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7,000,000,000 and counting: World’s population hits an extraordinary landmark

7,000,000,000 and counting: World’s population hits an extraordinary landmark

Elise Brown & Gabe Moss

October 31, 2011


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The world population has reached a new milestone. As of today, Oct. 31, there are seven billion people on the planet. While the identity of the seven billionth person is not completely verifiable, the United Nations estimates that it was Danica May Camacho, born two minutes before midnight in Manila,...

Mary S. Young conjures countless horrors to its Haunted Trail

Gabe Moss

October 28, 2011


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Eerie shrieking, distressed cries, and the buzzing of chainsaws emanate from Mary S. Young State Park. Once a year, at the end of October, the park turns upside down with fright and terror. The Haunted Trail experience, which includes both the “Trail of Terror” and the “Enchanted Trail,” is West...

Despite unsure start, third semi-annual blood drive resulted in success

Despite unsure start, third semi-annual blood drive resulted in success

Mary Earp, Charlie Craft

October 27, 2011


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Though it started out with 23 of the 118 pre-registered students being unable to donate blood, this year’s third semi-annual blood drive proved to be successful. “At first we didn’t have a lot of people, but they started to show up once we got started,” Jaren Breault, senior, said. Nineteen...

60 minutes with Brian Monihan

60 minutes with Brian Monihan

Sean Pebler

October 21, 2011


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It’s official. The West Linn Tidings and the Amplifier are teaming up. Today in second period, Brian Monihan, Vice President of the West Linn Tidings, spoke to the school’s Journalism class regarding a newly formed coalition between the two newspapers. The two papers will now share links on each...

Presenting a case all their own: Mock Trial Team in the Big Apple

Ty Clarke

October 20, 2011


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The Mock Trial Team is off to compete on an international stage. The team left Oct. 18 for the Empire City Invitational, held in New York, N.Y. The competition began on Thursday for the Lions, when they scrimmaged opposing teams from Alabama and California. “These scrimmages will probably give us...

Local library goes digital with eReaders

Local library goes digital with eReaders

Sarah Chung

October 17, 2011


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With the invention of eReaders and their ever-growing popularity, it’s imperative that eReader users keep up with current advancements in technology. For those people who are dedicated to these devices and always purchase books digitally, new eBooks are now ready to be borrowed locally at the West...

Amplifier is older than…

Amplifier is older than…

Sam Cook

October 13, 2011


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Amplifier has grown to be a long lived tradition of West Linn High School over the decades. This year, Amplifier will be celebrating its 90th anniversary. Being around so long, the Amplifier has lived through some significant events, other than the extinction of typewriters and old-school printing pres...

Work parties help students learn important skills while showing their support for the arts

Gracie Sleeper

October 11, 2011


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From the roar of drills mixing with the sound of large set pieces being maneuvered into place, to the smell of paint and sawdust filling the air of the Black Box, it is apparent that a work party is officially underway for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the fall theater production. The set is...

Steve Jobs dies at 56

Steve Jobs dies at 56

Elise Brown

October 5, 2011


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Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple, died on Oct. 5 at the age of 56. The cause of death was not specified by Apple or his family, but he has battled pancreatic cancer in the past seven years. The Jobs family released a statement saying that Jobs died “peacefully… surrounded by his family.” “Steve's...

What to expect from the rest of Homecoming

Lenaya LeBlanc

October 5, 2011


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Three days down, two to go. With the first part of Homecoming Week done, the final couple of days will be filled with new themes, activities and entertainment. “Homecoming gives us a chance to bring our school spirit together and support our football team while having fun and representing West Linn,”...

Half-day Wednesdays allow more learning for all

Half-day Wednesdays allow more learning for all

Mary Earp

September 28, 2011


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What students wouldn’t want a half-day every month? Beginning today, WLHS will be implementing a new system of half-day Wednesdays that will not only provide students with additional studying or recreational time, but they will also allow the staff more time for development and the students more time...

School can bear no more hysteria on first day of school

School can bear no more hysteria on first day of school

Sean Pebler

September 19, 2011


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Who knew there could be so much excitement on a school day? Headlining a first day chalk full of unusual events was a reported bear sighting in Camassia Wilderness Park at approximately 9:30 a.m. Less than two hours later, the search was called off after officials failed to find any traces of a bear. “Oregon...

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