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Gregory Ewer and Adam LaMotte of “3 Leg Torso” break loose of their classical musician poses in the energy of the second half of their show. The musical group, “45th Parallel,” combined with “3 Leg Torso” for a concert on Feb. 21. The first half of their concert was “Sextet in C
Major, Op. 37” by Ernó Dohnány. As a general rule, songs written in the key of C major are happy. This song is an exception, said Gregory Ewer. The song was chosen for its harmonic ambiguity. Ewer is the artistic
director for “3 Leg Torso.” The second half of the show featured
adaptations of upbeat, poppy, fast paced songs.
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The archive department is creating a snapshot in Linfield history with the first ever time capsule made up of objects that the student body thinks defined this year.
Starting Feb. 24 the two time capsules will be at the circulation desk in the library until the “Happy Birthday Linfield” celebration on Feb. 27. During this time students are encouraged to donate anything into the boxes that they think symbolizes this year.
Students can put an actual item in the time capsule or even just a picture of it. There are no limitations to what the students or staff can put in to it.
“We have no idea what to expect,” Director of Resource Sharing Rich Schmidt said. “We are all really enthusiastic about this. We hope that the students will take ownership of it.”
After the time capsules are stored into the archive anyone can look at them to see a snapshot in time.
The archives department is looking forward to this being annual event that students will build as the tradition goes on.
“The idea of an Archive is sometime confused and mysterious to people,” Schmidt said.
“This is a nice way to tell people what an archive is for. They don’t really have an age, not everything is just gathering dust. Linfield students can create their own history.”
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The voices of the Linfield Concert Choir resonated with high school choir
students on Feb. 19 in Ice Auditorium. Surrounding Yamhill high schools
gathered together to showcase their voices to other schools at the Linfield
College Small School Invitational. The Linfield Concert Choir started the invitational by singing the song “To Morning.”
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Laughs were all around Ice Auditorium when Sammy Obeid performed his comedy act to kick-off “Dad’s Weekend” on Feb. 22.
Obeid has previously starred on Conan, TBS and America’s Got Talent, which just goes to show his immense talent.
Obeid has a charismatic personality and made a strong connection with the audience.
He even went so far as to post a photo from his perspective onstage on his Instagram and Twitter.
“I really enjoyed Sammy’s interaction with the audience,” freshman Rachel Williams said in a text.
Obeid’s sense of humor was college student orientated. Since Obeid earned a math major at Berkley.
“Sammy was charismatic and witty, completely relating to us college kids. His jokes made me laugh so hard that my sides were sore afterwards,” freshman Sarah Becker said.
Obeid weaved perfectly timed one-liners throughout his act making the crowd helpless to his hilarity.
“Sammy was awesome. Even though there were dads in the crowd, he didn’t change what he was going to do … Kudos to Sammy,” freshman Ian Cooper said.
Obeid participated in 1000 Days of Comedy. He gave the final performance of this 1000-day stretch on Sept. 21, 2013.
Obeid is currently nominated for the Campus Act Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014’s Fastest Rising Star. Voting ends on March 1, you can find more on his Twitter and Instagram @SammyObeid.
Obeid was a huge hit to kick off “Dad’s Weekend.” Obeid cracked jokes that could make any college student, as well as, college student’s dad laugh.
By asking the audience for his thoughts and experiences on their subject of their choice, he made the audience laugh from beginning to end.
Obeid earned his well deserved round of applause.
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We’ve all heard the expression, “boys will be boys,” a saying that is often times used to reinforce and excuse the stereotypical behavior of boys.
Thomas Keith’s, “The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men,” critically examines the role media plays in shaping sexism in a male dominated society.
Keith narrates and lays out “bro-culture” using four steps seen in contemporary media that perpetuates a constructive male masculinity.
The film opens by showing a reel of different media that embody sexism.
The variety of obscene clips including, “Rebel without a Cause,” to present-day music videos and advertisements, have one thing in common: sexism.
“When I was young, I never thought about it as being anything other than normal. You know, women were here for our sexual enjoyment. Almost every guy I knew thought like that. And really has anything changed today?” Keith says of his experience growing up in bro-culture.
“The Bro Code” breaks down masculinized movie characters that play the womanizer. These are the rich, charming and powerful characters that women want and men want to be.
Characters such as Tony Stark and James Bond, who hold power and privilege but must of all, a sense of entitlement.
“Rule one of the bro code is to build men who feel the need to control and dominate women. Do you know anyone like this?” The film calls to the viewers to question our own sexism and the sexist acts of masculinity all around us.
“The film game me a different perspective… it makes me look at things differently,” sophomore Achmat Jappie said after seeing the film.
“The Bro Code” examines the porn industry and adult films that exemplifies degrading and abusive acts towards women called Gonzo pornography.
Keith argues that porn defines men’s views of women due to the young age that boys are introduced to pornography.
Hence, step two of the bro code is: immerse men in porn.
In addition to pornography, some of the behaviors of college fraternities, rape jokes and “masculinity cops” all encompass sexist acts in men.
Whether in the shape of themed college parties that sexualize women or television shows that marginalize certain groups and degrade women femininity, all of these cultures shape gender norms in men and female.
“The Bro Code” is a very eye opening film that challenges the audience to question their conceptions of masculinity in oppose to reinforcing these gender stereotypes.
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