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Tacoma wins big on yelp.com

Valentine’s Day is over and gone, but Tacoma’s newly gained reputation as the most romantic city in North America is one that locals aren’t likely to stop crowing about for months to come. When Yelp, the popular site that displays user ratings of restaurants, clubs and stores, announced on Feb. 7 that their calculations put Tacoma ahead of every other city in the United States in the romance department, peoples’ attentions were gripped. The process Yelp went through to determine which city scored the top spot was largely based on...
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Peace Corps recognizes involvement

Puget Sound has once again found its way onto the top 10 list of small colleges and universities that generate volunteers for the Peace Corps, revealed a Puget Sound press release. According to the Peace Corps’ “Top Colleges 2011” list, this year Puget Sound ranked number eight in its category with a total of 21 undergraduate alumni currently volunteering. The Peace Corps classifies a small college and university as having less than 5,000 undergraduate students. According to the Puget Sound press release, the Loggers have ranked in the top 10...
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Freshmen worry in record numbers

The college years are said to be the best years of a young adult’s life, but recent research has shown that high personal expectations are affecting the emotional health of college freshmen. The pressure to excel seems to be taking a toll on students’ health. “The American Freshman: National Norms for 2010,” a study published by the University of California at Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute, reported that 75.8 percent of the students surveyed reported their drive to achieve as “above average.” This report of high personal drive contrasts...
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SAAC fundraises for Special Olympics

On Sunday, Feb. 4, there should have been people in the Fieldhouse upper gym battling it out for the coveted title of Gatorade pong Champ as part of the 24 Hours for Special Olympics event. Instead, the upper gym was completely empty by 2 p.m. when the event only started at 1:00. From Feb. 3 to 4, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) put on 24 Hours for Special Olympics, hoping to raise the most money for Special Olympics of Washington out of the other schools in our conference. The...
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Snow sports in Washington

Washington is home to some of the country’s most spectacular mountains and fortunately for students of Puget Sound, there are some terrific opportunities to get up to the mountain to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled, or whatever you fancy, even if it just to sip some hot chocolate in a cozy lodge. The Summit at Snoqualmie and Crystal Mountain are the most accessible mountains and both offer a variety of opportunities for snow recreation. Snoqualmie is located to the east of Seattle and offers four different regions to ski or board...
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