Arts & Events

November brings National Novel Writing Month

The month of November hosts a number of month-long holidays, including No Shave November, Aviation History Month and even Peanut Butter Lovers Month. But if you are not into growing out your facial hair, appreciating the history of aircraft or loving peanut butter, perhaps you want to consider participating in National Novel Writing Month, also called NaNoWriMo or NaNo. NaNoWriMo is an event that people participate in worldwide and, to put it simply, those people all attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. This involves writing...
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Figure drawing class encourages participation from artists of all experience and backgrounds

The Art department hosted a three-hour open figure drawing class in Kittredge Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The class featured Odie De Blume as the model. The class was open to the public, and gave both students and community members a chance to fine-tune their drawing skills. In attendance were a Puget Sound Communication Studies major and Art minor, a former art teacher and a man who made beautiful drawings of De Blume’s poses, obviously having a sizable artistic background. About six minutes into the class, another man came in,...
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Apocalypse Now perpetuates academic discourse

The Philosophy and Political Theory film series commenced last Wednesday, Sept. 25 with the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novel Heart of Darkness. The screening—followed by a discussion with professors Ariela Tubert, Justin Tiehen and Alisa Kessel—began this year’s film series, themed, Apocalypse and Dystopia. For those unfamiliar with Apocalypse Now or Heart of Darkness, the movie tells the story of U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Willard, who has been sent on a mission to kill the rogue and possibly insane Colonel Kurtz. Along the way,...
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Story of Qatari workers exposed through images

Sept. 12, in Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library, Associate Anthropology Professor Andrew Gardner and his wife, photographer Kristin Giordano, gave a presentation titled “Skyscrapers and Shadows: Labor and Migration in Doha, Qatar.” In the presentation the couple told a story of economic disparities in the Qatar capital of Doha through photographs—specifically photographs of migrant laborers, many of which hold up signs proclaiming their monthly salaries. The first worker stoically held a sign with the salary “$164.” Few others went over that number. Giordano began by showing two pictures: the one...
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