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ISSUE 25| 04/18/18

Safe and sexy: critical thinking about consent

by Julia Di Simone

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How do you define consent? How do you actually ask for and give consent in practice? At Salem’s Planned Parenthood in Willamette, students reflected on how the ideal model of consent doesn’t always play out in everyday life. Ann Krier, Planned Parenthood’s local community education and outreach coordinator, lead the workshop in the Hatfield room. Krier introduced… read more


April demands sexual assault awareness

by Madelyn Jones


WU theatre performs musical premiere

by Lauren Alexander


Finding the best music streaming service

by Jarod Todeschi


The toxicity of your household products

by Dorian Grayson

 


ISSUE 24| 04/11/18

Eyes online: Facebook feigns privacy

by Jarod Todeschi

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A few short clicks through Facebook’s settings, through “Ads,” “Your information” and then “Your categories,” will reveal a list of assumed qualities that Facebook has collected about your personal life. The list contains more obvious info provided to the service directly, like your birthday month and the categories of people and… read more


Discover the thinking that works for you

by Dorian Grayson


Wula 2018 puts safety first

by Sara Fullerton


Poet Willy Palomo talks immigration

by Carrie Fox


The toxicity of your household products

by Julia Di Simone

 


ISSUE 23| 04/04/18

Press start on more story-based video games

by Madelyn Jones

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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

 


ISSUE 22| 03/21/18

Stephen Hawking: science icon now among the stars

by Madelyn Jones

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On March 14, the world wept with the news that renowned scientist, Stephen Hawking, passed at the age of 76. With those years devoted to science and discovery, he asked big questions about the universe and took a lead role in important research. There were two sides of him that… read more


What qualifies a good cover song?

by Dorian Grayson


Combat smart phones armed with addiction

by Julia Di Simone


Taproot provides a plethora of options for all

by Sara Fullerton


Scott Nadelson returns to campus for reading

by Andrew Pearson

 


ISSUE 21| 03/14/18

The call to keep Lee House gendered

by Jarod Todeschi

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Just off of Brown Field on the Willamette University campus is Lee House, a residence traditionally reserved for women. One student, Sophomore Quinna Hadley might not have… read more


Month one: insight to the ASP experience

by Julia Di Simone


“Queer Eye” casts gay role models

by Derek Kennedy


Shape of the Oscars: the predicted and the not

by Dorian Grayson


Chaos in LawNOrder shows holes in activism

by Sara Fullerton

 


ISSUE 20| 03/07/18

Say goodbye to CDs: fading into obscurity

by Jarod Todeschi

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Like the cassette tape and vinyl records before them, compact discs (better known as CDs) may begin to disappear from retail shelves. News of their decline will not shock many, as they’ve… read more


Spotlight focused on Portland artist Haley Heynderickx

by Sara Fullerton


The making of “On Some Subconscious Level”

by Mackenzie August-McClure


European smartphone offers an ethical way to communicate

by Julia Di Simone


After 1,000 hours of a video game, I learned to fail

by Dorian Grayson

 


ISSUE 19| 02/28/18

 

Goudy works to improve after criticisms

by Dorian Grayson

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Over the years, Goudy Commons has faced criticism from students about their quality of food. Goudy breakfast and lunch have… read more


“Celebrity Big Brother’s” first American installment

by Jarod Todeschi


Guns don’t kill people: they shatter us whole

by Heather Pearson


Rising popularity of podcasts: tune in to tune out

by Madelyn Jones


Find new artists with at-home concerts

by Sara Fullerton

 


ISSUE 18| 02/21/18

Empathize with your local empath

by Madelyn Jones

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Do you feel particularly in tune to people’s motives and usually find it easy to tell when someone is lying? Do you take on other people’s emotions like they are your own? Do people… read more


Long awaited “Black Panther” brings the power back

by Dorian Grayson


Help grant inmates peace by Healing Garden

by Julia Di Simone


Bashir’s performance mixes science and poetry

by Sara Fullerton


Oscar nominations show diversity improvement

by Jarod Todeschi

 


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

 


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