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Students get creative with carvings on campus. >> page 7

October 31, 2011

Linfield College

McMinnville, Ore.

117th Year

Issue No. 9

INSIDE CPS officer arrested, facing drug charges Jessica Prokop Editor-in-chief

Trick-or-Treat Tours Linfield invites local families to come to campus and trickor-treat door to door each year. Participating residents passed out candy to the children Oct. 28. >> page 5

Spooky tales Students share chilling stories and spill about various ghostly locations around Oregon. >> page 8 and 9

Stories in song The LAB-sponsored pro Cat Cab starred Cary Judd, who swooned the crowd with his acoustic guitar Oct. 27. >> page 11

A Linfield College Public Safety officer, who has been inactive since mid-September, was arrested Oct. 24 and is facing multiple drug charges as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team. Aaron Michael Lopez, 30, of McMinnville, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. outside of his residence, 1305 N.E. 14th Street, and was charged with unlawful possession of heroin and unlawful possession Aaron Michael Lopez of methamphetamine, said Consuelo Christianson, the intelligence analyst for Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team. Lopez is lodged at Yamhill County Corrections Facility, and his bail is set at $17,500. According to Christianson and Amy Kepler, records specialist for the McMinnville Police Department, the case is still open so only certain information can be disclosed at this time. However, the investigation started with Lopez’s girlfriend Angela Shelburne, 22, a transient. Detectives had information that the two were possibly living together. When the detec>> Please see Arrest page 6

Linfield works to dig up long-lost hidden funds Samantha Sigler Copy editor This past August The Linfield Review received a letter alerting it of the need to respond by a certain date to claim money dating all the way back to 2008. Brad Thompson, associate professor of mass communication, went onto the state’s website to collect the unclaimed money. While on the website, Thompson searched for Linfield’s name and two checks from the Department

of Mass Communication, along with six other checks, appeared. According to Greg Copeland, director of budget and financial analysis, the money being held by the state are funds sent to specific departments. However, these funds did not make it to the cashier’s office for deposit. The amount of each check varies anywhere from less than $50 to more than $100, and the dates reported range from 2006 to 2010. “We do not know what the

funds are for specifically, [we] just know that they were put into the system for Linfield College,” Copeland said. Linfield also turns money over to the state, and only after attempting to find the party, that the college also owes funds. According to Copeland, Linfield doesn’t check for funds owed to it very often because Linfield is always available for >> Please see Money page 4

Violent student attacks spark CPS safety re-evaluations Andra Kovacs News editor

Getting past the net Women’s volleyball had a busy weekend, losing to Lewis & Clark University on Oct. 28 and beating Pacific University on Oct. 29. >> page 14


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It was about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 when senior Zach Spencer “thought [he] was going to die.” Spencer was one of the two students involved in violent attacks, which were reported by College Public Safety to have occurred Oct. 22 and 23. Robert Cepeda, chief of CPS, sent an incident notice to students Oct. 24, explaining the two assaults. “Both of these off-campus incidents are currently under active investigation by the McMinnville Police Department, which has law enforcement jurisdiction,” Cepeda said.

Joel Ray/Photo editor Thompson Park, where senior Zach Spencer was attacked on Oct. 22. Spencer was at Thompson Park on the day of the incident and was on the phone with a friend. A couple of seconds after hanging up, Spencer said two men came

up from behind him and began to attack. He said that he made attempts to fight back but “[he] couldn’t square up or even turn around.”

He said that at this point, the attackers had full control over his life. “They ripped my shirt and were just completely controlling me, then they slammed me into the ground and smashed my head into the ground really hard,” Spencer said. “They threw a beanie over my head and said ‘If you make a sound, we’ll shoot you.’ [They] got me on my knees and at that moment I thought I was going to die.” Spencer said that the attackers suddenly “grabbed the beanie and took off.” >> Please see Safety page 5

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Students: Don’t walk home alone With the recent assaults on Linfield students, walking around at night has become a huge safety concern. How is College Public Safety dealing with this growing problem? Many students could use a ride home at night, but they might be afraid to call CPS for a ride. However, students shouldn’t be nervous about doing this. “The safety of Linfield students is our first priority, so yes, students can call for courtesy rides 24/7 within our campus boundaries even if they are intoxicated,” said Robert Cepeda, chief of CPS. This is an important service for students to use if they are stuck in a situation—sober or intoxicated— where they need a ride home. While it is great that CPS is willing to give students rides home, what do the students who are offcampus and need a ride home do? “CPS’s courtesy ride boundaries

are Booth Bend Road and 99W, S.E. Baker and S.E. Cowls Street, and S.E. Davis and College Avenue,” Cepeda said. “However, if the officer discerns that driving a short distance past the boundaries can be facilitated without compromising the safety of the campus, they have the discretion to do so.” Students walking home who are off campus are the ones who need rides home the most. The Associated Students of Linfield College (ASLC) has a great solution to this problem. Instead of students calling a friend (who may or may not be home) or CPS, ASLC wants to form an affordable taxi service available to Linfield students off-campus around the McMinnville area. This gives Linfield students a reliable way to get home safely. Students wouldn’t have to walk home alone with the possibility of being assaulted, and CPS wouldn’t have to meet students somewhere to pick

them up. In the meantime, what should Linfield students and administrators do to ensure the safety of students walking home at night? CPS should pick up students off-campus as long as they are in or near the designated boundaries. The safety of students is CPS’ responsibility, so it should be willing to pick up students who are stranded without any other safe way home. The recent assaults of Linfield students should also serve as a reminder to not walk home alone at night. The best thing for students to do is to have a friend to walk home with at the end of the night, as rides home can often be unreliable. If one gets separated from his or her friend, try to figure out where he or she is before leaving. It is important for friends to look out for each other. A taxi system would be nice for Linfield students to have available

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Managing editor Mondays 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Tuesdays 2:30-3:00 p.m. or by appointment Follow us on Twitter @linfieldreview and on Facebook to them, but for now, students have to deal with what they have. Have a friend to walk home with at the end of the night or call CPS for a ride home. -The Review Editorial Board

Photo editor Joel Ray Online editor Jaffy Xiao Graphics/ads designer Juli Tejadilla Illustrator Yura Sim Senior reporter Senior photographer Melanie Timmins Circulation manager Samantha Sigler Columnists Chris Forrer “Dear Bailey” Adviser Brad Thompson Associate Professor of Mass Communication The Linfield Review is an independent, student-run newspaper. The contents of this publication are the opinions and responsibility of the Review staff and do not reflect the views or policy of the Associated Students of Linfield College or of Linfield College. Signed commentaries and comics are the opinions of the individual writers or artists. The Review is funded by advertising and subscription revenue and ASLC and is produced in cooperation with the Linfield College Department of Mass Communication. The Linfield Review is published weekly on Mondays throughout the fall and spring semesters. Exceptions include the week before and of Thanksgiving and Spring Break and the week of final exams in both semesters. A single copy of the Review is free from newsstands. Subscriptions are $50 for a year and $35 for a semester. Memberships The Linfield Review is a member of the collegiate division of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and the Associated Collegiate Press, a national college newspaper group. Awards 2010 ONPA first place Best Website 2009 ONPA second place General Excellence Letters to the editor Letters to the editor must be signed with name, date and address. Students should include major and year. The Review reserves the right to refuse any letter and to edit letters for length. Letters must be received no later than noon Friday to appear in the Review the following Monday. Letters are limited to 250 words or fewer. Longer pieces may be submitted as guest commentary.


ASLC’s forum to address student campus safety concerns Students, In light of recent events that have occurred throughout the McMinnville community over the last couple of weeks, the Associated Students of Linfield College will hold a Community Safety Forum at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Riley 201. We encourage all students who would like to express their concerns about community safety and awareness to attend. This forum is one of several initiatives the ASLC Cabinet is undertaking to address student concerns. We hope students will take this opportunity to speak directly to and with Linfield administrators to achieve a safer community. -ASLC Cabinet


Loans bury students in debt

Change has been introduced in the world of student loans. But it is not enough. On Oct. 26, President Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program, which, in broad terms, encourages loan consolidation and assists those who are having financial struggles. This change will affect millions—an estimated 5.8 million to be exact. However, this only applies to those with certain federal loans, leaving the students with private loans in the dust. This is a problem considering that private loans typically come from banks and have a much higher variable interest rates than federal loans. Many of the people who are in the most need of some loan relief are those who choose to

Andra Kovacs News editor borrow privately (or perhaps had no other choice). But to be honest, the changes being made aren’t quite as worthwhile as they’re made out to be. Instead of loan forgiveness after 25 years, which is the current schema, it will happen after 20 and payments will be lowered for certain borrowers due to the monthly payment limits being cut by nearly one third. Not quite as climactic as was expected. However, the problem still remains that

former students are left with sometimes up to six digits of loan debt, many of which are juggling not just federal loans, but the more pricey private loans as well. And why? Because this said student probably chose to go to the college of their dreams. The college that promised the best education and therefore the best future, which would help the student contribute to America’s workforce, solving the problems we face and eventually relieving some of the national debt. But unfortunately, this student is left with a detrimental financial burden and is forced to put their potentially wonderful contributions on hold to take any jobs he or she can find. The students who

choose to go to school are choosing to not only do something for themselves, but in the long run, they are choosing to do something for America by becoming educated, prepared young adults, waiting to face the challenges other generations have left. And what are they thanked with? Buckets of debt. Obama’s program changes are a step in the right direction, but unfortunately, not quite as long of a stride as necessary. It’s already been made clear time and time again that student loan debt is a serious problem in our nation, so it’s about time that more radical changes take place, and students are able to afford what has become expected of them. Andra Kovacs can be reached at

October 31, 2011



Lockout becomes a personal issue SPORTS

Every year around this time, basketball games start to appear in homes and sports bars all across America. This year, there is a conflict that is restraining this from happening—the lockout. At the beginning of the year, the National Football League announced that there was going to be a lockout for the season. Negotiations were made and the football season began. This same thing is happening

Ivanna Tucker Features editor for the National Basketball Association, except that there haven’t been any negotiations made, so the season hasn’t started.


The whole lockout situation is about putting a cap on how much the professional basketball players earn. Most starters on teams make more than a million dollars per contract, costing owners a hefty sum. However, with this lockout, these owners are losing their revenue. Tickets aren’t being purchased, team merchandise is not being sold, and the businesses within the venue aren’t getting any customers.

There is an understanding that players are being paid a great deal of money but putting the season on hold because of an NBA lockout costs the owners money and the fans their entertainment. According to the Los Angeles Times, over the past week, the players union and the owners have tried to negotiate a deal but the players are limited to how much income they are deducted. Now preseason is canceled, along with two weeks

of the regular season. Fans are waiting for these longterm discussions to stop. All this is because owners want to split all revenue 50-50 and the players have to agree to that before the discussion of a salary cap can happen. This constant argument between both sides is becoming redundant and needs to subside quickly. Each day that a basketball game isn’t held is a loss of revenue for the venues

and the teams. Negotiations should not have to impact the anticipated revenue. Someone needs to agree on terms soon, or these teams might lose a lot more of their revenue, and then the players and owners really won’t be getting paid. The wait must continue, as according to ESPN, there will be about 102 games canceled and the season is set to start on Nov. 28.

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Schedule room Stay focused until end of semester time for sexually active roommate This column seems to have taken on it’s own life. Originally, it was meant to deal with any sex-related topic. Instead, it has drifted more toward sex education, which is fine, but it is too narrow. I think the narrow nature of the column might have made people feel uninvited to ask other types of questions. So the “Dear Bailey” column is going to be revamped. It will be moved to the entertainment page in the culture section. The topics will be much more open. We can explore a wider range of topics much more easily if people write in with their questions. Otherwise, I don’t know what people are wondering. I’m willing to talk about what you’re going through, fantasies and if S&M is normal— just to name a few. Dear Bailey, My roommate keeps having sex with her boyfriend in our room while I am there and I am extremely uncomfortable with it. What should I do? -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, This seems to be a common complaint around campus. It is understandable that people, especially new couples and those who are

experiencing the freedom of college, want to have sex almost constantly. It is, however, not okay for you to be uncomfortable. Stand up for yourself. Tell your roommate that you are uncomfortable with the atmosphere they are creating. You live there, too. Suggest a schedule for you to leave the room available for them maybe every other night and several times during the day. They can also use text messages to warn you of a last-minute quickie in the room. While it does make you uncomfortable to be present while your roommate is having sex with someone in your room, you can’t prevent them from doing it at all. That would be unfair to them and they live there just as much as you. Something definitely needs to be said and worked out between you and your roommate, though. Everyone wants to have a good experience in college and the dorms are already intrusive enough. Bailey can be reached at

Corrections In the Oct. 24 issue of The Linfield Review, senior Radha Manhas ‘s name was spelled incorrectly on page eight. To submit a correction, email linfieldreviewmanaging@

It’s been two months since school started. We still have about three weeks until Thanksgiving Break and about seven weeks until the end of the fall semester. It doesn’t seem so bad when you put it that way. Relatively speaking, a few months is not a ridiculously long time. A single semester is nothing compared to a years-long commitment. Somehow, though, knowing all of this does absolutely nothing to help that listless, indifferent feeling that tends to settle in right about this time of year. Senioritis is a terrible thing. It’s a familiar feeling: you have trouble making yourself get out of bed, you spend way too much time

Sharon Gollery Culture editor scrolling through the Internet or watching your favorite TV show and you can’t even bring yourself to look at your homework. But, whether we like it or not, it’s important to keep chugging along, not letting this mid-semester mood get the better of us. One of the things that I have learned as a student is that quite a few of those

cheesy, clichéd sayings about getting enough sleep and taking a break every so often really do work. About two weeks ago, I went to bed early one evening. The next day was one of the best and most productive days I’ve had this semester. It was uncanny. Another trick I’ve learned is to get up and move around during homework breaks. It’s way harder to go from scrolling through Tumblr to writing an essay than it is to go from washing my dishes or taking a stroll. In my experience, even a little bit of physical activity helps clear your mind and can actually put you in a better mood.

Strangely enough, your attitude toward school can also change how easy or hard it is to do homework. If you dread doing something, actually doing it is going to be awful. If you detest it, it’s going to be loathsome. But if you mentally jump around screaming “Come at me, bro!” while beating your chest, doing homework doesn’t feel like torture so much as the easiest butt you ever kicked. Don’t let senioritis drag you down. But, to be honest, we only have a few more weeks until Thanksgiving Break. Keep powering through those essays and quizzes. We’ve got this. Sharon Gollery can be reached at



October 31, 2011

Constitutional lawyer argues against Patriot Act Cassie Wong Staff reporter

On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. PATRIOT Act, constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein explained how the act has contributed to nothing but the intrusion of privacy of U.S. citizens. He presented these views at two lectures on Oct. 26. The USA Patriot Act, Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, commonly known as the “Patriot Act,” was signed by former President George W. Bush in reaction to 9/11. The act reduces the restriction to collect information and to conduct surveillance of individuals considered to be related to terrorist-related activities. Under the Act, law enforcement agencies can request data or records of citizens from organizations, such as banks, internet service providers and telecommunication corporations with a National Security Letter. With the letter, the FBI is not required to provide evidences or proofs of their suspicion to request information. The bureau can also search through a home or business and track the target with GPS without warranty or the owner’s knowledge. Fein said that since the letter forbids the organizations from revealing even

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Constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein speaks with Nick Buccola, assistant professor of political science, after Fein’s lecture concerning the problems within the Patriot Act on Oct. 26 in the Austin Reading Room in Nicholson Library. the issuance of the letter, it is hard for citizens to protect their privacy in the court. “They can only say they ‘believe’ they are under surveillance,” he said. Besides the intrusion of privacy, Fein also showed how the act may “non-legally ruin” a citizen’s life. Since the FBI can collect information without proofs, people

around the target may also be questioned. This, according to Fein, creates suspicions within people around the target. Fein also said the FBI usually investigates stereotypes, such as returnees from Iraq or Afghanistan or supporters, in a vote in these countries. “To an investigator,

everything looks like a crime,” Fein said. Fein said he believed the Act may deter citizens from openly or actively criticizing the government, as they do not want to be involved in investigations. Still, Fein said that it is not easy for politicians to oppose the act, which was signed when Bush declared

war against terrorists. Fein said “It put the U.S. in a state of perpetual war,” as tactic never ends and no politician dares claim it has. Fein urged the audience to write to congress or hold petitions until the Act is repealed or barriers are set for the surveillance of citizens. “Citizens censor the gov-

ernment in democracy,” he said. Earlier that day, Fein also presented “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” during the Pizza and Politics event in the Pioneer Reading Room, when he reflected on the meaning of this quotation from Benjamin Franklin. Cassie Wong can be reached at

Increased violations point to first-years, raised awareness Money: Linfield claiming old checks Jessica Prokop Editor-in-chief

College Public Safety’s 2010 Security and Fire Safety Report, which appeared in the Oct. 10 issue of The Linfield Review, revealed an increase in alcohol and drug violations and sexual assault offenses from 2008. The majority of alcohol and drug violations happen in residence halls. However, sexual assaults are harder to pinpoint because they are anonymously reported. Even so, “the highest reportable rates have been at the fraternities,” Robert Cepeda, chief of CPS, said in an email. There are several factors that have led to increases in alcohol and drug violations and sexual assaults on campus. The first is that this is the largest number of first year students Linfield has had since the last Security and Fire Safety Report, and first-year students typically have more alcohol violations. As for drugs, marijuana

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use has increased on college campuses nationwide, Cepeda said. The increase in sexual assaults can be attributed to “better awareness of anonymous report forms and better education of students from CATS and CATS Booster Sessions,” Cepeda said. To lower these numbers, the school will “continue education, prevention efforts around alcohol,

drug use and sexual misconduct,” Cepeda said. Although these issues have become more prominent on Linfield’s campus, they are problems that affect colleges and universities across the nation. “According to a study conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, [it] found 17.4 million Americans were using marijuana in 2010, up

from 14.4 million users in 2007,” Cepeda said. “Marijuana use among young adults aged 18 to 25 was found most responsible for the rise. Drug use among college-aged students has jumped from 19.6 percent in 2008 to 21.5 percent in 2010.” Cepeda said that when a policy violation occurs, the report is “sent through the College Conduct Process found in the Student Code

of Conduct.” “While any increase in policy violations are concerning, given the factors that lead to the increases, they are understandable. “The college will continue to work with students to provide education, alternative programming and enforcement to help reduce these violations,” Cepeda said.

others to contact, and therefore it is “unusual for funds to get to the state in the first place.” “We are currently in the process of working with the state to gain access to the funds, but the state makes it a difficult process to get your funds if they are for a corporation like Linfield,” Copeland said. To receive these unclaimed checks, many forms must be completed with the appropriate signatures, which include notaries, board secretary, etc. To check for unclaimed checks, go to www.oregon. gov and create an account and search for any past organizations or businesses that may have given money to the state for one to claim.

Jessica Prokop can be reached at

Samantha Sigler can be reached at


October 31, 2011

Safety: Incidents inspire deeper critique


Pirates and ghouls storm the campus Linfield hosts annual Trick-or-Treat Tour

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“I just collapsed to the ground and didn’t want to look because I didn’t know if they were there,” he said. “I just didn’t want to move.” Eventually, he picked himself off the ground and walked home. The two men didn’t take anything from Spencer, so their motives are still unknown. The motives were also unknown for the assault on senior Kole Krieger, who according to the incident notice, was attacked at 2:40 a.m. on Oct. 23 near Davis and Chandler streets by three Hispanic males with a baseball bat. Krieger was taken to Willamette Valley Medical Center for a head injury, but has since been released. CPS is not releasing any further information about the incident and efforts to contact Krieger for more information were unsuccessful. In a campus safety update sent to all students by Susan L. Hopp, vice president of student affairs and athletics and dean of students, she highlighted the actions CPS plans to take to heighten security in response to the incidents. CPS first plans to modify its patrol of Davis Street, which Cepeda said “for security reasons, we prefer not to divulge details of our procedures, but we will be bolstering our presence in the area.” They will also work with the McMinnville Police Department, ASLC and the City of McMinnville to explore ideas, such as developing other types of patrol, providing taxi services for students and adding more adequate lighting on Davis Street. Although Spencer said that this experience has changed him, his “sense of security is fine,” and he doesn’t see much that needs to be changed through CPS. “They can’t really change much besides patrolling certain areas more,” he said. “I still feel safe walking around by myself. But when I see a group of girls walking around at night [and knowing that] they think nothing can happen to them, I know I thought nothing could happen to me, too. I just want people to be more aware. Campus safety can’t be there every second.” Andra Kovacs can be reached at

Freshman Morgan Hill passes out candy to children who walked door to door through the dorms during Linfield’s Trick-or-Treat Tour on Oct. 28.

Left: Sophomore Katie Corp was one of the many students who participated in the Trick-or-Treat Tour. Each year, Linfield invites local children to trick-or-treat through the dorms and receive candy from participating residents. Top: Students welcome local families to campus in the Fred Meyer Lounge at the check-in desk for the Trick-or-Treat Tour.

Photos by Joel Ray/Photo editor

Alumni recognized with prestigious writing award Kelsey Sutton Copy chief Creativity from the heart and a love for words paid off for a Linfield College graduate. He was awarded with the 2011 Whiting Writer’s Award on Oct. 25 at a ceremony in New York. The award, established in 1985, is a $50,000 prize that is given annually to 10 emerging young writers in all genres. Shane McCrae, class of ’02, has been writing poetry since he was a teenager. “I started writing poetry

when I was 15, and I’ve been doing it ever since. I really got into it during college,” he said. McCrae studied creative writing at Linfield. He has also studied at Harvard Law School and is currently working on a Ph.D in English at the University of Iowa. Writing poetry is something that comes naturally to McCrae. He writes about things that have importance to him and his life. He writes about experiences and observations. Some of his poems have been about his family, his personal struggles and his

own racial identity. “In a general sense, they’re usually about things that have happened in my life or maybe some of them are about religious issues or have to do with history,” he said. His work is described as lyrical, personal and autobiographical. Previous winners of this award include authors, such as Kim Edwards, Mary Karr, Michael Cunningham and Tobias Wolff. They were all emerging writers when they received the award, and are all now bestselling authors. McCrae hopes to be as suc-

cessful, but still enjoy writing. “Success, I guess, is kind of hard to define. For me, I can be successful if my poems are reaching out to people or if people are finding them helpful. I guess it would be nice if I could find a job I love through my work. The kind of success I want is to work with other people and still love it,” McCrae said. McCrae has published multiple works, including a full length collection that came out earlier this year called “Mule.” His poems have appeared in publications like “The Best American Poetry 2010,” “The

American Poetry Review” and other journals. He describes writing as a kind of self-reflection. “What I love about writing is probably just the act of writing, itself,” McCrae said. “You feel like all your senses are working together to create something new. It’s a very personal experience, and it’s a good feeling.” The award will further propel his success and make him more well-known. McCrae is looking for a teaching job and plans to continue writing. Kelsey Sutton can be reached at



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tives first made contact, they found Shelburne in a vehicle parked outside of Lopez’s residence. Detectives found Lopez inside his home. After further investigation, Lopez was arrested outside his residence, Christianson said. According to a Yamhill County Sheriff’s media release, Yamhill County Sheriff Sergeant Chris Ray said the case initially

stemmed from a long-term investigation of heroin sales. However, when the narcotics team learned of the presence of Shelburne’s two-year-old son, it decided to end the investigation and made the arrests to ensure the child’s safety. Shelburne was charged with unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, delivery within 1,000 feet of a school and endangering the welfare of a minor,

Christianson said. The later charges came from a previous investigation, in which Shelburne allegedly sold drugs near a local high school during school hours, according to the media release. Shelburne’s son was placed in protective custody and Shelburne was lodged at Yamhill County Corrections Facility. Her bail is set at $42,500, Christianson said. During the arrests, the narcotics team found hypo-

dermic needles, scales with heroin residue and pipes inside Lopez’s vehicle, Christianson said. Linfield College administrators were notified on Oct. 26 of Lopez’s arrest, said Mardi Mileham, director of communications. According to CPS, Lopez, who is an officer and dispatcher, has been on CPS staff since August 2010. Previously, he held a job with the Spirit Mountain Casino Security Department in Grand Ronde, Ore.,

for four years. He is First Responder certified and is Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certified. DPSST was notified within 48 hours of the arrest, leading to Lopez’s suspension until the court process is completed. Prior to his arrest, Lopez had been on medical leave since September, Mileham said. The college does not do random drug testing, but

it forbids illegal drug possession and does test on suspicion of any employee. School policies, such as drug testing, are constantly reviewed, Mileham said. “Linfield is a safe community,” Mileham said. “The college takes safety and security seriously. We work very closely with the McMinnville Police Department and coordinate with them.”

Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, which is often considered an unsafe destination for Americans, is just the place Rachel Mills, class of ’11, decided to visit. Mills spent four weeks this past summer in Kabul with a few other American students, teaching students at the Kateb Institute of Higher Learning and Tabesh Institute of Higher Learning. Her instruction focused on explaining how to debate. At the end of the class, her students participated in a debate tournament. The four other American students who accompanied Rachel to Afghanistan were Josh McCormick of Yale University, Clayton Goss of Sam Houston State University, Nick Ducote of Louisiana Tech University and Rachel Cox of Louisiana State University at Shreveport. “All were experienced IPDA debaters, with five national championships among us,” Mills said. Two of Mills’ students from Tabesh Institute for

Higher Learning won the tournament. Two of her students from Kateb Institute of Higher Learning placed in the top 10. Mills said that the students who grew up in a country that is just beginning to gain individual freedom have a difficult time grasping the concept of debate. The students worked hard though, and improved drastically, she said. Kabul is a mix of traditional and progressive, where one may see a goat herder walking down the street next to a smart car. “Younger generations are looking outside of their country,” Mills said during her presentation. Contrary to stereotypes, Afghanistan residents are actually grateful for America’s help, she said. Mills said that while they eventually want to have an independent stable government, they recognize that they need assistance to get to that point. “The people have such a resilience,” Mills said. She said she decided to go to Afghanistan “on a whim.”

She applied for the program through an organization called Afghans for Progressive Thinking, which works with university students around the world to help motivate students in Afghanistan to build a better country through lectures and workshops. While Mills said she doesn’t intend to live in Kabul forever, she is returning next August to help expand the debate project she worked on last summer. This time, Mills will teach Afghan students how to create their own a sustainable debate program. Freshman Cody Purchase said that his favorite part of the lecture was how Mills got along with the Afghan students despite the impression from the media and how she could see their potential. While Mills’s shortterm plans involve visiting Afghanistan a second time, Mills said her long-term goal is to “become a juvenile fiction author, writing about events going on in other places.”

cific needs of Greek life. McCallum said that the group looked at FIPG’s website and found the risk management suggestions useful, but that she wanted the revised policy to be more inclusive of Linfield’s entire campus. Linfield’s Greek life members go through semesterly alcohol information sessions and risk management training programs, McCallum said. However, she said she doesn’t see as stringent of standards for the rest of Linfield’s students. McCallum and Mackay agreed that it is important to agree on a definition of what a social function is. McCallum said that

originally, MacKay defined a social function as an instance where five or more people were dancing under a disco ball. McCallum said her proposal redefines a social function as a pre-planned gathering. “Sometimes friends get together without planning to, which can look a lot like a party, even if that isn’t what they planned for or intended,” McCallum said. Mackay said that he defines a social function as an event that a reasonable person could observe and describe as a party or an event. Both Mackay and McCallum said that the final risk management pro-

gram will include a set definition of what a social function entails. Students hope to have the revised policy in effect in time for Spring Semester, McCallum said. She said they plan to present the latest draft of their policy before Thanksgiving Break. “The media has created this image of Greek Life being all about partying, but I see Greek Life as a philanthropy and as a group of students with high standards for themselves,” McCallum said. “We want our revised risk management policy to reflect that.”

Alumna passes on passion, shares her stories of Kabul Meghan O’Rourke Opinion editor

Melanie Timmins/Senior photographer Rachel Mills, class of ’11, speaks about her time in Kabul, Afghanistan. She presented “The Kabul I Have Come to Love,” which highlighted her four week teaching experience in Afghanistan this past summer Oct. 24 in Jonasson Hall.

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Students push risk management, alcohol policy revisions Joanna Peterson Managing editor

Students are pushing for administration to allow hard alcohol back into Greek Life social functions. The request for an alcohol policy change also emphasizes an increase in campus-wide alcohol education and clear definition of a social function, junior Leanne McCallum, Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity tribune, said. McCallum said that she collaborated with other Greek life members to compose a formal request to revise policies. This was spurred by Jeff Mackay, associate dean of students’, earlier mandate

that eliminated hard alcohol from Greek social functions and required students to hire security for all parties through College Public Safety. “We are proposing a new policy because students felt that [Mackay’s] policy was a bit radical,” McCallum said. “But this counter-proposal isn’t a negative one. It’s been positive because we’re working with [Mackay] and he’s given us great feedback.” But despite students’ efforts to reintroduce hard alcohol into social functions, Mackay said that he isn’t completely sold on the idea yet. “They’ve been doing a great job of coming up with

creative solutions to the issues on an internal level, but we still need to look at the situation externally,” he said. “What are other small, private colleges in the area doing? What organizations have successful risk management programs? We need to get ideas from them.” Mackay said that he encouraged students to look at existing risk management programs to boost the credibility of their proposal. He recommended that they research policies by the Fraternal Information and Programing Group (FIPG), an organization that tailors risk management programs to the spe-

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Wildcat Style

All throughout the campus, students have been getting ready for Halloween. The spirit spread as Wildcats put up decorations, carved pumpkins and dressed in costumes. Here are some of the ways students showed their Halloween spirit: Ivanna Tucker Features editor

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(Left to right) Freshmen Brian Hoover, Evan Tracy and Ted Bahrt carve pumpkins with their dorm for a hall event in Whitman Hall.

Many students decorated their buildings to impress people who came through their halls throughout the week, including trick-or-treaters.

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(Left to right) Freshman Mahina Galletes, sophomores Kelsey Ludin and Kurt Bauer and freshman Courtney Wanamaker dress up to enjoy the Halloween festivities.

Students had pumpkin carving parties. Pumpkins with all different designs and faces can be found around campus.

Students dressed up in their costumes to enjoy Halloween festivities with their friends and show off their Halloween spirit. Scary or Halloween-themed movies were played all throughout campus. Many people watched things such “Hocus Pocus,” “Paranormal Activity” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

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(Above left) Freshman Jessica Newton dresses like a peacock for Halloween. (Above center) Some students went all out on the pumpkin carving, like junior Mary Campbell, who made the image of the Wildcat. (Above right) Students in the dorms decorated their halls to enter into the best decoration contest. Hewitt Hall won first place with its spooky decorations.

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the lost souls of children wander the area looking for ways to escape being lost. Ivanna Tucker/Features editor If a person walks around at night, the voices of the children screeching for help can be heard Deep into the night, people rest in their in the eerie sound of the wind. Some can spot apartments, longing for a night of much children wandering around, looking for what needed rest. Not knowing the history behind what used cannot be seen. The chilling gust of wind that passes by is to stand on the land leaves one with a feeling just an assertion of the supernatural beings of cluelessness. who remain on the land. Years earlier, mysterious figures lurked These children aren’t there to hurt observers, around the mist of a children’s hospital. The but to find a place to escape and free their souls. high hill that it sat on gave the surrounding They lost themselves in the hospital that community an ominous feeling. once sat on a hill, excluded from all that is The figures’ shadows stared out the winaround, haunting the people that reside there. dows. Many children passed away in the time that the hospital stood. Now that it is torn down, Ivanna Tucker can be reached at

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Haunted places a Lafayette Cemetery (Layfayette) A witch’s grave lies in the cemetery, and some say they have seen the witch’s spirit haunting the area. Others reported that her ghost has chased them, leaving scratches on their backs. The legend is that she cursed the town, saying that it would burn down three times. So far, Lafayette has burned down twice.

Newberg Graphic (Newberg) The town’s newspaper is in a building that is extremely haunted. There have been reports of strange time lapses and other apparitions.

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Haunting stories and spooky spots Murder victims lurk in house

worse during August. Eventually, my friend and I discovered Kaylyn Peterson/ Sports editor that there were two ghosts haunting her house because two women were killed there. My childhood friend’s house was haunted. The women were murdered on Aug. 15 in he used to tell me about how lights would turn n and off when she was sleeping and when her the ’60s. One woman was murdered by the chimney outside her house, and the other was amily was out of town. Sometimes things would turn up in random killed in the attic, which had been converted laces. Sometimes ghost-like faces even appeared to the master bedroom. The ghosts never hurt anyone but they did n photographs of my friend, which were taken in scare us quite often. er house. For some reason, the ghost incidences grew Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

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Elsinore Theater (Salem) A boy was murdered in the men’s bathroom and his blood is sometimes seen on the mirror when people walk in. Many years ago, the theater owner’s daughter fell off the balcony. Some say that her soul lurks around the area where the incident occurred.

Sackett Hall at OSU (Corvallis) In Room 121, there have been many sightings of things being thrown across the room and fires randomly starting. It is rumored that a woman was accidently killed by a drunk fraternity member and her spirit roams in the form of a dust cloud.




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’Cats audition for scenes showcase Lydia Driver For the Review

In the basement of Mahaffey Hall, people bustled in and out of the theatre rehearsal room. Individuals awaited their chance to impress the directors, going over the scripts they were just handed in pairs or groups of three or four. The 13 directors from the Directing class held open auditions Oct. 24 and 25 for their Showcase of Scenes, which will be presented Dec. 4-6. For the 33 roles that they needed filled, almost 50 people came out to audition, according to junior Caitlyn Olson, one of the directors. Everyone who auditioned received a callback. Because all of the plays at Linfield are open schoolwide for auditioning, the theatre department gets a lot of new talent. “The callbacks went really well,” Olson said. “We saw a lot of new faces as well as new aspects of actors we already know. By having all auditions campus wide it is more low key for people to audition and is much more accessible.” This was true for a number of individuals who were there Wednesday evening.

Junior Julia Prow, who has no previous theatre work, wanted to come support her roommate, Brita Gaeddert, who is directing “Sunday on the Rocks” by Theresa Rebeck. Prow said she felt she could relate to this scene. Gaeddert said that she knew Rebeck from another piece, “Spike Heels,” that she acted in and was excited to be directing this scene. The plot greatly supports women in society and “women’s power.” Senior Bradley Keliinoi and freshman Mackensie Sempert, who were running lines together, both said they weren’t after a specific scene or role, and they were just there for the fun of it and hoping they would get cast. “Auditioning is fun, but one of the most nerve wracking things I’ve ever done,” Keliinoi said. These one-scene performances make theatre an option for people who wouldn’t otherwise have the time to devote. Freshman Jessica Newton, a nursing major, hasn’t had much free time on her hands, but was “pretty psyched” when she was cast for “Sure Thing” by David Ives and directed by junior Chris Forrer.

When asked what drew her to this scene, she said, “it just sounded fun and quirky and enjoyable to watch. Also, I think the ways relationships start out are usually hilarious and this just solidifies that.” This is also a great chance for theatre majors and minors to get more acting experience. Freshman Nicholas Granato, a theatre major who recently performed as Smirnov in “Chekhov Shorts,” has been cast in two scenes. In “Not A Creature Was Stirring” by Christopher Durang and directed by Rom Giles, he will play a father who is “almost clinically insane” and tries to claim that he wrote “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.” The second scene he will be in is “The Moon Please,” written by Diana Son and directed by Olson, which he said is a “much heavier and intense scene.” “In all honesty, I came into the auditions just wanting to have fun,” Granato said. “I for sure wanted to be in a comedic scene. I love doing comedy.” Granato said that he enjoys the way acting allows him to take on different characteristics and

He also sought to instill the distinct mysticism, romance and worldview inherRon Mills ent in mestizo culture. More personally, he said he worked through what sometimes seemed to be mysterious mazes of shifting pathways, unexpected events and miraculous opportunities in life—hence the title of the exhibit. Each painting draws in

the viewer’s attention with its unique blend of colors and abstract shapes. While the paintings don’t actually contain distinct shapes, they produce a feeling of what Mills intended them to be. “I have been painting since I was in high school, making art all of my life,” Mills said. He said that his motivations have evolved over the years. “I first started out of the sheer pleasure of making things and manipulating paint to make illusions,”

Melanie Timmins/Senior photographer Sophomore Jenny Layton and junior Amanda Wolf audition for one of the 13 scenes in the Showcase of Scenes put on by the Directing class. personality traits in a safe environment. “It is so much fun to just be able to get up and act completely different from

what I normally get to in an atmosphere where it is totally accepted,” he said. “I am very glad that I get to do two contrasting scenes,

and I’m really excited for this experience.”

Mills said. He said that his motives later became more intellectual and were tied to cultural issues. Eventually, he said that his art evolved to be more personal, aesthetic and original. He now combines all these motivations to create complete pieces of art. “I decided to ‘get serious’ as an undergraduate, thanks in part to having had mentors who convinced me, by example, that the pursuit of art was worth my greatest intellectual

effort, emotional commitment and spiritual engagement,” Mills said. “The rest has required steady work and intense dedication.” Mills has seven permanent murals on display in various universities: two in Linfield; one at the University of Costa Rica, San Pedro; one at the University of Costa Rica, San Ramon; one at a university in Cuernavaca, Mexico; one in Santa Ana, Costa Rica; and one at Oregon State University. On top of all his murals, Mills has had his art dis-

played in various galleries, located everywhere from New York to Mexico. “I love working and find the adventure is openended and though often difficult, always rewarding,” Mills said. “Being an artist frequently involves enduring and even thriving in solitude; acting in an open field of possibility without exterior direction or certainty.   I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

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Exhibit portrays professor’s Mexico experience Breanna Bittick Staff writer

The Studio Gallery in the Miller Fine Arts Center displays a series of paintings called “Blind Corners, Portals, and Turning Points” by Ronald Mills de Pinyas, associate professor of art. Mills started the paintings in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2010 and completed them in Oregon in 2011. Mills was inspired by mixtures of ancient and colonial architecture, patterned folk art and the weavings of Zapotec, Mexico.

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Musician explores storytelling through songs Joanna Peterson Managing editor A guitarist blurred storytelling and music during a Pro Cat Cab on Oct. 27, creating a performance that emphasized the human experience. Cary Judd, a 26-yearold Wyoming-based artist, said that even though he is a professional musician, he considers himself as more of a writer than anything. His music has roots digging back to his childhood, when he received his first guitar during a visit to his aunt and uncle’s house in Chicago. His uncle, who was a police officer at the time, brought him home a guitar that previously belonged to a homeless man who had been found dead, Judd said. “It was an interesting way to get a first guitar,” he said. In some ways, receiving a guitar from a deceased homeless man foreshadowed how diverse and eclectic Judd’s musical career would be. In 2003, Judd started booking his own shows and building his repertoire until he was in a financially viable position to make music his full-time career.

Judd said that storytelling through music was something that had always appealed to him. He said that both his parents and teachers pushed him to pursue writing. “I consider myself a writer first,” Judd said. “I’m not a brave or diverse musician. Writing is where my talent lies.” He said that this love for writing soaks into his songs, such as “Apocalypic Love Song,” which stitches words and music together to explore Judd’s worldviews. He said that writing the song was a stream of consciousness-style experience. “It took less than an hour to write the completed song,” Judd said. “It’s about how we see the world and the things that make the world a better place or a worse place— everything from government to money to religion to personal relationships.” Judd said that being a professional musician and touring to a broad range of places has expanded his worldview. “I’ve been part of all kinds of bizarre scenarios that happen when you travel across the country,” he said. “I’ve performed for as

few as 15 people to as many as 20 thousand people. I’ve met and stayed with audience members, I’ve seen bar fights and I’ve slept on the floor of crack houses. There have been times that I’ve sat down with governors and there have been times that I’ve spent time talking with prostitutes and drug dealers.” Judd said that he’s incorporating these off-beat adventures into a memoir about his musical life. Before that, he published a how-to manual on touring.

He is also in the process of writing a novel, but he said that he isn’t willing to release details about the story yet. “Writing enables me to see life from the standpoint of different characters,” he said. “It gets to the point that I’m watching the human experience from an alien perspective. And that’s one of the luxuries of being a writer—your mind doesn’t overtake you, but rather, you use it as a tool.” Joanna Peterson can be reached at

Photos by Viktor Zhu/Staff photographer Cary Judd shares his musical philosophy during the Cat Cab on Oct. 27 in the Fred Meyer Lounge.



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Debut album highlights youthful spirit Brinn Hovde KSLC Music director If you’re still feeling a bit of a drag from midterms, Gold Motel’s debut album “Summer House” will surely help boost your mood. Gold Motel has released an album that exemplifies a vibrant tone and youthful melodies. Inspired by simple pleasures and whimsical beauty, the tracks from this album are quaint and purely enjoyable. Singer-songwriter Greta Morgan began her music career independently, known as The Hush Sound, after a lifetime of singing. In 2009, she joined efforts with Matt Schuessler, Adam Kaltenhauser and Eric

Hehr, who had previously been refining their musical ambitions in Chicago. Since the beginning, they have continued to develop a successful name for themselves, touring nationwide independently and alongside Hellogoodbye and Farewell Continental. They are spreading their vibrant sound through each song and gaining popularity every step of the way. Instrumental tinkering and refreshing vocals set a foundation for many of the songs on this album. Rhythms that could be expected from the ‘60s unite warm uplifting tones with the contemporary indierock genre. Greta’s warm vocals

embrace a vibrant, rich tone that compliments a delicate array of instrumental balance. This respects the easygoing, laidback message that this band portrays. The track “Fire After Midnight” has a buoyant, lifting tone that will have you lost in a sea of rhythmic abundance, all while absorbing a rich array of harmonious lyrics. It sounds as if it was produced with the careless freedom of a child while maintaining maturity and devotion. On the other hand, the track “Who Will I Be Tonight” is a rich collaboration of angelic sophistication drenched in heartfelt emotion. Even though this

track has a slower tempo, it still maintains the warm feeling that this album offers by staying true to its musical roots and genuine sound. Every track sustains Gold Motel’s sound while maintaining a diverse selection of emotional experiences. As a young band, they have already accomplished so much in their debut album. This joyous album is one you don’t want to miss out on. Tune into KSLC 90.3 FM to experience what Gold Motel has to offer. KSLC is now global. Listen online by streaming at Brinn Hovde can be reached at

The album cover of “Summer House,” which is the debut album of Chicago indie-rock quintet Gold Motel. The album was released June 1, 2010.

Watch this, not that Hayden Mace For the Review I’m sure most of you are anticipating a Top-five scary movies list. Unfortunately, horror movies aren’t my strong point, so I decided to do another edition of “Watch This, Not That.” In honor of Halloween, I’ve decided to compare two movies that were so bad it was almost scary. I’ll be comparing “Battle Los Angeles” and “Sucker Punch.” “Sucker Punch” stars Emily Browning and Vanessa Hudgens. It’s the story of a girl, known only as Baby Doll (Browning), who is forced into a mental institution by her abusive stepfather. Once admitted, Baby Doll discovers a way to retreat into a fantasy world where she learns of a possible escape from the horrible situation she is in. Baby Doll encounters every possible enemy imaginable: dragons, nazi zombies, large terracotta samurai warriors, robots and nasty, creepy mustached men. Baby Doll and her band of four other inmates roam through many different alternate worlds and take

“Battle: Los Angeles” movie poster (left) and “Sucker Punch” movie poster. on these easily killed enemies. In the end, the story was boring, action was questionably weak and the movie was a letdown. It’s directed by Zack Snyder, the director of the visionary films “300” and “Watchmen.” He will direct the new Superman flick, “Man of Steel,” and I hope he does a good job with that. One could say I was sucker-punched when I saw this movie. Disappointment plays a major factor in my rating here. “Battle Los Angeles” stars Aaron Eckhart and is the story of an alien invasion. These aliens have

landed off the coast of many major cities around the world, but our movie covers the battlefield of Los Angeles. Eckhart held his own for the majority of the movie, but one character is not enough to pull this one out of the dumps. The special effects weren’t great and the aliens were boring. Michelle Rodriguez was in this movie, and she played her normal role of either a police officer or military member. I’m beginning to shy away from movies in which she makes an appearance. “Battle: LA” was uninspiring. This storyline has

been worn out...over and over again. Look for “Battleship” if you love this genre and story. Aliens attack with overwhelming force, the military arrives, we fight the aliens, and after many back and forths between the two sides, we end up destroying the mother ship and win the battle. I’ve just described the entire movie, so even if you were considering seeing it... don’t. I was dying to see “Sucker Punch” since I first saw the trailer. Some of the fight scenes were pretty cool, so if you’re only looking for some decent action then I guess I could recommend this to you. If you’re looking for a solid all-around action flick with a good story, steer clear. “Battle Los Angeles” was hard to watch. It’s the story of military stereotypes fighting alien stereotypes. At the end of the day, I recommend you don’t watch either, however, this is Watch This, Not That. I recommend you watch Sucker Punch (6.0/10) and not Battle Los Angeles (5.0/10). Hayden Mace can be reached at

Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!

Upcoming events “Fifth of July” opening night

7:30 pm. Nov. 3, Marshall Theatre

Pro Cat Cab: Jared Mahone

9:00 pm. Nov. 3, Fred Meyer Lounge

Faculty Recital

2:00 pm. Nov. 5, Ice Auditorium

Comedian Jonny Loquasto

9:00 pm. Nov. 5, Ice Auditorium


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Linfield deserves more attention To Whom it May Concern, Hello. My name is Chris Forrer, and I cover sports for Linfield College’s awardwinning weekly publication, The Linfield Review. I am writing to you to express concern over what I see as a slight against one of the nation’s top athletic departments and my shock that a storied school like Linfield could be treated this way. I think that it’s fair to say that a large number of people, sports-savvy or not, are aware of the East Coast media bias when it comes to athletics. Sports at every level have an overwhelming information slant that leans East in everything from frequency of coverage, size of media deals and even how quality of play is analyzed. This doesn’t begin and end with big-time sports like Division-I football and the NBA, either. As a West Coast school, Linfield sports programs receive sparse attention from Division-III pundits, no matter how strong the season or convincing the victory. Our women’s soccer team just pulled into first place in the Northwest Conference standings, but this week’s

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Chris Forrer Sports columnist regional rankings released by the NCAA had second-place Puget Sound ranked fourth in the West Region. Linfield was unranked. Looking over recent Top 25 polls on, the only real website devoted to this division of soccer, the women’s team has not been ranked or even received a single vote in any poll all season. The football program doesn’t have it any better, despite the fact that we still boast the nation’s longest streak of consecutive winning seasons and have made deep playoff runs for the past two years. Every week, I check the wrap-up of Top 25 play on, hoping to find a mention of the Wildcats. There has only been one all season,

despite numerous pastings of teams that looked pretty damn good before rolling into Maxwell Field, such as Pacific Lutheran or California Lutheran. This is a team whose defense is allowing less than eight points a game this season and whose special teams has scored at least one touchdown in the past three games, sometimes two. Oh, and the offense isn’t bad either. They’re only averaging more than 400 yards and 40 points a game. This team is going to threaten perennial contenders University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Mount Union come playoff time, and the only website dedicated to the in-depth coverage of Division-III ball barely ever gives them mention. Pundits, this is a message for you: Wake up. The old guard is changing and Linfield is here to sound the death knell. Puget Sound has a streak of conference championships dating back to 2003 that is now about to come to an end. Their regional ranking is more a reflection of their legacy and status as a nationally recognized contender than it is of their quality of

play in the 2011 season. This is Linfield’s season, and I think it’s time you acknowledge that. Furthermore, this is a squad that has 12 freshmen on roster, many of whom see regular game action. This team is going to be a force in the NWC for many years to come. Furthermore, this Wildcat football team is the best I’ve seen in my three years here—a more complete, wellrounded and tight bunch who even Aaron Boehme’s 2009 squad that took UWWhitewater to the limit in a national semifinal. I would think as true analysts of D-III ball you would have noticed this by now. If not, I invite you to watch our team in the coming weeks before and during playoffs to see what they’re made of. I have no doubt your conclusions will be the same as mine. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing the Wildcats back in the public eye, where they deserve to be during special seasons such as these. Sincerely, Chris Forrer Chris Forrer can be reached at

Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers in game seven of the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., on Oct. 28.


Wildcat sports schedule Friday, Nov. 4 Women’s Soccer @ Forest Grove, Ore.

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vs. Pacific Lutheran

7 p.m.


@ Spokane, Wash.

12 p.m.

Women’s soccer

vs. Pacific Lutheran

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vs. Willamette

2:30 p.m


vs. George Fox

7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Shutouts force men’s soccer to crumbling loss Samantha Sigler Copy editor Linfield’s men’s soccer team traveled to Washington to play games against Whitworth College on Oct. 29 in Spokane, Wash., losing 2-0, and against Whitman College on Oct. 30 in Walla Walla, Wash., also losing 2-0. The game against Whitworth proved to be difficult as it led the Wildcats to their third shutout loss in a row. Throughout the first part of the game the Wildcats kept the pace with Whitworth, attempting close to the same number of shot attempts. Whitworth, however, managed to finish the goal first and scored its first goal within the 26th minute. After halftime, Whitworth let loose and fired 14 shots onto the Linfield defense, breaking down the Wildcats defense while Whitworth’s back line proved to be unbeatable. Junior goalie Cody Tipton made saves all Cody Tipton throughout the first half of the game for the Wildcats, but was taken out approximately three and a half minutes into the second period after using his hands outside of the box and then receiving a red card. During the 66th minute, Whitworth scored another unassisted goal off a free

Men’s Soccer Score by Halves: Linfield............ 0 0 - 0 Whitman.......... 2 0 - 2 Score by Halves: Linfield............... 0 0 - 0 Whitworth........... 1 1 - 2 kick that was placed within the middle of the box. The Wildcats’ game against Whitman ended with a total of 14 losses, one tie and two wins for the Wildcats, with one being a pre-season game. Whitman scored twice within the first 33 minutes of the game. Whitman managed a total of 11 shots alone within the first period, while the Wildcats only achieved a total of three during the 45-minute time frame. Sophomore Xavier Reed came the closest to scoring a goal for the Wildcats with a header at the 29th minute, but was blocked by the Whitman goalie. Junior Danny Snelgrow also managed two shots along with senior Wil Hiles, who achieved one. However, this was not enough for the Wildcats, and once again their chance of a win escaped them. The Wildcats’ next game is the last game of the season against Willamette on Nov. 5 at home, where they hope to end the season on a better note. Samantha Sigler can be reached at



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Football: Traveling has no effect on ’Cats << Continued from page 16 the sideline to ice the game with six minutes remaining. The team was able to grind out the victory by picking themselves up after every mistake and not pointing fingers. The Wildcats face a difficult two-game stretch to close the season, beginning with a road game in Spokane, Wash., to face Whitworth University on Nov. 5. The Pirates are 3-5 on the season but stunned Northwest Conference foe Willamette 25-24 in their last game Oct. 29. The ’Cats close the season out with a showdown against undefeated Lewis & Clark College on Nov. 12 that will likely decide the NWC championship. According to Priester, the team knows that more focus will be needed for these games than was given against Menlo. “We have to work harder,” Priester said. “Today was pretty ugly.” Photo courtesy of Kelly Bird Chris Forrer can be reached at

Senior safety Drew Fisher helps take down Menlo’s ball carrier Oct. 29 at Cartan Field in Atherton, Calif.

Women’s soccer battles for wins Meghan O’Rourke Opinion editor

The women’s soccer team had a victorious weekend, winning 1-0 against Whitworth on Oct. 29 and 2-1 against Whitman on Oct. 30. After last week’s loss to the University of Puget Sound, the Wildcats were ready to fight hard for wins this week. “We fought hard and gave great effort, but I think we realized that alone won’t get us what we want,” said Dominic Doty, the women’s soccer head coach. “ Sharpness and concentration for 90 minutes will.” The game began with junior Anna Sours attempting a goal 27 seconds into the first half, but was blocked by Whitworth goalie Callie Bergstrom. Whitworth fought back and attempted a goal a minute later but was blocked by sophomore goalie Apolonia Martinez. After three more attempted goals by the Wildcats, senior MacKenzie Doty scored a goal, assisted by Sours. “Last week didn’t go

Women’s Soccer Score by Halves:

Linfield............ 1 0 - 1 Whitworth........... 0 0 - 0 Score by Halves: Linfield............ 1 1 - 2 Whitman............. 0 1 - 1 exactly how we would have wanted it to, but we still know that we’re a great team and want to play as well as we can, no matter who we’re playing against,” Sours said. Neither team scored a goal in the second half of the game. Both teams attempted many goals, but couldn’t get past Martinez or Pirate goalie Bergstrom. The game ended in Linfield’s favor, 1-0. The action on Sunday’s game against Whitman began two minutes in when junior Christine Tamamoto attempted a goal but aimed too wide. “They work hard and it’s always a fight when we play them,” Sours said. Freshman Zoe Langsdorf scored a goal for the Wildcats

32 minutes into the game, assisted by Sours. The second half was just as aggressive as the first, this time Linfield committing the most fouls. Senior Jenna Quiring scored another goal for the Wildcats, assisted by Langsdorf. With less than 10 minutes left in the game, Jaclyn Rudd scored Whitman’s first goal of the game off a penalty kick. Each team attempted another goal but the score ending the game was 2-1. After this weekend’s victories, the Wildcats have high hopes of making it to regionals. They are ranked first in the Northwest Conference. “Only the first place team in the conference gets into regionals, so it’s a big deal and we are hoping to be there for the first time this year,” Sours said. The Wildcats only have two more games in the regular season, playing against the Pacific University Boxers on Nov. 4 and the Pacific Lutheran Lutes on Nov. 5.

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Cross Country strides ahead to regionals Kaylyn Peterson Sports editor The Wildcats’ season comes close to an end as the Linfield cross country teams competed in Brooks, Ore., for the Northwest Conference Championships on Oct. 29. The nine conference teams gathered for the race and qualified for regionals. As the season comes to the end, senior Shanna Peaden said that the team has come a long way since the beginning of the season. “The team has done wonderfully this season, we still have some work to do and the time to do it,” Peaden said. “But, overall, it has been fantastic, we have really set the stage for great things to come from Linfield Cross Country.” Reflecting on the season, Peaden said that the highlight of the season “is still to come.” “It was pretty fantastic to pull off third in conference on both sides with such a young team,” Peaden said. “And the women weren’t far off first or second place. It was exciting to see.”

The women’s team finished third with a total time of 1:54:39.86. The team’s top competitor Scott Gage was sophomore Mimi Seeley who finished seventh in the women’s six kilometer run. She ran the race in 22:29.42. Not far behind her was teammate, junior Nelly Evans, who finished in 10th place with a time of 22:51.24. The women’s team had eight of its 10 women finish in the top 40. For the men’s team, senior Scott Gage finished second in the men’s eight kilometer run, leading the way for the men’s team. He ended the race in 25:21.74. Gage finished 19 seconds behind the race winner from Willamette University, senior Leo Castillo. The men’s team had seven men finish the race in the top 40. Overall, the team finished third with a combined time of 2:10:46.02.

Peaden said that the race itself “is different since it is the conference meet.” “We know these kids, how fast they run, who to stick with, and who to look for,”Peaden said. “It gets really nerve-wracking, there is a lot to think about it. “ Its also a lot of fun though. The atmosphere is different at such a competitive meet. It makes finishing and being successful that much more exciting.” The two teams will head off to race again in Claremont, Calif., on Nov. 12 for the NCAA regional race held at Pomona-Pitzer College. “I expect it to be a really good meet for Linfield,” Peaden said about the regional meet. “I hope we send some guys and girls— if not teams—to Nationals. It will be different running in warmer weather and in a different place, but it will be exciting too.” Peaden said she doesn’t “exactly know what to expect, but thinks [the team] could surprise some people.” Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at


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Swim teams jump in with a bonding meet Kaylyn Peterson Sports editor The Wildcat men’s and women’s swim teams started the season off Oct. 28 and 29 in Spokane, Wash., against the other six conference swim teams. The meet consisted of more than 200 swimmers, creating a fun bonding experience for the Linfield swim teams. The first day of the meet, the swimmers competed in a sprint pentathlon. Each swimmer swam the 100-yard individual medley, the 50-yard butterfly, the 50-yard backstroke, the 50-yard breast stroke and the 50-yard freestyle. The women’s team sent 25 competitors to the meet. For the first event of the meet, the women’s 100yard individual medley, the top Wildcat competitor was freshman Kelcie Kimura, who swam the event in 1:05.95. Kimura

placed 13th out of 109 places. The women’s second event was the 50-yard butterfly, where sophoKelcie Kimura more Natalie Groat tied for 16th place, with a time of 29.18. For the women’s 50-yard backstroke, Linfield sophomore Maggie May received 13th place finishing the race in 30.6 seconds. Placing the highest of all the women in the meet for the Wildcats was freshman Brandi Halemano in the 50-yard breaststroke who came in 7th place with a time of 33.7 seconds. In the final women’s event, the 50-yard freestyle, Kimura placed 27th

finishing the race in 27.14 seconds. Overall, the first day ended with Linfield women’s team in 6th of the seven teams. Lee Rivers Freshman MacKenzie Green said that the team has pushed to reduce its times. “We’re did well considering our last two weeks of practice, we’re working really hard to improve times and get faster,” Green said. “The last two weeks have been hard with us going hard the first week, and the second week was for recovery but we still went hard.” Swimming the same events, the men’s team fared just as well as the women’s.

The men’s top competitor for the entire meet was sophomore Lee Rivers, who placed 16th and finished the race in 57.84 seconds in 100-yard individual medley. Rivers also placed the highest for the 50-yard butterfly, finishing in 17th place with a time of 25.57. He also finished 20th for the 50-yard backstroke and finished 34th for the 50-yard freestyle. The top competitor for the 50-yard breaststroke was junior Seth Ruwitch who placed 5th with a time of 29.34 seconds. Rivers said that the combination of new skill and seasoned talent creates a team with a solid dynamic. “I feel like everyone has high hopes for the team this season,” Rivers said. “We got a lot of new talent that came in this year, and all the returning swimmers want to see them swim

fast. Most of all, though, I care about holding on to the great team dynamic we’ve developed already this season.” The second day of the competition was made up of relays. Green described the relay meet as a “fun meet.” The day was filled with bonding, “but with being on a bus so long, what else can you do?” In starting the season, the Wildcats welcomed 21 freshmen to the team. With the team off to a good start, Rivers said that having all these new swimmers will create new opportunities for everyone. “We have a huge number of new swimmers that came on the team this year, and they bring with them a lot of advantages,” Rivers said. “The added number of swimmers allows for more people to do events that they are best in. With a limited number of swims

in a meet, this frees up people to compete in their fast races.” Both the men’s and women’s teams finished the relay meet in 6th place out of the seven teams, but left the meet feeling much more like a family. Green said that in addition to getting faster times, the team has worked on connecting as a group of athletes and as a family with shared goals. “We’ve been bonding more and more, getting closer and becoming a family and breaking down social barriers,” Green said. “Everyone is supporting each other, and we’re all pushing each other.” The Wildcats will swim Nov. 11 and 12 in Tacoma, Wash., against Pacific Lutheran University and Puget Sound University.

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Volleyball digs up win after suffering loss Kaylyn Peterson Sports editor

Freshman Audrey Fraizer and senior Tara Hill block a Boxer spike Oct. 29 at home.

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Coming toward the end of its season, the volleyball team played matches, on Oct. 28 against Lewis & Clark University in Portland and Oct. 29 against Pacific University at home. During the volleyball match the team came out with a win against Pacific by winning three of the four sets. The first set of the day, Linfield lost 25-9. The Wildcats came back strong during the second set. Starting the set off, junior Bethany Dickey scored the first point with a serve. The Boxers were defeated due to attacking errors. Sophomore Shayli Coppock scored the winning kill. In the third set Linfield came back from behind and reclaimed a win, 25-23. The winning point of the third set was made by freshman Kailana RitteCamara. The final set was evenly matched for majority of the time, until Pacific outside hitter Keahi BraginskyAhloo made an error after sophomore Kelsey Ludin spiked the ball over the net. The Wildcats took the lead early in the set staying ahead for the entire set. winning 25-13. The Wildcats played Lewis & Clark for a close match. Linfield took an early lead in the match, winning the first match 25-17. The second set was closely fought for the win,

Volleyball Score by Sets: Pacific (Ore.) (1) 25 23 22 13 Linfield (3) 9 25 25 25 10-13 Score by Sets: Linfield (2) 25 24 25 21 5 Lewis & Clark (3) 17 26 23 25 15 but the Wildcats struggle and narrowly lost, 26-24. The teams continued to battle it out, and the Wildcats earned another win during the third set, winning 25-23. The turning point of the match was the fourth set, when the Pioneers pulled ahead by four points, winning 25-21. The final set was quickly lost with the Pioneers scoring 15, while the Wildcats were only able to score five points. Lewis & Clark won the match three to two. The team is placed in sixth the Northwest Conference standings. The Wildcats play their final two matches Nov. 4 and 5 at home against Pacific Lutheran University and George Fox University. Pacific University is ranked second in the Northwest Conference, while George Fox is ranked eighth. The last to matches will finalize the volleyball standings. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at




October 31, 2011

Football Score by Quarters: Linfield............ 13 3 0 7 - 23 Menlo............... 0 6 0 0 - 6

Northwest Conference Standings

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‘Wetcats’ start their season off The Linfield swim team started off their season with a meet in Spokane, Wash., where the team had a bonding experience. See page 15>> Volleyball close to the end With only two matches left, the Wildcats played two matches where they won and lost one. See page 15>> Men’s soccer draws to a close With only one game left and the men’s soccer team loses another game. See page 13>> 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 13>>

LIN MC FIRST DOWNS................... 15 13 Rushing..................... 4 6 Passing..................... 10 5 Penalty..................... 1 2 NET YARDS RUSHING............. 44 40 Rushing Attempts............ 26 28 Average Per Rush............ 1.7 1.4 Rushing Touchdowns.......... 0 1 Yards Gained Rushing........ 98 96 Yards Lost Rushing.......... 54 56 NET YARDS PASSING............. 255 121 Completions-Attempts-Int.... 21-38-1 15-36-0 Average Per Attempt......... 6.7 3.4 Average Per Completion...... 12.1 8.1 Passing Touchdowns.......... 2 0 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........299 161 Total offense plays......... 64 64 Average Gain Per Play....... 4.7 2.5 Fumbles: Number-Lost.......... 1-0 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards....... 8-99 5-62 PUNTS-YARDS................... 8-319 11-338 Average Yards Per Punt...... 39.9 30.7 Net Yards Per Punt.......... 34.5 24.2 Inside 20................... 1 3 50+ Yards................... 0 0 Touchbacks.................. 0 0 Fair catch.................. 0 0 KICKOFFS-YARDS................ 0-0 0-0 Average Yards Per Kickoff... 0.0 0.0 Net Yards Per Kickoff....... 0.0 0.0 Touchbacks.................. 0 0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD. 7-72-1 4-43-0 Average Per Return.......... 10.3 10.8 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-12-0 5-70-0 Average Per Return.......... 12.0 14.0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD.. 0-0-0 1-3-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD. 0-0-0 1-0-0 Miscellaneous Yards........... 0 0 Possession Time............... 22:48 37:12 1st Quarter................. 4:57 10:03 2nd Quarter................. 6:29 8:31 3rd Quarter................. 3:24 11:36 4th Quarter................. 7:58 7:02 Third-Down Conversions........ 4 of 16 5 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions.......0 of 0 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 1-1 0-0 Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 6-39 4-37 PAT Kicks..................... 2-3 0-1 Field Goals................... 1-2 0-0

Photo courtesy of Kelly Bird (From left) Sophomores Tim Edmonds, Michael MacClanathan, and junior Tyler Steele take down Menlo’s ball carrier Oct. 29 at Cartan Field in Atherton, Calif.

’Cats shake the Oaks 24-6 Chris Forrer Sports columnist The No. 5 Linfield Wildcat football team ground out a 23-6 victory over No. 25 Menlo College in Atherton, Calif., on Oct. 29. The ’Cats struggled in what became a closer-than-expected contest, gaining only 299 yards of total offense and accruing eight penalties for 99 yards. According to sophomore tight end Jacob Priester, the team’s mental focus was out of sync. “We had too many mistakes, missed assignments and penal-

ties,” Priester said. “We weren’t on the same page as a team.” Junior quarterback Mickey Inns had a successful outing, racking up 255 yards and two scores, but also throwing a rare interception late in the game. Both touchdown strikes were to junior receiver Lucas Jepson, the first coming early in the contest on a 31-yard missile to stake Linfield to a 7-0 lead. A blocked punt by sophomore safety Colin Foreman was scooped up by sophomore linebacker Tyler Robitaille and returned 24 yards to tack on another touchdown,

though the PAT try by junior kicker Josh Kay was blocked. The play marked the third consecutive game Linfield special teams had scored on plays other than kick returns. “Special teams again played a huge role,” Priester said. “The blocked punt was an important moment for us.” A missed assignment allowed Menlo running back Thomas Reynolds to take off for a 40-yard touchdown run, but senior defensive tackle Joell Reyes blocked the ensuing PAT attempt. Kay would attempt field goals

of 37 and 34 yards before the half ended, hitting the first but pulling the second wide right. Menlo only gained 64 yards of total offense in the half. “Their [Menlo’s] quarterback is a scrambler who can make plays with his feet,” Priester said. “The defense did really well against a player like that.” The Linfield offense continued to sputter in the second half until Inns connected with Jepson again for a 71-yard catch-and-run down >> Please see Football page 14

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