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  • Riley Knowles, sophomore, places second in the State Poetry Out Loud competition

    Riley Knowles, sophomore, places second in the State Poetry Out Loud competition

    Nicole Joerger, Staff Reporter

    March 20, 2015

    Since winning the school wide Poetry Out Loud competition in Feb. for her poems “Blackberrying” by Sylvia Plath and “A Song in the Front Yard” by Gwendolyn Brooks, Riley Knowles, sophomore, advanced to the top three at Regionals and placed second at State. To be eligible to compete in Regionals,... READ MORE »»

    Riley Knowles, sophomore, competes in West Linn High School’s Poetry Out loud Competition in Feb. Knowles won the school competition, placed in the top three at Regionals and placed second in State.

  • Junior Mock Trial Team claims second at state

    Junior Mock Trial Team claims second at state

    Elizabeth Schweitzer, Staff Reporter

    March 20, 2015

    West Linn’s Junior Mock Trial team claimed second at state on 14, losing only to Village Home, a group of homeschooled students, and beating both Jesuit, who placed fourth and Riverdale, who placed third in earlier rounds. The senior team did not place. “We thought we had really bombed our first... READ MORE »»

    Junior Mock Trial Team members, Hannah Archuleta, Kira Duff, Emma Hansen, Emily Karabeika, Cira Kelly, Kendra Ogden, Leah Olson and Elizabeth Torralba receive their award after claiming second place at State. The Mock Trial season is over, but they will resume practice for Empires in August.

  • Moving forward

    Moving forward

    Isabel Jolley, Staff Reporter

    March 20, 2015

    After three years of helping ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) participants, Julia Betts, ISEF mentor, has decided to move forward in her career. At West Linn High School, Betts helped mentor students throughout the ISEF process. “I also helped the fair director, Amy Schauer, to... READ MORE »»

    Keeping the science fair fun, David Baker and Dylan Martins, juniors, Amy Schauer and Julia Betts, ISEF coordinators, and Frank Craft, freshman, dress up for the competition. Betts worked with all three students, but will be leaving this upcoming year to further pursue her career.

  • Speech and debate advances to the national qualifying tournament

    Speech and debate advances to the national qualifying tournament

    Madison Staten, Staff Reporter

    March 17, 2015

    With only nine students competing in the District Speech and Debate tournament this past weekend at Lakeridge High School, they still placed third overall in the competition. Kayla Gadd, Joe Erickson and Taylor Bosson, juniors, were crowned District champions. “I am so surprised and indescribably... READ MORE »»

  • Girls Swim team places fourth at State

    Girls Swim team places fourth at State

    Preston Griffith, Staff Reporter

    March 17, 2015

    The Girls Swim team led by Robin Pinger, junior, Laura Laderoute, junior, Brianna Dyrdahl, senior, and Kylie Norris, junior, took first in the Medley Relay team. At state Pinger took first in the 100 meter breaststroke and second in the 100 meter freestyle. “We’ve gotten first in the relay the... READ MORE »»

    Robin Pinger, junior, Brianna Dyrdahl, senior, Laura Lauderoute, junior, Kylie Norris, junior stand on the podium after receiving their first place medals. The relay team took first in the 100 meter breaststroke at the state championship meet on Feb. 21.

Current Events

McKerns add to their family with the birth of Claire Grace

Grace Nikas, Staff Reporter

Kaleb McKern, math teacher, and Allison McKern, wellness teacher at Rosemont Ridge Middle School, welcomed a new addition to their family on March 11 at 3:16 p.m. Claire Grace...  Read More »

March 20, 2015

Oregon gas prices climb as spring break approaches

March 20, 2015

Riley Knowles, sophomore, competes in West Linn High School’s Poetry Out loud Competition in Feb. Knowles won the school competition, placed in the top three at Regionals and placed second in State.

Riley Knowles, sophomore, places second in the State Poetry Out Loud competition

March 20, 2015

Junior Mock Trial Team members, Hannah Archuleta, Kira Duff, Emma Hansen, Emily Karabeika, Cira Kelly, Kendra Ogden, Leah Olson and Elizabeth Torralba receive their award after claiming second place at State. The Mock Trial season is over, but they will resume practice for Empires in August.

Junior Mock Trial Team claims second at state

March 20, 2015

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The People

Two WLHS Freshmen girls claim seats in America’s First Youth Orchestra

Two WLHS Freshmen girls claim seats in America’s First Youth Orchestra

Ji An, Staff Reporter

While juggling academics, sports, and clubs, two freshman girls have dared and succeeded to excel in yet another extracurricular, music. Theresa Li, freshman, and Miki Nakai,...  Read More »

March 20, 2015

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Senior Edition 2014

Athletics

Last years State Champ’s reload for another season

Last years State Champ’s reload for another season

Colin Squires, Business Manager

The Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team prepared for its 2015 season after graduating 13 seniors by hosting a jamboree featuring Beaverton, Liberty and Wilson yesterday. The jamboree...  Read More »

March 20, 2015

Varsity Baseball team starts season with a 6-0 win vs McNary

March 19, 2015

Robin Pinger, junior, Brianna Dyrdahl, senior, Laura Lauderoute, junior, Kylie Norris, junior stand on the podium after receiving their first place medals. The relay team took first in the 100 meter breaststroke at the state championship meet on Feb. 21.

Girls Swim team places fourth at State

March 17, 2015

Brittany Park

It’s a three peat, as the Lions beat Jesuit 68-57 winning third consecutive state title

March 17, 2015

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Opinions

Reading in English class is imperative to your high school experience

Reading in English class is imperative to your high school experience

Eleanor Williams, Staff Reporter

Numerous West Linn High School students say that they don’t enjoy reading. This common opinion makes reading in English class very difficult for some students to complete....  Read More »

March 11, 2015

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