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Superstitions and myths of Puget Sound

Friday the 13th: For some people, this date simply means bad luck. For others, it means avoiding dark alleys and sleeping with the lights on. What sort of dark secrets will students discover on this evilest night as they walk home alone from the library? Many students at the Puget […]

Getting to the bottom of the ugly sweater fad: Students discuss thrifting and elitism in hipster culture
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Getting to the bottom of the ugly sweater fad: Students discuss thrifting and elitism in hipster culture

Speak Out Loud held a discussion on Nov. 14 in the Student Diversity House titled “Popping Tags.” The name of the event was borrowed from the infamous Macklemore song “Thrift Shop” and was intended to ask questions about the cultural and social implications of thrift shopping, especially when “thrift” is […]

Professors Conner, Ostrom present recent work
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Professors Conner, Ostrom present recent work

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the English Department held a Coffee House special event in Trimble Forum to celebrate two members of the department who were recently published. Professor Beverly Conner published a novel entitled Where Light is a Place, and Professor Hans Ostrom published a book of poems entitled Clear […]

Panel encourages awareness, inclusiveness at Puget Sound
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Panel encourages awareness, inclusiveness at Puget Sound

The brown-bag conference “Awareness, Understanding, and Action: Exploring Puget Sound Identity” took place in the Murray Boardroom on Nov. 6. Asking the question, “What is social justice?”, the conference was the first of many to discuss what social justice, inclusiveness and awareness mean for the Puget Sound community. David Wright, […]

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Eating for sleeping: foods to help you slumber

College students, especially nearing the middle and end of the semester, tend to complain about too little sleep leaving them sluggish and in desperate need of caffeine to revitalize them. Not having enough sleep can lead to inefficient time management, which can lead to more stress and more sleep loss, […]

Banquet celebrates Eid al-Adha
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Banquet celebrates Eid al-Adha

On Oct. 15 the President of the Muslim Student Association, Irema Halilovic, hosted an Eid al-Adha celebration in the Trimble Forum. Eid al-Adha, or “The Feast of Sacrifice,” is one of the biggest annual celebrations in the Islamic community. It celebrates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his […]

Weekly TED showings welcome conversation, new faces
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Weekly TED showings welcome conversation, new faces

Every week on Thursday at 5 p.m., Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣAE) President Lee Pennebaker hosts open screenings and discussions of Technology, Education and Design (TED) talks. TED is a conference that promotes intellectual thought and encourages critical understanding of hundreds of topics ranging from environmental and political science to philosophical […]

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BHERT aims to end public bias and vandalism

“I feel like I am treated differently because of my height.” “I have heard a lot of jokes about my red hair.” “People think differently about me when I tell them I am a devout Jew.” “I notice a lot of people throwing sideways glances at me as they walk […]

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Tiphanie Yanique offers wisdom to aspiring writers

Professor and well-known writer Tiphanie Yanique visited Puget Sound on Monday, September 16. She read a short story from her book How to Escape From a Leper Colony, a collection of stories set in Africa, America and all over the Caribbean. Yanique was the first speaker in a series hosted […]

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Healthy eating ideas from a fellow Logger

Loggers love to eat. For the first year or two of our lives in which our parents no longer put food on our plates, we students eat at the school cafeteria. It was a brave new world, the S.U.B.—six different kinds of sandwich meat, breakfast for dinner … the possibilities […]