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Once the Claws Come Out

Once the Claws Come Out

Parker Edwards
September 29, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Come Friday evening when West Linn takes the field, Coach Miller will try for West Linn's third straight win against the Newberg High School Tigers. Starting out with an impressive 4-0 record (2-0 Three Rivers League), the Lions look confident and composed as they are putting themselves in a positio...

New sports podcast offers a student’s perspective

New sports podcast offers a student’s perspective

Jake Nielson, Web Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

It’s 6:45 on a friday night again at WLHS, the lights have finally started warming up the turf, and fog rolls down over the student section onto the field. In 15 minutes or so the all too familiar whistle will sound and the next two hours will be filled with emotion, good times and most likely a winning night for the WLH...

700 building remodel leaves teachers stranded

700 building remodel leaves teachers stranded

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Rushing from class to class in six short minutes used to be a stress just for students, but with the reconstruction of the 700 building, teachers are forced to race to their next class as well. Teachers this year are forced to teach in some weird places throughout the school such as the library a...

West Linn high school turns 97!

West Linn high school turns 97!

Evan McKinley
September 23, 2016
Filed under Top Stories

Happy Birthday, West Linn High School! On September 22nd, 1919 - exactly ninety-seven years ago, West Linn High School opened its doors to students for the first time ever. In 1919, Union High School opened. It had the Union title because it was the only high school in the Portland Metro Area outside...

Dominant West Linn football team shuts down struggling Sherwood Bowmen.

Dominant West Linn football team shuts down struggling Sherwood Bowmen.

Connor Maloney, Athletics Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Football, Top Stories

Everyone remembers what happened last year. Aside from the 51-7 beat down in the playoffs, West Linn had not defeated Sherwood in a regular season game in both of head coach Chris Miller’s years coaching the team. With last year’s regular season defeat coming after West Linn blew an 11 point lead in ...

Families are never “normal”

Families are never “normal”

Brooke McKelvey
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

With musicals such as “Oklahoma!,” “The Music Man” and “The Sound of Music,” WLHS is looking to continue its tradition of performing musicals that stole the Broadway stage with a production of “The Addams Family.” Annie Kaiser, performing arts and leadership director, has been involved wit...

West Linn vs. Sherwood Game Preview

Parker Edwards
September 16, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Football, Top Stories

Last year, down 35 to 39, 4th and 14, West Linn ball was on the Sherwood 19 yard line. 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and record breaking quarterback Tim Tawa, senior, stepped up in the pocket and threw the ball to the right corner of the end zone; incomplete. While this was the last ti...

Competitive balance versus individual opportunity

Competitive balance versus individual opportunity

Parker Edwards
September 9, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Opinions, Top Stories

High school athletics thrive on controversy at the individual, conference and state level. A controversial column written by an Oregon Live beat reporter, Andrew Nemec, bashed on recruiting that occurs within these programs. “It’s startling just how much talent has been sloughed off programs desperately...

10 essential school supplies to get you through the year

10 essential school supplies to get you through the year

Jake Nielson, Head Web Editor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Humor, Top Stories

Going back to school can be tough for people, but if a student is equipped with the right supplies the school year it can become a breeze. Head on down to your local Target and grab these supplies to make your year exponentially easier. 1.) Cell Phone: How else are you going to get through all those ...

FEMA drills for 9.0 earthquake – is WLHS ready?

Evan Mckinley, Staff Reporter
June 10, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The test shelter built by Red Cross volunteers working with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. The volunteers are currently in the middle of simulating the aftermath of a 9.0 earthquake, as part of the Cascadia Rising drill. The drill is to simulate how various agencies including FEMA, the state gover...

Amplifier 2016 Senior Edition

Nicole Joerger and Emily Topping
June 3, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Below is our Amplifier 2016 Senior Edition. Click the link below to read feature articles, and to find out where seniors are going to college. https://issuu.com/amplifier/docs/finalized  

Chemistry teacher Steve Davala set to release second book

Chemistry teacher Steve Davala set to release second book

Emily Topping, Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

During school hours, Steve Davala is most likely found grading papers or helping students balance chemistry equations. It wouldn’t be too difficult to imagine, however, that Davala’s interests extend beyond science and into the supernatural - the walls of the chemistry teacher’s classrooms are...

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