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Pioneer Pointers

April 01, 2013

“This is going to be one heck of a next four years of your life. Embrace everything that Lewis & Clark offers because it doesn’t get any better than this.”

So says Riley Mitchell BA ’12 of his experience at Lewis & Clark. Here, current students and alumni give the inside scoop to future students.


Ask around about all the great resources both on and off campus and try out drastically new things as you discover what you’re most passionate about.”
—Julia Huggins ’13

Do more. It’ll always feel like you’re stretched thin and barely keeping up, and if you ever feel like you can add one more thing, do it. There’s never been anything here I’ve tried that I’ve regretted trying once!”
—Xander Blair ’13

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Join a club, sport, or Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC). All are awesome and they will keep you sane if you start to become overwhelmed.”
—Miles Paterson ’13

Be prepared for a challenge; not only in the classroom, but also in the way you think. Understand what you believe, why you believe it, and be prepared to defend it.”
—Dexter Pearce ’13

Don’t forget to study abroad.”
—Justin Midyet ’13

Consider a double major. It’s a lot of work, but it is worth it. I found my work in theatre and sociology/anthropology was constantly overlapping with one discipline informing the other and vice versa. Take advantage of it!”
—Usman Ally BA ’04

Make the most of your time at Lewis & Clark. This may be the last time in your life that you are surrounded by so many people (both students and faculty) that are talented in so many different fields.”
—Matthew Rugamba ’13

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