Archive for December, 2008|Monthly archive page


In PacTies News on December 25, 2008 at 7:52 am

holidaysFrom all of us at Pacific Ties, we wish you a happy holiday season.

We’ll be back in 2009, bigger and better than ever.


Smart Writing + Smart People

In PacTies News on December 12, 2008 at 1:06 am


Pacific Ties is always looking for new voices and fresh ideas. Think you’ve got something to say? Want to learn more about the world of journalism, publishing, design, and community involvement?

We are accepting applications for Winter 2009. We’re looking for kick-ass individuals who want to get involved. Positions available in editing, writing, design, photography, illustration, contributors, web and business. Contact us for more information or visit:


to apply online. No experience necessary. Remember! There is a web application + a small paper portion. Contact us if you have any questions. Applications are due January 13, 2009. Results will be posted in Kerckhoff 118 on January 15, 2009. We look forward to working with you!

We all consume news

In PacTies News on December 6, 2008 at 2:05 am

Hello Kitty for World Dictatorship

In Health, Monologue/Dialogue, NEWSPRINT on December 6, 2008 at 1:35 am

hellokittyhospital1I wonder if Sanrio had a hand in creating this:

A Hello Kitty maternity hospital just opened in Yuanlin, Taiwan. Rooms are decked out in cute kitty goodness – uniforms, cots, blankets, and interior decor are all plastered with the image of the cartoon cat. Director or the hospital, Tsai Tsung-chi, claims that his hospital would ease the pain of childbirth.

This could be the smartest marketing ploy ever. Sanrio may have one-upped cigarette companies by introducing their product AT BIRTH to it’s customer base. Life long attachments (psychological dependency anyone?) to the cartoon character and products may result. Someone should do research on this. READ MORE…

Michelle Rhee is on TIME

In NEWSPRINT, Politics on December 4, 2008 at 7:03 am

time-margaretrheeThis week’s TIME Magazine features Michelle Rhee, public schools chancellor of Washington D.C. Her unorthodox approach to school reform has earned her many opponents as well as supporters. The city’s legendary troubled public school system boasts a mere 24% graduation rate for some schools.  In her first year and a half on the job, she shut down 21 schools, removed 270 teachers and 36 principles in an attempt to transforming the failing system. Rhee vows that she will make D.C. the highest performing urban public school district in the nation. “The U.S. spends more per pupil on elementary and high school education than most developed nations…Young Americans today are less likely than their parents were to finish high school” READ MORE…

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In PacTies News on December 1, 2008 at 9:15 am

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Organization of Chinese Americans

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