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


Preston Weller

Preston Weller, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Preston Weller, junior, is in his second year of journalism. He enjoys his free time by walking, listening to, and playing music. This year he looks forward to writing reviews, opinions, and features. He also looks forward to gaining experience in journalism and having a better understanding of it.

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Among other school changes, the new block schedule has come into effect this year.

Staying on schedule

With the start of the 2023-24 school year and new faces entering, we have a new schedule coming into effect this year. The West Linn-Wilsonville school board changed the amount of classes students have...

Kyle Rumrey explains a federalism debate project to his Advanced Placement (AP) Government during the third period.

New staff settling in

Preston Weller, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 3, 2023

A new school year can bring new changes and new staff. One new staff member was Kyle Rumrey, a World History and AP Government teacher. “I'm really passionate and excited about teaching and about...

To give a complete overview of the season, wlhsNOW staff hosted a mens soccer media day, which included portraits in the photo studio and individual interviews with the players. Scroll below to see each player’s profile, which explains each players’ backstory and individual outlook on the season.

Getting to know the 2023 mens soccer team

Fourteen players from last year’s roster are returning. After finishing last year losing in the first round, the mens soccer team believes continuity is the key to success. Miles Miller, junior, is a...

Beatrice Gilroy was elected ASB president after being the ASB vice president last year.

A new lion leader

As students return from summer vacation, the Associated Student Body (ASB) is settling into a new groove. Newly elected president Beatrice Gilroy, senior, has been at work with the other members of ASB...

Fans attend a Mother Mother concert at a Portland venue.

Concert catastrophes

Preston Weller, Arts and Entertainment Editor
June 7, 2023

Since the decline of COVID-19 restrictions, concerts and music festivals have been on the rise. Live Nation, the current largest concert promotion company, has made a statement regarding the rise in concert...

Ticketmasters monopoly on concerts tickets has provided controversy since 2018.

Ticket disasters

Preston Weller, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 12, 2023

Music is consumed in various ways, and one of the most popular ways to experience music by going to a concert. Ticketmaster sells over 10 million tickets a week, meaning anybody who has ever been to a...

One of the highlights of the May Day celebration is the maypole tradition that all freshman students are able to participate in.

Springing into May Day

Preston Weller, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 19, 2023

For over a century, May Day has been an annual event for the West Linn community. Because of its history, alumni use this event as an opportunity to revisit their school and take interest in what has changed,...

Drakes best in years, but its still a loss

Drake’s best in years, but it’s still a loss

Preston Weller, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022

Only four months after his last album, Drake fans were pleasantly surprised by the announcement of his new collaboration album with popular rapper 21 Savage. Over the years, 21 Savage has become one of...

Students heading to their buses after school, released at 3.

Five minutes less

Preston Weller, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2022

The school schedule has changed, with the day ending five minutes earlier. This also means lunch is five minutes shorter. Getting back to class in time after lunch is more difficult for some students,...

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