Archive for November, 2011

Spotlight: Brynn Blickenstaff
Sports

Spotlight: Brynn Blickenstaff

Senior Brynn Blickenstaff (Eagle, Idaho) has spent her last four years at Puget Sound on the volleyball team. Blickenstaff has been an outstanding contribution to the volleyball team, and has earned numerous awards throughout her career at Puget Sound. Several players on the volleyball team received different All-Northwest Conference honors, […]

Occupy Wall Street: A Puget Sound’s Perspective
Features / Highlights

Occupy Wall Street: A Puget Sound’s Perspective

On Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, Trimble Forum was filled with the buzz and heat of over 200 students, spilling out into the hallway. The hot air was filled with words like “inequality,” “the 99%” and, of course, “occupy.” In the front were three professors—Stuart Smithers of the Religion department, Brad […]

The Velvet Teen joins Minus the Bear onstage for the exuberant and electric finale from Highly Refined Pirates, "Let's Play Guitar in a Fiver Guitar Band."
A&E

Minus the Bear ends 10-Year Anniversary Tour

Last Friday night, Seattle indie-rockers Minus the Bear brought their 10-Year Anniversary Tour to a cathartic close at one of their hometown’s more intimate venues—Showbox at the Market. Known especially for their experimental guitar tapping and absurd song titles such as “Just Kickin’ it Like a Wild Donkey” and “I’m […]

Another social media start-up seeks to dethrone Facebook
Features

Another social media start-up seeks to dethrone Facebook

Another social media start-up is hoping 2011 will be the year that Facebook is dethroned as the ruler of all social media sites. After Google’s valiant effort this past summer, which seemed only to leave users disgruntled and sulking back to Facebook’s beloved walls, the site seemed to have survived […]

Sports

Women’s Cross-Country competes in West region meet

The Puget Sound Women’s Cross-Country team traveled to Claremont, Calif. to compete at the NCAA West Region meet on Saturday, Nov. 12. After last week’s stellar performance at the NWC Championships, where eight out of 10 runners put personal bests on the board, the team came ready to compete. They […]

The Happy Trail

A chemistry lesson

Someone of the sex you fancy walks into the room and suddenly you’re acutely aware of their very presence. Your senses sharpen, like a cheetah lusting after a distant zebra’s plump rump. Why do you have the sudden urge to whisper in that person’s ear, “Take me?” This immediate, inexplicable […]

Sports

Rugby ends current season on high note

One of the largest sports clubs on the Puget Sound campus is rugby. Within the last few years the club has become a large presence on campus, causing a rise in the club’s membership. The club has many new members, the majority of whom have never played rugby before, but […]

Hiebert displays some of her beautiful work.
A&E

Papermaker Hiebert shares

On Thursday Nov. 10, Collins Memorial Library played host to Helen Hiebert, an artist who specializes in papermaking, and her exhibit In Display of Wonder. Hiebert, hailing from Portland, has been working with paper for almost 16 years. She has authored two books (both can be found in Collins Library) […]

A&E

On Phantogram’s Nightlife, ambiguous mix of music melds unstable mix of genres

Categorizing the sound on Phantogram’s latest EP, Nightlife, was a blast and a half. In the form of a quick six-track album, duo Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter dance around genres like nobody’s business. So readers, in order to provide a sense of stability, I’ve created a metaphor that will […]

Career and Employment Services: A wealth of information
Features

Career and Employment Services: A wealth of information

Everyone knows about the Career and Employment Services (CES) Department on campus. As the name suggests, CES is the office where people go to try to find a job, whether during the school year, for the summer or perhaps after graduation. What students may not realize is that the people […]