By Jacob Van Baalen
I was distressed upon reading the article regarding the Jewish Student Union budgetary debate (“JSU defends budget,” page 2).
Vice President Colleen Smyth’s claim that senator Maile Symond’s motion was an arbitrary amount is either false or wildly misinformed.
By Kate Piluso
I’ve been feeling this new intrinsic connection to Tom Hardy’s portrayal of the villain Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
If you have no idea who Bane is, go find an empty coffee mug, hold it up to your face and say: “Now’s
By Marjorie Meeks
I’ve been very lucky in my life. I was a happy kid.
I grew up with two parents who supported my decisions and dreams, regardless of what they were.
They cared for me immensely and never asked for anything back. I never felt
By Brent Hanower
Willamette’s women’s golf team began their spring season last Saturday, hosting the Willamette Cup at the Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks, Oregon.
At the Willamette Cup, the Bearcats placed second in the team title, with a combined score of 388. Linfield College won
By Jesse Thompson
Some of the most meaningful relationships in my life have been built on busses and in hotels.
A few weeks ago, I boarded a bus with 20 strangers—and hopped off the same bus a few days later with 20 friends. Such is the
15 ways to enjoy an early spring
By Kellie Standish
When the sunshine makes its return and the banks of the Mill Stream are suddenly filled with shirtless, Birkenstock-clad students, you know what time it is: Spring.
For Bearcats, even only moderately warm weather is an
By Ben Mow
I don’t usually make enemies, but when I do, I ensure that they are made through social media. Especially by antagonizing Olympic athletes.
Allow me to explain.
Nick Symmonds is perhaps one of the better-known Willamette alums, graduating in 2006 with a degree
By Blake Lepire
Last Saturday, the men’s golf team won the Willamette Cup at Quail Valley Golf Course, besting Linfield and Pacific.
The Bearcats finished with a team score of 301, while Linfield and Pacific finished with scores of 304 and 342, respectively.
The team championship
By Evan Giddings
After a hard-fought regular season, the 2014–15 men’s basketball team’s postseason run came to an end in the first round of the Northwest Conference (NWC) playoffs at the hands of Whitworth University, 89–64.
Coming into the contest, the Bearcats felt confident, especially considering that
By Teddy Wu
THEESatisfaction, a musical duo hailing from Seattle, combines the talents of Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, both ex-students at the University of Washington.
Their first album, “awE naturalE,” was a mixture of down-to-earth R&B vocals and jazz rap production reminiscent of
By Sam Hilburn
Last Friday, in continuation of my quest to find something to do on weekends, I ended up at an open-mic comedy night in downtown Salem.
As it happens, the Capitol City Theater holds this event every weekend for people like me (who have
By Andrea Risolo
I openly admit that I am more homesick for my pets than my parents.
I can talk to my parents on the phone, Skype with them, exchange emails and look at them in pictures, but there is nothing like burying your face in your
By Juliana Cohen
About a year ago, my good friend from back home introduced me to the insane, outlandish VH1 reality show “Mob Wives.”
If you don’t “get” reality TV—or believe it’s a complete waste of time—go watch a documentary, but as Jim Gaffigan says, “we
By Anna Walling
“Memory of the past is more than just history. It influences our capacity to make decisions in the present,” Kirt Wilson said in his presentation at the University on Monday, Mar. 2.
Wilson, an associate professor of rhetoric and political communication at
Campus Safety questions utility of blue light phones
By Shannon Sollitt
Campus Safety installed three emergency blue light phones in the past nine months, according to director Ross Stout. There are now eight blue light phones on campus.
Stout called the increase a grassroots effort.
“Students articulated that this
By Katie Dobbs
Since 2009, the Willamette Bookstore has lost $586,469, according to revenue information provided by Bob Olson, the associate vice president for financial affairs.
Monica Rimai, senior vice president for finance and administration, oversees various services at Willamette and appointed Olson to manage the bookstore
Six faculty granted tenure, four promoted to professor
By Emily Hoard
Before the faculty meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24, an estimated 30 students gathered in front of Montag wearing buttons that read “We need professors of color.”
Sophomore Alexis Jimenez held a sign that read “More queer and