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Faculty selection in progress

The University of Puget Sound is preparing itself. The new academic year of 2011 approaches with the exciting buzz of new students, but also new teachers. The English and Theatre departments are losing some beloved professors. However, along with the goodbyes come some exciting hellos to new faculty for both departments. Choosing new faculty for Puget Sound is not an easy task. Professor Peter Greenfield of the English department has been involved with the selection committee for both departments in need of new faculty. “It’s a time-consuming process,”  Greenfield said....
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Cafes compete: Diversions vs. Oppenheimer

“It’s no secret that Diversions is slow,” café regular Sarah Guilian admitted. Employees will tell you the same thing. Customer disappointment is always visible on the complaint board, which frequently reflects students’ frustration with delayed drink delivery. “One time I left my room at 1:35 to pick up a drink before my 2:00 class, and I ended up being late to class because I was stuck waiting,” an anonymous customer said. “Complaints have been voiced to me,” Diversions student manager Isabel Chirinos said. “We’ve always been limited when it comes...
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ASUPS responds to recent criticism

In light of a recent Hey You which targeted the efficiency of our student government organization ASUPS, The Trail decided to investigate what ASUPS has truly been up to in more depth than a little weekly blurb can provide. The Trail spoke with several ASUPS members about ASUPS’s reaction to its recent portrayal in The Trail and what has truly been going on with our student government. When asked about his reaction to the recent Hey You, Senior Senator and Club Liaison Jordan Lane didn’t seem particularly fazed. “It’s definitely...
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Sustainable practices abundant this holiday season

The holidays are one of the busiest and most wasteful times of year for many Americans. Luckily, there are plenty of tips you can keep in mind to reduce your environmental impact and still have an enjoyable holiday season. Lengthy travel plans may be unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be environmentally conscious and responsible while you are away from home. As always, carpooling is usually the best choice in terms of carbon emissions, but taking a coach bus is also a wise and often overlooked option. According to...
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Student goes to UN conference

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 10, Puget Sound sophomore Annie Bigalke will be one of five students from the Pacific Northwest in attendance at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun. The conference unites international delegates from the UNFCCC to review their respective climate policies and potentially agree upon new policies to more effectively combat worldwide climate change. UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty produced by a branch of the United Nations. The treaty’s objective is to stabilize greenhouse...
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