National parents admissions bribery scandal is shameful

Elijah O’Bryant, Writer

April 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In the recent cycle of national news, you might have heard about this recent college admission scandal. You may know by now that about 50 or so affluent parents, coaches and "businessmen" were arrested earlier this week for variou...

Spring Break homework: A burden or necessary evil?

Anne Walkup, Opinions Editor

March 25, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Spring Break is aptly named—a break during the spring. Its purpose is not to give professors the chance to assign extra assignments, essays and preparation time for exams. But as midterm projects and exams often fall near the...

Letter to the Linfield Community

Grant Cates, Guest Contributor

March 11, 2019

Filed under Opinion

To the Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration, and Board of Trustees of Linfield College: My name is Grant Cates, and I graduated from Linfield in 2017 with degrees in Physics and Mathematics, before moving to Germany with...

HHPA hours frustrating, inconvenient for students’ schedules

Athena Benjamin, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Many students complain that the HHPA gym hours are frustrating and inconvenient for their schedules. On weekends, the weight room and fitness room have the same hours. Saturday’s hours are noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday’s hours...

More accessibility, less regulation needed for library media use

Elijah O'Bryant, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Filed under Opinion

I love going to the library as much as I can. What about the library is not to like? It is an indoor, public space, has heating and air conditioning, all while you do not have to buy anything to stay. It is quiet with comforta...

Pets on Campus

Athena Benjamin, Writer

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Whether legal or not, Linfield students have pets across the campus, helping them make it through each day. Freshmen Sam Hawkins-Douglass brought her cat, Darius, to Linfield as an emotional support animal. To bring Darius...

Veteran journalist restores trust in guest speakers

Melanie Johnson, Writer

November 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Three months after President Donald Trump was elected, a nationally syndicated columnist came to the college to speak about the country’s tense political environment. The columnist was Leonard Pitts and the title of his talk...

Pumpkin Carving 101

Alexandra Feller, Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I view pumpkin carving as the oldest and most difficult fall tradition. As a child you might remember scooping out pumpkin guts and chasing your siblings around with them while your mother and father did the actual carving. As...

The other side of Halloween movies

Emma Olson, Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Contrary to popular belief, Halloween movies and horror movies are two different things. Just because a movie is scary, doesn’t mean it’s right to get you in the spooky mood. Don’t get me wrong, I love horror movies,...

Saving money on your Halloween costume

Emma Olson, Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

No need to spend your savings on an overpriced costume when a DIY costumes can be just as cool as store bought ones. Fear not, broke college students. You can still wear a killer costume on Halloween without hurting your bank...

Halloween music: a tricky genre

Livia Kokkino, Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Halloween music. Is it even a thing? Personally, I’m kind of in the middle when it comes down to liking it or not. When it’s played any time before the actual holiday of Halloween, it can be kind of tacky unless it’s played...

Angel’s top five best Halloween candies

Angel Rosas, Features Editor

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Candy. It is truly my Achilles heel - that and most foods if I am being honest. And for the month of October--it was never just about Halloween night, people--I can gorge myself on copious amounts sugar, and no one can say anything...

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