Thrift shops are dangerously low on ugly sweaters Thrift shops are dangerously low on ugly sweaters

Thrift shops are dangerously low on ugly sweaters

Thrift stores surrounding Puget Sound are beginning to shut down due to an influx of sales and decrease in donations. Store owners are scrambling to keep their charitable cause alive and discover the truth behind the recent trend. “I noticed that more middle-class customers began shopping in my store around the middle of 2012,” owner [...]

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Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds

Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds

‘Tis (almost) the season to rely on snuggling with a sexual partner for warmth: winter. In the colder months, scholar Jed Diamond found that testosterone levels decrease in both men and women, resulting in a lowered sex drive. This could mean that there will be less boning in your relational future and more pillow talk [...]

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Dickens Festival Connects Tacoma Community Dickens Festival Connects Tacoma Community

Dickens Festival Connects Tacoma Community

    The Tenth Annual Dickens Festival, that’s what! ‘Twas a weekend filled with unique activities in the guise of Victorian England to establish an overwhelming sense of community. The festival occurred in Stadium District in Tacoma, Dec. 6-7. It is difficult to find the words to describe what a truly lovely experience the festival [...]

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Marketing ‘girls’ toys vs. ‘boys’ toys confers sexist gender roles to young children

Marketing ‘girls’ toys vs. ‘boys’ toys confers sexist gender roles to young children

Despite strides made towards equality of the sexes, toy stores are still dividing their merchandise into boys’ and girls’ sections. Not surprisingly, the aisles designed for young girls are shockingly pink, focused on beauty, fashion and family role-play, while boys’ aisles contain toys that are more centered around destruction, action and building. Commercials for stores [...]

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News

Black Student Unions plans protests

Black Student Unions plans protests

The Black Student Union (BSU) is planning demonstrations of solidarity on the Sunday, Monday and Wednesday of next week, starting on Dec 14. On Sunday, Dec. 14, there will be a workshop at 7 p.m. in the Student Diversity Center for those who wish to brainstorm and create for the following demonstrations. On Monday, Dec. [...]

Dec 9, 2014 18:43

Features

Community shares concerns on sexual assault reporting policies in second Speak Up! forum

While sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment have always been a part of the conversations on college campuses (sometimes in good ways and sometimes not), this year there has been a venerable explosion of coverage around the nation on this topic. Not to be left out of the conversation, Puget Sound students have taken up the [...]

Nov 14, 2014 15:41

Arts & Entertainment

Dickens Festival Connects Tacoma Community

Dickens Festival Connects Tacoma Community

    The Tenth Annual Dickens Festival, that’s what! ‘Twas a weekend filled with unique activities in the guise of Victorian England to establish an overwhelming sense of community. The festival occurred in Stadium District in Tacoma, Dec. 6-7. It is difficult to find the words to describe what a truly lovely experience the festival [...]

Dec 12, 2014 7:00

Opinions

The five most useless YouTube videos of all time

YouTube has given this generation a vast platform to express ourselves, be it through anime-mixed music videos, funny cat compilations or how to play guitar tutorials.  Yet there are genres within the YouTube community that should truly be labeled as dubious entertainment. 1. Social experiments have become a disease on YouTube, and not because the [...]

Dec 12, 2014 7:00

Recent Articles

Polygamy and polyamory examined

Polygamy: (n.) the state or practice of being married to more than one person at the same time Polyamory: (n.) the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time Comparing the definitions of these two words, there seems to be little difference other than the word “marriage” and the [...]

It’s finals week and obligations mean nothing

Finals week is finally here! Isn’t everyone excited? I’m excited. No, not for the tests or the stress or the cramming; I’m excited because finals week means that I can abandon all of my other responsibilities, to both myself and society. Some (my housemates) would say that final exams don’t mean the world stops, but [...]

Thrift shops are dangerously low on ugly sweaters

Thrift shops are dangerously low on ugly sweaters

Thrift stores surrounding Puget Sound are beginning to shut down due to an influx of sales and decrease in donations. Store owners are scrambling to keep their charitable cause alive and discover the truth behind the recent trend. “I noticed that more middle-class customers began shopping in my store around the middle of 2012,” owner [...]

Tumblr slacktivism surprises haters with real results

Following recent events of late, students have taken to social media with the fervor and knowledge that they can solve every problem imaginable with the properly crafted Tumblr post or social media action. It is now possible to solve sexism through Twitter, environmental destruction through Facebook, bullying through Yik Yak and poverty through Instagram. People [...]

Body image impacts sexuality

The holiday season is a joyous time. With it comes a flurry of fun and, of course, food. Around this time people have been known to pack on a few pounds. A little extra weight can mean major stress for those owning a mirror. Body image is something many of us struggle with, as there [...]

Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds

Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds

‘Tis (almost) the season to rely on snuggling with a sexual partner for warmth: winter. In the colder months, scholar Jed Diamond found that testosterone levels decrease in both men and women, resulting in a lowered sex drive. This could mean that there will be less boning in your relational future and more pillow talk [...]

A look inside the new NCAA playoff system instituted this year

The NCAA Division I football playoffs are a new feature to college football this year.  The teams were selected on Dec. 7 and will play their respective semifinal games on Jan. 1 2015. The Bowl Championship Series championship game was the previous version of championship that the NCAA used, but after multiple controversies over the [...]

Women’s basketball continues great season

The Puget Sound women’s basketball team took on the University of California at Santa Cruz Banana Slugs and the Colorado College Tigers Dec. 5 and 6 at a tournament hosted by Pacific Lutheran University. The Loggers remain undefeated this season after walking away with two wins over both teams during the tournament. First, the Loggers [...]

Men’s basketball team continues to strive for greatness

The Puget Sound men’s basketball team beat the University of California at Santa Cruz 65 to 52 on Dec. 5 to improve their record to 4-2. With the team’s win again UC Santa Cruz, the Loggers have increased their winning streak to three games. The previous two wins came during the Loggers’ road trip when [...]

Katy Ainslie stands out in her senior year as the women’s basketball team crushes competitors

    Katy Ainslie (Redmond, Wash.) is on the top of her game this year as a senior and is looking to lead the Loggers’ women’s basketball team to a conference title in her final year. She averaged 13.3 points per game and 5.1 rebounds so far this season. The Loggers are off to a [...]