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  • Best Movies of 2014

    Best Movies of 2014

    Julia Mogen, Entertainment Editor

    December 19, 2014

    “Boyhood:” Not only was “Boyhood” one of the most explosive films of the summer but it will for sure take home Oscars this winter. The fact it was filmed with the same actors over a 12 year period, already brings it to the next level of movie experience. Its innovative storytelling and... READ MORE »»

    The nominations for The Oscars won’t be announced until January 15 but all these films are sure to come home with awards on February 22.

    Davidlohr Bueso

  • Former New Yorker, Richard Neal Lishner, captures Portland’s beauty every weekend at the Saturday Market

    Former New Yorker, Richard Neal Lishner, captures Portland’s beauty every weekend at the Saturday Market

    Nicole Joerger and Emily Topping, People Editor and Assistant Editor-in-Chief

    December 19, 2014

    Every Saturday afternoon from March to December, the streets surrounding Portland’s Mccall Waterfront Park are filled with hundreds of artists, as well as art lovers. The stands lined back to back sell everything from paintings to jewelry to homemade skin-care products. This outdoor arts and crafts... READ MORE »»

    Richard Neal Lishner, former architect turned photographer, has been selling his photographs in the saturday market shortly after moving to Portland 30 years ago.

  • From math teacher to administrator

    From math teacher to administrator

    Walker McCrae, Athletics Editor

    December 19, 2014

    In her third year as assistant principal at West Linn, Annikke Olson has taken maternity leave as she spends time with her newborn son Diego who was born Dec. 4. In his second year teaching at WLHS, math teacher Kaleb McKern has taken over duties as the assistant principal and so far has enjoyed his... READ MORE »»

  • A Holiday Jingle

    A Holiday Jingle

    Camille Collier, Editor-in-Chief

    December 18, 2014

    Above the rustle of traffic and the mechanical chugs of passing trucks, Christmas bells resonate near the Portland State University park blocks as several Salvation Army ringers jingle their coin buckets, clang their bells and smile at passerbys. One metallic chime echos from the ninth block of SW Salmon... READ MORE »»

    Lois and Ward Cook ring bells in front of Arlington Club to solicit donations for the Salvation Army. They are accompanied by their dog Malka, whose name is Hebrew for “queen.” The married couple volunteer as Salvation Army rotary ringers every Friday for an hour-and-a-half.

  • “Home for the Holidays or Bust”

    “Home for the Holidays or Bust”

    Nicole Joerger and Emily Topping

    December 17, 2014

    “Somewhere elsewhere across state lines, I sit and drink to pass the time. Nowhere to go, nothing to see and now I’m free.” On a bitterly cold street corner in downtown Portland, Ore. John Ott, street performer, strums his banjo and sings, closing his eyes and imagining his hometown in Kentucky.... READ MORE »»

    John Ott, street performer, hopes to return home to Kentucky for the holidays by collecting spare change from Portland citizens. Ott's parents and siblings are excited for him to return after not seeing him since he moved to Portland almost four years ago.

Current Events

Lou Bailey, principal, announces he will leave WLHS

Camille Collier, Editor-in-Chief

In July, Lou Bailey, principal, will leave West Linn High School to assume an administrative position at the Korea International School in Seoul, Korea. Bailey accepted the...  Read More »

December 19, 2014

Green team

Green Machines

December 16, 2014

Debs win first place in all three divisions

December 15, 2014

Three students shot at Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland

December 12, 2014

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The People

Former New Yorker, Richard Neal Lishner, captures Portland’s beauty every weekend at the Saturday Market

Former New Yorker, Richard Neal Lishner, captures Portland’s beauty every weekend at the Saturday Market

Nicole Joerger and Emily Topping, People Editor and Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Every Saturday afternoon from March to December, the streets surrounding Portland’s Mccall Waterfront Park are filled with hundreds of artists, as well as art lovers. The...  Read More »

December 19, 2014

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Sports Scores

  • Friday, December 12

    Boy's Basketball

    West Linn 77 - South Eugene 56

  • Friday, December 12

    Girl's Basketball

    West Linn 50 - Lake Oswego 42

Opinions

Feminism – a trait we’re all missing

Feminism – a trait we’re all missing

Christina Li, Staff Reporter

While many believe that feminism is a sacred cult of women who have sworn to kill all the men in the world, this isn’t true. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary,...  Read More »

December 15, 2014

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