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


Skylar Moore

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor-in-chief

Captivated by the art of storytelling, Skylar Moore, senior, joined journalism her freshman year as a way to explore her love for writing. Now going on her fourth year in a publication class and second year as Co-Editor-in-chief, Moore has stayed in student journalism for the platform it offers in allowing us to share our voices with the world, and for the opportunity to bring honest, truthful and important stories to the community.

All content by Skylar Moore
Ben Hsieh at the summit of a hike he did with friend Steve Davala.

Remembering a ‘legend’

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor-in-chief
January 21, 2021

Wounding hearts from all around are feeling the weight of loss from the passing of Ben Hsieh, who died Dec. 28 from a heart attack while hiking Mt. Hood. A teacher, father of two, community member and...

A display of some of the sheet music used in the All-State auditions for clarinets.

Student musicians selected for All-State

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor-in-chief
December 8, 2020

This year, in substitute for in-person auditions and competitions, the Oregon Music Educators Association held virtual All-State auditions for band, choir and orchestra. Auditions, which were sent digitally...

The final face shields printed and assembled by West Linn and Wilsonvilles robotics teams.

‘Even a small difference is something’

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 8, 2020

As Oregon sets foot into its fourth week of the “Stay Home, Save Lives” measure, students and community members alike have been finding ways to give back and support one another during quarantine....

10 things to know about Fridays demonstrations

10 things to know about Friday’s demonstrations

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor in Chief
November 8, 2019

1. After a Chick-fil-A truck showed up at the first home football game, the controversial business’s presence at a school event disturbed some students.  2. Members of the Gender Sexuality Alliance...

Davala promotes his Soulkind series at the 2019 Rose City Comic Con.

A story to tell

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor in Chief
September 25, 2019

The challenging pursuit of our childhood dreams can be easy to lose sight of over the years. We can get caught up in other things, whatever they may be, leaving our hopes for the future buried under...

Ella Notdurft practicing with the Portland sailing team.

Sailing: the newest sport seeking attention

Skylar Moore, Copy Editor
May 6, 2019

Our high school offers a variety of different sports and activities, but as of this spring another one has been added to the list: a sailing team. The unique sport of sailing was recently brought to West...

Students from Conor Greaneys freshman English class wait to forecast for their next year of high school.

‘If you don’t like physics, don’t take physics’

Skylar Moore, Copy Editor
March 15, 2019

It’s easy to imagine the future. Whether life after high school seems ages away or just around the corner, since it has yet to happen, people can shape their reveries around whatever they want it to...

Students share opinions on health curriculum walkout

Students share opinions on health curriculum walkout

Skylar Moore, Copy Editor
February 8, 2019

At 11:15 on Monday, Feb. 4, the school grounds became painted in blue. Students fled their classrooms in support of Oregon’s health curriculum, which offers a greater focus on consent, sex ed, sexuality,...

Photo courtesy of Focus Features.

A new holiday favorite

Skylar Moore, Current Events Editor
December 11, 2018

With the start of the holidays, it’s tempting to repeatedly watch the same set of movies. Traditions are embedded into the spirit associated with the season, meaning that we’ve all seen “Rudolph”...

At the end of the pageant on Nov. 20, senior Faith Varga accepts the lions ears for Ms. West Linn. Varga was one of 11 students who raised over $2,900 for Clackamas County Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

‘Look for the helpers’

Skylar Moore, Current Events Editor
December 6, 2018

We’re doomed. The world may as well be named the Titanic because our society is quickly sinking into the black abyss of the ocean and we have no chance of resurfacing as long as we continue our current...

The average American breakfast

Skylar Moore, Current Events Editor
November 28, 2018

As I sat down with my dad, Steven Moore, he explained his experience of living in Japan. He decided to study abroad in college and was gone for four months so that he could enhance his knowledge about...

Alex Close, English Language Development Coordinator.

Bringing publicity to English Language Development

Skylar Moore, Current Events Editor
September 19, 2018

The word “English” fits for both of Alex Close’s job titles. Whether it’s teaching English as a subject, or the position of the English Language Development (ELD) coordinator, it’s safe to say...

A Transformational Experience

A Transformational Experience

Skylar Moore, Current Events Editor
September 11, 2018

As humans, the desire to try something new is living somewhere in all of us. Whether it’s that new club you’ve been wanting to check out, or that new trick you’ve been aching to learn in soccer,...

Grad requirements force creativity

Grad requirements force creativity

Skylar Moore, Staff Reporter
June 11, 2018


Portfolios of Art III students cover the hallway as students look to finish the year-long elective course. With only 24 semester openings in a high school career and 24 required credits for graduation, students like Maddy Gross, sophomore, had to take summer school to free time in her schedule to fit in art classes.

Graduation requirements add pressure for taking electives

Skylar Moore, Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, students are left thinking about their next year in terms of the classes they want to take, and how they want their schedule to look, although for some...

Why The Post easily influences viewers worldwide

Why ‘The Post’ easily influences viewers worldwide

Skylar Moore, WLHSnow Staff
March 2, 2018

It only takes the short two hours of Steven Spielberg's “The Post” for viewers to walk away wanting to make their own difference on the world.   The film takes place in the 1970’s, where two...

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