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With autumns arrival, we take off our sunglasses and don our raincoats and shiny rain boots; we make warm soups and welcome good friends. With these soup recipes, you can spend 20 minutes making a healthy lunch or take a Saturday afternoon to have an exotic dinner from Eastern Asia. Try your hand at being a gourmet chef or just feed your roommates during a long night of studying.
Phó (Vietnamese beef & rice-noodle soup)
4 quarts beef broth
1 large onion, sliced into rings
6 slices fresh ginger root
1 lemon grass
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 pound sirloin tip, cut into thin slices
1/2 pound bean sprouts
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
3 fresh jalapeño peppers, sliced into rings
2 limes, cut into wedges
2 8-ounce packages dried rice noodles
1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1. In a large soup pot, combine broth, onion, ginger, lemon grass, cinnamon and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 1 hour.
2. Arrange bean sprouts, mint, basil and cilantro on a platter with chilis and lime.
3. Soak the noodles in hot water and cover for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain. Place equal portions of noodles into 6 large soup bowls, and place raw beef on top. Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef. Pass platter with garnishes and sauces and enjoy.
—Based ona a recipe from www.allrecipes.com
Bacon & leek soup with a twist
1 packet of bacon bits
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1. Chop leeks up into chunks, as small or as large as preferred.
2. Fry bacon bits and chopped leeks together. Meanwhile, measure as much as water as desired for soup base, then place water into a stockpan, and bring it to boil.
3. Once bacon is ready, pour the boiling water into a pot and add bacon bits, chopped leeks and chicken bouillon cubes.
Tip: Crumble cubes in your hand before you throw them in.
4. Stir the soup a bit and put the lid on. Let boil. Stir occasionally.
5. Sprinkle in some curry powder once it’s boiling, or add it to your bowl once it’s out of the pot. Stir. Enjoy.
—Based on a recipe from www.studentrecipes.com
Tex-Mex tortilla soup
2 light or fat-free flour tortillas, halved and cut into 1/4 inch strips
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
12 tomatillos, husked and chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chile powder
3 fresh green Anaheim chiles, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup cooked chicken breast, skinned and shredded
1 ounce lowfat cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
Vegetable oil or cooking spray
1. Combine chicken broth, tomatillos, garlic cloves, onion, chili powder and Anaheim chiles in a large saucepan and
simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
2. Puree soup mixture in a food processor or blender. Return it to the saucepan and add tomatoes, parsley and chicken. Simmer for 15 minutes, and season to taste.
3. Place tortilla strips on an ungreased baking pan, and spray lightly with vegetable spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
4. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with tortilla strips and cheese. Serve immediately with poppy seed cheese chips, if desired.
—Based on a recipe from www.mexgrocer.com
Thai pumpkin soup
1/4 cup of red curry paste
2 17-ounce cans pumpkin soup
2 13-ounce cans coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock
Barbecued chicken breast, shredded
1. Heat curry paste in a medium saucepan until fragrant.
2. Add pumpkin soup, coconut milk and stock to the curry paste. Stir, and bring to a boil until slightly thickened.
3. Stir in shredded, barbecued chicken before serving.
—Based on a recipe from www.studentrecipes.com
Yummy homemade “tommy” soup
Half an onion, chopped
Ground black pepper
1 tube tomato puree
Fresh basil, chopped
1. Chop onion, and peel and chop the carrots and parsnip.
2. Peel the tomatoes.
Tip: The easiest way to do this is to pour boiling water over the tomatoes and let them sit for 5
minutes. Then drain off the water, and pour cold water over them. Nick the tomato with a knife, and the skin peels right off.
3. After tomatoes have been peeled, chop them in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
4. Add some butter to a frying pan and lightly fry the onions, carrots and parsnip until onions turn slightly brown and everything has slightly softened.
5. Add chicken stock and to stockpot and boil gently.
6. Add carrots, parsnips, onions and tomatoes to the pot. Put in a large squeeze of tomato puree (about half a tube), a few pinches of salt and as much Worcestershire sauce, paprika and black pepper as desired.
7. Chop a few basil leaves, and add them to the pot.
8. Let simmer lightly for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Tip: Cover and stir every 10 minutes or so to make sure nothing burns or sticks to the pot.
9. Cool, and whisk using a hand blender or normal blender. If you prefer chunky soup, serve as is.
—Based on a recipe from www.studentrecipes.com
compiled by Jaffy Xiao/Features editor
Jaffy Xiao can be reached at email@example.com.
Fall arrives on campus as acorns litter Linfield’s sidewalks and leaves blanket the ground. The season calls for a warm cup of chai or spiced cider. It puts us at the Review in the mood to snuggle up with our steaming mugs and read a good poem. We dug up the work of a few of Linfield’s well-versed poets to put you into an autumn state of mind, too. So grab your mug and your softest blanket, and cozy up to these poems:
By Jordan Jacobo, senior
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
— T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
oh, but we’ve had enough of these
we’ve heard enough of Aegean’s
constant, hushed sound,
we’ve wept enough for innocence,
for the facade that’s been
peeled away, faded, tattered,
the stale yellow wallpaper of
a forgotten, forlorn aesthetic
and you—you tell us to have hope,
you want us to look forward
without fear, to stare out
at ocean waves on clear,
moonlit nights and not
be sad for the things
that have slipped away
silently and surely.
we’re resolute in this view
of the ever-changing,
windswept, maddened world,
where no man (or woman)
can discover any unknown lands.
all the treasures we hold are known
and the thoughts we have are built
upon the mouldering foundations
of ragged generations, for
the air here is musty,
there is chaos in the mind,
as the squalid people sit with
cups of coffee and newspapers
that go unread, echoing the calls
for lost truths that will
never return to us.
—let us go then,
leave this place
and not look back,
for the friends and
will forgive us,
will forget us.
time, ticking away
will take us to tomorrow.
By Sammi Mack, senior
Meadow flowers fragment
and float downwind
scattered dust, leaving wishes
like ashes, gently
Skyward, popcorn kernels burst
to life, caught by rays
that slant and bend
round bulbous curves, melting
butter yellow across smooth
Curious, I reach aloft and pluck
those soft, airy cambers
brilliant in their blue bowl—
while sweet summer sunshine
melts like light
on my tongue.
By Lauren Funtanilla, senior
Evening lights the pier as people
retire to husbands and to wives
leaving the woodened walkway vacant
except for you. You, wihose shadow lurks
amid the city’s silhouette reflected
in the bay’s drowsy, rocking blue.
Strangers. Seekers of solace. Stepping
lightly together and without words,
our silence pulls us close
and holds Time’s hands still.
Our bodies immobile by an invisible sail
folded, tucked and tightened
’round like the sea’s breeze. I breathe
wisps of rain, waiting for the morrow
carried in the undercurrents
of an organic moment. Heartbeats
pulsing in harmony, in and out,
matching the rhythm of the tide
a moon-tide lullaby like echoing quartz
weathering at the bottom of the sea.
Your eyes lock to mine, unlocking my lies.
And I haven’t the courage to not
blink. Releasing me from you,
saved from becoming indivisible
like water. The self left whole
as my feet, instructed by the mind,
carry me away.
By Stephen Dennis, senior
We have only so much
space inside our heads.
Facts slide around like butter
on a hot plate, effortlessly moving
to the periphery of memory in
order to accommodate the push
created by an order for a tall,
non-fat, double soy, vanilla latte or
your mother’s birthday.
My Bible stories are hazy and I don’t
remember the generals of Gettysburg,
but I can recite Collins’ Aristotle by
memory and I know she turns
fifty-seven on February 23rd.
Eventually Collins will glide to a corner,
making room for two or three sets of nine
digit numbers and we won’t do anything
special on the 23rd of February.
All I will remember then of now is the
dryer running at your apartment,
tumbling my socks and shorts while I sat
in your kitchen watching you make
lesson plans. That, and the giant
oak in the corner of my grandparent’s
lawn, rising like a sylvan Hiroshima
over the block.
setting the Alarm
By Lex Runciman, professor of English
Late arc of stars
and clouds in slow revolve, six hours
to fall asleep and stay asleep dreaming –
but I’ve been reading about fear,
and now spring, 1963, I’m 12,
walking from school to my Aunt’s house.
No busses after a nuclear bomb: this is practice
for walking somewhere safe in half an hour.
(If it’s not practice, my father is dead.)
The road turns and dips, all downhill.
My toes bump at the ends of my shoes.
The knuckles and bones of each hand swing.
Body and toes, and this mailbox and this mailbox,
and that broken glass and those tall grasses
and that crumpled paper will all go white,
white hot to ash, white hot to ash, white hot
to ash – it’s just a rhythm, nothing happens.
Sky to the west is clouds,
crazy tops increasing out of themselves,
flat bottoms widening and almost black.
I walk. They drift this way,
east and north. Soundless. Slow.
They just float.
Linfield College’s Community Service Center received good news this year with the awarding of 30 AmeriCorps Students in Service (SIS) member slots, which is three times more than last year, to distribute for the 2010-2011 school year.
The aim of the SIS program is to appoint college students as part-time AmeriCorps members to engage in volunteer service in an attempt to create a group of students concentrated on strengthening their own leadership skills while making positive contributions to the community.
SIS will give 30 students the opportunity to obtain an educational scholarship worth $1,132 to go toward tuition, loans, graduate school, etc., if they complete at least 300 hours of community service during the course of one year.
Students who are eligible for SIS include regular basis service volunteers, those working in community service positions through Federal Work Study, part-time or full-time student teachers and service-related academic interns as well as those completing service learning projects with nonprofit organizations.
SIS is not the only way that students can get involved with community service opportunities. For students that already have a lot going on, dedicating as little as one hour a week to one organization has an amazing impact on the community, Community Service Coordinator Jessica Wade said.
Another benefit of community service is that it can be done individually or in a group. In fact, Linfield has several clubs that dedicate time to different community service projects. Some of these clubs include Circle K, an international community service club; Global Action, which focuses on local and international poverty and hunger; and Habitat for Humanity, which collaborates with the local Habitat chapter.
The Community Service Center also has specific days of the month set up with community organiazations for students to volunteer. In addition, service days such as Global Youth Day, Taste of Service and Martin Luther King, Jr., Day are organized throughout the year for students to participate in.
“Service provides students with a good hands-on opportunity outside of the classroom with real world experience, and at the same time gives back to the community,” Wade said. “It’s mutually beneficial.”
Other ways to get involved in group community service are through membership in Greek Life and honors societies, such as Service Patriotism Understanding Sacrifice (SPURS) and Alpha Lambda Delta.
“We aren’t just focused on producing students and workers. We want them to develop civic and leadership skills to become positive contributors to the community,” Wade said.
To learn more about coming service opportunities visit www.linfield.edu/ccs/. To learn more about SIS, attend an informational session at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in Walker 203 or contact Wade in Walker 124. For a full list of SIS positions visit www.linfield.edu/ccs/community-service/.
SOLV Beach Clean Up
When: Sept. 25
Where: Oregon beaches, lakes and rivers
What: Oregon volunteers spanning from the Washington to California borders will be participating in the fall Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism Clean Up, picking up debris along the waterways. This is the program’s first clean up expansion. SOLV has a clean up every fall and spring, but this is the first time that it is moving it inland.
How to get involved: Sign up in the CIC in the Riley Student Center. Transportation to the event will be provided.
St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen
When: 3:40 to 6:15 p.m., Sept. 29 and Nov. 3
Where: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. The church is located at 822 S.W. 2nd St, McMinnville, Ore.
What: Students will serve dinner at the soup kitchen from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first and fifth Wednesdays of the month. The kitchen needs six to eight volunteers to help serve the hot meals that they prepare.
How to get involved: Visit Wade in Walker 124 or call Howie Harkema between noon and 6:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 503-472-3711. Volunteer sign up forms can be found on the church’s website: www.stbarnabasmcminnville.com/soup.htm.
Taste of Service
When: 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 18
Where: Meet in the Fred Meyer Lounge
What: An opportunity for freshmen and transfer students to fulfill their Colloquium Final Project requirement while serving the local community at the same time. Upperclassmen are welcome to
participate as well but will be used as project group leaders. No community service experience is necessary to lead a group. Service project locations include: Salvation Army Community Garden, Linfield Community Garden, Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) Regional Food Bank, YCAP Food Drive at local grocery stores and three different farms. The event runs on a schedule so students can only choose one project for the day. Breakfast will be provided.
How to get involved: Sign up at the Taste of Service website: www.linfield.edu/ccs/community-service/tasteofservice.html.
When: Times will be scheduled after the application has been approved.
Where: At Newby, Buel, Grandhaven and Columbus elementary schools.
What: Start Making a Reader Today is a program that aims to improve
elementary students’ reading skills. Volunteers will dedicate a couple of hours a week to read to a few children.
How to get involved: Visit Wade in Walker 124 and fill out the online application at www.getsmartoregon.org/. Click on the “Volunteer” tab, then “Volunteer Now.”
Grand Families of Yamhill County
When: Every second Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Newberg Chapter located at Newberg Christian Center, 2315 Villa Rd, Newberg, Ore.
What: Grand Families of Yamhill County is a chapter of the Grand Families program. It is a support group that is open to grandparents and other relatives that are raising children. It meets once a month for an information session and potluck. Volunteers watch the children in the church’s playroom, while the group meets.
How to get involved: Contact Lilly or Jim Pinneo at 503-537-0458 for more information.
Homeward Bound Pets
When: Individual volunteer times are scheduled.
Where: Located at 10605 SE Loop Rd. Dayton, Ore. Highway 18, a half mile east of the Evergreen Aviation Museum.
What: Homeward Bound Pets is a nonprofit organization that serves Yamhill County. Volunteers can participate in an array of tasks including cleaning and sanitizing, social work grooming and
interacting with the animals, or taking part as a regular basis
How to get involved: Volunteer applications are available at the Homeward Bound Pets website: www.hbpets.org/volunteer.phponline. Applications must be submitted and approved before volunteering. Orientations are regularly done and require the volunteer’s attendance.
by Jessica Prokop/Culture editor
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It was a weekend of hard hats, plastic skeletons, Ty Pennington and Deaf culture for some Linfield students, who travelled to Salem on Sept. 26 and 27 to participate in a project for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” a reality TV series that provides renovations for the less-fortunate, at Oregon School for the Deaf.
Armed with hard hats and bright blue T-shirts, a group of about 10 Linfield American Sign Language students joined nearly 1,000 local volunteers working around the clock at OSD, hustling to build a new boy’s dormitory and refurbish the school’s popular fundraiser, a haunted house called The Nightmare Factory.
“We ended up just actually using our signing abilities to help the actual work staff of [‘EMHE’] and the Deaf volunteers,” sophomore Megan Bahrt, ASL Club president, said about their Monday evening trip.
The students mostly worked interpreting ASL for workers and directing Deaf people at the reveal Monday night trip. Part of the Linfield group also witnessed the haunted house reveal, where community members bought $50 tickets to get into the house, in total raising $12,500 for the nonprofit organization Friends of OSD, according to a Sept. 14 article in the Statesman Journal, Salem’s local newspaper.
Linfield volunteers also spent Sunday and Monday mornings from midnight to 6 a.m. helping construction workers clean up, guarding entrances to the site and performing miscellaneous touch-ups.
As a matter of fact, the students drove south without knowing whether they’d be allowed in.
“So many people had tried to volunteer and then couldn’t and were turned away,” Dawn Williamson, associate director of the counseling center and a student of the ASL conversation class, said.
Williamson said they were able to volunteer because of their knowledge in ASL, which enabled them to interpret instructions for the Deaf community.
One Deaf woman that she was directing around the site actually thought Williamson was Deaf, too.
“She turns around and says, ‘Thank you. It’s so nice to see a Deaf volunteer,’ and then she turns around before I can get her attention and say, ‘No, no, no, no, no!’” Williamson said, laughing.
Junior Greg Larson arrived in Salem at midnight on Monday. Although not an ASL student, Larson was invited to volunteer by a friend in an ASL class. He said he didn’t know what to expect.
“I didn’t know how long the project had been going on, so I didn’t know if we would be digging holes for pipes or putting pillows on couches,” Larson said. “When we got there, the guy pointed to a building and said, ‘Four days ago, this was a field.’”
But volunteers and “EMHE” staff had transformed the vacant lot. The sustainable dormitory featured a solar-panel roof and was already painted and furnished. The field was landscaped with trees and other plants, and bike racks were scattered about the area. All materials for the project, which cost more than $1 million, were donated, according to a Sept. 14 article in the Statesman Journal.
Larson said he painted planters made from recycled tires and moved plastic skeletons and a car full of taxidermic animals.
A student in Elementary ASL I, freshman Angela Taylor, said she brought clothes into the dormitory and organized the closets.
“You’d walk into trailers and get stuff and there would be people passed out, just sleeping, taking these 30-minute power naps,” Taylor said.
Fred Farrior, Linfield’s adjunct professor of ASL, has a personal connection with the project. He lived in the old OSD boy’s dormitory during middle and high schools and taught at the school for 28 years.
“The dorm looked like a hospital because there was too [much] white wall to wall and no carpets,” he said in an e-mail. “[The new dorm] should affect the Deaf boys [with] feeling more comfortable and learning and studying better.”
Farrior alerted his classes of the event as a means of completing an assignment requiring students to participate in a Deaf-related event. But homework aside, he said this was an excellent experiential opportunity for students to learn about Deaf culture.
“[Students] have definitely been inspired to look further into ASL arts in the realm of music, comedy, acting and performance poetry,” Farrior said in an e-mail. “These will only serve to enrich their ASL education.”
Taylor said helping people communicate was the most significant part of the experience. She described a situation with a Deaf woman named Connie.
“She was really sweet and saying how people couldn’t understand her there, and she was happy to have us just to say where she grew up and [have] random conversation,” Taylor said.
As for Larson, he said the experience gave him a bit of hope.
“It was nice to go out and meet a whole bunch of people who I didn’t know and see that they were nice and intelligent and helpful,” Larson said. “My faith in just the general public was restored.”
Bahrt said she hopes to use the experience as a springboard to other ASL events.
“You gain from those people who aren’t your teachers,” she said.
Bahrt said she also plans to learn “The Star-Spangled Banner” in sign and have the club perform it at a football game.
All the volunteers said they are excited to visit the haunted house and watch the episode, which airs on Halloween night. Williamson said she hopes to organize a screening of the show through ASL Club.
You can also experience The Nightmare Factory on Oct. 8-9, 15-16 and 22-31. Admission is $10.
by Kelley Hungerford/Editor-in-chief
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A Linfield iconic band, Jack Ruby Presents, has built itself quite a reputation on campus, but once Spring Semester finishes, the band will depart from Linfield, leaving an unparalleled musical legacy in its wake.
The group formed when seniors Jesse Hughey, Chris Hernandez and Melissa Davaz began playing music together as freshmen. Drummer Aaron Owens, no longer a student at Linfield, joined later to complete the band’s current lineup.
For the past two years, the band has been developing and refining its sound. Its effort culminated in a three-month-long project and full length, debut album, “Over Wires and White Plains,” which was released May 15 through Alaska’s Home Skillet Records.
The album captures the band’s endeavors and perfected sound and establishes their unique genre, reflecting the diverse musical backgrounds of the members.
Owens explained that he grew out of his punk influences to play new styles with the band and learned more about music at Portland State University.
“I was a big punk rocker/ska guy. I liked to play fast,” he said. “I used to play shows, and I would be drenched in sweat after like 20 minutes, and now we can play a two-hour set and there won’t be a drop of sweat on my forehead.”
Owens’ particular style is prominent in the new album’s clean, swinging dance beats.
“I feel like I’ve really taken all that energy and condensed it into a much neater package,” he said.
The band was proud of the album, referring to it as a more accurate portrayal of how they sound compared with EPs released in the past.
“And you don’t feel bad when you’re selling it,” Owens added.
“We put out a five-track EP two years ago around this time, and we rushed through it. And then two months later, we sounded completely different than what we recorded,” Hernandez said. “[Now] we have something that we’re proud of, and we’re proud to sell to people.”
Jack Ruby Presents performed its final Cat Cab om May 20 to commemorate its time at Linfield. The show lasted more than an hour with many students singing along or dancing.
Hughey said he was humbled and often surprised to see people singing along. Davaz mentioned the band’s gratitude for its fans’ support not only of them as a band but also as people.
Freshman Alyssa Hood said she thought the show was awesome and always enjoys seeing the band perform.
“I love it when Jesse [literally] gets up on the drums; I think it’s great, and everybody just goes wild,” she said.
Many students bought CDs and praised the band after the performance, solidifying Linfield’s support for the group.
The band, although it will miss Linfield territory, is looking forward to continuing its musical pursuits, beginning with a series of concerts in the Portland area during the summer.
They leave behind a legacy, and will be missed by much of the Linfield population.
“We’re very much humbled by the group of people who have supported us for the last two years,” Hughey said. “Thank you.”
By Braden Smith/Managing editor