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First ever ‘Gender Equity Week’ comes to Linfield >> page 5


REVIEW February 17, 2014

Linfield College

McMinnville, Ore.

119th Year

Issue No. 14

INSIDE Meal plan changes Dillin Hall, Starbucks and the rest of food services initiate more changes, including “Simple Servings” options. >> page 4

Costume creations Freshmen Kai Alegre and Kamon Tari are passionate about cosplay, dressing up like their favorite characters and visiting conventions. >> pages 8 and 9

Lunar New Year

Students ushered in the year of the horse at the combined celebration for Chinese and Vietnamese New Year. >> page 10

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer

College snow day

With snow and ice covering the roads, Linfield canceled the first day of classes for spring semester on Monday, Feb. 10. The cancelation was to ensure that students could safely arrive to campus. Continue to the editorial on page 2 to read more about how Linfield helped students out.

Esteemed author, feminist speaks Hate speech Helen Lee Photo editor

Win some, lose some Linfield won 6-0 against Western Oregon on Feb. 16, then lost 0-5 to the same team later that day. >> page 16


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

Cynthia Enloe, the foremost feminist scholar of international relations, challenged Linfield students to question “normalcy” and raise gender equality issues during her lecture on Feb. 13. The research professor for Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment department examined gender and feminist ramifications of the America’s war in Iraq. Enloe discussed topics ranging from U.S. military foreign base prostitute policies to affected literacy rates for women in Iraq since American military action in 2003 to how economic sanctions affect men versus women.

Her primary focus was to educate students on the plight of Iraqi women as a result of U.S. presence, and to emphasize the importance of simply being aware of their efforts toward gender quality. “To create a women’s movement in Iraq is harder now than it even was in 1990. What is so amazing to me is that Iraqi women have organized, that the Iraqi women have created this network of 80 different Iraqi women’s groups across all these sectarian and ethnic lines, and that Iraqi women are still at it,” Enloe said. “They are still at it, and advocating for domestic violence units within the police and laws against honor killings,” Enloe said. Enloe’s approach to the ways in which U.S. citizens can help Iraqi women are, in her words,

“humble.” She advocates that part of the reason the Iraqi women are so revolutionary is that they do not accept donations from foreign nations or entities. Enloe stated that due to this, the most that anyone else can do for their cause is to recognize it, both on the individual level and in the media. In a more general sense of gender equality, Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science Dawn Nowacki commented on what can be done to address the issue. “The most important gender issue is to realize that there is a gender issue,” Nowacki said. The talk was a highlight of Gender Equity Week, and was >> Please see Iraqi Women page 6

and graffiti discovered Samantha Sigler Editor-in-chief

Offensive graffiti was found carved in the snow on top of various cars on campus during January term break, including a swastika and hate speech. A Residence Life staff member walking by Memorial Hall found the graffiti, and immediately removed it from the snow so that no one else would see the offensive language and marks. “I was saddened to that this could occur on campus,” Susan Hopp, vice president of Student >> Please see Graffiti page 6




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February 17, 2014


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Campus Life

Sprucing up your space for spring

The snow has melted away and the robins have returned to campus. It’s that beautiful time of the year where life has restored to nature, but your home away from home doesn’t look as good as the outdoors at this point. A majority of students have been away from campus for winter break and January Term, and the dust has finally piled up to the point where it is visible. Now is the ideal time to move your furniture around and deep clean. Moving your desks and other heavy furniture will expose all the stuff that you thought you had lost around Midterms last semester. And even better is getting rid of all of

Rosa Johnson Copy editor the papers from previous classes that aren’t related to your major. It’s practically a present from your past self to your future self when you find your favorite pen that you have been missing so dearly. With everything out of the way, you can haul in the creaky and heavy community vacuum to suck up all the stuff that you have

always been procrastinating to clean. To make the most of your small space, springcleaning gives you the perfect opportunity to rearranging your room to make it more functional. It’s destined for you to find things that you no longer need. Luckily Linfield is ecofriendly and gives you the opportunity to recycle and donate things you no longer need. The Stuff Swap doesn’t exchange money, but you can contribute anything from knick-knacks to furniture. The Stuff Swap will be held at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 1 in the Fred Meyer Lounge. To make the most of your space you can use

storage bins. These are a great investment that you can reuse for years to come, not only do they make you appear organized, but they also help keep your things in one place. No matter what size your room is, there are a plethora of different sizes that can fit in any nook and cranny. To efficiently utilize your space, buy storage bins that fit under your bed or inside your drawers. Storage bins prevent everything from mushing together and becoming a clustered mess. Even if you throw stuff in there anyway, at least it will be contained into one area. De-cluttering and redecorating for the new season will make your

space spiffy. Though paint color is often limited to white, having decor that matches the walls will make your small space seem bigger and brighter. Don’t let white bore you, with your choice of accent colors your room will still have personality and will be more comfortable after you have added your own personal touch. Try avoiding using a dark colors that will make your room seem gloomy and cluttered. Now when you have visitors over, you won’t have to worry about your guests finding a old moldy orange in one of your desk’s abandoned drawers. Rosa Johnson can be reached at

February 17, 2014



Campus Life

Get a head start on scholarship applications Spring semester is a great time for students to start thinking about how they are going to pay for the upcoming year. One of the best things to do to help with that is to apply for scholarships. Any little bit of free money helps, no one can deny that, but the hardest part is finding scholarships and applying. At Linfield, we have a few resources to help us do both, but there are many other ways we can smooth the application process. The financial aid office can help students look for scholarships, and they could also help students with the appli-

Gilberto Galvez Features editor cation process. Because of college life is busy, few students will remember to visit the financial aid office. Workshops could help with this, but alas, Linfield doesn’t seem to have any. This doesn’t mean that

you couldn’t get any of your own, though. Meeting up with friends to work on scholarships is a good way to feel some of that positive peer pressure. Competition is a great way to be motivated even if it actually isn’t one at all. How could you let one of your friends apply to more scholarships than you? You need some of those bragging rights. The SALT program that Linfield has partners with is also a good source for finding scholarships. Their scholarship finder, like most others, asks you questions to build your pro-

file then matches you with scholarships that you are eligible for. It is very similar to one scholarship application that no Oregon student should forget, the Oregon Student Access Commission. OSAC is a scholarship application only available to Oregon residents. Students from out of state should check to see if their home state has anything similar to it. In fact, students could even call their high schools to see if they could help with any scholarships they’ve heard of. The scholarship essay is

the largest part of the application process. They aren’t too time consuming as long as you have a good topic, but writing that many essays can be exhausting. It’s better to recycle your essays. I used to write an essay for a scholarship and save it under the name of the scholarship. It made sense. I didn’t want to accidentally send the wrong essay, but I realized that many of these essays have very common themes. Instead of saving the essay under the name of the scholarship, it helped me to save them under the name of the theme.

That way if you need another essay on an obstacle you’ve overcome in your life, you can go through your files, select the essay titled “Obstacle,” read through it to make sure you have nothing to specific for the last essay and send it in. Easy. Scholarships can be very tedious, but that makes up for it in the loss of stress when the time to make your next payment comes up. Don’t forget to apply to a few whenever you have free time because the more scholarships you apply to, the more you’ll receive. Gillberto Galvez can be reached at


New semester brings volunteer opportunities year.

Duncan Reid Office of Sustainability Welcome back for spring

The proceeds for the sale

this year will go towards maintaining the program.

Any additional funds gen-

semester, Wildcats. With the

erated will go to fund more

there is much in store for Lin-





field Sustainability.

First of all, a brief overview

of sustainability efforts in the Fall.





sustainability projects on camIn other words: donate your

old stuff and turn it into sustainability projects on campus.

Even with the snow on the


ground, preparations are being

tainable food events including

Stay tuned for more informa-

semester with a series of susa local farmers market.

Due to popular demand

you will be seeing more of

made for the Linfield Garden. tion about work parties and how to get involved.

If you are interested in the

these in the spring and next

planning process, email gar-

is alive and well.


fall. The Zero Waste campaign Linfield piloted two com- This





posting programs, one in pub-

members will be able to check

residence halls with the Green

cups, bowls, flatware) made

lic spaces and another in the Chairs.

The Green Chairs proved




out reusable dishware (plates,

These can be used to cre-


ate a zero waste event for your

womanning) the bins for their

us achieve Zero Waste by elim-

ship by faithfully manning (or halls.

As a result, the composting

program in the residence halls

club, department or hall. Help inating



from our campus events.

Although it is only Febru-

was a huge success. Reach out

ary, it’s not too late to start

Chair next time you have the

This year the Office of Sus-

and say thank you to a Green

Lionel Parra/Illustrator

entirely out of recycled plastic.

thinking about Earth Week.


Revitalizing your plan for success Does the memory of last

semester’s studying having you

Maybe it is time to try some

ing a composting program for

field and the Associated Stud-

few questions.

ernment to make Earth Week a

how do you feel at the end of the

If you are a part of a campus

For some, this is the perfect

This semester we are pilot-

30 suburb apartments on the McMinnville campus.

This means that those lucky

individuals will be able to

campus groups such as Greennets of Linfield College govhuge success.

divert all of their food waste

group that would like to host

This is a small step, but if it

contact the Office of Sustain-

from the landfill.

goes well we will work to open the program to the rest of the campus community.

On another front, we are

an Earth Week event please ability



As you can see, there are

many avenues to get involved

Linfield community members

Sustainability this semester. We all have our part to play. How will you get involved?

items at the end of the school

The Office of Sustainability can be reached at

looking forward to taking over

the Upward Bound Give ‘N Go Program this year allowing

the chance to donate unneeded



Facebook and other social media

It starts by asking yourself a

day, after all your classes?

time to do homework and studying, but to others maybe it’s not.

Often at the end of the day,

you’re tired and all you want to do is relax.

Switch it up by trying to study

and do homework in the morning.

sites, but this includes people.

While it seems like a good

Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor The downside to this method

is that you will have to go to sleep earlier, which doesn’t give you much procrastination time.

This leads to the next ques-

tion, how many hours of sleep do you get?

As we’ve all be told many

While this might not be the

last question to ask yourself, it is probably the most important.

What do you need to get

idea to study in groups, studying

done? Make a list and prioritize.

always work out.

study materials in terms of due

with friends realistically doesn’t Another



come down to the question of are you hungry?

Hunger can make or break

your motivation.

It’s good to snack on some-

thing before studying as long as

they aren’t counter productive

Organize your assignments and dates.

This gives you an order to

go in, so you’re not just shuffling papers mindlessly.

As we kick off the semester,

find a new plan that works for you.

This might even mean that

teachers and many others, we

distracting food, having a noisy

can do to be more productive.

In a perfect world this might

only with crumbs but your fin-

you have to wake up early, and

need at least eight hours of sleep.

much a struggle mornings are.

to the bathroom as often.

you don’t need to change much,

times by our parents, doctors,

we all can sympathize with how

keeps you hydrated, and unlike

like chips.

The down side to studying in

the morning before your classes is

coffee, it won’t have you running

I know we can all almost put

things are still getting started.

The first question is to ask

The third question to ask

yourself is what distracts you?

new study habits early while

tainability is partnering with

is always a good idea because it

hours that’d be a start.

worried for the new semester?


so if you can even just aim for six

be possible, but we’re in college,

They are probably the most

bag and usually make a mess not gers are greasy afterwards. Water

but at least evaluate what you

Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at



Beloved Linfield art prof dies at 81

February 17, 2014

Major Linfield alumnus, supporter passes away Kathryn Devore Staff writer

people and art. “I think it’s almost like any relationship, whether it’s with another person or anything

that we personalize,” Lou said. “We assign it a certain vitality and life, and it takes on a form sometimes that

Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

On Thursday, Jan. 23 2014 Theodore J. Day passed away. Day was a continuous supporter of Linfield College through his time, passion, and resources. Day graduated from Linfield College in 1971 as an alumnus he wanted to continue supporting Linfield, the college that helped to make his future bright when things looked gloomy. Believing that Linfield College was one of the best Liberal Art Colleges, he supported the school in any way he could after graduating. By encouraging donations from his family’s charities, Day was able to give back to Linfield in appreciation for the education that the college gave him. Acting as one of the longest serving members on the Board of Trustees he gave a gift of $3 Million to renovate Northup Hall, which was the library before Nicholson. In 2010, upon completion, the Board of Trustees decided to rename Northup Hall to T. J. Day Hall in his honor. This was, and still is the largest gift made by any living individual. In 1972 Day became a member of the Board of Trustees. During this time there he rose to vice-chair of the board. Life was not always so successful for Day. During his first semester of undergraduate he attended New England College, but struggled to find his footing. As a result, Day

selection of menu options. The new hours at Starbucks include Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday: 3:00 p.m. to midnight. The new hours at Dillin include Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will also be a larger selection of menu options at Starbucks, including Bistro Boxes (Chicken & Hummus, Protein and Cheese & Fruit), Sandwiches (Chicken BLT Salad, Egg Salad, Ham & NY Cheddar, Turkey & Havarti), Paninies

(Chicken Santa Fe, Ham & Swiss, Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella) and Salad Bowls (Chicken & Greens Caesar, Zesty Chicken & Black Bean). For students and staff looking for minimally processed food, Dillin Hall will now be offering “Simple Servings,” which include

organic, free range and no hormone antibiotic chicken breasts, organic long grain brown rice, gluten-free pasta, marinara sauce and alfredo sauce. Dillin Hall is also becoming more take out friendly and offering sandwiches, quesadillas, soups, desserts and drinks at its take out

Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor The Linfield community will gather to celebrate the life of Nils Lou at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 in Ice Auditorium. The celebration of life event is being organized by faculty in the art department. Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Brian Winkenweder is creating the program for the event, according to an email from Ron Mills, Professor of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking. An email from the President’s Office announced the death of Lou, Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture, on Dec. 26. Lou passed away in afternoon on Dec. 25 according to John McKeegan’s email. Lou began teaching at Linfield in 1987. Lou’s artwork has been featured around the world, and he has created many paintings and sculptures on the Linfield Campus, including the sundial on Murdock Hall. Lou’s Spring 2014 classes will be co-instructed by Cindy and Don Hoskisson, a couple close to the Lou family. Lou lived in nearby Willamina, Ore., and he would have been 82 on Jan. 5. In an article written in the Linfield Review in 2010, Lou commented on the similarities of relationship between

Photo courtesy of Ron Mills Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture Nils Lou discusses a piece with potter Cindy Hoskisson in Willamina, Ore. Lou’s Spring 2014 classes will be co-instructed by Hoskisson and her husband, Don. goes beyond what we think it might.”

was unhappy with school and did not attend the following semester at New England College. None of the 12 schools he applied to accepted him due to his poor grades. Tom Meicho, Linfield’s Dean of Admission at the time, thought differently. Meicho looked at Day’s file a second time, and despite the non-exemplar grades still saw Day’s potential. He decided to give Day a second chance. After successfully passing two summer courses, Day was admitted as a Linfield Wildcat. As a student, Day was well known on campus. Many knew him for his yellow 1970 Hemi Superbird he used to race to Portland at top speeds. Some knew him for the trained monkey his roommate had. Others knew Day as the guy who melted the recently installed speed bumps. Although Day did enjoy a good time he also praised the education he received at Linfield. Day once said, “The college and Tom Meicho gave me the break of my life, when all the other colleges on the West Coast said, ‘No.’ It is what I needed at that point in my life – a small, tight-knit place where I could have good relationships with professors and advisors.” As you sit down in Walker Hall for a lecture take a moment to recognize Day, the man who helped make that building possible.

Kathryn Devore can be reached at

New semester brings dining service changes Samantha Sigler Editor-in-chief

Numerous changes were put in place throughout Linfield’s dining services at the beginning of this spring semester. This includes increased service hours at Starbucks and Dillin Hall, take out options and larger

counter near the dish return station. There will also be a variety of “specialty food offering” available for take out, including organic pineapple jerky and gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO chips and snacks.

Samantha Sigler can be reached at


February 17, 2014


‘Gender Equity Week’ generates debate, conversations

Yucheng Zhang/Senior photographer Three Linfield faculty members, from left, Assistant Professor Susan Currie Sivek and Professors Dawn Nowacki and Brenda DeVore Marshall discuss the influences of gender politics currently and historically.

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Freshman Andrew Free holds up a poster stating “I need feminism because rape actions need to stop.”

Helen Lee/Photo editor Professor chair Barbara Seidman, senior Brea Ribeiro, research professor at Clark University Cynthia Enloe, and professor Dawn Nowacki after Enloe’s lecture on how Americans have ignored the affects of war on Iraqi women.

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Freshman Cruz Morey, senior Annika Yates and sophomore Special Lovincey take a break from running the “I need feminism because...” event booth, where students made posters illustrating why feminism was important to them and necessary in their lives. The Students Advocating for Gender Equality club hopes to create an art piece out of the posters for public display at Linfield sometime in the near future, possibly during March, which is Women’s History Month.



February 17, 2014

Textbook prices cause students to leave books on shelves Katy Murphy The Oakland Tribune Despite new technologies and a 2012 California law promising college students relief from soaring textbook costs, students’ bookstore spending is higher than ever now about $1,200 for books and supplies. And a new survey shows that students are responding with a cost-cutting measure that could seriously hurt their grades: They’re leaving the costly textbooks on the shelf. Two-thirds of college students surveyed said that they hadn’t bought a required textbook at least once because it was too expensive, according to a national report released Monday by the Student Public Interest Research Groups, a coalition of statewide student organizations. “I had to borrow from friends sometimes,” said Caroline O’Callahan, a University of California, Berkeley, junior from Redwood City who didn’t buy a biol-

ogy textbook last semester that cost about $120. “It was tricky because I was relying on lectures and notes of my own.” Some professors use open-source materials for their courses, but others select books that are regularly updated, making used copies hard to come by. College bookstores commonly offer rentals, but those prices can be steep: It costs $88.92 to rent a used physics textbook from the UC Berkeley campus bookstore and $185 to buy it new. Between 2002 and 2012, textbook prices shot up 82 percent, nearly three times the rate of inflation, in part because of quizzes and other online applications often included, according to the federal Government Accountability Office. Two California laws meant to ease the pain have languished unfunded for nearly a year. The pair of open-access textbook laws by state Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg—Senate Bills 1052 and 1053—

promised to help by making available faculty-approved online textbooks for 50 popular college courses, starting this academic year. But the project got off to a late start because of a funding delay, and students will have to wait at least until next January for the first books to hit the open-access library managed by the California State University system. A faculty council charged with finding or developing free materials for UC, CSU and community college courses—and then urging professors to assign them— were to hold its first meeting this week. “One of the goals of this project is to get the word out to people that there are good materials available,” said Bill Jacob, chairman of the UC system’s Academic Senate. Jacob said he has used opensource textbooks for years in his math classes at UC Santa Barbara often assigning a collection of out-of-print books posted online with the authors’ consent. But that approach takes time.

we all face and stereotypes on gender that we play out. These can affect us, whether it be as a woman, we don’t feel the confidence to speak up in class, or as a man, another man might degrade them by calling them a girl, which is meant as a bad thing,” Ribeiro said. Enloe also spoke at a Pizza & Politics event earlier on Feb. 13, urging students to ask questions regarding gender ratios at Linfield. According to “Forbes,” Linfield has a male enrollment rate of 39 percent and a female enrollment ratio of 61 percent. “Forbes” also

stated that a 2012-2013 data collection of graduation rate by gender at Linfield showed that the male graduation rate is 67 percent and the female graduation rate is 78 percent. Linfield’s Lindex lists 73 male faculty members and 55 female faculty members. Enloe’s achievements include Fulbright grants to Malaysia and Guyana, teaching in Asia, Europe, and the U.S, and the Susan Strange Award from the International Studies Association in 2007. She has also written 13 books, including “Nimo’s

Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group UC Berkeley freshman Kevin Wu, center, has an armload of textbooks as he lines up to pay for them at the student store in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday Jan. 27.

Iraqi Women: Enloe on feminism, politics Graffiti: Offensive speech may not be work of a student << Continued from page 1

sponsored by both the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement and the Students Advocating for Gender Equality club. Senior, co-founder of SAGE, and student ambassador for PLACE Breanna Ribeiro was instrumental in bringing Enloe to campus. Ribeiro spoke on gender issues at Linfield, stating that gender issues affect everyone. “On an individual level, even though we don’t know it, there are inequities that

War, Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War.” She received her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and her master’s and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Enloe has impressed a vital curiosity upon those who attended her lecture— ask the gender question about everything, and ask “why” about all notions that appear “normal.”

Helen Lee can be reached at

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Affairs and Athletics/Dean of Students, said in an email. “But I also recognize that this could be the result of a nonLinfield person.” There are no suspects at the moment, and there have not been any other reports of similar incidents on campus or in McMinnville. Linfield faculty is working toward educating all campus community members about

the negative effects of hate speech, incidents of bias and discrimination. “I can speak for the student affairs staff and say that we are always upset when we see hurtful, inconsiderate and hate speech,” Hopp said. “Most Linfield students find this behavior abhorrent and we must work together to eliminate bias and hate speech from the college community.” Samantha Sigler can be reached at

What did you do with the extra snow day?

“I went cross-country skiing down my driveway. “ -Malika Reynolds Junior

“I baked cookies instead of going to class. It was a good day.” -Zoe Goedecke Junior

“I got here on Saturday, so I just stayed inside all day. I’m from California.” -Cirrena Troutt Junior

“I was glad I got it. I didn’t have to go to work so it was a nice break.” - Gillian Welch Recent Graduate

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Freshman follows passion for language Gilberto Galvez/Features editor

Gilberto Galvez can be reached at

Photo courtesy of Michaela Duffey Freshman Michaela Duffey helps at the Portland Mochitsuki festival on Jan. 26. She attended the event with the Japanese Club.

Freshman Michaela Duffey is planning to major in French and minor in Japanese. She was the first prize winner of the French competitive scholarship last year and has a knack for syntax and memorization. “I first started taking French in high school my freshman year,” Duffey said. Duffey began to take Japanese when another friend of hers started telling her about it. “After one year of [my friend] taking Japanese, and telling me the fun about it, I actually did take both languages in high school,” Duffey said. Duffey is currently enrolled in French 302 and Japanese 102. Along with the language, a student must learn about the culture as well. Duffey finds it interesting, especially when she

looks at both in comparison. “They are two completely different cultures,” Duffey said. “The languages are almost complete opposites. French is really precise, where in Japanese they usually just assume subject.” Duffey intertwines the importance of language and culture. “Learning the social culture that goes along with the languages is very interesting,” Duffey said. “It’s really challenging to yourself sometimes, but it’s really fun to see how other people do it. If you learn a language, you open up a door to another place.” Outside of classes, Duffey finds other ways to be involved with both cultures and languages through clubs and international students. “I’m in French and Japa-

nese club,” Duffey said. “I’ve been trying to make friends with the Japanese exchange students. The French teaching assistant is taking Japanese.” Pronunciation is very important to Duffey. Not only does she want to know all of the languages’ rules, she wants to be able to make her speech in both languages sound authentic. “For Japanese, we use a lot of sound files from the textbook,” Duffey said. “The thing is you carry vowels from your own language, and they are out of place, so I’m trying to mimic the intonation in vowel sounds.” Duffey pays special attention to the way a native speaker’s mouth moves. That way she can mimic the sound of the words as closely as possible. Duffey is also taking classes in other

materials that will help with her languages. This January Term, she took Latin to learn some of the root words French uses. “To continue Latin would be fun,” Duffey said. “I’ve had a bucket list of languages.” To major in French, Duffey only has to have one semester abroad since she started in French 301. She will also have one semester abroad for her Japanese minor. “This fall, I’m going to France in Aix-en-Provence in AUCP,” Duffey said. For her Japanese minor, Duffey will go to Kanto Gakuin University during spring semester in 2015. Sometimes, Duffey does mix up Japanese and French, but the deeper she goes into both the easier it will be to keep them separate.



Cosplay Students bring beloved fictional characters to life Written by Gilberto Galvez/Features editor Layout by Amanda Gibbon/For the Review Gilberto Galvez can be reached at


tudents can always find ways to use the art building if they are so inclined, and one Saturday afternoon, freshmen Kamon Tari and Kai Alegre can be found working on their latest costumes for the upcoming Sakura Con. Tari and Alegre are both cosplayers. They attend conventions and dress like their favorite characters. “[At first], I just thought it was some random art project somebody did,” Alegre said. “I thought they were posers, but I started watching videos of people cosplaying, and it’s like, ‘This is the best thing ever.’” She later learned that cosplay was bigger than a random art project. Alegre

stresses the fact that cosplayers should make their own costumes. “You can tell when somebody bought their costume,” Tari said, “because it doesn’t fit right.” Tari didn’t start cosplaying seriously until this year. Before that, she had bought costumes to attend conventions in. “I wanted to [cosplay] because I love dressing up,” Tari said. “It’s very artistic, turning something 2D into a 3D thing.” Tari and Alegre also enjoy the community that cosplayers have built around their hobby. “Some of my best friends, I’ve just met at a [convention],” Alegre said.

Gilberto Galvez/Features editor Freshman Kamon Tari compares her drawing of her character’s weapon to the original with help from freshman Kai Algre’s.

Photo courtesy of Kai Alegre Freshman Kai Alegre poses as equalist Korra from the series “The Legend of Korra.” One of her friends, who is also a cosplayer, took the pictures.

The characters they are currently working on come from the game “League of Legends.” They try to keep the cost of their materials low. “It’s very expensive,” Alegre said. “[I use] the cheapest fabric I can find and craft foam.” A lot of thought goes into picking a character for Alegre and Tari. They can be from current shows they are watching or characters from shows they used to watch, bringing nostalgia to cosplaying. “Most of the time there is something in common we have with [the characters],” Alegre said. “Other cosplayers inspire me. My friends are getting really good at cosplay.” “I like to pick characters

based on their personalities,” Tari said. “Kai will do crossplaying. I kind of like staying on the female side. I feel like females have more eccentric things than guys.” Crossplaying is when a cosplayer dresses as a character that is the opposite gender. In the middle of the conversation, Tari asks advice on the costume she’s working on. Alegre gladly chimes in her opinion, taking in consideration accuracy and the relative size. Because in cosplay, there is nothing better than being recognized as the character according to Alegre. “It’s really exciting to go up to someone and say, ‘You look like so-and-so from this anime,’” Tari said. Cosplayers can sometimes

Photo courtesy of Kamon Tari Freshman Kamon Tari has just finished her character’s weapon. She will attend Sakura Con dressed as Akali from League of Legends.





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I just thought it was some random art project somebody did. I thought they were posers, but I started watching videos of people cosplaying, and it’s like, ‘This is the best thing ever.’ -Kai Alegre Freshman

find people that will sponsor them, photographers or people that work on an anime or game. Sponsors help them pay for the materials they use in their costumes. “There is a cosplayer that really looks like Link from Zelda,” Alegre said. “She is such an amazing cosplayer. She gets like sponsorships and represents Link and cons and stuff. A lot of cosplayers get a lot of publicity.” There is one sort of publicity to the cosplaying community that Tari doesn’t like. It’s the sort that centers around the cosplayers that focus solely on their sex appeal. “It loses the meaning behind it,” Tari said. Tari recently created a Facebook page for her work.

“ I did that to document my artwork,” Tari said. “I also thought it would help people find me.” You can find her at www. Alegre posts the same sort of things to her Tumblr. She also has a Deviantart she posts photos of her work to. Tari and Alegre met at Linfield, and they are planning on creating a club for cosplayers. “We want to start a club here,” Tari said, “and have a Linfield community of cosplay.” The two of them will continue to better themselves on all things cosplay. While in school, Alegre will major in studio art. Tari isn’t sure about her major yet, but she is looking into studio art as well.

Photo Courtesy of Kamon Tari Akali’s mask lies on freshman Kamon Tari’s work table. This is her latest project, and she will wear it after Sakura convention is over.

Photo courtesy of Kai Alegre Freshman Kai Alegre crouches beside a stream dressed as Korra. Photographers are also a large part of the cosplaying community.

Photo courtesy of Kamon Tari “League of Legends” characters provide a lot of inspiration for freshmen Kamon Tari and Kai Alegre. Alegre is working on a costume for Yasuo.




YuCheng Zhang/Senior photographer

Photo courtesy of Lunar new year is a traditional festival in East Asian countries. Many students who were in the celebration are from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

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Performers from Portland perform a Lion Dance during the Lunar New Year Celebration presented by International Club and Asian American Alliance.

Linfield gallops into the Lunar New Year Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor The upper gym decorated in red, had all sorts of yummy treats and students were handing out little envelopes on Feb. 14, but this was not an event filled with hearts and lovedthemed candies. The Asian American Student Alliance and International Club teamed up

to celebrate the Lunar New Year, a combined event for the Chinese and Vietnamese new year. “I was pretty surprised before we organized this, in the past there was no real recognition of [Lunar New Year] by Linfield,” junior Maddie Wong said. “I think it is important for students to see that this a really important holiday because its not just Chinese New

Year, but it’s Vietnamese New Year too.” Students were welcomed with red envelopes with Vietnamese currency inside, a practice done in many Asian New Year traditions. “It is really big holiday in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia,” Senior Josh Can said. “You see it celebrated in other places like, so it was surprising Linfield didn’t do any-

thing for it. It doesn’t seem as big in Oregon. It’s big in other place in the U.S. like California.” The night featured a performance from the clubs and a traditional Lion dance. Around the room, there were different activities for students to explore Asian culture. A wall was designated for students to share their goals for the New Year, fol-

lowed by fortune telling by zodiac symbols. Each year is represented by an animal in the zodiac cycle, and this year was the year of the horse. Members of the two clubs taught students to paint symbols in Calligraphy and how to use chopsticks. Other activities included hacky-sack, a photo booth and face painting. Food was catered from Panda Express.

“My favorite part was learning about my zodiac sign and getting a cute puppy tattoo painted on me for year of the dog,” Freshman Madison Bennink said. “I also really liked the calligraphy station and the dragon dance. And of course the Panda Express was a nice touch.”

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Theater program embraces off-stage interests Helen Lee Photo Editor The spotlight may shine on actors, but Linfield’s theater program has numerous offstage opportunities that are equally important. Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Resident Director Janet Gupton welcomes anyone who is interested in theater, and encourages students to get involved. “We are a friendly approachable bunch that loves to spread our love of theatre to others,” Gupton said. Students are not required to be a theater major or minor to participate in the plays, which makes getting involved in

the program easy. “Auditions for parts are open to the campus. If you want to work backstage, we look for a responsible and conscientious attitude because we are a highly collaborative art form,” Gupton said. Positions span a wide variety of skill sets and interests. Students can work in the shops on sets or costumes, stage-manage productions, or even volunteer as an usher. Volunteer ushers get to see the show that night for free. Other behind-the-scenes are necessary to theater productions, and “[Theater] also need[s] stage managers, assistant stage managers, properties running crews, costume and

make-up running crews who help out during the actual run of a production,” Gupton said. These jobs within the department provide a way for students to participate in theater without acting onstage. Gupton is enthusiastic about the chance for shy students to join the program, and said, “I have seen plenty of introverts join on the production team and become part of our family.” Students who want to engage in the department can contact Gupton or Rob Vaughn, sound expert and technical director. Additionally, students can talk to set and lighting designer, Ty Marshall. Senior Jennifer Layton has worked with the the-

ater program for four years, and participated in several work-study positions in the theater department. Layton has worked in the costume shop, been the student production coordinator, and worked with the publicity team. Our majors and minors are required to do a little but of everything in productions and that’s one of the reasons I’ve been able to do so many different things. “We’ve definitely had a lot of non-theater major students who’ve done really well with lighting design and other jobs,” Layton said. Layton commented on the ability of students to get involved with theater in a non-major capacity, stating that some students use

Helen Lee/Photo Editor Senior and theater major Jennifer Layton has been involved with Linfield’s theatre program for four years. theater as an artistic outlet. “I think our faculty is awesome about helping students identify their interest, and helping them do that,” Layton said. Overall, the theater department is full of openings for students to partake in productions and offers

an opportune way for students to step out of their comfort zones. “It is a college experience that you are not likely to forget,” Gupton said.

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Dropping the ‘L’ bomb can cause big impact Heidi Stevens Chicago Tribune Look no further than Amy Webb’s short-lived romance with a bass player for evidence of the emotional stakes surrounding that very first “I love you.” “I’d gone to see him perform, and after his first set ended, he came over and told me I was the love of his life,” Webb recalls. “I didn’t respond, so he said it more bluntly: ‘Amy, I love you!’” They had been dating two months. She remained silent. “I must have had a terrible look on my face,” she says, “Because when he got back on stage for his second set, he mumbled some expletives at me during the chorus.” “Saying ‘I love you’ is tricky,” says Webb, whose dating travails (and eventual triumph) are chronicled in her book, “Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match” (Dutton). “You want it to feel uncomplicated and authentic and to be received with an

equal or greater amount of affection than you’re feeling right there, in that moment.” You want reciprocation. You want angels singing and clouds parting and hearts melting. You don’t want stony silence. You don’t want expletives. We checked in with some experts for advice on timing your big reveal. Make an impact. First, it’s worth considering how that first “I love you” changes a relationship. Why, exactly, are the emotional stakes so high? “When one person turns to another and takes the risk of exposing themselves with ‘I love you,’ it’s an invitation to a very special kind of connection,” says couples therapist Sue Johnson, author of “Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships” (Little, Brown and Company). “It implies, ‘You’re unique to me. You’re irreplaceable. You are the one I need and you are the one I choose.’” It implies exclusivity.

“Of course, the scary thing about invitations,” says Johnson, who trains therapists in emotionally focused therapy, “Is that you can get turned down. And we know from research that social rejection like that literally hurts. It’s coded in the same part of our brains as physical pain. That pain is not a metaphor.” But not owning up to your feelings carries the risk of a different kind of pain. “If you leave it unsaid because you’re scared, you never let the other person know you,” says Johnson. “You risk remaining, in many ways, alone. Love is full of binds like that.” So when and how do you say it? Patience pays off Kevin Darne, who writes a dating advice column for and who selfpublished a book called “My Cat Won’t Bark. (A Relationship Epiphany),” urges couples to save “I love you” until the relationship has hit a few bumps. “Wait until you’ve gotten

past the infatuation period, where you bend over backward to impress each other,” Darne says. “Those first three months, you’re still thinking, ‘Wow! She wants to do all the same things I want to do! I’ve found my soul mate again!’ Wait until you’ve had an argument or two.” Darne likes to use as his guidepost a quote often attributed to author and philosopher Sam Keen: “Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” “You can’t really love a person until you’ve seen that person’s authentic self,” he says. That means holding your tongue until you’re certain the emotion you’re feeling is actually love, says Webb. “Sometimes we’re facing a torrent of desire masquerading as love,” she says. “If you say ‘I love you’ when you sense for the first time that you do, there’s a chance that your timing will be a little off. Or way off.” Falling in love is a process, after all, and one that

experts say rarely benefits from being rushed. “When you meet someone online, you really only see a singular dimension a digital profile that most likely doesn’t reflect who that person really is,” Webb says. “That’s not unlike when you meet someone for the first time in real life. When someone meets me after I speak at a conference, I’m a different version of the me who you’d encounter at an intimate dinner party. “You should know the majority of someone’s dimensions after spending a significant amount of time together,” she says. “Maybe three or four months.” Take a long view. You should also know where you want the relationship to go once the “I love you” is extended, Johnson says. Ask yourself what love means and looks like to you. “When we have an image of what a good love relationship gives us, we make better choices,” Johnson says. “We know who to invite to the dance. We know how

to read cues: This person is likely to respond to me. This is a good person to give my heart to. This person listens to me.” Darne says he has a friend who asks women he’s dating, early in the relationship, “How do you know when you’re loved?” “Based on how they answer, he can tell if he’s potentially the right mate for the person,” Darne says. “We tend to assume ‘I love you’ means the same thing to everyone, but people have different definitions for love.” Above all, you should confess your devotion only to those worthy of receiving it. Another of Darne’s favorite quotes, this one believed to be from Oscar Wilde: “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” “I’ve had people tell me, ‘You can’t choose who you fall in love with,’” Darne says. “Maybe not. But you can choose who you spend your time with.”

Portland artist presents mixed media, sculptures

All photos by Spencer Beck A Portland-based artist, John Brodie, visits his “Versus Artifacts” exhibit, which was unveiled in James F. Miller Fine Arts Center Feb. 10. Brodie spoke about the statements and techniques of not only the exhibit, but also the entirety of his art portfolio. The pictures represent the bulk of Brodie’s exhibit and are intended to “generate transcendence over everything for the author and observer,” Brodie wrote. Brodie’s “Versus Artifacts” will be in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center until March 22.



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‘Habibi’ reveals harsh reality of sex crimes Paige Jurgensen Columnist

Love is one of those things that no one will ever really understand until they experience it, and even then there are many different types of love: parental, friendship, romantic, etc. Love, just like any other emotion, can grow or fade or change the type of love it once was. Craig Thompson’s graphic novel, “Habibi,” explores several types of love. The graphic novel is stories from the “Quran” mixed in with the main narration about the heroine of

the novel, Dodola, a young woman living in an Islamic culture. Dodola’s story begins with her being married off, as a young child, to an older merchant and with him, experiences her first sexual assault. Eventually, however, she is taken in order to be sold into, presumably, sex slavery. Dodola manages to escape her captures and take along with her additional commodity: a baby boy that she names Zam. Together, they venture into the desert and live in hiding. Dodola learns pretty early on that she has something worth trading for necessary

Photo courtesy of Tasnim at goods: herself. Even though Dodola is barely a teenager,

she begins using her body to seduce and rob traveling merchants. Dodola does these things all because she is trying her best to provide for Zam, and raise him like her own son. As Zam grows older, he tries to take on more responsibility and begins selling water to nearby villages in the hopes that Dodola, whom he has begun to have sexual feelings about, will not have to trade herself anymore. Unfortunately, while the duo is away from their trusty hiding spot, Dodola is taken to a sultan, who is determined to get his hands

on the “Phantom courtesan of the desert.” The entire novel is consistent with graphic sexual events and themes and although Thompson did not write the novel to degrade women, presumably, what he did was arguably just as bad. Dodola’s body, from the beginning of the novel to the end, is romanticized into something unfathomably special and perhaps even magical. Vaginas are not magic and they cannot cure the sick or cause the sky to bring forth rain. Thompson did not portray his female characters as humans, but

rather mystifies women’s bodies throughout his work. In addition, Thompson also criminalized 99 percent of his male characters, with the heroic 1 percent mostly being eunuchs. Despite Thompson’s fundamental misunderstanding of gender and sexuality, the novel has beautiful story between Dodola and Zam with the message that not all love is sexual and not all love is the same and that we as humans should just appreciate the pure beauty of healthy relationships. Paige Jurgensen can be reached at

Movie exposes men’s struggles with sexism Special Lovincey Columnist We’ve all heard the expression, “boys will be boys,” a saying that is often times used to reinforce and excuse the stereotypical behavior of boys. Thomas Keith’s, “The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men,” critically examines the role media plays in shaping sexism in a male dominated society. Keith narrates and lays out “bro-culture” using four steps seen in contemporary media that perpetuates a constructive male masculinity. The film opens by showing a reel of different media that embody sexism. The variety of obscene clips including, “Rebel without a Cause,” to present-day music videos and advertisements, have one thing in common: sexism. “When I was young,

Photo Courtesy of I never thought about it as being anything other than normal. You know, women were here for our sexual enjoyment. Almost every guy I knew thought like that. And really has anything changed today?” Keith says of his experience growing up in bro-culture. “The Bro Code” breaks down masculinized movie characters that play the

womanizer. These are the rich, charming and powerful characters that women want and men want to be. Characters such as Tony Stark and James Bond, who hold power and privilege but must of all, a sense of entitlement. “Rule one of the bro code is to build men who feel the need to control and dominate women. Do you know anyone like this?” The film calls to the viewers to question our own sexism and the sexist acts of masculinity all around us. “The film game me a different perspective… it makes me look at things differently,” sophomore Achmat Jappie said after seeing the film. “The Bro Code” examines the porn industry and adult films that exemplifies degrading and abusive acts towards women called Gonzo pornography. Keith argues that porn defines men’s views of

women due to the young age that boys are introduced to pornography. Hence, step two of the bro code is: immerse men in porn. In addition to pornography, some of the behaviors of college fraternities, rape jokes and “masculinity cops” all encompass sexist acts in men. Whether in the shape of themed college parties that sexualize women or television shows that marginalize certain groups and degrade women femininity, all of these cultures shape gender norms in men and female. “The Bro Code” is a very eye opening film that challenges the audience to question their conceptions of masculinity in oppose to reinforcing these gender stereotypes.

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Macklemore’s apology raises race question Paul De Barros The Seattle Times After winning four awards Jan. 26 at the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Seattle rapper Ben Haggerty who goes by the handle Macklemore posted an “apology” to fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar on the photo-sharing site Instagram. He wrote, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have.” Macklemore was referring to his award for best rap album, for “The Heist,” a win that came as a shock to rap insiders, since the competition included favorite Lamar and Kanye West, one of the most famous and accomplished rappers alive. One might say the apology was even more surprising than the win, especially given the (continuing) firestorm it ignited on social media.

But for those who follow American popular music, it was more like deja vu. 60 years ago, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck apologized to Duke Ellington for getting on the cover of Time magazine before Ellington. “I was so hoping that they would do Duke first, because I idolized him,” Brubeck told a reporter. “He was so much more important than I was.” In Brubeck’s case, the embarrassment came in part from his admiration for an elder. But the subtext, as with Macklemore, was also race. Brubeck, like Macklemore, was white; Ellington, like Lamar, black. Thanks to slavery, racism and segregation, America has an ugly cultural history that has resulted in a succession of travesties. The first jazz record, for example, was made by a white group (Original Dixieland Jazz Band, 1917). White musicians his-

torically have earned 10-fold to a 100-fold what black musicians do, playing the same music “Stan Getz the money,” black tenor saxophonist Lester Young once quipped about his successful white stylistic heir. And Elvis Presley, not to mention the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, made millions playing music “borrowed” from black culture. Even in our more enlightened, post-Motown era, when black musicians from Smokey Robinson to West also can and do make millions, the paradigm persists. Black innovation; white imitation; white wealth; black anger; white guilt. In his brilliant analysis of minstrelsy, social historian Eric Lott has dubbed this paradigm “Love and Theft,” which unpacks the curious fascination and envy white people have had from the start with black culture.

Macklemore was operating squarely in this paradigm, one that should be familiar and comprehensible to all Americans, even if they haven’t thought about it. What they likely haven’t thought about is who and how and why people vote in the Grammys, which are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. To be a voting member, you must have participated as an artist, engineer, producer, writer of liner notes, etc. in making a recording. The folks who vote in the Grammys are part of a trade organization meant to honor not only artistic excellence, but also craftsmanship and, yes, success. That’s why, every year, millions of fans shake their heads, wondering, “Why didn’t my favorite cool, new band win a Grammy? They’re so much better.”

Upcoming events Elena Passarello

7:30 p.m. February 18, Nicholson Library

Reading: How to Get It All Done

4:10 p.m. February 19, Peterson Hall 106

Linfield Lively Arts:“To Hungary and Beyond”

8 p.m. February 21, Ice Auditorium


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Olympians from Oregon

This 21-year-old is on the U.S. Alpine Skiing team. Hailing from Aurora, Ore., Wiles is disciplined in downhill skiing.

Kent Callister Originally from San Diego, Calif., this 18-year-old’s home mountain is Mt. Bachelor. He is on the Australian Snowboarding team.

Laurenne Ross

At 25 years old, Ross resides in Bend, Ore., but is originally from Edmonton, Canada. She competes in super combined and downhill for the U.S. Alpine Skiing team.

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

Wildcat Sports Schedule Tuesday, February 18 Women’s Basketball



6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball



8 p.m.

Men’s Tennis



3:30 p.m.

Woman’s Tennis


Walla Walla, Wash.

4 p.m.




5 p.m.

Woman’s Baskeball


Forest Grove, Ore.

6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball


Forest Grove, Ore.

8 p.m.

Woman’s Lacrosse

Puget Sound


1 p.m.

Men’s Tennis



11 p.m.


St. Martin’s


11 p.m.

Women’s Tennis


Spokane, Wash.

2 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Pacific Lutheran


6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

Pacific Lutheran


8 p.m.


Lewis & Clark



Men’s Golf

Pacific Invitational

Quail Valley


Oregon Tech


2 p.m.


Lewis & Clark



Friday, February 21

Saturday, February 22

Saturday, February 23


Senior wins national award for local health Camillie Weber Sports columnist

Jacqueline Wiles

Senior Colin O’Brochta was awarded the Lawrence A. Golding Scholarship through the American College of Sports Medicine for his contributions to local health. O’Brochta, an exercise science major, currently leads Linfield’s Student Nutrition and Activity for Kids program (SNACK), which was started several years ago and works in conjunction with the Physicians Medical Center in McMinnville. The Lawrence A. Golding Scholarship is awarded by the ACSM to two undergraduate students nationally who have made significant contributions to their community’s health, fitness and education. O’Brochta applied for a similar scholarship last year but did not win. This was his second time applying for a scholarship through the ACSM and this time his persistence and hard work paid off. “I think that applying for this scholarship, even though I did not win it last year, was a good lesson for me and anyone who is interested in advancing in their field of study to stay persistent,” O’Brochta said. The set-back also taught O’Braochta to have confidence in his skills and abilities even if set-backs and disappointments did sometimes get in the way. O’Brochta worked with previous SNACK coordinator Sara Peterson (class of 2013) this past summer in order to transition into leading the SNACK program. O’Brochta and other volunteers and physicians help counsel over-weight and obese children and their parents into achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles. “Last year I volun-

teered to help with the program’s activity sessions,” O’Brochta said. “I loved working with the kids so I decided to take on a leadership role to help expand and grow the program.” Winning the scholarship has inspired O’Brochta to continue to try and make a difference in the lives of the people around him and his community. He also expresses that being awarded with an honor of this caliber will continue to push him to strive more both academically and personally. “It serves as a reminder that I really can do a lot to impact their lives with what I have learned from my time here at Linfield,” O’Brochta said. The SNACK program without a doubt was a key factor in O’Brochta’s growth and success in the Exercise Science program. O’Brochta admits that his success would have been limited without the help and the opportunities given to him from Linfield, specifically Janet Peterson– associate professor of health, human performance and athletics, and faculty fellow for academic advising–, the Physicians Medical Center, and all the students who volunteer with the SNACK program. “The credit for any success from the SNACK program should really be given to the group of people who each do their part and as a whole make a difference in our community” O’Brochta said. O’Brochta will receive $1,000 this spring and complimentary registration to the 2014 ACSM Summit in Atlanta, Ga., in April to accept his award. A story about him will also appear in ACSM’S “Health and Fitness Journal.”

Camille Weber can be reached at



Highlights from January term Swimming


Swimming had three meets during Jan term, but was unable to bring home any wins. The women’s team came as close as any against Willamette, but just couldn’t finish it off, losing by one point. The men’s and women’s teams finished the regular season without a single win, but did show improvement as the season went on. The will hope to bounce back next year and have a better season.

The Linfield baseball team started off their season with a bang in Arizona, going undefeated in the four games they played. Among those they defeated, La Verne was the closest and most nerve racking by far. They came out of the game with an 8-7 win. In the other three games, they accomplished nothing short of domination, defeating Pacific Lutheran 5-2, Redlands 10-3, and Whittier 16-0. They hope this is just the start to another great season.

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball

The Basketball faced some tough games during the short semester. They kept up during most games, but then lost it towards the very end. They did however, get their first win of the season against George Fox winning by two points in the last 10 seconds of the game. The team will continue playing through February and will look forward to improving for next year.

The women’s team played many games over the break and improved after everyone. They won two games over the break, which were both on the opponent’s court. Both of those away games were won by a score of 82. The teams last games are coming up in the last week of February and after that the team will be looking forward to next season.

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Basketball falls short at away games Drew Mahrt Senior sports reporter While the women’s basketball team had 11 games scheduled for January term, they only got to play nine of them, as an unexpected

6 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Ted Wilson Gym. The mens team ran into the same problem on the snowy weekend in February, having two games canceled due to weather as well. Much like the women’s team, their games against

-Compiled by Stephanie Hofmann & Drew Mahrt

Swimming racks up records at final meet Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor

The Wetcats have completed their season with the Northwest Conference Championships from Feb. 14-16 at Federal Way, Wash. Although no one will be continuing on after these meets, many of the swimmers got new personal bests or lifetime best. Freshman Rita Cohen dropped 13 seconds over the season in the 200 meter freestyle and she also broke two minutes on Saturday. Senior Maggie May and junior Tori Nickerson both marked new lifetime bests. Junior Troy Thomas got a lifetime best in the 100 and 200 meter butterfly and the 100 meter freestyle. “The meet has gone well,” senior Lee Rivers said. “Almost everyone on the team has improved his or her place or gotten best times on at least one of their races. Since we train the whole season for this meet, it is fun to watch all our hard work pay

Junior Chris Dirks

Senior Kaely Maltman

Photo courtesy of Kelly Bird Senior Lee Rivers swims the breaststroke leg of the men’s 200-meter medley relay on Feb. 14 at the NWC Championships. off. “ a bigger splash in the confer- this year is certainly valuable The team is encouraged ence. going forward. As for what to see the improvement that “As far as how this season we’ll be working on next year was made during this sea- went, we had a pretty tough that’s hard to say, it depends son, but they aren’t going to season, but I think we came a lot on our incoming freshfocus on that very long. The together as a team and swam man. “ Wetcats are looking forward well,” senior Chris Mapp Stephanie Hofmann can be reached at to the next semester to make said. “The experience we had

intruder prevented the last two from happening. Generally, one doesn’t think of basketball as a sport that can be canceled due to weather, but the McMinnville snow storm changed that. The inclement weather prevented the Linfield basketball team from making their trip to Portland to take on Lewis and Clark College on Feb. 7, and stopped the incoming traffic of Willamette University on Feb. 8. The rest of January term went smoothly, however. All games were played and the women’s basketball team played the best they could. The came away with a 2-7 record during Jan term, and stand at 7-15 with three games left to go. Their next game will be played against Willamette. That game will be played at

Lewis and Clark and Willamette were canceled. With the games they did play, the team pulled out one win, leaving them with a 1-7 record in Jan term and a 3-19 record for the season. They also have three games remaining to attempt to boost their record before the season comes to a close. Their next game will be played again Willamette at 8 p.m., directly after the women’s game is played. This is on Feb. 18 at home. Both the men and women’s team also have their final game of the year at home on Feb. 22, when they will be taking on Pacific Lutheran University. The women play at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m..

skiing and target shooting: individual, sprint, pursuit, mass start and relay events), cross country skiing (individual and team sprints, free style, pursuit, classical and relays), ski jumping and Nordic combined (ski jumping and cross country skiing). When I first looked at some of the sports featured on this list, I became a little stumped. I mean, what the heck is a biathlon, skeleton or curling? The biathlon is actually a pretty interesting sport if you’re into artillery and rifles. The biathlon is an event that combines cross country skiing and rifle shooting. The competition consists of a race in which athletes ski around a cross country trail system and where the total distance is broken up by either two or four shooting rounds (half standing and the other prone). Extra distance or time can be added

sled facedown while reaches speeds of up to 80mph! Although this sport was first introduced in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the sport has gained a lot of popularity through athletes such as Matt Antoine who won Bronze and Noelle PikusPace, who won Silver in this year’s Olympic Games. Now what the heck is curling? Curling is actually one of my favorite sports to watch during the Olympics. It sort of looks like a really intense version of ice-bowling. However, there is a lot of strategy that goes behind this sport. Teams win the game by scoring the most points by the end of the tenth end (tenth round). Teams score points by getting stones closer to the center of the ring than the other team’s stones. Players from each team can aim their rocks to knock the opponent’s rocks out of the ring and each end is complete when each team has a

chance to aim eight stones each. In Curling, there is one athlete that slides the stone and two athletes that look like they are cleaning the ice for the path of the stone their team mate has slid. What the two team mates are sweeping in order to reduce friction underneath the stone and to decrease the amount of curl. The stones curl (turn) more as they slow down, so sweeping can help the stone increase distance as well as aim the stone sideways or in a straight line. There you have it Wildcats, a quick description of some of the Winter Olympics most interesting sports. Don’t forget to tune in on NBC to continue watching the Sochi Winter Olympics and remember to look for those sports that are a little less well known and a lot more unique and interesting.

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Boosting your knowledge of the Winter Olympics The 2014 Winter Olympics is here Wildcats. The games are held in Sochi, Russia and the opening ceremony was on Feb. 7. If you are anything like me, besides not recognizing a handful of the 88 countries participating in the winter games, you also may have not recognized the wide range of events that athletes around the world are competing in. Since there are only five more days to learn all the different sports featured during the Olympics, I thought I would help you guys out by covering some of the lesser known sports athletes are competing in this year’s Olympic Games. There are 15 events divided into three different groupings: ice sports, alpine skiing and snowboarding events, and Nordic events. Ice sports include short track speed skating (500m, 1,000m, 1,500m and Relays), curling, speed skating, fig-

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Camille Weber Sports columnist ure skating (men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pairs, team and ice dancing), ice hockey, skeleton, luge, and bobsled. The Alpine skiing category consists of Alpine skiing (alpine combined, downhill, giant slalom, slalom, and super-G), freestyle skiing (aerials, moguls, ski cross, half-pipe, and slope-style) and snowboarding (giant parallel slalom, half pipe, parallel slalom, slope-style, and snowboard cross). Nordic events include biathlon (combining cross-country

to the athlete’s total running distance or time depending on the athlete’s shooting performance. In each shooting round, the athlete must hit five targets or face one of the three following consequences: first, skiing around a 150 meter penalty loop (20-30 seconds off final time), second by adding one minute onto a skier’s total time, or third, having to use an extra cartridge to finish off the target and a penalty loop must be made when using the extra cartridge. To win the biathlon, all you need to do is take out all of the targets and cross the finish line first. So what in the world is skeleton? And how would you go about winning the gold? Well skeleton is basically a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled around an icy track in order to obtain the fastest time. Sounds easy enough right? Well not quite. The athlete must lie on the tiny

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Baseball: Swings into new season << Continued from page 16

innings the ’Cats couldn’t hold off Western Oregon any more giving them four runs in two innings. In the finally inning the Wolves got another run and on the Wildcats last rally for a point they got shutout by the pitcher. Linfield will play three games at home during Father’s Weekend, Feb. 21-23 facing off against Corban University, St. Martin’s College and Oregon Tech University.

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Senior Clayton Truex (32) waits for the ball at first base as a Western Oregon player attempts to steal in the second game of the doubleheader.

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Wildcat prepares for upcoming tennis season Mikenna Whatley Staff Writter

Anxiously awaiting the start to their upcoming season, the Linfield Women’s Tennis team is radiating with high morale and positive energy. January term was packed full of practicing and conditioning for these girls; and their spirits were high for their first match, Jan. 14, against the College of Idaho. Senior, Caroline Brigham is confident that the team’s hard work will pay off in these upcoming matches. “I feel good about it. They’re not in our conference so I’ve never really seen them play, but I think we should do well,” Brigham said. The team is starting off their season healthy and fit, much to the liking of their coach, Lisa Macy-Baker. Macy-Baker keeps the girls in prime shape through daily practices consisting

of hitting drills, match play, and an emphasis on lifting and sprints. Overall fitness is a large focus for the team this season. “You can tell already before we’ve even played matches that it’s paying off,” Brigham said. “Our endurance as well as our speed and agility have increased. Lisa [Macy-Baker] wants us to work hard and she pushes us to do the best we can.” This is Macy-Baker’s first year as the head coach of Linfield’s Women’s Tennis team. As with any team sport, not all motivation stems from the coaching. Some of Brigham’s most compelling motivation comes from her supportive teammates. The girls all get along well and are great friends, which makes for a strong team dynamic that ultimately has a positive effect on their performance. “Tennis is something I’ve done my whole life, and

playing here at Linfield has made me fall in love with tennis even more,” Brigham said. This being Brigham’s last season playing Linfield tennis, she hopes to use her leadership to leave behind a positive impact on the team. “Everyone on the team has taught me something, even those who are younger than me,” Brigham said. “They are always teaching me things that make me a better player and a better person.” Brigham hopes that the camaraderie that the girls have together now will continue even after she is no longer playing along side them. “I think that is what makes our team so special,” Brigham said. “We know how to compete hard, but then go home and be friends after.” MiKenna Whatlety can be reached at

Photo courtesy of Caroline Brigham Senior Caroline Brigham hits the ball with an overhand swing during a practice match in the fall semester. Brigham hopes to lead the team to a great season this year.



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First time Olympians from the Oregon area

A look at the Winter Olympians that have called Oregon their home and main training spot. See page 13>>

Wetcats make a last splash at final meet

The swim teams wrap up their seasons with new personal bests and lifetime achivements. See page 14>>

Tennis player prepares for season opener

Senior Caroline Brigham talks about her past experience with Tennis and the upcoming season. See page 15>>

Tyson Takeuchi/Senior sports photographer Left fielder Finn McMichael (27) makes contact during an at bat during the first game of the double header against non-conference opponent Western Oregon University. McMichael was eventually walked, which sparked a five run score in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Wildcats win, lose at home Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor

The baseball team had a split doubleheader against Western Oregon University on Feb. 16 at home.

The first game was taken by Linfield after 4 innings of back and forth strikes, but at the fifth inning the ’Cats took the lead by five runs. Sophomore Finn McMichael scored the first run after

Senior Jake Wylie sent it right down the middle of the field. At the end of the seventh inning Sophomore Eric Lawson got another run for Linfield. There were then two more hitless

innings to seal up a win for Linfield ending 6-0. The second game went to the Wolves after five more scoreless >> Please see Baseball page 15

Athletes return back to home base Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor Linfield provides the wonderful opportunity to study abroad and even pays for airfare for those not required to study abroad for their major. But, there are many obstacles that could hinder the decision to study abroad for students, especially those who compete in sports for Linfield. But many student athletes took advantage of this chance and traveled all over the world. Athletes from baseball, softball, swimming, women’s tennis and track and field all participated in semester and January term trips abroad. In missing a semester, or even Jan term, athletes miss out on off season training that will prepare them for the season. Some student athletes who

traveled abroad for the fall semester were juniors AJ Wagner, Kelly Watanabe, Erin Erbin, Joe Stevick, and Grace Middlestadt. Several athletes also traveled during Jan term. For tennis teammates Watanabe and Erbin, practicing was difficult due to their location in Costa Rica. “When I started thinking about studying abroad a couple of my main concerns were how I was going to practice tennis while abroad and also how I was going to keep in shape as well,” Watanabe said. “I brought my rackets down to Costa Rica with me thinking that I would have the opportunity to play a few times during the semester. I even had [Emily] with me in Costa Rica so it would have been perfect if there were courts close to where we lived. We unfortunately never had the opportunity to since

tennis is not a common sport at all in Costa Rica therefore finding a court to play on was pretty difficult.” For Wagner, practicing for swimming in Costa Rica was difficult and upon his return he was quickly thrown back into his old routine with the help of his teammates. “It interfered with swimming because I didn’t have a pool, teammates or coaches accessible to me in Costa Rica,” Wagner said. “I trained by running daily for aerobic exercise; however, I didn’t swim laps a single time. I got tossed into training immediately upon returning from Costa Rica. It was difficult after having not swam at all for four months, but having teammates helped me get back into it.” Despite the difficulties many athletes have due to studying

abroad, they wouldn’t give up their experiences for their sports. “I think it’s important for student-athletes to take the opportunity to study abroad because for most people, they have a few years in college to play their sport but, depending on the program, there’s only a year or a semester to study in a different country out of your fours years at Linfield. It’s also unlikely that there will be another opportunity like this,” Watanabe said. “I may have missed out on four months of training and practicing for tennis, but right as I got home I made it one of my top priorities and after just a month of practice, I feel that I’m right back into and feel so prepared for this season.” Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

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