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Comfort, Race & Responsibility

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How College-sponsored events reflect the interests and stakes of the student body Pancho Savery, professor of English & Humanities, spoke before an attentive crowd of students in Vollum Lecture Hall on the evening of September 18 and proclaimed, “A specter is haunting America, and that specter is black death.” But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. […]

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The Place Where You Live—Finding Identity in the Reed Canyon

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Where do you live? It’s a question you’ve been asked. And if you’re like me, it’s a question you haven’t known how to answer since the day you first stepped foot on Reed Campus. But how do you define the place where you live? Is it also the place you call home? Is it the […]

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Comic Feature: Akira

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Manga is a medium that is enormously popular for a lot of reasons, and the majority of you will have picked up at least one manga series at some point. Manga series are known for their exaggerated, highly stylized characters and elaborate backgrounds and locations. They’re known for broad genres that have their own unique […]

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The Lutz Report

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Trigger Warning: Lots of “curse words” lulz. Welcome to the Lutz Report. This column is an ethereal beast that comes and goes with the seasons/workloads. Apparently this shit was started by Joel Franklin when he was at Reed; now he’s a physics prof. If you’ve never been graced by his heavenly lectures that make you […]

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An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age

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The pony-sized grey box with the words, “Rayjet: Just plug and ray!” written on it was not what I had in mind when I heard that Reed had just bought a laser. The 10.6 nanometer 80 watt C02 laser sitting in the Physics sub-basement is not some nuevo-diabolic weapon acquired by the school, but rather […]

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