Christmas cookies bring people together

Liam Pickhardt, Staff writer

December 3, 2017

Walking around campus, the presence of the holidays and Christmas is immense. Trees are decorated and lights are strung about; stockings hang from the residence hall lounges and reefs dangle from above. The holiday season is here and with the decorations come the endless stream of seasonal sweets. And...

Study tips to help survive the doom of finals

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

December 3, 2017

Are you feeling unprepared to tackle an entire semester’s worth of work you avoided into two hell-weeks of stress spasms and caffeine-fueled emotional breakdowns? Then follow these tips to turn your finals week experience into a breeze. You might not even need the caffeine to get by, and you may...

Effective remedies for combating homesickness

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

As an out-of-state student, I know that feeling. After months of being away from home, and with Thanksgiving break so close yet so far away, home feels like the only place you want to be right now. Even Oregon students can relate: no matter how close or far away your home is, you can still feel homesickness. Homesickness...

Jan term upholds liberal arts ideals

Liam Pickhardt, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

It was 6:00 a.m. I was in fourth grade. My dad woke me up to feed the family animals and get ready for school. As my dad repeatedly attempted to pull me from my deep sleep, I groggily rolled around, and refused to leave the comforts of my bed. Eventually, I opened my eyes and looked over at my dad...

Save the flex

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

With the end of the semester closer than many students realize—yes there are only four weeks of class remaining—some students are hanging on to the last three dollars for that emergency coffee during finals week. While others still have more flex dollars to spend than they can handle. If you’re...

Five most memorable early 2000s cartoons

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

When I think of my childhood, the first thing that I think of are the cartoons that I watched as a kid. They are, in my opinion, superior to the current cartoons today in every way. The animation style and techniques of cartoons may have advanced farther since when I was a kid, but the content and...

Plastic bag ban. First bags, then what?

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

McMinnville has recently created a new city ordinance, which states businesses can no longer provide single-use plastic grocery bags. Many people within the McMinnville community have different opinions on this ordinance. Below I have shown some of the comments of those opposing the bag ban listed on...

Linfield music students seeking performance venues presented many opportunities around McMinnville

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

November 2, 2017

Finding an outlet to perform can be an intimidating and confusing task. Luckily, there are many venues around the Linfield College area that are perfect for any performer. There is no better way to gain experience as a performer than to just go out there and try. A great first choice fo...

Top five local places to get a tattoo for students

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

November 2, 2017

Deciding where to get a Tattoo can be a scary and intimidating process. In any given area, there can be upwards of 50 tattoo establishments that all boast different selling points and artistic styles. Here at Linfield we have some of the best tattoo parlors within driving distance but knowing where...

Should CPS officers have guns?

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

November 2, 2017

Since the Las Vegas shooting, there have been many questions and concerns about guns. But the one thing that I am thinking about is whether Campus Public Safety officers should be allowed to carry guns. But the concept of armed cam- pus police depends on the campus. I think that it would be a b...

#MeToo movement provides voice to voiceless

Camille Botello, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

I couldn’t have been older than nine years old the first time it happened, the first time a grown man who should have known better made an advance on me. Since then I’ve been lucky, comparatively. I’ve only been sexually harassed three other times in my life, and no one has physically assau...

Halloween Costume Do’s and Don’ts

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Costumes are arguably the best part of Halloween. You get become a character, celebrity, idea, or meme that you’ve admired and, for a night, set aside your impending identity crisis as an emerging adult in a crippling economy and a dying world in favor of pounding down a few Four Lokos dressed as a...