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Abiqua Falls: By All Means

Beautiful at any flow — stunning in full throat, Abiqua Falls is a place of wonder. No words can describe the glorious scene that unfolds as one enters the falls’ majestic basalt amphitheater. Abiqua Creek pours in picture-perfect fashion, plunging nearly 100 feet into an expansive pool. Not only are the falls stunning – the surroundings are overwhelming. Abiqua Falls ... Read More »

Undocumented Students

Freedom University students give a seminar on experience and the undocumented student movement On Jan. 24, during Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, speakers from Freedom University, an underground school in the southern freedom tradition of achieving social and political quality, came to Lewis and Clark for a workshop on building awareness and organizing change in support of undocumented students across ... Read More »

Trump Supreme Court nominee worth a fair trial, is a classic conservative judicial voice

  When Associate Justice Antonin Scalia passed away last February, he left behind an impressively conservative — nonetheless consistent — court record.  He sat on the Supreme Court for nearly thirty years, and during his tenure solidified himself as a strong, constitutionally traditionalist force on the bench. Scalia’s death was both unexpected and sudden, and essentially thrust the Supreme Court ... Read More »

Senate Meeting

On Feb. 2, the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark Senate passed a resolution in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The Senate also discussed important issues regarding student rights, transportation and the ASLC constitution. The resolution, calling for the rescission of President Trump’s executive order on immigration, received only minor edits and amendments on the senate floor. ... Read More »

USPS failed to deliver ballots on time, LC prioritized election mail

ABSENTEE VOTING can be a difficult process for college students. Often first-time voters, students have to navigate registering to vote, choosing whether or not to establish residency in Oregon or register in their home state and, of course, choosing who to vote for. On top of that, some students at Lewis & Clark struggled with getting their ballot on time. ... Read More »

Glassner signs open letter asking Trump to tone down rhetoric

Lewis & Clark President Barry Glassner and other college presidents signed a letter to President-elect Trump on Nov. 18. The signatories, totalling around 130 and still growing, urge Trump to “condemn and work to prevent the harassment, hate and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation, sometimes in your [Trump’s] name, which is now synonymous with our ... Read More »

A Eulogy for Leonard Cohen

I want to touch people like a magician, to change them or hurt them, leave my brand, make them beautiful. – Leonard Cohen, A Favorite Game WHILE WORKING ON his final album, You Want it Darker, Cohen told an interviewer, “I don’t dare attach myself to a spiritual strategy. I don’t dare do that. I’ve got some work to do. ... Read More »

As official vote approaches, Professors Powers and Kosansky reflect on development of MENA minor

For Professors Paul Powers and Oren Kosansky, the process of getting a Middle East/North Africa Studies minor at Lewis & Clark started out as a casual conversation in the hallway. “It’s been brewing for some time. I’d say the roots of it go back to 2011, when Oren took up the charge to put together the new Morocco program. Once ... Read More »

LC considers sanctuary status

ON NOV. 11, Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies Elliott Young created a petition to declare Lewis & Clark a sanctuary for undocumented people, which has over 1,500 signatures at the time of writing. Young got the idea after connecting with various immigration historians across the country. Colleges throughout the country have started petitions and declarations to become ... Read More »

A note from our editorial board

Our nation is not defined by polling data, electoral maps, political buzzwords or even a presidency. Rather, our nation is an idea, one that was forged by the spirit of revolution, pressed by the anguish of civil war, and reshaped by conflict and hardship throughout its history. It is a work in progress. It is not, however, something that can ... Read More »