Archive for February, 2016

Tampon tax remains an unrecognized issue in US politics
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Tampon tax remains an unrecognized issue in US politics

In Malcolm Gladwell’s provocative essay “John Rock’s Error,” he discusses the ‘demographic transition’ of Western societies from a status quo of high to low fertility rates. This has had a significant impact on patterns of menstruation—the contemporary Western woman menstruates between 350 to 400 times in their lifetime, on average. […]

News

University concludes investigation of Sigma Chi, no public conclusion

By Ashley Malin Following interviews with all Sigma Chi chapter members by the Dean of Students Staff and Sigma Chi Fraternity International Headquarters staff, the two bodies have concluded investigations into the incident of bias hate that was reported on January 26. “There are a number of these guys who […]

Features

YWCA provides safety, resources for survivors of intimate partner violence

With February being the official month of love and bad rom-coms, it’s hard to remember that intimate partner violence is just as likely to occur on Valentine’s Day as any other day of the year. The YWCA of Pierce County works 24/7 to provide support for survivors and their children […]

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Susan Stryker lectures on contemporary transgender issues

By Daniel Wolfert It was as she gathered her notes and clippings for her Feb. 9 lecture at the University of Puget Sound that Susan Stryker – transgender woman, Ph.D. and associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona – received an unexpected email from Michael […]

Peter Weiben Discusses Series “With the Refugees”
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Peter Weiben Discusses Series “With the Refugees”

By Courtney Seyl Peter Wieben visited campus this past week and showed a different perspective on the Egyptian revolutions and the migration crisis in the Middle East and Europe. Wieben has experience with telling his own story through drawings, so he decided to show the stories of others through the […]

Features

Black History Month seeks to inspire critical conversations about race

  For the month of February, the Black Student Union (BSU) has organized a wide range of events and activities to honor Black History Month. Whether it be group discussions or watching films together, the BSU has worked tirelessly to fill this month with meaningful experiences that not only celebrate […]

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  The Budget Task Force has sent their annual  budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year to President Ron Thomas. The group is charged with hearing from various University constituents and compiling a budget for the President’s consideration, which he can then amend before submitting to the Board of Trustees […]

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Pussy Riot speaks in Seattle

By Georgia Gustavson Back in Russia in 2012, Vladimir Putin was on every T.V. channel, flooding the media with his promising messages as the inevitability of his fixed “election” to the Russian presidency drew near.  One act that cut through all the noise and reverberated around the world, however, was […]

Fitness Center partially reopens
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Fitness Center partially reopens

By Tyler Randazzo The new area of the fitness center, renovated as part of the broader Memorial Fieldhouse renovations, opened on Monday, Feb. 8. The new room adds more area to the existing fitness center and features new cardio equipment. “Once the remodel of the existing fitness area is finished, […]

Preparing for RENT and the world of theatrical composing
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Preparing for RENT and the world of theatrical composing

By Courtney Seyl This past week brought three musical theater composers to campus: “Off-Broadway Theatre Award (OBIE) winner, composer and performer Dave Malloy, who is on the brink of his Broadway debut with Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer and performer Marisa Michelson, co-writer […]