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I am a beautiful dragon

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Kate Piluso I got my nose pierced last week because I was feeling reckless and my life was slowly slipping through my fingers and out of my control. In my experience, I’ve found that I like to drastically change my physical appearance in order to regain some sense of order in my life. I

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Observations on the ground

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Joseph Good We frequently hear in our contemporary political discourse about the importance of supporting Israel in all of her policies and endeavors.   The United States has provided over $120 billion in military aid to Israel since 1973 and has been steadfast in its support for Israel on the United Nations Security Council,

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Why we publish things you hate

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

Who decides the sayable? EDITORIAL A heaping helping of contention, calumny and opprobrium   . ended up on the Collegian’s plate last week, after our publication of a pro-Israel Opinions piece by a guest writer. Whether or not you read the article, (“You think it’s ‘cool’ to support Palestine,” page 10), it sparked more than a

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It’s not all about the location

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Natasha Parekh As my first week studying abroad in Prague comes to a close, I am realizing that I really couldn’t have picked a better place. Yet, the reality of the situation is that this place picked me. At Willamette, you get the opportunity to apply to multiple programs for study abroad, but if

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What would Ultralord do?

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Marjorie Meeks When I was nine, I tried to dress up as Raven from Cartoon Network’s “Teen Titans.” She was my favorite character. I loved her dry, macabre humor (even if I couldn’t spell macabre at nine) and her powers were wicked cool. I was enchanted with the complexity of her character and how

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Violence on, off the field

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Margaret Woodcock Trigger warning: domestic abuse, sexual assault, power-based violence As a sea of purple and gold filled the stadium and the national anthem reduced to a hush lullaby, Baltimore Ravens fans eyed one another with intent. Some chose to attend Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers cloaked in the iconic purple and gold

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Volleyball enters conference play with a winning record

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Blake Lepire After a successful preseason, the women’s volleyball team will enter conference play next week with a winning record. “This is the first time we are going into conference with a winning record in quite some time,” senior Bailey Kray said. “Our team is very confident right now and we’re excited to show

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Sports Briefs

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

Sports Briefs   MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (0-1) Alaska-Anchorage 15, Willamette 50: The Seawolves achieved a perfect score against the Bearcats on Thursday, in a 4.2-kilometer course at Beach Lake Trails in Alaska. Willamette’s top finisher was junior Jacob Shafi, who finished eighth. Due to his performance at the meet, Shafi was recognized as the NWC

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New wellness program aims to promote healthy living

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Bethany Hladick There’s a new wellness program being implemented this year on campus to give students resources on nutrition, exercise and rest to help them ultimately lead healthier lifestyles while at Willamette and beyond. Senior Lindsay Russo, program coordinator, said that the idea for the program came from Director of Campus Recreation Bryan Schmidt,

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Missing the moral compass

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

By Max Craddock Two years ago, Pennsylvania State’s football team was given a four-year bowl ban after their defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, was found guilty on 45 different counts of sexual abuse. But this past week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) removed the postseason ban that had been imposed on the Nittany Lions. Some

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