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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Letter from the editor

BROOKE THAMES; Editor-in-Chief; thamesbe@plu.edu I ask a lot of questions. Whether I’m making an argument or thinking through a social issue, I use questions to guide my thoughts. I often find the questions...

Trump’s budget fails to put Americans first

BREANNA WIERSMA; Copy Editor; wiersmbm@plu.edu Last month, the White House released a first budget proposal for the 2018 year. Called the “America First” budget, the proposal cuts 1.2% of overall discretionary spending...

Pepsi commercial completely falls flat

JEFF DUNN; LASR GENERAL Manager; dunnja@plu.edu Wow, I had no idea this corporation run by rich one-percenters lacked a basic understanding of the social context of the time! That’s crazy! Imagine this: “What do...

Diversity Debacle: New residential communities are not diversity

KIANA NORMAN-SLACK; Online Copy Editor; normanks@plu.edu Starting next year, Pacific Lutheran University will have residential wings exclusively for marginalized groups in PLU residence halls. The few new ones that I...

Letter to the Editor: Student Life VP on repairing the campus climate

Dear Pacific Lutheran University Community, Student Life educators often ask one another the question, “What keeps or wakes you up at night?” Often our responses focus on shared worries about...

So long, Salzano

MATTHEW SALZANO; Editor-in-Chief; salzano@plu.edu This is my last issue as Editor-in-Chief of The Mast. My time at Mast Media has given me great perspective and pride for this university and all its students,...

A day without women is insignificant

KELSEY LITTLETON; Staff Writer: littlekn@plu.edu After the success of the Women’s March on Washington this January and the various other marches around the world, many are wondering what will come...

The Grammys SUCK

JEFF DUNN; LASR General Manager: dunnja@plu.edu As a rule, I don’t watch the Grammys. Never mind that I don’t have cable; even if Comcast wasn’t the devil, I’d still find...

Numbers don’t count (for everyone)

RIZELLE ROSALES; Mast Magazine Assistant Editor; rosalera@plu.edu It was a rainy morning in October 1789 when thousands of French women marched from the streets of Paris to Versailles protesting national starvation,...
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