Communications department must be clearer: communication between students and professors should improve

Communication Studies is a major often chosen by liberal arts students.  For those who don’t know what the major is about, it may seem cushy or just something to do if you don’t really like anything else. I understand where people who think that are coming from: before I started taking the classes I, too, was one of the people who asked “what the hell are you going to do with a Communication Studies degree after you graduate?”  It turns out the major is more than just “communications,” and is...

Grizz wants you to vote: students voice their opinions on this year’s presidential and vice presidential candidates

I’m voting for Austin and Alissa because I think they combined have the most experience both in broad leadership roles and ASUPS. In addition, I believe they are people of action and not merely talk and their values align with my own. I have faith that they are the best candidates to lead our school. -Caroline Harris I look up to both Alexia and Sergio for maintaining amazing leadership positions. I believe they will carry these titles with them into their positions in office and will only help to benefit...

University’s research on rats inhumane: usage of rat testing in psychology labs is unethical, cruel

Many readers may be surprised to learn that there is a class in the Psychology Department at the University that conducts animal research. The course—the so-called “rat lab”—partners students with rats in order to understand how learning occurs and behaviors form. Students condition the rats to perform tricks, such as jumping through a hoop or shooting a ball into a goal, by withholding water from the animals until the student is satisfied with the result or the rat’s effort. Students typically devote the entire semester to teaching the rat to...
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Urban X Change Reshapes Tacoma Fashion

Thrift-store culture has been booming in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade, and it has only been picking up speed. With the immense popularity of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s song “Thrift Shop,” secondhand clothing has had a rebirth that our generation has swallowed whole. The legacy of Kurt Cobain’s grunge style has been reworked and repopularized by style icons like Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto and the Olsen Twins. People are searching thrift stores high and low to find unique garments that aren’t coming out of cookie-cutter patterns created...
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