Tacoma Gathers in Remembrance

On a gray, wet Washington afternoon, February 15, 2014, mourners gathered in William Phillip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus, to commemorate the life of Dr. Debra Friedman. The stage was dressed in flow...

Music for the Country Drive Home, Evaluated

On my way to campus, I drive on Pioneer Way, one of the back roads connecting Puyallup with Tacoma. It’s such a nice drive. Aesthetically, it’s like a crossroads where urban, suburban, and rural kind...

Students Party Like it’s 1925

The Student Activities Board (SAB) planned this year’s winter ball to be held at the Broadway Center for Per- forming Arts on Broadway in down- town Tacoma. The venue itself was expansive and quite g...

The Not So Wonder Years Part 2

Mrs. Loberg is tied down by her around-the-clock caregiving duties and mired in isolation with Matty. Neglecting autistic adults is to neglect the primary caregivers, more like wonder women than shad...

How Republicans Can Attract College Students

        I really am a loser. Most men enjoy watching sporting events –– primarily baseball, basketball and football. My dear uncle (do you remember him, Ledger readers?) can watch multiple Tivo’d foo...

The Power of Celebrity

Famous people, such as national leaders and cultural figures, have been admired and idolized through most of human history. In recent times, with the advent of mass media, this practice has been exac...