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Protesting: a past and present Pioneer passion


By Madeleine Orona Burgos Lewis & Clark students have long had a history of political activism accompanied by frequent, passionate protests. Students have occupied Frank Manor, started massive online organizational efforts and shut down speakers who challenge the school’s belief system. Much like protests off campus, these movements were organized in response to what the

DeVos leads effort to alter sex crimes policies


By Madeleine Orona Burgos Last month, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education would be amending federal policy on sexual misconduct specific to college campuses. The New York Times (NYT) wrote that these new policies will “bolster the rights of the students accused of assault, harassment, or rape, reduce liability for

The Backdoor’s Fall style guide


*The Backdoor is a work of fiction and humor By Madeleine Orona Burgos This fall semester, everything is bad. The bridge is still missing, lines for the Troom are out the door every five minutes, and the sky is falling nearly as often. Our bedrooms are most likely mud rooms thick with depression. But for

De-platforming dampens debates in determining who can be heard


By Madeline Orona Burgos Debate is an event in which we discuss matters with a degree of logic and intellect. But recently, many political debates have become less about the heart of a matter and more about things only tangentially relevant. As a society we struggle to define which issues are important enough to debate,

eSports level up


By Madeleine Orona burgos eSports are becoming a new avenue towards higher education for students, with schools in California granting eSports scholarships for competitive video game playing. These video games are mostly multiplayer and include “League of Legends,” “Overwatch,” “Dota 2,” “Counter-strike: Global Offensive” and “Super Smash Bros.” Since the eSports explosion in the early

BTS’ “Love Yourself” album review


With BTS’s most recent album “Love Yourself: Her,” the South Korean-based group has shot to the top of the charts within a week. While it is shorter than their previous album “Wings” and the album’s re-release “You Never Walk Alone,” “Love Yourself: Her” has garnered an immense amount of coverage. After the release of the

Emmy Awards historic wins


Since the inception of the Academy Awards, and the creation of film and television itself, Hollywood has had glaring issues with its portrayal of people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. Their portrayal and dismissal of people of color which was made more visible by the #OscarsSoWhite social media movement during the 2016 Oscars season.

DACA: What You Need to Know and What You Should Know


As we enter the fall semester this year, many feel a sense of anxiety over classes and homework as well as the current political climate of the country. Most recently, there has been an announcement from the White House that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) will be phased out over a period

Japanese Breakfast return for seconds


Japanese Breakfast’s latest release, “Soft Sounds from Another Planet,” generates an abundance of relaxing vibes. It’s one of the most interesting albums of the summer. Japanese Breakfast is the solo project of Little Big League’s Michelle Zauner, started in 2016. While they maintain the rock sound from their first album “Psychopomp,” there is a considerably

Nations, relations and communications


By Madeleine Orona Burgos Every four years — or two, if you count the Winter Olympics — the world becomes enthralled with the athletic prowess of each nation. 206 countries took to the field to showcase the delegates from their country this year in Rio De Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. While we cheered