Wally Milner
Look for the summer scorched turf and watch the players hit the field, dribble, pass, and shoot. Even as the seasons change, as the winds bring in 20 degree chills and downpour, the boys play on. All year round, you can find the Junior Varsity 2 team playing soccer. Look a little closer and you’ll find freshman soccer enthusiast Wally Milner, front and center as the striker. With 53 goals and 17 assists so far, Milner has devoted years to the sport. A passion that began as a hobby in third grade has blossomed into something greater.

“Soccer’s not just a game,” Milner said. “In a way, it’s an art. It’s sort of a combination of chess and sprinting.” Playing at this level, even though not the most advanced, is still a wonderful chance to represent West Linn and enjoy the company of friends.

Even when Milner isn’t playing games, he practices on the field. If he isn’t working on the field, Milner takes the work home. It’s certainly a skill set that has become rather well honed, and he’s not just going to stop any time soon. Milner sees it as a potential career option, but remains slightly skeptical due to its practicality.

"Of course I’ll try and see what happens," Milner said, but even if it doesn’t work out, he has plenty of other options. Hopefully journalism and its acquired set of skills may serve useful in the future. Milner enjoys writing stories and knows the importance of sharing knowledge. Milner certainly believes that journalism is an effective means to do so; to reach out to an audience and share a message.

Wally Milner, Staff Reporter

Mar 15, 2019
Students march in global climate strike (Media)
Mar 06, 2019
Merkley will not run for president (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
Students plan walkout over health curriculum (Story)
Dec 01, 2018
The power and glory (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
Politics enters the age of the internet (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Democrats win House of Representatives (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Democrats won the House: what now? (Media)
Nov 07, 2018
Democrats sweep Oregon races, win House, Republicans hold Senate (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Candidates Parrish, Prusak, and Paulson lay out visions for Oregon (Story)
Jul 17, 2018
Protesters occupy Portland ICE facility (Story)
Jul 03, 2018
Principal Kevin Mills leaves West Linn High School (Story)
Jun 08, 2018
Mass shootings define our generation (Story)
May 17, 2018
Kate Brown, Knute Buehler to face off in Governor race (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
It’s too late (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2018
The state of the presidency (Story)
Jan 12, 2018
Faulty machine causes evacuation (Media)
Jan 10, 2018
Lessons from Alabama (Story)
Dec 22, 2017
Students demo robots for Hour of Code (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Radical problems (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2017
Mills addresses racist vandalism found in bathroom (Story)
Oct 28, 2017
Understanding Catalan secession (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Five Netflix movies you should watch (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
The sword of the executive (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Voter registration day (Story/Media)
Sep 10, 2017
Trump’s election was inevitable (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Where are our vending machines? (Story/Media)
Aug 29, 2017
False patriotism (Story/Media)
May 19, 2017
Foreign election musings (Story)
Jan 09, 2017
Dr. Strange’s stunning visuals make up for cliched plot (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Students fill courtyard in walkout (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Republicans shock world: Win presidency, Senate and House (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
But Who’s Winning? (Story)
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