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Morgan: Finals Week

Here at Linfield, Finals Week is quickly approaching! Next Wednesday, May 21st will be the last day of classes. Then Thursday is Reading Day. Reading Day is a day where all students get a day off of classes to study and prepare for their finals. Then on Friday, finals begin.

Your final time is dependent on what time your class is. For example, a class that meets every Monday, Wednesday from 9:30-10:45, that final would take place Tuesday, May 27th @ 9am. To get a better idea of how this works, click here to see the full finals schedule.

Finals week lasts from Friday, May 23rd-Thursday, May 29th.

It is CRAZY how fast this year has flown by! I can’t believe I am already almost a junior in college! If you think high school goes by fast, just wait until you get to college, it goes by even faster. So when you do get to college, be sure to enjoy every second of it because these four years are some of the best years of your life

GO WILDCATS!!

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Hope to see you soon!

Morgan

Morgan: Greek Week!

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Operation Gratitude

The week of April 13-18 was GREEK WEEK here on campus!

Every sorority was paired up with a fraternity to complete in all of the greek week activities.

Here are the pairings:

    • Alpha Phi (my sorority) & Theta Chi
    • Phi Sigma Sigma & Delta Psi Delta
    • Zeta Tau Alpha & Kappa Sigma
    • Sigma Kappa Phi & Pi Kappa Alpha

The theme of Greek Week this year was “decades”! If teams dressed up as a decade to each event they were given bonus points!

Greek week started Sunday, April 13th with a greek-wide service event. All greek organizations gathered on 3rd street, downtown McMinnville. We raised money, collected care packages and asked people to write letters for Operation Gratitude. All of the donations we received went to our troops who are serving over-seas. We raised over $1,600! Alpha Phi & Theta Chi raised the most money out of all the greek organizations which put us in the lead!

Monday was field event day! The events included human pyramid building, Frisbee toss, orange necking, balancing an egg on a spoon and chubby bunny (try to stuff as many marshmallows in your mouth as possible). Sigma Kappa Phi & Pi Kappa Alpha came in first in the field event games and Alpha Phi & Theta Chi came in second. However, in overall greek week standings, Alpha Phi & Theta Chi were still in the lead. Zeta Tau Alpha & Kappa Sigma were in third and Phi Sigma Sigma & Delta Psi Delta were in fourth.

Wednesday was trivia day! Each team chose one boy and one girl to answer a series of trivia questions! Alpha Phi & Theta Chi came in first place, furthering our overall greek-week lead!

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Alpha Phi & Theta Chi – GREEK WEEK CHAMPIONS!

Thursday was dodge ball! It was double elimination dodge ball! Alpha Phi & Theta Chi won against Zeta Tau Alpha & Kappa Sigma and then we went onto beat Phi Sigma Sigma & Delta Psi Delta. We then won against Sigma Kappa Phi & Pi Kappa Alpha. Sigma & Pike then played Phi Sig & Delta to see who would play us again for the championship. Sigma & Pike beat Phi Sig & Delta and played us in the championship round. Alpha Phi & Theta Chi beat them again, making us the dodge ball champs and put us in a significant lead over everyone else in greek week.

Saturday was Lip Sync. This is the biggest event of greek week and the one that everyone looks forward to! Each team came up with a playlist of songs that were cut down to 15-30 second bits. In between the music there was dialogue. The whole thing was choreographed and went along with the decades theme!

Sigma Kappa Phi & Pi Kappa Alpha came in first in Lip Sync, Zeta Tau Alpha & Kappa Sigma came in second, Alpha Phi & Theta Chi came in third and Phi Sigma Sigma & Delta Psi Delta came in fourth.

Alpha Phi & Theta Chi had the most overall points and were the champions of greek week!!

Greek week is by far the best week of the year, and I highly recommend for incoming students to GO GREEK! No matter what school you attend :)

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan

 

Morgan: Study Abroad

Linfield College has so many study abroad opportunities. What is wonderful about study abroad here at Linfield, is the college will pay for your first round-trip, airfare ticket to where ever you decide to study abroad! This is why over 50% of Linfield students study abroad within their four years here at Linfield.

If students major in a foreign language, they are required to study abroad for a year. If students minor in a foreign language, they are required to study abroad for a semester. However, there are so many opportunities to study abroad outside of the language departments.

Here at Linfield we run on a 4-1-4 schedule. We have a four month fall semester, a four month spring semester, and a one month (optional) January term. Students can do one of three things during that January term. They can either: Stay on campus and take 3-5 credits (~ one class), stay home and have an extra long winter break, or study abroad.
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There are many different study abroad opportunities that come available every Jan term. This year, I applied to study abroad for Jan term 2015. I applied to study abroad with the Mass Communication Dept. to the UK and Belgium. And I GOT IT :)

Where ever you decide to go to school, definitely look into studying abroad. It is an INCREDIBLE opportunity that schools offer to their students.

STUDY ABROAD!

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan

 

Morgan: Linfield Activities Board

Here at Linfield we have a Linfield Activities Board (LAB), and they put on a TON of on campus events.

These events include:

    • Movie Nights
    • Comedians
    • Hynotists
    • CatCabs (musical concerts)
    • Wildstock
    • and many more . . .

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Wildstock is a free concert in the spring for all Linfield Students. The whole students body shows up and there is a new Tshirt design every year that the whole students body gets and wears to the concert. A lot of restaurants in McMinnville come and cater the concert. There are also bouncy houses, lazer tag and snow cones!

Last year, we had The Main and Outasight come and perform for us! The year before that Mackelmore came to campus. Linfield Students still don’t know who is performing this year, but LAB will announce it THIS Saturday.

Every other Saturday, LAB puts on a movie night in ICE Auditorium which is located in Melrose Hall. Ice Auditorium is a small concert hall where choir concerts, orchestra concerts, guest speakers and many more events are held.

This Saturday, they are playing the movie Frozen. After the movie, LAB will play a video that will announce who will be performing at Wildstock this year!

 

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan

Morgan: Here Comes the Sun!

LinfieldAfter drowning in rain for the past couple weeks, the sun has finally come back to us! Linfield College is a GORGEOUS campus, but it is even more beautiful when the sun is shining! And thankfully, it is supposed to continue to be sunny for the rest of this week!

It is also the fifth week of our spring semester. Woah. Where did the time go? It’s crazy to think that two weeks marks the halfway point of this semester! It even crazier to think that after this semester, I will be a junior in college! It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm room.

College flies by! Make sure to enjoy every minute of it! Because these years are truly some of the best years of your life!

I want to share a Youtube video with you! This is a video that some classmates made for our broadcasting class! It shows a typical day at Linfield, going from class to class.

Click the link to be able to watch this video :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–se60ZwooM

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan