Gwen Weber and Beatrice DeGraw after a successful round of baking

Cookies made with care

Nicole Sterba, Life & Culture Editor February 9, 2021

Linfield University students have been stressed this year—for a variety of reasons. Exams, essays, and presentations galore, not to mention the pandemic, have most university students feeling isolated...

Pen and paper portrait of FreeQuency by Camille Lubach

When words transcend the Zoom screen

Camille Lubach, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Mwende Katwiwa, better known as their stage name FreeQuency, spoke in January to Linfield University students. It was epic. Katwiwa is a Kenyan, immigrant, and queer womxn storyteller. On Friday, January...

Squirreling around: what a squirrel wants

Squirreling around: what a squirrel wants

Laney Green, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

I would be lying to myself if I didn’t say it's entirely technology’s fault that I have a horrible case of tech-neck. Do you see that picture? That’s me. I’m a squirrel and it’s my “z” shaped...

These blue light blocking glasses are effective and aesthetically pleasing

Blue light blocking glasses review

Anna Frazier, Managing Editor February 4, 2021

Wake up, Zoom class, break, Zoom class, Zoom class, online homework, type up an article, Zoom meeting, Facetime my family, go to sleep, repeat. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many normal activities...

Beatrice DeGraw in action making her seasonal recipes

Treat Tricks with Beatrice

Laney Green, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

The only thing that could top the infamous pumpkin spice latte? Homemade syrups. “Making syrups is just kind of fun for me, I like it a lot,” says Beatrice DeGraw, a Linfield University Junior.  DeGraw...

Art by Annemarie Mullet

5 easy tips to help you de-stress

Charlotte Abramson, Features Editor January 28, 2021

Let’s be honest, no one is perfect when it comes to dealing with stress. It’s way easier to eat your weight in Goldfish crackers and drink 4 cups of coffee than to sit down and address how to properly...

The Linfield dance team showing off their new uniforms

Stepping into something new: The Linfield dance team’s new uniforms

Nicole Sterba, Life & Culture Editor January 26, 2021

Whether they’re pumping us up on move-in day or performing fabulous halftime shows, the Linfield University dance team always looks spectacular. This January, it was time for a well-deserved upgrade...

Art by Emma Inge

“Bly Manor” is the weird cousin of “Hill House”

Emma Olson, Opinions Editor December 4, 2020

After enjoying Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, I eagerly awaited the release of its follow-up series, The Haunting of Bly Manor. It did not disappoint.  This series, completely separate from...

Art by Emma Inge

The Queen’s Gambit – the turbulence that comes with prodigy

Emma Inge, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

Released October 23rd, Netflix’s 7 part mini-series The Queen's Gambit was definitely binge-worthy. Although most of the episodes averaged about 50 minutes, the complex story never felt dull. With characters...

“American Head” a nostalgic return to form for The Flaming Lips

Ethan Myers, Managing Editor November 14, 2020

Glancing at the tracklist, song titles mentioning quaaludes, LSD and weed might suggest that “American Head” is just another run-of-the-mill, trip down psychedelic rock for The Flaming Lips. And in...

Art by Maddie Loverich

Efron’s new adventure show calls for change

Maddie Loverich, Sports Editor November 13, 2020

How to get young people to listen/care/notice environmental issues? Let Zac Efron take the reins. Down to Earth with Zac Efron was released on Netflix this summer, and it’s becoming more relevant...

Art by Emma Inge

Remember when Emily could go to Paris?

Laney Green, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

There may not be a consequential point in watching Emily in Paris, but you probably still should. This new Netflix series is filled with heart, ambition, and stereotypical references that frame main...

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