Founder’s Day

Last Thursday, Lewis & Clark celebrated its 150th or “sesquicentennial” birthday, fondly referred to as Founders Day. The two-hour celebration was the result of over six months of planning by the Founders Day Celebration Committee, which consisted of nine LC staff. Their mission was to honor the accomplishments LC prides itself on after 150 years of establishment. The FDCC’s goals ... Read More »

Executive Orders Show Flaws in the System

  For the last couple of weeks, we have been stormed by images of the newly elected President Donald Trump signing executive orders flanked by his white and male council. For many, this image represents stability. For me, it is just terrifying. If we go back to the tradition of executive orders, we find that it is customary for a ... Read More »

This Issue’s College Issues: Free tuition and the promise of a four-year college education

In the first 2017 installment of his column, Zack Johnson tackles the issue of tuition-free college   Last year, when the state legislature passed the Oregon Promise, solidifying free community college for all graduating high school students, the initiative was touted as a revolutionary measure supporting young adults in continuing their secondary educational pursuits. The minimum requirements of the Oregon ... Read More »

Track and Field’s Season Delayed by Snow

  For many at Lewis and Clark, our historically bad winter was little more than a reason to stay bundled up and avoid going to class. However, for the LC Track and Field team, it has meant that their promising season stumbled out of the starting blocks. With an early meet in Pullman, WA canceled, the Pio’s full squad will ... Read More »

Constructing Identity Exhibit

After witnessing the first month of 2017, it was made brutally obvious that this year, and the years to come, will focus on issues of identity. From the historic post-inaugural Women’s March to the shocking Muslim ban, identities are being questioned and redefined like never before. The Portland Art Museum has chosen to address this issue head on: the first ... Read More »

Safety, aesthetics, efficiency motivate groundskeeping

Grounds Maintenance at Lewis & Clark keeps the campus open and operating while modernizing the grounds during the Spring 2017 semester. The winter of 2016-2017 created many unique challenges for the staff of the Grounds Maintenance department. The start of the storm season began in October and left Grounds Maintenance busy. From a series of downed trees across campus to ... Read More »

Protesting Fascism: As resistance continues, safety becomes important

“The fight against fascism continues as protests against Trump and his policies take place here and abroad.” The year 2017 is only a month old and already we have seen massive protests of Donald Trump’s administrative policies. The Women’s March, conducted both here and around the world, has been classified as the largest protest in American history as stated by ... Read More »

Tennis Starts the Season on a Roll

Last week, the tennis season began as the Lewis and Clark men’s team traveled to Salem, OR to take on the Willamette Bearcats. The match was outdoors, but the cool weather did not stop the eighth-ranked Pios on their way to a 9-0 sweep, winning all the singles and doubles matches.   Brothers Gordon ‘18 and Brendan Barrows ’18 delivered ... 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 »

LC Gathering for Support After Trump’s Immigration Ban

On Jan. 27, President Trump signed an executive order banning refugee resettlement from all countries for four months and from Syria indefinitely. Further, he suspended entry into the US from seven majority Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for three months. Originally, the order also banned permanent legal residents (green card holders) from re-entering if they ... Read More »