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Social media: Not for societal discussion, but for expression of individuality
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Social media: Not for societal discussion, but for expression of individuality

By Jack Kelly  We’ve all heard the anecdotal criticism that socially active American millennials and Generation Z-ers are deactivating their social media accounts and opting for a lifestyle less affected by an online presence. While the decline of Twitter has been documented—perhaps most notably by The Atlantic in April of […]

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Social media should be used as a medium for social, political, and economic discussion

Social media is often synonymous with screen-obsessed millennials and Generation Z kids, so it may come as a surprise to most to see that so many are unplugging and deactivating from their online presence. Though Generation X and the baby boomer’s growing—yet delayed—presence on social media may explain the increased […]

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Super Rich Kids

In 1987, American author Bret Easton Ellis published his second novel The Rules of Attraction. The novel recounts the debauchery of bratty, sophomoric and elite students at a small liberal arts college on the east coast. The backdrop of the novel, showing the fictional Camden College, bears a striking aesthetic […]

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“Coming out”: What does it do for you?

The rise of discourse surrounding gender and sexuality has reached unprecedented heights over the last generation. While a measure of progress is hard to determine, the strides that have been made for such marginalized individuals is still worth celebrating. Connecting with this is the concept of “coming out,” celebrated by […]

Letters to the Editor

Amanda Diaz: Response to “A Second Look on the True Meaning of Diversity”

The article, “A Second Look on the True Meaning of Diversity” by Jess Wiken seems to imply that selecting a president of color is discriminating against Whites. I’ll start by responding to this argument: reverse-racism is not an accurate concept because White people occupy positions of racial privilege, even when […]

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Austin Colburn: Response to “A Second Look on the True Meaning of Diversity”

To the staff of The Trail, I am writing in response to the piece entitled “Second look on the true meaning of diversity.” I took issue with a number of points in that article, which I understood to be a severe misinterpretation of the needs of students of color, both […]

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Second look on the true meaning of diversity

A fundamental question the Presidential Search Committee must confront during their search for the University of Puget Sound’s 14th president is whether or not they should prioritize race and/or gender as a determining factor in the selection process. Various student leaders and members of the newly engendered Puget Sound Student Union […]

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New wave of modernity, and the people falling behind

By Jack Kelly The world was a drastically different place when Lena Dunham’s HBO show “Girls” premiered in April of 2012. Many Americans still believed the U.S. was in the midst of a deep and cutting recession. The cost of a Brooklyn studio was under $2,000 a month. The Black […]

Women, Gaming and the Modern Era
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Women, Gaming and the Modern Era

The last couple of decades have seen an incredible increase in gender diversity in the world of gaming. Video games, tabletop games and other forms have created an entertainment subculture with few, if any, barriers to entry for any interested party. Yet, one of the major issues in gaming has […]

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Spend the grant on experiential learning; Puget Sound recieved $250,000 from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Now the school needs to decide how to spend it.

The University of Puget Sound recently received a $250,000 three-year grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation emphasizing experiential learning.The University proposes allocating these funds toward e-portfolios and symposiums to foster greater experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration and competition among students. Creating an online, browsable database for students to articulate their […]