The Commons is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal publishing interdisciplinary scholarship

After returning from a summer studying abroad in East Asia, where she was studying cultural taboos around tattoos, Morgan MacFarlane ’21 had a polished paper ready to publish, but couldn’t find an outlet that would take her research as an undergraduate. She knew other Puget Sound students were conducting interesting research, too, but didn’t have the qualifications to submit to an academic journal to share it with the wider community. So, she decided to start her own.