Opinions

Feminism and social capital at Willamette

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Ryleigh Norgrove Features Editor Sitting in the Bistro on any rainy Oregon afternoon, you can spot any number of socially conscious stickers decorating water bottles, laptops, notebooks and the like. Among these there are messages such as “Cats against Catcalls” “Girl Power” and “The Future is Female.” From the looks of things, feminism is

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Trump’s latest anti-immigration scheme

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Sophie Smith Staff Writer On April 4, Donald Trump released a memorandum demanding National Guard troops deploy to the US-Mexico border, where soldiers will help existing border control forces ebb illegal immigration into the country. Defense Secretary James Mattis, citing the need to control the influx of drugs and gang violence coming from Mexico,

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University health and epidemics

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Brett Youtsey Staff Writer People at Willamette always complain about getting sick, but many do very little to prevent it. Much like kindergarten, college is a breeding ground for germs. Instead of drooling and sucking thumbs, we have discovered much more thorough ways of exposing others to our fluids. Willamette is a gathering for

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Can Greek life forget its problematic past?

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Quinlyn Manfull Staff Writer If an organization cannot uphold basic standards of decency among its members, cannot hold members accountable for violence done in a community, then they have no right to be on our campus. Within the past couple of weeks, instances of racism perpetuated by members of Greek life have dominated news

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Understanding WU’s indigenous history

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

By Sophie Goodwin-Rice Staff Writer It’s now been about a little over a month since Willamette hosted its annual Pow Wow in the Sparks gym. If you attended, you’ll know how incredible it was; members of tribes from all over the region dressed in traditional regalia, vendors selling both food and art pieces and dancing

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Dear boys: stop interrupting

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Sophie Smith Staff Writer I am in class, discussing with a group of students the writings of an Enlightenment author. I am the only person in the group who identifies as a woman. No one will let me speak. At first I think nothing of it. In group settings like this people are eager

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The need for accessibility in education

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By William Gupton Opinions Editor Accessibility of information has been on my mind a great deal since a particularly interesting class period in Contemporary Mathematics, where we discussed a mathematician named Shinichi Mochizuki who had announced a proof of what is known as the “abc conjecture.” I won’t dive into the conjecture itself because I

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Late capitalism for student life

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Quinlyn Manfull Staff Writer Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. I walk (more likely elevator) up to the fourth floor of Eaton for ANTH 344: Medical Anthropology. As I slink in and place my half chugged coffee from the Bistro down on the table, a friend always asks how much sleep I

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Eliminating single-use plastic

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

By Sophie Goodwin-Rice Staff Writer When I first saw my mom’s marine debris bucket, I’ll admit that I laughed a little bit. Ironically, it itself was a piece of marine debris that she picked up on the beach, and even more ironically, it has the words “eco-smart” printed on it. Now equipped with her reusable

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Let’s confront more people more often

Apr 4th, 2018 | By

By Madelyn Jones Lifestyles Editor Let’s take a moment to unpack what we think about the word “confrontation.” It is often seen as a harsher approach to resolution than other more passive techniques, or is seen as a last resort if these other techniques do not work. Commonly, it has the emotion of anger connoted

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