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WU community and nation say #Enough!

Mar 21st, 2018 | By

By Ryleigh Norgrove & Sophie Smith Features Editor & Staff Writer In a gun control debate often dominated by defeatism, words spoken at Willamette’s Walkout: #Enough! last Wednesday offered a welcome message of hope. “There’s good news out there,” said Reverend Dr. Deb Patterson, a clergywoman and Willamette mother who spoke before the walkout. “Young

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Emails show that oil extraction was main motivation in shrinking Bears Ears monument

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

By Kellen Bulger News Editor The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone Access Pipeline were two humongous environmental justice issues which we saw come to the forefront again at the inception of the Trump Administration in 2017. It looks as though we can add another one to the list, as newly surfaced Department of Interior

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ASWU proposes amendments to their constitution

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

By Gianni Marabella Editor-In-Chief On Monday ASWU announced that their constitution will be amended for the first time since 2013. There will be five amendments that will be opened in order to be voted on individually by the student body starting on March 19 at 8 a.m. and ending on March 20 at 5 p.m.

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Student input required in tuition hikes at OR universities

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

By Ryleigh Norgrove Feature Editor On Thursday, March 8, the Oregon State Senate unanimously approved a bill requiring public universities to take student input on tuition and fee hikes. The proposal requires schools to establish advisory boards that include students, including members of underserved groups to give input on fees and tuition. The bill also

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The right to be forgotten

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

By Quinlyn Manfull Staff Writer This past week, Google revealed that it had received requests to remove 2.4 million web addresses from its search engines following the 2017 European Court of Justice’s ruling that people have “the right to be forgotten.” In May of 2014, Google Spain v. AEPD & Mario Costeja González established the

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ASWU Report

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

By Claire Matthews-Lingen ASWU Senator The first Bearcat Days is tomorrow! Be sure to greet all prospective students on campus. Campaigning for next year’s ASWU President, Vice President and Treasurer is now underway. It began on Monday, March 12 and voting will open on Monday March 19 at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

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Florida survivors refuse to be silenced after tragedy

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

By Matthew Taylor Staff Writer Never Again is a movement that was founded by a small group of Stoneman Douglas students shortly after the Parkland shooting on February. Since that time, it has amassed over 100,000 followers on Twitter, 150,000 on Facebook, and been a near constant subject of political discussion throughout the US in

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Oregon lawmakers act on the call for gun control

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

By Natalie Roadarmel Staff Writer Following the recent school shooting in Florida, gun control has been an issue wracking newspapers, television stations, and American minds. After what feels like countless shootings in recent years, it can often feel frustrating and disturbing that large gun control measures have not been passed on the federal level or

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KWU Show “Wistory” Tells Diverse Alumni Stories

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

By Heather Pearson Staff Writer On the KWU radio show “Wistory,” alumni reflect on their experiences at Willamette. “Wistory” — a combination of ‘Willamette’ and ‘History’ — seeks out the stories of alumni who affected change at Willamette. “Students have always cared and have always had diverse experiences,” explained the show’s host, Emma Pringle. By

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Bearcat pantry exemplifies student altruism

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

By Julia Di Simone Staff Writer This Monday marked the opening of Willamette’s student-run food pantry. Located in Shepard House, the pantry is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Students are encouraged to take what they need and student-volunteers operating the pantry are committed to maintaining student confidentiality. With the support

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