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Freedom of Speech

Maddy Kellas

March 9

Filed under Opinion

At first glance, freedom of speech seems like a no brainer; the right to speak ones mind is a fundamental right. Freedom of speech is just as important in college as it is at any other time in a person’s life. One could...

Editorial:

Editorial Staff

March 9

Filed under Opinion

In 1978, the school district of Sonoma County in California dedicated a week to women’s history based around International Women’s Day, March 8. In 1987, Ronald Reagan declared the month of March to be National Women’s...

Ty’s Top 5: Unknown artists

Tyler Brown, Co-Opinion Editor

March 9

Filed under Opinion

5. Residual Kid Combining the sounds of Nirvana and Sonic Youth, the band from Austin, Texas took the alternative rock world by storm in 2016. Using the element of catchy choruses with grunge undertones, the band put out the...

Online dating:

Tyler Brown

March 9

Filed under Opinion

Everything is not always what it seems. Welcome to the concept of online dating. Just when we thought technology could not make us any lazier, we now use it to make romantic connections. While I am just as guilty as anyone for...

Cancelled classes:

Maddison Kellas

February 23

Filed under Opinion

Let’s be honest, most students like when class is cancelled. A cancelled class gives you an extra hour or two to do some laundry, catch up on homework or maybe just take a nap. But the reality is that students are paying to take these ...

Budget cuts

David Cordes

February 23

Filed under Opinion

I am a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Pacific University, where I teach organic chemistry, do research with students and serve as the current department chairperson. Like my colleagues and part...

Editorial: valuing the diversity of ideas

Editorial Staff

February 23

Filed under Opinion

When someone thinks of diversity, the concepts that come to mind may be race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. But a big topic surrounding diversity that is prevalent on college campuses is the diversity of differe...

Editor discusses internship experiences

Madison Thompson, Opinion Co-Editor

February 23

Filed under Opinion

Many graduating seniors will be entering the job market this May. Whether or not they are prepared for it could be due to lack of experience in the field.  It is easier for some disciplines like chemistry and biology to get wor...

Ty’s top 25:

Tyler Brown, Opinion Co-Editor

February 23

Filed under Opinion

10. American Idiot- Green Day It is safe to say that Green Day was one of the  biggest bands of the early 2000s. American Idiot has become one of the highest selling albums of all time, and the song has become one that almos...

Editorial: examining potential budget cut solutions

Editorial Staff

February 9

Filed under Opinion

Before the 2017-2018 school year begins, the College of Arts and Sciences will be cutting $1 million for budget cuts. There are many factors involved, but the low enrollment of the freshmen class and raising faculty salaries h...

Editor’s perspective on the new administration

Tyler Brown, Co-Opinion Editor

February 9

Filed under Opinion

It is said that on Jan. 20 one could faintly hear the Imperial March as President of the United States Donald Trump was sworn in. In November, Trump shocked the nation with his upset victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton...

Professor reflects on Portland Women’s March

Martha Rampton, Director, Center for Gender Equity

February 9

Filed under Opinion

The atmosphere was one of support, tolerance, common values and even love. I had a perfect stranger say to me, as she was walking away from our shared lunch table after a short conversation about the day, “Love you.” ...

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