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Willamette golf teams compete in the Spring Thaw

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Eric Del Prado Sports Editor The Willamette University men’s and women’s golf teams participated in the Willamette Spring Thaw Tournament at the Pronghorn Resort Golf Club. On Saturday, junior Kenneth Sheldon was in the lead after shooting a 70 in the first round of the tournament. He held a two stroke lead over the

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Discover Salem and leave the WU bubble

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Ryleigh Norgrove, Caitlin Forbes, and Kellen Bulger Features Editor, Managing Editor, and News Editor “Aye Derrick!” A customer at Big Derrick’s Barber Shop in downtown Salem yelped towards the owner. “What’s up man?” “You know that the Portland Timbers development team plays here in Salem?” “No man, where do they play?” Derrick responded. The

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Safe and sexy: critical thinking about consent

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Julia Di Simone Staff Writer How do you define consent? How do you actually ask for and give consent in practice? At Salem’s Planned Parenthood in Willamette, students reflected on how the ideal model of consent doesn’t always play out in everyday life. Ann Krier, Planned Parenthood’s local community education and outreach coordinator, lead

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WU theatre performs musical premiere

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Lauren Alexander Guest Writer This past weekend, the Willamette Theatre Department debuted a world premiere musical titled “Wings of Fire,” written by Hayley Hoffmeister Green with score and compositions by Austin Green. “Wings of Fire” tells the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, a disaster that took the lives of 141

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Finding the best music streaming service

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Jarod Todeschi Staff Writer The best thing that comes with being a student is the discounts. The .edu that comes with first year status unlocks a trove of different price cuts. A favorite among many is the half-off tag for streaming services Spotify and Apple Music. The competitive duo run the same price, $4.99

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Virtually soulless: “Ready Player One”

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Dorian Grayson Staff Writer “Ready Player One” is a movie about a near future where humans have capitalism-ed the world into ruin. People spend as much time as possible in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. Our hero, Wade Watts a.k.a. Parzival, goes on a treasure hunt for an egg hidden inside the

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April demands sexual assault awareness

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Madelyn Jones Lifestyles Editor It’s time to add a teal ribbon to your favorite jacket because this April is the 17th Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The specific theme and focus for this year is “Embrace Your Voice.” This phrase was chosen to, “help individuals, communities and the private sector understand how they can

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ASWU Report

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Ben Love ASWU Senator Following the Associated Students of Willamette University meeting that took place on Thursday, April 12, The discussion that took place during the meeting covered a range of topics from the recently elected senators to next years’ first year class. This was the first campaign cycle since ASWU Senate voted to

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Budget cuts eliminate CSL director position

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Heather Pearson Staff Writer Another round of tough budget cuts are currently being felt campus-wide. In the Office of Community Service Learning (CSL), the decision has been made to not hire a director for the upcoming year. CSL coordinates community service programming for the university, including weekly service opportunities, alternative spring break trips, annual

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Donation creates homeless shelter in Portland

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Natalie Roadarmel Staff Writer Columbia CEO Tim Boyle has just announced that he will be donating $1.5 million towards a new homeless shelter in Portland. This shelter will hold 100 beds and will offer the homeless a place to eat, sleep, do laundry, bathe and have access to health and social services. It will

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