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Human Skull College Mascot Given to Native American Tribe

skull and bonesA human skull, which once-upon-a-time served as Albany College’s mascot, was long-ago seized by the sheriff’s department for investigation. The skull was brought to show-and-tell by a grade school boy in 1984, where it was reported to authorities and became part of a decades-old cold case.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Department recently re-examined the case and in doing so, they believe they’ve traced the skull back to its days for the Albany College Pirates, where is served as the skull in the skull and cross bones display.

It’s impossible to know where the skull came from for sure, because the institution moved to Portland, Oregon in 1943 and is now known as Lewis and Clark College, but what we do know is that professionals at the University of Oregon have determined that the skull most likely belonged to a Native American woman. Upon the discovery of this information, the skull was given to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde for proper care. Read the rest of this entry »



Anti-Semitism Sparks College Newspaper Debates

A few weeks ago a swastika graffiti was found in a library bathroom at Lewis & Clark College. The student body and faculty at Lewis & Clark College were very upset about the graffiti.

Last week, another liberal arts college, Reed College, published a satirical article about the issue in their humor-based-newspaper, The Pamphlette.

The article claimed that students had killed all Jews on their campus. The opening paragraph states:
“In what is being called a ‘tragic, but all too predictable’ event, the staff of The Leaphlette, a student humor publication at Lewis & Clark College, have been accused of rounding up and gassing all of the Jews on their Portland, OR, campus.” Read the rest of this entry »





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