Compass Scholar program attracts diversity


By Ihsaan Mohamed The class of 2022 will go down in Lewis & Clark College history. For the first time in 15 years, LC has managed to gain a significant population of students of color. Since the school’s establishment, it has had a mostly homogenous population with a few ethnic sprinkles. Yet just within the

New changes to Pioneer Success Institute aim to help freshmen smoothly adjust to campus life and atmosphere


By GELSEY PLAZA /// Senior Staff Writer THIS YEAR, Pioneer Success Institute (PSI) underwent some curriculum changes that coordinators hope will benefit the incoming class as they transition into the Lewis & Clark atmosphere. PSI serves as a complement to New Student Orientation. In this six-week seminar series, incoming students obtain support in order to

Committee addresses diversity


By GELSEY PLAZA /// Senior Staff Writer WITH LOTS OF commotion around modifying Exploration and Discovery (E&D) common texts and diversifying classroom curriculums, Lewis & Clark’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is actively devoting time to the accommodation of diverse practices across all three campuses. CDI designs, coordinates and implements initiatives in order to make

Faculty approves diversity proposal


By Brady Antonelli /// Managing Editor AFTER MANY months of revising and clarifying the language, the Proposal from Lewis & Clark College Faculty for Increasing Faculty and Curriculum Diversity finally went to a vote on April 5 with a final ballot reading 55 votes in favor of the proposal, 9 against, and 2 abstaining. The

51st International Fair showcases LC’s diversity with food, performances


By Jonah Svihus /// Senior Staff Writer Food, performance and celebration marked the 51st International Fair was hosted by the International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC) and the International Students and Scholars (ISS) and occurred on March 5. The fair started promptly in the morning with an international brunch featuring a variety of foods

Diversity dilemma: the Academy struggles with the slippery slope of defining inclusion


By Sydney Owada   The #OscarsSoWhite campaign has bubbled back to the surface of the media pool after a year of persisting with little controversy or excessively forceful activism. However, its recent return to public consciousness has resulted in boycotts of the Academy Awards as well as debates as to whether or not the Academy

Diversity proposal keeps pushing for approval after early momentum


By Brady Antonelli /// Managing Editor Lewis & Clark faculty members are currently in the midst of a multi-month review process for a proposal to diversify faculty, and, consequently, the student body. LC has in the past had a reputation among both students and faculty of being a predominantly white school, and the proposal is designed

Recent Emmy’s remind us what proper casting can do for TV

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By ALTHEA BILLINGS One of the headlines after this year’s Emmy celebration was “most diverse Emmy’s ever”, a fact especially noticeable after the 2015 Academy Awards in which not a single person of color was nominated. Emmy host Andy Samberg stated, “This is the most diverse Emmy’s ever. Racism is over, don’t fact check me