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APR. 13, 2018 9 min read

Three-Group System to Take Effect Fall 2019 In a faculty meeting on Monday, April 9, faculty voted to replace Reed’s 30-year-old group requirement system with a new three-group system. Championed primarily by mathematics and STEM faculty, the replacement is the product of years of discussion addressing shortcomings in the current five-group system. The three-group system will come into effect in the fall of 2019, at which point incoming students will be required to adhere to the new system, while continuing students will be allowed to choose which system of group requirements that they want to satisfy.

APR. 1, 2018 4 min read

Theme Dorms vie for Territorial Expansion Recent leaks in files from Facilities Services and from the underground archives vault of the Tír na nÓg theme dorm have suggested at the expansionist aspirations of Reed College’s most beloved nerdy theme dorm. Currently housed on the third floor of Naito Hall, Tír na nÓg (or “the nÓg” for short) is where Reedies can be found playing Magic: the Gathering at two in the morning most Tuesday nights.

FEB. 9, 2018 3 min read

The architectural landscape of Reed College shifted over break as cranes tore down the remnants of the old pool building. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of campus, a large pile of concrete rubble was dumped between the Grove and SE Steele Street. Construction on these two major projects will continue to progress throughout the semester. The pool, closed since August 2017 due to structural failure in two trusses, has fresh (well, chlorinated) water in sight.

SEP. 8, 2017 4 min read

Commons is a utopia of foods, fragrance, and flavor. Strolling past the decked counters of Commons, it can be easy to fall for the illusion of universal abundance at Reed. But this abundance comes at a cost and—though rarely a topic of conversation—not all Reed students, faculty, or staff, have consistent access to an abundance of food. After investigating this issue last fall, a team of concerned community members formed the Food Security Initiative (FSI).

SEP. 8, 2017 3 min read

White flakes floated down from a gray sky on Monday evening as students hurried along the pathways throughout campus. Over the course of just a few hours, the sky had become swathed in dusky smog; a muted orange sun shone feebly through the haze. Conditions only worsened on Tuesday, and though the high temperature peaked at a ‘mere’ 93 degrees due to blocked solar radiation, some campus residents longed for the promised 102 degree high in lieu of the near-apocalyptic weather they faced instead.