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Too Tired to Protest

It’s hard not to feel like I’m being a bad activist because I don’t share a lot on social media, am not attending a lot of public protests, and am not being as visible as I could be.

But I’m tired.

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Guest Post: Response to “Trans/ending Normal”

To our community: As part of an ongoing dialogue we want to take this opportunity to respond to the Wetlands editorial “Trans/ending Normal.” This editorial has made our department’s conversations about the immense power and risk of representation on stage more acute. We hear how scary it is to be a trans individual and how much sensitivity […]

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Guest Editorial “To the ‘Liberal Arts’ Institution of the University of Puget Sound”

As graduation approaches, I find myself reflecting upon my experiences here at the University of Puget Sound. These reflections are not always easy for me or kind to the university. In looking at the time that I have spent in this institution, I look not only to my relationships with my peers and professors; I […]

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Tireless: Reflections on the Place of Gender Studies at the University of Puget Sound

by: Ryan Coleman I did not find a home here at Puget Sound, I found a home in the Gender Studies program. I came to this University fresh off the most difficult summer of my life. I started coming out as gay to friends and family without really understanding myself or my sexuality in a […]

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In Response to “RDG Got the Moves Like…Who?: Cultural Appropriation and Repertory Dance Group”

Guest post by Jenny Malone-Brown I am going to cut to the chase here: as a woman of mixed-race heritage and a student at University of Puget Sound, I am confused and troubled by a recent article published online by Wetlands Magazine. Many aspects of the article were on-point in regards to Miley Cyrus “playing black” […]

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Response to “Cultural Appropriation” from the President of Repertory Dance Group

This guest blog by Jo Ann Kassebaum, President of the University of Puget Sound’s Repertory Dance Group (RDG), is a response to our earlier published piece “RDG Got the Moves Like…Who?” by Erika Barker. I would like to thank Wetlands and Erika Barker, in particular, for opening up the conversation about cultural appropriation on the Puget Sound […]

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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 […]

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When Allies Fail: An Open Letter to the University Community

by: Kat Queirolo I’ve heard from a lot of different people that “Greek Life and Straight Supremacy,” the essay I published in Wetlands this fall, is too angry. I’ve heard a lot of allies say that they thought my tone was too “harsh.” You might be surprised that after I submitted the first draft of […]

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“I’m queer and I’m Greek . . . and I love it”: A Personal Response by Kyle Long

Editorial note: Here is the long-awaited response to the two pieces in our Fall ’13 issue which offered a critical perspective on Greek Life. The Editors of Wetlands would like to thank Kyle Long for writing this piece and to everyone who has participated in these conversations since the publication of our last issue. So, […]

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Fall Update!

Wetlands Magazine and our ferocious new staff have hit the ground running this fall semester!  We want to share with you what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how you can be involved and get wetter than ever this fall. Here are some of the questions we’ve been asked, answered by our lovely editors. […]