Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision, Students Organize On-Campus Protests

Try12-e1411017844308-1024x114By John Rogers and Guadalupe Triana /// News Editor and Managing Editor

Tuesday, Nov. 25

As anger, disappointment and shock spread across the country following the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for fatally shooting Michael Brown Jr., Lewis & Clark students this morning gathered outside J.R. Howard and draped Frank Manor House in black banners to show solidarity with the unarmed 18-year-old.

“I feel like I died a thousand times.”

“Yesterday I wrote in my book,” Black Student Union Co-Rep Darius Grays (’16) said to the crowd standing outside J.R. Howard. “I feel like I died a thousand times.”

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Reed Voices Concerns Over Nude Tradition

ASLC discusses future of RKSK Initiation with member of Reed Honor Council

By John Rogers /// News EditorTry12-e1411017844308-1024x114

On Nov. 6, the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark met with Lee Belcher, a member of Reed College’s Honor Council, to discuss the tradition of Reed students streaking on LC’s campus. Belcher was concerned about the event, the Reed Kommunal Shit Kollektiv, which involves Reed first-years jogging naked through LC’s campus chanting Communist slogans.

Belcher started the discussion after this year’s event, when, they said, “many Reedies very vocally questioned whether the event [was] respectful to everyone at LC, specifically victims of sexual assault.”

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Taking Back the Streets

To make Collins View streets safe for bikers, Damian Miller and the student-run bike co-op stake a claim for a chunk of street fee money

Try12-e1411017844308-1024x114By Caleb Diehl /// Editor-in-Chief

During rush hour, on the stretch of Terwilliger Boulevard between Lewis & Clark and SW Taylor’s Ferry Road, an endless parade of cars blocks the left turn onto SW Primrose St, a vital conduit to campus. Four years ago, a former student working in the registrar’s office was making the turn when he was hit, and his body thrown through a van’s windshield.

Damian Miller, coordinator of instructional technology and program assessment and a bike advocate, learned of four or five such crashes. Over a month, he crafted a petition that could prevent further tragedies. By press time on Nov. 12, 47 people signed.


A biker’s fantasy of Collins View

A close look at the petition’s proposed bike and pedestrian improvements, and what it would take to make them a reality. Costs are estimated using past news reports and Portland’s tax rate for homeowners charged with replacing sidewalks.

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The OLCC is Under Your Control

Caleb Diehl /// Editor-in-ChiefTry12-e1411017844308-1024x114

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission just won the power to control more than liquor. Now, they’ll monitor your weed as well. This time, however, you can tell the OLCC what to do.

On Tuesday, voters approved Measure 91, making Oregon the third state to legalize recreational marijuana consumption and cultivation.The measure gives regulating power to the OLCC, which will govern how marijuana is produced, tested, packaged and sold.

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