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Nick Olson

Nick Olson, Staff Reporter

Nick Olson, tenth grader, was captivated by the idea of being on the Amplifier since the eighth grade, when representatives from the high school staff came and talked to his class. Olson consulted his eighth grade english teacher, Mr. Sandell, to learn more about the class. Mr. Sandell then recommended that he could bypass Journalism I and move straight into Journalism II, and later perhaps join the West Linn Amplifier team.

As a high schooler, staying organized has not been a challenge so far Olson, “I am organized in my head and at school,” he said. “But I’m unorganized when I get home in my own space.” Olson strives to achieve his academic goals. His pastimes and interests include gaming, calligraphy, soccer and computer building. During the summer he attended camp, Portland and Chicago Comic Cons, and went camping at Beverly Beach with his family. In addition he kept busy by listening to numerous audiobooks. His favorites include the “Mistborn” series, “The Complete Sherlock Holmes” series, and the “Evil Genius” series.  Olson is also enticed with classic rock; influenced by his father and grandpa. After receiving his first iPod “The Beatles” album “One became his favorite, his love for music grew from there to include such classic rock bands as Kansas and Queen. However Olson’s music taste isn’t limited to classics, he enjoys more contemporary bands, such as Pentatonix.  

Olson is now looking forward to improving his writing techniques in both creative and journalistic practices. Creative writing started in the sixth grade and continued throughout his middle and high school career. Journalism is a big step, but Olson is ready to take it on.

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Johnny Depp takes a promotional picture as his crime lord character James “Whitey” Bulger. Achieving good scores across the board, this harkening back to the classic gangster movies of the past hit theaters on Sept. 18 2015. The dark and character driven film easily kept watchers engaged for its two hour and two minute running time.

Johnny Depp Reenters the Acting Scene with a Bang as a Notorious Crime Lord in “Black Mass”

Nick Olson, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2016

One moment he’s shaking your hand and lying to your face, the next he’s having you gunned down, and later that night he’s tucking his son into bed, showing genuine love for his family. After fifteen...

(L-R) Blake Fletcher, senior mid, and Ryan Klose, senior attack.

Boys Lacrosse squares up against Canby (33 Photos)

Nick Olson
May 17, 2016
Meeting little resistance, Blake Fletcher, senior, and Ryan Klose, senior, score yet another goal in their match against Canby. The varsity lacrosse game of May 13 was easily won for the Lions, 20-0. Most of the attacking Lions were able to score at least one goal apiece, and spirits remained high throughout the evening.

[Video] Inside Perspectives: AP Chemistry with Brian Delfatti

Nick Olson
May 5, 2016

After years of teaching chemistry, AP physics, and being head of the department of science at WLHS, Brian Delfatti decided to take on AP chemistry at the start of this school year, after Michael Glane,...

Boys Lacrosse takes down Clackamas Cavaliers (16 Photos)

Boys Lacrosse takes down Clackamas Cavaliers (16 Photos)

Nick Olson
May 3, 2016

During a game against Clackamas, defender Dean Swanson (senior) runs down the field, escaping Clackamas midfielders. On Apr. 13, regardless of the pouring rain and frigid weather, the Lions emerged victorious...

Singers attend five day N.Y.C Choral Tour (25 Photos)

Singers attend five day N.Y.C Choral Tour (25 Photos)

Nick Olson, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2016

The five day choral trip to N.Y.C included many powerful and impactful experiences such as visiting multiple memorials for 9/11, the Broadway shows the singers experienced, and visiting the awe-inspiring...

Singers from the choir program admire and walk through the windy passage of the Empty Sky Memorial to the 9/11 tragedy after their ferry to the Statue of Liberty is cancelled. The five day trip to N.Y. included many powerful and impactful experiences such as how the singers visited multiple memorials for 9/11, the Broadway shows they experienced, and visiting the awe-inspiring chapels and cathedrals scattered around the huge city.

Choir Program visits N.Y.C. for an ‘extremely powerful’ experience

Nick Olson, Staff Writer
April 21, 2016

It was 3 A.M. when the choir students and chaperones met in the Performing Arts Center, soon to be on their five hour flight across the country. Around 45 students embarked on the five day choral trip...

From top-right with Ryan Gosling and moving clockwise, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and Christian Bale embody their real world counterparts in “The Big Short.” Depicting the housing market crash of 2008, “The Big Short” landed in theaters in 2015, and received excellent ratings across the board. The film has been nominated for an Oscar for best picture, since its release.

“The Big Short” Goes Far in Box Office Sales

Nick Olson, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2016

From Selena Gomez explaining synthetic C.D.O.s with blackjack to Margot Robbie explaining economic terms while sipping champagne in a bubble-bath, “The Big Short” makes the complicated situation which...

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