By Kate Piluso
I fucking love superheroes.
Straight up, they are the light of my life.
I love tragic backstories and crazy abilities gained in “science” experiments gone wrong and questioning morality and people making the choice to save the day because it’s what’s right or
The university doesn't go far enough to provide students with academic credit for extracurriculars, a policy gap with real physical and emotional costs for Willamette’s best and brightest.
First, let’s detail the costs.
As the Collegian reported last week, (“Bishop opens Mind Spa,” page 2)
By Natasha Parekh
One of my favorite things to do is eat, and I can happily say that studying abroad in Europe has involved a fair amount of delicious food. In fact, restaurants, cultural cuisine and street food have all been a part of some of
The great Barbie debate
By Marjorie Meeks
Barbies weren’t a huge part of my childhood.
My mother, ever the gender traditionalist, bought me doll after doll, but each one was doomed to gather dust in my closet while I played with stuffed animals and my Nintendo 64
By Blake Lepire
The commencement of the fall season paves the way for the four winter season teams to carry on the tradition of athletic excellence for Willamette University.
The Bearcat men’s and women’s swimming teams are looking to build off of last year’s experience
Men’s soccer earns second in NWC
By Bethany Hladick
The women’s and men’s soccer teams ended their seasons victoriously this weekend, with the women’s team conquering both Pacific Lutheran 1-0 and Pacific 1-0, and the men’s team defeating Linfield 4-1.
On Friday, the lady Bearcats defeated Pacific,
By Max Craddock
The NCAA could not have hoped for a better regular season of college football to serve as a prelude to the inaugural college football playoff.
For the first time ever, the top four teams in college football—as chosen by an NCAA committee—will compete
By Margaret Woodcock
This past June, the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled the trademark registration of Washington D.C.’s beloved football team.
Amanda Blackhorse, Philip Gover, Marcus Briggs-Cloud, Jillian Pappan and Courtney Tsotigh filed the petition on the grounds that the term may disparage Native
By Evan Giddings
Coming off of the biggest win of their season, in which the Bearcats toppled the No. 5 team in NCAA D-III, Willamette was unable to ride the momentum into Forest Grove, losing to Pacific University 41-24.
Entering the matchup, Willamette was ranked No. 25
By Kellie Standish
As winter comes upon us and the glorious days of sunny warm hikes become fewer, many people seem to think that this signifies the end for hiking season.
While some hikes become inaccessible or more difficult due to snow, conditions become perfect for
By Jonny Saunders
When life gets confusing—and the idea of good mental health seems like a practical joke propagated by the psychiatric community to sell chaise lounges—you can always count on your internal source of inexplicable moral guidance to mock you to tears with deeply repressed
By Wyatt Johnson and Eric Wright
When you think of big-name acts like Calvin Harris, a mental image surfaces of an unapproachable, no personality giant who stands behind a LCD wall blocking everything except his hands waving back and forth.
All his songs have the same
By Andrea Risolc
Better Than Mama’s, located at 1300 Broadway St. NE., held its grand opening this past weekend. With a name like that, the gourmet catering company turned restaurant has created its own hype.
The surprisingly sophisticated menu offers an edamame hummus plate, poblano potato
By Juliana Cohen
I consider makeup a friend.
I used to sit and watch instructional YouTube videos in high school, hoping that I could emulate the detailed techniques of “gurus.”
I associated using these tools effectively as a form of power.
Manipulating my face also served as an escape
By Chris Ketchum
Ann Pancake approached the podium, greeted the audience and thanked English Professor Scott Nadelson for his introduction.
“I know how much work it took to prepare that,” Pancake said, referring to Nadelson, her fellow writing mentor at Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop.
By Joseph Jackson
For a guy, looking good comes down to more than just your shoes, the shirt you wear, or the color scheme you put together—a smooth, clean haircut is an equally crucial component.
While some might pay top dollar for a fresh new ‘do,
Takei talks to full house
By Bronte Dod
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, students and Salem community members lined up outside Smith Auditorium more than half an hour before the doors opened for George Takei, who was on campus to give the fall Atkinson lecture.
“The fact that tickets