Oooh Gurl, You Got Ignorance!: A Critique of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Guest post by Sam Mandry, University of Puget Sound, 2014 My name is Sam, and I am Co-President of UPS Queer Alliance. This Friday, April 18th, Queer Alliance (Q&A) will host its 12th Annual Drag Show in the Fieldhouse (for more information visit the Facebook event). As Q&A’s largest event of the year, the proceeds [...]

Figure Sculpture and the Ethical Implications of Objectification

Guest blog by Jonathan Steele. A response to Elise Richman's From Ambivalence to Conviction  Working from the figure is an ethical dilemma for me. Because I am male, heterosexual, cisgendered, white, and rich enough to be attending University of Puget Sound, I come from an angle of every privilege. As Elise Richman states in her post From [...]

A Public Letter to the Faculty and Administration of the University of Puget Sound

Guest blog by Mariana Molina, Senior at the University of Puget Sound I am writing this letter out of concern. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about increasing the diversity on this campus, but to be honest, I hope that the University of Puget Sound does not increase its enrollment of students of [...]

From Ambivalence to Conviction: Why I Teach Figure Drawing and Painting

Guest blog by Elise Richman, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound  Painting has a checkered past and I’m not referring to the modernist grid (pardon the bad painter humor).  Consider how aligned it has been with the rich and powerful and the ubiquitous paintings of passive female nudes on display at [...]

A Word From Our Faculty Advisor

Guest blog by Alison Tracy Hale, Faculty Advisor to Wetlands Magazine, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of English, at The University of Puget Sound Down the road from Tacoma is an exquisite place, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. If you haven’t made it there yet, or experienced its glorious combination of marsh and sky, I highly recommend [...]