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September 10, 2012

Linfield College

McMinnville, Ore.

118th Year

Issue No. 2

INSIDE New gymnasium This past summer Linfield’s Ted Wilson Gymnasium and fitness center underwent interior changes. The gymnasium received a new floor while the fitness room was split up. >> page 5

Outdoor concert Students were able to enjoy the music of Tyrone Wells, famous for his song, “Where We Meet,” during an outdoor concert Aug. 30. >> page 11

Jessica Prokop/Editor-in-chief Upward Bound student Ileen Huerta (left) and Upward Bound camp counselors sophomore Lexi Heredia and senior Geoff Hamilton hang out and surf the Internet during the group pizza night.

Linfield Upward Bound loses federal funding Jessica Prokop Editor-in-chief

Pete Lee Comedian Pete Lee, one of NBC’s Last Comic Standing stars, paid a visit to Linfield on Aug. 29. Lee has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.

After serving students in Yamhill County for more than 40 years, Linfield College Upward Bound is facing its final year as a result of losing federal funding. The program, which falls under a branch of the Johnson Administration’s TRIO initiative, aims to help students who come from first generation, low-income families to gradu-

ate from high school and college. Currently, the year-long program is funded to assist 65 students from Yamhill County, said Greg Mitchell, director of Upward Bound. It is split into two parts: schoolyear and summer programs. During the summer program, there are about 50 students. All summer students live in dorms on Linfield’s campus Monday through Friday and attend about four classes throughout the

for the program. “I never saw it coming. It means a lot of closed doors for students.” Miles works with recently graduated high school students to help them transition into college. A former Upward Bound student himself, the Linfield College senior said he knows firsthand the benefits of the program. >> Please see Bound page 6

Students learn what it means to be a Kemper Scholar Samantha Sigler News editor

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Senior football player Football player and senior Tyler Steele is a first team, All American defensive tackle. Steele relies heavily on his support system to help him get through his games. >> page 13


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week that count for high school credit. They also partake in recreational activities and field trips. Earlier this summer, the group visited a landfill outside of town so students could learn about recycling, said Linfield senior Geoff Hamilton, a tutor and counselor for the program. The defunding has taken many by surprise. “It is just devastating, a complete shock,” said Nic Miles, a counselor

Photo courtesy of Joe Gladow

Junior Joe Gladow (middle left) spent his summer interning at the Chicago Mayor’s Office while junior Blake Densley (middle) spent his interning at the Chicago History Museum.

While most students spent their summers relaxing, traveling and catching up with old friends, four Linfield students spent their time interning at the Chicago Mayor’s Office and the Chicago History Museum, learning more about what exactly it means to be a Kemper Scholar. “[It] was kind of mind blowing, Chicago is huge,” sophomore Cody Purchase said. Purchase, along with sophomore Terran Sobel-Smith, were two of 20 students that won the Kemper Scholarship last school year. The scholarship is only offered to freshmen and provides students with two summer internships with stipends between $2,000 and $6,000. The first internship is at a non-profit organization in Chicago after their sophomore years, and the second is at a for-profit business after their

junior years that students secure themselves anywhere in the world. It also gives between $3,000 and $10,000 in financial assistance for three years depending on student need and allows students to attend the annual Kemper Scholars Conference in Chicago for three years. “It was a really good, exciting atmosphere,” Purchase said. “Everyone was laughing and having a good time.” Purchase, a Japanese and chemistry major, and Sobel-Smith, a philosophy and biology major, spent the two days at the conference listening to speakers and touring Chicago with other Kemper Scholars. “I think the best speaker was a businessman, [Josh Brody], from New York,” Sobel-Smith said. “[He] taught me to be a little more open and not too concerned where I’m going to end up.” >> Please see Scholars page 5


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New Catty hours don’t hit the spot As hungry college students, the Catty Shack is crucial to our survival, especially when the late night munchies hit. After the recent change in Catty’s hours, many students have been left to walk farther across campus to the now open-late Jazzman’s. Catty now closes at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10 p.m. on weekends. This is quite a big change from last year, when it closed at midnight Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday. To make up for this difference, Jazzman’s is now open until midnight Monday through Friday, 9 p.m. on Saturday and midnight on Sunday. Jazzman’s used to only be open Mondays

through Fridays until 4 p.m. We found this change to be ridiculous when students tend to prefer food over coffee late at night. Although Jazzman’s has some food, it doesn’t have the same selection that Catty offers. Plus, Catty also carries coffee. In addition, it has more living necessities than Jazzman’s; if a student needed BandAids, they could get them there. While this change might not seem like a big deal to an outsider, many Linfield students have expressed annoyance because of the new hours. “It is disappointing because I often have cravings for food at night, and Catty satisfied those crav-

ings,” sophomore AJ Wagoner said. Another sophomore, Rebecca Kropp, said “I feel like it wasn’t advertised very well, and it’s super inconvenient when I want a snack on my way to the library late at night.” It is similar attitudes like these that have the Review questioning why Sodexo would decide to change the hours of both establishments. Bill Masullo, Sodexo dining services manager, declined to comment, but did say there will be a campus-wide email coming out this week explaining the hour changes to students. As some of the upperclassmen here at Linfield may recall, at one point in

Linfield’s history there was even a coffee cart inside Nicholson Library in an effort to give students the opportunity to get their caffeine fix. This, too, makes us question why these decisions are seemingly being made without first gauging the general consensus of students. Perhaps the hour changes were done in an attempt to save money or even to create more student employment opportunities at Jazzman’s. Will the changes made last all year? Hopefully, the upcoming email will answer some of these questions and concerns. -The Review Editorial Board

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Everyone deserves the opportunity to attend college Job-seekers today cannot make it far without a college degree. With the rising cost of college, financial aid can only help students so much. Costs and financial aid can also be impacted by whether you apply to an in-state or out-of-state school. This can all come into question when you are denied instate cost based on your parent’s citizenship status. In a recent New York Times article, a federal court in Florida threw out the state regulations stating that American children with parents who are of illegal immigrants are con-

Kaylyn Peterson Copy chief sidered out-of-state residents. This raises the question, why did this law exist in the first place? As a society, America has a sense of pride for the independence of its citizens. But this pride conflicts with the fact that the

people who are affected the most by this ruling are American citizens. Now, this makes me wonder, if two babies were born in the same hospital in America, but their mothers were from different places, would that make either baby any less of an American citizen? Both these children have the same “country of birth” written on their birth certificate. A parent’s choices and past should not have any effect on their child’s future or the recognition of their citizenship. While they are family, a parent

and child are not the same person. There are now at least 14 states with laws permitting undocumented students who attend school in-state to pay the same as other in-state students. According to the National Immigration Law Center website, most of the students affected by this law are the children of undocumented immigrants. While the issue would not exist if the undocumented immigrants came to America with proper documentation, this is not a choice made by the students, who are being

denied the rights they were born with. A person can never choose what their parents are going to do before they are born, so why be punished for it when you’re trying to make life better for yourself? These students should be treated fairly and given what they’re entitled to as American citizens. America, let’s be fair to all of our citizens, regardless of their parents. Choices can’t be made by someone who isn’t even born yet. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

September 10, 2012 POLITICS



Clinton steals attention from Obama at Democratic convention

At the Democratic National Convention this year, Bill Clinton gave a 49-minute speech. He was scheduled to give a 3,000word speech about Obama and the policies that have been discussed on the Republican and Democratic sides. His speech turned into 6,000 words and the audience was ecstatic about every aspect, almost constantly applauding and laughing. Current president, Barack Obama, was scheduled to give a speech addressing his stance on the current issues and the opposing party.

Ivanna Tucker Sports editor Clinton set the bar high for the president as he received a standing ovation from the audience. The purpose of the Democratic National Convention is to help the democratic nominee discuss his view to the public and fellow party members.

Clinton, however, made the convention more about how he can kill all the points of the opposing side. More attention went to his speech than toward Obama, who is the actual candidate running for presidency. Clinton made some valid points throughout his speech and kept the audience engaged. Their excitement showed how much of a presence Clinton has in society. His speech could have been toned down a bit so that Obama’s speech would have, in comparison, stood out more. Some may say that Obama could have spiced

up his speech, but Obama made his points and has his own unique presence. After every few sentences, the audience would frantically applaud or chant during Clinton’s speech. When Obama came on stage, the audience gave him full support and encouragement. This is mostly because of the boastful speech given the night prior by Clinton. Both Clinton and Obama showed respect toward the opposing party, while at the Republican convention, the speeches targeted the opposing party with forceful tactics. This is not about

who is right or wrong in their points. This is about how the importance of what the convention is actually about was diverged into who can make the best show for the audience. Clinton took total advantage of his opportunity to speak to show how much the audience admires him. By the end of his 49-minute speech, most were probably confused as to whether the convention was about Clinton or Obama accepting the democratic nomination. The lasting impression that Clinton made has spread across the country

like wildfire. His speech has been viewed more times than Obama’s, showing where the attention has been pushed. The Democratic convention made a good selection in choosing Clinton to speak, but it should have monitored how much he actually said on television more closely. The majority of attention should be on the actual candidate, not the guest speaker. Was this convention about Obama’s reelection, or about how much Clinton can show him up on stage? Ivanna Tucker can be reached at


Early recruitment contributes to students’ stress

The beginning of the school year is a stressful time for returning students. It can be even more nerve-wracking for new students who are just starting to experience college life. In the first few weeks alone, students are faced with the immense challenge of time management. They are immediately slammed with classes, papers, reading assignments, quizzes, extracurricular activities, sports and more. However, this is also one of the best things about Linfield. It offers students many opportunities to get involved around campus, one of which is through Greek Life. About 25 percent of the McMinnville campus’ student population is involved in Greek Life. Greek Life at Linfield allows students to get involved not only around campus but also throughout the community through service. But regardless of personal opinion or whether joining Greek Life is the right choice for a particular student, one thing is for sure: Linfield Greek Life should wait to have formal recruitment until later in the semester. As it stands, formal recruitment usually takes place in about the third week of the fall semester. This is way too early for new students to determine if joining Greek Life is something they want to do. They haven’t had enough time to observe how Greek Life works around campus or the opportunity to effectively balance time commitments presented by their classes. Not to mention, men and women already involved in Greek Life spend weeks preparing for formal recruitment. Many of the sororities have recruitment practices throughout the week and

Jessica Prokop Editor-in-chief weekends, and fraternities have to plan and prepare for various events. The preparation can be quite time-consuming. It is already stressful enough balancing schoolwork with whatever activities one might be involved in. The added pressure of preparing for recruitment as soon as the semester starts does nothing to help alleviate tensions. In addition to helping students ease into the school year, having formal recruitment at a later date might actually help increase participation numbers. Students would have more time to go through the process after developing somewhat of a steady routine. Greek Life leaders would also have more time to advertise for formal recruitment. Many schools do not even have formal recruitment until the end of their semesters. Other schools don’t allow freshmen to rush until they’ve completed a semester. Although these policies are drastic compared to Linfield’s, Greek Life should consider pushing back formal recruitment at least to the end of September or October. The change would help out many of the organizations involved in the formal recruitment process and students wanting to rush would have more time to settle in to college life first. Jessica Prokop can be reached at


Freshmen gone wild during first weekend For many freshmen, the transition from high school to college is liberating. No parents, no supervision and few rules means a pretty wild first weekend for some. Unfortunately, this newfound freedom often makes new students overdo it. The first weekend is a chaotic one. Campus comes alive at night with people running, often intoxicated, all over to the frats and apartments to party. Many of these are freshmen excited to be in the college scene. As a junior, I’ve already seen it a ton of times. It doesn’t necessarily bother me, but it does worry me. I hear stories about multiple freshmen going to the hospital or even getting arrested. The first weekend of school seems a little

Kelsey Sutton Managing editor soon to be getting oneself into that much trouble. The weekend before classes start is a lot of students’ first time getting drunk. Without the pressure of going home afterward, or parents saying no, this is the most ideal opportunity many have ever seen. However, most newcomers don’t understand the effect alcohol can have on their bodies. They don’t know how to handle alcohol because they’ve

never dealt with it before. Freshmen also don’t know their peers well yet. In that environment, you’re pretty much completely on your own. At first, not many are comfortable saying, “Hey, maybe you’ve had too much to drink.” The first few weeks of college are crucial to internalizing your new routine and lifestyle. Those early days become ingrained into your habits. According to USA Today, nearly half of college freshmen spend more time during a week drinking than they do studying. Don’t get started off on the wrong foot. If you are going to drink, wait until you are settled in and comfortable with your college surroundings. The consequences of a crazy Saturday night can

be hard to bear. First of all, no one wants a trip to the hospital. It’s expensive, your parents find out and it definitely gets talked about. I was once told that freshmen are most likely to get alcohol poisoning during the first semester of college. Alcohol impairs functioning, judgment and the ability to say no. The risk of unprotected or unwanted sex is especially high when you are impressionable, wasted, and eager to impress upperclassmen. So, please be smart and safe about what you do on the weekends. You’ll have plenty of chances to have fun while you’re here at Linfield. There’s no need to cram it all in to the first night.

Kelsey Sutton can be reached at



September 10, 2012

Linfield helps organize wine archive Alyssa Townsend Opinion editor Linfield College recently received the Oregon Cultural Trust’s $8,000 Cultural Development Grant in order to revive and organize The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA). Oregon culture has played a crucial role in our history and will continue to strengthen Oregon’s future through rich cultural commerce such as the Oregon Wine Industry. Linfield received this grant through a written proposal to the Oregon Cultural Trust, whose purpose is to support programs that help the public get access to the state’s culture. “While the collection is still in the beginning stages, it will emerge as the largest and most comprehensive archive of any wine industry in the world,” said Rachael Woody, Linfield’s archivist and one of the main creators of the grant proposal. The OWHA will even-

Photo courtesy of Rachael Woody

Amy Wesselman, International Pinot Noir Celebration executive director from 1999-2007, pours glasses of wine for guests during the 2008 event. The celebration has been occuring every year since 1987. tually house information on all aspects of the wine industry, from planting the grapes to selling the wine. Catharine Jarmin Miller, director of foundation and corporate relations and another main contributor to the grant proposal, referred to a quote from the grant proposal to demonstrate the importance of the archive. The proposal states, “As part of the larger agricultural world, the

growing and processing of wine grapes can be seen as a microcosm to study the relationships of divergent classes of people, human interaction with the land, and the industry’s growing importance to Oregon’s economy.” Woody continued to explain why winning this grant was such a triumph. “It is important that Linfield College take up the responsibility of steward-

ship for our local community’s history,” she said. “For the wine industry’s history specifically, we are at a pivotal time where the original pioneers are retiring and the next generation is taking over. Now is the time to collect as much history as we can before we lose invaluable founding documents, a lifetime of knowledge, and hours upon hundreds of hours of stories.” Ultimately, the archive is

expected to be a significant contribution to Linfield and the surrounding communities. An excerpt from the grant proposal states, “These digitized materials have been used by students in a variety of discipline, including history, food, science/technology, sociology/anthropology and agriculture/resource economics.” “[The OWHA] is also a tremendous opportunity

for students to get hands on experience and for students working with the archivist to learn how to preserve history and provide access through digital media,” Miller said. The Oregon Wine History Archive will begin uploading digital content next month at Alyssa Townsend can be reached at

Alder Elementary students get taste of college Eureka Foong For the Review A group of 90 fifth-graders from the Alder Elementary School in Portland visited Linfield June 7 and 8 through the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Oregon program. The school has the second highest rate of poverty in the state, according to Principal Paz Ramos in a 2011 video made by Linfield. “I Have A Dream” aims to help low income students achieve success in school and ultimately go to college. Alder is the nation’s first “Dreamer School”—a unique model of the program that follows all students, and not just an individual class, through their academic progression until college. During the visit, the students stayed in Mahaffey Hall. At night, they attended a presentation on college preparation and had open gym time. The next day,

Photo courtesy of Dan Preston

Children from the Alder Elementary school send their thanks after visiting Linfield College on June 7 and 8. The goal of the visit was to inspire options for their future education. the children took part in three class sessions: science experiments with the faculty of the Education Department, a talk on seeing the world as a college student by Linfield Center of the

Northwest’s Jeff Peterson and finally small group discussions between the children, volunteers from the Linfield College Latinos Adelante (LCLA) and other “Big Dreamers,” gradu-

ates from a former Dreamer class. In addition to hosting fifth-graders from Alder in 2011 and 2012, Linfield officially adopted Alder’s fourth-graders last February

and will present T-shirts, banners and talks to their adoptees throughout the year. Furthermore, Linfield’s nursing seniors currently provide treatment to Alder students who have no

access to a school nurse. “We hope to be a part of changing the college-going rate in the Reynolds School District, and it would be nice if some of them decided to enroll here,” Dan Preston, vice president of enrollment services, said about his and Linfield’s goals for the ongoing program. Preston once attended college with Ramos, who is a 1984 Linfield graduate. Linfield’s student coordinator of the Alder Elementary visit, Crystal Galarza, also found the experience to be impactful. “Because of Mr. Ramos, these kids know what year they will graduate. I don’t think I would have thought of that at their age,” Galarza said. Galarza is a mentor to the LCLA. A large portion of students in the LCLA come from similar backgrounds as the Alder students and can relate to them on many levels. Eureka Foong can be reached at


September 10, 2012

Scholars: Kemper Scholar winners travel to Chicago << Continued from page 1

The president of the Kemper Foundation, Dr. Ryan LaHurd, also spoke during the convention of luck and it sometimes playing a part in people’s success. “I’m excited to start exploring all the options,” Purchase said. “[I’m going to] keep an open mind and chase down opportunities I can get.” While Purchase and SobelSmith grew more excited to pursue future goals, juniors Blake Densley and Joe Gladow had the opportunity to experience their own. Gladow, an international relations major, spent the summer working at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office in the Mayoral Fellows Program. Gladow was one of two undergraduate students participating along with 25 graduate students—some of whom attended schools, such as Harvard and Princeton. “[It] was somewhat intimidating at first,” Gladow said. “[But] it was an awesome experience.” In something similar to a think tank, Gladow worked with a few other interns on projects they received from senior officials. They worked on projects dealing with education, attracting higher-educated teachers and lengthening schools days. Gladow also worked on researching small business development and promotion. “I went in thinking I’d fig-

Numerous renovations were made around campus during the summer. The Ted Wilson Gymnasium and fitness center both underwent interior changes. The Ted Wilson Gymnasium was originally opened in 1989, replacing the vastly smaller Riley Center. With a total of 1,924 spectator seats, the gymnasium is by no means small. One of the developments that occurred during the summer was the


Student bank robbers convicted Kelsey Sutton Managing editor

ing new dumbbells and weights. Linfield will be receiving new workout equipment and weights in midSeptember for all three fitness rooms. “Students’ reactions have been very positive with the new changes,” Carnahan said. “The new renovations will give everybody more space in the additional area, which will allow for more students to be active.”

The pair of college students who robbed two banks in 2010 won’t go to jail. Instead, they were sentenced to five years of probation, no contact with each other, 200 hours of community service, continued mental health counseling and cannot consume alcohol. According to the Oregonian, prosecutors wanted E m m a C a d a y We s t h u s ing, 21, and Brittney Ann Sykes Caudle, 24, to receive jail time. Instead, the judge Westhusing was impressed with the remorse the women showed and their efforts to rehabilitate. Both have jobs and are taking college classes again. They are seeking therapy and counseling as Caudle well. Westhusing, who previously went to Linfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery, and Sykes Caudle pleaded guilty to one. The two became friends and started joking about robbing a banks to solve their financial troubles. The jokes turned serious when they began researching bank security policies. Sykes Caudle and Westhusing stole $1,380 from Rivermark Community Credit Union in Portland on Oct. 18 and $1,370 from the same credit union in Gresham, Ore., on Dec. 6.

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Photo courtesy of Terran Sobel-Smith

Sophomores Cody Purchase (far left) and Terran Sobel-Smith (back right) both attended the annual Kemper Scholars Conference in Chicago this past summer. While there, they learned more about how to be successful in their internships and future careers. ure out more what I wanted to do, [but] it opened up all these options of everything else I could do,” Gladow said. Densley, an exercise science major, spent his summer working in the Chicago History Museum alongside its president, Gary Johnson. “Gary made sure to show me what it was like to be a leader of an organization,” Densley said. “That’s what I wanted to get out of the internship.” Densley helped design

a history of magic exhibit as well as researched and aided in holding a conference in which the museum announced its support of Chicago’s civic education movement. Densley spent a majority of his time working alongside Johnson and learning what it was like to run a nonprofit organization. “The ability for me to sit down in his office and ask him any question is essentially what the [Kemper Scholar]

program is all about,” Densley said. Along with working at internships, Densley and Gladow had weekly Tuesday night meetings where all the Kemper Scholars met and discussed a wide variety of topics to explore different aspects of being involved in an organization. “[It was a] very insightful part of the summer,” Densley said. All four Kemper Scholar winners encourage others to

apply to scholarships such as these as often as possible. “[Applying to] scholarships are a risk, but there is no such thing as a negative risk,” Densley said. “I went into the scholarship thinking there is no way. And well, here I am.” Other scholarships that are available to students through Linfield can be found at scholarships. Samantha Sigler can be reached at

Ted Wilson Gymnasium, fitness center undergo renovations Madeline Bergman Staff writer

reconstruction of the Ted Wilson Gymnasium floor. “The floor was on schedule to be redone,” said Scott Carnahan, athletic director. “There were several broken boards that needed to be replaced. In order to do that, we had to start from the bottom.” Refurbishing a gym floor is no easy task. The process took three weeks, in which the old floor was sanded to the base, replaced with new hardwood, repainted and refinished. Another change to the floor was the updated

logo of the Linfield Wildcat. The process was then completed with polishing and buffing. The new floor was first used for the Opening Convocation during Freshmen Orientation. “Seeing the shiny, brand new gym floor during the orientation ceremonies seemed to signify the start of a new school year and a new beginning,” freshman Hanna Menzel said. In addition to the changes to the gym, the fitness center also underwent renova-

tions. One of the two converted racquetball courts has become a cardiovascular workout room, which currently holds ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes. The second has become an area for stretching, pilates, yoga and medicine ball work. The two remaining courts will continue to be used for racquetball. To go along with the cardiovascular and medicine ball workout rooms, the weight room will remain the same and will be receiv-

Former Linfield student convicted after pleading guilty to theft charges Jessica Prokop Editor-in-chief A former Linfield sophomore who stole hundreds of dollars from one fellow student and three Nordstrom gift cards from another was convicted of two counts of second-degree theft and one count of third-degree theft Aug. 1 in Yamhill County Circuit Court. William Chou, 20, pleaded guilty to the two counts of second-degree theft and one

count of thirddegree theft. Chou was sentenced to two days in jail, five days on Chou a jail work crew, 40 hours of community service and 24 months of probation. Court documents also reveal that Chou was ordered to take

a mental health evaluation and follow through with any recommended counseling. As part of a plea agreement by Deputy District Attorney Meuy Chao and Chou’s attorney, Mark Cogan, three counts of identity theft and one count each of second and third-degree theft were dismissed, according to court documents. Chou was arrested in April after two students filed reports of theft with the McMinnville Police

Department. Kaia Machalek, class of ’12, turned in a Citizen Crime Report in March stating that her ATM card and PIN had been used without her permission on three different occasions. The total of the transactions was $626 in ATM withdrawals from a machine located on campus. Junior Natalie Cohrs had also reported having three Nordstrom gift cards stolen. Both students were friends with Chou.

As a result of the two reports, Chou was identified as a suspect. When officers contacted him, he admitted to the thefts, according to court documents. Chou arranged to pay $700 in restitution to Machalek and $100 to Cohrs to be delivered by the McMinnville Police Department, as he is not to have contact with either student, according to court documents. Chou declined to com-

ment about the case. However, he no longer attends Linfield, he said. Chou was majoring in elementary education and music-piano performance at Linfield. He was also a student caller for the Linfield College Department of Annual Giving, an office assistant and usher for the Linfield Music Department and was a peer adviser for 2011-12 Colloquium. Jessica Prokop can be reached at



September 10, 2012

Bound: Linfield loses ability to support at-risk youth << Continued from page 1 “The feeling of having so many people behind you, encouraging you to achieve your goals, makes you feel invincible,” Miles said. Upward Bound offers weekly tutoring sessions in all high school subjects. It also helps high school seniors through its Bridge Program, which assists students with college applications, resume building and seeking scholarships. In addition, the program covers college application fees. For 18-year-old Kelsey Stephens, the program not only paid for her application fees, but her SATs and ACTs as well. Stephens, a graduate of Amity High School, has been with the program for four years. Her older sister was also a member. She will attend Portland State University in the fall with hopes of studying mass communication. Stephens qualified for the program because she comes from a low-income family. Her father has been unemployed for about a year and a half, she said. Upward Bound also helped with the down payment for Stephens to live in the campus dorms. “It’s helped out tremendously,” she said. “I honestly don’t know if I would have gotten into college without Upward Bound. “Upward Bound has changed my life, dramatically. It helped me come out of my shell and build relationships with people that I never had. It made all the difference,” Stephens added. Stephens’ roommate, 18-year-old Quanah Burchell, agreed. A Yamhill-Carlton High School graduate, Burchell said she had grown a lot since joining the program. She is more outgoing and not afraid to get up in front of people. Like Stephens, Burchell

Jessica Prokop/Editor-in-chief A bulletin board in an Upward Bound dorm from this summer displays photos of a myriad of activities. learned of the program from an older sibling. “Through the program I have learned teamwork, leadership, time management and more,” Burchell said. “It’s been an amazing experience.” Before Upward Bound, Burchell was failing most of her classes, she said. Her grades and study skills improved in the program, and she will soon be attending the Oregon Institute of Technology to study medical imaging technology. Life skills have been a focus of the program along with academic achievement. To 18-year-old Isaac Gutierrez, the most valuable part of the program has been that it pushed him to his limits and helped him realize what he is capable of accomplishing. “It made college a reality. It was always a dream of mine,” he said. Gutierrez, who graduated from McMinnville High School, will be attending Seattle Pacific University in the fall. He plans on major-

ing in business management with a minor in marketing. “[The program] makes you feel like you can take on the world,” Gutierrez said. “And they expect great things from you. I’m really glad I could be a part of this family.” Family is a topic that comes up a lot when talking about the program. Most students agreed that Upward Bound is a second family. For 15-year-old Angel Nunez, there is no distinction. Several of Nunez’s older siblings went through the program. In fact, the day he was born, an Upward Bound staff member brought his sister, Carmen, to the hospital. “The program means a lot to me. It’s been with me my whole life, and to see it go, it’s like losing a loved one,” Nunez said. “What saddens me the most is that other families won’t have it. “It really bums me out that I won’t get the full experience like my siblings had,” he added. Mitchell said that because

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Change in time at the Catty Shack and Jazzman’s Cafe After student complaints of not having a safe, warm place to hang out late at night, Linfield has changed the times of Catty Shack and Jazzman’s Cafe. Last year Jazzman’s Cafe was only open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Catty Shack was open until midnight Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday. From now on, Monday through Friday Catty Shack will be open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Jazzman’s from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. On weekends, Catty Shack will be open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. while Jazzman’s stays open on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Student injured after freak accident Approximately three weeks ago, senior Melany Crocker was pinned to the ground after a tree branch fell on her while she was stretching on a track at Duniway Park by OHSU in Portland, Oregon. Crocker broke her pelvis in three places as well as her arm. Surgery was done on her arm but doctors said her pelvis would heal on its own. There is no time limit on when she can run again. “Whenever she feels comfortable [she can],” said Corrina Crocker, Melany’s older sister. “[She is in] better spirits now that she is back at school.” Melany’s student teaching position has been pushed back a month to allow her time to heal before heading back to teaching. ~Compiled by Samantha Sigler/News editor

there is less funding for programs like Upward Bound nationally, it has become much more competitive. Linfield College Upward Bound just did not score high enough to make the ranks of the funded programs. “The government looks at a variety of criteria,” Mitchell said. “In the past, it has scored things differently. We used the previous grant as the model, which had a perfect score.” This time around, Linfield College Upward Bound scored the equivalent of a B or A-. It needed an A, he said. There will be six programs left in Oregon after this grant cycle, which ends Sept. 1, 2013. “The college has been fairly supportive. It recognizes a need for it,” Mitchell said. Mitchell has been working with a grant writer to try to apply for Upward Bound Math and Science, he said. Right now, Upward Bound’s grant is $342,000. The new program grant would be $250,000 and would account for five less students.

“We are waiting to see how the math and science grant works out,” Mitchell said. In the meantime, students, counselors and directors have reached out to state government through letter writing. A representative from Rep. Suzanne Bonamici’s office paid a visit to the group. They have also met with representatives from Sen. Ron Wyden’s office. “The representatives didn’t know what [the program] was about,” Mitchell said. “This population doesn’t get heard. How do you make enough noise to be heard through the mass of other lobbyists?” Although the future of the program is uncertain, students and staff alike are choosing to focus on the positives. On Saturday, Upward Bound will graduate about 11 students from its program. Each student will receive a certificate of completion and will have the opportunity to speak. The ceremony is taking

place at 7 p.m. in Ford Hall at Linfield College. Following the graduation, there will be a slide show of photos from the summer and a brief awards ceremony. Upward Bound’s ceremony sometimes means more to some students than graduating from high school. This rang true for 22-yearold Jackie Rojas. Rojas went through the program prior to attending Linfield. She said that it was a good feeling having her parents see her get her diploma. However, it was an even better feeling when she graduated from Upward Bound. She was almost in tears when she gave her speech, she said. “In the last two years I have seen some changes in students that are so profound that I don’t know where they would be without the program. They rely on the program for support,” Hamilton said. “The difference not just in academics, but personality wise is tremendous. You see them transform.” Jessica Prokop can be reached at

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Four months was nowhere near long enough to satisfy the needs of learning about Korea and Korean culture. -Dana Hellie Junior

O ne student’s decision to stay abroad in Seoul, Korea, for a full year pushed her to immerse herself into a new community and culture.

Junior Dana Hellie started the process that led to spending a semester abroad at the beginning of her sophomore year, never predicting that her trip would take such a turn for the good. With a passion for Eastern Asian culture, Hellie only needed to decide where she would go. “I really wanted to go to [China, Korea, or Japan]. However, of the three only Korean culture was left to officially study,” Hellie said. “I really wanted to experience a culture that I may not ever get a chance to study again, as well as, pursuing even more of my passions.” Once overseas, Hellie submerged herself into the culture by getting involved in several groups, including Emmaus the English Campus ministry at Yonsei University, as well as, the Foreign Language Exchange and the mentor club. “Last semester I was mostly involved with Emmaus the English Campus ministry,” Hellie said. “However, I also participated in Foreign Language Exchange as a teacher for Yonsei students who are interested in learning English. [I was in] Mentors Club, which connects you to a native Korean in order to practice the language, as well as show you around.” When her first semester at Yonsei University was nearing an end, Hellie realized that “four months was nowhere near long enough to satisfy the needs of learning about Korea and Korean culture.” It was then Hellie decided she wanted to stay another semester and the summer. The only thing standing in her way was reapplying. “The extension process was actually fairly simple,” Hellie said. “I just needed to submit an application with a few other materials, such as Linfield approval, and they basically just let me in. Although the office at Yonsei is pretty slow, they understand students’ desires and get you in.” While waiting for her second semester at Yonsei University to start, Hellie further involved herself in the new church with a mission trip to Japan. The church sent out teams to five locations. Hellie was on a team bound for Japan with 14 other church members. While a financial struggle momentarily hindered Hellie’s decision to go, Hellie said that she, “had to go no matter what.” “I was sent out on the Japan team for a vision trip to really scope out the land and be able to make relationships with the people of Japan,” Hellie said. Hellie is finishing her seventh month in Seoul, and during those seven months, she has kept busy in her new community. Hellie has also spent her time taking advantage of multiple volunteer opportunities. One volunteer activity she participated in was at a soccer camp for orphaned boys. During her summer vacation in Korea, Hellie got to be involved with the decisions of a government sponsored committee. “Over the summer, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Busan with the Branding Committee that helps cities enhance their visitors,” Hellie said. “It was a three-day trip that was completely paid for by the government of Busan. My time there was amazing, with so many revelations of the difference between Seoul and Busan.” Hellie will complete her first semester of her junior year at Yonsei University and plans to return to Linfield for the spring semester. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

Photo courtesy of Dana Hellie Hellie poses with other church members during her time abroad in South Korea and Japan.

Photo courtesy of Dana Hellie Hellie and several other students wait patiently for their next flight. Studying abroad involves a lot of time in the airport.




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Mark Sullivan loves his alma mater: Linfield. Now, 34 years after graduating, he has two nieces who

are proud to be Wildcats too. “He’s always asking me ‘where’s your red and purple pride?’” said Sullivan’s niece, senior Haydn Nason. “It’s a personal connection we have with him,” sophomore Malley Nason said. In 1974, Mark Sullivan was just a freshman at Linfield College. Once there, he wasted no time in taking every opportunity to immerse himself in his passions: art and music. Sullivan flourished. “Linfield was the last puzzle piece that made everything fit together for him and he became so involved,” Malley Nason said. He declared himself an art major and music minor, joined the Delta Psi Delta Fraternity, became a dedicated member to Linfield’s chamber choir, band, pep band and joined the Portland Junior Symphony. “That speaks to his many talents in music and art,” said Peter Howland, a fellow alumni and close friend of Sullivan. After he graduated in 1978, Sullivan’s artistic achievements continued. For the past 20 years he has been teaching AP art at Bozeman High School in Montana. “I consider Mark to be a Renaissance man,” Howland said in a phone interview. Howland isn’t the only one to recognize Sullivan’s talent. His amazing work as both an artist and teacher earned him the Cashman-Rinker Vision for Excellence Award in 2003. The award allowed him to travel to Italy to visit the great art pieces that inspired so much of his work, such as the series that was centered around Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. “He is well deserving of recognition,” Howland said. “He wouldn’t say so himself, but I do.” An entire community thought so too. In April 2012, Bozeman High School put on an art show, “Journey: The Works of Mark J. Sullivan from 1980 – Present,” to honor his talent and his commitment to teaching art. “It really shows that Mark left a legacy at the school,” Howland said. Sadly, the art show was held on behalf of upsetting circumstances. “Just as likely, and probably more so if I am being honest with myself, is that this will be his last art show,” said daughPhoto courtesy of the Nason family ter Brianna Sullivan in her blog “brianInfluenced by Michelangelo’s Sistene Chapel, these paintings were on display at the Bozeman nafrommontana.” High School’s tribute gallery to Sullivan.



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n 2011, Sullivan was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a rare disease that is largely misunderstood and has no cure. The news was devastating. “Family. Art. Music. Teaching. That was his life for so long. He doesn’t understand why he isn’t working,” Malley Nason said. It was a dramatic change for the family and difficult for friends who didn’t quite understand the disease, and its hard-to-distinguish indicators. Sullivan’s frontotemporal dementia attacks the frontal and temporal anterior lobes of the brain, which, for many, results in extreme personality and behavioral changes, distractibility, impulsiveness and eventually, complete dependence. Howland, Sullivan’s long-time friend, is Photo courtesy of the Nason family coping with the changes. “He’s someone I care a great deal about. It’s been a hard thing for me to accept,” Howland said. “It strikes too close to home.” Despite the sadness of the situation, the Nasons are making the most of it. “Everyone has their moments, but we try to keep good humor even under unfortunate circumstances. All of this has brought our family closer,” Haydn Nason said. Although Sullivan may be losing the ability to keep track of certain things, his memories of Linfield have remained strong. “It feels special that we were in the same places, just at different times,” Malley Nason said. “I walk around Linfield and can see the things my Uncle Mark did. I love being here and I know he felt the same way.” Linfield isn’t the only thing that the sophomore shares with her Uncle; she has the gift of music as well. “I was in band playing the Timpani, and I realized how neat it was that Uncle Mark once did the exact same thing,” Malley Nason said. Haydn Nason had a different connection with her Uncle: pies. “He made the most amazing pies. That’s what we liked to bond over before the disease struck, baking and eating,” Haydn Nason said. Sullivan’s FTD may change many things, but nothing can change the impact he’s left on his family and friends, his students and Linfield. “A true friend is someone who is there when you need them to be,” Howland said, “Mark is a true friend.”

To learn more about FTD, visit or visit Brianna Sullivan’s blog to hear more stories about her father and their family’s journey through FTD.

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Photo courtesy of the Nason family

Senior Haydn Nason and sister, sophomore Malley Nason, hold an original painting by their Uncle Mark Sullivan. The painting shows Sullivan and his fellow chamber choir friends.



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Tales of Pacific City fishermen inspire play Kelsey Sutton Managing editor The Department of Theater and Communications is putting together a play after two years of interviewing and researching a fleet of fishermen in Pacific City, Ore. “Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies” is a fictional story of someone who goes to Pacific City in 1978 to learn to fish and soon finds his place in the community. Professors and students worked together to interview fishermen and turn their stories into content for the play. “We’ve borrowed heavily from the interviews. A lot of stories and experiences that the characters have are versions of the stories that we heard in our interviews,” said Jackson Miller, associate professor of communication arts and co-writer of the play. The Pacific City Dory Fleet is a group of men and women who fish primarily for salmon off of the Oregon Coast. They launch small boats, called dories, into the Pacific Ocean. There is no harbor in Pacific City, so they launch straight out from the flat, sandy beach. At different tides it’s easy to push the boat off the sand and into the water. “They drop the boats from trailers without any sort of boat ramp or harbor,” Miller said. “They’re fishing on the open ocean on some of the smallest vessels anyone dares take out on the Pacific.”

Senior Chris Forrer helped Miller develop a script for the play. “In the beginning of spring semester my sophomore year, Brenda Marshall approached me and told me about the collaborative research grant,” Forrer said. Miller has written numerous plays before, and Forrer knew it would be an opportunity to learn from him. Miller also has an interest in interview techniques and oral history. “People who fish always have great stories. We’ve met a lot of wonderful storytellers,” he said. Brenda and Ty Marshall, both professors of theater and communication arts, thought the project would be an interesting collaboration because they are familiar with the culture and have a house in the town. “The first summer was entirely oral history. This summer Jackson and I exclusively worked on the play,” Forrer said. “A lot of people don’t know about this, and I think that’s the point of why we’re doing this. It is an intriguing piece of Oregon culture.” Of the total 78 interviews, Miller has been to about 30 of them. “It struck me for almost every interview we sat down for, how much fishing has impacted these people and how deeply personal some of their experiences are,” Miller said. “We had the privilege

of hearing a particular story about when they went out on boats and spread the ashes of a friend who had died the season before. When you hear those kinds of stories it’s impossible not to be moved by them.” The small boats are nearly impossible to sink. In the history of their fleet, there are only three records of these dory fishermen being lost at sea. The power of the fleet and their boats impressed those involved. “30 or 40 years ago they were one of the top fishing ports on the West Coast. You think of these big fishing boats, but dory boats are 21 feet long and about six feet across,” Forrer said. “They’re out there catching so many fish that when they run the boat into the sand they just sink because it is so heavy.” Miller said that being a dory fisherman is no easy task. “They’re all very mindful of the risk when they go out to sea. They’ve all had experiences where they felt fearful for their lives,” he said. “Almost everyone says yes and has a story about a big storm or mechanical problem or even seeing a shark.” Forrer and Miller came up with ideas they knew would make good scenes and then started categorizing them by emotional content, whether it be a humorous scene or a more serious one. “We were able to start

Photos courtsey of Tyrone Marshall The fishermen brave the Pacific Ocean in small dory boats. The dory boats are 26 feet long, and six feet across and hold four to six fishermen. to find an order in things. We started seeing common threads of characters, one young guy and two older guys, and those three sort of became the nexus for us to

start writing the play around,” Forrer said. “Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies” will be performed Nov. 1 through 10 in the Marshall Theater. A special perfor-

mance will be held November 17 at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City, Ore. Kelsey Sutton can be reached at

Student and alumnus jam out at Cat Cab

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Above: Senior Aimee Palacios and alumnus Jeremy Moll perform Sept. 6 in the Fred Meyer Lounge. The two performed songs, such as “Killing Me Softly,” “The Way I Am,”“Put Your Records On” and “Every Little Step.” Right: Senior Aimee Palacios sings a mix of jazz and old school hip hop-inspired pieces. Palacios, a McMinnville native, was able to have many of her friends, peers and family attend.

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Singer Tyrone Wells captivates audience

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Joel Ray/Senior photographer Top: A band member strums along to folk/pop stylings of Tyrone Wells. The band’s most popular song is “Running Around In My Dreams” from the album Metal & Wood. Above: Hundreds of Linfield students sit and listen to Tyrone Wells. The performance was held on the I.M. Field on Aug. 30. Wells has played at Linfield several times in the past few years.

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Spokane, Wash.-based Tyrone Wells sings at Linfield College on Aug. 30. Wells has become popular with his folk/pop stylings.

Professor’s debut novel receives recognition from O Magazine Paige Jergensen Staff writer Anna Keesey’s debut novel, “Little Century,” has achieved a goal that any author in the 21st century strives for: to be recognized by Oprah. The assistant professor of English was recognized in the May 2012 edition of “O: The Oprah Magazine,” about a month before the official release, in “The 16 Best Books Coming Out This June.” The review, by O’s Liza Nelson, stated: “Dwindling resources, bribery, and corruption-issues as current as this morning’s newspaper-mix with optimism in “Little Century,” Keesey’s briskly romantic, nontraditional Western set in Oregon circa 1900.” In addition, “The Christian Science Monitor” and “Vogue Magazine” added “Little Century” to their recommended summer reading. “It was just nice to have ‘Oprah Magazine’ like it,” Keesey said about her reaction to the article. “They

don’t tend to praise books that are just kind-of okay… It was a good vote of confidence.” “Little Century” focuses around Esther Chambers, an 18-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood in this coming of age story. “The coming of age story of young people is in front of me all the time,” Keesey said. “I have a strong memory also myself of being that age and that sense of feeling like an imposter in the adult world and feeling like, ‘well, am I going to be the only person who is not going to make it?’” Esther, a native of Chicago, travels to Oregon after her mother’s death. When she arrives, she finds herself, not in an up-and-coming city that she had imagined Oregon to be, but in the high desert in the dead of winter. “I had spent some time in the high desert across the mountains when I was a kid. And I just really liked it,” Keesey said. “It was just one of those places that, for me, was really beautiful

and strange and kind of got my imagination going.” Esther is persuaded by the charming Pick to claim land and, to her chagrin, cause trouble. She is witness to a feud between Pick, a cattle rancher with a mysterious agenda, and Ben, a young sheepherder “Little Century” book cover with a target on his back. destroyed the range land for “There were a number the cows,” Keesey said. of crimes where people, Esther’s life in Oregon often people that were sym- is a constant battle between pathetic with cattle ranch- love and sorrow, but the ers, would attack and kill question that will keep you a whole bunch of reading is which one will sheep belonging to some win? inherit sheepherder because Paige Jurgensen can be reached at they thought that sheep



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Book review: ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ Paige Jurgensen Staff writer Children understand tragedy differently. In “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” the 7-year-old Oskar Schell strives to analyze the events of Sept. 11, while trying to decode his father’s last game and lighten his boots. The novel begins with Oskar, a young boy who is shunned by his classmates, listening to the telephone message left on his answering machine from his father, who was in the Twin Towers the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. A year later, the young boy finds a key in a vase in his father’s closet, with the

only clue being the last name ‘Black.’ Oskar sets out to find out what the key was for, with the hopes of keeping his father alive through memory. Along with Oskar’s narrative are letters and journal entries Oskar’s grandmother writes, Oskar’s mute grandfather, who abandoned his wife while she was pregnant, gives his journal entries to the story as well. Their stories share their own experiences of war as they emigrated from Dresden, Germany in their youth. Jonathan Safran, The author of ‘New York Times’ bestselling book: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,”

created a novel that is both emotionally inspiring and visually fascinating. Black and white photography is mixed in with paragraphs written with an individual touch for each narrator. The images included make the words even more meaningful. The novel was adapted into a film, starring Tom Hanks as Thomas Schell (Oskar’s father). The film only shares Oskar’s story, while completely ignoring the stories of his grandparents. Growing up on the West Coast left me mostly ignorant to what actually happened when the Twin Towers fell. Prior to reading

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” I could only tell you that planes hit and towers fell. For instance, I had no idea that individuals inside the Towers jumped from the broken windows. Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel opened my eyes to the most shocking tragedy to take place in America during my lifetime. “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” will repeatedly break your heart and sew it back together. But the condition of your heart when you finish the novel all depends on your perspective. Paige Jurgensen can be reached at

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” book cover

Stand-up night brings in laughs Eureka Foong For the Review Stand-up comedian, online video writer/editor/ director and cat owner Pete Lee entertained some 300 Linfield students Aug. 28 at the first official Linfield Activities Board (LAB) event of the year. Lee, who majored in journalism at the University of Minnesota, got his start in comedy with encouragement from a college roommate. After college, he quit his day job to pursue a career in comedy, one which would see him be a standout at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and the 7th ranked performer out of the top 100 comedians in Comedy Central’s Standup Showdown 2010. The 75-minute show attracted students from all

backgrounds. Sophomore Amy Guo admitted before the show that she did not understand American humor very well and afterward said was excited to have understood Lee’s jokes. Freshman Anders Kass shared similar enthusiasm. “I was laughing most of the time pretty hard,” Kass said, adding that he would most likely attend another Pete Lee show. For his performance, Lee pulled not only from recent oddities but also from childhood experiences. Lee joked about being called a “wimp” growing up in a feminine household and having the name “Pete Lee.” Other topics included hipsters, being pantless, his allergy to trees and inaccurate tagging on Facebook. He also brought light humor to controversial topics such as obesity and homosexuality. “Everyone in this gen-

Eureka Foong/Staff photographer Pete Lee performs in front of 300 Linfield students in Ice Auditorium on Aug 28. eration is more in touch with their human feelings. [In other words], the way I was brought up is how it is today,” Lee said, concluding that it was easier for him to get in tune with the college crowd through his humor. Junior Kristen Ursino agreed by saying she enjoyed how Lee was able to make fun of himself.

“It’s always okay to be mean, if it’s funny,” Lee said. After the show, Lee signed fridge magnets as souvenirs for the audience. Once he returns to New York, Lee will be back on the college circuit, touring in Pennsylvania followed by Connecticut. Eureka Foong can be reached at

Music review: Channel Orange Haydn Nason For the Review

People are not only calling this the best R&B album, but continue to talk about Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange as being the best album of the entire year. This album sounds best when you let the jazzinspired sounds take you away while listening from beginning to end. Channel Orange describes how not-soperfect love and relationships can be, thus the inspiration for many of his songs such as “Real Love.” These not-so-perfect people in his songs relate well to how life truly can play out, and the stories about addiction and deaths need to be heard by everyone. Even Frank Ocean pours his heart

out to a taxi driver in “Bad Religion,” which portrays Ocean’s love for a man who does not reciprocate the feelings. Channel Orange cannot be categorized as just an R&B album, but instead combines Motown, jazz and hip hop subtly smoothed together to make the listener understand Ocean’s inspirations. John Mayer, Andre 3000, and up-and-coming R&B artist Earl Sweatshirt are just a few of the collaborators who helped Ocean create these stunning ballads. Frank Ocean not only made a life-changing announcement of his newly bisexual or gay status a week before the album dropped, but initially it did provide for major hyping of the album. Although his status confirmation is still to be officially

determined, this did not affect his overall sales. S o n g s like “Crack Rock” portray Ocean’s hard upbringing on the streets. Even as a young teen he was exposed to hard times and serious drug abuse. Channel Orange album cover Channel Orange will not only be breaking records Tune into KSLC 90.3 FM to in the R&B category, but will hear Frank Ocean’s: Channel also make a mark on general Orange. You can also listen music lovers of the 21st Cen- online at tury. Download the album kslcfm or stream the station if you enjoy smooth jazz on iTunes. sounds playing to touching and defining words by Frank Haydn Nason can be reached at Ocean.

Upcoming culture events Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

8 p.m. Sept. 11 Arlene Schnitzer Hall Portland

Anna Keesey Reading

7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library

Pro Cat Cab: Alma Desnuda

9 p.m. Sept. 13 Fred Meyer Lounge

Hot Chip, YATCH

9 p.m. Sept. 13 Crystal Ball Room Portland


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Defensive player tackles way to top Ivanna Tucker Sports editor

Joel Ray/ Senior photographer Senior Tyler Steele was honored with preseason first team All-American.

As the opposing team snaps the ball, number 59 bolts directly toward the quarterback to make sure the team does not gain any distance. Tyler Steele, senior defensive tackle, is going into his final season with a strong record and support behind him. In a family with three boys, Steele followed along in the tradition of playing football. His freshman year, he played third string quarterback, and by his senior year he found his place as defensive tackle. As a senior he had the opportunity to appear in the Les Schwab Bowl All-Star game. “My favorite part [about football] is playing a sport with a bunch of your friends

and having the same common goal,” Steele said. Besides playing football, Steele also lettered in baseball, track and wrestling. Steele was a starter in his first appearance for the Wildcats, making him one of the youngest players in the starting lineup. After multiple players got injured, Steele got to play in a scrimmage and then played in the major games. By the time the injured players recovered, Steele had earned his spot in the lineup. “My first game I remember being extremely nervous because I was playing with a whole bunch of older guys that were extremely talented,” Steele said. In his freshman year he had the opportunity to play in the national semifinals and almost beat the team

that won the title for the division. Prior to each game, Steele drinks a Mountain Dew and a Pedialyte if it is going to be hot during the game. Then in the morning he has another Pedialyte to make sure he is properly hydrated. Steele serves as a leader to the younger players and aims to give his best effort on the field so that he can influence them to do the same. At each home game, his family sits in the crowd cheering him on and supporting him. This year, Steele has the opportunity to play on the same team as his younger brother, freshman defensive end Alex Hoff. In eighth grade, Steele moved away from Hoff so he never had the opportunity to play

sports with him. “Honestly, having him come here and playing football with me for a year is a dream come true,” Steele said. Steele has been a twotime first team All-Northwest defensive lineman. His junior year he was announced as a third team All-American. This summer he has been honored with first team pre-season All-American. He says his team plays a major part in why he received the title. “I wouldn’t be an AllAmerican without my teammates,” Steele said. “They make my job easier by drawing attention to themselves so I don’t get double-teamed. It is a total defensive effort.” Ivanna Tucker can be reached at

Still running toward a strong season Carrie Skuzeski Senior reporter The men and women’s cross country teams competed against the Lewis and Clark College Pioneers for the first meet of the season Aug. 31. The race kicked off at 3 p.m. at Westmoreland Park in Portland, and less than thirty minutes later, the final results of the race revealed that four runners from both the Linfield men and women’s teams had snagged top 10 spots. On the Linfield women’s side, sophomore Audrey Lichten finished in ninth place, sophomore Brook Niemann in eighth and junior Siena Noe in seventh. Junior Hanna Greider was the ’Cats top female runner and finished in third place with a time of 23:22. The Linfield men saw junior Jason Hight finish in seventh place, freshman Francisco Moncada end up in fifth, sophomore Calvin Howell snagged second, and junior Joe Gladow claimed first with a time of 26:59.6. The Lewis and Clark women took the win with 18 points against the Linfield women’s 34, while the Linfield men claimed victory of the dual meet with the favorable score of 25 versus the Pioneer men’s 31.

Gladow Gladow was chosen as one of the captains for the men’s team this season. Gladow revealed via email that his main goal this season is to qualify for Nationals, meaning that he must place in the top-10 at the West Regionals. He is also striving to land a spot among the top three at the Northwest Conference Championships. Gladow expressed that the team’s most pressing challenge this season will be keeping everyone healthy in order to have a full line-up when important meets like conference and regionals draw near. “We have a team of runners that will push themselves to the max, and we need to stay focused on our end goals,” Gladow said. Junior Mimi Seeley was selected to be a captain for the women’s cross country team. Seeley finished in

15th place at the dual meet vs. the Pioneers, but has only been training for three weeks due to an injury. Last March, Seeley developed Achilles tendonitis that inhibited her from running until June. She is recovering well and planning on returning to the NWC Championship for the third year in a row, where only the top seven runners from each team are permitted to go. “Personally, my goal is to stay positive and patient,” Seeley said. As for team goals, she stated that the Wildcat women want to be in the top two spots for conference and top three in the region. Seeley said other team goals were “being positive, talking each other up and focusing more on optimism.” When asked what she is looking forward to most this season, Seeley said, “People are going to get better, we have so much potential, and I’m excited to see where it goes.” Follow the men and women’s cross country team as their season continues at the Sundodger Invitational at the University of Washington on Sept. 15. Carrie Skuzeski can be reached at

Photo courtesy of Sports Information Junior David Sigler catches a winning touchdown pass in the fourth quarter at the game versus Hardin-Simmons on Sept. 8 at the Maxwell Stadium.

Football: ’Cats score big during second half << Continued from page 16

rooms. Hill continued his strong play with 195 yards of total offense, 149 of them on the ground. According to Smith, the team didn’t make any major adjustments at the half, just reaffirmed its game plan going forward. “I don’t think we really did anything different,” Smith said. “The halftime talk was just, ‘We just need to execute a little better and make that one play that’s stalling us.’” The impressive third quarter began with strong defensive play as freshman defensive tackle Marq Randall blocked a 36-yard HSU field goal attempt. Yoder pushed his way into the end zone for a one-yard score two series later, sophomore rover Mike Nardoni forced a fumble on a sack of Turner and the rout was on. Inns lobbed a 31-yard strike to sophomore receiver Charlie

Poppen and added another 17-yard shot to senior receiver Lucas Jepson before Yoder sealed the game with a short touchdown pass to junior David Sigler. Poppen carried the major load in the air, racking up 147 yards to go with his scoring catch. In just more than 10 minutes, the ’Cats had scored 28 consecutive, unanswered points. “Things clicked in that third quarter,” Inns said. “Charlie’s one of those guys who works really hard and runs great routes.” The Cowboys tacked on two touchdowns in the final period but only after the outcome wasn’t in doubt, rounding out the scoring at 49-35. In all, the Wildcats amassed 563 yards of total offense, but also surrendered more than 500 on defense. Despite those numbers, Linfield’s defense picked up two fumbles and an interception after scooping up four total turnovers against Menlo. Linfield’s

three recovered fumbles, one returned for a touchdown against Menlo by MacClanathan, are tops in the nation. “During practice we’ve been doing turnover simulations for almost a full hour,” MacClanathan said. “We’ve been working on it a lot because it’s a critical part of the game. It can change everything.” Next week, a difficult road test looms in a Sept. 15 visit to the No. 11 California Lutheran University. The ’Cats and the Kingsmen have met five times in the past three seasons, with Linfield holding a 4-1 advantage in the recent series. Smith says the team will prepare for Cal Lu like any other team, but adds that they are consistently a quality program. “They’re always a good team,” Inns said. “They have a lot of athletes and we’re looking forward to it.” Chris Forrer can be reached at



September 10, 2012

Wildcat volleyball spikes its way through tournament Sarah Mason Staff writer The Wildcats volleyball team is proving it is aiming high this season. After defeating New Hope Christian College of Eugene, Ore., in its season opener Aug. 31, the Wildcats have continued to show they are a strong competitor in the division. The Wildcats’ current record, after competing in the Bethel Invitational this past weekend is 5-2. The Lady ‘Cats didn’t allow the long travel to affect their performance while at the tournament this past weekend. With strong defensive efforts, the Wildcats went 3-1 defeating Northland College of Wisconsin, Carleton College of

Minnesota and Occidental College of California. In a four game set, the Wildcats fell short of Eugene’s Northwest Christian University, making that their second loss of the season thus far. Saturday came as a shock to Carleton, who experienced its first defeat of the season in five close matches, 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 13-25 and 15-12. Sophomore standout Kailana Ritte-Camara gathered 16 kills against the Knights, while junior Kelsey Ludin and sophomore Victoria Thompson added a dozen kills each. Sophomore Audrey Frazier provided the team with 51 assists and 17 digs leading the ‘Cats to an ultimate defeat.

In just three matches, the Wildcats defeated Northland College, 25-18, 25-11, 25-23. Some of the game leaders were Ludin, Frazier and sophomore Leimomi Hookano who combined, contributed eight out of nine service aces in the game against the Lumberjacks. Two Wildcats, RitteCamara and Frazier were named to the All-Tournament team. In the third game of the tournament, the Lady ‘Cats fell short to Bethel, the host of the tournament. Frazier was a solid factor in the game, successfully contributing 39 assists, nine digs, and two service aces. Unfortunately, the ‘Cats didn’t have enough in them and lost in a four match game, 26-24, 25-19, 23-25

and 25-15, to Bethel. With aggressive offense, the Lady ‘Cats were able to beat Martin Luther in the tournament opener in three games, 27-25, 25-18 and 25-19. Ritte-Camara, Ludin and Hookano combined for 24 kills against Martin Luther’s defense. At the end of the weekend, as the Lady ‘Cats ventured back to Oregon, they had another three wins under their belt. The competition they faced in the Bethel tournament will only prepare them for what is to come in the season ahead. Up next, the ‘Cats will take on the Willamette Bearcats at home Sept. 14. Sarah Mason can be reached at

Wildcat defense stifles Menlo Chris Forrer For The Review Overcoming penalties and early miscues, the Linfield football team pulled away for a 30-9 victory against the Menlo College Oaks on Sept. 1. On a hit-or-miss day for the offensive unit, it was the defense that set the tone with an interception, a safety, four sacks and three fumble recoveries, one of which was returned 79 yards for a touchdown by junior defensive end Michael MacClanathan that would prove to be the backbreaking score. “I thought the defense played fantastic,” head football coach Joseph Smith said. “They basically tied Menlo nine to nine, and that’s awesome.” Senior quarterback Mickey Inns hit sophomore receiver Charlie Poppen for a 46-yard throw on the first offensive play from scrimmage. However, Inns would only complete two more passes in the quarter and the team accrued 30 penalty yards in the first period alone. The defense kept Menlo off the field with strong play, forcing one of their three fumbles early. Linfield failed to capitalize, as senior kicker Josh Kay had two field goal attempts go awry, the first wide right and the second botched out of the gate on a bad snap and hold. Inns credits first-game rust for some of the miscues, but not all. “It was a little rusty, I think that’s kind of expected the first game of the season,” Inns said. “I think we battled through it and things went well.” Although the programs


have met 14 times before, this Menlo team sported several new coordinators and coaches, which made preparation difficult. However, former Willamette head coach Mark Speckman, who took over as head coach for the Oaks in the off-season, brought his patented “fly sweep” offense to Menlo, a system Linfield’s coaching staff is used to facing on a yearly basis. According to junior cornerback Ian Zarosinski, knowing how to stop the fly sweep helped the defense come out of the gate hot. “Coach Vaughn prepares us very well for that style of offense,” Zarosinski said. “He’s got every blocking scheme that they could throw at us down.” After a scoreless first quarter, Inns, along with senior tailback Josh Hill, began to break open big plays. With a strong offensive line keeping Menlo away from the quarterback and opening holes on the ground, Hill slashed for a 12-yard pickup shortly before Inns connected with senior wide receiver Deidre Wiersma for a 14-yard touchdown strike. Later, Inns found a streaking senior receiver Lucas Jepson for a 40-yard score, putting the ’Cats up


14-0. Menlo ground downfield, aided by 35 more Linfield penalty yards, on a drive that took over five minutes and ended with a 31-yard field goal to bring the margin at halftime to 14-3. “Coach put up a great game plan, so we were able to find some plays that worked,” Jepson said. Early in the third period, senior punter Josh Repp flipped the field for the Wildcats, booming a 51-yard punt to the Menlo five-yard line. Two plays and less than a minute later, junior linebacker Ty Robitaille sacked Oaks quarterback Matthias Pelasasa for a safety. Robitaille is one of few returning starters on the defensive side of the ball. The ’Cats broke in a brandnew set of starters in the secondary, and although it was their first game as a starting unit Zarosinski says they were more than ready. “We’ve all been playing together for the past two years,” Zarosinski said. “It’s just like practice out there.” Late in the quarter, Hill finally found the end zone, although it was with his arm and not his feet. After an interception by sophomore Evan Peterson gave


the ’Cats the ball on the Menlo 17-yard line, Hill took a handoff from Inns before setting his feet and lobbing it back to him in the end zone for a touchdown. Hill had an impressive final line of 113 yards on 18 carries to go with his passing score. When Hill tops 100 yards, Linfield has never lost. “For us, it’s focusing on the details,” Hill said. “That’s how we win games, we pay attention to details.” MacClanathan’s 79-yard fumble recovery touchdown put the game out of reach at 30-3 at the beginning of the final quarter. Menlo finally found the end zone but missed the extra point, setting the final margin at 30-9. Coach Smith was pleased with his team’s overall effort but knows the team will need to cut down on penalties in order to play to their maximum potential. “I think if we can be consistent and execute the game plan, we’re gonna be pretty dangerous,” Hill said. “We’ve got weapons in places that we haven’t in the past. We have it all now.”

Chris Forrer can be reached at

Kate Straube/Photo editor Sophomore Audrey Frazier sets the ball to her teammate at the match against Occidental on Sept. 2.

Big hits in football become bigger issue after career ends ‘Crack.’ No, not that of a plumber. ‘Crack.’ No not the drug, silly. ‘Crack.’ It’s the loud, glorious sound you hear when you walk past the Linfield football field. It’s the sound you hear on TV every autumn weekend. It’s the sound on the football field that signals a collision, the power of helmets and pads. ‘Crack’. As powerful and prominent as this sound is in America, I’m very thankful that I’ve never been an active participant during a ‘crack.’ Don’t get me wrong I love football. Linfield’s football tradition is incredible. In fact, their mark on the school is indelible. I’m a University of Washington Husky fan for life and I love the Denver Broncos. But am I doing the right thing by supporting football? For the past three years, I have been wrestling with these moral implications. The extremely eloquent Malcolm Gladwell published “How different are dogfighting and football?” for the New Yorker in October 2009, an article that completely changed my outlook on the sport that gobbles up billions of dollars every single year. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease associated with Dementia Pugilistica, runs rampant in the brains of current and former NFL and college players all across the country. CTE occurs because of injury, not because of a disease, and the fact that the majority who suffer from young brain trauma are football players is no coincidence.

Sports Commentary

Tyler Bradley Sports columnist The advancements in CTE research can be credited to multiple people, but neuropathologists Bennet Omalu and Ann Mckee are possibly the two most well known scientists who have pushed the subject to the frontal lobe (see what I did there?) of the public in 2002. If you haven’t noticed, there have been concerted efforts—albeit minor and hypocritical—in the NFL and NCAA to try to eliminate big hits during games. The NFL lockout gave the players better pensions and medical insurance for retirement. I am supporting a sport that consistently leads to early dementia and depression. The worst part is that I still love the sport immensely. I love the tradition and the fiery passion it brews inside of us. I will, as usual, sit on my couch this weekend and cheer on my teams, hoping that they go all out and get the job done. I will forget about the dangers of the sport and the future health of the players, and root for a victory to make me happy and fulfilled. ‘Crack.’ Yet that sound continues to get louder, and while the glory subsides. Tyler Bradley can be reached at


September 10, 2012


Men’s soccer kicks into strong season Ivanna Tucker Sports editor

Men’s soccer has started the season with a positive attitude and new perspective this season. The Wildcats had a tough loss against the University of California Santa Cruz on Sept. 9, with the score 1-6. The first goal of the game was by sophomore midfielder DJ Fuller with a cross shot. During the first period, sophomore Grant Loriaux faced eight shots from the Slugs and only allowed two goals. Sophomore Scott Goodman took Loriaux’s place in the second half. The Slugs took a commanding lead in the game after a penalty kick, giving a two point lead. Junior Zane Carey scored the only goal for the Wildcats during the second half. With a big lead from the Slugs, the Wildcats fought

with senior Tyler Sedlacek passing the ball to Carey, allowing him to make the lone goal. The Wildcats won against Whittier College Poets on Sept. 8 with a 2-1 score. Senior returning letterwinner Danny Snelgrow scored his second goal of the season with an assist from sophomore Tyler Repic. During the second half, the Wildcats allowed four new starters into the lineup, including Loriaux for his first appearance this season. Sophomore Jake Baker made a penalty kick leaving the Wildcats to pull the win. The first win of the season was against Oregon Tech with a 2-1 victory on Aug. 31. Snelgrow made the first goal of the season within the first 10 minutes of the game. Senior Harper Taylor attempted another just a minute after the first but was blocked by Owls’ goalkeeper Loren Jessen.

Kate Straube/Photo editor Senior forward Xavier Reed tricks an opponent in order to pass at the game against Oregon Tech on Aug. 31. The Wildcats took their first win of the season with their new head coach Chuck Bechtol. The Owls almost took the lead during the second half but Goodman made a diving block. A penalty kick by Baker gave the Wildcats a lead and taking the win against the Owls.

“Everyone is hungry when they go out to practice,” Taylor said. “We are putting our egos away and working together as a team.” Due to losing a good portion of their seniors on defense, freshman have had

to step up and fill in those sports. Freshman Chris Musser has stepped in as rightback for the team and is working hard to keep the defense off of him. Chuck Bechtol has made

a fresh start for the ‘Cats. “He has created an atmosphere where we don’t get down on each other,” Taylor said. Ivanna Tucker can be reached at

Wildcat Sports Schedule Volleyball player shines on the

court with help of family support

Monday, September 10 Women’s soccer

vs. Northwest Christian

7 p.m.

vs. Willamette

7 p.m.

Cross country

@ Seattle, Wash.

9 a.m.

Women’s soccer

vs. Pacific



@ Cal Lutheran

12:30 p.m.

Men’s soccer

@ Whitman

2:30 p.m.


vs. Lewis & Clark

Friday, September 14 Volleyball Saturday, September 15

Sunday, September 16

7 p.m.

Women’s soccer

vs. George Fox


Men’s soccer

@ Whitworth

2:30 p.m.

Sarah Mason Staff writer A young volleyball player has once again left her family behind in paradise to travel to the mainland and join the Wildcats for her second season. Returning starter sophomore Kailana Ritte-Camara from Molokai, Hawaii, is a natural standout on the volleyball court. She was awarded Most Outstanding Freshman of the Year and Honorable Mention Northwest Conference AllStar in her first season, making her one of the 2012-2013 Lady ’Cats’ top attackers. As an outside hitter and the only lefty in the line-up, she has a hard job. “It is difficult for left handers to hit on the outside because it is more natural for our team to set up our teammates to hit right handed,” Ritte-Camara said. Despite this minor obstacle, she gets her job done on the court. As a freshman, she started all 25 matches, led the team with 276 kills and recorded 240 digs, leading the ’Cats to sixth place in the final Northwest Conference standings. Although she is a young player, she hopes to help Bethany Dickey, the team’s only senior, to a conference title. “Just like Coach Kimura says, quick feet, quick call in order to get every ball to the setter so it can be slammed and put away,” Ritte-Camara said. One of her favorite things about volleyball is being coached and learning lifelong lessons such as good self-dis-

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Sophomore Kailana Ritte-Camara is one of the returning starters for the Wildcats. cipline. Volleyball has always been a huge part of RitteCamara’s life. At a young age, RitteCamara fell in love with the game. She began playing as a child in various community programs in Molokai. “There aren’t many resources on the island, so challenging each other is the best way to get better,” RitteCamara said. After only having had the opportunity to play in P.E. class during middle school, Ritte-Camara tried out and made the Molokai High School team. She lettered four times, made the first team All- Maui Interscholastic League for Division II as an outside hitter, and as a senior led her team to a state championship in 2011. Being a part of a team is nothing new to Ritte-Camara. Being the youngest of six sisters and two brothers has taught her to be responsible. She said she has always felt like her older siblings looked out for her and she is appre-

ciative of their continuous support, especially being so far away from home. One thing she misses most on game days is having her mom in the stands to cheer her on. “My mom made it to every single one of my high school games. Not having her in the stands to cheer me on in college is one of the hardest parts about being so far away from home,” Ritte-Camara said. Even with her family away, Ritte-Camara still has a small cheering squad. She has extended family members, originally from Molokai, who graduated from Linfield and now reside in McMinnville who make it to every home game. Having fellow Molokai inhabitants in the stands cheering for her gives her a sense of her family back home. ”Having them in the crowd and cheering makes me feel more at home because they are cheering for Linfield, which is my second home,” Ritte-Camara said. Sarah Mason can be reached at



September 10, 2012

Catline Northwest Conference Standings Football Linfield

Whitworth Lewis & Clark Willamette Pacific Pacific Lutheran Whitman

Photo courtesy of Sports Information Runningback senior Josh Hill tries to pull away from the Cowboy’s defensive team during the Hardin-Simmons game Sept 8 at Maxwell Field.

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

Men’s Soccer Whitworth Puget Sound Linfield Willamette Whitman Pacific Pacific Lutheran George Fox

Women’s Soccer Linfield Pacific Lutheran Pacific George Fox Willamette Puget Sound Whitman Lewis & Clark George Fox

Columnist makes debut Sports columnist Tyler Bradley discusses how tackle injuries impact football players. See page 14>> Volleyball team aims high The Lady Wildcats have started off the season with a 5-2 record and make a strong appearance at the tournament in Minnesota. See page 14>> Sophomore stands out on court Sophomore Kailana RitteCamara made a big impression as a freshman and aims high for the upcoming season. See page 15>> Sports schedule Check out the sports schedule to see when your favorite teams play this weekend. See page 15>>

Wildcats outgun Cowboys Chris Forrer For The Review

For the second consecutive weekend, things weren’t clicking for the No. 5-ranked Linfield football team in the first half, but the ’Cats pulled away for another win. Continuing a difficult nonconference schedule, the Wildcats rode an explosive, 21-point third quarter to bury the HardinSimmons University Cowboys and run away with a 49-35 win. The quarterback tandem of senior Mickey Inns and junior Josh Yoder led the way offensively. Yoder accounted for three total touch-

downs, while Inns accrued 309 yards passing and four touchdowns, each to a different receiver. “I’m a quarterback and can run, the coaches figured they might as well take advantage,” Yoder said. “The offense set me up and I just topped off the deal.” Until the 21-point third period turned the game into a rout, HSU gave Linfield all it could handle. The Wildcats’ first offensive possession ended with a block of senior kicker Josh Kay’s 25-yard field goal attempt. Linfield special teams have seen a rough start to the season, with Kay missing all three of his attempts in

two games and repeated miscues occurring in the field goal unit. “I think there are a variety of issues there,” head coach Joseph Smith said. “One got blocked and another got hurried.” The ’Cats would strike first on a six-yard dash by Yoder, who has found a place in the offense as a red-zone and short yardage specialist. Both Linfield and HSU misfired from there, with Hill giving up a rare fumble before Inns and Cowboy quarterback Logan Turner traded interceptions on successive throws. HSU capitalized, scoring to tie the contest at 7-7. Transfer sophomore tight end Westly Meng

nabbed a short toss from Inns, but the Cowboys answered quickly to keep things even at 14 a piece. “Their running backs definitely were hard runners,” junior defensive end Michael MacClanathan said. “They were big guys.” After another miss by Kay, this one from 46 yards, HSU ground out a nearly six-minute drive to score and take a 21-14 lead. The Wildcat offense executed a hurryup drive capped on a 31-yard Innsto-Hill touchdown pass to knot the score at 21 going into the locker >> Please see Football page 13

Striking hard in start of season Carrie Skuzeski Senior reporter

The Linfield women’s soccer team is starting its season with an unblemished record, 3-0. On Sept. 9, it beat Trinity Lutheran College 1-0. The Eagles also went into the game with a perfect record and were set to be big competition for the Lady Wildcats. The ’Cats first faced California Lutheran on their home field Aug. 31, beating them 2-1. Next the Linfield women played Warner Pacific College on Sept. 5, and dominated with a final score of 6-0. The ’Cats had a successful season last fall with an overall record of 14-3-3, and are returning this year with every intention of improving their program and achieving greater goals. “Having previous success always promotes future success,” sophomore Zoe Langsdorf said, who played an attacking midfield position the past two games and scored a goal in the latter of the two. “We were so close last year,” Langsdorf said. “It’s all about putting in extra work this season to get that much better.” The women soccer players are experiencing a definite change from last year to this year with the

addition of 19 freshmen to their program. “We have a lot of talent this year. We have such a deep roster, [and] there are a lot of people who can play different positions. It motivates you to work hard. Every practice is like a tryout,” Langsdorf said. Junior Emily Fellows is one of the four team captains for this year. Fellows was selected as the 2010 Northwest Conference player of the year, and despite missing nearly all of last season due to an injury, is off to a great start this season. Fellows has racked up four goals in the first two games, scoring one against California Lutheran and completing a hat trick by scoring three goals in one game against Warner Pacific. Additionally, on Sept. 4, she was named the NWC women’s soccer offensive student-athlete of the week. “I just try to take it one game at a time,” Fellows said. “If I’m on the field I want to go 100 percent because that’s what is going to help my team.” Fellows also has high hopes for how far she and her teammates will progress this season. Fellows stated that taking first in the conference, winning every home game and winning a national championship are some of the team’s ambitions. “Really being a family, that’s

Kate Straube/Photo editor Sophomore defensive player Lindzee Baker passes the ball to a fellow teammate at their first home game against California Lutheran on Aug. 31, winning 2-1. what we stress,” Fellows said. “Chemistry is so important in the game of soccer, you can tell if you mesh well with others on the field,” Fellows said. “I feel like this squad is the most tight-knit team I’ve been on here at Linfield.” The next game lined up for the ’Cats is at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 against Northwest Christian University.

The Wildcats hope to continue on to the conference finals again this season and hopefully take the title. Last season they had a tough loss in the finals against Puget Sound Loggers in a close game.

Carrie Skuzeski can be reached at

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