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Students leave their mark

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

On-campus art you may have missed By Surabhi Mahajan Walking around campus, one is taken aback by the leaves falling and how the shiny red bricks look in the rain. There is no doubt that Willamette is a beautiful campus. That is, after all, one of the ways Admissions convinces you to enroll here. But,

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Issue 9

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

A break to be thankful for    by Andrés Oswill ASWU debt at $45k    by Bronte Dod ‘Cats crush Lewis & Clark    by Evan Giddings Students leave their mark    by Surabhi Mahajan Bearcat Bullet: We are all born alone    by Juliana Cohen Meet the candidates for ASWU treasurer    by Katie

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Special spider-senses

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

By Maggie Boucher Have you ever walked over the Skybridge late at night and just had an innate urge to look up? Chances are, you saw huge, gross, scary spiders suspended in their webs. A new study has found that humans may have a special spider-sense that makes us exquisitely attuned to these creepy creatures,

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Live on campus, make friends, win life

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

By Jake Saiki There’s been a moderate amount of campus chatter regarding the University’s plan to extend the number of years students must live on campus, and, like the typical Willamette student, I too have an opinion. Unlike sex or dating advice, I might actually (for once) be speaking from a position of knowledge and

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Keep upperclassmen off campus

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

EDITORIAL The University’s plan to institute three-year residency requirements for non-seniors is unhelpful, unproductive and just plain wrong. The three-year goal was announced as a part of the University’s strategic plan, a document otherwise distinguished by its plethora of platitudes, buzzwords and meaningless clichés. But, in at least one instance, the plan is troublingly lucid.

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Is the patriarchy a vampire?

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

By Kate Piluso Whenever I shave my legs, I have to be mindful of a very specific spot on my left shin that has developed some kind of strange bone-lump-thing from years of repeatedly getting kicked there during my escapades as an athlete. Every time I am not careful—or when I think exceedingly deep thoughts

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Founding fathers: the first radical extremists

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

By Zack Boyden The democratic system is supposedly the best system for giving power to the populace. However, if the entire system is illegitimate, and no vote will change the system, there are people who believe action outside of civic participation is required. People who take said action are called extremists. It’s a negative connotation

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A break to be thankful for

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

We deserve a turkey week By Andrés Oswill California, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii—now, more than ever, students come to Willamette from all across the United States. As the University has gone from being a regional school, with most of its students coming from within the state, to one that recruits on a national and international basis,

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Soccer standings shift after weekend games

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

By Bethany Hladick The women’s soccer team ended the weekend with two losses—first by a score of 4-0 against Linfield on Saturday, then 1-0 against George Fox on Sunday. However, the lady Bearcats didn’t go down without a fight. Linfield achieved only a 10-9 edge in shots, with an 8-4 advantage on shots on goal.

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Preseason drama sets the stage

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

By Max Craddock With the NBA tipoff less than a week away, the drama between teams has already begun to build around the league. With superstar LeBron James moving from the Miami Heat back to his original home in Cleveland, tempers between James and his former Heat teammates have already started to flare. In a

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