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Rue and Jules became an item in the first season, becoming loved by fans as the season progressed. Season two is anticipated for a multitude of reasons, but the relationship between Rue and Jules is universally loved by the Euphoria fanbase.

Predictions: Euphoria season two

Karina Rower, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2022

Warning: The following article contains mentions of sexual assault and drug abuse, as well as spoilers for the first season of “Euphoria”.  In 2021, HBO's "Euphoria" was made known for an amalgamation...

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...

Joan Didion permanently changed the world of writing, reading, and journalism.

Remembering Joan Didion

Lillian Gottschling, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2022

On Dec. 23, 2021, news regarding the death of Joan Didion broke, causing a flurry of commemorations, remembrances, and tributes to the writer. Didion’s impact on the landscape of modern journalism cannot...

Amplifier teaser: Emotion behind the lyrics

Amplifier teaser: “Emotion behind the lyrics”

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor January 4, 2022

At the end of the first semester, the Amplifier will be releasing the first issue of the 2021-2022 school year. Two students; Avery Mickey, junior, and Tiffany Utley, sophomore; were interviewed about...

Protesters gathered at the 2018 Chicago womens march in support of womens reproductive rights.

Roe v. Wade: Past and Present

Sydney McCrone, Social Media Editor December 28, 2021

The 1970’s were famous for bell bottoms and rock-n-roll. However, it was also an era that was defined by it’s historical and political disputes regarding the fight for women’s rights, gay rights,...

In the nature preserve, Camassia, that surrounds the campus, trash lays littered on the ground. It has become such a problem that ASB officers, like Noelle Herrick, senior, are planning a school wide trash pickup. “I was disappointed to see the trash and was more disappointed in our student body,” Herrick said. 

Uncovered garbage cans outside allow factors like wind, birds, and wild animals to disrupt the trash. Geology teacher Geoff Bingham has been teaching at West Linn since 2005 and graduated in 1999. “Part of our large outside problem is that kids are throwing trash away outside of the school but they are not covered garbage cans,” Bingham said.

A sour stroll

Jordy Tawa, Sports Editor December 16, 2021

Just in time! Nyla Cabine, sophomore, knocks down the corner jumper with 15 seconds left in the first quarter. Cabine’s shot put the Lions up 19-11 at the first quarter’s conclusion.

Lions defeat Raiders in season opener

Joseph Murphy, Sports Editor December 15, 2021

Grover and Lin are analyzing their findings, zooming in on the diatoms related to the Willamette River algae blooms last year.

Discovering interests: ISEF project about the Willamette River

Helena Erdahl, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is a way for students to discover new interests and a way to give curious people new opportunities and experiences. For some, ISEF is an inspiration...

Old Willamette Holiday Lights

Megan Devall, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

This year, Old Willamette underwent major amounts of construction. Just in time for the holiday season, everything is finished and ready to go. Old Willamette is featuring lots of fun holiday lights all...

Gracing the cover of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, Swift dons her iconic red lipstick.

A mosaic masterpiece

Lillian Gottschling, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

As an amalgamation of harrowing heartbreak, all-encompassing jubilance, new beginnings, youthful vibrance, and wounding nostalgia, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is an album for dreamers and cynics alike....

The 2021-2022 Science Fair has begun. Students Sienna Reiner, sophomore; Emily Newton, sophomore; and Dylan Englund, sophomore; are working on their research for their project.

For the sake of the students

Mallory Cooper, Lifestyle Editor December 2, 2021

This year's science fair has begun and students have started research on their projects. The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) students are educating themselves on a variety of topics that...

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