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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Orion Forest

Orion Forest, Sports Co-Editor

“I love watching sports almost as much as I love to play sports,” Orion Forest, junior, said. “I have always been interested in sports journalism and documentation of sports events.”

Forest enjoys playing basketball competitively or just with his friends. He also enjoys being outside, whether that be playing basketball or going biking. “Basketball really helped me be comfortable and confident at school,” Forest said.

His drive in sports also sparked an interest in sports journalism. “I love watching sport games and I find sports photography really interesting, that’s what led me to journalism.”

Forest saw journalism as an opportunity to explore his writing skills, and develop new skills in interviewing and video editing.

“I’m really excited learn a lot of writing skills and social skills through journalism,” Forest said. “I can’t wait to see where journalism takes me.”

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The stands will stay empty, no track or any other athletes until Mar. 31

OSAA no way

March 13, 2020

At first the boys and girls basketball tournaments were going to continue, but without fans or parents attending the games.  The game was canceled hours before tip-off, ending the season for basketball...

With the final score landing at 40-26 with the win going to Oregon City, both teams high-five after the game.

Unified as one

February 19, 2020

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

A race against time

February 19, 2020

The cinematography of “1917” is the star of the show.  The movie was filmed in a unique way to look like one long running shot, and  this style of recording fully immerses the viewer and...

A purple and gold poster hanging in the gym for those who lost their lives during the helicopter crash.

Death heard around the world

January 31, 2020

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna passed away Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash.  There were nine total victims of the crash including, Sarah and Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina...

The Popeyes chicken sandwich glowing in the sun, waiting to be eaten.

The chicken sandwich everyone can love

November 13, 2019

The chicken sandwich that broke the internet had such high demand it broke the freezers at Popeyes. Back on Aug. 12, 2019, the popular fast-food chicken spot from Louisiana released a new item to the menu,...

Candy corn and a classic Halloween movie is the perfect way to spend the spookiest night of the year.

Ten must watch movies for Halloween

October 31, 2019

“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” (1966) It does not get much better than watching the adventures of Charlie Brown and Snoopy during Halloween. The Charlie Brown movies are all timeless but...

The West Linn lions during their first game against Central Catholic.

Everything you need to know about the upcoming football season

September 13, 2019

Football season is back. The West Linn Lions came out roaring in their first game but came up short against Central Catholic in the blackout game this past Friday. Don’t worry though, the Lions are not...

Photo by See-Ming Lee via Flickr.  Used under Creative Commons license.

Are Bert and Ernie gay and does it matter?

October 17, 2018

Recently there has been a conversation surrounding the beloved Sesame Street friends Bert and Ernie. The idea of Bert and Ernie being gay has been around since the show first aired in 1969, but the discussion...

This year, the school got brand new equipment, like this shiny football helmet.

Education, research required to combat concussions

June 14, 2018

“Concussions is one of these pack journalism issues, frankly.  There’s no increase in concussions. The number is relatively small.  The problem is, it is a journalist issue.” This quote by former...

Wildlife at Mary S. Young includes mother duck and her young ducklings.

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Wildlife at Mary S. Young includes mother duck and her young ducklings.

There are three large fields in the middle of the park that are packed year round because of the variety of sports being played. These sports include soccer, lacrosse and Ultimate Frisbee.

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There are three large fields in the middle of the park that are packed year round because of the variety of sports being played. These sports include soccer, lacrosse and Ultimate Frisbee.

On sunny days, the dog park is one of the more popular destinations. While Mary S. Young strictly enforces leash laws, the designated dog park area allows dogs to run and let out some energy playing ball.

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On sunny days, the dog park is one of the more popular destinations. While Mary S. Young strictly enforces leash laws, the designated dog park area allows dogs to run and let out some energy playing ball.

From sunup to sundown, you can find people taking advantage of all Mary S. Young has to offer. Park-goers enjoy a great place for sunrise by the river and sunset through the trees. With sunrise happening at 6 a.m. and sunset closer to 9 p.m., Mary S. Young is the place to be to see the sun go up or down.

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From sunup to sundown, you can find people taking advantage of all Mary S. Young has to offer. Park-goers enjoy a great place for sunrise by the river and sunset through the trees. With sunrise happening...

Picnic benches and the numerous benches throughout the park allow for a place to rest, while exploring all 128 acres Mary S. Young has to offer.

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Picnic benches and the numerous benches throughout the park allow for a place to rest, while exploring all 128 acres Mary S. Young has to offer.

While walking along trails, flora is everywhere, ranging from the common lilac to different species of azaleas.

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While walking along trails, flora is everywhere, ranging from the common lilac to different species of azaleas.

Image courtesy of Creative Artist Agency.

Listen to LIVVIA’s ‘Catch a Body’

May 22, 2018

This fast-paced, addictive pop track featuring Quavo is by no means the perfect song, but it's so enjoyable and catchy I can’t stop listening. “Catch a Body” is LIVVIA's first smash hit. The...

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