The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


During halftime of the football game, Sky Gomes, senior and ASB president, crowns Ajani White, senior, for Homecoming royalty. Out of six seniors, three were elected to be royal. Among elected were White, Angie Nelson, and Drew Ness. “I was in shock,” White said. “I really did not expect it. I feel great. I feel like its a great group and I feel honored to be a part of it.”

A prideful Homecoming

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
October 4, 2022

Spectators watch as Chris McCoy sets up for his next pass in the party bowl during his winning run.

It rolls in the family

Kaelyn Jones, Lifestyle Editor
September 12, 2022

This year marks Tanner Creek Skate Park’s 20 year anniversary. To celebrate, Kaleb Brusa, who organized and helped host the event, teamed up with multiple skate shops to host Skate Jam, an all-inclusive...

Mariam Hassan, senior, is crowned 2022 May Queen by former ASB president Averi Fels.

Amplifier continuation: Trailblazer

Audrey Lippert, Print Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2022

Save us Gen Z, youre our only hope, a driver in a passing car said while going through the 10th and Blankenship intersection. The intersection has historically been home to past protests. In 2020, students congregated on the same sidewalk to protest police brutality.

Supreme Court draft elicits student-led protest

Karina Rower, Web Editor-in-Chief
May 8, 2022

For more information on the story behind the protest, click here to read a Q&A with the organizer of the May 7 protest.      

Stuck in Repetition. Repeating is the feeling of doing everything over and over again.  With our lives its easy to feel like youre in a time loop.

Freshman photographers find feeling

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor
April 25, 2022

  Not to exhaust the sayings many of us have heard in the past years, but the sentiment rings true: the pandemic allowed time for many students to reflect on themselves and their surroundings.  Students,...

Suhaani Garg, freshman. Garg went to Pacific City, Oregon to spend some time at the coast. She walked up and down the beach, looking at all the marine life there was to offer in December, escaping the even colder weather at home. “We saw starfish and it was a really great experience…My favorite part was probably getting to walk on the beach after a really long time and sliding down the dunes.”

Capturing the moment

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor
January 6, 2022

Coming back to school after 17 days off can be a harsh return to reality for some students. For a moment, let’s take a look at some of the things students did, where they went, and what their favorite...

Party time! Kicking off the Affinity Club’s Diwali celebration, Uma Grover, junior, tells the group about the food and set up for the holiday. She advocated for the idea to host the get together as a way for the school and fellow students to recognize the holiday.

Celebrating together

Myrtle Guarisco, Opinions Editor
November 29, 2021

One of the major festivals practiced by Jains, Hindus, and Sikhs, Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. This year it began on Nov. 4. Students could eat food unique to the culture,...

After months of distance learning, West Linn students remain divided over whether they want to return, according to a recent Instagram poll posted by @wlhsnow. In Wilsonville, however, the issue is much less divisive according to Kinsley Dart, a sophomore at Wilsonville High School. Here everyone wants to go back, theres always going to be a handful of people who dont want to go back just because they are not a fan of school or they instead prefer online school, but I would say 90% of people are ready to be back, Dart said.

Parking lot protest: signs and flags oppose in-person learning

Audrey Lippert, Podcast and Blogs Editor
January 11, 2021

A protest appeared over the weekend in front of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s district office. On Jan. 10, 600 flags were planted in the ground alongside hand-painted signs advocating...

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