The independent student media site of West Linn High School

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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Derek Fieldhouse

Derek Fieldhouse, Managing Editor

At a young age, many boys dream of becoming a swashbuckling pirate, or a strong, brave firefighter; Derek Fieldhouse, senior, wanted to be an investment banker. Fieldhouse, who has climbed the corporate ladder of the Amplifier, now acts as Managing Editor.

“I was not interested in following this path,” Fieldhouse said. “I just wanted to improve my writing.”

But writing isn’t the only thing Fieldhouse enjoys. Outside of all the hectic writing, reading and studying,  he can be found running with the cross country team, sleeping, and hanging out with friends. Because he is a senior, Fieldhouse spends many free moments filling out college applications.

“I want to go to a coastal college. I would not be able to withstand being land-locked,” Fieldhouse said.” I think it would be a cool thing to hang out with friends on the beach on the weekends and stuff.”

Fieldhouse is a “complicated mess of stuff,” and enjoys it, because it is his life. The only thing he is looking forward to “is getting out of this place and entering the world of business.”

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Lion swimmers compete at the national level

December 18, 2012

Some people jump for joy at the idea of  missing school; others jump in a pool. On Dec 5, Briana Balsbough, junior, and Curtis Klein, senior, left to compete at the national level for swim. They were...

Misunderstanding surrounds females not being allowed to play tackle football

November 9, 2012

It isn’t uncommon for someone to misunderstand something simply because they don’t know enough on the subject. Girls playing football at West Linn High School is a perfect example of this gap. Many...

West Linn Mock Trial Team stuck in New York City

West Linn Mock Trial Team stuck in New York City

October 29, 2012

The West Linn Mock Trial team recently competed at Empire in New York City this past weekend. They were scheduled to return early this week, but disaster struck in the form of Sandy, a category-1 hurricane. "We...

West Linn High School makes the “Best High Schools in America” list once again

May 10, 2012

West Linn was awarded the silver medal by the U.S. News and World Report in its yearly release of the “Best High Schools in America” list. West Linn was ranked 656th in the nation and eighth in Oregon. The...

West Linn sends 13 swimmers to state competition

West Linn sends 13 swimmers to state competition

February 16, 2012

For a few select athletes, their season has one more day of life. Tomorrow, 13 Lion swimmers will be heading to Mt. Hood Community College for the 6A State Swim Meet. Multiple athletes, both boys and girls,...

Evening activites canceled at West Linn

January 17, 2012

Any school activities after 5 p.m. have been cancelled due to weather concerns.

West Linn seniors win scholarships

January 9, 2012

Seniors James Siderius and Spencer Chang were both awarded with $2,000 college scholarships for their outstanding academic and community achievements. Chang was winner of the November Discus Awards...

Lions selected for Oregonian all state football team

January 9, 2012

Several Lions were recognized for their excellence on and off of the field this past week. Sean Bryne, senior, was selected to the Oregonian First Team All State Football Team as a linebacker as well as...

Yearbook wins All-American award three years in a row

Yearbook wins All-American award three years in a row

November 17, 2011

Yearbook has been named All-American for the past three years and are looking to make it four. The All-American Award is the highest honor given by the National Scholastic Press Association in their critique. “…the...

Divide and conquer: food diversity and friendliness make Portland number one

Divide and conquer: food diversity and friendliness make Portland number one

October 26, 2011

It’s not every day that Portland is acknowledged for anything other than being the gloomiest state in the U.S., but this month, Portland was recognized for its diverse and friendly food carts. In fact,...

Cycle Oregon Journal

Cycle Oregon Journal

October 20, 2011

Missing a whole week of school would seem to be a dream come true for most people, but not for me. Unwillingly, I was pulled out of school to join my dad in Cycle Oregon – one of the most esteemed cycling...

Oregon Thespian State Improvisation Festival

October 10, 2011

Thommie Olson, senior, placed first at the Oregon Thespian State Improvisation Festival held on Oct. 1. Emma Resk, sophomore, came in third and Michael Taylor, freshman, and Brad Stone, junior, were both...

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