Classzilla problems encourage some first-years to transfer


By NOAH FOSTER-KOTH/// Senior Staff Writer Lewis & Clark’s 2016 freshman class is the largest in the school’s history, earning the nickname “Classzilla” from students and staff. But Classzilla is about to shrink substantially, as many freshman students have made plans to leave LC next year. Freshman Lucy Stordahl was originally attracted to LC because of its location in the ... Read More »

A peek into the Watzek Special Collections

A 19th century printing press found in the Watzek Library Special Collection.  JORDAN ST. PETER/ PIONEER LOG

By NATALIE RICH/// Staff Writer To most students, the Special Collections section of Watzek Library is a mystery. The room, while centrally located, is closed off by fire-resistant, bulletproof doors and its dim interior lighting provides a darker contrast against the rest of library. However, according to Zach Selley, Associate Head of Special Collections for the College Archives, this should ... Read More »

Crew gears up for their great race

The women’s varsity eight gets ready to row their race at the Charlie Brown Regatta during the fall half of their season. (Photo by Kai Ward)

Excitement builds as Crew preps for Northwest Conference Championships By Tim Cable /// Staff Writer When you’ve ranked in the top 15 nationally, second in the Northwest, and beat your longtime rivals for the first time in recent memory, you have every right to be excited, and deserve some appreciation and attention. The Lewis & Clark women’s rowing team is in ... Read More »

Students share knowledge at Festival of Scholars

Photo by Jordan St. Peter

By Gelsey Plaza /// Senior Staff Writer The halls and rooms of the academic buildings and Stamm buzzed with energy and excitement, as students, staff, and faculty gathered to engage in a variety of events.  On April 15, Lewis and Clark held its third annual Festival of Scholars (FOS).  Class was cancelled for this school and community-wide, all-day event. Students ... Read More »

The Fourth Estate is subverted by the modern media it helped to create

By Sydney Owada Indulge in the image of a breakfast table strewn with the daily newspaper, a reclining man enjoying his steamy morning coffee with his nose buried in the latest stories and kids eating up the comics section. Visualize the cliché of the paperboy’s wheels whirring as he bicycles through the neighborhood, chucking papers onto porches (and not always ... Read More »

The seniors walk off into the spring sunset

The ensemble of the Baseball and Softball seniors, represented in the prime of their four year careers as Lewis & Clark Pioneers, honored in Topps-style card form. (Photos Courtesy LC Pioneers, Graphics by Peter Melling)

Baseball and Softball’s seniors reflect on their time with the Pioneers and their future plans By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The curtain has fallen on the 2016 season for Pioneer Baseball and Softball. They played their last series this past weekend, wrapping up long campaigns for both teams. Following their final series of games, the seven Baseball and two Softball ... Read More »

An open letter to Donald Trump


By Natalie Rich Mr. Trump: You don’t know me. You’ll likely never know me. And I’m allright with that. Giddy, even. But gone are the days where I could laugh bitterly when I heard your name in conjunction with the Presidential election. And gone are the days when I could try to ignore your racism and misogyny.      Here’s ... Read More »

Idiom of the Week: One afternoon in your next reincarnation


By MCKENNA TIEGLAND/// Senior Staff Writer For the last Idiom of the Week, we continue our journey around the world, one misshapen phrase at a time. This time we head to Thailand for what is a fantastically sassy twist on a common English idiom. Most native English speakers have probably heard the saying “when pigs fly” at least once in ... Read More »