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‘Delightfully Tacky’ blog documents Tacoma style

Believe it or not, Tacoma is a pretty stylish place. Not only does The Alderist capture Puget Sound students’ style, but Tacoma is the new base for Elizabeth J. of the well-known blog Delightfully Tacky, a blog dedicated to style, fashion and the confidence to be one’s self. Elizabeth started Delightfully Tacky during her junior year of college as a response to the outcry of sweatpants-clad opinions after she wrote an article for her college’s newspaper questioning why some students choose to wear sweatpants when clothing offers an enormous canvas...
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Saturday to see Student Market

Evidence that spring has sprung lies in the sunny daffodils carpeting our campus, courtesy of our college tuitions, and the fleeting appearances of Mr. Sunshine himself. And with spring’s arrival, markets pop up. Proctor’s own started up again on March 26, and this Saturday, Puget Sound’s student market will be in full bloom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the S.U.B. piano lounge and spilling outside of the S.U.B., should the weather be cooperative. As for what to expect from the market, according to the event’s facebook invite: “Imagine...
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Seeing Spain: Semana Santa

Since the passing of the ever feared and anticipated midterms, time seems to have sped up here in Spain. Just a few weeks ago we were hurriedly attempting to cram last minute study materials into our already packed brain matter, and now the only thought on the minds of all of the students here at the Center of Modern Languages in Spain is Semana Santa, or our equivalent of Spring Break. Most of the students here plan on traversing the boundaries of Europe. From Greece to Norway, no European country...
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‘Orange’: vintage along with current fashions

The city of Tacoma has several exceptional secondhand shops. However, one stands out as remarkably bright and juicy. Orange on Sixth, owned by Laurel Lawson, offers a unique variety of retro resale items that blends the best of past fashions with current styles of clothing. “Vintage clothes are my passion,” Lawson said. In her third year of business this passion has not ceased, and Orange on Sixth continues to bring in great business from around the Tacoma community. However, the location has not always been where it is now. Orange...
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Love Your Body Week emphasizes self respect, positive self image

Their faces glow with a radiating confidence. They each admit the issues they have with their body but also smile as they embrace those issues. They each speak with words that seem to strike against the social norm, yet are fresh and bear a light mood. These women are part of the committee that has planned Love Your Body Week—a week that senior Sara Adkins says is devoted to the health of students not only physically but mentally as well. “We’re not trying to get people to change their bodies,”...
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Film screening of “The River Why” promotes conversation, clean-up

It began with a book. A friend had given senior Karen Barbee a copy of David James Duncan’s The River Why. Once finished with the bestselling novel, Barbee set about securing a movie version, and the Internet revealed that an independent narrative feature film with the same name was making its way to a number of little festivals across the country. It had yet to be released to the masses. “On a whim, I talked to Cooper Arbios to try to get it to campus. He suggested I call the...
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