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From razorblades and line tape to nearly all web-based: Amplifier through the ages

From razorblades and line tape to nearly all web-based: Amplifier through the ages

Mary Earp

November 9, 2011


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The Amplifier has seen its fair share of changes, beginning 90 years ago in an entirely different technological age. Graeme Sandell, Language Arts teacher at Rosemont Ridge Middle School, worked on staff of the Amplifier during an era that was unlike those early beginnings or the present day. “We...

Changes in Airport Security

Changes in Airport Security

Sarah Lucas

November 9, 2011


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Going through airport security can be a pain for anyone, but for those with medical conditions, there are extra difficulties. New technology and changes in security may improve flying for people with health issues. Travis Jensen, senior, was born with cerebral palsy and has many airport security stories....

From teaching government to working in government: WL teacher is recruited by Kitzhaber’s office to improve education standards

Elise Brown

November 9, 2011


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Todd Jones, social studies teacher, is taking a sabbatical from teaching to work with the state government to make Oregon’s education system better. For 14 years, Jones has taught classes at West Linn such as AP Government and International Relations. Now, as a staff member serving Gov. John Kitzhaber’s...

Check out Homecoming Court: celebrity crushes, bizarre dreams and more

Mary Earp

November 8, 2011


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Victoria Guerchon, senior Favorite item of clothing: “Fuzzy Halloween socks with ghosts on them or yoga pants.” Favorite food: “Barbecue or French fries with honey mustard.” Favorite place in West Linn: “All of it. Or the river.” Favorite quotation: “It’s either ‘live and let li...

Mills named new Varsity Baseball Head Coach

Mills named new Varsity Baseball Head Coach

Sean Pebler

November 3, 2011


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In a month that has been associated with turmoil for the Varsity Baseball Team, stability has returned with Kevin Mills, who was named new head coach on Friday, Oct. 28. Mills, who is also a math teacher at West Linn High School, was chosen by a committee consisting of parents, players and administration...

Speech and Debate coach looks to inspire and improve individuals’ skills

Christian Marvin

October 25, 2011


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Now out of his rookie year, speech and debate head coach Brian Gutowski is raising the bar on his team. Although he finds the personal goals of the members to be most important, he is looking to see a stronger team effort in participation, an area that was weak last season. Last season, the team started...

The historic Willamette general store gets a new face in an old place

The historic Willamette general store gets a new face in an old place

McKenna Clayton

October 19, 2011


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The strip of stores in Old Willamette is home to summer street dances, the Wednesday market and many favored restaurants. Take a walk a little farther down the road, and there is an old building that has been standing since the 1900's, usually unnoticed, which is now in the spotlight. The Historic...

Twin Day Stars

Twin Day Stars

October 7, 2011


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Who knew West Linn High School had so many sets of twins?

Hawaiian Day Stars

Hawaiian Day Stars

October 4, 2011


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Check out students who took the Hawaiian day theme to heart.

Robinwood Station, now official community center, prepares events for city teens

Elise Brown

September 30, 2011


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On Aug. 27, Robinwood Station officially opened its doors as a city-owned meeting hall, kicking off its roster of events with an end-of-summer picnic. Since then, the Station has hosted a birthday party, a garage sale fundraiser, and weekly “hula-hoop” nights. Randall Fastabend, president of Friends...

Nicaragua: the story behind the mission

Sarah Chung

September 16, 2011


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Dedicated and determined, 35 members of our community traveled thousands of miles this past summer to the heart of Nicaragua. The majority of these members were fellow students of West Linn High School. These students devoted a few days of their summer to participate in various volunteer projects to...

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