Tor Parsons

Tor Parsons '24 is a well-known figure on campus. I interviewed three random LC students to gauge the public opinion on Tor.

"Who?" - A student with a really cool backpack

"I have no idea who you're talking about." - Some dude on the Pio Express

"He's cool, I guess." - Tor's roommate

Abdo Al Rayyis ’22 debuts new season of popular comedy show


Abdo Al Rayyis ’22 has always thrived in front of an audience. “In high school, I was probably the only weird kid who wanted to do presentations,” Al Rayyis said.  This enthusiasm was what led Al Rayyis, a sixteen-year-old who had recently immigrated from Iraq, to start hosting a live show focusing on Middle Eastern

Four festive haunts to visit before Halloween


Fall is in the air. The wind has a bite to it, corporations have added pumpkin and ghost emojis to their Twitter bios and your dad has inevitably begun forwarding you and all your family members that humor piece about autumn from McSweeney’s. And as the world emerges from an event far scarier than any

Remote Alaskan city offers small-town appeal


The first thing I noticed upon arriving in Whittier, Alaska were the mountains crisscrossed by waterfalls and dappled with snow, which surround the small town on three sides. The next thing I noticed were a pair of buildings. One was an abandoned hulk that looked like it could be the site of an ambush in

LC launches new major fundraising campaign


After years of planning, Lewis & Clark has launched its Exploring for the Global Good fundraising program, with a goal to raise $155 million by 2024 for improving campus programs and facilities. Exploring for the Global Good is LC’s first major fundraiser in 20 years. The program consists of marketing campaigns, grant proposals and public

Explore, hunt for treasure with geocaching


The app, Geocaching, tells me I am 75 feet away from my destination. A Washington Park hillside, covered in dense ivy and prickly blackberry vines, blocks my way. Will I have to scale it? No — this cache’s description says no bushwhacking is necessary to reach where I am headed. Sure enough, I find a

Data science, cybersecurity will debut at LC


Starting next year, Lewis & Clark will begin offering a data science minor and a concentration in cybersecurity for computer science majors.  Covering topics including computer science, statistics and the use of computers in social sciences, the data science minor will be the first new minor created at LC since the college added minors in

Overthrowing capitalism is not sole solution to structural issues


On March 27, the Student Alumni Ambassadors at Lewis & Clark held a forum, chaired by three experts in entrepreneurship, titled “To Eat the Rich or Be the Rich.” The forum aimed to teach students about “how the capitalist world works.” This unexpectedly direct language caught the eye of a number of LC students and

“Call on Jamie” allows listeners chance to chat


Every Tuesday night at 6 p.m., Jameson Murray-Hiteshew ’23 goes live on KLC radio. Her hour-long radio show is called “Call On Jamie,” and boasts the tagline, “Have you ever wanted one of your personal issues to be broadcasted on a public domain in the form of a 2007 Maroon 5 song? You’ve come to

Remembering Dixy Lee Ray, PNW political icon


Dixy Lee Ray reveled in contradictions. She had an infamous temper and ego, yet she was fiercely intellectual. She lived on a farm on a small Puget Sound island in the last decades of her life, though she was also pro-nuclear power. She was a high-ranking political leader, but her political beliefs belonged to neither

Student life debuts new recognitions


After months of planning, Lewis & Clark’s Student Life Staff Development Committee launched their Awards and Recognition program, which will give out five awards to outstanding staff members annually.  The awards are chosen by submitting nomination forms on the Student Life webpage. Students, staff and faculty can nominate staff members for three of the awards,

Performative activism is prevalent in criticism of Sia’s “Music” movie


Not long after returning home from Lewis & Clark for winter break, I found myself deluged with messages from friends and family, all on a specific subject. High school acquaintances were reaching out to me on social media for the first time in years. I got calls from numbers I did not recognize. A few

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