Students abroad participate in Japanese, Galapagos traditions during holiday season

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

November 27, 2017

The holidays are the best time of year to be with family and fulfill family traditions. Most Linfield students can return home to their families at Thanksgiving and do what their families do. However, students who are studying abroad do not have this option. Although some do have plans to celebrate while...

Thank you for your service

Kaho Akau, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

He sat in a booth at a local Denny’s in San Clemente, California. A platoon mate joined him as he devoured his Lumberjack Slam, each bite of bacon, eggs and pancakes more delicious than those that preceded. Then their waitress walked over to the table with a smile. She pointed across the diner. “That...

Setting the pace, with heart, student leads an active life

Malia Riggs, Staff writer

November 12, 2017

“I’m battery-operated,” Linfield student Claire St. Marie, acknowledged. “This is me. I’m kind of like Iron Man. At least that sounds the most cool when I tell people I have a pacemaker.” St. Marie is a junior nursing major on Linfield's Portland campus. She's also a member of the school...

Fresh perspective for HHPA faculty

Camille Botello, Staff writer

November 12, 2017

The Linfield Health and Human Performance department is welcoming a new assistant professor to their team. Professor Cisco Reyes came to Oregon as a college freshman from Moscow, Idaho, to play baseball at Pacific University in Forest Grove. After receiving his undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science...

Professor takes a new approach to biology

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

November 3, 2017

Andrew Black is a new visiting professor in biology, and is currently teaching Principles of Biology and lab classes at Linfield College’s McMinnville Campus. Black’s love for animals, specifically sea life, is what drove him to at- tempt a career in commercial fishing in Alaska. It ...

A foreigner among mainlanders

Kaho Akau, Staff writer

November 3, 2017

“Ho brah, we go grind,” Ezra Heleski said. “I stay hungreh. I like mop one burgah.” His friends just stared at him. They were probably thinking, “What did he just say?” Here’s the translation: “Hey, let’s go eat. I’m hungry. I’d like to get a burger.” People const...

Baseball team’s Halloween scrimmage provides humor to campus

November 3, 2017

The baseball team got together this past Friday to play a Halloween-themed scrimmage. With costumes like Fred Flinstone and Winnie the Pooh, the game provided comical relief to kick off what students say is one of the best weekends of the year. “We were able to have some fun and laugh at ...

Emotional support animals

Alex Gogan, Staff writer

November 3, 2017

Bringing your favorite pet to school is every college student’s dream. For some students, it’s a reality. But they have to document a special need first. Such is the case with sophomore biology major Fiona Kelley and her cat Dobby, who is classified as an emotional support animal. ...

Looking into the eye of Hurricane Maria

Camille Botello, Staff writer

October 16, 2017

Only hours before Hurricane Irma was predicted to make landfall in the Caribbean islands, assistant Spanish professor Tania Carrasquillo Hernandéz booked a flight into the eye of the storm. A native of Puerto Rico, Carrasquillo experienced hurricanes in her youth. “I remember the sound of how powerful...

Cheerleader, Miss Oregon proves unstoppable

Kaelia Neal, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2017

A challenging disease doesn’t stop Abigail Hoppe from living life to the fullest. With text messaging, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, people immerse themselves in their phones as a source of entertainment and communication. But for Hoppe, it’s more than that. Her phone is, literally, her lifelin...

Students reflect on Vegas shooting

Leina Panui and Elizabeth Stoeger

October 16, 2017

“I didn’t hear about it until the next morning,” Kerri Paasche said, a senior from Las Vegas. After hearing about the shootings at the Jason Aldean concert on Oct. 1, she immediately started to call her friends and family. “I started to tear up a little,” explained Paasche when she was tr...

Freshmen adapting to dorm life living

Leina Panui, Staff writer

October 1, 2017

Attending Linfield introduces a lot of new things to freshmen class -- meeting people from all over the country, new challenging courses, and trying to make their dorm rooms feel a bit more like home. “I brought my mattress pad all the way from Arizona because I knew I wouldn’t have been able...