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Were the Rio Olympics worth it for Brazil?

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor

September 8, 2016

On the evening of August 20, the Brazil men’s soccer team sealed an Olympic Gold Medal, sending the Brazilian people into the streets in celebration. Only one day later, the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremonies came to a close, spelling a final send-off for a record-breaking Olympic Games. Michael Phelps, w...

The River Wolf

The River Wolf

Jessica Parker

October 28, 2014

When most people think of otters, the image that comes to mind is something small, cute, playful and cuddly. But in the Amazon the local otters are known by another name: river wolf. They get this fierce name from their voracious eating habits. They are adept hunters and eat many different types of ...

Gap Years Offer Students More Stability Entering College

Photo courtesy of Silas Morgan.

Serena Runyan

September 11, 2014

As soon as he graduated high school in Portland, Silas Morgan began backpacking almost every trail in the Columbia River Gorge with a friend for three months. That was only the beginning of a year packed with wine, backpacking and traveling before starting at Whitman this year. Morgan knew he wanted to t...

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