Around this time of year, you may notice an abundance of heart -shaped balloons, chocolates and cards crowding grocery store aisles and T.V. ads. But Willamette students report that the holiday just doesn’t cut it.
Valentine’s Day’s consumeristic focus creates a narrow
With 1.1 billion speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language on the planet. Until recent years, China and the U.S. were close trade partners with 18 percent of Chinese exports sent to the U.S. But despite the relevance of the Chinese language in
If one were to search “Karen Wood” on Willamette’s website, the list of results would be too long. Karen Wood is Willamette’s Chaplain as well as an associate professor of religious studies, yet what catches the eye is her rich educational background and extensive
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE: Mercury, the planet which rules communication and travel, is in retrograde from Feb. 16, to March 10. During this time, be sure to double-check emails, think carefully about what you say and give yourself ample time while traveling. It might be
You’ve surely seen them around campus: stickers, colorful and eclectic, plastered to the back of laptops, the sides of water bottles, the frames of bikes. Sometimes it’s just one or two; sometimes the stickers are layered so thick you can barely tell what’s underneath.
“Welcome to the room, we’re saying ‘fuck’ and being very gay,” said Ebo Barton as people entered Cat Cavern last Friday. The slam poet’s invitation to Willamette was organized by the Willamette Events Board and coordinated by Cynthia Ramirez (‘20), Gillian Pringle (‘20) and Adriana
If you don’t know of Biology Professor David Craig’s passion for birds, his office leaves no room for doubt. Behind rows of books about birds and next to a framed portrait of another is a taxidermied golden eagle, impossible to ignore.
“It probably showed
WARNING: Venus in Aries: The planet of romance and love enters Aries on Feb. 7. When Venus is in this sign, expect people to be more confident and direct in their romantic endeavors. However, there might be an issue with sustaining interest beyond the initial
Veris Schmidt Class of 2020
Hello! I’m Veris Schmidt and I am running for the class of 2020 Senate. I was born in the desert, and raised under the sun. I believe in student government and am here to use my communication skills for the benefit
Aries: The moon enters your sign on Jan. 29, bringing you intensity and certainty, especially when it comes to your mood. On Feb. 1, the moon enters Taurus, calling you to enjoy yourself and reap the benefits of your hard work. The moon
As fall break ends and students begin to settle back into their daily routines, the looming presence of finals returns. Past notes are pulled out, flashcards are made and study groups are established, yet as the week progresses, it becomes apparent that no two
Most students can agree that finals season is stressful, but as December starts and the first snow falls, the holiday season kicking into high gear can bring additional stress of its own. Luckily, there are plenty of seasonal events and winter activities available around
WHILE YOU WERE GONE:
Jupiter, the planet that rules expansion and growth, entered Capricorn on Dec. 2. This is the first time Jupiter has been in Capricorn since 2008. With Jupiter in Capricorn, you will want to examine the amount of effort you put
Olivia Frenkel, Staff Writer
As we all know, higher education is not cheap. Books and tuition along with room and board, food and transportation come with costs that tend to add up very quickly as the years go on. The most common way to combat these
Sanja Zelen, Staff Writer
As the days grow shorter and colder, some students may find themselves feeling more stressed or less motivated. There are a multitude of explanations for this shift in mood, but one of them is especially common for people living in Oregon. Seasonal
Audrey Piacsek, Staff Writer
It’s almost that time of year again: fall break! A week without classes can be freeing if you’ve got plans lined up for how to spend it, but if you find yourself on campus without anything in particular to do, never fear—
Billy Ullmann, Lifestyles Editor
MERCURY GOES DIRECT: Mercury exits retrograde, or goes direct, on Nov. 20. This means that all the areas that were strained by the Mercury retrograde, such as communication and travel, will begin to regain their usual ease starting on Nov. 20. In
Faith Morrison, the new artistic director of dance at Willamette, is spearheading a collaborative and experimental Fall Dance Concert with a broad lineup of dance styles.
“This show is a collection of student, faculty and guest artist work, bringing together different choreographers,” said Morrison.
Aries: The moon enters Gemini on Nov. 13, bringing an air of play and exploration. On Nov. 15, the moon enters defensive Cancer before entering proud Leo on Nov. 17, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting attention. Mars goes into Scorpio on
With the month of November in full swing, various organizations on and near campus are finding ways to give back to the community through food drives, service events and community meals. Community Service Learning (CSL), the Marion Polk Food Share and Mission of
Service animals are an active part of Willamette’s campus, and it is important that people treat them with respect. Naturally, seeing an animal gets a person excited, but sometimes being cautious of one’s actions is necessary.
More often than not, it is easy to assume
Mental health is an important issue for college students. Between classes, jobs, extracurriculars, planning their futures and navigating the adult world for the first time in their lives, they can end up overwhelmed by responsibilities. But if you’re a student having trouble keeping up
Maggie Grogan (‘20) is a dancer and student dance choreographer working with the Willamette Dance Company and Theatre. Her newest piece is called “Reverie.” See it performed along with other student works at the Fall Dance Concert, happening Nov. 14-23 in the M. Lee
Public transit is a frequent mode of transportation used by college students, and Willamette students are no different. The Amtrak Train Station, located just across 13th St., and the Cherriots Bus Station, about a twelve-minute walk northwest of the campus, are both accessible options
Students on campus who enjoy music, concerts or watching performances will have multiple opportunities to watch Willamette University jazz and choral groups perform this upcoming week. Willamette’s Jazz Collective will be performing this Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Rehearsal Hall.