Popping the social bubble of LC

By Zack Johnson It is incredibly easy, and perhaps preferential because of the ease, to settle within one’s own comfortably established social bubble — whether that bubble be established through geographical, socioeconomic, educational, or any one of the very many other human classifications of socialization — and live within a system of unchallenged ideas or new perspectives.  Without ever questioning what ... Read More »

Biology Professor wins NIH grant

By KAILEY HOLZMAN /// Staff Writer WHAT IS LIFE like for a wood worm? Boring? Life is not boring for the worms that live in the labs of Professor and Chair of Biology Greg Hermann. Lewis & Clark received a $383,000 grant from the The National Institute of Health to support Hermann’s research of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). The school obtained ... Read More »

Colin Kaepernick takes a stand and a seat

By Madison Ames Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, took a knee instead of standing for the national anthem. According to the National Football League, Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Following Kaepernick’s protest, other athletes are also ... Read More »

New changes to Pioneer Success Institute aim to help freshmen smoothly adjust to campus life and atmosphere

By GELSEY PLAZA /// Senior Staff Writer THIS YEAR, Pioneer Success Institute (PSI) underwent some curriculum changes that coordinators hope will benefit the incoming class as they transition into the Lewis & Clark atmosphere. PSI serves as a complement to New Student Orientation. In this six-week seminar series, incoming students obtain support in order to have a smooth and successful ... Read More »

Committee addresses diversity

By GELSEY PLAZA /// Senior Staff Writer WITH LOTS OF commotion around modifying Exploration and Discovery (E&D) common texts and diversifying classroom curriculums, Lewis & Clark’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is actively devoting time to the accommodation of diverse practices across all three campuses. CDI designs, coordinates and implements initiatives in order to make LC a welcoming, safe and ... Read More »

Overflow housing here to stay with Classzilla sophs

By LEXIE BOREN /// Staff Writer NO ONE AT Lewis & Clark is a stranger to the dorms. Students all know how to downsize their wardrobes, grow their food stash and weather their roommate conflicts. When last year’s so-called “Classzilla” entered the housing lottery, Campus Living scrambled to find new solutions, including converting community lounges in Copeland and basement spaces ... Read More »

An open letter to LC President Barry Glassner

By Julia Withers Dear President Glassner, Your LA Times article, “Diversity on campus sparks protest? It’s a sign of progress,” sparked frustrating memories for me. You probably don’t know me. I’m an alumnus of Lewis & Clark College, Class of 2016. I deeply respect much of the faculty and administration for working to make the campus more diverse. However, I ... Read More »

Colleges feel the pressure to ensure their new students are being politically correct

By Margeaux Reed Political correctness: Our parents hate us for it, politicians criticize us for it, the media ostracizes us for it. However, it seems that the Lewis & Clark College community at large prides itself on its commitment to so-called “political correctness.” Political correctness, or the attention paid to the use of careful language as not to accidentally oppress, ... Read More »

The ubiquitous cloak of free speech on college campuses

By Zack Johnson The mystique surrounding the phrase “freedom of speech” has enticed perhaps each and every individual residing beneath its seemingly omnipresent nature at one point or another.  While the once outright—or simply less legally defined—power of freedom of speech has been very minutely limited within certain situations, one affords a theoretically comprehensive and near-absolute ability to vocalize and ... Read More »