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REVIEW May 5, 2014

Linfield College

Randy Grant strides beyond the daily duties as an economics professor >> page 7

McMinnville, Ore.

119th Year

Issue No. 23


Bake sale and pets Sigma Kappa Phi hosts a bake sale with animal vistors from Homeward Bound Pets. All the proceeds were donated to the no-kill animal shelter. >> page 4

Donors fuel Linfield Linfield would not be the place it is today without its past donors. Halls around campus honor past donors and their contribution to the college throughout its history. >> page 8 & 9

Collaborative art A studio practice class displays artwork around campus, including a piece that Professor Totem Shriver will be living in at the Burning Man Festival. >> page 11

Yucheng Zhang/Senior photographer Seniors Ty Tamayo and Ashley Kimi perform the “Noho paipai,” meaning rocking chairs, a couple’s dance telling the story of two lovers.

Children of the Land say ‘Aloha’

The Hawaiian Club celebrates its 42nd Annual Lu’au, “Keiki ‘O Ka ‘Aina,” or Children of the Land. The show featured dances from an array of Pacific Ocean island cultures. Please see page 6 for more photos from Linfield’s annual Lu’au.

Staff, faculty acknowledged at Retirement Reception Wildcats stand out at Pacific Twilight Individuals compete in Forest Grove, Ore., for Pacific University’s Pacific Twilight meet on May 2 and 3. >> page 15


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

Rosa Johnson Copy editor A farewell was held for the entire faculty and staff that Linfield College is losing at the end of this year in Jonasson Hall on April 30. Coworkers and colleagues from the McMinnville and the Portland Nursing campus joined the Retirement Reception to acknowledge employees who would discontinue their work. President of Linfield College Thomas L. Hellie introduced each of the 15 recognized retirees. Hellie awarded those who had worked with Linfield for less than

20 years with a wooden clock that has Linfield’s logo etched into it. For those who have worked at Linfield for 20 years or more had the option of Linfield book ends or a chair with the Linfield logo carved into them. Professor of Music Richard Bourassa who has been with Linfield for 22 years contributed to the building of the Vivian Bull Music Center along with being the chair of the music department twice. Bourassa specialized in music theory and composition and will retire at the end of June. Professor of Nursing Sue Butell has been with Linfield’s Nursing program in Portland and

will be retiring after 30 years of teaching. “Linfield will never leave me, it has filled my heart, my passion and my gratitude,” Butell said. Instructional Librarian and Associate professor Jean Caspers will be retiring from Nicholson Library after working for 14 years. Caspers helps teach international students different research methods and helps instruct inquiry seminars. Associate Director DCE and Director of Marketing Janet Gifford is retiring after working at Linfield for 24 years. Gifford graduated from Linfield and brought the Adult Degree Pro-

gram to 30 different states, five nations and even online. Approximately a quarter of alumni that graduate from Linfield are from the Adult Degree Program, according to Gifford. “Linfield teaches people how to learn and I know that firsthand,” Gifford said. Associate Professor of Spanish Juan Gomez is retiring from the Modern Languages Department after 30 years of teaching. “I’ve been here for over half of my life, Linfield is my second home,” Gomez said. >> Please see Retirement page 4



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Take Back The Night spreads awareness Being a student at a small college allows for a close-knit community that is supposed to support one another. At Linfield, this seems to be the case as men from fraternities and other campus organizations joined the crowd that is usually composed of women at this year’s Take Back The Night event. Sexual assault can be a difficult topic for students to feel comfortable discussing. Having a community that is willing to listen, and is supportive of their friends shows the Oregon community at large that Linfield College takes the safety and well being of its students seriously.

Students at Linfield are fortunate enough to have the Consent Awareness Training Squad, more commonly know as C.A.T.S., that introduce to first year students during their orientation week what is and is not consent, as well as ways to prevent unwanted sex, and who and where they can go if they need immediate help. It is always better to have students help other students because they feel a connection with those on the C.A.T.S. team that shows they are willing to help anyone that needs it. The discussion that was brought around during the Take Back The Night event was that the general public doesn’t realize that men

are also victims of sexual assault. Most people don’t realize it because most men don’t often come forward or tell anyone what has happened to them. Having other men that are allies to go to is crucial if we are to help men that have been hurt take the necessary steps to recover, and learn healthy ways to cope from what has happened to them. With the on campus Student Health and Wellness Center that is open Monday-Friday, the Linfield community has access to medical and mental help as the center focuses on student health but also mental health through its counselors.

Talking about sexual assault is not an easy thing for anyone to do. Whether the actions happened to them, a close friend, or a family member, it can be extremely challenging to seek professional help from those that are trained to help in situations of sexual assault. Having peers and professionals that students feel comfortable enough to talk to about what has happened to them is important if a healing process is ever to take place. Students at Linfield are fortunate to have a kind and caring community that is willing to help anyone that needs it. -The Review Editorial Board

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More thought should go to U.S. sex education Google, in conjunction with NARAL Pro-Choice America, is working to remove ads by the Crisis Pregnancy Center, a nonprofit that spreads false information about the risks of abortions. Whether you agree with abortion or not, this is a positive step toward more reliable and helpful sex education in America, where 26 states still teach abstinence as the most effective form of birth control. Abstinence only education has not been proven to work and students who pledge to remain abstinent are no less likely to become pregnant or contract an STD than those who don’t make the pledge. The Crisis Pregnancy

Olivia Marovich News editor Center offered false medical services in 79 percent of their ads, saying that they provided abortions. The clinics had no medical licenses, though they did offer sonogram services and free counseling and information about abortion. These services, however, falsely increased the physical and mental health risks of having an abortion

and were used to persuade women to not abort. The ads showed up in 80 percent of the Google search results for “abortion clinic” in the top 25 major U.S. cities, making this misleading information highly visible. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and for many it brings up an uncomfortable truth: young people, especially in America, are uneducated when it comes to sexual assault and their sexual health. Although teen pregnancy in the United States has decreased by 42 percent since the 1990s, it, along with abortion and birth rates, is the highest of any industrialized country. It is estimated that three

in 10 girls will become pregnant once before they reach the age of 20. The high number of teen pregnancies has a lot to do with the sex education system in America, which is sub-par. A Center for Disease Control study found that only six out of 10 girls said the sex education at their school had any information on how to say no to sex. Adding to the problem is the warped view of sexuality in our society. A recent article from PolicyMic by Julianne Ross titled “17 Things We Need to Stop Telling Girls About Sex” does an amazing job of busting a lot of myths surrounding sex. Our society continu-

ally reinforces these myths in young girls, one of the most damaging and confusing being the idea of virginity, which is at best an outdated, archaic way of keeping girls pure. These issues should not be related to political parties or ideologies, religious beliefs, or by the government. If we as a society realized that every person is responsible for their own sexual health and that sex education is a vitally important piece of adolescent development, false information like that spread by the Crisis Pregnancy Center would be less likely to occur and much less tolerated. Olivia Marovich can be reached at

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Passionate fans devote to local sports, entertainment It’s no secret that fans of the Portland Trail Blazers are devoted to their home team. No matter what sport or activity people enjoy watching, they will support who they like until the end. Passion for professional sport teams is not anything new. However, seeing the Trail Blazers make it to the second round of the playoffs, is not all that common. The last time they made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs was 14 years ago on May 2, 2000. Portland is known for having passionate fans for all professional sport teams

Jonathan Williams Opinion editor represented in the Rose City. It doesn’t matter if people are passionate for sports, music, theater, or movies they will always stick with who they support. Rooting for the underdog is something that many

people enjoy doing. It is hard to disagree that the Trail Blazers are the underdogs in the NBA playoffs. Fans of the team were ecstatic May 2, as Damian Lillard was able to achieve a three point shot beating the Houston Rockets by one point, 99-98. Having athletic teams that everyday people can connect with on a social and emotional level promotes what sports and performance is all about, passion. Giving people something to root and hope for presents them with the opportunity to become engaged in following some-

thing they might not have before. There will always be die heart fans that will only root for one team in any given sport. The economic benefits gained from fan support is tremendous as sport teams gain the following of larger numbers than usual of people that are interested in their sport. It isn’t all that different in the entertainment business. When a new actor or actress is first cast in a role, some viewers might be skeptical of their overall ability. As viewers begin to

warm-up to the newcomer, they may even start to build a fan base. Once people start to devote some of their time and energy focusing on one performer or sports team, it is unlikely that they will stop supporting that particular person or team. The level of a supporters pride may often vary. Some might attend one or two games or performances a year whereas others might purchase season tickets so they can support them as often as they can. Not everyone can afford to buy tickets to the events of those that they support because it isn’t inexpen-

sive to attend professional sporting or theater events often. Fans will do what works best for them to support their team. If that means watching them on TV, and wearing cloths that advertise their favorite team or performer, that is what they will do. Fans also like to use social media to spread the word of their support to all of their friends. Once people find a group or person that they like, it is unlikely they will stop supporting them once they become interested.

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Linfield continues to move toward climate neutrality Joey Gale Office of Sustainability In January of 2014, Linfield College submitted its third greenhouse gas emissions report to the American College and University President’s Climate Committee. Back on April 22, 2008, president Thomas L. Hellie signed the ACUPCC commitment, setting a goal for Linfield College to reach climate neutrality by the year 2060. To increase the accuracy of Linfield’s last greenhouse gas emissions report, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with Nancy Broshot’s Environmental Problem Solving class. In order for Linfield College to reach zero net carbon emissions by the year 2060, all facets of the report will most likely need to be improved upon. Most recently, Broshot’s class constructed a transportation commuter survey, which was sent out to the students, staff, faculty, and administrators at the college. With no commuter transportation data included in the 2013-2014 fiscal year report, Broshot’s class aims to establish a definitive method for gathering said information to simplify the data collection process for future reports. The main focus of the commuter transportation survey was to assess an individual’s method of transportation to and from Linfield College. Additionally, survey takers were asked to provide information on the type of vehicle they drive, level of interest they had in a rideshare program on campus, method of transportation around the Linfield campus, etc. Getting an idea of what

students at Linfield would like to see for transportation presents useful information for administrators. Students in Broshot’s class are working with Linfield’s International Programs Office to potentially add in-country transportation data from abroad January Term trips into next year’s report., as well as communicating with the Facilities Office. By analyzing various areas of the college, which are responsible for a significantly large portion of Linfield’s overall carbon emissions, the Environmental Problem Solving class hopes to create a more precise report that can be improved upon by future Linfield students. The Office of Sustainability is actively working with Broshot’s class to create a more sustainably-minded campus, and with additional research put forth towards Linfield’s greenhouse gas emissions reports, we are heading in the right direction. If you are interested in the results of Broshot’s survey and additional studies, the findings will be uploaded to Linfield’s Digital Commons. Please feel free to contact Duncan Reid from the Office of Sustainability to get involved with current oncampus projects. The Office of Sustainability is always looking for students interested in participating in various projects. Having students who want to promote sustainability is a vital part of what makes Linfield a successful school. If you have any ideas or projects that you or your friends would like to see happen on campus please contact us. The Office of Sustainability can be reached at

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Political campaigns face scrutiny

Times editorial board Los Angeles Times Does the First Amendment allow states to make it a criminal offense to disseminate false statements about a political candidate? Should citizens who fear that their free speech will be chilled by such a law be permitted to challenge it? Only the second question was argued before the Supreme Court. If the court rules that the Susan B. Anthony List, an antiabortion group, may not challenge Ohio’s criminalization of false political speech, that law and similar ones in other states will remain on the books. Ohio’s law prohibits false statements about a candidate if they are made knowingly or with reckless

disregard of whether they might be false. If the Ohio Elections Commission decides the law was violated, it “shall refer” the matter to prosecutors. During the 2010 election campaign, the Susan B. Anthony List planned to post an ad on billboards accusing then-Rep. Steven Driehaus, D-Ohio, of voting “for taxpayer-funded abortion” when he supported the Affordable Care Act. Driehaus learned about the forthcoming ad and complained to the commission. Fearing legal consequences, the ad agency that owned the billboard space refused to post the ad. A three-member panel of the commission found “probable cause” that the statement was false.

The Susan B. Anthony List tried to challenge the constitutionality of the law, saying that it had the effect of “chilling” political speech, but the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals wouldn’t consider the group’s objection. The court reasoned that no “case or controversy” existed because the full elections commission never made a final decision on Driehaus’ complaint and because the group couldn’t establish that it faced an “imminent threat” of prosecution. The 6th Circuit’s decision should be overturned by the Supreme Court. Citizens who believe that a law chills speech shouldn’t have to surmount high legal hurdles to challenge it in court. If the court were to con-

sider the constitutionality of Ohio’s law, there are good reasons to believe it would be struck down. In 2012, the justices invalidated a federal law making it a crime for a person to falsely claim to have received military honors. In that decision, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote: “The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true.” In extreme cases, a politician who feels his reputation has been besmirched by a false statement may file a civil libel suit. But using criminal law to police truth in political debate is unnecessary and invites abuse. A ruling for the Susan B. Anthony List in this case would be a first step toward recognition of that principle.



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Missing student guidelines prepare for future incidences Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor

The thought of a friend or loved one going missing is terrifying. With this week’s events when a fellow Wildcat went missing, and then was found, the Linfield community was faced with that very reality. However, due to the hard work of College Public Safety and the McMinnville Police, she was found safe. Due to this event, many

students wanted to find a way to help by suggesting creating posters, flyers and any other means that might spread word of the missing women. Director of College Public Safety, Rebecca Wale, refers students to the Linfield missing person guidelines, found on the Linfield website. The guidelines state that “if a person has reason to believe an on-campus student is missing,” there will be a collaborative effort of the Office

of the Vice President of Student Affairs and College Public Safety to locate the student. However, like in the case of Michelle Kawachi, when a student cannot be found on campus, the local police will be notified. As it was the family that notified Linfield about their struggles to reach Kawachi, the school did not have to notify the family of her being missing. However, in the event that a missing stu-

dent’s emergency contact is unaware of the situation, they will be notified “no later than 24 hours after the student is determined missing.” Once a student is determined to be missing, the local police will act as the primary investigative unit in the case, with assistance and cooperation from the college. In Kawachi’s case, she was found safe on April 30 in Newport, Ore., a place she often enjoys visiting to relax.

After a missing student is located, the college needs verification of the student’s state of health and intention of returning to campus. While Kawachi was found safe, it is important to stay proactive and alert College Public Safety if there is every a fear of a student living on-campus missing. When reporting a missing person on-campus, “students have the option to identify an individual to be contacted by Linfield Col-

lege in the event the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so through the Linfield College Student Affairs Office.” If you have any further questions about Linfield’s missing person guidelines, please contact College Public Safety or the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs.

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Retirement: Faculty share experience, memories

Rosa Johnson/ Copy editor Guests write messages of appreciation and gratitude for those retiring from the McMinnville and Portland campuses on April 30 in Jonasson Hall. << Continued from page 1 Director Capital Planning John Hall has been with Linfield since 1997 and will be retiring after 17 years. Hall has contributed to campus improvements and construction including TJ Day, the Hewlett-Packard Apartments and the Nicholson Library renovations. Hall helped saving $2.5 million of through the steam plants and steam lines that are around the McMinnville campus. Executive Secretary Barbara Hunter but more commonly referred to as Bobbie shared her stories from her experiences of working in student service for 27 years. Hunter has her own quilting business with one of her friends and intends

to pursue long-arm quilting during her retirement. Professor of Nursing Noreen Johansson is retiring from the Portland campus after 30 years of teaching. One of Johansson’s coworkers at the Portland campus introduced Johansson saying, “We had five pillars of the [Nursing] Department and now we are down to three.” Academic Advisor and DCE Ginger MacCallum will be retiring after 19 years. MacCallum established the Adult Degree Program for Southern Oregon and Northern California and was an online writing tutor for the Adult Degree Program. Associate Professor and Reference of Distance Learning Carol McCulley will be retiring from her 18

years of work at Linfield. McCulley was also an online archiver and librarian for Linfield. Academic Advisor and DCE Dick Meddish helped establish the Adult Degree Program in Central and Eastern Oregon and will be retiring after 20 years at Linfield and 53 years of working in higher education. Once Meddish retires he will focus on his nationally award-winning garden. Professor of Biology Mike Roberts will be retiring after 33 years of teaching. Professor of Biology J. Christopher Gaiser introduced Roberts with a tearjerking speech with a good sense of humor, Gaiser told the crowded room that the department won’t be the same without Roberts and

Rosa Johnson/ Copy editor Richard Bourassa, professor of music, delivers a reflection of his 22 years served at Linfield in the music department at the Retirement Reception on April 30. that, “There aren’t shoes big enough to replace you.” Database Specialist Linda Taylor will be retiring after 34 years and helping approximately 25,000 to 30,000 people. Taylor also donates cans to Homeward Bound in her spare time. Chief Technology Officer Irving Wiswall will be retiring after 21 years of

service with Linfield. Assistant to the President Bruce Wyatt will be retiring from his position after being at Linfield for 12 years. Wyatt had known Hellie previously to them working at Linfield and was a contributing factor for the president of Linfield College to work here in the first place.

“Thank you for all you’ve done for Linfield College and what you’ve done for me,” Hellie said. “This place would simply not be the same without you all. What I’m most struck by are the people who have dedicated their lives.” Rosa Johnson can be reached at

Did you watch the Trail Blazers’ games, and what did you think of the series overall?

“I watched every game and they were the closest games out of all of the playoff games.” -Paige Bell Freshman

“I think the Blazers played great team basketball by utilizing key players like Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge.” -Jordan Giza Junior

“It was really exciting to watch Lillard’s last second three pointer in the last game.” -Arianne King Sophomore

“I didn’t watch the games, but I really like how much of a momma’s boy Lillard is. I love the picture after the final game when he’s hugging his mom.” -Nicole Wilson Sophomore

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Freshman Emma Keyes, senior Ariana Lipkind, freshmen Elissa O’Connor and Sarah Becker sit at a table in front of Walker hall for their bake sale on April 30. All the proceeds were given to Homeward Bound Pets.

Local sorority supports pets with baked goods Rosa Johnson Copy editor

The women of Sigma Kappa Phi held a bake sale on April 30 and May 3 for Homeward Bound Pets. Sigma has had the local non-profit organization as their philanthropy since it was known as the Evergreen Human Society, which is long before it had its current name. All of the proceeds earned from the sold baked goods go to Homeward Bound in order to pay for veterinarian check-ups, food, proper shelter and other medications. Homeward Bound is a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs, and all of the animals that are currently at Homeward Bound are available for adoption. Sigma holds their annual fundraiser every spring and

All photos by Spencer Beck/ Staff photographer The Sigma Kappa Phi sorority sells a variety of treats, featuring many gluten-free options. The bake sale featured two animals, a ginger cat and Shih Tzu mix.

Freshman Emily Culley cuddles with Journey, a 5-yearold ginger cat on May 3 in front of Walker Hall. this year they were inspired by Wellness Week’s kitten visit and recruited a cat and a dog from Homeward

Bound to join the bake sale on May 3. Last year, Sigma also did a bake sale and saw good results and

decided to bring it back again this year, including gluten-free options and animals. A 5-year-old ginger cat named Journey and Whiskey the Shih Tzu mix wagged their tails and purred with students outside of Walker Hall while earning their donations.

Zumbathon splashes campus with neon Samantha Sigler Editor-in-chief

If those long hours at the gym are starting to drag on and you’re beginning to dread working out, you’ll soon have the opportunity to switch things up a bit and participate in the first ever NEON Zumbathon event at Linfield College. Linfield’s Zumba class, taught by Stephanie Wyatt, also the assistant director of admission, will lead

the NEON Zumbathon at 7 p.m. on May 8 in the main gym of the HHPA. The event is free, and everyone from students to staff and faculty is invited to attend. Those who attend are also encouraged to wear neon workout gear. Wyatt, along with several other students from the Zumba class, will be leading guests through an hour and a half of various dance and exercise routines. “People don’t have to

be dancers to have fun in Zumba,” Wyatt said in an email. “Students [can] do what they can and what’s comfortable for their body and have fun with it.” Wyatt has been a certified Zumba instructor for three years, and has also taught classes regularly at a local McMinnville gym. She asked to start a Zumba class at Linfield in order to create an outlet for students who don’t enjoy working out to be able to find a dif-

ferent way to exercise. “Zumba has been a wonderful outlet for me to incorporate dance and a healthy exercise routine into my daily life style,” Wyatt said. “It makes me happy to know that I’m helping students to live healthier lifestyles of which they will hopefully continue throughout the rest of their lives.”

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“Homeward Bound Pets is an amazing non-profit in McMinnville. We love to have them as our philanthropy and we’re so excited to bring back this love to the Linfield campus,” said senior and event coordinator Ariana Lipkind. Students were encour-

aged to donate after interacting with the animals and Whiskey and Journey are both available for adoption but visited Linfield so students can have the opportunity for animal socialization. Rosa Johnson can be reached at



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Students share island pride, dances in Lu’au

The men of the Hawaiian club dance the “Aloha ‘ia ‘o Waianae.”

This year is the 42nd Annual Lu’au, which was presented by the Linfield Hawaiian Club featuring a live band and Linfield’s own fireknife dancer, freshman Talalelei Teaupa. This year the Lu’au also featured new and different numbers from the Samoan and Maori cultures, according to junior Ihilani

Kamaka. Songs are more upbeat and electric than they were before in previous years compared to when prerecorded tracks played through the speakers. This year’s theme is “Keiki ‘O Ka ‘Aina which translates to Children of the Land, meaning that we are all children of the land, and children from

not only Hawaii, but from all over Polynesia and all over the world,” Kamaka wrote. “During Lu’au, we will have dances that show the beauty from various places all over Hawaii and also throughout Polynesia,” Kamaka wrote. -Compiled by The Review Staff

Junior Jonah Flores and sophomore Pi’ikea Kailio pose for a “selfie” on stage while MCing the 42nd annual Linfield Lu’au.

All photos by Yucheng Zhang/Senior photographer

The Hawaiian Club opens with “Ke Kaua Ma Iao,” or the war at Iao. The song represents the history of a war between the islands.

Evidence of vandalism strikes Jane Failing Helen Lee Photo editor

Linfield College Public Safety officers discovered evidence of vandalism to Jane Failing Hall’s basement kitchen and bathroom sink on Thursday night. CPS found the vandalism while searching the building after the fire alarm went off. CPS was unavailable for comment. Although CPS informed students that a fire triggered the alarm when they let students back into the dorm, an email sent to Jane Failing residents from a resident advisor, junior Danielle Grenier, indicated that the fire alarm had been pulled and is considered part of the incident.

Jane Failing RAs urged students to come forward with any relevant information in a mass email to residents of the dorm: “Here’s where you can be of help, if you have any information about who was involved in this incident (either pulling the fire alarm, trashing the kitchen/bathroom, or both) please pass that along to your RA so that those people can be charged appropriately,” Grenier wrote in an email. Neither CPS nor the RAs confirmed the full extent of the vandalism, but Jane Failing residents claimed marshmallows and noodles were strewn about the kitchen. “We found out that there were marshmallows every-

where and the kitchen was a mess,” junior and Jane Failing resident Nikki Smith said. “The fire alarm went off and the whole hall evacuated of course, and upon searching CPS asked anyone with any knowledge of the kitchen vandalism to come forward, I went in there to cook my popcorn cause that’s all I wanted to do was eat popcorn and overheard it was marshmallows and pasta noodles everywhere and blown up in the microwave,” junior and Jane Failing resident Adam Myren wrote in an email. The boys’ bathroom was also a target of the vandalism. According to one student, someone had defecated

in the sink around the time that the fire alarm went off. “There is one incredibly important and bizarre fact you must know—the culprit (still at large) pooped in the basement bathroom sink. One of the more eventful nights in Jane for sure,” Myren wrote in an email. This statement was confirmed by an email sent from Residence Life Area Director Sarah Burkhardt-Beckley to JFH residents on Friday. The email indicated that if CPS and Residence Life are unable to identify the culprit(s), it will be assumed that JFH residents are at fault and will be fined for the clean-up. “There is a charge for Cleaning Services Staff’s

labor in the removal of food from the kitchen walls and floor, and the specialized cleaning of bodily waste,” Burkhardt-Beckley wrote in an email. “Currently this charge has not been assigned to any accounts, as we are still in an investigation phase of this incident. If we are unable to determine the people responsible, we will follow the procedure outlined in the Guide to Living at Linfield and assign these charges to the smallest identifiable group – in this case, all residents who would have had access to the kitchen,” Burkhardt-Beckley wrote in an email. Residents of the dorm are outraged at the fee charge to

all JFH students, and are asking for the person(s) responsible to turn themselves in. “We are all on a budget and trying to work through crazy life and college. If you did the mess, own up to your [mess] and let it be done with. I’m not about to pay for your marshmallows and noodle frenzy. I don’t care who you are but honestly, on behalf of everyone of us not involved in whatever happened last night, not cool,” sophomore and Jane Failing resident Katie Smith wrote in an email. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information pertinent to the incident should contact CPS. Helen Lee can be reached at

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Rosa Johnson/Copy editor Professor of economics Randy Grant displays some of his many ties. As long as the ties aren’t like any other tie, Grant will wear it. Students, other professors and even his mom have helped Grant put his tie collection together, all starting with the Mickey Mouse tie (far right) he wore to his interview for his position at Linfield.

Professor of economics runs, researches


Gilberto Galvez/Features editor

rofessor of economa marathon in Honolulu ics and department in December. chair, Randy Grant, “I started doing maraplans to have a sabbatithons in 2010. After I cal full of research and had done two or three, I marathons fall semester decided doing the origiof 2014. In fact, the two nal one would be kind of parts will be closely intertwined, since he will be looking at the economics of running. “[I’m] mostly interested in providing people with a sort of broad exposure between racing and economy, a book that makes economics accessible to people interested in running and a way for people interested in economics to see it applied to running,” Grant said. The research will be online, looking through old race records and also in person at Photo courtesy of Randy Grant actual races and marathons. Grant is Professor of economics Randy Grant planning to run five runs in the Luckython race in Oregon. marathons during He started racing in 2008. the summer and his sabbatical: June, a race in Minnesota; July, a a bucket list thing to do,” race in Vermont; August, Grant said. a race in Nebraska and in It is partly the reason he November, Grant plans is taking his sabbatical in to fly to Greece to run the the fall, since the original original marathon, a race marathon is only availof 26.2 miles in Marathon. able in November. Finally, Grant plans to run Another item on Grant’s

bucket list is to run a marathon in every single state. So far, he has eight states down, having done three races in Oregon, two in Washington, one in Hawaii, which was also his first, one in Montana, one in Idaho, one in Utah and one in Florida as part of Disney World’s Goofy Challenge. He also ran a marathon in England. At each marathon, Grant plans to conduct some of his own research. “The marathons typically have what they call race expos. That’s a way to gather some first-hand data,” Grant said. Grant never expected to like racing on account of never having been a very athletic youth. “In 2008, I got one of our athletic training majors as my personal trainer. We did a lap around the Wellness Trail that just about killed me,” Grant said. Grant and his personal trainer made it a goal that he would run a 7.5 mile race in Spokane, Wash. “As part of my preparation for it, I ran a 5K race at Nike that I really enjoyed. I started signing up for more races, just as a fitness goal,” Grant said. Another thing Grant is known for is his tie collec-

Photo courtesy of Randy Grant Randy Grant’s wife Susie Grant (left) runs in the 2013 Luckython race alongside him. Susie usually joins her husband in his races. tion. “It kind of started with a Mickey Mouse tie I got from my sister-in-law, and that was the tie I interviewed with here at Linfield,” Grant said. From there, Grant began buying any interesting ties he could find. Family, students and other faculty

began feeding his tie collection as well. “I have more than enough ties to cover a whole semester without wearing one twice, could probably cover a whole year,” Grant said. Gilberto Galvez can be reached at



Philanthrop Linfield, don

Gilberto Galvez/


ard work and philanthropy

smith but followed the Gold Ru

lege alive since it was first

ed him to make the donation to

have kept Linfield Col-

founded. Four philanthro-

pists had a great part in shaping

and returned with $6,000. Maha

lege. Those 20 acres of land incl

Linfield into what it is today, from

founding it to giving it its name to doubling its size.

The first of these philanthropists

was named William T. Newby.

Newby was one of the original set-

tlers of Yamhill County, and he continued being a very important man

in McMinnville as well as to the college, acting as one of its cofounders. He donated land for the first incar-

nation of Linfield’s building in 1858. This first incarnation was known as the Baptist College and was located where McMinnville’s First Baptist Church is today. Newby Hall is named after Newby.

Linfield could not exist in the

five acres Newby had donated for forever, so when the opportunity

arose, it moved to a place with more space. This space came to the college at a time when it was really

necessary, and Samuel and Mahala Rosa Johnson/Copy editor The Cozines donated 20 acres to the college in 1881 for the price of a dollar. This land contained the Old Oak and where Pioneer Hall is now.

Cozine donated it for one dollar.

The Cozine Bridge, named after the Cozines, over Cozine Creek, which was named after Sa

“The college moved down here in

the 1880s,” President Thomas Hellie, said. Samuel had made his living as a black-

Pioneer Hall is now and where

Oak used to be. Cozine Hall is n both of them.

Every single one of these don

create the Linfield of today, but

Francis Linfield that gave the co

current name, not naming after

after her husband Reverend Ge

Linfield. Francis owned land in

Photo courtesy of the Linfield Archives A couple travels along Cozine Creek in a horse-drawn surrey. Samuel and Mahala Cozine’s donation made the college what it is today. Samuel made his money during the California Gold Rush.

William T. Newby is Newby Hall’s nam was also a very important man in Mc


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pists save nate names

/Features editor

ush in 1848

Wash. that she donated to the college. The

with a sales

o the col-

money for

Vivian Bull,

ala prompt-

lude where

college then sold the land to have enough “She was one of the staff here actually. She was a very successful and

shrewd businesswoman. [Her donation] came at a

really critical time for the college. It

put the college on a safe financial

ground,” Hellie said.

The last of the

four philanthropists hasn’t re-

ceived as much

recognition as the others. TJ Day

graduated from

Linfield and con-

tinued his relationship with the col-

lege until his death this last January. Photo courtesy of the Linfield Archives

was demolished in the 1960s. It crossed amuel and Mahala Cozine. the Old

named for

nors helped

t it was

“There are many

buildings on

campus he made

multi-million dollar

contributions to,” Hellie said.

These buildings include Renshaw Hall,

Riley Center, Walker Hall, Vivian Bull Mu-

sic Center and the Rutschman Field House. “It wasn’t just all of those buildings. In

ollege its

the late 1990s, the southern part of campus

eorge Fisher


r herself but

n Spokane,

was owned by Hewlett-Packard,” Hellie Hewlett-Packard approached Linfield

offer, but

the president of that time, knew that

the college

did not have enough

money to take up the of-

fer. Linfield definitely

Photo courtesy of the Linfield Archives Cozine Bridge receives a remodeling in 1947. Samuel Cozine had first been a Blacksmith before heading to California in 1848.

required the space. Vari-

ous trustees found a

way to have Hewlett-

Packard donate part of

the land, but Linfield still

needed more money.

“TJ went

to the Keck founda-

tion where he was a

trustee, and he con-

vinced them to make a


lion dollar grant to

Photo courtesy of the Linfield Archives Students have a picnic under the Old Oak. This was part of the land that Linfield received from the Cozines. The Old Oak is now gone.

Linfield for

the purchase of the land. That really trans-

insisted he didn’t need the publicity,”

that was really cramped for space to a col-

loved fast cars. He was famous when he

formed Linfield. We went from a college

lege with more than enough,” Hellie said Day then donated money for the build-

ing of the Vivian Bull Music Center in the land bought from Hewlett-Packard.

“TJ never wanted any credit. He always

Photo courtesy of the Linfield Archives

mesake. He cofounded the college with a sizable donation. Newby cMinnville.

Hellie said. “He was a real character. He

was a student at Linfield for driving fast and having the fastest cars,” Hellie said. Gilberto Galvez can be reached at

Photo courtesy of the Linfield Archives Linfield’s first building wasn’t located anywhere on its current campus, but in McMinnville. It was then known as the McMinnville Baptist College.




Bolivian student shares stories Gilberto Galvez Features Editor An international student from Bolivia gave a presentation on her home country on May 1 in Jonasson Hall. The presentation focused on the cultures of west Bolivia and east Bolivia primarily, with touristic information spread within. Sophomore Maria Vargas was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on the east side of the country, where it is hotter than the west side. Vargas began with a quick run through of the history of Bolivia, naming various territories that Bolivia had lost in wars against Chile, Brazil and Paraguay. “The government was not ready for all the wars,” Vargas said. Vargas mentioned that there were even some movements to have been made to reclaim the territories that were taken from Bolivia. “[The courts are] going to answer back in November,” Vargas said. After the quick runthrough, Vargas gave an overview of Bolivian culture, switching from west to east. The country of Bolivia is made up of 36 indigenous tribes. “Each city and each village have their own food, their own drinks and their own customs,” Vargas said.

Vargas then began to describe the food from the two regions, beginning with her own. “We basically have breakfast in the morning, and our biggest meal is lunch then at five we have teatime,” Vargas said. The actual food is usually made up of locally-grown food. “Bolivian people, they like their fruits. They take advantage of the good land they have,” Vargas said. Bolivia is also known for the wine it produces. At every meal, everyone has a glass of wine to help with the digestion, even the kids. “The legal age in Bolivia is 18, however it doesn’t matter,” Vargas said with a grin. The largest event in Bolivia is Carnival, a festival lasting from two-four days. It involves colorful costumes, traditional dances and parades. “Carnival is a representation of the struggle of good against evil and the victory of the angels,” Vargas said. Carnival takes traditional Bolivian culture and places it into a Christian setting. This was done so that the people of Bolivia could celebrate Carnival when the Catholic Spanish ruled their country. “We celebrate Carnival at the end of February or in March. It is usually four

days,” Vargas said. Carnival at Oruro is visited by people from all over the world. They take a break from their daily lives to watch dancer bring the struggle between good and evil come to life. “They don’t stop dancing for two days. They drink chicha, alcohol with corn,” Vargas said about the dancers at Oruro. In Santa Cruz, the city Vargas is from, the people celebrate Carnival for four days. “It’s like four days of parties,” Vargas said. Each age group has a different way of celebrating Carnival, starting at age two, then teenagers and finally adults. “My favorite part is when you get to see people you haven’t seen in a year. You meet new people, and everybody is like no stress,” Vargas said. Vargas finished the presentation with a description of Bolivian clothing, which varies greatly in each region and with a run through of various tourist sites in Bolivia: Tiwanaku, the cradle of Andean civilization; Potosi, the highest and once richest city in Bolivia; La Paz, home of the Bolivian government; Salar De Uyuni, a lake of salt and many others.

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Linfield’s Liederabend

Yucheng Zhang/Senior photographer Freshman Mary Beth Jones sings at the Liederabend that takes place in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center, other students performed as well.

Gilberto Galvez can be reached at

Bosnian fiction author talks writing, experiences Jonathan Williams Opinion Editor An acclaimed author recently talked about how there is not one solution in fiction. It is all up for interpretation. “You own your own words,” said Ismet Prcic, author, and now U.S. resident from Bosnia. His novel, “Shards” which won the Los Angles Times Art Seidenbaum Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and other national and local Oregon awards as Prcic is now living in Portland. The novel which is based around the 1990s Bosnian War, chronicles the life of a Bosnian who shares Prcic’s name and is learning to cope with leaving his family and living in California. The plot becomes confusing when a boy named Mustafa is introduced who stays to fight in Bosnia. Prcic said to the audience, jokingly, “Only 23 percent of the story is true.”

He mentioned that the novel is written is first, second, and third person as well as sections of diary entries and letters. The novel is quite dark and depressing, however, Prcic was in high spirits and even comedic with his audience composed of mainly McMinnville community members. The event was sponsored

The novel takes the form for a chaotic experience.

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Bosnian author Ismet Prcic reads his novel “Shards” to an intrigued crowd at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday May 1 at the Austin Reading Room inside Nicholson Library.

Prcic explained that Bosnia has still yet to recover from the war in the 1990s. Prcic was asked by an audience member if he ever thought about going back to Bosnia. Prcic responded, “It’s not the same country that I left … It’s sad to go back.” Prcic explained that everyone wants to leave Bosnia because of its government. The country has high unemployment, especially for young people. It is a very re l i g i o u s l y diverse country, as it is 51 percent Muslim, along with many Catholics, Jewish, and Orthodox Christian believers. Senior Creative Writing major Andrea Snyder said, “I enjoyed his bluntness and take on reality,” as he was serious but also joking often during his talk. Prcic is currently working on a new book that will discuss themes similar to those in “Shards.”

-Susan Barnes Whyte, Library Director

by Nicholson Library, the McMinnville Public Library, Third Street Books and the Linfield English department. Library director Susan Barnes Whyte, who introduced Prcic said, “The novel takes the form for a chaotic experience.” Whyte elaborated that she and Associated professor of English David Sumner, debated whether Prcic’s book was a novel or a memoir, as it takes a variety of textual forms.

Jonathan Williams can be reached at

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Senior Lauren Pak (left) is an electronic arts major helps sophomore Doug Sundman an art major drill screws into the structure that adjunct professor of art Totem Shriver will live in.


Junior Maya Luque (left) poses with junior Lindsay Scott next to the sculpture in front of the Miller Fine Arts building.

All photos by Heather Brooks A side profile of the sculpture made by Adjunct Professor Seniors Bryan Takano (from left) and Romel Ramos work together with junior Lionel Parra with sophomore of Art Totem Shriver’s studio practices class. Louie Deraita to build the sculpture.

Students collaborate, create inhabitable art sculpture Heather Brooks For the Review A series of collaborative art projects are being placed on campus by students in studio practices class taught by Adjunct Professor of Art and Visual Culture Totem Shriver. The students’ latest project is an 8-foot-tall sculpture consisting of several large panels, painted by students in the class, attached to three large cubes. It is on display in front of the Miller Fine Arts building. It may also be used as a prop in the McMinnville

Alien Daze Parade that will take place on May 17. “One thing that’s interesting about this project is that it has form as well as function. The fact that I am going to live in it is pretty interesting,” Shriver said. Shriver plans to haul this structure to the burning man festival and live in it until the last day of the festival. “This project is meant to be art for public consumption instead of something that just stays in the studio,” Shriver said. Shriver encourages people to walk inside of the sculpture and to interact

with it. “We put stuff like this up around campus, but no one really knows why,” junior

The collaboration projects also help students learn how to work with others. “Sometimes it can be

This project is meant to be art for public consumption instead of something that just stays in the studio.

-Totem Shriver Adjunct Professor of Art and biology major Lindsay Scott said “We do it for all the students. We want them to check them out and come and play.”

really hard because some people have really strong ideas,” Scott said, “But I think working collaboratively really challenges you

to be able to take an idea you have and be willing to mold it into something everyone can hold on to.” “At times it’s difficult to come up with a consensus, but it forces you to all have a vision together. With individual work, your personal work is more evident, but working with others, your work turns into play,” junior and studio art major Ivan Colin said about working collaboratively with the class. Shriver says that working collaboratively is one of the biggest challenges, but also one of the most necessary. “You’re always going

to be a part of society and we are always going to be dependent on other people,” Shriver said. “Also, I think greater things can be achieved through many people instead of one— and that’s a good lesson to learn.” “I think as artists, working with other artists, you can get a lot of different view-points that don’t agree, but in this class we didn’t really have anyone butting-heads. We just had a lot of ideas working together,” said Louie Deraita, a sophomore and mass communication major, “We really enhanced each others’ work.” Heather Brooks can be reached at



May 5, 2014

‘100 Bullets’ makes a warm gun of a graphic novel Paige Jurgensen Columnist In anything in which humans are involved, there will be flaws, especially in the justice system which is more or less based entirely off of human opinions and trust. Trust, if anything, is the biggest hindrance to mankind because as humans we often allow that trust to those who do not deserve. That is how mistakes are made and often mistakes lead to people getting hurt or even killed. So then what are you supposed to do if the hurt person or persons in question are

connected to you? Or even is you? In most cases, you would do nothing because you can do nothing. Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s graphic novel series “100 Bullets” is about the people in power who do the hurting finally getting hurt back. The mysterious Agent Graves travels about and delivers victims of humanity’s cruelty a package in which contains irrefutable evidence about who has hurt them and/or their loved ones, a gun, 100 bullets, and the promise that they can do whatever they want with the weapon and no one will stop

them or punish them afterwards. Simple, right? Except, most people do not possess the psychological ability to

actually use that weapon on another human, regardless of how awful they might be. That fact leads to the emotional depth of the graphic novel because the characters have to ask themselves if they are willing to sink as low as their targets and if after they do, they can ever live with themselves. The first volume of the series, titled “First Shot, Last Call”, follows an ex-gang banger, Dizzy, right after she is released from prison. However, while she was locked up, her boyfriend and young son were murdered in a supposed drive by. However, on the day of

fusion. “In other words, you don’t have to work up a sweat to begin pushing your heat and perspiration out, which keeps you more comfortable in a wider range of weather conditions,” Simon says, suggesting jackets made with the company’s Polartec NeoShell technology. “These are jackets for people who are active in the rain,” Simon said. Simon points to other waterproof jackets, like Bean’s Pathfinder jackets, that offer durability and a three-layer TEK shell. These versatile jackets make it through every season, offering year-round protection, layered in the winter, or worn over a T-shirt in the summer. A big, sturdy umbrella can sometimes suffice, but if you live in an area of the country where heavy

downpours are the norm, an investment in a quality raincoat is essential, says Bridgette Raes, president of the Bridgette Raes Style Group and author of “Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want” (www. “It’s important to have one raincoat tailored for your lifestyle,” Raes says. Aim to find one stylish coat for evenings out on the town. “Look to Burberry ( if you want to invest, as this is the gold standard of trench coats.” The label Mackage offers dressier coats for the professional, Raes says, adding that she’s a fan of L.L.Bean for athletes and those who prefer jeans to dress slacks. REI, which focuses on athletic wear, also offers a wide selection of jackets that will keep you looking

warm and fashionable. Laura Hauser, product line manager at REI (www., keeps her Kyoto Jacket close by. “As simple as it sounds, what I really love about my Kyoto Jacket is that it actually keeps me dry and looking stylish at the same time,” Hauser says. “It suits my everyday needs, and because of the great hood design, I also get the added bonus of keeping my hair from going crazy and frizzy,” Hauser said. April showers may have passed by, but much of the country that has suffered through drought is eagerly awaiting the downpours of late spring and summer. We offer a few winning styles to keep you dry from your toes to the top of that perfect head of hair. And yes, men—we are talking to you, too. We know you care.

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Weatherproofing spring fashions Maria Martin In a pinch, we’ve all grabbed a garbage bag, cut a hole for the head, and made a dash through the rain. And, yes, on that rare good hair day, when the skies open up, anything goes to protect those locks: newspapers, magazines, overdue library books, a child’s homework assignment. But when you ask the pros what should really be a hanging a quick grab away, they’re likely to point to garments with names a little more fashionable than “Hefty.” Dan Simon, L.L.Bean ( merchant manager for outerwear, suggests products that offer a high degree of breathability through convection, as opposed to dif-

her release, Agent Graves reveals to her that her family was murdered by two crooked cops so she must confront her remaining family, as well as the cops themselves, to hear for herself how she lost her loved ones. Once she does, she must decide if killing the ones responsible would be long awaited justice or simply vicious vengeance. Assarello and Risso have definitely taken a page out of Alan Moore’s (the author of “Watchmen”) book with this psychological thriller, as many recent graphic novel authors have. It seems that the new trend in graphic novels is to

turn away from superheroes (although they will undoubtedly always be around) and instead force their characters into dark moral dilemmas, accompanied by the reader. Maybe this says something about graphic novel enthusiasts; that we are more than just nerds in capes but actual literary critics that are about to handle emotional depth and moral destruction in their story lines. Or that we are just, perhaps, sadists who like to watch characters wriggle in psychological trauma. Paige Jurgensen can be reached at

Blame Sally self-releases albums Jerry Young KSLC Pam Delgado, Renne Harcourt, Rob Storm, Jeri Jones, and Monica Pasqual joined together in 2000 to form the all female band Blame Sally. After forming up in late 2000, the band hit their stride immediately in 2001. KFOG in San Francisco picked up the group and began playing them frequently on the popular Bay Area show “ Acoustic Sunrise.” With their music being played on the radio, more opportunities opened up for the band leading to more shows in bigger locations. By the end of 2006, Blame Sally saw their name spread nationally with appearances on XM Radio. This led to Blame Sally playing more than 50 shows a year. The Band has produced seven albums

Upcoming events Photo courtesy of since joining together in 2001. The first two were selfreleased. However, since then, the band has been picked up by Ninth Street Opus, an independent record label located in Berkeley, California. In 2009, the band had signed on for a three-album deal over five years worth about a half-million dol-

lars. In 2010, Blame Sally headed overseas and did a 15 show tour in Germany. They followed this up with another German tour in 2012 that was immediately followed up by their first appearance in the Unit-ed Kingdom. After their tour, they made an appearance on the Sally Naden Show for BBC

Radio Blame Sally features a steady tempo that features country flare along with some contemporary sounds. Listeners can hear them by tuning in to KSLC. For more information contact Jerry Young at Jerry Young can be reached at

Dance Showcase

8 p.m. on Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10 in Ice Auditorium.

Self-Care Day: Therapy Animals

11 a.m. on Tuesday May 6 in the Walker courtyard

Aimee Phan: Novelist

Monday May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library


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Photo courtesy of Caitlin Conlon The staff, coaches and fellow CrossFit members pose after a tournament at the McMinnville CrossFit. Conlon does many different tournaments per semester to get ready for the CrossFit games.

CrossFit: Senior competes in difficult competition for fun << Continued from page 16

Photo courtesy of Caitlin Conlon Senior Caitlin Conlon competes in the back squat portion of the CrossFit competition. “You can literally just use CrossFit as a way to stay in shape or meet new people,” said Conlon.

“You have to sign up about a month in advance to compete, it’s hard because you have to think about if you have tests or assignments due that week, and the competitions can take up the whole weekend,” Conlon said. “CrossFit competitions aren’t cheap, so you also have to budget to make sure you have enough to compete.” Conlon states that if you join CrossFit, you don’t have to compete. “You can literally just use CrossFit as a way to stay in

Wildcat Sports Schedule Monday, May 2 Softball

NCAA Playoff Selection Show Indianapolis, Ind.

7 a.m. PDT

Track and Field

Oregon Twilight

Eugene, Ore.

4:45 p.m.


NCAA III Regionals



Track and Field

Linfield Open

McMinnville, Ore.

10 a.m.


NCAA III Regionals



NCAA III Regionals



Friday, May 9

Saturday, May 10

Sunday, May 11 Softball

shape or meet new people,” Conlon said. “CrossFit ranges from elders and soccer moms to those fantastic elite athletes.” The diversity of members is one thing about CrossFit that gives Conlon motivation. “The variety of people that come to CrossFit is what makes it so homey, because you have like the grandma role model, the friend role model, the mom role model and the dad role model, ” Conlon said. Conlon has even led others to try CrossFit, including her fiancé, Josh Repp, a recent Linfield alumnus.

“I’ve had a lot of friends come and go [to CrossFit], but I think that’s because of the money,” Conlon said. “[CrossFit] has a great student discount, but for students who don’t work, it might be hard to afford it.” The sense of strength and fitness Conlon has acquired through CrossFit is her second motivator to continue with CrossFit. “I know when I’m feeling down on myself and I’m like ‘Man I’m feeling out of shape,’ I can get one workout in and be completely fine,” Conlon said. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at



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Women’s tennis wrap up season, look to next year Drew Mahrt For the Review The Wildcats women’s tennis team started their season a little rough, but quickly picked up the slack and pushed their way to a 13-4 record. After they started off losing two of their first three games, the team put in the extra hours necessary to go on a 10-match winning streak, proving to be almost unstoppable for the better part of the season. However, while they did win their first game in the NWC championship, Whitman put an end to their season by defeating them 5-0

in the second game of the tournament in Walla Walla, Wash. While the entire team was full of nothing less than winners, Mackenzie Frasier, Gretchen Jernstedt and Marisa Kume were on the top of the team, leading the Wildcats to a solid season finish. “This season was great,” Jernstedt said. “We were very successful, achieved a lot of our goals both as individuals and as a team. We finished third in league and second in the conference tournament. We have great team chemistry, all put in a lot of hard work, and I can’t wait to see the

improvements we can make next year.” Fraser played the entire season without losing a match. Her personal

on for the guaranteed win. Not far behind Fraser was doubles pair Gretchen Jernstedt and Marisa Kume, finishing the season with an

Junior Gretchen Jernstedt

Freshman Marisa Kume

season record was 13-0; showing that she was the person the team could rely

11-3 record. With a lot of the team retuning next year, and Fra-

sier and Kume both being Freshman and having a lot of time left at Linfield, the seasons to come look very promising for the Linfield women’s tennis team. “This season went really well and I know that we continued to improve throughout the season and we saw some great results at the end of our season,” Watanabe said. This, along with firstyear head coach Lisa MacyBaker putting a year under her belt and getting a feel for how the team works, makes the future look like it will bring more and more wins for the Wildcats. There is no doubt that

these women are going to put in the extra hours over the summer and come back to show every one of their competitors that they are a force to be reckoned with. We should expect to see them right up on the top of the standing chart next year. “It’s been a fun season making memories with my teammates and competing hard,” Jernstedt said. “We have two seniors who are graduating and we’re all sad to see them go, but I’m sure next year will be awesome as well.” Drew Mahrt can be reached at

Q&A: Senior baseball player Nick Fisher How did you start playing baseball? It’s just something I’ve always done, kind of like breathing. What is your favorite thing about the sport? Baseball makes me a more motivated and tough person. Things often don’t go your way in the game, and that allows me to relate that to real life. How did you come to play at Linfield? Out of high school, I was very passionate about playing the game in college. After much thought, I determined coming to Linfield and trying to be a part of one of the best programs in the country was the best thing for me to do. What has this season been like compared to the past ones? This season has been one of the most challenging yet, in many ways. But it’s also so far been extremely rewarding. What has been your favorite moment playing baseball at Linfield? My favorite moment was that third dogpile last year, the feeling of winning it all was incredible. How do you think this season has gone? The season’s going good, hopefully we can keep it up. What has the team done to try and get another national championship? All we can do, just play hard every day and hope for the best. -Compiled by Stephanie Hofmann

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Senior outfielder Nick Fisher steps up to bat during the game against Lewis & Clark on April 27. Fisher got the NWC student-athlete of the week as the position player for April 14-20.

Baseball: Team still goes to Regionals despite the losses << Continued from page 16 were able to get a couple of hits in against the Warriors, but in the end they ended up losing 4-2. Linfield was determined to turn this game around for the better by getting one run in the first inning after a no-run inning for LewisClark State. Both teams went back and forth for four more innings until the Warriors were able to get a run in during the fifth inning.

The Warriors got two more runs in the sixth and seventh inning leading the game away from the ‘Cats. Although Linfield was able to get one more run in the eight inning, LewisClark State pulled ahead with another run in the ninth, making sure they won another game. Linfield played their final game of the season against George Fox and was behind from the very beginning, finishing 10-2. Right off the bat, the Bruins showed the Wildcats that they were not messing

around by getting nine runs in an explosive first inning. The ‘Cats tried to catch up during the sixth inning where they got two runs, but it was far too little far and too late. George Fox held off any advances that Linfield tried to make and helped their own with their runs. The Linfield baseball team will be playing next at the NCAA Regional Championship at home on May 14-17. Stephanie Hofmann can be reached at

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer The baseball team celebrates after getting a double in the second game against Lewis-Clark State. The team lost this game against the Warriors 4-2.

May 5, 2014


Track and field sends ‘Cats to win at Pacific Twilight meet It was an eventful weekend for the Wildcat Track and Field team who competed this weekend in the Pacific Twilight tournament in Forest Grove, Ore. The beginning of the meet started with the women’s 100-meter dash. Junior Ellie Schmidt placed fourth with time 12.60 and sophomore Brenna Stinson placed ninth with time 12.96. Schmidt and Stinson excelled again in the women’s 200-meter dash with time 25.91 and eighth with a time of 26.85 respectively. Also in the running races was senior Hannah Greider, who ran the 1500-meter race with a time of 4:51.61. Senior Siena Noe finished third in the women’s 5000 meter run with a time of 18:14.78. Freshman Dallas Edge stole the show again, finish-

ing first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.73 and teammate, freshman Madison Gladding finished eighth with a time of 16.55. Senior Katie Skinner also performed outstandingly well finishing first in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase. Skinner finished with a time of 11:52.04. In the relays, girls Linfield ‘A’ finished fifth with a time of 49.60. Team-mates consisted of Schmidt, Stinson, Edge, and sophomore Rachael Gernhart. Junior Amanda Gibbon placed ninth in the pole vault with 2.75 meters. Similarly, senior Courtney Alley finished tenth in the women’s hammer throw with distance 38.11 meters while senior Kate Shear finished second in the javelin throw with distance 39.92 meters. On the men’s side, freshman Jake Mihelich finished first in the men’s 400-meter

dash with time 49.55 while senior Joe Gladow competed in the men’s 5000 meter run with a time of 15:51.63. In the men’s 110-meter hurdles, Linfield’s freshman Bryce Evans placed seventh with time 16.78 while sophomore Clay Monahan placed ninth with time 17.54. Monahan also placed eighth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1.03.05. Meanwhile, freshman Chris Roth competed in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase and finished fifth with a time of 10:40.02. In the men’s high jump, sophomore Steven Holland finished third with height 1.85 meters. Evans pulled out a sixth place finish in the men’s long jump with distance 6.11 meters. Likewise, freshman Kennedy Johnson placed third in the triple jump with distance 13.84 meters while freshman Eric Igbinoba finished sixth with distance 13.33 meters.


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Amanda Gibbon/For the Review Sophomore Steven Holland makes one of his many high jumps at the Pacific Twilight meet in which he placed third.

Casie Gaza Senior sports reporter

In the men’s shot put, freshman Scott Anderson placed seventh with distance 13.18 meters and senior Nick Fairhart finished sixth in the hammer throw with distance 50.75 meters. Lastly, junior Morgunn Ewing brought it home for the Wildcats with a third place finish at distance 56.63 meters. According to Edge, this meet was to “qualify for nationals [or place in the] top 22 nationally.” She continues by adding that her “…season goal is to place in the top-eight at Nationals and stay healthy. I would definitely like to run another lifetime best.” Edge also noted that she plans to take a year off of soccer to focus on her track and field training. With her determination and never say quits attitude, there’s no doubt that Edge will represent Linfield well at the National meet.

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Although the racist comments made by Los Angeles Clipper ’s owner Donald Sterling last week were addressed by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ’s lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine, this issue has put an emphasis on the NFL and its controversy over the racially insensitive team name The Washington Redskins. In a taped phone call to girlfriend, V. Stiviano, Sterling became agitated with Stiviano’s decision to post a picture with basketball legend, Magic Johnson on her Instagram and asks “Why do you have to pose with minorities?” and pleading with Stiviano to “love them privately,” claiming that she had an obligation to keep what he felt the cultural norm of keeping blacks and other races divided. He continued to express his racist view telling Stiviano that she can continue to have relationships with minorities and black people, “but don’t put it on Instagram for the world to see so they have to call me, and don’t bring them to my games.” In response to Sterling’s offensive remarks, National Basketball Association Commisioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the league for life. Although this controversy was handled appropriately by the league, it did bring up a question for sports fans: Is the issue of race in athletics really over? I wish that it were, but sadly it isn’t. According to the Washington Post, District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), believes that the National Football League can learn a lesson about dealing with racism on its own turf. She urged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to use NBA commissioner Adam Silver as a “moral example” of how to deal with the potential abandonment of the Washington Redskin’s controversial name. This puts more pressure on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to appease national uproar about the team name. Other members of Congress including Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) are expressing outrage toward the NFL refusal to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Reid said he was disap-

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Camille Weber Sports columnist pointment with the league “How long will the NFL continue to do nothing — zero — as one of its teams bears a name that inflicts so much pain on Native Americans?” Although she has the same views as Reid, Norton sees the controversy in a more neutral way. “I’m not asserting that Snyder ’s comments are the exact equivalent, but they have, on our native people, the same effect as Sterling’s on African Americans,” she said. “The only difference is that Native Americans have to see that name everywhere, all the time, where [Sterling’s] was a one-time exposure to a man who apparently holds deep racial views.” Daniel Snyder has visited more than a dozen Indian reservations in order to try to build support for keeping the team name. However, Norton believes that this issue can be solved by following the procedures most recently exemplified by the NBA commissioner Adam Silver. “This rookie did not hesitate to lead,” she said of Silver. “Goodell has now seen what leadership in sports means. He ought to find a way, in his own way, to bring the same leadership.” Although changing the name of the franchise may pose many challenges, in 2014 the NFL should know better than to continue to publicize a name that is hurtful for so many Americans. The Washington Redskins rich history in football will not be forgotten or eliminated if the name of the franchise changes. However, it will set a milestone in American sports history that will provide a positive example for future generations of Americans to be culturally sensitive to all individuals.

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Catline CrossFit provides new outlet

May 5, 2014

Kaylyn Peterson Managing editor

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

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

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

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For many students, working out and going to the gym can be a chore, if not required for a class or sport. However, students are beginning to find a place where they can be supported and encouraged to be strong and active. Senior Caitlin Conlon felt lost after not continuing with Linfield soccer, and was not sure what she would do to stay in shape. That was until she found CrossFit. “CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness,” according to the CrossFit website. Developed by Greg Glassman, CrossFit is defined as “That which optimizes fitness.” Attending the local McMinnville CrossFit, Conlon has found a family away from school and home. “It has become my really close group outside school and home,” Conlon said. “Just to go there and everyone knows your name, and you know everyone’s name. And everyone there is so positive, they all cheer you on and encourage you.” As well as finding a new support group, Conlon has rejoined the competitive world by participating in CrossFit competitions. Classified as the CrossFit Games, competitors are striving to be named the fittest on Earth. Despite the support and encouragement, Conlon says that the time and money are the hardest part of competitions. And as a student, her schedule can be unpredictable. >> Please see CrossFit page 13

Photo courtesy of Caitlin Conlon Senior Caitlin Conlon performs in the power snatch part of the CrossFit competition. Conlon has been doing CrossFit for almost three years and plans to continue it in the future.

Bad finish before the Regionals

Women’s tennis overview on great season

The women’s tennis team finished their season last week, but is already looking toward the promising future. See page 13>>

Stephanie Hofmann Sports editor

Q&A with senior outfielder Nick Fisher

Senior Nick Fisher looks at how he started playing baseball and how the season this year has been going. See page 14>>

Track and Field compete in single events at Twilight

The track and field team continues on their winning streak with multiple individuals placing at the Pacific Twilight. See page 15>>

Spencer Beck/Staff photographer Junior shortstop Corey VanDomelen gets Lewis-Clark State senior outfielder Cody Lavalli out at second base. Linfield lost to the Lewis-Clark State Warriors 8-0 on May 3.

The baseball team had a rough finish before Regionals in two weeks, with three back-to-back losses against Lewis-Clark State 8-0, 4-2 and George Fox 10-2. The ’Cats started off May 3 against Lewis-Clark State home with a sour taste in their mouth. Linfield lost the first game against the Warriors 8-0 in the first game. The Warriors started off the games with two runs in the first inning and coming in with five more in the fourth. All the while holding off the ’Cats to where they got no runs and only three hits. Lewis-Clark State sealed the game’s fate in the fifth inning with one more run and didn’t have either team get another run. In the second game, the ’Cats >> Please see Baseball page 14

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