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Students should rethink how they value their dining dollars

As the end of the year approaches, more and more students are beginning to make a slow realization: they have 200 dining dollars left. There are plenty of students who have been there. Whether we eat like rabbits and purchase large amounts of inexpensive vegetables or purchase 20 ounce Java […]

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Letter to the Editor #1, Vol. 103, Issue 17

To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to counter George Martinson’s Letter to the Editor published in the April 11th edition of The Trail where he responds to Mariana Molina’s powerful Letter published on March 14th. While I do not doubt the sincerity of Martinson’s Letter, it is my […]

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Letter to the Editor #2, Vol. 103, Issue 17

Response to Recent Public Letters On March 28, 2014 the Committee on Diversity (COD), a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, discussed A Public Letter Written to the Faculty and Administration of the University of Puget Sound written by Mariana Molina (published in The Trail and Wetlands Magazine online) and […]

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Letter to the Editor #1, Vol. 103, Issue 16

To Whom it May Concern, I read Mariana Molina’s letter to the Trail on March 14th. I was touched and sympathetic to her plight. At the same time I was angered because of the circumstances surrounding her anguish. When her parents came here illegally they came with good intentions. To […]

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Letter to the Editor #2, Vol. 103, Issue 16

To whom it may concern, Over the past months there has been a number of discussions throughout the campus community about some of the issues that have been continually brought forth in campus publications since last December.  The issues of Greek life being exclusive, elitest, and heteronormative, and the absence […]

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Campus community petition for action against deportations

Petition from faculty, staff and student members of the University of Puget Sound in Support of the April 5, 2014 National Day of Action Against Deportations Dear members of the University of Puget Sound, We write to offer you three ways to help stop the deportation policies described below and […]

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Letter to the Editor, Vol. 103, Issue 15

Dear Emma Powers, Thank you, first of all, for expressing an interest in improving Green Dot and working toward the creation of a safer campus community. I believe that criticism reflects concern, and concern is indicative of genuine caring. If everyone cared a bit more about prevention of power-based personal […]

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Letter to the Editor, Vol. 103, Issue 14

This Letter to the Editor is in response to C.J. Quierolo’s letter in the March 7 issue of The Trail. Dear C.J., I have read not only your article in the Fall issue of Wetlands but also your March 7th “Letter to the Editor,” in which you claim that “Greek […]

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Letter to the Editor, Vol. 103, Issue 13

A Public Letter to the faculty and administration of the University of Puget Sound, I am writing this letter out of concern. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about increasing the diversity on this campus, but to be honest, I hope that the University of Puget Sound does […]