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


Caleb Barrett

Caleb Barrett, Reporter

When he isn’t listening to classical music, Caleb Barrett, freshman, is out surfing the beautiful ocean. Barrett moved into the district from Lincoln City, Ore. and used to love surfing in his free time, which he is unable to do in West Linn. He didn’t pick up surfing on his own, but instead was encouraged by his dad.

“My dad really wanted us all to learn how to surf, to carry on the tradition, and I was kind of dreading it at first,” Barrett said, “It’s a lot of fun, though, and I enjoy surfing with all of my friends.”

Instead of surfing while in West Linn, he focuses on his other sport— soccer. He currently plays on one of the coed soccer teams. However, Barrett hopes that one day he is able to start a Surfing Club and head down to the beach again.

Barrett’s family consists of two older brothers, a younger sister, a dog and two cats. He works better with silence, finding he has difficulty focusing with noise, but with so many siblings it is a wonder how anyone could find peace and quiet. When that silence is unattainable, Barrett prefers to listen to classical music.

Barrett takes school very seriously and considers himself loving in nature. He went to Athey Creek Middle School, but is not nervous about the change from middle school to high school; instead, he is finding that he is excited about the freedom he will experience.

“I think [high school] will be harder but better. I have always just glided through my classes, and since this is such a top notch school, I want to be able to challenge myself,” Barrett said.

Barrett chose Amplifier as one of his electives because he loves reading and writing, but more importantly, it gives him a chance to publish his work. He hopes that he becomes a better writer through the class and is able to accomplish his goal of becoming an editor.

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