WHIRLWIND

Advanced Preparation

Lajla Raske, Staff

February 11, 2019

On any day, the life of a teenager may seem quite overwhelming. Whether it is keeping up on class work, expectations, or things at home, it can feel like an intense schedule. For a student taking college-level courses, this schedul...

School Wide Earbud Policy

School Wide Earbud Policy

January 24, 2019

To Fix a Broken Mind

December 12, 2018

As soon as Amy Larrabee, our athletic trainer, unlocks the trainer's room, the herd of boys waiting outside the door walk in. They put their names on the nearly full sign-in sheet, then hop up on the table for help wrapping ank...

The Academic Features

Lajla Raske, Staff

December 10, 2018

If you live in Oregon, then you might know about the state’s low education performance. According to the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon’s high school graduation rate was only 76.7 percent in the 2016-17 school year,...

Dis-eased

Dezmond Remington, Co-Editor in Chief

December 10, 2018

The safety of the flu vaccine has been a highly debated topic. From it being a health necessity to causing autism, all avenues have been explored. However, for most people, “The flu vaccine is safe,” said West Albany graduate...

Protection of the Public

Dezmond Remington and Malachi Murphy

November 29, 2018

In the city of Albany, there are many people without homes residing on downtown benches and taking advantage of the numerous organizations within their reach. However, as Albany’s city council voted in March to enact new municipal...

Kreepy Kat

October 24, 2018

She sits on the bench for every girls soccer game. She could be considered the team’s biggest fan. She advertises home games, provides moral support, and gets decked out in soccer gear. She is also a deformed baby doll. ...

The Spooky Features

The Spooky Features

October 24, 2018

Watch the Hair

Aisling Malone, Staff

October 24, 2018

As their heads swivel back and forth, the movements of blonde, brown, and black hair become capped by a helmet as they run out on the field. Sitting in the stands you can see the players hair poking out of their helmet. For a few ...

Ready or Not?

Lajla Raske, Staff

October 24, 2018

  If you've ever ridden a bus to school before, you’d know all about the craziness that may take place. Including all of the noisy talking, yelling, some trying to get sleep, others crowded, and some with plenty of room...

Hi-Steppers experience stress due to time commitment

Hayley-Mae Harlan, Managing Editor

March 6, 2018

During a break in her dance class at Legacy Ballet on February 19, sophomore Bethany Barnett practices a turn combination, which she last practiced with her team. As soon as she finishes the last turn, she lets out a laugh and ...

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