Articles written by: Kari Vandraiss

Ian Fox, ‘14, wins Collins Book Collecting Contest, will compete at national level
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Ian Fox, ‘14, wins Collins Book Collecting Contest, will compete at national level

Many DC and Marvel enthusiasts collect comic books and paraphernalia, but Ian Fox takes his passion for one DC superhero a step further. Fox’s entry “Hunting the Dark Night: Books on the Batman” took home the $1,000 grand prize at the 2013 Collins Memorial Library Book Collecting Contest, an event […]

Students recognize Pres. Thomas’ unique accessibility
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Students recognize Pres. Thomas’ unique accessibility

It’s no secret that the president of our university is quite the campus celebrity. President Ronald Thomas has achieved almost mythological status here at Puget Sound, inspiring memes, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Students literally sprint to sign up for the Fireside Dinners and other events hosted at his home, […]

Puget Sound on short list of “life-changing” colleges
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Puget Sound on short list of “life-changing” colleges

In the summer of 2012, Puget Sound was named part of the 2013-2014 edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College, originally published in 1996 by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope. The book is a region-based guide for […]

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Earth Day to Earth Week: Students to increase sustainability efforts

Eco-friendly initiatives abound on campus, from PrintGreen to the recent campaign to chasten those who still favor the obscenely large plastic water bottles at the S.U.B. It should come as no surprise, then, that Earth Day­­—April 22—turns into Earth Week at Puget Sound, celebrating current sustainability efforts and promoting eco-awareness. […]

Student cyclists find support at Bike Shop
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Student cyclists find support at Bike Shop

Rain or shine (let’s be honest, it’s usually rain), students can be seen biking on and around campus. But biking is more than just getting from point A to point B; for many students, it’s a way of life. We got an inside look at the cycling culture on campus […]

Should bias/hate crimes be public knowledge?
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Should bias/hate crimes be public knowledge?

At most institutions of higher education, a single day does not pass without a report of a bias- or hate-related crime. With the excess of programs promoting diversity and a seemingly authentic culture of acceptance on campus, it would be easy to be lulled into the mindset that “things like […]

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Variety of spring break options at the Sound

For one golden week we are freed from the grind of academia in favor of an annual rite of passage, one embodied by youthful abandon and excess. Tickets are booked for Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale and various tropical locales, destinations subconsciously influenced by 90s episodes of The Real World. It’s […]

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Business casual, resumes and, for some, a reminder of dwindling time until graduation

We’re all familiar with the Career Fair drill: dress for the job you want (not the job you have), keep your handshake firm and don’t get the crisp new copies of your resume wet as you run from Collins in the rain five minutes before the event. On Thursday, Feb. […]

Term “co-ed” problematic yet remains in use
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Term “co-ed” problematic yet remains in use

It’s 2013 and Puget Sound is fast approaching a 60-40 ratio favoring the fairer sex, with the student population currently standing at 57 percent women and 43 percent men. Though the first graduating class in 1891  included female students—speaking to Puget Sound’s long-standing promotion of gender equality, there is one […]

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Inside look at Spring Awakening

For those on campus who lament the fact that there is only one musical performed at Puget Sound every four years, you are in luck. Director Sara Freeman has chosen contemporary musical Spring Awakening as this year’s Main Stage production, which will open in a few short weeks on campus, […]