Clouds. So. Many. Clouds. When it rains . . . it pours. On a brighter note, a deluge of corgi puppies will come to Reed at 1 pm today. Be sure to check them out, unless you despise squat, adorable canines, in which case, DON’T COME. In other news, Charlie gives us his list of the best culture of the year. Albums, movies, concerts, and books all for you to enjoy (6). Speaking of books, The Grail has inside knowledge on the faculty’s favorite reads. Read on to find out what Margot, Gail, et al. love to read (2). The end of this semester’s award-winning comedy column Graceful Grousings is here (4). Like the rest of The Grail, it’ll be back in January. With every end, there is a new beginning. As Gandhi once said “Every time a door shuts, another opens...YOLO.” Childcare services are coming to the Reed medical complex on 28th and Steele (1). As always, thank you for reading, and we’ll see you next semester. All our past issues are available online at www.reedthegrail.com.
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When asked her opinion on the swift progress that has recently been made on plans to establish a child care center at Reed, Ad Hoc Committee On Child Care at Reed College chair Gail Sherman’s (english, 1981–) first response is pure joy. “Its so exciting!” she says. “It feels great, and it feels like everything really lined up . . . . once the Performing Arts Building was constructed . . . there was an ability to look at the long-term needs of the college.”
Here we go, gang, coming into the home stretch. The last days of the fall semester. There we are, crouching in some godforsaken corner of the library, the taste of adrenaline on our tongues, and a singular desire on our minds: finish strong on our finals and head home for some well-deserved television watching and non-specific-winter-holiday celebrating. Imagine this, though, Reedie, if you dare. Two weeks into winter break you sit in front of your computer and browse your Netflix instant queue, but come up short. Its empty! Then you remember this amazing thing you used to know about, something you spent hour upon youthful hour engrossed in, protesting when your mother insisted you busy yourself with another activity for a scant thirty minutes. Reading! You gaze over at your well-worn book shelf and ponder, what should you pick up to peruse as you sit in front of a crackling fire and intermittently gaze out at the snow-speckled landscape on this wintry afternoon? Thankfully, your beloved professors will answer that question for you! Check out these recommendations from some of our esteemed faculty for your winter reading pleasure, and head to Reedthegrail.com for a more comprehensive list.
Year-end lists! I don’t mean these lists to be authoritative by any means, so come and talk to me and question my selections, I’d probably be excited to talk to you about any of these pieces of culture.
It’s 4:00 AM and you are sinking. Heart palpitations are an invidious awareness. Your lungs are in the midst of collapse. The mind is submerged in irrepressible thoughts of the unattainable. It is the symbolic hiatal hernia, the universal burgeoning ache. This lacerating mortification is our true destiny. A rainbow unreturned, a seemingly infinite curse.