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REVIEW October 28, 2013

Linfield College

Wildcats break school record against Lewis & Clark College >> page 16

McMinnville, Ore.

119th Year

Issue No. 9

INSIDE SALT membership A new membership program is available to all students and faculty to help manage loans and finances. >> page 6

Decorating halls Highlights from this year’s Residence Life-sponsored competition for the most creative, funny and scariest decorated hall on campus. >> pages 8 & 9 Erin Heltsley/Freelance photographer Members of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority get ready to scare students and community members at their annual Haunted House at the Delta Psi Delta fraternity house on Oct. 25. From left: junior Megan Beach, sophomore Teighlor Tanaka, sophomore Mackenzie Linder, sophomore Lauren Elledge, junior Charlotte Laport, sophomore Ashley Krautscheid, sophomore Monica Molina and junior Vesta Namiranian.

Greek life gives back to community Just for laughs Comedian and former member of MTV’s “Disaster Date” visits as part of a LAB event during Family Weekend. >> page 10

Soccer deflated

Men lose home games to the University of Puget Sound Loggers and the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes.

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Editorial ...................... 2 News ........................... 4 Features........................ 7 Culture....................... 10 Sports ........................ 16

Ryan Morgan Senior reporter

The Zeta Tau Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma and Alpha Phi sororities showed off to parents how Linfield Greek life gives back to the community. Each sorority organized a charity event for family weekend. Zeta Tau Alpha continued its tradition of organizing a haunted house with the Delta Psi Delta Fraternity. The decorated Delta Psi Delta fraternity house was open on Oct. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. “Delta Psi Delta [assisted] the Zeta gals with the set up and take down of the haunted house.

We [dug] graves in the back yard, [had] supplies from previous years and [hosted] the event in our house,” said senior Alex Lazar, Delta Psi Delta president, in an email. “It [was] a collaborative event, the Deltas and Zetas [worked] together on everything, no one party [was] directed to do one responsibility over the other,” Lazar said in an email. The entrance fee to the house was either three dollars or two cans of food. “Every year, we give the food donations to the [Yamhill Community Action Partnership] and all the [monetary] donations are

given to the Henderson House, a shelter for battered women and their families,” sophomore Julia Nguyen said. “We choose to donate to YCAP because we like to have a strong presence in our community and give back to local foundations,” junior Lauren Sherrard said by email. Nguyen and Sherrard are coservice chair member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. The haunted house is an annual event. It is organized the final weekend of October, which generally coincides with family weekend. “[It’s] nice because it gives us

a chance show the families some of the ways Greek life gives back to our community,” Sherrard said in an email. Phi Sigma Sigma organized its annual Rock-a-Thon fundraiser, which took place on both Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. “In previous years we have raised money for the national kidney foundation, however this year our philanthropy has changed. We currently raise money for The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation,” sophomore Sara Scott said by email. >> Please see Philanthropy page 6

Professors’ op-ed in Oregonian sparks debate Olivia Marovich News editor

Two professors wrote an opinion article that ran on the front page of “The Oregonian” on Oct. 20 that has caused some controversy. Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies David Sumner and Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Lisa Weidman co-authored the article “Eco-terrorism or Eco-tage: An Argument for the Proper Frame,” which was published in Interdis-

ciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and will appear in print later this month. The opinion piece was written in response to Rebecca Rubin, a member of The Family—frequently termed an eco-terrorism group—pleading guilty to 12 crimes that resulted in $40 million in damages from 1996 to 2001. “Lisa contacted me to see if I’d heard about what was happening with Rebecca Rubin,” Sumner said. “She said ‘if we’re going to write an op-ed on this, it’s the perfect time.’ So we had our hook.”

The op-ed, titled “Eco-sabotage should not be mistaken for eco-terrorism,” used the example of the Rubin case as a tie in to the original article that both professors wrote after conducting research looking at newspapers from the last 11 years. They believed that through content-analysis they could scan newspapers for the term eco-terrorism and build a case as to why the term “terrorism” is not appropriate in this context. “We decided to draw the line at human life,” Sumner said. “One thing I want to make really clear

though is that these people should be punished for the property crimes they commit. People seem to lose that fact. What we’re saying is that they are arsonists, they’re vandals, they’re trespassers, but they aren’t terrorists. That’s the distinction we’re making.” The majority of the 87 online comments operate under the assumption that professors Sumner and Weidman are defending Rubin and The Family’s actions, >> Please see Op-ed page 5




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Classes underutilize technology We are the technology generation. Most of us, depending on our career of choice, are expected to be technology savvy. However, not many classes at Linfield utilize technology as a learning tool for students. The more students are exposed to the current technology, the better prepared they will be for life after Linfield and future careers where they will be expected to use multiple technologies to complete work. The real world is often scary enough as it is without the added fear of not knowing how to use a tool that employers expect us to understand. By using technology in the classroom, such as iPads, it will help

students gain experience in how to use these tools in a professional way rather than just for pleasure. Many students may have iPads at home, but only a few have their own iPads that they brought to school and use for professional and academic purposes. For those that do not have iPads or do not know how to use one for professional purposes, learning how to use them at school helps to put them on par with their peers in the area of technology. By giving students iPads, they will have an opportunity to engage and learn with technology that they would not have otherwise had. Since students rarely get to use iPads in class, everyone

will be incredibly excited for the opportunity to do their classwork on it. For example, the mass communication department has iPads that many classes use. Every time a professor says it is time to use the iPads, the energy in the classroom increases and everyone seems reenergized to participate in the classroom activity. Using iPads in the classroom may potentially save money overall by combining books, writing implements, calculators, word processors, etc. all in one media tablet while at the same time reducing paper usage. The touch-screen interface allows students to engage more interactively with educational and inter-

esting content. Additionally, iPads are accessible to students with disabilities. Apps are available people with cognitive learning problems and there is also accessibility tools built into the latest iOS version. The iPad can also be paired with an external keyboard to help teach and increase speed of typing. There are so many options to personalize an iPad to fit the needs of each individual. Students have already shown that they will embrace new technology in today’s society, now they just need the time and tools to practice their skills in the classroom. -The Review Editorial Board

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Although this article [Double majoring can lead to major problems] rightfully warned students about the potential perils of double majoring, many of the statements were incorrect or negatively oriented. Double majoring can be a wonderful experience— after all, it’s not often you get the opportunity to get two degrees at once. Yes, a student should carefully consider whether they are prepared to take on the workload of a double major. And, yes, having “complimenting” majors can be beneficial. However, there are

many students at Linfield double majoring in two seemingly separate field— but they find creative ways to make them blend together. For example, Katricia is a double major in Psychology and Music—none of the classes required for these degrees overlap. However, Katricia has taken these majors and synthesized them into an ongoing, collaborative research project, which has enabled her to attend conferences and provided many other opportunities that she wouldn’t have had otherwise as an undergraduate student.

Another example: Nick is double majoring in Psychology and Finance— there are also no overlapping classes in these majors. He is also planning to use the two together to go into organizational development-business consulting, an area of business where some psychology background can be incredibly useful. Moreover, what you major in absolutely affects the jobs available to you once you graduate. Stating that it does not is completely false—what is the point of getting a specific degree if not to work in that field after graduating?

If you want a job beyond fast food, what you major in completely applies. How can you get into medical school if you major in theater? How can you get an internship with a financial company if you major in biology and know nothing about finance or business? Now let’s consider graduate school. Katricia and Nick will both attract more attention from graduate schools because they double majored—which shows graduate schools that we are organized, dedicated, and interested in a variety of topics that we can mold

together in creative ways. Double majoring gives you a boost in the real world once you leave the Linfield bubble. Yes, hard work is often required (if you want to do well). But doing well in anything requires hard work. If you want to get into graduate school, land a good job once out of school, or even if you are just equally passionate about two fields and decide to study both, double majoring can be highly beneficial. -Nick Popma ‘14 Katricia Stewart ‘15

October 28, 2013




DIY can help you save money during Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, why spend money on manufactured costumes when you could do it yourself? College students by nature, do not have a lot of extra money. So why would you spend 30-60 dollars on an outfit you might wear two times in a year? Halloween is a fun time of the year, but try not to go broke this season, and make your own costume. Do-it-Yourself or DIY is not a new idea, but it really comes in handy when you’re strapped for cash. You can easily make a

Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor costume out of clothing you already have. For example, I am going to be a Hogwarts student. The costume is made up of a skirt, shoes, blouse and sweater I already own. All I had to pay for is

transfer paper to make the school crest, a tie and a dowel to make a wand. All of this cost me under $15. See, keep it simple. For the ladies, if you want to be a fairy or witch, it is easy to use things from your closet to make up an outfit for these roles and then only require accessories from Dollar Tree or the Halloween store. For the guys who want to do something easy, grab a suit—if you own one— put on some sunglasses and grab a Nerf gun from your room or Goodwill, and go as one of the “Men

in Black.” Another easy costume for guys that takes even less work, is to take that superhero logo shirt you wear all the time, and throw a piece of fabric on your back that matches accordingly. Make a small strip mask out the same fabric as your cape and you have a superhero. These costumes- given you own a few essential pieces of clothing- will cost you close to nothing. The benefit of DIY costumes is that there are so many possibilities. By Googling the term

“DIY Costumes,” endless options arise. Some costumes don’t even have to originate from actual clothing, but from crafting supplies. It is as easy as taking one color of balloons and taping them to a similar colored shirt, and going as a bunch of grapes. If you are unsure what you want to be for Halloween, look to your favorites to decide. Many of the movies, shows and books we find ourselves absorbed in, are focused around regular human beings— or at least people that resemble

human beings. This then just comes down to finding clothing to match theirs. Some of the best and funniest costumes I have ever seen are the ones made by hand. By being original and creative, you are sure to have one of the best costumes on Halloween. Halloween does not have to be expensive to be a blast, so save your pocket change for what really matters and make your own costume this year, I challenge you that. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at


Participate in ‘No Waste November’ Nicole Lewis Office of Sustainability Hey Wildcats, No Waste November is quickly approaching. What is No Waste November you ask? It is period of time to become aware of the amount of waste you are creating, the impact your consumption has on the environment, and work on reducing it. Maybe even creating a zero waste goal. As you may have heard, Linfield is working towards zero waste. We have composting in Dillin, residence halls, and select places around campus. Recycling is also prevalent in residence halls and around campus. We are lucky to have these options so we should use them responsibly and think before we throw things away. Know before you throw: Food waste is the only thing that can go in the compost bins. Paper, cardboard, metals, plastic containers, and plastic bottles are the items that can be put in the commingled recycling. Of course, glass scraps and glass bottles should go in the glass recycling. Things that do not fit into those categories can be thrown away and will be taken to the landfill. I support every one of you to take advantage of the opportunities we have to create a more sustainable campus. Furthermore, there are a few events happening to raise awareness for No Waste November. At 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Riley 201 there will be a presentation focused on zero waste

efforts internationally, in the McMinnville community and at Linfield. From 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the Fred Meyer Lounge there will be a Do-it-Yourself workshop hosted by Greenfield focusing on repurposing old T-shirts you no longer use into a creative shag rug. Both events should be informative and inspiring. During No Waste November we are focusing on the themes of food and water (Nov. 1-9) energy (Nov. 10-16) and solid waste (Nov. 17-23.) We are choosing one thing to do for each of these three weeks in these categories. Challenge yourself this month by choosing an action step towards reducing your individual waste and see how long you can keep it up. Maybe your action will be to bring a reusable cup to Starbucks. Maybe it will be to use the new composting buckets in the residence halls. Maybe you could ask your green chair about what is recyclable on campus. Perhaps after a week, it will become a habit and it won’t seem so difficult after all. Taking the extra time to compost and recycle, or making the effort to bring your reusable bag shopping and take shorter showers may seem insignificant, but every small step adds up. Every person has a role to play in No Waste November and moving towards zero waste. For other sustainable news, check out our web page and like us on Facebook. The Office of Sustainability can be reached at

Lionel Parra/Illustrator


Campus security is here to help College students often think of campus security as a threat. The general public fears authority; citizens believe that police are primarily out to arrest rather than help. On Oct. 21, a 12-year old boy in Nevada brought a gun to his middle school, killed a teacher, a student and in the end, himself. There was hardly any news coverage, most people were unaware this tragic event happened. When it comes to social media, people post about lost souls until another bad thing happens and they forget about the original problem. The Nevada shooting is constantly being compared to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place on Dec. 14, 2012, where one man killed

Rosa Johnson Copy editor 26 people, most of which were innocent children. In Nevada, the boy killed himself after he committed the shooting. People often focus on the murderer’s madness and the victims are often tossed aside, but in this case no one is sure whether to blame the boy or to pity him. Both massacres ended in the killers taking their own lives, their suffering caused physical and emotional pain to others.

The media always searches for a person to blame. It is always someone who made the killer do it or the victims who could have antagonized the crime, but society is never blamed. Guns were taken to places with a lack of security, and people who shouldn’t have died found themselves at the end of black barrel. Easily, this could have been our beloved college. With an open campus and unlocked academic buildings during workday hours, anyone with a weapon could’ve entered a classroom and released fire. Luckily, Linfield’s Campus Protection Services patrols at all times ensuring the safety of its students. As a student make use of CPS’s 24-hour coverage; there are conveniently

placed call boxes around campus for a good reason. CPS’s phone number is on every Linfield ID card, which goes to show that they are willing to help you at all times. Although Linfield takes precautionary steps to ensure safety on campus, you never know if you in the presence of a maniac. But do not listen to media’s idea of a maniac. In a high stress environment like college, you never know when someone will crack under all the pressure. Anyone can be having an internal struggle, even a minor. As an individual, you should be that kind of person that either helps others before it is too late and remorse is inevitable.

Rosa Johnson can be reached at



October 28, 2013

Family Weekend events show Wildcat spirit

Yucheng Zhang/Senior photographer Comedian Kevan Moezzi, or K-Von, performs at Ice Auditorium for students and parents. K-Von is a star on MTV’s “Disaster Date” and many other comedy shows.

Helen Lee/Photo editor Junior wide receiver Conner Varnell (19), trailed by sophomore wide receiver Brian Balsiger (5), pushes the ball past the Lewis & Clark Pioneers’ defense in the first half.

Erin Heltsley/Freelance photographer Erin Heltsley/Freelance photographer Seniors Katherine Allison and Erika Grether host Star Members of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority gather in the Haunted House, which raises money for Henderson House and YCAP Search, Alpha Phi sorority’s annual talent competition, food bank. From left, freshman Stephanie Hofmann, freshman Mackenzie Schmidt, freshman Jessie Givens, junior Tyra which raises money for Cardiac Care. Barawis, freshman Riley Johnson, freshman Sarah Schaff and freshman Katelyn Prendergast.

Balancing culture, business in Asian economy Mariah Gonzales Culture editor Companies need to be aware of the norms, values and cultural ways in other countries in order to do business, a guest speaker told Linfield students. “You need to learn about culture. You need to increase the cultural competency and awareness,” Dr. Piman Limpaphayom said. Limpaphayom, academic director of Inter-

national Management at Portland State University, also said that students who only learn about business and do not have cultural awareness will struggle in the business world because many businesses are moving overseas. Limpaphayom, spoke on “The Balance of Global Corporate Power is Tilting Toward Asia,” on Thursday, Oct. 24. Before the lecture, Jorden Taylor the recruiting and admissions specialist

from Portland University’s School of Business Administration, held an informational booth about PSU’s Master of International Management program. The master’s program teaches students skills they need for international business, but it also teaches the students cultural aspects of Asia. One of the ways the program incorporates culture is to require the students to learn one of three Asian languages, includ-

ing Mandarin, Chinese and Japanese. The program also requires the students to do a three-week study in an Asian country. The business program made it on the top 20 of The Aspen Institute’s best MBA programs in the world. Limpaphayom gave the example of Best Buy attempting to establish a store in China. Best Buy had not realized that the Chinese were accustomed to bartering. They did not appreciate Best Buy’s

already-discounted prices. The Chinese wanted to barter to lower the prices. As a result of a cultural misunderstanding the Best Buy store failed. In the lecture, Limpaphayom showed evidence of how the global business economy is heading toward Asia. He said that the three main places to do business in the world is the United States, with Japan and China following. Limpaphayom’s slideshow also conveyed evi-

dence on how the global business economy is slowly moving toward Asia. A total of 37 percent of the world economy is in Asia, and this percentage is expected to rise to 54 percent by 2025. In addition, a quarter of Oregon jobs are linked to Asia by $16.5 billion. Also, it is estimated that the Asian economy will grow by 15 percent in the next two years. Mariah Gonzales can be reached at


October 28, 2013


Students share findings from summer research Camille Weber Sports columnist Linfield students who participated in summer research shared their findings, including marketing tactics in the wine industry, tracking of micro-RNA in fruit flies, and gender analysis in John Fletcher’s play “The Tamer Tamed.” Senior Patrick Hickok gave his presentation on his experiences in working in the wine industry. As a marketing major, Hickok learned a lot about the logistics of the wine industry as well as hand on experience from local wineries. He spent his time at vineyards. Hickok learned about several aspects of the wine industry from the technicalities of growing grapes for wine, marketing decisions that go into making wines look presentable and the new direction of the “high class winery experience.”

Hickok will now have the opportunity to pursue his own interests relating to the wine industry. So far, he has created a potential product for storing wines on a large scale and will continue expanding on the blue print for this product over the upcoming semester. Sophomores Austin Browning and Katie Rees did research for Linfield’s biology department on gene silencing through RNA interference. Both Browning and Rees worked as research assistants under Catherine Reinke, assistant professor of biology, and focused on the significance of micro-RNA on silencing genes. Many scientists believed that RNA served only as a messenger, transferring DNA to make a particular trait prior to the 1990s. Scientists are now focused on trying to discover how to control micro-RNA specifically so in the future scientist can “turn

off” certain traits that carry diseases and disorders. Browning and Rees used fruit flies to study genes and larval viability. They collected more than a thousand larva and successfully sequenced

findings to help solve why RNA silence certain genes. Browning and Rees hope to continue their research and to further understand the roles RNA plays in gene silencing.

The key to having an opportunity to do summer research is to have a passion about an area of study in addition to maintaining strong relationships with your professors. -Kyra Rickards


the gene previously mapped by two seniors in the lab, meaning that they are now able to see how each gene is important and can use those

Senior Kyra Rickards, a literature major, did her summer research working for the Portland Shakespeare Project focusing on communicating

John Fletcher’s playwright The Tamer Tamed effectively and doing her own research analyzing different productions of “The Tamer Tamed”. “The Tamer Tamed” was first published in 1611 and is often referred to as “sequel” to “The Taming of the Shrew” because of the way it transfers many of its characters from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. In “The Tamer Tamed,” Fletcher turns the gender roles completely around making the “tamer” Petruchio “tamed” by his second wife, Maria. Rickards worked as a dramaturge for PSP’s production of “The Tamer Tamed” over the summer, helping to clarify plot points, language, pronunciation and context in order to communicate Fletcher’s playwright to modern day audiences. Rickards also did personal research on the prologues and epilogues of four different productions of “The

Tamer Tamed” from different years ranging from 1633-1760. Some productions expressed to the readers that husband and wife should exist as equals, while other productions contradicted the essence of the play claiming to keep the good laws of the household in place. Overall, Rickards learned about the different productions were influenced by the time of publication. “The key to having the opportunity to do summer research is to have a passion about an area of study in addition to maintaining strong relationships with your professors,” Rickards said. Students have followed their interests and with the support from the college and the McMinnville community, have been able to discover new and exciting findings in their areas of study. Camille Weber can be reached at

Op-ed: Alumnus rebuts arguments in Oregonian article << Continued from page 1

even though this is expressly stated as untrue in the op-ed itself. The original article they wrote does not focus on this case specifically and the op-ed only uses it as a timely example for their argument. “When looking at a guest opinion to run, it’s a judgment call,” said The Oregonian editorial and online editor Erik Lukens. “It’s the nature of opinion writing to encourage the expression of opposing views, and this piece, not surprisingly, did just that. I don’t respond at all to negative feedback to opinion pieces as long as comments don’t go over the line. Disagreement, even strongly stated disagreement, is just fine.” Vice president of the Oregon Farm Bureau and former Linfield alum Dave

Dillon took a different approach when voicing his opinion on the op-ed: writing his own op-ed with his argument. “Dialogue, listening, and understanding, even making an effort to understand, other points of view more fully, are too rare,” Dillon said. “Opinion sharing seems to be seen more like a gladiatorial contest than a civil exchange of ideas and points of view. I felt a response was necessary.” Dillon’s article ran in the online edition of The Oregonian on Oct. 24. It is titled “Eco-terror accurately describes ideology-driven destruction.” “Dave Dillon’s op-ed is what I love,” Sumner said. “That’s the kind of engagement I enjoy, it’s productive and it helps me understand the world better.” Olivia Marovichcan be reached at

Kevin R. Wexler/The Record/MCT Zak Moy explains the difference between sholar shingles, that he is holding, and solar panels at a home the Stevens Institute is entering in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

The house that ingenuity built Kathleen Lynn The Record

Plants grow on the roof. A device that looks like a crystalline sculpture sucks moisture from the air. And a sensor figures out when no one’s home, switching off the lights and air conditioning. Welcome to Ecohabit, a two-bedroom house created by 60 students at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. They hope that its gee-whiz technology will help them win the U.S. Department of Energy’s biannual Solar Decathlon, which takes place this year from Oct. 3-13 in California. Twenty college teams, mostly from the U.S. but also from Europe and Canada, will compete. The Stevens team also is hoping that the house, and the competition, will introduce builders and

homeowners to efficient technology that goes beyond solar power. One of the features is a computerized system that monitors energy use and even the weather report. “A lot of teams use this competition as a home showcase,” said Zak Moy, a 21-year-old recent Stevens graduate who worked on the two-year project. “We’re engineers, so we see this as a problem-solving competition.” Under the rules of the competition, the house must be handicapped-accessible and solar-powered, and it must use products that are commercially available. The 920-square-foot, one-story house has an appealing Prairie feel, thanks to its wood siding, horizontal profile and deep overhanging roofs, which extend the living space

onto two decks. The technology may be sophisticated, but the design is simple: two rectangular boxes that lock together to form an L. One is the “dry” wing, containing the living room and a bedroom/den. That wing is faced with red cedar. The “wet wing,” which is covered in fiber-concrete panels, contains the kitchen, washer/dryer, bathroom and master bedroom, as well as a closet containing the heating, electrical and air conditioning systems. The idea was to bunch all the plumbing close together, to minimize the distance that water must travel. “The most efficient plumbing will have the shortest route from the heater to the tap,” Moy said as he gave The Record a tour of the home before it was dismantled and shipped to

California. The appliances, of course, are all the most energy-efficient available. The wet wing includes a green roof and green wall to provide insulation and soundproofing. The roof will have lowgrowing sedum plants; the greenery continues down a side wall, which will have cubbies to hold plants, and onto a flat garden. All this helps absorb rainwater runoff. The dry wing is roofed with solar shingles; it’s the only house in the competition that uses shingles instead of solar panels, Moy said. The home has a market value of $300,000. Student designers tried to address the cost of environmental innovations, which are often an obstacle for the average homeowner or builder.



October 28, 2013

SALT gives financial advice to students, alumni Samantha Sigler Editor-in-chief In hopes of educating both students and alumni on how to handle finances, Linfield College has paired with SALTSM, a new membership program that helps members manage student loans and finances. American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is

to empower students and alumni to successfully manage and repay their college loan debt, created SALT. The name SALT was chosen for the program because that is the first form of money, and it is not an acronym. “I see SALT [being] beneficial to both students and alumni,” said Jennifer Knight, associate director of financial aid, in an email. “I mean, who wouldn’t want

to become more financially savvy, whether they’ve borrowed student loans or not?” Because Linfield College has teamed with SALTSM, it is free for students to make an account. SALTSM also receives aid from other nonprofit organizations and colleges. After students and alumni activate their SALT accounts, they have access to multiple features within

SALT, such as financial literacy tools, scholarship searches, member benefits such as discounts to retailers, internship and job searches, all of this in addition to the student loan interactive dashboard. Students can also upload their federal student loans and private education loans to review repayment options and proactive approaches to repaying their loans success-

fully, according to Knight. “Most of us will want to purchase a car or finance a major item at some point. SALT has a section called “Money Coach” that addresses making a large purchase,” Knight said. “So, even if students or alumni have not borrowed a student loan while attending college, they can still benefit from SALT.” Students are also able

to download a free App for SALT, Fixx It, making it easier to track spending habits and adjust their budgets. For more information about SALTSM, go to their website at www.saltmoney. org/Linfield, call member support at 855.469.2724 or follow SALT at Facebook. com/saltmoney or on Twitter at @SALT_MONEY.

Samantha Sigler can be reached at

Philanthropy: Family Weekend draws in donations, awareness << Continued from page 1 Scott is the special events committee chair for Phi Sigma Sigma. The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation delegates its funds to benefit school and college readiness across the United States, Scott said. The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation also supports the National Kidney Foundation and the Twin Ideals Fund, which was created in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001 to help disaster victims, according to the Phi Sigma Sigma Greek Life web page. Booths were set up to accept donations on Third Street on Oct. 25 and 26 as well as outside of Maxwell Stadium for the football game on Oct. 26. Alpha Phi held its annual student talent show, Star Search, on Oct. 25. The event began at 8 p.m. in Ice Auditorium. The event was open for all students, whether part of Greek life or not, to show off their talent. The cost of attendance was three dollars for one person or five dollars for two. Proceeds from the event were donated to Cardiac Care. Ryan Morgan can be reached at

Samantha Sigler/Editor-in-chief Sophomore Ali O’Block (left) rocks alongside freshman Haley Cool and sophomore Nikki Hegge during Phi Sigma Sigma’s Rock-a-Thon on Oct. 26.

Erin Heltsely/Freelance photographer Junior Ivanna Tucker shows off her dance moves to “Wrecking Ball” and “Single Ladies” during Alpha Phi’s Star Search on Oct. 26 in Ice Auditorium.

Samantha Sigler/Editor-in-chief From left: sophomores Nikki Hegge, Jennifer Tautfest, freshman Patty Roberts, sophomore Ali O’Block and freshman Haley Cool help raise money for Phi Sigma Sigma’s Rock-a-Thon philanthropy event by asking for donations on Oct. 27 on Third Street.

What is the most creative Halloween costume you have ever seen?

“I’ve seen some really creative witches. There are a lot of ways to interpret that costume.” -Nicole Lewis Junior

“Probably a luffa. I saw someone running around like that last year and I was like ‘what the heck!’” -Katie Rees Sophomore

“I’ve seen someone be a toilet before. I would never do that. I’ve been Woody from Toy Story for like seven years in a row.” -Sam McLain Freshman

“Couples costumes are always awesome. I wish I had someone to dress up with.” - Sierra Simmons Sophomore

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Rosa Johnson/Copy editor Freshman Zach Knight takes a break from his intensive CrossFit workout. He does most of his hour-long workouts in the weight room in the Ted Wilson Gym.


Freshman is youngest to hold training title Gilberto Galvez/Features editor

Freshman Zach Knight became the youngest certified CrossFit trainer in June. CrossFit is a sport that has recently risen in popularity. “[It’s] a community of people doing group exercise to achieve the healthiest and fittest possible lifestyle,” Knight said. Knight started his CrossFit career in June 2012 after interning at TJ’s Gym in Mill Valley, Calif. Before then, he had an interest in various other sports including baseball, basketball and cross country, but CrossFit was a whole different experience. Through his internship at the gym Knight realized that he wanted to become a certified CrossFit trainer. His coach and owner of the Mill Valley gym, Marcus Filly, helped Knight realize his goal, and at 17 years old, Knight received his CrossFit trainer certification. “The average age [of a certified CrossFit trainer] is mid- to upper-30s,” Knight said. “Very few people get certified young.” Knight is proud of his accomplishment. “I haven’t been able to do much with it yet,” Knight said, “but it’s pretty cool.” Knight applied to the two-day seminar at which he would receive his CrossFit trainer certificate once he realized he did not have to be 18 to become certified. He’d already been helping as an intern at TJ’s Gym, shadowing others as they went through their workouts, and he saw becoming certified as a way to better under-

stand CrossFit philosophy and techniques. The seminar Knight attended was held by NorCal CrossFit in San Jose, Calif. “You go down to one of the specified gyms and get taught by a number of these specially certified instructors,” Knight said. “The way is to teach all the basic movements, the ideology behind CrossFit and programming, along with diet and basically all the things you can do with CrossFit.” Knight surprised many of the participants in the seminar when he told them how young he was. “I was the youngest by about Rosa Johnson/Copy editor 15 years, which was something Knight completes a clean during his CrossFit workout. He lifts up funny I noticed,” Knight said. to 225 pounds in two consecutive reps during his workouts. “We did two workouts, one each day as a group, and I won one athletically oriented. of the workouts, which is some“I thought I’d bring something else to thing. It was a really fun experience. I the table by doing something different,” learned a lot. I enjoyed every minute.” Knight said. None of the participants that Knight Knight has also considered visiting the trained with had heard of a person becomCrossFit gym in McMinnville or starting ing a certified CrossFit trainer at 17. a CrossFit club. CrossFit is something he “I did some research into it afterward, definitely sees himself doing and teaching and no one else had,” Knight said. in the future. At Linfield, Knight plans to major in business. He originally thought about Gilberto Galvez can be reached at majoring in athletic training or something




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A skeleton and a mummy dance around the door belonging to junior Meghan Bauder, sophomores Emily Wells and Joanna Buchholz. If a student did not wish to decorate the hall, they could decorate their door.

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Three paper pumpkins hang in Jane Failing hall. Crafts of all shapes and sizes add to store-bought decorations. An eerie tree stands in front of Frerichs Hall. Even the fall weather has given Linfield a Halloween atmosphere as fallen leaves make trees bare and the winter chill starts setting in.

Fake cobwebs and window paint decorate the windows of Miller Hall’s lounge. Each hall’s residents decided how much they wanted to decorate and for what category they were competing for,

Tim Burton characters hang on sophomore Heidie Ambrose and freshman Peilin Ma’s door.



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Oregon author writes southern gothic novel Mariah Gonzales Culture editor

Nel Rand’s novel “Mississippi Flyaway” is a fictitious southern gothic novel, which also contains autobiographical elements from Rand’s own life. The main character in the book is 31-year-old Ellie Moon who ventures on a three-week road trip with her father, Tiny. She had not seen her father in twenty years but the two begin their journey in St. Louis, Mo. to New Orleans, La. During their travels memories of Ellie’s past begins to unfold, including memories of the abuse from her father before he left Ellie and her family twenty years before. Rand said that the novel has helped her with her own healing from the abuse she received as a child from of her own father. “It is important to remember what happened before you can heal,” said Rand. In the novel, Tiny is a gambler and con man, whereas Rand’s own father was also gambles but much

less a con man. The title “Mississippi Flyaway” is an appropriate title for the book and its setting. ”The Mississippi River shows its power, sometimes violent, sometimes protective, but it flows relentlessly to its appointed end, reflecting nature’s force to be true to its course,” Rand said. “The bird flyway is suspended over the action of the story and promises freedom to those who take it. The characters careen recklessly down southern back roads, highways and city streets searching for an escape. The revelations of Ellie’s hidden past are progressively uncovered in dense forests of kudzu vine covered trees, underground tunnels, thick swamps and the force and wisdom of the river.” “[Ellie] learns that in order to forgive [her father] she must first remember, because the person she must first forgive is herself,” Rand said. Rand is an artist, environmentalist and author who lives in Cornelius, Ore.

Rand has also lived in Manning, Ore. in a log cabin in the woods. She taught art-therapy workshops to help people open the door to their own creativity. Rand was born in St. Louis, Mo. and grew up in Illinois and Southern Kentucky. Rand self-published “Mississippi Flyaway” in 2005, but was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. This held her back from being able to promote her novel. However, now that Rand’s health has improved she is now advertising her book. For more information about Nel Rand and her novel, visit her website at and her blog at Her book can be found on or at Barnes & Noble and Powell’s Books. Rand’s most recent and second novel is called “The Burning Jacket.” She is currently working on a series of short stories and a mystery novel that relate to her southern roots. Mariah Gonzales can be reached at

Photo courtesy of Nel Rand’s assistant Kerry Barmann Nel Rand wrote “Mississippi Flyaway” as a way to heal from her father’s abuse. In the novel the main character Ellie Moon is on a journey to also heal herself from the abuse of her father, Tiny. This novel and other pieces that Rand writes all relate back to her southern roots in someway. Rand also adds humor to the book with comical characters and bizarre happenings in the plot of the book.

‘Disaster Date’ comedian performs for students, parents Mariah Gonzales Culture editor K-Von, the comedian, writer, actor and host of MTV’s show, “Disaster Date” performed at Linfield in the Ice Auditorium on Oct. 26. K-Von cracked lots of jokes toward himself, college life and dating. His act was during Family Weekend, and he incorporated the audience of students and parents. K-Von joked about parents and the parental habit of chatting with their kids what not to do that their kids do anyway. “You know what you should do parents? Do those things so that they are no cool anymore to the kids,” K-Von said. K-Von made fun of his own Persian-Scottish background. His dad is Persian and his mom is “regular white,” K-Von said. K-Von’s new comedic DVD and T-shirts are titled “Tanx God,” or thank God, a phrase used by his father who speaks broken English. “The comedian was good,” senior Jacob Neibergall said. “I laughed. My parents laughed. That’s all that matters.” “He’s the funniest Persian slash Scottish man I ever met,” senior Alana Stanton said. At the end of the show

K-Von featured a slideshow with funny pictures he’d taken of bad advertising and funny signs. For instance, one of the pictures was of a K-Von standing under a sign for a Vietnamese restaurant called “Pho Kim Long.” “I want to encourage everyone to find laughter in their everyday life and all around,” K-Von said toward the end of his show. “I was impressed with the comedian tonight. He was by far the funniest this year,” sophomore Katy Devore said. “He even had the mom next to me laughing so hard, tears were streaming down her face.” K-Von has also performed onstage with other comedians including Josh Tosh, Maz Jobrani, Russell Peters and Brand Garrett. K-Von has done stand-up comedy around the world including India and Dubai. His experiences from these places were also featured in his comedic act. K-Von also has his own YouTube channel “kvoncomedy.” For more information about K-Von visit his website or his Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. His username for social media is “Kvoncomedy.” Mariah Gonzales can be reached at

YuCheng Zhang/Senior photographer K-Von performs on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Ice Auditorium. K-Von included many relatable topics for parents and students in his comedic act, including dating, college life and how parents deal with things their students do.

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Students serve community on Make a Difference Day Ryan Morgan Senior Reporter Nearly 130 students participated in “Make A Difference Day” on Oct. 26. The students gave back not only to the campus, but also to the surrounding McMinnville Community. “‘Make a Difference Day’ is a national day of service so, not only are we [Linfield] serving on that Saturday, but millions around the nation are also serving,” senior Shelby Hollenbeck said by email. Hollenbeck is the Days of Service Student Coordinator for Linfield’s Change Corps. “That is one of the biggest differences, its not just a Linfield created service day, but a very large national service day that has been occurring for over 20 years,” Hollenbeck said in an email. Students were able to serve at one of 15 sites. The sites included: the McMinnville Downtown Association; the Co-op Saturday Morning Breakfast; Homeward Bound Thrift Store; the Linfield Garden; Homeward Bound

Animal Shelter; Sheridan Prairie Restoration Project; St. Vincent de Paul; Senior Center; Hearthland; GYSD Watershed; the Yamhill Gospel Mission; YCAP; Juliette’s House; First Baptist Church; and Habitat ReStore. “‘Make A Difference Day’ is another great indi-

“I enjoyed being a part of a nationwide service event and seeing the impact Linfield has on the McMinnville Community,” junior Ben Berthold said in a text message. Berthold served at the First Baptist Church. Along with other volunteers from the pre-nursing club, Berthold washed windows and tidied up the grounds for the changing seasons. The next planned service day will happen in F e b r u a r y. The event is named “MLK Service Day” in honor of the national MLK Day of Service. “We [Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity] find it extremely important to help the community. Helping out at events like ‘Make A Difference Day’ is a great representation of our organization,” junior Michael Swain said in a text message.

I enjoyed...seeing the impact Linfield has on the McMinnville Community.

Photo courtesy of Jason Rodriquez Wildcat Intercultural Network (WIN) participates in Make a Difference Day as a group. Many other Linfield clubs and groups also participated in the event.

-Ben Berthold, Junior cator of the involvement and commitment to service that many of the students at Linfield have,” Hollenbeck said in an email. “It’s great to see students wanting to serve and utilizing the Change Corps. One of our ultimate goals is to connect students to service opportunities in a meaningful way and ‘Make A Difference Day’ was really able to do that,” Hollenbeck wrote.

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Cat Cab: Jack Ruby Presents

YuCheng Zhang/Senior photographer Jack Ruby Presents returns to Linfield for Cat Cab on Oct. 24. The band played some of their songs from their new album “Pale Road” that was released Oct. 3.

Photo courtesy of Jason Rodriquez Many students participated in Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. This event provided the students with the opportunity help out around McMinnville in places including the Senior Center and the Homeward Bound Animal Shelter.

Witches return to television Chuck Barney Contra Cosa Times When Jessica Lange, who plays a “Supreme” witch on “American Horror Story: Coven,” butts heads with her estranged daughter (Sarah Paulson), she does what any snarky mom with mystical abilities would do: she issues a threat. “Don’t make me drop a house on you,” she hisses. Ah, there’s nothing like a blast of wry witch humor to keep viewers spellbound. Get used to it. This fall has become the season of the witch on television, and not just for Halloween. Magical sorceresses and she-devils are everywhere, from the latest version of Ryan Murphy’s “AHS” scarefest on FX, to the new Lifetime series, “Witches of East End.” Witches also play prominent roles on “The Originals,” where they’re waging war with vampires. There’s a Salem-era witch on the breakout hit, “Sleepy Hollow,” and this weekend, Catherine Bell brings her charm to the latest installment of Hallmark’s “The Good Witch” movie series. There’s even a new “Sabrina” cartoon for the kiddies on the Hub network. So why the sudden uptick of toil and trouble? These

days, viewers are obsessed with supernatural shenanigans in general, explains Julie D. O’Reilly, author of “Bewitched Again: Supernaturally Powerful Women on Television, 1996-2011.” And it just makes sense that witches get their moment in the spotlight. “The genre goes through cycles,” she says. “We’ve obviously gone through an extensive vampire cycle and we’re not out of it yet. We’ve had some werewolves and zombies, and some reinvention with those characters. Now we’re finally getting back around to witches.” Tim Minear, an executive producer for “Coven,” believes audiences are drawn to witches in much the same way they’re attracted to superheroes. “On some level, we wish we had super powers,” he says. “And like with, say, ‘The X-Men,’ everyone can relate to feeling like an outsider and we all have a longing for a family or a tribe. Add some special power into that mix and you’ve got something.” Witches on the small screen are nothing new, of course. Ever since Samantha Stephens began twitching her nose and making life difficult for a couple of mortal Darrins, numerous female spell-

casters have come and gone, from the quirky Sabrina Spellman (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), to the increasingly dark and powerful Willow (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), and the Halliwell sisters of “Charmed,” right up through the witches who haunt “True Blood,” “The Vampire Diaries” and other shows. For O’Reilly, Elizabeth Montgomery’s Samantha of “Bewitched” fame is still the leader of the pack. “She was TV’s first featured female character with powers and she remains the archetype for all the witches who have followed,” she says. “Even though the show was campy and corny, it was ahead of its time in that it depicted her as the strong one and Darrin as the bumbling one. She was the backbone of the family in a lot of ways. She had the power in the relationship and was the one who made things happen.” With casts dominated by women of various ages, “Coven” and “East End” continue that feminist bent, but do so in dramatically different ways. “Coven” is intense, scary and occasionally disturbing. “East End,” based on a best-selling novel by Melissa de la Cruz, is relatively light and romantic, with some occasional shudders tossed in.



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Stephen King’s horror novel causes fear Paige Jurgensen Columnist Stephen King is a household name at this point in his career, but in 1974, he was an aspiring novelist who was celebrating his success of his first published novel, “Carrie.” “Carrie” is a horror novel that takes place in the late ’70s and follows the tragic senior year of awkward teen, Carrie White. Carrie is abused at both home and school, by her bible-thumping mother and her awful, bullying classmates. The novel begins with Carrie getting her first men-

strual period ever in the high school’s gym showers. Thinking that she is bleeding to death, Carrie panics and the girls in her class ridicule her by throwing feminine hygiene products and taunting her. During the stress of the incident, a light bulb explodes, showing the beginning of Carrie’s telekinetic powers. Eventually, Carrie’s gym teacher comes to her rescue. When Carrie arrives home, her mother is convinced that Carrie’s period means that she is being punished by God as Eve was after committing the first sin.

Photo courtesy of Carrie is thrown into a closet and forced to pray for hours, which was a common punishment for her to have to endure. In the time leading up

to prom, Carrie begins to discover and hone her telekinetic powers while her schoolmates plot revenge on her after they were punished for bullying her. However, not all of her classmates are awful people. Sue deeply regrets her involvement in Carrie’s torture and wants to make emends by having her boyfriend, Tommy take Carrie to prom. The climax of “Carrie” is well-known, Carrie wins prom queen and has pigs’ blood dumped on her which leads to a telekinetic homicide adventure. “Carrie” has been adapted into several films by the

same title. The first was released in 1976, starring Sissy Spacek and the most recent released this October starring Chloe Grace Moretz. For some reason, “Carrie” is often banned from schools, perhaps because of the violence or because in the ’70s people did not talk about periods. The banning is a bit odd because if you want to hinder bullying than letting people read a story where bullies are brutally murdered might be a solid way to go. More proms would probably be burnt down if telekinesis was more of an

epidemic because bullying is certainly no rarer than it was in the ’70s, if anything, due to the internet, bullying has just become easier. Weirdos like Carrie still take the bulk of the teenager to teenager hate. The moral of “Carrie” is to take other’s feelings into consideration unless you are absolutely positive that they do not have telekinetic powers. For more information about “Carrie” and more of King’s horror novels visit

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‘Carrie’ continues to scare on screen Special Lovincey Columnist Halloween weekend calls for a scary movie night. With Halloween just around the corner, there are a number of classic horror films that can make for a stomach-turning, heart-racing, thrilling movie night. Kimberly Peirce’s remake of “Carrie” has that classic thriller feel, with a modern touch. Peirce’s “reimagining,” brings relevance to the high-school horror classic. “Carrie” is the story of the telekinetic, misfit Carrie White, who faces torment and bullying by her schoolmates and the zeal of her religiously oppressive mother, Margret. In this adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Peirce allows the audience to reimagine the characters. Two

standout performances come from Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz, who do justice to the original Oscarnominated actresses of the 1976 version of “Carrie.” Moore plays Margret, while Moretz takes on the role of Carrie. Although Peirce’s adaptation downplays many of the first films ghoulish trends, it also adds one for its own. The movie opens with a bloody birth of Carrie, a hard-to-watch performance by Moore. Margret, a religious fanatic, takes the baby as a curse from God, and frequently refers to the child as a “cancer.” Moments after the birth, she presents scissors and faces the struggle of deciding on whether or not to spare the child’s life, due to her religious motives. “I haven’t seen very many movies with Julianne Moore,

but I was impressed by her commitment to this character. Her intensity was rather shocking which greatly enhanced the movie,” senior Camille Moore commented, after seeing the film. Sissy Spacek leaves Moretz big shoes to fill. Spacek was the original, actress to play Carrie White. Moretz takes over the role of Carrie in a way that the audience doesn’t forget the original, but allows Moretz to stand in a separate light. After the cold and chilling performance of Moretz in the locker room, Carrie not only becomes aware of what it means to be a woman but also of her telekinesis in an empowering way. This mother-daughter relationship is nothing simple. In this adaptation more of Margret’s history is present, leaving the audience

sympathizing with both Margret as well as Carrie. The only bothersome aspect of the film is though it’s the 21st century; writers and directors are still portraying high school students as stereotypes. This doesn’t pull from the storyline, but it is distracting and tacky. That being said, the use of cellphones was a distinctive and clever modernization of the film as it played a huge part in the torment that Carrie faced by her bullies. Although “Carrie” is a remake, it holds its own due to the strong acting of Moore and Moretz. In addition, Peirce’s “reimagines” this classic horror with vision and efficiency with attention on bullying in the heart of this decade and social media. Special Lovincey can be reached at

Kings of Leon releases new, vibrant album Vanessa So KSLC Music Director After a three-year hiatus, Kings of Leon return to the music scene with “Mechanical Bull.” I remember when I first heard “Supersoaker” a couple of months ago and thought, this sounds like the old Kings of Leon. Of course, this is a compliment to the Nashville-based band who are 13-year veterans in the music industry. Kings of Leon are a Grammy award-winning band that formed in Nashville, Tenn. in 1999. Brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill comprise the band as well as their cousin Cameron Followill. Though Kings of Leon gained early and critical recognition around 2003 with their track, “Use Somebody” it became a smash hit for mainstream radio and earned the band three Grammy awards. “Mechanical Bull” is King of Leon’s first studio album in three years after the release of “Come Around Sundown” in 2010, which received mixed

Photo courtesy of reviews. “Mechanical Bull” offers a sound with more vibrancy and urgency that will please both longtime and new fans of the band. After experimenting with different sounds in their last couple of albums, Kings of Leon makes “Mechanical Bull” a back-to-basics type album reassuring fans that they are still the classic-rock band that most fans grew to like with their fourth studio album, “Only by the Night.”

Kings of Leon creates a diverse sound that suits all ears. The band provides the rocker, heavy-tempo beats with “Don’t Matter” and “Tempo” and the midtempos such as “Rocky City” and “Tonight.”“Supersoaker” kicks off “Mechanical Bull,” the band’s sixth studio album, with a track that is an homage to their longtime fans. The band released the track in July and it has a nice summer vibe that perfectly

transitions into the fall season. While “Mechanical Bull” includes songs that people could embrace, clap and shout to in an arena, the album takes a few turns that tug on some hearts. Caleb gently sings “love don’t mean nothing/unless there’s something worth fighting for” in “Beautiful War,” a gorgeous and subtle ballad. Another ballad, “Wait for Me,” has Caleb repeating the chorus enough times to create an emotional impact that will entice listeners and leave them wanting more. Though the album includes the track “Comeback Story,” don’t expect the band to offer apologies and beg to get in people’s good graces. Caleb sings that he’s got the “comeback of a lifetime/ I walk a mile in your shoes/ And now I’m a mile away/ And I’ve got your shoes.” Kings of Leon’s standard and deluxe version of “Mechanical Bull” are available for download on iTunes. Vanessa So can be reached at

Upcoming events Beyond the Vines, Exhibit Reception

4 p.m. October 29, Nicholson Library

Hawaiian Hallow Fest

3 p.m. October 31 IM Field

Pro Cat Cab: Alma Desnuda

9 p.m. October 31, FML


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Helen Lee/Photo Editor Freshman goalkeeper Jorge Rodriguez (1) aims a goal kick downfield in the first half of the Oct. 27 game against Pacific Lutheran University. Rodriguez had four saves during the game. The Wildcats will play their next game against Whitman College at 1:30 on Nov. 2 in Walla Walla, WA.

Men’s soccer fall to Lutes, Loggers The Linfield men’s soccer team took two losses on the weekend of Oct. 26, losing to both Puget Sound University and Pacific Lutheran University. Linfield’s game against Puget Sound went downhill during the second half. Puget Sound only managed to get one goal about halfway into the first half against the tough Linfield defense, but after Linfield scored on themselves, it’s defense didn’t keep it’s tough status,

giving up three more goals in the second. On the other side of the ball, the Wildcats just couldn’t get anything going, their offense did fairly well getting the ball downfield, but could not convert those drives into goals as they would either lose the ball or miss the shot. Linfield freshman keeper Jorge Rodriguez managed to save four shots, but was overwhelmed by Puget Sound’s group-based offense getting passed his last line of defenders, leaving Rodriguez with two or three-on-

one situations. Linfield played Pacific Lutheran in its game on Oct. 27 and took another loss with a final score of 3-0. Pacific Lutheran scored its first goal within six minutes of the game starting and didn’t turn back. Linfield did manage to put up two more shots than their opponent, but it wasn’t nearly enough to help them win the game, as they were shut out for the second game in a row. Much like Linfield’s previous game, they only allowed one goal in the first half, but tired out in the sec-


Volleyball secures second conference win Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor

Drew Mahrt Senior sports reporter

ond and gave up two more. Rodriguez saved another four shots, but was overrun again by swarms of opposing offenders. He recorded his 50th save of the year in this game. The Wildcats will take on Whitman at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Whitworth at the same time on Nov. 3. Both of these games will be played on the road before coming back and finishing their regular season with a game at home. Drew Mahrt can be reached at

The Linfield volleyball team rolled over the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers on Oct. 26 in Portland, Ore., winning 3-1. The Wildcats won the first set 25-15, while the Pioneers won the second set 25-21. The third set went to Linfield with a small two point lead of 25-23. In the fourth and final set, the Wildcats captured the win, 25-19. Juniors Victoria Thompson and Kailana RitteCamara and freshman Sam Hammons lead the team in kills for the game. Thompson had 14 kills, while Ritte-Camara and Hammons tied with 11 kills each. With this game, RitteCamara surpassed 700 kills and 700 digs in her college career. She now has accomplished 709 kills and 705 digs. Ritte-Camara is ranked 11th for kills and 12th for digs in Linfield’s career ladder. Ritte-Camara also was ranked 11th for the most kills per set during the 2011-2012 school year. Also, junior Audrey

Fraiser earned six of the 10 service aces during the game. Fraiser has captured the number one spot for service aces per set in the Northwest Conference, averaging .48 per set. Sophomore Quinn Takashima also joins the ranks for service aces per set and rounds out the top-five with an average of .39 per game. Linfield kicked off the weekend with a game against Willamette University on Oct. 25. The Bearcats cut down the Wildcats, 3-0. While Linfield trailed behind Willamette by nine points in the first set and six points in the second set, the Wildcats nearly caught the Bearcats in the final set. The third set slipped through Linfield’s paws, with a third and final Willamette win, 25-23. Despite the win against Lewis & Clark, Linfield remains in last place for the Northwest Conference with their 2-10 record. The Wildcats will next face off with George Fox University for their final home game at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1, followed by a game against Pacific University at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Forest Grove, Ore. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

Wildcat Sports Schedule Wednesday, October 30 Women’s Basketball

Lane C.C.


6:30 p.m.


NWC Relay Meet

Tacoma, Wash.

5 p.m.


George Fox


7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

Western Oregon

Monmouth, Ore.

7 p.m.

Cross Country

NWC Championships

Spokane, Wash.

10 a.m.

Woman’s Soccer

George Fox

Newberg, Ore.

11 a.m.


NWC Sprint Meet

Tacoma, Wash.

11 a.m.

Men’s Soccer


Walla Walla, Wash.

1:30 p.m.



Salem, Ore.

1:30 p.m.



Forest Grove, Ore.

7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

Puget Sound

Tacoma, Wash.

11 a.m.

Men’s Soccer


Spokane, Wash.

1:30 a.m.

Friday, November 01

Saturday, November 02

Sunday, November 03



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Athlete determination inspires others in sports The fall season is beginning to wind down. Men’s soccer and football only have three more games a piece, women’s soccer and volleyball only have four games left each, and cross country has their Northwest Conference on Nov. 2. I figured this would be a good time to write an article about inspiring athletic stories to help motivate these athletes to finish the season strong. Let’s start with a classic shall we? In the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Great Britain’s Derek Redmond was favored to win gold in the 400 meter dash. This wasn’t Redmond’s first Olympics however. Throughout his career, Redmond had suffered consistently through injuries. He was forced to withdraw from the 1988 Seoul Olympics minutes before his first heat because of tendinitis and in the summer of 1989, he suf-

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Camille Weber Sports columnist fered a hamstring injury and in the summer of 1989, coming close to giving up the sport altogether. However, Redmond worked through his injuries and in the first round Redmond had run his quickest 400-meter in four years. Redmond was determined to run the semi-final strong in order to get a good running lane for the finals. Redmond had a very good start running the first 100 meters flawlessly. Suddenly, 150 meters in, as Redmond started to straighten

out around the bend he felt a massive pop. He collapsed onto the floor in agony holding onto his right leg. He had torn his hamstring and his running career was over. But something amazing happened; a true visual of sheer determination. Redmond stood right back up refusing the aid of Red Cross workers and began finishing the race. Redmond’s father, who was a spectator in the audience, broke through security and ran out onto the track. He tried to stop his son from finishing the race, fearing that Redmond’s injuries would worsen. When Redmond refused to stop, his father acknowledged his son’s determination and said “Well then, we’re going to finish this together” putting his arm around Redmond and supporting him son all the way to the finish line. Although he never won an Olympic medal, Derek Redmond will always be remem-

bered as an example of an athlete with pure grit and determination. Athletes always have this longing for a shot; an opportunity to prove to their teammates and coaches their talent and determination to help their team grow. That’s exactly what Jason McElwain did during his last high school varsity basketball game. McElwain was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, but as a high-functioning autistic high school student, he never saw his disorder as something that made him different. He tried out for Greece Athena High School’s basketball team, but with his small 5’6 ft. frame he did not make the cut. Instead, he served as team manager, missing only one game in three years. On the last home game of his senior year, head coach Jim Johnson surprised McElwain with a jersey. He

Helen Lee/Photo Editor Senior forward Emily Fellows (10) tries to shake Whitworth defenders Hannah Langbehn (14) and Jami Hegg (2) in the Oct. 27 game. The Lady Wildcats will face the George Fox Bruins at 11:00 on Nov. 2 in Newberg, Ore.

Soccer: Women top Missionaries, Pirates at home << Continued from page 16 Linfield outshot Whitworth for the entire game as well with 33-5. The game against Whitworth went back and forth, as each team controlled the lead in at least one point during the game. Linfield scored first, followed by a Whitworth score late in the first half to tie it. Whitworth then took the lead early in the second half, but wasn’t out in front for long. Ellie Schmidt scored Linfield’s second goal which tied the game at two about five minutes later, and it was a deadlock there for the next 50 minutes. The savior of the game

was Grunwald late in the second period of overtime, who scored directly off of a pass from junior Lauren Pyrch after a free kick. This game-winning score was Grunwald’s fourth goal of the year, but by far the most important and exciting. Linfield has a perfect 10-0 record at home this season, and it will remain perfect as the rest of their games will be on the road. They take on George Fox University at 11 a.m. on Nov. 2 in Newberg, followed by a game at the same time on Nov. 3 against Puget Sound University. That game will be played in Takoma, Wash.

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explained to McElwain that he would get the chance to join the team on the bench and perhaps even play a few minutes. With just over four minutes left and the Greece Athena Trojan’s up by 20 points, head Coach Jim Johnson called for jersey number 52, McElwain, to enter the game. Ecstatic, McElwain jumped off of the bench and entered the game, the crowd cheering with powerful enthusiasm. McElwain missed his first jump shot attempt. The crowd and McElwain’s teammates felt discouraged. They wanted more than anything to have McElwain score just one basket. Then with three minutes and 12 seconds left in the game, McElwain got another chance. Something in McElwain clicked and when his teammate passed him the ball, he made a clean three point shot. The crowd went

wild as his teammates on the benched jumped up and down cheering him on. McElwain didn’t miss again, nailing five more three pointers and another deep jumper to total 20 quick points. In the last three seconds, he made a deep three point shot and when the buzzer sounded, fans and McElwain’s teammates rushed onto the court. In four minutes and 19 seconds, in his first and only varsity basketball game, McElwain was the high scorer. Both Jason McElwain and Derek Redmond’s stories are timeless examples of athletic determination and dedication. Although these stories take place in an athletic setting, the story of these athletes transcends past the athletic fields and provides beaming examples of universal life lessons.

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a 53.04 100-meter freestyle. She also competed in the 200-meter freestyle (1:58.42), the 100-meter backstroke (1:06.22) and the 200-meter individual medley (2:22.03). Another swimmer to watch this year will be sophomore Ian White, who leads the men’s team in times in five different categories, and is in the top three in five more. Perhaps his most impressive time being in the men 100-meter butterfly, where he recorded a 52.83 in last year’s NWC Championships, about three seconds faster than anyone else on the team. Linfield’s first home meet will be 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 and they will be going up against Whitman College, followed by a meet at 1 p.m. on Nov. 9 against Whitworth University.

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Swim season starts off strong

The Linfield swimming season kicked off on Oct. 26 with the alumni swimming event, and official meets begin in a few days. The first meet of the year is at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 in Tacoma, Wash., where the Northwest Conference teams will meet for relays. The Linfield men’s team finished sixth in the NWC last year with the record of 2-5, and the women finished seventh with the record of 1-6. Both teams will hope to climb the ladder this season and are looking forward to placing in the top five. The women’s team is very excited to see how offseason training has taken junior Kelcie Kimura from good to great. She was first in times on the last years teams with a 25 second 50-meter freestyle and

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Golf wraps up season on high note Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor The men’s and women’s golf teams competed at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, on Oct. 26 and 27. The men’s team ended fifth in the tournament with a score of 626 with 314 on the first day and 312 on the second day, which was 39 points behind the leader. The team was lead by junior Taylor Klopp, who finished 12 with a score of 77 on day one and 76 on day

two with a total of 153. Following Klopp was junior Kevin Kawasaki with a score

Junior Taylor Klopp-12th of 154 finishing 15 and junior Kyle Hargrave with a score

of 158 who finished 23rd. The women’s team finished seventh in the tour-

and 368 on the second day. Leading the team was freshman Abigail Heringer, who finished third with a 74 on the first day and a 78 on the second day, ending with a score of 152. Following Heringer was senior Alexandria Smith ended with 170 and sophomore Maggie Harlow with a 185. The men’s and women’s teams will be on break until the start of their new season, which will start off in early Freshman Abigail Heringer- 3rd February.

nament with a score of 714 getting 347 on the first day

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Sports Briefs

Hall of Famer Ezar Koch passes away at 93

Ezar Koch passed away on October 20, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. He was inducted in 1965 and was the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame that was “off campus.” Koch was apart of the Linfield Athletic program and was the person who goes Linfield their first electric board, which he operated for many years.

The Trail Blazers “Rip City Relay” comes to Linfield on Nov. 1

The Portland Trail Blazers are taking a ceremonial game ball from Coos Bay to Portland over a five-day period so it can be there in time for their season opener on Nov. 2. The ball is being passed person-to-person by people running, walking or jogging it up the coast. The relay is stopping at Linfield for a rally on Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. in Melrose Hall. ~Compiled by Stephanie Hofmann/Sports editor

Helen Lee/Photo Editor Freshman running back Spencer Payne (28) celebrates with freshman offensive tackle Austin Lee (74) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter. Payne had one rushing attempt for 24-yards in the game.

Helen Lee/Photo Editor Senior wide receiver David Sigler (1) catches a pass thrown by quarterback Josh Yoder (15) in the first quarter against the Pioneers. Sigler caught two passes for 20 yards during the Oct. 26 game.

Football: Wildcats break two school records against Pioneers << Continued from page 16

Drew Mahrt/Senior sports reporter Linfield running back John Shaffer (4) stiff-arms Lewis & Clark College linebacker Erich Roepke (55). Shaffer had four rushing attempts for 50-yards and a touchdown in the second quarter of the Oct. 26 game.

yards gained. There were 12 total receiving catches, four of which were done by Balsiger and two of them resulted in an immediate touchdown. There were a total of four interceptions, which resulted in 123 yards gained total through interceptions alone. These were done by senior Michael Link in the first half who ran it in 24 yards and freshman Skylor Elgarico who ran it in 99 yards from the Pioneers 1 yard line for a touchdown. The defiance kept up with what they had been showing for the past couple of games by not letting the

other team gain many yards and constantly keeping them back. They contained Lewis & Clark to 186 yards and just 42 yards on the ground total. Senior Louie Colasurdo saw action with 7 solo tackles, the most out of either of the teams. Coming up right behind Colasurdo is senior Curtis Terry and senior Dominique Forrest both of which got 4 tackles each. “I think the defense did very well too,” Colasurdo said in an email. “We knew their quarterback was a dualthreat and that much of our success would be tied to how well we could contain him. Our coaches had a very good game plan for us and how we played Saturday was a direc-

tion reflection on how well we prepared and practiced all week. We did a good job of playing Linfield football and playing up to our abilities. It was great to see our younger defensive players get a chance to play and I think they competed exceptionally well.” The game was also one of the four Pink Out games that has been put on in the month of October for Breast Care Awareness. The crowd was encouraged to wear pink and the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha handed out little ribbons to raise awareness. The football players, coaches, cheerleaders, trainers and the wildcat all showed their support by wearing pink. “I know the team and

myself really enjoy the pink theme and I definitely think we went about it in a respectful way,” Colasurdo said in an email. “It’s nice to know that we’re playing for a bigger purpose and raise awareness for all of those affected by breast cancer. It’s cool to see the masculinity in a sport like football be set aside to raise awareness for something that affects millions of women.” The Wildcats will be travelling away next week to play against the Willamette Bearcats at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Salem, Ore.

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FOOTBALL Linfield Pacific Lutheran Pacific Willamette Whitworth Lewis & Clark Puget Sound

VOLLEYBALL Puget Sound Pacific Lutheran Whitworth Pacific George Fox Willamette Lewis & Clark Whitman Linfield

MEN’S SOCCER Puget Sound Whitworth Willamette Linfield Whitman Pacific Lutheran Pacific George Fox



3-0 3-1 2-1 2-1 1-3 1-3 0-3

6-0 6-1 6-1 5-1 3-5 1-6 1-5



11-1 11-1 7-5 6-6 5-7 4-8 4-8 4-8 2-10


16-5 15-5 13-11 7-12 10-10 8-13 5-13 6-19 6-13


9-1 7-2-1 5-3-2 5-4-1 5-4-1 4-4-2 1-8-1 0-10

11-4 9-3-2 9-4-2 8-5-1 6-8-2 9-4-3 6-9-1 1-15



10-1-1 9-1-2 6-1-5 6-5-1 5-5-1 3-6-4 4-9 2-8-2 1-10-1

14-1-1 11-2-2 8-3-5 9-6-1 8-5-3 6-7-4 8-9 4-9-2 3-9-1

WOMEN’S SOCCER Linfield Puget Sound Pacific Lutheran Lewis & Clark Pacific Whitworth Whitman Willamette George Fox

Helen Lee/Photo editor Senior quarterback Josh Yoder (15) throws the ball downfield in the first quarter of the Oct. 26 game against Lewis & Clark College. Yoder was 10-12 for 175 yards and two touchdowns. The Linfield Wildcats will play their next game at 1:30 on Nov. 2 in Salem, Ore.

Wildcats pounce on Pioneers, 84-7 Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor The football team ran over the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers 84-7, on Oct. 26. The team beat two school records at this shutout game. One was the highest scoring game in the schools

history beating the 1927 game that set the score to beat at 83. The other record was the most points scored in a half which was 56 points that was set in 2002 against Menlo, which the ’Cats blew away with 63 points at the half. “To set an all-time mark in points it’s amazing,” sophomore Brian Bal-

siger said in an email. “[It’s] just a product of our hard work paying dividends. There’s nothing better than sharing that type of moment with your team.” The offence shinned in this game with a total of 12 touchdowns. Senior quarterback Josh Yoder rushed eight times and gained 54

yards before being sat out to give the second string some game time. Junior quarterback Matt Yarbrough took over for Yoder with sophomore Tom Knecht who together rushed seven times and got 118 >> Please see Football page 15

Volleyball gets a win and a player in the 700 club At an away game against Lewis & Clark College, the Wildcats came off with the second win of the season. See page 13>>

Swimming starts off the season with a splash The swim team started off the season with a competition against alumni of the school. See page 14>>

Helen Lee/Photo editor Sophomore forward Teagan Grunwald (3) looks to score a goal in the first half of the Oct. 27 game against the Whitworth University Pirates. Grunwald had three shots on goal and scored the game-winning goal in double overtime.

Women’s soccer sweeps weekend games Drew Mahrt Senior sports reporter Men’s and women’s golf ends fall conference play The two golf teams competed at the NWC against nine other schools over the weekend. See page 15>>

The women’s soccer team came away with a 3-2 win in double overtime against Whitworth University, as sophomore Tegan Grunwald manages to score the walk off goal 106 minutes into the game on Oct. 27. The Wildcats also defeated

Whitman college 1-0 on Oct. 26. These two wins brought the women to an astounding 14-1-1 record. Senior Emily Fellows converted in both games, scoring Linfield’s only goal of the game against Whitman. This goal came in the beginning of the second half. She managed to kick the ball though a group of players to score her 17th goal of the season.

Her 18th goal came in the first 20 minutes of Linfield’s game against Whitworth. She dribbled the ball up to the left side corner of the box and converted on the unassisted score. Fellows leads the league in both total number of goals and total number of shots taken. She leads the goals category by a margin of six, as the next closest player has

12, and owns the total number of shots category with 89. The game lasted almost two hours, as it ended around the 107 minute mark. Linfield was the only team who took shots in the two overtime periods, totaling four compared to Whitworth’s none. >> Please see Soccer page 14

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