Archive for November, 2013

Banquet celebrates Eid al-Adha

Banquet celebrates Eid al-Adha

On Oct. 15 the President of the Muslim Student Association, Irema Halilovic, hosted an Eid al-Adha celebration in the Trimble Forum. Eid al-Adha, or “The Feast of Sacrifice,” is one of the biggest annual celebrations in the Islamic community. It celebrates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his […]


Punk Torah addresses religion and body art

By OLIVIA PIERCE FREEMAN   Rabbi Patrick Aleph kicked off his Punk Torah tour during his recent Oct. 24 visit to the University of Puget Sound. He discussed the taboo against tattoos  within Jewish tradition, and offered his perspective on the controversial choice to have a tattoo as a follower […]

Combat Zone

Arguable costumes

After guessing several times, friends of Puget Sound student Ashleigh Howard told Ashleigh and The Flail that while her costume was both creative and interesting, they had no idea she had dressed up for Halloween or anything at all. Citing reasons like her ironic personality, nonconformist attitude and love for […]


Pope moves church forward: emphasizes ministry over politics

The Catholic Church is one of the oldest institutions still surviving today, dominating Europe and the world at large for 1000 years. And while it retains only a fraction of the power it once held, it still exerts influence over 1.2 billion people. Institutions that old generally resist change, but […]