. Art...

Suhaani Garg, freshman. Garg went to Pacific City, Oregon to spend some time at the coast. She walked up and down the beach, looking at all the marine life there was to offer in December, escaping the even colder weather at home. “We saw starfish and it was a really great experience…My favorite part was probably getting to walk on the beach after a really long time and sliding down the dunes.”

Capturing the moment

January 6, 2022

Coming back to school after 17 days off can be a harsh return to reality for some students. For a moment, let’s take a look at some of the things students did, where they went, and what their favorite...

Party time! Kicking off the Affinity Club’s Diwali celebration, Uma Grover, junior, tells the group about the food and set up for the holiday. She advocated for the idea to host the get together as a way for the school and fellow students to recognize the holiday.

Celebrating together

November 29, 2021

One of the major festivals practiced by Jains, Hindus, and Sikhs, Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. This year it began on Nov. 4. Students could eat food unique to the culture,...

During COVID-19, some celebrities havent been the most relatable, and we cant help but poke fun at their cluelessness.

Read the room

October 14, 2021

Over the past year and a half, the world has turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this past month, there have been 43.9 million reported cases of the virus and 704 thousand deaths from...

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