Articles written by: David Balgley

Tampon tax remains an unrecognized issue in US politics
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Tampon tax remains an unrecognized issue in US politics

In Malcolm Gladwell’s provocative essay “John Rock’s Error,” he discusses the ‘demographic transition’ of Western societies from a status quo of high to low fertility rates. This has had a significant impact on patterns of menstruation—the contemporary Western woman menstruates between 350 to 400 times in their lifetime, on average. […]

$3.4 billion methanol project in environmental review
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$3.4 billion methanol project in environmental review

UPDATE : In order to allow for more community participation at the public scoping meeting for the Northwest Innovation Works proposed methanol plant, the Tuesday, Feb. 16 meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center ballroom (1500 Broadway). Doors will open at 5 p.m. […]

Student initiative gets athlete’s Green Dot certified
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Student initiative gets athlete’s Green Dot certified

Student athletes have taken the initiative to speak with their coaches in order to advocate for athletic teams to undertake Green Dot education. While all students at the University go through the Green Dot program as part of orientation, it is only a one and a half hour long training […]

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National Greek Councils Drop Safe Campus Act

In light of pressure outside and within the Greek community, the National Panhellenic Council (NPC) and the National Interfraternity Council (NIC) have withdrawn their support for the Safe Campus Act, but remain in favor of the Fair Campus Act. According to congressional records, the NIC and the NPC have spent […]

Divestment gains traction at Puget Sound
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Divestment gains traction at Puget Sound

  The U.S. Forest Service spent a record-breaking $200 million per week combating wildfires this past summer according to the Department of Agriculture. Washington was one of the worst-affected states, can expect even hotter summers in the future. The National Research Council in 2011 stated that the Western United States […]

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University makes strides toward sustainability

Stewardship and the environment are two core values listed in the University’s Strategic Plan, and these are emblematized in the tireless work of administration members searching for new ideas and projects to increase sustainability on campus. These projects address issues ranging from transportation to waste management and reducing energy consumption. […]

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits Tacoma

In his first state visit to the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping stopped in Tacoma on Wednesday, Sept. 23, to exchange gifts and speak with students at Lincoln High School. This is President Xi’s second visit to the city of Tacoma; his first was in 1993, when he was […]