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Letter to the Editor/Wasted Response

Letters & Opinion
May 12, 2014
BY RUBY THOMPSON Dear New Editors: Good Lord, the cover was impossible to read this time around. Ray, you’re leaving this rag in tatters. Make sure the name of your fine publication is legible. At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking at there. Try again, Mr Riggs. The sign and the signified a...


“Les Flics Sont:” May Day in Paris

Features
May 12, 2014
MAY DAY IN PARIS BY PATRICK STEWART It was drizzling lightly in Paris when I woke up at the crack of 11:00 a.m. on May the first. A full three hours passed when I had planned on meeting the Confederacion Nacional de Trabajo (National Confederation of Workers, or CNT), an anarchist group with ties to [&hell...


From France, With Love

Features
April 25, 2014
BY PATRICK STEWART The sirens blared as they loaded the woman onto the ambulance. The twisted wreckage of her moped lay to the side, still making dying noises, while the woman herself made no noises at all. I could not tell for certain that she was dead, but with the way her body had been […]


Capitol Theater Celebrates Repeal Day

Arts & Entertainment
December 12, 2013
By Patrick Stewart As we all know, this holiday season is nigh upon us. And as such, I’d like to take a moment of your time to talk to you about the most important holiday that exists in this fine country of ours. It is not Thanksgiving. It is not Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New […]


DIY Porn with Carey Christie and Kelly O

Features
November 13, 2013
By Patrick Stewart HUMP! – now in its eighth year – is a DIY amateur porn film festival put on by The Stranger. The Olympia showings are at 9:30pm and midnight on Friday November 15. As of this writing, tickets are still available, and students can get in half price by ordering online and using...


WWSD? What Would Satan Do?

Campus Life
November 7, 2013
by Patrick Stewart When an individual decides that they are interested in a religion, it usually isn’t hard for them to figure out where to turn. There are support groups, online communities, and places of worship for most spiritualities, religions, sects and denominations. But say that you’ve tried God, B...


Olympia Film Fest Previews – The Punk Singer & HUMP!

Arts & Entertainment
November 7, 2013
  THE PUNK SINGER 11/8 By Blaine Ewig In this biographical documentary, the audience gets a glimpse into the life of outspoken feminist, musician, and Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna. The movie discusses her beginnings in Olympia, her involvement with the riot grrrl movement in the ...


Sage’s, a Whole Brunch of Options – a trip to Olympia’s best kept dining secret

Arts & Entertainment
May 30, 2013
Sage’s Brunch House in West Olympia is often described as Olympia’s best kept dining secret. The thing is, it’s not really a secret anymore, evidenced by the line out the door some days – especially if it’s a weekend. Or it’s sunny. Okay, it’s almost always busy, but it’s for good reason; the food is...


Artist Profile: Laura Davie

Arts & Entertainment
May 30, 2013
Laura Davie is a 23-year-old British born artist who now resides in the northwest, and graduates from Evergreen this spring. Her work displays versatility, as she continues to push herself to utilize new styles. She is particularly known for her tattoo art, which has been displayed in international magazin...


Show Review: The Shivas at the Brotherhood

Arts & Entertainment
April 25, 2013
The Sunday late-night crowd may not have been large at Olympia’s Brotherhood Lounge this weekend, but the energy was certainly palpable. Three bands were set to take the stage, culminating in the rock n’ roll quartet known as The Shivas, from Vancouver, Wash. Kicking their set off with the aptly titled “Sw...