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Bearcats earn trip to NWC tournament

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Blake Lepire Despite losing its first three games against six-ranked Linfield College over the weekend, the WU softball team was in a good shape entering the fourth and final game of the series. With a win, the Bearcats would be heading to the Northwest Conference tournament for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

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Track & field, tennis weekend recap

Apr 16th, 2014 | By


Baseball continues winning streak

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Devin Abney Since a March 15 victory over George Fox University, the Willamette baseball team has competed in an array of close games, blowouts, pitching duels and slugfests. But no matter what the style, every game has ended with the same result: a Bearcat victory. In the midst of a 12-game Northwest Conference winning

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Heuser hangs up sociology

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Alyssa Milstead When she was a college student, Professor of Sociology Linda Heuser dreamed of teaching at Willamette University. That’s because the University isn’t just her employer – it’s her alma mater, too. “It had always been my dream, in the back of my mind, to come back and teach at Willamette. I feel

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Switchboard makes students an offer they can’t refuse

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Bronte Dod On April 1, Switchboard – a combination job search, favor swap, alumni – student connection service and digital marketplace–was launched for use by the University community. Founded by alumni of Reed College, Switchboard is another outlet for students, alumni and faculty to find connections within the Willamette network. Three schools – Reed

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Southern urbanite’s guide to Salem life

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Anna Fredendall If I had a dollar for every time I have been asked, “How did you end up at Willamette?” I could probably pay off my student loan. Since I hail from Atlanta (yes, the one in Georgia), it’s not like this question comes out of left field. Finding someone at Willamette who’s

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Issue 25

Apr 16th, 2014 | By


White whine a possible cure for affluenza

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

By Maggie Boucher People just don’t get it – affluenza is a serious, real issue. And the case of Ethan Couch is proof. How could anyone even think of convicting him? I know, I know—he did kill four people and seriously injure two more. But it wasn’t his fault. You see, the reason the 16-year

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Hey You! We’re taking back the Hey You!s

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

By Miles Sari Fellow Bearcats, our campus culture has changed. What was once an anonymous, passive forum for students to sophomorically express their nasty, inappropriate and irrelevant comments has suddenly transformed into an active space for civic engagement and direct dialogue. What is this utopian forum? The infamous Hey You!s. I have to admit that

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A single sophomore’s guide to a bangin’ exit from the closet

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

By Jake Saiki One thing that the books, forums, or celebrity speakers rarely touch on is that no one “comes out” only once. Whether it is the random flower shop owner who asks, “Who’s the lucky girl?” the high school friend who wonders, “How are the girls up at Willamette? Probably super hipster, yeah?” or

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