Archive for February, 2014

The Happy Trail

Trans* visibility in the art community

In his most recent performance-art project, Heather Cassils spent 20 minutes attacking a 2,000lb clay sculpture in the darkness with only the occasional flash of a camera to illuminate his work. The piece, which was recently named as the winner of a 2013 MOTHA (Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art) […]

The Happy Trail

Oxytocin, our minds, and sex

Love is sometimes crazy. Sex is sometimes confusing. However, the disjointed hit-or-miss nature of good and bad in such relationships may actually have a common underlying factor at play: oxytocin. In understanding this neural hormone which has captivated the scientific community in recent decades, we may become more in tune […]


Iphigenia 2.0: Ancient Greek meets modernity

Iphigenia 2.0 opens tonight at the Norton Clapp Theatre. This unsettling revision of Euripides’ original play combines elements of Greek and contemporary theater into a unique play both comedic and tragic. Audience members should note that the play may be a little unexpected and unsettling, but the hope is that […]


Professor publications in the national spotlight

As students at a liberal arts university, it can be very easy to see our professors’ lives and academic careers as entirely centered on teaching students. These same professors are prolific writers, editors and poets. The work they produce is read and enjoyed far beyond the walls of their classrooms […]


Sasquatch! lineup draws crowds

Sasquatch! Music Festival has been filling the Memorial Day weekend plans of Washingtonians for over a decade. Originally founded in 2002 by local concert promoter Adam Zacks, the first lineup included artists such as Blackalicious, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and The String Cheese incident. Since its humble first beginnings, […]


BJ Novak Speaks

Writer for the hit television comedy “The Office,” and actor in the recent Disney biopic Saving Mr. Banks, B.J. Novak can now add New York Times bestselling author to his resumé. Novak’s book, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is a collection of humorous short fiction that is at […]


Campus collaboration creates new video game

At this time in a person’s life, it can be commonplace to wonder if you will make anything of yourself or if you are headed down the path to success. If your find yourself in this place, think about Puget Sound alumnus Ryan Payton and professor Jeff Matthews. Payton is […]


Another great season for Logger swimming

The weekend of Feb. 14 marked the end of another successful season for the Puget Sound swim teams. The women’s team came in fifth overall and the men’s took third. The three-day meet was in Federal Way, Wash. The men’s team won five of their 10 dual meets this year […]

Wheelock construction nearing completion
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Wheelock construction nearing completion

The renovation of Wheelock’s dining and kitchen area is projected to be completed on schedule. This expansion will open up more seating area, update the equipment in the kitchens and relocate the offices of dining staff. “What we have as far as … infrastructure is really small, and it’s now […]


Students too busy for social justice

By IDA DUNN-MOORE February is African American History Month across the United States, but here on campus it seems to be another month. It is hard to discern how many people know or care. The apathy and low awareness are not surprising. Puget Sound is a campus full of increasingly […]