Students occupy the Manor House on Nov. 23. (John Rogers/Pioneer Log)

Campus activism ignites awareness

By ALLIE MCRAITH, JOHN ROGERS, and MEGHAN ZEA eventeen days have passed since a series of racist and threatening messages were posted near or on Lewis & Clark College campus through ...

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Jessica Jones brightens Marvel Universe

By RAFAEL SWIT hen Netflix released “Daredevil” in April of this year, they changed the game of comic book television adaptations.  They created a dark, compelling, character-driven story that few have ...

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Swimming’s youth movement makes a big splash in the Northwest Conference

The first-year swimmers get in gear as the first half of the season wraps up for the swimming Pioneers By PETER MELLING fter a successful series of dual meets and invitationals, the men’s ...

Guest Opinion: Canons, courses, and change, or what’s the curriculum got to do with it?

By MOLLY ROBINSON KELLY t’s been quite a November. Just a couple short weeks ago, comments made on Yik Yak somewhere in our geographical vicinity warned our little community that there ...

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Seniors: a bucket list before you leave LC forever

Two students’ take on what needs to be done before you cross the stage for that expensive piece of paper By PIOLOG STAFF y the time most seniors enter their final semester at ...



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Markel Leonard aims to take Pioneer basketball to new heights

December’s Athlete of the Month relfects on his journey to Lewis & Clark By ABE FIELD On a moonless morning at 5:00am, spiders spin their dew covered webs in trees along Terwilliger Blvd. The air is frigid. As the fog begins to roll off of Pamplin Sports Center, Markel Leonard and the Pioneer Basketball team make […]


Students occupy the Manor House on Nov. 23. (John Rogers/Pioneer Log)

Campus activism ignites awareness

By ALLIE MCRAITH, JOHN ROGERS, and MEGHAN ZEA Seventeen days have passed since a series of racist and threatening messages were posted near or on Lewis & Clark College campus through the social media platform Yik Yak. The posts, originally published on Tuesday, Nov.17, ignited outrage within the LC community, resulting in an all-day protest […]


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10:  Krysten Ritter filming "Jessica Jones" on March 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)

“Jessica Jones” brightens Marvel Universe

By RAFAEL SWIT When Netflix released “Daredevil” in April of this year, they changed the game of comic book television adaptations.  They created a dark, compelling, character-driven story that few have been able to achieve in the realm of traditional broadcast television.  Netflix sets the bar high with “Daredevil”;  “Jessica Jones” leaps over that bar, […]


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Press Box Perspective: Chopping a path towards the MLS Cup

The Portland Timbers return to the playoffs and get to the championship in style By PETER MELLING The Portland Timbers, in spite of issues with inconsistencies in their win-loss record and in player performance, managed to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and go all the way to the MLS Cup. […]


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Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor reflect on their time spent at the Pioneer Log

By ALLIE MCRAITH and JOHN ROGERS Well, it’s been a helluva ride. As we publish our final Pioneer Log issue of the semester — and for the both of us, our final Pioneer Log issue ever — we wanted to take a moment to catch our breaths and reflect on our tenures. Nothing about the Pioneer Log has ever been straightforward. It’s reputation is […]



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How to safely master the winter break fling

The pros and cons of hooking up over winter break: the exes, something new, or the tinder stranger By TYLER WAYNE PATTERSON Oh, the holidays. Hopefully most of you went back to your hometown for Thanksgiving, draped in your new Portland-edge and with more worldly ideas (i.e. you fought with your mom about Caitlyn Jenner […]


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Dance Extravaganza to be held in Fir Acres

By SYDNEY OWADA With the conclusion of “The King Stag,” Fir Acres Theater readies itself for leaps and turns as Dance Extravaganza (Dance X) exercises full reign over the marley on the main stage. Choreographers and dancers alike have been working for hours each week to perfect their pieces, each of the five dances running […]



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Speech and Debate finishes off fifth in the nation

By GELSEY PLAZA The Lewis & Clark debate team currently ranks fifth in the nation, according to the Nov. 17 rankings released by the National Parliamentary Debate Association. Rankings change all the time as tournaments happen simultaneously around the country. LC held first in the nation when the Nov. 2 ranking were released. Still, holding […]