Sustainable tricks and products every college student should know

Trash piled up on wet ground

Elin Johnson, Life & Culture Editor

May 27, 2020

Starting on an environmentally conscious path can seem daunting and hard to begin. However, there are small steps you can take to jumpstart your journey.  One way to do this is invest in reusable goods. Some affordable examples and easy switches include reusable straws (which are available in stai...

“The Last Dance” is a must-see for all sports fans

Michael Jordan in Bulls jersey with basketball in hand

Ethan Myers, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2020

For athletes and fans all over the world sports consume many aspects of everyday life. It’s what we do. It’s what we love. It’s what we talk about. It captivates social media. It builds communities and creates passion. Sports have helped us overcome tragedies and spark revolutions. When all ...

Quarantine Choreo: How dance programs at Linfield are continuing to perform

Photo of the ladies of the Linfield Dance Team in purple uniforms with silver pompoms with Mack the Wildcat in the Linfield gym.

Isabel Berger, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Dancing, often done in times of celebration and with other people, seems like an activity that is less likely to occur during a pandemic. Yet, dance programs are indeed continuing at Linfield, just in a different way than they used to be. Elizabeth Thompson, a captain on the Wildcat Dance Team and a...

Why are they singing?! A quick journey into some Netflix children’s musicals

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Isabel Berger, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

If there’s one thing I’ve learned by typing the search term “musicals” into Netflix, it’s that Netflix does not define musicals the same way Broadway does. They also don’t classify musicals the same way the average movie watcher usually defines the term.  Basically, any movie or TV show that has a s...

Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20” has bright spots but lacks artistic vision

image of rapper Childish Gambino singing into mic in front of dark blue set

Ethan Myers, Opinons Editor

April 11, 2020

Childish Gambino’s evolution as an artist is one of the more interesting timelines in modern-day music. In 2011, his debut studio album “Camp” garnered mixed reviews from critics but established a fairly large following from the hip hop community. His success and popularity only grew with 2013...

Exploitation, mullets, big cats – all in an episode of “Tiger King”

A tiger in front of a fence lying on green grass.

Anna Frazier, Climate & Environment Editor

March 31, 2020

When my boyfriend suggested we watch “Tiger King” on Netflix,  I took one look at the piercing blue eyes of Joe Exotic’s mugshot and vehemently said no. Not to judge a book by its cover but this “book” looked absolutely abhorrent.  Something unsettled me about this man, and the twangy country mu...

He can sing on his own: Bad Bunny’s new album breaks records, pushes boundaries

Bad Bunny in chains surrounded by a group of goddesses in thrones.

Camille Botello, News Editor

March 30, 2020

Latin reggaetón superstar Bad Bunny has made history with his album “YHLQMDLG” (Yo hago lo que me da la gana//I do whatever I want), and for good reason. The Puerto Rican artist’s album, which he dropped at midnight on leap day, has broken all sorts of records. He has surpassed J Balvin’s re...

Billy Goats, Snacks and Fiddles: Oh My!

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Isabel Berger, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Looking for something to do this weekend that isn’t studying for midterms? Check out bluegrass blend band Johnathan Warren and the Billy Goats at Mac Market.   Mac Market, a new local venue that opened last summer, features various food trucks and community events on the weekends. The venue is...

Seasonal depression and Oregon weather

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Ethan Myers, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2020

Whether you’ve been a longtime Oregon resident or just recently arrived, you were probably prepared for the dark and rainy days of fall, winter and even into spring. But that doesn’t mean you’re immune to the effects of seasonal depression. According to Web MD, seasonal depression, or seasonal affective ...

This Friday last day to apply to study abroad 2020-2021

Looking out airplane window.

Ethan Myers, Opinions Editor

February 21, 2020

Studying abroad is a privilege that many have enjoyed during their time at Linfield. The college offers a variety of programs during January Term, Fall and Spring semesters in over 35 locations around the world and even pays for the round trip airfare for a students' first study abroad experience. The la...

Recapping the 2020 Oscars

Oscar statue - what all the fuss is about.

Ethan Myers, Opinions Editor

February 18, 2020

"Parasite" wins big Bong Joon-ho and "Parasite" went four for four on Oscar night, winning for Best Director, Best International Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. This was no small feat -- Joon-ho beat out four heavyweights to win Best Director (Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino,...

McMinnville Short Film Festival this weekend

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Alex Jensen, Editor-In-Cheif

February 18, 2020

Lights, camera and action. The McMinnville Short Film Festival is coming to town for an exciting and packed weekend with 85 films being screened. The films are 20 minutes or less and range from comedy-dramas, documentaries, environmental films, animated, and horror/suspense. Opening night of the festival...