The Linfield Review

Santa’s got a big bag… full of waste

Santa’s got a big bag… full of waste

Lexi Kerr, Features Editor

December 5, 2019

T’was the morning of Christmas and the kids couldn’t wait, To open the presents under the tree so great. So pretty, they looked, wrapped in sparkles and bows; Kids screamed with excitement so the parents arose. With smiles and joy, they opened gifts with haste; The packaging and ribbon all...

A Plea for Sustainability at Starbucks

A Plea for Sustainability at Starbucks

Anna Frazier, Writer

November 20, 2019

Many students utilize the on-campus Starbucks—it’s convenient, tasty, and accepts Flex. Getting a drink from “Starbs” is often a normal part of Linfield life, but what is the impact of your daily cup of joe? Linfield’s Starbucks, in estimate, goes through 2,000 to 3,000 disposable cups a ...

In Defense of Fear

In Defense of Fear

Maddie Loverich, Writer

October 26, 2019

We’ve all heard the cliche. It’s spooky season. Every college kid is going to dress up in a (most likely) cheap and easy costume to go out in. If you’re like me, it’s the perfect excuse to force your friends to watch horror movies with you. If you’re normal, you’re probably very opposed ...

National parents admissions bribery scandal is shameful

Elijah O’Bryant, Writer

April 9, 2019

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 various forms of fraud. At the center of this whole mess was Rick Singer, a l...

Spring Break homework: A burden or necessary evil?

Anne Walkup, Opinions Editor

March 25, 2019

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 same time as Spring Break, many professors at Linfield do just that. Wh...

Letter to the Linfield Community

Grant Cates, Guest Contributor

March 11, 2019

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 my new husband to complete a Fulbright Research Fellowship, a Max Planck ...

HHPA hours frustrating, inconvenient for students’ schedules

Athena Benjamin, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

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 are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. These hours are frustrating for morning people who want...

More accessibility, less regulation needed for library media use

Elijah O'Bryant, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

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 comfortable sofas and computers. Then again, I will not say the library is perfect....

Pets on Campus

Athena Benjamin, Writer

November 6, 2018

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 to school, Hawkins-Douglass had to get a letter of recommendation from the on-campus th...

Veteran journalist restores trust in guest speakers

Melanie Johnson, Writer

November 5, 2018

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 was, “Where Do We Go from Here?” Pitts is an eloquent writer and...

Pumpkin Carving 101

Alexandra Feller, Writer

October 30, 2018

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 a teenager, you held carving parties with your friends that (sometimes) went...

The other side of Halloween movies

Emma Olson, Writer

October 30, 2018

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, but not everyone is a big fan. This is why it’s important to recognize...