My Brightest Diamond blends styles in new album My Brightest Diamond blends styles in new album

My Brightest Diamond blends styles in new album

  If there really is a genuinely original way to get people to take notice of your forthcoming album, incorporating a full marching band into the headline single might just be it. Shara Worden, under the alias of her opera-pop music project My Brightest Diamond, did just that. September saw the release of My Brightest [...]

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Meet the new face of Res Life Meet the new face of Res Life

Meet the new face of Res Life

For the first time in 15 years, the University of Puget Sound welcomed a new Director of Residence Life, Debbie Chee. Chee replaced long-time director Shane Datwiler about six months ago. Chee, who is originally from Nebraska, received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University in Nebraska. At Creighton, she began her work in Residence Life [...]

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Student hates Thanksgiving; ruins it for others Student hates Thanksgiving; ruins it for others

Student hates Thanksgiving; ruins it for others

While most students await Thanksgiving with great anticipation, Puget Sound student Harry Jensen announces that he dreads the “fascist” holiday. Although most Americans recognize that Thanksgiving’s true history has been altered to better represent the European invaders, they still use the holiday to celebrate family, prosperity and wellbeing. However, Jensen wants others to recognize the [...]

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Intimacy tainted by fear Intimacy tainted by fear

Intimacy tainted by fear

During a sexual encounter, at least one person is expected to have an orgasm. However, a study published by Stanford and Indiana University in the book Families as They Really Are, revealed that male-bodied people are twice as likely to have an orgasm during sex than female-bodied folks. Particularly during college when hook-up culture permeates [...]

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News

Meet the new face of Res Life

Meet the new face of Res Life

For the first time in 15 years, the University of Puget Sound welcomed a new Director of Residence Life, Debbie Chee. Chee replaced long-time director Shane Datwiler about six months ago. Chee, who is originally from Nebraska, received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University in Nebraska. At Creighton, she began her work in Residence Life [...]

Nov 21, 2014 7:00

Features

Community shares concerns on sexual assault reporting policies in second Speak Up! forum

While sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment have always been a part of the conversations on college campuses (sometimes in good ways and sometimes not), this year there has been a venerable explosion of coverage around the nation on this topic. Not to be left out of the conversation, Puget Sound students have taken up the [...]

Nov 14, 2014 15:41

Arts & Entertainment

Long-awaited Interstellar: entertaining yet revelatory

  Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited and shamelessly promoted Interstellar does not disappoint. Interstellar revitalizes the tired concept of space exploration and provides audiences with an unforgettable viewing experience. Sometime in the future, a ways out (it’s unspecified) planet Earth becomes uninhabitable for humans because, apparently, corn won’t grow anymore. The planet is overrun with dust; winds [...]

Nov 22, 2014 7:00

Opinions

Chicken and waffles: a discussion

The SUB has been known to serve the occasional (frequent) questionably nutritious dish, yet their Chicken and Waffles selection takes the cake—which is quite possibly a healthier option.  Preferably, chicken or waffles should be mandated—but no, chicken and waffles.  “Why not take two delicious things and combine them?” IHOP’s specialty menu reads.  Of course, the [...]

Nov 21, 2014 7:00

Recent Articles

Long-awaited Interstellar: entertaining yet revelatory

  Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited and shamelessly promoted Interstellar does not disappoint. Interstellar revitalizes the tired concept of space exploration and provides audiences with an unforgettable viewing experience. Sometime in the future, a ways out (it’s unspecified) planet Earth becomes uninhabitable for humans because, apparently, corn won’t grow anymore. The planet is overrun with dust; winds [...]

Fall A Capella performance showcases singers

Fall A Capella performance showcases singers

    Those who have heard A Cappella performances before know the magic and uniqueness such performances can hold. There are few things cooler than a group of people harmonizing perfectly, and grooving to nothing but their own voices. “I think A Cappella has an appeal because it is very accessible… [W]e sing songs like [...]

Tacoma Art Museum grows with Haub Family Collection

  At times the connection between what we study in college and its real-world application can be hard to reconcile. This has certainly been the case at times for me as I enter my third year of studies at the University of Puget Sound. It’s important to point out that this isn’t the case for [...]

My Brightest Diamond blends styles in new album

My Brightest Diamond blends styles in new album

  If there really is a genuinely original way to get people to take notice of your forthcoming album, incorporating a full marching band into the headline single might just be it. Shara Worden, under the alias of her opera-pop music project My Brightest Diamond, did just that. September saw the release of My Brightest [...]

Student longing for love buys pet fish as companion

Student longing for love buys pet fish as companion

Recently, the Internet gave the world a brilliant article entitled “Hey Young People: Now’s the Time to Get Married and Have Kids.” This article was possibly the best and most articulate way of encouraging kids to get knocked up that anyone has seen in a long while. I can’t think of a better way to [...]

Chicken and waffles: a discussion

The SUB has been known to serve the occasional (frequent) questionably nutritious dish, yet their Chicken and Waffles selection takes the cake—which is quite possibly a healthier option.  Preferably, chicken or waffles should be mandated—but no, chicken and waffles.  “Why not take two delicious things and combine them?” IHOP’s specialty menu reads.  Of course, the [...]

Trans* folk of color face extreme prejudice

In spite of the overwhelming evidence indicating the prevalence of queerness and gender non-conformity throughout the histories of all cultures, places and even many species of animals, recent history has witnessed the rise of the phrase “the white man’s disease” in communities and countries of color to describe the phenomenon of non-heteronormativity. The phrase is [...]

Is Thanksgiving still relevant, or should we do away with it?

by MELANIE SCHAFFER With the sweater weather, family love, and copious amounts of food, it’s hard for many American families to accept the fact that their beloved holiday is rooted in genocide.  With every passing year, it seems that more and more people are foregoing the feeling of family love, and focusing instead on the [...]

Meet the new face of Res Life

Meet the new face of Res Life

For the first time in 15 years, the University of Puget Sound welcomed a new Director of Residence Life, Debbie Chee. Chee replaced long-time director Shane Datwiler about six months ago. Chee, who is originally from Nebraska, received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University in Nebraska. At Creighton, she began her work in Residence Life [...]

Staying on campus for Thanksgiving? Make new traditions

Many students won’t have the chance to travel home for Thanksgiving, or indeed any other trivial holiday observed during the school session. These holidays are usually seen as an opportunity to spend time with family or friends, as a day of celebration.  Yet, for the holidays that students can’t be bothered purchasing a ticket home [...]