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Dillon Stoneking
From failing to exceeding, Dillon Stoneking's, junior, passion for writing began in the sixth grade. After he noticed his poor performance on English tests and essays, he went through a writing program at his school and learned that he loved writing. Soon after, he began to ace every English test that followed.

Stoneking now enjoys reading in his free time, when he isn’t sleeping his average of 12 hours a day. His favorite genres of books are fantasy, science fiction and sometimes horror because they always keep him excited. If it’s a nice day out, Stoneking will go for a run while listening to classic rock.

The Amplifier was a perfect match for Stoneking because he loves the way the class functions.

“Everyone works well together as a team,” said Stoneking. “It’s fast-paced and I love that.”

The biggest thing Stoneking has learned so far is that you can’t include even a scrap of your personal opinion in news articles.

“You have to keep it dry to get the facts out unless it’s an opinion article,” Stoneking said. He plans on majoring in journalism with a minor in English after high school. He looks forward to being able to write about current events post college and next year as a part of the Amplifier staff.

Dillon Stoneking, Staff Reporter

Dec 03, 2015
Dr. Peter Rasmussen, Death with Dignity advocate, dies under his own hand (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
A green day for a greener Oregon (Story)
Oct 13, 2015
WLHS student handwriting redefined (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
From Tuxtla Gutierrez to West Linn (Story)
Sep 18, 2015
Directors of the Matrix, Cloud Atlas, redefine science fiction in their new series, “Sense8” (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
Cuba dropped from the U.S. sponsored terror list (Story)
May 28, 2015
Newly elected West Linn mayor, Russ Axelrod, visits WLHS (Story)
May 28, 2015
Gen X, Y and Z: society’s new horoscope (Story)
May 08, 2015
Skilled athlete makes way for future (Story)
May 04, 2015
Oregon’s birth control sales change (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Marijuana-infused edibles to be banned in Oregon (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
WLHS Students from the Costa Rica Spring trip return (Story)
Mar 20, 2015
Oregon gas prices climb as spring break approaches (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
West Linn’s mayor resigns unexpectedly (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Maddi Higgins honored at Sunday memorial (Story)

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