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


Grace Nickas

Grace Nickas, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Rather than waking up an hour or two before the school day, Grace Nickas, senior, starts her day four hours earlier. On a typical say, Nickas wakes up and starts her drive to downtown Portland at 4:30 a.m.

“I’ve been rowing for four years now,” Nickas said. “I row for Rose City Rowing and we have practice before and after school every day.”

Rowing has become a big part of her life, and it motivates her every day. Even though she goes through every day in blistered covered hands, it is all worth it in Nickas’ mind.

“Next year I’m hoping to row for Gonzaga,” Nickas said.

When she isn’t rowing for them, you’ll be able to find Nickas in the science building as she prepares for her future as a nurse.

“My favorite class has been AP Biology,” Nickas said.

The motivation and drive that flows through her on race day is easily reflected through her years of high school. Nickas joined journalism to improve her writing skills freshman year, and since then has been a section editor, a business manager and now for her senior year, she is a co-editor-in-chief of The Amplifier.

“I know my dream job doesn’t have much to do with journalism, but writing articles and managing the paper is a great way to build various skills,” Nickas said.

With her packed schedule and future on the horizon, Nickas savors the few precious moments of free time she can find.

“When I can, you can usually find me napping or watching Netflix,” Nickas said.


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Decorations are out for Halloween. Students share their plans for Halloween night.

Ready for a good time

October 31, 2017
With their final year beginning, seniors are starting to be excited for the next chapter in their life including the college application process. Students have begun to try and figure out where they want to go to college and what they want to study.

The beginning of the end

September 1, 2017
AP testing has ended and has left students feeling relieved yet frustrated over the fact that the tests are lacking importance due to stress and being forced to miss school in order to take a test.

It’s over

May 17, 2017
Advanced Placement testing is coming up and students are overly stressed about tests that do not have that much meaning. AP testing is harmful for students mental state and should not be required by the school.

Against our will

April 24, 2017
Unity Day is going to be a day to promote a stronger and more welcoming community. The West Linn United club is hard at work planning out all of the details for the day on May 26.

We stand united

March 24, 2017
The Symphonic Choir performs at the Spaghetti Dinner in preparation for the Northwest Division Conference. The choir will be performing Sat. Feb 18 in Bellevue, Wash.

Best in the (North) West

February 14, 2017

Spirit Week 2015 flops

November 13, 2015
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