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Julia Mogen
Elvis. Etta James. The Beatles. All popular names of their time, but their fame has receded with this generation. There are exceptions though, and Julia Mogen, freshman, is one of them. She enjoys old music.

“I like weird music. Sixties, eighties and nineties music are all great,” Mogen said. “I get tired of bubblegum pop because it all sounds the same. There’s a variety of music that is enjoyable that came before our time, and I enjoy discovering it.”

Other than music, Mogen also enjoys theatre. Before starting Amplifier this year, Mogen visited Ashland. with her cousins and grandmother to attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as she does every summer. She attended productions of “Romeo and Juliet,” “Animal Crackers,” “Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella” and “The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa.”

“The plays in Ashland were enjoyable, but the acting in “Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella” was terrible,” Mogen said, “I really like the atmosphere of the town in June. There’s a lot of strange people, but they’re what makes the town interesting.”

In addition to traveling to Ashland, Mogen visited the Sunriver Lava Beds and Oregon Coast. On future vacations, she would like to see Europe, especially France.

Along with Amplifier, Mogen is participating in co-ed soccer as well as pep band where she plays the French horn.

“Pep band is exciting because it doesn’t matter what you sound like, it’s just fun being there with your friends and performing,” said Mogen.

When she’s not at school, doing homework, or participating in extracurricular activities, Mogen likes to lounge around her house in her pajamas or hang out with her friends. When around them, she describes herself as “weird; it’s more comfortable that way.” The other person she can be weird with is her brother, Evan Mogen, who is also on the Amplifier staff.

“We’re always talking in weird voices together,” Mogen said.

Mogen is looking into a few different career options, including journalism, writing and law.

“I like current events. It’s good to keep yourself up-to-date with what’s happening around you. Law seems like it’d be exciting, and there’s a lot of different things you can do in that career field,” Mogen said.

One of the positives of high school for Mogen are the many different types of people— more so than in middle school. On the other hand, she does not like being a freshman because of the harassing that goes on; sometimes she ends up feeling sorry for herself.

When feeling down, one of Mogen’s favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, reminds her to stay positive: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

Julia Mogen, Reporter

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