By Marjorie Meeks
I’ll never get over the cruel irony of my best friend deciding against going to Linfield mere weeks before I settled my heart on attending Willamette.
Though I understand she made the decision that was right for her, I’ll always pine for the adventures
By Zack Boyden
William James was an American philosopher, considered to be one of the fathers of pragmatism.
As a philosophy, pragmatism declares that absolute truth is relative to the individual and that there are many ways of approaching the truth, all from different human experiences.
Faculty diversity remains a priority
By Andres Oswill
On Oct. 25, the Willamette board of trustees met to discuss an issue near and dear to many students’ hearts—diversity and inclusivity within Willamette’s faculty and curriculum.
To frame the discussion, University President Stephen Thorsett and CLA Dean Marlene Moore
By Kate Piluso
Around Halloween time, I had an intense revelation: When I laugh, I cackle like a witch.
This very distinct laughter comes from two very distinct factors.
One: I have an obnoxiously loud and carrying voice.
Two: I am an idiot, and, for this reason, I can
By Teo Ekstrom
I’m writing in about Zack Boyden’s article (“Rigid politics loses big on election night,” Nov. 12).
While I thought it was a well-written article, its conclusion (in my mind) was completely wrong—Tuesday’s election represented an enormous win for rigid politics. Under the leadership
By Colleen Smyth
As those who follow national politics or the news at all surely know, Republicans came away from the midterm elections with a major victory.
Gaining control of both chambers of Congress is no small feat, but it’s also not the ultimate, mandate-creating type of
The semester is slowly drawing to a close, and most people seem to feel as if it simply can’t come fast enough. After months of tests and papers and endless amounts of homework, we are all ready for a break.
But for the students preparing to
By Sam Hilburn
This fall’s Atkinson lecture, arguably Willamette’s most buzzworthy platform for guest speakers, featured George Takei, to the delight of many students.
People know Takei for many reasons, from his role in the original “Star Trek” series to his successful work as a human rights
By Iris Dowd
Tampons are gross. So are Maxi pads. And both toiletries affect everyone living on this planet, regardless of sex or gender.
Over the course of a lifetime, the average woman (it should be noted that not all women have periods, and not all people
By Molly Drummond
When asked to compare American TV shows with those in England, I assumed that I wouldn’t have much to say about their differences.
After taking a closer look, the examples of MTV and E! were pretty much what I expected, and in parts, much
By Will Falvey
Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T. graced us with his sophomore major-label debut “Cadillactica” last Monday. I have historically paid relatively little attention to K.R.I.T., save for his presence in tracks alongside the likes of Curren$y and Chip tha Ripper.
I can’t speak much to his
By Juliana Cohen
Sensitive times call for sensitive behavior.
Whether the situation in question occurred locally, across the country or in the Middle East, rarely do bad things only affect one person. We expect caring humans to think beforehand about their words in order to avoid inflicting
By Max Craddock
Last Friday, MLB All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano fractured his toe playing in an exhibition game in Japan.
Despite just finishing a season that spanned from the middle of February—when catchers and pitchers began to report to spring training—to just several weeks ago—when the
Willamette runners went the distance
By Evan Giddings
The cross country team had high expectations coming into this season, as both last season’s men and women earned bids to the 2013 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.
Last Saturday, they made sure not to fall short.
The women’s team
By Shannon Sollitt
“Pretty Faces” is the title of the first all-women’s ski film. If the title seems ironic, let me explain why—faces, to a skier, belong to mountains. Something you stand at the bottom of, look up at in terror, summit and descend.
For many female
By Evan Giddings
On Saturday, the Bearcats were unable to rebound from some early turnovers, eventually losing to University of Puget Sound by a score of 27-14.
However, after the game, the attitude in the locker room was anything but negative as players and coaches reflected on
By Blake Lepire
The men’s and women’s basketball teams began their season last weekend with the hopes of getting off to a strong start.
The women’s team played on Saturday against Montclair State University from New Jersey in the first round of the 2014 Bon Appétit Northwest