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Bus delays catch students by surprise

Bus delays catch students by surprise

With all the drama on this snowy Jan. 17, some students are forced to be stuck with the peculiar weather at home rather than at school. Many students had to stand outside in the frigid cold weather with constant snow over their heads waiting for buses that barely managed to show before frostbite hit. Some students were forced to wait for their designated buses on the new snow routes for half an hour before finally being picked up.

Madison Smith, sophomore, was waiting at his bus stop with nine other people for 30 minutes for Bus 34 near Rosemont Ridge Middle School. When they saw a yellow bus diving towards them, their relief was short-lived. It was a different bus for a different route that slid and got stuck for four minutes before cautiously continuing its route.

“My bus never even got to the stop before it got stuck taking some kids down to Cedar Oak,” Smith said. “We saw a bus coming but it was on a different route. We saw it suddenly slide and get stuck for a while. I saw a bunch of pictures of buses when I got home.”

Smith’s friend’s father finally called the bus service to see what was going on, and they told them that their bus was stuck picking up kids for the elementary school. Smith eventually got home and ended up missing school today. He is one of many students who suffered from the various bus delays and crashes in the midst of this snowy day.

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Sarah Chung, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Not only is Sarah Chung a piano player, National Merit semi-finalist, tennis player and snowboarder, but she is a phenomenal writer and dedicated journalist. “Journalism is my favorite class, and I’m not just saying that because Ms. Breyne (Journalism Adviser) is standing right next to me,” Sarah Chung, senior, said. She had no idea that after joining the eighth grade journalism class at Athey Creek Middle School that she would be co-editor-in-chief of the West Linn High School Amplifier. As a senior enjoying the early release sixth period, she is starting to think about college. “I’m really excited, but also scared because it is almost over,” Chung said. “I am definitely going to make the most of this year.” Chung is interested in attending the University of Washington, University of North Carolina, Duke or the University of San Francisco to go into medical school. After going on a mission trip to Nicaragua, her lasting impressions of the doctors and how they were able to help the people in the country stuck with her. She now dreams of practicing medicine and going on frequent trips to help people in need, like the ones she saw in Nicaragua. Outside of her journalism life, Sarah Chung lives with her parents, Jonathan and Grace, her fourth grade brother, Nathan, and her Maltese, Mickey. She plays varsity tennis and enjoys driving around with her friends in one of their Volkswagen Bugs. She continues to play the piano, which she began when she was six years old. Chung was born in California on Groundhog’s Day, Feb. 2, and she moved to Oregon when she was only a couple months old. What Chung appreciates about Oregon is the seasonal changes.  “They must be distinct,” Chung said.  Winter is her favorite season because all the “good” things are in it.  Christmas, snowboards and snow.  She loves to go to the mountain and snowboard with her friends during winter. Chung is looking forward to her fourth year on the Amplifier providing great journalism to the students, staff and the community of West Linn.
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