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Postcard from Thesis Hell

I dove so deep that I can’t find my way out. I wander through a dark coral reef of obscure journals and ambiguous data, unable to make any sense of my journey. I had a plan—once—I know I did. But it was lost among the anemones and sea cucumbers. Now, I struggle to make something […]

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Common Inspires, Evangelizes

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“Greatness,” said Common from the podium in Kaul Auditorium on Wednesday evening, “is about finding your path and believing in it.” As part of their initiative to procure higher-profile performers, speakers, and events, Gray Fund invited rapper Common to give a lecture this week on his keys to success. Common, born Lonnie Rashied Lynn Jr., […]

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Senate Suspends Sustainability Committee Line Item for Spring Semester

During the Fall of 2009, Senate agreed to allocate two percent of the Study Body Funds to the Sustainability Committee, a faculty-heavy group that is tasked with supporting the school’s quest to making our lives more green in whatever way it sees fit. These funds, on two different occasions (in the Fall of ’09 and […]

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Bursting the Bubble

World News: – On February 11th, after 18 days of protest, the autocratic President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down from the position of power he had been holding for the past 30 years. His departure marked the initial success of the second revolutionary movement in the Middle East – the first coming in Tunisia, where […]

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Events & Announcements

APPOINTMENTS Apply for Student Diversity Committee This newly-formed committee is the student committee that parallels the Faculty Diversity Committee. The exact mission and scope of the committee have not been established but will largely fit with the work of the faculty committee. Apply for Nitrogen Day Czars The Nitrogen Day Czars are responsible for organizing […]

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A Response to Manley’s Open Resignation Letter

“Isabel is a hero,” reads one of the comments on post I made on Facebook of last week’s “Open Letter to the Reed Community.”  From that comment thread and several recent discussions with other Reedies, I am confident in saying that for many students that article hit right on the mark in describing the serious […]

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Senate Beat

Valentines Day with Senate was extra special. The lights were dimmed and each member had a flower by them. It was super romantic. I was definitely feeling the love. Until they announced the funding results, that is. Senate spent all weekend locked in Vollum 120 going over Top 40 budgets, the results of which were […]

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The Sexual Intellectual, AKA The Fucking Know-It-All: An Ode to Going Down

Lewis Black, the angry yet eloquent sociopolitical comedian once said, “Curling should be taken out of the Olympics and replaced with oral sex – it’s harder than curling, and if you’re any good at it, you deserve a medal!” I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Black. Unfortunately my written appeals to the IOC have all […]

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Bangladeshi Dance Session

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Events & Announcements

WE NEED A FUCKIN’ AD MANAGER. LIKE, REAL BAD. If interested, shoot us an email at quest@reed.edu. ANNOUNCEMENTS Apply for the Judicial Board Applications for the Judicial Board Spring 2011 are now being accepted. Appointments will be made for a one-year term. For an application or if you have any questions about what such a […]

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