Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wildcats prepare for tough competition

As the fall season begins for the Wildcats, the athletic program seems to be heading in the right direction with their preparation for upcoming games.
The preseason rankings for the football team is set for them gain another conference title and placing fifth overall in the division. Women’s soccer is ranked to be competing for the title as well against the Puget Sound Loggers. The volleyball team is predicted to get fifth in the league right behind Lewis & Clark. Men’s soccer is ranked seventh, with new leadership of Linfield alumni Chuck Bechtol.
The football team has been practicing out on the field and attending meetings daily in order to prepare for their first game against Menlo on Sept 1. The Wildcats are scheduled to play Cal Lutheran on Sept 15, which was one of the closest games of the last season with a score of 30-27.
After a tough loss to the Loggers in the final season game, the women’s soccer team has been working hard to prepare for another successful season. Junior Em Fellows is returning to the field this year after sitting out last year due to a bone bruise on her knee.

“She is a big contributor scoring wise, but also she’s a really great leadership presence on the field and works hard,” sophomore Emily Ing said. “It’s awesome having her back.”

They have gained three new coaches, including someone to assist with specifically the goalies. Their preseason is scheduled against some tough competitors, starting with Cal Lutheran on Aug 31.

Men’s soccer has been working hard to improve from previous seasons. Bechtol has had a good deal of experience with coaching and is set to make the program better as time goes on. This year’s team has eight seniors, including leading scorer Xavier Reed.

The volleyball team is set to come back strong after a building season last year that had seven freshmen on the court. With only three seniors graduated, the team has a solid foundation of returners to lead them to a successful season. Sophomore Kailana Ritte-Camara is one of the team’s top offensive players and is set to make a strong appearance in this season’s matches.

The cross country team started off their practices with early morning runs each day. As a team, they bonded through movie nights and other activities. Both men’s and women’s teams are expected to have another successful season after the women finishing fifth at the NCAA West Regional and the men placing seventh. Juniors Joe Gladow and Mimi Seeley are some this year’s stand out runners.

Overall, the Wildcats are ready to take on the season with full force and aim to improve their programs as the season progresses.

 Ivanna Tucker/Sports Editor

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Linfield alum soothes freshmen (with vocals)

Students and families gathered in the Oak Grove on Aug 23 at 7:30pm for the Cat Cab All Star performance. Linfield alumni Jesse Goergen returned for this special performance and brought up to the stage a few special guests to help throughout the concert.
The mezzo-soprano has performed at numerous Cat Cabs while attending Linfield and also opened for Macklemore this past May at Wildstock.
Goergen performed covers of popular songs such as the popular song “Mercy” by Duffy and Adele hit “Someone Like You.” She gave it her own spin by mixing it with the hook of “Wild One” by Flo Rida.
During the performance, Goergen also included some of her original songs including her popular song “Miss You,” which she wrote when she and senior Evan O’Kelly first came together.
“It’s always interesting what ending I do because I do it differently every time,” Goergen said to the audience after belting out the last line.
O’Kelly and alumni Jeremy Moll played guitar in the background. Moll performed “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown with Goergen. Senior Nic Miles joined the group on stage to play the summer hit “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Goergen closed the show with the song “Wagon Wheel” by Jack Ruby Presents, a group of Linfield alum.
Cat Cabs are held every Thursday in the Fred Meyer Lounge and are sponsored by the Linfield Activities Board. The musical entertainment chair Evan O’Kelly helps choose performances from students and outside performers.

Ivanna Tucker/Sports Editor



John Hopkins professor discusses biomedical ethics

Students and parents questioned the ethics of human tissue donations with help from a biomedical ethics professor from John Hopkins University. Ruth Faden, the speaker for this year’s Opening Convocation in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium, based her lecture on the required reading for Colloquium.

Faden began by telling the story of Henrietta lacks. Incoming students were required to read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The books tells the story of Lacks, a poor black woman with five children in the ’50s. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer and treated at John Hopkins Hospital, one of the only hospitals willing to treat African American people at the time.

Without her consent or knowledge, doctors took tissue samples from Lacks and created an immortal cell line. lacks had special cells that were removed not for care, but for research. Doctors and researches used her cells to develop the polio vaccine that later saved many lives.

Lacks never gave consent for the removal of her tissues and calls. She never even knew about the researchers’ achievements or the sale of her cells.

Lacks’ identity was made public in 1971. The family never received any compensation and lacks died without knowing about her contribution to science.

Faden outlined the ethical issues surrounding this story and others like Lacks.

Should doctors get consent for all possible future uses o samples, even if they aren’t predictable?

SHould patients be compensated if the scientist profit? What and when should patients be told about the research findings from tissue samples?

Faden also brought questions of social justice to light.

The Lacks family could not afford to see doctors, even though their mother’s tissue gave researchers so much success. Their quality of life continued to suffer despite their mother’s legacy.

If the family had received compensation, would there sill be ethical questions?

What if the family was white and had access to health insurance? Would the situation have turned out differently?

Faden said yes, ethical questions still stand. She said there needs to be a better model for the donation of biomedical samples. The samples benefit all human kind.

Faden is the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics at John Hopkins University. She has written numerous articles and books about biomedical ethics, moral philosophy and health policies. She is also a member of the Institute of Medicine.

Kelsey Sutton/Managing Editor

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TLR looks forward to a new school year

Although summer is drawing to a close, and classes are in full swing, The Linfield Review has a lot to be excited about this year.

last school year, members of the mass communication department were busy readying a student media convergence room for all campus media organizations to use.

The room was finally completed this summer and can be found int he basement of Renshaw.

Now, the Linfield Review, KSLC, Wildcat Productions and CAMAS have a work area of our own to produce materials for the Linfield community. The room was made possible through a generous donation from the grandmother of a previous Review editor.

The Review’s goal for the room is to promote collaboration between all student media groups and offer the opportunity for student to express their creativity whenever they please.

However, in order to use the room, you must be a staff member of one of the organizations.

But don’t fret. If you are interested in becoming involved with The Linfield Review, there are positions still available.

The review is seeking a copy editor, online editor and illustrator at this time. Previous experience at a newspaper is not required.

For more information about open staff positions, please visit, and look under the ‘Jobs’ tab.

Applications, along with work samples or a resume are due noon Friday Sept. 7 to Renshaw 102B. They can be slipped under the door or left in the drop box next to it.

For those simply wanting to keep up on happenings around campus, look for the Review at popular spots, such as Renshaw, Dillin, Riley, the post office and more.

We publish every Monday afternoon throughout the year, expect during breaks and January Term.

For more information about the Review, feel free to email me at

Jessica Prokop/Editor-in-Chief