Emily Topping
With a gifted mind and a strong work ethic, Emily Topping jumped into her sophomore year by joining Amplifier, the independent school newspaper. Unlike most students, who start in the introductory class, Topping was recruited to work directly on the staff based on her stellar performance in English 9. After submitting and showing a strong skill for editing her first article, Topping was asked to be a The People section editor. She gladly accepted the challenge as she has aspirations to make a living using written word.

“When I write, time flies by. There is no way to describe the feeling,” Topping said. Topping’s true love for writing is why she decided to sign up for Amplifier. She hopes to expand and improve the skills in her writing arsenal, as well as gain real world experience doing what she loves.

Although she loves to write, it is not the only way she spends her time. Topping is somewhat of an adventure junkie. “I have skied since I was three years old. It’s one of my favorite things to do,” Topping said.

Topping stepped into high school by joining the Ski Team which, much like Amplifier, is a school-related outlet for something she loves. Topping joined the Cross Country team to stay in shape. “I don’t really enjoy it, but I have to do something.”

With her strong skills and work ethic, Topping’s hope of becoming a writer seems within her reach.



Emily Topping, Staff writer

Jun 03, 2016
Amplifier 2016 Senior Edition (Story)
Jun 02, 2016
Chemistry teacher Steve Davala set to release second book (Story)
Jun 02, 2016
11.22.63 brings the mystery of a century back to life (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
Why prayers aren’t enough for San Bernardino: the scope of mass shootings in the USA (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
December looks like one to remember (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
WLHS Administration releases statement following charges pressed against teacher Jonathan Peachey (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
West Linn’s “Survivor” has been permanently cancelled (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
West Linn Farmer’s Market moves to Sundays (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
Sasquatch delivers an incredible weekend (Story)
May 04, 2015
“Andromeda Sun” raises money for its sophomore album at the Youth Music Project in Willamette (Story)
Dec 17, 2014
“Home for the Holidays or Bust” (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Green Machines (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
“Oklahoma” impresses on the high school stage (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Intelligent Design (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Ebola in Oregon: what’s the risk? (Story)
Oct 07, 2014
“Life 101” prepares students for life beyond graduation (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
Mark Horak (Story)
Sep 23, 2014
Annie Kaiser returns to her roots as Leadership Director (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
The magic of “the Giver” fails to translate to the big screen (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
Bumbershoot 2014 was a weekend to remember (Story)
Jun 10, 2014
Peddling for a Purpose (Story)
Jun 09, 2014
Vigils are held tonight to honor West Linn car crash victims (Story)
May 14, 2014
West Linn Junior Mock Trial team places 7th in the nation (Story)
Apr 28, 2014
West Linn students look forward to Outdoor School (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
May Court princes and princess announced (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
“An Enemy of the People” cast prepares for its debut (Story)
Feb 18, 2014
Spirit Squad supports West Linn’s fan base (Story)
Jan 31, 2014
A month abroad in Oregon creates countless memories (Story)
Jan 30, 2014
“Her” is destined to become a classic (Story)
Dec 16, 2013
Cailin Guerins, senior, gains experience in the classroom through West Linn’s Primary Tutor Program (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
The United Brony Club continues to enjoy their passion, despite outside criticism (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
The Debutantes dominate weekend dance competition (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
Young musicians prove their talent in the Portland Youth Philharmonic (Story)
Oct 28, 2013
Hannah Matthiessen: finding success in front of and behind the camera (Story)
Oct 14, 2013
Line-up for December to Remember Announced (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Co-Ed Soccer offers sports and fun to high-schoolers. (Story)
Sep 23, 2013
New Changes Made to Early Release Schedule (Story)
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