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Log Jam Identity Crisis

By Claudia Elsenbast Freshman joins too many clubs at Log Jam.   Last month, The University of Puget Sound hosted its annual school year kickoff event, Log Jam. The all-campus event introduces  students to clubs and groups they can join this academic year.   Most students join one, maybe two, new clubs and steal stickers from the rest— Freshman Isaiah Shawford is not most students. After spending two and a half hours perusing the tables, signing his Puget Sound email, and chatting club founders, he had joined a grand total...
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THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: Donald Trump Visits Tacoma; Confronts Student Who Personally Offended Him

By Anna Graham Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m., Tacoma, WA. In a startling turn of events, Donald Trump has made a spontaneous visit to the University of Puget Sound– specifically to the lunch table of Flail news writer Hons Johnson– to confront Johnson on his usage of the words “questionable intellect” in reference to President Trump in a news article last week. According to a key inside source, prior to this particular incident, Trump had been visiting Tacoma on a top-secret business trip. Though he was deeply preoccupied with the inner...
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Psychological Association adds “Default” personality to Myers Briggs test

By Anna Graham The Myers-Briggs personality test is one of the most common psychological tools meant to classify people according to personality type. A Myers-Briggs classification includes four categories: introversion versus extroversion, intuition versus sensing, thinking versus feeling, and judging versus perceiving. Each category is represented by a letter, resulting in a total of 16 possible combinations. For years this test has remained a cornerstone of psychology, and one of the most widely-used resources for classifying personality. Recently, however, psychological associations have added a new personality to the Myers-Briggs list:...
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Campus unsafe for babies

WHEELOCK CENTER—Citing many Puget Sound students’ comments about wanting to “steal that baby,” a study released by the KATO institute found that the University of Puget Sound is an unsafe place for babies. Babies are defined by Webster Dictionary as smaller versions of people but much cuter and less likely to kill anyone. Parents often bring their babies onto campus to demonstrate the kind of school they don’t want their kids to attend. However, due to the unsafe conditions on campus, the KATO institute is urging babies to stay away....
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Student accidentally finds lifelong passion

A new career path opened up for senior Tad Zilch last weekend after embracing some unexpected responsibilities at a party. Zilch,  a Science and Technology in Society major, came home Saturday night to find that his housemates were hosting a party after completing their senior capstone projects. “No one told me there was going to be a party, but I knew a couple of the people there through classes, so I only felt slightly uncomfortable in my own home,” Zilch said, recounting the night that changed his life. Zilch’s housemates...
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