By Zack Boyden
Whether we deny it or not, the millennial zeitgeist is a search for authenticity in a world that continues to parody itself.
With the rise of globalization and the death of ideology, millennials seek something that exists in a true form: something that
By Soren Underdahl
In response to the Dec. 3 article titled “Hazy future for weed,” I think a crucial point of information was left out. There is a very particular reason why nearly every single higher-education institution in this country, including in Washington and Colorado,
By Taylor Mutch
Upon reading the feature article in the Dec. 3 issue, (“Grand jury’s Ferguson decision raises controversy over American justice system,” page 6-7) in which Jessica Meza-Torres cites the Statesman Journal’s article “Recalculating the rates of black arrests in Salem,” I was
By Maggie Boucher
“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”
No matter how old we get, it’s
By Marjorie Meeks
I can’t stand unnecessarily violent video games.
To be fair, I know I have a biased opinion. I’m a Nintendo baby, after all.
I spent my childhood days searching for Princess Zelda, battling with Pikachu and flying around on Kirby’s star. I’m an avid
By Kate Piluso
To ring in the New Year, my mom and I hosted a luncheon where we watched the Ducks play in the Rose Bowl.
(For those of you not familiar with the sportsball jargon, the University of Oregon played in a football game that
By Blake Lepire
Over winter break, the women’s basketball team kicked off their season—going undefeated in Hawaii, then beginning their conference play with seven consecutive losses.
The Bearcats traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, to play in the Hoop N Surf Classic from Dec. 19-20.
“The Hawaii trip
By Josh Cabral
With just one conference dual meet left this winter, the Willamette men’s and women’s swim teams are wrapping up their seasons. The men’s team currently stands with a record of 2-4 in the Northwest Conference (NWC). The women’s team currently has a record
By Evan Giddings
Over the winter break, the men’s basketball team quietly—but definitively—positioned themselves right in the middle of the Northwest Conference race, winning four of their last six games.
After dropping their first two conference games to undefeated Whitworth University on Jan. 2 and currently second-placed
By Max Craddock
In the NFC Championship on Jan. 18, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch overcame the shaky play of his quarterback Russell Wilson and singlehandedly steamrolled the Green Bay Packers.
However, after leading his team to its second Super Bowl in a row, all
By Kellie Standish
Some of you may have noticed that it’s been a bit balmier than usual these last couple months. People running in shorts and t-shirts, lush green mountain roads and unusually high numbers appearing on thermometers have people wondering—is it June, or is it
By Holly Petersen
Two weeks ago, the New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC championship game, earning their spot in the Super Bowl this Sunday.
Despite the blowout, and the Patriots emerging as the clear winner, people are still questioning the legitimacy
By Arianna Woicekowski
Despite being out for less than a month, “Selma”—an account of the 1960s campaign in Alabama supporting voting rights for African-Americans—has created a great deal of buzz.
“Selma” has certainly received criticism, as many have questioned the accuracy of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s support
Rethinking Malcolm in the Middle
By Zane Sparling
I sit alone and watch “Malcolm in the Middle.”
Distributed by Fox, the dysfunctional-family-centered situational comedy ran from 2000 to 2006, for seven seasons, entering and exiting my life in 21 to 23 minute increments.
In schools junior and
By Teddy Wu
Make no mistake about it—Noah Lennox can write a groove.
Known by his stage name Panda Bear, Lennox has produced some of the most impressive tracks of the last 10 years; these projects range from Animal Collective to his solo efforts and collaborations with
We’ll take you to the candy shop: Ricky’s sweetens the mood
By Christine Smith
Downtown Salem recently got a sugary addition with the December opening of Ricky’s Bubbles and Sweets Shoppe.
With every step, I was overwhelmed by the pops of color and almost unbearable sense of
By Juliana Cohen
“The Biggest Loser” feels almost anachronistic after being on the air for over a decade. It’s easy to cringe at the tone-deaf treatment of bigger people, but time has also shown that its results were overhyped, if not completely bogus.
I recall a bevy