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Senate Beat: Weapons Policy, Reed Union on Sustainability

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Senate discussed the newly announced and upcoming Reed Union on sustainability, the approaching discussion about establishing a weapons policy, and a controversy about the allegedly heteronormative wording of advertisements for the Pool Hall Tournament at its meeting last Friday. Upcoming Weapons Policy Discussion Dean of Students Mike Brody said that “in the aftermath of a […]

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Open Letter to Reed Magazine

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Hello Chris and the Reed Magazine staff, I’m writing about a recent article published about RKSK. It includes a picture of someone wearing a feathered headdress at Noise Parade in 2008. Wearing Native American garb in this context is a form of racist cultural appropriation, and publishing this picture is no different. Cultural appropriation is dangerous because […]

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Poet-Translator Converses with Classics and History Departments

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From his opening story – in which he described struggling to speak to a Bulgarian couple while their dogs communicated perfectly in a “pre-Babel world” of “canine Esperanto” – visiting poet and translator Alan Shapiro kept Reed community members and members of the public captivated with his wit and insight last Thursday, first in a […]

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Gallery Returns to Soviet Era

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For the past few weeks Soviet propaganda posters and films have filled the Cooley Gallery. Images of Comrade Lenin, framed by calls to revolution and unity, line the walls as part of the latest exhibition, “Reality Principle: Construction of a New Life”, which explores the idea of the “new Soviet citizen” through graphic arts and […]

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