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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

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Christian Marvin

Christian Marvin, Athletics Co-Editor

He aims, he shoots, he scores - basketball is one of many activities that Christian Marvin, junior and Athletics Editor, has an affinity for. In fact, a life full of friends, church and sports is one that he leads daily. With his hands full of engaging activities, in and out of school, Marvin looks forward to an exciting year.

This school year, Marvin has a full schedule on his hands. Physics is his favorite class because it is less rigorous than a handful of his other AP and Honors classes. He enjoys being on Amplifier because he “likes to write and there’s always something to do”.

Though he does not know exactly what path to take in the future, he does know that he wants to try his best in high school and start from there.

“I’m really want to get good grades this year, especially because I’m taking some hard classes,” Marvin said. “I also want to be more involved in service projects too.”
At home, Marvin prefers to eat, relax and then do homework. He and his sister have two fish: Marvin’s is Flo, and his sister’s is King Triton. Despite his busy schedule, Marvin always finds time to spend for himself and with his family. Marvin enjoys eating chicken alfredo and drinking root beer and Dr. Pepper as well.

Out of school and home, Marvin is an avid participator in his church. Every Sunday, he teaches kindergarten at church, and attends youth group every Wednesday. In addition, Marvin also goes to Night Strike, a program in which he feeds homeless in downtown Portland.

“I like getting to play with the kids and teaching them,” Marvin said. “The kids are really fun and I like getting to know them.”

As for the sports aspect of his life, Marvin plays basketball. He prefers not to play on a school basketball team, but rather plays for enjoyment. Marvin’s specialty is shooting half-court shots and dunking on a ten foot net. He enjoys playing with friends because it is more fun, and there is a friendly competition.

Marvin hopes to complete his junior year and enjoy his last year in high school. He believes that can get through his high school life with the help of his family and friends. In all aspects of his life, he hopes to be successful and take the next step of his life.

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Spanish teacher Flynn leaving for California

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May 2, 2013

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West Linn Cheer finishes 6th in State Cheer Championship

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Chip Kelly accepts head coach position in Philadelphia

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BCS and PAC-12 bowl game previews

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After fire damage auxiliary gym reopens, then closes again

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The auxiliary gym reopened Nov. 7th, only to be re-closed for another two weeks, nearly one month after a fire damaged it. Immediately after the opening, it was noticed that the paint on the floor was...

Missing hikers found Monday afternoon

October 30, 2012

Hikers Jackson Chandler, senior, Bradley Nelson, junior, were found safely at 2 p.m. on Monday after the two had been missing near Molalla since Saturday, Oct. 27th. The school made the announcement over...

Lion Cross Country goes undefeated

October 22, 2012

Senior team captain Connor Cushman led the cross country team to a 7-0 record. The regular season came to an end last Wednesday, but the boys team is currently expected to take fourth in state, according...

Todd Jones returns to West Linn High School

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NFL Union Referees Return to Football

October 3, 2012

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Two school weightlifting records broken by two seniors

June 5, 2012

Two seniors made school weightlifting history, tying and breaking almost 20 year old records in weightlifting as of May 30. Cameron Keizur and Trevor Eisele, heavyweight and 155 lb. weight classes respectively,...

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April 18, 2012

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Trillium Creek Elementary major district project, built to alleviate overcrowding

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December 2, 2011

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Speech and Debate coach looks to inspire and improve individuals’ skills

October 25, 2011

Now out of his rookie year, speech and debate head coach Brian Gutowski is raising the bar on his team. Although he finds the personal goals of the members to be most important, he is looking to see a...

Inexperienced Cross Country team begins with 3-2 start under new head coach

Inexperienced Cross Country team begins with 3-2 start under new head coach

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