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Interview with Adam Groce

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  New to Reed, Adam Groce is a visiting professor in the Math Department. He currently teaches Math 121: Introduction to Computing and Math 387: Computability & Complexity. Now that you’re here, what do you think of the environment at Reed and the kind of students you’re seeing in your classes? It’s great. The students […]

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Intro to Music: Rhythm

This week, I’m going to introduce some basic concepts and language of rhythm. Rhythm, broadly speaking, is the process and organization by which music is set in time. Just as pitch—which is a continuous attribute of sound—is discretized into twelve pitches, rhythm also fits into a system of separate, distinct categories. Additionally, just as pitch […]

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Intro to Music: Chord Progressions

To recap from last time: We have triads built from the major scale. Following the exact same procedure as what was described before, you could also construct the triads coming from the minor scale. A note about this: if you construct the dominant triad in a minor scale, you will end up with a minor […]

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Applied Astrology

For centuries people have looked up at the heavens and attempted to read their future in the stars. From the Sumerians to the Mayans to the column in your local paper, people have always been attributing actual events to the movement of stars and planets through careful charting and pure guesswork. In the interest in […]

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Intro to Music: Pitch

Let’s talk about music. Broadly speaking, there are five or so “essential” elements to music: pitch, how high or low the sounds are; rhythm, the placement of those sounds in time; timbre, how it sounds—voice vs. drum vs. guitar and so on; textual content, if there are words, and the interaction of the words with […]

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Strains of Vapyr: Week 5

Lemon Kush INDICA-DOMINANT HYBRID THC% N/A PURCHASED AT: Green Oasis Dispensary 1035 SE Tacoma St, Portland OR METHOD: 1.3g joint TIME: 2:30PM. CONSUMED OF, DAY BEFOREHAND: Nothing. MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT: “Old English” by Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs and A$AP Ferg Lemon Kush was vibrant. Truly, the light and friendly yellow and green leaves and buds transferred […]

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Location, Location, Location: Mad Men’s Westward Expansion

By Ashley Brandt Mad Men has historically been a very “New York” show. The title itself is a reference to “Madison Avenue”, and throughout the first six seasons various Mad Men characters grapple with their relationship to the city. At the show’s outset (the premiere episode is set in 1960), a home in the suburbs […]

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A Numerical Brainteaser Birthday Gift for Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 (2-24-1955 or simply, 2241955) and died on October 5, 2011 (10052011), at age 56. He was a computer entrepreneur and inventor. He founded Apple Inc. with two of his colleagues on April 1st, 1976 (4011976). As is well known, his inventions had a huge impact on the […]

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How to Roast Your Own Muh’fuckin’ Coffee

You spend too much money on coffee. Yes, you. I’ve seen you, getting your early morning jolt from Commons, stopping by the fucking Paradox between classes, and topping it off with a fucking no-soy caramel macchiato from Starbucks. I bet you thought that this was just the way your fucking life was going to have […]

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Dance Like a Reedie

A blues dancing epidemic has emerged on campus. There are Reedies dancing in Winch, in the SU, in Commons… anywhere there’s a flat surface. These dancers were infected at the Thursday night P.E. class titled “Lindy-Hop and Jazz Dance,” currently taught by Kayce Spear ‘03 and Jae Wilson. The class is a combination of faux […]

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