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Portland While You Were Gone

While most of you pretty young things spent your winter break at home kickin’ it with your homies/parents/grandparents/dog/sofa, all sorts of interesting things happened in this great state of Oregon. Here are some highlights of what you missed: • A former CIA agent who was serving a 23-½-year sentence after being imprisoned as a Russian […]

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Events & Announcements

Activities Fair! Friday, February 4 1-4pm, SU Come for free food and fun and learn all about the many student organizations that Reed has to offer on Friday, February 4 from 1-4pm in the SU. This is a great way to get involved and figure out where you want to go with your Reed experience. […]

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Senate Beat

Did you notice the absence of chill peeps this Monday at 5? That’s probs because they were all at the Senate Town Hall Meeting – where you should have been, too, duh. If you had been there, you would have been able to chillax with your lovely Beat writers. You would have been with us, […]

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Missing Pieces Completely Enjoyable Production

The Portland Playhouse’s production of Nick Zagone’s The Missing Pieces is a playful, heartfelt tale of a boy’s search for a father figure. The production is not perfect, but director Brian Weaver certainly puts on a damn good show. When the lights come up, it’s 1980. Mt. St. Helens has just erupted and Portland is […]

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The Sexual Intellectual, AKA The Fucking Know-It-All: Sex Tips for Girls Revisited

This past summer I came across a book entitled “Sex Tips for Girls” in the bargain bin of a vintage store called Smut. The cover sported a pair of fishnetted legs in red heels, enough to capture my attention and interest (as it should any het male). Penned by humorist and journalist Cynthia Heimel (whose […]

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Subgenre of the Week: Nu-disco

We live in an age where our postmodern sensibilities have translated into flourishing musical creativity. This, paired with the death of radio, has led to the creation of nearly every subgenre imaginable. But how do you keep track of them all? Each week, we here at the Quest do our best to help you make […]

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“So you know what sucks more than your thesis?”

Dear Reedie,

Two weeks after I graduated from Reed I drove over 2,000 miles to the Mississippi Delta to teach 6th grade science for Teach for America. Unless you have been trapped in the bubble for the past few years, you have probably heard of TFA.

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Letter from a Queditor

Ah, the first week of spring semester. The sweet memory of Paideia classes I meant to go to and sleeping ‘til noon is still crisp on the pillowy surface of my conscious; my bike’s flat tire is freshly fixed and my closet is full of new sweaters purchased from my favorite San Diego thrift store. […]

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