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ASUPS DSI takes on cultural competency

By: Aneyceia Brim ASUPS is concerned with listening to the interests of students on campus. Peyton Anstine, Director of Student Interests (DSI) is a member of the ASUPS executive office. Historically, the DSI position was called Director of Sustainability and the position pertained to issues regarding sustainable practices on campus. Anstine’s […]

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Common period aims to create balance

By Keely Coxwell A common period allows for shared governance and is a time for our community as a whole to connect. As early as the 2017-2018 academic year the common period will be implemented at the University. The common period will be a 90 minute period time every Wednesday from […]

Investment Club receives $100,000 donation
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Investment Club receives $100,000 donation

By Aidan Regan Puget Sound’s Investment Club has been gaining interest, and not just financially. This year, membership in the Investment Club has increased. The club presents students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on investing experience, making finance less daunting. “It’s such a broad topic,” said the club president, Christopher […]

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University welcomes global scholars

By Aneyceia Brim Four staff members from across the globe visited the Puget Sound community to teach. Farizah Ahmad, Megan Daniels, Liling (Lily) Lin, and Sarah Makeschin, are all foreign instructors. Farizah Ahmad is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She taught English as a secondary teacher there. Ahmad is also a Fulbright […]

Sustainable initiatives at Puget Sound
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Sustainable initiatives at Puget Sound

By Nayra Halajian Loggers live green. Loggers save water. If this is true, why are sprinklers on when it’s raining? Though students often ask this question, not many of them seek out the answer. There is a complex system in place that manages the water level in the soil. Sensors in […]

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A New Home for CHWS?

By Madeleine Scypinski Counseling, Health & Wellness Services (CHWS) has been located on the second floor of Wheelock Student Center since the early ‘80s, but in recent years, it has become increasingly clear that CHWS is outgrowing this space. “If you gave me money for a staff member,” CHWS Director Donn […]

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University Aims to Create Diverse Student Body

By: Aneyceia Brim The University has launched a new Diversity Strategic Plan for the fall, aimed at making the school a more diverse community. “Diversity includes attention to identity characteristics such as age, disability, sex, race, ethnicity, religion/spiritual tradition, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, veteran status, job status or socioeconomic […]

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‘Trigger Warnings’ and ‘Safe Spaces’: A Response to UChicago

By: Val Bauer In August, incoming freshmen at the University of Chicago received a controversial letter from Dean of Students Jay Ellison, in which ‘trigger warnings’ and ‘safe spaces’ were disregarded as an excuse for “individuals [to] retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.”   The letter, […]

Students protest to quicken divestment
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Students protest to quicken divestment

Dozens of students from across student groups at the University set up tents and camped out in front of Jones Circle on Thursday, April 28th to protest the Board of Trustee’s slow progress on divestment from fossil fuels. Led by the ECO club, the protesters met at 12 pm on […]

ASUPS Restructures Budget in Name of Solidarity, Efficiency
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ASUPS Restructures Budget in Name of Solidarity, Efficiency

Each Spring, the ASUPS budget committee makes decisions about budgets for student clubs and organizations for the upcoming year. This year, the budgeting changed significantly, with many clubs receiving less money. The reason for this, explained President Noah Lumbantobing and current Vice President Peyton Anstine, is twofold. Firstly, ASUPS is […]