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Pot policy: Marijuana and Measure 74

The 2010 Oregon Voter’s Pamphlet features a measure centered on medical marijuana. Surprisingly, the majority of the debate included in the pamphlet supports the issue.
The Oregon Regulated Medical Marijuana Supply System Act, Measure 74, also referred to as Initiative 28, proposes licensing guidelines that would extend to dispensaries and producers to be included in a regulated supply system of medical marijuana.
The measure aims to create nonprofit clinics for patients with doctor prescriptions, so they can have access to medical marijuana in a pharmacy-style setting.
Under the measure, licensed at-home growth would be allowed and privately owned, nonprofit dispensaries and producers could possess 24 plants and 96 ounces of marijuana and would not be subject to most marijuana criminal statutes.
Measure 74 also suggests an assistance program for cardholders with lower income among other provisions, such as state-funded marijuana safety research.
The medical community is becoming the dominant segment of supporters. The voter’s pamphlet includes 11 favorable arguments, to which 10 doctors, three nurses and one physician contributed, and two unfavorable arguments.
Twelve years ago, Oregon voters approved Measure 67, a medical marijuana law that permitted medical marijuana cardholders to grow and possess medical marijuana with a doctor’s prescription and registration from the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, OMMP.
Current law allows an individual to fulfill specific criteria and become a registered medical marijuana grower. It also places restrictions on them. A grower may not be in possession of more than six marijuana plants and of 24 ounces of marijuana to distribute to cardholding clients. A grower’s clientele is not to exceed four cardholders.
The current law doesn’t allow for a distribution system, but Measure 74 does.
As it stands, criminal charges are being brought against ailing people who require medical marijuana, since they are forced to grow it or support the black market because there isn’t a functional and responsible method of medical marijuana distribution in place.
Even defense lawyers support the measure. On Oct. 4, The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association endorsed the measure. The group said it recognizes a pressing need to codify medical marijuana laws and provide specifics.
Measure 74 is paramount to reducing ambiguities and making medical marijuana more accessible.
The OCDLA isn’t the only group that lends its support for Measure 74. The Democratic Party of Oregon is on board, too. The Citizens Initiative Review Panel, an independent group of randomly chosen Oregon voters, endorsed the measure in September.
Despite the number of groups backing the measure, there are opposing opinions. The problem lies with the recreational drug’s illegality for some people, and free availability for others. Also, the measure could potentially undermine drug law enforcement for noncardholders.
How does the measure stack up in the public arena?\Assistant professor of philosophy Kaarina Beam said that although she isn’t familiar with every detail of the measure, it could be a part of a broader conversation about drugs.
“I also think we should be open to discussing what the research tells us about what marijuana does and does not do for and to people,” she said. “And until we have those serious conversations, I don’t think this should be a forgone conclusion either way.
Marijuana was outlawed in the ’30s, junior William Bailey said. Since then, society has ignored its medical and economic benefits.
“I think it should be legalized because any one of its uses would be enough of an asset to justify its role in America,” he said. “It’s taxable and can be used as paper, medicine and fabric. All the people who don’t want it legalized can still choose not to take part in it.”
The success or failure of Measure 74 will be determined by Oregon voters in November.

by Septembre Russell/Copy chief
Septembre Russell can be reached at linfieldreviewcopy@gmail.com

midnight munchies

Need help studying for midterms? Eat these late-night snacks for energy and foucus. Snacks are a necessity for the occassional all-night. Take care of your brain and stomach: Find a “snack mate” and hit the books!

Here are some tips:
It’s normal for us to feel hungry late at night, so don’t be too worried about calories when you have to spend a long night studying.
For snack choices, the key is what you eat not when you eat it.
Don’t eat fatty foods — they will make you sleepy.
Get up and walk around after you eat snacks.

Barbecue-flavored chips & soda
Tasty index: *****
Health index: *
Calories: 140 (1 oz) + 100 (1 cup) = 240
Classic-flavored chips with soda are for either a
movie night or study night. Like coffee and tea, icy soda can keep you awake. Try a Max Pepsi if you are concerned about calories.

Banana & vanilla ice cream
Tasty index: *****
Health index: **
Calories: 200 + 125 (.5 cup) = 325
A suggestion from a Korean exchange student: peel a banana, spoon ice cream onto the banana and add some chocolate chips. You can try it in Dillin Hall first with the ice cream machine.

Apple & peanut butter
Tasty index: ****
Health index: ***
Calories: 65 + 150
(1 tbsp) = 215
Peel an apple, cut it into pieces and spread on as much peanut
butter as you want.
Canned soup & saltine crackers
Tasty index: ****
Health index: ***
Calories: 100 + 250 (1 cup) = 350
This is the best option for filling an empty stomach.

Baked sweet potato & cinnamon sugar
Tasty index: **
Health index: ****
Calories: 180 (about 10 oz) + 100 = 280
Here, you have a chance to use your hall oven.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, bake entire sweet potato for an hour (depending on potato size), slice potato down the center and add cinnamon and
Despite their high caloric content, plain baked sweet potatoes still tastes great.

Breakfast cereal & milk
Tasty index: **
Health index: *****
Calories: 120 (1 cup) + 130 (1 cup of 2% milk) = 250
This is the simplest way to munch for those who don’t want to go shopping for late night snacks.

Fresh strawberries & milk
Tasty index: ***
Health index: *****
Calories: 50 (1 cup) + 130 (1 cup of 2% milk) = 180
Here is another great pair with milk: fresh
strawberries. Sprinkle in a little sugar if you have sweet tooth.

compiled by Jaffy Xiao/Features editor
Jaffy Xiao can be reached at linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com.

Soup up the season

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 leeks
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Curry powder

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

4-6 tomatoes
2 carrots
1 parsnip
Half an onion, chopped
Ground black pepper
Chicken stock
Worcestershire sauce
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 linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com.

unearthed verse

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:

liner notes
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
Odyssean wanderings,
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
former lovers
we abandon
will forgive us,
will forget us.
time, ticking away
will take us to tomorrow.

cloud Gazing
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
smoky curls.
Curious, I reach aloft and pluck
those soft, airy cambers
that bloom
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.

real Estate
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.

Giving back in Mac

The 2010 Alternative Spring Break Team served in Tacoma, Wash., with the Tacoma Area Habitat for Humanity. Photo courtesy of Lizzie Martinez

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.

Linfield students volunteer in a community garden. Photo courtesy of Lizzie Martinez

“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.

SMART Program

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
Jessica Prokop can be reached at linfieldreviewculture@gmail.com.