Articles written by: Ford Dent

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Ford’s love corner

I don’t care what they think they saw. I only know what I lived. I could feel their stares. How achingly they tried to cover their jealousy with disapproval. All they saw was a couple making out on the dance floor—the first couple to make out on the dance floor. […]

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The romantic misadventures of Ford Dent

Hey you. Remember me? Remember Saturday night? There you were. There I was. There we were. Three years of muted romantic tension built to a head.  I didn’t know you and my housemate were so close. Clearly not that close—he plays for the other team. But close enough to find […]

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Looking into UPS (or PSU or CPS) of yore

As the University of Puget Sound celebrates its 125th year, we here at The Trail have this opportunity to look over the history of University of Puget Sound (or The Puget Sound University as it was known from 1890 to 1903, the College of Puget Sound as it was known […]

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Thanksgiving Alone

This week we are running a feature article on Willy Bleck-Riggleson, a poor boy who, like many Puget Sound students, didn’t leave Tacoma this Thanksgiving weekend, having made no plans to celebrate. He didn’t arrive welcome and loved to a warm, loving family, around a warm, delicious turkey dinner in […]

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TacoMan: The hero we deserve?

A new hero has been patrolling the mean street of Tacoma, dealing out his own brand of justice, foiling a recent string of Taco Bell robberies. “Don’t know what to do about it,” Chief of Police O’Hanigan McFlattery Sullivan said. “First of all, it’s pretty bizzare someone would make a […]

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Ex-dictator to speak at school: it’s ok, it’ll get better

Deposed Tunisian dictator Mahmahbod Abudablahblah is coming to Puget Sound and will be speaking in Schneebeck Concert Hall this coming Wednesday at 7 p.m. Abudablahblah is best remembered as the leader of the first regime to be deposed by the Arab Spring, setting off a chain of revolutions that continue […]

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Shower Brown: Coming Fall 2012!

S h o w e r   B r o w n COMING IN FALL 2012! What is ShowerBrown? Modeled after PrintGreen, the Library’s most successful program since Citrix Xen App, ShowerBrown is an exciting new way to manage shower time and save money for Trustee Galas promote sustainability on […]

Admitted students day a big, virgin-killing scam
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Admitted students day a big, virgin-killing scam

Many current Puget Sound students fondly recall that weekend when they first visited the campus. The blue sky, the fluffy clouds, the flowers, the girls in their sun dresses, the boys in theirs and everyone as pale as a Geisha (except for, of course, the diverse people). In an idyllic […]

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Underage Canadians streaming into U.S., drinking illegally

A new, youthful Canadian phenomenon is taking Puget Sound by storm, and it’s not Justin Bieber. The University has recently become a primo destination in the new Canadian student itinerary that has become the most popular spring break activity across Western Canadian colleges. Known as “alco-tourism,” the trend was spawned […]

So, Umm: Gina, I just found this and I think I see you in the back left. It's really funny
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Puget Sound ranked among most awkward universities; Gina, will you go out with me?

A recent list released by the online news aggregator The Huffington Post ranked Puget Sound among the 46 most socially awkward college campuses in the nation. Hey, Gina, its Ford. We had lab together for the past two semesters. I sat on the opposite side… Anyway, I was wondering—I mean […]