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  •    Kim Stafford, associate professor and founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, is...
    June 3
    “Home School Thoughts for All of Us,” by Kim Stafford.
  • Michele Anderson
    November 21
    What would we learn if we studied the impact of homecomers across the country? Could they be the leaders that ease some of the resentment that is dividing our country?
  • May 17
    In honor of Alumni Weekend 2019 (June 20–24), we scoured past issues of the Pioneer Log student newspaper to highlight a few events from the spring semester of decades past.
  • February 15
    Dear Caleb,
    …For three years of my K-8 schooling, from 7:40 a.m. until 3:05 p.m., I was Black and invisible. I was bused across town to integrate a White school in Southeast Portland.
  • October 18
    “Practicing the Complex Yes,” by Kim Stafford.
  • June 7
    Search for their words here!
  • The Wagon Wheel trophy, with a new Lewis & Clark hubcap, on display in the Pamplin Sports Cen...
    February 9
    When first-year placekicker Obed Eriza’s 33-yard field goal went through the south uprights at Griswold Stadium on September 30—sealing Lewis & Clark’s 24-21 win over Willamette —the Pioneers launched a frantic search for one of the most prized possessions in Oregon small-college athletics: the Wagon Wheel.
  • October 26
    In honor of Lewis & Clark’s 150th anniversary, we’ve compiled a quiz to test your knowledge of college history. Sharpen your No. 2 pencil and find out how much you really know about Lewis & Clark.
  • June 22
    On March 22, the Lewis & Clark community celebrated the inauguration of teacher-poet Mary Szybist as the Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities. As part of the event, Szybist read several of her poems, including this one from Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry.
  • March 16
    I came to America for all the cliché reasons. As a young boy growing up in Istanbul, America had assumed a dreamlike quality for me, culled from the eclectic set of American television shows selected for translation to Turkish.
  • October 24
    Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives is now pleased to announce the acquisition of the Katherine Dunn Literary Collection and Archive.
  • Daniela Lopez BA '16
    May 27
    I want to share some personal advice I gave to the incoming class of 2019 at the very beginning of the year. I told them to do this one thing: misbehave.
  • Pauls Toutonghi
    February 8
    I was busy. I’d been raising children whose chief occupation, as far as I could tell, was the destruction of private property. Although—to be totally honest —they didn’t shy away from destroying public property, either. Could I take them anywhere? Or would their innate savageness be unstoppable— a rampage—twin toddler Godzillas, set loose on whatever poor city they came across?
  • November 12
    In 1930, more than 80 years since the discovery of Neptune, a young astronomer from Kansas named Clyde Tombaugh scanned the sky for Planet X.
  • Lincoln Boyd at a book signing with Sen.Rand Paul (R-KY).
    June 12

    Despite popular belief, conservatives exist at Lewis & Clark, and the current student body president happens to be one.

  • Karissa Tom CAS '16
    February 9
    Advocating for Inclusivity and Community in College
  • October 3
    A dictionary will tell you it’s a concise statement of a principle or general truth. William Stafford, lauded poet and longtime Lewis & Clark professor, crafted thousands of them during his 50 years of daily writing. He called an aphorism the kind of statement that “delivers groceries.”
  • Benjamin Ostrom BA ’85
    May 27
    The reports arrived from Hungary in a dusty envelope topped with colorful stamps. Inside, each document was labeled “Top Secret” and imprinted with the green watermark of the National Archives in Budapest.
  • February 13
    By Barbara Allen Burke BA ’83, M.A. ’87
    I first came to Oregon way back in the fall of 1979. I was about to start school at Lewis & Clark, and my parents drove me on the 1,300-mile trip from Colorado.
       I sat in the backseat along with my navy blue metal locker, a large-ish suitcase, and my electric typewriter. I was dreaming about moving into my dorm room, worried about whether my roommates would like me, and trying to fathom what college life would be like. I was pretty quiet on the trip, as I remember.
  • January 28
    Three years ago, every time I heard the word “commencement,” it reminded me of the uncertainty ahead. A few days before graduating with an econ degree in 2001, I expressed my career and life concerns to my mother. She replied, “Try to relax. Your father and I have never been able to accurately predict what would be happening in our lives two years down the road, and we’re 50 years old!”
  • December 12
    by Micah Risher BA ‘01
    Bamyan, a mere 30-minute flight from Kabul, seems worlds apart from the car-choked streets of Afghanistan’s capital city. The Hindu Kush mountains quickly dominate the view from my tiny airplane window, while the dusty valley of Kabul shrinks away into the horizon. 
  • By Julia Huggins BA ’13
    October 22
    By Julia Huggins BA ’13
    I’m going to be upfront with you: academically, I’m a little all over the place. But I see that as an advantage rather than a problem. You see, I get a kick out of understanding the world. And, it turns out, the world involves a lot more than one subject.
  • May 29
    By Joanne Mulcahy
    In a widely viewed TED talk, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie describes her encounters with “the danger of a single story.” Adichie grew up in a middle-class family, and her mother repeatedly commanded that she finish her dinner, citing the poverty of their houseboy, Fide. When she finally met Fide’s family, she was astonished that his mother wove beautiful raffia baskets. In her mother’s single story of poverty, there was no room for beauty. Single stories reduce the complexity of human experience. People become, Adichie argues, one aspect of their lives.
  • by Anna Brones BA ’06
    February 13
    By Anna Brones BA ’06
    I was getting yet another opinion on my decision to travel to Afghanistan. The statement was said out of love, in an effort to remind me that I should be aware of my surroundings and behavior. Just because I was a strong, independent woman, I should be sure to remember to respect local culture. But it was also coming from someone who had never traveled to Afghanistan.
  • October 7
    Alaina Green CAS ’13 is double majoring in physics and math. She works in the Math Skills Center and helps organize Physics Club activities. Off campus, she serves as a volunteer mentor in robotics for middle and high school students.
  • June 5
    Crossword Solution
  • June 5
    by Parker Lewis BA ‘08
  • January 21
    When writing her poem “All Times and All Tenses Alive in This Moment,” Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, says she was “thinking about faith and doubt and how the two can be entwined and even, perhaps, simultaneous. I wanted each line to read as a declaration and as an open question.”
  • September 19
    by Rishona Zimring, Associate Professor of English A few months ago, a quantity of time reached out and grabbed the American consciousness by the throat. “Four hours” loomed large in the anxious minds of millions. A mild panic swept the nation. “Four hours”: too long. What do we do for hours, for hours and hours, for hours on end?
  • May 31
    As Lewis & Clark students wind up their final exams for the academic year, we decided to test readers on their command of campus trivia. Sharpen your No. 2 pencil and find out how much you really know about Lewis & Clark.
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