Allie McRaith

Campus activism ignites awareness


By ALLIE MCRAITH, JOHN ROGERS, and MEGHAN ZEA Seventeen days have passed since a series of racist and threatening messages were posted near or on Lewis & Clark College campus through the social media platform Yik Yak. The posts, originally published on Tuesday, Nov.17, ignited outrage within the LC community, resulting in an all-day protest

Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor reflect on their time spent at the Pioneer Log


By ALLIE MCRAITH and JOHN ROGERS Well, it’s been a helluva ride. As we publish our final Pioneer Log issue of the semester — and for the both of us, our final Pioneer Log issue ever — we wanted to take a moment to catch our breaths and reflect on our tenures. Nothing about the Pioneer Log has ever been straightforward. It’s reputation is

Seniors: a bucket list before you leave LC forever


Two students’ take on what needs to be done before you cross the stage for that expensive piece of paper By PIOLOG STAFF By the time most seniors enter their final semester at Lewis & Clark, they’re doing their absolute best to spend as little time as possible on campus. Long gone are the endless Bon

Students urge LC to divest from conflict minerals in tech

Madeleine Bentley

By ALLIE MCRAITH Most technology on campus, both the school’s and individual students’, contains minerals — specifically gold and/or the 3Ts (tin, tantalum and tungsten) — that armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo profit from via illegal trade. The Enough Project — a non-governmental organization based in Washington D.C. dedicated to stopping violence

ENVS Symposium adds new elements


By ALLIE MCRAITH THE FIRST symposium of the year will be the 18th annual Environmental Studies Symposium, lasting from Oct. 20- 22. This year’s symposium is titled “ENVX: Environment Across Boundaries” and offers a keynote address and exhibition from sculptor Elizabeth Demaray as well as six student-constructed thematic threads. “[The symposium’s name] highlights the type

Un-Carted territory


  Güero// 113 SE 28th Ave By Allie McRaith /// Features Editor, Russ Alton & Anya Hall /// Staff Writers If you’re staying in Portland, check out where Un-Carted Territory went this week — or don’t. We don’t care. But on the real, Guero is good and not too expensive for the portion sizes. I ordered

Un-Carted territory


  By Allie McRaith /// Features Editor, Russ Alton /// Staff Writer, and Anya Hall /// Staff Writer When it comes to gyros, I stay with what I know. And what I know is my favorite food cart back home, Demetri’s. However, making the three hour drive to Bend, OR to get my gyro fix

Un-Carted Territory


“The Brunch Box” / SW 5TH & STARK By Allie McRaith /// Features Editor,  Anya Hall & Russ Alton /// Staff Writers When you combine two of my favorite things — breakfast and burgers — and sell them all day, it’s rare I’ll be disappointed. As we approached the Brunch Box, I heard “Devil’s Dance

Un-Carted Territory


“The Grilled Cheese Grill” / located on SW Alder By Allie McRaith /// Features Editor, Anya Hall /// Staff Writer, Russ Alton /// Staff Writer The food at the Grill never fails, but the service always does. The employees are brisk, shutting the glass partition between the cart and the outside world as soon as

Best Picture Nominees In Review


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What to Watch Before Sunday, Feb. 22nd Boyhood (2014) By Julie Oatfield /// Staff Writer Whether or not you’ve seen Boyhood, its premise alone gives you a feeling that it’s got a good shot at winning Best Picture. Hailed as revolutionary for its simplicity, the film’s reflection of American life

Take me back to Greece


After a semester abroad, Allie McRaith (’16) extended her stay by working at the U.S. embassy in Greece By Ailee Feber /// Staff Writer After a semester abroad in Rome, Allie McRaith (’16) spent another 10 weeks in Greece. But she didn’t spend her summer island hopping—she was working at the U.S. embassy in Athens. The