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Colin Squires

Colin Squires, Business Manager/Opinion Editor

The energetic Colin Squires, junior and a state champion in lacrosse, is also an active member of the West Linn community. Squires may appear to be just another high school student, but he continually defies the typical teenager stereotype. President of the Alpaca Club, as well as an athlete and Opinion Editor he pursues his passions and shares them amongst his peers.

Squires is an all around athlete. A member of the West Linn High School varsity Soccer Team, he participated in cross country his freshman and sophomore year; but his real passion is lacrosse. Squires is known as one of the best long stick middy’s in the state. He has played for eleven years, and has already verbally committed to University of Denver.

“Every summer I head back East to see family and go to lacrosse camps,” Squires said. This helps him improve his skills and further intensify his abilities.

Off the field, Squires is an avid student. He has been a part of the Amplifier staff as a writer starting his freshman year, and has since taken the positions of Opinion Editor and Business Manager.

When Squires isn’t in class or on the field, he is in the stands, dressed from head to toe in West Linn’s green and gold. Hearing him shouldn’t be a problem either visiting teams on the other sides of football fields, and basketball courts are sure to hear Squires’ roar.

On and off the field Squires is confident about himself as a student, athlete, and overall person. Squires has high goals set for himself. He takes on his responsibilities and is an important part of Amplifier.

“He is a very important member of this staff, I don’t know what we would do without Colin, things sure would be less interesting,” Sam Dearborn, fellow Amplifier staff member, said.

 

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2015-2016 New Staff Members

June 9, 2015

Gretchen Cain - Spanish Teacher Sean Shevlin - Math Michael George - Math/Computer Science  Amanda Dowd - Math Kimberly Schiewe - Counselor Gabe Nagler - Science Georgia Muggli...

Ryan Klose, junior, earns the first title of OHSLA Player of the Year

Ryan Klose, junior, earns the first title of OHSLA Player of the Year

June 8, 2015

For the first time the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association designated a player of the year award based on which player received the most All-American votes from coaches. Ryan Klose, junior, earned...

I am not going to college after graduation. I am Mormon so I will be going on a mission trip, Gwendolyn Marble, senior, said. I am not sure where yet, but I would like to go to Germany because I have relatives there.

Gone on a Mission

May 11, 2015

Sean Keating will fill Kevin Mills shoes as vice principal

May 4, 2015

Sean Keating was selected from a pool of 60 applicants for the vice principal job replacing Kevin Mills who was named as principal on Feb. 11. After various screening processes, Keating was selected as...

2015-2016 ASB election results released

April 24, 2015

Below are the Associated Student Body officers selected for the 2015-2016 school year:   Sophomores: Kylie Fretwell Shaylee Hicks   Juniors: Kate McNamara Kendra Ogden Danielle...

What you need to know about The fastest game on two feet:

What you need to know about The fastest game on two feet:

April 3, 2015

One of the fastest growing sports in the United States is also one of West Linn’s most successful boys and girls sport. Yet, lacrosse is still shadowed by the famous American sport powerhouses: football,...

Last years State Champs reload for another season

Last year’s State Champs reload for another season

March 20, 2015

The Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team prepared for its 2015 season after graduating 13 seniors by hosting a jamboree featuring Beaverton, Liberty and Wilson yesterday. The jamboree honored their lost teammate...

Last year’s State Champs reload for another season

March 19, 2015

The Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team prepared for its 2015 season after graduating 13 seniors by hosting a jamboree featuring Beaverton, Liberty and Wilson yesterday. The jamboree honored their lost teammate...

Quarterback Tim Tawa is awarded Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year

Quarterback Tim Tawa is awarded Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year

December 9, 2014

Tim Tawa, sophomore, led the Lions to the longest playoff run in five years. Tawa makes history by being the first football player to win the award for West Linn. Winning this award qualifies him for the...

ASB changes Mr. and Ms. West Linn competition to include only senior boys

ASB changes Mr. and Ms. West Linn competition to include only senior boys

December 5, 2014

While Mr. and Mrs. West Linn used to incorporate several competing couples who raised money and awareness for Acute Myeloid Leukemia research, the recently retitled “Mr. West Linn,” strictly limits...

Roman Ollar finishes second in State

Roman Ollar finishes second in State

November 6, 2014

Roman Ollar, junior captain, and Grayson Ollar, junior, led the varsity Cross Country Team by finishing second and fourth, respectively, locking them in as the two fastest junior runners in the state....

Five measures, five minutes

Five measures, five minutes

November 4, 2014

You’ve seen them on television, in the newspaper and on internet pop-ups; it’s been nearly impossible to catch an unbiased view at the most controversial Oregon ballot measures. Oregonians are voting...

Volleyball starts Playoffs with a 3-1 win against Wilson

October 30, 2014

The Three Rivers League champions began with a shaky start against the Wilson Trojans, but came from a 1-1 set tie to win 3-1. After taking the first set 25-16, Wilson came back to tie up the match, allowing...

Meet the West Linn Staff’s Fresh Faces

September 25, 2014

Twelve teachers coming from near and far, have joined the West Linn staff this year. Most noted they came to West Linn because of a excellent community and the reputation of the school system. The...

A fire blazes in Camassia Natural Area last night with firefighters on the scene. No students were harmed and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Last night’s Fire in Camassia quickly extinguished

September 9, 2014

A fire last night behind West Linn High School near the Tripp Lot occurred at about 9 p.m. in Camassia Natural Area. It was quickly put out by the West Linn Fire Department. No students were involved,...

Four Track and Field participants place at state

June 6, 2014

Roman Ollar, sophomore, took fourth in both the 1500 and 3000 at the State Track Meet in Eugene, with times of 3:57 and 8:47, respectively. His brother Grayson Ollar, sophomore, also finished with impressive...

Student Speak Out: Prom

Student Speak Out: Prom

April 18, 2014

What is a good way to ask someone to Prom?   Brooke Gath, freshman: “You should take them on a date and then ask them in front of a bunch of people; that would be cute. Because that way everyone...

Girl’s lacrosse remains undefeated after championship rematch against Lake Oswego

April 18, 2014

Following Monday’s win against the Lakers, the Varsity Lions girls Lacrosse Team has remained undefeated in State for the past year. Led by a strong senior class, Mariah Gatti, senior, scored three of...

Anchorman Two scores another success

“Anchorman Two” scores another success

January 14, 2014

“Anchorman Two” dives into viewer’s imaginations and tells exaggerated tales of what news was like in the 1980s. The film combines comedy and a sporadic storyline to entice viewers to keep watching....

Students Speak Out on new app Quizup

Students Speak Out on new app Quizup

December 18, 2013

What do you like about the app? “I like that it is fun and you can interact and play with your friends.” Ethan Sorenson, sophomore   Does it distract you from classwork at all? “It...

Student Speak Out on the Cold Winter

Student Speak Out on the Cold Winter

December 10, 2013

What do you think of this cold weather? “I think it’s freezy frosty. I don’t like wearing big coats but my mom makes me wear them so I don’t get sick.” Alex Wells, sophomore. “I snowboard...

Michael Haffner out with season ending football injury

Michael Haffner out with season ending football injury

November 12, 2013

Michael Haffner, sophomore tight end for the JV Football Team, was concussed for the fourth time and is possibly out for good. “The snap was fumbled. I turned and dove on the ball and the other players...

Boys Cross Country Team advances to State

Boys Cross Country Team advances to State

October 28, 2013

The West Linn Varsity Cross Country team scored 50 points Oct. 23rd at the Three Rivers League District meet in Clackamas Community College. Coming in second close behind Grant which scored 44 points. Roman...

Library is spiced up to motivate

Library is spiced up to motivate

October 23, 2013

Library pillars are written with words of wisdom from Ed Gerety, motivational speaker Self-improvement, kindness and forgiveness are topics that Ed Gerety, motivational speaker, reminded West Linn High...

Halftime festivities canceled on blackout night

Halftime festivities canceled on blackout night

October 1, 2013

The first home school football game on Friday promised a fun halftime. The game versus South Salem was talked up on the video Roar and at the pep assembly. Kevin Edwards, senior, told the crowd on Friday...

Fire scare turns out to be a rumor

Fire scare turns out to be a rumor

September 26, 2013

Lou Bailey, principal sent out an email on Sept. 25 shutting down rumors about the “fire”. “We had a small transformer issue that caused a mechanical/electrical issue and there was smoke, but...

Cross Country starts season with promising talent

Cross Country starts season with promising talent

September 24, 2013

The Cross Country team has been putting up some impressive results so far this year. The Varsity boys team is led by sophomore twins Roman and Grayson Ollar. Roman placed first in the Tualatin Invite and...

Dar Essalam Moroccan Restaurant

February 22, 2013

The Moroccan Dar Essalam family-run restaurant, whose name means “House of Tranquility,” is located in Wilsonville. The first thing you notice as you walk in the doors is the fresh aroma of delicious...

High School has Become too Easy to Cheat

January 9, 2013

Has it become too easy to cheat? I believe it has become too easy for students to cheat off other students’ tests, homework assignments and notes. The threat of receiving a zero doesn’t affect the...

Sarah McKay leaps to high school level

Sarah McKay leaps to high school level

December 10, 2012

The youngest person in the entire school, 12 year old Sarah McKay, freshman. Works her way through the grades by hard work ethic. The should be seventh grader skipped second and eighth grade to jump...

JV Boys soccer finish season undefeated

October 30, 2012

JV boys soccer finished off the season undefeated with a 13-0-2 record. The team is powered by a strong freshman class, eight freshman players either made varsity or JV. The JV boys immediately started...

Ducks and Beavers start off football season with success

Ducks and Beavers start off football season with success

October 18, 2012

The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers put Oregon on the map for major college football contenders. The ninth ranked Beavers start strong with five wins edging out number 13 Wisconsin, number 19 UCLA...

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