The Reed College Quest - Purna Post Leon

Purna Post Leon

APR. 13, 2018 9 min read

Behind the curtains of HumPlay MMXVIII stand five Reedies, carefully selected for their memes and dedication, diligently twisting knobs and yelling at you to go back to drunkenly watching the show. This year’s incredible group of direktors is comprised of Sienna Holmes, Dex Marcus, Claire Patzman, Paulina Poleyumptewa, and Eileen Vert. Here’s what they want you to know about HumPlay! Q: What was your favorite thing about HumPlay last year?

FEB. 9, 2018 3 min read

Last Friday night, the entire audience gathered in the little theater in the PAB wandered around the room, attempting to copy the fluid motions of the dancers interspersed among us as MacKenzie Schuller, a senior thesising in dance, directed us to imagine that the air we were moving in was shifting through different mediums: first water, then thick, syrupy honey. The Dance Thesis Performance, held Thursday, February 1 through Saturday, February 3, was comprised of works created by all seniors thesis candidates in dance, a small department as this is the first year that dance has been a stand-alone major at Reed.

FEB. 9, 2018 3 min read

On Tuesday, January 29, President Donald Trump addressed the country in his first State of the Union speech since he was inaugurated just over a year ago. President Trump focused on the Republican tax cuts, which, he said, “provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses.” According to NPR News, however, most of the benefits of these tax cuts actually go to the richest 20 percent of Americans, while the poorest 60 percent of Americans will instead see tax increases.

FEB. 2, 2018 3 min read

During Paideia, Community Safety opened up the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) locker in the Gray Campus Center (GCC) and removed all the drug test kits and supplements present there. The materials have now been returned to SSDP and should be replaced within the locker by the end of the week. According to Gary Granger, head of Community Safety, a CSO saw a Reed alum opening the locker to reveal what appeared to be pills inside, which “led them [to believe] that there were some illicit substances in that locker.

SEP. 8, 2017 4 min read

Repeal of the DACA This past Tuesday, September 5, President Trump announced that he would be repealing President Obama’s program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA shielded undocumented immigrants (who came to the U.S. as minors) from deportation, in addition to granting them eligibility for American work permits. Studies have shown that DACA increased the incomes for low-income immigrants, as well as the employment rate for those eligible (also known as Dreamers).