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Need a ride? New app will get you there, for a price

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

JULIANA COHEN On July 23, Uber, a smart- phone-based service that al- lows private drivers to pick up customers using GPS navigation technology—and which allegedly “disrupts” traditional taxi transportation services—launched in Salem and Eugene. The launch occurred after a promotion in which the company delivered free ice cream to those who downloaded its app. Through

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‘Nobody’s Smiling’, but an artist won’t stay silent

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

By Joe Lindblom-Masuwale Hip-hop artist Common’s tenth studio album attempts to address the current climate of violence in inner- city Chicago by weaving together typical stories of the average South Side Chicagoan with experiences from his own life. The album’s title is a direct nod to the Eric B. & Rakim song, “In the Ghetto,”

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Eschewing new ideas, a sequel cops out in hopes of cashing in

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

By Alison Hsiao Once again, the perpetually shirtless Channing Tatum and a socially awkward Jonah Hill converge in a comedic buffet of genital humor called “22 Jump Street,” a summer sequel that debuted in June. Similar to its 2012 predeces- sor, “21 Jump Street,” an un- likely duo of nerd and jock use their cunning

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Chill at the Bistro without ruining everything

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

By Alex Geiszler The Bistro is an iconic entity on campus, founded and operated by students. Its capable staff provides pasta, pizza and buzz bars to compliment the high-octane coffee, which is itself needed to offset hallucinations brought on by all night campaigns against last-minute papers. This University corner store is also used as a

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Bearcat Bullet: Don’t judge a school by its memes

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

By Juliana Cohen Every semester or so, a new outlet for miscellaneous student observation becomes wildly popular online. “Willamette Confessions,” the “Hey You!” Facebook page, “Willamette Compliments,” “Overheard at Willamette” and the brand new “WU Truths Twitter” account all aim to reveal a side of campus not shown in official University material. The tone of

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ASWU and You : A Guide

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

By Andrés Oswill Four years. Four years to be involved, change practices we dislike and improve Willamette. We have four years to make a difference. As the president of the Associated Students of Willamette University (ASWU), not only am I aware of how much I have done, but I’m also aware of how much I

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On break, it’s freshman year all over

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

By Marika McCarthy If there is something that I’ve loved above all else, it might be my major. But I am a scientist, and I believe in logic and probably not love at first sight.



Lessons of a concussion

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

Karya Schanilec Two years ago, I was the reason an ambulance was summoned to the Belknap parking lot. I sustained a serious concussion two weeks after the semester started, and, though this became a great icebreaker later on, my first semester of freshman year started out pretty rocky. I had to miss a full week

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