Lucky #13 Softball picks up its 13th consecutive win after sweeping Lewis & Clack College on April 14. >> Please see page 14
April 16, 2010
Let’s talk about sex During the annual Sexual Identity Week, the FUSION club promotes the goal of LGBT equality at Linfield.
Census hits campus, fails to net HP residents Joshua Ensler News editor
Joanna Peterson Culture reporter Students across campus connected through activities such as tie-dyeing T-shirts and a samesex mock wedding during Sexual Identity Week 2010. The FUSION and Psych! clubs hosted Sexual Identity Week, a series of events focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, from April 12-16. “It’s just a week where we spread awareness and promote equality,” junior FUSION Club President Jesse Aerni said. “We especially want to draw attention to problems like bullying and harassment.” While Sexual Identity Week has been happening for more than five years, Aerni said the club tried to revamp this year’s week by creating better events and increasing publicity. Sexual Identity Week received more than $400 of funding from the Associated Students of Linfield College this year, which Aerni said also contributed to the events improved. More than 30 students kicked off the week by tie-dyeing T-shirts in Withnell Commons. “It was an amazing turnout,” senior FUSION Club Vice President Breanna Adams said.
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Pauline-Anne Abulencia/Senior photographer Freshman Marissa Mark (left center) and senior Breanna Adams (right center) marry in a mock wedding April 15. The wedding was held in front of Walker Hall and was intended to promote samesex equality. “I noticed that people who couldn’t make it to the event wore tie-dyed shirts all day to support us, which was really cool to see.” The week continued with a screening of the TV show “Glee” on April 13. More than 60 students gathered in Ice Auditorium to watch the show and enter drawings for a “Glee” poster, soundtrack and season DVD.
The next evening, a variety of students — some wearing tiedyed shirts and others just stopping by to enjoy the company and food — enjoyed a barbecue outside Withnell Commons on April 14. Almost 30 guests gathered in front of Walker Hall on April 15 for Adam’s and freshman Marissa Mark’s same-sex mock wedding. After the ceremony, guests
blew clouds of bubbles around the couple before enjoying cake and dancing during the reception in the Fred Meyer Lounge. “We tried to make the events more open and public this year,” Adams said. “In past years, the same-sex mock wedding had a small turnout because it was hid-
Residence Life reported that only half of the Hewlett-Packard apartment residents filled out their census forms April 12. Residence Life reserved Withnell Commons and manned tables covered in census papers from 6-9 p.m. April 12. Jeff Mackay, associate dean of students and director of Residence Life, said the residence halls had nearly 100 percent of their residents fill out the forms. “We had great participation in the residence halls,” he said. “Most had just one or two people who were not there.” Mackay said that his office staff called all residents who had not yet filled out a census form. On April 15, Mackay told the Review that between 30 and 40 students, mostly HP residents, failed to fill out the forms. Linfield sent in these students’ directory information to the census office. If a student does not fill out the census form, the college may send directory data to the federal government without consent of a student or his or her parent or guard>> Please see Census page 5
>> Please see FUSION page 6
Bill extension aims to provide affordable health care Chelsea Langevin Senior reporter As unemployment rates continue to climb, the health care overhaul becomes more important to the nearly 2 million young adult students who could benefit from remaining on their parents’ insurance until age 26. By September, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will create a standard definition of “dependent” across all states, determining which adult students will be eligible for the extension. The provision will aid one in three young adults who are uninsured.
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“Traditionally, it is people our age who go off health insurance,” senior Craig Sinclair, president of the non-ASLC chartered Linfield Democrats, said. For those who do not qualify for the extension, the bill aims to provide more affordable coverage with state-based health insurance exchanges beginning in 2014. The exchanges offer choices for plans, creating a more competitive market for health insurance. One of the lower cost exchange categories is titled the “young invincible,” which young adults qualify for until age 30. One argument against the policy is that young adults will bear the burden of medical costs for older
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Americans, in turn raising insurance premiums. Medicare currently operates similarly in that it is a publicly funded health insurance program. By 2014, the federal government will require most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a tax penalty. As a result, young adults who want coverage from the individual market could see premiums rise as much as 17 percent each month. “I feel, as a member of a middleclass family, that the middle class is suffering more with this bill, and only the lower classes will benefit,” sophomore Clia Zwilling, president of the non-ASLC chartered Linfield Republicans, said. But for young adults with pre-
existing conditions, the benefits will outweigh the costs. For Sinclair, the new bill is a safety net for the unpromising job market. Before the bill’s passage, Sinclair said that he worried how he would afford coverage considering his Crohn’s Disease. In the coming years, the act will prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to all individuals because of preexisting conditions. “We’re not punishing people for the illnesses they can’t help anymore,” Sinclair said. “I don’t know why we hadn’t done something like >> Please see Insurance page 4
’Cats and Dogs Seniors Matt Davies and Andrew Webber are headed to Yale University for graduate school. >> Please see page 7
Professional pop-punk band The Angry Orts performed in FML on April 15. >> Please see page 10
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Census propaganda repels participation The U.S. Census finally hit Linfield on April 9 after weeks of hype. Students received a number of e-mail notifications and fliers reminding them of the coming census and that filling it out was mandatory. While the census was, in general, successfully administered (at least among residence halls), we feel that Linfield’s approach to preparing students for the census was handled poorly. We agree that the census is important and that it should be filled out by students. But this should not be simply because they are told to do so. We feel the college could and should have tried to raise awareness about the reasons for filling out the census rather than just cramming it down our throats. Many young adults have an innate urge to resist authority. Shoving the census in their faces could have caused some students to avoid or resist taking it simply because they were told it was mandatory. It is certainly true that we are all legally required to fill out the census, but how many Americans take this law seriously? Read any conservative, online blog, and you’ll see many Americans proudly declaring that they simply threw their censuses away. According to the U.S. Census code, “Whoever, being over 18 years of age, refuses or willfully neglects ... to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey ... shall be fined not more than $100.” And anyone who knowingly fills in false information “shall be fined not more than $500,” according to the code. This law, as intimidating as it may be, is hardly enforced. Most
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Graphic courtesy of Residence Life often, those who do not fill out the census are pestered by census workers for a short time. The U.S. Census Bureau readily admits that it views fining people as a last resort. Students were told they were legally required to fill out the census, but what good is a law that isn’t enforced? We think it is safe to say that students could have refused to participate in the census without fear of legal recourse. Those who didn’t complete the census (whether they forgot or otherwise) were notified by student services to complete it by a certain deadline. But the “punishment” for continued refusal is simply that the college completes it for you. A letter from the U.S. Census Bureau to Linfield and other institutions said,
“For students who do not respond, colleges and universities can lawfully disclose directory information from student records to the Census Bureau without prior consent of the student, parents or guardians. Directory information includes a student’s name, date of birth, school address and dates of attendance.” This is relevant information that Linfield should have shared with students. But it almost makes us wonder why we even need to bother with the census when the college can just hand over our information. Admittedly, directory information does not include aspects such as race and gender, but this information does not affect representation, anyway.
We think the college needlessly emphasized students’ legal obligation to complete the census reports when it was clear that there would be no legal repercussions for students who did not complete it. The census may have been better received if Linfield had instead advertised the benefits of filling it out. It is presumable that this was the first time students were given the opportunity to participate in the census, as we were all between 10-14 years old the last time it was distributed. Linfield should have treated this “first experience” more carefully and with more disseminated information, rather than practically resorting to scare tactics. The school would not need to go into all the details of why the census is important (students often lack the attention span to get through such long campus-wide e-mails), but they could have given students some basic reasons why they are being told to do something, if for no other reason than because the college newspaper might write a scathing editorial about such inaction. The school had 10 years to plan how it would conduct the census. Was this truly the best they could come up with? -The Review Editorial Board
Resourcefulness should be next to common sense
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Septembre Russell Put your seatbelt on. Picture this: It’s afternoon, and I am dinking inside the mini-lab in Renshaw Hall. You know, I’m doing the usual multitasking — e-mail, Facebook and Tetris. Needless to say, I’ve got a buffet of tabs open to feed my ADD. But I wasn’t aware that the room would become pregnant with chaos, nor that I would be sitting in the center of it. A class is in session in the main lab and two of the computers in the mini-lab were having some issues. While those of you, upon reading the previous sentence, may have said by way of inner monologue, “What else is new?” you comprise a portion of the motivation behind this writing. As I mentioned, two of the computers were not running properly. Upon entering the mini-lab, I attempted to bring them back to working order by holding down the power button on the back of
the modem — unfortunately, to no avail. At that point, it was no skin off my back; the computer in front of me (my go-to guy) was having a great day. However, I noticed that when other students came in to use the lab, they didn’t even make an attempt to correct the situation. Regardless of the fact that I’d already attempted to fix the computers, you would think a student’s need to use one would warrant some sort of attempt at it. I thought so, and I was wrong. Instead, people walked into the lab (if they even made it that far, most would look in and then leave Renshaw entirely) and, seeing that two computers were out of commission, left in an irritated fashion characterized by huffs, sighs and grumbles. My inner monologue: “You’re just going to leave? You’re seriously not even going to do any basic troubleshooting? So be it, you deserve to find another place to take care of business.” What gets me, though, is the fact that folks get all ticked off because they feel as though the next nearest available place with computer and printing capability is the library, an assumption that would make even myself a tad bit miffed. But that’s not the case.
Two places I can think of are much closer in proximity to Renshaw Hall and can accommodate these needs. (I will leave them nameless and let you practice being resourceful.) What’s more is that, had you not waited to print your document until 10 minutes before you were supposed to have it with you in class, you wouldn’t have a cause to waste precious energy getting upset. Now, you’re saying to yourself, “People in glass houses…,” but you shouldn’t for two reasons: One, although I may complete assignments in a manner of procrastination, I know that there may be unforeseen events to plan ahead for, so I print early. Two, if earlier you said, “What else is new,” that means you are aware of the potential of unforeseen events, such as unavailable computers and a class in the main lab. It means you continually choose to reject logic and take a gamble on getting things done on time, and that is your own fault, true enough. The next part of my story takes me out of the game. With every person who was halfway to a hissy fit in front of me that day, I became increasingly irritated at the lack of troubleshoot-
ing. I decided to take action — the most obvious action, mind you: I called ITS. Boy, was it difficult to turn my head to the right and find the number. Even more difficult was dialing the number on my cell phone. It wasn’t actually hard, as you should have gathered by now, but it may as well have been as complicated as a Rubik’s cube the way my college mates consistently shied away from it. Needless to say, I spoke to someone on the phone, someone from ITS appeared within 10 minutes to fix the computers. It is her job, and she does it exceedingly well, but I am certain she is not a psychic. It cannot be terribly arduous to be resourceful; I am sure the vast majority of the population uses Google more than enough, and sometimes merely to answer a quick question. Am I wrong to assert that it wouldn’t be becoming of you to receive a job offer and then to demonstrate a severe lack of resourcefulness? I am sure that I am correct. I am also sure that should you find fault with what I have imparted, you will figure out where to find me. Septembre Russell can be reached at email@example.com
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College loses professor, mentor to service Ashley Price Guest columnist Most people on this campus do not know that Malthus Hall exists. Unless you are a student of the economics department, it is unlikely that you can identify the dilapidated-looking building behind the Green Apartments. That oddly shaded, green-colored building is home to a department of three professors and fewer than 100 students, a fraction of the size of a graduating class in departments such as business, biology or education. We may be a small department, but right now we are feeling a great loss that is impacting every student. Chances are that unless you are an economics major or minor, “Principles” student or friend of one of the aforementioned categories, you did not know that Linfield College employs a professor who is a naval reserve officer. You may not know that as of the printing of this column, Eric Schuck will no longer be on campus: He has been called to duty in the middle of the semester. You will not understand how each of the seniors gave an oral defense of their major nearly two months early and have attended their final class with him in the middle of April when graduation is not until the end of May. Unless you are in one of the categories mentioned above, you will not be able to comprehend the lengths to which Eric has gone to make sure that every single student under his care (and that is, by virtue of his excellence as an educator, any given student who has ever enrolled in one of his classes) has been shielded from as much impact from his deployment orders as possible. You will not understand what it means to say goodbye to your mentor on April 14 when graduation day is not until May 30. It is a sad, galling fact to me that the campus as a whole will not realize that one of our own, someone who on a daily basis contributes more to his students and this institution than others can deign to in a year, is now serving his duty to our country. I am frustrated that the loss I so personally feel is not shared by more people on this campus. I realize that I am an outlier, that it is not typical for a student to, through a combination of class and habit, have daily interaction with his or her
Photo courtesy of Ashley Price Senior Ashley Price (center) poses with mentors Associate Professor of Economics Eric Schuck (right) and Professor of Economics Randy Grant. adviser. But the magnitude of loss is irrelevant when the knowledge that the campus as a whole should be feeling loss is absent. Linfield as a whole does not know that one of the best professors it has to offer will not be here next fall, and this campus as a whole did not recognize the fact that Eric Schuck has left in the middle of this spring. This campus as a whole failed to recognize the excellence in its midst when he was here and will only come to realize how much he did because now he is gone. His final words to our senior seminar class were, “May you always have fair winds and following seas,” and, “Godspeed.” The first is used as a naval blessing or farewell, something that is understood between sailors as a well wishing of safety and good fortune. Here, it was a heartfelt wish that the graduating seniors, who are most definitely entering a tumultuous economy that none of them foresaw when they were freshman filling out their four-year plans, have nothing but the best of luck in all that they seek to accomplish in the near or far term. To be a student of Eric’s means to be one of his children, and he is personally invested in helping his
children succeed during both their time at Linfield and in the years following their graduation. The final word, “Godspeed,” is often used as a farewell, a definitive parting that expresses a wish for the recipient to experience a prosperous journey. In the naval world, it also carries connotations of safety, an acknowledgement that a tour of duty is being embarked upon but with an earnest desire for every sailor to return to port in good health. His final word to our senior seminar class was a far-term well wishing that our journey in life be prosperous, but is one that in the very near term every single student wished for him as he transitions from being our professor to being an officer who is being deployed in a time of war. Eric is a forward deploying officer, meaning that the nature of his job is such that he is the first one deployed and the last one to return home. His is a job that is characterized by people not noticing when he does it right, only when things go wrong or when he is absent. Ironically, that is exactly the same function of his position on this campus. Neither the students nor the faculty will come to understand how big of a role Eric Schuck plays in making
their lives better and how much of a credit to this institution he really is until he is no longer able to participate in the day-to-day functions of Linfield College. And that will be the day that this is printed, because on April 16 he will have fully transitioned from being Eric Schuck, Linfield associate professor of economics, to being Lt. Eric Schuck, Supply Corps, United States Naval Reserve Logistics Officer, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Nine. This will occur without ceremony by either the U.S. Navy or even in general acknowledgement on this campus. So thank you, Eric, for all of the things that you do. For all the things that go unrecognized and will be realized now that you are gone. Thank you for being my mentor, for caring about me not just as a student, but as one of your kids. Thank you for choosing a life of service, both to education and to our country. Please know that the moment at graduation when we are asked to walk past the faculty for the final review will be incomplete. Because you will not be there. But in that moment, I will be thinking of you with a heart full of gratitude. Godspeed.
Cabinet selection neglects departing experience Garrett Garceau Guest columnist After reading last week’s Review (“Senate approves new cabinet, diploma resolution,” TLR, April 9), I wanted to voice my opinion on a certain subject. While I do agree with senior President-elect Colin Jones that it is his (and sophomore Vice President-elect Katie Patterson’s) cabinet and he has full choice over it, I do not agree with the selection method. It has come to my attention that during the ASLC Board interview Jones and Patterson had Dan Fergueson and only two senators on the hiring council, and although other senatorial assistance was hard to find, there was a deliberate avoidance of any other aid, especially from the outgoing ASLC president and vice-president. In the past, the outgoing presi-
dent has been included among the council, despite the decision to ask for assistance being at the incoming president’s and VP’s discretion. I find it troubling that when the board has issues finding people, they would turn others away, especially those who have sat on said council before. In fact, last year, for the interviews, the committee included an additional two senators and the outgoing ASLC president. I feel, and I am sure everybody has his or her own opinion, that this method of selecting a board is selfish and even ignorant. I can see that since this is their period of leadership in office, they would want things to go their way. I cannot, however, get over the fact that Jones’ comments from the story imply that he ignored input from people that are experienced in what he will soon be doing — running
and representing our college. Too often in politics has the politician promised positive rewards and then turned around, revealing his or her true goals and colors. I believe that the said committee should have extended beyond senators in this instance, considering the fact that so few people were involved. I want to thank Jake Masin in this instance for bringing that point up in Senate, voicing his concern about the college (regarding the choosing and the lack-of “senate minutes” updates posted). According to last week’s story, Jones said he used a “holistic approach” to choose the ASLC Cabinet, while disregarding experience as a main factor in the selection. With cabinet positions requiring experience, usually gained while holding positions such as business manager and assistant to
the secretary, why would anybody neglect experience as a determining factor while hiring? How am I to trust our cabinet if it comes in without experience? If we do not have experienced ASLC board members, then how are we to have efficiency? Despite not being involved in Senate since my freshman year, I know that there are always many people who show dedication and involvement in representing our college. Senate e-mails aren’t always the most informative and often leave out crucial information with the exception of “events,” which I believe is the one reason many of the student population even read the reports. I didn’t even know any names of the cabinet until I read the story, which brought up the question, “How can we voice our opinions when we don’t know if we have an opinion to voice?”
Co-op ‘politics’ raise eyebrows Kelley Hungerford Managing editor An event hosted by the Linfield Bike Co-Op raised the eyebrows of some student government officials as a result of its alleged political agenda. The April 10 Bike the Pipe event, a 20-mile bike ride in Yamhill County farmland, protested liquefied natural gas pipeline development in the area. The Bike Co-Op served as the event’s starting point. Rumors of disagreement arose about the organization’s authority to host the politically charged event. “I never heard word that anyone had a problem with it,” junior David KellnerRode, Bike Co-Op manager, said in an e-mail. “Putting a liquefied natural gas pipeline through Willamette Valley farmland is not sustainable. A political bias is by no means the reason we supported the Bike the Pipe event. We supported the event because it promotes alternative transportation and sustainability, directly in line with our mission
statement.” Bike Co-Op employees report to senior Connor Lieb, ASLC student center director, who also runs the Gameroom and the Campus Information Center. However, even though Lieb said he would never allow politically unbalanced events to be organized by the Gameroom or CIC, he said that there was not much to address with the Bike Co-Op’s political agenda. “In a perfect world, it would be nice if both sides of the argument were presented or somehow incorporated into this bike ride,” Lieb said. “There’s nothing that bans or disallows a political agenda.” But despite being under Lieb’s management, the CIC and Gameroom have a different relationship with ASLC than the Co-op does, Lieb said. He said the Bike Co-Op is more independent than the other two, so it has more freedom in its operations. “I think that anyone should be able to host a political event, a non-polit-
ical event or any event in between,” Kellner-Rode said in an e-mail. “That being said, I would be fairly surprised the day the CIC or Gameroom hosts a political event. That would be pretty funny.” The Bike Co-Op was organized by Greenfield students, and Lieb said that, consequently, Linfield could either have a potentially political Bike Co-Op or no co-op at all. “When I go into WalMart, I don’t exactly support all their policies, but if I want to save some money, that’s my priority,” he said. “I think most students probably know politically where the Bike Co-Op lands, and I don’t think this probably changes any opinions.” But instituting rules for future conduct may be beneficial, Leib said. “It would be good to see the Bike Co-Op have some constraints on what they can and cannot do,” he said. “You just never know how far things can go into the future.”
Bike the Pipe
Photo courtesy of Monica Vaughan Linfield’s Bike Co-op hosts a 20-mile ride through Yamhill County farmland. The event, called Bike the Pipe, protested plans to run a liquefied natural gas pipeline through the county.
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Senior administrators to step down Joshua Ensler News editor Three senior members of Linfield’s administration are stepping down at the end of this semester, leaving gaps in Linfield’s upper echelon of managers. Dean of Students, Vice President of Student Services and Professor of Economics Dave Hansen, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Frederic Ross and Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs Victoria McGillin will cease to hold their positions at the end of May. Hansen has been the dean of students for 22 years and will remain at Linfield as a part-time professor of economics. “I want to experiment a little with the concept of retirement,” he said, adding that it was time for fresh blood to take control of his position. Hansen began working at Linfield 43 years ago. He described a much different Linfield in his early days.
“The main difference is resources,” he said. “Linfield had a very small endowment — still has a small endowment — but it was smaller then.” Hansen began as a professor of economics. He said that his background was not in personnel or student management, which made his job more difficult at the start. “Being the dean of students allows me to have an impact on a wider variety of students than as a teacher,” he said. “I’ll miss working with folks in this division. They’re good fellows who really care about the students.” Linfield has launched a nationwide search for a new dean. “They have a very good pool of candidates,” he said. “I think we’ll have a very talented replacement.” Another long-time Linfield faculty member, Ross, will be retiring at the end of the semester. Ross is the first senior adviser and assistant to the president, a position
created by President Thomas Hellie three years ago. He said the president convinced him to delay his retirement for a few years because Hellie wanted him to be his adviser. The senior adviser and the president’s office organize board meetings. One of Ross’ duties is to ensure that decisions made during faculty meetings are executed. “My job is to make sure that things are set up outside of those meetings — special task forces and other things,” Ross said “It sounds boring, but I’m working with an exciting and talented group of people.” Ross said that he was inspired by the president’s vision for the college, including sustainability and increased diversity. Ross has been at Linfield for 26 years, 23 of which he spent as a professor in the education department. The last major administrator, McGillin, is taking a leave of absence at the end of the semester. She will be
writing a book based on 10 years of her research about psychological pressures and resistance in an educational environment. McGillin, a psychologist by discipline, has studied risk and resilience in college students and faculty at her previous institutions. “I was interested in resilience in populations of young people who had everything going against them and should have developed psychological problems but did not,” she said. “I found that same question in students arriving at college with a bit more baggage.” McGillin has been the dean of faculty at Linfield for two years. She was previously a faculty member at Texas Williams and Clark universities, where she said she followed students as they went through college and used them as a sample population for her currently unnamed book. She said her book research helped her succeed at Linfield. Joshua Ensler can be reached at email@example.com
Insurance: Students now covered up to age 26 << Continued from page 1 that prior.” Sinclair said he sees the act as common sense rather than the radical piece of legislation some of the news media deem it as. While Zwilling said she agrees with her party’s push
to extend coverage until age 26 to qualifying adults, she said she believes the act signals a greater centralization of government power. “It could be a stepping stone,” she said. “The act could very easily set precedents for more power.” Zwilling said she is on the Linfield health insurance
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plan and is not sure if she will benefit from the age extension when the time comes. Whether she decides to move onto her parents’ plan, Zwilling said she disagrees with the legislative process. “I don’t like how speedily the process went,” she said. “It wasn’t cohesive.” In spite of concerns for
higher premiums, the act will ensure that a group most likely to go without insurance will be able to afford coverage. “We’re taking entry-level jobs that don’t necessarily have the best benefits,” Sinclair said. “I’m just happy something was done.” Chelsea Langevin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lecture decries nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands Yin Xiao Culture editor A guest lecturer discussed the aftermath of the United States’ top-secret radiation experimentation in the Pacific Ocean during a lecture held in Jonasson Hall on April 12. Based on participatory research on the Marshall Islands, Holly Barker, an anthropologist and adviser to the government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, brought to Linfield the history of nuclear testing on the islands and discussed how anthropology helps in the aftermath. “The U.S. government had perspectives of doing research instead of treating radiated people,” Barker said. “[We should] understand cultural and environmental effects after radiation and how the Marshallese sur-
vived.” During a span of 41 years (1945-86), the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests on the Bikini and Enewetak atolls in the Marshall Islands to learn more about the capabilities of its newest weapon and to win the Cold War. The United States detonated the largest American weapon ever tested, the Bravo Shot, on March 1, 1954. It was the equivalent of 1,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs. Barker said that following Bravo, U.S. government researchers evacuated some of the Marshallese and enrolled them in a secret medical experiment called Project 4.1 to study the effects of radiation on human beings. “We never knew what was going on,” a Marshallese enrolled in the research said, according to a document of
Megan Myer/Photo editor Anthropologist Holly Barker speaks about the American nuclear test in the Marshall Islands during the Cold War. Fallout created disaster for the natives. medical experimentation presented as part of Barker’s lecture. “They took my blood, mixed it with something and shot it back into me. They never asked me if they could do this. They just did it.” Barker said that U.S.
researchers wanted to keep people living next to the testing island and did research studies by age and gender to test which groups were influenced more by radiation. Sophomore Bouquet Harger said “her mind was
blown” when she heard that Marshallese had to endure about 1.7 Hiroshima bombs every day for 12 years, and she felt that the people of the Marshall Islands who were and are still affected by the radiation deserve compensation from the United States. Beyond the participants of Project 4.1, the U.S. government contributes only $7 per patient per month for the communities affected most by the testing program and for people with confirmed radiogenic illnesses, such as cancer, according to Barker’s lecture. “We ate food that made our throats swell and close up and even made us shake like we had epilepsy … We had no choice but to go back to Rongelop [in 1957],” Chiyoko Tamayose said in a document titled “Purposeful, Premature and Resettlement,” included
in the lecture. Some of the discussion hit close to home for Barker. “As you noticed, I didn’t read any quotes in the documents,” Barker said. “Some of them [were] my good friends, and they died from cancer.” Barker said because of environmental damage from radiation, many babies were born unhealthy. Researchers used creative non-human terms to describe them, such as “jellyfish baby” and “apple baby.” “However, Marshallese people still have their own way to survive with hope,” Barker said. “I also feel hopeful that so many Linfield students came to the lecture Monday night. Learning the history is the first step to help them.” Yin Xiao can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the ASLC Cabinet Name: Arielle Perkins Position on ASLC Cabinet: VP of Business and Finance Age: 20 Grade: Junior Majors: Accounting and math Hometown: Corvallis, Mont.
The Linfield Review: What experience do you have that qualifies you for the position? Perkins: I was business manager, so I was the assistant to the current vice president of business and finance.
So I got to learn a lot of what goes on in the office and to participate in LAB, as well. I’m an accounting major, as well, so I know a lot about numbers. TLR: What major goals do you have for the coming year?
Perkins: I’ve come up with a couple goals. One is better communication with clubs and the accounting office and facilities. Also, I would like to better advertise the funds available to clubs other than their own. TLR: What would you like to build on from your predecessor’s tenure in office? Perkins: [Communication and advertising] are improvements on what he did. I think there are things he wants to do or wanted to do but didn’t have the opportunity. I worked with [senior] Chris [McIsaac] all year, and I think he did a great job. I have
a lot to live up to because he did such a great job. TLR: Is there anything you would like to say to other students as the incoming vice president of business and finance? Perkins: I feel like clubs don’t feel like they can come talk to me … for help with financial things. If they want those funds, I want them to feel free to come talk to me. For the full interview, visit www. linfieldreview.com.
~Compiled by Dominic Baez, editor-in-chief
Census: Failure to act can result in fines << Continued from page 1 ian, Mackay said. A press release from Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Department of Commerce, confirms Mackay’s statement. Mackay said the census is used to distribute social services money. He said that Linfield would not receive benefits directly, but Linfield’s participation would benefit
Yamhill County. According to a press release from Groves, students count as residents of their colleges, not their hometowns. Mackay said he did not need to do much advertising about the census because of the federal government’s efforts to create census awareness. Federal law requires that everyone in the United States fills out a census
form. Failure to do so can result in fines up to $100. Submitted answers on the are confidential. The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census every 10 years. The data is used to apportion the House of Representatives. States have a number of representatives based on population. California, the most populous state, has 53 members in the House of
Representatives. Several states, including Montana, Alaska and Wyoming, have only one representative. Washington, D.C., has three representatives to make up for its lack of representation in the Senate. Oregon has five representatives. One of them, Rep. David Wu, visited Linfield on April 6 to discuss public policy with students. Joshua Ensler can be reached at email@example.com
Unknown larcenist breaks into student’s car, steals GPS Joshua Ensler News editor An unidentified thief broke into a car outside of the Miller Fine Arts building the morning of April 13 and stole a GPS installed on the vehicle’s dashboard. The perpetrator used a brick to smash in the window of the car, senior Alexandra Smith, the owner of the
vehicle, said. “I was called over the radio by security [to clean up the mess],” Mark Patten, a Linfield groundskeeper said. “There was glass all over the sidewalk and all over the passenger and driver’s seats.” Linfield College Community Public Safety & Security took photographs and examined the crime scene before he cleaned up the glass,
Patten said. Smith said she was allowed to see the scene before it was cleared and said she removed the brick from the car herself. Robert Cepeda, chief of LCCPS, said he had no more information to give to the Review. He confirmed the loss of the GPS and method of forced entry. Joshua Ensler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ford answers questions about next year’s budget The Review sat down with W. Glenn Ford, vice president for finance and administration, to further discuss the 2010-11 budget. Below is an abridged version of the interview. Dominc Baez Editor-in-chief The Linfield Review: Can you explain the budget process, from when you begin working on it until it is formalized? W . Glenn Ford: We start working on the budget as early as October. We request that the departments turn in their budget requests for the next fiscal year. Departments submit the request, and we compile those, generally in the controller’s office. We then have a certain balance, and it’s generally out of balance by a fairly significant amount. The next step is for the president and his cabinet to get together. We generally spend at least 20 hours working on the budget to take the beginning point to getting to a balanced budget. Then we present that to the Budget Advisory Committee and the campus community. [The BAC] works on the budget in January. We review the budget, have many hours of discussions and there are recommendations made to the president and to the community. The BAC is advisory, and the president has the option of accepting any changes the BAC has recommended, or he may come back to the BAC and express any concerns he may have with the changes. The president then proposes the budget to the board of trustees during the February meeting. At the February meeting, the trustees review the revenue aspects of the budget, and they review the medical plan aspect of the budget. TLR: So, is the budget actually approved, then? Ford: The revenue aspects of the budget are approved. The medical aspects of the expenditure budget are approved. But the balance on the expenditure budget is not approved until later in the year. This year, the full board will review the budget at the May 1 meeting and will approve the budget contingent upon information related to enrollment. TLR: Where did the exact percentages come from? How does the BAC or the president’s cabinet decide on those specific increases? Ford: The increases are based on the funding required to provide the core academic mission of
the college and all the support services that support it. We look at the cost of our educational programs, and based on that, we develop those recommendations in terms of percent increases. TLR: So, why are tuition and unfunded financial aid both rising? Why not just leave unfunded financial aid at its current level and leave tuition at its current level or only increase it slightly? Ford: The tuition increases and the financial aid increases are not necessarily linked. Tuition is considered on an annual basis based on the rising costs of operating educational services. The significant increase in unfunded financial aid was based more on the difficult economic times. TLR: So, should we not expect financial aid to increase by that percentage (11.1 percent) again if, say, the economy were to bounce back during the 2011-12 year? Ford: We look at tuition and financial aid every year in depth, and as we look at the budget, we’ll incorporate all of those factors in. And an 11 percent increase is a larger increase than what I would suggest is a normal increase. TLR: Overall, all revenues increased about 4.2 percent, but expenses increased only about 4.18 percent. This year, we’re running a $350,000 deficit. Looking at last year’s numbers, though, we also ran a $350,000 deficit. So, the first question is, did we use $350,000 of the enrollment stabilization fund last year to cover that balance? Ford: Because we are always focused on maintaining academic integrity and quality and minimizing any impact on our students, we decided to allocate that $350,000. It turns out we don’t expect to have to utilize that this year. So, we budgeted to use it, but we don’t expect to. It is budgeted again for next year for the same reason. We didn’t want to cut $350,000 out of the expenditure budget that comes back to support students. That’s why we built up that fund during the last decade. For next year, our hope is that we won’t need to, but we did budget for it to be approved in case we need it. TLR: What happens to
the funds when they aren’t used? Ford: They stay in the enrollment stabilization reserve fund. TLR: Back to the original question, then. Explain, with revenue increasing 4.2 percent and expenses increasing only 4.18 percent, why we are running the same budget deficit as last year? Ford: That is because, in several areas, we increased our overall expenditures. For example, we added some dollars to the personnel budget. TLR: There was a more than $1 million increase for personnel. That’s a 3.01 percent increase. Out of a budget of $55 million, that’s a good chunk of change going to personnel. What do those costs entail? Ford: We did not have any across-the-board salary increases in our budget for next year. And we did not have any across-theboard salary increases for this year, either. But, when you look at compensation increases, those include both salaries and benefits. And since we didn’t have across-the-board salary increases for next year, we added $250,000 to the benefits budget, which saw a significant increase in medical costs. We were able to reduce the increase to the medical premium by adding additional dollars to the medical benefits. We also have a “step” system for faculty and staff. So, included in those personnel increases are those “step” increases. (This includes promotion or job description change.) The other thing that is important is that it also includes a significant increase in student employment. About $50,000 was added. TLR: Is there any way students can add input to this process or maybe come to the meetings? Is there a way for students to get involved with the budget process? Ford: A good way to get involved to make sure that the students know who the ASLC student representative is on the BAC so that there is an opportunity to provide input via that person. Other possibilities include attending various [budget] meetings that are here on campus. Dominc Baez can be reached at email@example.com
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Meet the ASLC Cabinet Name: Nicole Bond Position on ASLC Cabinet: VP of Programming Age: 20 Grade: Junior Majors: Math and economics Hometown: Seattle, Wash. The Linfield Review: What experience do you have that qualifies you for the position? Bond: Speaking in terms of experience from this past year, I was secretary and publicity chair on [the Linfield Activities Board]. Through that, I learnd a lot about the administrative things about how LAB works and about how ASLC works. In terms of programming background, I was a Resident Advisor this year, so I planned hall activities, including bigger, whole Residence Life events. I’ve been on ASLC Senate for two years. I was a committee chair this year. I’ve been on Activities Council this year, which I think is important because it’s
the other aspect of programming besides LAB. I learned a lot through all those positions. TLR: What major goals do you have for the coming year? Bond: I have a lot of smaller goals. The one thing that’s been the biggest presence in my mind, in a word, is collaboration. I’m trying to get away from the “it’swhat-we-did-last-yearso-let’s-just-do-it-againthis-year” kind of thing. And I want to make more events that are planned by the entire LAB. Other goals I have: better publicity, getting more feedback from the students and to make Wildstock the highlight of everyone’s Spring Semester. TLR: What would you
like to build on from your predecessor’s tenure in office? Bond: I think [senior] Katrina [Peavey] has done a really great job of expanding service aspects of our activities. In past years, there haven’t been very many. I think I want to extend some of those service aspects. TLR: Is there anything you would like to say to other students as the incoming vice president of programming? Bond: Give me feedback. Tell me what events you want to see because we’re using your student body fees. For the full interview, visit www.linfieldreview. com. ~Compiled by Dominic Baez, editor-in-chief
FUSION: Week of events aim at LGBT awareness, acceptance
Megan Myer/Photo editor Seniors Lauren Stevens and Kelsey Chance tie-dye Tshirts at a FUSION event April 15 in Withnell Commons. << Continued from page 1 den back by Grover [Hall] or behind Dillin [Hall]. I think the week will make a bigger impact on students this year.” The bride, Mark, said she was slightly nervous before the event because it was in the center of campus and in front of a crowd. “Having the wedding be
so public was kind of the point of the week,” Mark said. “Even though we are both straight, we were just modeling what should be normal and accepted.” April 16 is the National Day of Silence, during which students may choose to remain silent for the entire day to take a stand against LGBT bullying. Aerni said that not talking for a day supports people
who are harassed until they don’t feel comfortable talking about or revealing their sexual identities. “We want to raise awareness of harassment and support people who get bullied so much that they feel the need to become silent,” he said. Participants will break the silence that night in the FML with a dance party and a talk about the Day of Silence and personal reflections on sexual identity, Aerni said. “We had a lot of different kinds of events this year because of the wide range of people in FUSION,” Aerni said. “There were both radical and conservative people planning the week, so we had to create events that would work for everyone.” Adams said the club was pleased with the positive feedback the event received. “You’d be amazed at how much approval we’ve gotten from unconventional places,” she said. “At the Activities Fair last fall, several churches from the area came up to our table just to chat and show support.” Aerni said that the club plans to extend the events to surrounding communities and other colleges next year. For more information about FUSION, contact Aerni at firstname.lastname@example.org. Joanna Peterson can be reached at email@example.com
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From wildcats to Bulldogs: an acceptance story Two Linfield seniors have been accepted into Yale University graduate programs, some of the most prestigious in the world, beginning in the fall. Story by Dominic Baez/Editor-in-chief Photo by Mary Campbell/Photographer
According to the university’s Web site, Yale, a private research university founded in 1701, and the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, is home to more than 2,000 annually offered courses and jaw-dropping assets, including a $16.3 billion endowment; the second largest of any academic institution; and the second largest academic library in the world, with about 12.5 million volumes held in more than two dozen libraries. But, beginning in the fall, Yale will also be home to some familiar faces: two Linfield seniors, Matt Davies and Andrew Webber. Both Davies and Webber will attend the worldrenowned university this fall. Davies will study the history of Christianity. Webber, however, has yet to decide between studying the philosophy of religion or the Hebrew bible. Davies and Webber had been talking about becoming professors for almost two years before applying. “We thought, ‘Let’s give it a shot and see what happens,’” Davies said. “It would be a great opportunity.” Both seniors received e-mail notices on a Thursday afternoon, alerting them that Yale had finished sifting through applications, that decisions were made and to expect a letter before the following Monday. However, that same day, both were notified that acceptance and rejection letters had been mailed out early (that day, in fact) and that they could check their statuses online. Webber checked his status first, where he discovered that he had been accepted into the program. “I read the letter several times,” he said. “I didn’t want to get excited and then realize I had read it wrong.” When he realized his good fortune, Webber, in a fit of joyous excitement, ran across campus,
telling friends of his acceptance, but not before he called his family with the news. Davies, on the other hand, was left in suspense, as accessing his status link proved to be more complicated than the application process. “The link wasn’t working for me,” he said. “It was really frustrating, especially after Andrew was able to check his.” But, once the link decided to play ball, Davies was more than pleased to discover that he, too, was accepted. “I think I also read the letter, like, five times,” he said. However, applying to the graduate program was no walk in the park. The Graduate Record Examination, both men said, was a difficult part of the application process. However, they added that it wasn’t everything. “The GREs were nerve-wracking, yes, but I just as nervous about getting in all together,” Davies said. “However, the rest of the process was fairly normal. It all came down to trying to formulate my personal statement.” Entry into Yale graduate programs, similar to Fulbrights and other graduate schools, requires recommendations and personal statements. As back-ups, Davies applied to Claremont Graduate and Princeton universities. He also applied to a safety school, to which he was also accepted. Webber applied to Harvard University and the University of Chicago, which he admitted was risky. All three, including Yale, are prestigious institutions, and gaining entry can prove difficult. Neither senior requested help from Linfield; for them, it was a process they undertook on their own. However, both said they spoke to Linfield professors, which aided them both tremendously.
Webber (left) and Davies
Davies said finance was one of the major reasons for choosing Yale in the end. Besides “knowing that Yale is Yale,” Davies said, Yale has one of the most generous financial aid packages available, normally about $40,000. “It made a huge difference between Yale and Claremont for me,” he said. “It came down to academics and finances.” Yale was Webber’s top choice from the get-go. However, Harvard was a viable choice as he said he has friends who attend the university. In addition to academics and finances, community aspects played a significant role in the seniors’ decision. For Webber, the large Jewish community will offer a social sphere that is unavailable at Linfield. Because of what Yale offers, both men aim their aspirations high. “I want to publish,” Davies said. “I just really want to see that side of academia.” Webber agreed, saying that he wants to work under a scholar. If you are interested in applying for graduate school, Davies and Webber, through their own endeavors, have procured some valuable advice: “Shoot for the stars,” Davies said. “Certain people might not even apply to a place like Yale because they don’t think they would get in. The worse thing they can do is say no.” Both emphasized that grades and GREs, while important, aren’t make-or-break when applying. “My GPA is average, and my GRE was average,” Davies said. “But I put stock into my recommendations and personal statement. Shape your personal statement so that you stand out among the crowd, so you set yourself apart.” “Be creative,” Webber added, “and contact professors from the school you are applying to.” Dominic Baez can be reached at linfieldrevieweditor@ gmail.com
Story by Amanda Summers/Copy editor Photos by Megan Myer/Photo editor
echnology: sleek, innovative and available in various nicotine levels. Electronic cigarettes are providing smokers with an alternative habit, which may save them significant amounts of money over time (after the initial investment). Numerous types of electronic cigarettes exist, but the majority operate using a battery, atomizer and cartridge containing nicotine and flavoring. Rather than producing smoke, an electronic cigarette produces water vapor. This vapor does not linger as cigarette smoke does, which eliminates odors and allows those around the user to enjoy relatively clean air. Because there is no smoke, electronic cigarettes may be used in places where smoking is not allowed. The convenience of not having to brave the rainy outdoors to satiate one’s nicotine desires is also a distinct benefit. With the technology comes some concern, though, at least for junior Jake Masin, who switched to electronic cigarettes after clove cigarettes were banned in September 2009. “I’m really worried that they’re targeted toward young people because of the technological appeal,” he said. Although electronic cigarettes do not appear to be common at Linfield, Internet forums provide insight into what is becoming a new subculture, complete with its own jargon. E-cigarette-forum.com is an excellent example of this. On the forum, electronic cigarettes are referred to as “e-cigs,” and traditional cigarettes are called “analogs,” as in analog versus digital. An electronic cigarette may also be called a “personal vaporizer.” The term “vaping” is frequently used to describe the use of e-cigarettes. People that use electronic cigarettes are called “vapers.”
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Amanda Summers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Angry Orts lighten the mood at Cat Cab Jessica Prokop Culture reporter
The “not-so-angry” Angry Orts encouraged students to get up and dance during a Cat Cab performance April 15. The Angry Orts played upbeat, high-energy music, with several songs that incorporated an accordion, a tambourine and a xylophone. Guitarist Aaron Ettlin rocked out on his electric guitar during a couple of solos, bassist James Puryear strummed away at a fastpaced rhythm and drummer Matthew Hernandez kept the beats coming, sometimes blending right into another song. Singer Sara Hernandez whirled around the stage as the audience crowded toward the front to get a better glimpse of her wild dance moves and air guitar. There was never a point during the show where she stopped dancing — or did the audience. She even stepped out into the crowd to dance with them. “I loved the band’s energy; they were really engaging, and I liked that they had the audience up and dancing along with them,” freshman Ryan Nolan said. At one point during the show, Sara Hernandez handed out instruments to the audience members, such as a tambourine, maracas, bells and a Kabasa (percussion instrument similar with shekere) so that they could play along to the beat. “It was really fun performing here because a lot of times in Portland people in the
crowd just stand there and nod their heads; here, people were dancing with us,” Sara Hernandez said. “Usually we only play 30- to 35-minute sets, so I’m glad we were able to last this long. It was rad.” The Angry Orts began as a three-member band with guitarist Ettlin, bassist Puryear and singer Sara Hernandez in 2003. However, drummer Matthew Hernandez, now Sara’s husband, began playing with the band shortly there after. Ettlin and Puryear attended high school together and played in bands during that time. The Angry Orts’ name came from a friend of theirs who noticed that “orts” often appears in crossword puzzles. It means crumbs or scraps left over from a meal. The title literally means “the angry leftovers.” The Hernandezes, who met after joining the band, united with Ettlin and Puryear after individually answering their ads. They all decided to keep the name because it is metaphoric and actually the opposite of their high-energy, garage-pop music. “Playing together has been a work-in-progress because we come from different musical backgrounds and have started listening to more similar music,” Sara Hernandez said. “We have grown and developed similar tastes, which we now use in writing our own music.” • Sara Hernandez: Sara came from a musical family that raised her to believe that singing all the time was normal. Her parents
Victor Zhu/Photographer Singer of The Angry Orts Sara Hernandez performs at the Cat Cab on April 15. sang constantly and encouraged her to do the same. “My parents had the rule of ‘no singing’ at the dinner table,” she said. “I’m sure other families don’t have weird rules like that, though.” • Matthew Hernandez: Matt began playing the drums in band during his teenage years. His teacher needed a drummer, so he agreed to do it and has been playing since, Sara Hernandez said. • James Puryear: James’ family is also heavily involved in the music scene. He began playing the guitar when he was young, and he later switched to the bass after playing in different bands.
Megan Myer/Photo editor Junior Toby Greenfield recites William Shakespeare’s “Tempest” as the character Caliban on April 14 for the Intermediate Acting class.
• Aaron Ettlin: Aaron was encouraged to take up an instrument at an early age. He started playing the bass when he was in junior high school and then later switched to the guitar. “It was funny because James and Aaron started out playing each others’ instruments and then swapped after playing in bands together for so many years,” Sara Hernandez said. • Senior Jesse Hughey, Linfield Activities Board comusical chair, first discovered The Angry Orts when he purchased the then newly released record, “The Purple Rhino Squad versus The Blue Whale Super Heavy Assault Troops” in 2008. Since then,
Hughey has been to a few of its shows and his band, Jack Ruby Presents, once opened for The Angry Orts. Hughey and the other comusical chair, senior Chris Hernandez, worked with LAB to choose and book this year’s band performances. The group booked The Angry Orts six months in advance after Hughey presented the band to the board members. “This year, we have been too folk heavy, so we wanted to find something completely different because it is important to represent all groups of music,” Hughey said. “The Angry Orts is more disco-punk or dance-punk, but I hate putting it in a category because it’s in its own league.” The Cat Cab was The
Angry Orts’ first college performance. However, Sara Hernandez said she hopes that the band will become more involved in the college scene because the students are enthusiastic. She also said there is talk of a possible collegiate tour in the fall. In the meantime, The Angry Orts just finished working in a studio mixing its second album, which will be released August 14, 2010. “This album is a big improvement from our last,” Sara Hernandez said. “We are proud of our last album, but this one is more garage/ indie-pop focused and has better lyrics and rhythms; it is more dance focused.” Jessica Prokop can be reached at email@example.com
Paoline-Anne Abulencia/Senior photographer Junior Caity Halvorson, president of the Bellydance Club, performs April 10 in the Fred Meyer Lounge.
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Comedian shares strange life with drunken audience Samantha Johnson Sports reporter
Comedian Sabrina Jalees performed in Ice Auditorium on April 10. The Linfield Activities Board sponsored the show, which resulted in mixed reviews from the audience. “The comedian’s jokes were funny, but it was hard to pay attention to her because there were many people in the audience being disruptive and disrespectful,” sophomore Samantha McCarty said. However, of all Jalees’ jokes, McCarty said the mustache jokes were her favorite. “There were annoying drunk people who took
away from the humor,” sophomore Kyel Lambert said. “[Jalees] made a lot of jokes about her heritage, which everyone seemed to laugh about.” Sophomore Melany Krill said she went to the comedian with a few friends. “Some of her jokes were random, and I thought the way she handled the crowd’s heckling almost seemed to encourage it,” Krill said. Senior LAB Special Events Chair Corinne Swift explained the joke — Jalees explained that when she was growing up her mom told her that kids made fun of her mustache because they were jealous. Jalees made her first
appearance on a Canadabased, international standup comedy chain called Yuk Yuks, according to the Giggles Comedy Agency Web site. Jalees has also performed at the Just For Laughs Festival, on a Canadian television special called “Comedy Now” and in a Lifetime movie titled “Mom at 16.” She is also part of a comedy tour called Allah Made Me Funny. For more information, visit Jalees’ Web site, www. sabrinajalees.com, or go to her MySpace page, www. myspac e.com/s abr i n ajalees. Samantha Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paoline-Anne Abulencia/Senior photographer Comedian Sabrina Jalees makes fun of her Pakistani father during her performance in Ice Auditorium on April 10.
CultureBriefs • William Howard, one of Britain’s leading pianists, will perform the third concert in Linfield Chamber Orchestra Series at 8 p.m. April 16 in the Ice Auditorium. Howard’s career has taken him to more than 40 countries and consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists and regular touring with the Schubert Ensemble of London, Britain’s leading group for piano and strings and winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble. • Online tickets for the Hawaiian Lu’au 2010 will be available beginning April 17. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com if you’re interested. There is a $1.99 service fee for buying online. Buying the tickets on campus will be less expensive, unless bought the day of the event (students: $17, general admission: $20). E-mail tickets@ linfield.edu with any questions. • The Linfield Concert Band, which is led by new Professor of Music Jay Chen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in Ted Wilson Gymnasium. • The Sheridan Japanese School will give the community an opportunity to learn more about Japanese music and culture. The 15th Annual Haru Matsuri Festival will be held at the school from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. April 24. The S.J.S. Taiko Drum Team, renowned Koto player Mitsuki Dazai and other local musicians will perform. The festival will also have Yukota Try-Ons with photography by Creative Memories. Traditional Japanese cuisine will be available for purchase. The school is located at 430 SW Monroe St. in Sheridan, Ore. For more information, please call 503-843-3400. • William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” the final show of the season, will play May 6-9 and 13-15 in Marshall Theatre. Associate Professor of Theatre Janet Gupton is directing the play. Tickets will go on sale April 27 ($9, $7, $5). For more information, please call 503883-2292. ~Compiled by culture editor Yin Xiao.
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Missing the old fantasy The newest “Final Fantasy” release traps players in a pretty box with its simplistically linear game play. Dominic Baez Editor-in-chief The latest installment of the epic “Final Fantasy” video game saga leaves a stale, acrid taste in your mouth that no amount of breathtakingly luscious graphics will expunge. “Final Fantasy XIII,” the newest release from Square Enix’s revolutionary roleplaying video games, forgoes the series’ traditional open-endedness for a lackluster, mind-numbing linear style of game play. For the first 20 hours or so of play, the player is subjected to a tunnel-like endeavor: You know exactly where you’re going at all times. While some players will become enamored quite quickly, frequent “Final Fantasy” gamers will feel trapped in this prison-like creation. (In all fairness, after said 20-hour mark, the prison does expand, reminiscent of games in years
past.) The problem with this linear style is that the “Final Fantasy” series has always had a sense of adventure in the way you could explore within the game. “Final Fantasy X,” for instance, harbored a multitude of hidden locations, minigames and side quests. A single, thorough runthrough could take well more than 50 hours. “Final Fantasy VII” was also a powerhouse that stole your life; the overworld was so expansive you could easily get lost looking for your next pre-rendered cutscene. On top of that, FFXIII restricts character growth to a painstakingly sluggish pace for the majority of the game, allowing access to certain levels only at specific times. That’s not to say the game doesn’t possess merit, though. What’s a “Final Fantasy” game if it doesn’t look good? Played on the Playstation 3, FFXIII has a visual and aural superiority unmatched by anything else on the market. It’s a rare moment when you aren’t blessed with a vibrancy that will leave you drooling. The CGI cutscenes
leave you in wonder as they progress through the story line; they’re so beautiful you can’t help but be awed. The story line is also realistic and compelling, drawing you in with the serious plot and making you laugh with some of the more hilarious antics. The innovative new battle system coalesces intuition and quick reaction times in a way not seen before in the series. FFXIII uses an active time battle system (a staple for most of the series), but it works differently, using a commandbased core. Players have the ability to stack commands even when the ATB charge is filling up. Breaking from tradition, the game does not use MP (magic points), but cost points in their place for certain actions. Part of the new battle system includes the “Stagger State,” which is activated after the enemy has been subjected to a chain combo for a certain period of time. When this happens, the enemy loses resistance and become susceptible to high amounts of damage. The state does eventually disappear, requiring the player to start building a chain again. Another plus is the
Screenshot courtesy of Square Enix Lightning is the protagonist in Square Enix’ “Final Fantasy XIII.” score, which, while not composed by longtime “Final Fantasy” composer Nobuo Uematsu, leaves your heart pumping and your eyes tearing up. The addition of “My Hands” by Leona Lewis for the theme song was a poignant choice. Other new features include the Crystarium, the game’s leveling system; roles and paradigms, which dictate what characters are capable of; and eidolons (the summons feature for this game), which play a major role in FFXIII. For
more information about specifics, visit www.finalfantasyxiii.com. This game would be better as a rental ($60 is a bit much for pretty pictures), but you might not have the time to complete it in five days. So, in essence, yes, the game has its perks, but still, no matter how pretty the package is, it’s what’s inside that matters. “Final Fantasy XIII” is mostly fluff, even if it doesn’t show. Dominic Baez can be reached at email@example.com
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Blazers’ playoff hopes may hinge on unlikely hero tion, á la Greg Oden’s or Joel Pryzbilla’s injuries. Yet, if early reports about Roy’s status are true, this “sprained knee” (his words) will be far more devastating to the Blazers than any injury they have had to deal with this season — it will cost them their best player at the time they’ll need him most: the playoffs. The Blazers could open postseason play as early as April 17. Roy’s injury, which ESPN labeled as a torn meniscus, will require surgery. But since there is no risk of making it worse, Roy is hopeful he will be able to put off the surgery until the offseason and play through the pain. “I want to play,” he told reporters April 12. “It’s the playoffs.” He plans on testing the knee April 16. Until then,
Sports Commentary Alex Harkaway Freelancer When Brandon Roy left Portland’s game against the Lakers in the second quarter with a knee injury, he did not collapse onto the floor, he was not screaming in pain and no trainers were required to carry him off the court. His foot-tangle with Ron Artest was nowhere near horrific enough to become an instant YouTube sensa-
“The easy answer is LaMarcus Aldridge. As the team’s secondleading scorer, he is the natural alternative to take over as the go-to guy....” Blazer fans are faced with a daunting question: Can the team survive a playoff series without him? In 16 games without Roy this year, the team is 8-8. Conversely, with him in the lineup, they are 42-23. No surprise there. By digging a little deeper, we can see exactly where the team misses Roy the most: at the offensive end. The Blazers have averaged about 99 points per game with Roy on the floor this year, as opposed to a little more than 94 points per game with him sitting out.
While Portland’s first-round opponent could still be any one of four teams, each of them (Dallas, Denver, Utah and Phoenix) is a prolific offensive squad, meaning if the Blazers are going to keep up, someone is going to have to pick up the slack. But who? The easy answer is LaMarcus Aldridge. As the team’s second-leading scorer, he is the natural alternative to take over as the go-to guy in Roy’s absence. But Aldridge lacks Roy’s killer instinct, as well as his scoring credentials. Roy carried
the team on his back last year against Houston, scoring 42 points to earn a Game 2 win. Aldridge has never scored 40 in a game; he has only cleared 30 twice all season, and Portland lost both games. Coach Nate McMillan has stated that if Roy is unable to play, Rudy Fernandez will start in his place during the playoffs. While Rudy may be a fan favorite, he cannot be counted on to pick up the scoring slack, either. Fernandez has averaged just 8.7 points per game in contests without Roy, a number barely above his average for the season. The player that is going to have to step up is Martell Webster. Webster has been so hot and cold this year, you could mistake him for Katy Perry. But he has played his best basketball
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in Roy’s absence, averaging 13.1 points per game (as opposed to 8.2 per game with Roy). Webster is the owner of one of the league’s prettiest jumpers, and he is one of the few Blazers capable of creating his own shot. A confident Webster would give the Blazers someone to knock down shots and keep the team in the ballgame. He’ll certainly need some help from the Millers and Cambys of the roster, but Webster may hold the key to any Blazer playoff run. With luck, Roy will grit it out and give the Blazers another inspiring playoff performance. However, the way injuries have gone for the team this year, Portland would be wise to have Webster and company ready to lead the way. Alex Harkaway can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Three sweeps, top spot for Wildcats Kurtis Williams Freelancer
Linfield softball collected six Northwest Conference wins after taking two games each from Pacific Lutheran University on April 10, the University of Puget Sound on April 11 and Lewis & Clark College on April 14. Traveling to Tacoma, Wash., for four matchups, the Wildcats first took two games from the 9-3 Lutes. Falling into a 0-2 firstinning hole, sophomore centerfielder Jaydee Baxter hit a two-run home run as part of a three-run third inning to take the lead. The Lutes rallied in the fourth for three runs of their own, taking a 5-3 lead. Linfield notched another three-run inning on a solo home run by sophomore first baseman Staci Doucette and a two-run home run by junior second baseman Alex Hartmann. Padding their lead with two scores in the seventh, the Wildcats went on to win 8-5. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Harvey threw five innings, giving up three earned runs before junior Claire Velaski closed out the game with a two-inning save. The second of the two games was another nailbiter, but a well-rounded hitting performance helped Linfield to a 5-4 win.
Each Wildcat hitter had a base hit, including a three-run home run from sophomore catcher Emilee Lepp in the second inning. Velaski threw a complete game with six strikeouts for her ninth win of the year. “We knew we could beat them, but we knew we needed to play hard,” Lepp said. “They’re a good team.” In the series opener against the Loggers, Harvey threw a one-hit shutout, adding eight strikeouts en route to her 11th win of the year. Doucette had runs batted during the third and fifth inning before junior shortstop Emily Keagine placed the game out of reach with a three-run home run. Lepp closed out the 7-0 win with a solo homer in the seventh. The final game of the weekend was never in doubt. Hartmann recorded two first-inning RBIs in a three-run opening frame. Lepp and Baxter added home runs. All starters had base hits in the 11-1 win. With all the long balls the ’Cats are hitting, it is no surprise that the team leads Division III softball in home runs per game with 1.6. The wins helped the team move up one spot in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll to
No. 18. The Wildcats traveled to Portland to make up a rained-out series against Lewis & Clark College April 14. Baxter kicked off the scoring in the second with the first of her two RBI singles. She scored on a double by sophomore designated player Sami Kemi. Freshman third baseman Karleigh Prestianni hit a two-run double in the third and a three-run homer in the fourth to account for five of the eight runs in those innings. Velaski and junior Elsie Karscig combined to allow three hits in five innings, as the ’Cats won 12-2. In the second match, Linfield strung together 18 hits, including six doubles in a 14-3 rout. Every starter had a hit while Keagbine and senior right fielder Rochelle Friend had three RBIs, and Baxter, Lepp and Doucette each added two. Linfield has four players in the top 10 of home runs nationwide. Doucette is tied for the national lead with 12, Lepp and Prestianni are fourth with 10 deep balls and Keagbine sits in seventh with nine. Harvey was named NWC pitcher of the week after going 3-0 and striking out 13 without walking a batter. Lepp, her catcher, was offensive player of the week with six homers,
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Megan Myer/Photo editor Sophomore Lauren Harvey delivers a pitch during practice April 15. Harvey leads the pitching staff with 12 wins and is second with 76 strikeouts.
14 RBIs and a .500 batting average. Lepp said her hitting has improved but not as a result of any change in her swing or her approach. She said hits that used to go for singles are now simply leaving the yard. Lepp, who hit second
the last several games, said she prefers that spot to the leadoff position she held a few weeks ago. She said the team is feeling less stress as it progresses through the season. The 19-1 Wildcats host the second place and 15-3 Willamette University
Bearcats for four games, April 17-18. “We love playing Willamette,” Lepp said. “They’re always our best competition, and we’re all excited to play them. And it’s always fun to play at home.” Kurtis Williams can be reached at email@example.com
Golf teams rally for second-, third-place finishes Grant Lucas Sports editor High-score rounds at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic proved costly for the men’s and women’s golf teams April 10-11. However, an eight-stroke improvement by the men and a consistent second round for the women allowed the ’Cats to claim second and third place, respectively. The men opened up the tournament in Moses Lake, Wash., in a rough way, as the
Wildcats’ 305 total score put them in third place and 12 strokes behind Whitworth University. Senior Tyler Nelson emerged as the tournament frontrunner after carding a Linfield season-best 68 in the first round. Linfield heated up on the second day, shaving eight strokes off its first-round score that launched the ’Cats to second place. Although Nelson’s score ballooned to 76 on the final day, several Wildcats low-
ered their opening-round posts to lead the Linfield push. Senior Joel Rychard fired a minus-1 71 in the second round, knocking nine strokes off his first-day score. Sophomore Alex Fitch cut his first-round total by eight shots, posting a 73 on the final day. Pacific University junior Max Bonk and Whitworth junior Cameron Whittle finished in a tie for first with total scores of 143. Whittle recorded a spring-low 69 in
the first round that propelled him to an early second-spot placement. Junior Brynn Hurdus earned third-place honors in Yakima, Wash., leading the women’s team to a thirdplace finish. The Wildcats sat in fourth place after the first day of action with a 343, paced by sophomore Sophie Corr, who fired a first-round secondbest 80. The second day, however, was rocky for Corr, as she recorded a 94 that sank her to 15th place.
Mosbrucker and Brown combined for three innings of work in relief of McCulley, allowing only two hits and one run. As of April 11, Boskovich is third in the nation with 12 home runs, while the Wildcats are seventh as a team with 40. Linfield is also 20th in the NCAA with a 3.79 earned run average. Both Brown and Bixenman lead the NWC and are
eighth in the country with 15 doubles. As a team, the Wildcats rank fifth among the NCAA with 86 doubles and is unofficially fourth in the nation with 133 extra base hits. The Wildcats head to Orange, Calif., on April 16 to face No. 2 Chapman University for a four-game series. The 22-5 Panthers, who have one 12 of their last
13 games, are second in the nation in ERA, allowing a mere 2.79 runs per nine innings. The Chapman pitching staff has only allowed 66 runs in more than 210 innings. Chapman is led by freshman pitcher Brian Rauh, who has recorded six wins in 10 appearances and is undefeated.
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inning, the Wildcats added four more runs, including two RBIs by Brown and one by Bixenman. Linfield recorded its final two runs in the seventh when Webb lined an RBI double that was soon followed by an RBI groundout by Larson. Senior pitcher Kyle
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Linfield remained consistent on the final day with a 345 overall score, as the University of Puget Sound fell out of the top three following a 357 second round – 20 strokes higher than the firstday total. Hurdus and senior Brittany Johnston carried the Wildcats to a third-place finish, carding scores of 80 and 81, respectively. Johnston improved her first-round score by seven strokes and finished in sixth place. George Fox University
claimed the top spot not only in the team event, but also individually. Bruin junior Brianna Nap tallied a plus-17 161, edging out Whitworth freshman Emily Travis by one shot. The Linfield men’s team seeks its third-straight conference title at the NWC Championships in Portland on April 24, while the women aim for their first NWC championship since 2003 in Portland on the same date. Grant Lucas can be reached at email@example.com
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Wildcats lose nail-biter to Pomona-Pitzer Hens Justin Derby Sports reporter The lacrosse team lost a tight game, 17-19, against Pomona-Pitzer on April 10. With the loss, the Wildcats’ record fell to 2-7 overall. Pomona-Pitzer built a 12-7 lead, during the first half as sophomore Martha Marich scored six of her eight goals — tied for a game high. The Sagehens aggressively won the draw, gaining an early lead, and held off the Wildcats during the second half. Sophomore Anna Gorciak, who tallied eight goals of her own, said she was impressed by Marich’s play. “She’s a great player,” Gorciak said. “She is fast and has great stick skills. It was hard to stop her, and her abilities helped them win.” Freshman Katie Keith said that a slow start was the reason for the first-half deficit. “Our team got a little slow, which caused [it] to have some fast breaks and allowed [it] to score a cou-
ple extra goals,” Keith said. The Wildcats outscored the Sagehens 10-7 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to take the win. Freshman Mariah Jones added four goals and three assists. Sophomore Taylor Fisher scored two goals and tallied one assist. During the last two games, Linfield, while competitive with the other teams, hasn’t been able to pull out wins. “We need to stay positive and play our best game for a full 60 minutes,” Gorciak said. “We have to be able to work together as a team and execute what we’ve been working on. We have the ability and skill to win; we just need to put all the components together.” Keith said she sees a more practical method for team improvement. “To turn these losses into victories, we need to become more dedicated,” she said. “We need to practice as a team and practice the way we want to play in the games.” Even though their 2-7 record does not necessarily show it, the Wildcats have shown strong improvement
during the season. “We have become a stronger group of friends, which [has] helped on the field and at practices,” Jones said. “There are a couple girls who have never played lacrosse before, and a majority of the team has never played for Linfield, so knowing the game of lacrosse has definitely developed over the course of the season.” Gorciak said she sees a lot of potential in the team and a bright future that lies ahead. “We’ve been working hard and have been adjusting to each others’ play,” she said. “Being a young team, we can only improve. We have great potential, and I’ve seen improvement in all of our players.” Linfield wraps up its season against the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., on April 17. The ’Cats fell to the Loggers, 11-19, on March 7 in their first game of the season despite five goals from Jones. For more photos, go to www.linfieldreview.com. Justin Derby can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos by Bridgette Gigear/ Freelancer Freshman Mariah Jones (above) looks for an open player during the Wildcats’ 17-19 loss April 10. Jones finished the game with four goals and three assists. Sophomore Erika HelmBuckman (left) retrieves the ball in an attempt to clear it out of Linfield’s zone. The Wildcat defense has recorded an 80.8 clearing percentage this season.
Women win 11th-straight Corrina Crocker Features reporter
Victor Zhu/Photographer Junior Tal DeWitt fires a serve during Linfield’s practice April 12. The Linfield men’s and women’s teams will compete in the NWC Championships on April 16 in Yakima, Wash.
Both tennis teams secured spots for conference after a strong weekend finish. The men’s team coped with injuries and employed different lineups but still beat George Fox University on April 9. However, the team lost to Pacific Lutheran University on April 10. With Linfield’s top players resting in preparation for the conference tournament, the coaches readjusted the lineup for both teams. Junior Brent Kingzett rested April 10 for singles, but competed in doubles, playing with a new partner as his original teammate, junior Mark Magdaong, sat out. Senior Matt Kaufmann was Kingzett’s partner replacement for the match. The two took the win against PLU’s senior Michael Manser and junior Scott Sheldon, 8-5. “I sat out because I strained my left back/side, so it felt good to rest and heal up before conference,”
Magdaong said. “Watching Brent and Matt play was something new. They’ve never played [together] before, but they played well. Our team came out strong, and we competed well.” Kingzett said that there wasn’t much doubt in his mind about his and Kaufmann’s performance. “Matt and I have been playing doubles well all year,” Kingzett said. “We were determined to make our last-minute doubles pairings work for the team.” With the women’s 11thstraight win as a team, it beat Pacific Lutheran University, 9-0, at PLU on April 10. The day before, the women shut out the University of Puget Sound, 9-0, on UPS courts. After a 10th-straight win for the women’s team April 9, the women also juggled partner rearrangements. When senior Sallie Katter sat out to rest, sophomore Abby Olbrich teamed up with fellow sophomore Kiana Nip. The two won 8-5 against PLU senior Ashley Coats and sophomore Cora
Wigen. Juniors Sarah Watanabe and Sarah Click won No. 2 doubles and both of their singles matches. After bagging two wins, Watanabe reflected on the season before conference. “I am so proud by my team’s performance this year,” she said. “We have thrived and are fired up more than ever to win conference after beating Whitworth. We are ready to take back the conference title because we have earned it. All of my teammates bring something different to the table, and each and everyone’s performance this year has been great.” Both teams will compete in the Northwest Conference Championships on April 16 in Yakima, Wash. “I am excited for the conference tournament this weekend and have no doubt that we can put together a great run,” Kingzett said. “Being the second seed, we absolutely expect to get to the conference championship.” Corrina Crocker can be reached at email@example.com
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Catline Lusty lineup lights up Lewis & Clark Northwest Conference standings Baseball PLU 13-2 (25-6) .867 Linfield 14-4 (22-8) .778 George Fox 13-5 (20-10) .722 Puget Sound 7-8 (12-16) .467 Pacific 8-10 (10-20) .444 Willamette 6-9 (10-18) .400 Whitworth 5-10 (8-21) .333 Lewis & Clark 6-12 (9-16) .333 Whitman 3-15 (3-26) .167
Softball Linfield 18-1 (26-5) .947 Willamette 15-3 (23-7) .833 Pacific 13-4 (18-11) .765 PLU 9-7 (15-11) .562 Whitworth 9-10 (15-12) .474 Puget Sound 6-14 (8-24) .300 George Fox 3-15 (9-21) .167 Lewis & Clark 0-19 (3-27) .000
Whitman 16-0 (18-4) 1.000 Linfield 13-3 (13-6) .812 Willamette 11-5 (11-7) .688 PLU 11-5 (13-9) .688 Whitworth 9-7 (9-15) .562 Pacific 5-11 (6-12) .312 Puget Sound 5-11 (5-11) .312 George Fox 2-14 (5-16) .125 Lewis & Clark 0-16 (0-18) .000
Women’s tennis Whitworth 15-1 (17-4) .938 Linfield 14-2 (15-4) .875 Whitman 12-4 (14-8) .750 Willamette 10-6 (11-8) .625 Lewis & Clark 9-7 (9-13) .562 Pacific 6-10 (6-12) .375 Puget Sound 3-13 (5-14) .188 PLU 3-13 (3-15) .188 George Fox 0-16 (0-17) .000
Make it a baker’s dozen The softball team dominated three double-header sweeps, most recently Lewis & Clark College on April 14, marking its 13th-straight win. See page 14 >> Follow The Linfield Review on Twitter for Wildcat sports updates: @Linfield_Review
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Puget Sound 1 *Whitworth won in 1978 but was on conference probation, giving runner-up Lewis & Clark the title. Courtesy of nwcsports.com
Robert Lisac/Freelancer Senior Tyson Smith slides safely into third base as Lewis & Clark College junior catcher Roland Greene throws wide of his intended target. Smith quickly got to his feet and scored on the play, giving Linfield an early 2-0 lead during the ’Cats’ 12-1 win April 11.
Grant Lucas Sports editor The Linfield baseball team showcased its dominant offense, outscoring Lewis & Clark College 38-11 during the Wildcats’ threegame sweep at home April 10-11. Linfield improved to 14-4 in Northwest Conference play and 22-8 overall and remains in second place behind Pacific Lutheran University. Senior first baseman Rhett Fenton led the Wildcat onslaught with a three-home run game, equaling the Linfield single-game record. Senior shortstop Kelson Brown added four hits and two RBIs in the Wildcats’ 16-1 win in the first game of the series. Brown began the Linfield scoring in the first inning, delivering his sixth blast of the year. The next batter, junior right fielder Cole Bixenman, contributed a homer of his own that gave the ’Cats an early two-run advantage. In the third inning, Brown drove in junior second baseman Eric Evenson, who had singled two batters earlier. Fenton then teed off on his first home run of the game, extending Linfield’s lead to five. In his next at-bat, Fenton tallied his second bomb of the contest, which brought in Brown, who doubled with one out in the fifth inning. The brunt of Linfield’s attack came in the seventh inning when the Wildcats added six runs to their lead. After Brown drew a walk to lead off the frame, Fenton homered for the third time. Senior outfielder Tyson Smith brought in two more runs late in the inning followed by an RBI single by freshman third baseman Geoff Kunita to cap off the scoring. Lewis & Clark broke up the shutout in the eighth inning when sophomore right fielder Parker Dane doubled to right center field, driving in freshman pinch hitter Eliot Smith.
The Wildcats responded in the bottom half of the frame with three runs, including RBIs by senior catcher Mitch Webb, freshman infielder Michael Hopp and senior outfielder Jared Adamson. Fenton finished the day with three homers and six RBIs, while Brown, Smith and Webb added two each. The second game of the series saw both clubs tally 26 hits in a back-and-forth contest. Linfield established the first lead of the game in the second inning when sophomore outfielder Zach Boskovich scored on an Adamson groundout to second base. The Pioneers retaliated in the next inning with three runs. After freshman shortstop Zach Perez earned a leadoff walk and was bunted over to second, junior second baseman Guiseppe Baffaro drove him in to tie up the score. With one man on base and two outs, Dane delivered a two-run homer to center field, capping off the Pioneer run. Another run would be added in the fourth with a solo home run from senior third baseman Jim Bray. With a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning, Lewis & Clark provided insurance for its pitching staff. Junior designated hitter Nate Grisham brought in Ball with a sacrifice fly that was followed by a double by Smith and an RBI single by junior left fielder Sam Holman. The Wildcats chipped away at the four-run deficit in the bottom half of the frame, recording three runs, including a two-run blast by Boskovich and a solo shot by sophomore designated hitter Joell Reyes. Once again, the Pioneers responded in the next inning with an RBI single by Dane. Linfield retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth, tallying three runs. After an Adamson RBI single with one out, sophomore third baseman Ryan Larson delivered a two-run double to give the
Robert Lisac/Freelancer Senior Kyle Mosbrucker prepares to fire a pitch late in Linfield’s 12-1 victory against Lewis & Clark College on April 11.
’Cats a one-run edge. The eighth inning proved dramatic, as the Pioneers tied the game up with another RBI single by Holman. In the bottom of the frame, Adamson singled to right field. Then, with two outs in the inning, Smith belted a two-run homer to left field that gave Linfield the outright lead. Senior reliever Tommy George entered in the ninth for the Wildcats, shutting down the Pioneer batters to seal the victory. Although the Pioneers tallied the first run of the ball game, senior Reese McCulley allowed
only three hits for the Wildcats, giving up only one run and striking out six batters in six innings of work. After Lewis & Clark recorded one run in the top of the first, Linfield answered in the bottom of the inning when Smith scored on a throwing error by junior catcher Roland Greene. Linfield recorded four runs in the next inning with three RBIs coming from Brown who dealt a three-run homer to center field. With a 6-0 lead in the fourth >> Please see Baseball page 14