Archive for April, 2015

Opinions

Colleges: don’t judge on social media

by Sophie Carr The phrase “College Admissions” provokes a sense of worriment not only in parents, but also for anyone who went through the hell of an undergraduate application procedure.  The horror stories of enrollment follies seem to only augment this anxiety—all of them words of warning or cautionary tales […]

Opinions

Why a bad deal is better than no deal: US will be forced to make concessions with Iran, and should

  Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, relations between the U.S. and Iran have been incredibly hostile. The recent Interim Nuclear Agreement between the U.S. and Iran has sparked a lot of worldwide discussion, though many have misinterpreted what exactly the interim deal states. The first thing to point out […]

Opinions

Letter to the editor: students with mental illnesses deserve respect, not isolation, from campus community

Dear Editor, I have a mental illness. When I was sixteen, I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. That was a very painful time for me—I spent a lot of it crying. At one point, my mother and I wondered if I would be better off in a psychiatric ward. […]

Highlights / Opinions

Iran nuclear deal is a positive shift in policy: negotiation is better than war

by Michael Greenblatt Recent events in world news have been favorable for the U.S. and its place in the global order: a reopening of relations with Cuba, a likely nuclear deal with Iran, a mutual commitment to reduce carbon emissions from the U.S. and China. All of these breakthroughs can […]

Opinions

Why you should still love the Beatles: music wouldn’t be the same

  Fifty-two years ago, the Beatles—the band we all know and love—released their first debut album, Please Please Me. No one, especially the Beatles, could anticipate how big they would one day become. Although their music was released during the 60s and 70s, so much of our musical culture in […]

Opinions

Open Letter: Regarding Todd Field

We are writing because we see a problem on campus with the state of Todd Field. It is in the center of campus and one might call it the community’s “living room”. That being said it is a soggy one and is not conducive to lounging around for much of […]

Opinions

Letter to the editor: Being non-liberal at the University of Puget Sound

by Claire Meyer In our modern university culture, we put an emphasis on making everyone feel welcomed and included despite their differences, whatever they may be.  We especially focus on embracing the LGBT community, people of different backgrounds and ethnicities and financial backgrounds. Accommodating these groups is important, yet in […]

Highlights / Opinions

Washington must learn from California drought: state must get serious about water conservation

by Michael Greenblatt California is currently facing such an extreme drought that, for the first time in its history, mandatory water restrictions are in place. The problems afflicting California are nothing new, as most of California is desert and routinely struggles with low water supplies. Now, though, the drought is […]

The Greek Issue
Features

The Greek Issue

  By Noah Lumbantobing, Brianna Bolton, Allison Nasson, and Tyler Sherman   Greek Life is often synonymous with the college experience. Mainstream media is saturated with films like Neighborhood and American Pie, which perpetuate the stereotype of hard-partying fraternities and sororities. That representation, however, and the assumption that all fraternities […]

News

ASUPS to Hold Special Senate Elections

The student body will be re-voting for both Senators-at-Large that were elected in this year’s spring 2015 cycle. On April 10, the Honor Court found that Kyle Chong had violated the sanctions levied against him by the Elections Committee but should not have been disqualified from the ASUPS Spring 2015 […]