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For no particular reason: episode one: ‘Star Wars’

For no particular reason: episode one: ‘Star Wars’

Ethan Gill and Remy Gottschling

January 15, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/user-324270092/for-no-particular-reason Introducing our very first podcast: "For No Particular Reason". Helmed by Coverage Editor Remy Gottschling and Opinions Editor Ethan Gill, these two friends discuss whatever they want to in the realm of pop culture. The inaugural episode's...

How to support student journalism

How to support student journalism

The Editorial Board

January 7, 2020

The Amplifier is a student publication that just reached its 100-year long tradition of publishing a quarterly print edition newspaper each year. In order for us to be able to continue this tradition, we are in need of financial support. Rather than spending our time selling baked goods or having car...

Unappreciated young climate activists

Unappreciated young climate activists

Helena Erdahl, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

Greta Thunberg has taken the national stage in the past few years, and was recently named the 2019 TIME Person of the Year. But there are numerous other young activists that are promoting the protection of our earth who aren’t getting the same spotlight. Many of these activists have sidelined their edu...

Update on climate strike: How has it helped?

Update on climate strike: How has it helped?

Helena Erdahl, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

 A protest on Sept. 20, 2019, was supposed to have a large impact, with thousands of protesters in Portland and millions around the world. So how has the climate strike helped? Globally, over 99 countries participated, which lead to some new progress, but it’s still facing barriers. Since these strikes,...

Yes, we know what you’re saying

Yes, we know what you’re saying

Hayden Fish, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

After the underwhelming and missed release dates for multiple large names of rap this Sept., I was left hungry for more. Danny Brown satisfies that hunger with his clever, tight and concise early Oct. album “uknowhatimsayin¿” Brown has been a wildcard in the rap game since his 2012 album “XXX” g...

The Breakdown: Best of 2019

The Breakdown: Best of 2019

Nolan Lampson, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

The wlhsNOW team brings you the last episode of 2019, recapping the best music, local parks, etc. of the year.

How Portland loved the Regrettes

How Portland loved the Regrettes

Gillian McMahon, Design Editor

December 2, 2019

It was a sea of people, all holding up middle fingers and cursing to the lyrics of “Seashore” by the Regrettes with frontwoman Lydia Night. Wednesday, Oct. 16 brought punk rock band, The Regrettes, to Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on a dark rainy night.  After passing through security, you enter...

A look inside STEM education

A look inside STEM education

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

November 14, 2019

Every early-release day, the robotics team, known as To Be Determined or TBD, hosts a STEM camp where elementary and middle schoolers have a chance to have a hands-on experience with STEM activities. Beth Landsem, junior, is one of the organizers of these events.  “For these, we have around five different ...

Our broken school system

Our broken school system

Matthew Udell, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

It's only a quarter of the way through the school year, and students are already feeling burned out and losing valuable necessities for life. They lose sleep, and time that is essential for pursuing goals and interests, which will be vital for their future. And although the school system is supposed t...

“No ill will”

“No ill will”

Matilda Milner, Co-Editor in Chief

November 8, 2019

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club’s Oct. 30 Instagram post began conversations about the appropriateness of a vendor present at home football games. The comment section of the post served as grounds for students to debate the morals of Chick-fil-A as an organization, the implications of the compa...

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