The Reed College Quest

  • “Senate Sucks.”

    Sunday marked the end of a weeklong strike by Head Treasurer Torra Spillaine and Assistant Treasurer Khagemba Adhikarimayum described by Senator Robert “Schwartz” Khan during Monday’s Senate meeting as, “almost semi-serious.”

  • Arizona State Scrounges $6 Million in Uranium Fuel, Reed Reactor Benefits

    ASU’s Defunct Reactor Program Supplies Reed with Used Fuel

    Last month, the Reed College Research Reactor received roughly 6 million dollars worth of new uranium fuel elements. “This is easily the most significant event in the history of the reactor since it first went critical in 1968,” said Stephen Frantz, Reactor Director.

  • Levin Resigns from Senate, Azrael to Fill Empty Post

    Last Sunday, Zach Levin announced he was resigning from his position as a student senator. “This decision was not easy. I realized that this semester is going to require more of me than I initially expected and I do not have the time or the energy that I would want (and expect myself) to put […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • The Missing Pieces: A Review

    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 […]

  • Proustonomy Warps Time, Wows Audiences

    Dominic Finocchiaro’s thesis production, Proustonomy, begins with an explosion of paper that remains on stage for the remainder of the performance, preempting the chaos that ensues as the lives of two men intertwine and ultimately fall apart.

  • Burlesque CHERishes Has-Beens and Stanley Tucci

    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 […]

  • The Dead Springs with Life, But Has Bitter End

    Last weekend, Stephen Bennett’s thesis show, James Joyce’s The Dead, opened at Reed College Mainstage Theatre. Directed by Darrin J. Pufall, the production is a smashing success complete with 15 musical numbers, an impeccable mise-en-scène, and spectacular performances by the entire cast. Bennett leads the cast as Gabriel Conroy, a Dubliner who, throughout the course […]

  • Rally to Restore Sanity: A Johnny Flores Editorial

    Things I learned at Portland’s Satellite Rally: From Judith Mowry: We should replace judgment with curiosity and fear with hope. From Kim Smith: We need to become empowered and engaged; we matter. From Richard Burke: Curiosity is a bridge from fear to sanity. Neuroscience lends itself well to Portland metaphors: The brain stem is the […]

  • Dr. Brainlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Zombies

    It was a drizzly Saturday in Pioneer Square. I had arrived early to get some homework done while I had a cup of coffee. On the corner, a group of young proselytizers banged on their Bibles and shouted: “Show me one scientist who can do what Our Lord has done! He is our almighty God, […]

  • Students Cast Their Internets Wide, Pirate Copyrighted Material

    Five weeks into the semester, Reed has received five takedown notices as a result of students using the school’s Internet network for illegal file sharing. From the ’07-’08 to the ’09-’10 school year, takedown notices increased fourfold. Gary Schlickeiser, Computer User Services’ Director of Technology & Infrastructure Services and the person in charge of the […]

  • The Five Songs You Need to Survive Being Sexiled

    At some point in your college career, you’re sure to get sexiled. Instead of taking it lying down (I’m sure there’s a lame pun in there somewhere, forgive me for not taking the time to find it), you should definitely use this playlist to turn what could be a miserable experience into a wonderful opportunity […]

  • 5 Songs to Get You Through Sexile

    At some point in your college career, you’re sure to get sexiled. Instead of taking it lying down (I’m sure there’s a lame pun in there somewhere), you should definitely use this playlist to turn what could be a miserable experience into a wonderful opportunity to make your roommate and whomever they’re bangin’ to feel […]

  • Bike Co-op Promotes Teaching, Community, Empowerment

    Earlier this year, Bicycling Magazine named Minneapolis the bike-friendliest city in America, ending Portland’s reign as the city best suited for two-wheeled transportation. The blogosphere went mad as bike commuters decried the fall of their beloved city to the number two spot. Amid the collective chagrin of Portland’s biking community, however, Reed’s Bike Co-op continues […]

  • Poetry Night Keeps Reed’s Beat Poetry Legacy Alive

    It’s Wednesday night. Cigarette smoke and the sound of snaps fill the air in the SU as students perched on thrift store couches and plastic folding chairs drink in the beer from their bottles and the syncopated rhythms of Reedies reading their poems. This is Dead Beat Reed Poets’ Poetry Night. Founded at the start […]

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