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

Sam Cook, Reporter

Sam, sophomore, is new to the Amplifier staff this year. He aspires to take pictures and work on film this year. Sam has experience in film as he took a class on it last year. He is also hoping to improve his writing skills this year. Not only is Sam academically well-versed, but he is also very sports oriented. In his spare time, he loves to play sports, which he ends up doing a large amount of time outside of school. He has played basketball since first grade, lacrosse since second grade and football since third grade. On top of his obsession with athletics, Sam also has a passion for food. His favorite food of all time is pepperoni and bacon pizza. Over the summer, the most exciting thing that Sam did was drive to Iowa with his family, where his mother’s fiancé lives. On this road trip, they drive through a whopping twelve states. One main landmark that they visited was Yellowstone National Park. Sam enjoyed himself here, but later found out that he had narrowly escaped danger, as a bear attacked a group of people the day after he left Yellowstone. After visiting other monuments and landmarks like Mt. Rushmore, and Crazy Horse, Sam and his family had driven a total of about 4,000 miles.

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West Linn Track sends eight athletes to state championships

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West Linn's top eight track athletes competed at the OSAA 6A State Championships last Saturday at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene. All these athletes placed in the Three Rivers League...

West Linn boys lacrosse prepares to take on Lake Oswego

April 19, 2012

After starting league games 3 - 0, the West Linn boys lacrosse team is looking on to this Friday, April 20 at 8 pm, when they'll host rival Lake Oswego, who lost by a single goal to Canby on Tuesday, dropping...

Intel Northwest Science Expo features West Linn students

March 23, 2012

Today, students from West Linn High School will present their projects at the Intel Northwest Science Expo at the University of Portland. The exhibits will be open to the public from 2:15 to 3:10 p.m....

Lion wrestling sends seven athletes to State

March 23, 2012

Seven wrestlers qualified for the State Tournament held on Feb. 24. The top performer, in his first appearance at state was Tyler Chay, junior, in the 160 lb. weight class. He finished in second place,...

Boys Ski Team Sweeps League competition

February 22, 2012

The boys team took first combined team in the TRL and is headed to state on March first and second at Mt. Hood Meadows and Ski Bowl. The girls team placed sixth as a team. As a combined team, both boys...

Little Hurricane comes to Portland for less than a dollar

Little Hurricane comes to Portland for less than a dollar

February 6, 2012

Craigslist is used to search for all kinds of things, including a drummer for a band. This is what Anthony “Tone” Catalano, Little Hurricane band leader, did in 2010 to find the other half of his duo,...

Donut-O-Rama is one sweet deal

Donut-O-Rama is one sweet deal

December 8, 2011

PB and J, Crème Brûlée, Kool-Aid glazed, Banana Bacon, and S’mores are just a few of the many interesting varieties of donuts that are offered at Donut-O-Rama, a pastry paradise. Donut-O-Rama is a...

First Robinwood Halloween Dance promises to be a blast

October 27, 2011

Looking for something to do this Saturday night? Robinwood Station is hosting a drug-free Halloween dance, this Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. This is the first event sponsored by the Friends of Robinwood...

Amplifier is older than…

Amplifier is older than…

October 13, 2011

Amplifier has grown to be a long lived tradition of West Linn High School over the decades. This year, Amplifier will be celebrating its 90th anniversary. Being around so long, the Amplifier has lived...

Students Speak Out: What would you suggest for Homecoming Week themes?

Students Speak Out: What would you suggest for Homecoming Week themes?

October 10, 2011

Every year for Homecoming Week, students dress up for a different theme each day of the week. This year the days were: Monday - Class Colors, Tuesday - Hawaiian Day, Wednesday - Twin Day, Thursday - Sloppy...

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