Budget shortfall fuels fresh fears

DON’T PANIC: Lewis & Clark isn’t going broke. Rumors have been circulating that this year’s smaller freshman class will cause significant budget cuts for several aspects of campus life. However, according to the LC financial office, these rumors don’t reflect what is actually happening. It is true that this year’s freshman class is significantly smaller than last year’s, with only ... 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 »

Comedian W. Kamau Bell on politics, activism and gentrification in Portland

“It feels like the day before ‘Mad Max’,” said socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell on the night before one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent memory. Bell came to Lewis & Clark on Nov. 7 for an evening of comedy, interlaced with social commentary and political analysis. The event was sponsored by President Barry Glassner, Campus Activities Board, ... Read More »

LC Production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is Nothing but a Delight

Lewis & Clark’s mainstage production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is an enjoyable 1940’s twist on the classic romantic comedy, but with strong undercurrents of real societal problems. Set at the end of World War II, the return a triumphant battalion of American soldiers sets the plot in motion at Leonata’s (Hannah Prutton) house. Captain Pedro, played by Thomas ... Read More »

Little Nothing Book Review

Silver’s novel blunders   AS WE HURTLE toward a presidential election that seems stranger than fiction, most of us could probably use a little escapism. What better way to get away from the stress and increasing feelings of dread than to curl up with a novel and a nice cup of tea until Nov. 8th has come and gone? My ... Read More »

A Closer Look at Academic English Studies

Lewis & Clark’s Academic English Studies (AES) department has existed on campus for more than 40 years and continues to draw new students from across the globe. Although not all students are from international schools, LC has an especially long history of admitting students from universities in Tokyo and Sapporo, Japan. “Some of the students in AES… take full-time or ... Read More »

Community and Recreation for Employees brings LC together

In addition to supporting undergraduates, the fitness facilities at Lewis & Clark serve a much larger community. The Community & Recreation for Employees (CARE) program has worked with the athletics department to offer lunchtime sports and workout opportunities for the employees who help the college run smoothly. “I have tried almost all the classes,” said participant and Law School Bookstore ... Read More »

Dual-language programs will help communication and communities

“When it comes to education, there are two schools of thought–both meaning the same thing, but saying it in a different way.” The subject of dual-language education is a proposed program that has recently come into the legislative spotlight. In California, this program could become reality. However, even in California this is still a subject that divides many residents especially ... Read More »

Just Vote for Hillary Already

Check your privilege when voting I get it. Neither candidate is the ideal choice to lead the nation through the next four trying years. Both party bases have found reasons to be upset with their own nominee, as well as the one they are competing against. The obvious flaws in both nominees at this critical time in American politics have ... Read More »