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SOS Summer Grant Program Prepares to Roll Out Spring 2015

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Financial logistics aside, you should know that the Senate has a lump of about $14,000 that we are using for our pilot year of Senate Opportunity Subsidy (SOS) programs. SOS programs are a part of a recent Senate bylaw change that happened last Spring semester, and they will help us (the Student Body Senate) help […]

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What if Art is a Car Crash and We’re All Just Rubbernecking

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Production still, "We Build Excitement (Pontiac, MI)," digital video, 2013 

All four scenes, including three video channels and the fourth wall they’re being projected onto, take place in a parking lot. The projected parking lots are former Pontiac dealerships, purchased and refurbished by Jesse Sugarmann, an artist based in California, whose anachronistic bailout of one of GM’s sacrificial darlings commemorates the “life and death” of […]

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Orwellian Smoke Detector Rumors Don’t Live Up to Hype

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Ominous, Orwellian rumors have been circulating about the capabilities of campus smoke detectors. These rumors dictate that the smoke detectors are tools of oppression used to monitor what you, YES YOU, are doing in your room, specifically if you are smoking. You now are probably thinking, “Well no shit Sherlock! Of course smoking will set […]

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Narked at Lewis & Clark

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Instead of going to Grimes ball, I for some reason decided to trek out to Lewis and Clark, where nothing was happening, to visit a good friend of mine. This was my first mistake. Within an hour of my arrival, a group of Clarkies and I started to walk off campus a block or so, […]

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Bill Nelson ’62: The Men Behind the Books

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Expert Trespasser, Folk Dancer, and Math Extrordinaire Bill Nelson has managed to be a master folk dancer, one of the most wanted (yet unorthodox) high school teachers, and an unprecedented bookseller, all while embodying his life philosophy of minimalism. As I sit down with Bill on the same porch he uses to display his books, […]

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