Camille Collier
A veteran of the journalism program, Camille Collier is a junior and an Amplifier section editor. She hasn’t missed an opportunity to take the class since participating in Journalism II as a freshman, and doesn’t plan on breaking this streak once she becomes a senior.

Although born in Hayward, Calif., she moved to West Linn at the age of two, and has grown up an Oregonian at heart.

“When people say ‘I don’t like Portland’, or ‘I want to get out of Portland’, I don’t understand why,” Collier said. She is a big fan of the city, and thinks it has the classic urban vibe.

One of Collier’s favorite things about Oregon is the geographical diversity: deserts, mountains, forests and beaches all packed into one state. Collier enjoys West Linn’s cool, crisp autumns, and backpacking out in Eastern Oregon with her family every summer.

Apart from backpacking, her most notable outdoor activity is running as a member of West Linn High School’s cross country team. She prefers working towards a group goal with others, rather than competition; which isn’t only present in how she runs cross-country, but also in other aspects of her life.

That unity drives her forward, and is extremely prevalent in her work as a member of the Amplifier staff. Though she first joined journalism just as a class that might look good on a college application, it has quickly grown to be something in which she takes great pride.

Collier is a co-editor of the Amplifier, and has charge over much of the “Current Events” section. Despite her large role in the Amplifier, she isn’t interested in pursuing a career in journalism, rather opting for a profession in the fields of biology or medicine.

This year she is ready to have more responsibility and independence as a member of Amplifier. There may not be many newsworthy events in the slow-moving city of West Linn, often the team “feels like not enough happens, but sometimes there is a story right behind our backs,” Collier said.

However, with Collier as co-editor of the “Current Events” section, it’s easy to have confidence that all of the stories, small or large, will receive their due.

Camille Collier, Current Events Editor

Apr 28, 2015
WLHS “Green and Gold” yearbook places ninth at the National Journalism Convention (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Students are offered grief support today in the Forum (Story)
Jan 20, 2015
WLHS parents severely injured in vehicle collision (Story)
Dec 19, 2014
Lou Bailey, principal, announces he will leave WLHS (Story)
Dec 18, 2014
A Holiday Jingle (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
WLHS’s Hour of Code gives insight into the world of computer coding (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
Five cans, five dollars and five meals (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Julie McDevitt, science teacher, injured in dirt biking accident (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
Blood Drive collects 96 units to save 284 lives (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Jacob Stoneking, recent WLHS graduate, loses battle to brain cancer (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
Paws permissible and eyeblacks endorsed (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
Josh Winicki, mathematics teacher, takes leave of WLHS after a year of service (Story)
Sep 05, 2014
Parking areas converted to pick-up and drop-off zones (Story)
Jun 11, 2014
WLHS offers emotional closure, alters finals in response to recent deaths (Story)
Jun 02, 2014
Tripp Lot parking becomes available for current students starting Wednesday (Story)
Apr 18, 2014
Absorption awaits all in attendance (Story)
Mar 11, 2014
Mark Martens, assistant principal, ends service at WLHS in June (Story)
Feb 18, 2014
Seventeen Leadership students attend national conference in D.C., share ideas with other high school students (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
“The Love for Three Oranges” shows at the WLHS auditorium Feb. 20-22 (Story)
Jan 31, 2014
Ultimate Frisbee is introduced to WLHS by a small association of students (Story)
Jan 17, 2014
COCOA and CRAM gives freshmen help for finals (Story)
Jan 16, 2014
National Guard visits WLHS with obstacle course, pugil-sticking platform and 50-foot rock wall to encourage fitness (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
Speech and Debate Team secures six semifinalist and finalists at Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
WLHS leadership classes sketch out blueprints for upcoming Benny Carnival benefit (Story)
Jan 07, 2014
Hannah MacLaughlin, freshman, ensnared in Northeastern Arctic vortex (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
WLHS awaits accreditation by Advanced Ed (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Safe driving in icy conditions requires planning beforehand (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
“Pink Week,” the first WLHS fundraiser of the year, lifts off the ground (Story)
Oct 04, 2013
WLWV School District converts to Schoolwires-run websites (Story)
Jun 14, 2013
Common Core standards are integrated into WLHS curriculum (Story)
Jun 10, 2013
APUSH classes display a WWII museum of “living history” (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
“42” shows the struggle of the first African American baseball player (Story)
Jan 15, 2013
Reconstruction after WLHS October fire topples $3 million (Story)
Oct 19, 2012
WLWV school districts assumes planning to finance fire repairs (Story)
Oct 16, 2012
WLHS freshmen are invited into AP program (Story)
Jun 08, 2012
West Linn junior takes a year’s step ahead—into college (Story)
May 07, 2012
“Green and Gold” earns national recognition. (Story)
Apr 26, 2012
Pink slime seeps into one of America’s favorite foods (Story)
Apr 24, 2012
Lions Helping Lions: West Linn aids lions in Africa (Story)
Mar 16, 2012
Trip to Spain excites staff and encourages students (Story)
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Camille Collier