Opinions

ISSUE 3 | 9/21/16

Cultural appropriation: #notyourspiritanimal

by Ariadne Wolf

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A man in one of my classes asked me whether I changed my last name to ‘Wolf’ because wolves are my spirit animals. This is my open letter to him, and every other white person who thinks using terms, ideas and symbols appropriated from other cultures is acceptable behavior… read more


Recalling the efforts of student activists

by Jesse Sanchez


Please stop insulting your fellow humans

by Jonah Miller


NCAA cracks down on N.C.

by Jeremy Hansen


Trump exploits Clinton’s untimely illness for political gain

by Madison Brown


ISSUE 2 | 9/14/16

Local native rights advocates share Standing Rock sentiments

by Sadarah Witherspoon

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Sitting along the bank of the Mill Stream, I watch memories pass as the current runs by. The stream is a source of belonging, a place that becomes our new home. It is a source of ceremony. For many… read more


Know your privilege: Our student rights

by Ariadne Wolf


Just a new soul living in this strange world

by Gianni Marabella


Colin Kaepernick: Fiend or hero?

by Sydney Wilson & Andrea Risolo


ISSUE 1 | 9/7/16

Things that I very much wish I had said

by Ariadne Wolf

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So my boss at my internship is something of a bigot, and he recently ran something in print that stated his personal, rather racist opinions quite clearly. After he did that… read more


The armchair activist: An update

by Jeremiah Hansen


Great success: Know your student rights

by Simon Orr


Dear University of Chicago, get with the program

by Jessica Weiss


ISSUE 26 | 4/28/16

ASWU president resigns in protest

by Jesse Sanchez

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After a tumultuous year of heightened tensions, let’s take a moment to check in. A year ago, I and a small group of students organized a rally before a faculty meeting about how to recruit faculty… read more


Thank you for being my teacher, Mom

by Aubryn Walters


Millennial narcissists rule

by Jeremy Hansen


Good faith, bad faith: Forgetting their mission

by Joseph Good


Editorial: Goodbye and thanks for all the crisis


ISSUE 25 | 4/21/16

ASWU president resigns in protest

by Shamir Cervantes

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Our school’s administrative leadership cares more about your money and demographic statistics than you as a person. I think we are all aware of this on some level… read more


Social justice: Violence at political rallies

by Jesse Sanchez


Great success: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice

by Simon Orr


Political issues: #BernieMadeMeWhite

by Jessica Weiss


ISSUE 24 | 4/14/16

Social justice: I don’t hate white people

by Jesse Sanchez

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It’s all too easy to fall into the belief that those of us who talk about racism hate white people. And sure, maybe some do, but as for me, I’m not interested in hate… read more


New Wula rules promote binge drinking and prejudice

by Ethan Coffey


Great success: I am a certified Reiki Practitioner

by Simon Orr


College issues: How to stop senioritis

by Joshua Singer


The most important leak in modern history

by Jessica Weiss


ISSUE 23 | 4/7/16

NBA drama: Misogyny of Internet millennials

by Jessica Weiss

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This past week has been quite a whirlwind in the gutters of entertainment drama, specifically with certain players of the NBA. Turns out everything is as bad as we imagine or possibly worse… read more


The joy of regulatory agencies

by Simon Orr


Guamanians can’t vote but we can

by Joshua Singer


Campus change: Test optional admissions

by Jesse Sanchez


Over/Under


ISSUE 22 | 4/1/16

Campus change: Zoology majors are animals

by Jesse Sanchez

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The secret is out. Willamette University has recently released a statement on why student fees have continually increased over the past few years at such substantial rates, and we should’ve guessed it… read more


Time to put West in the West Wing

by Jessica Weiss


Fork them over

by Joshua Singer


Dorm dangers: You cannot ignore the ghost, Ross Stout

by Aubryn “Aub Aub” Walters


Rated/Rated


ISSUE 21 | 3/17/16

Bleeding alive: Don’t tax me for my body

by Maisie Blaufuss

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Healthy people with vaginas get periods. Yes, I said it: periods. Not the grammatical symbol to end a sentence, but the monthly ordeal almost every woman with a vagina goes through from the beginning… read more


No love for adjunct professors

by Jesse Sanchez


The hypocrisy of inclusivity

by Jessica Weiss


Trump: Left’s responsibility as well

by Jeremy Hansen


Over/Under


ISSUE 20 | 3/10/16

Global thoughts: Poor little Marco

by Jessica Weiss

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To be honest, I love new Marco. I love his jabs at Trump’s “hand” size, how he lets us all know Trump can do yoga because he’s flexible… read more


Letters to the Editor

by Emily Drew & Yasmine Genena


A love letter to Willamette

by Josh Singer


State of safety: The case for pepper spray

by Kate Steffy


Great success: The joy of contractual obligations, part 1

by Simon Orr


ISSUE 19 | 3/3/16

Say goodbye to your old period ways

by Naomi Morgan

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I love my period. Instead of dreading my “monthly visitor,” I look forward to it. I anticipate the moment when I feel a subtle shift in my body and I realize: I’m about to start bleeding! How cool is my body? read more


Letters to the Editor

by Frank Rotering


Why attend class?

by Josh Singer


Global thoughts: The elitism of the Bernie Bros

by Jessica Weiss


Social justice warrior: Who is a gentrifier?

by Jesse Sanchez


Great success: My cat is named Savannah

by Simon Orr


ISSUE 18 | 2/25/16


Ted Cruz: The Republican dark horse

by Jeremy Hansen


How to save a life in an afternoon

by Bill Harper


The not-so-peaceful Syrian peace talks

by Jessica Weiss


Beyonce: What happened to New Orleans?

by Jesse Sanchez


Pepper spray can kill me

by Simon Orr


ISSUE 18 | 2/25/16


Ted Cruz: The Republican dark horse

by Jeremy Hansen


How to save a life in an afternoon

by Bill Harper


The not-so-peaceful Syrian peace talks

by Jessica Weiss


Beyonce: What happened to New Orleans?

by Jesse Sanchez


Pepper spray can kill me

by Simon Orr


ISSUE 17 | 2/18/16


Letters to the Editor

by Adam Torgerson


The case for Europe to stop accepting refugees

by Jessica Weiss


Into the streets for more than a day

by Jesse Sanchez


Our country, our friends, have a share in us

by Simon Orr


Editorial: Time may change me, but WU can’t trace time


ISSUE 16 | 2/11/16


What the hell is NIRP?

by Jessica Weiss


Willamette Academy: Why a chosen few?

by Jesse Sanchez


I have norovirus, so let’s talk about diet meditation

by Simon Orr


Science fiction is real

by Olivia Monical


Over/Under


ISSUE 15 | 2/4/16


Red Dragon down, should Uncle Sam be too?

by Jessica Weiss


Erasing radical activism from the MLK narrative

by Jesse Sanchez


Great success: I was a teenage Trump

by Simon Orr


Editorial: What we’ve learned on Tuesdays


ISSUE 14 | 1/28/16


Election: I feel the ‘Bern’, but do we need Hillary?

by Jesse Sanchez


Global thoughts: I’m not afraid of ISIS

by Jessica Weiss


I’d like to thank the Academy for white privilege and nepotism

by Josh Singer


Great success: I am terrible and so can you

by Simon Orr


Over/Under


ISSUE 13 | 12/3/15


Mental health: Academics aren’t for everyone

by Jesse Sanchez


Body image: The definition of acceptance

by Joshua Singer


School of hard knocks

by Kathleen Lively


Letter to the Editor

by Ariadne Wolf


Live, laugh, eat, pray, love on the library carpet

by Elize Manoukian


Over/Under


ISSUE 12 | 11/19/15


Campus safety concerns: Willamette’s mess

by Simon Orr


Global health: Reconceptualizing the heroin epidemic

by Gerardo Jauregui


Mental health: Writing as medicine

by Olivia Monical


Student activism: Down with Thorsett (jk)

by Jesse Sanchez


Over/Under


ISSUE 11 | 11/13/15


Hip hop: a study

by Jesse Sanchez


Flying into conflict: Accountability and prosecution for sky crimes

by Jessica Weiss


Greens not included: One vegetarian’s quest for improvement

by Casey Dobbert


Inclusivity hearth or “inclusivity hearth”

by Simon Orr


Letters to the editor
  
by Ariadne Wolf and Don Thomson


You can run, if you want to

by Marika McCarthy


ISSUE 10 | 11/5/15


The difference between riot and revolution

by Jesse Sanchez


Splashdown in South China Sea

by Jessica Weiss


Recovering campus’ forgotten history

by Rebecca brownlee & Kristen Kittelson


Are digital sports real sports or a glorified pastime?

by Joshua Singer


Letters to the editor
  
by Dylan Sheldon and Simon D. Orr


Over/Under


ISSUE 9 | 10/29/15


Birasure, a failure of understanding sex

by Casey Dobbert


Marriage issue privileges some over others

by Jesse Sanchez


North American hot heads of state

by Jessica Weiss


Opinions? Really?

by Joshua Singer


Reflections on our current state of safety
  
by Shamir Cervantes


ISSUE 8 | 10/22/15


Representation matters inside and outside of faculty

by Jesse Sanchez


Acting like it’s your job

by Nndivhaleni Netshiavhela


Over/Under


Homeless status in Portland changed to crisis

by Mandy Carlson and Sherry Liang


Holy spaces should be peaceful places

by Jessica Weiss


Letter to the editor
  
by Meghan Cusick, cosigned by Emily Durham & Casey Berg


ISSUE 7 | 10/15/15


Depression quest: Mental health happens

by Jesse Sanchez


WU students react to gun violence: Gerardo Jauregui

by Gerardo Jauregui


WU students react to gun violence: Heather Pearson

by Heather Pearson


Over/Under


General apathy, meet the ‘Bern’

by Emma Sargent


ISSUE 6 | 10/7/15


To man bun or not to man bun

by Isobel Ruben & Annie Rohlf


Stranger in a strange land

by Ariadne Scharlach


Obama’s epic fail: Why he failed in Syria

by Jessica Weiss


Confronting an inequitable institution

by Jesse Sanchez


Bishop: The best healthcare is free healthcare

by Teo Ekstrom


ISSUE 5 | 9/30/15


Grieving person’s Bill of Rights


Give me lab credit or give me death
  
by Shelbi Jenkins


Letter to the editor
  
by Jackie McKenna


Riding with protection
  
by Marika McCarthy and Emily Palmgren


That green monster
  
by Jesse Sanchez


ISSUE 4 | 9/23/15


A crumbling foundation
  
by Jessica Weiss


Letters to the Editor


Uniqueness is not a curse
  
by Nndivhaleni Netshiavhela


ISSUE 3 | 9/16/15


The 21st century underground man
  
by Joe Lindblom-Masuwale


Flirting in the age of Instagram
  
by Marika McCarthy


BBHMM
   by Jesse Sanchez


Backlash theory: political correctness and capital

by Jessica Weiss


ISSUE 2 | 9/9/15


An open letter to condescending father figure Europe

by Jessica Weiss


Analogous turtles reign supreme
  
by Sarah Haghi


Bon Appetit?
  
by Thao Tran


FWD: Very important message
  
by Collegian Editorial Board


Know your fights
  
by Jesse Sanchez


The Willamette Chimera
  
by Marika Mccarthy


ISSUE 1 | 9/2/15


Trigger Finger
  
by Misha Radonjic


The pussification of America
  
by Jessica Weiss


Pass the mic
  
by Jesse Sanchez


Got a Fever? Don’t call Dr. Pepper
  
by Joshua Singer


Children and cats and gender, oh my!
  
by Genevieve Gahagan


ISSUE 26 | 4/29/15

Sing badly if you must, but sing
   by Kate Piluso


What we learned publishing the Collegian
   EDITORIAL


Should Oregon secede?
   by Zack Boyden


The candle sank, but hope floats
   by Colleen Smyth


He was homeless. Then he was gone.
   by Marjorie Meeks


ISSUE 25 | 4/22/15


Don’t dismiss YA
   by Marjorie Meeks


Undress the pant-riarchy
   by Lyra Kuhn


Grindr abroad
   by Jake Saiki


Rebel you like it or not
   by Zack Boyden


Should Palestine see their day in court?
   by Joseph Good


You cry and your tears are PANTS
   by Kate Piluso


ISSUE 24 | 4/15/15

Defining womanhood
   by Maggie Boucher


How we baited your clicks
   EDITORIAL


Why it’s OK that Zena failed
   by Kyle Batisky


Letter to the editor
   by Emma Jonas


Mad as Hell
   by Marjorie Meeks


No sleep til thesis
   by Kate Piluso


ISSUE 23 | 4/8/15

We want equal pay for equal work. Now.
   by Maggie Boucher


25% read Collegian weekly
   EDITORIAL


We’re caught in a bad romance
   by Marjorie Meeks


Letter to the editor
   by WGS Faculty


Under-18s ruin EVERYTHING
   by Kate Piluso


Letter to the editor
   by Peter Louis Wyrsch


Social justice’s biggest threat? Other liberals
  
by Zack Boyden


ISSUE 22 | 3/18/15

The end of men?
   by Zack Boyden


This ice cream tastes like apartheid
   by Anonymous


‘Shrek’ let me love myself
   by Kate Piluso


The Great Greek Debate

Can you make peace with privilege?
   by Riley Francis


We can’t solve any of our problems alone
   EDITORIAL


In defense of fraternities
   by Andrés Oswill


Letter to the editor
   by Logan Lamb & The Brothers of Theta Chi Fraternity


ISSUE 21 | 3/11/15


OD doesn’t want me
   by Rachael Decker


Letter to the editor – Willamette Store
   by Don Beckman


The right to melancholy
   by Marjorie Meeks


Who you gonna call? Not administrators
   EDITORIAL


Stay IRL
   by Zack Boyden


What does it mean to be healthy and clean?
  
by Colleen Smyth


The pink hair scare
   by Kate Piluso


ISSUE 20 | 3/4/15


Blood—not always thicker than water
   by Marjorie Meeks


I’m Willamette’s reckoning
   by Kate Piluso


Letter to the editor
   by Brian Highkin


Major charms: How to find your patronus
   by Lyra Kuhn


Oh, brother
   by Evann Zuckerman


Letter to the editor
   by Jacob Van Baalen


Should artists preserve, create or imitate?
   by Zack Boyden


The Islamic State isn’t our problem
   by Nate Balk


ISSUE 19 | 2/25/15


Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
   by Zack Boyden


Giving, when it doesn’t hurt
   EDITORIAL


Hot for teacher
   by Aviva Einhorn


I’m majoring in tears
   by Kate Piluso


Kate Brown takes office
   by Colleen Smyth


Letter to the editor
   by Emily Irwin


When selling by sex, don’t be a Bic
   by Marjorie Meeks


ISSUE 18 | 2/18/15


Adults-in-training
   by Marjorie Meeks


Bishop’s patrons patronized
   by Victoria Youngbauer


Dragging out the best in us
   by Kate Piluso


Open letter: ASWU funds dance, not WEMS
  
by Taryn Greenberg


Letter to the editor
   by Teo Ekstrom


My mother, my country
   by Zack Boyden


Letter to the editor
   by Meghan Cusick


Superheroes: people with powers
   by Luke Moy


ISSUE 17 | 2/11/15

Where’s the deep thought?
   by Zack Boyden


Breaking the news cycle
   by Colleen Smyth


Stay snatchin’ mics
   EDITORIAL


Definitely not a sea witch
   by Kate Piluso


Better than ‘Girls’
   by Lyra Kuhn


The diversity superheroes deserve
   by Marjorie Meeks


Where’s the deep thought?
   by Zack Boyden


ISSUE 16 | 2/4/15

Appreciation vs appropriation
   by Marjorie Meeks


Harm to fork? Zena Plough-snared!
   EDITORIAL


My Wiggles sex life
   by Kate Piluso


No White House tour for Netanyahu
   by Nate Balk


Letter to the editor
   by Tim Daly


Danger of the road less traveled
   by Zack Boyden


The hypocrisy of ‘never again’
   by Joseph Good


ISSUE 15 | 1/28/15


2015: A puzzle odyssey
   by Kate Piluso


Letter to the editor
   by Taylor Mutch


Grand Theft Auto scares me
   by Marjorie Meeks


Milliennials and the new wave
   by Zack Boyden


Occupy Hatfield
   EDITORIAL


Home is wherever I’m with me
   by Maggie Boucher


Letter to the editor
   by Soren Underdahl


Our first last day
   by Rachael Decker


ISSUE 14 | 12/3/14


An American identity crisis
   by Zack Boyden


Covering tragedy, even when it hurts
   EDITORIAL


Forced family fun
   by Jake Saiki


Letter to the editor
   by Meg Cusick


Speech is free, but ideas have cost
   by Marjorie Meeks


Turning 22 with Taylor Swift
   by Kate Piluso


Vegetarianism vs. veganism
   by Ben Beeler


ISSUE 13 | 11/19/14


Don’t fear FOMO while studying abroad
   EDITORIAL


GOP won a battle, not the war
   by Colleen Smyth


Letter to the editor
   by Teo Ekstrom


No such thing as too many laughs
   by Kate Piluso


Non-white faculty at 17%
   by Andres Oswill


Pragmatism: discerning the truth
   by Zack Boyden


‘Tis a season for homesickness
   by Marjorie Meeks


ISSUE 12 | 11/12/14


A controversy that’s all dolled-up
   by Marjorie Meeks


Europe’s food makes the trip worth it
   by Natasha Parekh


Give over-involved some extra credit
   EDITORIAL


Holy coping mechanism, Batman!
   by Kate Piluso


Let’s talk about discourses
   by Jack Crouter


Rigid politics loses big on election night
   by Zack Boyden


ISSUE 11 | 11/5/14


Don’t turn a colorblind eye
   by Marjorie Meeks


Governance, God and Greek Life
   EDITORIAL


In Salem, the rain ain’t a pain
   by Meridith Greer


Let’s do the Timehop again
   by Kate Piluso


Not that kind of vegetarian
   by Ross Kovac


Out of many, one
   by Zack Boyden


ISSUE 10 | 10/29/14


Alison for America
   by Colleen Smyth


Costumes from your closet
   by Christa Rohrbach


The value of club membership
   EDITORIAL


Satire’s secret strength
   by Zack Boyden


The onion of my eye
   by Kate Piluso


The imaginary elitism of bookworms
   by Marjorie Meeks


ISSUE 9 | 10/22/14


A break to be thankful for
   by Andrés Oswill


Founding fathers: first radical extremists
   by Zack Boyden


Is the patriarchy a vampire?
   by Kate Piluso


Keep upperclassmen off campus
   EDITORIAL


Live on campus, make friends, win life
   by Jake Saiki


Special spider-senses
   by Maggie Boucher


ISSUE 8 | 10/15/14


Curb your criticisms
   by Marjorie Meeks


Make the most of every moment
   by Natasha Parekh


The ethics of our editing
   by EDITORIAL


This weather’s just a plot device
   by Kate Piluso


To limit or not to limit
   by Zack Boyden


Vote yes on measure 90
   by Colleen Smyth


ISSUE 7


Join the glorious Яevolution
   by Teo Ekstrom


Literally a ghost who writes
   by Kate Piluso


Putting an end to the nagging voice in your head
   by Jake Kornack


Teaching history and politics, not patriotism
   by Zack Boyden


The good a simple smile can do
   by Maggie Boucher


What do you think we are worth?
   EDITORIAL


ISSUE 6

Can you define conservative?
   by Zack Boyden


I am NOT your mom
   by Kate Piluso


Oh Willamette, you poetic land mermaid
   by Rebecca Hayes


Recruit responsibly
   EDITORIAL


We have power; we’re just not using it
   by Colleen Smyth


When the friend zone is dangerous
   by Marjorie Meeks


ISSUE 5

Can the right wing rock out?    by Zack Boyden


‘Songs of Innocence’ but Apple found guilty    EDITORIAL


21, going on 70    by Kate Piluso


I ain’t your honey    by Maggie Boucher


Kony, 2014    by Ross Kovac


Letter to the editor    by Dale C. Harris


Why, Wi-Fi? The lowdown on slowdowns    by Andrés Oswill


ISSUE 4

What would Ultralord do?    by Marjorie Meeks


It’s not all about the location    by Natasha Parekh


Why we publish things you hate    EDITORIAL


Observations on the ground    by Joseph Good


I am a beautiful dragon    by Kate Piluso


Newsflash: No one really cares

A Letter to the Class of 2018

Weighed Down With More Than Debt

The truth about transferring


Spring 2014


Goodbye summer; hello ‘real world’

Editorial: Costs of doing it all: The art of sacrifice

Willamette: Open-minded, supportive

Wrapping up with a Wula posterchild; at least them crazy eyes look good

 

Four years to look fear in the face


Beware of Western Media biases plaguing most Ukraine coverage

Hey you! Stop hating on WU

Editorial: Get off your ass, go to SSRD presentations

Registration: Everything will work out

 

Southern urbanite’s guide to Salem life


April Fool’s Edition

Burn Book: Students should give administrators a break when it comes to offending

I HAVE ALL THE FEELS

Environmentalism: New form of Communism becoming biggest threat to ‘Murican freedom

A single sophomore’s guide to a bangin’ exit from the closet

Hey You! We’re taking back the Hey You!s

White whine a possible cure for affluenza


Editorial: Forget about GRE, focus on credit score

The dreaded question

Today is a good day

Trajectory to twenty: crumbling, mumbling

Tea Party president: What’s the worst possibility?

Alpha Chi: Place to be a real, strong woman

Making the most of your four years


The Revolution will not be found in aisle five

Armchair Advocacy

Today is a good day

‘Memoirs’ experience undermined by campus disrespect

All of the consecutive finish lines

Editorial: Navigating open waters

Editorial: Involvement vs. Over-Commitment

Importance of Staying In Touch

Beauty Adventures in the Baking Aisle

Public Patrons at the Library

Slouching Towards Something or Other

New Door Policy