Ji An
From a blog full of rants to working on the school newspaper, Ji An, freshman, has found her voice through writing. If her voice fails her, An can always rely on her computer to help her out.

Ranting comes easiest to An, but journalism is another writing outlet that she enjoys. Chemistry and journalism are An’s two favorite classes.

“I really just enjoy putting my work out there for people to see and enjoy,” An said. After hearing upperclassmen talk about their positive experiences with the school newspaper, An had to try it out for herself.

With all the hard work An puts in, she has to have motivation. An draws her inspiration from her family. Her parents both immigrated from South Korea and had to start a whole new life without family or jobs. She wants to make sure she works as hard as they do because she appreciates how much effort they had to put in to get where they are today. Her dad, a cook and martial artist, especially motivates her to work hard. “My dad is extremely hard-working and does his best at whatever he starts.” An said. Although An loves writing, she is still focused on her dream job of becoming either a doctor or a member of the United Nations.

“I really want to help people,” An said. Her sister thought about joining the UN and that really stuck with An. She is also inspired by the stories her mother, a nurse, tells her. “Hearing about the difference she makes for people inspires me to do the same,” An said.

Before she starts down her career path, An currently busies herself with swimming and Taekwondo, in which she currently holds a black belt. Between sports and school, she tries to carve out some time for reading which is one of her favorite pastimes. “Harry Potter” “Percy Jackson” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events” are her favorite book series by far. Although An has a lot on her plate, she is definitely looking to continue her work on Amplifier.

“I really love Amplifier and I am looking forward to continuing it the next three years,” she said.


Ji An, Staff Reporter

Jan 08, 2017
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Dec 17, 2016
Snow day Q&A with Mills (Media)
Apr 22, 2016
Out With the Old, In With the New (Story)
Jan 12, 2016
Signs of cheer (Story/Media)
Oct 29, 2015
A concert to remember (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
We’re not in Kazakhstan anymore (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
From the San Diego Bay to Downtown Portland (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
A Returning Legend (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
WLHS State finalists win awards at International Science and Engineering Fair competition (Story)
May 28, 2015
Growing up with notes and keys makes its allegrezza exit (Story)
May 21, 2015
Lions dine on the street (Story)
May 08, 2015
The comment is mightier than the sword (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
Robotics team placement paves way to international competition (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
West Linn Model UN club attending MUN Conference this weekend (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Cinderella grows from a classic Disney animation into a sophisticated movie (Story)
Mar 20, 2015
Two WLHS Freshmen girls claim seats in America’s First Youth Orchestra (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Two WLHS freshmen girls claim seats in America’s first Youth Orchestra (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Take part in Community Service Day to represent “West Linn Strong” (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Albertsons in West Linn and Lake Oswego to be replaced with Haggen (Story)
Dec 15, 2014
Hikin’ like Harry (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
It’s going to get bloody tomorrow (Story)
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Ji An