WHIRLWIND

Library Books Deadline

April 25, 2019

As the end of the school year comes closer, there is less time to check out library books. On May 31, 2019, the day of the spring picnic, all library books are due. Students need to be sure to have all of their books in by May...

No School April 5, 2019

April 1, 2019

The week of April 1 is a four-day school week. There will be no school on Friday, April 5, 2019, due to a teacher grading day. While WAHS will have a full school week the following week, elementary schools such as Liberty Elementary...

73rd Annual Session of the Oregon Youth & Government

Jakob Jones, Photo Editor

March 31, 2019

Youth and Government is a national program of the Y which allows thousands of teens across the nations to participate in model government, mock legislature program. This February, West Albany High School’s own delegation—which...

Vision 2020: The Race for the Presidency is on

Patrick Spence and Asherah Davidow

March 22, 2019

     The 2020 election is already gearing up, and its outcome is poised to affect the makeup of the Supreme Court, legislative priorities, and the American and world economies for decades. Today’s high schoolers in particular ca...

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...

WAHS expands opportunities for AP students

Patrick Spence, Managing Editor

January 25, 2019

This year, June Morris’s AP Human Geography class has two nontraditional students: freshmen. Allie Willard and Ava Moon, both of whom attended middle school at Waldorf in Corvallis, were interested in challenging themselves...

Early Bird Gets the Education

Gabrielle Budlong, Sports Editor

January 24, 2019

If you had stuck to the same schedule for over a year, it would be really hard to change it entirely, and especially if that change was abrupt. Yet, that is exactly what happened to students at the beginning of this year when...

Construction for West Albany

Emmalynn Weible and Alizah Bueno

January 24, 2019

   The Greater Albany school district had announced they would  start reconstruction of West Albany by the end of summer break. The end of F-hall is now completely empty in order to prepare for these changes, which have y...

Report Card: Oregon releases new school success data

Patrick Spence, Managing Editor

December 12, 2018

  Every year, Oregon releases an assessment of each school’s educational performance. For decades, Oregon has long been criticized for its education system, which has had graduation rates chronically below almost every other state ...

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