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Issue 23, 2017-2018



Marching to the beat of their own drum: bands on campus

by Sara Fullerton

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In my mind, bands have often existed as somewhat elusive, intimidating entities. I have always loved playing music, but sensed a fundamental divide between my own musical enthusiasm and the skill set needed to forge a name and sound of your own. My recent conversations with Willamette students in bands bridged that imagined gap, and… read more



Professors promoted, given tenure

by Kellen Bulger

Just last month it was announced that nine WU faculty members would be receiving tenure and/or promotions from the university. The decision to promote and give tenure to WU faculty members is one that is made every semester and approved by President Thorsett and the Board of Trustees. When a professor that is a part of a university receives tenure or… read more

African countries sign free trade agreements

by Quinlyn Manfull

UN emphasizes Climate Change

by Heather Pearson

Full house for the gubernatorial elections
by Natalie Roadarmel

ASWU creates student portal
by Gianni Marabella

ASWU Report
by Claire Matthews-Lingen




Press start on more story-based video games

by Madelyn Jones

For people who love being whisked away into fantastical, fictional worlds, there are few things better than getting lost in a book or film. However, if story-based indie video games are not in your escapism queue, maybe they should be. There are many inexpensive and accessible… read more

Consider traveling alone for your next trip

by Jarod Todeschi

The stars aligned: a look into astrology

by Ryleigh Norgrove

A new way to understand PTSD

by Julia DiSimone

Catch “Game Night” before it’s off the table

by Dorian Grayson




During spring break Bearcat Softball wins two games

by Eric Del Prado

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The Willamette softball team started their spring break in Spokane, Washington playing Whitworth University. The Bearcats’ games on Saturday were cancelled due to weather. On Sunday, the Bearcats… read more

Damage Control: trying to predict the playoff picture in a season of injuries

by Alexander Gordon

Willamette Golf teams enjoy Southern California over spring break

by Eric Del Prado

This week in sports

by Aaron Oda

Intramurals weekly

by Dru Draper



Processing Putin’s re-election

by Philip Amur

It was with his typical energy that President Putin addressed an enthralled public in Moscow following the acquisition of his fourth term as Russia’s leader. With 99.8 percent of the votes counted, Putin won with 76.7 percent according to data from Russia’s central election commission, while his nearest rival, Communist Party candidate…read more

Conservatives on campus

by Brett Youtsey

Capitalism will always be a game for the white man

by Quinlyn Manfull

Too much bias in Austin bombing coverage

by Sophie Smith

Let’s confront more people more often

by Madelyn Jones



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