Archive for December, 2014

Online Exclusives / The Happy Trail

Polygamy and polyamory examined

Polygamy: (n.) the state or practice of being married to more than one person at the same time Polyamory: (n.) the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time Comparing the definitions of these two words, there seems to be little difference other than […]

Combat Zone / Online Exclusives

It’s finals week and obligations mean nothing

Finals week is finally here! Isn’t everyone excited? I’m excited. No, not for the tests or the stress or the cramming; I’m excited because finals week means that I can abandon all of my other responsibilities, to both myself and society. Some (my housemates) would say that final exams don’t […]

Thrift shops are dangerously low on ugly sweaters
Combat Zone / Highlights

Thrift shops are dangerously low on ugly sweaters

Thrift stores surrounding Puget Sound are beginning to shut down due to an influx of sales and decrease in donations. Store owners are scrambling to keep their charitable cause alive and discover the truth behind the recent trend. “I noticed that more middle-class customers began shopping in my store around […]

Combat Zone

Tumblr slacktivism surprises haters with real results

Following recent events of late, students have taken to social media with the fervor and knowledge that they can solve every problem imaginable with the properly crafted Tumblr post or social media action. It is now possible to solve sexism through Twitter, environmental destruction through Facebook, bullying through Yik Yak […]

Online Exclusives / The Happy Trail

Body image impacts sexuality

The holiday season is a joyous time. With it comes a flurry of fun and, of course, food. Around this time people have been known to pack on a few pounds. A little extra weight can mean major stress for those owning a mirror. Body image is something many of […]

Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds
Highlights / The Happy Trail

Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds

‘Tis (almost) the season to rely on snuggling with a sexual partner for warmth: winter. In the colder months, scholar Jed Diamond found that testosterone levels decrease in both men and women, resulting in a lowered sex drive. This could mean that there will be less boning in your relational […]

Sports

A look inside the new NCAA playoff system instituted this year

The NCAA Division I football playoffs are a new feature to college football this year.  The teams were selected on Dec. 7 and will play their respective semifinal games on Jan. 1 2015. The Bowl Championship Series championship game was the previous version of championship that the NCAA used, but […]

Sports

Women’s basketball continues great season

The Puget Sound women’s basketball team took on the University of California at Santa Cruz Banana Slugs and the Colorado College Tigers Dec. 5 and 6 at a tournament hosted by Pacific Lutheran University. The Loggers remain undefeated this season after walking away with two wins over both teams during […]

Sports

Men’s basketball team continues to strive for greatness

The Puget Sound men’s basketball team beat the University of California at Santa Cruz 65 to 52 on Dec. 5 to improve their record to 4-2. With the team’s win again UC Santa Cruz, the Loggers have increased their winning streak to three games. The previous two wins came during […]

Sports

Katy Ainslie stands out in her senior year as the women’s basketball team crushes competitors

    Katy Ainslie (Redmond, Wash.) is on the top of her game this year as a senior and is looking to lead the Loggers’ women’s basketball team to a conference title in her final year. She averaged 13.3 points per game and 5.1 rebounds so far this season. The […]