Lifestyles

ISSUE 17| 02/14/18

The fork in the road: self-care versus self-indulgence

by Julia Di Simone

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If you get your mental health advice from Tumblr, you might think that the best way to take care of yourself is to curl up into a burrito of blankets and watch Netflix for as long as your heart desires. I understand this sentiment, but… read more


Dimensions of popular Valentine’s Day sweet

by Jarod Todeschi


Grant yourself an opportunity of further education

by Raquel Reynolds


Volunteer with Peace Corps, make a difference

by Sara Fullerton


Here’s how the military influences your blockbusters

by Dorian Grayson

 


ISSUE 16| 02/07/18

Add adventure to your weekend, escape a locked room

by Madelyn Jones

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Last month, an editor dispatched a few other literary agents and me to land an interview with the famous and elusive author Maximillian Abre. This interview was the opportunity of a lifetime, but we quickly realized something sinister was… read more


Curiosity as a suitable replacement to passion

by Sara Fullerton


Fall in love with Fall Out Boy’s new emotional album

by Caitlin Forbes


Film “Call Me By Your Name” romances audience

by Dorian Grayson


Amazon Go raises questions about consumer future

by Jarod Todeschi

 


ISSUE 15| 01/31/18

Keeping you alert to the misrepresentation of coffee studies

by Dorian Grayson

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How many studies about coffee have you read about? As a social institution, science is trusted to be humanity’s foremost truth-seeking endeavor. When a new study comes out, outlets often lean on science’s credibility and take the conclusion of… read more


Self-appointed high note of music falls flat

by Jarod Todeschi


Coping with sexual assault news

by Madelyn Jones


Zena is digging their way to a sustainable farm

by Sara Fullerton


I didn’t know I had anxiety: recovering by asking for help

by Julia Di Simone

 


ISSUE 14| 01/24/18

Andre E. Johnson calls for a nuanced MLK

by Sara Fullerton

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This year, Willamette’s MLK Day keynote speaker Andre E. Johnson set out to disrupt the myth of MLK as an unequivocally optimistic figure and rather honor King’s legacy by introducing the audience to King as the multi-dimensional figure he was. Johnson synthesizes King’s outlooks that may seem… read more


You won’t want to postpone watching Spielberg’s “The Post”

by Dorian Grayson


Small moments of self-reflection creates healthy students

by Julia Di Simone


Debaters representing Willamette return home from abroad

by Quinlyn Manfull


Yarn bomb: the mystery art piece explained

by Sanja Zelen

 


ISSUE 13| 12/6/17

Has Pocket Camp crossed into all our hearts?

by Jarod Todeschi

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As I sat down and downloaded the new “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” game to my cell phone, I was not sure what to expect. Nintendo recently released this as its third mobile app game. Like its predecessors, “Super Mario Run” and “Fire Emblem Heroes,” “Pocket Camp” is based on one of the company’s successful console games from the early 2000’s. Animal Crossing was originally celebrated as… read more


Treat yourself to good sleep this finals season

by Sara Fullerton


Cards of cultural divide currently dealt in Magic

by Dorian Grayson


Coping with abusive friends

by Madelyn Jones


Does Bo & Vine Burger “beef” the rest?

by Emma Giron

 


ISSUE 9| 11/1/17

What Goudy does with its surplus food

by Sarah Fullerton

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Nationally, an estimated 40 percent of all produced food is wasted. Simultaneously, in Marion County, over 12 percent of the population was food insecure as identified by the USDA as of 2015 data. Food insecurity is the economic condition of a family or individual that prevents adequate access to food nutritious and plentiful enough to sustain… read more


Curb cut effect: innovations that help us all

by Dorian Grayson


Get your sweat on in the Salem area

by Emma Giron


Kesha found a “Rainbow” and a pot of gold

by Jarod Todeschi


Coping with serious conversations

by Madelyn Jones

 


ISSUE 8| 10/25/17

This is Halloween, dig up the history of Halloween’s stories past

by Emma Giron

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Oct. 31, otherwise known as All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day or Halloween, is celebrated in the U.S. as a spooky themed holiday where children dress up in scary costumes and go door to door trick-or-treating. However, there is more to this holiday than… read more


Chaplains help get our priorities straight

by Sara Fullerton


Coping with sexual assault on social media

by Madelyn Jones


Don’t project your problems into the future

by Dorian Grayson


Reasonable recipes for the student chef

by Jarod Todeschi

 


ISSUE 7| 10/18/17

Big picture questions raised by comedy show

by Claire Pockell-Wilson & Emma Sharpe

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Each semester, students pay a $25 optional fee to the Green Fund. A committee composed of six students allocates the money collected by the fee to student, staff and faculty members of Willamette University to help fund projects and ideas that will affect the community in a positive way. In the past, as the name suggests, we have funded many projects related to environmental sustainability, however, this year we want to encourage and emphasize projects that are more than green… read more


Coping with shootings and news

by Madelyn Jones


An outline of changes to Career Services

by Emma Giron


Lisa Holliday: confident and hopeful

by Derek Kennedy


Rest easy by surveying your sleep cycles

by Dorian Grayson

 


ISSUE 6| 10/11/17

Big picture questions raised by comedy show

by Jarod Todeschi

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The annual Willamette University Family Weekend comedy show was a hit this year. The multi-generational crowd was full of fun and adjusted well to the light, fast-paced feel of the show, performed by one of the troupes of The Second City Touring Company… read more


Celebrate the season with these local events

by Emma Giron


Reading beyond the required

by Sara Fullerton


October is stressful, taking care of yourself deconstructed

by Raquel Reynolds


Coping with Vegas and Puerto Rico

by Madelyn Jones

 


ISSUE 5| 10/4/17

An exclusive look behind WU’s pet Instagram pages

by Raquel Reynolds

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The popularity of animal focused accounts on the Internet is undeniable. They litter feeds of all forms of social media to the point where you can’t scroll without a picture of a cat popping up. On Instagram, estimates of popularity of animals can be based on hashtags. Instagram posts with the hashtag #pets itself has 33,046,280 posts attributed to it, while multiple variations including #dog have 148,326,927 or #cat at 124,822, 532 posts, and, assumedly, these numbers… read more


Convocation’s conversation about white “allyship”

by Sarah Fullerton


Review: Inspector calls for a standing ovation

by William Gupton


Reading movie language in Stephen King’s “It”

by Dorian Grayson


A guide to preparing for an earthquake in Oregon

by Emma Giron