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CĂłrdova immerses herself in BGR activities, Purdue By Steve Garbacz Assistant Campus Editor

Freshmen weren’t the only new faces around campus during Boiler Gold Rush as Purdue’s president partook in the week’s orientation activities. Purdue president France CĂłrdova, who took over leadership of the University on July 16, and her husband, Chris Foster, have had a prominent presence during BGR, meeting and mingling with students. CĂłrdova has made public availability a staple of her first month, speaking and appearing at several events since taking office. “All of it is new to us,â€? said CĂłrdova at BGR move-in on Saturday morning.

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“We’re fascinated with all of it.â€? Jenny Wierda, senior assistant director of Student Access, Transition and Success Programs, said the BGR staff was enthused that the president was participating in the program. “She’s shown a lot of support,â€? Wierda said. “We’re excited to welcome her in true BGR fashion.â€? CĂłrdova received a welcome that she said shattered her expectations of the program. After being showered with customized lyrics from “Sweet Carolineâ€? and “Mrs. Robinsonâ€? among others during roll call, the president delivered her address as part of opening ceremonies. CĂłrdova reaffirmed her connection to

No Steffey lawsuit The parents of freshman Wade Steffey, a freshman who died in a residence hall high-voltage room in January, have not filed a lawsuit. Legal action against the University, however, may be in the future.

>> See WELCOME, Page 9

>> See Story, Page 4

Saturday – CĂłrdova and husband, Chris Foster, mingled and talked with students and parents who were moving in. “We feel connected to students,â€? she said.

Wednesday – Noon to 1 p.m. – Córdova attended BGR’s Meet the Schools Picnic to talk and lunch with students who were getting to know more about their respective colleges.

Sunday – Córdova welcomed incoming freshmen at the BGR opening ceremonies and encouraged them to take advantage of opportunities.

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6:30 p.m. – Córdova boarded the Boilermaker Special for a ride in a parade celebrating Purdue Day at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.

Monday – Córdova spent time with students at UnionFest, an event including live music, a hypnotist and comedian, karaoke and food.

Today – Córdova is scheduled to deliver a welcome address at a reception for international students and mingle with new students and their parents.

Thursday – Córdova spoke to student leaders at a retreat at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Ind.

$3,000 for downloads The Recording Industry Association of America sent letters to 37 Purdue students who were charged with illegal filesharing. Hear one student’s story and how she forgave the University. >> See Story, Page 14

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BGR boasts largest class to date By Steve Garbacz Assistant Campus Editor

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Steve Owens, a senior in the College of Liberal Arts, steps outside Brother’s Bar & Grill, 306 W. State St., to have a cigarette Tuesday afternoon.

Bar owners wait for full effects By Mike Westervelt City Editor

Some local bar owners believe the effect of West Lafayette’s new smoking ban won’t be realized for at least one month. The ordinance, effective July 1, prohibits smoking in public establishments such as bars and restaurants. One exception allows Cafe Hookah! to bypass the rule because more than one-fourth of its income comes from the sale of tobacco or the rental of tobacco products. The owner of Harry’s Chocolate Shop said patrons are complying with the new law and she believes the implementation is going smoothly. But Mary Cook says that won’t be the case in the coming months. “We’re at the slowest time in the entire year and have the best weather, so I don’t think we’ve seen what we could. We haven’t been through a football season yet,� she said. >> See EFFECTS, Page 9

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More participants swarmed campus during this year’s freshmen orientation program than ever before. The Boiler Gold Rush program offered freshmen the chance to prowl the campus before the rest of the University arrives, allowing them to participate in events designed to be both informational and fun. The program aims to help ease the students’ transition into Purdue life. This year’s BGR class was the largest in the program’s history. “We have about 5,200 freshmen attending this year,� said Jenny Wierda, senior assistant director for Student Access, Transition and Success Programs. “That’s about 75 percent of the incoming class and the highest percentage we’ve ever had.� The program connected with several departments on campus to provide programming during the week, and several new events debuted at this year’s BGR. “We partnered a lot with University Residences,� she said, “We

Football player trial A former linebacker was sentenced in late June to 37 years in prison. Kyle D. Williams, 21, was found guilty on five charges stemming from two attacks on campus in November 2005. Williams has no possibility of probation.

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Students in Boiler Gold Rush wave their cell phones in anticipation of Sunday evening’s opening ceremonies at Elliott Hall. tried to make more intentional links.â€? presentation written and performed One link between the two depart- by BGR student leaders. Also new to BGR was the public presments was Thursday night’s Lawnfest, featuring live music from local bands ence of Purdue president France and a showing of “Spiderman 3.â€? CĂłrdova and her husband, Chris Foster, Other new events include Discover throughout the festivities. Foster said Downtown, a festival in downtown both he and the president were surLafayette; Purdue 101, a presentation prised by the intensity of the program. given by two professors on how to >> See BGR, Page 9 succeed in classes; and a FreeZONE

Bubble fusion debate A professor has faced at least two acounts of misconduct allegations, but Rusi Taleyarkhan maintains that the results of his bubble fusion research are solid.

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Friends, family remember warm-hearted junior By Andrea Thomas Campus Editor

The last time Thomas Walls saw his grandmother Florence Walls, he hugged her repeatedly because he wasn’t sure if he would see her again. “I bet he hugged me eight times at least,� said Florence, who was battling lifethreatening basal cell carcinoma last fall. “I beat the cancer,� she said, but it was still the last time she would see her grandson alive. Walls, 20, a junior in the School of Mechanical Engineering, died Monday in Deaconess Hospital in

Evansville, Ind., after suffering a stab wound to the neck. According to a police affidavit, Andrew C. Rogers, 20, of 1403 King Arthur Court, fled on foot from an apartment in Evansville after allegedly stabbing Walls with a steak knife. “I began to interview witnesses on scene,� wrote Det. Brent Melton of the Evansville Police Department, “with all reporting that the defendant was intoxicated and sleeping on a chair inside.� Melton wrote that a verbal confrontation started after the defendant awoke and began to accuse Walls of trying to steal his shoes, which, according

Thoughts from two presidents Purdue president France CĂłrdova and PSG president Eric Van Houten give their thoughts on the upcoming semester.

to the police report, led to the stabbing. “The victim began bleeding severely, exited the apartment and collapsed in the parking lot in front of the apartment, where he was located and transported ... to Deaconess Hospital,� where he was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m. Monday. Rogers was arrested on a warrant late Sunday and now faces murder charges. “I don’t even want to know about it,� said Florence, who describes losing her grandson as a nightmare she can’t shake.

Student’s trial postponed The jury trial for a former Purdue student who faces 10 felony charges will be postponed until Nov. 7. Jeffrey Akard, 32, is facing several Akard rape, battery and criminal charges. >> See Story, Page 14

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New provost welcomes students at convocation By Russ Aaron Chief Copy Editor raaron@smu.edu Joined by alumni, faculty and Mustang football players, the class of 2011 gathered in McFarlin Auditorium yesterday for the 93rd annual opening convocation. The university’s centennial class received remarks from Board of Trustees Vice Chair Richard Ware, President of the Faculty Senate Gary Evans and President of the Students’ Association Katherine M. Tullos. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul W. Ludden, provided the keynote speech. Provost Ludden’s address, “I Am a Stranger Here Myself,” came from the Bill Bryson autobiography of the same name, and emphasized that it was not only the incoming class that was new to the university. Ludden has been at SMU for only a few weeks. He moved to Dallas from California, where was the dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley. There, Ludden focused his work on microbial biology, earning numerous awards including a 10-year Merit Award by the National Institutes of Health. “I hope all of you will now think of SMU as your home,” said Ludden. The new provost’s address requested that students

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fulfill a list of assignments along the course of their time at the university. Some of the tasks included meeting with faculty members outside students’ field of study, as well as students from outside the borders of not only Texas, but also the United States. “Your undergraduate time is a time to explore your values…but you don’t need to throw everything out,” Ludden said in regards to experiencing life on campus. Some of Ludden’s other assignments included exercising, practicing optimism and finding a fortress of solitude. “You need to find a quiet place that is just yours. Find that spot and use it when you need to sit and think,” said Ludden. The new provost provided no due date for his list of assignments and made it clear that there would be no grade. “In life, you will judge yourself. Think big. This is Texas. This is SMU!” exclaimed Ludden. While Evans urged students to seek internships and take foreign language classes for relations beyond their four years on campus, his emphasis was on the present rather than the future. “To get the most out of your time at SMU, you need to work hard. That’s life,” said Evans.

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ENTERTAINMENT Reviewing the summer in entertainment. Page B7.

TODAY’S QUOTE “Your undergraduate time is a time to explore your values…but you don’t need to throw everything out.” Provost Paul Ludden, Page A1.

Photos by John Schreiber and Nick McCarthy, The Daily Campus (Top) Students walk through the Rotunda on their way to McFarlin Auditorium. (Middle) Provost Paul Ludden speaks. (Right) First-years walk through the line of flags.

First-years get to know each other at Corral SMUDAILYCAMPUS.COM Today is the launch of several new features of SMUDailyCampus.com. The Web site is more than just the print version online. It now features a blog by the editors, a daily podcast that can be downloaded to your iPod and original video content from our reporters. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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UTAH MINE BOSS VOWS TO KEEP SEARCHING

HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) – Lashing out at criticism he was abandoning six trapped coal miners, the mine chief promised Wednesday to keep searching through the weekend and punch yet another hole into “this evil mountain.” He said he’s always been focused on finding the six – dead or alive.

U.S. ARMORED VEHICLES SLOW TO REACH IRAQ

HUNDREDS DISPLACED BY MIDWEST FLOODING

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) – Firefighters and a volunteer armada navigated boats through streets awash in waistdeep water Wednesday, plucking neighbors and pets from porches as flooding that has swamped the Upper Midwest and Plains settled in Ohio. The water forced at least 500 people to flee their homes in several northern Ohio towns.

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Managing Editor tglick@smu.edu SMU’s incoming students got the opportunity to smooth over any inklings of apprehension last weekend at Mustang Corral, where more than 950 first-year and transfer students participated in special events designed to connect them with the school. About 300 more students than usual attended the three-day, two-night retreat at two camps in the Texas Hill Country, about two hours outside of Dallas. Students were divided into round-up groups and paired up with student and faculty leaders. Students participated Olympic-style events, square dancing and learned the Mustang Shuffle, along with SMU cheers and chants. Around 19 faculty and staff members attended

Corral, many of whom were more enthusiastic about the camp-like events than the students themselves. “Mustang Corral made SMU my school, because before, it was just a place I worked,” said SMU Spanish professor, Jackie Wald, who went on her fourth Corral camp-out this year. Also new to Corral this year was Sneak Preview - an event where students met with staff and faculty members (many of whom made the trip specially to either the Glenlake or Lakeview campsites for this particular event), and were able to get a glimpse into academic life at SMU and what will be expected of them as first-year students. “It was really informative for me,” said firstyear student Caitlin Anthony. Anthony said that one of her Sneak Preview sessions with a rhetoric professor was extra beneficial because the professor was “very direct about what was expected and

didn’t sugar coat anything.” Mustang Corral student directors Erin Ramaker, Hillary Barnard and Victoria Steible noticed the high comfort level between students and faculty members that will surely make the students’ transition on the first day of class much easier. “It was such a wonderful exploration, and really truly educated these incoming students on what it means to be a Mustang,” said Director of Development for the Southeast Mandi Capiletti, who attended Corral for the first time. “It truly gives [students] a stake in what’s going on, on campus.” A highlight for everyone at Corral was Club Corral—a nighttime dance event that allowed students to interact on his or her own. The Lakeview camp was treated to a performance of the “SMU Song” by SMU alum and staff member, Flip Caderao. On the last night of Corral, everyone par-

ticipated in a candlelight ceremony, where some young alumni reflected on their time at SMU. At the ceremonies, many students also expressed their newly found connection with SMU after only a short time. Transfer student and Corral participant Vernon B. Washington II said that at the beginning of Corral, “we were lost ponies, but now we found our way home.” New to Mustang Corral this year was a program called StrengthsQuest, an online survey that Corral attendees filled out during the summer. The personality survey gave students their top five individual strengths from a list of 34, which they then discussed in their round-up groups to get a better understanding of themselves, in preparation for starting college.

Va. Tech massacre probe finds no fault in reaction By Sue Lindsey and Dionne Walker Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon will fall far short of its goal of sending 3,500 lifesaving armored vehicles to Iraq by the end of the year. Instead, officials expect to send about 1,500. Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said it will take longer for the military to fully equip them and ship them to Iraq.

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Photo by Associated Press Virginia Tech President Charles Steger addresses questions at the end of the news conference at the Holtzman Alumni Center at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Wednesday.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech recommended monitoring troubled students and increasing security Wednesday in an internal report that didn’t address one of the most troubling questions about the massacre: Should administrators have locked down the campus after the first two deaths? The university has said it wants an outside panel to examine that issue and the other actions school staff took in the two hours between the killings of two people in a dormitory and the deaths of 31 more in a classroom building. The report by that panel, established by Gov. Timothy Kaine, is due next week. University President Charles Steger acknowledged the school could have taken

Historian wins Clements Prize Ned Blackhawk, an author and historian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is this year’s recipient of the William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America. Published in 2006, “Blackhawk’s Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West” describes the violence and its consequences experienced by the Ute, Paiute and Shoshone residing in what is now Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and California. Blackhawk will receive the award from SMU’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies during formal ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in the DeGolyer Library on the SMU campus. The presentation

will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Blackhawk specializes in North American Indian history, culture and identity from U.S. Colonial to 21st century, as well as race and multiculturalism, and comparative colonialisms. His current research and teaching interests include American Indian history, U.S. West, Spanish borderlands, comparative colonialism and race and violence. The $2,500 Clements Book Prize honors fine writing and original research on the American Southwest. The competition is open to any nonfiction book, including biography, on any aspect of Southwestern life, past or present. – compiled by The Daily Campus

some steps it didn’t. “Looking back, yeah, there are some things that are obvious that, gee, maybe you should have done that, but I think at the time we were doing the best we could, and we’re going to learn from this and try to make it a more secure campus,” he said. But he again defended the university’s decision not to lock down buildings after the first two shootings. “Such a lockdown is simply not feasible on a campus that’s the size of a small city,” he said. Steger himself said the judgment on the staff’s reaction will have to come from outside the school, and he said he had recommended Kaine set up the separate panel to investigate the handling of the shootings as well as student gunman Seung-Hui Cho’s background. “It’s essential that there be an objective

assessment for it to be credible,” Steger said. Steger had named committees to look at counseling services, security and communication following the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. In calling for creation of a team of police, counselors and other university personnel to monitor students who may pose a threat to themselves or others, the counseling committee said Tech needs a better system to deal with such students. The university also should improve security with interior locks on classroom doors and Internet-based message boards alerting the campus of emergencies, the panels said. The university’s security committee recommended instructing students on what to do in emergencies; installing interior locks on 157 general assignment classrooms; re-

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Record setting night for the Rangers

Photo by Associated Press A scoreboard above center field displays the lopsided final score of the Texas Rangers’ baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday in Baltimore. The Rangers won 30-3, scoring the most runs ever by a team in the modern era of baseball. Read about the game on Page B3 and online at blogs.smudailycampus.com.


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JULY 15 10:55 p.m.: Criminal Mischief: South Quad Lot. A nonaffiliated woman reported someone damaged her parked and unattended vehicle. Open.

59-year-old linebacker returns to Sul Ross State for a final year on the gridiron

JULY 16 4:18 a.m.: Public Intoxication: Dyer Court Lot. Two nonaffiliated men were arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and were transported to Highland Park Jail. Closed.

JULY 17 7:44 p.m.: Theft - Class A ($500-1499): 3020 Daniel Avenue. The Greek letters on the exterior of the Chi Omega house were stolen. Open.

JULY 18 2:23 a.m.: Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor/Possession of a Fictitious License or ID: South Side of Virginia-Snider Hall. Two students will be referred to the Judicial Officer for underage drinking violations and for possessing a counterfeit ID. Closed. 10:03 a.m.: Harassment: Perkins Administration Building. A staff member reported that a harassing phone call was left on her office voicemail. Open. 5:05 p.m.: Theft - Class C (Less than $50): An unaffiliated man was caught stealing copper piping from University Gardens. He was cited and transported to the Lew Sterrett Justice Center for outstanding warrants. Closed.

JULY 20 2:14 a.m.: Driving Under the Influence by a Minor: 6300 Block Airline Street. An underage student was cited for drinking and driving. Closed.

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ALPINE, Texas (AP) - Mike Flynt was drinking beer and swapping stories with some old football buddies a few months ago when he brought up the biggest regret of his life: Getting kicked off the college team before his senior year. So, one of his pals said, why not do something about it? Most 59-year-olds would have laughed. Flynt’s only concern was if he was eligible. Finding out he was, Flynt returned to Sul Ross State this month, 37 years after he left and six years before he goes on Medicare. His comeback peaked Wednesday with the coach saying he’s made the Division III team’s roster. He could be in action as soon as Sept. 1. Flynt is giving new meaning to being a college senior. After all, he’s a grandfather and a card-carrying member of AARP. He’s eight years older than his coach and has two kids older than any of his teammates. “I think it was Carl Yastrzemski who used to say, `How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?’ I’d be in my late 20s or early 30s, because that’s how I feel,” said Flynt, who has made a living out of physical fitness. “That’s been my approach to this whole thing. I feel that good. I’m just going to find out if I can perform and make a contribution to the team.” A longtime strength and condi-

tioning coach at Nebraska, Oregon and Texas A&M, he’s spent the last several years selling the Powerbase training system he invented. Clients include school systems and the military. His colorful life story includes being the son of a Battle of the Bulge survivor and having dabbled in gold mines and oil wells – successfully. Flynt’s life was supposed to be slowing down this fall. With his youngest child starting at the University of Tennessee, he and Eileen, his wife of 35 years, are planning to take advantage of being empty-nesters for the first time. Instead, they’ve moved to this remote patch of West Texas so Flynt can mend an old wound and, he hopes, inspire others. He became emotional discussing his goal of “helping a bunch of young men to make up for those guys that I let down.” Then he laughed about the reality that fellow Baby Boomers are getting the most out of his comeback. “People are kind of in awe. They keep comparing me to themselves and where they are physically,” he said. “If I can help anyone out by what I’m doing, then it’s all worth it.” Flynt’s position is still being determined, but he used to play linebacker. Wherever he lines up, he’ll likely become the oldest player in college football history. Neither the NCAA or NAIA keeps such a statistic, but research hasn’t turned up anyone older than their mid-40s. And even those are rare, for obvious reasons. “I told him he’s an idiot,” said Jerry Larned, who coached Flynt at Sul Ross in 1969 and counseled him at the start of his comeback. “I said, `Gosh, dang, Mike, you’re not 20 years old any more. You’re liable to cripple

yourself.’ He understands all of that. But he has a burning desire to play. ... He is in great physical condition. He still runs a 5-flat 40 and bench presses I-don’t-know-what. He’s a specimen for 59 years old.” Back in the day, Flynt was quite a player. In 1965, he was on the first state championship team at Odessa Permian, the high school featured in “Friday Night Lights.” He was offered a partial scholarship at Arkansas when the Razorbacks were among the top teams in the land, but instead went to Ranger Junior College. He wound up at Sul Ross in 1969. An NAIA school then, the Lobos were in the Lone Star Conference with East Texas Flynt State, which at the time had future NFL stars Harvey Martin and Dwight White, and Texas A&I, which was starting a two-year run as national champs. The highlight of Flynt’s two years at Sul Ross was sticking A&I with its only loss in ‘69. Flynt was going into his senior year in 1971 when he got into a fight that was far from his first. School officials decided they’d had enough and threw him out of school. He earned his degree from Sul Ross by taking his remaining classes elsewhere. “I actually grieved for more years than I can remember the loss of that senior year,” said Flynt, who’d been a team captain and the leading tackler as a junior. “What really got me was I felt that was MY football team and I had let them down...I don’t know if I ever got over it, but I finally learned to live with it.” Then came word of a reunion of former Sul Ross students from the 1960s and ‘70s. Randy Wilson, who

has been best friends with Flynt since they met as college roommates in 1969, talked a bunch of his former teammates into using that event as an excuse to get back together. During several days of reminiscing, Flynt’s pain became fresh as ever, especially when one of the guys said their ‘71 season went down the drain without Flynt. That’s when he told them of his remorse. And, he added, “What really gets me is that I feel like I can still play.” “You might as well give it a shot,” Wilson told him. “The worst thing that can happen is you get your head knocked off and come home.” When Flynt returned home to Franklin, Tenn., his wife wasn’t as fired up by the idea. “I feel like I’m married to Peter Pan,” she said. It took time to accept that instead of joining their daughter at Tennessee’s home opener she would be watching her husband hit kids one-third his age. Eventually she came around. They’ve sold their suburban Nashville home and are now living in Alpine, a town of about 6,000 residents near the Big Bend National Park, a three-hour drive from the nearest major airport. “I told her, for me to know that I can do it and not do it would be worse than losing out the first time,” he said. A devout Christian, Flynt sees many religious undertones to his story. He also believes it touts the benefits of strength training. “People have asked me, `Mike, what is the fountain of youth?’ Well, it’s strength training that builds muscle, increases bone density and burns calories,” he said. “It’s the one thing you can do in your 90s and benefit from.” Just to be clear, Flynt won’t be playing football in his 90s. He’ll be out of eligibility then.

6:08 p.m.: Theft - Class C (Less than $50): Paul B. Loyd Jr. All Sports Center/Lobby. Two students reported the theft of their vehicle keys. Open.

JULY 21 3:03 a.m.: Driving While Intoxicated: 3400 Block of Asbury. A non-affiliated male was arrested and booked into the Highland Park jail for driving under the influence of alcohol. Closed. 4:53 p.m.: Burglary of a Vehicle: Law Parking Garage. A student reported that someone broke into his vehicle and stole his stereo and speakers. Open.

JULY 24 7:50 a.m.: Theft - State Jail Felony ($1,500-$19,999): West Quad Lot. A contractor reported the theft of his welding machine trailer. Open. 12:39 p.m.: Theft - State Jail Felony ($1,500-$19,999): Dallas Hall. A staff member reported the theft of a theater projector. Open. 2:21 p.m.: Theft - State Jail Felony ($1,500-$19,999): Umphrey Lee Center. A faculty member reported the theft of a camera kit. Open.

JULY 25 1:49 a.m.: Driving Under the Influence by a Minor/ Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: 3300 Block Daniel Street. A non-affiliated man was cited for underage drinking and driving. Another nonaffiliated man was also cited for underage drinking. Closed.


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Black Hawk helicopter crash kills 14 in Iraq By Kim Gamel Associated Press Fourteen U.S. soldiers were killed Wednesday when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a nighttime mission in northern Iraq, but the military said it appeared the aircraft was lost by mechanical problems and not from hostile fire. It was the Pentagon’s worst singleday death toll in Iraq since January and indicated how forces are relying heavily on air power in offensives across northern regions after rooting out many militant strongholds in Baghdad and central regions. But extremists are striking back. A suicide truck bombing against a police station in the northern oil hub of Beiji claimed at least 45 lives-- 25 policemen and 20 civilians-- amid a series of deadly attacks north of the capital. The growing bloodshed in the north carries a mixed message. It suggests some success for the U.S.-led security sweeps seeking to reclaim control of areas in and around Baghdad. But it also highlights the apparent resilience of groups such as al-Qaida in Iraq as they retaliate and seek new footholds. The White House, meanwhile, sought to quiet a political tempest with Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki. President Bush, speaking to a veterans’ convention in Kansas City, Mo., called al-Maliki “a good man with a difficult job.” Bush added: “I support him.” Just hours earlier, al-Maliki lashed out at American criticism over his government’s inability to bridge political divisions or stop the violence, warning he could “find friends elsewhere.” The spat appeared to ease, but alMaliki’s sharp words signaled a fraying relationship with his key backer nearly three weeks before Congress receives a pivotal progress report on Iraq. The UH-60 helicopter went down before dawn in the Tamim province that surrounds Kirkuk, an oil-rich city 180 miles north of Baghdad, said Lt. Col. Michael Donnelly, a military spokesman in northern Iraq. He declined to be more specific about the location of the crash, but said the facts gathered indicated it was almost certainly due to a mechanical problem and not hostile fire. The final cause remained under investigation, however.

The Black Hawk was one of two helicopters and had just picked up troops after a mission when it crashed, Donnelly said. The four crew members and 10 passengers aboard were assigned to Task Force Lightning, but the military did not release further information about their identities pending notification of relatives. In Washington, a defense official said the helicopter was from the 25th Infantry Division’s combat aviation brigade, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. A U.S. soldier also was killed and three others were wounded Wednesday during fighting west of Baghdad, the military said separately. The total of 15 was the largest singleday death count since 25 U.S. soldiers were killed around the country on Jan. 20, including 12 who died in a helicopter crash. The deadliest crash occurred Jan. 26, 2005 when a CH-53 Sea Stallion transport helicopter went down in a sandstorm in western Iraq, killing 31 U.S. troops. The U.S. military relies heavily on helicopters to avoid the threat of ambushes and roadside bombs-- the deadliest weapon in the militants’ arsenal-- and dozens have crashed in accidents or been shot down. Wednesday’s deaths raised to at least 3,722 members of the U.S. military who have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The Sept. 15 deadline for the Iraq progress to Congress leaves Bush little time to show that the U.S. troop buildup is succeeding in providing the enhanced security the Iraqi leaders need to forge a unified way forward. U.S. commanders have warned that extremists would step up the violence this month in a bid to upstage the report, which comes amid a fierce debate over whether Bush should start withdrawing American troops. A string of attacks hit across northern Iraq. The deadliest strike blasted a police station in a residential area in Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad, according to police and hospital officials. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information, said 25 policemen and 20 civilians were killed. The officials also said 57 civilians and 23 officers were wounded.

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No blame from internal review Convocation begins new year CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 moving “drop bar” door handles that can be chained, and installing electronic key card access to academic and administrative buildings. Dormitories currently are accessed with key cards, and Tech recently required that the cards be used 24 hours a day. The four classrooms that Cho entered in Norris Hall could not be locked from inside, and he had chained exit doors with bar handles to delay police entry into the building. Tech told students and staff of the shooting at West Ambler Johnston dormitory in an e-mail that went out at 9:26 a.m., more than two hours after those killings. By that time, police believe Cho already was in Norris Hall. The panel on relationships between Tech’s counseling services and other departments and agencies cited a federal report on Cho’s shooting rampage that noted confusion about what information can be shared under privacy laws. “Sharing critical information is one of the most important aspects of managing the potential for violence with respect to at-risk students,” the panel noted.

Jerome Niles, a retired dean who chaired the committee, said the panel was recommending the addition of two case managers to maintain contact with troubled students. The team dealing with students considered a threat should be able to act quickly, the committee said. “It is essential that this team be charged with building a complete factbased picture of any individual who is considered a threat to him- or herself or to the campus community,” the committee wrote. Cho, a senior, had shown signs to professors and others of being mentally troubled before his rampage. He had been removed from an English class because of his violent writing and offensive behavior. He also was ordered to receive outpatient treatment after an overnight involuntary commitment at a mental health center in December 2005 after police received a report that he was suicidal.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Tullos also stressed an importance on working hard, but from a student’s perspective. “What you get out of our college experience is what you put in. Challenge yourself to do more,” she said. Before filing into McFarlin, students participated in the tradition of walking through Dallas Hall and around the university seal, led by the blue-robed alumni marshals. The students of the class of 2011 hail from all 50 states as well as 30 countries.

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Hurricane Dean hits Mexico’s oil coast after striking Yucatan By Richard Jacobsen Associated Press A sprawling Hurricane Dean slammed into Mexico for the second time in as many days Wednesday and quickly stretched across to the Pacific Ocean, then weakened as it drenched the central mountains with rain that flooded houses along the coast. Coming ashore with top sustained winds of 100 mph, Dean’s center hit the tourism and fishing town of Tecolutla shortly after civil defense workers loaded the last evacuees onto army trucks and headed to inland shelters. There was no escaping the wide

storm’s hurricane-force winds, which lashed at a 60-mile stretch of the coast in Veracruz state. “You can practically feel the winds, they’re so strong,” Maria del Pilar Garcia said by telephone from inside the hotel she manages in Tuxpan, a town some 40 miles north of where Dean made landfall. “I hope this passes quickly and the rivers don’t overflow.” Sounds of crashing metal prompted farmer Moises Aguilar to take a dangerous risk in Monte Gordo, 20 miles down the coast from Tecolutla. At the height of the storm, he dashed outside his house, about 300 yards from the sea, and struggled against the wind as his neighbor’s

roof ripped apart. “We’ve closed the curtains because we don’t want to see what is going on out there,” Aguilar said, his voice nearly drowned out by another crash. “I think that’s more metal roofing from my garage.” At 8 p.m. EDT, Dean was 75 miles north of Mexico City, where it generated steady rain, and was moving west at 17 mph. The Hurricane Center predicted it would dissipate Wednesday night or Thursday morning over the mountains of central Mexico. Mexico had suspended offshore oil production and shut down its only nuclear power plant as tens of thousands headed for higher ground. The state oil

company said there was no known damage to any of its production facilities on shore or in the Gulf of Mexico. Dean struck land Wednesday as a Category 2 storm after regaining some of the force it unleashed on the Yucatan. Its first strike on the peninsula Tuesday as a Category 5 tempest with 165 mph winds was the third most intense Atlantic hurricane ever to make landfall. Officials said there were no reports of deaths in Mexico directly caused by Dean, which killed 20 people in its earlier sweep through the Caribbean. The toll rose Wednesday when Haitian officials said seven more storm deaths had been reported in remote areas.

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Big bows, sweats and unique style By Kaylyn Jornayvaz Contributing Writer kjornayv@smu.edu

Badgley Mischka is Desperate for a Housewife By Samantha Critchell Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Teri Hatcher is the newest face of Badgley Mischka – a partnership that brought together old friends. Hatcher bumped into designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka on the red carpet for the “American Idol” finale back in May. She reminded them that they were the first to create a gown for her when she starred in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” back in the 1990s, the designers said. So when they invited her to be their latest celebrity model, Hatcher showed up to her photo shoot carrying the original hand-painted platinum silk velvet gown with a gold baroque pattern that she wore to the 1995 Emmys. “She was one of our first celebrities,” Mischka said. That was back in the days when Badgley Mischka was known primarily for its elaborate evening wear. More recently, it has branched out to denim, swimwear and sunglasses among other things. Hatcher is both sophisticated and down-to-earth, Badgley said, making her a great match for the brand as it is today. Plus, he added, the “Desperate Housewives” star is the exact same size as the brand’s fit model. “She’s a beautiful, smart woman, and I think our customer can relate to her,” he said. Many top fashion houses break their new campaigns in September magazines, usually the thickest ones

of the year filled with fall shopping stories. They tend to star celebrities or recognizable models, whom designers hope will easily convey the essense of their brands. Readers this year will find veteran models Claudia Schiffer and Stephanie Seymour in Salvatore Ferragamo ads; Sienna Miller – who is also the Vogue cover girl – in Tod’s campaign; and Angelina Jolie continuing to pose for St. John. Then there’s Mikhail Gorbachev, who will star in upcoming Louis Vuitton ads. Badgley Mischka ads have featured Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Sharon Stone in previous seasons. For this round with Hatcher, Badgley said his company brought two trailers of clothes to their photo shoot at a Bel Air, Calif., mansion to figure out what she should wear. “It looked like Bergdorf Goodman in the driveway. She tried everything on,” recalled Badgley. They settled on a handful of looks, including a sultry and sexy black lame evening gown, a purple gown with a jeweled collar, a blouson cocktail dress and a cotton tweed pantsuit _ accessorized with a python handbag. The ad that features the purple gown was initially a photo that was supposed to be a more candid shot of Hatcher, sipping champagne, sitting with the designers. It was more likely headed for their scrapbooks, when the Badgley Mischka team decided that shot would make the campaign. “They’d just given her a glass of champagne,” Badgley said. “You know what’s wrong with this picture? We don’t have any champagne!”

A Texas-size hair bow can really make a kindergarten girl look even smaller than her 3-foot-8-inch self. It sure did on my first day of school. Though I was raised in Colorado, my mom is all Texan, so the hair bow was my signature first day of school look. Most of us no longer wear hair bows, but the first day of school excitement still remains - even in college. Somewhere on the road from childhood to adulthood, the signature shifted from a Texas-size hair bow to a Texas-size hobo. Either way, there is something enchanting about an outfit for the first day of school: No other outfit worn the whole year has the same energy. After a week, combating the sweatpants blues can turn into an all out war. Weeks later, you will wake up before class with enough time to get up, pull yourself out of bed and go to class exactly as you are. So what exactly is the secret of those who manage to look so sharp all the time? Pick something that is yours. If you think of a person whose style you strive to emulate, there are always a few major staples in his or her wardrobe. One of

my style role models can pull off sweats to class. She can because she never forgets to add the pieces that still make her style individual and that make her, unique. For the days when she just needs to wear sweats, she chooses styles that are still figure flattering, and have an appropriate embellishment or two to complement her choice of attire—never old high-school gym sweats. They don’t look like pajamas; instead, they look like nice leisure pants. Instead of running shoes, she couples her outfit

with trendy sneakers. Artfully athletic biking-shoe styles are perfect. All of this paired with fun bangles, a tighter shirt, a tailored book bag and hair in a sleek ponytail (with a headband) not only looks great, but is a perfect example of original style. Part of preserving that first day of school magic is choosing staples that you can wear all the time and are totally yours. Put your money where you will get the most mileage. Purses, shoes, jeans and jackets are pieces worn constantly.

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Spending all of your money on one shirt will make you feel phenomenal for one day, but every other day may feel as though you are lacking. School supplies fall under the same category. Even if I am not looking forward to a lecture I will still go, but pulling out a cool notepad and a colorful pen when I get there makes me instantly happier. If you have a few really great pieces that are options for almost every day, pulling yourself together is incredibly easy. Another secret of those who seem to float along looking fantastic every week is they look great underneath and around the clothes. A haircut is one of the best back-to-school investments. You wear it every single day, so it better be darn good. Manicures and pedicures take any look to the next level, as opposed to chipped, dirty nails. Good, clean and well-kept nails make you look more sophisticated, and you have the opportunity to discover a signature nail polish color that is uniquely your own. An individual style is the mark of a confident person. Audrey had her flats, Marilyn had her dresses and Jackie had her sunglasses. If you see a Texas-size bow on a purse, the bag may be mine. Try one on for size this semester—it will help you keep the first-day magic.

Let’s get some shoes... for school By Jordan Traxler Associate Entertainment Editor jtraxler@smu.edu Everyone knows a few good pairs of shoes are an essential part of any wardrobe, but why do we love shoes as much as we do? Perhaps it’s the cult following of “Kelly’s Shoes” on YouTube, or maybe Carrie Bradshaw’s obsession with Manolo Blahniks, but more likely it’s how shoes make us feel when we wear them. No matter how many shoes we accumulate over the years, we never seem to have enough: It’s an insatiable appetite for fancy footwear, if you will. Whether it’s an old pair of sneakers that you can’t give up, or those stilettos that make you feel oh-so sexy, the right choice of shoes can set your mood for the day. With that said, you must be selective when picking out your back-to-school kicks. First things first: A good pair of tennis shoes are perfect for walking

around campus, and sometimes for the occasional dash to a class for which you are already 10 minutes late. My favorite people to watch are the silly girls who feel the need to wear pumps to class everyday, sinking deep into the mud and turf with every footstep. Also amusing are the boys in thong sandals who couldn’t care less about their dirt and filth ridden feet (nasty). Like I said, tennis shoes are the way to go, but not a big clunky pair from the late ‘90s - rather a chic pair of cycling shoes or a new pair of running shoes from a department store (not the practical kind from a legitimate running store). Just because shoes should be comfortable for class and daytime errands doesn’t mean you can’t look cute at the same time. As for going out at night, there is a completely different set of shoe rules to abide by. First and foremost, shoes should be sexy and look phenomenal with your outfit for that night. Second, if you plan on going out to the local

bars and clubs, your shoes should be durable: Drunk college students WILL step on your toes, spill drinks on you, and you may even step in some mystery substance that no matter how much you think about it, you can’t quite figure out its origin. I suggest outlet shoes, lesser brand or cheaper shoes. But most of all they should be comfy shoes, because if you plan on walking the morning after a long night on the town, they had better be shoes you can wear all night without developing massive blisters on every inch of your feet. Now for those shoes that you spend an inordinate amount of money on, but can’t bear the thought of getting them scuffed: Where can you wear them? You should reserve those Louboutins for dinners at five-star restaurants, cocktail parties and places that generally don’t have ranting drunks screaming profanities at you. The same goes for all the guys

out there. This kind of shoe should hurt: if they don’t, they aren’t sexy enough. Thus they should not be worn for extended periods of time because that’s what causes bunions and bleeding. For every occasion there is the perfect pair of shoes. The question is: Do you know which shoes fall under each category? One thing is for certain: If your shoes can “talk to you,” it’s time to throw them out!

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Rehab abuse is poor example Rehabilitation centers are NOT the new black Celebrities have done it again – they’ve made vices popular. The past few months have been the summer for posh rehab encounters and young stars setting poor examples. Between Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton’s drunk-driving escapades (not to mention jail time for both) to Amy Winehouse who is now taking time off due to “severe exhaustion.” Wait, isn’t that what was wrong with Lindsay Lohan a few years back when she was in and out of the hospital? Now look at her. LiLo is attempting her third stint in rehab this year, and her second one this summer. Winehouse’s signature song “Rehab” now seems ironic. Lohan and other starlets seem to be making a mockery of the system. She flaunted an alcohol prevention bracelet one day and was arrested for possession of cocaine the next. Are the consequences just not clear enough? Or do these young celebs just not care? Millionaire stars are struggling to stay in rehab facilities designed to resemble country club life with daily yoga and massage treatments. If the wealthiest can’t get clean, is there hope for the rest of society? Not to mention not everyone can afford stays at Promises or the Cirque Lodge. Society enables the stars to continue to make headlines by purchasing magazines with the latest on the posh rehab happenings on their covers. If we continue to soak up the substance abuse stories then they will continue to give them to us. Isn’t there a saying, ‘all press is good press?’ Well, hitting rock bottom can no longer be used as public relations. Celebrities are embarrassing themselves and their families; how is that something to be proud of? It’s called Alcoholics Anonymous for a reason. We can remember a day when admitting you had a substance-abuse problem was usually accompanied by an apology for your mistakes or previous actions. Celebrities wear substance abuse on their sleeves like it’s a designer fashion label. What’s worse is that while these celebrities are playing with fire, our campus is mourning the lives of three students who made equally bad decisions, and whose consequences didn’t include hiking and spa treatments. The SMU community takes drug abuse very seriously these days and is desperately trying to shut down that kind of behavior. There is nothing appealing about watching people self-destruct for fun.

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By Lynne Varner (MCT)

Task force member speaks out The last thing I needed was another committee assignment, but this one was hard to say no to. First, President Turner asked me to be on this committee, the Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention, and, well, when he asks, I try to help. But more important, the deaths of three students, Dennis Foster including one who had sat in my office shortly before her death, was awful, and I thought maybe this would be a way to do something. The committee has met a few times already, and I’ve begun to see how complex this problem is. At a general meeting for people involved with AARO (summer orientation for new students), a friend of mine said that one thing we can all agree on is that we have a problem. But so far, in my own conversations, there has not been much agreement about what the problems are. Most of the problems that people have named seem to have no solutions, at least none that SMU can do much about. Not that SMU doesn’t do anything. In an early meeting, I heard a description of many programs run by SMU intended to alleviate drug and alcohol problems: education, counseling, rehabilitation, enforcement and punishment. Basically, anything that has produced some good results somewhere in the country has been tried or implemented here. SMU’s administration, student affairs divisions, police, the health center—they do everything. My guess is that students at SMU are as educated about the problems involved with drugs and alcohol as any group of students anywhere, as aware of the dangers and as informed about “good choices.” I also guess that a lot of students benefit from the programming and adjust their behavior to the norms of the new adulthood they enter when they enter SMU. And yet those three died. COMMENTARY

I left this early meeting wondering if we have not a “problem” but a tragedy, some horrible knot of human nature that leads some to self-destruction, something we just have to live with. The task force will have to do some real thinking to do more than demonstrate that we already do all we can do. There are many disturbing parts to the stories of the students’ deaths, but the one that bothers me most is that not only did no one intervene when they saw these people were in trouble; no one even admits to having seen the drinking or drug use, much less the slide into coma and death. Intervening is hard, I know. Seeing seems to be hard as well. In my conversations with people about these events, the one thing most say is that SMU, like many other universities, has a problem in its “culture.” Culture helps us to know what is normal, and maybe our sense of what is normal has blinded us to some dangers. But what can be done about a culture? It can’t be dictated. It can’t be “fixed.” At least I don’t think it can, since culture refers to the whole world of interactions, values, pleasures and meanings that allow us to live together. Change, I suspect, is going to have to come from a hundred different places. We will be talking to a lot of individuals and groups on and off campus. I want to hear how those in this community are thinking about both the problems and the solutions. I am wondering how other groups are planning on getting involved. At the end of the semester, I hope we have done more than produce a report. In the meantime, we should probably all be thinking about whether and how we might be responsible to those one, two or three people in our midst who may need our help to make it through the year. About the writer: Dennis Foster is a professor of English and a member of the SMU Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention.

One man’s beef with the media By Edward Wasserman (MCT) What’s the worst thing about the media? Everybody has a favorite peeve: Bias in reporting, hyper-commercialization, encouraging people to buy things they don’t need and can’t afford, undermining core values, nurturing cynicism. There are others, and Web sites are refilled daily with fresh angles on the case you can make against the media - here, I mean specifically the U.S. media. A case can also be made for the media, but that’s not my interest today. I’m interested in introducing my nominee for the very worst thing about the U.S. media, the single greatest harm the media do to American society. That, in my opinion, is to hang a for-rent sign on our political system. The latest in that story came in a recent article that reported on the growing battle between TV broadcasters and cable owners over the record amounts candidates, parties and interest groups are poised to spend on campaign advertising in the current electoral cycle, which began moments after the last one ended. The article estimates 2008 spending by candidates and interest groups on TV alone will top $2 billion, out of total expenditures on advertising and marketing of all kinds of $4.5 billion. That’s up 64 percent from 2004, in part because this will be the first race for the White House since 1928 without a sitting president or vice president - a presumed front-runner - among the candidates. Those estimates, staggering as they are, may be on the low side - if a major independent enters the presidential race, if control of either congressional chamber hangs in the balance, if local candidates take advantage of cheap production costs and divert money from producing ads to buying more airtime, if interest groups heavy up on advertising right before the vote, which is now legal thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling. Now that windfall is great news for the companies that own local TV stations or cable operations, which will be the main beneficiaries, and to a lesser extent for newspaper publishers and local radio. It’s the rest of us who pay. We pay by living under an electoral system that at every level is shaped by an unrelenting obligation among elected public servants to raise fabulous amounts of money. As

a result, months or even years before they come before us for final selection, candidates must be pre-approved by tiny numbers of very rich donors in Hollywood, on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, in the oil patch. It is from those early signs of fundraising prowess that the viability of a candidacy is assessed, and it is only by continuing to bring in money that anyone can hope to succeed. That’s all well known. But somehow this problem, of an insatiable need for campaign dollars, has been turned into an indictment of politicians: It is their fault, it’s their greed and hunger for money, that has turned electoral democracy into a livestock auction in which public policy is led around by the nose. But, in fact, politicians aren’t the problem at all, for once. To get re-elected the average senator must raise $20,000 every week in office, members of Congress a half-million a year. (That was for the last election cycle. We’re looking at a nearly two-thirds increase this time.) They don’t keep the money, and they don’t spend it on luxuries. They don’t get rich - not until they leave office. For now, all they get is to keep their jobs. Where does the money go? Most of it goes to media, to making and airing those sharp, memorable, exquisitely produced and invariably deceitful TV spots that are the hard currency of modern, pay-as-you-go electoral jihad. In that respect we pay again, through a debased campaign discourse that is compressed, refined and distorted to comply with a corporate-owned media commons that ladles out opportunities to address the public in fractions of a second. Tweaking the rules of raising money is a perennial cause among reformers, but doing something about why anybody needs all that money rarely comes up. Every once in a while some no-hope politician raises the possibility that media might actually be compelled - in exchange for all the public largesse they feast on, whether airwaves or terrestrial rights-of-way - to do what media do in other republican systems, and provide real, serious, free air time for office-seekers to talk to each other and to us. And surprise - when those proposals are floated, the media ignore them. (c) 2007, The Miami Herald.

LAS VEGAS - Before tackling jobs, immigration or the plight of the uninsured, presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama understands he must first deal with the wearisome yet cutting question, “Is he black enough?” And so, standing before several thousand journalists, he makes the first incision. “I want to apologize for being a little late, but you guys keep asking whether I am black enough.” Pause. Impish grin. “I figured I’d stroll in.” Laughter erupts in every corner. By invoking a stereotype of time-challenged black, before a crowd of cynical black journalists, a tough moment is defused. Vegas is a city of $14 martinis, a place where hope is fleeting, artificial and generally relegated to the card tables. But listening to Obama’s address to the National Association of Black Journalists, I felt hope more than any other emotion in his grasp for the nation’s highest office. The race for the Democratic nomination includes a woman, a black and a Hispanic - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. America doesn’t get any more hopeful. Obama’s candidacy inspires hope not just about his chances to reach the White House but his chances of changing the world. His presence speaks to a world a lot browner than many have been willing to acknowledge. Obama challenges the political assembly of white, male entitlement, three things en route to becoming, to paraphrase former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, island specks in an ocean of color. The challenge to Obama’s racial identity is worthy of political-science and psychological studies. The Illinois senator is the progeny of a Kenyan father and a white mother. He is not the descendant of slaves like most U.S. blacks. The question of whether he fully understands, and is committed to addressing, the residual damage of slavery, segregation and lingering racism is legitimate. His wife, Michelle, tried to put all this to rest during an interview with National Public Radio. Obama’s “leadership is going to be informed by his experiences, and the bottom line is Barack is a black man who’s lived in the world, who’s walked the streets and felt the discrimination that many people of color have felt ... and that’s going to inform his decisions,” she said. Obama is like a Rorschach test. Depending on its viewpoint, the electorate sees a smart, decisive leader who, in the vein of a Colin Powell, mirrors our highest ideals about ourselves. Others see skin tone and a civil-rights pedigree that give them hope that we’re finally ready to walk the walk of diversity. A similar question was posed to another presidential aspirant, Hillary Clinton, who preceded Obama on the dais by a day. The senator from New York was asked if she was black enough to sustain the black support her husband enjoyed while in the White House, a golden period novelist Toni Morrison best summed up by naming Bill Clinton the first black president. Clinton smartly approached the question as one not about the blood coursing in her veins but about her commitment to the American ideals of fairness and equality. Obama just as smartly knows when the question comes his way it is infused with something else, a wellspring of hope deep in the black American psyche. Speaking of the “is he black enough” question, Obama said as much: “What it really does lay bare is a mentality that if you appeal to white folks, there must be something wrong.” Yes. The question of whether a black who went to Harvard can keep it real is a test of the loyalty of everyone who has sweated blood and tears to attend good schools, find stable jobs and live in nice neighborhoods. Whether in the guise of schoolyard taunts equating smartness with acting white or in the form of “are you black enough” queries on the political hustings, the challenge is meant to hold fast those who might leave others behind. Blacks are far from monolithic but we regularly meet at the intersection of key issues such as equal opportunity, fairness and justice. “Part of it has to do with fear,” Obama told an audience growing quieter by the moment. “We don’t want to get too excited about the prospect (of a black president) because we don’t want to be let down in the end,” Obama said to a now-hushed room. “My attitude is let’s try it. Let’s take a chance and see what happens.” I wear my cynicism like a badge of honor - six years of watching a war from afar and a growing chasm between the haves and have-nots will do that to a person - but Obama’s invitation to fear not for him, but rather hope with him, is one not to refuse. (c) 2007, The Seattle Times.


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Iranian-American academic cannot leave Iran, facing possible trial By Ali Akbar Dareini Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An IranianAmerican scholar released after months of imprisonment in Iran has no passport and cannot leave the country where she still faces charges of endangering national security, her lawyer said Wednesday. Haleh Esfandiari, 67, was released on bail Tuesday from Iran’s notorious Evin prison where she was held since May. Her 93-year-old mother used the deed to her Tehran apartment to post bail. Her family said their greatest worry is her frail health and mental wellbeing after months behind bars and they hope she will be able to leave Iran soon. Esfandiari’s lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi said her client has the legal right to leave the country but authorities seized her passport in January and have not returned it or issued a new one. Iranian authorities have not indicated when, or whether, they intend to return her passport. “The next stage is that a date will be set for the trial,” Ebadi told The Associated Press, explaining that despite Esfandiari’s release, charges against her remain.

Esfandiari is the head of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Iranian Intelligence Ministry had accused her and her organization of trying to set up networks of Iranians with the ultimate goal of creating a “soft revolution” in Iran. Her husband and the Wilson Center deny the allegations. “I’m certain that my client is innocent and she must be acquitted of the charges,” Ebadi said. She vowed to prove her client’s innocence in court. But Iranian authorities have not yet said whether Esfandiari will stand trial. Esfandiari was one of a handful of Iranian-Americans detained or facing security-related charges here, adding to tensions between the United States and Iran. Washington accuses Iran of arming Shiite Muslim militants in Iraq and seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran denies those claims, and blames the U.S. for Iraq’s instability. Esfandiari was detained Dec. 30 after three masked men holding knives threatened to kill her on her way to Tehran’s airport to fly back to the U.S. from a visit to her mother, the Wilson Center has said. For weeks, she was interrogated by authorities for up to eight hours a

day about the activities of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, the Washington-based foundation said. She was charged in May. Since then, her only contact with her family before Tuesday were brief telephone calls to her mother in which she said she was under stress. During her four months in the prison, north of Tehran, Esfandiari was in solitary confinement with no access to lawyers, Ebadi said. The lawyer said she already has filed a complaint with the U.N. Human Rights Council against what she called the “arbitrary” arrest of Esfandiari. After her sudden release late Tuesday, Esfandiari was shown on Iranian state television walking out of the prison and meeting family members in a car on a nearby street. “I thank all those who made efforts to make it possible for me to go home,” she said on Iranian TV. She added that her jailers were polite and she had recently been allowed to read newspapers and watch television. Esfandiari’s husband, Shaul Bakhash, spoke with her by phone Tuesday and said the release was a complete surprise to his wife. She was in disbelief when Iranian officials told her that she could leave, even asking if they were joking,

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It was the ninth time a major league team scored 30 runs, the first since Chicago set the major league record in a 36-7 rout of Louisville in a National League game on June 28, 1897, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. PAGE B3

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Bennett discusses depth of Mustang roster By Jordan Hofeditz Sports Editor jhofedit@smu.edu This year’s football season doesn’t just rest in the hands of Justin Willis. The SMU defense and running backs will also play an important role in the success the Mustangs will have this season. At the Conference USA football media blitz held in New Orleans at the end of July, head coach Phil Bennett was there to discuss the upcoming season and everything necessary to make it a successful one. And while it doesn’t rely only on Willis, he is a crucial part of the equation. And after an outstanding year last season, Bennett still sees room for improvement.

“His ability to make plays is obvious, but right now his ability to be efficient has got to improve,” Bennett said. “When you’re efficient you get us in the right play, you make the right throw, and you execute your offense.” An offense that scored just over 27 points a game last season is expected to do more this season and shows a capability to do so. “If we’re going to win this conference, we have to get into the 30s [points per game] and we’ve got to be able to keep it at 21 or less,” Bennett said. Last season the defense allowed 24.5 points a game, including allowing an opponent to score 30 or more points four times during the year. The offense has the ability to score more points a game with the return of

Willis, Emmanuel Sanders, Columbus Givens, DeMyron Martin and the list goes on. The defense, on the other hand, will have to prove itself after key losses in the off-season. Cory Muse will be the only player returning on the defensive line that held opponents to just 107.5 rushing yards a game, which led all of C-USA. “Cory’s got to play at a higher level,” Bennett said. “Last year he played with a bum knee, he’s ready to go. He’s got to set the pace.” Last season Muse missed four games, but was still ranked third in the conference in sacks. The Mustangs will need both his talent and his senior leadership for this year’s defense. Bennett wants to see an improvement out of each position.

“If we can get an upgrade of five percent at every position, that’s compound interest; this team can take off,” Bennett said. One position that will get more than just a five percent improvement is at running back. With Martin back with new determination, expect to see the DeMyron from two seasons ago. Although Martin was out last season, James Mapps and Cedrick Dorsey were able to show the talent that they have. “A guy I think we neglected last year was Cedrick Dorsey; Cedrick’s going to get an opportunity,” Bennett said. “Obviously I think DeMyron’s worked hard and is in his best shape, but its gonna be about who is producing; if you’re producing you’ll play.”

One position that doesn’t get much playing time, but could still be important, is the backup quarterback. Last year Corey Slater filled that role and competed with Willis for the starting job, and against UTEP had his chance. After a non-existent offense in the first half the Mustangs made a comeback in the second half but still fell short. A backup quarterback has “to understand that they may only get a third of the reps, but they have to take mental reps,” Bennett said. Bennett felt that although Slater may not have been well prepared for starting the game in El Paso, he was never comfortable with his role as the backup.

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Women’s soccer begins preseason with win

Free tickets are so last season

By Zack Wehner Associate Sports Editor zwehner@smu.edu The women’s soccer team defeated the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions 4-2 at Westcott Field on Sunday. The game last Sunday against TAMU-Commerce and this Sunday against Oklahoma are necessary warm-ups for the women’s season opener against the University of Texas-San Antonio at home. The Lions struck first at the eightminute mark catching the Mustangs off guard with the first goal of the game. The Mustangs quickly answered with a goal of their own at the 17-minute mark. Senior Kimber Bailey stuck a well-placed diagonal ball to assist fellow senior and sister Krystal Bailey on the game-tying goal. The Mustangs wasted little time taking the lead by adding the go-ahead goal only five minutes later. Junior Carley Phillips headed in a soaring corner kick from senior midfielder Allison

Brill. With only 11 minutes remaining in the half, Brill added another assist to her stat line when she struck a free kick that led to a goal from deep in the box by Kimber Bailey. The two-goal cushion only lasted three minutes because of another Lions timely goal. As the half wound down, Brill took a long shot that hung in the air for a while before reaching the back of the net. The tough shot caught the upper right corner of the net and secured a two-goal lead for SMU at the half. The second half featured no scoring for either team, giving the Mustangs a victory in their preseason opener. The Mustangs kept the second half scoreless by dominating the time-of-possession battle. The women rarely turned the ball over to the Lions and played excellent team defense for 45 minutes. The Mustangs look to build on their first win over the Lions with another victory against the Oklahoma Sooners. The two teams will play at Westcott field on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.

Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus Faculty and staff members got their tickets for free the last time Texas Tech came to Dallas in Sept. 2004. Beginning this season they must purchase their tickets.

Faculty and staff must now buy tickets By Jordan Hofeditz Sports Editor jhofedit@smu.edu

SMU faculty and staff might have to make new arrangements if they wish to attend Mustang football games this season. Previously, as was the case with students, employees of SMU were able to get a ticket at the ticket office by showing their ID. That will all change. In April, the IRS informed SMU that if the school continued to give free tickets to employees, the employee could be taxed. The tickets would be considered a part of an employee’s salary and would therefore be taxable income. The school isn’t just hanging the faculty and staff members out to dry though. They will be able to purchase tickets with a 20 percent dis-

count, and unlike other schools, will be able to choose from anywhere in the stadium and not just a designated section. But with that, employees with have to follow the donation system that goes along with buying season tickets in certain sections. The donations are based on proximity to the 50-yard line. The closer to the 50, the bigger the donation, which goes to the Mustang Club. To keep with the athletic department’s motto of being a top 25 school, SMU researched what the top 25 programs in the country did regarding faculty and staff tickets, as well as the other Conference USA teams. They discovered that none of the top 25 programs give free tickets to employees and that SMU was the only school in C-USA that gave free tickets to faculty and staff. The athletic department will be sending out an e-mail to employees explaining further what has

happened and what their options are. One thing the athletic department is doing to ease into the transition is still allowing faculty and staff, for this season only, to receive free tickets. The way those tickets will be picked up, however, will change, as well as student tickets. In the past, students and faculty were able to go to the ticket office a few days before a game and pick up their tickets. That will be different this year. They will enter a designated gate with their student ID, or staff ID, have it swiped and receive a ticket at the gate. The ticket office will still reserve the same number of seats for the students’ section as they always have. But because the tickets cannot be received in advance, students and faculty are encouraged to come to the stadium early.

Football hosts annual kickoff luncheon By Jordan Hofeditz Sports Editor jhofedit@smu.edu

After spring practices, off-season workouts, two-a-days and a scrimmage, the 2007 SMU football season kicked off Tuesday afternoon. No, not on a field against an opponent, but in an event for the supporters and contributors of SMU football. Each table held at least one player or coach, and the 90-plus tables filled the dining room at Dallas’ Hilton Anatole. The special guests of the event were Don, Lance and Lott McIlhenny, a father and sons combination that combined for 11 letters in SMU football, including Lance leading the Mustangs to the 1982 National Championship. Lance was the quarterback when the Mustangs defeated the Dan Marino-led Pittsburg Panthers 7-3 in the Cotton Bowl. Also on hand was legendary announcer Pat Summeral, who led a panel discussion in which the three

McIlhennys discussed choosing SMU, playing at SMU and the future for the football program. The highlight of the event may have been the reaction when Lance McIlhenny said that he chose SMU because an alum would buy him a car before revealing that the alum was his father, Don. Lott said that his most memorable SMU moment was standing in the tunnel of the Cotton Bowl before going out to play for the National Championship, knowing what that group of players, friends and teammates had the opportunity to do. At the end of the afternoon, Don McIlhenny presented a gift to the 2007 football team. When Owenby Stadium was torn down, the stadium the Mustangs played in from 1926-94, Don was given a mantle that hung over an entrance gate. Don had DeMyron Martin and Andrew Galloway hold it up for everyone in the room to see. It is to be restored and hung at Ford Stadium. The Mustangs will officially kick off the season on Sept. 3 against Texas Tech.

Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus Kimber Bailey is one of many crucial players who have returned to the Mustangs’ roster for the 2007 season.

EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP Seniors Caitlin Rainbird and Rachel Giubilato will be cocaptains for the 2007 SMU volleyball season. Head coach Lisa Seifert announced that the two seniors will lead the Mustangs on Wednesday. Both Rainbird and Giubilato have inked their names in the SMU record books. Rainbird ranks sixth in career digs and seventh in career points during her time at SMU. Giubilato is fifth in career kills and seventh in career digs. Also, Giubilato experienced a record year last season when she set Mustangs’ records for kills, 568, and kills per game, 4.66. Rainbird was also a team captain for the 2006 Mustangs as a junior. The Mustangs will open the season at the SMU Invitational this weekend. The first match is Friday against Western Carolina

State at 7 p.m. at Moody Coliseum. SMU will continue the Invitational on Saturday with two games. The first against McNeese State at 1 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m.

against Eastern Illinois. The Mustangs will finsish their August schedule in Lubbock against Lamar. —Jordan Hofeditz

Photo by Lindsey Perkins, The Daily Campus Caitlin Rainbird (8) and Rachel Giubilato (12) will lead the 2007 Mustangs as the season opens this Friday night.


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Coach optimistic for 2007 season Cowboys’ 3-4 defense has new look with new coach CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1

“A backup quarterback has to be a special guy,” Bennett said. “He has to know that he is one play away from being in the game.” With the departure of Slater there are two leading candidates to be one spot behind Willis. “I like two guys. I like [Zach] Rhodes, and I like the freshman Logan Turner,” Bennett said. “We’re gonna play Zach, a multiple [positions] guy, at the same time with Justin [Willis] and [our opponents] are going to have to decide what to do.”

But that is discussion about the backups. For the first time since 2002-03 when Richard Bartel started consecutive seasons, the Mustangs will return their starting quarterback from the previous year. The Rice game to end the 2006 season still lingers in the coaches’ and players’ heads. Whether it was the first time that SMU didn’t score from the goalline, or the second time the Mustangs were unable to push the ball into the end zone, or taking the lead late only to see the Owls regain the lead for good with four minutes remaining, a bitter taste was left everyone’s

mouths. “Our whole thing since we finished the Rice game has been extra, we’ve gotta do extra,” Bennett said. “We’ve gotta go above and beyond where we’ve ever been. Because if we don’t, we’ll stay at 6-6.” If the Mustangs do stay at 6-6 there will still be a chance of a bowl game, but don’t expect this year’s team to leave it to chance. They not only want to get to a bowl game, but they want to contend to win the west division and Conference USA.

By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Nothing really looks different when Dallas Cowboys defenders get set for a play. Basically the same players from a year ago are lining up in the same spots. Then the ball is snapped and it becomes very clear — this isn’t Bill Parcells’ 3-4 defense anymore.

“Nah, it’s totally, totally different,” linebacker Bradie James said. “You see the smiles. I think you can see from our body language, we’re actually having fun.” While the base formation hasn’t changed, new coach Wade Phillips brings an attacking philosophy with his 3-4 defense. Phillips adjusts the scheme to fit the players, freeing them to make plays instead of forcing them into set roles that can shackle them. “You’ve got an opportunity to move around and run places and not have to worry about technique all the time,” Marcus Spears said. “You’re just trying to get in gaps, stunt and make plays.” In their two preseason victories, the defensive starters didn’t allow a touchdown against Denver or Super Bowl champion Indianapolis. Denver’s first-team offense went 0-for-5 on third-down conversions. Some Broncos even grumbled afterward that Dallas blitzed too much for a preseason game. After the Cowboys’ first practice this week since beating Denver, the good-natured Phillips wasn’t even prompted when he joked that the team “decided to put in a blitz this week since we hadn’t had any.” Dallas plays at Houston on Saturday night, when the starters are expected to play into the second half. When asked Wednesday what differed about the “Phillips 3-4” from other three-man fronts, the grinning coach responded, “Beside being better?” “It’s not really the scheme itself,” he said. “It’s always the players.” Phillips said so many 3-4 defenses “play it only one way ... and you have to plug in a player that can play that way. ... Ours, we have the players and then we plug in saying this is what we’re going to do with the 3-4 because you can stunt, or you’re stronger, or you’re quicker or you can rush the passer.” Spears and Chris Canty each had only one sack while starting on opposite ends last season. That’s because they were forced by Parcells’ system to read or react instead of attack and

often got stuck at the line of scrimmage dealing with offensive tackles or tight ends. “There’s a lot more opportunity,” Spears said. “You may not make a tackle, but if you’ve pushed your guard back or put the tackles three yards in the backfield and the running back has to bounce and somebody else tackles him for a loss, you’re pretty much affecting that play. That’s what this scheme is.” Canty had Denver’s Jay Cutler in reach before the quarterback ducked away from him Saturday night. But nose guard Jason Ferguson was right there to get the sack. He didn’t have a sack last season, when the nose guard was preoccupied with opposing linemen and rarely would have been in position for one. “I didn’t even know I got a sack. I thought it was a tackle for a loss,” Ferguson said. “It was a sack. I forgot to dance.” Phillips isn’t so sure of the characterization that it’s a blitz-blitz-blitz scheme. Aggressive and attacking doesn’t only mean blitzing — even if that’s what Dan Reeves used to think when Phillips was his defensive coordinator in Denver and Atlanta. “You only have three down linemen. Always with us, there’s going to be a fourth rusher,” Phillips said. “Some people call that a blitz. Dan Reeves used to call anytime you brought a linebacker, that was a blitz. ... If you call that a blitz, then we blitz coming out of the dressing room.” The Cowboys weren’t horrible on defense in Parcells’ final season, finishing 13th while allowing 323 yards and 22 points per game. But over the final four games of the regular season, they blew a great chance to win their first NFC East title since 1998 by going 1-3 and allowing 425 yards and 33 points per game. Opponents seemed to figure out that defensive formations weren’t changing much. “That really doesn’t matter,” James said. “This is a new year.”


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Rangers make history with 30-run power display By David Ginsburg Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) - The Texas Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record Wednesday in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles. Trailing 3-0 in the opener of a doubleheader, the Rangers scored five runs in the fourth inning, nine in the sixth, 10 in the eighth and six in the ninth. It was the ninth time a major league team scored 30 runs, the first since Chicago set the major league record in a 36-7 rout of Louisville in a National League game on June 28, 1897, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Marlon Byrd and Travis Metcalf hit grand slams for the last-place Rangers. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Vazquez, the bottom two batters in Texas’ lineup, each homered twice and had seven RBIs. David Murphy had five of the Rangers’ 29 hits, the most by a major league team since Milwaukee had 31 in a 22-2 victory over Toronto on Aug. 28, 1992,

according to Elias. Texas also set a team record for runs scored in a doubleheader — before the second game even started. Hours after announcing manager Dave Trembley would return for the 2008 season, the Orioles absorbed the most lopsided loss in franchise history and set a team record for hits allowed in a game. Saltalamacchia, a rookie who came in batting .179, went 4-for-6 with a walk and scored five runs. Kason Gabbard (6-1) allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings. He is 2-1 in six starts since Texas acquired him from Boston on July 31. Even with the one-sided score, there was a save. Wes Littleton earned his second career save and first this season by pitching three scoreless innings. Texas erased a 3-0 deficit by batting around in a five-run fourth. A walk to Byrd and an infield hit by Jason Botts preceded a two-run single by Saltalamacchia. After a visit from pitching coach Leo Mazzone, Daniel Cabrera (913) gave up a go-ahead, three-run homer

to Vazquez. Texas made it 14-3 by scoring nine runs on 10 hits in the sixth. The 10 hits matched a club record for one inning and were three more than the Rangers totaled in their previous two games. Cabrera left after serving up a home run to Saltalamacchia. Brian Burres yielded two singles and a walk before Byrd hit his third career slam. Saltalamacchia, Vazquez, Frank Catalanotto and Ian Kinsler added RBI singles. Texas got seven hits in the eighth. Metcalf, called up from Triple-A Oklahoma earlier in the day, hit his first career slam and Saltalamacchia added a three-run shot. Vazquez’s second homer highlighted a six-run ninth. Notes: Baltimore’s Kevin Millar went 1-for-4, extending his run of reaching via hit, walk or hit by pitch to 48 games — one short of Ken Singleton’s club record set in 1977...Melvin Mora ended an 0-for-16 skid with a fourth-inning bunt single.

Photo by Associated Press Texas Rangers’ Marlon Byrd (22) celebrates his grand slam with his teammates against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning in the first game of a doubleheader in Baltimore.

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The Daily Campus • Thursday, August 23, 2007

‘Death at a Funeral’ mixes Minus the Bear equals perfection mortality and mirth By Cole Hill

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By Samantha Urban Associate Entertainment Editor surban@smu.edu

From director Frank Oz (“In and Out,” “Bowfinger,” “The Stepford Wives”) comes “Death at a Funeral,” a British farce that offers enough hilarious moments to please all kinds of comedy lovers. As its title might suggest, the film takes place during the funeral of a British family patriarch. Among the zany cast of characters is Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen, “Pride and Prejudice”), the son who desperately wants to live up to his novelist brother, Robert (Rupert Graves). Daniel’s wife, Jane (Keeley Hawes), is distracted with plans to move her and Daniel out of his mother’s home for good, while Daniel’s neurotic friend Howard (Andy Nyman) attempts to put up with the cantankerous Uncle Alfie (Peter Vaughan). Meanwhile, cousins Martha (Daisy Donovan) and Troy (Kris Marshall, “Love Actually”) are trying to hide the fact that Martha’s fiancee (Alan Tudyk, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Knocked Up”) accidentally took a hallucinogenic medication from Troy’s stash, thinking it was Valium. And amid the chaos, a diminutive stranger (Peter Dinklage) arrives with some shocking news about the deceased father of the family. “Death at a Funeral” is set up like any basic farce. The first few minutes are slow and calculated, giving the audience time to observe the characters, the setting and the circumstances. But as with most farces, it doesn’t take long for something to go awry and for humorous situations to arise. Once that ball gets rolling, “Death at a Funeral” easily keeps audiences in stitches. The film is worth seeing solely for Alan Tudyk. He steals every scene he’s in as the drugged-out Simon. At first, the accidental acid trip seems like it’s stolen from an American teen comedy, such as the similar situation in 2002’s “Orange County,” starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black. However, much to the credit of “Death at a Funeral” writer Dean Craig, the joke never gets old here. Tudyk runs with the material, letting the hilarity build.

Photo courtesy rottentomatoes.com Daisy Donovan and Alan Tudyk prepare for an afternoon with a dysfunctional family in “Death at a Funeral.”

His facial expressions and firm grasp of comic timing and physical comedy make him the standout player in this strong ensemble cast. Kris Marshall and Andy Nyman also shine, particularly in their scenes together. Nyman’s hypochondriac character provides a comedic foil for Marshall’s bumbling slacker character “Death at a Funeral” adeptly manages to combine humor and heart while focusing on a subject that doesn’t usually bring comedy to mind. The script is tight- it knows which scenes are going to kill and appropriately builds to those scenes. Although most of the humor is

situational, the script is clever and has many sharp one-liners that are skillfully delivered. Frank Oz delivers a delightful film that humorously showcases a dysfunctional family without resorting to needless melodrama. “Death at a Funeral” is easy to enjoy and has a sense of humor that appeals to just about everybody.

When I was 18, the whole world was in front of me. I was the wide-eyed idealistic little jerk who everybody makes fun of. I spent my last pre-college summer saying tearful goodbyes to my friends and my hometown, anxiously awaiting the onslaught of August so I could start school. Like everybody else, I arrived at college with the lame and uneasy pressure of making new friends. Luckily though, it didn’t take too long to find some like-minded cool people. And by the time my birthday came in October we’d become good enough friends for me to get a birthday present: tickets to see Minus the Bear at The Cavern. After I got back from one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen, I immediately began to wonder, “What is this band going to do next?” Little did I know I’d have to wait another two long years for an answer, but finally one came this week with Minus the Bear’s release of “Planet of Ice.” While most people might not know the band, much less understand its seemingly odd name (code for a sex act I’d get fired for typing), “Planet of Ice” is more than enough to get them noticed. As far as songwriting is concerned, Minus the Bear have never been more ahead of the rest. Incredibly original in its structuring, the album explores totally new avenues of what a catchy pop-rock song should sound like without becoming unbearably strange (no pun intended). Almost as impressive as the songwriting, though, is the incredible amount of thought that was put into making the record. Obviously unsatisfied with putting out an album identical to its predecessor, “Menos El Oso,” Minus the Bear travel what seems like light years away from their old sound. Guitar solos writhe with stress as if every note threatens to collapse. Rockouts recall Pink Floyd acid trips or the sharp and spacey ghost guitars of progrock’s past. And for the first time ever, only one song on their album mentions any kind of body of water. The album is definitely a “grower,” though. And a big part of why that is can be found in the overlying concept of the album. Establishing early on a mood both dark and epic in its own unique way, “Planet of Ice” at times seems like it’s in a totally different galaxy. Guitarist Dave Knudson experi-

ments with “Dark Side of the Moon”influenced spacey riffs, unhinged guitar tone and songs that threaten to explode at any second. What’s truly jaw dropping about this though isn’t the experi- Photo courtesy Suicide Squeeze Seattle natives, Minus the Bear, will play Dallas’ Palladium mentation Ballroom Oct. 21. itself; it’s Minus the Bear’s ability to control their own Bear at the best they’ve ever been. So chaos. Only once (on the album closer maybe there was some knowledge in “Lotus”) do the group’s ambitions dig my teenage philosophy of “having the them into a difficult hole to climb world in front me.” After all, there’s out of. But even that is forgivable, plenty of time for Minus the Bear to especially when considering the band blow my mind all over again. But now has crafted a near perfect album, and I really have to know: What else can finally nailed its sound with precision they possibly do next? that most artists never achieve. Awesomely innovative, surprisingly catchy and impressively mature, “Planet of Ice” is essentially Minus the


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In case you missed it: Summer 2007 in entertainment By Cole Hill and Samantha Urban Entertainment Editors cghill@smu.edu surban@smu.edu

This summer, while the rest of you were off enjoying your “youthful indiscretions,” we here at the A&E desk did the responsible thing: remained pale as we watched television and movies indoors. Here’s what we found interesting enough not to go outside for.

Apatow Attack The success of this summer’s “Knocked Up” and “Superbad” have cemented Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen as the leaders of the comedic pack. “Knocked Up,” directed by Judd Apatow and starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl, had a stellar opening weekend of $30 million and has grossed $147 million to date, making it the 11th most successful movie this year - no easy feat for an R-rated comedy. “Superbad” looks to top “Knocked Up,” as it opened with $33 million. The film stars Jonah Hill and Michael

Cera, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and produced by Apatow. Theaters are still packed in the second week of the film’s release, and the Apatow comedy train doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The films’ wide appeal, due to the combination of raunchy humor and a surprising amount of heart, has led Hollywood to question whether or not A-list stars are needed to make films successful.

Pottermania Fans young and old of the world’s most famous boy wizard were treated to a few weeks of magic when the fifth Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” was released on July 11, just 10 days before the July 21 release of the epic series’ final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” “Order of the Phoenix,” from director David Yates, was hailed by many critics as the best installment so far. The film has made over $873 million worldwide thus far, making it 13th on the list of all-time top earners.

“Deathly Hallows” was released globally in 93 countries and is the fastest-selling book ever, selling more than 11 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release. Author J.K. Rowling has no current plans to continue the series, although she has stated in interviews that an encyclopedia of all things Potter might be a possibility.

High School Musical 2 Disney Channel and the East High Wildcats scored again with “High School Musical 2,” the highly anticipated sequel to the TV movie phenomenon “High School Musical.” The original film was a sugary teen dream of a jock (Zac Efron) and an honor student (Vanessa Hudgins) who break out of their cliques to sing together in a musical. The soundtrack was the best selling album of 2006 and the film was Disney Channel’s most successful movie with 7.7 million viewers in its premiere broadcast. Obviously, a sequel was rapidly pushed into production. “High School Musical 2” aired on Disney Channel August 17 and, with 17.2 million view-

ers nationwide, was the most watched basic cable event in history. Negotiations for a third installment to be released in theaters are still underway.

Girls Gone Wild The celebutantes of America have done us all proud this summer. Paris Hilton served 22 days of her 45-day jail sentence due to several violations of her probation after a DUI arrest. The other half of “The Simple Life,” Nicole Richie, after being arrested in December for driving under the influence, was sentenced in July to spend four days in jail. Her sentence must be completed by September. A few days after being handed the sentence, Richie announced in an interview with Diane Sawyer that she is four months pregnant with Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden’s child. Completing the trifecta, Lindsay Lohan was arrested twice this summer, once on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and again on felony charges of possession

of cocaine and transportation of a narcotic in addition to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Shortly thereafter, Lohan checked into a Utah rehab center for the third time this year. Wow, three for three. If this summer is any indication of how the rest of 2007 will play out, it’s probably safe to call Vegas now and bet on at least another two returns to rehab, crack addictions or another marriage to an untalented semi-celebrity.

In Memoriam Film critic Joel Siegel died of colon cancer on June 29, shortly before what would have been his 64th birthday. Siegel was known for his sense of humor, having worked as a joke writer for Robert F. Kennedy. Siegel often peppered his film reviews with witty puns. After losing his second wife to brain cancer, Siegel worked with actor Gene Wilder in 1991 to start Gilda’s Club (named for Wilder’s wife, “Saturday Night Live” cast member Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989), a

nonprofit organization that provides support for cancer patients and their families. Legendary foreign directors Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman both died on July 30. Antonioni, known mostly for his controversial and provocative counterculture films like “Blowup” and existential works like “L’ Avventura” was arguably one of the most influential and innovative directors of the 1960s. Famous for producing movies like “Winter Light” and “The Silence” which thrived on sensual themes and a constant questioning of mortality, loneliness and faith, Bergman is now considered to be one of the most important directors of all time. Now with one of the last true characters of film criticism and two of cinema’s greatest minds gone, we can only hope that their work will continue to do what its always done: speak for itself.


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St. Vincent proposes an impressive debut By Beau Rice Contributing Writer brice@smu.edu Annie Clark, the multitalented songstress behind the name of new music act St. Vincent, may be said to owe some of her debut album’s success to friends in high places. After all, the 24-year-old Dallas native has kept busy these past few years by contributing her mad guitar and mandolin skills to two of indie’s holiest entities, Sufjan Stevens and the Polyphonic Spree. Her solo debut, “Marry Me,” is an inventive, enchanting record touched by a bold style that is entirely St. Vincent’s own. The album bursts open with “Now, Now,” a track of hard-earned grandiosity, and then proceeds with “Jesus Saves, I Spend,” arguably the best St. Vincent song yet. Its careful pacing and thrilling instrumentation perfectly introduce the listener to Clark’s unique charm, and the song sets a high bar for the rest of the album. Fortunately, though, the remainder of “Marry Me” delivers the goods. “The Apocalypse Song,” which has Clark accusing a lover of feeling “afraid of what everyone is made of,” and the jazzy “What Me Worry,” which equates love to a “blood match to see who endures lash after lash, with panache,” come damn close to alt-pop perfection. Only the grating “Your Lips Are Red” disappoints, and even then the sweeping, glorious string entrance at the song’s

three-minute mark nearly atones for its jarring, fragmentary beginnings. But enough with specific track references. “Marry Me” is an album, not a collection of unrelated tunes, and should (like the best of records) be enjoyed from start to finish. Here, Clark makes that a worthwhile task, infusing her debut with a cohesion and fullness that’s lacking in too many of today’s releases. Lyrically, there’s a lot happening in “Marry Me,” a depth stemming from Clark’s brave willingness to tackle tough topics such as romantic idealism, wartorn culture and the search for higher truths. For example, take note of the high frequency of lyrics with religious implications. In a span of less than 10 minutes from the album’s first half, Clark claims to be “sculpting menageries of saints,” begs the stage “to save [her] saving grace,” and asks, on the coy title track, to “do what Mary and Joseph did, without the kid.” It’s truly a funny moment. One of many on “Marry Me” that forces the beholder to observe Clark not only as a prodigious instrumentalist, but also as a clever poet. Of course, St. Vincent isn’t for everyone, and even future fans may be turned off by the oddball leanings of this debut. I must admit, too, that all the talk of amulets and hummingbirds can at times call to mind inferior female acts such as the ridiculous Tori Amos. But as a whole, St. Vincent’s “Marry Me” is exciting and praiseworthy. It’s

Photo by Todd Seelie St. Vincent plays her homecoming show at the Granada Theater on Sept. 14.

another strong addition to the growing canon of effective albums by promising indie females, a long list of recent records from the likes of Leslie Feist and Joanna Newsom that, at long last, seems to be garnering the attention these ladies demand.

St. Vincent, at the rate established by “Marry Me,” may someday lead this pack. She’s gone solo in high style, and it’s a wonder what took her so long.

New Pornographers ‘do it’ again with ‘Challenger’ By Russ Aaron Chief Copy Editor raaron@smu.edu With their latest musical effort “Challengers,” The New Pornographers continue to follow the path of releasing remarkable indie-pop albums. Through chipper guitar melodies and numerous layers of front and backing vocals, The New Pornographers have yet to stray too far from their successful songwriting formula. However, that’s not to say each and every one of the group’s four albums does not take on its own unique personality. “Challengers” is no exception. The most notable difference of the album resides in the extraordinary work of main vocalists A.C. Newman, Dan Bejar and Neko Case (Kathryn Calder provides leading vocals on the

track “Failsafe”). The members take turns fulfilling the duty of lead vocals on various tracks while lending impeccable backup vocals when not in the spotlight. It’s not an original concept for the band, but much more noticeable in this vocally driven album. With the exception of the guitardriven, “All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth,” the most musically accessible track on the album, songs tend to move slower than those on the band’s critically acclaimed 2005 release, “Twin Cinema.” This shifts the focus of listeners to the lyrical croonings of the predominantly featured Newman, allowing him to show off his vocal talent and get his message across.. Fortunately, there’s not a bad track on the whole album, continuing the band’s high standards. There are no better examples of the

superb vocal work on the album than Case’s “Go Places” as well as her duet with Newman on “Adventures in Solitude.” Although he only lends writing and lead vocal credits to three songs on the album, Bejar unsurprisingly provides three truly musical gems. There is always a notable and refreshing difference between Bejar’s solo work (when he’s known simply as Destroyer) and his contributions to The New Pornographers. The album’s closer, “The Spirit of Calling,” is Bejar at his best – horns wail, harp springs resonate and guitars strum in an orchestral orgasm. While listening to “Challengers,” the influence of great bands such as the Zombies and the Beach Boys makes itself more apparent than ever before. In both the harmonic vocal work and melding of typical rock ‘n’ roll instruments with bells, whistles, keyboards,

strings and a slew of other musical apparatuses found in the Pornographers’ vast arsenal, the classic sound of decades past receives a facelift for the present. The final result is an exceptionally impressive partner to the band’s lyrical musings. The only utterly trivial fault in “Challengers” lies in The New Pornographers’ refusal to deviate from their routine method of songwriting. Whether it’s not having enough time between the myriad solo projects of Newman, Case and Bejar, or the fear of putting out a bad album, the band tends to stick with what they know when it comes to recording. As the saying goes: “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” For the fourth time around, it still sounds great.


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Barnett Shale drilling may take residence on campus By JAMES BROWN Staff Reporter

Regarding its natural gas opportunities, the university’s message to the community has remained the same — drilling on campus is still a distant possibility. After awarding Four Sevens Resources Co. exclusive negotiating rights on March 2, TCU entered the process of formulating a lease that will satisfy the university’s safety and

environmental requirements. “Right now, we’re still assessing the feasibility of whether or not we could actually do something like that on campus,” said Brian Gutierrez, vice chancellor for finance and administration, in a February interview. Though a decision could be made at any date, Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, said he estimated in March that an end to negotiations was three to five months from completion.

In recent months, energy companies looking to tap into the Barnett Shale, one of the United States’ largest natural gas reservoirs, have been competing to acquire leases for the mineral rights of Fort Worth land — TCU’s 260-acre campus has been no exception. At the forefront of TCU’s natural gas dealings, Gutierrez said safety for students and other members of the TCU community is the university’s chief

concern when considering placing a drill site on campus. Gutierrez assured members of the TCU community that if safety could not be maintained, TCU would not follow through with the project. Most likely, Gutierrez said in late March, there will be only one drill site located west of Main Campus that will include six to eight wells. He also emphasized TCU’s desire to have control over drilling periods.

With control over drilling periods, TCU would have the ability to temporarily cease drilling during certain high-traffic times of the year, such as football season. The school would also be able to prohibit any future re-stimulation of the wells without its consent, he said. During the first of two TCUsponsored natural gas discussions, some neighbors such as Kendall McCook, a resident of Fairmount Street, voiced a distinct

dislike for the venture. “This place is a special kind of refuge,” McCook said. “I’m not comfortable with the kind of invasion that is happening here to our peaceful community.” David Lunsford, a city gas well inspector, said students and residents could expect the drilling of each well to take roughly 25 days while the fracing process, in which the rock is broken to gain access to the gas, would last See GAS, page 2

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(Left) Senior Alma Worrell, theatre and costume design major, and Candace Williams, junior entrepreneurial management major, demonstrate a three-legged race at Frog Camp. (Right) Frog campers Taylor Trofholz, freshman business major, and Roxanne Pedroza, freshman art history major, learn how to “smack it” as they become Horned Frogs at Frog Camp.

Frog Camp program shows ramifications of hate speech By NATHAN BASS Staff Reporter

How many times have you ever said “this is gay,” or “that is retarded”? Although they may not realize it, many college students use hateful phrases often while disregarding the possible effects these phrases have on others. “More than Words” is a program that has been performed at Frog Camp every summer since 2002 to try and better educate college

students of the ramifications of hate crimes. Erin Campbell, a TCU alumna and a former Frog Camp facilitator, had an article published in the national journal “About Campus” about the program in January. “I wanted other institutions to hear about More Than Words and the work TCU is doing to create an inclusive community,” Campbell said. “I feel very passionate about More Than Words.” Chancellor Victor Boschini said

he has thought highly enough of it to have the program performed for various committees such as the Board of Trustees and the parents council on occasion. “It’s a very powerful message,” Boschini said. “I witnessed its effect when I attended a Frog Camp my first year here, and it amazes me to see everyone’s reactions to it.” The program begins with video clips from different television shows that each illustrates a dif-

ferent facet of diversity. Among the popular television shows are “Will and Grace,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” The video is followed by a performance of nine upper-division Frog Camp facilitators, who demonstrate how casual conversation using seemingly harmless words can be perceived as hateful. Eventually, they become background See FROG CAMP, page 2

Retailers to move into GrandMarc space By SONYA CISNEROS Staff Reporter

Change has become a common theme at TCU, and it doesn’t stop at the GrandMarc at Westberry Place. Aside from completed construction, students moving into the GrandMarc this fall should expect to find three new businesses, said Kimberly Moss, director of community operations at the GrandMarc. Perrotti’s Pizza, Citibank, and a third retailer will occupy the lower level of the building, she said. The GrandMarc offers students fully furnished apartments, a swimming pool, study spaces and reserved parking among other amenities. The complex is “a state of the art luxury facility,” Moss said.

The GrandMarc gives students the convenience of being located on campus with the individual freedom of apartment life, Moss said. Jake Friemel, a junior finance and accounting major, said although the GrandMarc is in a convenient location, he has had his share of problems there. Friemel has been an occupant of the GrandMarc since August 2006 and said he won’t be renewing his lease. Friemel said most of the amenities have been problematic, especially with regard to parking and noise. Parking meters have been installed around the perimeter of the GrandMarc per a city ordinance, Moss said. The GrandMarc should be treated DAVID GILLES / Staff Photographer See GRANDMARC, page 2 Sophomore english major Cory Coons works on a project in his room in the GrandMarc apartments.

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If you have concerns about life at a university, the staff of Campus Life can help. Campus Life’s goal is to link students to resources to help them succeed at the university. Whether it is by processing official university absences or resolving conflicts between students, Campus Life can help you to feel more comfortable on campus. Campus Life is located in Sadler Hall Room 101. It can be reached by phone at (817) 257-7926.

Gamma Phi Beta is moving forward and trying to build a relationship with TCU before its first recruitment. Representatives were on campus March 23 through March 29 attending sorority and fraternity chapter meetings, learning about the campus and meeting potential members for the fall. They returned April 23 through 27 to continue this process during Greek Week. “We are absolutely pleased.” said Fran Lapham, G-Phi international director for Collegiate Extension. “We feel like we received a warm welcome from the sororities, fraternities and administrators on campus.” G-Phi collegiate leadership consultants Pamela Mayer and RECRUITMENT Susie Knetter also met with Sept. 10 James Parker, Information Session assistant dean of Fraternity Sept. 11 & Sept. 12 and Sorority 20-30 minute interviews with Life, to dispotential members cuss ideas and suggesSept. 13 Philanthropy Event tions regarding their Sept. 14 alternate Preference Party recr uitment scheduled for Sept. 15 September. Bid Day Both Parker and Hannah Munsch, Panhellenic president, said they were more than pleased with the outcome of G-Phi’s initial visit and that they have no doubt they made the right choice. “Their time and willingness on campus,” Parker said. “Their commitment and follow-through has proven we made the right decision.” Lapham said goals include developing relationships with current Greek organizations, educating the TCU population about G-Phi and what its recruitment will look like and starting a list of potential members for the fall. Lapham also said the hope is that TCU will be confident in its selection of Gamma Phi Beta. Wiggins will be undergoing renovation this summer and Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon and G-Phi will all be housed there beginning in August. Until then, G-Phi is working on promotional materials and getting ready for its colonization here. The tentative schedule for recruitment has been set, and Munsch said she expects everything to move forward in a positive manner. TCU Panhellenic will not assume a role in the first recruitment of G-Phi, but they will be there for support and assistance as needed, she said. The recruitment is scheduled to take place Sept. 10 through Sept. 15.

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Hello, my new fellow Huskies, you’ve made it! Congratulations and get ready to dive into an endless sea of purple and gold. You are now one among 40,000 students – a vast population, to say the least. The Daily’s Welcome Edition is a guide to help make your transition from home to college a little less confusing and intimidating. The Daily is the UW’s student run newspaper, circulating about 20,000 copies a day. During the school year, you’ll be able to read your University’s paper five days a week, hence the name. Back to the Welcome Edition. It is divided into three parts: Freshmen Facts, Campus Life and Distractions. The purpose of each section is to provide you with handy information you can use to successfully navigate your first year on campus. It may look like a monster-sized newspaper, but if you take the time to peruse it, you’ll most likely stumble upon some valuable advice that you can use to your benefit. When I first arrived at the UW in the fall of 2006, I was overwhelmingly excited. Not

scared, but more ecstatic. I was also a lost train wreck. How did I go from dazed and confused to writing this letter? Three things: I lived in the residence halls, went to CLUE sessions and joined a FIG. A year ago, I had no idea what those three things were, but this is where the Welcome Edition will help you become closer to your campus. Take advantage of this issue and make the most of your first year. I’m proud of the work The Daily has compiled to help ease your shift from your hometown to Seattle. Whether you’re from Bellevue, Wash., or Topeka, Kan., I hope the University of Washington and Seattle will soon be your new home. I look forward to hearing your voices, opinions and thoughts in the future, and I am thrilled to welcome you to the University of Washington. Happy reading!

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Main page MyUW is separated into lots of tle boxes with hyperlinks leading little ff into cyberspace. Thankfully, off Thankfully, all the information you need at a glance is displayed on your homepage. First you’ll see your class schedule, which contains details like instructor name, time and room number. Directly below the class schedule is your Husky Card balance and your Housing and

Food Services (HFS) account balance. If you’re ever afraid of running out of ffood or laundry money, check here first. Also displayed is your tuition account balance, where you can make sure all your payment details are squared away. You can change the background and image displayed on your MyUW page by clicking on “Preferences” at the top right.

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Freshmen, meet your future online safe-haven headquarters: MyUW. You may have become briefly acquainted with it during your registration session this summer, but you’ll want to take a more indepth look at this Web site before school starts. Right now, before you do anything else, bookmark either of these URLs (they both direct you to the same place): www.myuw.com or www. myuw.washington.edu. You’ll be prompted to enter your UW NetID and a password; do so, and we’ll begin our tour of this all-important tool. This is the Web site you’ll go to for all your logistical or administrative needs during your years here. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

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Academic Planning Traveling down the left-hand side of the page, you’ll see this nifty box packed full of useful information. Peruse the general catalog to see all the classes the UW offers. To see classes offered during a given quarter, scroll down a little farther, and select the appropriate time schedule link.

The academic calendar link is useful for checking the first and last days of a quarter and any holidays the University is observing during the quarter. Other links, like tips for closed classes and the classroom locator, contain generally useful information to put students at ease.

Scroll down just a little, and on the left-hand side of the page you’ll see a box labeled “Student Personal Services.” Here are all the tools necessary to register for classes. Clicking on “Registration” will open a new window, where you will enter the SLNs (Schedule Line Numbers) when registering for classes. You’ll find links to your official and unofficial transcripts here as well. One useful tool freshmen don’t often utilize is the “Degree

E-mail Scrolling back up again, on the right-hand side of the page is the “Email” box. This is very important for all students, because this is where all University-sanctioned e-mail will be sent. Professors, TAs, the financial aid office and everyone in between will correspond via your u.washington.edu e-mail address.

This is just the tip of the MyUW iceberg, so your best bet is to get online and start exploring the site. One final tip: Always, always remember to log

out of MyUW when you’re finished, especially when you’re using a public computer. Click “Log Out” in the top right corner and close the browser.

Progress” link. Known as DARS, the Degree Audit Reporting System, this handy audit tool will show your progress on any given UW major. Click the link, select a degree program and hit submit. Wait a moment, then recheck audit status. Clicking on the degree program will give you a status report. After the completion of each quarter, clicking on “Grades” will show you your most recent grades as well as relevant details like your cumulative GPA.

The UW uses an e-mail server called WebPine. If you prefer not to use this e-mail server, simply set up e-mail forwarding to whatever account you prefer. If you set up e-mail forwarding, remember that in order to e-mail a u.washington.edu “listserv” — to send an e-mail to your entire class, for example — you must send it from WebPine.


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SIV PRINCE WELCOME EDITION Every student enters college with a few preconceived notions of what awaits him or her in the labyrinthine halls of higher learning. These notions are derived from a variety of places, everywhere from the University brochures to Hollywood to your parents waxing nostalgic about their own good old days. To help the incoming collegiate sort reality from fiction, here is a list of seven college myths. Part old wives’ tale, part popular folklore and part adolescent fantasy, here are some things that you won’t (necessarily) do in college. You won’t (necessarily) become a political radical: College is often the time to become more politically aware and involved. People in college are young and idealistic, and there are tons of clubs and student groups devoted to activism. Not to mention the fact that you will likely be exposed to some very radical ideas in the classroom, particularly if you plan on majoring in any of the liberal arts (remember, the “liberal” is there for a reason). At the University of Washington, smack in the middle of the left-wing hub that is Seattle, expect to have at least one staunchly Marxist professor by sophomore year. However, historical news reels of the ’60s aside, not everyone spends college standing on a soapbox, carrying a picket sign or handcuffed to the administration building. Your sex life won’t (necessarily) become Caligula-esque: For those of you either dreading or eagerly anticipating the permissive sexual excess of college, be forewarned: Hollywood has made getting laid in college look a lot easier than it

is. Sure, some students are finally away from Mom and Dad’s 11 o’clock curfew, some are drinking alcohol for the first time and some are finally letting those hormones they kept in check throughout high school run wild. So yes, people are having a lot more sex than they were in high school. Having sex seems effortless now, too, since the days of trying to get it on in the basement while pretending to watch a movie, your parents upstairs making dinner, are over. However, your parents can rest assured, as you probably will not be attending parties that warp into alcohol- and drug-fueled orgies (see next paragraph). Also, if you are the type to insist on staying in your dorm playing World of Warcraft every Friday and Saturday night (and every other day of the week for that matter), do not expect to have any more sex in college than you did in high school. The good news: For those of you who have been suffering in lustful longing for the past few years, things are finally looking up. Once outside of the little fishbowl of high school, hooking up becomes a lot less stressful. Forty thousand students aren’t going to gossip about you the following Monday, and those people who would never give you the time of day will be intrigued by your witty analysis of last night’s reading assignment. You will not (necessarily) become an alcoholic: Just like sex, drinking is prevalent in college (or anywhere else where there are young people in the mood for a little old-fashioned debauchery). There will, of course, be social events where drinking will be the focal point of the evening. If you don’t want to drink, avoid these parties and stick to events that are centered on other types of activities, which can be just as fun. If you do drink, get good at it. No, that doesn’t mean practice drinking in excess — merely become familiar with your limits

and know when you’ve reached them. That way, you can avoid the embarrassment of humiliating Facebook pictures, awkward sexual transgressions, huge gaffes in social decorum and the horror of vomiting on someone you find attractive. Do not do your first-ever beer bong or keg stand on a date with someone you really like. Of course, there’s also the worst-case scenario of alcohol poisoning and asphyxiation. Be a buddy and roll your friend on his or her side. You will not (necessarily) discuss literature while sitting under the cherry trees with a group of perfectly representative multi-ethnic friends: This is a myth powered solely by college brochures. Most students graduate college having never seen this happen. You will not (necessarily) experiment with things far outside your comfort zone:

on Facebook. Like all myths that are kind of sexy, however, the actual instance of this happening is far less than the hype would have you believe.) You will not (necessarily) take mindexpanding drugs: They are certainly easier to purchase, but for those who prefer not to feel themselves falling through the abyss of the time-space continuum, all the while with blue rabbit monsters knawing on your ankles, you will certainly not obtain social outcast status for just saying no. Also, you won’t have to tell your professor that you couldn’t turn in your term paper because the blue rabbit monsters ate it.

You will not (necessarily) gain 15 pounds: The dreaded freshman 15, like all myths, derives from a kernel of truth. College can be fattening. Sitting in class all day then staying up late studying and gorging on pizza at 2 a.m. is not the healthiest. Since many of you will be cooking for yourselves for the first time, frozen dinners and takeout may become main staples of your diet. Also, since you may drink much more than you did in high school, remember that a beer has about as many calories as half a loaf of bread. The UW has a beautiful fitness facility. Use it.

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Truism: College is time to expose your self to new ideas, new groups of friends and new experiences. However, a crop of popular myths and exaggerations have sprung out of the “college-as-time-for-experimentation” ethic. See below. You will not (necessarily) switch sexual orientations: The good news is that colleges tend to be more accepting environments of sexual orientations and preferences than high schools. There is also much popular attention paid to the gay-untilgraduation phenomenon, in which people temporarily switch teams and go right back to heterosexuality before you can say “commencement.” (This is not to be confused with the phenomenon of girls making out in pictures that are then posted

In short, college is an adventure and should be approached as such. When done correctly, these really can be the best years of your life. Be open to new experiences, but stay true to your values. Approach challenges and opportunities in the spirit of expanding old horizons, and if you really want to, organize a group of multi-ethnic friends to have a discussion under the cherry trees. You’re only young once.


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MEGHAN PETERS WELCOME EDITION

Where it’s at: The Ave. American Apparel At Northeast 45th Street Aprie Between Northeast 45th and 47th streets Moksha Between Northeast 45th and 47th streets Buffalo Exchange Between Northeast 45th and 47th streets Red Light

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Sometimes you can’t wait until Christmas for Mom to replenish your supply of socks and underwear. But in the U-District you’ll never have to go commando (unless you choose to, of course). Whether it’s solid Ts to offset the heaps of Husky gear your parents bought you or durable jeans that will survive if an upperclassman throws you in Drumheller (they won’t), there are plenty of places in the area with all your basic needs. Gap: Always a classic for back-to-school shopping, the Gap, located down the hill in University Village, has everything basic from plain white Ts to brightly colored wool socks. Also famous for its jeans, a staple class-wear item, the store has a number of fits and styles available at moderate prices. American Apparel: Despite its solid-only motif, American Apparel offers a line of basics that come with a hipster look. While picking up a navy blue hoodie or crew-neck T-shirt, you’ll also find high-waisted skirts and knee socks that can be mixed and matched with just about anything. But be sure to check the price tag first — with all items made sweatshopfree in Los Angeles, expect to pay a little more for these basics. Target: This store really does have everything, including the cheap socks, undershirts and sweatpants you’ll need to get you through college. Though a little farther outside the neighborhood, you can hop the 67 or 75 buses from the U-District or drive about 15 minutes north and be right there.

Though you may feel loaded after all those checks Grandma and your parents’ friends gave you at your graduation party, soon enough you’ll be a poor college student just like the rest of us. Luckily, Seattle is wise to UW students’ thin wallets and provides a number of trendy thrift stores. And if buying cheap clothes isn’t enough, you can also sell your old wears for some extra cash. Red Light: With mannequins in hot pink wigs and pleather pumps posed in its windows, Red Light screams costume party. Though it’s perfect for Halloween bargains or shocking your friends with a new look, this store also carries a few staple accessories such as fishnets, jewelry and belts that can be worn all year. Buffalo Exchange: With the exception of vintage wear, the store only buys items that are less than two years old, so you won’t be shopping through Grandma’s old Christmas sweaters. If you can’t fit all your clothes from home into your dorm dresser, you can sell items and receive either 35 percent of Buffalo’s retail price in cash or 50 percent in store credit. Value Village: Boasting the tagline “the ultimate treasure hunt,” Value Village stays true to its motto. From dress shoes to cracked bowling trophies, this store has just about everything. The only item that’s difficult to find is a price tag for more than $20. Located in Capitol Hill, buses 43 and 49 will bring you to this mecca of bargain shopping.

JEN LUDINGTON | THE DAILY Aprie is a boutique on the Ave. that hosts a collection of designer clothes. The shop is new to the U-District and attracts patrons looking for higher-end apparel.

Pretty boutiques: At a school of about 40,000 students, it feels good to stand out. Though it may seem impossible as you walk into your first 500student lecture hall, avoiding the awkward “uh oh, we’re wearing the same outfit” run-in is doable. In a city known for residents with alternative looks, there are a variety of shops that make it easy to create an original image. Aprie: Dress-lovers, beware: You may go broke when you discover this local boutique. Whether it’s long-sleeved and paired with tights or a cool cotton getup, Aprie has the cutest dresses on the Ave. for fall, winter and spring quarters. Fortunately, they give Huskies a break by offering a 10 percent discount with student I.D. Moksha: For those living in the city for the first time, this store is a good way to get wise to urban style. From flowing Bohemian skirts to low-cut party tops, Moksha has a little bit of everything a college Seattleite needs. Anthropologie: Urban Outfitters’ expensive older cousin, Anthropologie is the best place to buy that cute first-day-of school cardigan or an A-line skirt for a first on-campus job interview. It’s good to treat yourself every once in awhile, but bargain shoppers can always find a few sale racks in the back of the store to offset the obscene price tags.


Friday, August 31, 2007 SHANNON McMULLEN WELCOME EDITION You’ve taken care of the practical — made travel plans, contacted your new roommate, turned in your health forms and even hit Target and Ikea to escape the pre-college stock-up frenzy in September. Pat yourself on the back and peel off one of those gold star stickers. Or,

if you haven’t checked off these essentials yet, start now. Despite all of this organization, you still need to find a way to fill the month that separates you and the beginning of your official UW career. Whatever will you do? End that existential crisis pronto, because this list has got you covered. Ten fabulous timefilling ideas await, in no particular order:

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fulfill a dream. OK, so we’re risking a major Dr. Phil moment here. But seriously, do one thing that terrifies you, exhilarates you or has seemed out of reach — until now. Whether it’s skydiving, mountain climbing, getting a tattoo, singing karaoke or streaking your hair purple, you’ll feel brave, powerful, maybe even warranting of the title of badass. Regardless of your success, just the attempt will provide ample discussion material and set you apart when you have to answer all of the lame how-did-youspend-your-summer questions that you’ll face at orientation and on the first day of classes.

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Experience your hometown one last time. Even if you aren’t its proudest citizen, visit the sights and eat the foods that put it on the map. Here in Seattle, this might involve a ferry ride, a trip to the market and a salmon dinner, or if you’re from Chicago, you might gorge yourself on deep-dish pizza. If you think you’ve already exhausted all local charm, most likely there are a myriad of local or regional festivals that you could check out as well. Hey, Pay y may not be back for a while, you the obligatory so now is the time. visit to Aunt Edna, Uncle Ned, your big sister and your grandparents. Your parents will be proud of your devotion, and with any luck, these other relatives will forget about the much-needed high Volunteer. school graduation money Professional dothat was already in your gooder might be on card. your school-year agenda, but what better way to eat up some summer time? And if your class schedule doesn’t permit volunteering, helping out now — if only for one hour — will make you feel all warm and fuzzy even into the fall. So go get started. Mentor a kid at the Boys and Girls Club, knit a hat for a chemo patient or establish a recycling program. The possibilities and the payoffs are endless. Sleep. A lot. Does this one really need an explanation?

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Channel your inner Emeril, Nigella, Rachael Ray or Tom Colicchio. If you dig classic dishes, borrow your mom’s Joy of Cooking, or if you’re hankering for something hipper, try Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, and master a simple dish or two. After your 90th bowl of cereal, you’ll be eternally grateful for your new-found culinary skills. And there are other perks. Supposedly, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But it works both ways. A note to all of the guys out there: If you are capable of more than pressing “cook” on the microwave, girls will definitely warm up to you, too.

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ANTHONY MICHAEL ERICKSON WELCOME EDITION Say goodbye to high school life, with its fairly rigid structure and coddling atmosphere, and say hello to the relatively chaotic lifestyle of a college student. You can see yourself in your mind’s eye now, walking from one class to another, carrying a whole mess of books in a fresh backpack, satchel or tote bag and sporting some trendy new outfit bristling with brand names. One problem: Things cost money, which you most likely don’t have in excess. You’re probably going to need a job. Sadly, the average job in reach of a college student looking for part-time work values stability and obedience. It is re-staffed quicker than you can cook instant macaroni and cheese. So what is a college student with empty pockets to do? Simple: Get a job on campus. Job Searching Campus jobs hold one big advantage over non-campus jobs. Unlike a regular part-time

How to avoid becoming a broke college student job, campus jobs recognize that you are a college student and that your grades are more important to you than the menial labor it takes to pull down an hourly wage. To that end, campus jobs will be by and large much more willing to be flexible with your hours on a daily or weekly basis. Forgot about that Chemistry 142 mid-term to be administered tomorrow,and need to study? Your boss will most likely be happy to give you your shift off to study. Don’t make it a weekly thing, and such flexibility will be the norm. Here are some resources where you can begin your piggy bank collection:

Housing and Food Services One place to look for a job on campus is where you live. Housing and Food Services (HFS) provides jobs from running residence hall counters to setting up tables for major functions to catering an event. HFS oversees a surprisingly large amount of the day-to-day operations on campus. All that responsibility requires a lot of labor, and students in need of a buck are always welcome to work. Libraries Another excellent place for a job hunt is one of the campus libraries. Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Suzzallo Library are places to start looking for jobs. Libraries need to run like a Swiss clock, and they’ll pay to ensure that standard is maintained. In addition, Odegaard and Suzzallo both have coffee shops nearby, and baristas are often needed. Student Media The paper you’re holding in your hands didn’t magically appear from the sky. The Daily, the University of Washington’s print newspaper, is published Monday through Friday by UW students. The paper distributes about 20,000 copies a day throughout the campus and the UDistrict and is always looking for new writers, designers, photographers and advertising staff. RainyDawg, the UW’s student-run radio station, is committed to delivering local and national news with student commentary. They have many DJs who host personalized music blocks

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during the day. Students with an interest in broadcast communication should check out this opportunity. To learn more about it, check out www.rainydawg.org/ Other On-Campus Jobs Hall Health Primary Care Center occasionally has a Student Helper position open for undergraduate students. While the department offices of various major programs predominantly hire graduate students for lesser clerical duties, they’ll give the willing undergraduate a job from time to time. Try asking the department heads or even your professors when they’re not especially busy; professors teaching seminar courses are allowed to hire undergraduates for use as Teaching Assistants in said seminars. The Piggy Bank Now that you have some money coming in, you’ll need a way to keep track of your finances securely. If you don’t have one already, head to the bank to open a checking account. Bank of America, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and US Bank all have branches within easy walking distance of campus; US Bank even has a branch located in the Husky Union Building. Ask for a College Student Package of some sort; you should be able to get out the door with free checking at the very least. Try to keep things simple when it comes to your bank account. Too many greenhorn college students live paycheck to paycheck, eventually running into severe financial trouble in the process. Whether you go with a savings account tied to your checking account or simply stuff a 50 into the lining of your jacket every two weeks (not the most secure of places, but you get the idea), try to put some of your money somewhere separate from your disposable income to serve as a monetary buffer for when things get tight. Take this advice to heart and you’ll do well for yourself at the outset of your college career. You’re supposed to be worrying about your GPA anyway, so keep your finances square from the get-go and you’ll do fine. Good luck, fish.

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JEN LUDINGTON | THE DAILY Suzzallo Espresso employee Ashley Detert makes a drink while Tracy Trumbull mans the cash register. The coffee stand located in Suzzallo Library offers some of the many campus jobs available to students.

High GPAs mean hard work

WAYNE GERARD WELCOME EDITION

Welcome to college. You’ll notice we have many, many libraries. They’re not just for show. Most incoming freshmen may not understand the time commitment college classes require to succeed. In high school you could probably get an A on your tests after staying up all night and looking over your book in the ten minute passing period before class. Try that here and the only A you will receive is in an expletive term coming from the grader’s whose time you just wasted with a flimsy essay. College requires a lot more effort in order to succeed, and an inability to study will catch up to you by sophomore or junior year, if not immediately. It’s not a secret that college classes are harder. It isn’t as well known that many college classes are graded based on averages. Your grade often depends on how much better you do than everyone else. Worse yet, these aren’t the same peers you’re used to. That guy who somehow managed to get a 0 percent in your math class and mostly just thought up new things he could make a bong out of? He’s not here anymore (try WSU). Still, it’s entirely possible to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. No, seriously. It’s happened before, and it will happen in the future. The key to a successful student is great time management. Time management really only boils down to two things: 1) Setting aside time for school. 2) Working efficiently.

The hardest part for most students is No. 1. It’s not that it’s hard to care about school. It’s just that there are so many distractions. There are plenty of other things you’d rather be doing than studying, and now you have the opportunity to do most of them. And let’s be honest: Studying isn’t fun. Nobody likes to do it. Force yourself to. If you can’t shut out the distractions, remove yourself from them. Go to the library. Go to a café. Go somewhere. Set up a schedule if you need to. This doesn’t mean you need to spend every waking moment studying. Aim to spend about seven hours a day on school. Most students spend about three to four hours per day in class. If you also spend three to four hours per day studying, one hour per class, you can see that you’re spending about six to eight hours per day on school. Just like high school. Obviously this schedule should be adjustable: If you’re taking CHEM 452, you might need to spend more than an hour, and so forth. It’s important to find a balance. You don’t want to be one of those people who spend all four years of college in the library and realize after they’ve graduated that they have no friends, but you also don’t want to be the idiot who spends seven years getting his degree because he keeps failing ECON 200 but still refuses to study. Really, though, the most important thing is habit. Just like Pavlov’s dogs, you too can be conditioned to study every day. Force yourself to study an hour per day per class for autumn quarter. By the time winter quarter rolls around, you’ll have conditioned yourself to study regularly.

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The need to feed in college opens an endless amount of eating choices. We don’t have to listen to our parents nagging about eating our greens; therefore, we have the choice to either cook up a delicious stir-fry in 20 minutes or head down to 1101 Café in Lander Hall and grab a greasy handful of french fries and chicken strips. This is a choice all freshmen face, and if you are a food connoisseur or simply a healthy eater who enjoys quality food, here are a few fun and easy ways to cook up something fresh, delicious and good for you. Not to mention that although swiping your Husky Card through

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each meal may be convenient, it adds up. Cooking food at home or in a residence hall kitchenette is a smart way to save that extra spending money. Save yourself the “freshman 15” and money by whipping up something that will have your friends drooling on you.

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Sex and alcohol safety

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The Booze One week down, 119 to go. Know of any good parties? The halls of your friend’s house are teeming with bodies, and it becomes almost impossible to navigate between them. You raise both arms high above your head as you push forward, each hand clutching a red cup as its precious contents sway from side to side. You profess your unwavering love to each passerby. Suddenly, you spot a familiar face — Lindsay from your English quiz section, an attractive girl to say the least. You’ve got courage running through your veins, so you make the approach. You black out about two minutes later. It could’ve been Lindsay’s sermon on self-discovery that put you to sleep, or it could’ve been the five mixed drinks, six beers and two shots that you inhaled earlier that night. All at once, you regain your senses, your eyelids open slowly and you find yourself facedown in someone’s bathtub — your head is throbbing, your pants are missing and you really hope Lindsay didn’t leave you with a souvenir to remember her by. One week of college has gone by, and already, you’ve got quite the story to tell. Needless to say, there’s more to the college experience than downing mass amounts of alcohol, but phrases like “the college experience” or “college life” do seem to conjure up images like the ones above. That might be due in part to the fact that the college party scene has been romanticized in popular culture for years, but as studies show, these depictions aren’t really all that farfetched. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 88 percent of college students have tried alcohol, while more than 60 percent report monthly consumption. In addition, America’s college students consume 400 million gallons of alcohol on a yearly basis. The cost? Pricey: An average student spends more than $400 per year on alcohol. Instead of discouraging students from drinking altogether, the more practical approach would be to embrace the reality of the matter and to help students make better decisions if and when they do decide to drink.

The Action Tonight may be your lucky night. You’ve brushed up on the old shrug-to-wrap-arm-around-girl move. You’ve prepared a wholesome meal for two, set the table, lit the fireplace and compiled your favorite Barry White songs into an iTunes playlist entitled “Bao-Chika-Wow-Wah.” The date of your dreams is due to arrive any minute, but there’s a problem: You forgot to buy condoms. College years can be among the most sexually active of students’ lives, due in part to factors like an abundance of available partners and alcohol consumption. It’s no wonder that college-aged students have higher sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates than any other population. If you plan on engaging in sexual activity, use protection. Not only are STIs a pain (sometimes literally), but the costs associated with treatment can also become a burden. Take for example the costs of medications, procedures and doctor visits, combined with the emotional distress that goes hand in hand with some of the more serious infections. Avoid the headache and plan ahead. Don’t underestimate your propensity to get down and dirty. Be safe. Protect yourself and your partner. Use a condom. One great resource that the UW offers its students through Hall Health is the Condom Club. For $10, students receive 50 condoms, a starter pack (5 condoms, lubricant, candy, directions) and a membership card. Alternatively, students can purchase the Wednesday special for a little mid-week fun: Five condoms for $1. Of course, stuff happens. Condoms can break, birth control pills can be missed, people can be taken advantage of. In any of these situations, it’s imperative that you take action. According to Planned Parenthood, taking emergency contraception within five days of the aforementioned problems will significantly reduce the risk of pregnancy and if taken within 72 hours may cut down the risk of pregnancy by up to 89 percent. Plan B, commonly known as the morning-after pill, has recently been made available over the counter to women 18 and older at Hall Health and any other pharmacy, while younger women will need prescriptions from their doctors. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JESSE BARRACOSO | THE DAILY

Tips for safety: • Never walk to or from a party alone. The U-District has been beset by late-night muggings and assaults in recent years, so do travel in groups to help protect yourself and your friends. • Know your limit and stick to it. • Don’t mix drinks. • Eat before and while drinking to slow down the absorption of alcohol. • Drink plenty of water to help minimize dehydration. • Keep track of your drinks and keep an eye on your friends as well. • Don’t drink and drive under any circumstances. Plan ahead: Get a designated driver, or try to crash at the party or at a friend’s house.

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• Two-thirds of all STIs occur in people 25 years of age or younger. • By the age of 24, 1 in 3 sexually active people will have contracted an STI. • The highest rates of genital HPV infections are found in adults between the ages of 18 to 28.

• Every year, college students spend more money on alchohol than on books, soda pop, coffee, juice and milk combined. • The number of college women who drink to get drunk has more than tripled in the past 10 years, rising from 10 to 35 percent. • In 1985 80.3 percent of college students had consumed alcohol in the previous 30 days. By 1990 that number had declined to 74.5 percent; it continues to decline each year. • 75 percent of male students and 55 percent of female students involved in acquaintance rape had been drinking or using drugs at the time.

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Ian’s Domain Location: McCarty Hall Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 8-2 a.m. Sat. 11-2 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Phone: (206) 685-2134

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These stores stock your basics, from shampoo to batteries, but you’re going to pay for the convenience. Prices are higher and the selection is smaller than off-campus stores, so only use these places in a pinch.

Location: 302 N.E. Northgate Way Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.10 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Phone: (206) 494-0897 Web site: target.com

Rite Aid Location: 4535 University Way N.E. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Phone: (206) 632-3975 Web site: riteaid.com

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You wobble around behind the door of your wardrobe performing a Houdini-like undressing act into your towel. After slipping on your shower sandals, you grab your tote and shuffle down the hall to the communal bathroom. You climb in to the shower, finally in privacy, reach for the shampoo and — nothing. Damn. It’s awkward enough walking around the co-ed halls half naked; going door-to-door looking like a wet dog in plastic slippers begging for shampoo handouts is just downright ridiculous. Keeping stocked with the staple necessities may seem like a no-brainer, but it takes getting used to once mom and dad aren’t running to the store every week to help you out. Making lists before you leave for school will help you remember what you need and keep track of what usually just appears in the house. To get a good idea of your basic amenities you could go to the store and wander up and down every aisle noting what you need and like, but if you don’t have the time, start with your surroundings. Stand in your bedroom, bathroom or kitchen and just look around. Do a visual 360 and write down everything you see that you have to buy weekly or monthly or just keep in stock. You may not think to buy Neosporin when you’re in the store, but if you see it in your bathroom at home you’ll remember to pick it up later. Here is a run-down of places near the UW to pick up your basic necessities. We’ve also included a quick list of the basics so you can check off the things every college student shouldn’t come to the UW without.

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Location: University Village Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.11 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Phone: (206) 525-0601 Web site: bartelldrugs.com

The most convenient value store for UW students is Target, located in Northgate. A 15-minute ride on the 67 bus route will take you there. If you have the time, a store like Target is the best place to shop for basics because you’ll get the best prices and selection.

Essentials

These stores around the UDistrict are all within walking distance and provide the same types of amenities. They are great for all of your basic needs with a decent selection of products. They all also have pharmacies with quick turnaround. The prices are reasonable, and all have weekly sales, which can be found online or in newspaper ads.

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PERSONAL HYGIENE Toothbrush Toothpaste Soap Shampoo Conditioner Deodorant Razors Contact solution Lotion

HEALTH Snacks Water bottle OTC / Rx medicines Band-Aids Neosporin Condoms

Bartell Drugs Location: 4344 University Way N.E. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Phone: (206) 632-3513

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Bring pictures of your family and friends, especially ones that bring back happy memories. You might want to put together several albums: one of family members, one with pictures from past vacations and one of high school hijinks. You may also want to bring lots of

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Home away from home can feel awfully lonely sometimes, so it’s best to pack a few items to beat the blues, just in case. Every room needs a sentimental touch, so the most important thing to remember is to bring a few items for your new home that give you the warm fuzzies. Photos and photo albums

have a calming effect. If you’re leaving a loved one behind as you leave for the UW, have him or her spray some cologne or perfume into a greeting card or a piece of clothing. Or bring candles that you love to smell. Burning a candle in a dorm room isn’t allowed, but you can use a candle warmer.

green army men or a poster of the Spice Girls.

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loose photos to tack up on a bulletin board with other mementos like movie ticket stubs, A-plus midterms and love notes from a special someone. If you have pets, don’t forget to include photos of them, too. You’ll miss your furry friends at the oddest of occasions, and you’ll appreciate having a photo to glance at. Bring some photos of yourself, too,

The textbook

It might seem silly, but there’ll definitely be a point this year when you’re telling stories of your high school buddies and you’ll want to have the evidence to back them up. Plus, the signatures and notes are always there to cheer you up if you ever need a laugh.

If you have stuffed animals, bring one or two with you — if nothing else, they often have a story behind them you can share. Otherwise, bring something that can act as your room mascot, whether it’s a bunch of plastic

There is no doubt that buying textbooks gets expensive — really expensive — fast. The unfortunate reality is that you often will not use a book enough to get your money’s worth out of it, either because you skip your reading in favor of, say, browsing Facebook, or because your professor only requires you to read a few chapters. Either way, it’s helpful to save money on books if at all possible. The good news is that if you are willing to spend a little extra time looking for a textbook, you may wind up saving significantly. When you’re looking for books, consider that professors often assign the latest edition of a textbook to their course even though earlier editions contain the same information. If you find an earlier edition, you should strongly consider buying it. Always examine a used copy of a book for highlighting and damage. Know that if you buy online, you forfeit this right. Be sure to check return policies if this matters to you.

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Maybe it’s not a great idea to take this one to an extreme, but food can offer some comfort on melancholy days. Ask Mom to bake you some cookies every now and then, or just go buy your favorite kind and munch away.

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Also, don’t forget the calming influence of hot tea or cocoa. Even if you don’t need a pick-me-up, these are nice to have on a cold night.

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If you have a Facebook account, search through the Marketplace by typing “books” into the general search feature. Books for popular classes like Psychology 101 often pop up.

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Husky Card: This plastic really can save your life

What is it? It’s not just a piece of identification with your glorious picture tacked on it. The Husky Card gives you access to everything from food to public transportation. It’s the ticket to getting Mom and Dad to pay for just about anything without realizing it all. It gets you a roof over your head when the rain is pouring and an entire football field to play on when the sun is shinning. How can one little bit of plastic lead to so much greatness? Check it out: The set-up The Husky Card has three basic purposes: identification, funds (dining account/cash card) and transit pass. Identification

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into this account knowing it can only be used at select locations. This includes: • The University Book Store, which has more than just books — you can find a variety of essentials from books to art supplies, from Husky gear to electronic goods • UW Newsstands, which are a good deal for cheap lunches • Select restaurants such as University Teriyaki and Café on the Ave. • Safeway, for everything from candy and makeup to cigarettes and beer — if you happen to be of age, of course. Transit pass All it will take is one urge to get some dorm-decorating materials at Target or a need for a night on the town before realizing your car was forced to stay at home. Fear not, the Husky Card doubles as a fantastic transit pass called the U PASS. It acts as a bus pass that will get you anywhere in Seattle, at any time of day or night for most routes. But that’s not all. The UPASS also works for: • Sound Transit, to get to almost anywhere in the Puget Sound area • Sounder commuter trains — Tacoma to Seattle in 45 minutes flat • Night Ride shuttle, getting you home safely and keeping those purse-snatchers away • Cheaper rates on Vanpools and carpool parking on campus • Waived Flexcar application fee and hourly rates

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TINA ABRAMS WELCOME EDITION For the next nine months, more than 5,000 UW students will call the residence halls home. That means shared dining quarters, shared lounge areas and the dreaded shared showers. But this school year, most of you will have one room shared by only you and your roommate. No mother to say the Playboy posters are too racy and no little sister to steal all the cute new clothes. The time is finally here — it’s time for you to create your own sanctuary. Nine months may seem like a long time, but setting up your room when you first move in will make the year much more enjoyable. Things get very busy just a few days after moving in, so take advantage of the free time while it’s there.

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Have Mom take you shopping for the big things that make a room one of a kind in no time flat. Remember that you probably won’t have a car after moving in, and that means having to carry everything you buy either on the bus or on foot. •

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A big area rug (4 by 6 feet is a good size for doubles and singles) is most important thing to turn a cold dorm into a cozy room.

A tall (non-halogen) lamp will light up an evening of studying.

A cheap mirror, such as one that fits perfectly on a door — make sure it’s light, because you will probably have to hang it from something, and nails and tacks are prohibited.

A comfy bed set that isn’t too wild — dorms are small, so keep patterns to a minimum.

A giant tapestry that can be found at places like Walmart, Shiga’s Imports (on the Ave.) or Spencer’s. Hang them on the ceiling and sharp angles disappear into cloud-like ambiance — but make sure not to cover fire detectors.

Fabric or a silk poster covers boring stock curtains and brings personality. Plus, midday naps will be much easier when the sun can be shut out for a bit.

Moving in:

Be sure to take up Dad’s offer to help with the move. If you’re worried about him taking over, take it assembly-line style and have him bring stuff from the car to the elevator, and you can take it from there. Remember that little brothers can help maneuver extra boxes when setting things up, and there will be volunteers to help with the move-in, so don’t fret.

For more information: Check your Residence Hall Handbook before arriving to make sure you follow all rules regarding room decorations.

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Get everything in its place, pick an arrangement and stay with it.

If the rug is too big, put a slit in it to get around closets and beds.

Bring lots of hooks, the ones that hang over doors. When you can’t put holes in the walls, they are very, very useful.

Zip-ties are amazing and especially helpful for hanging up tapestries — just put a safety pin a few inches into each corner and zip-tie it to anything you can.

Bring light bulbs — there’s nothing worse than a super sweet lamp and no light bulbs.

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Interior design:

After the parents are gone, the decorating begins. Try to find the perfect balance between empty walls and cluttered catastrophe. Remember, it’s difficult to nail things to the walls, so framed prints and posters are not the best bet. •

Posters are a college kid’s best friend. The UW hosts an annual poster sale each fall, but for cheaper and more unique choices check out some of the Ave.’s poster shops. They also have classier prints for just a little more cash. Also, remember that a very detailed poster clutters up walls — stick to simpler designs for a clean look.

Plants, live or fake, make a room come alive. Even guys can brighten up their place with a piece of greenery or two. Girls will love the addition of an orchid or other indoor plant.

A calendar is decorative and useful — even if it’s only used as a countdown until summer.

Photos are a great way to cheer up a dreary room. Who can’t laugh at their buddies doing stupid stunts or silly poses? Collages are the perfect way to decorate an awkward space too small for a poster.

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FILE PHOTOS | THE DAILY (top left) From left, Caroline Cho, Anh Tran, Samuel Levine and Owen Matsunobu study together in Terry Hall’s main lounge. Forming study groups is another great way to meet new people and make friends. (bottom left) A member of the chess team ponders his next move. (right) Students Felipe Lopez (left) and Taylor Hubbard, members of the UW Sailing Team, maneuver their Flying Junior sailboat around buoys in May to get ready for nationals. The UW Sailing Team is the top-ranked club team in the country.

JENNIFER CUSHING WELCOME EDITION The friends you make in the next four years will stay up impossibly late with you, discover the city with you, help you through hard times, celebrate your triumphs and pepper the stories you tell your grandkids about your college days. For many students, one of the scariest things about entering college is the loss of a well-established support system. Yet with such a large peer group (about 40,000 fellow students), there are plenty of ways to meet people with common interests and attitudes, as well as some who are wonderfully different. In no particular order, here are five ways to fill your college years with friends:

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Be a joiner: Join clubs or other organizations. Make sure it’s something that suits you, but there is something for everyone — clubs about sports or hobbies, ethnic or cultural organizations, political clubs, religious groups, the Greek community, honor societies, you name it. Being part of a group is a tried and true way to make friends.

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Combine work and play: Get an on-campus or U-District job and build camaraderie with other students while also making some money.

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Don’t be afraid of strangers: Start conversations with people you don’t know — when the time is right — and remember that making friends sometimes involves a little bit of risk. Even if you’re not normally outgoing, try opening up to strangers to see what it’s like. How about the girl who always takes your bus route? Or the guy sitting next to you in your FIG? Most people enjoy talking about themselves; alternatively, start a conversation about the Mariners’ march to the playoffs.

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Meet your friends’ friends: Plan group activities, like playing Frisbee on the HUB lawn, canoeing at the Waterfront Activities Center, going to a concert or hosting a board game night. There is plenty to explore in Seattle, so take excursions and invite people who don’t know each other.

Take classes that excite or inspire you: You will automatically meet people with common interests. Have study sessions over coffee to get to know each other. Also try taking non-academic classes, like sports and fitness at the IMA or Experimental College classes, to make friends outside the pressure of school.

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TINA ABRAMS WELCOME EDITION Freshman year is full of new doubts and scary firsts — but riding the bus shouldn’t have to be one of them. Yes, it will be a new adventure for most, since the last time you rode a bus it was yellow and more than four years ago. However, all car-less students have to learn the Metro if they ever want to get off the Ave. The King County Metro is one of the

most advanced bus systems in the state, offering bus routes that can help you avoid a giant hill from U-Village or get you to the other end of the county to check out Alki Beach — and with a U PASS, it’s all free! There are many routes centered around the U-District, and most students will find these are the most useful routes to master. Of course, there are numerous routes to get to where you want to go, but here are the best bets to get there with the least amount of hassle.

Basic bus tips:

Capitol Hill: 43, 49 When the Ave. has lost its sense of adventure, check out Capitol Hill’s Broadway. It is full of shops, restaurants and entertainment in the same kind of eccentric style that the U-District offers. Both the 43 and the 49 pick up at the University Way Northeast and Northeast 45th Street bus

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Seattle Center: 74 Home to a variety of the city’s festivals year-round, the Seattle Center is definitely a useful route. It’s usually easier to ride the bus even if you do have a car, because parking is impossible to find unless you pay a hefty sum. The 74 picks up on University Way Northeast and Northeast

45th Street across the sky bridge from Red Square, as well as on Northeast Campus Parkway. It drops off at the Seattle Center East entrance at Broad Street and Fifth Avenue North. The trip is about 20 minutes, but beware — this route stops running just after 6 p.m.

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The downtown routes: 71, 72, 73 Quite possibly the most important routes to learn are “the 70s.” These three routes are nearly identical from the U-District to downtown Seattle. They pick up all along the Ave. heading toward the last U-District stop on Northeast Campus Parkway and drop off at the Westlake Mall in Seattle, continuing through downtown along Third Avenue, which parallels the waterfront. The best part about the 70s is that they run Express Routes frequently throughout the day. That allows the U-District-todowntown commute time to be about 25 minutes — the shortest length possible for any public

transportation option. Aside from the usual downtown destinations, such as the waterfront, Pike Place, shopping areas and similar city spots, the 70s will bring you to the Department of Licensing, the Washington State Ferries, the Sounder commuter train station and Sound Transit bus stops that route from downtown to places like Lakewood, Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Routes 71 and 72 will also stop at Terrace Street and Fifth Avenue, putting you right in the heart of the International District, which is stocked full of authentic Asian foods and exotic Eastern shops.

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Have the address of your destination, including major cross streets.

Walk to the nearest bus stop and check the time schedule.

Check the route number and destination to make sure you are getting on the right bus.

Get on, and show your U-PASS if the fare is pay-as-you-enter. If you are unsure where to get off, ask the bus driver which stop to take to get to your destination. Pull the bell cord as your stop approaches.

Get off the bus, thank the bus driver and show your U-PASS if the fare is pay-as-you-leave.

Anywhere else: The U-District offers routes that take riders from the Ave. to Northgate (66, 68) for some good old mall shopping and the dorm decorator’s destination, a two-floor Target. Those not big on walking will enjoy the U-Village routes (65, 68), and travelers may be interested in the Sea-Tac route (197). No matter where your heart

desires, the chances are good that King County Metro can get you there. For a (nearly) flawless route, check out the Metro Web site (tripplanner.metrokc.gov) for its awesome Trip Planner. It allows users to enter in the starting place (University Way Northeast is a good choice) and displays the top choices for getting to the destination based

on your criteria (fastest way, fewest transfers or minimal walking). If all else fails, remember that you are one of the many, many new freshmen learning the bus system for the first time this fall. The bus drivers are generally helpful if you give them the cross streets of your destination. Get ready for the ride.

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Going off to college can be a liberating experience. You can finally do what you want without checking with your parents first. However, with this freedom comes the responsibility to take care of yourself and stay healthy. Several facilities exist within walking distance of campus that can provide you with solutions to the health concerns you may encounter. On campus is Hall Health Primary Care Center, the most common place students go when they have health-related concerns. Each quarter students are allowed one free visit regardless of what insurance they have. Hall Health provides basic healthcare needs, including vaccines, checkups and counseling. The UW Medical Center is an all-encompassing source of healthcare on and around campus. It has clinics located on both North Pacific Street (a little south of campus) and along Roosevelt Way (to the west). Seattle Family Medicine (SFM) is another facility that can provide students with general healthcare needs. It is located on Northeast 45th Place, just a few miles east of campus. SFM is a member of the Polyclinic, which is a large group of specialized clinics in the Seattle area. All the primary doctors working at the clinic are board-certified family physicians. According to its Web site, the clinic does obstetrics, women’s health care, minor surgery, primary care psychiatry, management of chronic disease and sports and injury-related medicine. To keep those pearly whites healthy, the UW School of Dentistry offers dental care for students. Procedures are performed by trained medical students under the supervision of dentists. The cost is generally cheaper than a private dentist, and you will get the same treatment as if had you paid more. For sharp pupils, be sure to go see an opthamologist regularly. The UW Medical Center has an Eye Center that provides eye exams and laser surgery procedures. The clinic will work with your primary doctor to ensure that your eyes get the care they need. More information about these facilities can be found by looking at their Web sites. The UW Medicine site can help you find clinics for multiple needs — click on “Find a Clinic.” There are many different places in the U-District where you will be able to find healthcare should you need it. Don’t be afraid to do a little research to find the best places. Remember, to fully appreciate your college experience, academics and all, you’ll want to be in good health.

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Contents Beneath Seattle..................................3

Experience Music Project...............14

Above Seattle.....................................3

What not to overlook in Seattle.......15

Pike Place Market.............................4

Seattle concert venues...................19

University Village.................................5

An alternative to alternative...........20

Meet the neighbors.......................6-7

Classy clubs.......................................21

Agua Verde........................................8

Delicious after dark...........................21

Where to play in the water................8

Professional sports.............................22

Seattle parks......................................10

Dawg Daze........................................23

Soak up Seattle’s art scene.............11

U-District Farmers Market................24

Seattle Aquarium..............................12

Seattle and UW trivia.......................25

Woodland Park Zoo........................12

Mark your calendar.........................27

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SAMANTHA PAK WELCOME EDITION Before downtown Seattle came into existence, another Emerald City thrived — one built of wood-framed buildings. However, on June 6, 1889, 33 blocks of the city burned down in what is now known as the Great Seattle Fire. According to HistoryLink.org, then-mayor Robert Moran “rallied Seattle’s citizens to rebuild — with brick and stone this time.” This area of downtown still stands and is known as Pioneer Square. However, instead of clearing away the fire-damaged buildings, the new city was built one to two stories above the original city. As a result, remnants still remain underground from the previous Seattle. In this case, buried does not mean dead or forgotten. Since 1965, tours of the Seattle underground have been available for those who have wanted to learn more about the city’s history. Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a guided walking tour through the underground streets of a pre-fire Seattle.

Along the tour, guides recount the history of area and how it came to be underground, as well as some history about the city as a whole. Ever wonder about all of the one-way streets downtown? Well, you can find out on the tour; the answer may surprise you. All tours begin with a seated introduction at Doc Maynard’s Public House, which is a restored 1890s saloon. According to the Underground Tour Web site, you then “walk outside through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground — about three blocks in all.” The tour ends at Rogue’s Gallery, which has portraits of past Seattleites and other displays of the city’s past. The Web site also states that work by local artisans and other mementos are available to purchase. Because the tour includes six flights of stairs, uneven terrain and spotty lighting, make sure to dress for the occasion and wear proper shoes. So before you spend the next four years in this vast and historical city, why not learn more about it through this tour? Your next history lesson awaits.

Essential information: Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour 608 First Ave. (206) 682-4646

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Tours last about 90 minutes and are given nearly every hour on the hour between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., or 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. depending on the month. In the spring and summer, a special Happy Hour Underworld Tour is offered for those who are 21 and older. Tours are filled on a first come, first serve basis and do not take reservations. It’s recommended to arrive at least half an hour before the tour you want to go on starts to purchase tickets. Private tours are available for booking with at least two weeks advanced notice. UNDERGROUND TOUR FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY

Above Seattle

SAMANTHA PAK WELCOME EDITION When most people think of Seattle, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Space Needle. And, well, why not? The Space Needle has become a main symbol of the city, thanks in part to popular television shows such as Fraiser, which features the familiar structure in its opening credits, and Grey’s Anatomy, where an aerial shot of the Needle is included in nearly every episode. Although it’s difficult to imagine the Seattle skyline without it, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle, located in Seattle Center, is less than half a century old. According to Space Needle Corporation’s Web site, it took about three years to advance from a drawing on a coffeehouse placemat to a justopened landmark on. It was built to be “a dominant central structure for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair” and officially opened on the fair’s first day, April 21, 1962. Its futuristic design was meant to go with that year’s theme: Century 21. The visionary behind the Needle was Edward E. Carlson, and his design for the Space Needle was inspired by the Stuttgart Tower in Germany. However, moving from the drawing board to the real thing presented Carlson and his supporters with a few obstacles, one being the original design, which went through many transformations.

Essential information: Daily 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (206) 905-2100 http://spaceneedle.com 400 Broad St. SPACE NEEDLE FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY

One of the changes, according to the Web site, was to flatten out a “balloon-shaped top house on a central column anchored by cables.” Architect John Graham, who designed Northgate Mall, changed the balloon into a flying saucer, hence the name Space Needle. The site also states that during the World’s Fair almost 20,000 people visited the top of the Needle; it is still “Seattle’s number one tourist destination.” The Pavilion is located at ground level and serves as the entrance. It is where the SpaceBase Retail Shop is located. At 100 feet is the Skyline Banquet Facility, which can be rented for meetings and special events. This level was built in 1982. In 2000, the Space Needle underwent a $20 million, year-long revitalization project to make visitors’ experiences more enjoyable. During this time, the Space Needle Restaurant and Emerald Suite both closed, and in their place the SkyCity Restaurant opened. It rotates on a track and wheel system, giving diners a 360-degree view of Seattle. At 520 feet above ground, the Observation Deck provides another place for visitors to enjoy a complete 360-degree view of Seattle. The O Deck also features informational displays about the view as well as Sky Q, which is comprised of five different kiosks that offer a hands-on way to explore the Emerald City. To see Seattle from one of its most gorgeous vantage points, make sure the top of the Space Needle is on your to-visit list.

Park in Seattle Center lots or use the valet right in front. Alternatively, you can ride bus route 74. Tickets to the Space Needle’s Observation Deck are $16 for adults (ages 14-64); $8 for youth (ages 4-13); $14 for seniors (ages 65 and over); $12.50 for active military adult with identification and $7 for active military youth with identification. Children three years and younger are free. Day and night tickets, which allow two visits in a 24-hour period, and annual passes are also available.


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The infamous cobblestone streets of downtown Seattle lead the way to a celebrated tourist destination. In search of fresh-caught salmon, organic and locally grown fruits and artisan handmade cheeses, food connoisseurs and travelers alike make their way to the notorious Pike Place Market with the knowledge that they will be satisfied. During the peak of the farming season, farmers and merchants sell their goods starting at 8 a.m. or ek, while dieearlier every day of the week, hard Pike Place regulars are up and ready urs.. each day before opening hours. arkeet On Aug. 17 the market ay, celebrated its 100th birthday, st making Pike Place the oldest continuously run public farmer’s market in the d United States. It is world aple and famous for being a unique staple eatttle. distinguished landmark of Seattle. n made m Many attempts have been ok for to create a more modern loo look ts like lik M Markk T Tobey b and d architects hit t the market; however, artists like Victor Steinbrueck havee advocated to keeping the market stained originality has guaranteed in its original state. This sustained loyal customers to the merchants, farmers, craftspeople, performers and restaurateurs. By allowing customers to “Meet the Producer,” the market has allowed for an intimate relationship between local farmers and the community. On opening day in 1907 an estimated 10,000 shoppers showed up, and today with about 100 farmers, more than 9 million people visit the market each year. Although every vendor, merchant and farmer is top-notch in terms of quality, there are a few must-see spots when exploring the market. The Pike Place Fish Market is a jewel located right on the corner of Pike Street and First Avenue; in front stands the market’s mascot, Rachel, a metal pig into

which people can throw donations to support the Market Foundation in helping those in need. The friendly fishermen from the fish market chant out fish names and throw 50-pound tunas right in front of the onlookers. Their energetic charisma always attracts large crowds of curious spectators. Their fresh wild king salmon and Dungeness crabs are particularly popular. Another notorious local spot at the market is Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, which has received numerous awards for its artisan cheeses. Pike Place is also home to many local pastry shops and cafes. The intoxicating intoxicatting aro aromas of Le Panier Very French Bakery will have your m mouth watering before you walk through the doorway. doorw way. It is an excellent spot for a killer pain au chocolat, a ric ch cafe aau lait and a relaxing half hour of rich people-watching from its broad open windows. A few blocks nor rth of Le Panier sits the original Starbucks, north built in 1971 an d name and named after a character from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The store is always M pa acked w packed with eager tourists, and one will us sually run r usually into talented artists and bu uskers o buskers outside of the cafe trying to make a (ve ery succe (very successful) buck. For thos F those on the daring side who enjoy a spice i off foreign f i culture lt and food, Pike Street offers just that. The variety of international internationa restaurants near the market is endless. Whether you are craving cr Asian cuisine or longing for a refreshing cup of gelato, Pike Street will satisfy all of your ethnic food passions. Thanks to the efficient transportation system in the city, Pike Place is easily accessible from the U-District. Students can take any of the downtown buses (71, 72 or 73), which will drop passengers off right at Pike Street only a few blocks away from the market. A quick 15-minute bus ride from campus down to the market opens up a full day of adventures in tasting various fresh foods, sipping on espresso with friends and enjoying the serene sunsets on the Puget Sound with silhouettes of ferries floating in and out of the city.

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If you’re tired of the same old graffiti and slightly off aroma of the Ave., or just feeling a desire for high-end retail, University Village is located just northeast of campus, a haven for the young and the budgetless. Like a mystical oasis in a desert terrain, the University Village is home to a range of upscale shopping. The reason for its location in the University District remains a mystery, as most college students could never afford to shop regularly here; thus, U-Village is a perfect outing for while the parentals are in town. A combination of shopping and dining, the beauty of U-Village is its variety. If you don’t like the makeup at Sephora, head over to the M.A.C. store. If you don’t like the coffee at the central Starbucks, head to the other one on the north side. The village has a large variety of shops and restaurants, but here are some highlights to get you started.

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Crate & Barrel — A two-story museum of refined home decor, this store is fun to visit if even just for window shopping. From oddly shaped shot glasses to full living room sets, this place is for the home lovers. Storables — The store of a thousand different boxes, this place has the answers to any storage needs. It’s a bit more pricey than places like Target, but the selection is immensely bigger than a general supply store. You may even find something unique enough to earn a spot in your dorm room. Paint the Town — More of an activity than a store, this place has paintyour-own pottery for a more personal approach. From bowls to mugs to fun shapes, patrons choose their ceramic and paint in-store with full creative license. Anthropologie — Urban Outfitter’s more expensive older sister, this store has a pretty and petite style. This may not be where to build your whole wardrobe, but it’s a good place to look for the perfect piece.

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Dining Johnny Rockets — Straight out of the 1950s, this diner is sure to get you on your feet — or at least well fed. From the checkered tile floor to the red diner stools, this place is a treat — and you may even get to see the staff dance the jailhouse rock. The Ram — A restaurant, bar and brewery, the Ram has debatably the best burgers in the area. With a sports-bar-like motif, this is an ideal place to head with a group for a tasty night. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE | E DAILY JEN LUDINGTON TH

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Downtown Seattle Make a trip while the sun is still shining, and you will fit right in with all the tourists. Visit the landmarks like the Space Needle, EMP, the aquarium, the Underground Tour or Ride the Ducks. Whether this is your first time living in Northwest or you graduated from Garfield High School, being a tourist in the city can be fun. After having your fill of tours and museums, sweet talk the parental units into letting you borrow some money for “back to school shopping” — after all, you can’t live in the city without looking Seattle chic. From Macy’s to Victoria’s Secret, all the staples are here. Check out the flagship Nordstrom’s, or save a penny and stop by the Nordstrom’s Rack instead. Head to Pacific Place for four stories of glorified shopping that will bring any girl back

to the days of admiring Cher in Clueless. Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, the Gap and all the rest have their own separate buildings. Just think, you can shop and get decent exercise walking through downtown. If the beaten path isn’t for you, try checking out some of the downtown areas less traveled by tourist and shoppers. Victor Steinbrueck Park, on the far end of the Pike Place Market, is an excellent place for people-watching. Stienbrueck Park also offers a breathtaking sunset, arguably the best view in the city. Although a tourist trap during the big events, Seattle Center is unbelievably large and quiet when festivals are not present. If you get lucky, you may stumble upon a small cultural festival, which are almost always free.

TINA ABRAMS WELCOME EDITION The U-District may seem exciting and completely self-reliant. But at some point the urge to explore will bring you beyond the familiar streets. Before heading out, check out this neighborhood guide to find the perfect fit for your adventure.

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Hate About You or seasons 3 and 10 of The Amazing Race. After a day at the park, head over to the city center of Wallingford to enjoy shopping at small shops and eateries. Wallingford is the storybook suburb that is kept alive by families and a small dash of college students.


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Home of many wonders, this district is a world away from any other part of Seattle. As you cross the Fremont Bridge, you are greeted by a statue of six passengers waiting for the bus — decorated daily according to the day’s events or holidays — and a giant statue of Lenin. Other odd landmarks include the infamous troll, which lives happily under the Aurora Bridge and was built by four local artists in 1990. To add even more fame and overall cool points to the area, Fremont is also the location of the Seattle Adobe headquarters, Hale’s Ales brewery and the original location of the first Redhook breweries. The streets are scattered with upscale, independent boutiques and local art galleries filled with affordable and unaffordable beauties. Local coffee and tea shops are just around the corner, and in between caffeine fixes it isn’t difficult to find a quirky little bookstore to get lost in — there is so much more Fremont has to offer. Every Sunday, rain or shine, Fremont hosts an outdoor market. Originally a farmers market, the events quickly became overcrowded with peddlers of all different types of goods. Eventually, the Sunday market split into two factions: the original farmers market, now with only food items, and a more eclectic flea market. The costs to participate are low, so the variety includes weekly artists and vintage collectors as well as traveling artists or the occasional garage-sale-style booth with prices that are simply unbeatable.

Known as the gay pride center of the city, Capitol Hill has opened its arms to anybody and everybody. Broadway, the main strip of the Hill, hosts a wide variety of characters from the professional drag queens to the avid street wanderers looking for their own niche in this world. If people-watching loses its appeal, try stopping by one of the many Broadway shops. Need a pair of stripper shoes or bondage gear? Check Crypt Off Broadway or Metro Clothing Company (also known as the “real” Hot Topic). For a classy summer dress or first-class metro men’s wear, be sure to go to Panache (you will leave with a great pair of shoes for under $10 if you are lucky). Imports, urban thrift stores and classic tattoo shops are all there too. Stroll into one of the snazzy restaurants for lunch. Numerous cuisines are available, and almost all are delicious. For a good bite, why not head to the Broadway QFC — which sells almost entirely organic goods — and pack up a picnic to enjoy at a nearby park. Cal Anderson Park (across the street from Seattle Central Community College) has awesome fountains and plenty of culture to keep things interesting. For late night entertainment, Julia’s on Broadway offers drag shows every Saturday night. Dick’s is always hopping — serving up Seattle’s favorite burger fries. And if the sex theme wasn’t apparent enough, a trip to Capitol Hill is never complete without a midnight run to Castle Mega Store (open Sunday-Wednesday 9 a.m.–2 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday 24 hours). For cleaner fun, shop for awesome records on Pike and Broadway. Better yet, head on over to Via Tribunali for some ritzy, authentic pizza (kitchen open until 11 p.m.).

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International District Why leave the U-District for bubble tea and phad thai? The International District is more than just a food court; it’s an experience of the sleepless city that can only be found on these blocks. The International District is most noted as a place in Seattle where various Asian cuisines are celebrated within the same block. Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and many other Asian ethnicities join together to make the International District an exciting, bustling part of town. The huge mix of cultures allows for nearly constant celebrations. From the Chinese New Year to International Children’s Day and everything in between, the International District’s Hing Hay Park is filled almost every weekend with some sort of festivities. Local museums and art galleries mirror this pattern, providing a wide variety of Asian art and history. But college kids are much more interested in good grub than calligraphy on silk. Thus, Uwajimaya Supermarket — the best Asian Costco-sized grocery store in the area — is a definite place to check out. From sushi to fried squid, Uwajimaya will cater to the Asian influence in you.

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SHEENA NGUYEN WELCOME EDITION

Agua Verde

Paddles and pico de gallo

Bold streaks of coral and turquoise paint adorn the walls of this Baja-inspired eatery. With its bustling atmosphere and tropical decor, Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club is reminiscent of its owners’ kayak trips to Baja California — a somewhat intriguing theme considering the restaurant is known for its authentic Mexican food. If you want to get away from campus for a dose of authentic Mexican fare and a view of the Seattle waterfront, make sure to remember the name Agua Verde. The menu boasts more than 10 varieties of tacos, in addition to daily specials that are sometimes a bit experimental. Options range from fried cod in coconut tempura beer batter to chile-rubbed grilled chicken with cranberry slaw. Many are also garnished generously with pico de gallo or creamy avocado sauce. Chips and fresh selfserve salsa are included. Agua Verde also attracts attention for

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BROOKE McKEAN WELCOME EDITION Seattle’s plethora of lakes, waterfront parks and points of access to Puget Sound isn’t just an added inconvenience to navigating the city’s already confusing streets. Seattleites love the area’s natural beauty, and there are many opportunities to play in and around the water. Sun enlivens the city at least a few months of the year, making it one of the most beautiful places in the country. If you’re not outside, you regret it. On those hot days, a trip to a lake is the best possible activity.

Around campus Is it a beautiful afternoon, but you have a test the next day? There is easy lake access near campus where you can slip away for a few hours to calm your brain. If you like rowing and paddling, the Waterfront Activities Center (WAC) and Agua Verde Paddle Club rent rowboats, canoes and kayaks. The Waterfront Activities Center The WAC, located next to Husky Stadium on Lake Washington, rents both canoes and rowboats for $4 an hour to UW students with Husky cards. You can paddle anywhere on Lake Washington east of the Montlake Bridge. Although it’s in the middle of the city, there is a variety of wildlife including herons, goose, ducks and fish. Trails through lily pads provide a euphoric sight through the Washington Park Arboretum just south of campus. On hot days there are excellent swimming spots, also accessible by foot on the south side of the Montlake Bridge. Waterfront parks in the U-District For those who are unaccustomed to water activities and don’t feel comfortable floating atop a body of water, there are other ways to enjoy Lake Washington. Just east of the Montlake parking lot and north of Husky Stadium is a nature reserve with trails by the lake. This easy walk provides a great view, especially during sunrise, and allows one to appreciate water without the fear of drowning. For a larger park and longer walk, the Washington Park Arboretum is a 230-acre area lining Lake Washington southeast of the Montlake Bridge. Known for its extensive collection of dense forest, the park is the closest place to the UW where one can be truly surrounded by nature.

its efforts to promote good health by using natural foods like pesticide-free produce and sustainably harvested seafood. For the college-conscious budget, this place fits the bill fairly well. Lunch orders usually range from $6-10. Happy hour takes place Monday through Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Many popular items cost half their usual price during this time, including “mangodillas,” which are quesadillas with chunks of mango, scallions and roasted poblano chiles, or nachos — each are only $3.50 and portions are generous. After a delicious meal, enjoy the outdoors by renting kayaks just behind the restaurant. Most opt to dine outside when the weather is nice to enjoy waterfront views directly overlooking the Montlake cut. Because of this, lines during lunchtime frequently extend well outside the restaurant. Arriving early for lunch is the best bet for enjoying a sun-soaked meal on a study-free afternoon.

Outside the UW

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Have time for an adventure outside the U-District? Days off can be spent lounging around the water just a bus ride away. Green Lake The number 48 bus, which can be picked up along 15th Avenue Northeast, goes directly around Green Lake Park. Not only is the park great for walking, jogging and playing fields, there are water activities to seek out in warm weather. The lake has two swimming areas with cement islands and diving boards. Canoes, paddleboats and rowboats are also available to rent. Downtown waterfront For a taste of the Puget Sound and tourist district, Seattle’s downtown waterfront is great for both people and nature watching. Although there aren’t water activities except for pricey cruise tours of the Sound, it’s a nice walk in classic Seattle. On the north side lies the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. The Sculpture Park is a recent addition to the waterfront, hosting modern art with a view of the water. Finally, if you’re interested in tourist hotspots, the rest of the waterfront features little shops, seafood restaurants and the Seattle Aquarium.

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Recreation

AMY KORST WELCOME EDITION Seattle is a busy place, and sometimes a person needs to escape the crowded life of the city. You can do this without actually leaving the city by visiting one of Seattle’s many parks. The parks shown below are Seattle’s most popular as well as the most accessible to UW students. The parks are generally open from dawn until to dusk. For a complete list of Seattle parks, visit www.seattle. gov/parks. WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY

Ravenna Park Ravenna Park is a quiet, shady park located north of the UW. Large expanses of green grass are bordered by tall trees and other plant life. On the far end of the park, a small ravine leads down to a clear and shallow creek. This quaint park also features a system of hiking trails, two picnic areas and a play area for children. A wading pool is open seasonally, and visitors can enjoy a game on either the tennis courts or the baseball field. It is the perfect spot for a relaxed afternoon of picnicking, jogging, a game of Frisbee or studying on a sunny day.

Washington Park Arboretum Just south of the UW on the shores of Lake Washington lies the scenic Washington Park Arboretum (WPA). Like an oasis in the middle of a busy city, the WPA is 230 acres of land featuring native Pacific Northwest plant life. A series of trails meanders through the park and is ideal for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the plants as well as the streams and small ponds that wind through the WPA. Benches are situated throughout for visitors to rest and enjoy the view. Each season offers an array of plant life for visitors to enjoy. In summer, many plants are in bloom, and in autumn, the WPA is ablaze with the oranges and reds of fall leaves. In the winter, plants such as holly and heather are in their peak, and during the spring season new life returns to perennial plants. The WPA houses the Graham Visitors Center, where trail guides and plant collection information are available.

Warren G. Magnuson Park Warren G. Magnuson Park in Sand Point caters to virtually every interest. From a swimming area and boat launch to sports fields and off-leash dog areas, anyone can find something to love about this park. This park, located at a former Navy facility, sits on a one-mile stretch of Lake Washington shoreline. Water activities are abundant — Magnuson park contains a boat launch and waterfront access. In the summer months, a lifeguard is on duty 11 a.m.–8 p.m. to keep the pebbly swimming area safe. Picnic facilities are available, as are two children’s basketball hoops sitting at four and seven feet high. Four miles of walking trails wind through fields and forest or next to the Lake Washington shoreline.

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Green Lake Park Green Lake is an essential element in the Seattle experience. Open 24 hours a day, this is one of the bestloved recreational areas in Seattle. Year round, Green Lake is filled with joggers, roller bladers, skateboarders and people out for a stroll on the 2.8-mile path that surrounds the lake. It is the ideal place to engage in outdoor exercise. Green Lake is best known for its wooded path encircling the lake, but it offers other activities for visitors as well. It features one of the largest and most popular of the Seattle area wading pools. Additionally, a waterfront area is open for swimming and offers a swimming raft and diving board. Athletic fields, tennis courts and picnic areas are located at Green Lake as well.

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Gasworks Park Just a short walk on the BurkeGilman Trail from the UW rests Gasworks Park, one of Seattle’s most unique attractions. This park is a converted gas manufacturing plant. The old plant was shut down in the 1950s and re-opened as a park in 1975. The boiler house of the factory has been made into a picnic shelter, and the exhauster-compressor building has been turned into a play barn for children. Situated on the north end of Lake Union, Gasworks Park sits atop a grassy hill flattening out into a waterfront area. From the vantage point of this park, visitors can see a stunning view of the cityscape and watch the bustling lake that on sunny days is filled with sailboats, sea planes and other watercraft.

Golden Gardens Park This scenic park rests directly on the edge of Puget Sound. With its breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains as well as lots of enjoyable people-watching, it is one of the best local beach recreation areas around. Golden Gardens is an ideal place to fly a kite on a windy spring day or sunbathe when it gets hot outside. There are two covered picnic areas as well as a children’s playground. One feature that makes this park so popular are its beach fire pits. This is one of the few local beaches where fires, with some stipulations, are legal. Golden Gardens Park has five fire pits, open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to a beach to stroll along, this park offers wooded hiking trails and a duck pond for visitors to enjoy. Situated above the beach is a network of trails and an off-leash dog area.

Woodland Park Woodland Park, located southwest of Green Lake and just north of the Fremont district, is an ideal family park. This rectangular park is separated into two parts by Aurora Avenue, which runs down the middle. On the east side of the park, grassy, rambling hills are a great location for an informal picnic. Ballfields and tennis courts also characterize the east side of Woodland Park. The west side of the park includes the seasonally beautiful Woodland Park Rose Garden, which offers free admission. The acclaimed Woodland Park Zoo can also be accessed from the west side of the park. Covered picnic facilities are available.


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ARLA SHEPHARD WELCOME EDITION If you’re looking for a distraction from the doldrums of classes, papers, exams and the like but still want to feel educated and cultured, look no

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further than Seattle’s vibrant art scene. Seattle is home to several major art museums as well as more than 100 different eclectic galleries. Here is a rundown of some of the art Seattle has to offer:

Seattle’s art scene

Seattle Art Museum (SAM):

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Olympic Sculpture Park

Frye Art Museum

Museum of Glass

(206) 654-3100 www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/ visitSAM.asp 1300 First Ave.

(206) 654-3100 www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/ visitSAAM.asp 1400 E. Prospect St.

(206) 654-3100 www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/ OSP/default.asp 2901 Western Ave.

(206) 622-9250 www.fryeart.org 704 Terry Ave.

(253) 284-4750 www.museumofglass.org 1801 Dock Street Tacoma, Wash.

How to get there: The main museum is located downtown, easily accessible via the 71, 72 and 73 bus routes. When to go: SAM is open until midnight on the first Thursday of every month, when admission is free. Other nights the cost for students is $7. Until Sept. 30, everyone can take advantage of a two-for-one coupon offered on the museum’s Web site. What to see: SAM’s permanent collection features a diverse sampling of art collected from all over the world. On display are Australian and Aboriginal, European, African and South Asian art, plus much more. The collection currently comprises more than 23,000 priceless objects. Upcoming Exhibitions: This October, in collaboration with Japan’s famous Kobe City Museum, SAM will display Japan Envisions the West: 16th19th Century Japanese Art, showcasing Japanese artists’ response to Western art in the 16th through 19th centuries. In February the museum will host Roman art from the Louvre in Paris.

How to get there: This branch of the Seattle Art Museum can be reached by taking the 49 and 43 bus routes to Volunteer Park. When to go: The Seattle Asian Art Museum is free on the first Thursday and first Saturday of every month. Otherwise admission is $3 for students. What to see: The museum has an ongoing exhibit featuring the art behind Japanese textile dyeing, and is showcasing Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art, an exhibit on the power and influence of Chinese books on contemporary art, this fall.

How to get there: Take buses 2, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22, 36, 56, 99, 131 or 132 to arrive within two blocks of the park. What to see: This off-thewall park full of contemporary sculptures and architectural highlights is another offshoot of the Seattle Art Museum. The nine-acre downtown space opened in January 2007 and is set against the majestic backdrop of Puget Sound. Admission is free for all ages.

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Art galleries In addition to museums, Seattle is home to numerous art galleries, and entry is usually free to the public. A list of art galleries in the area can be found at: http://artcollecting.com/galleries_seattle. htm. A sample of local art galleries:

Roq La Rue Gallery in Belltown features alternative art spaces devoted to the lowbrow/pop surrealism movement. Arthead Gallery in Wallingford showcases the work of local and world-famous artists, such as Peruvian painter Felix Espinoza, who was born without arms and with only one leg. Arthead Gallery

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How to get there: From downtown take the 12, 3 or 4 bus to First Hill. Admission is always free. What to see: The Frye Art museum specializes in representational art. Exhibits include Anxious Objects, which features the work of New Jersey artist Willie Cole. Cole assembles mixed-media sculptures from debris like bicycle parts, blow dryers, and high-heeled shoes to create new pieces of iconic artwork. The exhibit Sin pairs a contemporary altar by local artist Victoria Haven with Franz Von Stuck’s “Sin,” a painting from the Frye’s founding collection.

works to promote the art of disabled persons. Gasworks Gallery, also in Wallingford, is open to the public once a month and features the artwork of more than a dozen local artists. Kibo African Art Galerie in Pioneer Square has a collection of African tribal masks and figurines.

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How to get there: The Museum of Glass is located in Tacoma but is well worth the hour-and-a-half-long bus ride. Take route 594 to Tacoma from Second Avenue and Stewart Street downtown. When to go: Admission is free every third Thursday of the month 5-8 p.m.; normal hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. What to see: Located along the waterfront in downtown Tacoma, this contemporary art museum is breathtaking in its own right, with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Visitors can see live glassmaking in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, whose two large furnaces reach temperatures of 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. Visiting artists are invited to participate in residencies with the Hot Shop. Exhibitions include Mitchell Gaudet’s Myth of Romance, a series of glass pieces the artist calls “books” in which each page depicts a travail of romance, and Cappy Thompson’s “Capturing the Light,” a glass painting that illustrates the history of glass making.


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Cost Hours:

May 1–Sept. 30: $15 Oct. 1–April 30: $10.50

May 1–Sept. 30: 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. daily Oct. 1–April 30: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. daily The zoo is open seven days per week; For more information, check out www.zoo.org. closed Christmas Day. AMY KORST WELCOME EDITION Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Woodland Park Zoo, one of Seattle’s most popular tourist destinations, is home to these and many other exotic creatures. The zoo is popular with UW students, too, and anthropology professors have been known to design assignments around primate observation here. For a day with the wild things, you’ll want to get acquainted with this century-old Seattle landmark. Woodland Park Zoo has the distinction of being one of the oldest zoos on the West Coast. Its 92 acres were bought from Seattle sawmill owner Guy Phinney in 1899, and today the zoo boasts more than 1,000 animals representing more than 300 species. The zoo saw more than one million visitors in 2006. A bit like an oasis in the middle of a bustling city, Woodland Park Zoo’s land is divided into exhibits and experiences that rotate according to the animals, visitors’ interests and Seattle’s rainy weather. The zoo’s exhibits are arranged according to an animal’s natural habitat. The Northern Trail section is home to brown bears, snowy owls and mountain goats, whereas giraffes, hippos and zebras can be found in the African

Savanna. Visitors can also check out the Penguin Pool and the Temperate Forest, Tropical Asia, Tropical Rain Forest and Australasia areas. A popular zoo highlight is the primate exhibit, which features Colobus monkeys, gorillas, the golden lion tamarin and others. The Willawong Station allows visitors to feed tiny Australian parrots each day 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Entrance into the station is free with zoo admission, but bird seed sticks cost $1 apiece. Open only until Sept. 30 is the Butterflies and Blooms exhibit, which houses many species of butterflies native to North America. Students may want to save the spooky Day and Night exhibit for Halloween, to see vampire bats and an array of nocturnal or marsupial animals. Don’t forget to take a spin around the ever-popular Historic Carousel, which will make even the most mature student feel like a carefree kid again. Hands down, the best way to get to the zoo is the bus. From the University, hop on a 74 bus heading toward Fremont (this goes the opposite way from the 74 bus heading to Seattle Center). The bus driver can tell you where to get off the visit the zoo. Otherwise, parking a car costs $4 in addition to admission.

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AMY KORST WELCOME EDIT EDITION For those yearning yeearning to live under o the Seatt the sea, a visit to Seattle Aquarium is a must. Locate ed on Seat Located Seattle’s historic waterfront, the aq quarium ccan round out aquarium a visit to one of Seattle’s S mo enjoyable most districts. no bus that goes directly Since there is n from the U-District to the waterfront, a student’s best bet is to hop h on a bus going downtown (try bus numbers n 7173). Then catch a ride on th the Waterfront Streetcar Line Bus (Metro Rt. R #99) from Pioneer Square or the International I ff at Pier 59, where the District. G Get off aquarium is located. The Seattle Aquarium is designed to mimic the look and feel of a natural coastal harbor. The decor is understated, letting the sea creatures and underwater habitat act as the main attractions. Part of the aquarium is open air; in some cases only nets or railings separate visitors from the animals, and a popular hands-on exhibit allows visitors to touch Pacific Northwest tide pool creatures. Opened in 2002 to commemorate the aquarium’s 25th anniversary, the Life on the Edge exhibit is staffed by naturalists and lets visitors get in touch with benign animals like sea anemones, sea stars and

sea cucumbers. A machine-generated tide washes over this exhibit regularly to simulate an ocean’s surface. In the same building containing Life on the Edge is Life of a Drifter. The aquarium has created a dark, mysterious ambiance in this area with colored lights drifting overhead. The effect is as if visitors are walking on the sea floor in communion with an array of quiet sea creatures, watching the sunlight dance on the water’s surface above. Here, visitors find octopus, jellyfish and tropical fish like Dory and Nemo from Finding Nemo. Always crowded is the marine mammals area of the aquarium, featuring sea otters, harbor seals and fur seals. The Seattle Aquarium has the distinction of being the first facility in the world to host a successful live birth of a sea otter, according to its Web site. At 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, aquarium naturalists give a short talk about the habits of marine mammals. Often this includes feeding the mammals and having them show off their tricks for visitors. The Ocean Oddities exhibit is also worth a walk-through. This area of the aquarium contains a group of strangelooking sea creatures. The fish here look more like aliens than underwater dwellers.

Hours

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9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Last entry at 5 p.m., exhibits close at 6 p.m. Special hours apply for holidays.

Adult admission: $15 For more information, visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

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Essential information: 325 Fifth Ave. N. (877) EMP-LIVE, (206) EMP-LIVE www.empsfm.com Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day: Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Labor Day to Memorial Day: Tue.-Thurs., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. p.m., Fri.Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Experience

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BLYTHE LAWRENCE WELCOME EDITION Some people call it a blemish on the Seattle skyline. Others, including its curators, refer to it as the Experience Music Project (EMP). No matter how one feels about the $140 million metallic, could-have-been-designedduring-an-acid-trip Frank O. Gehry building at the foot of the Space Needle, there’s no denying its cultural value. The Experience Music Project — “dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in popular music,” according to its Web site — was built at the turn of

Music Project the millenium to house Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen’s many collections of music memorabilia. During the past several years, it has also i and d hosted some of the finest names, li living dead, in rock and art history. Its sister project, the Science Fiction Museum, was added in 2004. Members of the Science Fiction Museum’s Hall of Fame include Isaac Asimov and science fiction novelists Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. The EMP’s nondescript entrance gives no more hint of the cavernous space beyond its doors than its multicolored facade does of rock music. The building is generally

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outfitted with high ceilings and gallery spaces that have housed the works of Pablo Picasso, Jimi Hendrix and photographer Annie Leibovitz. Needless to say, the ti are excellent. ll t acoustics Passes to the EMP are not cheap unless your FIG leader happens to snag the large group rate, but inside there’s enough amusement to fill a weekend. The building’s well-stocked historical guitar gallery traces the evolution of the instrument from its roots to the hands of Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, and there are numerous hands-on exhibits that teach instrument basics and music mixing 101.

This fall, the museu museum is branching out to a whole new realm, w with Disney: The Music Alie Encounters will be Behind the Magic. Alien featured at the Scie Science Fiction Museum til Nov. N 4. 4 Out O t off This World: Extraordinary until Costumes From Film and Television, featuring clothing worn in Blade Runner, The Terminator and Star Trek, is scheduled to disappear Sept. 30. Though some would call it an eyesore, the EMP is definitely a don’t-miss adventure that you’ll want to take with your newfound friends at the UW. Take this chance to discover and embrace Seattle’s musical history this season.

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It finally hit me. I had two weeks eft in Seattle, the city I had learned left to call my home for the past three years, life’s adventures awaited me, and I had no idea when I’d see this incredible city again. It was time to live it up. Having been around most of the city, I decided to make a list of my favorite hangouts, the ones I had to see one more time. Trust me — college goes by faster than you could possibly imagine, so don’t lay around in the dorms on your

d da ys off. Experience this city, because days yyou’ll yo u’ll l probably be too poor to when you yo u ggraduate.

more on good food, because Seattle has an unbeatable variety at a fairly reasonable price.

Appr Appreciate delicious food D During most of college, I ate out once a week. Although Ave. food is rel relatively cheap, I hate spending mone money on something I can do cheaper. As a rresult, I ate crappy food, because I can’t really cook. I decided my last few weeks in Seattle should exhilarate my taste buds. Although everyone’s tastes differ, I mowed down on Thai food (Thaiger Room on the Ave. is my personal favorite), burritos the size of babies from Gorditos in Greenwood, Hawaiian breakfast from the 5 Spot in Queen Anne and gyros from Aladdin Gyrocery. I realized that I should have splurged a little

Play outside To work off all the delicious food, it’s easy to enjoy Seattle’s outdoors. For those who like longboarding and skateboarding (or want to learn), campus provides several routes and Red Square is set up for tricks. For those who prefer two wheels, Seattle is one of the most bikefriendly cities (but beware of crazy drivers). If you have time for a road trip, there are also many places to hike and camp within an hour or two of the city. To the west, the Hood Canal is a quick drive, and to the east Snoqualmie Pass provides countless adventures.

Be an art snob I’ve never really understood all of the random modern art spread around both the UW and Seattle, but I love it. From bizarre to creepy, the city has it all. Even better, on the first Thursday of every month, every museum and art gallery in Seattle is free, including the newly renovated Seattle Art Museum. There’s nothing like strolling downtown with a bunch of drunk, upper-class art snobs. Parks Parks in Seattle are the epitome of nature’s treats to humankind. You can easily escape the mundane world of city life and homework for free. My favorite place in Seattle has always been Golden Gardens. A beach, sunset, a bonfire, hotdogs,

marshmallows, illegal beer and all only 30-40 minutes from the UW on the number 48 bus. On my last night with friends in the city, I had to be at Golden Gardens. As I return to the home where I spent the first 18 years of my life, I feel strangely out of place. Living in Seattle, and especially being at the UW, was the first time I didn’t feel like the weird, nerdy girl because everyone is a little strange in the city. I’m even starting to miss the long, late nights filled with homework and studying so I could spend Friday nights with friends. No, not really, but it was worth it. Good luck, freshmen, and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the country.


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Seattle Concert

Entertainment ARLA SHEPHARD WELCOME EDITION See Seattle is no stranger to the music scene, so it s no it’s n surprise that this city is host to several mai in n mainstream and off-the-wall music venues, from m the Seattle Theatre Group’s Paramount and d Moore theaters to the indie-rocking Neu um m on Capitol Hill. When looking for a Neumos dist traa distraction of the musical variety, you don’t hav ve to search far. have

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5th Avenue Theatre Theaatre 1308 Fifth Ave. (206) 625-1900 www.5thavenue.org

Neumos 925 E. Pike St. (206) 709-9467 www.neumos.com

Located on Fifth Avenue, this gorgeous theater hall’s interior is modeled after several of Imperial China’s China s architectural beauties, including the Forbidden City. The theater opened in 1926 featuring top-notch vaudeville shows. Now it is the premier location for Broadwaybound musicals in Seattle, most recently West Side Story. Upcoming Shows: From Sept. 8-30, 5th Avenue will show Lone Star Love, an American musical based on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, and set in Texas. In October the acclaimed fairy-tale-gone-wrong musical Into the Woods debuts. The full 2007-08 season schedule is available online.

This Capitol Hill rock club has been through several reincarnations over the years, originally opening as Moe’s Mo’RocN Cafe in 1993. Now Neumos is host to some of the savviest new acts in the city, although most shows are for the 21 and older crowd. Check online for up-to-date information on its calendar of events.

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In 1928, tthis magnificent theater hall opened on commission ffrom Paramount Pictures. The theater classic French palaces like Versailles and is now host to everything fro from Broadway musicals like RENT to silent movie nights to concerts by major recording artists. Upcomin Upcoming Shows: In late September through early October, Octobe the Paramount hosts Silent Movie Mondays, fea featuring triple play Charlie Chaplin silent movies. Amy Winehouse and The White Stripes will be in town tow in late September. Monty Python’s Py Spamalot debuts Oct. 10, and in November comedians Jim Gaffigan and Kathy Griffin make an appearance. More information on the schedule of events and ticket prices are online.

Thee Paramount a a ou t Theatre Thea ea 911 Pine St. (206) 467-5510 www.theparamount.com

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The Showbox 1426 1st Ave. (206) 628-3151 www.showboxonline.com/newwebsite/ htmlsite.html

Seattle’s Showbox Theater has been providing live music to the area since 1939 and has showcased the talents of famous artists like Duke Ellington, the Ramones and Pearl Jam. Upcoming Shows: In September, the Showbox will host artists Spoon, Rilo Kiley and The New Pornographers. Some shows are open for all ages while others are only 21 and older. Check the website for more information on specific shows and a calendar of upcoming events.

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The Moore Theatre 1932 Second Ave. (206) 467-5510 www.themoore.com

The Moore Theatre is the oldest theater in Seattle, built in 1907. The Moore is primarily a venue for community events and alternative touring musicians. Upcoming Shows: Comedians Daniel Tosh (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Best Week Ever) and Harry Shearer (Saturday Night Live, Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders on The Simpsons) will make an appearance in the fall. They Might Be Giants will perform Sept. 26 and the Seattle Symphony will play Oct. 25.

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El C Corazòn: This rock venue is 21+, while occasio occasionally hosting an all-ages show in its showro showroom. www.elcorazonseattle.com. Dim Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley: Voted best in live m music venues in Seattle by CitySearch for several years, this jazz club has student discounts. www.jazzalley.com. The Crocodile Cafe: Located on the corner of Second & Blanchard streets in downtown Seattle, this cafe serves tasty food but come nightfall transforms into a 21+ acclaimed live music venue. www.thecrocodile.com.

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MICHELLE HOPE ANDERSON WELCOME EDITION Seattle is known as the birthplace of grunge rock and a haven for independent and underground sounds. Coffee shops and record stores all over the city feature little unknown bands, and famous big-name artists come to the many music festivals each year. While Seattle offers an eclectic variety of music, many college students forget that it is also home to the classics; the Seattle Symphony and the Pacific Northwest Ballet offer different entertainment options in a city that loves the alternative. Featuring classical composers from Mozart to Beethoven, the Seattle Symphony

may surprise college students with its more contemporary concerts. This September, the Symphony will perform Sci-Fi Favorites, including music from film and television such as Super Man, Star Wars, E.T. and Star Trek. The Symphony also attracted famous musicians, such as renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, to perform at the downtown Benaroya Hall this fall. This winter, the Symphony will play side by side with our University of Washington Orchestra right on campus at Meany Hall. The Seattle Symphony makes it easy for college students to attend with its Campus Club program. Students can join for free via an online application and get a membership card that allows them to purchase Seattle Symphony concert tickets for only $10. Students get their

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tickets downtown the day of the performance, with the unique benefit of picking any available seats, including the elegant balconies or front row seats. This often allows students to sit in $100 seats for the flat rate of $10. The Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) also offers unique, diverse and skilled entertainment. From classical dance with an American flair to 20th-century contemporary works (who knew that you could have ballet with funky strobe lights?), to the renowned classical ballet the Nutcracker, PNB features such varied styles that most should be able to find something they like. “The shows are great for people of all ages. Seeing a performance makes a great date or friendly outing,” said sophomore Thomas

Van Doren, who attended multiple PNB performances last year. “I have always been impressed by the friendly atmosphere among ballet lovers. It is very welcoming to first timers.” With ticket prices from $20-150, the ballet can be pricey for a student’s budget. But PNB has various programs that make it easier for college students to enjoy ballet. Five-dollar preview Fridays are offered throughout the season, where dancers from the company perform excerpts from upcoming ballets. Also, PNB offers student rush tickets; with a valid college ID, students can go to the performance hall starting 90 minutes before that night’s performance and purchase extra tickets for half price.

Fall performances Seattle Symphony Sept. 15 |Opening night concert and gala with Gerard Schwarz and Yo-Yo Ma Sept. 20-23 | Sci-Fi Favorites Sept. 27-30 | Rachmaninov Keyboard Fireworks Oct. 4-6 | Takezawa returns to Seattle Symphony Oct. 11-14 | Mozart’s Requiem Oct. 19-20 | Handel’s Water Music Oct. 25- 27 | Awadagin Pratt performs Mozart Nov. 1-3 | Denève conducts Debussy and Ravel Nov. 8-11 | Feltsman plays Brahms Nov. 15-17 | Shostakovich’s The Year 1905 Nov. 20 | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 | Delights of the Holiday Season

Dec. 6-9 | Holiday Pops Dec. 13-16 | Handel’s Messiah Dec. 18-19 | Canadian Brass Dec. 28-30 | Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Dec. 31 | New Year’s Eve concert Feb. 22 | University of Washington Orchestra side-by-side

Pacific Northwest Ballet Sept. 15 | First Look 2007 (PNB season preview and party) Sept. 20-30 | All Balanchine Nov. 1-11 | Contemporary Classics Nov. 23- Dec. 29 | Nutcracker For more information, dates and ticket prices for the Seattle Symphony, visit http://seattlesymphony.org, and for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, visit http://pnb.org.

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STEPHANIE SMALL WELCOME EDITION With the start of school so near, many new faces will grace the halls and the town. When school’s done for the week and homework has been exhausted, newbies and old-schoolers alike will be looking for the hot places to hit for some night life partying. Since the bars are out of the picture for those younger than 21, here are the perfect places for the younger crowd to go on a Friday night. So the next time boredom hits on a weekend, trek downtown and be prepared to party the night away. Club one3one This lower Queen Anne underage hangout features live DJs, an upper level for the 21 and older crowd, and a crowded, popular dance floor. The dress code is dress-to-impress, so show up in the best club wear and get ready for a wild night of fun. Element Located next to Seattle Center, this chic and fashionable nightclub caters to everyone 18 and older. The main attractions are the two dance areas and the upstairs area, which

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serves alcohol for those of legal age. Live DJs spin everything from electronica to Top 40 until the wee hours of the morning. Cab vouchers are also available for those in need. Sky Church With all the magic of the EMP inside this club, Sky Church is for the music lover in everyone. A giant video screen offers clips of rock ’n’ roll’s past, and a bar is available for those 21 and older; alcohol, however, must be kept in the bar at all times. DJs have been known to spin some hot tunes in addition to old school music to keep all partiers in a good mood.

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Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley If Top 40 isn’t your favorite, Jazz Alley will cater to those who prefer more sophisticated music. With both food and beverages, this makes an excellent date spot as well as a hangout. Featuring live music, Jazz Alley has a fun and trendy environment for people of all ages. If house parties and constant studying become a bore, grab a group of friends and head to a late-night hot spots to experience Seattle’s wild night life.

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KATIE STAPLETONPAFF WELCOME EDITION It’s a hard-knock life when you’re under 21. While fellow Huskies head off to nightspots like Earl’s and Tommy’s, it often seems as though the only late night destination where you’re welcome is the nearest frat party. It’s not all bad, though. If Keystone Light and “gangsta” rap isn’t your thing, or if you just want a change of scenery, the downtown area offers several great all-ages eateries. Here is a sampling of nosh spots to visit after a night out: Zaina’s This Pioneer Square joint on Cherry Street is a quiet Middle Eastern restaurant by day, frequented by business people who flock there for excellent gyros and falafel. By night, however, the place is a hopping hookah bar, with a DJ spinning a mixture of hip-hop, Middle Eastern techno and the latest top-40 hits. With a whole menu of hookah flavors and food options, it’s a great place to experience a different culture. It’s strictly 18 and over, so don’t bother if you haven’t yet become legal. Make sure to bring a current ID. Enjoy. B&O Espresso This Capitol Hill cafe on Belmont Avenue is open until midnight Monday

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through Thursday and Sunday and until 1 a.m. on weekends. Upon being seated, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a hip Parisian cafe, which is very fitting of its location, considering Capitol Hill’s cultural vibe. Soft, low lighting, 1980s-era opera posters, stained glass owls and French artistestyle decor are the cafe’s signature attributes, making it an intimate place for a date or a night out with friends. While B&O offers a great selection of tapas and dinner dishes, the desserts are a popular staple, and the coffee is first rate. This place is great for a posttheater or dinner jaunt. Trattoria Mitchelli’s Nestled in the heart of Pioneer Square, this affordable, authentic Italian cafe is one of Seattle’s hidden gems. Cozy with a vintage old-world feel, it’s unpretentious and ideal for a late-night dining experience with close friends — and it’s open until 4 a.m. Try the gnocchi or some homemade Italian-style pizza. If you’re just in the mood for dessert and coffee, take a seat at the counter. While the dessert menu changes, there’s always something to satisfy a sweet tooth, whether it’s the daily gelato offering, a slice of pie, or — if you’re feeling extra indulgent — creme brulee. The coffee is strong and made from authentic Italian espresso beans. Molto bene.


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ble From Edgar Martinez’ magical two-run doub double vision in Game 5 of the 1995 American League Division haw wks Series to the Super Bowl XL-bound 2005 Seahawks mm med to the image of 300,000 Seattleites crammed onics’ cs’ together on Fourth Avenue to celebrate the Sonics’ triumph in the 1979 NBA finals, Seattle has a long and proud pro sports tradition.

Seattle Seahawks Last year’s record: 9-7 Single-game ticket prices: $42-95 Home: Qwest Field Capacity: 67,000 (72,000 for special events) The noise levels at Seahawks games have been known to surpass 110 decibels — as loud as the sound of a jet plane taking off. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, anything louder than 80 decibels is considered potentially hazardous. Welcome to Qwest Field, 12th man. One year removed from their illustrious run to Super Bowl XL in Detroit, the Seahawks could only limp to the finish line in 2006, posting just one win in their final four contests. Running back Shaun Alexander missed a significant portion of the season with a foot fracture, while quarterback Matt Hasselbeck went down with a sprained knee in a week six matchup against the Vikings. Nevertheless, the Seahawks won the NFC West division and even managed to claw out a firstround victory against the Dallas Cowboys, thanks to a critical error by Tony “Butterfingers” Romo. That’s where the luck ended. The Bears sent the ’Hawks packing the following week with a 49-yard field goal off the foot of Robbie Gould at the end of regulation. Of course, optimism is high for this upcoming season, and it’s been that way ever since Coach Holmgren arrived on the scene in ’99.

The University of Washington’s campus is only a 25-minute bus ride away from Key Arena and 30 minutes away from the SoDo neighborhood, so you’re never too far from being a loyal sport spectator spectator. So put down that textbook textbook, grab a foam finger and enjoy a night out at one of Seattle’s pro sports venues.

Seattle SuperSonics Last year’s record: 31-51 Single-game ticket prices: $10-138 Home: Key Arena Capacity: 17,000 As Seattle’s oldest professional team and the only team out of the “Big Three” to win a championship, the Sonics will always have a special place in Seattle’s history. However, a dark cloud of uncertainty looms overhead in regards to where the Sonics will play after this season — whether it be in the Puget Sound area or elsewhere. While the Sonics are in a rebuilding state, they are historically one of the most successful franchises in the history of the NBA and enjoyed a streak of 15 consecutive seasons with a record or .500 or better from the ’87-88 to ’02-03 seasons. The man at the center of the team’s rebuilding effort is none other than 6-foot-9 phenom Kevin Durant. Durant was the second overall pick in this year’s NBA draft and was the first college freshman to win the AP Player of the Year award, the Big 12 Player of the Year award and the Naismith and Wooden awards. He averaged 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game during his only season at Texas. Even though the Sonics have acquired a great deal of depth this off-season, they still lack a solid veteran core and may take a couple of years before becoming contenders in the ultra-deep Western Conference. Still, the additions of Durant and Jeff Green have excited the masses, so much so that the Sonics will now be featured on ABC’s annual Christmas Day game. With support from the fans, hopefully this season will not be their last as the Seattle SuperSonics.

Mariners Seattle M Last year’s record: 78-84 Single-game ticket prices: prices: $7-60 Home: Safeco Field Capacity: 47,000 The Seattle Mariners enjoyed their inaugural season in 1977, a year after Seattle’s first Major League Baseball team, the Pilots, packed up and headed east for Milwaukee after a short stint in Seattle. Unfortunately, it would take 15 years before the M’s would post their first winning record. Probably the most memorable moment in Mariner history occurred in Game 5 of the 1995 AL Division Series between the Mariners and New York Yankees. Facing a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the 11th inning, Edgar Martinez lined a Jack McDowell split-fingered fastball into left field, scoring Joey Cora and Ken Griffey Jr. While it was the first playoff series victory in Mariners history, the Mariners would eventually lose to the Indians in the AL Championship Series. Nonetheless, “The Double,” as the play was later dubbed, will go down as an all-time classic. Since that memorable season, the Mariners have gone to the playoffs three times and managed to reach the AL Championship Series on two occasions. This season, the Mariners find themselves in contention for a playoff birth, whether it be as the AL Championship Series West champs or through a wildcard berth. Make sure to cheer on your Mariners down the stretch as they make their final push toward October.

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Fun facts: The 1917 Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens three games to one. The Mets played their last season in 1924 and eventually folded due to low attendance and a disappointing performance in the playoffs. For more information, visit www.seattlehockey. net/metropolitans/metropolitans.htm.

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In 1971, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing Spencer Haywood to play in the NBA for the Seattle Sonics, making Haywood the first NBA player ever to enter the league before his college class graduated.


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MAKS GOLDENSHTEYN WELCOME EDITION The prospect of attending a school with an undergraduate population as big as the UW’s can feel daunting, especially when it involves transitioning into a new home, a new social scene and, frankly, a whole new way of life. To help this year’s incoming freshman class connect with peers, the University’s First Year

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Programs office will be running its annual sixday series of on-campus activities called Dawg Daze. From Sept. 23-29, Dawg Daze aims to connect students through activities like live concerts, academic workshops, food samplings, movies and group outings. Once you’ve set your microwave clock, packed your mini fridge with all the necessities and spread out your new polka-dot sheets, get

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out there and see all of what Dawg Daze has to offer. your goal is tto learn more about Whether your salsa college loans or take a salsa-dancing workshop, cal make sure to mark your calendar for a week full star Here’s a brief list of events before school starts. t of highlights of the week; there’s something for everyone. y — Leading o Sunday off the week is the Freshman Kick-Off event at Husky Stadium, which will feature several keynote speakers introduce you to your FIG-mates. Sunday is also the day when all incoming freshmen will take the field at Husky Stadium to form a giant “W.” An overhead picture will then be taken and forever attributed to the class of 2011. Monday — Prepare for a full-fledged day of celebration as Dawg Daze hosts a carnival, a

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concert and an evening movie. There will also be shuttles to various areas both within and outside of the U-District that will give students a glimpse of several neighboring areas. Tuesday — Events will help students with their academic plans, as several sessions will be held to help prospective business majors, natural sciences students and even sessions on how to succeed in large lecture classes. Wednesday — Students will get a taste of the University District. Red Square will welcome several restaurants to showcase their cooking to the student body. Thursday — This day is devoted entirely to promoting the University of Washington’s numerous student groups to new students. These groups range from sports programs to the UW Service Club.


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Market STEPHANIE HAN NIE SMALL COME EDITION WELCOME When h moving i to t a new area, one must grapple with where to eat, where to shop and where to find fresh produce. Luckily, here in the U-District, students are blessed to have the University Farmers Market, which caters to all three of the aforementioned needs while providing students with healthy food choices throughout the year. Open Saturdays until 2 p.m, this all-inclusive farmer’s market features fresh produce, cheese, jams, breads and flowers. Founded in 1993, it is open yearround, so your fresh produce will be plentiful 365 days a year. Vegetables, fruits and other colorful fresh items will be available depending on the season. All are home-grown from privately owned farms or homemade from Mom’s kitchen. Products are affordably priced for the student budget. Organic produce can be as cheap as $2 per pound, which is half as expensive as

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organic produce at a grocery store. And with the large assortment of fruits and vegetables, a lot can be purchased without having to spend an arm and a leg. Asparagus, tomatoes, berries, peaches and a variety of other fruits and vegetables are available in season, waiting to add color to the kitchen and the dinner plate. Fresh flowers always brighten up any apartment or bedroom, and at the farmer’s market a beautiful bouquet can be purchased for a fraction of the price of those at the grocery store. The flowers are also extraordinarily fresh and will last longer than those bought at the store. Bread and cheese are the staples of many households and are available at the farmer’s market, fresh and tasty. The artisan breads and cheeses are freshly made and sold for reasonable prices. Fresh meat, ranging from chicken to beef to seafood, is for sale as well. All is homegrown and freshly cut just for the market, so to make dinner special include some luscious meat. The farmer’s market does more than provide food, though: It also provides atmosphere. Going there gives newcomers to the area a feel of the eclectic energy of the U-District.The market also shows off the hospitality common to the Northwest. So the next time fresh produce is needed, make Saturday the day to go down to the University Farmers Market. Who knows, with produce and flowers, you might even make some friends.

It’s time to get to know and explore China

UW-Sichuan University Undergraduate Exchange Program The University of Washington has one of the most prestigious and unique direct exchange programs with China in the US. You can participate in a 2- or 3-quarter direct exchange program with Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. WE ACCEPT STUDENTS IN ALL MAJORS. Requirements: One year of Chinese language

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It is no surprise that Seattle, also known as the Emerald City, is home to a few fairy tales — it gives its namesake a run for its money. Let’s look at the most popular myths and some surprising truths about the UW’s hometown.

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fact or fiction? Red Square a protes t center stage? Think a wayward Russian built Red Square? Think again. Daily staff member Cassandra Amesely created the mo niker in 1969, and students quickly picke d it up, as “large expanse of perilously sli ppery red bricks” was a bit of a mouthful. W he ther or not Amesely had Moscow in mind wh en she named it is anyone’s guess. The na me stuck, and the UW ’s beloved brick squa re has become the campus’s yellow brick roa d. There’s no place like home.

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Drag Show The crowd at the annual Gay Bisexual Lesbian Transgender Commission Drag Show overflows every year, and the talent is impressive. Prepare to laugh, scream and be filled with shock. Students dress themselves in the attire of the opposite sex and perform typically erotic dances. Girls, expect to be jealous, because those boys look dropdead gorgeous in skanky dresses.

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Homecoming week at the UW, usually held one of the last weeks in October, doesn’t compare to your high school’s lame attempt at float-making and wall decorations. There are events for every interest, including the annual Dawg Dash run in Husky Stadium, a rally in Red Square and floats that actually impress. Even better, the homecoming queen (and sometimes king) are chosen for their academics and leadership, not for their social status. Apple Cup Football Game This year the Apple Cup will be held at the UW, so be prepared for a loud and crazy night in the U-District. Even if sports aren’t your thing, three hours in Husky Stadium when it’s so loud you can’t hear yourself think, surrounded by drunken college students at 11 a.m., is one of the most memorable college experiences (that is, if you’re sober enough to remember it). The Apple Cup rivalry is so intense you won’t be able to resist cheering on the team.

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Apple Cup, participating in these events teaches through experience, not lectures. It’s easy to find something to do every week, but be sure to update your calendar — these will be the days and nights that make college memorable.

Desi Dhamaka, the largest South Asian cultural show in the Pacific Northwest, is organized by several UW student organizations. South Asian dancers from the UW and around the country celebrate their heritage in beautifully choreographed dances. The emcees are hilarious, keeping the show interesting all night. Spring Powwow

Vagina Monologues V-Day, Feb. 14, celebrates the vagina. The Vagina Monologues brings laughter, tears and hope to audience members with scenes covering women’s issues from domestic violence to orgasm types. Each year, the production raises money for women facing domestic abuse. So you get to celebrate vaginas, see a show and help a good cause.

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First Nations at the UW hosts a spectacular powwow every April in Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Drawing dancers from throughout the Northwest, the sports court becomes a chaos of color, dance and American Indian music. During the celebration there are also vendors selling fry bread and traditional food and art.

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Help Wanted 410 PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT TEACHER. Monday- Friday for September and October. Starting November, Tuesdays and Thursdays with high potential for subbing at our other locations. 9 am- 2 pm, $8$11/ hour, DOE. Send resume plus cover letter to: psa@nurturingknowledge.com ROSITA’S RESTAURANT IN Green Lake is now hiring waitpersons and bartenders. Competitive pay plus meals and tips. Hostpersons also needed. Must be able to start working at 3 pm. Great job for students. Apply in person from 11:30 am to 5 pm at 7210 Woodlawn Ave NE. (206)523-3031.

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THIS POSTING IS FOR FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, ON-CALL CHILDCARE PROFESSIONALS JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1.A.A. or C.D.A. in early childhood education 2.Documentation of education 3.Have or be able to obtain state mandated STARS training 4.Must be cleared with state police for criminal history 5.Current CPR, first aid, negative TB test, HIV/ AIDS certificate, I-9 verification of citizenship 6.Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow in the field of child development and child-care. 7.Shows initiative, self- motivated, caring and kind 8.Excellent communication skills

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Teachers, assistants, volunteers or any other personnel stationed to work under the lead teacher will report directly to him or her. 2. All staff will interact with the director and families on a daily basis. PAY SCHEDULE AND BENEFITS: Childcare professionals will be hired at a rate no less than $11.00/ hour according to education and experience. For full-time employees, full medical benefits after 90 days, 3 weeks paid time off after 1 year, 9 federal holidays off with pay, educational stipend, 25% tuition scholarship for staff children, paid on site staff training. For further information, contact Anne Kelly Director of Green Lake Preschool and Child-Care Center 6350 East Green Lake Way North Seattle, WA 98103 (206)525-7877 (206)498-3615 anne_kellygrnlksda@yahoo.com www.greenlakepreschool.org WE ARE A grooming and dog store in need of a part-time retail/ dog bather, someone motivated to be in a great team environment. We want a good attitude and someone who can take direction. $12- 14. E-mail Jennifer@petdaddy.com

WE HAVE IMMEDIATE career openings for Full- time and part- time bright, selfstarting individuals who are focused and can work in a time sensitive, somewhat stressful environment. Our starting salary is $15.00 per hour with substantial opportunities for advancement. We are an escrow company (law office) in Bellevue. Although we are work intensive, you can expect interesting and challening work with genuinely nice people. Excellent English skills and exceptional scholastic records are a must; accounting and/or computer skills will be very useful. Email your resume to: john@metroescrow.net WORK CLOSE TO home! UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics is seeking full-time Patient Service Representatives in our Factoria, Belltown and Shoreline clinics. Duties include: Provides staff, providers, and patients with an efficient system of internal and external phone communications, phone answering and call triaging; schedules provider and ancillary service appointments; assistance to new and established patients with information and directions; chaperones patients during exams as needed, greets and registers new patients, obtaining patient demographic, financial, and clinical information and enters into the computer. Patient Service Representative duties may be general or specialized depending upon the scope of responsibilities per clinic. Benefits include medical, dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement and a subsidized bus pass. To apply, send resume and cover letter to: UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics-H.R., 2505 2nd Ave., #200, Seattle, WA 98121; FAX (206)520-3257; Email: Jobs@uwpn.org Location: Factoria, Belltown and Shoreline Compensation: $11.00 - $15.50 ZEEKS PIZZA HIRING Delivery Driver (up to $17/ hour), Kitchen and Counter. Day time and night time hours available. Must be positive, professional, team- oriented. Go to www.zeekspizza.com for details.

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TECH CONSULTANT- STUDENT should be able to provide quality desktop support to College of Education faculty, staff, and students in Mac, PC network environment. $9.50- $11.50/ hour DOE. Send resume and availability to jjest@u.washington.edu

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WANTED: STUDENT TO clean and maintain law school lounges and other administrative duties as needed. 9 hours/ week at $10/ hour, flexible scheduling. E-mail resume to gatesbc@u.washington.edu if interested. WEB CONTENT ASSISTANT needed in Marketing Team at UW Educational Outreach. Great opportunity for the right student to gain hands- on experience with maintaining, editing and writing Web content, and other Web projects as assigned. Ideal candidate will have excellent editorial and grammar skills, sharp attention to detail, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn. Basic HTML knowledge required. Please e-mail brief cover letter and resume to: webteam@extn.washington.edu

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Home Instead Senior Care is hiring for CAREGivers to provide non- medical care to seniors in Seattle. Competitive pay, flexible hours; 21 and over to apply; call (206)622-4611. EXPANDING MUSIC BUSINESS looking for young, organized musicians who would like to teach lessons to children during after school hours or in homes. Locations needed: North Seattle, Bellevue (Eastside) and possibly West Seattle. Training starts soon. Please fill out application at MusicLessonsOnWheels.com.

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PERSONAL SERVICES Child Care 530 ADORABLE 10 YEAR old girl with cerebral palsy needs weekend caregiver. Saturday and Sunday 9- 5. CNA preferred, but not required. Call (206)322-7824. AFTER SCHOOL CARE in Kirkland. Our 11 year old son needs transportation from school to home and help starting homework. Seek witty, warm and responsible individual with excellent references and a clean driving record. Contact lynner@u.washington.edu AFTER SCHOOL NANNY. Energetic, responsible, experienced nanny wanted for our wonderful eleven year old boy and eight year old girl in the Madison Park area. Hours are 3:00- 6:00 pm. Monday- Friday. Long term commitment including longer hours during school vacations. Responsibilities include after school pick up, drive to activities, homework and child dinner preparation. Must have car. References required. $15/ hour. We look forward to meeting you. moira@u.washington.edu AFTER- SCHOOL HELP for three easygoing boys ages 9, 13 and 15. Job involves some driving and homework support. Monday- Friday, 3:30- 5:30. $13/ hour. Near U-Village. References required. Contact elinor@appel-rockhold.org; (206)528-5916. AFTER- SCHOOL NANNY needed for two cute, sweet boys, ages 8 and 11, in Sandpoint Country Club. Monday- Friday 2:45- 6. Must have car to pick up from school and take to activities. Start 9/4, $12/ hour. kbenoit@gvakm.com.

Child Care 530 CHECK THIS ONE OUT! We need childcare for 13 year old boy and 8 year old girl. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3- 6:30. Summer 20- 30 hours. Near UW. Cool kids, 2 great dogs, nice house, friendly parents. Must have car and clean license, no smokers, helpful with homework and funloving. Start ASAP. (206)526-8707. FOR TWO CHILDREN, ages 2 and 4 years. Needs car, experience, and able to work early mornings. Redmond. Please call Daniel at (206)375-3936. FUN, ORGANIZED, AND reliable individual needed to care for our 2 boys (4 and 6). Monday, Wednesday, Friday (2:306). References, resume and driving record required. $1215/ hour. hjohnecheck@yahoo.com LONG- TERM, PART-TIME NANNY NEEDED for 10- month old in Laurelhurst. 20- 30 hours/ week. Experience with babies and toddlers a must. Please contact Marne at marnejsb@gmail.com for more information. LONG- TERM, PART-TIME nanny wanted for 16- month- old girl in downtown Kirkland. Please be kind and fun, love kids, have lots of experience, and great references. 3PM- 6PM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and two Saturday nights/ month. $10/ hour (more for experience and long- term commitment). Call Tennessee (425)576-0296. LOOKING FOR AFTER- school care for 2 well- behaved girls, ages 12 and 8, September 5- late June. The care would be mostly for younger child: meet her at the bus stop in the afternoon, help with homework, play, and drive them both to sports games/ practices. Hours: MondayFriday, 3:30- 6:00 PM, $15/ hour. Will need own car, nonsmoker please. We live in the Ravenna neighborhood. Call Claire (206)523-6541 (evenings), or e-mail cyang@u.washington.edu LOVING FAMILY OF four located in Ravenna looking for reliable childcare for two children. Mother travels regularly and Father is on shift as a Firefighter every other day. Some overnights required. Work available 6 months out of the year. For more information please contact Brenda at (206)953-6467 or brendasnowden@msn.com

NANNY NEEDED FOR 4 month old in Ballard starting in September. Hours are 8AM- 2PM Monday- Thursday. Experience, references, and CPR/ First Aid required. Pay is $9- 12/ hour DOE. Call Megan at (206)297-0202 or email at megannjoyce@comcast.net

NANNY NEEDED: LOOKING for reliable, experienced, flexible part-time nanny to help with our 3 kids (6, 4 and 9 months) 20- 30 hours/ week variable weekly schedule (must be available to work during the day between 8 and 3 pm). Clean driving record, nonsmoker. Postition starts August 27. If interested please e-mail: susanluebbe@yahoo.com or call (206)985-7770. NOAH NEEDS YOU

AFTERSCHOOL NANNY AND parent helper needed to start ASAP. Hours Monday- Friday. 3- 6:30/ 7pm. More hours available. Salary starting at $12/ hour DOE. Mercer Island. Two kids 7 and 9. Must have car and good driving record. Dependable and cheerful. Call (206)230-8633 BABYSITTER WANTED FOR occasional weeknight and weekend night for two easy children 1.5 and 3.5. Put them to bed and do your homework! Located in Ballard. Own car, nonsmoker, please. Call (206)310-8932.

· Engaging 7 year old – loves board games, dance-a-thons and witty conversation · You: great sense of humor, neat and organized. Know how to clean up the popcorn when the movie is over. · Mainly Saturday evenings, but depending on your schedule can occasionally use help after school and weekend day hours · Located at the top of Queen Anne

BEFORE SCHOOL CHILDCARE needed for my three children ages 9, 11 and 13. Hours: Monday- Friday 6am- 9am, plus 12 evenings per week from 5pm- 10pm, days to be determined. Must be fun, energetic, organized and responsible. Transportation, light housekeeping and meal preparation, and homework help. Car and references required. Laurelhurst area. Contact Heather (206)522-3118, hangell@u.washington.edu. CAPITOL HILL FAMILY seeks part-time Nanny and Household Manager We are a fun and nice family. We’re looking for a part time nanny to watch our 2 girls, ages 5 and 9, in the afternoons, starting in September. Duties include picking up the girls at school, driving them to activities, organizing play dates, doing arts and crafts or just spend the afternoon in the park. Also, some household work including laundry, grocery shopping, general tidying of the house, and occasional errands. We are looking for someone positive, organized, with child development experience who is flexible. Ideally, we are looking for a one year commitment that would start in September and go through at least the end of next summer. Hours are between 20- 30/ week. Competitive pay. Please contact: Maggie Orth at morth@ifmachines.com

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U DISTRICT WALK to school. 6 bedroom, 3 bath, laundry, off- street parking. No smoking, no pets 1 year lease start 9/15/07. $3300. Call Catherine at (425)442-4553.

WHAT A FIND! MINI- SUITE great for two roommates. 2 blocks from UW, corner 18th and 50th, free WiFi, $1000. 09/1/07. (909)379-8614

Single mom with 1 toddler seeks mature female for live- in part-time childcare in exchange for no rent. Approximately 15 hours/ week (flexible), mostly early weekday mornings and occasional evenings. Private furnished bedroom, bath, kitchen and entrance on separate floor of Ravenna home, very near UW and buses. Seek someone outgoing and patient who respects kids and is quiet and tidy. Childcare experience and references required; own car desired. Start September 1; would like 1- year commitment. Send resume to k-thomas1@comcast.net. PART-TIME NANNIES NEEDED. 15- 20 hours/ week. 1 year commiment and consistant schedule required. Positions available in Medina (East side) and near UW. Contact (206)240-0907. PART-TIME NANNY needed for afterschool care 2- 3 days/ week 3- 6pm. Two great kids 1 girl age 5, and 1 boy age 7 in View Ridge/ Sandpoint. Must have car for pick up at school and activities. $15/ hour. Days flexible- you pick. Please email Kathy at nickandkathy3@comcast.net

SEEKING A PART-TIME nanny for our agency. Must be experienced, caring and energetic. Willing to work with multiple families. Fixed or flexible hours. Please apply at www.oncallnanny.com SEEKING CONFIDANT, ENERGETIC person for after-school program. Monday through Friday, 3- 6PM. St. Benedict School, Wallingford. Contact Lisa at sbextendedday@gmail.com. SEEKING EXPERIENCED PART-TIME Nanny for the care of toddler in Ravenna. Looking for a motivated, nurturing person to work Wednesday through Friday. Start date: September. Requirements: current infant/ child CPR, 3 excellent references. Contact Mary at lattelasse@aol.com SEEKING PART-TIME Child care about 10 days/ month, 8:30- 4:00pm for my 9 month old son. Bryant/ Hawthorne Hills area. $10/ hour. Experience and references required. Call (206)729-2503. WE ARE LOOKING for child care Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 am to 11 am and on Saturdays, alternating day and evening hours. Must have previous child care experience and excellent references. Pay is $13/ hour. deemckinley@comcast.net WE ARE LOOKING for part-time childcare for our sweet 5 month old boy. Wallingford, near campus, 3- 4 afternoons/ week, occasional evenings (flexible days/ times depending on your schedule!), starting soon for fall quarter and beyond. Looking for someone responsible, self- motivated, loves babies! Experience with infants, excellent references a must. $10- 12/ hour DOE. maryandmau@gmail.com

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HOUSING RENTALS Rooms 810 4 BEDROOM FOR males, $525 per room. Most utilities included. Garage, $125 per month. Parking $70 per month. 2 blocks from campus. (206)794-4779 universityrandy@comcast.net 450 SQUARE FOOT basement room. Furnished with cable TV plus internet. $650 includes all utilities. 1.7 miles to UW off Burke Gilman Trail. (206)527-2461. CLEAN ROOM IN CLEAN HOUSE, CLOSE TO UW. FIRST, LAST, AND $150 DEPOSIT. PANKAJ- (206)525-5056 lala_gandhi@yahoo.com

· Hourly rate/ DOE Parker2551@msn.com OCCASIONAL BABY SITTER needed for our 1.5 year old daughter. Near UW. Do not need car. Must have references, resume. We also need a SHORT TERM NANNY in early September, 20- 30 hours/ week (flexible daytime hours). Contact Monika, mjdanos@juno.com PART TIME NANNY in Ravenna for our funny 3 year old twins. Seeking before and after school care Mondays and Wednesdays (7- 9 am and/ or 3- 5 pm). More hours available doing errands on either of those days if desired. Experience with multiple children preferred. Call (206)985-4528 or email twofrogs@w-link.net PART- TIME TUTOR and babysitter needed for 7 year old son. No experience necessary. Bellevue. Flexible hours. Monday to Friday after 2:30pm. (206)601-9531.

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GREENLAKE HOUSE ROOM for rent. $525 plus utilities/ month. washer and dryer, free wireless internet. (206)524-5510. PRE- LEASING FOR fall at Campus Heights and Patricia Place. For more information please call (206)355-1768 or e-mail lease@uwhousing.net

STUDIO EXTRA LARGE. Own bathroom, microwave, and refrigerator in unit. Shared kitchen. All utilities included. Sandpoint/ Lake City area. $540. (206)522-6495.

Room and Board 820 FEMALE RESIDENT ADVISOR needed for Fall Quarter. House across the street from campus, room and board covered, fun environment. Perfect for Grad Students! Nonsmoker preferred. Contact Laura at (206)351-0447.

Furnished Apartments 835 FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM apartment. All amenities included in rent. Conveniently located. Asking $800. Two can share. Shoreline vicinity. Call (206)542-8989 FURNISHED STUDIO ON NE 53rd, behind U-Village. $475/ month includes utilities. No smoking, no pets. Parking, yard, storage. (206)526-2634.

Unfurnished Houses 840 7 BEDROOM, 3 bath. 2 blocks to UW. 5019 17th Ave. NE. Available fall. $3,495 (206) 612-2091 Parking, washer/ dryer. 8 BEDROOM, 4 bath, 2 living, all appliances. Available mid- September 4501 37th Ave NE. $3500. (206)522-6495. RAVENNA NEWLY REMODELED CHARMING CRAFTSMAN, 5 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, HARDWOOD FLOOR, LIVING AND DINING ROOM. $2500, FIRST, LAST AND $1000 DEPOSIT. PANKAJ (206)525-5056 lala_gandhi@yahoo.com U DISTRICT WALK to school. 6 bedroom, 3 bath, laundry, off- street parking. No smoking, no pets 1 year lease start 9/15/07. $3300. Call Catherine at (425)442-4553. WEDGWOOD TWO BEDROOM house. Applicances, washer/ dryer, fire place, fenced back yard. Near bus line to UW and Downtown. No pets. No smoking. $1150/ month. 7722 32nd AVE NE. Contact (206)367-9068.

Unfurnished Apartments 845 1 BEDROOM PLUS DEN. Wedgwood; small, quiet building. Close to shops/ bus line. No smoking/ pets. Street parking. $835/ month. Available August 1st. Barbara (206)365-7293. 1075 square foot condominium for rent starting September 2007. This top floor unit features 17 foot vaulted ceilings in the common room, sky lights, window seat, wet bar, electric range, dishwasher and garbage disposal. 1.75 baths, large closet in the master bedroom and ample storage through out the unit. Private deck overlooks groomed courtyard. Close to everything, walks to restaurants, the new Northgate library, shopping and nearby parks. Full size stackable washer and dryer in unit. Covered off street parking. Rent is $1350/ month and includes water/ sewer/ garbage, off street covered parking and yard maintenance. One year lease preferred, first last, damage and $50.00 non-refundable reference check fee. Small pets negotiable with refundable pet deposit. 10545 Meridian Avenue North Seattle, WA 98133 For further information call (206)498-3615 5 BEDROOMS, 2 bath apartment. Washer and dryer. New plumbing, new electrical. Available September 1st. $2100/ per month plus utilities. 5007[B] Brooklyn Ave NE. Call (206)523-4257 or (206)261-1570. BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED STUDIO. Southeast corner apartment, top floor. Hardwood floors, walk in closet, washer/ dryer. Lots of windows, quick walk to campus. Pleasant kitchen with abundant storage, full tiled bath with shower and a deep tub. Old world charm. $700. (206)282-4027. MAPLE LEAF 2 bedroom, kitchen, dishwasher, washer/ dryer, utilities, cable, and WiFi included. On busline, close to shopping, UW, no smokers/ pets. $1100 and deposit. Available 7/07. Call Gary at (206)322-3689. NICE 2 BEDROOM with yard, $935. Washer/ dryer, dishwasher. Busline to UW. Close to Green Lake, Northgate. 1/2 block from Oaktree. 10337 Midvale Avenue (206)526-9966, (206)779-6157 STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR PRE- LEASE starting from $615/ month including most utilities at Acacia Court! Each studio has its own private bathroom and comes with a mini- fridge and a microwave. Apartments share a central common kitchen per floor. Secured parking available for $75/ month. Walk to UW campus, shopping, restaurants and more. Call (206)632-4884 for appointment or visit our website www.acacia-court.com for more information. STUDIO EXTRA LARGE. Own bathroom, microwave, and refrigerator in unit. Shared kitchen. All utilities included. Sandpoint/ Lake City area. $540. (206)522-6495. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE/ BRYANT. Cool, smaller 1 bedroom unit in fun, old building. Sky lights, separate back porch, laundry, parking, bus line, walk to university. $675/ month. Available 09/15/07 or sooner. (206)527-8133.

Parking 850 WALK TO UW. Many different locations between 45th- 50th and 15th- 21st. Available September. Garage and uncovered. $65- $99/ month. Information at www.uwrents.com.

Roommates Wanted 880 1100 SQUARE FEET furnished upstairs with 3 bedrooms in nice house. 2 bedrooms still available. Shared dining, kitchen, living room, bathroom, deck, laundry room. 3 miles to UW, located in Northgate. $375- 500 per month plus utilities. Available September. paulwric@u.washington.edu CLOSE TO UW. Seeking responsible, busy, female roomate, off- street parking, non- smoking, non- drugs, cat friendly, (206)547-7046 FEMALE TO SHARE 3 bedroom, 2 blocks from campus, $500/ month plus 1/3 utilities. (206)794-4779 universityrandy@comcast.net

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REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale 920 254 NE 42ND St.- 1916 Wallingford Craftsman. Updated 4 bedroom, 1.75 bath home with wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors on main floor and remodeled kitchen. Deck off the second floor, backyard perfect for entertaining and off- street parking. Stroll to restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, cinema, Wallingford Center or Greenlake. Quick, easy commute downtown, Eastside, I-5 or UW. Please contact: Ariel Sanderson Direct (206)915-4029 Windermere R.E. Wall St. Inc. 2420 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121 CONVENIENT SHORELINE LOCATION, 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath condominium, 956 square feet; 18100 15th Ave NE; $215,000. Call Maggie, (206)617-1514 GREAT 2 BEDROOM townhome condominium, 1042 square feet; 19232 15th Ave NE/ Shoreline; $220,000. Call Nancie, WindermereRE/ GH-LLC (425)772-0773 or jwood@windermere.com. THIS LOVELY 4 bedroom NW contemporary, a light- filled treehouse, is sited among beautiful trees and boasts fabulous lake and mountain views from the East facing spaces (including the entertainment sized deck) and forest/ territorial views from every other space! Features a Kiva- Style fireplace, spacious main floor family room and much more...! Included is the adjoining vacant lot and membership in VRS&T Club available! This property is secluded yet close to the Burke Gillman Trail, amenities, UW and Children’s Hospital. Asking price: $993,000 Property address: 5601 N.E. 77th Seattle Please contact listing agent for a private showing: High Heermans Windermere Real Estate (206) 522-9600

Property for Sale 930 2 BEDROOM 2 bathroom condominium. Large spacious unit. $390,000. Private deck, newer building, security, style. Central to Wallingford, Fremont, and Downtown. Tara Silicio (206)799-8853 Windermere Real Estate ALTERNATIVE TO RENT. 6 bed/ 2 bath on Market Street in Ballard. Main home 4 bed/ 1 bath with a full ADU 2 bed/ 1 bath apartment. Plenty of room for students. Bus stop out the front door, off street parking. After graduation sell and gain the appreciation in your pocket. For information call Cathy Staup, Home Realty, (206)276-1070 or cathy@herbanpeople.com.

FAUNTLEROY TOWNHOMES STARTING at $379,950.00. Absolutely stunning level of finish and form. Thoughtful design elements throughout these 3 level, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath homes. Each with intimate, private patios. Separate garages. Tiled entry, slab counters, handcrafted wood fireplace surrounds. You are surrounded with luxurious, custom details that deserve your investement. No Home Owners Dues! New listing! For more information, please contact Hannah Capinpin at (425)770-0837 or via e-mail hannahcb04@yahoo.com


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Contents Residence halls...................................3

History lessons...............................20-21

Commuting / Bikes..............................4

Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs)....27

Greek life..............................................5

Common book.................................28

Husky Union Building (HUB)..............6

Campus libraries...............................29

Mary Gates Hall.................................7

Studying abroad...............................31

Schmitz .................................................7

Best campus study spots................32

Administors.......................................9

Study tips............................................33

Henry Art Gallery / Burke Museum..10

Top freshman classes.......................36

Hall Health........................................12

Registered Student Organizations 39

Intramural Activities Center...........13

Student government (ASUW).......41

Campus coffee................................14

Sports......................................42

Late night cravings...........................15

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The freshman 15.................................44

Campus dining.................................18

A taste of campus...................46-47

Reporters Tina Abrams Wayne Gerard Maks Goldenshteyn Jasmine Ines Amy Korst Jen Ludington Amy McCaslin Shayla Miles

Sheena Nguyen Shannon O’Hara Samantha Pak Meghan Peters Siv Prince Arla Shephard Vicky Yan

Photographers Jesse Barracoso Whitney Little Jen Ludington

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Living large: your community AMY KORST WELCOME EDITION The idea of living in a dorm room can be daunting because it is so different from the private (and much larger) bedrooms most freshmen are used to. New students often find a lot to worry about, such as whether or not they will get along with their

new roommates, but when it comes right down to it, most people find the transition to dorm life relatively smooth. Living in the residence halls for the first time can bring its share of trials — like cramped quarters and the occasional cold shower — as well as its share of benefits, such as no parents or curfew and

the opportunity to make lifelong friends. But whatever the pros and cons of residence hall life, the UW offers an array of options for its students. The residence halls at the University are divided according to two geographical areas: North Campus and South Campus. The South Campus dorms are Mercer,

McMahon Hall

Haggett Hall

Hansee Hall

McMahon Hall is home to one of the campus’s most popular dining options, a series of restaurants under one roof called 8 at McMahon. McMahon’s unique characteristic, however, is not its food court but rather the way the dorm rooms are arranged. In a building consisting of two towers, groups of single and double rooms form “clusters” around a community bathroom and common room. Each common room has a mini refrigerator and a microwave for residents’ use. One well-loved feature of McMahon is the balcony each cluster shares, often with great views of campus, the Seattle skyline or the waterfront. Living in McMahon is akin to living in an apartment, and residents especially like sharing bathrooms with only half a dozen other students. In addition to many dining choices, McMahon contains a fitness facility and an outdoor patio that can be used for eating or studying when the weather allows.

Haggett Hall residents live in single or double rooms with five walls instead of the usual four, giving them a little extra decorating space. Haggett, which is located just north of McMahon, also has an outdoor patio for eating or studying and a recreational facility, as well as the typical amenities found in other residence halls: a TV room and a large lounge. Students living in Haggett Hall enjoy being within close proximity to 8 at McMahon and the HUB.

Hansee Hall is the only residence hall with almost all single rooms. It is a 24-hour quiet hall for students who are 20 years old or older and have previously lived in residence halls. Small kitchenettes are found on each floor in each wing, as are bathtubs. The building, which consists of four wings called “houses,” is easily the most architecturally appealing dorm facility on campus with its Tudor architecture. Each year, Hansee Hall hosts two major campus events: the campus haunted house and the hall ball, a semiformal dance party.

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Terry and Lander halls. On the north end of campus, the dorm options are Haggett, Hansee, McCarty and McMahon halls. The South Campus dorms are closer to shopping on the Ave., while North Campus residents enjoy being within walking distance of the University Village shopping center. All halls are co-ed and smoke-free,

and the vast majority of students will live in a double or triple dorm room. UW dorms are managed by the entity known as Housing and Food Services, or HFS. While all of the University residence halls offer a similar array of amenities, each hall does have some unique characteristics. Here’s a rundown:

Like McMahon and Terry-Lander, McCarty Hall residents can enjoy the convenience of living right above a dining option: in this case, a convenience store and Internet cafe called Ian’s Domain. McCarty also hosts some of the campus’s special interest houses, designed as areas for groups of people with common interests to live together. McCarty residents also enjoy the ample space they have in their rooms, which in some cases exceeds that found in other dorms.

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South campus Mercer Hall

Terry and Lander halls Terry and Lander are the UW’s twin dormitories. While they are two separate buildings with distinct floor plans, they are connected to each other by indoor walkways. A large percentage of the freshman class usually resides in the double or triple rooms of these halls. Taken together, the halls feature a large-screen TV room, a fitness center, a cafeteria-style restaurant called Eleven 01, a convenience store, lounges, a computer lab and a games area.

Just south of Terry and Lander sits Mercer Hall, a dorm consisting of single, double and triple rooms. Residents of Mercer enjoy being close to the Burke Gilman Trail, the Health Sciences buildings and the Ave. In addition, Mercer is situated next to volleyball courts and a playfield. While Mercer Hall does not house any restaurants, residents are close enough to Terry and Lander halls to eat at Eleven 01. Mercer residents are also lucky enough to have a fantastic view of Lake Washington. On the other hand, however, all South Campus residents must be aware of the distance between their dorm and main campus, especially at night. Students can alleviate this concern by always walking with friends after dark.

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TINA ABRAMS WELCOME EDITION Tired of reading about dorms, cafeteria food and shared bathrooms? UW freshmen are not required to live on campus, unlike at many universities. Is communal living just not the thing for you? You don’t know about your other options? Then be sure to get the commuter lowdown before lugging all your personal belongings onto campus. In-city commute: Commuting does not have to mean living in a different zip code. Perhaps you found an awesome room to lease on Capitol Hill, or maybe you and a high school friend are sharing a nice little apartment in Green Lake. Either neighborhood is too far from the University to walk; however, there are many commuting options available. If your living arrangement offers inexpensive parking options, like the side yard at your parents’ house in Montlake, then driving to school can be quick and affordable compared to living on campus. Lot E1, located north of Husky Stadium off of Montlake Boulevard Northeast, can be used daily for a $5 fee or a charge of $2.78 when using a Husky Card account. Quarter passes, which give closer parking options, cost a bit more (about $250 per quarter). Commute with a friend (two or three occupants per vehicle) and pay just 70 cents per day with a Husky Card. However, driving is by far the most expensive commuter choice. With a U-PASS, the entire Metro Transit system is essentially free for unlimited use with the $44 fee includ in your tuition/

fees. Many of Seattle’s neighborhoods have direct routes to the U-District. Check out the King County Metro Web site http://transit.metrokc.gov to find the closest route from your place to campus. If there isn’t a direct route, catching a bus to downtown and taking a 71, 72 or 73 express bus will get you to campus in about 25 minutes. Even cheaper and surprisingly faster at times is riding a bike to campus. Depending on where you live and how difficult the route is, riding a bike can be the best option because you can ride right onto campus and lock up the bike outside your classroom. If one way on your route is completely uphill, catch the bus in that direction (put your bike on the front bike rack on the bus for free) and ride the other direction downhill, getting the best of both worlds. Surrounding area commuting: If your commute happens to be more of a grueling journey every morning, have no fear. With so many people commuting into Seattle every day, the city has developed a multitude of ways to get to where you need to go. The most popular way in for commuters is by bus. Sound Transit offers many express routes that make daily runs into Seattle in the morning and return during the early evening. Everett, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah, Federal Way, Lakewood, Tacoma and Gig Harbor all have direct routes to and from downtown. From downtown, hop on an express route to the U-District, usually just one block away from the Sound Transit bus stop near the Medical Center. There is also a direct

Sound Transit route to Tacoma that leaves from the U-District, eliminating about 20 minutes of travel time if you live in the south Puget Sound region. Less traveled and much more predictable are the Sounder trains. For those living in Everett, Edmonds, Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Sumner, Puyallup or Tacoma, the Sounder commuter trains are the best bet. They are cleaner and less crowded than the Metro, and they always arrive on time. Up to three times more expensive than the bus, the Sounder is also a good way to get the most out of your U-PASS, which covers 100 percent of the Sounder’s fees. But what if you live across the water? Bainbridge kids are already savvy to the daily ferry rides to Seattle. Silverdale and Poulsbo commuters are only a short bus ride away from the terminal. Just a mere 30 minutes away from downtown, the ferry offers a quick and enjoyable commute with a fantastic view. Bremerton and Port Orchard commuters may have to wait a little longer on the one-hour ferry ride from Bremerton to Seattle, but the relaxed travel leaves time for studying or napping to get you ready for the day. The only downside to the ferry is the cost. However, daily commuters will benefit from monthly passes. Bikes can also be taken on the boat for a minimal extra fee, but bike riders also get to load and unload first, so the extra cost is definitely worth it. If these public transportation options don’t fulfill your needs, then check out the U-PASS Web site (http:// washington.edu/commuterservices) for all the other commuter options available to students, including information on how to set up carpools and vanpools.

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F Fixing it A Gregg s Although both Recycled Cycles and Gregg’s off ffer e tune-ups and repairs, the UW’s own ASUW Bik ke Shop, located in the HUB, is a convenient Bike aand nd d cheap option for students. Open 10 a.m.-5 p p. m. during the school year, the shop is run m p.m. b sstudent-mechanics and offers discounts to by stu tudents, d t faculty f lt and d staff t ff. A series i off two-hour t h students, clas sses on bike parts and maintenance is held classes thr ro oughout the quarter for $10 with a U-PASS. throughout

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routes, Seattle has become one of the top cities in the country for biking. Generally, the safest and most convenient way to reach campus is by the Burke-Gilman Trail. Running from Golden Gardens Park to Kenmore, the route’s stops include Gasworks Park, Matthews Beach Park and the UW. Although not all U-District roads have bike lanes, riding on streets in the area is safe as long as you pay attention. And if you’re facing a long commute, King County Metro buses have bike racks when you need a break from pedaling. For more information on routes and biking in the city, visit http://seattle.gov/transportation/ bikeprogram.htm. Safety In Seattle, wearing a helmet is the law, and failure to do so could cost you a $30 fine and your health. But covering your head will not prevent you from getting hit by a car. Being wary of vehicles and knowing how to avoid a collision is imperative to biking in the city. Purchasing headlights and blinking red taillights can help you be seen on the road at night, while riding to the left and using hand signals can make drivers more aware of your presence. For more information on bicycle safety, visit http://bicyclesafe.com.

F more information on ASUW Bike Shop For pri ices c and class schedules, http://visitdepts. prices was shington.edu/asuwbike. washington.edu/asuwbike.

Preventing theft The University of Washington Police Depar Department (UWPD) reports that an increase in onon-campus bike theft is usually seen with warme weather. Officers recommend students warmer use a u-lock rather than a cable lock when securin their bikes to a bike rack. Attaching securing you lo your lock around the body and through the front wheel of the bike can also prevent theft of bike wheel parrts. Discounted Kryptonite u-locks are sold parts. at tthe Wellness Resource Center on the second oo or of o Hall Health. If your bike is stolen, having floor rregi it registered with the UWPD can help officers retu urn it to you. return

W Where to ride W 22 miles of street bike lanes, 28 miles of With sha ared r use paths and 90 miles of recognized bike shared

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SIV PRINCE WELCOME EDITION Like many colleges in the United States, the UW has a Greek community, which here is made up of about 60 fraternities and sororities that add another facet to the college community. Nestled among the towering trees of North Campus, the houses of the Greek community span about a six-block radius and have a membership numbering just less than 4,000. Maggie Ryan, the vice-president of recruitment for the Panhellenic Association, the governing body for 16 of the UW’s sororities, says there’s a lot to gain by being a part of the Greek community. “The best part of being Greek is you get what you put into it,” Ryan said. “Certain opportunities come so much easier. Sororities are self-governing, so you have an opportunity for leadership. You also have many opportunities for service, through philanthropy. Also, I would never have met as many people if I weren’t Greek.” Grant Saarela, who holds the same position at the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the male counterpart of Panhellenic, said that going Greek can make the transition into university life a lot smoother. “College can be overwhelming

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for new students,” Saarela said. “UW has 40,000-plus students, to the Greek system’s 3,000-plus. So there’s a sense of community. With the Big Bro and Big Sis thing, you have someone to show you the ropes. It’s more nurturing. Also, in your house, you’ll get people who have similar majors, so it’s like getting free guidance counselors.” Zack Meissner, president of the IFC and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, agreed that becoming part of a fraternity may make college feel more welcoming. “There’s a speedier acclamation into the university environment,” Meissner said. “When you move into the residence halls or an apartment, you’re left to fend for yourself. In the Greek system, you have people who let you know how to register for classes, how to get around campus, even the social nuances of dealing with certain professors. You also have academic support and motivation. I guess you could call it babying; I call it friends looking out for friends.” According to the IFC Web site, GPAs are consistently higher among fraternity and sorority members than the overall averages of unaffiliated men and women. Meissner attributed that to the way houses track the GPAs of their members. “When you get bad grades, you’ve got fifty or so guys bearing down on you, because you’re bringing the house average down,” he said. Many houses also have mandatory library hours that members must devote to studying. Of course, there is a definite social aspect to Greek life. “If you’re looking for a social life, there’s always something to do,” Ryan said. “But it’s always optional; no one’s going to force you to go out.” In addition to the various house parties and events that are hosted throughout the year, UW Greeks participate in several major annual

events. Greek Week, which occurs in late spring, revolves around myriad events devoted to philanthropy, community service and competition. Last year’s Greek Week kicked off with a Day of Service, in which fraternity and sorority members cleaned up litter in the surrounding neighborhood. Events throughout the week included canned food, clothing and blood drives and Relay for Life. Also on the agenda was the Alpha Sigma Phi dodgeball tournament, Delta Chi’s Pool Hoops tournament and an all-Greek barbeque. “It’s important to give back to the immediately surrounding community,” Meissner said, pointing out that the surrounding neighborhood does have to be tolerant of a certain level of nighttime noise and activity. Ryan attested that the social side of Greek life isn’t just about parties, however. “A big part of the self-governing thing is that you have the unique experience of living and working with people in the same environment. It gives you great skills in dealing with people,” he said. Saarela, a member of Pi Kappa Phi, pointed out another benefit to the social aspect of Greek life. “There’s the opportunity for networking. I have a job with the Sonics right now that I got through my Greek connections,” he said. Some houses provide members with mentorship from alumni with similar career interests. Ryan was able to attend a workshop on translating her Greek experience into a good resume. Meissner also said that networking is a big part of being Greek. “Even my dentist is a Sig Ep; that’s how I found him,” he said. For new students interested in becoming a part of the Greek community, there are several channels through which to do so. Fraternities and sororities have very different ways of recruiting. Sororities have a formal recruiting week in mid-September for prospective new members. Fraternities are more informal and essentially recruit year-round. The first step for any interested student is to go to the IFC or Panhellenic Web site and sign up to be contacted with more information. Saarela encouraged all students to at least consider joining. “When I was coming through, I saw the Greek stereotypes from the outside, so I was anti-Greek, but then I saw a lot of the opportunities,” Saarela said. “Come at it with an open mind. There’s a house for everybody.”

FILE PHOTOS | THE DAILY (top) Sarah Pierce is crowned Miss Greek during the annual pageant, where members from various sororities compete for the title. (right) Ben Garrett dunks on teammate Maxwell Jackson Helman while they warm up for a shooting contest after their Phi Kappa Sigma team won the men’s bracket of Phi Kappa Theta and Zeta Tau Alpha’s “Hoops for Hope” charity basketball tournament. (bottom) Sigma Phi Epsilon president Neil Doherty, left, and his girlfriend, Alpha Phi sorority member Tiffany Dillon, play foosball at the Sigma Phi Upsilon House.

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Like its name implies, the UW’s Husky Union Building (HUB) is a literal hub for student relaxation and extracurricular activities. If you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind, the HUB has it all, from a bowling alley to a food court and everything in between. Here is your essential guide to one of the most popular buildings on campus.

Grond floor:

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The nether-regions of the HUB are not normally traversed by the average student. Here you will find the offices of many Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), as

well as the RSO resource center, a multipurpose room containing meeting tables and office equipment for RSO use. The RSO offices down here are mainly for

religious, environmental or sports organizations. The sub-basement area also contains the headquarters of the UW’s student radio station, Rainydawg.

This is the place to be to unwind with friends after a long week at school. The HUB basement contains the UW’s bowling alley and games area. The bowling alley features special programs designed to save

students money, such as “pay a penny a pin” and “family fun Fridays.” The games area is packed with fun things to do, like billiards, arcade games, air hockey, darts, table tennis and more. There are many other activities to

be found down here, and talented students are on hand to teach you the fine art of playing pool. To learn more, wander down to the HUB basement or check out http://depts. washington.edu/sauf/hub/games.

If you are on an HFS meal plan, this will likely be your lunch stop. Here students will find a fullservice food court with a wide range of dining options. Salads, pasta, Mexican food, burgers, pan-Asian cuisine and a convenience store are all options along with a coffee shop and Subway. Tons of seating is available for students to peoplewatch while enjoying their meals. Also on the ground floor of the

HUB are several ATMs, including one fee-free machine. Students looking for a quick haircut can head to Scissor’s Edge, the HUB’s very own barber shop. The offices of Student Legal Services and ASUW Student Housing Affairs can be found here, too. Remember that Student Housing Affairs is different from the UW’s Housing and Food Services, which runs campus dorms and eateries and

is located in 305 Schmitz Hall. Students can also buy stamps or meter packages near the TV lounge area, or they can find someone to carpool with on the ride board. The headquarters of the ASUW’s Experimental College is located down here, too. This is where students go to sign up for reasonably priced extracurricular classes in interest areas like the culinary arts and dance.

This is where you go to take care of logistical business on campus. The first floor of the HUB contains a University Book Store branch (you can’t buy textbooks here, but you can sell them back during designated times), the ASUW

student government office, the information desk, the HUB ticket office and auditorium, a newsstand and a bike shop. Go to either the bookstore or the newsstand to buy last-minute Scantron sheets for midterms or

finals. The ticket office sells tickets for many UW events and serves as the University’s cashier’s office. The bike shop is your place to buy bike parts, have your bike fixed or take classes in bike ownership.

The second floor of the HUB is office central. Here you will find more RSO offices and the HUB East and West Ballrooms. The RSOs found on the second

floor are focused on enhancing the University experience for students through ethnic clubs. You will also find the main HUB administration office and

the Student Activities Office (SAO), which assists the RSOs in accomplishing their goals and providing students with meaningful activities.

The third floor is home to more RSO offices, including campus political organizations, the governing bodies of the Greek

community, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the GBLTC (Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Transgender Commission)

and CORE (Committee Organizing Rape Education). Learn more about what the HUB has to offer at depts. washington.edu/sauf/hub.

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candy, stickers and water bottles. Other groups work to get you to sign their petitions, join their e-mail lists or sign on to their Facebook groups. Still others conduct performances such as dances to promote their clubs. Stopping at a student group’s information table is an easy way to get involved in a cause you believe in at the UW, whether that cause is animal rights, your religious affiliation or a student political group.

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A tour of the HUB wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the hustle and bustle of activities that take place on the HUB lawn each day of the school week. Starting at about 11 a.m., a smattering of the UW’s many student groups set up information tables on and around the grassy field in front of the building. Student groups will do practically anything to lure you into their booths, so you can often find giveaways like pizza,

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Mary Gates and Schmitz halls Building your education

SHANNON O’HARA WELCOME EDITION While college is definitely a time to enjoy yourself, it can also be quite stressful. This is even more apparent in your first couple of months on campus as you attempt to figure out where everything is and where you need to go for different aspects of your college career. Two important buildings that will be extremely helpful as you navigate through the UW are Mary Gates Hall and Schmitz Hall. Mary Gates Hall is focused on undergraduate programs and career services, and Schmitz Hall is predominately concerned with the financial aspects of college. Mary Gates Located right on campus near the HUB, this building can be helpful as you try to figure out what you want to do with your life. The first floor holds the Center for Career

Services. You can go there for anything from getting help with writing your resume to mock interviews to information about post-college jobs in the Seattle area. This building is also home to the undergraduate advising office, otherwise known as the Gateway Center. This is the place to go if you need help figuring out what classes to take or what the general education requirements are. After declaring your major, you will work with department-specific advisers. Prior to that time, though, these advisers can be useful to help guide you in your intended career path. There is also a scholarship office where you can research a variety of scholarships available. College is expensive, but scholarships are a great way to help take the financial edge off, so take advantage of this resource. As classes get started, the Mary Gates Commons becomes home to the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) during the evenings. Certain classes set up workshops where students can work with TAs and tutors for extra help on their assignments. This can include general homework help or even just talking about the subject matter. Another part of Mary Gates Hall worth noting is the computer lab located on the main floor. It is a large room with lots of computers that students can use. There is a cafe as well, which can be great to help keep your energy up as you muddle through textbooks. And, of course, there are classrooms scattered throughout several floors. See SCHMITZ on page 8

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Schmitz Hall This hall is the place to go with nearly any financial concerns you may have, whether it be tuition, housing or financial aid. On the first floor is information about financial aid options such as FAFSA and loans. You will want to go here with concerns about how to pay for college. There are people there who will help answer any financial questions that may come up. The second floor houses the registrar’s office. Your school records are held here, and this is where you will go once you have decided on your major and declared your academic path. If you have a question about classes or scheduling concerns, this would be the place to go. Housing and Food Services is on the third floor. Here you can fix your meal plans or make your dorm payments. Pretty much anything to do with on-campus housing or dining services can be found here. Also on the third floor is the Office of Minority Affairs. This program provides

assistance to minority students, helping them adjust to campus life and all it has to offer. The fourth floor has a resource to help all students adjust — the UW Counseling Center. Students can schedule an appointment to talk to a counselor. Your concerns can be as simple as a little stress to something more serious. The counselors are friendly and have great listening skills. Sometimes the best thing to help take away the stress is just having someone to talk to, and this center provides that service. One more important thing to know about Schmitz Hall is that this is where you will go to obtain your Husky Card or get a replacement. It can be easy to misplace your card or have a terrible picture taken, and if you are willing to pay the small fee to get a new one, you will definitely need to know where to go. Now that you know about these two useful buildings, you will find life much easier as you transition into UW life. There are even more features about these buildings to check out that can be useful, so don’t be afraid to explore a bit.

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Mark A. Emmert - UW President Before becoming its 13th president, Mark A. Emmert attended the UW, graduating in 1975 with a degree in political science. Prior to his position at the UW, the Fife native was chancellor at the University of Connecticut and then Louisiana State University. He also held administrative and academic positions at the University of Colorado and Montana State University.

As president, Emmert oversees everything concerning the UW. According to the president’s Web site, “The role of the administration is to shape the University in such a way that it supports the work of the faculty and staff.” It is his job to lead the UW in shaping and communicating a common vision and rallying both internal and external support for it. His Web site also states that since becoming

president, one of the most notable milestones that the UW has achieved is the creation and launch of the Husky Promise scholarship program. This is a guarantee to “Washington’s deserving lowincome students that they will not have to pay for tuition and fees at the UW.” According his Web site’s welcome page, Emmert said that although a lot has changed since he

graduated more than 30 years ago in the form of what and how things are taught, there are some things that remain the same. “[The UW is] a place of educational ferment, as we seek to make the most of a diverse student body, new ideas about learning and teaching, and new educational technologies,” Emmert said. “I hope you will take away a sense of the scope and excitement.”

Phyllis M. Wise - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aside from being the provost and vice president for academic affairs for the UW, Phyllis M. Wise is also a professor of physiology and biophysics, biology and obstetrics and gynecology. “I would love to have more contact with students,” Wise said. She is always trying to find a way to accomplish that. Wise said that most of her interaction with students is through the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW), lab students and those she mentors on a one-on-one basis. Every now and

then she is asked to speak in a class, and she is trying to figure out how to teach a graduate class this winter quarter. When Wise was nominated for the position, she looked into it and liked what she saw. “This is a great University, and it looked like a position that was challenging and stimulating,” she said, adding that she was not disappointed. Wise came to the UW in August 2005, and according to the provost’s Web site has worked to reorganize the Provost’s Office “to make it more

responsive and transparent to the current challenges in academia.” Wise said that the best part of her job is getting to see the whole University and how complicated it is, how everything — colleges and schools, faculty and students — interacts with each other. She and her team used her first year to focus their attention on the UW’s vision, organization and student experience. However, there is one downside to this. “I get frustrated that I can’t do more,” Wise said. As the school’s chief academic and

budget officer, it is Wise’s job to provide leadership not only in educational and curriculum development for the UW, but also in devising and distributing budget and space. As deputy to President Emmert, she assists and advises him, the deans and the faculty when it comes to a wide variety of academic issues. Wise said that one piece of advice she has for students is to “take advantage of all the incredible of opportunities here, such freshman interest groups (FIGs), traveling abroad, service learning and the interdisciplinary programs.”

Sheila Edwards Lange - Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange’s passion for education, students and diversity was what attracted her to the position of vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity. In her job as vice provost, she oversees the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA/D). Here, diversity issues cover class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, physical ability, race, nationality and ethnicity. Lange said that having contact with students will always be an absolute priority. She meets with the Student Advisory Board (SAB) for the OMA/D,

which includes student leaders of diversity-related organizations. She also participates in student-sponsored events and meets with ASUW and GPSS leadership as well as other student advisory councils. Because she shares a background similar to many of the students she works with, Lange said she is better able to understand them. “I know firsthand that intervention can make a tremendous difference in a student’s decision to pursue and succeed in higher education,” Lange said. Lange also said that students’

time at college is full of great change, new experiences, new perspectives and opportunities for the future. To ease this transition, she said that the OMA/D includes a broad range of programs and academic services for students to ensure that they are entering a university that not only values them and supports their academic success, but also does not require them to abandon their cultural identities or community connections. This, Lange said, is the best part of her job: being able to share that experience with students through

the programs and services the OMA/D offers. The only drawback is not having enough hours in the day to do all that she would like. The advice Lange has to give to students — both incoming as well as returning — is to make sure that diversity is a part of their education by making it a point to take diversity courses and engage with students of different backgrounds, because “… adding diversity to your learning can open up a world of discovery and new ideas and more fully prepare you for success in our multicultural world.”

Todd Turner - Director of Athletics To Todd Turner, the best part of his job is winning. The worst part is losing. This seems fitting for a man whose job title is director of athletics for the UW. However, there is more to his position than just victory and defeat on the field. As the athletics director, Turner manages the 23-sport intercollegiate athletics program at the UW — which serves more than 650 student athletes. Think managing that many students is a big deal? Try doing it with an annual

operating budget of $52 million. To top it all off, Turner said that all of these teams compete in the Pac-10 Conference and Bowl Championship division of the NCAA. Turner said the opportunity to be at the heart of an organization that creates meaningful and rewarding competitive, educational and life experiences for studentathletes was what attracted him to the job. However, Turner does not interact with students as much as he’d like to.

“My role doesn’t allow me to be as much of a practitioner as our coaches,” he said. Instead, it’s his job to enable those who do work with students — mainly coaches and key support staff — to mentor, nurture and teach them. This is achieved by providing students with the resources they need to be effective, Turner said. Turner also said that although daily media scrutiny is a fact of life that comes with being the athletics

director, it’s not something that he relishes. Before coming to the UW, Turner was the athletic director at both North Carolina State University and the University of Connecticut and worked in athletic administration at the University of Virginia. One piece of advice that he has to offer students is for them to take responsibility for their own success and to “… take the initiative to take advantage of all that the University has to offer.”


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MAKS GOLDENSHTEYN WELCOME EDITION The Burke Museum was established in 1885 by members of the Young Naturalists Society making it the oldest museum in Washington state. Even as the Burke moves into its 13th decade of existence, it still operates in line with its founding principles; to help educate the public on the intricate matters of the natural and cultural histories of the Northwest. The remodeled Burke features 3,800 square feet of space for its museum

displays and for the many traveling exhibits that call the Burke home for several months out of the year. Highlighted in recent years was the study of The Kennewick Man’s remains in Feb. of last year. The Burke played host to renowned scientists who were hoping to piece together the mystery of the Man himself. The Burke regularly displays Native American artifacts, dinosaur and animal fossils, geological findings and collections of Northwest plants. The museum is free for students with an Husky card.

Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. First Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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At the western stern edge g of the t Universityy on lays one of the most of Washington uildings on cam mpus. Known distinctive buildings campus. ful nighttime g to onlookers for its colorf colorful llery is one of displays, the Henry Art Gal Gallery m Seattle’s primee venues for modern art and photography. n of more than The Henry has a collection ts and paintings on display 20,000 objects year-round. Most date back to as early as the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, uses the well-known Monsen the Henry houses Collection of Photography, an ever-growing collection of new media and a costume collection. In addition to the permanent collection the gallery hosts exhibitions, which change

everyy few months. The photography exhibition Viewfi finderr will be on display until Dec. 30. Originally g y founded f in 1927 as Washington state’s staate’s very first publicly funded art muse eum, the Henry was later museum, renovated and eexpanded in 1997 to hold 40,000 square q feeet of space p and a new 154feet seat auditorium. Among the m most popular spots inside is the James Tur rrell Skyspace, which was Turrell unveiled in Julyy of 2003. Visitors can sit within the skys space, look up and view skyspace, the changing ssky through an opening b above. The Henry offers UW students free admission with UW student ID.


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JEN LUDINGTON WELCOME EDITION Contrary to popular belief, an apple a day may not keep the doctor away. If this is your case, or the cafeteria is just plain out of apples, the UW’s on-campus health center, Hall Health, is there for your needs. Located on North Campus, Hall Health provides a variety of services to UW students, faculty and the community. With primary and specialty care clinics, the center is able to treat individual needs accordingly. Beyond the clinics the center has services such as an immunization clinic, a pharmacy and a health promotion department. “We are a full-fledged outpatient medial center,” said Mark Shaw, Hall Health director of health promotion. Shaw suggested that students visit the clinic before they are even sick to get acquainted, registered and pick a provider. All a student must do is show up with a Husky Card and insurance information (if applicable). As part of the Student Activities Fee, students can get a number of free services, including unlimited visits with the consultation nurse, Shaw said. Unlike many student health centers, the staff at Hall Health are board-certified, Shaw said, and aren’t residents in training. In fact, many faculty choose to go to Hall Health over other care providers. “They understand that we’ve got the boardcertified [staff ], and it’s as good here as is it anywhere,” he said. Hall Health also has an after-hours hotline called UCALL, which is a listening line for students run by students. If a student doesn’t feel things are bad enough to seek help from a counselor but still would like someone to talk to, that’s where UCALL comes in, Shaw said. The services of UCALL are also expanding to the Internet this year with a sister program called UTYPE. Shaw said the hopes are that this e-mail counterpart will increase the use of the service and bring in “a different slice of the population.”

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More information (206) 685-1011 Web site: http://hallhealth.washington.edu

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Flag football leagues (M, co-recreational) Volleyball leagues (CR) Six foot and under basketball tournament (M, W) Three-on-three soccer tournament (M, W) Racquetball leagues (M, W) Swim meet (M, CR, W) Three-on-three basketball tournament (M, W) Softball leagues (M, CR, W) Soccer leagues (M, CR, W) Ultimate leagues (M, CR) Tennis singles tournament (M, W) Tennis doubles tournament (M, CR, W) Crew (M, CR, W)

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agent” is also an option for many of the sports if a team can’t be formed. The reward for championing any of the competitions is usually a coveted “intramural champions” T-shirt, as well as a photo hung on display in the glass cases right outside the locker rooms. In addition to club sports and competitions, the IMA also offers a variety of classes every quarter. These can range from tennis lessons to yoga instruction or general fitness, with personal training programs offered as well. If club and intramural sports seem like too much of a burden, there are activities like roller-skating and archery that students can attend on a drop-in basis every Friday night — no competition involved. Also, the IMA’s Indoor Climbing Center (just past the cardio room on the main floor), with its 42-foot rock wall, offers classes on climbing. Outside of organized sports, the IMA has five gyms with separate cardio and weight rooms available for use any time the building is open. A short distance away from the IMA is a golf range (at the north end of the E1 parking lot) with 43 tees and putting greens. The Waterfront Activities Center (right behind Husky Stadium) offers canoe and rowboat rentals at just $4 an hour to UW students from springtime through October. Registration for any of the classes, club sports or intramurals can be done through the intramural activities programs office just one flight of stairs up from the main entrance. Signing up is usually as simple as filling out a short registration form and paying the required fee (generally ranging from $5-20). To check out the latest schedules for classes, competitions, or other offerings, visit http://depts. washington.edu/ima.

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From a 5,882 squ square-foot indoor rockclimbing center to clu club sports ranging from rugby to water polo, the IMA (Intramural Activities Building) has something for anyone looking for competition, co instruction, or just a recreation recreational outlet. It’s also an ideal place to fend off the freshman 15. Located right next to the HecPavili Edmundson Pavilion and north of Husky Stadium in the southeast corner IM facility offers an of campus, the IMA indoor jogging trac track, a swimming pool, racquetball courts and a cafe, among many other amenities. Just outside, there’s a synthetic turf multi-sports field and 13 tennis courts. With Husky Cards that have been paid in full, students can use their IMA memberships for many of the facilities at no cost. However, some activities including the use of the rock wall and participating in club sports require a small additional fee. Available club sports are: seven forms of martial arts, archery, climbing, dance, equestrian, ski, hockey, kayak, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, squash, tennis, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. The IMA also hosts various competitions in a variety of sports without having to join a club sports team. They include divisions by skill and options for men’s, women’s and co-ed teams. Sports offered include intramural soccer, tennis, softball, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, swimming, racquetball, badminton and bowling. Each of these varies by quarter, and the IMA’s Web site should be checked for the most up-to-date information; for example, the intramural swim meet is held during fall quarter. Most require the formation of a team to compete, but signing up as a “free

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If there’s one thing that’s unavoidable in college, it’s late nights. Homework, friends, finals — all will make you soon discover, if you haven’t already, the benefits of caffeine. Thankfully, the U-District houses a variety of coffee shops. From newsstands for that quick, cheap cup o’ joe fix to cafes that are their own version of caffeinated heaven with a unique atmosphere, here are some U-District favorites:

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Cafe Solstice

4505 University Way N.E. 7 a.m.–midnight daily Free wifi

This cafe not only has coffee but also serves smoothies, breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Dilettante provides the various cakes and truffles. Inside is spacious and comfortable; outdoor seating is available as well. No cash? No problem. This place accepts Husky Cards.

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill cafe. In addition to fresh coffee as well as a wide variety of vegan goodies, it has video games and pinball for that much-deserved study break. It also offers live local music every Sunday at 2 p.m. If you’re looking for coffee and fun, Sureshot would be a good place to check out.

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4214 University Way N.E. Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Free wifi This cafe keeps people coming back. As employee Jimmy LaRue puts it, “We’ve got a lot of loyal customers. It’s a lot like ‘Cheers’ ... everyone knows your name.” In addition to providing free live music for all ages every Friday night, Cafe Allegro has open mic nights and art receptions. It also has outdoor seating on warmer days.

Starbucks 4147 University Way N.E. Mon.–Fri. 5:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 6:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Wifi through T-mobile

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Specializing in fair trade coffee and quality chai, this cafe aims to have a community feel. Local art work for sale is featured on the walls, and every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy its delicious coffee to the sounds of local bands. It also hosts coffee tasting events about every four weeks and makes its own chocolate, which baristas use for mochas and chocolate chai. “We have the best coffee around,” owner Mike Gregory said. But you’ll have to find that out for yourself.

This spacious and gorgeous cafe is an all-around great place to go, whether you’re trying to get some homework done or just want a place to hang out. It offers Lighthouse roast espresso, an excellent array of pastries as well as wraps and sandwiches. You can even enjoy those rare sunny days in its outdoor seating area.

Cafe Allegro

4201 University Way N.E. Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Free wifi with purchase

1309 N.E. 45th St. Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–midnight Sat.–Sun. 9 a.m.–midnight Free wifi

4116 University Way N.E. 6:30 a.m.–9 p.m. during the school year 7 a.m.–7 p.m. during the summer Free wifi

Sureshot

Cafe on the Ave

Trabant Coffee and Chai

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Late night cravings Wing Zone

5042 Roosevelt Way N.E. Mon.-Wed. until 1 a.m., Thurs.-Sat. until 2 a.m., Sun. until 12 midnight JASMINE INES WELCOME EDITION Whether you are a late-night snacker or not, college is definitely the place where the past-midnight munchies become the norm. Lucky for us, the U-District is home to many restaurants that cater specifically to those needs. Below is a list of seven spots to check out, in no particular order. Happy eating.

Jimmy John’s 4141 University Way N.E. Sun.-Wed. until 2 a.m. Thurs. until 3 a.m. Fri.-Sat. until 4 a.m.

Dick’s 111 N.E. 45th Street (in Wallingford) 10-2 a.m. every morning Dick’s is the staple late-night burger joint in the Seattle area. If you’re without a car, it’s a decent walk away, but worth the shoe leather if you can get someone to go with you. The prices are ridiculously low, and the menu is simple yet satisfying. Think burgers, shakes and fries. However, be prepared for long lines, no seating or eating area and non-customizable burgers (i.e. you can’t request burgers without mustard, pickles, etc.).

Wing Zone offers “bar and grill”-style food, and it delivers free with a minimum (and easily obtained) $10 purchase. It serves burgers, chicken strips, sandwiches and a plethora of sides. The highlight of Wing Zone is the 25 different flavors of wings you can order, which are all delicious. It isn’t open as late as the other restaurants and is a bit more expensive, but you’re sure to be satisfied with your order. The endless wing flavors and entrees will keep you coming back for more.

Ly’s Donuts, Coffee and Espresso 4336 Roosevelt Way N.E. Open 24 hours, seven days a week

This is the best place to go when you’re craving a pastry fix. A donut shop that’s open 24 hours, it serves everything from bear claws to muffins to classic maple bars. It also offers a student discount on orders of six donuts or more. Additionally, if you become a regular they’ll sometimes throw in a free donut with your dozen. The only negative is the crowd that occasionally hangs out there late at night. It’s not rare to have someone ask you for spare change or a cigarette after exiting the shop.

Pizza Ragazzi 5201 University Way N.E. Open until 4 a.m. every morning

If it’s a sandwich you’re seeking and other franchised sub shops have no appeal to you, this is the place to go. It has a wide-ranging menu, is environmentally conscious, and can deliver your food to you by bicycle. Delivery time is freakishly quick, so don’t plan any major activities after you order. Other than that, there isn’t much to complain about.

Ragazzi is arguably the best pizza place in the U-District. Open until 4 a.m. every morning, it has free pizza deliveries and some of the best pizza specials around. It also serve calzones, salads, wings and breadsticks. Its only downfalls are that some of the specialty pizzas are on the pricier side, and their location is farther up the Ave. than others if you decide to carry out your food.

Pita Pit

New China Express

4515 University Way N.E. Mon.-Wed. until 3 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. until 4 a.m Sun. until midnight

4232 University Way N.E. Open until 1:30 a.m. every morning If you are craving late-night Chinese food, this is your destination. It has an extensive menu, free delivery and huge portions. Just remember to order from the lunch, not the dinner selection, because you get soup and an appetizer with your order. It’s a good idea to order your food earlier rather than later here because they run out of certain items some nights. Also, if you choose to eat in, the wait for your food is longer than average.

Pita Pit is the ultimate late-night snack destination. Imagine a pita stuffed to its max with whatever, toppings and sauces you desire. It’s also one of the healthier late night options available around campus. If there’s heavy traffic inside, expect a decent wait time for your food to be ready. And don’t be afraid to abuse your option of toppings: No one likes a puny pita.

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Seattle has some amazing dining options, but we are lucky to be in the U-District, where in a five-block span, we have enough good restaurants to keep us happy for our entire college careers. The food options can be a little overwhelming, however, so here’s a few suggestions for some of the more popular places.

Thai Tom

American

4222 University Way N.E. Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

4142 University Way N.E. Sun.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–2 a.m. Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–3 a.m.

A great place for a quick slice of pizza. There’s not much room to sit and eat, but the pizza is cheap and delicious. It also is one of the few Ave. restaurants to accept Husky Cards.

If you love greasy fries and burgers, look no further. Burger Hut has excellent milkshakes as well — try the blackberry milkshake, a specialty. Burger Hut is a great place to go for those who find themselves hungry in the early hours of the evening, as it’s open until 2 a.m. or later every night.

A newcomer to the Ave., this place has a wide variety of food, from fish and chips and fish tacos to salads and chicken dishes. It also serves a mean cup of clam chowder. PIZZA BRAVA FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY

Middle Eastern / Indian

This Indian/Pakistani restaurant is bit on the pricey side, but the atmosphere is vivid with color. Excellent tandoori cuisine, a variety of lamb and chicken curries, as well as vegetarian options are served in generous portions.

If you find yourself wanting to venture off the Ave. a bit to find good food, you don’t need to go any further than Cedars. In addition to endless chai and an amazing selection of curry, it has some of the best naan you can find in Seattle, and if you’re lucky, sometimes you can catch them on a night where they give out free dessert.

Costas Restaurant 4559 University Way N.E. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. daily Costas not only offers an amazing selection of Greek and Mediterranean food, it also serves burgers and a wide array of breakfast foods, including Belgian waffles, scrambles and omelets. It’s a cozy place that’s good for groups, dates or just Sunday morning brunch.

Samir’s Mediterranean Grill 1316 N.E. 43rd St. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. daily If you love gyros and cheap, delicious food, look no further than Samir’s, for not only can you get a meal for around $5 (including a drink), but Samir himself is always there, preparing the food and catching up with his loyal customers.

4231 University Way N.E. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily

1121 N.E. 45th St. Mon.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Sun. 5:30–9 p.m.

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If you’re not vegetarian, this place might convince you to become one. Araya’s offers vegetarian Thai food at reasonable prices, as well as a good atmosphere and a friendly wait staff.

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Araya’s Vegetarian Place

Chipotle

Chipotle is almost always busy, and for good reason. Despite that fact that it’s a chain, the food is excellent, and so are the prices. Also, if you’re not feeling up to going out, you can always put together your own specific meal on the Web site (www.chipotle.com) and have it delivered. You’ll definitely want to give this place a try.

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Pita Pit offers a large selection of fast, cheap and filling pita sandwiches. Be adventurous and come up with your own combination, or ask one of the extremely friendly employees for recommendations. Also a great place to go late at night (or early in the morning), it’s open until 3 a.m. or later most evenings.

1319 N.E. 43rd St. Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 1–9 p.m.

If you like a large amount of food that’s fast and cheap, check this place out. Choose from five types of meat and a plethora of veggies, noodles, sauces and toppings to make yourself the perfect meal, then watch it be cooked right in front of you.

4209 University Way N.E. 11 a.m.–midnight daily

4515 University Way N.E. Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. Thurs.–Sat. 11 a.m.–4 a.m. Sun. 12 p.m.–midnight

Cedars

4523 University Way N.E. Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun. 12–9:30pm

Northwest Fish and Chips

Pita Pit

4214 University Way N.E. Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Costas Restaurant

Also known as “UT,” this is an extremely popular restaurant. Expect long lines if you go during peak hours, but it’s certainly worth it. It serves Japanese food (teriyaki, yakisoba, gyoza and the like) and also has a number of Korean dishes. It’s also a great place to go if you like leftovers — chances are you won’t be able to finish the mountain of food that they give you. Husky Card accepted.

Burger Hut

Shalimar

Thai Tom

4108 University Way N.E. Mon.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

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Thai Tom is always incredibly crowded, partly because the place is tiny but mostly because of its authentic quality of food. This is a place you should definitely check out.

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Ruzhen Mongolian Grill

University Teriyaki

4543 University Way N.E. Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun. 1–8 p.m.

Pizza Brava

Ruzhen Mongolian Grill

Cedars

Pita Pit

Araya’s Vegetarian Place

Samir’s Mediterranean Grill

Chipotle

Shalimar

Burger Hut

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On-campus cuisine

JEN LUDINGTON WELCOME EDITION UW food. Greasy, non-fat, salty, grilled vegan food. “What?” you say. “Such a food does not exist.” And you’re right, it probably doesn’t. What does exist at the UW, though, is a variety of culinary classics for your dining needs. Because, well, we’ve all got to eat right? You could probably survive on a strict diet of power bars, coffee and cigarettes, but hey — don’t tell your parents we said that, because you probably can’t. So yes, you must eat, and it would benefit you to find a diet that keeps you happy and healthy (or at least somewhat balanced) so you feel good about yourself. It’ll make those long, boring 50-minute chemistry classes and taxing 20-minute trips to the IMA a little more bearable. Now that you know the UW has all the food you’ll ever need, here’s a little more guidance to help you find what you’re craving.

Lunch munches Husky Den (HUB) Arriba — hearty, healthy Mexican meals At Home — comfort foods for the homesick Firecracker — Pan-Asian packaged for on-the-go consumption Pagliacci — classic college student pizza Pickles and Fries — burgers rivaling Dick’s drive-in Red Radish — hearty soups and make-your-own salads Subway — sandwich shop, made to your liking

By George

Main meals

This cafeteria has a hot lunch menu similar to high school, yet better and changing daily. It also has a selection of soups, salads and hand-made sandwiches. Something students can find only at By George or Dawg Bites in the IMA is Smoothie, a fresh-fruit smoothie shop.

Quick snacks For a snack, sugar fix or grab-and-go meal, there are convenience stores located on campus and in the residence halls. Perfect for a quick stop, all have coffee shops and a large selection of readyto-eat and ready-to-make foods. Etc. is located in the HUB, Ian’s Domain is in the basement of McCarty Hall and 2 Convenient is part of Eleven 01 in Terry-Lander Hall.

8 at McMahon Crushing the stereotype of “dorm food,” the restaurant is located in its namesake residence hall. Named also for its eight different restaurants, 8 at McMahon has something for everyone, from the great indulgers to the pickiest of eaters, including: • Abundo — vegetarian-friendly Mediterranean food • Boss Tucker — sandwiches made specially for customers • Broiler Zone — everything served hot and changing daily • Mosaic — international street fare • The Nook — cold breakfast food for all times of the day • Pagliacci — a variety of pizza for the lovers • Seconds — ready-made snacks for grab-and-go • Wild Greens — soups and salads for lighter eaters

Eleven 01 Newly remodeled during the 2004-05 school year, Eleven 01 (located in Terry-Lander Hall) is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. It hosts a selection of numberthemed restaurants that offer full meals, including: • The Triple “S” — sandwiches, hand-made salads and soups for a more comfortable meal • 4 Corners Kitchen — meals inspired from cuisine all around the world • 5 Spice Wok — a nightly show of Asian foods

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The history of the University of Washington is intrinsically tied to the history of the University District, so here’s a rundown of the major events to grace the area since 1850.

Native Americans share the land with bears, elk, deer, wolves and cougars

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Halloween night riot, police called in to discipline rowdy students

1901 The Depression comes to Seattle late but strong. Drama flourishes, and Burton and Florence James’ Seattle Repertory Playhouse thrives

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As beat culture flourishes, so do the civil rights and protest movements against the war in Vietnam; violence and fires erupt at the U-District’s IHOP and at Clark Hall; in June 1969, the UW is bombed; in August, three nights of rioting cause extensive damage to property, as 130 police with night sticks and tear gas try to bring order to the chaos

1970s

The flu epidemic is so serious that the UW delays fall quarter. Ave. merchants declare “No Service Without A Face Mask”

1918

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition (Seattle’s first World’s Fair) attracts 90,000 visitors. Seattle and the U-District are now on the map

UW senior Gordon Hirabayashi challenges the constitutionality of Japanese internment camps ,and the case goes to the Supreme Court

Buses replace the old streetcars

An attempt to close down the University Heights school is defeated, for now

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The U.S. government signs a treaty with the Duwamish Nation and opens the area for settlement

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1918 The end of the World War I prompts an impromptu pajama party in the form of a midnight victory parade

The U-District art community blossoms with a host of writers, photographers, musicians, and artists who are drawn to the area’s ambiance

The UW helps Japanese students continue their education at inland universities, like the University of Colorado

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Deterioration of the Ave. leads to the formation of local groups which urge reconstruction

The University Village shopping center grows, and the Ave. is affected as some merchants move downhill; drug and crime problems increase, but so do the services to help youth; University Heights School closes, but the building is put to use as a community center

The UW moves to its present location (starting with Denny Hall, the oldest building on campus) with 310 students, doubling the local population

1942

The first Street Fair is organized by Andy Shiga, of Shiga’s One World Shop, and others in an attempt to bring the community back together

In May, 300 rioters flood the U-District; police and vigilantes join in; on May 8, the UW closes in mourning for the Kent State shootings; 10,000 demonstrators march on I-5

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Hitting the books: an academic overview

Easing the transition:

FIGs make the UW more familiar for freshmen AMY KORST WELCOME EDITION A Freshman Interest Group, or FIG, is an option almost 70 percent of all UW entering freshmen take advantage of. The FIG program allows freshmen to register for either two or three classes plus a two-credit University Community seminar course. Only 20-25 students can register for each FIG, which means that all FIG students take their fall classes with the same group of people. Seeing 25 familiar faces in a lecture class of 500 is certainly one of the biggest benefits of enrolling in a FIG. Should you opt to participate in a FIG, which is something the UW strongly recommends, you will attend a weekly class with a FIG leader. This person is an older UW student trained to lead your class through the experiences you’re likely to encounter as a first-quarter freshman. This includes things like participating in Dawg Daze (a week of back-to-school kickoff events), navigating the library system and studying for midterms and finals. Your FIG leader will also help you learn about the wider city of Seattle as your entire class goes on field trips together. You’ll take an intellectual excursion (to visit a museum, for

example), an arts excursion (comedy club, anyone?) and a Common Book excursion. Separately, you’ll be asked to stretch your personal inhibitions by participating in an experience you’ve never had before. The content of each class session is determined by your FIG leader, so different classes learn about different things. All lessons are designed to make the transition to being a UW student as easy as possible. FIG students may have classes about University health resources, Seattle’s bus system, how to register for winter classes, the study abroad office or the best places to find food on the Ave. Throughout the quarter, FIG students record their thoughts in an online journal called a portfolio. The completed portfolio is turned in as the final project for the class, and FIG leaders assign grades based on whether all class and portfolio assignments were completed. As a past FIG leader, I can tell you that you’ll get out of a FIG what you put into it. If you never show up to class or treat the assignments as busy work, you’ll find the class taught by your FIG leader tedious. But if you choose to put effort into your assignments, you will learn some remarkable tips about successfully navigating the UW waters.

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FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY FIG leader Kristen Lorrain plays a game of “UW Jeopardy” with her students to teach them more about the resources available on campus.

The UW is a huge place, and FIG students have a front row seat into its heart. Never again will you be given the opportunity to ask questions of a fellow student and get honest answers. Do you wonder how much your FIG leader really studies each night? Or how about asking for some first-hand recommendations of

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great University courses? In addition to plumbing your FIG leader for knowledge, students should make sure they take advantage of having friends in lecture classes, too. Form study groups, start a Facebook group for your FIG or ask for notes from the day you missed class.

Your FIG leader will introduce you to a plethora of resources (and your FIG leader is a resource by himor herself too), so to fully profit from a FIG, pay attention. All you have to do is show up to class on time and do the homework — it’ll be the easiest two credits you’ll ever earn at the UW.


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A common catastrophe:

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book to unite freshmen on climate change

Š AMY KORST WELCOME EDITION

All entering freshmen were handed a book during summer orientation. That book, Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Kolbert, is the UW’s 2007 Common Book. Field Notes From a Catastrophe is the UW’s second annual Common Book, following in the footsteps of Mountains Beyond Mountains, the inaugural selection written by Tracy Kidder. The idea behind the Common Book is to create a collective freshman experience upon beginning classes at the UW. In an ideal world, every single new UW student would have read the Common Book by the first day of class. So is the Common Book mandatory to read? Of course not. But know that if you choose not to read it or at least skim it, you will be in the minority. You will also be unable to participate in the many Common Book-related events and experiences the rest of the freshmen class will be having. “The UW Common Book is a catalyst for new undergraduates to make discovery, innovation, scholarship and community engagement an integral part of their UW experience,” according to the Common Book Web site. This year’s Common Book was painstakingly chosen by a committee after it was declared to have fulfilled specific characteristics. The book is accessible to all freshmen, readable, inclusive, “talk-about-able,” intellectually engaging, conducive to teaching and learning, well-written,

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stimulates discussion and personal reflection and has the potential to build a community through the common experience of reading and discussing it. For the next year, UW-sponsored programs will take place that aim to unite freshmen in the collective experience of raising awareness about climate change. This includes the FIG program, which incorporates the book into its classes, and a culminating visit from Kolbert herself on Oct. 17. Field Notes From a Catastrophe chronicles Kolbert’s journey around the globe to document and understand the planetary effects of global warming. Kolbert, a journalist writing for the New Yorker, decided to pursue this massive endeavor after she penned a series of similar articles for the magazine. It is remarkably well-written while managing to be strictly scientific. Kolbert skillfully dodges the temptation of journeying into the political mire of the global warming debate while documenting case studies that illustrate climate change in action. She writes about how virtually every major glacier in the world is shrinking rapidly, and how butterflies, which have heretofore restricted themselves to a single climate zone, are flitting about the world with no inhibitions. She writes about how the Dutch have resigned themselves to a rising coastline that will surely bury some of their country. Kolbert’s true success is in how she personalizes the ways in which global warming will hit close to home. While

a majority of countries across the globe are taking steps to alleviate climate change, Kolbert has only a select audience to convince: Americans. She does this through the lens of cities like Fairbanks, Alaska, and Burlington, Vt. The ending of the book is particularly powerful because Kolbert, who has remained objective up until this point, unleashes her activist self in an impassioned appeal to her readers. Field Notes From a Catastrophe reads like Rachel Carson’s generationdefining Silent Spring. This book has the potential to define our generation, but only if everyone reads it and takes action. The UW’s Common Book program makes this easy.

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The William H. Gates Hall, also known to students as the law building, is located on the northwest end of campus by the Ave. Not only does the law building have wireless internet, a coffee shop, a student lounge, lockers and sophisticated business-like classrooms, but it also houses one of the top libraries in the country, the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library. Passersby will notice the building’s unique and attractive exterior, and students studying inside will have additional benefits. Students won’t find rowdiness here: The library is professional, comfortable and an excellent place for conducting research and using the UW’s plentiful resources to the fullest.

GALLAGHER LAW LIBRARY BROOKE MCKEAN | THE DAILY

For those who like to branch out of the first floor of Odegaard and on to quieter, more unique spots, many students believe Foster Library to be one of the more favorable libraries on campus. Located in the heart of the Balmer Hall, Foster Library is home to the students of the UW’s Business School. Maybe it’s the knowledge that you are working next to students who are in

a business school ranked 11th among all public schools and 29th among all national business schools in the world. Or maybe it just doesn’t have the talkative distraction that keeps you from studying. Are you looking for motivation in your studies? Perhaps Foster Library at the UW Business School is your answer to successful studying.

Foster Business Library

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Odegaard Undergraduate Library Typically, freshman students first make their way to the Odegaard Undergraduate Library to learn what studying in college is all about. Odegaard is located next to Kane Hall in Red Square. A perk of hunkering down at this spot is that it is open 24 hours a day during the week, so whether you are an early bird or a night owl, Odegaard covers all the bases. Another plus to this library is By George, a spot for a midnight snack or caffeinated

pick-me-up, located on the ground floor and open late. The first floor is a social destination for students to meet and work on group projects or activities, and assist each other with homework. It is a versatile library that invites students who need to talk out loud and work together in groups. The library provides excellent wireless as well as a full floor of computers on the second level and a convenient silent floor just one level up from there.

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Libraries AMY McCASLIN WELCOME EDITION

The allure of academia will reach new heights this fall as you get a chance to explore the many libraries at the UW. To help ease the search, here are five libraries that you may soon call your study heaven.

The creatively designed Music Building, located at the end of the Quad, provides the small Music School community of about 500 students with endless access to pursuing their passions. Although the Music Library is generally occupied by music students, scholars from various fields venture into the building in hopes of a change of scenery. In addition, music is always practiced through open windows, so the melodic background is always within hearing distance. The study area in the library has big tables, lots of natural light from the large windows and a great view of the Quad. To music majors and non-music majors alike, the Music Library is worth the visit to view campus from a different angle.

Music Library

FOSTER BUSINESS LIBRARY BROOKE MCKEAN | THE DAILY

SUZZALLO READING ROOM FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY

Of the 17 libraries on the UW campus, Suzzallo-Allen is arguably the most extravagant of them all. Not only is the gothic-style architecture aesthetically pleasing from the outside, it is just as serene and beautiful inside. The reading room, located on the second floor just up from the grand staircase, is one of the study spots most conducive to getting down to business. Although the wooden chairs are hard and not particularly comfortable, they keep students focused on their work rather than dozed off for afternoon naps.

SuzzalloAllen Library Many students compare Suzzallo’s reading room to the magical dining hall from the Harry Potter movies. Students can take study breaks down on the main floor, where they will find coffee, snacks and a common room to converse with friends. The reading room is exceptionally appealing because it is a completely silent floor, so there should be no distractions unless you catch yourself gazing above at the crossarch style ceilings or the occasional onlookers who peek in to take photos.


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Classrooms across new horizons

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

ARLA SHEPHARD WELCOME EDITION Sweden. Ecuador. Turkey. Sierra Leone. Picture yourself furthering your education in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower or in the lush depths of the Amazon rainforest. For all of you neurotic types out there who worry about money, language skills, culture shock and whether you can fit in studying abroad with your set-in-stone-career course paths, the truth is this: It is not as difficult as you’re making it out to be.

There are scholarships. You’ll learn the language and get over the shock. And there’s always space in your schedule. The benefits of studying abroad far outweigh the credit card debt you might incur while away or the confusion that sets in when you realize you have no idea why people are laughing at you, no doubt because of what you either said, did or were wearing at the time. Studying abroad is life-changing for many. Eye-opening. Exhilarating. But most of all, studying abroad is fun. First, start off with deciding where

you want to go. Visit the International Programs and Exchanges (IPE) Web site at ipe.washington.edu and browse through their course selections. There is no way that none of the options will interest you. The University of Washington offers many study abroad options, from month-long Exploration Seminars, which fit snugly in between summer and fall quarter, to year-long exchanges with universities from around the world. Different departments offer their own programs as well, such as architecture in Switzerland, urban

design and planning in China, or Italian studies in, well, Italy. The cost of studying abroad varies from program to program and also from person to person. Focus on getting into the program that you want first, regardless of the price. Once you’re in, then deal with it. IPE offers scholarships, as well as financial counseling that’s available by appointment for any study abroad participant. Also, check with your department for scholarships. If you are studying abroad in the summer, remember to apply for additional summer aid through the Office of

Student Financial Aid. The confusing part comes after you apply and get in. IPE will walk you through all of the necessary paperwork, including concurrent enrollment to ensure that you remain a UW student while abroad, and the orientations you’ll need to cope overseas. This process will ultimately make studying abroad smoother and much more rewarding. Still not convinced? Imagine experiencing a whole new culture and lifestyle as you earn college credit. You’ll graduate with invaluable life experiences that you can boast about to your friends and on your resume.


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Beyond your bedroom:

Atrium in the HUB

interesting study spots around campus

If you prefer to study with a coffee steaming from your Tully’s cup and natural light shining on your textbook, this is your place. Depending on the time of day, this spot can be a serene environment or a lively setting for studying. The Atrium tends to be louder during lunch hours and a little less conversational in the afternoon.

VICKY YAN WELCOME EDITION If libraries have lost their appeal and you are in dire need of a place to memorize a few pages’ worth of vocabulary words, then get out there and explore your

environment. From campus coffee shops to grassy lawns to secluded nooks and crannies, you’ll find a study spot that will fit your fancy here at the UW.

Parnassus Located in the basement of the Art Building, the studentrun Parnassus cafe is an optimal place to embrace your artistic side while getting down to business. With coffee, muffins and other assorted snacks to keep you energized, you’ll feel right at home in the dim yet relaxed atmosphere.

Parrington Lawn

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Located right near the Ave., the grassy grounds of Parrington Lawn are a destination for those needing a little white noise to get them in the zone. After a good hour of studying, you can walk to the Ave. for some bubble tea or reward yourself with a hearty meal.

The high-ceilinged hallway of Mary Gates has everything the serious student needs. Bountiful computer lab with printers? Check. Cute coffee stand? Check. Uncomfortable chairs to minimize sleepiness and big tables? Check and check.

Quad For the sun-worshipping, Frisbeethrowing, people-watching multitasker, the Quad lawn is the place to get photographed for next year’s campus brochure. It’s also the place where studying can be effective if you’re looking for a populated location. Studying with friends or alone works well in the Quad; plus, you’ll get to enjoy the sounds of students practicing in the Music Building.

Steps of Red Square When the sun finally peeks from behind the clouds, the stairs of Red Square become a studying hot spot. The warm temperature radiating from the concrete will attract students to warm their bums while hitting the books. This location has a downside: People-gazing is inevitable, as thousands of students pass by to reach their next classes.

Drumheller Fountain One of the campus’s most recognizable structures, Drumheller Fountain holds a calm that is unlike any other place at the UW. This is a great place to do some light reading because it lacks harsh noise, which is instead replaced by the comforting sounds of the water.

Sylvan Grove A secluded, underrated spot, the Sylvan Theater and Columns is located on South Campus by Drumheller Fountain. Sylvan Grove is not typically filled with a large number of students, so distractions will be at a minimum. With the peaceful ambiance and leafy shade, staying focused has never been this easy.

IMA Lounge The IMA is not typically known as a popular studying spot. But if you want to alternate between working out your biceps and exercising your brain, head upstairs at the IMA.


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10 study tips

BROOKE MCKEAN | THE DAILY

VICKY YAN WELCOME EDITION As studying becomes a norm in college, you’ll want to develop skills to make studying a productive and effective process. Here are some helpful tips to staying wide-eyed and focused during those precious study sessions. Never study on an empty stomach Your stomach is growling at you, telling you that trying to feed your brain with information will not work without feeding your stomach. Fill up on fibers and high-protein foods to keep your energy going. Granola bars, fruits and nuts are great snacks to keep you chugging along. Stay hydrated You’ve heard of the “eight glasses of water a day” rule. Though it’s not scientifically proven, remember that if you’re thirsty, your body will give you signs of fluid deprivation in the form of headaches. Beware of caffeine: Although it helps some to stay awake, drinks like coffee are diuretics and encourage the kidneys to produce more urine. Thus, you’ll pee more. Think clear fluids = clear minds. Learn to prioritize and manage time An all-nighter is commonly the result of a lack of time management skills. There will indeed be

occasions where you need to stay up later than you’d prefer, but to avoid last-minute cramming, learn to map out your priorities. What’s due the soonest? How much time needs to be invested in each subject? If you need more help on a subject, make sure that you schedule a time to meet with your teaching assistant (TA). Take a break Ah, the dangerous territory of study breaks. Here’s the rule: You have 15 minutes to stretch, call Mom and walk outside for a breath of fresh air (unless you’re already studying outside). Try to take your mind off of your schoolwork and do something that requires little brain power, like checking your e-mail. You’ll feel refreshed after being able to let your brain off the hook for a little bit. Grab your next water bottle and granola bar and it’s back to that productive studying party. Make a to-do list There is a certain unexplained satisfaction when you are able to cross out a line on your planner that reads, “10-page philosophy essay, due tomorrow.” Making a to-do list will not only make prioritizing easier, but it will also help you feel better knowing that there is one less mountain to conquer before departing your study session. Know that you can’t get everything done on one to-do list, so start with

a small list with three to four tasks. Don’t study for more than two hours at a time The textbook that is commonly mistaken for an enormous brick won’t be consumed in a day’s worth of studying. Sure, some learn through osmosis, but most will likely become frustrated after studying for more than an hour or two. It’s important to study for no more than two hours at a time because you need to give yourself time to absorb what you’ve just learned. Your brain will thank you for the breather. Switch subjects every 40 minutes If you have no choice but to haul out endless hours worth of studying, don’t forget to switch up the subject. If you focus too long on one subject, you may not be able to absorb and contain the information well. Instead, try having quick power reviews. For example, study what you know about the topic, write down what you need to improve on, and come back to it later. You don’t want to end up being a whiz about a foreign language, but be je ne sais quoi about your 8:30 a.m. psychology midterm.

Don’t study in bed It’s recommended that you stay comfortable while you’re studying, but don’t get too comfortable. Your sleep haven may be your favorite place in the world, but that is exactly what makes it the worst place to study. As soon as you hit the feathery sanctuary, your mind will subconsciously tell you “sleepy time” rather than “study time.” If you tend to doze off when reading, then your bed is an absolute no-no. Over time, studying in bed will confuse your sub-conscious and may cause irregular sleep patterns. Quit when not productive Quitting is typically a negative verb in the English language. However, if you’re not able to stay on task after a given length of time, then don’t count on accomplishing much for the remainder of the time you’re sitting in the same spot. Face it: There will be days where studying won’t happen. Remove yourself from the study scene and come back to it when your mind is more refreshed.

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SHANNON O’HARA WELCOME EDITION One of the best parts of college, at least academically, is that you get to pick your own classes. Sick of science? Don’t take it. Exhausted by math? Skip it for now. English frustrating you? Take a break. Of course, as you decide on your major, you will have to take certain classes that you may not otherwise want to take. But freshman year is a time to explore and discover what it is you want to do with the rest of your life. This is a rough guide to some common “freshman” classes. These are not necessarily required classes (unless they’re part of your chosen major), but they are popular with firstyear students. ENGL 111, 121 and 131: Everyone who plans on graduating from the UW is required to take some type of English composition course. Most people prefer to get this out of the way their first year, so these classes will be predominately full of freshmen. The most common classes in this category are ENGL 111, ENGL 121 and ENGL 131. The difference between these is the topic focus of each class. These courses are designed to transition students into college-level writing. As such, there will be quite a bit of composition and reading required. Avoid waiting until the last minute to write

papers. Force yourself to sit down and trudge through them. As with all college classes, do all the assignments. They generally won’t kill you, and the writing skills you gain will be important in future classes.

These classes can be a challenge, but if you are considering a major that will require some math, it’s best to take it sooner rather than later. PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology:

MATH 120/124: Although not required, many freshmen take some sort of math class. This can be a good idea because many majors require at least an intro-level math class, and it’s best to take it while you still have the math from high school in your head. MATH 120 and MATH 124 are two of the most common math classes taken by freshmen, although there will be upperclassmen in them as well. It is extremely important to go to the quiz sections. That is the time when your teaching assistant (TA) will go over the homework and you can ask questions. The TAs are great at holding office hours. You can get help with an aspect of a problem or have them help you get through the various steps of an exercise. The Math Study Center is located in the bottom of the Communications Building and is another great resource. You can sit for hours in a room with other math students from all levels, and when you get stuck, you sign your name on a piece of paper, and a grad student will find you and work with you one-on-one to help you figure it out.

This is one of the most common classes freshmen take. Lectures take place at the same time every day of the week. Since there are no quiz sections, it is vital to attend every lecture. The material will be covered quickly, so if you miss even one lecture, you could quickly fall behind. Some professors coordinate extremely well with their textbooks, while others will skip portions and still test you on the material. As such, reading the assigned material is extremely important. Your TAs may also hold study sessions at the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) once a week, where you can go in and get extra help or just talk about the material you’re having trouble with. SOC 110: Survey of Sociology: One of the less well-known freshman classes, this is not a “slacker class.” Students tend to think studying social issues is a nobrainer. However, this class is setup to push your thinking. A weekly lab is a required part of the course, so don’t miss it. Also, reading will be

heavily relied upon. The professor is not likely to incorporate that material into lecture, so it needs to be read to ensure that you have a basic understanding of the topic in question before class. Like all other college courses, staying on top of the reading will make achieving a decent grade in the class easier. PHIL 100: Intro to Philosophy: Reasons for taking an Intro to Philosophy class vary. Some take it because they think it will be easy; others take it out of curiosity about what exactly “philosophy” is. Whatever the reason, this class is likely to be challenging. You will have to read quite a bit every week, if not every night. Chances are high that the material you read out of class will not be mentioned during lecture, so attending quiz sections will be helpful. Before taking this class, it is important to remember that you will be forced to think in a way you may not be accustomed to. You’ll probably have to read more in-depth and look more analytically at everything you read and discuss than you are accustomed to. For some it can be a very difficult class. But don’t be afraid to talk to your section leader. They are graduate students, so they are still learning just like you. All the above tips regarding these five courses are applicable to other college classes you will take, so get ready to ace your first quarter.


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Clubs, organizations, societies and all that jazz TINA ABRAMS WELCOME EDITION In high school, many UW freshmen were involved with clubs, organizations and volunteer programs — how else would you have beaten the competition to get into the University? Maybe that is a little bit of an exaggeration, but most UW freshmen were indeed a part of at least one or two organizations either in high school or in their neighborhoods. College is no exception. At the UW, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) open up a whole new arena of student clubs for you to join. From politics to common interests, here’s how to get started. The Student Activities Office (SAO) is located on the second floor of the Husky Union Building (HUB), in room 207. This is the gateway to any of your studentparticipation needs. The Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) is the college equivalent of student government and may be of interest. If student government doesn’t do it for you, then check out the giant RSO binder in the office. A list of all registered RSOs is also available on the SAO Web site, http://depts.washington.edu/sao. There are RSOs for anybody and everybody, so you have absolutely no excuse when Mom asks you why you haven’t joined a club yet. There are clubs for any academic interest, from the Arabic Language Appreciation Society to the Associated Students in Construction. Business majors have various options from the usual majoraffiliated groups to more unique associations like Dow Dawgs Investment Club and Net Impact. Health and science majors can choose from Operation Smile, the Pre-Veterinary Society, the Geological Research Society, the American Water Resources Association and much more. Students interested in law may want to join the Center for Human Rights and Justice, Green Law or maybe the Street Youth Legal Advocates. Other clubs are available for those wanting to explore culture, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. From the Indian Student Association to the World Peace Buddhist Group to the Arab Student Organization, there’s a cultural club for everyone. Religion is another gateway to club immersion. Huskies for Christ and the Muslim Student Association are just the spiritual icing on the cake. For arts aficionados, visual and performing art clubs are plentiful on campus. Just to name a few, there is Caribbean African Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet Company and the DJ Club. Liberals may fall in love with groups such as Students for Free Trade, Save Darfur Coalition, the Young Democrats and so much more. Diehard conservatives may feel more at home with the College Republicans. Sports fans and semi-competitive athletes should check out the Climbing Club, Husky Cycling Club, Husky Capture the Flag, PingPong Club de CSSA and clubs for any other sport you can conjure up. There are also all sorts of other clubs like the Better Hiking Club, Circle K International, Console Freeplay, Hydrophobic Ducks, Jugglers at the UW, the Tango Club and many more. If you’ve gone through the list and have yet to find a club that sparks your interest, be sure to check out http://depts.washington. edu/sao to learn more.

FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY Matt Hirsch, Michelle Blair and Sonya Jakawich (left to right) swing dance in Hansee Ballroom as part of Swing Kids, an RSO that teaches its members in-depth swing dancing moves weekly.

FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY Frances Perkins clears a vertical jump as she prepares for the IHSA national show as trainer April Brock looks on at the Pacific Equestrian Center in Kent, Washington.

FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY Midfielder Brian Kroll, left, releases the ball as a Simon Fraser University defender tries to steal the ball from him during a club sports Lacrosse game last year.


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WAYNE GERARD ERARD E EDITION WELCOME

Lookingg to get involved with pus government or just your campus want to learn more about your school? Associated Students of ersity of Washington the University (ASUW) is the University’s student nt and an organization government you might want to look into. ASUW is involved with nearly everythingg that goes on within the University community and funds a

lot of the events on campus. It can be a worthwhile organization to be involved in and a great way to get connected with the student body. Adults play an active role at the University, so the opinion of the student body holds much more weight than it did in high school. When ASUW speaks on behalf of students, people actually listen. ASUW is also involved in nearly every aspect of student life on campus, such as the free movies they show in the HUB, the operation of

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FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY Newly elected ASUW President Tyler Dockins hugs his girlfriend McKinley Smith at the ASUW elections announcement in May.

the Experimental College, concerts held on campus and so on. It is also tasked with representing the opinion of UW students. But who is really involved with ASUW? Just about every group you could think of. Nearly every type of student group is involved with student government, including ones you may have never thought of: residence halls, the Greek community and even students who commute all have representatives who attend ASUW’s meetings. In addition, many students volunteer to serve on committees or run for elected offices. Hopefully the reason one would want to get involved in ASUW is pretty clear: It affects campus life. The activities held on campus each year are the result of what ASUW thinks the student body wants. If you really hated the Lupe Fiasco concert last year and want to see something different next year, ASUW is the venue for you to voice that. If you want to get involved in

lowering tuition rates, ASUW has a place for you and can help with lobbying the state Legislature. If you’re part of an RSO, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll have some interaction with ASUW in terms of either funding or ensuring that your group’s interests are voiced. Getting involved with ASUW is easy. You can visit its Web site (http://asuw.org) and participate in a number of ways, such as serving on a committee. You can also get involved with ASUW through your student group, residence hall or fraternity or sorority. You can run for an elected position toward the end of the school year, or work for the election committee. The demand for willing students exceeds the supply, and getting involved is easier than most students realize. As you explore the University community, consider being a part of ASUW. The time commitment is fairly small for most positions, and you can easily be a part of other groups at the same time.

Director of Faculty, Adminstration and Academic Affairs:

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Jennifer H. Hahn

Director of Programming:

Adriana R. M. Hillard

Director of Diversity Efforts: Director of Operations:

Tyson E. Johnston Robert J. Barnum-Reece

Director of Community Relations:

Director of Organizational Relations:

Board of Directors

Director of Finance and Budget: Director of Personnel:

Tyler J. Dockins President

Sam E. Al-Khoury Vice President

Student Senate Vice-Chair: GPSS Representative:

Anttimo Bennett Rachel Hollcraft Jonathan A. Evans Kimberly Reid Sameer K. Kanal Yutaka Jono

To contact ASUW, e-mail asuw@u.washington.edu. HUB FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY

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teams to watch SHEENA NGUYEN WELCOME EDITION With a national crew championship, a trip to the World Series for softball and players drafted into the NBA, UW athletics has had a great deal of momentous occasions this past year, and there are still many more to come in 2007-08. In the fall, UW football will have arguably one of the toughest schedules in the nation. With home games against Boise State and USC and highly-touted quarterback sophomore Jake Locker starting, this isn’t a season to miss. Also taking place during the fall season are men’s and women’s cross country — where three of the nation’s top prep runners have signed letters of intent to run for the UW this upcoming season. Another team to look out for is UW soccer. The program produces top players who have signed with teams ranging from the Seattle Sounders to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY (above) Janine Sandell soars above the net on her way to one of eight kills she had against the Cougars during a 3-0 win in October. (abo ve right) Junior Jon Brockman shoots over UCLA defenders during a game last March. (right) The Husky Women’s softball dugout cheers on its batters during April’s 8-0 shutout of the Oregon Ducks.

Women’s volleyball had a player who led the U.S. national team to a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in July, so look forward to checking them out. From September through May is men’s and women’s golf season. They’ve performed consistently at major tournaments and are aiming for even better seasons. Winter sports include men’s and women’s basketball and swimming. In basketball, with Spencer Hawes leaving the team for the NBA and sophomore Quincy Pondexter as well as junior Justin Dentmon expected to step up, the Pac-10 race should be as competitive as ever. Husky swimmers have also consistently placed well at the NCAA championships and FINA world championships. This upcoming season, the team is looking forward to the addition of standout athletes from across the nation. Spring sports start early (in January) and consist of women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s track and field, tennis, baseball, softball

FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY Huskies (left to right) Wilson Afoa, Roy Lewis and Brandon Ala cause UCLA tailback Chris Markey to fumble at a game last year.

and crew. The UW’s track and field teams return in hopes of following up on a stellar year with strong standings at the U.S. track championships. The tennis team has signed two top

European players, the baseball team is hoping to come up with a strong season after seven players were taken in the MLB draft last season, the softball team has returned from an undeniably exciting postseason at

the World Series, and UW crew will be striving to recapture last season’s glory as national champions. Needless to say, there’s plenty to look forward to this year in Husky sports.


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Experimental Education

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Your first reaction after hearing about classes offered through the Experimental College might be, “Why in the world would I take extra classes on top of the classes I have to take? Wait, and they don’t even count for credit? Uh …” However, if you’re looking to broaden

your horizons, the Experimental College may be for you. The Experimental College is a program affiliated with ASUW that offers hundreds of non-traditional courses to the general public and at a discounted price to UW students. Classes are offered in a variety of subjects, ranging from the practical to the absurd. You can take a class on anything from salsa dancing, coffee tasting, understanding your digital

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camera, blogging, baking, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “They’re kind of like filler classes,” said UW student Francis Acacio, who took a hip-hop dance course last year. “[They’re] great to take if you’re bored,” Acacio said. “It exposes you to something you might not normally be exposed to, and it’s something you can’t get out of a normal college

Experimental Co llege Punk Rock Yoga class.

quarter.” The classes are mostly introductory, and certainly not intensive. Usually they range from “One Night Wonders,” meaning the class is only offered once, like Flirting 101, to the more typical classes that meet for once a week for about a month or so, like Glass Fusing Basics. “I really wish there was more; it felt

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ps ,” student Courtney Moy kee erweight out of the “glory hole ir pap the t tive tha ora s dec glas a of the s ing ing the beginn on as Moy begins work with FILE PHOTO | THE DAILY Pull dent Kristen Boracha looks College. al Stu g. ent lptin erim scu Exp W her furt ASU for the ugh the molten glass malleable of many classes offered thro honey.” Glassblowing is one instructors say “feels like soft

really short,” said UW student Robert Kipps, who has taken introductory courses in hip-hop and salsa dancing. “The classes were really informative, but they could’ve fit in more.” The Experimental College was created in the 1960s by a group of UW students who, evidently bored with their course load, were “seeking education not traditional in the university environment,” according to the Experimental College’s Web site. Prices vary depending on the class and its length. Most classes are held off-campus

throughout the week for a six-week interval. Both Acacio and Kipps said they would continue to take more classes through the EC. “It was fun,” Kipps said. “Something unique. I liked the option to have a class outside of school, to try something new.” Students can view the catalog of over 200 courses online at http://exco.org or in the paper version available at most newsstands around campus. Registration is easiest online; otherwise you can sign up for classes in person, over the phone, by fax or by mailing in your registration.

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Fighting fat:

SHAYLA MILES WELCOME EDITION Freshman year brings a new school, different friends, a new living situation and a brand new list of things to worry about. Here’s one more thing to add: the freshman 15. According to a 2002 study done by Tufts University, students in their first year of college gain on average anywhere from four and a half to six pounds. “Weight gain when people come to JEN LUDINGTON | THE DAILY

college, which occurs in both men and women, is relatively common, whether it’s 15, 10, five or 30 pounds,” said Dr. Mary Watts, a physician at the UW’s Hall Health Primary Care Center. Nate Chapman, a recent UW graduate with a degree in computer science and engineering, gained 35 pounds his freshman year. Like many other students who have lived in the residence halls, he partly faults Housing and Food Services (HFS) for the food choices that are offered.

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How to fend off the freshman 15

“Basically, freshman year, I expected HFS to take as active of [an] interest in my health as my mother did,” Chapman said. Though there are unhealthy food options available to students, on-campus selections being one of many choices, other factors contribute to weight gain. Aside from poor food decisions, things like lack of sleep, neglecting exercise, stress and the college party scene contribute to the freshman 15. Watts said that the biggest problem is that students make poor lifestyle and food

decisions when they enter college. However, there are ways to avoid the freshman five, 15 or 35, even if you do splurge on that pizza and piece of chocolate cake at 8 at McMahon once in a while. “Number one, know it exists,” Watts said. Being aware that you’re at risk and taking actions such as maintaining healthy sleeping habits, smart food choices and an exercise schedule, as well as moderating alcohol consumption, can help students avoid the dreaded freshman 15.


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FILE PHOTOS | THE DAILY

– (top) Students walk across campus on a snowy afternoon.

(middle left) Silhouettes of roller skaters are reflected off the wood floor in a gym at the IMA. (middle right) Junior Harold Belskus enjoys a Wednesday afternoon in the quad practicing his guitar and vocals. Singing along behind is friend senior Hina Schipa.

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FILE PHOTOS | THE DAILY (top) Every year, typically near the vernal equinox, the quad’s cherry trees sprout a myriad of pinkish-white blossoms. They are shown here at night, illuminated only by lamp and moonlight. (middle left) Will Cruthers does a flip on a trampoline set up in the quad while trampoline owner Adrian Andrews watches. (middle right) Ya-Yun Tseng, Hsiao-Chieh Lin, and Paiyu Chiu (left to right) walk through a slick red square. (bottom left) Senior Elizabeth Maier, taking advantage of the weather , plays with a Frisbee in the Quad. (bottom right) Fans at a February men’s basketball game hold a handmade sign for the mascot, Harry the Husky.


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Drake Apologizes; Law School Dean Re-Hired CHANCELLOR: Drake’s apology has Academic Senate and UCI faculty debating his leadership. By Stella Cho Staff Writer

Chancellor Drake issued a public apology before the Academic Senate and the UC Irvine faculty at an emergency meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 for his role in the previous week’s controversy surrounding Erwin Chemerinsky, Duke professor of law and political science and future founding dean of the Donald Bren School of Law. Drake had initially offered the job of founding dean to the noted consti-

tutional scholar in August, but personally rescinded the offer the weekend of Sept. 11 apparently because of Chemerinsky’s vocal political beliefs. A nationwide outcry ensued and Drake’s actions were condemned by many including the New York Times Editorial Board. On Sept. 17, Drake re-offered the position to Chemerinsky and he accepted. The Academic Senate met on Thursday to discuss two topics: academic freedom and the leadership of Chancellor Drake. The chancellor appeared to read a written statement but was not present for the proceeding discussion. In his speech, the chancellor explained that he had “made a series of difficult decisions without consulting senior faculty” and gave a sincere apology for making sudden

declarations and “for the problems that followed.” “I am sorry for this,” Drake said. “The decision was mine and mine alone. There were many … opinions on all sides of the issue, but in the end the decision rested with me.” Drake admitted that he “learned [a] painful lesson this week” and asked the public to “put this all behind us.” In addition, he has asked a small group of faculty to meet with him regularly and discuss decisions affecting the future of UCI. “Throughout this process, I have been guided by what I felt was best for our campus,” Drake said. “This is what caused me to return to Professor Chemerinsky last week. I am certain now that he has the best chance of See APOLOGY, page 11

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Student Center Finally Opens STUDENTS: After years of preparation, Anteaters are ready to celebrate the newest campus facility. By Anam Siddiq Staff Writer

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Marc Tuchman, director of the Student Center, admires one of the anteaters destined for the school’s new facility.

Two years, six months, eight days, 11 hours and 30 minutes since the groundbreaking ceremony on March 15, 2005, Phase IV of the Student Center will finally open this Monday, Sept. 24. The overwhelming majority of the facilities in the building will be available. The exceptions within include the Ballroom, which will open during the beginning of October, the East Food Court and Pub, which will open

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in early November, and the Copy Center, which is expected to open in January 2008. The first step toward this new phase of the Student Center was taken in the spring of 2000, when the UC Irvine Student Center Advisory Board approved a motion to move forward with plans to extend the Student Center. Construction began in the spring of 2005, and the building seemed to shoot up from that point. So what can students expect to find at the Center? For one, “much more lounge and study space than ever before,” describes Marc Tuchman, who is the director of the Student Center and who has been behind the project since the very beginning. “The new buildSee OPENING, page 8

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UCI Faculty Member Ali Shakeri Held Hostage in Iran IMPRISONED: Though three IranianAmericans recently released, UCI faculty member Ali Shakeri still detained. By Evonne Liew Staff Writer

Ali Shakeri, a founding board member of UC Irvine’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding (CCPB), is being held in solitary confinement at Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran. He is one of four Iranian-Americans detained on charges of endangering Iran’s national security. Shakeri traveled to Iran on March 14 to visit his mother on her deathbed. After she passed away, See HOSTAGE, page 8

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