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Take the time to enjoy college life

All around me friends and family are making the biggest choices of their lives.

They are getting married, having kids, buying a new home or getting an amazing job.

Then all at once it’s like everyone looks at me and asks, “So what big thing are happening to you?”

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Which, by the way, I’m completely fine with.

Whatever happened to just going through college to make memories and learn new things?

Everyone at Linfield is here to make their life better in the long run.

We pull all nighters studying hoping that this will lead to good job, a good home and a good size bank account.

However, we seemed to be stuck on that end objective..

One of the major things that the college experience is sup-posed to teach us is how to balance things.

Balancing could include learning how many activities you can handle, and what kind of schedule allows you to have fun and be successful in college.

Not only are people too caught up in their school work to smell the hypothetical roses, but now more than ever before people are speeding up their relationships.

Students are looking at everyone they meet as a possible connection for the future.

Which is in no way a bad thing, but whatever happened to talking to people, because you want to get to know them?

When a speaker in your major comes to campus you want to make that connection for the future, but maybe you should just try to talk to them.

Also people are speeding through their romantic lives as well.

There use to be a big trend over the last couple of years where people would wait to get married until at least their senior year, but it seems that has become out dated.

People that are determined to find love are getting anyone to put a ring on their finger in just the first couple years of college.

Sure it’s a wonderful step to take, but many people should wait awhile before taking it and enjoy just dating.

People who don’t have a special someone are just as bad it seems.

They are practically begging people to date them. I have a single friends almost everyday telling me how much they wish they were dating someone and in a long-term relationship.

There is such a thing as being happy and single.

People don’t need to skip ahead to marriage and having kids.

There are so many thing that you can do when you aren’t in a committed relationship that single people need to do.

Enjoy your time being single, because most likely you won’t be single for too much longer.

More than anything, people just need to relax and enjoy their college years.

They will be over before we know it and then we will be in the real world.

Stephanie Hofmann

Sports editor

Stephanie Hofmann can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com

Linfield celebrates its long, successful history

Celebrating a birthday is something that only happens once a year. There will be a party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 in Fred Meyer Lounge to celebrate Linfield’s 156th birthday.

At Linfield College, the community takes pride in its school and the college’s motto, “The Power of a Small College.”

The Linfield community prides itself on being passionate about the college’s culture and it’s history. Getting students to become involved in campus life is a vital part of what makes the college’s small atmosphere impactful for its students.

There will be over five participating clubs and plenty of activities to choose from. Among these activities will be Linfield trivia games, a raffle with great prizes, a performance by rapper Cal Hal, and photos with the wildcat.

In honor of Linfield’s rich history there will be archives and artifacts on display and students are encouraged to bring pictures or memorabilia to contribute to the time capsule for 2013.

Pioneer Hall was the entirety of Linfield when the college first opened and currently houses the history and psychology departments along with an all women’s dorm.

The college has seen many changes since it was established in 1858, but has continued to promote the higher education of its students.

“The event Happy Birthday Linfield gives students a great opportunity to learn about the college’s history while enjoying cake, prizes, and music,” sophomore Katie DeVore said. For more information on this event, contact Student Alumni Association representative, DeVore at alumni@linfield.edu.

The Student Alumni Association is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of Linfield’s philanthropy and the effect it has on every Linfield student’s education and experience at Linfield.

There were over 300 students in attendance last year.

“It is important for students to see and recognize the importance giving back to Linfield has on the student experience. This shows students that without gifts to the college Linfield would not have as rich of a history.” 

Heather Brooks / Staff writer  and  Jon Williams / Opinion editor

Heather Brooks can be reached at linfieldreviewnews@gmail.com

Jon Williams can be reached at linfieldreviewopinion@gmail.com

 

Small college prepares recent grads for the big leagues

Daniel Hellinger, 2013 Linfield graduate, interns with the Seattle Mariners baseball organization. At Linfield, Hellinger majored in mass communication.

“Currently, my job title is community relations intern/coordinator,” Hellinger said.

“I deal with player appearances, working with charities around the Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska and Montana, donation fulfillments, and assisting the community relations managers with auctions aiding a wide range of charities the Seattle Mariners work alongside,” Hellinger said.

Hellinger applied for the internship twice, but they refused him because he was still in college.

Studying at Linfield, also kept him far from the team he wanted to work with, but he had the job in mind for a long time. Once he had graduated, they offered him the position.

The internship has given Hellinger a lot of experience, but he still plans to gain more experience from other companies in the Seattle area and then go beyond.

“I have had internships and jobs in sales, marketing and public relations, and now community relations,” Hellinger said.

“With this wide arrange of internships and jobs under my belt, I plan on moving to Hong Kong, where I studied abroad, and start a career while traveling,” Hellinger said.

Jonathan Bosch, 2013 Linfield graduate, works in the NBA field as an account manager in the sponsorship department for the Utah Jazz.

“I write up contracts and assist in the execution process of contractual elements, main contact for Sponsorship tickets, game day duties, execute champion partner benefits and assist all account executives, senior vice president and vice president in a variety of settings,” Bosch said.

Bosch grew up in the Netherlands. He came to study at Linfield and worked as hard as possible to reach the point where he is now. He is not sure why the Utah Jazz hired an international student, but he’s glad they did.

“I spent countless hours on Linkedin, writing handwritten cards and visiting career fairs and NBA executives,” Bosch said. “One day, I had the opportunity to fly out to the Utah Jazz. It was truly a dream come true when they offered me the position.”

In the future, Bosch hopes to go deeper into the NBA field.

“My goal in the next three to six years is to be a mid-senior leader in the NBA and eventually become a general manager for an NBA team in Europe,” Bosch said. “Many people might find this unrealistic, but in this field, you need to have some ‘balls,’ more importantly you need to be willing to go above and beyond to accomplish your dreams.”

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The internship has given Hellinger a lot of experience, but he still plans to gain more experience from other companies in the Seattle area and then go beyond.

“I have had internships and jobs in sales, marketing and public relations, and now community relations,” Hellinger said.

“With this wide arrange of internships and jobs under my belt, I plan on moving to Hong Kong, where I studied abroad, and start a career while traveling,” Hellinger said.

Jonathan Bosch, 2013 Linfield graduate, works in the NBA field as an account manager in the sponsorship department for the Utah Jazz.

“I write up contracts and assist in the execution process of contractual elements, main contact for Sponsorship tickets, game day duties, execute champion partner benefits and assist all account executives, senior vice president and vice president in a variety of settings,” Bosch said.

Bosch grew up in the Netherlands. He came to study at Linfield and worked as hard as possible to reach the point where he is now. He is not sure why the Utah Jazz hired an international student, but he’s glad they did.

“I spent countless hours on Linkedin, writing handwritten cards and visiting career fairs and NBA executives,” Bosch said. “One day, I had the opportunity to fly out to the Utah Jazz. It was truly a dream come true when they offered me the position.”

In the future, Bosch hopes to go deeper into the NBA field.

“My goal in the next three to six years is to be a mid-senior leader in the NBA and eventually become a general manager for an NBA team in Europe,” Bosch said. “Many people might find this unrealistic, but in this field, you need to have some ‘balls,’ more importantly you need to be willing to go above and beyond to accomplish your dreams.”

Gilberto Galvez/Features editor

Gilberto Galvez can be reached at linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com

The pros, cons of dating in a small college

It is the peak of your sexual prime; you are finally in the college environment. You have a fresh start and you are available, this could be a positive and a negative aspect depending on your situational standpoint.

Pros:

With less people enrolled at a private college, you get to know people much more personally. Meeting multiple people at the same time can become intimidating when you are in a massive group of other students.

By going to a small school, the likelihood of getting the attention on yourself is ideal for getting that special someone to notice you from across the room.

It is also likely that people you know may have a connection to this person. Networking through friends on a small campus is easy and quick. Sure, you could Facebook stalk them, but nothing competes to getting information on your love interest through an actual person.

Now that you are finally one-on-one with this potential mate, you can get a better understanding of them as a person.

This could be your possible soul mate, most people meet their lifelong lovers in college, the importance of having compatibility with this other person is vital.

Living on an enclosed campus makes visiting this person simple. Plans can be made to meet up for Starbucks in between classes or you can visit each other’s dorm rooms.

Just make sure you hang something off the doorknob to let your roommate know that you are both bonding.

Cons:

Let’s say you went to a fraternity party over the weekend and you were not exactly your sober self.

If you do not want to remember what went down with someone, then this is where these interpersonal connections can turn its back on you.

Gossip is a given when everyone knows each other. The talk could harm, or if you are lucky, better your reputation. Your name and actions may always be associated with the other person’s. If you mess up, everyone will know all of the details of how it went down.

With this tight-knit community, it is hard to escape seeing the other person around. Sure, you can pretend to be on your phone while they walk by, but that will not stop the fact that seeing your ex is unavoidable.

Living in dorms, you tend to always run into the person before you are presentable for public viewing. Especially if you live in co-ed housing, or are involved in a fraternity and or sorority, temptations could be overwhelming.

It is college and a lot of people are not always ready to find their future spouses, so commitment is not always guaranteed. Getting attached is definitely unpleasant when you are not monogamous with this person, in actuality they will sleep with anything that is just as willing.

Either way, dating in college is supposed to be enjoyable as long as it is healthy and you are getting some action. It does not really matter what an article in the school newspaper says.

If you find yourself reading this article, you were probably questioning your confidence of the relationship in the first place.

In the end, it is a liberal arts school in Oregon, there is not much else to expect anything other than sexually frustrated students.

Rosa Johnson / Copy editor

and a negative aspect depending on your situational standpoint.

Pros:

With less people enrolled at a private college, you get to know people much more personally. Meeting multiple people at the same time can become intimidating when you are in a massive group of other students.

By going to a small school, the likelihood of getting the attention on yourself is ideal for getting that special someone to notice you from across the room.

It is also likely that people you know may have a connection to this person. Networking through friends on a small campus is easy and quick. Sure, you could Facebook stalk them, but nothing competes to getting information on your love interest through an actual person.

Now that you are finally one-on-one with this potential mate, you can get a better understanding of them as a person.

This could be your possible soul mate, most people meet their lifelong lovers in college, the importance of having compatibility with this other person is vital.

Living on an enclosed campus makes visiting this person simple. Plans can be made to meet up for Starbucks in between classes or you can visit each other’s dorm rooms.

Just make sure you hang something off the doorknob to let your roommate know that you are both bonding.

Cons:

Let’s say you went to a fraternity party over the weekend and you were not exactly your sober self.

If you do not want to remember what went down with someone, then this is where these interpersonal connections can turn its back on you.

Gossip is a given when everyone knows each other. The talk could harm, or if you are lucky, better your reputation. Your name and actions may always be associated with the other person’s. If you mess up, everyone will know all of the details of how it went down.

With this tight-knit community, it is hard to escape seeing the other person around. Sure, you can pretend to be on your phone while they walk by, but that will not stop the fact that seeing your ex is unavoidable.

Living in dorms, you tend to always run into the person before you are presentable for public viewing. Especially if you live in co-ed housing, or are involved in a fraternity and or sorority, temptations could be overwhelming.

It is college and a lot of people are not always ready to find their future spouses, so commitment is not always guaranteed. Getting attached is definitely unpleasant when you are not monogamous with this person, in actuality they will sleep with anything that is just as willing.

Either way, dating in college is supposed to be enjoyable as long as it is healthy and you are getting some action. It does not really matter what an article in the school newspaper says.

If you find yourself reading this article, you were probably questioning your confidence of the relationship in the first place.

In the end, it is a liberal arts school in Oregon, there is not much else to expect anything other than sexually frustrated students.

Rosa Johnson

Copy editor

Rosa Johnson can be reached at linfieldreviewcopyed@gmail.com.

 

Wildcats strike out Missionaries

Senior All-American Tim Wilson races toward second base after hitting a line drive single up the middle, scoring senior Jordan Harlow. Wilson went four for five on the day with one triple and an RBI. 
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer
Senior All-American Tim Wilson races toward second base after hitting a line drive single up the middle, scoring senior Jordan Harlow. Wilson went four for five on the day with one triple and an RBI.  Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Senior All-American Tim Wilson races toward second base after hitting a line drive single up the middle, scoring senior Jordan Harlow. Wilson went four for five on the day with one triple and an RBI.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

The Linfield baseball team swept a three-game series against Whitman College on March 16 and 17, winning 13-1, 3-1 and 7-2.

Juniors Kramer Lindell and Tim Wilson raked at the dish all weekend. Lindell went 7-10 with three walks, six runs scored and one RBI, while Wilson finished 7-11 with two walks, two runs scored, three RBI and two triples. Lindell also added two stolen bases. Both Lindell and Wilson had four hits on Sunday to end their weekends.

After this weekend, Lindell is hitting .459 with an OPS of 1.135. Wilson is not far behind, hitting .403 with an OPS of 1.066.

When asked about his success at the plate, Lindell said, “Our lineup is solid from one to nine and that forces pitchers to go right after you. Staying patient and attacking your pitch has been the formula this year.”

The team effort was evident in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader. Linfield lambasted Whitman’s pitching, highlighted by a seven-run fifth inning where Linfield sent 12 men to the plate. All seven runs in the fifth inning were scored with two outs. Wilson was 3-3, sophomore Corey VanDomelen reached base three times and scored two runs, and junior Jake Wylie smashed three hits—two of them doubles—and knocked in four RBI.

With the game out of hand after six innings—Linfield led 11-0—starting pitcher junior Chris Haddeland (4-1, 0.97 ERA) was pulled after an efficient six innings. He threw 70 pitches, struck out three and allowed just three hits and one walk.

Game two of the doubleheader was a pitcher’s duel between Whitman’s Spencer Hobson and sophomore Aaron Thomassen. Hobson lasted 6 2/3 innings and gave up just one run, despite giving up three hits and six walks.
Thomassen went seven innings, gave up three hits and three walks and just one run. The difference in the game was made by senior third baseman Jordan Harlow. Sophomore Kameron Bates and Wylie on second and third base for Linfield, Harlow drove both men in on a two out two-run single to right field.

“That’s definitely a situation that every athlete waits for…I was really excited. Any time that you are put in a spot to help your team win, it’s a lot of fun,” said Harlow, “it was my turn to pick [my teammates] up. I got a good pitch to hit and put a good swing on it.”

With the lead in hand, Huckins picked up the victory for Linfield—his first of the season. He fired two innings in relief of Thomassen, giving up one hit and striking out one.

The game on Sunday was tied at two before a four-run sixth inning gave Linfield the lead for good.

The sixth inning outburst was started with a walk by senior Michael Hopp, a bunt single from Wilson and a walk from Wylie.

Lindell scored Hopp with an infield single, and then junior Nick Fisher delivered the key blow: a bases-clearing triple to right center field. The triple was part of a three-hit day for Fisher.

Lindell and Wilson both had four hits on the day to end their weekends.

Sophomore pitcher Joe Stevick picked up his first victory of the season in relief of starting pitcher junior Zach Brandon. Stevick went 2 1/3 innings and struck out one.

With the victories, Linfield improved its record to 15-3, 8-1 NWC.

The team will travel to Spokane next weekend to play the Whitworth Pirates (9-8-1, 4-2 NWC). Whitworth’s record is misleading—it was picked to win the NWC by the coaches.

“We believe we are better than anyone we will play this year. We believe in ourselves and we play very well in these big games,” Lindell said.

Tyler Bradley/Sports Columnist

Tyler Bradley can be reached at

linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.