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A student guide: four days of fall freedom

Fall Break may seem like an awkward period of four days in the middle of October for new students but for upperclassmen, it is a much needed and expected break. Often, students who live in bordering states take advantage of the long weekend to go home for some R & R. And those who are willing to sacrifice rest in order to travel further take the red eye to visit friends and family in the mid-west or on the east coast. However, not everyone wants to go home or is...
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Walter Lowrie Memorial

Monday, Sept. 20 marked the first event at the University of Puget Sound of the “Walter Lowrie Speakers’ Series.” The opening lecture of the series was held in the Murray Boardroom and was given by author Diana Butler Bass, writer of A People’s History of Christianity. Bass led a discussion based on the themes of her book and the idea of “useable history.” Bass also shared a chapter of her book with the audience. The lecture series is based on a partnership between the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma and...
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The Tea Party: a critical approach

As midterm elections approach, the Tea Party movement is continuing to gain grassroots support and media attention. This combination has made them a fairly prominent political force. Since their infancy in 2009, Tea Party supporters have invoked the Boston Tea Party to compare King George’s taxation of the colonists to Obama’s economic recovery plans and the resulting taxation.  They have protested against any government spending that they see as detrimental to their perceived constitutional rights. The list of grievances includes Obama’s mortgage relief plan, the health care bill and the...
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