Dear Readers,

Welcome back! Our first issue of the semester arrives just as everyone is starting to settle in to life at Reed, and what a life it is! The library is still a haven of tranquility, your Hum conference hasn’t started to grate on your nerves, and the sun sets at a reasonable hour. We kick off this first issue with a profile on the poet Gary Snyder, arguably the most famous of Reed’s actual alumni (1). Then, read about the ghost of O-week past, and be glad you don’t have to sit through lectures on “The History of Universities” any more (4). Misha Lerner writes about history and memory in Lithuania from his time spent there this summer (6), followed by poetry from Ben Read and Emma McNeel (8, 9). Next, Alana Spoto features in Reed’s favorite fashion column (10), and first time contributor Gianna Gregorio shares insight on date spots around campus (11). Finally, we have an essay about music by another first time contributor Natalya Hill (12), as well as a playlist for the start of the year (13). Oh, and don’t forget about Miss Lonely Hearts (14).

P.S. If you’re interested in writing for us, we meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Publications Office.


Claire P., Claire S., and Ben

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Miss Lonely Hearts