2017-2018

Issue 25, 2017-2018

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

  Feature Discover Salem and leave the WU bubble By Ryleigh Norgrove, Caitlin Forbes, and Kellen Bulger Willamette University and the city of Salem go back historically far. Salem was founded in 1842, and just five years later in 1847 the now small, liberal arts school was established on State Street. In spite of the

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Feminism and social capital at Willamette

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Ryleigh Norgrove Features Editor Sitting in the Bistro on any rainy Oregon afternoon, you can spot any number of socially conscious stickers decorating water bottles, laptops, notebooks and the like. Among these there are messages such as “Cats against Catcalls” “Girl Power” and “The Future is Female.” From the looks of things, feminism is

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Trump’s latest anti-immigration scheme

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Sophie Smith Staff Writer On April 4, Donald Trump released a memorandum demanding National Guard troops deploy to the US-Mexico border, where soldiers will help existing border control forces ebb illegal immigration into the country. Defense Secretary James Mattis, citing the need to control the influx of drugs and gang violence coming from Mexico,

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University health and epidemics

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Brett Youtsey Staff Writer People at Willamette always complain about getting sick, but many do very little to prevent it. Much like kindergarten, college is a breeding ground for germs. Instead of drooling and sucking thumbs, we have discovered much more thorough ways of exposing others to our fluids. Willamette is a gathering for

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Can Greek life forget its problematic past?

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Quinlyn Manfull Staff Writer If an organization cannot uphold basic standards of decency among its members, cannot hold members accountable for violence done in a community, then they have no right to be on our campus. Within the past couple of weeks, instances of racism perpetuated by members of Greek life have dominated news

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Understanding WU’s indigenous history

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Sophie Goodwin-Rice Staff Writer It’s now been about a little over a month since Willamette hosted its annual Pow Wow in the Sparks gym. If you attended, you’ll know how incredible it was; members of tribes from all over the region dressed in traditional regalia, vendors selling both food and art pieces and dancing

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This week in sports

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Aarod Oda Staff Writer   NBA The chase for the Larry O’Brien trophy has officially begun. The Portland Trail Blazers unfortunately lost the first game of a seven game series to the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 97-95. It was a terrible night for the two scoring guards, CJ McCollum and Damian

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Intramurals Weekly

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Dru Draper Staff Writer You can count on some great intramural volleyball and soccer as much as you can count on James Harden not playing defense in the playoffs. This is the final week of regular season intramurals for the year. Thank you for all your participation and competitiveness. From all of us here

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Baseball clinches NWC tournament berth

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Jared Spohr Staff Writer Willamette used five hits and three Lewis & Clark errors to score five runs in the top of the second. Key to the team’s success were an RBI single by first year Sean Little and an RBI double by Brett. Lewis & Clark battled back in the fourth inning by

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Bearcats get swept by NWC champion George Fox

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Dani Saunders Staff Writer The softball team was all over the place this past weekend due to rain delays and postponed games. They faced off against George Fox on Saturday, April 14 in Newberg, Oregon and on Monday, April 16 at Linfield College in a four-game series. On the Saturday, George Fox pitcher Madison

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