Editorial: A Culture of Distrust

Dear readers, Last night the Quest published a series of investigative stories detailing several significant vulnerabilities in the college’s systems that unintentionally exposed the Reed ID numbers of hundreds of students, staff, faculty, and — bizarrely — alumni. Those stories have been in the works since an anonymous source initially contacted the Quest during the…

Student First, Worker Second

For Alister Orozco, spending the summer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, New York was a dream come true. The junior biology major planned to spend the summer months immersed in the elite laboratory’s undergraduate research program, working side by side with students from colleges across the country — including Yale, Cornell, and…

Many Ways to Read the Quest

When the Quest was first printed in 1913, the words “cut and paste” had a far more literal meaning — clips were fragments of newsprint, and laying them out required actual paste. One hundred years later our layout tools are a little more high-tech, but the paper still goes out every Friday morning to the…

Letter from the editors: we’re back and better than ever

Hello fellow Quest enthusiasts! We hope everyone had a very well-rested break. As you begin a new sleep-deprived semester, we as well reignite our Wednesday night to Thursday morning all-nighters, many smoke breaks, and caffeine-powered pursuit of the new and noteworthy. What’s new this semester? We have a third semester return from Anie “CoffeeXredbull” Kotha…

LFTE: the Spring Editorial Board is in Bloom!

Photo by Henry Kendrick Welcome Back! We hope that your transition back to the college grind has been (relatively) painless, and that your crops are watered.  There are quite a few new faces on the editorial board this semester! While Albert Kerelis ‘24 is returning as a copy and content editor, the rest of the…

Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on Three Years at the Quest

In my first week as a Reed student, after reading a post on Facebook, I walked into a Quest contributors’ meeting. With delicious off-campus pizza and joyful chatter, a grimy room in the basement of the GCC felt welcoming. I remember sitting awkwardly in the corner, nervous and shy, before agreeing to write a profile…

Letter from the Editors: Hello, It’s Good to See You Again!

Hello Reedies, and welcome to yet another version of Reed College’s Academia Simulator — updated with a lively campus, better real-life graphics of fellow peers, and new skins complete with P-dox bevs and masks.   This semester, the Quest is excited to continue with our mission of sharing knowledge, connecting Reedies here on campus and afar,…

Letter from the Editors: Meet Abby Durrant!

Hello Readers and Reedies! As we make our way through the slog that is late spring semester, we come bearing news and thanks! First off, thank you for the continued support this semester. With your help, we were able to fund another full semester of news and entertainment for the Reed community. Without your support,…

Letter from the Editors: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

It’s all about the money-money-money, and we need your help! Hello, esteemed reader. It’s week three, and while we trudge through the various weather phenomena accosting us throughout the U.S. and beyond, we have an update for you all.  The Quest’s byline item funding has been reduced significantly this semester. Historically the Quest has had…

Letter from the Editors: Introducing Your Spring 2021 Board!

Welcome back friends! After a hellish fall semester and an even more hellish 2020, we’re so excited to be back for spring semester. Following last semester’s student body elections, the Quest has a new Editorial Board — with some familiar faces. Katherine Draves and Elai Kobayashi-Solomon return as content and copy editors, with Wani Pandey…

A Letter from the Editors

With Regards to “Student Body President Reluctantly Resigns Following Senate Request” On June 25, the Quest published an article detailing the events leading up to the resignation of former Student Body President Pax Lloyd-Burchett. It was an article that was necessary to investigate and publish. We received feedback and complaints regarding the article’s nature and…

Editorial: Quest Changes Election Process

Editors To Be Elected Individually Instead of Running as a Board On Tuesday, November 6, Senate voted to pass proposed changes to the Quest bylaws, which now require students to run individually for editorial positions on the Quest Editorial Board. These changes were developed over the last few months in collaboration with Senator Pax Lloyd-Burchett,…