Archive for November, 2011

News

LGBTQ talk on campus

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, RSA partnered with the offices of Spirituality, Service, & Justice (SSSJ) and Multicultural Student Services (MCSS) to host a forum for discussion regarding the most recent Trail article about the Underground Christian Fellowship (UCF). RSA Student Leader Hannah Smith felt inspired to create the event, entitled […]

News

University recognized in Linnik case

The University of Puget Sound was presented with the Outstanding Project award by the Greater Metro Parks Foundation on Nov. 2 in recognition for its work with Project Zina Linnik, an ongoing effort to make Wright and McCarver parks safe for children. The project is named after Zina Linnik, a […]

News

Limited class space causes registration woes

As the 2012 Spring Registration period came to a close on Nov. 11, the newest students at Puget Sound confirmed their schedules.  Unfortunately for them, the most popular classes at the university had already closed on Nov. 4. Using detailed records of the last five semesters from the Office of […]

News

University’s digital piracy policy aimed at protecting students and avoiding liability

Puget Sound occupies a precarious position between copyright owners and students who use peer-to-peer file sharing for illegal downloading. The administration’s goal is to protect students from the consequences of copyright infringement while avoiding liability. Most students are aware of P2P file sharing. LimeWire, Kazaa, Ares Galaxy, Gnutella and BitTorrent […]

Christmas retail push premature
Opinions

Christmas retail push premature

With Halloween’s festivities concluded, it’s Christmas time again. The radio is playing everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes, Santas are putting up fake trees in malls, stores are selling Christmas food and decorations and Christmas ads are popping up on television—the joyous season has begun! Wait…what? Why, before we’ve even prepared for […]

Inaction of Penn State coaches reprehensible
Opinions

Inaction of Penn State coaches reprehensible

The Penn State scandal has sent ripples through the world of college sports as child molestation allegations against assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky were recently made public. The accusations have lead to the subsequent and rightful dismissal of several prominent figures at Penn State University, including legendary Penn State football […]

‘Top Major’ lists misrepresent ramifications of declaration
Opinions

‘Top Major’ lists misrepresent ramifications of declaration

Oh, sophomore year, the year when most of us decide what in the world we plan on doing with our lives. Or, more specficially, when we choose what our majors will be. What do we decide to pursue? Economics for the riches? Art for the abstract lifestyle? Philosophy for personal […]

Puget Sound women embrace No-Shave November
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Puget Sound women embrace No-Shave November

‘Tis the season to get fuzzy, my female friends. That’s right: No-Shave November does not belong to the boys anymore. Now is the perfect time to break out your inner hippie-European woman and see if she could be your new role model. There are several reasons why your cave-woman side […]

Opinions

Kim Kardashian craze exemplifies obsession

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone ask, “Why is Kim Kardashian even famous?” I would be a very rich woman indeed. If I had another nickel for every answer, I could be even richer.  Some say it’s the boobs, the sex tape or the fact […]

Combat Zone

I f***ing love nature

To put it simply, there is no better place in the entire world than the outdoors. In recognition of those amazing places, here’s my personal list of things I love about the outdoors. First off, when you adventure into the great wilderness with a group of friends, you begin to […]