Colin Squires
Colin Squires, sophomore, doesn’t consider himself a typical teenage guy. Then again, he also doesn’t consider himself the typical Amplifier journalist either.

“The people are what make the Amplifier fun. We wouldn’t function as a newspaper without the right sort of people behind the scenes.” Squires said.

Squires recognizes the importance of teamwork within the student newspaper and as a part of of both the high school varsity lacrosse and cross-country teams.

“In sports you get to bond with your teammates and experience things with them. When you are apart of a team you learn traits that transfer to other things.” Squires said.

His hard work both on and off the field inspires him to “reach for goals” he never thought possible before. He wants to become an astronomer or a professional athlete.

“I’ve always had a passion for science,” Squires said. “I think exploring space for a living would be cool.”

No matter what he does Squires knows that he will remain close with his family. This is especially true for his brothers Jamie, 19, and Ryan, 22, who he has looked up to from a very early age.

“My brothers and I are very close. I look up to my older family members,” Squires said.

For now, Squires considers himself a hardworking Amplifier journalist. He has a vision for the newspaper and “wants to get the word out about the Amplifier” to the student body. He is excited to explore his ideas as the school year advances.

Colin Squires, Opinion Editor/Staff Writer

Jun 09, 2015
2015-2016 New Staff Members (Story)
Jun 08, 2015
Ryan Klose, junior, earns the first title of OHSLA Player of the Year (Story)
Jun 01, 2015
Class of 2015 builds up to June 1 graduation (Media)
May 11, 2015
Gone on a Mission (Story)
May 08, 2015
Dog piles and Rim Checks with Anthony Mathis (Story)
May 04, 2015
Sean Keating will fill Kevin Mills shoes as vice principal (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
2015-2016 ASB election results released (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
What you need to know about The fastest game on two feet: (Story)
Mar 20, 2015
Last year’s State Champs reload for another season (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
Last year’s State Champs reload for another season (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Quarterback Tim Tawa is awarded Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year (Story)
Dec 05, 2014
ASB changes Mr. and Ms. West Linn competition to include only senior boys (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
Roman Ollar finishes second in State (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Five measures, five minutes (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Volleyball starts Playoffs with a 3-1 win against Wilson (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Meet the West Linn Staff’s Fresh Faces (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
Last night’s Fire in Camassia quickly extinguished (Story)
Jun 06, 2014
Four Track and Field participants place at state (Story)
Apr 18, 2014
Student Speak Out: Prom (Story)
Apr 18, 2014
Girl’s lacrosse remains undefeated after championship rematch against Lake Oswego (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
“Anchorman Two” scores another success (Story)
Dec 18, 2013
Students Speak Out on new app Quizup (Story)
Dec 10, 2013
Student Speak Out on the Cold Winter (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
Michael Haffner out with season ending football injury (Story)
Oct 28, 2013
Boys Cross Country Team advances to State (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Library is spiced up to motivate (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Halftime festivities canceled on blackout night (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Fire scare turns out to be a rumor (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Cross Country starts season with promising talent (Story)
Feb 22, 2013
Dar Essalam Moroccan Restaurant (Story)
Jan 09, 2013
High School has Become too Easy to Cheat (Story)
Dec 10, 2012
Sarah McKay leaps to high school level (Story)
Oct 30, 2012
JV Boys soccer finish season undefeated (Story)
Oct 18, 2012
Ducks and Beavers start off football season with success (Story)
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