Archive for February, 2016

Features

Growing popularity of STEM leading to decline in humanities

By Grace Cook This year of graduates marks the smallest class of English majors in recent memory; upper-division classes that would have had an average of 10-15 students last year are now experiencing numbers as low as four. Like other majors in the humanities, English majors are often asked, “What […]

Features

Latino-American Panel discussion brings attention to issues faced in Tacoma community and beyond

By Eada Gendelman On Feb. 18, Latinos Unidos worked in collaboration with the Tacoma Art Museum, Centro Latino, and Pacific Lutheran University to present Exploring the Latino Experience in Tacoma, a reception and student-led panel discussion. Students and local community members joined together in the Rasmussen Rotunda at 6 p.m. […]

News

New ASUPS VP elected by Senate

By Emily Schuelein The new Vice President of the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS) Peyton Anstine has temporarily taken over the position until ASUPS elections on March 23. “The role is to fulfill the regular duties of the vice president in its complete capacity until elections […]

Affirmative Action at universities in flux
News

Affirmative Action at universities in flux

Eight years after Abigail Fisher’s rejection from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), the Supreme Court is primed to render a decision as to whether or not her denial from the University was due to affirmative action policies that excluded her, and whether or not that choice was […]

Director of Intercultural Engagement hired
News

Director of Intercultural Engagement hired

By Tyler Randazzo After a long search process, the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement (CICE) has hired a new Director of Intercultural Engagement, former DePauw University Director of Cultural Resource Centers and Coordinator of LGBT services Vivie Nguyen. Nguyen will begin her work at the University on March 31. […]

Features

Spoon University brings new flavor to campus

By Emma Brice One of the main concerns people face when going off to college is the unknown territory of what the food will be like. Meals play a crucial role in a college student’s life, and luckily the University of Puget Sound has been granted several diverse options. Recently […]

Features

Love Your Body Week encourages self-love, positivity

By Marcelle Rutherfurd According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), upwards of 30 million individuals in the United States are affected by eating disorders. The issue of negative body image and the mental issues that stem from it is a huge part of today’s society. […]

Comparing Marshawn Lynch’s career moments
Sports

Comparing Marshawn Lynch’s career moments

BEST ON THE FIELD  LUKIE : Beast Mode 2.0 After “Beast Mode” was born in the 2010 playoff run against the Saints, every fan, analyst and coach was searching for what they could call Beast Mode 2.0. There were runs against the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 divisional playoffs, a […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Michael Church, Executive Director of Sigma Chi Fraternity International Headquarters

Sent on February 12:  We recently learned of a situation involving our chapter at the University of Puget Sound where individual members of the chapter were alleged to have made discriminatory statements and/or promoted discriminatory behavior during isolated events that occurred in the chapter house.   It is important to […]

Opinions

Bringing Suicide Awareness to the Mainstream BY NICKY SMIT

CONTENT WARNING : DISCUSSIONS OF SUICIDE Week of Events on  Suicide Prevention For the first time at Puget Sound, students are organizing a series of events centered on suicide awareness and prevention. On Friday, March 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., a forum is being held where multiple  speakers will […]