Archive for February, 2012

Marriage equality should be for all
Opinions

Marriage equality should be for all

Earlier this week Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire signed a law that grants marriage rights to same sex couples. On the surface this does create greater equality among couples in Washington state, but I believe this law and similar efforts ignore many fundamental questions and problems with the link between […]

Popularity of plastic surgery produces concerns
Opinions

Popularity of plastic surgery produces concerns

As a native of Los Angeles, I know that plastic surgery is not just a celebrity addiction but also commonplace amidst affluent mothers and high school students alike. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that despite the economic recession, there was a 9 percent increase in plastic […]

Combat Zone

Shy guy hospitalized after eye contact

It was an unseasonably sunny day for the University of Puget Sound, and freshman Edwin Rodgers was on his way to the library to study. Things were peaceful. He was happy. And it seemed as though nothing could bring him down. That is when he saw her. Bearing down on […]

A&E

Extremely powerful and incredibly sad

The movie adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is hard to watch for those who have read the book—and for those who have not. The movie as a whole is thoroughly depressing and consistently uses 9/11 to evoke strong and deeply tragic emotions. The plot of the film Extremely […]

Valentine’s day woes
Opinions

Valentine’s day woes

It’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the flowers bristling, the aromas of love and adoration filling the air. Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and the corresponding feelings of resentment and loathing still linger around our campus, an unfortunate consequence of a once well-appreciated holiday. Friends […]

Features

When the price is right for sustainability in the cafeteria

After a semester or two of living off SUB food, it can become easy to forget how impressive our dining services are in comparison to many other colleges and universities across the country.  Although we seldom come across anything like the cafeteria from Animal House, it can all seem rather […]

A&E

A Separation emotes

Divorce is a messy procedure in the United States, not only for its ramifications for the separating couple but also for their families. Add Iran’s highly codified Islamic law, conflicts of gender and class, and the alienation and frustrations of a law that cannot account for human emotion, and we […]

Renaissance man: Rayman Origins still packs a punch
A&E / Highlights

Renaissance man: Rayman Origins still packs a punch

I’ll just come out and say it: Rayman: Origins is the sort of game to make you fall in love with games again. A direct descendent of the classic platformers that stole my heart—and, I can only hope, many of yours—as I was naught but a budding dweebling, Rayman surprises, […]

Combat Zone

“The C*ck Talks” garners mixed reviews from campus audience

By PIETER VAN DEFERENS “My penis is a mountain, silent and majestic,” announced senior Steve Johnson.  “My penis is a shining sword, a mighty tool, a monument.” “My penis is angry!” rejoined sophomore Chris Haardschaft.  “It is purple and aching and my balls, my balls, my balls, blue and swollen, […]

The Happy Trail

Boys and girls, once the same

Penis… Penis…  PENIS!!! All you fellow fans of The Penis Game out there will pick up what I’m throwing down when I say that penises can be pretty funny. We draw them in foggy windows, find them scratched into desks and even make snowballs to complement the super phallic obelisk […]