Singing master class asks Linfield students to reinterpret their music

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

The music department hosted Daniel Helfgot for a master class, “The Singer as Interpreter,” Thursday afternoon in Delkin Recital hall. Helfgot is an opera director and coach who listened to students perform and coached them on their performances. The first singer Helfgot coached was Marcos...

‘Readings at the Nick’ poet creates laughter from sadness

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

Poet Anis Mojgani opened with “Come closer, come into this” on Thursday in the Austin Reading room for the final Reading at the Nick of the year. Mojgani grew up in New Orleans and currently lives in Portland. Mojgani is the author of five books, a TedX Speaker, and has appeared on HBO and NPR. Creative...

Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bible of Love’

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

Snoop Dogg’s recent 32-song gospel album “The Bible of Love” has been a hotly debated and controversial album within the hip-hop world. Many critics deem it Snoop Dogg’s entrepreneurial move into the seemingly untapped market of gospel music as well as a vapid attempt to pander to whiter and...

Spring players, play on

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

Linfield theater is presenting Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky.” Performance dates are 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, and 14 and 19, 20, and 21, with a matinee 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. The performance offers an interesting look into the life of Henrietta Leavitt, a famed historical astronomer and astrophysicist....

Logic revisits hard style in new album

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

March 18, 2018

It all begins with a dialogue between Rick and Morty about what all Logic fans have all been thinking: it’s time to go back to the hard stuff. Or, as Rick puts it in the opening track, “Grandpa’s Spaceship,” “That Bobby Tarantino shit.” Bobby Tarantino II grants the TV show characters’—and...

‘Tomb Raider’ movie an exciting look into origins of Lara Croft

Cassandra Martinez, Staff writer

March 18, 2018

Lara Croft has returned to the big screen. This 2018 “Tomb Raider” reboot features actress Alicia Vikander as the famous treasure hunter Lara Croft. The last time audiences saw Croft, she was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in 2001. Both moviegoers and fans of the video game franchise all wonder...

Artist sculpts sexuality

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

March 18, 2018

St. Louis based sculptor Deb Wheeler has a display of her work in the Nils Lou Gallery. The showing is from March 14 to 28 and addresses themes of sexuality, identity, feminism and more. She is well known for using average objects and reconstructing the semiotics to create a new dialogue. Wheeler...

Piano, trumpet perform in sync

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

March 18, 2018

Norwegian musicians Ingrid Eliassen and Ekaterina Isayevskya showcased their musical talent on the trumpet and piano on March 15 in Delkin Recital Hall. When she was in Norway, Professor Joan Paddock of the music department performed with the two musicians at the Arctic Theater. The visiting musicians...

Kobe finds his muse in post-retirement

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

March 16, 2018

Kobe Bryant. He is known for many things. He is a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, an 18-time all-star, an 11-time all-NBA fist team, and an NBA MVP just to name a few. But his basketball accolades stopped in 2016 when he retired after playing his final game against the Utah Jazz. Since...

Red Sparrow has interesting plot, questionable pace

Cassandra Martinez, Staff writer

March 16, 2018

Red Sparrow is a film that released on March 2, starring actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Joel Edgerton. The film is labeled as a a suspense drama spy thriller, with a touch of mystery added to the mix. Lawrence plays a prima ballerina named Dominika Egorova, who encounters an unfortunate event in...

Documentary examines immigration through eyes of those affected

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

March 5, 2018

This month’s meaningful movie, shown in the Pioneer Reading Room was “The Deportation of Innocence,” a documentary covering immigrants who were deported from America and separated from their families. The first man that the film follows had come to the United States with his family and was deported....

Cuban-American author speaks on writing and exile

Hannah Curry, Staff writer

March 5, 2018

Born in Cuba and immigrated to America, Achy Obejas shared stories of the relationships Cubans and Cuban-Americans, like herself, have with their homeland. Obejas spoke to an audience of Linfield students and community members on March 1 in Ice Auditorium. As a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation,...