ASUPS Inducts Wetlands Magazine as an Official Campus Medium

by Jeremy Salvucci It’s official! On Thursday the 12th of March, the ASUPS senate voted to induct Wetlands Magazine as an official campus medium, landing it a spot alongside such publications as The Trail, campus’s weekly newspaper, Crosscurrents, Puget Sound’s resident literary magazine, and Elements, the student body’s scientific periodical, as a member of the [...]

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She Works Hard for the Money: Labor, Motherhood, and Love at Lewis and Clark College’s 34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

by Elaine Stamp For the past 33 years, Lewis and Clark College has hosted a gender studies symposium to bring together thinkers from all over the nation to exchange ideas about gender and sexuality. This past weekend marked their 34th conference. I attended a panel about global markets and their intersections with race and gender. [...]

The Vagina-Brain Connection

by Meg Van Brocklin You could say vaginas are on my mind. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity of being part of the production of the Vagina Monologues here at the University of Puget Sound. Several months ago during a podcast binge my friend recommended a podcast by Naomi Wolf to me, which while released [...]

Five Things For White People To Keep In Mind

by Melody Yourd In light of the recent events in Ferguson, (learn more about that here and here) and the growing awareness of police violence against people of color, there have been a lot of racially-charged discussions cropping up lately. These issues are extremely important to talk about, and I think it’s important for white people, like myself, [...]

On Awareness

by Nicole Cahlander In the wake of Asexual Awareness Week, which was October 26th — November 1st, I want to share my personal experience with asexuality and how awareness, or lack thereof, has impacted me greatly. When learning about asexuality, it is important to first establish that one’s sexual orientation is not the same as their [...]

Thoughts from the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference: Recalling Winona LaDuke

by Lizzi Hahn There was a certain grace to Winona LaDuke’s speech that made me feel like she was explaining the first religion that I had ever wanted to buy into. It took me days after the conclusion of the Race and Pedagogy 2014 National Conference to realize what differentiated her ideas from those of [...]

Fighting Back

by Olivia Keene Trigger Warning: Sexual violence and assault. I remember sitting on the airplane—my heart racing, my eyes searching, his hand on my leg. I remember being shocked, then scared, then repulsed, then angry. Who did this man think he was? How dare he act so casual and entitled in feeling up my thigh! [...]