E-lec-ti-city brings some soul to Cat Cab on Sept. 29. >> page 12
October 3, 2011
Issue No. 5
All the talk
David Sumner, associate professor of English is working to bring the ideas of Oregon’s Conversation Project to Linfield as a way to promote worthwhile conversations and strong idea communication. >> page 6
Students find cheap, affordable ways to spice up even the most boring, bland dorm room or apartment. >> page 8 and 9
Joel Ray/Photo editor
After the Fellows Street entrance sign was vandalized, facilities services hung a banner over the sign for temporary purposes.
Sign vandalism still unsolved Joanna Peterson Managing editor
Behind the bottle Mike Veseth, economist and wine blogger, talks about the fight between market trends
A banner and letters from various Linfield signs have disappeared within the past few weeks, and Linfield College Public Safety is still
working to find any evidence revealing the culprits. Robert Cepeda, director of College Public Safety said that the Booth Bend entrance sign was most recently vandalized, with the acorn symbol being removed and left on the site.
Facilities services removed the rest of the letters on the entrance sign and are currently working on making resistance repairs. Earlier, the main entry and Davis Streets signs were sabotaged. A banner placed over
the Davis Street sign was also taken later. “The Davis Street sign was the first one to be vandalized,” Cepeda said. “They took an >> Please see Vandalism page 4
and local wine makers Sept. 29 in TJ Day Hall. >> page 10
Partners in Progress to hold Four new anniversary reception in TJ Day scholars Kelsey Sutton Copy chief
A weekend of soccer Last weekend, women’s soccer beat Whitman with a final score of 1-0, but couldn’t break its tie with Whitworth, ending the game 0-0. >> page 13
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Partners in Progress (PIP) celebrates its 38th anniversary as a community fundraising program this year. Through the month of September, volunteers held a giving campaign with a goal of $500,000. The cumulative efforts will be celebrated with a reception Oct. 5 in TJ Day Hall. The gifts received in the campaign will continue to strengthen the already sturdy relationship between Yamhill County and Linfield College. “We work toward a common goal,” Christina Diss, director of annual giving, said. “We think of the partnership between McMinnville and Linfield as reciprocal. It is beneficial for both. Linfield is a great employer. We
have purchasing powers. Thousands of families come here for Parent’s Weekend and sports events and provide revenue. It strengthens the McMinnville economy. Linfield provides McMinnville with access to sporting and cultural events and access to the Nicholson Library.” Linfield gives back in many other ways such as providing programs that encourage students to volunteer in the community and sustainability initiatives that promote consuming local goods. PIP is run by a group of volunteers from McMinnville and Linfield and has a steering committee of nine people, Diss said. 50 volunteers contacted more than 400 businesses. “Volunteers go out and call on businesses, alumni and the community for gifts to Linfield,”
she said. “The gifts support everything from scholarships, the Linfield Chamber Orchestra, Nicholson Library, athletics and the arts. We have former students who are on our committee and it’s a group of community volunteers.” Yamhill County and Linfield have a strong relationship that goes back a long way. “It really goes to speak of the strength of McMinnville and Yamhill County,” Diss said. “Our supporters are alumni and parents. We’re lucky to have our community be such a great supporter.” Along with PIP chairs from the community, Diss helps run the program. >> Please see Partners page 4
visit, enrich campus Kaylyn Peterson Sports editor Every year Linfield hosts one or two visiting scholars, who are teachers from other countries and assist the modern languages department. However, this year Linfield welcomes four visiting scholars. “This is the first time in the 10 years I’ve worked here that we have had so many language assistants,” Michele Tomseth, assistant director of the International Programs Office said. >> Please see Language page 5
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Do Linfield students know the rules of parking? No one enjoys finding a parking ticket on their car, especially if that person has no idea that they parked in a prohibited area. Freshman Matt Sherburne recently received a warning for parking by the tennis courts. “I didn’t think I would get one for being in that parking lot because I know people who park there,” Sherburne said. College students have plenty of expenses, such as tuition, food, housing, credits, books and school supplies. Having to pay for parking tickets on top of everything else can begin to add up. Obviously, College Public Safety (CPS) has to give out parking tickets in order to keep Linfield’s streets under control. But campus awareness should be raised about where to park around campus. Otherwise, students like Sherburne may get fined for a violation they didn’t know existed. Students should be educated about how to obtain a parking permit and where parking
is permitted or prohibited during which hours of the day. While it may be easy to get angry at a CPS officer for issuing out a warning or citation, it is important to remember that he or she is simply doing his or her job. “Parking enforcement is about compliance, not revenue,” said Robert Cepeda, chief/director of CPS. “To protect the college community and to provide optimal use of parking resources for community members, campus access is controlled via parking by permit only.” Obtaining a parking permit is the best way for a student to avoid getting parking tickets, but once again, students need to be informed about how to obtain a parking permit so they can avoid extra fines. “A permit can be obtained by stopping by the CPS Office at Cozine Hall and filling out a vehicle registration form or filling out the form online and returning it
to CPS at Cozine Hall during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,” Cepeda said. Buying a permit can waive any “no permit” citations, so while it may be another expense, in the long run, it eliminates the accumulation of fines one can get for parking on campus without a permit. Sherburne purchased a parking permit, which waived his warning. According to Cepeda, parking violations occur the most in “overnight parking areas, visitor and handicap stalls and fire zones.” In order for the streets of Linfield to continue to be safe and controlled, CPS and students must cooperate with one another. CPS should inform students about parking rules around campus, while students should follow parking rules and not park in places they know they shouldn’t park. Something as simple as sending out an email at the beginning of the year with information about how to obtain a parking permit and the
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Would you mind turning down the loud music? Sharon Gollery Culture editor I can’t help but notice that there’s been some construction going on outside Larsell Hall lately. I can hear them from my room, and it’s a bit annoying. I have no quarrel with construction workers, but when they leave their boombox on all day, blasting rock’n’roll from the ’60s and ’70s, I get a little exasperated. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m a music lover, and I actually do like listening to oldies. But there is absolutely no reason why this boombox can’t be turned off while the construction workers are taking
a break somewhere else, and there is absolutely no reason why it has to be so loud. I know that we college students love our music. Everyone does. I certainly do; I listen to music all the time. But some people need to learn to turn the volume dial the other direction. I’m sure we all know those people who love driving around with their car stereo volume up so high that it rattles windows on the third
stories of buildings as they pass by, and I think every dorm has at least one room that plays their music so loudly you can hear it in the next building. This level of volume is completely unnecessary. Unless someone is actually hard of hearing, that person has no good reason to turn the volume up so high. If you can hear your music at half-volume, then you don’t need to turn it up any louder. Not only is blasting your music unnecessary, it also borders on downright rude. Some people have early classes and need to go to bed before one in the morning, and others might be sick
or struggling with sleeping problems and need all the sleep they can get. During the daytime, someone may be trying to write an essay or study for a really important test, and being able to hear someone else’s music even through closed windows and doors is a huge distraction. I think that people tend to blast their music without even realizing that it might affect the people around them. We all live in our own little bubble of perception, and I know it’s hard to know what other people can see and hear. But everyone should at least make an effort to think about others. Not everyone around you
is going to like or appreciate your music. Realizing that you are not the only one who can hear your music is the first step towards being respectful to the people who live around you. I’m not saying that everyone should tiptoe around in perfect silence, never listening to any music or talking above a whisper. That would be ridiculous. However, I’m sure that I’m not the only one who would appreciate it if people stopped turning the volume up as soon as they can hear the music instead of turning it up until it can’t go up any higher. Sharon Gollery can be reached at email@example.com.
October 3, 2011 CORRECTION
In the September 26 issue of The Linfield Review, wide receiver junior Lucas Jepson’s name was spelled incorrectly, and he was mistakenly identified as Jordan Giza in the photo. In the Spetember 19 issue of The Linfield Review, Bradley Keliinoi’s email was incorrect in a graphic.
Use your dollars as votes for better world Joanna Peterson Managing editor Election Day is approaching, which means that most people are starting to research candidates and follow the news more closely, trying to decide which circles they will darken on their ballots and how they want to use their votes. While Election Day is crucial, it’s important to remember that we are casting votes every day with the money we spend and the brands we support,
whether these are conscious decisions or not. As shoppers move through stores, loading their carts with gallons of milk and apples and saltine crackers for soup, the brands they choose to buy directly impact what the food industry looks like. According to the Bet-
ter World Shopper, an organization designed to empower consumers with the knowledge necessary to make more informed purchases, the average American family spends $18,000 a year on material goods. This means that the average family has that many chances to vote on the kind of world they want to be immersed in. It’s a simple concept, really. Pooling large sums of money into businesses and organizations that produce goods with unethical practices will only foster a
country full of those unethical practices. So how do you use your dollars to vote for things that matter? Buy textbooks and groceries and coffee on 3rd Street from local businesses. Get a feel for who the business owners and employees are and ask about the origins of the products they sell. Stop by farmers’ markets as much as possible and listen to live music while meeting the people who grew the vegetables you are purchasing. Research the ethics and practices of particu-
lar brands on consumer empowerment Web sites, such as www.betterworldshopper.com. All this may seem excessive to a society so used to loading up carts with whatever items are on sale at the closest chain store. But for a country so dependent on democracy, it seems sad not to take advantage of those 18,000 votes you and your family have each year. You are a citizen voter about once a year. You are a consumer voter every day.
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Lack of support causes change in postal service traditions Ivanna Tucker Features editor Everyday, people send emails and Facebook messages as a way to communicate with each other. The U.S. Postal Service is on its way to failure as using technology to communicate to people that are far away becomes more of a social norm. The Postal Service is most commonly used for sending packages. It used to be the only way to communicate with someone who lived on the other side of the country or world. Writing a
basic letter seems like more of a burden to people rather than an everyday activity. According to The New York Times, the postal service’s revenue has been declining and is in need of ways to gain some of it back. This should be the job of the common consumer. We use this service and should save
it from ultimately failing. The postal service is now talking about making new stamps that will encourage others to send letters. This new stamp will no longer feature the traditional deceased famous people, but will feature living figures. Why does the Postal Service have to break normal formalities just to influence people to write a letter? A letter is a more personal and effective way to communicate. There is concern about how quickly a letter is received but by using the postal service, the economy
is also boosted. If people keep dismissing the use of this service, then jobs will be lost and unemployment rates will rise. The tradition of using historically prominent people on stamps is soon to be broken because of our dependency on technology. There are plans to release a stamp with a living person with major influence just so the postal service can gain some revenue. It is society’s job to help prevent things such as this from happening so that preservation of one of the only traditional services can be upheld.
If people do not help support the postal service there will be no way to send packages. Stamps with people like Elvis or Marilyn Monroe will lose their historical value and prestige as these new stamps come into circulation. To a certain extent, it is also the postal service that is taking extremes to save its business. Is it more important to people to have figures like Lady Gaga on stamps or to preserve the sacredness of the traditional postal service? The jobs of many are in danger if people do not support the postal service. It is
not difficult to write your friend a letter and mail it to them rather than write them a long message on Facebook. With a letter, a more personal connection is made and revenue for the postal services is generated. For this generation, technology has caused many jobs to be lost and is becoming somewhat of a restraint on society rather than an advantage. The postal service is one of the most necessary services and without it, we would have another barrier to figure out. Ivanna Tucker can be reached at email@example.com
Dance team deserves more recognition
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Samantha Sigler Copy editor It has come to my attention that many Linfield students are unaware that Linfield has a dance team. Established about eight years ago through the music department, the dance team began as a way for people who have experience in dancing to continue it at Linfield. Although the dance team is “not an official anything,” as junior co-captain Kira Weaver said, the team is continuing to push forward in an attempt to keep the team going, and it deserves the acknowledgment and recognition that any other team at Linfield receives. Weaver is co-captains with senior Clia Zwilling, and together the two have taken over the position of coach for Linfield’s dance team because they do not have the funding to pay a for an actual coach for the team. Although the team is small, it has continued it’s mission to keep dancers moving and is the early process of attempting to make it possible to get
a credit for joining the team. “I think a lot of people don’t know [about dance team]” freshman Linnea Caso said. “The dance team was created as a way for those who have danced before to have an opportunity to continue to grow as dancers and continue dancing.” Although Linfield also has other clubs, which are centered on different types of dance, they are typically inclusive of anyone whether or not they have dance experience. In contrast to this, Linfield’s dance team cuts people who have not had any dance experience. About 15 girls tried out for the team this season, and only seven made the team, including the two captains. By participating in the dance team, people are able to further their dancing skills while having fun. However,
the dance team, because it is not considered an official club, does not receive funding from Linfield. The dance team deserves the recognition of being a club as well as the funding to buy costumes and further establish itself as a team. The dance team has performed at football games in the past, but it is only dancing at basketball games this year. Because the team does not receive funding, each member pays a certain amount for costumes and extra expenses. It is also hosting a fall showcase this December, in which anyone is welcome, with or without dance experience. It was cancelled last year because not enough people went and joined. Although the dance team is small, it shouldn’t mean that Wildcats ignore its existence. The team deserves the recognition and support as any other team on campus, as well as funding from the school.
Samantha Sigler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bailey Columnist Dear Bailey, I’ve been seeing a guy for a few weeks now. He has been asking me to have oral sex, and I’m just not ready for it, but I don’t want to stop seeing him. What should I do? How people define sex can vary. Many people don’t view oral sex as real sex and therefore are more likely to do it. The truth is that oral sex is still sex. In fact, sex can include any act between one or more consenting people with intent involving the female genitals or the male genitalia, such as the vagina, clitoris, vulva, penis, testicles and anus. So, getting that version of a definition out there, consider what sex is to you. Is sex something you only want to share with a special person? Whatever
your own definition is and however you feel about sex, you should not let someone pressure you into it. Take the time to figure out how you feel about sex and draw the line and make it clear to your partner. Your partner needs to understand that you don’t feel comfortable doing what he or she is asking, even if you are concerned about them not wanting to see you if you don’t. You need to be in your comfort zone when it comes to sex and relationships. Have sex, whatever you consider it to be, on your terms if you’re not as comfortable. If they do decide that they don’t want to see you anymore, then it probably isn’t the
person for you if they don’t care enough about you to respect how you feel. This also goes for the use, or non-use, of condoms. It is the best protector against STIs and not the most comfortable, so the temptation not to use one can be high. If your partner asks you not to use one and you feel safer using one, tell them that. It can be dangerous not to and if they pressure you to have sex without one they could be putting you in danger. The most important thing is not to let yourself be pressured into something you’re not comfortable with. If the pressure to do something continues, think about how much this person cares about you if they’re willing to have you do something you’re not comfortable with. Please send your questions to Dear Bailey. Bailey can be reached at email@example.com
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Partners: community program campaigns << Continued from page 1
named because they truly work toward making a deserving person’s life just that much better. “I think it’s just really neat that we can all come together to do this event and I think the sisterhood coming together to help someone else is a great aspect,” she said. “I know that I wouldn’t be able to be here without the scholarships that I received, so just being able to help positively impact someone else’s life is really amazing.”
“I help staff the committee of volunteers and oversee questions that may come in about philanthropy and the processing of gifts,” she said. The event will celebrate the collaboration between the city of McMinnville and Linfield College, as the school was a great contributor to the campaign. Those who are attending will hear presentations from President Hellie and other speakers, such as Dan Davison, class of ‘03, owner of Davison Auto Parts in McMinnville. “Contributors will come to campus and there will be a reception to thank our donors,” Diss said. “They’ll hear from Hellie about the importance of the relationship between Linfield and Yamhill County. They can tour TJ Day hall, which was partially funded through gifts made through PIP campaign and individuals who live in Yamhill County.” PIP contributors receive many benefits, such as a tax deduction, public recognition and exclusive invitations to campus events. Students can help by continuing to patron businesses that support Linfield and students’ educations, Diss said.
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Photo courtesy of Shelby Morgan
A group of women from the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity break their huddle during their annual powder puff football game, which raises funds for the Better-a-Life Scholarship. Each year, the sorority raises funds for the $1,500 scholarship, awarded to a single mother who is going through college.
Sorority awards scholarship to single mom in college Andra Kovacs News editor Blood, sweat and a silent auction—all for a good cause, of course. For part of their philanthropy, the women of Phi Sigma Sigma created a unique scholarship called Better-a-Life Scholarship, which is for single mothers in college who may be struggling to balance parenthood with an education. The sorority raises funds for the scholarship through its annual powder puff football game, where it also hold a raffle and silent auction.
The powder puff game, which all sororities are able to participate in, is held in the spring. The event is open to the campus and community. With the proceeds, the sisters are able to give $1,500 to one of the applicants, who they agree upon during the summer. Sophomore Hillary Krippaehne, the special events committee head position for Phi Sigma Sigma, said that the scholarship is “something that’s special to Phi Sig, and it’s a really neat way to stand out and a neat philanthropy event to hold.”
The scholarship has an online application process to ensure that the money is going toward someone who deserves the funds. Last year, Krippaehne said that after looking at the essays, the GPAs, and their situations, Phi Sigma Sigma decided to present the scholarship to a woman in college who was raising a special needs child. Krippaehne said she and her sisters find it important to hold events, such as the powder puff game, to support good causes. “I think it’s really important for people in general to
help others and give back, and different sororities on campus have different philanthropies that they’re really passionate about,” she said. “And this scholarship is something we’re really passionate about. Things happen in people’s lives that maybe weren’t always expected, but I think it’s neat that they can still pursue an education even after having a kid, which goes to show that there [are] always still opportunities.” As one of the sorority’s philanthropies, Krippaehne said that the Better-a-Life Scholarship was rightfully
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acorn and a leaf and a few letters before returning to the site a few weeks later and taking more letters.” Cepeda said that CPS hasn’t discovered the culprit yet, but that it has named persons of interest. CPS isn’t authorized to release the names of the suspects, he said. “We can’t disclose much information, except that at this point, we have several persons of interest and it’s an active investigation,” Cepeda said. “No one has been accused or found guilty or fined.” Cepeda said he wanted to dispel rumors that an individual had been found guilty and was charged $90,000.
He said an individual was found with a letter from one of the vandalized signs, but that the person had gained it by innocent means and was not being charged. “We are just want to ask questions of individuals who might have information but who weren’t involved.” Cepeda also added that the repairs would cost about $5,000 instead of the rumored $90,000. Cepeda said he encourages anyone with information about the missing sign letters or banner to notify CPS immediately. “We’re not saying that a student did the vandalism,” he said. “It just helps when the students and faculty act as the eyes and ears of campus.” Joanna Peterson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joel Ray/Photo editor
The sign that can be seen driving onto campus on Davis Street is missing its letters. They were stolen and have been missing for a few weeks. While facilities services works to make repairs on the signs, College Public Safety has been investigating to find out any information regarding who is responsible for the crime.
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Language: Visiting scholars aid language department
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Teaching assistants from Japan, France, Costa Rica and Austria joined the Linfield staff this year. Visiting scholars not only help in the department of their language of expertise, but also attend classes on campus in pursuit of degrees. “This year we are blessed with four guests instead of just two,” Language Professor Peter Richardson said. “For some years the Fulbright program has sent us young scholars from France and Austria or Germany. Professor Itomitsu has used his contacts with a special program to bring a scholar from Japan who has already finished her studies but wants to complete an American degree as well; she’s
team-teaching with both of our Japanese professors. And we are happy to have a guest from Costa Rica who is living with a staff member and taking classes while helping out with Spanish. It would be nice to continue with four assistants in the future, for they immeasurably enrich curricular and extracurricular life at Linfield and underscore our institutional dedication to principles of global, multi-cultural awareness and engagement.” From Japan, Nao Okumura joins the Japanese department, while attending classes for a sociology. Okumura is the first visiting scholar from Japan who Linfield has hosted.
Austria-based Manuela Faschang assists in the German department. Esse Dabla is from France and helps in the French department. Fernandez Alfaro, who is from
teaching side, they help us with tutoring and with our conversation sections, which are opportunities for them to show our students what contemporary student
They immeasurably enrich curricular and extracurricular life at Linfield.
Costa Rica, assists in the Spanish department. “Our guests take Linfield courses while they’re here,” Richardson said. “On the
-Peter Richardson, German professor
life is like in their countries.” Richardson said that the visiting scholars are able to get involved around campus while they assist.
“They interact with our students outside of class as well—in clubs, at language tables, at international events, on intramural teams and so on—demonstrating that people from other countries are human, that they don’t bite and that our students have much to gain from learning more about faraway cultures from someone roughly their age,” Richardson said. There are also only two faculty members in the French, German and Japanese departments, and then three in the Spanish department. Richardson said that he thinks “it’s important that our students hear different voices with accents representing different areas.”
Richardson said that their presence is a reminder of the abroad programs at Linfield. “[They] are living, breathing advertisements for our study abroad programs,” Richardson said. “The visiting scholars all have completed or are working on certification as language teachers in their home countries, and so we ask them to fill in for us from time to time when we are sick or attending a conference.” The visiting scholars have provided many experiences for students. Richardson also recalled how one faculty member called the teaching assistants “our live language labs.” Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at email@example.com.
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English professor encourages campus conversation project Samantha Sigler Copy editor
Joel Ray /Photo editor
David Sumner, associate professor of English is involved in Oregon’s Conversation Project, which works to promote the humanities. Sumner plans on bringing the project to Linfield in order to assist people with communicating their ideas.
David Sumner, associate professor of English has recently become a part of Oregon’s Conversation Project and is attempting to bring it to Linfield. Sumner explained that the project is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is an umbrella organization for the Oregon Humanities. The Oregon Conversation Project is one of the ways in which the Oregon Humanities gets involved with the community and publically promotes the humanities. “[People are] not always good at communicating ideas with the general public,” Sumner said. The Oregon Conversation Project is a way for scholars to engage with the community and have discussions about ideas that the scholars find important, and which they believe have an impact upon us today. The organization sends scholars to non-profit organizations, such as libraries,
which do not have to pay anything out of pocket. They merely ask for the scholars to come visit and give their presentations. The Oregon Humanities pays for expenses, along with paying the scholars $200 to give each presentation. Sumner first got involved with the project when the Oregon Humanities sent out calls for papers last winter. Sumner sent in a proposal, and this past summer, went into training for the program. Sumner was interested in the “public intellectualism” aspect of the project and felt that this was “an outlet for things applicable beyond the classroom [and] beyond the academy.” Sumner’s project is called “Brother against Brother: Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War,” and focuses on how pragmatism is the resort of three aspects: the Civil War, publication of origin of species and statistical analysis from France. He was influenced by the novel, “The Metaphysical Club,”
by Louis Menand, which explores how four people altered the American thought process in numerous aspects and how certain people and events aided the creation of pragmatism. Sumner explains not what is true about American pragmatism but what is useful. Sumner explores questions, such as “can it still teach us something? Can it still be useful?” Although Sumner just became involved with the project, he has already been asked to give his presentation at a library in Bend, Ore., this February. Being a part of the project is a twoyear cycle. Sumner said he should expect anywhere from two to five invites a year. Linfield has yet to invite any scholars from the program here, and although Sumner cannot give his presentation at a place where he works, he hopes to change this and encourages Linfield to reach out and get a conversation started. Samantha Sigler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wine blogger discusses economics with audience Cassie Wong Staff Writer Can we learn economics through wine or wine through economics? Economist and wine blogger Mike Veseth proved it possible in his latest book and lecture in TJ Day Hall on Sept. 29. Veseth, a professor from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., opened the night with his adapted version of Charles Dickens’ phrase: “It’s the best of wine. It’s the worst of wine.” He said that although we have a large variety of wines, he pointed out they are produced and distributed by few companies. It makes it hard for wines of lower qualities or special tastes. This phenomenon has shaped the mainstream taste and redrawn the world wine map. He introduced the first global wine brand, Blue Nun, the name of which came from the mistake made by a printing house.
The German brand was so popular in Britain that it was mass-produced and was eventually led to a lower quality. Then, came the Two Buck Chuck, a cheap wine that best demonstrated the “lemon problem,” where the bad drives out the good and changed buying wine into a “confidence game” where customers turn to authorities. To fight against these trend-setting factors, there are the “terroirists.” Terroir comes from the word “dirt” in French, referring to local wine makers, who keep some of the wines localized for the benefit of the industry. The lecture was sponsored by the business and economics departments and the Linfield Center for the Northwest and was proposed by Finance Professor Scott Chamber. It was open to the public, and the audience mainly came from the local wine industry and market, with some Linfield alumni. Chambers said it was an event to “bring out-
siders to the college.” As for the outsiders of both economics and wine, Veseth ensured that the book will still be easy to read. He said he tried to “teach with the book.” He said that a large part of the wine industry is related to economics and one can definitely learn about the subject from the industry’s viewpoint. As for those who do not know much about wine, in the first chapter of the book, the author teaches the readers how to shop for wines, and he said this part alone would be “worth the money.” Veseth first became interested in wine when he realized that he “has a role to play” in the industry— the wine makers also care about economics. He started writing a popular wine blog “The Wine Economist” in 1997 in order to discuss his interest and gain feedback from the public. In June 2011, he published the book “Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun,
Joel Ray/Photo editor Economist and blogger Mike Veseth gives a lecture about his latest book on Sept. 29. The Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists,” describing
the fight between market trends and local wine makers that was brought by
globalization. Cassie Wong can be reached at email@example.com.
Taste of Portland showcases culture of Northwest Sharon Gollery Culture editor “Taste of Portland” took students to dinner at popular Portland restaurants Hot Lips Pizza and VooDoo Doughnuts on Sept. 28. Students who signed up in the CIC were provided with transportation and dinner. “Taste of Portland” is the second “Taste of” event this year. The first was a trip
to the Portland restaurant Pok Pok. “Hot Lips is a sustainable pizza and soda shop unique to Portland,” senior Nicole Szanto, the Linfield Activities Board off-campus culture chair, said in an email. “They also have interesting combinations of pizza like squash and brie that you wouldn’t normally see.” According to the Hot Lips website, Hot Lips
Pizza has been a familyrun business since 1984, and they have been making fresh fruit soda since 2005. Today, Hot Lips has five pizzerias in Portland, along with a commissary kitchen, a mobile brewing operation, a mobile oven and a mobile soda set-up. Hot Lips is an environmentally conscious business with interests in collaborating with the community and finding sustainable ways
of doing business. On their website, Hot Lips lists all the farms from which they buy their ingredients. VooDoo Doughnut is a business that is famous in and around Portland. The VooDoo Doughnuts website boasts that their doughnuts are “known locally, nationally and worldwide.” There are two VooDoo Doughnuts shops in Portland and one in Eugene. “VooDoo Doughnuts is a
huge attraction in Portland, with crazy combinations of flavors and a quirky vibe,” Szanto said. “I picked [these restaurants] because I thought they were good representations of the food culture in Portland,” Szanto said in an email. “The Northwest and Portland have cultures of their own so I thought it would be fun for people who were not from Oregon to get a chance to experi-
ence that.” The “Taste Of” series is a popular annual group of events that has featured many different kinds of food in the past, including Indian, German, Ethiopian, Moroccan and Hawaiian food. There are usually two “Taste of” events per month. Students can sign up in the CIC. The cost is $5. Sharon Gollery can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3, 2011
Nicholson Library honors Banned Books Week Sharon Gollery Culture editor The Nicholson Library put on a display honoring Banned Books Week Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. The display featured information from Amnesty International, about three dozen frequently challenged books, free bookmarks with a list of 2010’s top 10 most frequently challenged books on them and free buttons sporting the slogan “I Read Banned Books.” According to the Banned Books Week website, this event takes place every year during the last week of September. Banned Books Week is a national celebration of the freedom to read. It is sponsored by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the National Council of Teachers of English and several other organizations that are against censorship. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982. Since then, more than 11,000 books have been challenged. “Banned Books Week is set aside for the purpose of reminding people that there are times when books, and other media, can be disturbing and some people decide to remove the material from access of others as a reaction,” librarian Jean Caspers said in an email. The American Library Association website states that the books typically
featured in Banned Books Week have been banned or targets of attempted banning. The purpose of the event is to bring attention to the importance of intellectual freedom and the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week is an event that is celebrated all over the country and internationally. “Many libraries and bookstores across the U.S. have Banned Books Week displays or activities,” Caspers said in an email. “In McMinnville, the public library has displays and so does the Third Street Bookstore.” Caspers said that when someone requests that a book be removed from a library or put into a restricted area, it is unusual that the book is moved. “One person’s request that it be moved or restricted is not honored since other people may wish to have the books available for themselves or their children,” Caspers said in an email. “It is more appropriate that a parent control what his or her own children read than an agency such as a library exert such control.” Banned Books Week also highlights the importance of remembering that in other countries, free speech is often restricted. The event reminds people not to take First Amendment rights for granted. The Nicholson Library has a Banned Books Week display every other year.
Bridgette Gigear/For the Review The Nicholson Library honors Banned Books Week with a display from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. “This year I was in charge of it,” Caspers said in an email. “Many of the books were checked out from the display. All of the ‘I Read Banned Books’ buttons were taken during the first two days. Most of the bookmarks were taken. I think many people did take time to see the display.” For information about Banned Books Week, go to www.bannedbooksweek. org. For more information about Amnesty International, go to www.amnestyusa.org. Sharon Gollery can be reached at email@example.com.
Bridgette Gigear/For the Review The display features about three dozen frequently challenged books.
October 3, 2011
Soul band mixes up genres to create unique sound Breanna Bittick Staff writer E-clec-ti-city, a soul band based in Bellingham, Wash., put on an energetic performance at the Sept. 29 Pro Cat Cab. E-clec-ticity caught the audience’s attention quickly with their unique sound. The six-piece band is made up of vocalist and guitarist Samuel EisenMeyers, drummer Christian Casolary, bassist Matt Pollock, Frank Vitolo on the saxophone, Jimmy Austin on the trombone, and Justin Smith on the organ. Each member joined E-clec-ti-city with a background in different corners of the music world. As they played, strong influences could be heard from both jazz and reggae in the guitar, trombone and saxophone. E-clec-ti-city members combine their dif-
Joel Ray/Photo editor Jimmy Austin on the trombone and Frank Vitolo on the saxophone play at E-clec-ti-city’s Pro Cat Cab on Sept. 29 in the Fred Meyer Lounge. ferent backgrounds to mix in heavy solos and poetic verses. The variety combined with all of their emo-
tion and passion for music made their music even more energetic. “I really liked them.
They had a great sound and I loved the trombone solos,” junior Kira Weaver said.
Review: Watch This, Not That Hayden Mace For the Review
Hello, movie fans! This is Hayden from haydensmovies.com bringing you the latest and greatest in movie news and reviews. It’s another edition of Watch This, Not That! I’ll be comparing “Just Go with It” and “The Switch.” I rented both movies from Movietime Video, one of the only movie stores left in the area. It’s just across the street from campus, next door to El Primo Mexican Restaurant. “Just Go with It” stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker. It’s the story of Danny (Sandler) and his unusual pick-up technique of telling women that he’s married, and it isn’t going well. Usually, the story attracts the women, and Danny gets what he wants. Danny hooks up with the girl of his dreams, Palmer (Decker), without using the
Left: “Just Go with It” movie poster. Right: “The Switch” movie poster. pick-up lines on her. The next morning, she discovers that he’s “married,” so Danny tells her that he’s currently getting a divorce. When Palmer asks to meet his exwife, Danny must rush to create a fake family and life. It’s a fairly simple movie that provides some quality laughs without using the crude card. I thought Sandler and Aniston worked well together and cre-
ated some good on-screen chemistry. I’m a big fan of Sandler’s early work, so it’s been tough to watch some of the crap he’s made recently, but I was pretty happy with “Just Go with It.” “The Switch” stars Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. It’s the comical story of Kassie’s (Aniston) artificial insemination. Wally (Bateman) and Kassie are longtime friends, and Wally isn’t
the KSLC mix of alternative music. The four-man band including lead vocal Adam Roth, guitarist Trevor Conner, drummer Bill Delia and bassist Ryan Williams write music together, embracing the sounds of artists such as The Stanley Brothers and The Carter Family. The sound is a mixture of Switchfoot and The Fray, as it portrays this alternative soft sound of a good-hearted band. Unlike other alternativefolk bands, La Vie provides a calm sound that is relaxing and refreshing to hear. The four man group has produced several songs that have made their marks on the music industry already.
The whole band works together in the songwriting process of all of their songs on the self-titled album. The song “Waiting For You,” is a laid-back track that demonstrates an all-around good sound. After touring across the United Kingdom, the band continued to write music, picking up the international influences that it had been looking for, which can be found in the song like “Say,” which had its debut on the self-titled album. The song “Impossible” is another upbeat and positive song that talks about the band members’ hometown and cruising through life, as the soft yet somewhat
in favor of Kassie’s choice for a sperm donor. He ends up getting drunk and swapping his DNA with the donor’s. Kassie takes a job out of town but returns seven years later. Wally meets Kassie’s son and finally remembers what he did all those years ago. It wasn’t a laugh-a-thon, but it had a decent story. I’m a big Bateman fan, so anything he’s in will be OK by me. If you’ve never seen “Arrested Development,” Bateman’s best work of art, make sure you check that out. “The Switch” was pretty average, but Bateman and Aniston were both impressive. “Just Go with It” surprised me. I wasn’t expecting much out of it, but ended up being a crowd-pleaser. Neither was extremely impressive, but I recommend watching “Just Go with It” (7.9/10) and not “The Switch.” (7.2/10) Hayden Mace can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Vie - Switchfoot meets The Fray Haydn Nason For the Review
Producer Andrew Dixon, most commonly known for producing artists like Colbie Caillat and Augustana, brings you the soft folk-rock sounds of the Los Angeles band La Vie. The debut of its self-titled album brings the sounds of heavy folk roots along with a mixture alternative rock to form relaxing melodies. La Vie has been performing hits from its self-titled album all across California and the UK. It was also featured as the Indie Spotlight on the front page of YouTube recently. La Vie offers a unique and natural sound to
twang-guitar sounds play in the background. Although they are still in the process of starting out, they continue to grow and create a name for themselves, from songs showing up on the MTV show “Made,” to music and interviews appearing on the BBC. Some of the songs can be downloaded for free on La Vie’s website. To hear more songs and to check the band out for yourself you can go to KSLC and listen. We are now streaming online so go to our website and listen to the Best in the Northwest Student Station, KSLC 90.3 FM, www.linfield.edu/kslcfm. Haydn Nason can be reached at email@example.com.
E-clec-ti-city is known for playing at Western Washington University, but they’re starting to expand
and are trying to play as many colleges as possible. “Playing at Linfield was awesome. The campus here is beautiful, and the crowd was so energetic. We’re so happy Evan could get us this show,” vocalist Samuel Eisen-Meyers said. E-clec-ti-city looked like they were having a good time on stage, and the crowd was having a good time watching them. Everyone danced and had a good time throughout the entire set. After the show, the members of E-clec-ti-city took some time to meet the crowd and hang out before cleaning up and leaving. “They were great. They were different, and interesting, and very rhythmic. It just made me want to dance,” junior Katharine Holm said. Breanna Bittick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3, 2011
Wildcats fight hard but come up short Meghan O’Rourke Opinion editor The Linfield women’s soccer team played two fierce games this weekend, winning the Sept. 30 game against the Whitman College Missionaries with a score of 1-0 and tying the game Oct. 1 against the Whitworth University Pirates. After tying a game with George Fox University and losing a game to Willamette University last week, the Wildcats learned a valuable lesson. “You can’t overlook any team,” freshman Taylor Collinsworth said. After last week’s games, sophomore Sara Miller said that the Wildcats “weren’t playing as a team.” “We played better as a team,” Collinsworth said. “We were all team-oriented instead of individually oriented.” The Sept. 30 game got off to an exciting start, with junior Anna Sours scoring the first goal of the game and her first goal of the season. “It gave us a lead and confidence the whole way,” Sours said. The rest of the game ended up being a defensive game, with neither team scoring anymore goals. The Missionaries only managed four attempts at a goal. Two of these were saved by
Linfield goalie, sophomore Apolonia Martinez, one was blocked, and another was wide. The Wildcats managed to get 12 attempts at a goal, but none of these shots made it past Missionary goalie Emily Davis. The game against the Pirates ended with even fewer points than Saturday’s game, with neither team scoring any goals. Two 10 minute overtimes were played, but neither resulted in a win for either team. Both teams fought hard, making several attempts at a goal, but no shots made it past either team’s goalie. Both the Wildcats and the Bearcats have a shot at the conference title, and both played a fierce game to show why they deserve the title. “All games have been pretty aggressive. Everyone’s coming out with a vengeance,” Collinsworth said. The Wildcats play the Bearcats again Oct. 29 in Spokane, Wash., giving the women another opportunity to defeat the Bearcats. The Wildcats play Pacific Lutheran Oct. 8 in Tacoma, Wash., and Pacific University Oct. 9 on the Wildcat’s home field.
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Victor Zhu/Staff photographer Sophomore Megan Kearns dribbles the ball down field toward the Bruin’s goal Oct. 1 at home.
Sports Brief Men’s Golf The men’s team competed at the Spokane Golf Club for the Whitworth Fall Invitational on Oct. 2. The team came in sixth place, tying with Whitman with 309 strokes. Linfield’s top golfer was senior Alex Fitch, who tied for third with Whitworth’s Christain Boudreau and Puget Sound’s Matt Kitto. Fitch ended the first day of the competition with 72 strokes, breaking even with par. Three of Linfield’s golfers, freshman Ryan Nolan, freshman Taylor Pirnke and sophomore Tommy Schmitz also tied for 30th place, all getting 79 strokes. The men’s team will continue Oct. 3 in Spokane, Wash.
Women’s Golf The women’s team attended the Whitworth Fall Invitational at Veterans Memorial on Oct. 1 and 2. in Walla Walla, Wash. Junior Brinn Hovde tied for ninth. All of the women were within 12 strokes of each other. The women’s team finished third overall, scoring 50 over par, resulting with a score of 338 strokes. The women’s next tournament is the Linfield three-way tournament Oct. 8 at Michelbook .
~Compiled by Kaylyn Peterson/ Sports editor
October 3, 2011
Cross-country places Wildcat sports schedule high at invitational Monday, Oct. 3 Golf
@ Whitworth Invitational
@ Pacific Lutheran
@ Pacific Lutheran
vs. Puget Sound
@ George Fox
Friday, Oct. 7 Volleyball Saturday, Oct. 8
Sunday, Oct. 2 Women’s soccer
GO Wildcats GO!
Kalyyn Peterson Sports editor The cross-country teams came out in the top 10 teams at the 37th Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational at Bush’s Pasture Park on Oct. 1 in Salem. Out of the 15 teams that competed at the invitational, the Linfield men’s team placed eighth and came in third for the Northwest conference teams for the men’s eight-kilometer race. The men’s team combined time was 2:10:28.90. Each runner ran an average of 26:05.78. Linfield’s top competitor was senior Scott Gage, coming in 35th place out of 161 runners, with a time of 25:30.45. Also scoring high for the men’s team was senior Arian Anderson, who ran the race in 25:39.69 and placed 42nd. Freshman Calvin Howell placed high coming in 66th, with his time of 26:18.24. “All our new recruits have helped us add a lot of depth to the team, espe-
cially on the women’s side with the 12 or so new freshmen, but on the men’s side as well. Howell has stepped up a lot and has been running in the top six consistently every meet. He was even our third finisher yesterday at Willamette. We expect big things from freshman Chad Linnerooth and the others as well. Everyone has a lot of potential,” sophomore Joe Gladow said. “I think this weekend we continued turning the heads to our program. The best teams in the conference were there and that includes us. We are a strong team,” senior Shanna Peaden said in an email. “Having such a big team has been good for all of us, not only did we gain some big talent, but now we have to fight for the varsity spots come championship time. It helps everyone.” The women’s team also did well and placed 10th overall, and came in fourth out of the other Northwest Conference teams. Alto-
gether, the team ran the women’s five-kilometer race in 1:35:17.32. The women’s fastest competitor was sophomore Mimi Seeley, running an 18:38.86. Also placing in the top 50 was senior Nelly Evans who finished with an 18:51.15 and finished 49th. Sophomore Hannah Greider also placed with her time of 19:12.04, putting her in the 70th spot. “We haven’t had huge challenges this season, we have dealt with some minor injuries here and there, but people are being smart and taking care of it,” she said. “Things are going really well, we can expect big things from both sides this season if we stay healthy and keep working.” The cross-country team has next weekend off, but will race again Oct. 15 at Concordia University for the Puma Classic in Portland.
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Volleyball: ’Cats falter against Boxers << Continued from page 16 had 18 kills, and senior libero Samantha Lau had 19 digs. “Our offense has stepped up a lot, and we have started making the other team earn their points rather than just giving the points up,” freshman Audrey Frazier said. “I think we have really come together as a team and that will show in our future games.” The girls fought for the lead in the match against Pacific on Oct. 1 but faltered, losing 25-21, 25-14 and 25-21. The Wildcats stay strong and positive as they focus on further improving and sweeping the conference. “I am really looking forward to the second half of the season and meeting the teams that we have already played again,” Frazier said. “We have already improved so much since our first conference match and I can’t wait to come back and play those teams after we have reached our full potential.” Next up, the ‘Cats will go up against Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., on Oct. 7 and George Fox University in Newberg on Oct. 8. Kelsey Sutton can be reached at email@example.com.
Joel Ray/Photo editor
Freshman Audrey Fraizer sets the ball for sophomore Kelsey Ludin during the Wildcats’ game against Northwest Christian University on Sept. 28.
October 3, 2011
Odds n’ ends around the Catdome Sports Commentary
Chris Forrer Sports columnist Hey all you crazy ’Cats, what’s good? The Northwest Conference picture is beginning to take shape for our Wildcats in some fantastic ways. Well, and in some not so fantastic ones, too. But that’s life! Here’s a roundup of what’s shaking out across fall athletics so far. On the trail, the men’s and women’s cross country teams have been holding their own in the NWC and in larger meets. On Sept. 24 both squads swept the Linfield Preview by a huge margin, a combined 23-point advantage. Just last weekend on Oct. 1, both teams also netted top-10 finishes in a crowded, 15-team field. Only one meet remains before the NWC championships on Oct. 29, the Concordia/Puma Classic on Oct. 15. Look for junior Nelly Evans and freshman Madison Trowbridge to make a splash for the women, with seniors Arian Anderson and Scott Gage pacing the men. The women’s soccer team has kept up its stellar play to stay in the thick of the NWC race, most recently a 1-0 win over Whitman that vaulted the ’Cats into a tie for first
place with Whitworth. That same Whitworth team was in McMinnville on Oct. 2, but at the time I’m writing this that game is still going. A win would put Linfield in sole possession of first place and bring the women’s team one step closer to the program’s first NWC championship and playoff berth. On the opposite side of that spectrum, the men’s team is still seeking its first win since the season opener against Northwest Christian way back on Sept. 1. Yes, there are some kinks yet to be worked out with onfield chemistry, but this is a team that’s playing minus almost half their projected starters. The injury bug has trucked this team big time, so take these results with a grain of salt. The squad looked pretty solid in the pre-season with a full roster. The No. 06-ranked football team just finished a messy game against perennial rival Willamette and came out with a 20-10 victory, putting them in the driver’s seat in the NWC race. This team looks pretty unstoppable when they’re clicking, which is happening more and more often. Junior quarterback Mickey Inns lit up a stingy Bearcat defense for 329 yards, a good sign for this team’s playoff and title hopes. Games against Pacific Lutheran and Lewis & Clark’s explosive offense will be telling as well. If all goes well, we’ll be seeing these ’Cats well into December. Chris Forrer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victor Zhu/Staff photograher
Freshman Ivan Colin maneuvers through Whitman’s defense in attempt to shoot a goal Oct. 1 at home.
’Cats struggle resulting in defeat Samantha Sigler Copy editor The men’s soccer team lost once again against Whitman College with a score of 1-0 Oct. 1, as well as Oct. 2 against Whitworth College by one penalty kick. “[It’s] unfair that it was decided on a penalty kick,” senior Kyle Brouse said. This puts the Wildcats at seven losses, one win at the beginning of the season against Northwest Christian University, and one tie against George Fox University.
“We couldn’t get the rhythm,” Brouse said about their most recent losses. “[We] couldn’t finalize actual passes.” While the games are intense and close, the Wildcat’s are having a difficult time making and scoring goals. “[We] need to execute [our] opportunity in front of the net” head coach Ian Lefebvre said. “[We’re] getting better at communicating with each other, now its goals [we need to focus on].” As injuries continue to heal and players recover, communication is getting
better, which aids the Wildcats in their game. While communication is getting better with the team, the Wildcats find that now they simply need to work on finishing their chances and making the goals they need in order to win. “[We] haven’t been able to finish, it’s been like that all season,” freshman Eric Gutierrez said. In addition to working on finishing their chances, the Wildcats also feel as though they need to work on not letting the referees calls get to them. “We do get frustrated,”
Brouse said. “[We] get too caught up in emotions, [and] let the ref’s get to us too much.” As for the last few games, the Wildcats feel as though they’ve “been unlucky [these] last couple weeks,” Lefebvre said. They’ve Been making “simple mistakes,” as Gutierrez said. However, the Wildcats aren’t letting these past few weeks stop them, and plan on continuing hard work at practice to show it on the field. Samantha Sigler can be reached at email@example.com.
October 3, 2011
’Cats claw Bearcats out of win Chris Forrer Sports Columnist
Northwest Conference standings Volleyball Whitworth
Lewis & Clark
Football Lewis & Clark
Women’s Soccer Puget Sound
George Fox Pacific Lutheran
Wildcats come out on top Both men and women’s cross country teams land in the top 10 at Willamettes Invitational. See page 14>>
Women’s soccer ties in overtime Facing off with Whitman College, the game ends in a double over time tie. See page 13>>
Struggling to kick of season Men’s soccer lost its seventh game of the season, five of which were conference games. See page 15>>
In another showdown between the Northwest Conference’s perennial title contenders, the Linfield Wildcats fought their way to a 20-10 victory over the Willamette Bearcats on Oct. 1 in Salem. The two teams combined for 11 fumbles, four of them lost, and two interceptions. “It was great to play in a big conference game,” senior center Hayden Mace said. “It’s been a strange season so far with only three games in five weeks, so it’s great to be on a normal schedule.” In a slow first half that featured only 10 points, junior tailback Josh Hill provided most of the electricity offensively for the ’Cats. On Linfield’s first series, he sprang open for a 25-yard dash that set up a two-yard touchdown run a few plays later for a 7-0 advantage. Junior kicker Josh Kay nailed a 35-yard attempt at the top of the second quarter to burgeon the lead to 10-0. Senior cornerback Christian Hanna added to the Bearcats’ misery by scooping up a fumbled ball and racing it back 35 yards to the Willamette 44-yard line. “The offense and defense really came together,” Mace said. “The defense did their thing and the offense was able to put together drives when we needed them most.” The scoring stalled for the remainder of the second half, although junior quarterback Mickey Inns assembled a solid half with eight of 15 completed passes for 125 yards and an interception, although it came on a tipped pass. Inns finished his first road game with stellar numbers, completing 20 of 37 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown. Juniors Lucas Jepson and Deidre Wiersma hauled in 33 and 110 yards, respectively, with senior Buddy Saxon netting 61 and sophomore Charlie Poppen grabbing 77. “Mickey did a great job of standing in the pocket and dissecting their coverages,” Mace said. “If it weren’t for a few dropped balls, I think he would’ve had a career day.” Inns heated up in the second
Junior wide receiver Josh Hill outruns Willamette cornerback Alex Holland on Oct. 1 at McCulloch Stadium. half and rattled off passes of 21, 24 and 13 yards to three different receivers, the final a touchdown pass to Jepson. Down 17-0, Willamette refused to fold and began clawing their way back into the game late in the third quarter. Hill tried to bull his way into the end zone but fumbled the ball away to the Bearcats. Willamette’s unique fly offense finally clicked as tailback Dylan Jones slashed open the Wildcat defense on a 35-yard run before adding another 20-yard charge into the end zone for Willamette’s first points. “We need to improve on the little things,” Inns said, “things like small mental mistakes and penalties.” A short punt by junior punt-
er Josh Repp gave the Bearcats the ball back on the 27-yard line of Linfield. The defense held strong however, with freshman corner Jeremy Patrick stuffing Jones for a loss on third down. Willamette converted the ensuing 40-yard field goal to pull within a touchdown at 17-10. The ’Cats proceeded to eat up five of the remaining eight minutes left in the game on a scoring drive capped with another field goal from Kay, this one a chip-shot from 24 yards deep to set the final margin at 20-10. The Wildcat defense locked down the rest of the game to preserve the win. Bearcat quarterback Brian Widing was trucked for an 8-yard loss by junior defensive tackle Tyler
Steele and sophomore defensive end Brynnan Hyland, one of three sacks for the ’Cats. “Overall, we’re happy with how the game went,” Inns said. “We’re proud of how our offense and team performed under pressure.” The No. 06-ranked Wildcats will return to Maxwell Field on Oct. 8 for the annual homecoming game against the University of Puget Sound Loggers. No. 05-ranked Bethel was upset last weekend, which could signal a Linfield rise in this week’s www.d3football.com Top 25 poll.
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Volleyball spikes record with two wins Kelsey Sutton Copy chief
Sports schedule Missed out on the sporting events during the weekend? Check out the sports schedule to see when your favorite teams play this weekend. See page 14>>
The Linfield volleyball team continued on in the Northwest Conference this week, winning two matches and losing one, leaving Linfield 7-8 and 2-4 in the conference standings. The Wildcats played Northwest Christian University Sept. 28, Lewis & Clark College Sept. 30 and Pacific University Oct. 1. “The season has been good, sophomore Kelsey Ludin said.
“We have a lot of new girls on the team, so it has been fun getting to know them and play with them.” “I’m looking forward to growing and improving as team.” The Wildcats played the Northwest Christian Beacons in a close four-game match Sept. 28. The first set featured 11 kills from Linfield, shaking Northwest Christian and winning the game 25-23. The Beacons came back in the second set, tying the match early with a score of 25-23. The Wildcats came back quickly in the
third game when they got eight points up on the board before Northwest Christian was even able to score. Linfield swept the game 25-13. Both teams struggled for the lead in the fourth and final match, but the ‘Cats ended the match with a score of 26-24 when freshman Kailana Ritte-Camara smashed a spike over the net. The match against Lewis & Clark started out strong for the Wildcats Sept. 30 as the girls controlled the first set 25-17.
The Pioneers quickly gained the lead in the second set. Linfield struggled to catch up and eventually surrendered the set to Lewis & Clark, losing 25-15. Linfield stole the third set with a score of 25-22. The Wildcats took the fourth and final set after a back and forth struggle with the Pioneers, winning 25-17. Among many stars of the night, Ritte-Camara >> Please see Volleyball page 14