Archive for September, 2011

Gay blood donation ban discriminatory
Highlights / Opinions

Gay blood donation ban discriminatory

A couple weeks ago, while students returned from the buses parked outside Diversions Café with newly acquired T-shirts touting selfless acts of charity, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of deep resentment. As a gay man, or a man-who-has-sex-with-men (a.k.a. MSM – a label the FDA finds more all-encompassing), […]

Radical Tea Party ideology threatens lower class America
Opinions

Radical Tea Party ideology threatens lower class America

Everyone knows that saving money is good. Taking money away from people who depend on it during a sticky economic time is morally unacceptable, yet the Tea Party is calling for exactly that. The Tea Party, a populist political movement rooted in radical conservative values, has a platform consisting of […]

Drinking policy to blame for cancellation of breakfast
Opinions

Drinking policy to blame for cancellation of breakfast

In recent years, Puget Sound students have enjoyed a feast of celebration with their peers at the end of each semester. Last semester, however, we were denied our festivities. The administration cancelled Midnight Breakfast for 2011’s spring semester because of some students’ behavioral problems at the previous event in the […]

The new freshman fifteen
Opinions

The new freshman fifteen

Whatever happened to old-fashioned courtship? We’ve all heard admonitions against going to college with a significant other, and how serious relationships aren’t conducive to a youthful lifestyle …but when did dating become a problem? Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve never given up on chivalry or monogamous relationships. It’s not that […]

Opinions

An unjust execution

On Sept. 21, Troy Anthony Davis spent his last moments staring into the eyes of the MacPhail family. Davis reasserted his innocence, and urged the family to continue the search for the true murderer of the late Officer Mark MacPhail. Moments later, at 11:08 p.m., Davis was injected with lethal […]

The Happy Trail

The lowdown on male fluids

I am practically jizzing in my pants over this week’s topic: male fluids. As one wise man once said, “male fluids are a beautiful, beautiful thing.” While the word “sexpert“ is awesome, I am obviously not an expert on male fluids largely due to my lacking of a dick. But, […]

Lead singer Wayne Coyne dances onstage amid man-sized balloons before jumping into the crowd inside of his plastic “space bubble.”
A&E / Highlights

The Flaming Lips sizzle the crowd at Puyallup Fair

Although the Puyallup State Fair ended this past Sunday, it certainly went out with a resounding bang. Among the fair’s list of performers were Counting Crows, Larry the Cable Guy, Never Shout Never and finally, the Flaming Lips. Last Wednesday, Oklahoma City’s renowned psychedelic rockers dazzled their audience with stunning […]

Combat Zone

Notice From Campus Security

Students, We write today to address a significant issue that has developed on campus regarding your administration’s fundamental misunderstanding of the laws of supply and demand, as well as its serious deficiencies in fourth grade mathematics. With high frequency, bicycles were getting locked to the emergency bike racks (henceforth referred […]

Combat Zone

Life in Sexile

Dear Sexile Expert, My roommate seems upset with me when I text her about staying away for a while so I can screw her ex-boyfriend. I think she’s angry because it’s always a text, instead of something more engaging and fun. What should I do? From, Hapless in Harrington Perceptive, […]

SECURITY MEASURES:New axe-wielding attack  grizzly has been instated as school mascot in order to ensure high-level campus security.
Combat Zone

New Emergency Management Protocols

With school shootings and bombings increasing around the country, Puget Sound has taken new steps towards assuring the security of its students and staff. Here is a list of some of those steps: •The glass surrounding Oppenheimer Café glass has been reinforced with a layer of 3-inch thick steel plating. […]