2013-2014 Amplifier Staff
Current Events Editor
A veteran of the journalism program, Camille Collier is a junior and an Amplifier section editor. She hasn’t missed an opportunity to take the class since participating in Journalism II as a freshman, and doesn’t plan...
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With journalism pulsing through her veins and running through her mind, Madeline Marshall, sophomore, has realized her passion for journalism from a very young age with the help of her aunt (who is a broadcaster for KGW) and the...
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“No no, you don’t understand,” Walker McCrae, junior, said, scoffing and waving his hands excitedly. “The Ducks could beat Alabama hands down, it wouldn’t even be a fight!” To most, getting in a full-on argument about...
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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...
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Young, bright, and in her first year of journalism, Brittany Park, sophomore, is one of the younger and newer members of Amplifier. Regardless, Park’s academic and athletic abilities do not let her greenness deter her. She considers...
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When he is not scoring goals on the soccer field, Blake Hepburn, senior, is busy studying for his advanced placement classes and enjoying the great outdoors. Hepburn has been playing soccer since he was a kid and now plays...
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Co-Current Events Editor
An active and intelligent person, Kyle Cannelos, sophomore, is a person who aspires to achieve greatness. Cannelos enjoys writing about current events and strives to become lawyer and graduate from Stanford Law School. Cannelos...
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Arts & Culture Co-editor
Moving schools your senior year requires a lot of adjustments, which adds to the chaos of an already crazy year. But, for Anna Weeks, senior, the transition from Tualatin High School to West Linn High School hasn’t been too...
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Riding on her galloping horse at Stafford Hills Equitation, Meredith Bowers, junior, enjoys spending her free time at the stables. Bowers has been riding horses since she was in sixth grade, and it has been an exciting...
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Henry Craft, senior photographer and newly assigned column writer at the Amplifier, would describe himself as an average teenage kid. “I like snowboarding, hanging out with friends…and guitar! I really like guitar.”...
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As a person who has a great interest in the arts, Belle Cogan, sophomore, signed up for journalism at the end of eighth grade, although she didn’t quite get what she expected. Cogan has a love of artistic writing, so journalism...
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“College baseball? I think about it every day but if it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” Ben Jacobs, senior said. Jacobs has been playing baseball since he was just five years old. Whether it’s playing...
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Not only is Sarah Chung a piano player, National Merit semi-finalist, tennis player and snowboarder, but she is a phenomenal writer and dedicated journalist. “Journalism is my favorite class, and I’m not just saying that...
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As an editor of the Amplifier, Kenney Whitbey, senior, has a deep passion for journalism. “I need journalism like I need food and water,” Whitbey said. The most memorable article he has written was about a local...
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Adventure, travel and screenplay writing all make up the life of Madison Staten, sophomore. In addition to Journalism she is also taking Advanced Placement United States history, Advanced Algebra and Chemistry. After Staten works...
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Thinking back to when she was five years old, Nicole Joerger, sophomore, never really knew dancing would become one of her greatest passions, let alone something she wated to pursue as a career. “My mom randomly signed me...
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Crashed, flipped and submerged into cold water— these three things describe the perilous rafting trip of Brandt Henri, senior, that put himself and his family in danger. Even though Henri doesn’t have many “irrational...
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Every year a small town in southern Oregon hosts the world famous “Shakespeare Festival”. This town is named Ashland and finding Julia Mogen, sophomore, there would be no surprise. “I really love reading Shakespeare,...
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Opinion Editor/Staff Writer
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...
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Nicole Gray, junior, is very much a people person; she loves her friends and family more than anything. This summer Gray spent the vast majority of her time with either friends or family. Her favorite part about her summer was...
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