The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Sean Pebler, Co Editor-In-Chief

Sean Pebler, senior, is co Editor-in-Chief. His favorite class so far is AP English because he likes writing and he feels like he can connect to it. He first became interested in journalism after his middle school teachers directed him towards it. Sean enjoys the freedom and ability to focus on his interests that come with being a senior. In his free time he enjoys hanging with friends and watching football with his dad. He is part of a co-ed soccer team, and also enjoys playing tennis, basketball and lacrosse. In college he’s thinking about going into either writing or sports management.

All content by Sean Pebler

Surviving while Searchin’ for Squatch

May 31, 2012

Standing had grown wearisome. It had gotten to the point where I had to shift my weight from one foot to the other constantly to avoid blistering. I wanted desperately to be back in my tent at the campsite,...

Mean Street Pizza packs a punch in the West Linn community

“Mean Street Pizza” packs a punch in the West Linn community

April 4, 2012

The building stood in futile anticipation, deserted after months of sluggish activity. It seemed as if there was no hope for this ailing establishment, until the right man decided to take a gamble on it. "I...

West Linn Debs take fourth in the battle for the coliseum

West Linn Debs take fourth in the battle for the coliseum

March 23, 2012

The West Linn Dance team continues to perform at the highest level in the state. On March 14 and 15, the Debutantes earned fourth place in the State Tournament at the Memorial Colliseum behind perennial...

West Linn Girls basketball team places fifth in State playoffs

West Linn Girls basketball team places fifth in State playoffs

March 15, 2012

The West Linn Girls basketball team played its final game of the season March 10 against Central Catholic. The result was a loss to the Rams, 37-54, granting the Lions a fifth place finish in the State...

West Linn Girls basketball team blossoms at the Rose Garden

West Linn Girls basketball team blossoms at the Rose Garden

March 8, 2012

The West Linn Girls basketball team (18-9, 7-3 Three Rivers League) picked the ideal time to pull off one of the greatest upsets in school history. After a 27 year losing streak against powerhouse rival...

West Linn girls basketball team to battle historic rival Oregon City in first round of State playoffs

West Linn girls basketball team to battle historic rival Oregon City in first round of State playoffs

March 7, 2012

In 1996 Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States of America, The English Patient won the award for Best Picture and the present seniors at West Linn High school were running around as toddlers....

Kennard depicts her artistic prowess through award-winning “Thriving Weed”

Kennard depicts her artistic prowess through award-winning “Thriving Weed”

February 21, 2012

“Emma's (Kennard) work is always meaningful. She puts her heart into everything she does as an artist,” Lynn Pass, arts teacher, said describing of her current AP art student. “She has an incredible...

Survivor departure video: Marisa Brookhouse

February 14, 2012

Marisa Brookouse, senior, depicts her time spent on Survivor in a video interview with the Amplifier. Tune in to see Marisa describe the events leading to her departure, and the interesting happenings...

Survivor departure video: Tony Glausi

February 14, 2012

Tony Glausi, senior, talks with the Amplifier about being the most recent cast-off on Survivor. Tune in to see Glausi describe in detail the alliances that are forming in the competition and what his plan...

Survivor departure video: Caroline MacAusland

February 14, 2012

Caroline MacAusland, senior, sits down with the Amplifier after being the first contestant to be voted off of Survivor. MacAusland discusses the occurrences of the first two days of the competition, and...

Sean Byrne signs with Air Force

February 2, 2012

Yesterday during break in the library, Sean Byrne, senior, signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at the Air Force Academy. Today, he sat down to talk about his motivations for choosing...

School dismissed during lunch due to restroom fire

School dismissed during lunch due to restroom fire

January 27, 2012

Today at approximately 11 am, the school alarm was triggered after a small fire in an upstairs restroom. Over an hour later, the remainder of the school day was cancelled due to the air quality of the...

Debutantes among elite dance teams in the state

Debutantes among elite dance teams in the state

January 26, 2012

The mark of any great team is that it is well balanced in every aspect of competition. This year the Debutantes display such balance, placing in the top three of every competition in all three categories...

Hitting the Hardwood Round Two: More pictures from a night of murals

Hitting the Hardwood Round Two: More pictures from a night of murals

January 20, 2012

On Thurs. Jan 19, there were many thrills and spills to be seen in another round of intramural basketball games at Rosemont Ridge. Team five faced off against team eight in an epic battle that needed overtime...

West Linn welcomes two exchange students from Costa Rica

West Linn welcomes two exchange students from Costa Rica

January 19, 2012

On Dec. 10, Ramses Jimenez, 17, and Paula Ramirez, 16, traveled to Oregon with 18 other students from Heredia, Costa Rica. Jimenez and Ramirez will be staying in West Linn until Feb. 4, while the other...

ONeil reaps benefits of junior season

O’Neil reaps benefits of junior season

January 3, 2012

Caitlin O'Neil, junior, was named to the 6A Volleyball All-State 1st Team on Dec. 14. The award caps of a junior season for O'Neil that was highlighted by a seventh place finish in the State playoffs. "This...

Debutantes dominate early competitions despite feelings of being largely ignored by student body

Debutantes dominate early competitions despite feelings of being largely ignored by student body

December 6, 2011

Many students at West Linn High School only know the Debutantes from their halftime dances at home football games. Some don’t know that they compete most weekends at tournaments around the state. Even...

Football team experiences anticlimactic end to season

Football team experiences anticlimactic end to season

November 18, 2011

“It's just not the way any team wants to go out,” Alec Gans, junior, said. This feeling was shared by many members of the football team after a shocking first-round playoff loss to David Douglas...

Football team ranked third entering State Playoffs, set to face David Douglas

November 11, 2011

The football team earned a first-round bye in the State Playoffs after placing second in the Three Rivers League. West Linn will now set its sights on David Douglas in its first playoff game tonight at...

Foushee, Risenhoover sign National Letters of Intent

Foushee, Risenhoover sign National Letters of Intent

November 9, 2011

This morning at approximately 9:55 a.m. in the Media Center, West Linn saw two of its most successful athletes sign National Letters of Intent. Zachary Foushee, senior, committed to the University of Oregon...

Mills named new Varsity Baseball Head Coach

Mills named new Varsity Baseball Head Coach

November 3, 2011

In a month that has been associated with turmoil for the Varsity Baseball Team, stability has returned with Kevin Mills, who was named new head coach on Friday, Oct. 28. Mills, who is also a math teacher...

After absorbing two new teams, Pac-12 underperforms in first month of games

After absorbing two new teams, Pac-12 underperforms in first month of games

October 27, 2011

However tough it may be for northwest football fans to hear, the Pacific 12 Conference has performed average at best this season. Despite all of the hype that the conference experienced after absorbing...

60 minutes with Brian Monihan

60 minutes with Brian Monihan

October 21, 2011

It’s official. The West Linn Tidings and the Amplifier are teaming up. Today in second period, Brian Monihan, Vice President of the West Linn Tidings, spoke to the school’s Journalism class regarding...

Football Team earns #1 ranking in RPI polls, prepares for League Championship against Lake Oswego tonight

Football Team earns #1 ranking in RPI polls, prepares for League Championship against Lake Oswego tonight

October 21, 2011

For many players on the Varsity Football Team, tonight’s game against Lake Oswego will be the biggest and most important of their lives. With the Three Rivers League Title awaiting the victor, many feel...

An evening with Cake

September 29, 2011

The stage was set, the disco ball was flashing, and the audience eagerly awaited five men to make their appearance. For this particular concert, there would be no opening band or opening routine whatsoever....

Lions open league play against 1-2 Canby

Lions open league play against 1-2 Canby

September 23, 2011

After going 2-1 to open its season, the Varsity Football Team will begin league play tonight against the Canby Cougars. The game kicks off a string of tough league games for the Lions, including away games...

School can bear no more hysteria on first day of school

School can bear no more hysteria on first day of school

September 19, 2011

Who knew there could be so much excitement on a school day? Headlining a first day chalk full of unusual events was a reported bear sighting in Camassia Wilderness Park at approximately 9:30 a.m. Less...

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