Issue 6


Is the really big one a really big deal?

by Derek Lund

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In 2015, The New Yorker ran an article titled “The Really Big One,” an article that caused quite a stir for many residents of the Pacific Northwest. The article discussed a massive earthquake (Magnitude 9 on the Richter Scale) produced by the Cascadia Subduction Zone about every 300 years. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a 1000 kilometer fault line that runs just off the coast of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California. For many of us (especially those of us from these areas), earthquakes are hardly an unfamiliar phenomenon. So what makes this one different? read more



Budget allocates money to athletics facilities in Title IX compliance

by Heather Pearson

Willamette is allocating roughly 2.5 million dollars toward capital projects for athletic facilities to increase compliance with Title IX requirements for female athletes. An expected 1.7 million will be put toward improvements of Sparks Field, $500,000 to locker rooms in McCulloch Stadium and $140,000 towards Sparks Fitness Center locker room changes… read more

Willamette makes list of top schools sending students to Teach for America

by Kellen Bulger

Hallie Ford Museum of Art showcases exhibits from around the globe
by Matthew Taylor

Students learn about restoration efforts in Zena Forest

by Natalie Roadarmel




Big picture questions raised by comedy show

by Jarod Todeschi

The annual Willamette University Family Weekend comedy show was a hit this year. The multi-generational crowd was full of fun and adjusted well to the light, fast-paced feel of the show, performed by one of the troupes of The Second City Touring Company… read more

Celebrate the season with these local events

by Emma Giron

Reading beyond the required

by Sara Fullerton

October is stressful, taking care of yourself deconstructed

by Raquel Reynolds

Coping with Vegas and Puerto Rico

by Madelyn Jones




Weekend Sports Recap: Volleyball and football

by Dani Sauners

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On Friday night, the Willamette Volleyball team traveled north to play the Lewis and Clark College Pioneers. It was a tough match for the Bearcats, as they were without their leading hitter, sophomore Kendall Fox, and it showed as they lost 3-0. The first game was a nailbiter as the Bearcats lost 26-24. The second game was a back and forth battle as the Bearcats had the lead early in the game but could not… read more

Intramurals Weekly

by Dru Draper & Rachel Fischer

Men’s Soccer beats archrival Linfield 1-0

by Jarin Kobashigawa

Busy NBA offseason coming to an end

by Alexander Gordon

This Week in Sports

by Aaron Oda

MLB Postseason

by Eric Del Prado

Soccer in the midst of NWC play

by Carrie Fox




Note-giving culture — our mental labels

by Ryleigh Norgrove

Willamette University, though fiercely and predominantly liberal, is structurally dependent on social normalities. We actively preach inclusivity and selflessness, yet in the social sphere, we rely heavily on exclusionary structures. In my mind…read more

Why are mental health disorders so common?

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice

What in the world is going on?

by Jessica Weiss

The industry of mass shootings

by Sophie Smith



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