Still a Symbol of Hate

Liam Pickhardt, staff writer/ photographer

September 9, 2017

It was a cool August morning in McMinnville, and like most mornings, I was enjoying my favorite pastime: running. The setting for my run was picturesque; the sun was shimmering down on the rolling hills, the wind had subsided, the trees rustled peacefully, and the sound of chipping birds echoed down...

First-year faux pas: Linfield do’s and don’ts

Ross Passeck, Arts and Entertainments Editor

September 5, 2017

Let’s get the basics out of the way, dear friends. Unless one possesses an urge to be instantaneously identified as a freshman, avoid wearing a lanyard-like a necklace. Perhaps avoid lanyards altogether. Find alternative and less flamboyant methods of stashing your essentials, like a wallet, a jac...

Importance of free speech

Dawn Nowacki, Associate dean of faculty, professor

May 20, 2017

To the editor, In response to Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt's op ed of May 17th, I'd like us to consider the following. I agree that change at Linfield does not happen quickly, and that we are behind the times with regard to embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Certainly there are unacknowledged...

Why free speech matters to all of us

Lucas Carter, For the Review

May 19, 2017

My last two months at Linfield has been stressful as many of you who know me personally may know. Followers of my club and myself have been continually vilified by members of the Linfield community for inviting Dr. Jordan Peterson to campus to speak on free speech and this was enhanced by the media attention....

The Place For Outrage When Free Speech Is Hate Speech: Our Mission, Our Values, Our Obligations

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Professor of English and Co-coordinator of the Gender Studies Program

May 15, 2017

This debate on our campus about free speech is misguided.  The dialogue should not be about the value of free speech, but what kinds of free speech we value? Let me begin then by asking a series of questions here: Do we value free speech that degrades the members of the Linfield community, or do ...

A gamut of memories and experiences

Jonathan Williams, Associate editor

May 15, 2017

Editor's Notebook  My time spent over the last four years at the Linfield Review in retrospect feels more like a lifetime. I have written and edited stories that were harrowing and memorable and ones deeply rooted in the culture embedded in the Linfield experience through campus activities and athl...

White privilege and understanding your racial identity’s implications

Olivia Gomez, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

We are not here to define white privilege. We are not here to debate whether it exists. We are here to understand how white privilege affects us on an individual and societal level. Such (in sum) was the mantra of the White Privilege Discussion on Tuesday night in the Pioneer Reading Room. The event...

Choking on the Red Pill

May 9, 2017

Last Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the Linfield community was subjected to a showing of the Red Pill—a tedious 2 hour propaganda ‘documentary’ advocating for the so-called ‘Men’s Rights Movement.’  The movie derives its premise from the famous scene in the movie Matrix in which Morpheus offers t...

Free speech and the moral panic at Linfield

Parker Wells

April 28, 2017

On April 7th, as the controversy surrounding Jordan Peterson’s visit began to unfold, I described
 the circumstances as “more pushback than I expected at Linfield, but no cause for concern.”
Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Dr. Peterson’s visit to McMinnville unveiled cause for serious

Sitting on the fence

Jade Everage

April 28, 2017

I chose to attend Jordan Peterson’s talk last night, along with a fellow Black Student Union officer and a BSU member, in order to actively challenge myself and Dr. Peterson through civil discourse. Listening to the talk, I took several notes and I prepared my question for Dr. Peterson. I patiently...

Letter to the editor

Joshua Harper, For the Review

April 20, 2017

Discussions on who faces structural oppression, who is marginalized, and conversely, who is privileged, have been increasingly more common. If it were not for their rampant high-mindedness and low-browedness, this would be encouraging. What is discouraging to witness is to see my body, bodies like mine...

Let the world’s hungry decide on GM food

Parker Wells, For the Review

April 14, 2017

Genetically Modified, or “GM” food, are crops bred with genetic traits that make them more resistant to pests, more able to thrive during drought, and better at providing vital nutrients. These plants allow farmers to use fewer pesticides, save water, and conserve land by ensuring that more of...