Land of the “pretty free”

A few weeks ago, New York City banned sales of soda in containers larger than 16 ounces in an attempt to curb the city's obesity problem. The law was passed by the city's Board of Health, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg widely praised the move. Most bottled sodas come in containers 18 ounces or larger. In August, Australia passed a measure which relegates cigarette packaging to generic, olive green boxes featuring pictures of rotting teeth, heart surgery, and other graphic images. The cigarette brand name will be printed below the images...

Room to Explore?

On 6 August 2012, while much of the world was sleeping, the global scientific community watched a handful of scientists make history when the Mars Science Laboratory successfully landed on Mars. Engineers at Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory had previously landed rovers on Mars, but none came close to matching the Curiosity rover's 1,982 pound mass. The earlier landing processes were rendered obsolete, and an entirely new "SkyCrane" drop had to be developed and properly executed in order to land what is nearly the size of a Mini Cooper on...
Arts & Events

Radiohead review

A long time ago, before many a Logger had even applied to college, a band called Radiohead graced the state of Washington with a visit during their In Rainbows tour. On April 9, almost four years later, the band came back to Washington, this time performing in Seattle proper for the first time in their career (other performances were in nearby Auburn). The concert opened with a band called Other Lives who sounded something like Mumford and Sons attempting to cover OK Computer—not bad, but nothing extremely exciting. The audience...
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Art meets business

Art and business. Though the two are distant and in many ways dissimilar, they are inextricably linked. Jeff Haydon, class of 1997, and Gretchen DeGroot Lenihan, class of 1999, returned to Puget Sound on Wednesday and Thursday, Apr. 4 and 5, to discuss that relation with interested students, and to share how their undergraduate experience at Puget Sound helped prepare them for life ahead. One of Haydon’s first stops on campus brought him to the Adelphian Concert Choir’s daily rehearsal in the music building. Haydon had been an Adelphian all...
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New movie releases to keep in mind for the final weeks of 2011

By the time this goes to print, we’ll all be done with class and gearing up for finals. As the semester comes to a close, so does 2011, and with that, the end of yet another Hollywood movie cycle. This year was especially notable for the record-breaking number of sequels produced: 27. Looking at the top ten highest grossing movies of the year, only two were not sequels, The Smurfs and Rio, and only one was a new IP. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Transformers: Dark of...
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