Monthly Archives: December 2013
The Linfield Wildcats defeated the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in the first round of the Division III
playoffs, 42-21 at home on Nov. 25.
This is the second time the ’Cats and Lutes have meet on Maxwell Field this season, when the
wildcats beat them 21-0 at the Linfield Homecoming game.
The offense shinned this game with a total of three throwing touchdowns and another two
rushing by senior quarterback Josh Yoder. Yoder had a 61.5 passing average by making 16 of
his 26 attempts to gain a total of 204 yards. Senior Josh Hill made the other touchdown for the
Wildcats, rushing 16 times to gain 68 yards.
On the receiving end, junior Charlie Poppen caught the most with six and a total of 100 yards.
Junior Evan Peterson made four receiving catches that gained 47 yards and half of the catches
became touchdowns. The ’Cats had two interceptions by Junior Mike Nardoni and senior Tyler
The defense continued to do what it does best this game by keeping the other team still. Linfield
forced the Lutes to three turnovers and sacked their quarterback three times. Senior Dominique
Forrest led the defense with eight tackles total with six unassisted and a fumble recovery.
Following Forrest is Senior Kyle Wright with 7 total tackles, three of them being unassisted.
Linfield will continue on the road to nationals with a game against Hampden-Sydney College on
Nov. 30 in Maxwell Field at Noon.
by Stephanie Hoffman/ Sports editor
Linfield College Jazz Band gave a funky performance on Nov.
20, in Ice Auditorium during their annual Jazz Night Concert.
The ensemble was led by Associate Professor of Music, Steve
Kravitz and was a combination of both Linfield students and
members of the McMinnville Community Ensemble.
The night was kicked off by Erik Morales’s ”Feelin’ the
Funk” which featured a strong brass section and an authoritative
bass line. The trumpet section towards the end of the piece used
mutes to transform the brassy sound of the trumpet to a
heightened and higher pitch, creating an interesting blend with
the rest of the ensemble. “Send in the Clowns” composed by
Stephen Sondheim followed the funky number which put the
spotlight on the saxophone section. The number also and featured
soloist Justin Waterhouse on a well-done trombone solo and a
nice tutti featuring the all of the brass section.
“In the Mellow Tone” brought the audience back to a classic
Duke Ellington swing feel. The piece featured the rhythm section
walking an evident blues scale and featured powerful dynamics
from the rest of the ensemble. “Spain” was featured next which
took the audience by storm opening with its strong dynamics and
sultry sound. The piece was especially advanced with a three
against four time, making the ensemble look to the strong rhythm
section to lead them through the piece. The piece also mirrored
a sassy flute played by freshmen Olivia Marqyadt that mirrored
the exotic Spanish feel.
“Slide Ride” provided a fun and corky feel to the
performance featuring the trombone section. Next was Lullaby
in Birdland featuring vocalist senior Gulfem Torunlar and an
impeccable rhythm section. Torunlar’s smooth alto voice in the
ballad captivated the audience with a soft piano solo featuring
senior Max Milander. Torunlar treated the audience again with a
jazz favorite “The Lady is a Tramp” by Tony Bennet. This sassy
number featured yet again the impeccable tone of Torunlar as
well as a strong swing from the rhythm section.
“88 Basie Street” written for the infamous Count Basie
Band, featured a smooth piano solo by Milander. The famous
tune was written to display the talents of the keys player and
Milander delivered, leading the band throughout the piece with
multiple piano solos.
The concert concluded on a strong note with a piece called
“Omaha” by Maynard Ferguson. The piece featured a break to
feature sophomore drummer Jeff Laws and also featured senior
bassist Sylvan Tovar and multiple solos from the sax section.
Overall the concert was a nice treat for the Linfield Campus and
community members alike.
by Camille Weber / Columnist
Students from the music theatre cabaret class performed Broadway musicals on Nov. 21.
The theme of the event was “The Lullaby of Broadway.”
“This term we have been focusing on repertoire up through the 1960s, which were known
as the ‘Golden Years’ of musical theater,” said Adjunct Professor of Music Natalie Gunn, who
directed and prepared the students in their performances for the event.
Broadway scenes and songs were performed from a variety of musicals, including
“Anything Goes,” “The Fantasticks,” “Street Scene,” “Carousel,” “The King & I,” “Showboat,”
“Guys & Dolls,” “Annie, Get Your Gun.”
The performers included Izgi Gulfem Torunlar, junior Ryan Thompson, junior Jeremy
Odden and freshman Mary Beth Jones. The students performed duets and solos to the songs. All
four of them also sang together in the beginning and end of the event.
During the final song “Anything Goes” by producer Cole Porter, both Odden and
Thompson acted out proposal to two women from the local Hillsdale Retirement Community.
One of the women, Kit Nelson, said that it was honorable to be purposed to at her age.
“Cole Porter was saying [in the song] isn’t it amazing how times have changed,” Gunn said
when describing the significance of “Anything Goes. “Isn’t it amazing how loose and crazy
people are. Now it’s 2013 and ‘Anything Goes’ means something very different.”
However, Gunn also said that through the performance the performers to the “Anything
Goes” the performers work portray the innocent spirit of the era when the song was produced in 1934.
“[The event] was lovely. I did not know what to expect at all,” said Gale Williams,
member of Hillsdale Retirement Community and 1947 Linfield alumna.
Gunn said that in May the music theatre cabaret class will be focusing modern day
repertoire from the 1970s through today’s new music.
by Mariah Gonzales / Culture Editor