On and off-campus housing issues

As many students look for inexpensive places to live on and around campus, Campus Living does not make it any easier or affordable to find on-campus housing. With summer vacation quickly approaching, Lewis & Clark students are stuck between a rock and a hard place to find solutions to the housing problem on Palatine Hill. The campus housing representatives often ... Read More »

Women’s tennis season update

Lewis & Clark’s women’s tennis team is continuing their legacy as one of the top dogs in the NWC as they have effectively won all of their matches since the beginning of the fall 2016 semester, carrying over their winning streak into the Spring 2017 semester. One of those winning highlights include the Pio’s 9-0 win against Willamette on Feb. ... Read More »

2015 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize winner Derrick Austin reads at Manor House

  During his poetry reading at the Manor House on March 15, Derrick Austin revealed himself to be an incredibly approachable, friendly guy. He demonstrated his humor and wit, as well as his thoughtfulness in many side-notes and tangents, in addition to the complex observations about life that come alive in his poetry. In the Foreword of his debut collection ... Read More »

Portland’s Resistance leader Gregory McKelvey on activism in the Trump era

In the wake of  the Trump election, Portland’s Resistance aims to connect the new anti-Trump movement with those who have already been working towards social justice. Beginning as a Facebook page created by Lewis & Clark Law student Gregory McKelvey two days after the election, Portland’s Resistance (now with upwards of 20,600 likes) was borne out of several days of ... Read More »

Women’s Tennis Whitman Recap

  After three and a half hours and running over 9.8 miles, according to her Fitbit, Lewis & Clark’s Women’s tennis number one, Wiktoria Plawska ’17, dug deep to hold off Whitman’s number one, Andrea Gu, 7-5 5-7 7-5. Unfortunately, Plawska’s epic effort and that of her teammates would not be enough, as the 27th ranked Pio’s eventually fell 5-4 ... Read More »

Overhaul of the American healthcare system threatens the progress made by the ACA

  The new Republican replacement for the ACA targets the elderly, women, and low-income Americans, and will have drastically negative effects upon the nation   The most lauded and simultaneously criticized aspect of President’s Obama’s eight years as president was undoubtedly The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. A sweeping overhaul of the American healthcare system, the ACA was ... Read More »

Arts Calendar

  Rodin: The Human Experience Now through Sunday April 16, Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave “The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present Rodin: The Human Experience—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, an exhibition of 52 bronzes by the groundbreaking French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The exhibition, which opens January 21, 2017, is being staged in ... Read More »

IME holds workshop, navigating interracial relationships

On March 16, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) hosted a lecture by Rick Williams titled “Navigating Interracial Relationships” in the Frank Manor House. Williams identifies as mixed, Black, queer, trans, disabled, a poet, an activist and a workshop leader. They shared their unique perspective on interracial dating and the power dynamics that inherently accompany it. Williams’ lecture was intersectional and ... Read More »

Men’s club soccer team wins NWC title

  Each year at Lewis & Clark, the fall semester is one marked by new beginnings and fresh starts, where we can bury the past and look forward to the future. Few were more thankful for this new lease on life than the Men’s club soccer team. Following a difficult 2015 season, the 2016 Pios were dedicated to not make ... Read More »

Quiz of LC!

In honor of LC’s 150th anniversary and the Pioneer Log’s 75th birthday, the Backdoor humbly presents a look back at Lewis & Clark’s history. How well do you know the college? Let’s find out! What was the previous name of Lewis & Clark College? Lewis Albany Quadrangle What? Previous name of what…? Phoenix University Stanford Univer— ha just kidding. You ... Read More »