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Elise is the Amplifier’s premiere reporter and commentator on politics and The Decemberists. She loves shopping for music at Music Millennium in Portland. In January of 2011 she met The Decembrists front man Colin Meloy. Elise’s idol is political commentator Keith Olbermann. She dreams of becoming a political commentator on MSNBC because she wants to know who is in charge of the country and wants to be able to challenge that authority. Elise uses her “Soapbox” column to challenge authority and discuss politics in the school. Elise is interning with the Bus Project, the goal of which is to “get out the vote” in the community. Her role in the project is to map the all available ballot boxes in the state so citizens know where they can vote.

Elise Brown, Opinions Editor

Jan 14, 2014
Speech and Debate Team secures six semifinalist and finalists at Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational (Media)
May 28, 2013
Senior Prank: Mariachi band hired to follow Bailey (Story)
May 06, 2013
Chinese students recognized in language honor society (Story/Media)
Apr 29, 2013
What’s with the pennants? (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
Next year’s student government chosen (Story)
Apr 17, 2013
Holstrom to retire to Arizona after 14 years in West Linn (Story)
Apr 09, 2013
Scientists earn recognition at statewide expo (Story)
Apr 05, 2013
Teachers, students, cops ride donkeys to raise leadership funds (Story)
Mar 14, 2013
With high-class humor and thoroughly tugged heartstrings, “Pride and Prejudice” not for the faint of mind (Story)
Feb 22, 2013
Stutznegger leads multitude of students to “do the Harlem Shake” (Story)
Feb 18, 2013
City Council votes 4-0 in favor of water treatment expansion (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2013
Junior recognized as rising star in the poetry world (Story)
Jan 16, 2013
77th Oregon Legislative Assembly begins with education-focused State of the State Address (Story/Media)
Jan 09, 2013
Drake Edwards, past business editor, dies in car collision (Story)
Nov 30, 2012
Hoss announces retirement after 36 years at WLHS (Story)
Nov 30, 2012
Memorial service set for Monday for Taylor Combs, freshman (Story)
Nov 14, 2012
WLWV again achieves AP Honor Roll distinction; Bailey credits accessibility of classes, quality of teaching (Story/Media)
Nov 10, 2012
Bronies Speak Out: What are you looking forward to in season 3 of “My Little Pony?” (Story)
Oct 24, 2012
Sauce Boss offers options upon options for the choosy eater (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2012
Details emerge on fire’s cause (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2012
Fontana organizes vocal men into acapella group (Story/Media)
Sep 14, 2012
Singers, actors chosen for “Kiss Me Kate” (Story)
Jun 05, 2012
Reflections from Outdoor School (Story)
May 16, 2012
Band and choir students take home accolades for musical skills (Story)
May 10, 2012
Theatre students demonstrate directing, playwriting, acting skills in 13th year of “Shorts” (Story)
Apr 16, 2012
Supreme Court hears arguments on life sentences for minors (Story)
Apr 11, 2012
School board decides how to make up for snow day (Story)
Apr 09, 2012
Hosticka and Parrish plan returns to Oregon Legislature (Story)
Mar 07, 2012
“Super Tuesday” results in victories, uncertainties for Romney and Santorum (Story)
Mar 07, 2012
Cast of “Distracted” announced (Story)
Mar 06, 2012
Conservatives in contraception debate use misguided definition of “religious freedom” (Story)
Feb 27, 2012
Jim Lehrer speaks about political journalism to Portlanders, answers Amplifier’s questions at press conference (Story)
Feb 27, 2012
Students earn bragging rights, college credits at CCC Skills Competition (Story)
Feb 15, 2012
Lake Oswego Republican begins run for Congress against Schrader (Story)
Jan 30, 2012
Bailey announces new safety protocol following arson incident (Story)
Jan 23, 2012
Gingrich sweeps South Carolina primary (Story)
Jan 20, 2012
Unacceptable, unbelievable, unavoidable: the political reality of the NDAA and how we can push back (Story)
Jan 12, 2012
Schrader takes budget plan straight to home district (Story/Media)
Jan 11, 2012
Romney claims second win of primary season in New Hampshire (Story)
Jan 04, 2012
Romney narrowly wins Iowa GOP caucus; Santorum close second (Story)
Dec 06, 2011
Cast of spring musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” selected (Story)
Dec 01, 2011
WL actors bring creativity and hilarity to classic Shakespeare comedy (Story)
Nov 30, 2011
Barney Frank chooses not to run for re-election (Story)
Nov 29, 2011
Occupy Portland continues despite disbanding of Tent City (Story)
Nov 28, 2011
Speech and Debate Team wins big at Silverton Invitational (Story/Media)
Nov 15, 2011
Corporate America jumps the gun on Christmas, push to buy starts too far in advance (Story)
Nov 09, 2011
Local voters approve police station bond, other measures (Story/Media)
Nov 09, 2011
From teaching government to working in government: WL teacher is recruited by Kitzhaber’s office to improve education standards (Story)
Nov 03, 2011
Michael Moore visits Occupy Portland to express support (Story)
Oct 19, 2011
Occupy Movement ignored by mainstream media after a month of strong protest (Story)
Oct 05, 2011
Steve Jobs dies at 56 (Story)
Sep 30, 2011
Robinwood Station, now official community center, prepares events for city teens (Story/Media)
Sep 30, 2011
Big ideas require smart politics – this includes compromise (Story)
Sep 30, 2011
Lead Decemberist creates novel consistent with his musical genius (Story)
Sep 16, 2011
A snarky Liberal’s look at the Republican presidential candidates (Story)
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