News Briefs

Samantha Sigler

~Compiled by Samantha Sigler/News editor
Change in time at the Catty Shack and Jazzman’s Cafe

After student complaints of not having a safe, warm place to hang out late at night, Linfield has changed the times of Catty Shack and Jazzman’s Cafe. Last year Jazzman’s Cafe was only open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Catty Shack was open until midnight Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday. From now on, Monday through Friday Catty Shack will be open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Jazzman’s from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. On weekends, Catty Shack will be open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. while Jazzman’s stays open on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Student injured after freak accident

Approximately three weeks ago, senior Melany Crocker was pinned to the ground after a tree branch fell on her while she was stretching on a track at Duniway Park by OHSU in Portland, Oregon. Crocker broke her pelvis in three places as well as her arm. Surgery was done on her arm but doctors said her pelvis would heal on its own. There is no time limit on when she can run again. “Whenever she feels comfortable [she can],” said Corrina Crocker, Melany’s older sister. “[She is in] better spirits now that she is back at school.” Melany’s student teaching position has been pushed back a month to allow her time to heal before heading back to teaching.