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Recent history of campus activism documented through online archive

By Kylie Gurewitz In November of 2015, the campus group Advocates for Institutional Change (AIC) led a walkout of approximately 450 students, demanding change for the University’s alleged racial injustices. Though this protest may seem remarkable, having attracted such a significant percentage of the campus population, the demands of the group were not at all unprecedented. “Honoring the Histories and Experiences of Racial Minorities of the University of Puget Sound” was the original independent study conducted by Puget Sound alumni Nakisha Renee Jones and Daniel Akamine when they were students...
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Food justice on campus and beyond: How to get involved

By Hadley Polinsky Most Puget Sound students don’t have to worry about where they will get their next meal, but there are plenty of people on campus and in the community that face this challenge. To address this issue, the campus community has created or participates in programs such as dining dollar donation, the Food Pantry, Food Salvage, Backpacks of Hope, and Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG). Dining Dollar Donation When dining dollars (DD) run out, not all students have the option of buying more, which is where donating dining dollars...
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‘When and Where I Entered’: Japanese African American studies professor offers an international perspective on the field

By Nayla Lee It’s particularly important for non-black students in the African American Studies department to critically examine their positionalities in both the scholarship and social contexts of the subjects they embark on. This line of self-reflection can lead to uncomfortable realizations, but it can significantly deepen one’s understanding of the in-class and out-of-class issues that are relevant to the study of the African diaspora and its effect on the United States and beyond. In her lecture on Wednesday, March 21, titled, “When and Where I Entered: An Intellectual Autobiography...
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Change is growing: Female farmworkers lead the fight against workplace sexual harrasment

By Ally Hembree “Can you imagine going to work every single day with the threat of violence against you?” Mónica Ramírez asked. “Can you imagine what it must be like to work picking strawberries or cucumbers or tomatoes and having to constantly be looking over your shoulder worrying that someone might hurt you?” According to the Associated Students of Puget Sound (ASUPS), Ramírez was the first attorney in the United States to focus on representing farmworker women in their fight against pervasive sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace....
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Rain or shine: Despite deluge, students learn and grow during Point Reyes spring break trip

By Hadley Polinsky No matter how much planning goes into a trip, things can still go awry. Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) discovered this on their Point Reyes spring break trip. The group’s plan was to drive to California and go backpacking around Point Reyes; however, an unexpected storm hit their campground. Co-leaders Ruby Krietzman and Makenna Craige, both sophomores, started planning for this trip approximately six weeks before the group left campus. “A lot went into the planning of the trip,” Krietzman said. “We decided we wanted to go to...
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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week encourages mental health discussion

By Kylie Gurewitz Suicide Prevention and Awareness (SP&A) Week is an annual series of events put on by the University’s chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. SP&A Week took place on campus from March 19 through 23, with a different event each day. NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization, with centers around the country focused on education, counseling, and support groups. The University’s NAMI group is connected to the Pierce County chapter, and is led by co-presidents Nina Kranzdorf and Nathan Baniqued. “Bringing the conversation...
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