student life

Students Struggle with LC’s Strict Move-Out Schedule


It is the end of the year. We are stressed about finals, excited to be done and ready for summer. But if you live on campus like me, we have an added and completely unnecessary problem: we have to move out of our dorms. Due to the lack of on-campus storage available, most students have

LC Does Not Require a Social Spot for Students


What would you consider the social hub of Lewis & Clark? Is it Templeton, with its confusing hallways and awkwardly placed seating? Is it Watzek, with its homey bookish aura but its undeniably academic persona? Maybe Maggie’s, far as it is from academic campus and inconvenient as it is for anyone who lives off campus?

Off-Campus Student Learns True Despair of Campus Life


The Backdoor is a work of fiction and humor. WHEN ONE ENCOUNTERS a Lewis & Clark underclassmen, it is a logical assumption that they live on campus. But there are a few wily students who manage to dodge the four semester living requirement. One of them recently visited a dorm for the first time. What

LC Molting Ceremony Welcomes Springtime


The Backdoor is a work of fiction and humor. THE FIRST RAYS of the spring sun peeked over Palatine Hill last Saturday. S.A.D. therapy lamps that once presided over the dark dorm rooms dimmed their light in reverence. Heaters wheezed out their last winter huffs. Bright flowers broke through the once-frozen ground like a severe

Student Claims that ‘Hella Tight’ Friendship with Professor is Mutual


The Backdoor is a work of fiction and humor. YOU SEE THEM every semester. They exchange knowing glances in your 9:10. They hang out at the door after class to chat, making plans to meet up and discuss that upcoming paper. And you’re pretty sure you saw them getting a beer together at Shift Drinks

LC Observance of Lent Offers Introspection


While many students last week were anxiety-stricken, preparing and procrastinating for midterms, on the afternoon of March 6 Christians and Catholics around the world gathered to celebrate Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Liturgical season of Lent. Lent is the period of 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday when Christians focus on turning

Incoming Class of 2023 Profile


The Backdoor is a work of fiction and humor. BEFORE WE KNOW it, the class of 2023 will be sitting, bright-eyed and bushy-bearded, on the field during 2019 convocation. Who are these fortunate, edgy souls? This year, the majority of incoming students were born after 1999, which means that the first years can no longer

Students Looking to Reheat Leftovers Foiled by Dovecote Microwave Death


I noticed the disappearance of the Dovecote microwave approximately three weeks ago. It always took over two minutes to heat anything, it was constantly surrounded by a throng of hungry students holding tupperware containers full of leftovers, it held the promise of hot food at no cost and I loved it with my whole heart.

Students Not Getting Enough Bon for their Buck


For Lewis & Clark residential students, a meal plan from Bon Appétit is required. Given that this plan is the only dining option for many of us living on such an enclosed campus, and that getting off of the meal plan is nearly impossible, one would hope that the services we are forced to live

Are the College Glory Days Behind Us?


A few days ago I found myself clicking aimlessly through the digital archives at Watzek Library when I stumbled upon an issue of our very own Pioneer Log, published March 29, 1963. As I scrolled through the four pages of years-old content, I was struck by this feeling of nostalgia for the college glory days;

Work Study Students Deserve Frequent Pay


I work two hours a week in the art department and am currently the Website and Social Media Manager for the Pioneer Log. Two hours a week in the art department, at $12 per hour, earns me $96 over one pay cycle. As Social Media and Website Manager, I am paid $500 over the semester,

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