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The Linfield Review

The student news site of Linfield University

The Linfield Review

The student news site of Linfield University

The Linfield Review


Last week both the Men's and Women's Basketball programs held a basketball camp for local McMinnville youth. They learned skills, made new friends, and got autographs from Linfield student-athletes. (Jake Downing; 5-11-23)

This week, the Linfield Theatre Department will be putting on a performance of "Hurricane Diane" by Madeleine George. The play follows Diane, a gardener and ancient Greek god, who is determined to save the world from environmental disaster. (Nathan Herde; 4-26-23)

Linfield's annual Burn Festival took place last Friday night in front of a large crowd of students, staff, and community members. Everyone gathered to watch old art projects go up in flames on the backdrop of the Willamette Valley. (Sam Brinda; 4-21-23)

It was another successful intramural sport season put on by ASLU. Over the past three weeks, students on the McMinnville campus got the chance to show off their basketball skills and compete for the ultimate glory of IM Basketball Champion. (Jake Downing; 3-21-23)

It has been almost a month since Linfield unveiled the brand new W.M. Keck Science Center, but even with classes starting to take place there is still much that is unfinished. (Sam Brinda; 3-21-23)

The famous McMinnville Meltdown Challenge made its way to Linfield's campus last week, as community members took part in a fun run challenge. Participants were able to get some exercise and enjoy a tasty grilled cheese. (Sam Brinda; 3-9-23)

Friday, February 24th marked the opening of the $75 million W.M. Keck Science Center at Linfield University. Even with sub-freezing temperatures, a large crowd of students, alumni, and community members came to witness an historic day on Linfield's campus. (Nathan Herde; 2-27-23)

Students on the McMinnville campus woke up to a winter wonderland Thursday morning. Most students saw their classes canceled, resulting in an all day activity of playing in the snow. (Tori Schuller; 2-27-23)

Last Wednesday, the Mhondoro Jazz Group performed globally inspired jazz music in ICE auditorium. This performance was part of the Lacroute Art Series being put on by Linfield. (Sam Brinda; 2-8-23)

Over Thanksgiving break, some of our TLR staff captured photos from where they went traveling for the week. Some went home while others went exploring! (Nathan Herde, Laney Green, Sam Brinda, & Abbie Bach; 12-6-22)

Starting tonight at 7:30 and running through the weekend, Linfield Theatre will be putting on Firebringer; a story about a tribe of cave people who discover the ability to control fire. Tickets range from $10-15. (Sam Brinda)

On November 1st and 2nd, Linfield celebrated Día de los Muertos, a holiday to honor the loss of loved ones. Taking place in FML, activities included food, creating ofrendas (altars), and much more. (Sam Brinda)

For a largely pet-friendly campus, most students miss out on having a four-legged buddy at Linfield University. Maybe dog food is too expensive, or they’re too busy, or they couldn’t get into one of the specialized halls or apartments. But almost everyone can benefit from some wet slobbery kisses. Paws for Love therapy dogs paid students a visit Wednesday night in the Fred Meyer Lounge to help ease those midterms stresses. (Anna Frazier)

Over the past few weeks ASLU hosted flag football as a part of the intramural sports series. It was a great opportunity for students to get involved with some competitive fun. Stay tuned for info from ASLU for future intramural events. (Nathan Herde)

On Thursday, WEB hosted their infamous Smashing Away the Stress event, with this year's fitting a more holiday theme. Picking from a truckload of pumpkins, students were able to smash away the stresses of college life by launching some pumpkins onto the ground. (Sam Brinda)

This past Wednesday, special guest Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies came to Linfield to show off their tap dancing skills. This Los Angeles-based female tap dance band had a talented performance as well as a practice session for interested students. (Sam Brinda)

Farmers markets have been a part of McMinnville for over 20 years, happening every Thursday from May through October. Seen as a spot for more than just produce, this farmers market features food trucks, bakery treats, and much more. (Abbie Bach)

Before the 'Cats won their home opener, people gathered up and down Lever Street, or more commonly known as Streak Street. Filled with fun, games, tasty food, and lively energy, it was a total success. (Jake Downing)

On Thursday, Linfield WEB hosted the annual homecoming drag show in ICE auditorium. Highlights of the evening were multiple performances from Emmy winning drag artist. (Annie Flood)

To kick off the year, this past Wednesday, the Linfield football team held their annual swim Olympics. From cannon balls to funny dance performances it was an exciting evening. (Jake Downing)

Last Thursday marked the annual Cat Camp celebration for incoming freshmen and their families. There were performances from the cheer & stunt team and LMB, as well as a speech from President Miles Davis. (Anna Frazier)

This Sunday marked the first full commencement ceremony for Linfield as a university. Taking place in the Oak Grove, students from the class of 2022 received their diplomas and were honored for their achievements. Next up, class of 2023. (Nathan Herde)

Opening this Thursday, the Linfield Theatre Department will be putting on "Heathers the Musical". This Linfield production features live background music courtesy of the Linfield Music Department. Tickets are on sale now. (Nathan Herde)

On Saturday, Pike held their annual "Walk a Mile in Heels" fundraiser, supporting sexual assault awareness for the Henderson House. This event consisted of Pike members walking a mile in heels around the academic quad. (Thomas Sagers)

Monday evening marked the start of the 2022 Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) week. It showcased Linfield students and staff giving TED-style talks on the topic of increased partisanship. (Nathan Herde)

Over the month of March, Linfield students had the opportunity to participate in Intramural Basketball. The champion team, Retired Hooper's, featured senior basketball players from the Linfield women's and men's team. The next ASLU intramural event will be IM kickball, starting on April 4th. (Nathan Herde)

For Frank Kowing, one of Linfield’s first graduates in studio arts, painting was a way to sift through his difficult experiences. Kowing’s life was ravaged by disease and grief, he was estranged from his parents and lost two wives to illnesses. This month, Linfield Gallery is hosting “Frank Kowing: Breathing the High-Altitude Ether of Discovery”. The exhibit is open to the public until Mar. 18. (Meghan Mullaly)

On Thursday night, students from the Political Science department debated on the topic of whether a capitalist society is incapable of solving climate change. Stay tuned for more upcoming debates in the future. (Nathan Herde)

On Thursday afternoon, Jane Failing Hall hosted a pet potluck event. Residents enjoyed the company of pets, friends, and tasty food. (Thomas Sagers)

On Thursday evening, RHA hosted a Hall-oween festival for all Linfield students. Hosted in FML, each dorm had their own booth with fun games, food, and spooky decorations. (Katie Phillips)

(Thomas Sagers)

On Friday evening, WEB hosted a Pre-Game Festival for all McMinnville students. Students were able to tie dye retro Linfield t-shirts, hang out with friends, and enjoy great food. The next WEB event will be a parent's weekend photo booth next Saturday. (Nathan Herde)

These past two weeks Linfield students got the opportunity to show off their skills in intermural flag football. Out of the five teams that participated, "Baseball Cats" came out on top defeating "Team Pike" in the championship game. Intermural sports will continue this semester with volleyball and 3-on-3 basketball starting up soon. (Nathan Herde)

Paralympic sitting volleyball gold medalist Annie Flood just started her freshman year at Linfield. After competing for gold in Tokyo, Flood arrived on campus just like her fellow freshman, but one thing set her apart -her gold medal. (Nathan Herde)

On Thursday night, new students and their families gathered in Memorial Stadium to celebrate the beginning of their Linfield Journey. Cat Camp, an annual orientation event, was filled with music, dancing, trivia, and even fire-spinning. (Nathan Herde)