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119th Year

Issue No. 15

FUSION members thrive in Los Angeles


Paige Jurgensen Columnist

MLK day of service Every year communities celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through performing service. >> page 6

Time capsule

The Linfield Archives are gathering mementos that represent this year. Anyone can add things to the time capsule starting Feb. 24. >> page 11

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Comedian dazzles Linfield dads

Sammy Obeid draws input from an audience consisting of students and dads on Saturday Feb. 22. His jokes grew from one-liners and puns to jokes about math and current events.

Baseball The Wildcats finish the weekend strong, coming out on top in the final two games Feb. 23. >> page 15

Softball The weekend was victory-filled for the Wildcats. The team took home four wins, shutting out Lewis & Clark College every game. >> page 16


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During Valentine’s Day weekend, the Human Rights Campaign made history with their first ever “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas, Nev. and Linfield sent four students from Fusion to attend. The conference’s goal was to educate its patrons on how to help protect and support the LGBT community. “Too many LGBTQ youth face significant challenges to being supported and empowered in their communities, schools and even homes because of who they are. I’m grateful Time to THRIVE is bringing people together to raise awareness and find solutions to ensure every young person can be empowered, for their future, and ours,” said Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hilary and Bill Clinton, who spoke during the conference. Linfield students were able to listen to keynote speakers and attend workshops to further their >> Please see FUSION page 4

Olympic games grow, message still the same Xiaoyu Fan Staff writer The modern Olympic Games differ from their ancient Greek ancestors in significant ways. Is there still any lesson we moderns can learn from the ancients? Heather Reid, professor of philosophy and chair at Morningside College, gave an affirmative answer and explained her thoughts by delivering the lecture, “Olympic Sport and Its Lessons for Peace,” Feb. 17 in the Jonasson Hall. Reid started the lecture with an ancient paradox of Olympic, that is international peace and good will can hardly be promoted through competition among national teams, though peace is one of the most important Olympic goals. “Nonetheless, the ancient Olympic festival somehow developed an association with peace,” Reid said. “The association between Olympic Games and peace was made explicit in the modern Olympic Charter.” She discovered the Olympic-

style sport can cultivate peaceful attitudes in three ways. First, a time and place must be deliberately set aside for it. Ancient Greek religious sanctuaries, where Olympic contests were held, were considered the property of the gods and separate from day-to-day worldly concerns and conflict. Modern Olympic sport retains its status as sanctuary although it has lost religious purpose, Reid said. The ancient Greek’s ability to compete peacefully also roots in the Hellenic tradition of xenia, or hospitality, which requires Greeks welcome strangers. The tradition is a kind of interpersonal truce, the importance of which was not lost on modern thinkers such as Immanuel Kant, who understood it to be guaranteed not by gods in the limited space but by the fact that all human beings share common ownership of the earth’s surface. “The modern Olympic truce is even more ambitious than the ancient one,” Reid said. Since 1993, the truce demands

that nations follow the athletes’ example and put aside their political differences at least for the duration of the Games. A brief case-fire in Bosnia during the Lillehammer Games, for example, allowed an estimated 10,000 children to be vaccinated. Second, others’ equality must be recognized. This principle may derive from the religious origins of the Games, since a single best winner needed to be select through athletic contests, which most provide contestants equal opportunity in order to perform such a testing function. In our modern world, sport is not possible unless competitors submit to a common set of rules, which defines them as equals. “The fact is that athletic participation levels down social hierarchies,” Reid said. “Perhaps even more important for the goal of peace, international contests such as those in the Olympic Games provide an educational spectacle in which the world see diverse people treating each other as equals a voluntarily

submitting to common rules,” Reid said. Third, one another’s differences within the larger world community must be respected. The roots of this lesson lie in the nature of the ancient site itself, where altars were hosted to an immense variety of gods and heroes. Furthermore, a Panhellenic site served not just a single city or region but the diverse panorama of peoples and cultures in the Ancient Greek World, Reid said. The modern Olympic Games also remarkably successful at illustrating their cosmopolitanism spirit when the athletes abandon national ranks and enter the closing ceremonies as one world made of many diverse individuals and groups. “Engaging in athletic competition with someone different in any number of ways helps not only to overcome stereotypes and confirm our won humanity but also, perhaps more important, to toler>> Please see Olympics page 6



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Enloe moves audience at Linfield

Cynthia Enloe, guest speaker for Gender Equity Week, generated a buzz around Linfield. Whether in the classroom, over Facebook posts or during lunch conversations, Enloe made a statement and sparked much needed curiosity. During her talk, Enloe not only articulated her knowledge and passion, she embodied humbleness. Enloe is truly a woman of many accomplishments. She presented her knowledge and years of research in the

most relatable, formal approach for her audience, but still delivered credibility. Enloe moved through her talk articulating in a precise way that allowed students and professors from all backgrounds of study to follow her in the process. Enloe spoke directly to the audience, not in a way that could be seen as obviously rehearsed, but in a way that made those unfamiliar with her field of work feel confident that she knew her stuff. Enloe has spoken across the globe and in a number of Universi-

ties. She demonstrated such familiarity on stage and such confidence in her lecture. As an audience member, it was clear to see her niche for educating and spreading knowledge. Going back to Enloe’s humble and relatable personality, this was seen when she opened up her lecture to questions and taking a seat on the lip of the stage to address students’ questions. In addition to this, Enloe did not hesitate to respond, “I don’t know,” when she didn’t know the answer and she

encouraged those eager to make a difference for Iraqi women in the most modest form, just by simply thinking about them often. “The one the thing to do is to think about it...because paying attention is actually a political act,” Enloe unpretentiously answered a Linfield student’s question. Enloe left her audience with a new perspective knowledge and the duty to simply be curiosity advocates for women, the indirect victims of war. -The Review Editorial Board

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Campus Life

To-go meals at Dillin unrealistic

Students receive emails every month about the most recent changes to Dillin Hall. Surveys are also sent out by Sodexo asking students’ opinions and feedback. Though they are listening to what we want, our needs have not been met and yet, a togo system is nowhere to be seen. There are many days that I will have to be studying 24/7 and would wish that I could just quickly get something to eat to bring back to my dorm room. To do this without the cooperation of the Dillin staff, involves either smuggling a sandwich covered by napkins out

Stephanie Hofmann Sports Editor the front door or casually carrying plates of food out the back. This seems quite extreme. Not only is there not an option for students that are too pressed for time, but there is no way to get food to people who are unable to make it to Dillin. Sure, they have an option to get to-go food if you are sick, but I

don’t think anyone really knows how to use that in the first place. In order to get these boxes you have to call the Dillin office and tell them that you are sick. You then need to get a friend to bring your ID card to a manager and then they will get you some food. Also there are people who can’t physically get there. With spring sports starting up, there are a lot more injuries occurring and that means more people who won’t be able to get to Dillin Hall. For people who have something broken or suffering too much pain to get out of bed, there

is no way to get them food. From a personal experience, a staff member was asked last week if food could be brought to a friend that couldn’t make it to Dillin due to injury. But then they explained, “That if they were here yesterday, then they could come here today.” Believe it or not people’s conditions can change in less than 24 hours. When people are unable to get food, there aren’t any conventional ways to do the balancing trick of carrying large bowls and plastic cups without anyone noticing.

Sure, they are already technically paid for because every student on the meal plan pays for two of every piece of silverware and dishes, instead that money should be used to invest in to-go boxes. First, people wouldn’t be stealing school property and then we could use this money to benefit everyone. The to-go situation needs to be fixed. We spend so much money on each meal that we should be able to actually eat every meal.

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February 24, 2014



Sororities miss out on Greek living

Campus Life

Housing options at Linfield College are not represented equally among both genders. Linfield College has many opportunities for students when it comes to academics, athletics and study abroad options. The college in almost all ways fulfills its motto, “The power of a small college.” However, it may not be as liberating as it portrays to the community and students, females especially, because of the unequal housing opportunities for Greek students. The Greek system at Linfield has a lot of pros, but it’s hard to get the positives out because of the infrequent negatives. However females going through sorority recruitment have unequal housing options compared to the males going through rush week. Currently there are four fraternity houses and no sorority houses. There isn’t one specific reason as to why sororities on campus don’t have the same

Rachael Gernhart For the Review housing options available to them as the fraternities. After asking a handful of students on the McMinnville campus, both in Greek Life and not, it was clear few people knew why sororities don’t have houses. The most common misconception was McMinnville has a law that prevents sororities from having houses because they would be considered a brothel. Sororities wouldn’t be considered a brothel if they got a house. Currently, there is no law in McMinnville that prevents sororities having a house like fraternities. Other misconceptions revolved around Linfield’s

policies. Sorority girls mentioned that Sigma Kappa Phi, a local sorority, can’t have a house off campus. Despite the fact that the local fraternity, Delta Psi Delta, has a house off campus. Jeff Mackay, director of residence life, gave insight about the reason behind sororities not having housing. Mackay narrowed it down to one thing, the cost factor. “Sororities could do it if they had the this point they choose not to, or financially can’t,” Mackay said. Expenses for purchasing a house or property and making it livable for at least 20 people, is estimated at $400,000-$600,000 for each sorority. This isn’t completely accurate. Even if the sororities on campus have enough money to purchase a house, they wouldn’t be allowed to because of a Linfield College rule. According to senior, Brita Gaeddert, prior president of

panhellenic council, Linfield has a rule that requires all sororities to have a house if one has a house. One sorority that has a bylaw in their governing rules that says they can’t have a sorority house. Since one sorority, Sigma Kappa Phi, is legally bound by their bylaws at the moment to not have a house, all of the sororities are unable to pursue housing. When asking Dan Fergueson, director of activities, about the situation, Fergueson said there are no rules by the college that’s preventing them. Later Fergueson said there was a rule, it is unclear whether it is written or spoken, that said all of the sororities would need to get a house. Fergueson said that the local sorority could get rid of the bylaw, in their governing documents, that prevent them from having a house, if they were to fight for it. Fergueson admitted it wouldn’t be an easy process. Females want the off campus housing, at least the

option available to them. The demand is there. The first steps that need to be taken are to remove the bylaws from the local sorority. Without removing those laws, Linfield’s policy on equal housing will keep sororities from moving forward. There are advantages to living off campus for sorority girls. The sisters would be able to self-govern because they wouldn’t have Residence Advisers. In addition, fraternities don’t have the same tuition for housing as Linfield College housing; it is a set price that can be more or less than what students on campus have to pay. If sororities had a house they could potentially make attending Linfield more affordable by keeping payments lower than what on campus housing requires. Money is a huge issue, but even Shannon Doering, president of Phi Sigma Sigma, said that if they took this project on and reached out to alumni

that they could accomplish it. So far no one has looked into it. Not only could housing benefit sororities’ family lifestyle and foster a community, it is beneficial for your first welcoming experience to Linfield, to get to know your sisters extremely well earlier on. “It would be extremely different to live with them, than to see them once a week at chapter meetings,” Doering said. Chapter rooms in Miller Hall are dwindling in space. Gaeddert even expressed concerned if fire codes are being met. “At 6:30 p.m., we aren’t all going to get out with 88 girls in that room,” Gaeddert said. A small change could be asking the school to set aside a sorority dorm building; each floor is a sorority. That way there is a transition, to allow girls start learning how to self govern and be in charge of their own living area.

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Apple security flaw puts customers at risk An error in Apple’s Secure Sockets Layer put every MacBook or iPhone owner at risk for identity theft. The security flaw gave attackers a way to hack into the connection between servers and Apple devices. The affected devices include iPhones, Mac OS via cell phone, WiFi, and wired connections. Everything from emails, to personal Facebook accounts, to the credits cards used on accounts were exposed to spies and hackers. In the midst of arguably

Helen Lee Photo Editor one of the worst security problems ever, all Apple users should use Chrome or Firefox, which are not affected on OS X, and remain aware about what personal information he or she sends over the Internet.

“Reuters” quoted John Hopkins University cryptography professor Matthew Green in commenting on the flaw, saying, “It’s as bad as you could imagine, that’s all I can say.” Although Apple released iOS 7.0.6, a fix for iPhones, no update for MacBook is out yet. “Gizmodo” reports that the bug has been going on since September 2012, which means that the SSL of all iPhones and MacBooks, which aids communication between browsers and website servers, has been venerable since then.

In other words, update your iPhones as soon as possible. The debacle followed on the heels of an earlier story regarding Apple that broke in the last week. According to “Reuters,” Apple was hit with leaked intelligence information that stated authorities were fully able to break into iPhones because of other bugs. Speculation as to the bug’s nefariousness is running rampant, and reports vary from a simple mistake to potential NSA connections. While Apple claims that

they did not include the error to help the National Security Agency, the recent announcement of the security flaw establishes a company pattern of betraying customer trust. Apple was wholly irresponsible to ship their products with as severe an error as this. Even if it was simply a mistake, the situation is an embarrassment for a company that prides itself on pioneering technological advancements. Society’s growing dependence on the Internet, coupled with the lack of means to hold

technological companies accountable besides market forces, spells trouble for the privacy of consumers. But what can be done to punish companies that make drastic mistakes like Apple? The primary solution might be for the government to create regulations including fines and prison time for corporations that fail to comply with the rules by putting customers at risk, but the debate is ongoing. Helen lee can be reached at



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Fusion: Witnessing history in the making << Continued from page 1 awareness and cultural competency. “We brought back a ton of information,” sophomore Connie Mathews, Fusion co-president, said. “We got more aware of some issues in the community and we got tons of resources, a lot of information, a lot of contacts that we can utilize so that we can help make the Linfield community more inclusive and safer for the LGBT community.” The conference, with its 600 attendees, has been the focus on several news stories, most of which focusing on actress Ellen Page, who publicly came out at the conference during her key note speech. The conference featured several other speakers. “They had a lot of different speakers. They had Constance McMillen who protested at her high school because she couldn’t take her date to prom… There were just a lot of cool people that came out to inspire us and since it was such a

low-key conference, we actually got to talk to some of them one on one,” Matthews said. Fusion itself was inspired by the conference to further its mission in making the campus safe and accepting. “We had a pretty strong last semester. This year the leadership is focusing on doing things that we haven’t done before,” Mathews said. “I know that some people have reported that campus isn’t the most inclusive and isn’t the most safe place, so with the gender neutral bathrooms that we’re having on campus, we have learned how to approach gender neutral bathroom and pretty much establish that it is an option and learned where we can go from there in terms of making campus more gender neutral.” Fusion is currently working very hard towards Sexuality Week, which will take place April 7-11, which includes Day of Silence. Paige Jurgeson can be reached at

Photo courtesy of Jason Rodriguez (From left) Juniors Caitlyn Hertel and Ariana Lipkind, director of multicultural programs Jason Rodriguez, freshman Robin Seiler-Garman and sophomore Connie Mathews represent FUSION at the Time to Thrive conference in Los Angeles.

Women struggle to break down wall in STEM fields Katie Devore Staff writer

Where would we be without our iPhones, tablets, and laptops? The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field is responsible for much of what we know to be everyday conveniences in life, from something as simple as turning the light on to driving a car. Even though these important aspects of life are everywhere, these “conveniences” are produced by a primarily male dominated industry. Retention of women in STEM fields is much lower

than men in the same field. For women there is a struggle to fit in, which still is continuing in such related fields today. Predominantly male-dominated careers creates a barrier that many women struggle to break through. By having men in STEM careers and positions there is a culture that develops that is male-centered. As a result, many women are hesitant to dive into the fields that are catered to men, even if they have exceptional abilities. Karen Purcell, a professional engineer and owner of PK Electrical sees the strug-

gle women face in a maledominated field. She believes that there is a specific barrier established by men in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields that women are not accustomed to and uncomfortable with. A successful engineer at her own company, Purcell strives to empower women to follow their dream of pursuing education and careers in the STEM field. “By maintaining certain fields as male-dominated, we are allowing those cultures in those fields to be established and maintained by men” Purcell said.

Many women who strive to pursue STEM related career paths are not exposed to the workplace and the culture itself at an early age, as with other female-dominated professions. Purcell describes the introduction to her engineering career began with an “accidental mentor,” and says she was aided through the process of discovering her passion in a male-dominated STEM field. Purcell’s high school physics teacher noticed her skills in math and science and suggested she pursue an engineering degree.

Purcell later went on to receive a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Widner University. She accredits her success to her high school teacher giving her a push and encouraging her to follow a path that most women do not pursue. Purcell suggests female professionals in STEM related careers act as mentors. Many students, men and women, struggle to find their footing in any field and a helping hand can lead students to success and help them gain confidence as they enter the world of work.

She stresses that mentors themselves frequently find value through such experiences on professional and personal levels, since the mentor watches the student learn, change, and develop into the person they will be tomorrow. “In my field, I strongly believe that women early in their engineering career and young women, those who don’t even know yet that they will become engineers, are unquestionably the future of our profession” Purcell said. Katie Devore can be reached at

What was your favorite part about the 2014 Sochi Olympics?

“I like the figure skating, I watch it every year it’s my favorite event and it takes a lot of talent.” -Senior Mariah Gonzalez

“Snowboarding, it’s really interesting to see the tricks they do and see what’s new this year.” -Sophomore Collin Simovic

“My favorite part of the Olympics is everyone complaining about terrible Russian service at hotels.” -Freshman Sarah Becker

“I completely love the fact that Germany protested Russia’s anti-gay laws by wearing full rainbow suits.” - Freshman Elissa O’Connor


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Religion, violence meets fine line of terrorism Olivia Marovich News editor

A visiting professor and “terrorism expert” said that religion has been, and continues to be, a major part of how people view the world, even as it becomes more globalized. “Who among us doesn’t lead an ordinary, boring, messy life?” Mark Juergensmeyer, Ph.D., asked the audience during his PLACE lecture. “For many people religion provides a spiritual battle based on the contemporary social structures of our time.” Religion, Juergensmeyer said, answers three of the fundamental questions all people ask: who are we? Who is in charge? How can we be safe? During an interview with Mahmud Abouhalima, the man convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Juergensmeyer discovered how deeply engrained the tenets of religious warfare can be. Juergensmeyer asked Abouhalima, after he had described how Americans were like sheep, shielded by the government and ignorant to the war around them, whether this was the reason people bombed buildings. “Now you know,” was Abouhalima’s reply. Years later, Juergensmeyer would recall this conversation when the two

towers of the World Trade Center fell after a terrorist attack. “On 9/11 I remember thinking, ‘I hope people don’t overreact,’” Juergensmeyer said with a sad smile. This event led to the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the “War on Terror,” which he believes is linked to the politics of religion. Juergensmeyer does not, however, think that religion is inherently bad. Although at times it inspires violence and evil, it does also gives us a “global moral critique.” He spoke to the Grand Mufti, leader of the Muslim clergy in Cairo, after the events of the Arab Spring in 2010 brought about a new kind of non-violent revolution through modern technology. Even in this era of globalization, the religious leader spoke of the necessity of religion because “In this world, we are lost without it.” Juergensmeyer has become a leading expert in religion, terrorism and conflict resolution during his long career as a professor, author and social activist. However, he is not entirely comfortable with the title of “terrorism expert.” “I certainly didn’t start out that way,” Juergensmeyer said. “Whenever I hear myself described like this I think ‘Who is this guy?’”

Remaining humble throughout his lecture, Juergensmeyer described his childhood summers in Illinois when the only entertainment came from attending gospel revivals. The sermons gave him a feeling of purpose and passion through his religious beliefs. It was a feeling he remembered years later when he met with Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Punjab, India during 1984. Bhindranwale was a revolutionary leader, reviving the fundamentalist beliefs of his religion in response to an increasingly secular world. “This was no ordinary politician,” Juergensmeyer said of Bhindranwale. “He spoke of rising up as soldiers, a time for battle and not giving in to the easy way of life.” The idea of a world at war is key, Juergensmeyer said, to understanding how religion can be used in our contemporary world. He spoke of how every major world religion, from Christianity to Buddhism, has roots of using violence to protect righteousness. While the basis for many religions is peace, there is also a call to action and necessity to fight for your beliefs against corruption of values.

believed to have spent part of that time hiding out in northern California, authorities said. Briggs was originally arrested in Bozeman, Mont., on Feb. 1, but escaped from a police interview room there, authorities said. A manhunt for him was launched and he was described as armed, dangerous and possibly

suicidal. Already on probation for previous charges of illegal sexual intercourse and kidnapping, Briggs faces new charges of aggravated assault, attempted sexual intercourse on a woman and assault on a police officer. Briggs is a former college student who studied chemical engineering.

Olivia Marovich can be reached at

Montana fugitive arrested in Oregon Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times

A three-week-long manhunt across the West ended in Portland, Ore., on Friday evening with the arrest of a man who allegedly assaulted a woman and escaped from a police facility in Montana, officials said. The fugitive, Kevin Anthony Briggs, 28, is



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Olympics: Students give back, have fun Peace, games teach lessons << Continued from page 1 ate and even appreciate our differences,” said Reid. “In philosophy, peace is always an idea – but one worth striving for,” Reid concluded. “What is remarkable about the Olympics and peace is that the two came to be associated with on another at all.” Just as Reid emphasized at the beginning, the Olympic Games retain the potential to teach us similar lessons – as long as we are willing to listen. Xiao Fan can be reached at

Photo courtesy of Jason Rodriguez Students answer to “What does MLK day mean to you?” Many answered with words of love, community and peace.

Olympics end in victory for many countries The closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympic highlighted Russian culture through dance, fireworks, art and music. With Russia coming out on top with a total of 33 medals, many countries shared in the victories of the competition. The United States finished second in the medals count, earning 28 medals. - Complied by Kaylyn Peterson/ Managing editor

Photo courtesy of Jason Rodriguez Seniors Shelby Hollenbeck and Kaleigh Ansdell and the rest of Change Corps organizes MLK day of service.

Yucheng Zhang/ Senior photographer Students interact with kids during MLK day of service.

Linfield celebrates its long, successful history Heather Brooks Staff writer and Jon Williams Opinion editor

Photo courtesy of Linfield Student Alumni Assocation’s Facebook page Linfield will celebrate it 156th birthday on Feb. 27. At last year’s celebration more than 300 students attended the event.

Celebrating a birthday is something that only happens once a year. There will be a party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 in Fred Meyer Lounge to celebrate Linfield’s 156th birthday. At Linfield College, the community takes pride in its school and the college’s logo, “The Power of a Small College.” The Linfield community prides itself on being passionate about the college’s culture and it’s history. Getting students to become involved in campus life is a vital part of what makes the college’s small atmosphere impactful for its students. There will be over five participating clubs and plenty of activities to choose from. Among these activi-

ties will be Linfield trivia games, a raffle with great prizes, a performance by rapper Cal Hal, and photos with the wildcat. In honor of Linfield’s rich history there will be archives and artifacts on display and students are encouraged to bring pictures or memorabilia to contribute to the time capsule for 2013. Pioneer Hall was the entirety of Linfield when the college first opened and currently houses the history and psychology departments along with an all women’s dorm. The college has seen many changes since it was established in 1858, but has continued to promote the higher education of its students. “The event Happy Birthday Linfield gives students a great opportunity to learn about the college’s history while enjoying cake, prizes,

and music,” sophomore Katie DeVore said. For more information on this event, contact Student Alumni Association representative, DeVore at alumni@linfield. edu. The Student Alumni Association is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of Linfield’s philanthropy and the effect it has on every Linfield student’s education and experience at Linfield. There were over 300 students in attendance last year. “It is important for students to see and recognize the importance giving back to Linfield has on the student experience. This shows students that without gifts to the college Linfield would not have as rich of a history.”

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Make healthy snacks in your hall Gilberto Galvez/Features editor

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Baked Edamame 1 bag of frozen shelled edamame 1 tablespoon of garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon of olive oil 1/4 of grated parmesan cheese

1. Put all of the ingredients together 2. Bake for 20 min at 400 degrees

Healthy Pizza 1 whole wheat tortilla shell 2 tablespoons of low sodium marinara sauce

2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese 3 oz. ground pre-cooked turkey

1. Layer the sauce, cheese and meat on the tortilla 2. Cook at 425 for 12 min

Baked Carrot and Sweet Potato Fries 1 sweet potato, washed and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips 6-8 carrots, washed and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips 2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons dried herbs (try parsley, rosemary, or thyme) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 Servings 1. Preheat oven at 400°F. Cut sweet potato and carrots into french fry strips. In a large baking sheet, toss carrots and sweet potatoes with olive oil, dried herbs and salt & pepper. 2. Arrange in a single layer and make sure to flip the fries over two or three times to brown evenly. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Keep an eye on them making sure not to burn. Serve with garlic aioli. Recipe from Wishful Chef

Peanut-Broccoli Stir-fry 1 (16-oz.) package firm tofu 2 cups uncooked brown rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter $ 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 1 cup carrot sticks 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts Garnish: lime wedges

2 Servings 1. Place tofu between 2 flat plates. Weight the top with a heavy can. (Sides of tofu should be bulging slightly but not cracking.) Let stand 45 minutes; discard liquid. Cut tofu into 1/2 inch cubes. 2. Prepare rice according to package directions, adding 1/2 tsp. salt. 3. Meanwhile, combine vegetable broth and next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Add tofu, and toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove tofu from marinade, reserving marinade. 4. Heat oils in a nonstick skillet or wok over high heat 1 minute. Add tofu, and stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove tofu. Add broccoli and carrot sticks; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add reserved marinade, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened; stir in cooked tofu. Serve over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Garnish, if desired. Recipe from



More than just a suit

Evolution of the Linfield mascot, from “Baptists” to “Wildcats”

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n December 3 of 1924, The Linfield Review announced the students’ choice of the wildcat as their mascot. Before that, students rooted for the Baptists. Now, the wildcat is one of Linfield’s most iconic symbols along with the red and purple and the acorn. But there are a few things people don’t know about the mascot, namely who the person behind the mascot is and the mascot’s name. There are many people who are the mascot. Anyone can put on the suit. “I like to think that it’s symbolic, that anyone can fit into Linfield and be the wildcat,” Amy Bumatai, multicultural department intern, said. Dan Fergueson, the director of college activities, had a less figurative view of the situation. “We don’t have a good process for [choosing the mascot],” Fergueson said. “We’ve tried tryouts. We’ve tried asking. What often happens is members of the cheer team ask for folks or folks ask me. I often turn it back on the person.” Sometimes, the mascot will also randomly show up at certain events, such as finals, but the place it’s most often used

is on the football field. On average, Fergueson believes the mascot suit is used 20-30 times throughout the year. “There isn’t a set budget for the replacement of the costume,” Fergueson said. “This is the second head that has existed in my 12 years and the third body suit.” The wildcat has also looked a little different in the past. “The college went through a branding process three years ago,” Fergueson said. “It was across the board, an update for the institution. The new image uncrossed the eyes and changed the number of whiskers. It has five on each cheek now. It used to have six on one and seven on the other.” Wildcat Wednesday is a new event that has come to Linfield. Every Wednesday, students wear Linfield colors and the wildcat runs around the campus. Linfield chose its colors in 1917. The colors are cardinal red and purple, both symbols of wealth and prestige in the Middle Ages. “The brand image did have some change here as well,” Fergueson said, “Where it spelled out purples as our primary athletic color.” Rumors have long surrounded the mascot’s name. No one is really sure what it is

because it doesn’t have an official name. Debbie HarmonFerry, director of alumni relations, is working to change that. “It was an idea Dan Fergueson raised,” HarmonFerry said about the Name the Wildcat contest. To nominate names for the contest, students, alumni and staff can go to www.linfield. edu/namethewildcat. Once the nomination period is over in early March, a panel will narrow down the choices, so students, alumni and staff can vote within the list. The wildcat will have a name later this spring. “[We’re looking for names] that fit the college and our character,” Harmon-Ferry said. “It’s like picking a name for your child. You want something that is going to fit but people won’t make terrible nicknames out of.” At any rate, the wildcat will always represent the best side of Linfield’s welcoming community. Jenny Morgan, community engagement and service intern, remembered a story about the wildcat on a rainy night when an athletic team had just returned from a game.

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The wildcat frolics in the snow in front of Pioneer.

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The wildcat’s first incarnation didn’t include the sailor’s hat. It was popularized by Paul Durham.

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The wildcat poses at a high school event with Erin Rush.

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The wildcat makes an appearance at a sporting event.

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Comedian leaves audience chuckling Rosa Johnson Copy editor Laughs were all around Ice Auditorium when Sammy Obeid performed his comedy act to kick-off “Dad’s Weekend” on Feb. 22. Obeid has previously starred on Conan, TBS and America’s Got Talent, which just goes to show his immense talent. Obeid has a charismatic personality and made a strong connection with the audience. He even went so far as to post a photo from his perspective onstage on his Instagram and Twitter. “I really enjoyed Sammy’s interaction with the audience,” freshman Rachel Williams said in a text. Obeid’s sense of humor was college student orientated. Since Obeid earned a math

major at Berkley. “Sammy was charismatic and witty, completely relating to us college kids. His jokes made

his hilarity. “Sammy was awesome. Even though there were dads in the crowd, he didn’t change what he

Sammy was charismatic and witty, completely relating to us college kids. His jokes made me laugh so hard that my sides were sore afterward.

me laugh so hard that my sides were sore afterwards,” freshman Sarah Becker said. Obeid weaved perfectly timed one-liners throughout his act making the crowd helpless to

BARANOVKA, Russia Nestled into a hill overlooking the Black Sea, the PovoDog shelter provides sanctuary to more than 120 strays who were lucky enough to escape the life-threatening streets of Sochi. Some have matted fur and bald patches. A few look emaciated. And all face uncertain futures when the Olympic flame is extinguished Sunday. “We have the world’s attention now,” said Nadezhda Mayboroda, a private tutor who set up this makeshift shelter a few weeks ago. “When the Games end, there will still be dogs in Sochi that need help.” Sochi’s abundant stray population made international headlines during these Games, as authorities began rounding up dogs by the dozens. The animals—many of which had served as guard dogs at construction sites or as companions for workers before being abandoned after the building ended—were taken to undisclosed locations and often put down. Olympic organizers repeatedly have said that

only diseased dogs have been killed. They insist the healthy ones have been “relocated” to better places, even as local veterinarians reported seeing poisoned bait around the city. Animal rights advocates estimate that 300 dogs have been killed each month since eradication efforts began in October. The dogs’ plight quickly caught the attention of western media and athletes, several of whom have vowed to adopt these dogs. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis adopted a dog after missing out on a medal here, while Gus Kenworthy rescued a mother dog and four puppies after spotting them outside the media center in Krasnaya Polyana. The silver medalist delayed his flight back to home to get the paperwork done to transport the dogs to the United States, where he said he planned to keep one puppy and had found homes for the others. And U.S. hockey player David Backes, a forward with the Blues, has started an organization with his wife, Kelly, to help find shelters for the animals in the United States and other countries. The couple, who grew fond of the local strays while

was going to do ... Kudos to Sammy,” freshman Ian Cooper said. Obeid participated in 1000 Days of Comedy. He gave the final performance of this 1000-day stretch on Sept. 21, 2013.

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Obeid is currently nominated for the Campus Act Magazine Reader ’s Choice Awards for 2014’s Fastest Rising Star.

walking on the boardwalks along Sochi’s coast, has started a group called Athletes for Animals. Working with players from the American, Canadian and Slovenia teams, among others, the organization is trying to arrange for several dogs to be transported from Russia. “I want for us to be able to give them a chance for a forever home and kind of live in that lap of luxury that a lot of dogs in North America have,” he said. “If we can do that for a few of them, and give them that little reprieve, it’s a great opportunity for those dogs and to maybe show people how we treat our animals, and maybe that could be contagious as well.” But transporting a dog to another country can be a difficult endeavor, especially in Russia where language barriers and bureaucratic rules complicate even the most routine shipments. Pet transport from Russia costs between $150 and $2,000 based on the airline, according to the Humane Society International. The dogs also need international health certificates from a local veterinarian before they can travel. Those cost about $15 here.

-Sarah Becker, Freshman Voting ends on March 1, you can find more on his Twitter and Instagram @ SammyObeid. Obeid was a huge hit to kick off “Dad’s Weekend.” Obeid cracked jokes that could make

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Sammy Obeid interacts with an audience member while he is dropping a punch line. any college student, as from beginning to end. well as, college student’s Obeid earned his dad laugh. well deserved round of By asking the audi- applause. ence for his thoughts and experiences on their subject of their choice, he Rosa Johnson can be reached at made the audience laugh

Linfield Concert Choir hosts choir invitational

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer The voices of the Linfield Concert Choir resonated with high school choir students on Feb. 19 in Ice Auditorium. Surrounding Yamhill high schools gathered together to showcase their voices to other schools at the Linfield College Small School Invitational. The Linfield Concert Choir started the invitational by singing the song “To Morning.”

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Dalai Lama to speak with U.S. president Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Foreign Staff The Dalai Lama is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday morning. It will be their third meeting in four years and one that will be handled delicately to avoid inflaming relations with China. No photographs will be allowed of Obama and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader as they meet on a ground floor room at the White House, and not in the Oval Office. China has retaliated against international leaders who host the Dalai Lama or criticize China’s tight control of Tibet. Chinese officials didn’t immediately comment on the meeting after it was announced late Thursday, but they reacted harshly when the two last met in 2011. “This action seriously interfered with China’s internal affairs,” Ma Zhaoxu, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at the time. He added that the meeting has “hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and harmed Sino-U.S. rela-

tions.” The Dalai Lama’s meeting with Obama is part of a swing through the United States that will have him meeting privately with Chinese students in California and Minnesota, and speaking to larger groups in Los Angeles, the Silicon Valley and St. Paul. To prevent retaliation against people in Tibet, he isn’t expected to talk about China’s policies in his homeland. China considers Tibet part of its historic territory, but it has since been accused of extensive human rights violations and brutal tactics in dealing with Tibetan insurrections, including a 1959 rebellion that forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India. At Santa Clara University in northern California on Monday, the Dalai Lama will be speaking about corporate ethics and compassion at an event sponsored by university’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. In Minnesota on March 2, the Dalai Lama is scheduled to appear before an audience of 3,700 at St. Thomas University, a Catholic college in

St. Paul. Roughly 1,500 tickets that were made available to the general public at $130 apiece reportedly sold out in 7 minutes. While the Dalai Lama is being careful not to say things in public that could harm his people back in Tibet, the subject of human rights is likely to come up at the White House. “We are concerned about continuing tensions and the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibetan areas of China,” Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, said in a statement Thursday. She added the United States continues to supports the Dalai Lama’s “middle way” approach to Tibet, which advocates neither assimilation nor independence for Tibetans in Tibet. In recent years, tension has increased in the region as China has accused Dalai Lama of inciting young Tibetans to set themselves on fire in protest against China. The exiled government has urged its followers not to engage in such protects, but in recent years, 109 Tibetans have died after self immolating.

Classical groups combine for memorable night

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer This time capsule is one of many that will hold the objects that define 2014.

Buried treasure in the Linfield’s archives Stephanie Hofmann Sports Editor

The archive department is creating a snapshot in Linfield history with the first ever time capsule made up of objects that the student body thinks defined this year. Starting Feb. 24 the two time capsules will be at the circulation desk in the library until the “Happy Birthday Linfield” celebration on Feb. 27. During this time students are encouraged to donate anything into the boxes that they

Gregory Ewer and Adam LaMotte of “3 Leg Torso” break loose of their classical musician poses in the energy of the second half of their show. The musical group, “45th Parallel,” combined with “3 Leg Torso” for a concert on Feb. 21. The first half of their concert was “Sextet in C Major, Op. 37” by Ernó Dohnány. As a general rule, songs written in the key of C major are happy. This song is an exception, said Gregory Ewer. The song was chosen for its harmonic ambiguity. Ewer is the artistic director for “3 Leg Torso.” The second half of the show featured adaptations of upbeat, poppy, fast paced songs.

The archives department is looking forward to this being annual event that students will build as the tradition goes on. “The idea of an Archive is sometime confused and mysterious to people,” Schmidt said. “This is a nice way to tell people what an archive is for. They don’t really have an age, not everything is just gathering dust. Linfield students can create their own history.” Stephanie Hofmann can be reached at

Seth Meyers to take over ‘The Late Show’ Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee

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think symbolizes this year. Students can put an actual item in the time capsule or even just a picture of it. There are no limitations to what the students or staff can put in to it. “We have no idea what to expect,” Director of Resource Sharing Rich Schmidt said. “We are all really enthusiastic about this. We hope that the students will take ownership of it.” After the time capsules are stored into the archive anyone can look at them to see a snapshot in time.

Taking over the hosting duties on NBC’s “Late Night” might not seem to have the same cache of becoming the new “Tonight Show” host, but it has certainly been an important stepping stone in the latenight talk world. David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon have gone from the post-midnight time slot to more high-exposure talk show jobs. And now, it’s “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Seth Meyers taking over the time slot. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” launches Monday (or early Tuesday morning depending on how you look at it). “It’s certainly a big thing to be stepping into. On the same note, though, ‘Weekend Update’ was a big thing to step into. ‘SNL’ was a big thing to step into. I think I’ve found over the years, if you get too hung up on the legacy of what you are taking over, it gets in the way a little bit of doing the work,” Meyers tells TV critics. “Our goal is just to try to do the

funniest thing we can every night and get better each time out.” And, Meyers is going to try to be funny in his own way. Letterman had a goofy style, whether talking to guests or doing comedy bits. O’Brien brought a manic energy to everything he did. And Fallon made “Late Night” less of a talk show and more of a variety program. The memories of latenight talk for Meyers is less Johnny Carson and more Letterman. “I had an uncle who was one of those weird uncles who sort of always smelled like a Pink Floyd concert, and he kind of hipped us to Letterman. I remember taping it and watching it,” Meyers says. “That was a show where you would go to school the next day, and everybody would try to remember as many of the things from the Top 10 list as possible. That was really fun.” The “Late Night” format with Meyers will look a lot like a blend of his days on “Weekend Update” with a

more traditional talk show format. Alex Baze, who has been the head writer of “Weekend Update,” moved with Meyers to the new show as the head writer. ‘”I do feel like the legacy of late night is you get to do weird things. People are a little more patient with it, and that’s going to be fun to try to mess around with that,” he says. Putting together the writing staff was a major concern for Meyers. He took a page from O’Brien’s playbook and hired a lot of writers who could also be on screen if necessary. He understands such double duty because he always thought of himself more as a writer than an actor during his “SNL” days. It was not unusual for Meyers to not even shave until he was needed for the first run through of the show at 7 p.m. on Saturday. His biggest fear about taking over “Late Night” is how much time he’ll have to spend in hair and makeup _ time he would rather spend working on material for the show.



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Star-crossed lovers are strangely related Paige Jurgensen Columnist

Emily Bronte’s 1847 novel, “Wuthering Heights”, was an extremely scandalous but popular during the nineteenth century. Since its original publication it has remained a constant favorite among literary lovers, and for obvious reasons. The beginning of the novel centers itself around the relationship of Cathy, a high spirited young woman, and her adopted brother, Heathcliff, a brooding figure who only has eyes for Cathy. The two spend their

childhood and early adolescence together, running through the moors of England with all the freedom in the world. However, after an incident that left Cathy injured, Heathcliff is separated from her for a bit, and while away Cathy is transformed into a proper lady, meets a gentleman named Edgar Linton, and upon her arrival home her relationship with Heathcliff is strained. The second part of the novel focuses on the story of Catherine Linton, the daughter of Cathy, and her own struggles when she finds herself in the grasps

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A personal critique of the novel is that, assumedly, the audience is supposed to love Heathcliff in the beginning of the novel; we are supposed to see him as the wayward hero that cannot seem to win, but he is not. Heathcliff is a madman that is supposed to be worthy of the audience’s love because he loved Cathy, but just because he loved her does not mean he deserved her. “Wuthering Heights” often gives that same misinterpretation that the film “500 Days of Summer” does, and that is that

if a guy pursues a woman enough, clearly he deserves her and that the woman is wrong for not wanting him back, or at least not actually taking him. Quite honestly, Heathcliff, after he believes that he has lost Cathy, is nothing more than a moody teenager that cries victim to the “friendzone.” Other than the novels then-risqué material, “Wuthering Heights” was also shocking for its author, Emily Bronte. Bronte pursued publication after her sister, Charlotte Bronte, had successfully published “Jane

Eyre.” However, due to her sex, Emily Bronte had to publish under the name Ellis Bell. Unfortunately, Bronte never went on to write another novel because she died the following year. As her brother had just passed away, it is said that Bronte died of a broken heart (along with the unsanitary conditions she lived in), which, for those of us who have read “Wuthering Heights”, is terribly ironic.

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Film flashes back to bold civil rights leader Special Lovincey Columnist As February comes to its’ final days, I find myself reflecting on Black History Month. This led to some introspection. What did I do to fulfill the purpose of a month dedicated to the riddance of a dark past? Sure, I took some time to refresh my memory on Martin Luther King’s “A Letter from Birmingham Jail” back in January, I made it an obligation to spend my time serving others on MLK day, and I even utilized a big chunk of my time during this busy week to watch the lengthy, Spike Lee film adaption, “Malcolm X.” “Malcolm X” is a movie I highly encourage everyone to watch. Spike Lee does an outstanding job at taking the autobiography and Arnold Perl’s screenplay and adapting the words right from the page into a triumphant piece of work.

Photo courtesy of The movie is fit for a scope audience, all promised to take something from the biographical film. Lee holds his own with much criticism over the controversy that surfaced process of taking on this project. Praise goes to Lee for notably sticking to the premise of this film adaption as well as portraying the many faces of Malcolm X in all stages

of his evolution. Malcolm X created his own legacy, Spike Lee only documented it. I’ve seen “Malcolm X” over half a dozen times and I truly think Lee making the film was important to him. But as an avid film viewer, especially seen in more recent years, I find myself questioning this Hollywood trend for creating films highlighting such an ugly past of black history. Films like, “The Help,” “The Butler,” “12 Years a Slave,” and others, all depicting black struggle. Sure these films found success, but all for the wrong reason. This is a tiresome topic and issue that’s been way over done. We live in contemporary times and if the only Oscar- starring roles black actors can achieve are those that demean and oppress them as human beings, then I think these writers, directors and producers need to get a bit more

creative. Think about this with this year’s Oscars coming up in March. Back to Black History Month, I’m still not satisfied. Not solely the month itself, or what becomes coined as “Black History,” but the underlying idea of a history being condensed into a month alone. Is it worth it? I’m here to say it’s not. I think it’s fair to say that we are all aware that we aren’t a post-racial society and we may still be far off. So, personally when I think of a month dedicated to the past, I think is quite ridiculous when we should be reflecting on the now. It’s almost like a slap in the face. And sure, Black History Month at a time held a powerful and important significance to this country but that significance is surely losing sight.

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Girl group sings sassy, soulful songs Vanessa So KSLC Music Director Get ready for another British invasion, America, because Little Mix is here to stay. Though boy bands are becoming prominent once again, girl groups are regaining momentum with the likes of Fifth Harmony, the revival of Danity Kane and Little Mix. After becoming the first group to win “The X Factor” in the U.K., Little Mix has found success with their first two albums. The group has been nominated for numerous awards and won the award for best girl band in the “Best of 2013 Awards.” Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall form the sassy, dynamic group. Each had failed to pass the bootcamp round of the

British competition show, and Simon Cowell brought them back to compete as a group. All in their early 20s, these women bring youth, energy and confidence to their sophomore effort, “Salute.” Little Mix released their second studio album earlier in February after a November release in the U.K. It was worth the wait. After finding international success in 2013, Little Mix is solidifying its spot in America’s list of favorite girl groups. The resilient, tight vocals and harmonies from all four women produce an album that far succeeds from their debut, “DNA.” “Salute” is an R&B infused, hip-hop-influenced pop album that contains dance tracks as well as ballads. Little Mix’s cites the Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child

Photo courtesy of and TLC as some of their inspirations. This is evident throughout the album as the 90s club vibe shines in “About That Boy,” “Nothing Feels Like You” and “Mr. Loverboy.” As slick as the more upbeat tracks are, the ballads highlight Little Mix’s versatility in sound and style. The women express both sadness and anger in “These Four Walls” and “Good Enough,” which has the women say-

ing “Sorry for the smile I’m wearing now,” after appreciating the rejection from an undeserving man. The group boasts on female empowerment, strength and confidence in “Salute,” “See Me Now” and “A Different Beat.” The confidence oozes as they chant, “I look in the mirror and I like what I see.” The album touches on breakups, love, anger and everything in between. “Salute” embraces women despite the circumstances that they find themselves or put themselves in. Little Mix’s “Salute” is available for digital download on iTunes and available for purchase in stores. You can also check out “Salute” on KSLC 90.3 FM and listen online at kslcfm or stream the station on iTunes. Vanessa So can be reached at

Upcoming events “Turkey the Bridge Between Europe and Asia”

4 p.m. February 24, Jonasson Hall

Brown bag discussion on feminism, popular culture, and media

11:45 a.m. February 25, Dillin NW

Happy Birthday Linfield Celebration

11 a.m. February 27, Fred Meyer Lounge


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Wildcats lose at close weekend match Rachael Gernhart Staff Writter Men’s tennis saw improvements on Saturday Feb. 22 in both in singles and doubles, but still resulted in a 9-0 loss against Whitworth College. The Wildcats didn’t lack competitive drive even though two of their players were injured, which caused them to forfeit two matches because they didn’t have a full team. “Fridays loss to the reigning conference champs actually gave us confidence going into Saturday because we all felt like we played well and surprised a very talented team with how hard we played,” junior and captain Lukas Kleinman said, “We definitely improved from Friday to Saturday because we listened to our coaches advice and tried to use different strategies and patterns.” Freshman Kelsey Rosborough and Kleinman, lost a very close doubles match, 8-6, against the Whitworth pair. Rosborough was a standout this weekend, according to Kleinman, he lost a very close singles match, 6-2, 6-7(6-8), 9-11. Junior and Captain Micah Roos and sophomore Tim Hawkins lost their doubles, 3-8, but improved across the board since Friday against Whitman, in both doubles and singles. “Saturday we played a lot better,” Hawkins said. “We were competitive as a team, and a few points here and there would have been a different outcome. We are

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Junior Lukas Kleinman sets a serve at the first game of the match against Whitworth College with his doubles partner freshmen Kelsey Rosborough. The Men’s Tennis team played the Whitworth Pirates at back-to-back matches during Dad’s weekend. showing a lot of growth already.” In singles, Roos lost 6-3, 6-3. Hawkins also lost his singles, 6-2, 6-4 and sophomore Nick Konen lost 6-0, 6-0 after having to sit out his doubles match due to

forfeit. “Micah and I saw a lot of growth in the younger guys this weekend and those were two of the best teams in the conference so, although we are disappointed that we lost, we

see something to build on,” Kleinman said. Linfield visits University of Puget Sound March 1 for the next Northwest Conference matchup. Rachael Gernhart can be reached at

Friday, February 28

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Erik Anderson Memorial Icebreaker Home

9 a.m.

Saturday, March 1 Men’s Golf

Pacific Lutheran Invitational


Women’s Tennis

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Forest Grove, Ore. 11 a.m.

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Erik Anderson Memorial Icebreaker Home

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George Fox

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Women’s Lacrosse Pomona-Pitzer

Tacoma, Wash.

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McCool moves up as new head coach Samantha Sigler Editor-in-chief

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A new head women’s soccer coach has officially been hired after the resignation of Head Coach Dominic Doty last year. Cole McCool, formerly the assistant coach for women’s soccer, was officially offered the position on Feb. 11, after an interview process with Athletic Director Scott Carnahan and Assistant Athletic Director Doug Hire. “I had hoped for the past few years that when [Doty] decided to move on in his coaching career that I would be a natural replacement,” McCool said in an email. “[Doty] and I spoke a lot about how best to transition the girls and the program, and it went very smoothly.” McCool has always had a passion for soccer, and began coaching youth soccer clubs in his hometown when he was in high school. McCool later received a full-ride scholarship to play soccer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating in 2007 he continued coaching boys and girls youth club soccer, and in 2010 began coaching women’s soccer at Linfield after Doty, a childhood friend of McCool, asked McCool to be his assistant. “I am not planning on making many changes, because [Doty] basically did everything right,” McCool said. “The culture is great in the program, and

the players are as talented as any team in the country.” Many of the players were nervous once Doty announced his resignation, as many of them didn’t want someone completely new to the program coaching them. However, many players were pleased with the smooth transition from Doty to McCool. “I couldn’t be happier that [McCool] got the job,”

Cole McCool junior Ellie Schmidt said. “Now that they have hired someone, especially within the program, the tide has calmed and I think the team is really coming to terms with the situation.” McCool is looking forward to being able to “put [his] stamp and playing philosophy on the program,” as well as tweaking certain aspects of how the team trains and play games. “I just hope to keep the ball rolling and hopefully motivate and push the girls to achieve even more success and continue to love the game,” McCool said. Samantha Sigler can be reached at



Softball: Season begins with win

Wildcats tee off the new season Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor

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pion, outscored Lewis & Clark 37-0 in the four games while outhitting the Pioneers 36-4. At the first game the team started off the day with a 10-0 win against Lewis & Clark. Carson drove in two run white Senior Ashley Garcia got two doubles. In total the Wildcats got a total of 11 hits on the Lewis & Clark pitchers. In the last and final game the ’Cats continued to trump the field with a 9-0 score. The Women’s softball team is away on March 1 against George Fox University at Newberg, Ore. and then they will host Pacific University on March 2 at noon. Stephanie Hofmann can be reached at

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Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Junior Montana McNealy (16) wounds up her pitch to through at the Lewis & Clark batter. The Wildcats beat the Pioneers 4-0 games.

The men’s golf team finished second at the Pacific Spring Tuneup at Quail Valley on Feb. 23. Leading the team was junior Taylor Pirnke who got a 73 with 15 pars and one birdie. Pirnke was only 3 strokes away from the third place spot held by Pacific University player, Joshua Mau. “We are so early into the season, today’s finish was a step in the right direction,” Pirnke said in an email. “Since we are coming off a long lay off, our performance was great today. As a team, if we just keep improving our games day to day, I believe we can have a great season.” Other players were junior Kyle Hargrave who got seventh with a score of 74, followed by junior

Taylor Klopp that got ninth with a score of 75. “We all played pretty solid,” Kloop said in an email. “Our team us deep this spring and we hope to have some strong showings in the coming weeks. Overall, [we are] excited for this spring and to getting back after it.” All together the team scored a score of 300 which was eight points away from the first place winners Willamette. “I am looking forward to next week, when we start competing with the best teams in the conference at Tacoma,” Pirnke said in an email. “Overall today’s finish was a good momentum boost.” The Wildcats will next play at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational at the home course on March 1-2. Stephanie Hofmann can be reached at

Players backlash after NCAA changes D1 sports In an attempt to make the game more spectator friendly, the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) has made dramatic changes to the format of Division I tennis. The NCAA’s decision is sparking huge backlash on social media from Division I athletes, coaches and professional tennis players alike. Under the changes, singles matches will no longer be played the best of three sets. Instead of a full third set, the players will instead play a ten-point super tie breaker to decide the match. Doubles matches have also been shortened to one six game set instead of an eight game proset. Once two doubles matches from the same team have won their matches, all doubles matches will end, regardless of the score. The time players have between doubles and singles has also been reduced from ten minutes to five min-

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Camille Weber Sports columnist utes. Changeovers have been reduced from 90 seconds to 60 seconds and warm-ups between opponents have been eliminated completely. There is also no-Ad scoring for men’s double matches. These changes have been made not for the good of the game but to increase the amount of profit brought in by spectator viewership of the sport. “The shortened format may provide exposure oppor-

tunities through television coverage, live streaming and local media coverage,” said the NCAA “It is difficult and cost prohibitive for television to air a 4.5 hour college tennis match. In addition, it is very challenging for local media (television or print) to watch and cover an entire dual match. Therefore, the sport lacks local and national coverage, which will be improved with a format that consistently finishes within a three-hour time frame.” However, altering the game to fit into a time slot on television is detrimental to the game itself. Tennis, in nature is not a fast-paced sport in the way sports like football and basketball are. Shortening matches is not going to be an effective way to broaden sports audiences because people who like tennis will watch tennis, regardless of the duration of time it takes to com-

plete a match. If the NCAA’s goal is to encourage more athletes to play college tennis with the intent of “going pro” after college, they are still missing the mark. In professional tennis, women play a full three sets and men play five full sets. Both women and men only play set tie-breakers, never match tie-breakers. The reduction of time for the matches is detrimental to athletes wanting to play professional tennis since the average tennis match can last anywhere from 3-5 hours on average. “If college is used as developmental step for kids to then play on tour, it would help if it was the same scoring, obviously,” Rajeev Ram said, the current A.T.P. No. 100 in singles and No. 55 in doubles. Ram played one semester of college tennis at University of Illinois before turning professional in 2004.

“If I’m going into a match knowing that all I’ve got to do is win one set and then I’m into a breaker, I think I would play a little differently. And out here [in the professional circuit] that never happens,” Ram said. The changes have sparked huge backlash from Division I athletes and coaches across the nation. “This new NCAA tennis format is a total joke,” tweeted Aaron Pfister of Michigan State. “Beyond disappointed to hear about it. Changes the way matches will go 100%. #furious” “Well looks like effective September 1st I can start eating all the burgers I want since I won’t be playing any three set matches,” tweeted Emina Bektas of the University of Michagan. Even University of Georgia Coach, Manny Diaz was furious with the changes.

“Will kill our college game as we know it today” tweeted Diaz, later adding, “Or we could just flip a coin for doubles point. That would shorten it. Don’t see baseball playing six innings or [basketball] three quarters.” Legendary American tennis players like John McEnroe and up and coming U.S. players like John Isner and Sam Queery have also shown huge opposition to the changes even encouraging the repeal of the rules to no avail. The decision was reached by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (I.T.A.) during the I.T.A. Convention this past December and the changes have been officially made by the NCAA. The changes apply to both men and women’s tennis and are affective in September 2014. Camille Weber can be reached at

Women’s basketball ends with double win Drew Mahrt Senior sports reporter

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Freshman Riley Graham (5) moves the ball across the court during the game against Willamette University.

Although their season wasn’t anything spectacular, the Linfield women’s basketball team finished their season strong by winning two of their last three games. The women started their week off with a win against Willamette, defeating them 83-53 on Linfields home court. Junior Taylor Solomon and senior Kaely Maltman both had big games in this win, combining for a total of 38 points.

Maltman was a huge factor on the boards and came close to recording a triple double, snatching up 21 rebounds to go along with her 18 points and seven assists. Linfield really got loose in the second half. After being up by four going into the locker rooms at halftime, they decided that wasn’t enough and went all didn’t hold anything back. They scored 52 points in the second half of the game while holding Willamette University to only 26. The team dominated in almost every category

and shot and amazing 54 percent as a team from the field. Linfield couldn’t repeat in their next game against pacific, losing 74-73, but made sure to end their season with a bang with a win against Pacific Lutheran University. The women put on another dominating display by defeating the Lutes 92-68. Solomon was the high scorer again in this one, shooting 7-15 from the field and making 10 of her 12 free throw attempts. Maltman came close to a triple double again, putting

up 13 points, 11 boards, and eight assists. Quincey Gibson also had a big game, scoring 20 points and making 4-5 shots from range. Linfield boosted themselves into sixth place with these final two wins, passing Pacific and Pacific Lutheran in the standings. The team was very pleased with their finish to the season and will hope to carry this momentum into the 2014-15 season.

Drew Mahrt can be reached at


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Women’s tennis loses tough back-to-back match Mikenna Whatley Staff Writter The Linfield women’s tennis team played two away matches Feb. 22 and 23 against Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. and Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., both of which Linfield ended up losing. Their first match was last Friday against defending conference champions, Whitman College. Though Linfield ultimately lost 5-4, freshman Mackenzie Fraser and senior Caroline Brigham won the last doubles match of the night, giving the team a confidence boost as they headed into

singles matches. Junior Kaila Nip, freshman Courtney Mostul, and junior Kelly Watanabe all won their singles matches against Whitman’s tough competition. Other singles that were lost were very close. Linfield came into this match as the underdog, so despite their loss against Whitman College, the team remains in high spirits and feels good about their performance. The second match of the weekend was last Saturday against Whitworth University, which Linfield lost 7-2. After losing 0-3 after doubles, the girls found it very difficult to try and pull through the singles

matches. Nip, freshman Marisa Kume, and junior Gretchen Jernstedt all battled through some very close singles matches that went three sets each. Unfortunately for Linfield, even their good performance in singles could not outweigh the tough doubles losses that they experienced earlier in the match. “It was a tough loss for us, but luckily we play them again at home later in the season. So hopefully we will be better rested and more prepared then,” Brigham said. MiKenna Whatlety can be reached at


Lacrosse loses at season opener, 16-2 Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor The Women’s Lacrosse team lost 16-2 to the University of Puget Sound at their season game at home on Feb. 22. The Loggers started with an early lead, having nine points to the ’Cats one in only the first half of the game. Junior Shelby Duarte scored the first goal with only 1:44 left on the clock. During the second half the Loggers continued to hold the control over the Wildcats adding six more goals. Junior Halee Helger-

son got Linfield’s last goal after weaving through the

Junior Halee Helgerson defense to barley make it into the net. “The numbers on the scoreboard aren’t exactly

what we were hoping to see this past Saturday, but I don’t think it reflects our team’s ability in the slightest,” sophomore Kelsey Dammarell said in an email. “We have a lot of potential; we just don’t have the numbers. Yes, we have a lot to work on and I have faith that we’ll continue to do so as the season progresses. Fortunately, our team is very supportive of one another and I truly think it’s our positivity that keeps us going.” The Wildcats next host a home game against Alma College at 1 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the soccer field. Stephanie Hofmann can be reached at

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Sophomore Eric Lawson gets ready to hit the ball in the first part of the game against Oregon Tech University. The team got the only run of the game which happened this fifth inning.

Baseball bounces back with two weekend wins Drew Mahrt Senior sports reporter

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Senior pitcher Zach Brandon (22) throws the ball towards the Oregon Tech batter during the last game of father’s weekend.

Coming off of a loss last week, the Linfield baseball team wanted to jump into this week and get back to their winning standards. They started their weekend facing off against Corban University. The Wildcats got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning, but allowed Corban to score in the second and third, tying the game up. Linfield then scored another two runs in the bottom of the third, but only held that for an inning before letting Corban tie the game up again. Corban took a two run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, but, while Linfield did make a comeback attempt, they couldn’t get the job done. They scored

one run in the bottom of the ninth, but it was too little too late. Linfield lost their second game in a row with the final score of 6-5. Their next game was against St. Martins University. This was the second of their three game home stand. The Wildcats shot out of the gate with a 4-0 lead in the first two innings, and increased that lead to 6-0 after the sixth. St. Martins attempted to come back in the ninth inning, but only managed two runs, giving Linfield the win with a final score of 6-2. Junior pitcher Chris Haddeland threw for eight innings. He didn’t give up a single run and only allowed four hits. To top that off, he struck out five and only walked one.

The third game of their homestand was against Oregon Tech. While Linfield managed eight hits, they were unable to score until the bottom of the fifth inning. That was the only score of the game, as the Wildcats won 1-0. Senior first baseman Clayton Truex was a big help at the plate for Linfield, going two for three with a walk on the game. Linfield threw four pitchers who combined to only give up four hits and strike out seven. Linfields next two games will be away. The first of which will be played at 11 a.m. on March 1 in Forest Grove, Ore. That will be the first of a two game series against Pacific University. Drew Mahrt can be reached at



February 24, 2014


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

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

MEN’S TENNIS Whitman Whitworth Pacific George Fox Lewis & Clark Puget Sound Linfield Pacific Lutheran Willamette

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



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Men’s tennis loses at tough home matches

The men’s tennis team has a rough start to the season with double loses against Whitworth College. See page 13>>

Women’s basketball end season with a win

The women’s basketball team wrapped up the season with two home wins. See page 14>>

Baseball gets a split in weekend results

The baseball team had two wins and a loss this weekend against three preseason opponents. See page 15>>

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Junior McKenna Spieth (27) slides into home plate for one of their 10 runs that they got during the their game against Lewis & Clark University. The Wildcats are now in first place in the conference to start the season with an early head start.

Wildcats shutout the Pioneers Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor The women’s softball team had four back-to-back shutout games against the Lewis & Clark Pioneers Feb. 22-23 their first home field appearance. On Feb. 22, the Wildcats won their two games against the Pio-

neers 10-0 and 8-0. Senior Karina Paavola allowed only one hit during the whole five innings that were played. The ‘Cats really picked up the pace during the game on the third inning when the ’Cats got five runs in after gaining three runs in the pervious innings. The Wildcats rounded up the game with two

more innings on both teams with out another run. The next game following right after the 10-0 win, started off well for the Wildcats with getting a run every inning until the fourth. Senior Shelby VandeBergh pitched a five inning no hitter making it her third career no-hitter. Freshman Danielle Duman hit a

three-run homerun in the fifth and junior Erin Carson finished things off with hit that scored sophomore Kristen Vroom from third base. On Sunday Feb. 23, the ’Cats finished their strike out streak with two big wins, 10-0 and 9-0. Linfield, the 10-time NWC cham>> Please see Softball page 14

Men’s basketball ends season on high note Drew Mahrt Senior sports reporter The men’s basketball team finished just as the women’s team did. They won two of three games with both of their wins coming in front of their home crowd. They started their final week against Willamette University, winning by seven with the final score of 70-63. Their defence held all but one Willamette player to single digit scoring. Freshman Tanner Brill was the player to watch in this game, scoring 20 points and dishing out five assists. Freshman Jackson Gion had a great game from beyond the arch, cashing in 50 percent of his shots from three and scoring 14 on the game. Linfield shot right around the 50 percent mark as a team from both the field and the three point line, while holding Willamette players to only 35 percent from the field. The men’s second game of the week was an away game against Pacific University where they lost 81-55. The game was a story of poor defence on Linfield’s part, as they allowed Pacific to shoot over 50 percent from the field.

Pacific center Daniel Zitani had a great game, scoring 28 on Linfield and adding 11 rebounds. Linfield scorers barely made it out of single digits, with only two players scoring 10 points and no one grabbing more than four rebounds. Linfield knew they had to come out and preform in their next game against Pacific Lutheran to make up for the game against Pacific, and that they did. They came out with what seemed like something to prove, outscoring the Lutes by 15 in the first half alone. They passed the ball effectively throughout the game, having an assist come from 15 of their 26 scores, and they absolutely dominated the glass by pulling down 43 rebounds. Junior Chris Dirks had a great game coming off the bench, scoring 16 points to go along with his 10 rebounds and two assists. Senior Cory Hendryx also had an impressive game, scoring 14 and shooting 5-8 from the field. Linfield went on to win the game 67-47, ending their season nicely. Although the team struggled for the majority of the year, they expect this great finish to carry over into next season and bring them a few more wins. Drew Mahrt can be reached at

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Freshman Tanner Brill (4) launches up to shoot two of the 70 points that the Wildcats scored against Willamette University.

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