Archive for March, 2014

The Happy Trail

Beating around the bush: embracing masturbation

Masturbation is a common practice. In a survey run by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, by the age of 16-17 over half of males and about a quarter of females in the sample size said they had masturbated at least once in the past month. In the Journal of Psychology […]

News

State Senate passes bill to seal juvenile records

The Washington State Senate has recently passed a bill that will seal most juvenile records from employers. House Bill 1651 will essentially hide the criminal records of past offenders once they turn 18 years old. If this bill is approved by the House and signed by the governor, it will […]

Opinions

Why rejection is definitely a long-term success

As an underclassman, finding a job was the last thing on my mind. I knew I had plenty of time to enjoy the newfound freedom attending college gave me from my family and from having to work a full-time job. With no intention of going to grad school, I assumed […]

The Land Before Time XIV: Little Foot and friends found dead on Puget Sound campus
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The Land Before Time XIV: Little Foot and friends found dead on Puget Sound campus

Last Saturday, in the middle of what looked to be a normal Tacoma day (rain and thunder and lightning bolts and really bad drivers), a facilities worker uncovered the bones of a regular-sized egg-stealer in the President’s woods. The discovery has launched what looks to be a months-long dig, and […]

Japan week to educate through cultural events around campus
Features

Japan week to educate through cultural events around campus

All next week, the Japanese Department will be hosting a multitude of events to help educate students about the Japanese culture. The events have been coordinated by Professor Mikiko Ludden and assisted by Professor Jan Leuchtenberger, but students within the Japanese program and residents in the Japanese house have also […]

News

Pacific Rim students prepare for descent to Asia

In five months, PAC Rim students will be off on a nine month, life changing experience across Asia after two years of preparation. This program, unique to the University of Puget Sound, offers students the opportunity to explore multiple Asian countries. Starting at the end of August, these students, accompanied […]

Opinions

Letter to the Editor, Vol. 103, Issue 13

A Public Letter to the faculty and administration of the University of Puget Sound, I am writing this letter out of concern. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about increasing the diversity on this campus, but to be honest, I hope that the University of Puget Sound does […]

Opinions

Letter to the Editor, Vol. 103, Issue 12

To the editor, On February 28, The Trail ran an article by Becca Duncan responding to an article I had written in Wetlands Magazine where I argued that Greek Life is inherently heteronormative, exclusionary, elitist, secretive and that many queers on this campus feel unsafe around members of Greek Life. […]

Opinions

Letter to the Editor #2, Vol. 103, Issue 11

In regards to the article about Peoplesoft; It is no surprise that after two semesters of using PeopleSoft students are still experiencing problems navigating through the system.  Being a senior, I have had three years to grow accustom to Cascade’s straightforward links and screens, so it would be understandable why […]

Opinions

Letter to the Editor #1, Vol. 103, Issue 11

Dear Trail Staff, I write to express how unimpressed I am with Jordan Macavoy’s article “Superstitions and myths of Puget Sound” (December 13, 2013). First, the remarks about the “strange markings on the back of the sign that welcomes you as you drive onto the University grounds” are pretty offensive. […]