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Thanksgiving 2010

Every year, the last week of November serves as the first week-long break of the year for students. And this year, Seattle is featuring various activities during this Thanksgiving season. Winterfest will have its twenty-third year in 2010 and will take place Nov. 26 – Dec. 31. This holiday festival always begins the day after Thanksgiving and culminates with a fireworks show by the Space Needle. Features of this festival include classic holiday foods, family activities, free concerts, holiday-themed exhibits and seasonal décor. The Tree Lighting Celebration and Holiday Parade...
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Puget Sound’s admissions tested

Prior to making the life-changing decision of where to attend college, many of those who choose, or chose, the University of Puget Sound did so with the help of the school’s student tour guides, who stroll around the beautiful campus with their respective tour groups and divulge interesting, appealing facts about this small, prestigious university. Student tour guides trained during the first week of classes. Among other activities, training consists of workshops teaching students how to deal with difficult situations, such as uninterested prospective students and awkward questions. Students learned...
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Impact of midterm elections: budget kerfuffle

Now that the dust has finally settled on Capitol Hill and Republicans wait for control in the House of Representatives once the lame-duck session closes, the nation anxiously waits to see what the next two years have in store. This power shakeup will potentially cripple President Obama’s congressional agenda and could threaten those reforms he has managed to push through. Will a split Congress be able to compromise in hopes of moving forward or will partisanship bring the legislative branch to a harmful gridlock? Though ultimately onlookers can only speculate...
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Sisters’ new take on human trafficking

On Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, a Human Trafficking Conference will be held in Kilworth Memorial Chapel from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference is sponsored by Human Trafficking: Stop the Demand Tacoma, the Sisters of St. Dominic of Tacoma and Associates, Sisters of the Holy Names, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, the Spirituality Service and Social Justic Office of Puget Sound, and the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center. The featured speakers for this conference will be Kathleen Morris, Erik Nicholson and Linda Smith. Morris, the program director of...
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Zombies are the new vampires in Seattle

A zombie epidemic is spreading, and now, there are over 4,000 record-breaking zombies in the Seattle area. ZomBcon 2010 took place this year Oct. 29-31 in Seattle at the Exhibition Hall. ZomBcon was the first zombie convention of its kind. There were many prominent guests at this year’s convention, such as UFC fighter Nathan “Rock” Quarry, actor Bruce Campbell and artist Billy Tackett. Films were featured such as “Dead Alive”, “Dawn of the Dead”, “Day of the Dead”, “Evil Dead”, “Night of the Living Dead”, “Shaun of the Dead” and...
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Showcasing National Hunger Week

As Thanksgiving, a holiday when we are all encouraged to remember what we are grateful for, approaches, the Puget Sound campus celebrates the month of November as National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month and the week of November 14-20 as National Hunger Week.  Amidst excitement for the upcoming holiday of bounty and food, students are encouraged to participate in several activities planned in recognition of hunger and the homeless.  According the CIAC’s e-newsletter, “Participating in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will not only bring greater awareness to our community,...
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