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


Upcoming travel trips

Upcoming travel trips

Lauren Sexton, Features Editor
May 31, 2024

Seeing pandas, walking on the Great Wall of China, and tasting cultural foods are upcoming opportunities students can experience when exploring China with classmates and teachers. This trip is offered...

The end of an era

The end of an era

Preston Weller, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 31, 2024

*This article was intended to be published in the senior edition of The Amplifier, “Storybook Ending,” but due to a printing error it is now being republished on our website. We apologize for the confusion.* After...

Temu has many clothing options with various deal for the customer.

What to know about the latest clothes shopping app

Lina Corona, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2024

Temu has changed the shopping game. According to Lengow blog, Temu is ranked first in the US Shopping Apps. Temu was launched in late August 2022. They got recognition as their advertising was spread through...

Before the game against the Lakeridge Pacers, Brooke hands Curtis family flowers to recognize a family friends leukemia diagnosis.

Recognizing cancer, the softball team moves win streak to 15

Joseph Murphy, Web Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2024

Maintaining their second in state Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) ranking, the softball team defeated the 12th ranked Lakeridge Pacers 10—0 on April 29. However, this wasn’t any other...

May Court seniors rehearse the princess bows for the ceremony.

2024 May Day preview

Despite the fact that half of the senior princesses who applied would be voted in, Chiara Arendt and Myrtle Guarisco made the cut for the 2024 May Court.  May Day is an annual school ceremony which...

Video-sharing app TikTok is on the brink of being banned.

Congress attempting to pass a motion that will ban video-sharing app TikTok

Angelina Handris, Staff Reporter
April 23, 2024

The United States House of Representatives has voted in favor of passing a bill  that would ban the China-based video sharing app TikTok, due to claims that it is being used as spyware and as a means...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark tore her way through the NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament, advancing to the title game while averaging a whopping 30 points per game.

The Caitlin Clark effect

Nicholas Hull, Sports Editor
April 22, 2024

With an 87—75 win over Iowa, the South Carolina womens basketball team capped off an undefeated season, finishing with a record of 38—0. However, this result wasn’t the biggest takeaway from this...

Green Horizons: Throughout President Bidens four years in office, he has enacted many policy decisions centered around climate and wildlife sustainability. As President, I’ll use my executive powers to combat the climate crisis, Biden said.

Balancing ambition with political realities

Kaelyn Jones and Finn Howell
April 12, 2024

Only a few months after being inaugurated, President Biden set a target for the United States to achieve a 50% reduction in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution by 2030. Later that year, the White...

Ryan Vandenbrink and Janina Kraetschmer, seniors, high-five the other Amazing Race teams after their win in the finale.

The final Amazing Race report with Janina Kraetschmer and Ryan Vandenbrink

The Amazing Race is an event that involves multiple pairs of seniors competing in a variety of challenges to win $1000 for the charity of their choice. This year's winners were Janina Kraetschmer and Ryan...

Participants in Youth Career Fair rearrange wires in a test outlet at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center booth.

The Northwest Youth Career Fair celebrates its 20th anniversary

Garrett Arendt, Student Life Editor
April 5, 2024

The Northwest Youth Career Fair is a yearly event hosted in Oregon that displays numerous jobs and careers to juniors and seniors who may not know what they want to do after high school. This event was...

Albertsons is a part of the merger that also contains Krogers.

What’s the deal with the Kroger-Albertson merger?

M Davis, Current Events Editor
April 5, 2024

Albertsons and Kroger are multi-million dollar American grocery store retailers, with hundreds of thousands of people shopping at their chains every day. The Albertsons companies own more than 2,200 stores...

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