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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Discover Salem and leave the WU bubble

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Ryleigh Norgrove, Caitlin Forbes, and Kellen Bulger Features Editor, Managing Editor, and News Editor “Aye Derrick!” A customer at Big Derrick’s Barber Shop in downtown Salem yelped towards the owner. “What’s up man?” “You know that the Portland Timbers development team plays here in Salem?” “No man, where do they play?” Derrick responded. The

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ASWU Election Candidates

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

CLASS OF 2019 Denise Diaz Hi! I am a Film Studies major who is double minoring in Art History and Politics. I am an RA, the ASWU Sound Manager, and an exec member of Alianza. I’d like to say that I am pretty involved with events on campus and tend to know what is going

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Marching to the beat of their own drum: bands on campus

Apr 4th, 2018 | By

By Sara Fullerton Staff Writer In my mind, bands have often existed as somewhat elusive, intimidating entities. I have always loved playing music, but sensed a fundamental divide between my own musical enthusiasm and the skill set needed to forge a name and sound of your own. My recent conversations with Willamette students in bands

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Sustainability starts with your voice

Mar 21st, 2018 | By

By Natalie Roadarmel Staff Writer Every morning by the Mill stream, Dean Wentworth can be seen feeding the ducks their breakfast. Dean is the Botanical Curator for the University, and has worked here for the past 18 years. About five years ago, he began feeding the ducks. “The way I started [feeding the ducks] was

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Harlem and higher education: Breaking out from the margins

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

By Melissa Legaria Cisneros Guest Writer Through the Colloquium Student Research Grant I was able to do archival work at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. My research focuses on the history of the Harlem Renaissance and how this can be applied to our school in light of the 175th anniversary of Willamette

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“My oppression is not a talking point”

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

By Neha Malik Guest Writer Despite shifting demographics and the rise of student activism, Willamette’s institutions remain stagnant and unequipped to provide support for students of color. This is overtly present within our student organizations. I am a member of Willamette’s Debate Union and over the last year or so, I have both experienced and

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WU Causa and ACE visit Northwestern Detention Center

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

By WU Causa Guest Writer “I’ve been to prisons before but it’s nothing like this,” an activist at the People’s Tribunal said. On Feb. 4, 2018, WU Causa— the pro-immigrant rights club on campus that works with local organizations to fight for immigration reform— and the Asian Coalition for Equality (ACE), drove to Tacoma, Washington

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Once is not enough: Speaking “trans” in the theatre

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

By Ilia Guest Writer Within a week of being cast as Anna in “Burn This,” I had received three spontaneous invitations to “talk about the show” from Willamette’s communications team. The simple victory of being cast as a cisgender woman in a play became the catalyst for an explosion of unknowns; Who told them? Who

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The point of tattoos: taking on time, stigma and gender

Feb 13th, 2018 | By

By Ryleigh Norgrove & Madelyn Jones Features Editor & Lifestyles Editor In American culture, tattoos have been a symbol of class, character and values. As millennials enter the workforce, the attitude about tattoos has shifted from one of general distaste to a social normality. Most if not all people have strong opinions on the subject,

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