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


Sydney McCrone

Sydney McCrone, Social Media Editor

Sydney McCrone, senior, is the Social Media editor for, and has been channeling her love of writing since her freshman year. When she is not writing for the Amplifier or wlhsNOW, you can find her leading meetings for the WLHS FIDM Fashion Club or pursuing her passion for dance. This year, she looks forward to creating new and innovative audience engagement tactics for the journalism staff.

All content by Sydney McCrone
Live updates: Midterm Elections

Live updates: Midterm Elections

November 8, 2022

As the events of the 2022 Midterm elections continue to evolve, the staff of will update this page with new facts and articles that explain the results, predictions, and information that are...

October Breakdown 2022

October 27, 2022

In this edition of The Breakdown, Molly Lundstrom and Rachel Han discuss the successful start to the girls' soccer season, introduce four wlhsNOW staff reporters who discuss their stories found on wlhsNOW,...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill on Mar. 28, and it will be implemented on July 1, 2022.

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill sets precedent for LGBTQ+ youth in schools

April 21, 2022

2022 has re-introduced several ongoing controversies regarding gender discretion and inclusivity. Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, has signed what has been called by some the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,”...

Planet Her by Doja Cat

Planet Her – Doja Cat (Album of the Year)

April 6, 2022

The “Need to Know” singer has secured eight Grammy nominations for her third studio album, “Planet Her”, released in 2021. Doja Cat’s rise to fame has skyrocketed throughout the course of the...

Silk Sonic by Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak

An Evening With Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic (Record of the Year)

April 6, 2022

Grammy award-winning artists, Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak have teamed up to create a vintage-inspired album that features elements of 90s R&B, as well as 70s blues and disco. Its first sneak peek...

As of Mar. 17, March Madness 2022 has kicked off. The wlhsNOW staff will be producing live updates, following each game result.

Live updates: March Madness

March 17, 2022

March Madness is back, and so is the endless flipping between google classroom tabs and score updates as students monitor games while simultaneously completing assignments. To streamline the process, the...

Phil Mickelsons final fairway swing on green 18, before winning the 2007 Players Championship TPC.

The luxury of wealth and politics

February 28, 2022

Warning: The following article mentions sexual assault and drug abuse Being a well known figure across the nation and around the world is a luxury for many pro-athletes and famous actors. Not only are...

Live updates: Ukraine-Russia War

Live updates: Ukraine-Russia War

February 25, 2022

As of Mar. 7, the staff of has suspended producing live updates for the time being. Read more wlhsNOW Ukraine-Russia coverage here.  As the events of the current war between Russia and...

Protesters gathered at the 2018 Chicago womens march in support of womens reproductive rights.

Roe v. Wade: Past and Present

December 28, 2021

The 1970’s were famous for bell bottoms and rock-n-roll. However, it was also an era that was defined by it’s historical and political disputes regarding the fight for women’s rights, gay rights,...

Sometimes buying simple is better than by extravagantly. Smart shopping is the best way to get the most bang for your buck.

[Photo] Holiday Haywire

November 26, 2021

Sometimes buying simple is better than by extravagantly. Smart shopping is the best way to get the most bang for your buck.

The empty high school that is to be filled at half capacity with students in Cohort A, this upcoming Monday.

How has COVID-19 affected students’ mental health?

March 14, 2021

As we roll into another year of the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are being lessened and businesses are reopening across the nation and around the world. Aside from maintaining physical and mental health...

The first socially distanced presidential debate for the 2020 election with President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo courtesy of Adam Schultz under Creative Commons license.

Cast your vote

October 28, 2020

With the presidential election closing in, Americans have less time to make decisions and cast their ballots. Many active voters believe that this election is the most important in decades and that voting...

Movie cover for tall girl showcasing Jodi, her friends and her love interests.

“Tall Girl”: Netflix repeat

October 25, 2019

You think your life is hard? This girl is wearing size 13 Nikes - men's size 13 Nikes.  “Tall Girl” is the new Netflix original movie spiraling over with teens buzzing on their opinions. Just...

The sun sets over the football field as the Lions line up for a play in the first quarter.

Lions defeated at home by Central Catholic Rams

October 5, 2019

Pep bands, excited students, energetic cheerleaders and determined players. The first game of the season on Sept. 6 was a close game with the Central Catholic Rams, who ended up winning 35-27.  With...

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