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Reed’s Namaste Kathmandu Seeks Volunteers

Erica Boulay

Ten-year-old Asmita wanted to go to school, but her mother couldn’t afford to continue sending her.

At the local private school, tuition was free, but books and supplies were not. Asmita, a bright little girl with pigtails and a huge smile loved school more than anything else. She wore her uniform even on days off. At age nine, she had already read through half of her science book by teaching herself at home. Forced to drop out at age ten, Asmita came to my second grade classroom

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A Sock Drive to Benefit Portland Street Population

Wiggle your toes, then take a look outside. Aren’t you glad you’re cozy inside, with a good pair of socks to protect your extremities from the cold and wet when you do venture outdoors?

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CIS Considers Switch to Google Apps

Reed’s Computing and Informational Services department is in talks with Google to implement Google Apps for Education on campus, with the focus currently on Google Calendar and Google Docs. The transaction between the schools and Google involves much legal review, which is underway. Along with other colleges with similar concerns, and their attorneys, the language […]

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On-Campus Events & Announcements

Poetry Contest Open to All Undergraduates Just in time to reflect on over the holiday break, the English department is pleased to announce The Mary Barnard Academy of AmericanPoets Prize Contest. A $100 prize is endowed by Reed College in honor of Mary Barnard for the best poem or group of poems submitted by a […]

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Letter from a Queditor: Tell Someone They’re Beautiful

Since its debut in 1995, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been an annual event drawing millions of viewers each year. Featuring the infamous models of the lingerie and sleepwear conglomerate strutting down the runway in fantastical undergarments, the controversial show has been attacked by media critics, parents organizations, and women’s groups as both a […]

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The Venus Project: Beyond Politics, Poverty, and War

Erica Boulay The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change—one that works toward a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward, where human rights are not only paper proclamations but also a way of life. The Venus Project presents a vision not […]

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The future of academics right at your fingertips: Reed faculty test-drive Apple iPads

The role of technology at Reed – as it is at any institution steeped in tradition and expectation – is often approached tenuously. This year, a number of Reed faculty and students are doing a significant portion of their academic work on the Apple iPad – the new tablet product from Apple that the company […]

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SPRING/FALL: VOODOO

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En-Szu Takes a Trip to the Cinema and Writes about Her Findings

Tangled, Disney Rating: PG Running Time: 92 minutes It’s hard to believe that Disney has only made fifty “canon” animated feature films in the company’s history as the monopolizer of animated movies, but everyone’s favorite production company is clocking in the big five-oh with Tangled – and it’s not to be missed. Not only are […]

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Burlesque CHERishes Has-Beens and Stanley Tucci

flores in burlesque

Sequins, tits, a scruffy Southern man, a sassy gay man, Cher and Christina Aguilera. That’s Burlesque in a nutshell. Running at an hour and a half, Burlesque is the perfect escape from end-of-the-semester blues. It isn’t much more than that, though. Cher plays Tess, the fiercely independent owner of the Burlesque Lounge who can’t seem […]

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