Archive for November, 2013

Thor 2: The Dark World fun but not great
A&E

Thor 2: The Dark World fun but not great

By KATHRYN STUTZ Movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—from the revolutionary first Iron Man to the capstone The Avengers and onwards—promise a well constructed blend of big-budget action and satisfactory acting for casual movie-goers, and stories with careful continuity and clever inter-movie references for more dedicated fans. Thor 2: The […]

A&E

KUPS events, The Stump get students involved

By OLIVIA PIERCE FREEMAN   To some, KUPS may seem like an elusive, underground mystery that occasionally hums as the soundtrack amidst the Diversions bustle. But it truly is so much more than that. KUPS is putting forth a strong effort to promote their campus presence toward the entirety of […]

News

Diversity Advisory Council sparks discussion

The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) has been presenting the findings of the 2012 Campus Climate Survey to Puget Sound faculty, staff and students since last year, sparking campus wide conversations about the topics related to the survey. The Campus Climate Survey was distributed to members of Puget Sound in 2006 […]

Opinions

Capital punishment ineffective, archaic practice

Execution as a means of punishment for a crime has been a part of this country’s history since colonial times. While settlers brought with them the tradition of capital punishment from Britain, the U.S. still holds onto this practice despite the abolition of the practice throughout the European Union (EU). […]

Opinions

Minimum wage increase makes $ense

In an unprecedented turn of events, and for the first time in Seattle’s history, the city elected a Socialist candidate to City Council. Even for a city characterized by its liberal politics, this represents a sea change: according to city archivist Scott Cline, no Socialist has been elected to office […]

The Happy Trail

The problem with pronouns: Approaching grammar from a non-binary perspective

Modern concepts of gender are expanding at an increasing rate to include people who do not feel comfortable as exclusively “female” or “male.” Germany recently added “X” as a third gender option on birth certificates, and Sweden introduced the gender neutral pronoun “hen” around 1960. In order for notions of […]

The Happy Trail

Extramarital sex in cultural context

According to a recent study by Comparative Legal Services, unreasonable behavior has outranked adultery as the most common reason cited as grounds for divorce in the United States. By tracking and analyzing the reasons couples divorced since the 1970s, this study pointed towards a remarkable change in attitudes in American […]

ALOHA movement unites campus community
Features

ALOHA movement unites campus community

A new movement has come to Puget Sound. ALOHA, which stands for Active Logger Ohana Helping All, is the brainchild of junior Marc Fagaragan. Fagaragan, a tour guide at Puget Sound, was inspired to start ALOHA after giving a tour when a mother of a prospective student pulled him aside […]

Panel encourages awareness, inclusiveness at Puget Sound
Features

Panel encourages awareness, inclusiveness at Puget Sound

The brown-bag conference “Awareness, Understanding, and Action: Exploring Puget Sound Identity” took place in the Murray Boardroom on Nov. 6. Asking the question, “What is social justice?”, the conference was the first of many to discuss what social justice, inclusiveness and awareness mean for the Puget Sound community. David Wright, […]

Features

Club Feature: Circle K provides opportunities to serve in Tacoma

For students who want to participate in community service activities, Circle K is one of many options available to them. Circle K is an on-campus community service club that is the collegiate equivalent of the Kiwanis Club, a group that organizes community service outside of schools. “Circle K is a […]