The News team aims to cover events and stories pertaining to the University of Puget Sound and, on occasion, the city of Tacoma. This section will often cover campus news concerning the administration, ASUPS (student government), the Greek system, student clubs and organizations, individual student achievements, Faculty Senate, extraordinary campus events and more much. The News desk may also choose to cover local and national issues, as they pertain to students.

If you have an idea for a potential story for the News team, email the News section editor ( or the Trail editor (

The Trail News Desk Staff:

Paul Goudarzi-Fry, News Editor is a junior from Concord, NH, pursuing a major in English Writing, Wretoric and Wrculture with a minor in Theatre Tharts. He has written for the News section of The Trail for two years and is excited to be editing the section for 2014-15. He enjoys doing origami, taking photographs, playing card games, and using the Oxford comma.

Marissa Litak, Copy Editor is an English literature major with a minor in history and business. She hails from Cave Junction, Ore., and has been with The Trail for three years.

Zeinah Kara, from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., is a French and Comparative Literature major and is minoring in Biology. This is her first year writing for the News section of The Trail and mainly focuses her articles on ASUPS. In her free time, she loves backpacking, trail running, drawing and adventuring.

Anna Goebel is a first year from Boise, Idaho. She is planning on majoring in politics and government and hopes to go into public interest law. Some of her favorite things include belugas, New Girl, and pie.

Ashley Latham is from San Francisco, Calif. She has been writing since her sophomore year of high school. She is planning on majoring in Communications with a double minor in art and gender studies. She is a die hard Steelers fan and loves watching then play on Sundays.