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The festival will also feature a children’s workshop at the Lawrence Arts Center. Kids can sign up to learn how bentsminger@kansan.com to mime, juggling, and make music and balloon animals Sword swallowers, fire eaters, jugglers, magicians and from the performers. Brian Wendling, professional juggler, said he would musicians will gather on Massachusetts Street for the first bring tennis balls, juggling scarves and plastic bags from a ever Busker Festival on Aug. 22-24. Rick Averill, drama program director at the Lawrence grocery store to help the kids learn the basics of juggling. “There will be things flying in the air everywhere,” Arts Center, said the idea for the festival originated Wendling said. with Richard Renner, owner Renner said most of the artists and director of Vodvill performing at the festival were proEntertainment Co., a compaBusker Festival Schedule fessionals from the Lawrence and ny that specializes in finding Kansas City area. Each performer work for street performers. Friday — 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be paid a stipend of $100 to cover According to Renner, Saturday — 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. expenses but will be relying on tips “busker” is the old English and 1:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. for profit. term for street performer. Sunday — 2:15 p.m. to Renner said he was unable to Although this is the first bus5:45 p.m. attend the festival because he would ker festival in Lawrence, street be performing at the Kentucky State performers can be found in Fair. He said one of his biggest chalcities around the country. lenges was letting go of his role as Robert Wolf, professional director of the Busker Festival. sword swallower, said he learned many of his skills on “It’s like not being there for the birth,” Renner said. Pearl Street in Boulder, Colo. Wolf will be performing at Jane Pennington, director of Downtown Lawrence, the festival with his wife, Valerie Wolf. Wolf ’s show is called “The Wicked Liars,” and includes Inc., an organization that promotes downtown business sword swallowing, fire eating, magic, juggling and bull- interests, worked with Renner and Averill to plan the event. She said it would be a good way to bring more whip cracking. “It’s fantastic that we get to kind of express ourselves in people downtown. “I just think it’s going to make downtown buzz with our show,” Wolf said. “We can come up with anything good energy,” Averill said. we want and stick it in.” Wolf broke the world record for fire eating in 2002 — Edited by Andy Greenhaw with 42 torches in 60 seconds, but he said his most dangerous skill was sword swallowing. To swallow a sword, Wolf said he must align his Illustrations by body and pass the sword by the epiglottis in the back of Catherine Coquillette/KANSAN the throat, through the esophagus and into his stomach. He said the sword passed behind his rib cage and could bump his heart. “You have to be very conscious of your body and what the sword is doing,” Wolf said.

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Undergrad studies school to open fall ‘09 Texas board approved creation in May; students can stay in the school for 3 semesters By Andrew Kreighbaum Daily Texan Staff Original run date: June 5 Enrollment in the School of Undergraduate Studies is now officially an option for undeclared students entering the University.

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2009. Students can remain in the school for up to three semesters. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the creation of the school in May. “People see college or the University as a place where they have preexisting goals, and the University will help them get there,” said UT President William Powers. “But for many, many people — and frankly,

I think this is a good thing — they come to the University to ask themselves what they want to do.” Powers said room will be made for the school’s alumni to filter into other colleges on campus. “It will be competitive, but they ought to have a fair chance and a 100 percent chance of getting something,” Powers said. “So we’ve reserved room in the col-

leges for people to come in and make these changes.” Undergraduate Studies Dean Paul Woodruff conducted interviews Wednesday afternoon for an assistant dean for advising. Powers described the dean’s duties as cross-disciplinary. Woodruff will sit on the Dean’s Council and participate in tenure review. The school will not hire faculty or grant

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By David R. Henry Daily Texan Staff Original run date: July 31 The $176 million expansion of the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium will bring in more than just 10,000 additional spectators, according to UT athletics department officials. The stadium’s ongoing renovation, which started in December 2006 and will be completed by the first gameday on Aug. 30, will have a 94,000-seat capacity, meaning that advertising revenue could increase

along with the number of eyes looking at the advertisements that take up at least half of the 135-by-55-foot JumboTron. The UT athletics department raised about $10 million in advertising revenue in the last year from corporate sponsorships, trademarks and licensing and multimedia broadcast rights. In 1993, that figure was about $570,000, according to the athletics department. Stadium advertising, specifically the ads that take up half of the JumboTron display board installed at the south end of

the stadium in 2006, comprises a significant portion of the $10 million figure. “There aren’t many ways you can get the direct exposure you get advertising to a stadium full of 94,000 people,” said Chris Plonsky, director of external services and UT women’s athletics director. “Plus, college students are a wheelhouse for many of these companies who are trying to attract them as future employees once they graduate.” Gameday attendance is expected to be about 98,000, including media and skybox guests.

UT SG president preps for January legislative session By Andrew Kreighbaum Daily Texan Staff Original run date: July 17 The next Texas legislative session begins in January 2009, but UT Student Government President Keshav Rajagopalan has spent much of the summer at the Capitol meeting with legislative staffs. Rajagopalan said the meetings are intended to build relationships with the offices of key legislators and inform them about issues of importance to UT students. He spoke with staffers Wednesday from the offices of Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Rep. Eddie Lucio III, Rep. Donna Howard and Sen. Leticia Van de Putte. Tax-free textbooks have been on the platform of winning SG tickets for years, but Rajagopalan said he is taking a more comprehensive approach to the issue. “We’re talking about ways to leverage the usedbook market,” Rajagopalan said. “There is a lot of discussion being held down here with issues related to bundling. Another thing the state can do is encourage textbook lists coming out earlier.” Bundling refers to publishers including CDROMs, workbooks and other supplementary materials with required textbooks. “Oftentimes, talking to bookstores, they sell books back to the wholesalers because the lists for the following year are not available,” Rajagopalan said. “Then they end up buying books back at marked-up prices.” Rajagopalan also pressed the legislative staffs on health insurance for graduate students in public universities, financial aid and general funding, and discussed the legislators’ positions on tuition deregulation. Charlie Leal, legislative director for Lucio, said

The self-funded UT athletics department receives no tax dollars and no assistance from tuition money. To increase funding, Plonsky worked to change the UT System Board of Regents’ strict rules on trademarks and licensing in 1993. By 1997 the department finally received approval, resulting in an increase in contracts with business advertisers. “This is something we’ve been working on for the last 10 years,” Plonsky said. “We’re

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degrees, two of the most timedraining of a dean’s duties. Much of Woodruff’s work will consist of interactions with other deans. Undergraduate Studies Coordinator Lara Harlan said the school is fundamentally the same, despite the name change. “The school designation imparts permanence to our status,” Harlan said.

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By Andrew Kreighbaum Daily Texan Staff Original run date: July 14 City planning officials acknowledged Saturday that the city has no power in dictating construction of new academic facilities in the redevelopment of the UTowned Brackenridge Tract. Even though both the UT System and the city could terminate the lease agreement for Lions Municipal Golf Course, which expires in 2019, city officials said at a public hearing for the Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan that the city is still interested in purchasing the 141-acre golf course. More than 50 West Austin residents, including UT graduate students, attended the meeting at the Lower Colorado River Authority Red Bud Facility. The meeting was the second public forum on the Brackenridge Tract since the UT System announced its intentions to look into the redevelopment of its 345-acre tract, and the first held by the city’s Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department. Michael Hockmuller, corporate performance consultant for the City of Austin Human Resources Department, described the neighborhood planning process for Central West Austin as parallel but separate from UT’s development process for the tract. The UT System Board of Regents picked the New York design firm Cooper, Robertson & Partners in April to develop a master plan for the lakeside tract,

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UT-B, Homeland Security reach agreement on fence

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Keshav Rajagopalan stands in the Student Services Building. Rajagopalan has been meeting with legislative staffs about issues important to UT students. the representative would “overwhelmingly support” any attempt to reverse tuition deregulation in the next session. Rep. Garnet Coleman has expressed interest in repealing tuition deregulation, arguing that it has restricted access to higher education in Texas.

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By Andrew Kreighbaum Daily Texan Staff Original run date: Aug. 6 UT-Brownsville and U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials submitted a formal agreement Tuesday to end all legal actions concerning a proposed border fence on the school’s campus. The agreement, reached in principal Thursday, stipulates that Homeland Security will not build a fence on the campus. Instead, the university will raise an existing fence on the campus to a height of 10 feet. Homeland Security will also add motion-sensor technology to the fence, including a fiber-optic wiring system. Contracts for the enhancement of the fence will be awarded by the University by Sept. 15, and construction will be completed by Dec. 31. After the verbal agreement with Homeland Security, UTBrownsville President Juliet Garcia said the UT System had volunteered to pay for costs of the fence enhancement. Michael Putegnat, project manager for UT-Brownsville, said the costs of fence enhancement would likely fall below $1 million. UT-Brownsville officials will collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, a subsidiary of Homeland Security, to measure the effectiveness of the fence by exchang-

ing information on arrests, seizures, turnbacks and other statistics related to illegal cross-border activity, as stipulated in the agreement. The agreement also says local border patrol “retains the ultimate discretion to determine whether the UTB/TSC pedestrian fencing system is satisfying [Customs and Border Patrol’s] border security operational requirements.” The second component of the deal is a commitment by university and border patrol officials to study options for border security, including technological alternatives to physical barriers. A proposed center for the collaborative studies will be housed on the UTBrownsville campus. Funding for the research center will likely come from external grants, Putegnat said. The agreement resolves a nearly yearlong legal dispute between the university and Homeland Security that began when the federal government sued for access to the campus after UTBrownsville barred federal surveyers from going on the campus. Homeland Security has a congressional mandate to construct 670 miles of fencing along the Mexican border by the end of this year and local border patrol agents identified Brownsville as a high-priority area for fence construction.


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This is where the Welcome Edition can serve you. The Welcome Edition is a three-part special produced by the UW’s student newspaper, The Daily. Students wrote every story for the edition, so I’m hoping the following pages will answer some of your questions about the UW and ease some of your fears, as our writers probably dealt with the same qualms about being a new student only a few years ago. Granted, a lot has probably changed since most of the staff at The Daily were freshmen. The Safeco Tower became the UW Tower. Old restaurants on the Ave closed and new ones have opened. Several sports seasons elapsed and some of us even settled on majors. However, this edition is not about what has changed. My goal is to bring you content that is basic, unchanging from year to year and always relevant for new students. The Welcome Edition is divided into freshman facts, campus life and distractions. Each section will hopefully provide information that will make your first-year experience easy and enjoyable. From providing you with dining options and local concert venues to how to do laundry and open a bank account, the stories in this edition are all about providing useful information to incoming students. I know. It’s a huge section. Check out the table of contents here for what you want to read and peruse the rest. You might be surprised at what you’ll find. — Andrew Doughman


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So what is your Husky Card good for? Just about everything. As a dining account:

For those of you living on campus with a pre-paid dining account, the Husky Card is your lifeline. All major on-campus dining locations will take your Husky Card, and the amount of your purchase is deducted from your quarterly plan. If you don’t use up all of your money, it rolls over into the next quarter, with the exception of the end of the Spring Quarter.

As a pseudo-credit card:

The Husky Card Account is different from the dining plan. Money can be added onto the Husky Card Account if you run out of money on your dining plan, or if you simply want to use your card for many of the other services on and off campus that accept the Husky Card. Several businesses on the Ave accept the Husky Card (see box) and many services on campus require it, such as laundry in the residence halls, printing in the libraries or buying snacks at various vending machines.

As a way of getting around:

The U-PASS is an optional feature of the Husky Card that many students should take advantage of. UW students purchase the U-PASS sticker when they register for classes; it offers an extremely discounted fare for riding Seattle Metro and other local transit. Students can hop on a bus to Capitol Hill, downtown or even Tacoma with a simple flash of a U-PASS sticker. — Arla Shephard

Off-campus locations that accept Husky Card:

On-campus dining facilities that take the Husky Card: The 8 in McMahon Hall Bagel Town in the HUB Balmer CafÊ in Balmer Hall Burke CafÊ in the Burke Museum By George underneath the Odegaard Undergraduate Library CafÊ 815 Mercer at UW Medicine, Building 1 Court CafÊ in Health Sciences E-wing Dawg Bites at the IMA Eleven 01 CafÊ in Terry Hall h-bar in the Physics-Astronomy Building Husky Den in the HUB, ground level Ian’s Domain in McCarty Hall Mary Gates Espresso in Mary Gates Hall Overpass Espresso in Health Sciences T-wing Public Grounds in Parrington Hall Reboot Espresso in the Paul G. Allen Center computer science building Rotunda in the Health Sciences K–wing The Supreme Cup in William H. Gates Hall Suzzallo Espresso in Suzzallo Library Think Tank in Bagley Hall Vista CafÊ in BioGenome Building

CafÊ On the Ave Chipotle Mexican Grill Delfino’s Chicago Style Pizzeria Guanaco’s Tacos Ichiro Japanese & Korean Restaurant Kabobs Express Northwest Fish & Chips Papa John’s Pizza Pita Pit Pizza Brava Quiznos Rite Aid Safeway Seattle Sun Tan Spicy Wok Subway Udublicious University Teriyaki Wing Zone Yunnie Bubble Tea

Other on-campus services that accept Husky Card: By George Newsstand Chemistry Stockroom, 271 Bagely Hall Communications Copy Center, Communications B–042 Computer labs at the Ethnic Cultural Center and Office of Minority Affairs Instructional Center HUB cashier, games, newsstand and ticket office in the Husky Union Building Transcripts Office, 225 Schmitz Hall UW Libraries and Publications Services at the UW Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses

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To add money to your Husky Card, or view your current balance, go online at huskycard.hfs.washington.edu/webapps/portal/ frameset.jsp or visit the Husky Card Office, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., underneath Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

The Husky Card Account is also required for all gatehouse issued and E1 carpool parking — except faculty/staff carpool permits. With a Husky Card, the cost for Montlake E1 carpool parking, available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., is 80 cents per vehicle (two people required). Regular E1 parking is $3 with a Husky Card debit versus $6 in cash. Gatehouse issued carpool parking is $1.02 per vehicle. A valid U-PASS for each carpool member is also required. Money must be in your account at least 24 hours before parking. Further information about the E1 parking lot and carpool parking can be found at the Commuter Services Web site at www. washington.edu/commuterservices/. For more information on the Husky Card visit: hfs.washington. edu/husky_card/places.aspx?id=601.

freshman needs to know about: the Course Evaluation Catalog. It has ratings for almost every course taught at the UW. This is extremely useful for determining which professor you want to take a course from, or whether to take a certain elective at all. Since the surveys are administered anonymously without the instructor present and most students take them, they are one of the best available indicators of how good a professor or course is. You should also still crosscheck with RateMyProfessor.com, the professor ratings on MySpace and your friends. Now that you know some of the features of MyUW, try

customizing the homepage. Hit the “Add Content� button. Let’s try putting the Course Evaluation Catalog on your homepage. Type “CEC� in the custom box field and click “Add it.� Go back to the MyUW homepage. You should now see an empty box labeled “CEC.� Click the “edit� button on the right side of the box, enter http://www.washington.edu/cec in the address box and type “Course Evaluation Catalog� in the name box. Click “Add It� and go back to the main page. You should now have a functioning link to the CEC there. Try doing it yourself, adding Facebook or YouTube. — Russ Wung

*Note: Beginning in summer or fall of 2009, the U-PASS will be undergoing a transformation into a microchip imbedded into the Husky Card.

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Setting up your personal Web page Z68JTUIF6OJWFSTJUZTTUVEFOU8FCTJUF5IFSF are dozens of features on MyUW, but if a non-techie like me can master them, so can you. To access MyUW, you need a UW NetID. You should already have one since you need it to register for your first UW classes. Go to MyUW and log in. The main page is filled with links. You can customize these as much as you please, but there are a number of useful ones already on the MyUW page, including a link to registration, the UW time schedule, your unofficial transcript and much more. Look under the “Student Personal Services� tab for even more valuable options. Links to check your Husky Card Balance and add money to your account are provided in the “Housing and Food Services� box. One feature many people will head for as soon as they log into MyUW is WebPine. Most students who use their u.washington.edu e-mail address use WebPine to view their e-mail. Your other option is to use an e-mail client such as Outlook or Thunderbird. Click on the “Check UW Email� link and then the inbox button in the middle of the screen. You’ll come to an e-mail interface with a panel to view your mail and options to compose a new message, among others. If you get stuck, scroll down to the bottom of the left sidebar and hit “Get Help.� If you have a paid job with the UW, you can see information about your paychecks under the Faculty/Staff tab. Hit the “Employee Self-Service� link, log in again for security, and look for the “Earnings� heading. From there you can count your earnings. You can also set up your direct deposit so your paycheck gets automatically deposited into your bank account. All this is great, but there’s one more feature every


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Having easy access to your bank account is an extremely important factor of living on your own, especially when Mom and Dad’s funds aren’t as close as they used to be. Opening a checking or savings account is simple. Head to the bank with your personal information and money to deposit into the account, and they can set up the type of account, or accounts, needed. US Bank is the only bank that is on campus at the UW. A branch is located in the HUB as well as in the University Book Store. However, there are several banks close by. For example, there is a Washington Mutual on Brooklyn Avenue and Northeast 43rd Street and a Bank of America on Northeast 47th Street and University Way (the Ave). Oftentimes, the difficult part of finances isn’t choosing your bank but rather managing your money responsibly. Be sure to keep on top of balancing your checkbook, marking whenever you withdraw or deposit money in order to avoid overdraft fees, which can be upward of $30. Another tactic is to withdraw a given amount each week for your expenses so as not to overspend. Be sure your parents, and maybe grandparents, have your bank account number so they can easily deposit money for holidays and your birthday or when you have little emergencies.

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Laundry at college is a completely different matter than it is at home. In college, your mom isn’t going to fold your laundry and leave it on your bed. In fact, other students doing their laundry at the same time may take your still damp clothes from the dryer and leave them on top while proceeding to replace them with their own. When doing laundry in dorms, sororities/fraternities, or apartment buildings, it’s important to be conscious of time and change loads promptly. Realize that the machines are sometimes shared by hundreds of people. Another factor of doing laundry is the constant struggle of having enough quarters on-hand to wash and dry an entire load. In order to avoid the tragedy of washing a load only to find you’ve run out of quarters before the load is completely dry, take out a roll of quarters at the bank to always be prepared for those laundry emergencies.

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One of the biggest tests of the quarter is fast approaching. Ideally, preparation would begin days or even weeks in advance. Realistically, there will be a few times when procrastination, forgetfulness or a busy schedule will not allow that. Realizing you’re not as prepared as you had thought, you study into the night knowing sleep will not come until tomorrow evening. Our bodies are not made to operate on sleep cycles like this, but there are strategies that can force the body in to functioning successfully on very little amounts of sleep. The most obvious aid is caffeine, but it’s important to not overload. With too much caffeine, the opposite effect – becoming jittery and having a hard time focusing – will be acquired. Try sipping on a coffee or energy drink throughout the night, taking in small doses of caffeine over an extended period of time. Take planned breaks while studying so as not to get too overwhelmed. Do something energizing, like taking a walk, meeting up with a friend, or laugh while watching a funny episode of a favorite TV show. In the morning, eat a good breakfast with protein and good carbohydrates, such as oatmeal or whole-wheat, that will give you energy for the day. Take a coffee or energy drink to sip until the test.

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For those that don’t live close to a grocery store or have a car, grocery shopping via bus can be a little difficult. It’s important to buy what you think you can carry, remembering you’ll have to walk home from the bus stop with groceries in tow. A simple system is to bring your own reusable bags, using these to carry groceries around the store, as opposed to a shopping cart. This way, you’ll be able to tell if the bags will be too heavy to carry home. Also, be sure to sign up for grocery club cards at stores like QFC and Safeway. They’re free and offer member discounts on several items. Even with the member discounts, remember to shop around, look for deals and shop within a budget.

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Instead of having bronchitis for two months, and not knowing what to do because you’ve been going to the same doctor since you were born, it may be a little wiser to have a medical game plan before leaving home. For many insurances companies, a phone number is available to call for information about finding a doctor or other health professional in your area. You can also ask your current doctor if they know of someone in the area they might recommend to you. At Hall Health, unlimited visits with consulting nurses and one visit per quarter for serious illness or injuries are included in your student activity fee. Hall Health offers several services and is easy to access for those who don’t have an established health care provider in Seattle.

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Riding the bus is a first-time experience for many college freshmen. We all learn through trial and error, but there are some things that might be nice to know before you end up being late for an important interview or getting to work. The bus system in Seattle is a fairly reliable source of transportation, but it’s not one that can be counted on to the exact minute. Often, the bus will run a few minutes late or early, which should always be taken into account. Plan on getting to your destination 15 to 20 minutes early and arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes early. With this system, you’ll usually end up getting where you’re going on time. Your saving grace will be bookmarking the trip planner at www.transit.metrokc.gov, which allows for a quick search of how to get anywhere in the Seattle area using the bus system. 1IPUPCZ+FOOJGFS"V| Make sure to check the bus times before heading to the stop. Keep in mind that most buses come about 3-5 minutes late


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10 things for freshmen to do CFGPSFDPNJOHUPDBNQVT Get these important things done first UQSPCBCMZHPFTXJUIPVUTBZJOHUIBUMJGFBUUIF68XJMM be significantly different than the life you lived during high school. Dozens of generations of UW freshmen have discovered the Quad and the Ave for themselves when they arrive for school each autumn. What may seem commonplace to an incoming senior may be exciting for a new student. The same concept applies to older students as well. The fact that your mom might still do all your laundry can be overlooked; a junior might drive an hour just to have mom do a few loads of laundry. So take advantage of the time you have at home. Here are 10 things you should consider doing before you arrive at the UW. — Celeste Flint

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No matter how good a cafeteria is, the food gets redundant and eventually everything tastes the same. Give it a few weeks, and you’ll likely crave your mother’s scalloped potatoes. Your goodbye meal should probably come from the family kitchen.

I don’t recommend coming to school without a laptop. Not all students use their laptop to take notes in class, but it’s important to have a computer you can take to study sessions or the library. Hold off on software and Macintosh purchases until you get to the UW, because the University Book Store offers insanely good student prices. “We have some special promotions going on right now that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Bryan Pearce, the CEO of University Book Store.

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The day the quarter starts is the most organized you’ll ever be. Everything tends to go to chaos afterwards. Prepare for your worst organizational nightmares by buying a good planner. Everyone has different methods for organizing notebooks, but make sure your book bag is the right size, has padding for a laptop and has two straps if you plan to walk long distances with heavy books.

After heavy rains, unprepared freshmen might be found face planting in Red Square. Don’t make an idiot of yourself; buy some type of water-resistant, thick-soled shoes. Uggs are neither stylish nor waterproof.

There are some winters when umbrellas are necessary, but they’re too much of a hassle for the light rain that plagues our beautiful campus. North Face and Helly Hansen are the popular waterproof rain jackets, and they offer pretty universal styles.

All new students need to have records of their MMR vaccine before they can register, but it’s important that students are up to date with other shots, such as meningitis. “Find out when you last had your tetanus shot,” said Victoria Dorsey, a consulting nurse at Hall Health. “None of the students seem to have it.” Dorsey also recommends you don’t give the UW your only immunization record, as you likely won’t get it back.

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“Decide how much you really want to be involved,” he said. “Sometimes you’ll keep your high school friends in your life forever and sometimes not.” If you decide to keep contact with friends, send them pictures of the school and your dorm so they can feel like they’re a part of your life, Grant said. “It helps to give people a visual,” he said. I’ve learned that when friends don’t seem to have time for you, to not take it personally. “Also leave time in your schedule to meet new folks,” Grant added.

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Hall Health provides a free visit to students each quarter, but after that you’ll need health insurance. If you’re coming from out of town and plan to use Hall Health for your primary care, have your records transferred, Dorsey said. The UW does offer health insurance on a quarterly basis, and you should be able to pay for it with student loans.

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Before taking off for school, talk with your special someone and close friends about how and when you’re going to communicate, said Chris Grant, associate director of the Counseling Center.

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Buying online can be worth it for $80 books, but order them a few weeks ahead in case something goes wrong. “Often students will find a host of risks when finding books online,” Pearce said, adding that online book purchases can often be late, the wrong edition or missing pages.

If you buy from the University Book Store, visit the store a few weeks before classes start to ensure you can purchase the cheaper used books, Pearce said. Keep in mind that you might not always use the books professors require, such as ones redundant to the lectures. Check libraries for less important books and audio books. “Anything you buy at the University Book Store you’ll get a 10 percent rebate, similar to what REI does at the end of the year,” Pearce said. Hang onto your receipts and put the book buyback on your calendar: Dec. 10-14.

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Much of your shopping should be done after you see your room, but before you leave for school, splurge on a new lamp or framed poster to make your new place your own. Remember to buy the basics as well. Don’t leave home without making a list of what you need to pack and make sure you check off everything on that list.


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UIJOHTUPEPCFGPSFZPV graduate from college Make memories with these fun ideas IFSFTBSFBTPO*DBMMUIF68BNJOJBUVSFDJUZ'SPN museums to restaurants, hospitals to the IMA, we have pretty much everything or are within 15 minutes of it — Woodland Park Zoo, downtown Seattle, Lake Washington and shopping centers all offer nearby distractions. With an extremely diverse student body, the UW has a unique urban culture that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The Blue Scholars put it best: “I walk about the district, distracted by the decadent madness of/All the undergrads and addicts/ Club rats, heads, space cadets, pragmatics/One of the few places that they coexist on the planet.� Here are some essential things to try out during your time as a Husky. Whatever happens, you’ll take a little bit of the UW with you. — Doris Wu

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Try Thai Tom’s on University Way, the street better known as the Ave. Although extremely small, the place is always packed. It’s for good reason: They serve the best Thai food. If you don’t like Thai food, there are numerous Indian, Pho, Burger and Vegan places to try out. Also, try Sureshot, Trabant or Solstice for your next cup of coffee. They offer a wide selection of vegan food and varieties of coffee and chai not available at Starbucks and Tully’s.

For your 21 run, make your friends take you out to Finn MacCools, the Irish Immigrant and Earl’s. Not only are you bound to meet a ton of interesting characters walking the Ave at night, you’ll get to try some of the best drinks available. The College Inn Pub is also fun for hanging out and getting into friendly debates with others. If you’re friends are nice enough, they might even pay for your drinks and continue to pay for them well after you remember what’s going on.

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve been before. If you haven’t sat in the student section, you’re missing something essential about being a Husky.

Go sailing or rent a canoe or kayak. The Waterfront Activities Center (WAC), near Husky Stadium, rents canoes and rowboats for people to take throughout the nearby marshlands in Lake Washington. Students receive a discount. The UW also has a sailing club that students can join for a fee. At Agua Verde cafĂŠ, on Boat Street near Portage Bay, students can rent kayaks and row into either Lake Washington or Lake Union.

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The UW can send students throughout the world for an extremely affordable price. Whether you want to take care of that language requirement during one quarter, expand your horizons or meet someone cute with an accent, there’s bound to be a program that fits into your major.

Explore the UW at night

We have one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and it features countless little hidden spots. Why not enjoy it when it isn’t covered with other students rushing to class? From climbing the cherry trees in the Quad to playing capture the flag – there’s a club – you’re bound to get into some memorable mischief.

Take advantage of the UW’s research programs We are one of the largest research institutions, so find a professor with similar interests who will take you on. This is also great for networking and looks great on graduate applications and rÊsumÊs.

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There are a ton of secret spots – you just have to be creative. College is about trying new things; just remember to be safe and smart about it.

Try the dorms for at least one quarter

Although our dorms have been called prison-like, for incoming freshman they can provide a less intimidating environment for meeting people. This is a great way to integrate oneself into the UW culture.

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Five college myths Things you won’t (necessarily) do at the UW

very student enters college with a few preconceived notions of what awaits them 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 five college myths. Part old wives’ tale, part popular folklore and part adolescent fantasy, here are five things that you won’t (necessarily) do in college: — Siv Prince

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College is often the time when one becomes 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 staunch 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.

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This is a myth powered solely by college brochures. I’ve been in college for three years and I have never seen this happen.

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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, 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 while your parents are upstairs making dinner are finally (thankfully) 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 that insists on staying in your dorm and 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. The UW’s 40,000 students aren’t going to gossip about you the following Monday, and those people that would never give you the time of day will be intrigued by your witty analysis of last night’s reading assignment.

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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

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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 “collegeas-time-for-experimentation” ethic. Here are the big ones: You will not (necessarily) gain 15 pounds The dreaded freshman 15, like all myths (including the ones on this list) derives from a kernel of truth. College can be fattening. Sitting in class all day, then staying up late studying and then gorging on pizza at 2 a.m. are not the healthiest of habits. 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. 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. One should be open to new experiences but stay true to one’s values. Approach challenges and opportunities in

of activities, which can be just as fun. If you do drink, I would advise getting good at it. I don’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 sexually 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 onto his/her side.

the spirit of expanding one’s old horizons, and, if you really want to, organize a group of multi-ethnic friends to have a discussion under the cherry trees. Hell, you’re only young once. 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. Also, much popular attention is paid to the GayUntil-Graduation phenomenon, in which people temporarily switch teams and go right back to heterosexuality before you can say “Commencement.” (This is not to be confused the phenomenon of girls making out in pictures that are then posted 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 mind-expanding drugs They’re certainly easier to purchase, but for those who prefer not to feel themselves falling through the abyss of the timespace 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.


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Take a trip on the Devil’s Highway UW’s newest common book explores immigration issues his year’s freshman class will receive a copy of Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway in the mail this summer. The third UW Common Book is set in a searing stretch of desert straddling the Arizona-Mexico border. This area, known as “the devil’s highway,” is a place so desolate that 14 of 26 Mexicans died while traveling through it to illegally enter the United States during May 2001. Their journey, and the wider immigration debate, is at the heart of Urrea’s 220-page work of investigative journalism. “He puts a lot of flesh on the skeleton of what we understand to be the border crossing,” said Lauro Flores, an American ethnic studies professor who interviewed Urrea in 2006 and also judged The Devil’s Highway in a book contest. Urrea’s book was one of five finalists in the contest. The Devil’s Highway investigates the case of the 26 Mexicans and delves into the world of border patrolmen and bordercrossing guides known as coyotes. “He tried to be fair in presenting both sides of the coin,” Flores said. The Common Book selection committee examines readability and content when determining which book they choose. “If you open it up and you get to page 20, you’re going to get to page 40 and you’re going to get to page 60,” said Grant Kollet, director of first-year programs. The Devil’s Highway is a book that will generate discussion among freshmen, said Kirsten Atik, public information specialist with Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The book should spark dialogue between students because it focuses on migration as a global issue, rather than a Mexico-andUnited States-border issue, Atik said. Urrea, who grew up in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, said the border is also a broader concept. “Growing up divided in half by a barbed wire fence has made me see the border everywhere I turn,” Urrea said in his interview with Flores. “There is a militarized border fence between male and female, between gay and straight, between right and left, between black and white, between brown and white, between brown and

If you open it up and you get to page 20, you’re going to get to page 40 and you’re going to get to page 60. Grant Kollet Director of first-year programs black. You get the idea. I don’t like fences; I do like bridges. So I’m not really a border writer; I’m a bridge builder.” The objective of the Common Book is to connect incoming freshmen with their school and their peers. While students come from a variety of backgrounds and locales, the Common Book is the one unifying object all freshmen share, Kollet said. Freshmen will receive the book this summer when they purchase the book in their mandatory new student enrollment and orientation fee. Members of the selection committee are already thinking about their next pick. Although The Devil’s Highway and the two previous Common Books were nonfiction, the selection committee considers fiction, as well. This year, Octavia Butler’s Kindred was almost chosen. Butler, who died in Seattle in 2006, wrote science fiction. “I would love it if there was a novel in the mix,” Atik said. “I think it would be even better if there was a collection of poetry.” The UW Common Book program was created in 2006. The first Common Book was Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder. Last year’s book was Field Notes from a Catastrophe, by Elizabeth Kolbert. More than 2,000 people attended Kolbert’s campus appearance. Administrators at the UW are in the process of arranging for Urrea to make an appearance on campus next year. — Andrew Doughman


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Freshman interest groups Make an easy transition freshman year with FIGs BWFZPVCFFOIFBSJOHUBMLBCPVU'*(T 1FPQMFBSFNPTU likely not referring to a tree that is related to the genus ficus, nor the Fig Newton snack. At the UW, the acronym FIG stands for Freshmen Interest Group and is a special class designed for freshmen during their first fall quarter of college. A FIG is a class that only freshmen can enroll in and is taught by undergraduate upperclassman. The “FIG class,� officially known as General Studies 199: The University Community, is a two-credit credit/no credit class, which means that it is a nongraded class where as long as you fulfill the requirements, you will receive two general credits. Typically 22-25 freshmen are enrolled in a FIG. This means that you are able to get to know a core group of peers in a smaller setting. Sophomore Michael Capeloto was in a chemistry and English FIG last year. “I enjoyed my FIG because it allowed me to make some new friends with similar interests,� he said. By being in a chemistry and English FIG, this meant that Capeloto was enrolled in the General Studies 199 class as well as a chemistry and English course. All the other freshmen in his general studies class took the same chemistry and English classes as well. Therefore, even amid a huge chemistry lecture, Capeloto was able to recognize familiar faces from his FIG class. “FIGs are important because they create small communities on

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a large campus,� said Becky Francoeur, FIG program coordinator. “They allow students to have a small campus experience while being able to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to students on a large research campus.� The use of class time in the two-credit FIG class has evolved over the years. It is by no means a study hall nor is it a time for you to get extra help for your calculus class. It is a class where you are able to learn the ins and outs of the UW. Your FIG leader decides how the FIG class will run so no two FIGs are exactly the same. Topics such as class registration, campus resources and studying abroad are popular parts of the FIG curriculum that many FIG leaders cover. Of course, there are a few assignments and topics that all FIGs cover in order to keep a level of consistency between them. Senior Tei Yoko will be a third-year FIG leader this year. After enjoying being in a FIG, she became a FIG leader her sophomore year. “My FIG leader became a mentor to all of my fellow FIGmates and while she kept us in line and made sure that we were still good students, she would also talk to us as her peer and be real with us,� Yoko said. “I wanted to be able to do the same for incoming freshmen students. Someone helped me with my transition, so I figured I’d pass on the favor by helping others with their transition as well.� — Kristin Okinaka

I enjoyed my FIG because it allowed me to make some new friends with similar interests. Michael Capeloto UW Sophomore What’s a FIG?

A FIG is a general studies class that only incoming freshmen can enroll in to help ease the transition to college. You receive two credits for this class and it is only available autumn quarter. About 22-25 freshmen are enrolled in each FIG. About 65 to 70 percent of the freshman class is enrolled in FIGs (3600 students total). The FIG program began in 1987 with four FIG classes. This year there are 160 FIGs. This year there are 175 FIG leaders. FIG leaders – all undergraduates (sophomores through seniors) – facilitate the class. The FIG program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Other schools have modeled their own programs after the UW’s FIG program.

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(FUUJOHUFYUCPPLT Where to find the best deals ou’ve decided where to go to college, where to live, what classes to take – the last pressing decision you have to make is where to procure cheap textbooks. You can look on MyUW to see which textbooks your professors are asking you to purchase. The University Bookstore near campus will carry all of these textbooks, but, like shopping for anything, checking and comparing prices between many locations may drastically reduce your textbook bill. — Sonia McBride

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One option is to visit the University Book Store, conveniently located near campus at Northeast 43rd Street and the Ave. UW students founded the bookstore as a formal corporate trust in 1900, when the campus was moved from downtown Seattle to the current location. “Everything [students] need is here,” said Bryan Pearce, CEO of the University Book Store. The U-Book Store is not profit motivated because the trust model obligates the business to its legal beneficiaries, which are the UW students, faculty and staff, Pearce said. The U-Book Store textbook department only sells course books that faculty request. In addition to making used copies of course books widely available, the U-Book Store also offers a 10 percent rebate on textbooks and most other items in the store – exceptions include academic-priced computer software. “There is a finite number of used books in any market,” Pearce said, explaining how the bookstore tries to find used books before buying new copies. The bookstore acquires most of its used books from students through the textbook buyback program, through which the bookstore may pay students up to 50 percent of the new price of the book, Pearce said. “Intro” textbooks are generally more expensive for freshmen and sophomores taking introductory courses, Pearce said. These large volumes can be pricey, but if used over the course of the academic year, the per-quarter price is generally more agreeable. “We can’t stand how expensive some books are,” Pearce said. “It’s unfortunate – we understand why, but that doesn’t mean we accept it. We try to control as much as we can.”

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Type “textbooks” into Google and you will receive a plethora of hits. On Amazon.com you can search by title, author and ISBN – which is the book’s serial number and can be used to pinpoint the exact volume or edition of the book you need – as well as sell back used textbooks.

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Students taking courses that require non-textbook reading, such as novels, plays or poetry, may save money by buying from used bookstores in the U-District such as Half Price Books, Magus Books or Twice Sold Tales, or online at Amazon.com or Half.com. An alternative to buying is to rent textbooks, through businesses such as Chegg.com. Renting is beneficial financially, and environmentally; by renting and returning through Chegg.com, books are reused multiple times, and not only that – “Every time a book is rented a tree is planted, so you get a lot of bang out of one book,” said Maria Reiling, Chegg’s vice president of marketing. Also, professors may place textbooks on reserve at the UW libraries, but some are available only for a few hours at a time. For more information visit http://www.lib.washington.edu/ services/course/

| It can get pretty crowded at The University Bookstore.Make sure you get there early to purchase your books

Bookstores in the U-District:

Twice Sold Tales 4501 University Way N.E. 206-545-4226

University Bookstore 4326 University Way N.E. 206-634-3400

Online Vendors:

Magus Books 1408 N.E. 42nd St. 206-633-1800 Half Price Books 4709 Roosevelt Way N.E. 206-547-7859

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'JOEJOHBKPCEVSJOHDPMMFHF Opportunities at the UW and U-District simplify job search nless you came here on a scholarship, and usually even then, chances are you’re going to end up needing a job sometime in your college career. With the rising costs of food, fuel and tuition, it may come sooner than some of you expect. More and more college students are working, according to an article in The New York Times (“For Many College Students, a Job (or Two) to Pay Tuition�). In 2000, about 57 percent of full-time college students were working part time or full time compared with 49 percent in 1984, according to a 2001 study commissioned by Upromise, a company dedicated to helping students save money for college.

In 2000, about 57 percent of full-time college students were working part time or full time compared with 49 percent in 1984 But UW students are lucky – the UW and the thriving U-District business community offer a plethora of job opportunities. With bartending, serving coffee, working retail, delivering pizzas and working at the student newspaper available, there’s no lack of jobs in the area. UW alumna Heidi Williams applied to be a barista for Housing and Food Services (HFS) during her sophomore year. “I just applied online and they interviewed me,� she said. “I

had heard that they have a fairly high acceptance rate, but they also have a high turnover rate.� Williams was nervous about balancing work with school, but she started slowly and eventually worked her way up to 20 hours per week, the maximum number of hours a student is allowed to work for HFS. She liked the job so much that she stayed with it for more than two years. “I earned a fair amount and had enough time to do school work and have a social life,� she said. “In Seattle, almost everybody drinks coffee, it seems, and you meet a lot of people on campus. It really helped me be a little bit more outgoing. I used to be really bad at small talk.� Student jobs on campus range from work with HFS – aside from being a barista, there are jobs as cashiers in the dining halls and front desk personnel in the dorms – to working at the libraries, the student body government, the IMA, the school newspaper and tutoring. However, off-campus jobs can be just as varied. For the past two and half years, UW senior Josh Stagner has delivered sandwiches for Jimmy John’s on the Ave. “It’s a good job,� he said. He found no trouble finding the job either. “I just filled out an application,� he said. At Jimmy John’s, like most places in the area, he said, the turnover rate is high, so the sandwich shop is always hiring. “Our screening process is pretty minimal,� he said. “It’s always about timing. At Jimmy Johns we’re always hiring [because] college students are always coming in and out of town, doing the crazy things college students do.� — Arla Shephard 1IPUP+PIO.D-FMMBO | ABOVE: Jigme Sherpa (left) and alumnus Gustav Gennrich throw pizza dough at 11 p.m. at Pizza Ragazzi. LEFT: Junior Sarah Staples wraps a sandwich as freshman Austin Matthiesen prepares another. Both Staples and Matthiesen were on late-night bicycle delivery shifts. BELOW: Senior Sean Knight takes a customer’s order Monday night at the Starbucks on University Way.

8IFSFUPMPPLGPSDPMMFHFKPCT On Campus: ASUW: Check http://jobs.asuw.org/listing.php for job openings. UW Housing and Food Services: Fill out an application at hfs.washington.edu/about_hfs/seaweb/. The Daily: To write for the student newspaper contact development@thedaily.washington.edu. For more on-campus part-time jobs visit www.washington.edu/ admin/hr/jobs/student_empl_links.html. The Ave and University Village: Most places on the Ave or in U-Village have a high turnover rate and are constantly looking for help. Apply to most businesses by dropping off your resume or by asking to speak to the manager.


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Beware of illegal downloads

For those who want to use P2P applications, the following tips, provided in the UW Student Guide, will not only keep your personal files secure, but also help you avoid legal woes:

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To avoid accidentally leaking private information such as tax returns from your hard drive, create a separate folder that contains only the files you want to share.

How to avoid the costly pitfall of file-sharing Myth: Because you downloaded only a few songs using filesharing applications such as Kazaa or LimeWire, you’re not going to get into legal trouble. The truth is, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) can, and will, pursue legal action for copyright infringement, as many University of Washington students have found out in recent months, said Todd Mildon, director of student academic data management at the UW registrar. According to the U.S. copyright law, uploading or downloading copyrighted material, will result in statutory damages of at least $750 per song. If taken to court, and the accused is found guilty for having knowingly taken copyrighted material, the infringer could pay up to $150,000. Even people who are no longer downloading illegal files, or aren’t even aware that their computer contains peer-to-peer (P2P) software, can still be fined a minimum of $200 if the P2P program isn’t properly installed or disabled. In such cases, the program continues to upload copyrighted files and even personal files, unbeknownst to the user. P2P programs work by connecting one computer to a network of other computers. It allows the users to share files without a file-hosting server. Rather than numerous download requests being sent to one server, P2P file sharing occurs

Buy an anti-spyware program

Some P2P programs install spyware to track the user’s browsing history and then sell that information to advertisers. Install an antispyware program and scan your computer each time you start it.

directly between the file-holder and the downloader. Although primarily used for illegal downloading, there are legal uses for P2P software. It can be used to share files for educational and research purposes and to download free software such Linux, an alternative to the Windows operating system. It can also be a platform for independent artists to share their music or films with others. The easiest way to avoid legal trouble with the RIAA is to not download copyrighted material. For those who will continue to do so, know that the UW campus network is closely watched by the RIAA. If a student chooses to violate copyright laws while using the campus network, the student will likely be sent a “PreSettlement Letter.� Forwarded by the UW from the RIAA, the letter notifies students of alleged copyright infringement. The biggest mistake students make is to ignore these notifications, said Elizabeth Higgins, director of community standards and student conduct. To avoid a costly lawsuit, settle with the RIAA within the specified timeframe given. For the hardheaded downloader who chooses not to heed any of the above warnings, you’re left with only one option: get yourself a good lawyer. — Sue Yang

Install an anti-virus program

Note its capabilities and settings for maximum security. Also, some file extensions are more prone than others to be viral carriers, so be wary of files with certain extensions such as .bin or .lnk when downloading. Close the P2P program – not just the window – when not in use. For further information pertaining to P2P file-sharing risks and resources visit the “Computer Usage� section in the Student Guide at www.washington.edu/students/gencat/policy/p2pshare.html.

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Computer Vet program: Offers free computer assistance to UW students who need help securing or cleaning their infected computers. Located at the Catalyst Computing Commons in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Mary Gates Hall. Catalyst also provides instructions on how to disable common P2P programs on your own.

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Top freshman classes Be sure to check out these courses FTJEFT NFFUJOH OFX QFPQMF  TUPQQJOH CZ UIF *." BOE going to football games, you also have to take classes. So why not make the most of it by taking the best the UW has to offer? As a world-class institution, the UW has something to offer regardless of what grade you’re in. Here’s a taste of the fun and the popular:

General Studies 391D:

Research Exposed is a special offering provided by the Undergraduate Academic Affairs office. This class allows students to learn about current research across different disciplines from guest lecturers who change each quarter. You can take it up to three times. At the end of each presentation there’s a chance for Q-and-A. It’s offered at lunchtime on Wednesdays and is open to the public. Credits: 1

Chemistry 142:

General Chemistry is required for anyone who wants to go into math, science and engineering or the prehealth tracks – except nursing, which requires a different series. However, if you didn’t take high school chemistry it’s recommended you try Chemistry 120 first. Though Chemistry is listed as five credits, with a three-hour lab it feels like two classes. Resources to succeed in the class include the teaching assistant (TA), the chemistry study center, your lab partner and CLUE study session. This class and its sequels are a gateway into other classes, such as college biology. Doing well here is important if you want to get into science research as an undergraduate because professors look at grades when you apply. Credits: 5

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Introduction to Global Health is a class that anyone interested in health should consider enrolling in. Different professionals who have worked in the global health field present once a week for an hour and a half. This class is a great way to meet others interested in health, since it is open to all levels. You might even meet some graduate students. This class is a good starting point if you are interested in pursuing the global health track in international studies, applying to the global health minor or have a general interest in pursuing a health career. This class offers multidisciplinary perspectives on global health and has a sequel offered in the spring. Credits: 2

Art 190:

Intro to Drawing is a class taken mostly by freshmen. If you missed out in high school, here’s your chance. This class focuses on building basic drawing skills and developing understanding of primary drawing concepts. You also get to learn the grammar, or syntax, of two-dimensional language. It is a very popular class, though, so it may be hard to get into. It is required for admission to the Painting and Drawing major or can be used to fulfill the admissions requirement for the Interdisciplinary Visual Arts major in the School of Art. Credits: 5

1IPUPJMMVTUSBUJPOCZ5JN8JMMJT | In large freshman lecture classes you may use clickers a new technology system by Turning Technologies, LLC, a company that produces a response system integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint called “TurningPoint.� A recent decrease in the price of clicker technology has increased its prevalence in many of the UW’s larger lecture classes.

Math 120/124: College pre-calculus/calculus –

depending on your placement exam score – is another class you’ll take if you plan on going into math, engineering, physics or chemistry. Most freshmen take it at the same time as general chemistry. In this course, like chemistry, it’s vital to go to the quiz section and devote time to studying. Make the best use of office hours and the Math Study Center. Also, take it early on in college because math is better to do while the formulas are still slightly fresh in your memory. You don’t want a bad grade in this class to prevent you from applying to a major. Credits: 5

Biology 100:

Introductory Biology is a class for students who want to learn some biology but are not planning on being a science major. It explores basic biology principles and how they are applied through special topics, which change each quarter. This class focuses on giving you skills, such as data analysis, critical thinking and group project development and research, that you can use later in life. The course also has a lab which uses an experimental approach to class concepts. Most of the homework – case studies that begin in lecture – is group work. Credits: 5

The journey after the UW: Three Alumni share their stories GUFSBmFMEUSJQUPUIFBRVBSJVNJOGPVSUIHSBEF ZPV were certain you wanted to train dolphins when you grew up. That is, until you became an art junkie in high school and Mondrian, Rothko and Matisse were your best friends. However, once you graduated college and spent two months backpacking through Thailand, you realized you couldn’t live by the books. For some alumni, what they study in school and what they end up doing couldn’t be more different. Salil Jain graduated from the UW in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering. He is the founder and CEO of Good Society, a socially and ecologically conscious fashion label that presents a collection of fair trade, 100 percent organic denim. Good Society was featured in this August’s edition of NYLON magazine and is sold at Urban Outfitters and many other domestic and international stores. After college, Jain was offered a position at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, but postponed it for three months to explore other options. During that time he worked for a real estate firm in Philadelphia and was hit with the idea of starting his own business. “I realized I couldn’t work for another company, so I started

Good Society,� Jain said. Although computer engineering has little relevance to his business, Jain still thinks it is valuable. “From computer science, I learned logical thinking and analytical skills that are useful in the [fashion] industry,� Jain said. Recent alumna Britt Olson also landed her job after taking some time off. Olson was a classics major and is now the editor of DailyCandy in Seattle, a free daily e-mail newsletter and Web site with editions in 13 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. The articles are aimed to be fun and witty and give readers the scoop on the latest fashion sales, beauty news and restaurant openings. “I thought I was going to go to grad school, but I wanted a break from the academic world and see how I felt about going back to school after that,� Olson said. She freelanced for a couple local publications and was then recommended for the position as the editor of DailyCandy. Olson may still return to graduate school and teach at a university level in the future, but thinks her major gives her a leg up in her current job. “[Classics gave me] a very solid understanding of grammar,

culture and how to play with language,� she said. Other alumni, of course, major in subjects that coincide with their careers. Adrien Treuille received a Doctorate of Philosophy in computer science and engineering from the UW in 2008. During his time in graduate school, Treuille invented a technology called Draft Tracks, which allows ESPN viewers to see a special effects visualization of airflow behind each NASCAR racecar as it speeds around the track. Draft Tracks was nominated for the Sports Emmy Awards for ESPN this year. Treuille is now a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and is the youngest person in his department. “I certainly did not think that I was going to be a professor,� Treuille said. “I wanted to be a diplomat, but I got really unhappy studying it. I thought I’d try out [being a professor], and submitted my application and got the job.� For most alumni, the journey from what they learned academically to what they do for a living isn’t formulaic. Like Jain, Olson and Treuille, study what you love regardless of relevancy and you may end up doing what you really enjoy. — Carolyn Yuen


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Living with roommates Tips for getting along

magine waking up to your alarm clock, its steady chirping slowly awaking you from a deep slumber. You hit the snooze a few more times, thinking nothing of it. Suddenly, a pillow hits your face violently from across the room. Meet your college roommate. One aspect of college life that many students get to experience is living with strangers in a new environment. Gone are the days when Mom would tell you that you were late for school. Instead, students experience firsthand how to live with other students as roommates or housemates. It is said that people never really know others until having lived with them. Although there is no single criterion that people must meet to become good roommates, there are strategies that can prevent going through what sophomore Julianna Tesfu experienced in Lander Hall during her freshman year. “Right when I first walked in I knew that my roommate was not going to like me,” Tesfu said. Tesfu felt as if she were abiding by a roommate who preferred

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living alone in a quiet room. Her roommate was upfront about her concerns about the television being on too loud and her dislike for Tesfu’s visits from friends. Meanwhile, Tesfu kept the remorse she felt to herself. With the potential for so much tension in so little space, it is important to set guidelines about how to successfully live in peace with roommates. First, be honest. Be upfront about your feelings, but do so in a respectful manner. “If it bothered you even a little bit the first time, you should let your roommate know before it irritates you to the point where you get mad,” said Sabrina Fields, a senior at the UW who is entering her second year as an RA. Be courteous and mindful of other people’s feelings. Just because someone is laid back doesn’t mean it is OK to leave dirty dishes lying in the sink for weeks or play music at 3 a.m. on weekdays. This would have been good advice for Tesfu before the tension began to build between her and her roommate.

“I had to watch what I said in front of my roommate because I did not want to offend her,” Tesfu said. It only takes little daily annoyances to accumulate and become a larger problem when living with others. If nothing is said, that small annoyance can evolve into intolerance. Tesfu felt that all she could do was endure her poor living situation, but there is a solution. “Make sure that you talk to your roommate,” Fields said. “You and your roommate don’t have to be best friends and tell each other everything, but remember that you are sharing a space and you should be respectful and considerate of the other person and their needs – within reason.” Communication is a healthy way to alleviate frustrations and tension in small living environments. Remember to express expectations to roommates and always ask for feedback. Be openminded towards other people – you may be surprised to find what you can learn from living with a complete stranger. — Kiddy Emmanuel and Vicky Yan

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Room decorating 101

What to bring and what to buy for your new room

hen you go off to college, shared space and a communal bathroom replace the luxury of having your own kitchen and bathroom. Your mom isn’t going to clean your room, so it’s up to you to get and stay organized.Before leaving home, be sure to pack the basics: UÊ UÊ UÊ UÊ UÊ

Pillow and bed sheets Alarm clock Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.) Shower caddy and flip-flops Laundry basket and detergent

When moving into your home away from home, be sure to purchase a microwave and mini-refrigerator if your new abode doesn’t provide one. They’ll become your new best friend once midterms begin. For relaxation and entertainment, buy a television to watch movies and TV shows on. As you’re moving in, make sure the electrical outlets are in working order and note prior damages before you settle in. In order to transform your new room into a comfortable living space, you’ll want to add a personal touch. Some students choose to decorate according to their favorite color or a central theme. “I decided to choose a Paris-type theme because I loved the idea of the Eiffel Tower being lit up at night,” said senior Melissa Louis. “If you decorate your room that way you can still have the feeling that you’re somewhere else in the world, even though you’re in Seattle.” During college, many students make it a priority to save money. When it comes to decorating your room, a little bit of money can go a long way. Instead of buying a new rug or lamp, bring the ones you have at home. Find items you can reuse and recycle. Squares of corkboard are a very inexpensive way to post notes and pictures or show off reflective displays. Be creative with your furniture; a mini-fridge can double as a nightstand, while colorful lanterns add a more decorative touch as well as illuminate the room. “The more lively colors you have, the better atmosphere you have in your room,” said junior Mare Unite. Aside from bringing furniture from home, Craigslist and eBay are other options for finding slightly used items. “Facebook’s Marketplace is a really inexpensive way to furnish a new room,” said Washington State University junior, Kayley Kim. “You can search for items that are for sale, and I was able to get a nice desk for free because the owner needed to get rid of it before she left to study abroad.” If you prefer new furniture, Bed Bath & Beyond, IKEA and Target almost always have sales, and a good amount of their

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products are geared toward college students. When shopping, it’s smart to keep in mind that space will be limited while living with another person. Contact your roommate to coordinate on which items each of you will bring. Space-saving items, such as an over-the-door shoe rack or a hanging closet organizer for your shirts, give you more space to move around and store your belongings. After selecting your furniture, a few final touches will make your home complete. Posters of your favorite musical artist, decals and pictures of friends and family are easy personal touches. Matching drapery on the windows is a decorative touch and adds some privacy. Magazines and catalogues also serve as decoration material and an inspiration to other students. The catalogues from Urban Outfitters have really cool wordless ads, Unite said. After cutting the ads out, she places them on her

| Freshman Nikki Brewer decorated her Lander dorm room with posters, photographs and small knick knacks.

wall as a border and adds a quote using letters cutout from old magazines. Decorating your new surroundings should be inexpensive and easy. A little color and creativity can transform your room into your mini personal residence. —Nicole Ciridon

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'JWFXBZTUPmOEGSJFOETBUUIF68 Learn to be a social butterfly he 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 (around 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: — +FOOJGFS$VTIJOH

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

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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.

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.

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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 nonacademic classes, like sports and fitness at the IMA or Experimental College classes, to make friends outside the pressure of school.

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Staying healthy at the UW Health care resources for students hile attending college, students have more than just grades to worry about, but health shouldn’t be a major concern. Students at the UW have access to many health care resources within walking distance of campus. — Nicole Ciridon

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Ranked 10th among America’s Best Hospitals for 2008 according to U.S. News and World Report, the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is a useful resource for more-serious health concerns. The UWMC specializes in numerous surgical and radiological procedures. The UWMC also treats sleep disorders, infectious diseases and allergies and diagnoses cancer. Several specialty centers also focus on eye care, family and women’s health, sports medicine and rehabilitation. Although the UWMC is a more expensive option, they accept most insurance plans, including the UW Student and Graduate Student plans. The UWMC has other locations on Roosevelt Way Northeast, which also offer primary and specialty care services, such as pediatric and diabetes care and cosmetic and refractive surgery. Located in the U-District, the Roosevelt clinics are another close resource for students and are easily accessible by walking or riding the bus. An often underutilized resource, Hall Health Primary Care Center provides health and medical care to the UW community on campus. Many services are free or available at a low cost to

registered UW students. Patients can go for immunizations, check-ups, counseling and treatment of illness or injury. Many of Hall Health’s patients are students and 70 to 80 percent are seen on the same day they contact the center. “Hall Health specializes in the care of college students,” said Dr. David C. Dugdale, Hall Health director. “We have a lot of knowledge on students and the pressure they feel.” Hall Health also has an outpatient pharmacy that caters to students and the general public. Nearby pharmacies include Walgreens on Northeast 50th Street and Bartell Drugs in University Village. Unlike Hall Health, these pharmacies are open during the weekend. Bartell Drugs also offers flu shots, emergency contraception and cholesterol and blood glucose testing.

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Take control of your sex life. Planned Parenthood offers free condoms, exams, testing, information on STIs and family planning. HIV/AIDS and pregnancy counseling are also available. If patients qualify for the Take Charge program, birth control, exams and testing are free of charge. The clinics convenient walk-in times allow people to work around their own schedules. No appointments are necessary for emergency contraception, pregnancy and STI tests. Patients with Washington state’s Healthy Options Medical Plan can make an appointment without calling their primary doctor first. All medical information is kept confidential.

Hall Health Primary Care Center Location On Stevens Way between Padelford Hall and the University of Washington Club. Hours of Operation Monday, Wednesday: Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays Pharmacy Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Important Numbers General information: 206-685-1011 Appointments and registration: 206-616-2495 Nurse consulting (urgent concerns): 206-221-2517 Pharmacy: 206-685-1021 Payment Each registered UW student who pays the quarterly Services and Activities Fee along with their tuition receives these services at no cost: One office visit each quarter for injury or illness — excludes annual women’s exams and routine physicals Reproductive health counseling Smoking cessation assistance Blood pressure screening and consultation

University of Washington Medical Center Location 1959 N.E. Pacific Hours of Operation Most hospital clinics are open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and are closed during weekends and holidays. Important Numbers Hospital switchboard: 206-598-3300 Emergency medicine (ER): 206-598-4000 Patient relations (feedback or concerns): 206-598-8382 Admitting: 206-598-4310 Payment Accepts UW Student Accident and Insurance Plan, medical coupons and general insurance.

University of Washington Medical Center-Roosevelt Location 4225 and 4245 Roosevelt Way N.E. Hours of Operation Varies by individual clinic Important Numbers Varies by individual clinic Payment Accepts UW Student Accident and Insurance Plan, medical coupons and general insurance.

Planned Parenthood Location 4500 9th Ave N.E. #324 File photo | A student receives a measles shot in Hall Health for a dental class. The Hall Health Primary Care Center is the campus health center for UW students and staff. Hall Health provides first-year UW students with free measles shots and clearance so they can register for classes.

Hours of Operation Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Important Numbers 1-800-769-0045

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Accepts cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard. Patients may also create a Plan Now, Pay Later account in which case money is automatically deducted from your credit or debit card. They also work with individual insurance companies, and Public Assistance Medial Coupons are also accepted.

Dental Care Taking care of your body in college is essential to staying healthy and fit. Seeing a dentist regularly keeps your teeth looking good and saves you from costly dentistry procedures. Hall Health recommends three local dentists who honor both student and employee insurance. Ernest Barrett, DDS 1107 N.E. 45th St. #220 206-632-9400 James Swanson, DDS 4115 University Way N.E. #117 206-633-1048

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Shopping on the Ave Trendy fashions are just a walk away -PDBMMZPXOFECPVUJRVFT Moksha 4542 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 206-632-1190 For Men and Women Price Range: $18 - $80 If you’re looking for fresh and unique street wear at an affordable price, Moksha is the name to know. Since this family-owned boutique has never paid for advertising, it’s the U-District’s best-kept secret. It has served as a launching pad for local artists and designers for the past five years. In the spirit of supporting small businesses, Moksha only carries clothing lines from designers that can’t be found in larger chain stores. This creates some breaking ground for new designers and also helps shoppers find unique pieces that may not be attainable elsewhere. The store also supports local artists with bi-monthly art shows, which often feature disc jockeys, dancers and performers. So for those who are looking for the next up-and-coming trend, Moksha is the place to go. To hear about upcoming events visit the store’s Myspace at myspace.com/mokshaontheave. Turquoise Boutique 4730 University Ave. N.E. Suite 101 206-523-3637 For Women Price Range: $20 - $50 Gretchen Freeman wanted to create an affordable place for college girls to shop for the latest fashion. She succeeded with Turquoise Boutique. At Turquoise Boutique, shoppers can find girly and trendy looks at a low price. However, this boutique isn’t anything like your average Wal-Mart or Target. Unlike most affordable clothing stores, Turquoise doesn’t carry just anything. Freeman selects each piece carefully and according to current styles and trends, while also keeping in mind what works for the average girl. Feedback from customers is taken into account so that the store can tailor to the wants and needs of its shoppers. To give feedback and find out about featured items or upcoming events, find the store’s fan page on Facebook.com. To shop for Turquoise Boutique merchandise online visit turquoiseboutique.com.

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Used clothing stores Red Light 4560 University Way N.E. 206.545.4044 Price Range: $18 - $24, collectable items can reach $200 For Men and Women Red Light is the best place to find a Halloween costume in the U-District, however, the store is good for more than just that. Being Seattle’s largest vintage clothing store, Red Light carries collectable vintage clothes from the ‘70s and before, with select pieces from the ‘80s. For those looking to sell old clothes, a buyer can be found at the counter from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Each customer has a two-bag or one-large-bag limit on the amount of clothes they can bring in at one time. Red Light also carries some new clothes at the front of the store. The newer selection is more contemporary and follows the latest fashions, but Red Light has a wider selection of used clothing and accessories. Find out more about the store at redlightvintage.com.

Chain stores American Apparel 4345 University Way N.E. 206-547-0399 Price Range: $12 - $74 For Men and Women For those who are wary of where their clothes come from, all worries subside while shopping at American Apparel. Clothing manufacturing isn’t the most politically correct business, however, American Apparel offers an alternative choice for shoppers who are looking for both morality and style. The company prides itself on being sweatshop free, with every piece of clothing made in downtown Los Angeles at $12 per hour – higher in some cases. American Apparel also feels strongly about immigration issues. Therefore, with the purchase of a Legalize LA T-shirt, 100 percent of the net proceeds are donated to Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. Despite their political standing, American Apparel has clothes for every occasion, everyone and their little dogs, too. For environmentalists, sustainable editions of popular items made with organic cotton can be found in-store or online. For more information on the company or to shop online visit americanapparel.net.

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Appointments Seattle/Renton/Kirkland. A Vietnamese, Cambodian or mixed Asian background, age 20 3/4 to 29 is needed to donate to a specific couple hoping for a match to their ethnic background. Heightweight proportionate, college educated, nonsmoking. $5,000 compensation. Confidential and anonymous. (206)285-4855, nwfertility@msn.com. Start immediately. CHILDCARE NEEDED: LOOKING for a mature after-school caregiver for 5 and 10 year old daughters on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday for school year 2008-09. Mount Baker, must have own transportation, manage activities, homework. Experience and references required, pay $13-$15/hour DOE. Contact Sara at: saramaya@earthlink.net. CHINESE EGG DONOR Needed. Appointments: Seattle/Eastside/Southend. A Chinese woman, age 20 3/4 to 30 is needed to donate to a specific couple hoping for a match to their ethnic background. Height-weight proportionate, college educated, nonsmoking. $5,000 compensation. Confidential and anonymous. (206)285-4855, nwfertility@msn.com. Start immediately.


Âť A43 Help Wanted 410 COMPANION WANTED FOR fifteen year old boy having a remarkable ongoing recovery from 2005 pedestrian versus car crash. Individual will take initiative in finding activities that are interesting and enriching i.e. sports, art, and music. Has sense of fun (good sense of humor). Be calm and relaxed with ability “to roll with the punches.â€? Be willing to read up and learn about traumatic brain injury. Car and references required. Start immediately. $15 per hour. See Dominick’s website for introduction. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dominickmaydouglass If interested call Alice Hooper at (206)412-6284 or e-mail at alicehoop@headstrongforlife.org to set up an interview. We require a background check, driving record and urine analysis to ensure the safety of Dominick. COMPUTER SUPPORT: SCHOOL of Oceanography seeks UW student. Experience troubleshooting hardware and software in PC/ Mac/ Linux environment and good people skills. Flexible up to 19.5 hours/ week during quarters, more during breaks/ summer. $11.50/ hour plus DOE. E-mail (text only) resume/ cover letter to: ericl@ocean.washington.edu.

DATA PROCESSOR - Earn some extra money working from ANYWHERE on your own schedule. Training provided. Required: PC computer, internet connection, 15 plus hours per week. Contact: anna@intellectspace.com.

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The Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA, located in Seattle, is now hiring lifeguards and swim instructors. The pool provides lap and public swim, water aerobics and swim lessons for all ages. LIFEGUARDS: s,IFEGUARDS ARE NEEDED FOR A VARIETY OF hours, including evenings and weekendsideal for students. s-USTBEYEARSOLD s-UST BE 2ED #ROSS ,IFEGUARD #02 AND First Aid certified. s-UST BE OBSERVANT SAFETY CONSCIOUS AND able to react calmly and quickly in an emergency. SWIM INSTRUCTORS: s-UST HAVE SWIMMING AND TEACHING EXPERI ence. s0REFER 73) CERTIlCATION BUT IS NOT EXPERI ence. s'ROUP LESSON TIMES VARY AND WE ALSO OF fer private lessons depending on the availability of our teachers. Please respond to: Karine Zwicki kzwicki@seattleymca.org (206)322-6969, extension 103 1700 23rd Ave Seattle WA, 98122 MANDARIN LANGUAGE PARTNER wanted. Looking for UW student from mainland China to converse in Mandarin;  HOURS PER WEEKEND 'OAL IMPROVE mU ency. $15/ hour. themaruxue@hotmail.com

EAST INDIAN EGG Donor Needed. NO TRAVEL - DONATE LOCALLY. Couple hoping to preserve their family heritage is looking for a healthy woman of East Indian or Pakistani ancestry. Best match: 20 1/2 - 31, nonsmoking, weight proportionate, healthy family history. Please call or e-mail to learn more. Confidential. $5,000 compensation. (206)285-4855, nwfertility@msn.com. Thank you!

EASTSIDE NANNY POSITION: Parttime 3-4 days in the afternoons (TuesdayFriday), averaging 20 hours. Seeking Child Education undergraduate or graduate student to pick up and provide after school care, homework, and meal prep for 5 year boy and 7 year girl. Mature, responsible, reliable, with flawless driving record required (driving between Bothell and Duvall). Prior nanny experience, references and background check required. Salary $15-$18 DOE, plus mileage and paid time off. Please email resume to: tamimartin66@hotmail.com.

EDUCATION, CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Psychology and Sociology Majors!!! Multiple Before/ After School Counselors wanted for Child Care Programs found in Community Centers located in Ravenna, UDistrict, Capitol Hill, North S e a t t l e , West Seattle and the Magnolia/ Queen Anne area. Monday-Friday, 3-6PM, $9-11 per hour, begins ASAP. Please contact Christian at (206)615-1896, or e-mail your resume to archr@seattle.gov

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR an energetic person to work in a fast paced Occupational Therary/ Physical Therapy department as a REHAB TECH. Prior experience not necessary; will train. Excellent customer service skills, good work ethic and dedication are necessary. Computer and organizational skills required. Part-time and full-time positions available with flexible schedules in Seattle, Bellevue, and Snohomish. Occassional weekend days. Please send resumes to: lmdimiceli@rehabcare.com or call Laura at (866)228-0884.

GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR: EVENINGS or days, part-time. $8- 12/ hour, DOE. Contact Dee Spurlock (206)362-7447 extension 112

HELP WANTED. ENERGETIC students needed for our fast paced gift shop and espresso bars. Flexible scheduling (early morning and mid- day preferred). Excellent customer service skills required. E-mail resume and class schedule to Tracy Love: tllove@u.washington.edu.

HUSKY TICKET OFFICE - ATHLETIC EVENT TICKET SALES: Includes working football games and other events throughout year. Call Donna: (206)616-3283.

KIDS CLUB, UNIVERSITY Village is looking for part-time sales associates through the holidays. Flexible hours and a great discount! Retail experience is a plus! (206)524-2553, mindy@shopkidsclub.com.

MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANY seeks parttime help. 18-25 hours/week. This individual will be fitting patients with medical equipment. We will train. Looking for someone well groomed with a clean driving record, and able to lift 35 pounds and drive manual company car. $13/hour. Located in Bellevue. Start August 25. Forward resume to premiermedical@qwest.net or call Marie at (206)255-2300. MORNING/ AFTERNOON NANNY needed in Kenmore/ North Seattle area for 2 children. Will include driving them to/ from school. Mornings done by 8:30, afternoons start between 2:15 and 3:30. $16/ hour. Please call (425)489-9150 for more information. MOTHER’S HELPER IN West Seattle. 3-4 hours, 1-3 mornings/week. Childcare for one and light house work/garden work during nap time. Be ready for active play and walks in our neighborhood. Please email remt@comcast.net with experience and compensation rate. MOTHER’S HELPER/BABYSITTER NEEDED. Searching for warm, caring, energetic caregiver to help with 15-monthold girl in Redmond. Stay at home mom looking for help 6-10 hours/week during the days (flexible schedule). As our daughter gets to know you, this will grow to include evening/weekend hours. Please send resume/references: rosapo@comast.net PART-TIME HELP wanted at UW Children’s Center. Classroom ages 2 to 5 years. Monday-Friday 3-6pm. Classroom ages 3 to 30 months. MondayFriday 8am-4pm. Send resume to: wccc1@u.washington.edu. PART-TIME NANNY wanted for after school for one middle schooler from 36pm, Monday- Friday, starting in September. At home near childrens’ hospital, Sandpoint way. Please call (206)525-7954. PART-TIME THERAPY Aide hourly position, Monday-Friday, 3:30pm-7:30pm, at the Exercise Training Center, UWMC, Roosevelt. Person in this position will: prepare areas for patient treatment, answer phones, schedule patients, restock supplies, assist therapists with patients, review records for accuracy, review and compile billing sheets and a variety of other tasks. Like to be busy? This is a good opportunity to observe therapy and see if physical, occupational, or massage therapy are of interest to you as a career. Need an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person, who is comfortable using computers and has great attendance. Please contact Sarah Jackins, sjackins@u.washington.edu. This position is available immediately. EOE.

SALMON HOUSE FINE $).).' RESTAURANT ON LAKE UNION. HOSTS, BUSSERS, AND FOOD AND COCKTAIL SERVERS WANTED. Looking to work at a fun place with a beautiful view? Our fine dining Salmon House restaurant on North Lake Union (just under I-5 and close to UW) is now hiring parttime/ full-time day and evening Hosts, Bussers, Food and Cocktail Servers. 2 years of full service dining experience preferred and a fun, upbeat personality is required.

Sell our exclusive Collegiate University of Washington Planks. You buy for $5.30 (delivered) and sell for at least $9.99 or more. 'AME $AY FRIENDS FAMILY FACULTY CALL FOR details: 877-262-6937. kim.schaffer@nacedar.com; www.nacedar.com. ZEEKS PIZZA IS hiring shift supervisors and drivers for our restaurants. Applicants must be friendly, positive, and eager to learn. Apply online at: www.zeekspizza.com.

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Receive some of the highest income in the industry and an extensive benefits package includes: 401(k) with 50% companymatch, premium medical insurance package with minimal copay for you and your family, free meals, employee discount, paid personal days and vacation, and more!

SEEKING OCCASIONAL HELP, primarily outdoor work at apartment building and on wooded land. Flexible hours. $12 per hour. Please call (206)522-5475.

STUDENT HELP WANTED: Health Sciences Classroom Services has a great opportunity for a part-time student office assistant. Flexible hours between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday, minimum 11 hours, maximum 19.5 hours. Starting pay $8.60/ hour. Pick up applications at Health Science Building T291A. &OR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT %VAN 'UROS eguros@u.washington.edu. (206)543-6729. STUDENT JOBS Office of Strategy Management Fun place to work Opportunity to gain new skills #1 is finance and accounting #2 is general office and computer skills Advanced Excel, Accounting and/or Finance education/experience, Access queries and UW Financial Systems Organized, detailed and able to work independently Salary $11/hour, 19.5 hours/week.

BARTENDING UP TO $300/ day. No experience necessary, training available. (800)965-6520, extension 205. BECOME A CAREGIVER this Summer! Home Instead Senior Care is hiring parttime and full-time non- medical #!2%'IVERS TO HELP SENIORS IN 3EATTLE Flexible hours/ competitive pay. 21 and over to apply. Call (206)622-4611 today. KIDS INC SEEKS someone to fill before and/or after school position. Experience preferred. 8:00-9:30 and/or 3:00-6:00 Monday-Friday. E-mail resume or call: (206)783-8185, admin@kidsincseattle.com. $10-$12 DOE. SEATTLE FAMILY LOOKING for help with childcare, household errands and kids’ transportation. Queen Anne until winter, then Wallingford. Flexible hours, own car and industrious attitude needed. 'OOD SALARY mEXIBLE EMPLOYER 0LEASE CALL (206)769-3387. WEST SEATTLE FAMILY with 3 kids looking for domestic help, 10-15 hours/week, at least one evening, 3-9pm. Flexible hours, $12-15/ hour, energetic, good-natured person with car desirable. (206)938-1141.

Please forward your resume and any questions to raeannl@u.washington.edu. STUDENT NEEDED! APPLIED Physics Laboratory Library. 10 hours per week (prefer 2 hours per day). Drive APL vehicle to campus libraries and locate, borrow, and copy materials. Other miscellaneous duties such as filing and shelving. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Library experience desirable. $9.50 per hour to start. Interested? E-mail library@apl.washington.edu and type “Student Job� in the subject line. TENNIS INSTRUCTOR $17.56 to $20.36/hour Part time with Benefits Are you a USPTA, USPTR or City Certified Tennis Instructor? Do you get a kick out of helping new and experienced tennis players improve their skills? The Amy Yee Tennis Center needs an instructor who will also assist in rating players, recommend equipment purchase and repair, and work with other recreation programs to introduce tennis to a broader population. Teaching experience and NTRP verifier training highly desirable. For more information and an Online Application Form, visit www.seattle.gov/jobs by 09/09/08. The city of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workforce.

UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE Now Hiring Full-time/Part-time Positions Are you enthusiastic, highly organized and interested in joining a dynamic company to prove your customer service talents? 7ECURRENTLYHAVESEVERALPOSITIONS'OTO www.ubookstore.com for schedules, complete job description and application. UNIVERSITY DISTRICT APARTMENT cleaning. Sunday, August 31. $15/hour. Hard-working student. (425)585-0605.

HUB EVENT SERVICES is hiring motivated, active students. $8.40/hour start. Flexible hours between 7AM-midnight. Duties: furniture moving, cleaning, audio visual setup, event security. Opportunities for advancement. Contact us at hubevs@u.washington.edu or in the HUB 204L (attention Mark) to apply. HUSKY TICKET OFFICE - OFFICE AND EVENT POSITIONS: Includes office and event work throughout year, call Donna (206)616-3283 STUDENT ASSISTANT FOR general office work. $10.50/ hour. Flexible hours: part-time during school, up to full-time during summer. Must be detail- oriented and have experience with Microsoft Office. Interest in science a plus. Send cover letter and resume to the Washington 3PACE'RANT#ONSORTIUM% MAIL nasa@u.washington.edu, fax: (206)543-0179 or campus mail: Box 351310.

STUDENT OFFICE ASSISTANT needed: Data-entry using Excel and Word. Filing, scanning, and photocopying. Organization and attention to detail a must! Experience WITH DATA ENTRY PREFERRED 'REAT WORK ENVI ronment at new 815 Mercer builing - shuttles available from campus! 10-15 hours/week. E-mail resume to Denise Barnes at barmen@u.washington.edu.

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED babysitter/nanny for two boys ages 8 and 12 in Laurelhurst, 4-5 afternoons a week after school. You must have a car, and love to PLAY. Excellent pay, references required. Call (206)817-9507.

STUDENT ASSISTANT: FEMINIST/ LEFT organization two blocks from UW CAMPUS 'ENERAL CLERICAL SUPPORT lLING

telephone answering, use Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous office experience. Prefer detail-oriented person with Washington driver’s license. 12 hours/week, afternoons. $8.50 per hour. E-mail resume fspnatl@igc.org.

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STUDENT IT HELP needed at the HUB. Experience with php, My SQL, Rails, computer and network maintenance required. Contact saufweb@u.washington.edu with your resume and cover letter. Starts at $12/hour.

Apply in person at Ivar’s Salmon House (401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, 98105), e-mail resume to U003@keepclam.com, or fax (206)632-0715 and Join the Ivar’s Team! Questions- call (206)632-0767 and ask for a manager.

TWO JOB OPENINGS in University District: Video Oral History Project Manager and Photo Exhibit Project Manager. Please see full discriptions at http://mwwblog.udistrict.org.

PLANET KIDS BELLEVUE is looking for waddler and toddler assistant teachers. Located conveniently off 520. We provide low ratios and teacher support. Experience with children a plus. Part-time, flexible schedules with possibility of full-time during summer breaks. Compensation $911, DOE. Contact Cathy at: (425)373-5437 or cathy@planetkidsnw.com.

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WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING is looking for part-time, on call associates for our rapidly growing catering team. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, a passion for great Customer Service, a positive and friendly attitude and a desire to work around world class cuisine.

THE DAILY IS hiring hourly advertising representatives to work with classified, campus, and national clients. Must be available to work Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:00. More hours available if needed! Potential to have Fridays off! Must be friendly, detail-oriented, and ambitious. Must possess good oral and written communication skills and typing capabilities. Starting wage: $8.07 with commission bonuses! E-mail your resume and visual schedule for Fall Quarter to: andrearoark@thedaily.washington.edu. THE SIMPSON CENTER for the Humanties seeks a part-time student catering manager for the 2008-2009 academic year. Candidates must be at least 21 years old and have access to car for grocery shopping off campus. Candidates must be enrolled UW students taking at least six credits. Responsibilities include: grocery shopping, reception set-up and clean-up, processing permits and expense tracking. Flexible hours (approximately 5 per week) are negotiated on a quarterly basis. The catering manager must be able to work flexible afternoon and evening hours on weekdays. Salary range begins at $12/hour. A complete job description is available at: http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/about_openings.htm. UW SCHOOL OF Social Work research group hiring Undergraduate Student Assistant for 10-20 hours/week. Duties include administrative tasks, data entry and library support. Student must be taking 6+ credits, Tuesday/Thursday hours desired. $10/hour. Work Study accepted. Please send resume to devonb@u.washington.edu. Thanks! WANTED: EXPERIENCED BARISTA. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am-11:00am. $10.00/hour. Physics Lab. Contact nancyh@apl.washington.edu or (206)543-1300.

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Hiring for: On Call Catering Staff and Bartenders, for day, night and weekend shifts. Starting rate is $16 per hour. This is the perfect job for busy college students needing flexible hours, advance notice and great pay.

FREELANCE EDITOR: BFA in Creative Writing, earning MA in Literature; can help you revise your fiction or poetry and teach you how to become your own editor. $20/ hour. Contact: mfd.editor@gmail.com.

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ON CAMPUS PSYCHOLOGY Clinic needs very organized, responsible workstudy student for client scheduling and special projects. Excellent training for psychology majors. Long term position. Prefer previous office or clinic experience. Start at $10/hour. Must have work-study award through financial aid office. Send e-mail with resume to clinic manager, Shannon Ford, slford@u.washington.edu.

Campus Jobs 425 HELP WANTED: STUDENT help needed at the Dean’s Office, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Health Sciences Center F350, to provide assistance to the webmaster and backup for the front desk receptionist. Requirements include excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience creating and maintaining usable and accessible websites; expertise in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; and experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe products (Dreamweaver, PhotoSHOP 'RAPHICDESIGNSKILLSAPLUS Hours: 9/15/08 through 9/23/08: 6- 8 hours/ day; 9/24/08 through 6/12/09: 10 AM- 1PM or 12- 3:15PM (plus occasional additional hours, 15- 19.5 hours/ week total). $10/ hour or DOE. If interested, please email your resume to James Fesalbon: jfesal@u.washington.edu. Deadline for application: Friday, September 5, 2008.

Business Opportunities 440 BARTENDERS NEEDED. Bartending College: Day, Evening, Weekend Classes. Bartenders earn $200-300 per shift. Lifetime job placement assistance. 1-877-DRINK51 or (425)373-0384 www.seattlebartendingcollege.com Mention this ad for $280 tuition! LOOKING FOR A Journalism, English or other interested student to help revise a life story memoir as a business partnership. “War and the War Bride.� Intriguing, exciting, sadness and sorrow, love, emotion, and discrimination. Transportation required. Earnings will be 40/60 in your favor. Please call Agnes: (425)467-9983 between 10am-4pm.


A44 » CLASSIFIEDS | Volunteers 450 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR a study on appetite [Summer or Autumn] QUARTER 2008 Department of Nutritional Sciences University of Washington We are conducting a research study on the effects of fiber- containing beverages on appetite and food consumption. Volunteers will attend a 30- 45 minute screening session to determine eligibility. The study lasts 6- 8 weeks total and involves 5 all- day testing sessions in our lab. (8:15 am to 5:00 pm) During test sessions, you will be provided breakfast, lunch and a late afternoon meal and will complete short questionnaires. We are looking for overweight men and women with regular eating habits who are: aged 18- 45 years, healthy, non- dieting, non- smoking, not pregnant or nursing, without food allergies or sensitivities, regular consumers of caffeine, and are to understand, speak, read and write English. Subjects will be paid up to $500 upon completing all study protocols. Study begins (Summer or Autumn Quarter 2008.) If interested, please e-mail appetite@u.washington.edu for more information.

WERE YOU AN AMIGO? Join the training team for the Seattle Chapter of Amigos de las Americas! Make a difference in the lives of Seattle youth. Support high school students gain skills to prepare them for their AMIGOS experience in Latin America and the rest of their life. If interested, please contact Laura at: trainingdirector@seattleamigos.org

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PERSONAL SERVICES Hair and Beauty 510 HI, I AM going through advanced training at Salon 7 in Seattle. I am looking for cut and color models every week from now through November. Contact me at: jennifer_sunny@live.com - Frankie

Child Care 530 AFTER PRESCHOOL CHILDCARE NEEDED Beginning 9/2, we need our 4 year old picked up from school at 3:00 with supervision until 5-6, Monday-Friday. Will need own reliable car, we provide a car seat. Preschool and home are in Fremont/Phinney/Ballard area. Need someone who is willing to take our fun adventurous daughter to the zoo, (we provide membership) the park, etc. when weather permits. Our home is available for indoor activities as well. Must be energetic, can reinforce learning trends and creativity from preschool and can commit to the school year. Please email laurie@northforty.org if interested. AFTER SCHOOL CHILD care provider for The Evergreen School in Shoreline. Begins September 2. Working with schoolage and/ or middle school children Monday- Friday, 1:30 or 2:30pm (Start time may be flexible) until 6pm. $9.75- $11/ hour. DOE. Partial health benefits possible. Please contact Danielle Larway, sending letter of interest and resume to: dlarway@evergreenschool.org. Questions, call (206)957-1533. AFTER SCHOOL CHILD care needed for 2 kids (7 and 9) in Wallingford/Fremont. Hours: approximately 3-6 pm beginning in September. Reliable transportation required. (206)769-6322/ tdj475@hotmail.com. AFTER SCHOOL NANNY/DRIVER. Fun and busy Clyde Hill family with three children: 11, 13, 15 years. Monday/Wednesday afternoons, approx 2-6pm. Start in September. Cool car provided, EXCELLENT COMPENSATION. Contact: lhaeger@seanet.com. AFTER-SCHOOL COMPANION. For bright 14-year-old son of UW faculty. School pickup, homework help, fun. 3 afternoons a week, roughly 2:15-6:30pm, and 2 weekend evenings a month, but flexible. Start September 2. Car, excellent driving record, and references required. No smoking. $13.75 per hour. Near UW. (206)760-2986 or jh1955@msn.com. AFTERSCHOOL NANNY WANTED for 2 girls in Wedgwood area. Pick up from school, supervise homework and have fun, 2 days/week, 3-6pm and possibly some time on weekends. Car needed. Please call (206)729-2526.

Child Care 530 AN AFTER-SCHOOL nanny needed for terrific 12 year old boy. Responsibilities include: after-shool pickup in North Seattle and drive home to Bellevue, help with homework, light dinner prep/housework. A few overnight weekends during year. Experience, references, car, good driving record needed. No smoking. $15/hour. Contact Cyndy: (206)949-4497 paur@tsaonline.net. BABYSITTER/NANNY NEEDED FOR WEDNESDAY afternoons (2-6pm): Looking for an energetic and experienced caregiver to watch and have fun with our 2.5 year-old son on Wednesday afternoons. We live in Bryant/Wedgwood close to the NE library. No car needed; please provide references. If interested call (206)4171405. BALLARD FAMILY NEEDS preschool pick-ups (Magnolia or Ballard) and afternoon care for fun 4 year old boy. Tuesday and Thursday 12:45-5ish and Wednesday 12-4. Must be reliable and have car with insurance, safe driving record and references. Zoo/aquarium memberships provided. Provide care 1, 2 or all 3 days depending on your schedule as long as consistent. nedra@comcast.net or (206)240-2664. BALLARD FAMILY SEEKING nanny for 2 children (8 and 5), Monday-Friday, 7:30am-9:00am. Also interested in possibly 1-2 days/week after school 3-5. Pay DOE. Please contact Michelle at (206)683-5826 or mota@mindspring.com. EXPERIENCED PART-TIME nanny sought to care for two boys in the Madrona neighborhood (8 month old and 2 year old) for 8 hours/day two days/week (during work-week). Must genuinely enjoy children of this age, have solid experience, and be reliable. Please email with references: vicky@dobrin-han.com. FALL: SEEKING CHILD MINDER for 3 boys 7, 10 and 13 to assist with homework, meals and transportation to/from activities 3:30-6PM Monday-Friday. North Capitol Hill. Drivers license required. Pay DOE. child.care@spamex.com

Child Care 530 LOOKING FOR A nanny. We have a newborn who is 8 weeks old and needs a nanny to watch him a couple of days a week from 8-3pm on some days and on others days 2:30-6pm. Hours per week is between 10-20 hours; pay will depend on experience ($9-12/hour). Must have experience with infants and references. We live in the Broadview/Bitter Lake area. Must have own transportation to and from our house. Call (206)517-8140/ valandclara@mac.com. LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE help for a 3 year old boy and 7 year old girl on Mercer Island. Possible part time or evening help. $12-14/hour. Food allergy knowledge a plus. Contact Lauren (206)604-2780 or ofleahy@comcast.net LOOKING FOR ENERGETIC nanny to have fun with our girls ages 3, 7, and 10. We are located in Seward Park area. Hours: 1-5, number of days flexible. Car and insurance required. Please e-mail: elana1977@hotmail.com for more information. LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE, energetic, honest, caring female to work with 12 year old child with special needs. Experience helpful but not necessary. Approximately 20-25 hours a week. No calls after 9pm. Call (425)372-8369. MANDARIN SPEAKING NANNY. We live just north of campus on Ravenna Boulevard and are looking for a nanny two days a week from 8am-5pm for our two girls. Walk here, walk home! Must have experience with infants and references. Call (206)795-5263, emilyfkane@hotmail.com. Great pay; start in September. NANNY AVAILABLE FOR Fall afterschool care. 24 year old UW graduate with 5 plus years experience. CPR certified, email for full resume: montgal@u.washington.edu. NANNY TUESDAY-FRIDAY. 2:45-6:00pm for 2 girls ages 12 and 6. 1 mile from U-Village. Some driving required. E-mail resume: tri2run@comcast.net. NANNY WANTED FOR kids 8, 10 and 12. Monday - Thursday, 7 to 9am, $15/hour. Car preferred, but not required. Ravenna neighborhood. Start date September 8. Please call if interested (206)529-1582.

FALL: SEEKING NANNY for 2 children ages 11 and 9 to assist with school work, drive to activities, run errands, prepare meals. 3-4 days/week, 3pm-6pm plus one evening. Madison Park area. Must be enthusiastic and a self-starter and have own car. $15/hour. Start after Labor Day. c_campbell@msn.com.

PART TIME SITTER beginning September 4th. Need sitter to take and pickup kids (ages 6 and 8) from school Monday/Tuesday/Thursday. Hours: 7:30am9am and 3pm-5:30pm throughout the school year. Car required. Very responsible. Some light housework/errands. $15 per hour. Please e-mail resume/references to: romanos2407@msn.com.

FUN, LOVING, RELIABLE and patient person needed to care for 2 and 10 year old Mondays and Fridays from 4pm-6ish starting in September. Some weekend availability a plus! References and background check required. Must have own car. Please call Dannie at: (206)363-3091.

PART-TIME ENRICHMENT TEACHERS in Seattle. Non-profit child care agency has part-time openings: 7- 9am or 2:456pm, Monday through Friday with partial benefits.$10- $15 per hour DOE. Experience with children 5- 12 years old. Please send cover letter and resume to: richard@communitydayschool.org, or fax to: (206)726-1318

FUN-LOVING NANNY Wanted. Looking for nanny to help 3-5 days/week 2-6pm in Medina/Bellevue helping with 11, 9 and 6 year olds. Job would include driving to/from activities, homework help and playing with the 6 year old! Could use more hours if wanted to help with errands and personal assistant work. Car required and excellent pay! Contact mgmowat@msn.com. HI, WE JUST moved to Bellevue from Los Angeles and are looking for a babysitter/nanny. We have 2 girls, one is 4 years old and the other is 20 months. One weekday afternoon (3 or 4ish till 8 or 9) and Fridays and/or Saturday nights 6ish to 11pm when we want to get out. We have a big yard with a trampoline and play structure located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Plenty of space to go for walks and play outside. In addition, we really want someone to play with the girls and have fun. Crafts, coloring, painting, building, dress-up, puppets... you name it! In addition, making dinner for girls and light cleaning/straightening are expected. I know everyone says their kids are adorable but honesty is mandatory in our house. Please email us at: jamielbland@hotmail.com and williamcbland@gmail.com with questions/ comments/interest. All the basics are requested...transportation, nonsmoking, experience with ROUS’s (rodents of unusual size), positive attitude and sense of humor. Thanks. INTERVIEWING NOW MERCER Island Nanny: Start 9/7. 2 great kids, 8 and 10. After school hours, Monday- Friday, approximately 3-6:30 pm. 15-25 hours/ week. Good driver, have car, insurance, references, love kids, upbeat, and organized. Light housework and errands. Salary DOE, range $10-15 per hour. Additional hours available nights/weekend. Chris (206)769-3663 Resume: chriskanemi@hotmail.com LAURELHURST FAMILY SEEKS compassionate, experienced, creative, and enthusiastic nanny for our fun-loving 4 1/2 year old daughter, approximately 12 hours/week. The ideal candidate would have nanny experience, especially with preschoolers, childhood development or education training and be CPR certified. Must have own car and be willing to drive child. Nonsmoking only. The hours are 3:30 to 6:30pm three days/week with one night until 8:30pm. Please e-mail resume and references to td4c@comcast.net.

PART-TIME NANNY for 9 year old girl, fun, loving, caring, and absolutely responsible. 2-3 days/week, morning drop off/afternoon pickup, occasional weekend, $14-$16/hour DOE. Must have prior experience and reference, car with clean driving record. Near UW. Email: minoshim@u.washington.edu. PART-TIME NANNY needed for two children, ages 7 and 9. Hours are Monday-Friday from 3:30 to 6:00 starting September 3. Must have own car. Duties include picking kids up from school bus, starting homework, preparing snack, etc. Please email cover letter and relevant experience to tanaandandrew@comcast.net. $12-$15 per hour DOE. PART-TIME NANNY needed in BOTHELL, 4- 5 weekdays per week, for 2 children (5.5 and 4 years old), in early morning (5:00- 8:30am) for prep for school, walk to bus stop (older child) and transport to daycare (4 year old). Start mid- September through early June 2009. Must be nonsmoking, have own car, experience, and references please. Please call Stephanie at (206)321-0249 or e-mail: whaledoc@verizon.net PART-TIME NANNY needed in BOTHELL, 4- 5 weekdays per week, for 2 children (5.5 and 4 years old), in early morning (5:00-8:30am) for prep for school, walk to bus stop (older child) and transport to daycare (4 year old). Start mid-September through early June 2009. Must be nonsmoking, have own car, experience, and references please. Please call Stephanie at (206)321-0249 or e-mail: whaledoc@verizon.net. PART-TIME POSITION, experienced nanny/mentor for 10 year old girl and assistant to mother. Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 3-8, some weekend work, $10-15, resume required. janetsmith1@comcast.net. PROFESSIONAL FAMILY LOCATED in Matthews Beach area of Seattle (minutes from UW) looking for help with our childrens’ after school and summer schedules. Will provide a monthly salary, car, cell phone and room and board during the summer schedule if needed. Starting date would be September 3, 2008; please call Trina at (206)919-0253. QUEEN ANNE FAMILY looking for a fun, enthusiastic nanny to watch our 2 children (7 and 9) after school Monday-Thursday 3:30-6:30 starting in September. Needs a reliable car. $14 per hour. E-mail marty_collins@comcast.net.

Child Care 530 SANDPOINT COUNTRY CLUB. After-school nanny needed for 2 kids, 4th and 7th grade. Monday-Friday, 2:45-6pm. Need car. $12 per hour. Send resume to kbenoit@gvakm.com.

Rooms 810 FURNISHED ROOMS IN U-Village. 20 minute walk to campus and close to bus line. Call (503)422-5417 or email sunrain82@aol.com.

THERAPY ASSITANT NEEDED for 29 month old in Columbia City from 9:30-11:30am, Monday-Friday. Excellent opportunity for students in fields related to psychology, education and speech and language. $10-$15/hour, DOE. Training will be provided. Email diam1@aol.com or call (206)335-6745. VIEWRIDGE FAMILY OF 2 kids (10 and 7 years) needs part-time nanny. Starting late September; weekdays, 2:45-5:30PM. Must have own car, gas reimbursed. Duties: driving for lessons, start homework. Prior experience helpful. Pay DOE. Call (206)987-2653 or e-mail: zerr@u.washington.edu WE ARE HIRING part-time and full-time nannies for on-call and short-term nanny service for daytime and evening childcare. Work 25-40 hours/week on your terms while earning excellent pay. Our team is staffed with professional childcare providers who enjoy the challenging and rewarding environment of working with families. Please visit our website: www.oncallnanny.com for more information.

Housekeeping 540 WE ARE LOOKING for a part-time housekeeper/ nanny in North Ballard. 3 year old boy and 1year old girl. $17/ hour. Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am- 12:30pm. Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday afternoons 12:30pm- 5:30pm. Flexible days as long as fixed schedule. Approximately 20- 25 hours/ week. Is plus if you are fluent in 2nd language. High energy, multitasking job. Household management and nanny experience required. E-mail your qualifications to: ballard.mama@hotmail.com. More details available.

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INSTRUCTION/SCHOOLS Tutoring 630 IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH with tutoring with Julie Lucas. Learn quickly and easily with the benefit of Julie’s 25 years of teaching experiences. Call (206)9152429 or email lucaslanguage@yahoo. com MATH, PHYSICS, PROGRAMMING, Digital Design. Steve: http://eagsalazar.googlepages.com/home

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BUY - SELL - TRADE Computers/ Computer Supplies 780

NO CREDIT CHECK Computer Purchase. Low Payments and Interest Rates. ezfinanceelectronics.com 1-877-236-0935.

GREAT UW OFF CAMPUS HOUSING. Former sorority house located on Greek Row that has been converted into triple, double or single occupancy rooms. $1300-$2340 per quarter, all utilities and wireless internet included. For more information call (206)985-6600 or log onto www.etabetastudentresidence.com. 4540 17th Ave NE. NEAR UW $450 and above. All utilities included. Private, locked rooms. Furnished and unfurnished. (206)300-6906. NEAR UW, SANDPOINT. Quiet, large basement room, access to kitchen and laundry. $650, includes utilities/ cable TV/ wireless internet/ furnished. (206)527-2461.

Furnished Houses 830 FULLY FURNISHED 6 bedroom house. Very clean. 10 minute walk from campus. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. Ideal for responsible students. $3000/ month. Available September 1, 2008. Call Barry: (206)275-3920.

Furnished Apartments 835 FURNISHED BEDROOM (12 x 15) in large Cedar Park view home. Busy mom and vivacious teen give you tons of privacy! Share bath, kitchen, laundry, piano, dance floor. Utilities included. Female student, nonsmoking. Available August 20. Hardwood floors. Near bus. Price negotiable. (206)368-9608. NICE FURNISHED ROOM 2 blocks west of Starbucks on the Ave. Walk to UW campus and shops. $450 includes all utilities. Shared bathroom and kitchen. Spacious, light, furnished living room. Laundry on premises. 4142 12th Ave NE. (206)313-8881, www.sunsproperties.com.

Unfurnished Houses 840 DUPLEX 2 BEDROOM, short walk to campus, fireplace, washer/ dryer, parking, gardening possibilities, large kitchen. $1150. (206)617-2608. FAMILY OR STUDENT group’s updated Queen Anne home. Upper level: open floor plan, 2 bedrooms, bath with washer dryer, kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, dining room. Deck and porch for entertaining. Fenced for pets. Lower level: private entrance, second complete living area, fireplace, laundry, bath, and kitchen. Garage, shop. 5 minute walk to public transit (13, 17, 31) for Downtown in 20 minutes and UW in 25. (206)216-5800. WALK TO UW: 2 blocks from main UW campus on 17th Ave. 2 story attractive house has 4 newly remodeled basement rooms for immediate rent from $395 or $1700 for 4 rooms. Separate kitchen, washer, dryer, and bathroom. Quiet and secured. (206)328-2663.

Unfurnished Apartments 845

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8 well-maintained buildings LEICA ATC 2000 Microscope $800.00 (206)992-1157.

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HOUSING RENTALS Rooms 810 $675 INCLUDES UTILITIES (near Northgate); Available Sept 7th. Seeking a female graduate student to share quiet, beautiful home. Very large room with full bathroom and walk-in closet. We share the kitchen and laundry room. Eleven minutes from UW right on the busline. Beautiful backyard with deck and hottub. (206)368-0493 2 BLOCKS FROM University; clean, quiet, rooms, all utilities included except water. Free cable/wireless Internet and phone/cable TV. Students welcome. 11th and 42nd Ave NE. $400-$500 (206)484-7866. A COMMUTE- FREE studio! 1/2 block to UW. Clean studio rooms with private bath, refrigerator. (206)524-5544, 4629 21st Ave NE. www.huskycourt.com.

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We go the extra mile for you! ! 1 BEDROOM - OPEN HOUSE ! You’re invited to tour 1 bedrooms at the Cedar and Blue Lake apartments, complete with balconies and skylights, full bath and kitchen, parking, on-site laundry and management. Priced $815-900. Located at 43rd Street and 8th Avenue. Open House 8/22 5-7pm, 8/23 1-3pm. E-mail 4262@cohorealestate.com

AVAILABLE NOW! 2-3 large fully furnished rooms in private home. Walk to UW, quiet residential area. $495, includes utilities. (206)947-4505.

$1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom apartments for Fall. Available early September. Close to campus. Secured parking, laundry on-site. Lowest price guarantee! rentals@cohorealestate.com; (206)633-0424, extension 201.

AVAILABLE NOW: $550 inclusive, including food. Large room completely furnished. (206)525-2082.

$400- 450. UTILITIES included. Two blocks to UW. (206)683-3783 Sue, (206)551-7472 Peir.


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Getting home safely Husky NightRide and NightWalk

Map of NightRide zones

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2 BEDROOM, 2 blocks from campus. Washer, dryer, bamboo floors. $1200/ month. (206)794-4779, universityrandy@comcast.net. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 bath, remodeled upstair duplex, dishwasher, hardwood floor, gas, parking, busline, UW Night Ride. $1380. Available September. (425)281-1268 ALL YOU NEED in a studio. 1/2 block to campus, private bathroom, high speed Internet access. 4548 20th Ave. NE, (206)524-5544. www.huskyplace.com. BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED STUDIO. Southwest 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. Nonsmoking. Parking available. (206)282-4027. JUST COMPLETELY REMODELED luxury 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in a duplex few blocks from UW. $1,500/ month. (206)595-8862. LAKE CITY: PROMENADE at The Park Apartments. Gorgeous newer building, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom territorial views, washer/ dryer, microwave, easy to UW. (206)368-6882. www.westlakeassociates.com

LARGE 1 BEDROOM and 2 BEDROOMS. Starting at $750 and $1100. Free parking. 3516 NE 75th Street. Call Stephanie, (206)351-9738. www.GoSeattleLiving.com

LARGE 1 BEDROOM/ 2 bedrooms, 15th Avenue NE and NE 52nd. From $765$875. Lease, security, parking. No smoking. (206)985-1308.

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Unfurnished Apartments 845 NEW MINI STUDIOS 2 blocks north of UW campus. Walk to shops and U- Village. Private bathroom, shared kitchen. Laundry on premises. 4733 21st Ave NE. $450- $585. (206)313-8881, www.sunsproperties.com. NEW MINI STUDIOS 2 blocks west of Starbucks on the Ave. Walk to UW campus and shops. Private bathroom, shared kitchen. 1100 NE 47th St. $575- $675. (206)313-8881, www.sunsproperties.com. NICE 2 BEDROOMS, 2-story townhouse design. $1095. Skyline windows, deck, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Busline to UW. 5 minutes to Green Lake. 10337 Midvale Ave. North Call Mary: (206)526-9966, (206)779-6157. ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT in University District. Lower unit in triplex house. Located one block off Roosevelt near Trader Joes and Metro Cinema. Quiet, respectful neighbors. Shared, free laundry room. Plenty of storage. Off-street parking. No smoking/no pets. Newer unit. Rent for one tenant: $670 plus utilities. One year lease required. First and last month’s rent along with damage and cleaning deposit. Available August 25. (206)940-9179. PRELEASE FOR FALL New Studios with Private Bath 1/2 block to UW Secure building 4629 21st Ave. NE (206)524-5544 www.huskycourt.com REMODELED UNFURNISHED APARTMENT for rent, lower unit of a duplex house, 5 bedroom, 2 bath, washer and dryer, one year lease, no pets and no sublet, rent is $2200/ month plus utilities, available from 1st of September. No sublets. 5007 Brooklyn Ave NE, Apartment B. Please do not disturb tenant. Cell: (206)261-1570, Message: (206)523-4257.

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Maps may be found at each stop on campus and shuttles are labeled with their zones. The NightRide shuttle is a separate safeguard provided by the University’s Transportation Services. The NightRide is a shuttle service for students, faculty and staff, traveling to three different zones within a mile radius of campus. The shuttle operates from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Shuttle services are divided into three zones: east, west and north. Maps may be found at each stop on campus and shuttles are labeled with their zones. All you have to do is get on the bus that services your zone and let the driver know where you live. The bus will drop you off right at your door. The three zones cover transportation for students living between First Avenue Northeast and 36th Avenue Northeast, up to Northeast Ravenna Boulevard. Buses run every 15 minutes from five checkpoints across campus: the flag pole near Red Square, the Communications Building, the Husky Union Building, Meany Hall and Garfield Lane. The shuttles provide a safe transportation option following late-night work or studying. NightRide accommodates not only late-night studiers, but also students who like to get in a late workout after classes at the IMA. Shuttles loop around the IMA Monday through Thursday from 8:45 p.m. to just after the doors close at 10:45 p.m. IMA loops also occur every 15 minutes. After your workout you can catch a bus back to campus and hop on the next shuttle to arrive safely at your destination. — Alyssa Diep

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fter incidents of assault and violence on and around campus, the UW Police Department has acknowledged student and faculty safety as a top priority with a number of programs and resources. One of these is the NightWalk. A fairly new resource to the University, NightWalk provides trained, full-time, uniformed security guards to meet students anywhere on campus and accompany them to designated NightRide pick-up areas. NightWalk operates from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. Guards are on call and accompany students to various locations on campus in order to provide a sense of comfort and security. They may also assist with car troubles. Students in need may call (206) 685-WALK (9522).

Unfurnished Apartments 845 SANDPOINT LARGE ALMOST 1 BEDROOM STUDIO. Full kitchen, tiled bath, reserved parking. Near Burke-Gilman Trail, bus to campus. $740. (206)517-4026. UW- 1 BEDROOM, $725. No smoking, no pets. 4222 7th Avenue NE. Contact (206)375-3980 or (206)613-9804.

Parking 850 ! NOW LEASING ! Secure entry parking near I-5 and bus routes. Priced $65-80 per month. Located at 43rd Street and 8th Avenue. For more information, e-mail 4262@cohorealestate.com. PARKING 45TH TO 50th/ 16th to 21st, covered/ uncovered. $75- $125/ month. Walk to UW, available September. E-mail for details: danbgottesman@comcast.net. PARKING TWO BLOCKS from campus, $225 per quarter. (206)794-4779. universityrandy@comcast.net. SECURITY GARAGE PARKING: 1.5 blocks North of UW Campus. Convenient location, by remote control, available now. $90/ month. Contact (206)546-6355.

Roommates Wanted 880 WOMAN, NONSMOKING, WANTED to share Ravenna Park house with two others who are age 25 plus. Clean and quiet. View. No more pets, please. Easy bus or walk to University of Washington. (206)522-8491. Available now.

Homes for Sale 920 TRIPLEX FOR SALE - 1714 NE 65th. All units 2 bedrooms/1.5 bathrooms. 2 units with garages, 2 with fireplaces. 3 laundry/storage rooms. Gross income: $37,620. Jerry Galloway, CBBAIN LK UNION - (206)856-3463. SEATTLENATIVERE@COMCAST.NET.

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REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale 920

WHY PAY RENT while you’re in school? Invest in duplex on L-2 zoned land; 3 bedroom home and 1 bedroom home, separate entry, 3 on-site parking. 1/2 block of Burke-Gilman Trail. Live in one, rent other for $$$, then sell at graduation! $585,000, 5005- 5007 40th Ave NE Steve and Charlene Hanson, Windermere, (425)829-2427.

Property for Sale 930

Roommates Wanted 880 FEMALE SEEKS FEMALE. Huge bedroom in cute house, private bathroom, separate entrance, kitchenette, near UW, no pets, non-smoking. Maple Leaf near Northgate. $620 utilities included. (206)525-7399.

QUIET HOUSE, STUDY environment, 10 minute walk to campus. Mostly clean, share with others. Washer/ dryer, parking No smoking. $350 and up. (206)282-4027.

ONE BEDROOM CO-OP for $175K! Minutes to UW and downtown! Charming one bedroom located in a quaint 8-unit building. See today! Shannon Laskey, (206)680-8000. WRE/Wall St., Inc.


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Riding UIFCVT

How to get around using transit

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ABOVE LEFT: To get on the bus for free, make sure you show the driver your U-Pass sticker. ABOVE RIGHT: If you are having trouble finding a route, visit the Metro Web site at transit.metrokc.gov/ 'JMFQIPUPCZ#SPPLF.D,FBO | BELOW: UW Senior Iain Liechci (can’t find) uses his U-pass to get on bus number 67 on a summer afternoon.

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For Kirkland, go to the stop on Campus Parkway near the Commodore Duchess Apartments and take the 540. The 271, 545 and 540 all stop at Evergreen Point, just past the bridge; if you get off there you can catch any of the others. The 545 is the most frequent of these buses. There are more routes available, so be sure to spend some time with the Trip Planner before you get on any bus. Using the Trip Planner will decrease your chances of getting lost or confused when riding the bus. Happy busing. — Russ Wung

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BLJOHUIFCVTJTBOJDFDPNQSPNJTFCFUXFFOBMMZPVS other transportation options — it’s faster than riding a bike, much faster than walking and much cheaper than driving. To get started, the King County Metro Web site – transit. metrokc.gov – will tell you most anything you need to know about buses. You’ll find an extremely useful trip planner, timetables, instructions on using the bus bike racks and tons of maps. The U-PASS sticker that comes with your registration validation will get you onto any bus in the Seattle area for a flat fee of $50 a quarter. Attach it to the back of your Husky Card. To catch a bus, you’ll, naturally, need to find a bus stop, indicated by a yellow and white sign. Make sure you’re standing on the correct side of the street or the bus will take you in the opposite direction of your intended destination. When your bus approaches, stand up and walk to the curb so the driver can see you and stop. Show the driver the back of your Husky Card with the U-PASS and grab a seat. If you’re not certain where to exit, ask the driver. When your stop is next, you’ll have to do one of two things to notify the driver that you want to get off: pull the cord that hangs on the wall of the bus or hit a yellow rubbery strip. Every bus will have either of these two systems. If you need to go to another part of campus, try the buses that go along Stevens Way – 31, 372, 67 and 75 are your best bets. These routes also go to a lot of places outside the UW campus – make sure to get a map leaflet near the front of the bus. You can get to most parts of Seattle by riding one bus. From the stop right under the pedestrian bridge on 15th Street, next to Schmitz Hall, you can get to Capitol Hill (43), Rainier Beach (48), Broadway (49) or downtown (70, 71, 72, 73). At the bus stop across the street from the Lander-Terry dormitory, you can catch the 30 and 31 to Fremont, Magnolia and Queen Anne. If you want to go to the Eastside, there are a couple routes you need to know about. For Bellevue or Issaquah, take the 271 from 15th Street. For Redmond, take the 43, 48 or 25 and get off at the Montlake overpass, then catch the 545.


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History lessons:

How well do you know where you live? Did you know?

When UW first opened, no entrance exam was required, but students had to “have a good moral character, be able to read through the fourth reader and exhibit proficiency in spelling, geography and fractions.” Some of the first classes included Rhetoric, to promote conversational reading, and Voice Culture, to advance the development of voice muscles. Denny Hall is the oldest building on the current campus. It was the original administration building when the school moved to the U-District from downtown Seattle in 1895. Living in the dorms originally cost $8 – $10 a month. Lewis Hall – named for the explorer – was the men’s dorm, while Clark Hall was the women’s. In 1904, The Seattle Times publisher Colonel A.J. Blethen donated 12 bells to the Chimes Tower, which were played dutifully by blind UW music graduate George Bailey from 1917 until the tower burned down in 1949. For thirty years, from 1909 until 1939, the George Washington statue did not have a permanent base due to a lack of funds. Drumheller Fountain was originally called Geyser Basin for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and then “Frosh Pond” when a group of sophomores threw some freshmen into the water. The actual fountain was not added until the university’s centennial in 1961, when it was donated by Regent Joseph Drumheller. Raitt Hall was originally called Home Economics Hall, until it was renamed after Effie Raitt, an influential director of the School of Home Economics. *Information taken from the UW’s online Pictorial History guide at http://www.washington.edu/home/historical/ The history of the University of Washington is tied intrinsically to the history of the University District, so here’s a rundown of the major events to grace the area since 1850. — Arla Shephard

A selected history of the University District 1850

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

1855

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

1861

The University of Washington opens up downtown on November 4 as the Territorial University of Washington.

1895

The University of Washington moves to its present location – starting with Denny Hall, the oldest building on campus – with 310 students, doubling the local population.

1901

A Halloween night riot causes police to discipline rowdy students.

Denny Hall 1909

1942

1918

1950s

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.

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

1918

The end of the war prompts an impromptu pajama party in the form of a midnight victory parade.

1930s

The Depression comes to Seattle late, but strong. Drama flourishes and the Seattle Repertory Playhouse, later the University Playhouse, thrives.

1940

Buses replace streetcars.

1942

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

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

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

1960s and early 1970s

As the “beat” culture flourishes, so does 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 officers with nightsticks and tear gas try to bring order to the chaos.

1970

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. Ten thousand demonstrators march on I-5.

1970

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

1972

Property owners refuse to approve the petition that would have brought a mall to the Ave.

Late 1970s

The attempt to close down the University Heights School is defeated.

1980s

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.

1990s

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ASUW Experimental College Baking, ballet, bikes and blogging or next quarter, how about Beginning Beach Volleyball, the Joy of Scrap Booking, or Introduction to Blogging? Chances are these classes won’t be found on the course registration site, but they’re waiting for you at UW’s Experimental College (EXCO). For 40 years now, Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) has collaborated with the Experimental College to create a nonprofit student-run program that caters to students, faculty and community members interested in education in areas not typically found in a university course catalog. With an assortment of noncredit classes in many different categories, EXCO caters to a college student’s budget. Depending on class duration and supply costs, classes range from free up to $200. Although there is a $5 registration fee to hold your spot in a class, UW students can take classes at a discounted price. What classes does EXCO offer for $200? They range from

Signing up for ASUW Experimental College classes is almost effortless compared to the deliberations you will go through in choosing from the hundreds of classes. There are several ways to register. The Experimental College is located on the ground level of the Husky Union Building (HUB) and you can register on the spot. If you cannot make it to campus,

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Introduction to Podcasting to Coffee Tasting, from Beginning Ballroom Dancing to Hands-on Sushi workshops. If you are looking to take a quick break from the books, single session classes are available, but if your schedule allows for it, many courses run for the full quarter. Classes are updated and vary from one quarter to the next, so there are plenty of opportunities to experiment in new areas. The Experimental College is located on the ground level of the HUB and most classes are held only a short walk, bike or bus ride away from campus. Course catalogs are available around campus and offer a full description of classes and registration information. Since EXCO classes are small and intimate, instructors are drawn from members the student body and U-District community who have specialized skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to

you can mail your registration material or phone in class information; just have your course numbers ready to go. EXCO also provides a mode for Web users to register online at www.exco.org (continue to the catalog page). There is a $5 registration fee to hold your spot in any class, but payments for classes are due to the instructor on the first day.

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share their expertise. EXCO classes are open to anyone in the community, which gives UW students an opportunity to meet people from off-campus who share a common interest. The Experimental College is arguably the best educational bargain in Seattle and a unique, refreshing alternative to a hectic academic workload. — Alyssa Diep You can register in several ways: In-person: Bring registration form to the ground level of the HUB along with registration fee. Online: Class registration and credit card payments can be conducted online at www.exco.org. Continue to the online catalog and choose from the courses.

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Registered Student Organizations If you’re overwhelmed by all the choices, drop in on a few club meetings and see what you like best. There’s nothing to lose and new members are always appreciated.

The possibilities of where an RSO may lead you are endless

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RSOs also have access to resources on campus that are otherwise closed to students, including event funding, leadership training workshops, display space and the resource center for postermaking supplies. Have The possibilities of where an RSO may lead you are endless and being a part of one – or many – allows you to influence the way UW is run and RSOs represented. The more involved you For more information and a list of RSOs, visit become, the more power you have in http://depts.washington.edu/sao/rso.php your student voice. — Emily Lee

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re you looking for ways to get involved at UW? Whether you’re seeking an outlet for your passion or want to take a stab at something new, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are the perfect way to immerse yourself in Husky life. RSOs are student-run clubs registered through the Student Activities Office (SAO). Every school year approximately 500 RSOs register, offering an enormous variety to choose from. Student organizations provide opportunities to enhance leadership, develop a passion, meet lifelong friends and work together to make positive changes in the community. Sports, social action, culture, academics and recreation are only a few among many categories of RSOs. Most welcome newcomers, so don’t be shy to check one out. The clubs range as far and wide as the Robotics Club to Intercollegiate Quidditch to the Crayola Coloring Club. Be sure to stop by the Students Activity Fair held on the HUB lawn Thursday, September 25. The fair allows all RSOs to gather in one place to distribute information about their club and attract new members. This is a great way to get a feel for what’s out there and ask questions. Also, keep an eye out for banners, flyers and class announcements about meeting times and how you can get involved.

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The easy path to studying abroad Travel the world on your college buck tudents can globe trot, receive UW credit and gain a diverse education, all at the same time. Studying abroad is an invaluable part of any undergraduate’s education, said Cameron Frisch, interim director of the International Programs and Exchanges’ Office of Global Affairs (IPE). The IPE office is filled with information about partner institutions, various programs and the experiences of students who have previously studied abroad. The UW offers study abroad programs to more than 70 countries. “There are a variety of opportunities available,” Frisch said. The UW is seeing a rise in student interest in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This is good because we’ve always been Eurocentric, Frisch said.

For more information, there is a study abroad fair on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall. There are also study abroad information sessions at the IPE. There are different types of study abroad programs, including direct exchanges, Exploration Seminars, UW faculty-led programs and several others through the UW. Depending on the program, studying abroad can be cheaper, the same as, or more expensive than domestic tuition. Students have to remember that study abroad fees also cover living expenses, such as room and board and sometimes other expenses. “In many cases, the fees are the same or less,” Frisch said. Financial aid is available for students who go abroad, and 70 percent of students who go abroad receive some form of financial aid, Frisch said. For more information, there is a study abroad fair on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall. There are also study abroad information sessions at the IPE. “We’re here to answer your questions,” Frisch said. “We’ve done a lot to make sure the information is complete,” Frisch said. The office is trying to get all its information online and use much less paper in the office so it can be more environmentally friendly, Frisch said. — Shakira Ericksen

Photo by John McLellan | ABOVE: Tokyo Tower was opened in 1958 in the Minato Ward of Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Leisha Muraki | RIGHT: The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is an elliptical amphitheatre and the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.

FIUTS: International students studying at the UW The Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FIUTS) is an independent, non-profit organization that was started in 1948 by UW faculty, UW Rotary Club and the YMCA. This year is their 60th anniversary at the UW. “We create a community, a global community,” said Executive Director Era Schrepfer. Domestic students can get involved by volunteering to facilitate different events at the 12-day welcome orientation at the beginning of Autumn Quarter. “It’s a fun way to understand the rest of the world,” Schrepfer said. Schrepfer said that their vision is to promote peace through building a global community. FIUTS acts as a contractor with the UW and coordinates programs and events for international students. This fall there will be more than 1,000 new international students. IPE Web site: http://ipe.washington.edu/

Oh, the places you’ll go! Here are a few of the many places you can study abroad

Russia France

Italy

South Korea Israel

Nicaragua

Ghana

India

Madagascar

Chile Photo by Leisha Muraki | The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris, France that stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle.

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Cafés, libraries for when you need to do real work here comes a time when you realize studying has to take place somewhere special. It’s between the first time your roommate brings home a “special” friend from a party and the first time those twelve people cram onto your private table at a library. You’ll be sitting in a café that you thought would be a good spot to focus when it hits you. Amid the ringing cell phones, annoying conversations and lame techno playing in the background, you’ll suddenly cry out for the comfort of a peaceful study environment. Here are some criteria for wisely choosing study spots and a few locales that have particularly benefited me. You’ll thank me when you finish that paper at 11 p.m., with time left to sleep, instead of 3 a.m., haggard and pissed. First of all, silence is golden. Don’t go somewhere that jams a 1980s hits playlist or lays down crunk beats. While you may enjoy dancing or belting out karaoke on occasion, you’re trying to study. Distracting music can be a big, well, distraction. Find a café or study room that has either no music, or plays mellow tunes that won’t fry your brain. Second, avoid visual clutter and other interruptions. Your dorm room will be filled with cliché posters and your roommate’s crappy music, so it’s best to get out of your living quarters. Some of my best and most effective studying takes place in forgotten nooks of UW libraries. Unlike dorms and sleeping porches, there won’t be any musical instruments, alcohol, random people poking their head in or drunken trysts being consummated. In both Suzzalo and Odegaard, you can find odd desks sprinkled throughout the stacks on every floor. These are great because they can’t be taken over like an eight-person table. They are yours to use, abuse and carve your name on. Don’t, though. Computers are questionable. I find that when I have my laptop with me, I am more prone to be distracted by Facebook and YouTube foolery than I am to getting legitimate work done. Remember, thirty years ago, people typed everything out on a typewriter or handwrote it. Don’t go burning your keyboards, but do consider how big of a distraction your electronics can be. Even my iPod, which helps me shut out background noise when studying, can be a drain on focus when I start making study mixes instead of actually studying. Go for minimalism and you just might discover the value of quiet learning. A textbook and a notepad are highly undervalued tools in our current age of Wikipedia and Word.

Do you really need to study with a friend? The hours will get away from you if all you end up doing is talking. Either hit the books with someone who’s socially inept and won’t distract you or go alone. Finally, solitude is special. Do you really need to study with a friend? The hours will get away from you if all you end up doing is talking. Either hit the books with someone who’s socially inept and won’t distract you or go alone. The best writing, reading and memory exercises I’ve ever done have been by myself. Place yourself somewhere you know people won’t be dropping by, and only bring friends if you have a pressing need for their input or if you have a group project to tackle. You’ll be glad you did. For actual study spots, here are some of my favorites. Between classes, I go to the newly built Paul Allen Center, which is close to Drumheller Fountain. It’s cavernous, moderately quiet and inspiring. Suzzallo’s reading room is, not surprisingly, the best place to read. Grab a chair, pose like a gargoyle and drink in the neo-Gothic beauty. Café Solstice and Starlife On the Oasis Café, both on the Ave — on Northeast 41 st Street and Northest 50th Street respectively — have good coffee and good music. On campus cafés, such as Parnassus in the Art Building, offer the same environment and might be a closer walk, depending on where you are on campus. Outdoor spots like the Quad are also nice on a sunny day. Avoid Odegaard’s main floor, the HUB and By George Café in Odegaard’s basement, unless you’re having a casual meeting with study partners. Use these principles to find your own perfect study spot, and you’ll become a better student and a better manager of your time. — Jackson Rohrbaugh

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Study smarter, not harder 10 important study tips that will keep you sane s 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. — Vicky Yan

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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 high protein and fibers 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 thoroughly supported, 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 is a diuretic and encourages the kidneys to produce more urine. Thus, you’ll pee more. Think clear fluids = clear minds.

Ah, the dangerous territory of taking 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 studying and do something the 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.

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.

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 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.

Learn to prioritize and time manage

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.

Whether it’s a bubble tea cafÊ or the Quad, your study destination should be void of noisy distractions, like your Grey s Anatomy-episodedissecting friend. You may be tempted to go study in a place where there are large groups because the distant noise is not bothersome to you. However, as soon as you encounter a familiar face, it will be much more difficult to accomplish what you originally came to do: study.

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An all-nighter is commonly the result in 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 will need 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 TA.

It’s recommended that you stay comfortable while you’re studying, but not 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 the wanted “study time� If you tend to doze off when reading, then this place is an absolute no-no. Over time, studying in bed will confuse your sub-consciousness 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 your from the study scene and come back to it when your mind is more refreshed.

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Your tuition dollars at work ew students who take advantage of free movies in the HUB or flock to a free concert on the HUB lawn can usually thank their student government for such opportunities. The Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) employ dozens of students, a board of directors, an undergraduate and graduate senate. It also operates both the bike store in the HUB and the Experimental College. More than half a million dollars are spent each year to run the student government and support its programs. Funding for the ASUW partially originates from student activities fees, which are added to quarterly tuition. Seeing as every student financially supports the government, let’s take a look at how the ASUW works. “ASUW affects student life by being an advocate on the behalf of students before administration as well as helping to provide fun and entertaining things for students to participate in on campus,” wrote Anttimo Bennett, ASUW president, in an e-mail. The ASUW generates student opinion on campus for matters such as tuition increases, building remodels and other issues affecting students. Although neither the ASUW board of directors’ nor the senate’s votes count when the UW makes the final decision, the student voice is at least considered. For example, the ASUW can send student representatives to

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the Board of Regents meeting to argue against tuition increases, but the Board of Regents makes the final decision. “When the administration sees students united and adamant about specific issues, it prompts them to respond accordingly,” Bennett wrote. That said, the ASUW raises awareness about issues through senate resolutions. Whether or not resolutions such as “A resolution in support of increased access to the University of Washington,” are taken into consideration is another matter. However, if it’s any consolation, perhaps the “resolution in support of cake” enjoys universal applause among the UW community. Every year, the ASUW also tries to affect policy changes in Olympia. Student leaders travel to the state legislature to lobby for issues that impact student life. Apart from the resolutions, voting and lobbying, the ASUW also supports a number of commissions and programs. The student disability commission, the committee organizing rape education and the black student commission, among others, are all funded by the ASUW. “Whether it be through a specific ASUW program, a commission, a committee or even just a class that two people happen to take through the Experimental College, the ASUW has a great ability to bring people together who, based on living circumstances, may not have met otherwise,” Jon Solomon, the ASUW Senate Chair, wrote in an e-mail. Each year, the government changes. During the spring, students have a chance to vote on a new board of directors. This past spring, Bennett was elected president and Dolly Nguyen was elected vice president. Both were elected from among several candidates, including write-ins for campus squirrels. — Andrew Doughman

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These nearly identical halls make up the majority of South campus housing and are preferable to living in Mercer. Terry-Lander share a recently renovated dining area and a convenience store. The layout of the building encourages social interaction, partly because Lander is segregated to include only freshmen. That said, these two halls sometimes feel like they aren’t a part of campus. McCarty, McMahon and Haggett are snuggled neatly next to the Quad, but Terry-Lander is surrounded by an urban environment somewhat removed from the core campus, though proximity to the Ave is a bonus.

Mercer Hall

This building is hidden behind Terry-Lander near Lake Union. That said, there is no private beach. The hall has a reputation for being dark, unfriendly and generally inconvenient to live in. Mercer Hall is also a brick building, which doesn’t encourage any of the above. In fact, the University is already discussing its plans for future student housing. As The Daily reported this past spring, there will be a new building where Mercer stands because, well, to put it simply, it’d pretty difficult to renovate it to make it a desirable place to live.

Hansee Hall, Stevens Court, 2104 House and more . . .

For those looking to escape the regular dorm life, there are several options. Hansee Hall has single rooms, but also 24-hour quiet hours and a requirement that students applying to live there are either at least 20 years old or have lived on campus before – basically, no rowdy freshmen. Stevens Court offers students an apartment style living option in a complex on South campus. The payment system used to be monthly, but will now be quarterly like the rest of the dormitories. One bonus of living at the Court is the option to cook. Each apartment has its own kitchen. HFS residence halls Web site: http://hfs.washington.edu/uploadedFiles/Student_ Housing/Residence_Halls/The_Halls/RH%20 Features%20Matrix%202008-09(2).pdf

McCarty

McCarty boasts a convenience store and is tucked away on the north end of campus. The rooms are fairly spacious, carpeted and fit three people without too much trouble. The building is divided into two wings sharing a central area and lounge with the convenience store occupying the basement. The hall is fairly quiet and is very close to Northeast 45th Street, which leads to U-Village or the Ave, depending on which way you travel.

Haggett Hall

The rooms are hexagonal and the window is relatively small. There is no carpet, which means very cold bare feet during the winter, and the halls tend to be very quiet. That said, every room does have a walk-in closet and the density of students is lessened by the design of the hall; each floor is divided into four sections with a communal lounge in the middle. Perhaps the biggest drawback to this Hall is its lack of food. Apart from a vending machine, you’ll find yourself either traveling north to McCarty’s convenience store or south to McMahon’s dining hall anytime you want to eat something substantial. This is especially annoying when considering Haggett used to have a dining hall in the basement.

McMahon Hall

McMahon is something of an experiment in communal living. Four rooms sleeping two students each share one central room with a fridge and couch. The rooms are slightly smaller than the other dormitories, but you trade the personal space for the semi-private lounge. The clusters, as they are called, have balconies and shared bathrooms. The bathroom situation is relatively nice, since most halls share a bathroom with everyone else on the floor. All the amenities aside, enjoying life in McMahon really comes down to whether or not you get along with your cluster mates, or can at least tolerate them.


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f dorms aren’t quite your style or the Greek system isn’t for you, try finding a few roommates and leasing a house or apartment. Rows upon rows of houses and apartments lining the U-District’s streets near the Ave and beyond offer students a place to call home. U-District housing is most abundant north of Northeast 45th Street or east of the Ave, although it is possible to live in Northgate, Capitol Hill, Wallingford or other nearby neighborhoods that are just one bus ride to campus. Bulletin boards in the HUB, The Daily’s classifieds, The Seattle Times or Seattle Post-Intelligencer, or online Web sites like Craigslist are all places to shop for a room to rent, an apartment or a house. Touring the U-District is also one way to find “for sale” signs while also scoping out the neighborhood’s ambience. Prices vary greatly depending on the locale, square footage and a building’s amenities, among other factors. Remember, living off-campus versus the residence halls or the Greek system isn’t necessarily a cheaper or more expensive option. Factor in roommates, utility bills, furniture and other costs not associated with rent, and an apartment can be either a money saver or a drain on the bank account.

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While examining housing options, make sure to keep in mind details beyond the monthly rent and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Discover whether or not the owner furnishes the housing or the tenants are expected to provide their own furniture. Also, note whether or not the housing has a kitchen and if so, is there a dishwasher, a microwave or refrigerator? If you can, arrange a tour of the house or the apartment complex. Apart from noting the general condition of the rooms, ask the landlord a few questions. Are there laundry facilities on site and if so, what is the cost? Will the landlord pay for some utilities, or are renters responsible? How much will you have to pay for a deposit? Can you bring your pet, too? After the tour, ask to see a lease contract from the landlord without committing to signing anything right away. Knowing the premises’ quality, compare similar properties for price. Don’t get ripped off; scrutinize the contract closely if you feel like you’re getting too good of a deal. When you’re ready to sign, remember you’re entering into a contractual agreement with your landlord. This means your signature binds you to whatever is written on the lease, so read carefully. Do some research, and contact outside sources like Student Legal Services if you’re seeking some help. — Andrew Doughman Compare your rent with the average in your neighborhood: http://www.rentometer.com/ Remember to check your rights as a tenant: http://www.wsba.org/media/publications/pamphlets/ landlord-tenant.htm Free consultation from Student Legal Services is also available: http://depts.washington.edu/slsuw/index.htm (206) 543-6486 or visit HUB G-16 For more about renting in the U-District, visit the ASUW Off-campus housing affairs: http://housing.asuw.org/ Photo by John McLellan | It is important to note whether or not an apartment comes furnished.

Greek life Myths and morals

s the beginning of the school year quickly approaches, many are cementing their living arrangements for the upcoming year. While most will settle into residence halls or apartments, another small percentage will choose to go Greek. But just what exactly is the Greek community at the UW, and how does one decide if it’s right for them? With more than 3000 members and 47 different houses, the Greek community at the UW is one of the most vibrant and diverse in the country. Yet no matter how progressive houses become, they will always have to fight the stereotype of being typical party houses. While this stereotype does exist for a reason, it’s important to realize that many houses, sororities and fraternities alike, break the mold when it comes to these generalizations. Here are a few rumors to be wary of. Remember, if you really want to know something, check it out for yourself.

Rumor 1: If I join the Greek system, I will become a party animal, my grades will suffer and I will flunk out of school.

One thing you will quickly realize as you start college is that parties and the temptation to shirk your academic work are everywhere, and they are in no way exclusive to the Greek community. Parties are definitely more accessible, but what few people realize is that most houses only have about three parties a quarter, and these are always planned away from major test weeks. Just because there’s a party every other night on Greek row, doesn’t mean everyone in Greek row is partying, they’re just all staggering their events. Dorm life in no way protects you from the downfall of going out too much. If you want to find a party, you will, regardless of whether or not you’re Greek.

Rumor 2: The Greek community is morally depraved.

We’ve all heard the stereotypical image of privileged college students drinking and having rampant sexual escapades with no regard for their surroundings. While I’m sure many students wish college could be that way at times, this is purely a Hollywood dramatization and simply is not true. If you ask Greeks at the UW why they decided to join a house, you’ll find that many of them joined because they saw an opportunity to be part of a community that did great things and gave them great networking opportunities, not because they could drink whenever they felt like it. “I recently just became philanthropy chair at my house, and it’s going to be awesome to start planning events and raising money,” said Trevor Bouten, a sophomore in Zeta Psi fraternity. Passionate students like Bouten are in every house in the Greek community, and they use the manpower of their community to accomplish tasks that no one student could complete on their own.

Greek Row Take the Miss Greek Pageant that is annually hosted by Delta Tau Delta fraternity for example. At this past year’s event alone, the Greek community raised $85,000 for cancer research.

Rumor 3: If I turn Greek, I will stop hanging out with my non-Greek friends, and the Greek community will become my life.

Of all three rumors, this scenario does have a high likelihood of turning out to be true, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. What one has to realize as they join a house is that their house then becomes their family. Strong brotherhood and sisterhoods are staples of the Greek community, and the closeness of the community relies on every member identifying with other members of their house. This often means that to be a good member of your house, you must make sacrifices elsewhere. This means seeing your other friends less, cutting back on extra-curricular activities and truly devoting yourself to improving your house. Junior Tawnie Baker eventually found the commitments of her house interfering too much with where her academic career was taking her, which ultimately led to her decision to leave her sorority. “The house was getting in the way of my passions for music and all of the choirs I was involved in. I was also ready for more

independence,” Baker said. “The sorority was a good stepping stone, but I was ultimately ready to move on.” Becoming a member of the Greek community can drastically change your college career. I was a member for my first quarter of college. While I was in a fraternity, I couldn’t imagine college any other way, but now that I’m on to something different, it’s hard to imagine ever going back. My advice is, if you have any desire whatsoever to go Greek, give it a try. You won’t regret it. Baker agrees. “I think everyone who does go into it will come out having learned something,” she said. “I found out it wasn’t for me later down the line, but the two years I was there I learned a lot of positive things.” — Casey Smith Number of Fraternities: 31. Members: 1554 Number of Sororities: 16. Members: 1514 Fraternity GPA average – 3.2, all men’s average – 3.17 Sorority GPA average – 3.32, all women’s average – 3.26 All Greek average – 3.26, all undergrad average – 3.22 Sign up for Rush at www.uwgreeks.com. Men informally rush all year long. Women’s formal rush begins August 31, 2008. Informal rush takes place throughout the rest of the year.


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Biking at UW

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View Seattle from two wheels

ummer is an excellent time to explore Seattle by bike. Situated near quirky Fremont and pristine Green Lake, the University of Washington is an ideal launching point for a biking expedition. For the less intrepid, biking can simply be an alternative to navigating campus on foot. Whether you’re tentative about cycling, a seasoned cyclist or somewhere in between, here are some of the basics for successful biking at the UW.

Getting Into Gear

Located a couple blocks from Lander Hall on Boat Street and Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, Recycled Cycles is a popular place to buy used and new bicycles. For approximately $200, you can purchase a decent pair of wheels. “Their staff is super friendly and they have one of the wider selections of bikes,” said Taylor Leischman, member of the Husky Cycling Club. Alternatively, Performance Bicycle on Northeast 45th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast sells and repairs a large variety of bikes. The bicycle store Fluidride caters to mountain bikers. In addition to exclusively selling mountain bikes, they offer biking lessons and host the Fluidride Cup.

Getting low on air? If you purchased your bike at Recycled Cycles, they’ll fill your tires for free. “Their mechanic shop does everything from change a flat tire to overhaul an entire bike and they are typically pretty quick about it,” said Leischman. The student-run ASUW Bike Shop also specializes in biking accessories. They furnish equipment for students to perform their own repairs and provide an on-hand mechanic if do-it-yourself repairs go awry. Prices range from $3.69 for a tube replacement to $50 for a full tune-up. Buying your own pump or other repair gear is another option for the do-it-yourself type. There are also plenty of other bicycle stores within a few milesof campus.

Trekking the Burke-Gilman

For a quick jaunt, the Burke-Gilman trail allows easy access to local destinations. Linking North and South campus, the trail provides an easy commute to Husky Stadium and the IMA virtually free from cars and intersections. What’s more, the trail extends well beyond the UW. “It provides a cross-section of a large part of our city’s personality,” said Daniel Koski-Karell, president of the Husky Cycling Club. The westerly route stretches to Gas Works Park, where abandoned, rusty reservoirs stand sentry to a magnificent view of downtown Seattle and Lake Union on a clear day. Further down the trail is the Fremont District, infamous for such funky features as the Fremont troll and Lenin statue. Fremont also has its share of delectable eateries. To the east, the Burke-Gilman Trail traverses University Village and reaches all the way north to Bothell. It encompasses a dispersion of beaches and parks along the way.

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With bicycle theft rampant, it’s important to take some basic steps to prevent robbery. First, buy a sturdy U-lock. The bike racks scattered throughout campus are designed so that the U-lock can be looped through a bike’s front wheel and frame. That way, your only liability will be your back wheel. Second, go down to the Police Station on Boat Road and register your bike. They will give you a sticker to put in a conspicuous place in order to deter burglars from absconding with your ride. Finally, remember while riding on the road, the same laws that apply to vehicle drivers apply to cyclists. — Sara Grimes Bike Shops http://recycledcycles.com http://performancebike.com http://fluidride.com/ Repairs http://depts.washington.edu/asuwbike UW Police Department www.washington.edu/admin/police/prevention/bikereg.html Burke-Gilman Map http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/Parks/BurkeGilman/bgtrail.htm Seattle Biking Map http://www.metrokc.gov/kcdot/roads/bike/maps/4.pdf Husky Cycling Club http://www.huskycycling.net/

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Arrive in style

Commuting to the UW hether you are coming to the UW from far away or just down the road, there are several transportation options available to you. Just remember, peak hours are 7 – 9 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m. If you can arrange it, travel outside of these times because if you don’t, your commute can be up to one and a half times longer.

Sounder train:If you live in Puyallup or Auburn, Kent

or Tukwila, this is one way to get to campus. Though it’s not Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express, it is a comfortable hour-long ride and is included in the U-PASS. You can even take it to Everett. However, the train drops you off in downtown Seattle, so you’ll have to catch another bus to get to the UW.

Sound Transit: If you’re coming in from the far eastside (Issaquah, Redmond, Bellevue or Kirkland) or south of King County (Tacoma or Gig Harbor), this intercity bus system will bring you to the UW Seattle campus in style. These buses have footrests, comfortable seats and overhead lights — you might even think you’re on a plane. Included in your U-PASS, this is a good incentive for living at home. Between the lighting and seats, you can accommodate a nap or negotiate some study time and make good use of the hour-long commute. One downside is direct routes from the UW stop running by 6:30 p.m., though they can catch some out of downtown later in the evening. Also, the U-PASS does not cover Tacoma’s local transit. http://www.clubone3one.com King County Metro:

The King County bus system is the best in the region and the fare is included with your U-PASS. The bus service to and from the UW is consistent if you live in Eastlake or Northgate. If you live in the other parts of King County, such as Kent or Federal Way, the ride can be a little long, but is still covered by U-PASS. It’s also a good way to get to work if your job isn’t close to campus or your home, as long as you plan ahead. The schedule planner on the Metro Web site allows you to figure out where and when to catch the buses you need. http://transit.metrokc.gov

Photo by John McLellan

| A woman waits for a Metro bus in the Downtown Transit Tunnel in the International District.

Community Transit: If you live North of Seattle (Lynnwood, Edmonds, Montlake Terrace, Mukilteo or Everett), you might be taking the Community Transit buses. These, like the Sound Transit buses, have comfortable seats. The buses run about twice every hour. The ride takes from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how far you go. http://www.communitytransit.org

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Bicycles:Cycling is a very useful way to get to and around

campus. It’s also one of the healthiest options. But make sure you obey cycling laws and don’t ride between classes or you will get a fine. Figure out where the closest bike rack is beforehand. Make sure you invest in a good bike lock — two if you want to be safer — and look into getting an inexpensive helmet from Hall Health.

Carpool: If you ask around, you may find someone who needs to go the same way as you. The UW offers a ride share board in the ground floor of the HUB. Also, this allows you to use the discounted carpool rates available through the U-PASS. http://rideshareonline.com/ — Chris Paredes

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Complimentary culture Explore UW’s museum and art gallery

W students have many free resources and facilities available to expand and invigorate their academic experiences. Two such places are the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the Henry Art Gallery, both located right on the UW campus. Take advantage of these free museums while you have the chance.

Burke Museum

The Burke Museum is an excellent place to unravel the beauties and complexities of the natural world. Open daily, the museum serves both UW students and the public by educating visitors about the natural and cultural traditions of the entire Pacific Northwest region. Founded in 1885, the Burke Museum is the oldest museum in Washington. Exhibits range from current discoveries to natural history and contemporary arts. Some current and upcoming exhibits include the Natural History Scientific Illustrations 2008: Student Art Exhibit, which will be displayed until Oct. 16, and the Pacific Voices exhibit, which is an ongoing display of Northwest Coast Native art. With a large variety of educational programs such as lectures, specialized workshops and tours with hands-on learning experience offered throughout the year, the Burke Museum has something for everyone. Some upcoming annual events include Bug Blast in September and Archaeology Day in October. So if you’re curious about the beautiful Northwest, be sure to stop by the Burke Museum and discover the adventure that awaits you.

Henry Art Gallery

If artistic inventions and visual designs inspire you, the Henry Art Galley is a place you won’t want to miss. Founded in 1927, the Henry Art Gallery was the first public art museum in Washington. It promotes collaboration with the public, as well as with the staff and students of the University of Washington. The museum’s exhibits include artwork centered on politics, contemporary culture and aesthetics from artists including Josiah McElheny, Roni Horn, Gary Hill, Ann Hamilton and many more. Along with late 19th and 20th century paintings, photography, textile and costume collections, the art museum also offers many educational opportunities through diverse films and lectures. Some upcoming fall events include an artist lecture by Liz Magor about the relationship between photography and her sculptures on Sept. 12, Skyspace Meditations on Sept. 13 and a fall lecture series by Professor David Domke titled For the Good of the Nation? Media Politics in America beginning Sept. 10. So if you’re looking for ways to open up your mind to new concepts and ideas, then stop by the Henry Art Gallery and learn to interpret the world around you in a whole new way. —Abroo Sabzwari

File photo by Ruolan Liu | Transmogrification by Christiane Tran is one of the past artworks displayed at the Henry Art Gallery in its Master of Fine Arts exhibit.

The Burke Museum

Burke Museum

Address: The corner of 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets: Free to UW staff, faculty and students. Burke members and children four-years-old and younger $8 general $6.50 seniors $5 students and youth (5 and up w/ID) On the first Thursday of every month, the museum stays open till 8 p.m. and admission is free to the public.

Henry Art Gallery

Address: 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street Hours for gallery and shop: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thu 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets: Free to UW staff, faculty and students, Henry Art Gallery members, high school and college students with ID and children 13 years and under $10 general $6 seniors (62+)

File photo by Ruolan Liu | TThe bizarre display built by computer monitors and polyethylene titled Apotheosis by Tivon Rice was just one of the many artworks on the Masters of Fine Arts exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery.


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The administration

People who keep you safe, raise your tuition Mark Emmert

In his fourth year as UW President, Emmert has helped the UW continue as a leader among educational institutions across the world by bringing on key administrators such as Provost Phyllis Wise and Dean of the College of Arts an Sciences Ana Mari Cauce. Before coming to the UW, Emmert was the chancellor at Louisiana State University. Emmert, who is a native of Fife, Wash., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the UW in 1975. Emmert, who is the 30th UW president, oversees three campuses, is the face of UW and works to raise money for the university. As the president, he determines which of the finalists will be selected for deanships and directorships. Under his leadership, the UW committed to the Husky Promise, established the Department of Global Health and created the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Board of Regents

This 10-person board is the decision-making body for the UW, and they have the power to fire and hire the president. The governor appoints all the regents for six-year terms, with the exception of the student regent, who is appointed for one year. The regents function like a board of directors and meet once a month, typically at the Seattle campus. The regents approve all

new departments and programs — they approved the College of the Environment this summer — and determine the official UW policy on current issues, such as the 520-interchange expansion. They also vote on the budget at the end of each year, which possibly includes your tuition. There’s always a new issue and if you are interested in learning what is going on in other parts of the UW, you can check out one of their meetings. Their meetings take place for the better part of a Thursday. Check out their Web site for more information: www.washington.edu/regents.

Ray Wittmier

Wittmier is the interim police chief while the search of a new police chief search goes on. Wittmier has been with the UW Police Department (UWPD) since 1979. He was promoted to sergeant in 1993 and lieutenant in 2001. The UWPD acts upon law enforcement matters and performs police functions on the UW Seattle campus, and consists of a Detective Unit, a Crime Prevention Unit and a Field Operations Unit. In 2003, Wittmier became the assistant chief, where he oversaw field operations for two years. Later, in 2005, Wittmier became the assistant chief of support services and oversaw accreditation, internal investigations, the hiring process, crime prevention, records and homeland security, as well as all detectives. With his help, the department achieved national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Ed Taylor

As the vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Taylor oversees many aspects of the student experience. It’s his office that hosts the Carlson Center and service learning projects, CLUE, the common book, the undergraduate research program and the undergraduate scholarship office, among others. Taylor first came to the UW as an associate professor in the College of Education. Taylor is a trustee and former regent of Gonzaga University, the board chair and a founding board member of Rainier Scholars, a scholastic preparation program for high-achieving children of color. He is also a founding board member of Molo Care, a non-governmental organization helping children in South Africa attend school. — Chris Paredes

Photo by Jesse McLellan | Ray Wittmier, who has been with the UWPD since 1979, is the interim chief until a replacement for retired Chief Vicky Stormo is found.

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The HUB: the crux of campus activity Where the action lives and breathes

rom the first time many students set foot in the Husky Union Building (HUB) until the time they breathe a sigh of relief while picking up graduation materials, many momentous occasions will have taken place in the four, five or six-plus years in between. The HUB is a central place on campus where one can go to do anything from snagging a quick bite to eat or catching a sneak peek of an occasional movie. It’s where those strangers you met on the first day can become the fellow classmates that fling caps up into the air with you on commencement day. — Sheena Nguyen

Associated Students of the UW (ASUW) Bike Shop

If a bicycle is your main mode of transportation, or if you’re a part of the walking population that’s nearly run over by the myriad of bicycles around campus every day and you’re looking for a way to get started with your own set of wheels, then the ASUW Bike Shop is a convenient on-campus stop. It’s located on the first floor of the HUB and provides a variety of services from brake adjustments to full tune-ups. They also offer classes on how to maintain your bike and even fix your own flat.

Husky Den Dining

From an Italian pastaria to Pickles & Fries to Subway, the ground floor of the HUB offers nine different dining options, all for approximately the same price. Although there’s almost always a lunchtime rush after mid-afternoon class periods, there is usually plenty of seating, as well as takeout options at all of the vendors. File photo by Brooke McKean| ABOVE: The Husky Union Building offers bowling in the basement along with pool and other games.

HUB Games Area

There’s no need to make the trip downtown to Gameworks if you know about the Games Area at the HUB. They offer everything from pool tables to arcade games, as well as 12 lanes for bowling. Most activities are reasonably priced and there is almost always a featured deal for any given day of the week. For example, “Pay a Penny a Pin” for bowling on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or the “Pool Trick Shot Challenge” every Monday, when matching a trick shot will give you one free hour of table time.

HUB Information Desk

Husky Den Dining

On average, the Lost and Found at the HUB Info Desk receives 1,000 items a month. If you’ve lost something around campus, this would be a great place to check. In addition to being a storage place for your unintentionally or intentionally lost items, the Info Desk is also where public postings can be approved, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) can use tables to distribute materials, laminating and faxing can be done, lockers can be rented and various schedules and directories are posted.

RSO and Experimental College headquarters

The basement of the HUB serves as the residency for many Registered Student Organizations. Clubs can request space in the HUB to conduct activities or to store equipment. The HUB also houses the office of the Experimental College, which is an organization offering classes that aren’t for credit. Instead of credit, students in the Experimental College turn over cash in exchange for taking classes about cuisine, dance, conversational foreign languages and many other topics.

Movies, movies, (free) movies

The HUB’s auditorium plays host to large, intro-level classes during the day and moonlights as a movie theater on various evenings throughout the year. Sometimes, the HUB plays slightly older movies at a discount rate because they were released several months prior to the screening. So if you’re looking for a DVD rental rate and a big screen experience, the HUB is the perfect place to go. The HUB also hosts free movie previews of major films. Tickets are first come first serve at the Info Desk. Photo by Cliff DesPeaux | Joshua Schipper assists a customer at the HUB Newsstand


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Fight the freshman 15

Get fit at the Intramural Activities Center he list of excuses goes on and on. Today you’re too tired, tomorrow the walk to the gym will be too far and the day after that, well, you’d rather stay in and watch Maury. All of these are reasons not to go exercise, but the benefits of doing so on a regular basis can help you look good, feel great and function well during the most stressful times. Luckily, UW students have access to the Intramural Activities (IMA), one of the area’s premier fitness facilities. The cost of membership, about $35 quarterly, is already included in your tuition bill, which can be convenient for some and a waste of money for others.

For those who’d like some structure in their workout regimens, the IMA offers sports and fitness classes as varied as hydro-aerobics, yoga and hip-hop dancing. Students and staff can burn off those excess beer calories on treadmills, stationary bikes, Stairmasters and with free weights. The IMA also features five full-sized gyms, perfect for playing

pickup basketball, volleyball and badminton games. The IMA’s convenient location offers users access to trails like the Burke-Gilman, perfect for biking or jogging to area parks and beaches. Also located outside are 13 tennis courts, a golf driving range, fields that can be used to play a variety of sports and the Waterfront Activities Center, where canoe and rowboat rentals are available for an hourly fee. Inside, students can fuel their workout with food or drinks at Dawg Bites Café, jog around a 1/9 mile indoor track, test their strength at the indoor climbing center, play squash, racquetball and handball, or swim some laps in the 25-yard pool. A sauna is available in both the men’s and women’s locker rooms for those who’d like to relax after a long day at the gym. For those who’d like some structure in their workout regimens, the IMA offers sports and fitness classes as varied as hydro-aerobics, yoga and hip-hop dancing. Throughout the school year, friends can band together to start an intramural sports team. The sports vary depending on the time of year, but are among the most popular activities at the IMA. Club sports are also a great way to compete against others in a specific sport or martial art. These clubs are available to students and staff who have purchased a membership. — Maks Goldenshteyn

For a complete list of program offerings and schedules, visit these pages: Classes: http://depts.washington.edu/ima/IMA_skills. php Club sports: http://depts.washington.edu/ima/IMA_club. php Intramural sports: http://depts.washington.edu/ima/IMA_intra. php Waterfront Activities Center: http://depts.washington.edu/ima/IMA_wac. php Golf Range: http://depts.washington.edu/ima/IMA_golf. php Indoor facilities include: Fitness Center Five gyms (basketball, volleyball, badminton) Locker rooms Int’l and North American squash courts Indoor Climbing Center Indoor jogging and walking track (1/9 mile) Dawg Bites Café Multi-activity studios Swimming Pool (25 yards) Saunas (men’s & women’s) Racquetball and handball courts Wireless areas and E-spots Group cycling studio Outdoor facilities include: Sports fields (one synthetic turf with night lights) with access for softball, flag football, soccer, rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse and special events Thirteen tennis courts (six night-lighted) Tennis practice wall

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Husky athletics The biggest ticket in town Soccer

After a 2007 campaign filled with ups and downs, the Washington men’s soccer team graduated yet another duo of seniors who were drafted into the MLS. Known as “Thunder and Lightning,” forwards Kevin Forrest and Ely Allen are now embarking on professional careers with the Colorado Rapids and the Los Angeles Galaxy, where Allen recently scored his first professional goal with an assist from none other than soccer phenomenon David Beckham. Not only has seasoned talent led the team this year, but the freshman class, most notably Brad Keller, Ellis McLoughlin, Taylor Mueller and Matt Van Houten, who was ranked among the top in the nation, were also vital to the team’s success. Although the women’s team faltered through much of this season against top-ranked schools, the highly touted incoming recruits, including two-time Washington state Player of the Year Kate Deines, show promise for an unprecedented season next year. — Sheena Nguyen

Photo by Jesse Barracoso | Sophomore UW quarterback Jake Locker (right) evades a player and faces off with Boise State cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

Football Optimism was at an all-time high following the UW’s hot start to the 2007 season, but this feeling has since diminished. The Huskies finished just 4-9 last year, and rumblings about Tyrone Willingham’s job security are louder than ever. Willingham, entering his fourth year of a five-year contract, faces a difficult ultimatum this season: win or else. The general consensus around the program is that the Huskies need at least six wins and a bowl appearance in 2008 to save their coach’s job. Positive strides have already been made. Willingham brought in a nationally ranked recruiting class during the offseason, but

that’s going to have to parlay into results on the field. To do that, they’ll need star quarterback Jake Locker to improve as a passer and have to break in a talented but young group of receivers — most of whom have never played in a collegiate game. Brandon Johnson will take over for standout tailback Louis Rankin, who last season became the UW’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 1997. Most importantly, the Huskies must find a way to fix a defense that went down in the record books last season as the worst in school history. New defensive coordinator Ed Donatell has been charged with that task. — Christian Caple

Golf

The UW men’s golf team is off to a quick start in 2008. Led by senior Zach Bixler, the group took 11th place in the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course. The event was the last of the regular season, and the Dawgs hope to have a successful campaign in the Pac-10 championships in late April. The Washington women’s golf team is a young group in 2008. The team’s top finish of the regular season came in Palo Alto, Calif., where freshman Karinn Dickinson’s top performance at the event led the Dawgs to second place. These flashes of greatness provide excitement and display great potential for the team going into the Pac-10 championships. Though there’s only one senior between the two teams, the Huskies have a very promising cast of golfers assembled. It will be exciting to see how these young athletes develop their game over the years, while all of UW looks forward to the promising future of Washington golf. — Ben Foutz

Cross Country

The Washington men’s cross country runners gave it their all in 2007, coming in 10th at the NCAA west regional tournament. The male squad is particularly young, and was led by team-elected MVP, junior Jon Harding. The team has high hopes for 2008, where they look for their younger runners to develop their strides The women’s cross country team had an outstanding 2007 season. By taking fourth place at the NCAA west regional Tournament, the ladies received their invitation to the NCAA tournament in Indiana, where they took eighth. Freshman standout Lauren Saylor even earned one of six spots on the U.S. Junior Cross Country team. Tremendous athletes, great coaching and an excellent recruiting class gives the UW women’s cross country team a legitimate shot to be national champions in 2008. — Ben Foutz

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Gymnastics

Washington gymnastics is in the middle of a rebuilding period but shows great promise. In just her second season as coach, Joanne Bowers was faced with one of the most difficult schedules imaginable in 2008, as the Huskies faced nationally ranked opponents in all but three events. Though the losses outnumbered the wins this season, the team has a great reason to look forward to next year. Freshman phenom Haley Bogart proved to be one of the nation’s most promising all-around competitors, earning a trip to Athens, Ga., where she will have the opportunity to participate in the NCAA gymnastics tournament. Considering its challenging schedule, the UW gymnastics team proved that it has amazing determination and focus. Couple these traits with their young talent, and the Dawgs will certainly be exciting to watch in 2009. — Ben Foutz

File photo | Senior outside hitter, Christal Morrison, celebrates a Husky point during a home match against ASU.

Volleyball

The UW women’s volleyball team is coming off of a successful 2007-2008 campaign. Though the Pac-10 hosts some of the nation’s greatest squads (Cal, USC and UCLA each made it to the Final Four tournament), the Huskies firmly held their ground, boasting the conference’s second-best record of 15-3. The ladies made it to the NCAA tournament once again but were stunned in the second round by BYU. The bar is being set exceptionally high for the upcoming 2008-2009 season, and rightfully so with returning AllAmericans Christal Morrison, Jessica Swarbrick and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Tamari Miyashiro. Washington can also rest assured that it will continue to be a top contender for years to come, as Jim McLaughlin signed a contract extension to remain the Dawgs’ coach through the 2012 season. Under Mclaughlin’s leadership, the team has gone an amazing 90-10 during the past three seasons. — Ben Foutz

Photo by Jennifer Au | The Huskies beat out Washington State in 9 out of 10 races in the Washington-Washington State Duel Regatta this year. The men’s varsity four race was led by Washington’s “A” boat with stroke junior Asa Bergdahl, 3-seat junior Mike Flight, 2-seat sophomore Dane Robbins, bow senior Tad McCrea, and coxswain junior Leah Downey.

Crew

Propelled by tradition and training, both the men’s and women’s varsity eights took the Windermere Cup titles in 2007. Three of the men’s crew teams won gold at the Men’s Rowing National Championship, and they continued their streak of victory when they traveled to Russia to win the Moscow Race of Champions. The Northwest Rowing Council recognized both the men’s varsity eight and its coach, Bob Ernst. He was also honored as

the Pac-10 Men’s Coach of the Year and toward the end of the year he was named Rowing News Coach of the Year. In 2008, the teams have continued working hard. They won five events during the Husky Open, and all six of their boats moved on to the grand finals at the Crew Classic in San Diego. The greatness of Washington crew can be traced back to 1936, when a group of young rowers from the UW snatched the Olympic gold medal in crew from the German team. — Martha Flores


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Baseball

There isn’t much more you can ask for in a coach than UW baseball coach Ken Knutson. Knutson, now in his 16th season at his alma mater, has the highest winning percentage of any Husky baseball coach and has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships. Knutson is also known for producing major league pitching prospects, as evidenced by former Husky turned San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum while 77 of his players have played professionally. Junior starting pitchers Nick Haughian and Jorden Merry will lead the way for the Huskies on the pitching front, while senior Joey Dunn will bring leadership to the catching position by calling the in-game shots. — Allen Wagner

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| Members of the women’s basketball team gather on the court before a pre-season game three seasons ago.

Women’s Basketball

The hiring of new coach Tia Jackson brought newfound excitement and energy to the women’s basketball program at the UW. Her coaching style, which emphasizes speed and tough play, has meant a faster pace on the court for the Husky women as well as a much more enjoyable viewing experience for fans. Despite losing some players throughout the course of the season, the Husky women battled hard with a lineup of mostly

Softball

It took coach Heather Tarr just three seasons to get her alma mater back to the Women’s College World Series, where the Huskies fell one game shy of advancing to the championship series and came home with an impressive third-place finish. This year’s Huskies will have to deal with the loss of multiple All-Americans, including heavy-hitting Dena Tyson on first base and Dominique Lastrapes on second. Danielle Lawrie, widely regarded as one of the best pitchers in the country, is redshirting this season in order to compete for the Canadian national team. Ashley Charters, named as a second-team All-American last season, will sit out this year after undergoing hip surgery in the offseason. Despite losses to the roster, Tarr still has her Huskies ranked in the top 25 and poised to make another run at Oklahoma City. Led by freshmen Aleah Macon in the circle and Jace Williams at the plate, the Huskies are still very much a force to be reckoned with in the Pac-10. Add to that the return of Lawrie and Charters next season, and the future of Husky softball appears to be in good hands. — Christian Caple

underclassmen to finish sixth in the Pac-10. Last season ended on as high a note as any team could end on when the Huskies defeated No. 9 California on Senior Day to give seniors Emily Florence and Andrea Plouffe a proper send-off. The upcoming season holds great promise as new recruits join returning players such as sophomore Sami Whitcomb and junior Michelle Augustavo to give the Husky women a solid core for the upcoming season. — Allen Wagner

Track and Field

Washington’s track and field program is proving to be quite the powerhouse. Due to its 10th place-finish in the 2008 NCAA indoor track and field championships, the men’s team has set a school record by finishing in the top 10 in the event in back-to-back seasons. In April, junior Jordan Boase set a school record for the 400-meter dash, recording a time of just 44.82 seconds. At the time, this was the second-best running of the event in the world in 2008. The women’s track and field team has also had a successful outing this season, coming in 22nd at the indoor championships. Pole vaulter Kelley DiVesta, a senior, came in seventh at the meet, setting a personal record clearance of 13 feet, 9.25 inches, which made her an All-American. Seniors Amanda Miller and Michelle Turner along with sophomore Katie Follett each earned All-American honors in the women’s mile run. With the return of former 1,500-meter NCAA champion Amy Lia, a senior, the lady Dawgs appear to have one of the most dangerous groups of mile runners in the nation for the outdoor season. — Ben Foutz

Photo by John McLellan | Sophmore forward Quincy Pondexter gets fouled as he makes a layup against UCLA Feb. 10. UW upset the No. 5 ranked UCLA 71-61 to end a four game losing streak.

Men’s basketball

Since the departure of Brandon Roy, Washington hasn’t made it back to the NCAA tournament and has been losing key games in frustrating fashion. The Huskies finished 16-17 during the 2007-2008 campaign, falling to Valparaiso in the first round of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational. Ask any Husky fan what best summarizes last season’s difficulties, and he or she will almost certainly mention the UW’s woeful inaccuracy from the free-throw line. Washington finished dead last in the nation in foul shooting, losing multiple games because of deficiencies from the stripe. But Husky nation still has reason for hope, as second-team All-Pac-10 selection Jon Brockman returns for his senior season along with a capable group of returners and a highly lauded class of newcomers. The play of junior-to-be Quincy Pondexter will be heavily scrutinized next season, and the development of younger players like Venoy Overton and Matthew Bryan-Amaning will be crucial. Freshmen Scott Suggs, Isaiah Thomas and Elston Turner Jr. will all add to an already-deep Husky backcourt. — Christian Caple

Tennis

Photo by Jennifer Au | Sophomore Jereme Barnett-Woods swims the mixed 1000-yard freestyle in Federal Way. The men’s swim team took the win against Seattle University 123-91.

Swimming

Washington’s swim teams are improving at a shocking pace. The men’s squad put on an impressive display at the Pac-10 championships as they proceeded to set school records in four individual events and three relays. One of the team’s most explosive young swimmers is Andre Blyth. The freshman took second place in the Pac-10 in the 200-meter butterfly, setting a school record, and has the

potential to build upon his success in 2009. Not to be outdone, the women’s swim team took seventh in the Pac-10 championships. Freshman Ariana Kukors had a breakout year, setting six individual UW records and recording three top-four finishes at the NCAA championships. These accomplishments earned Kukors the honor of 2008 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. — Ben Foutz

Raw, fresh talent is the story of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams this year. The women’s team is led by freshman Venise Chan at the top singles spot. Chan boasts an impressive 21-7 individual record and has upset numerous ranked opponents this season en route to earning her own Intercollegiate Tennis Association ranking, peaking at No. 30 this season. She has been vital in helping the team crack the top 40 — the highest ranking it has received in recent history — this season. The men’s side also has a legacy of excellence to maintain, after consistently ranking among the top 30 teams in the nation. The team is led by ambidextrous Swiss native Patrik Fischer, a junior, who has also earned the first ranking of his college career, debuting at number 77 by taking down many hard-hitting ranked opponents this season. He is backed up by a team with great depth, including freshman Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, who is in the rankings at 97, and seasoned veteran Andy Kuharszky, a senior. This pair has made decision of No. 1 singles player difficult for coach Matt Anger. — Sheena Nguyen


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Mary Gates Hall and Schmitz Hall Two buildings you need to know Schmitz Hall

Need some help polishing up that resume? Looking for advice about choosing a major that’s right for you? Want to study abroad? Whatever it is you’re looking for, Schmitz Hall and Mary Gates Hall house some of the University of Washington’s most essential resources for student services. Schmitz Hall, just across from the Henry Art Gallery on 15th Avenue Northeast, is home to many student service departments. Whether you need to pay tuition, request an official transcript, sign up for classes or just need someone to talk to, Schmitz Hall is the place to go. Also offered at Schmitz Hall are PC stations located on the first, second and third floors allowing students expanded access to online student services such as tuition payments, registration and other administrative functions. These stations are available to students Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Mary Gates Hall

Mary Gates Hall is the UW’s center for undergraduate learning. Located between Johnson and Sieg Halls, it provides a place where students can explore, problem solve and grow as they make their way through their academic careers with state-of-the-art teaching and computing facilities. The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs includes many resources and programs for students, including undergraduate advising, the Career Center and the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE). With more than 100 advisers, you’re sure to find someone who can work with you to help overcome academic issues, talk with you one-on-one to determine your interests and goals and help you plan your curriculum for a smooth transition to the UW. If you’ve got a question or need help deciding which classes to take, stop by the Gateway Center located on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall and sign up for an advising appointment. For those anxious about midterms and finals, Mary Gates Hall hosts CLUE study sessions. A free multidisciplinary study center in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, CLUE provides exceptional support for students in the evenings. TAs staff the study sessions and special sessions are sometimes hosted by professors directly before midterms. The Hall also hosts the Career Center, a resource for students and

employers alike. Students can learn how to write effective resumes, out-perform the competition during an interview and speak with advisers about which careers they might fit best. Potential employers benefit from the career center by recruiting students for jobs after college, or finding suitable candidates for internships. — Abroo Sabzwari Mary Gates Hall

Drop-in appointments: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone: (206) 543-2550 Email: clue@u.washington.edu Undergraduate Advising at the Gateway Center Web site: www.washington.edu/uaa/gateway/advising CLUE: For more information, email clue@u.washington.edu or call (206) 543-5755 Career Center: Hours: 8 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily Phone: (206) 543-0535 Web site: http://careers.washington.edu/

Schmitz Hall

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Room: 225 Schmitz Hall Phone: (206) 543-8580 Offices housed in Schmitz Hall: Student Affairs International Programs and Exchanges Registration and Transcripts Office Financial Aid Student Counseling Center

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Campus libraries

Your research resource, meeting place and study haven s a newly minted Husky, you’re going to need to pick up books, print papers and research. Well, lucky for you, the UW campus is replete with libraries. The first library that you need to know about is the gothic fortress known as Suzzallo. Its imposing architecture dominates Red Square, and at the top of the building’s façade is a series of relief carvings, the taciturn faces of literary giants such as Moses, Dante and John Milton. It’s one of the few UW buildings that is a standalone work of art. Inside and upstairs, Suzzallo you’ll find the massive reading room, which rivals the Sistine Chapel in terms of “wow” effect. There are no painted frescoes, but it is more cavernous than the real deal. Go to the reading room to be silent with your thoughts or to, well, read. It’s the only UW room I know of that inspires reverent silence. You’ll need to use the Odegaard Undergraduate Library throughout your time at UW, which, to me, is a necessary evil. The exterior looks like a Soviet missile silo and the interior is distracting, noisy and crowded. However, the main floor’s Copy Center is a useful tool when you need a paper printed. Just make

sure to go a while before your class starts because lines can get crazy. A good way to avoid crowds is to reserve a study room, especially if you have a group of people that need to focus. You can do this online using your UW Net ID. There are a multitude of study rooms at the various UW libraries to reserve, just make sure to do so in advance.

There are curios and secret nooks hidden throughout the UW library system. It’s worth your time to seek them out.

deep in the heart of Gowen Hall in the Quad. If you read more maps than books, the map room in Suzzallo’s basement offers the cartographically inclined a dazzling array of historical and current maps. The Law Library, which you’ll pass on Memorial Way en route to class, is a fine example of contemporary architecture and another good place to find quiet. Throughout your career as a Husky, try to seek out the places that inspire you, cause you to be silent and aid your development as a student and critical thinker. — Jackson Rohrbaugh

There are curios and secret nooks hidden throughout the UW library system. It’s worth your time to seek them out. A great library that’s off the beaten track is the East Asia Library, tucked

Allen Library

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Late night cravings

Satisfy those poststudying hunger pains ne of many changes incoming freshman must adapt to is the fact that most will no longer have a kitchen with a stocked fridge to forage through when they want food late at night. Luckily, the U-District more than makes up for this with a wide variety of dining establishments tailored to college students’ appetites and schedules. Whether suffering drunken food cravings, munchies, or legitimate hunger pangs, one couldn’t ask for a better venue than the Ave when they find themselves hungry late at night. For those living on South campus, especially residents of TerryLander and Mercer Halls, no need to look further than the corner of Northeast 42nd Street and the Ave, location of Burger Hut, Jimmy John’s and Aladdin Gyrocery, all open until at least 2:00 a.m. With Burger Hut, the name says it all. Although they advertise that they’re open until two in the morning, they will often stay

open much later so long as there are people looking to get food. The burgers aren’t particularly spectacular, nor are they the cheap, 99-cent variety, but they certainly do the trick. Jimmy John’s is a sandwich shop right across the street from Burger Hut and it’s the place to go when you’re in a hurry. Know what you want when you walk in, and you’ll be eating literally 60 seconds later. A little known perk about Jimmy John’s is that you can buy their bread to snack on, fresh or day old, for as little as a quarter. So when you find yourself low on cash or time, Jimmy John’s is your best bet. They also deliver right to your door. All you need do is call and then look for the bicycle-riding Jimmy John’s delivery person to arrive with your sandwich.

Whether suffering drunken food cravings, munchies, or legitimate hunger pangs, one couldn’t ask for a better venue than the Ave when they find themselves hungry late at night. Aladdin Gyrocery is right next door to Jimmy John’s and serves some of the best gyros on the Ave. It’s also nice when you want something to eat that isn’t the traditional late night burger or pizza. When you go, remember their baklava desert is a must have. For those living anywhere north of campus, most notably those around the Greek community, you’ll be in close proximity to every hungry college student’s dream: 24-hour Mexican food courtesy of a restaurant named Memo’s. While the aspect of having an eatery open 24 hours a day is extremely attractive, the food at Memo’s often leaves something to be desired. Still, Memo’s is great if you’re looking for cheap food. Of course, one must not overlook the basic staple of late-night

food – pizza. With both Pizza Ragazzi and A Pizza Mart open till 4 a.m., you’ll never be out of luck when a pizza craving hits you. A Pizza Mart also delivers, so you won’t have to walk down to their location on the Ave on a cold, dark winter night. This is, of course, only a rough guide of the Ave’s most popular staples. Other options abound, and the only way to find out which one is your favorite is to get out there and explore. The UW is your new home now, and the Ave is your personal eatery. Enjoy. — Casey Smith Burger Hut 4142 University Way N.E. (206) 632-0324 Hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Memo’s

4743 University Way N.E. (206) 729-5071 Open 24 hours

Pizza Ragazzi

5201 University Way N.E. (206) 525-1700 Hours: Daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Jimmy Johns

4141 University Way N.E. (206) 548-9500 Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Aladdin Gyrocery

4139 University Way N.E. (206) 632-5253 Hours: Sunday through Friday 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.

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Coffee shops close to UW f there’s one thing that’s unavoidable in college, it’s those late nights. Homework, friends and finals will all make you soon discover, if you haven’t already, the necessity of a bit of caffeine. Thankfully, the U-District houses a variety of coffee shops. From newsstands for that quick, cheap fix to unique cafés offering a bit of caffeinated heaven, here are some U-District favorites: — Shayla Miles

Café Solstice

4116 University Way NE Hours: Daily 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free Wi-Fi

This spacious and gorgeous café 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. They offer Lighthouse Roast espresso, an excellent array of pastries, wraps and sandwiches. You can even enjoy those rare sunny days in their outdoor seating area.

Sureshot

4505 University Way NE Hours: Daily 7 a.m. – midnight Free Wi-Fi

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill café. In addition to fresh coffee, as well as a wide variety of vegan goodies, they have video games and pinball for that much-deserved study break. If you’re looking for coffee and fun, Sureshot would be a good place to check out.

Café Allegro

4214 University Way NE Hours: Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free Wi-Fi

This café 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, they have open mic nights and art receptions. They also have outdoor seating on warmer days.

Café on the Ave

4201 University Way NE Hours: Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Wi-Fi with purchase

This café not only has coffee, but also serves smoothies, breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Dilettante provides the various cakes and truffles. The interior is spacious and comfortable and outdoor seating is available, as well. No cash? No problem. Café on the Ave accepts Husky Cards.

Photo by John McLellan | Trabant’s second floor is a popular place to study. Trabant is open until midnight all nights of the week.

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| Cafe Solstice on the Ave.

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Trabant Coffee and Chai

1309 NE 45th St Hours: Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. – midnight Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – midnight Free Wi-Fi

Specializing in Fair Trade coffee and quality chai, this café aims to have a community feel. Local artwork that is for sale is featured on the walls and every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy their delicious coffee to the sound of local bands. They also host coffee tasting events about every four weeks, and make their own chocolate, which they use for mochas and chocolate chai. “We have the best coffee around,” said owner Mike Gregory. Go find out for yourself.

Starbucks

4147 University Way NE Hours: Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Wi-Fi through T-mobile

You can’t go anywhere in Seattle without running into a Starbucks, and the U-District isn’t any different. Starbucks has consistently good coffee, food and service, and is also open early for the early riser.

Photo by John McLellan

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Local eateries

Satisfy your cravings at these local restaurants Agua Verde

1303 N.E. Boat St. Monday to Wednesday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 12 p.m.– 6 p.m. Sunday Must try: mangodilla or gorditas

Tucked behind the Genome Sciences Building on the shore of Portage Bay, Agua Verde offers great waterside dining. The employees strive to use environmentally friendly food and serve everything from burritos and enchiladas to salads and quesadillas. Take-out ordering is also available during lunch hours. Kayaks are available to rent at the waterfront docks adjacent to the restaurant.

Jimmy John’s

4141 University Way N.E. Daily 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Must try: the Big John

Not your typical franchise sandwich shop, Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwiches are made fresh when you order. They have typical sandwiches such as ham, tuna and BLT, as well as some of their own creation. Employees can even deliver your sandwich to you at Odegaard — or anywhere else you happen to be — during those late-night study sessions.

China First

4237 University Way N.E. Daily 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Must try: the lunch special: soup, rice and your choice of a main dish, ranging from meat to veggie options

If you’re craving Chinese cuisine, try China First. They have everything from Mongolian BBQ to vegetable chow mein. They provide delivery and free take-out orders. Order online at www. husky88.com.

Veggie Veggie

43537A University Way N.E. Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Must try: phad thai woon sen

With so many Thai restaurants on the Ave, it can be confusing to decide which ones to try. Veggie Veggie is different because all their dishes are vegetarian. However, this should not turn carnivores away; they do have soy chicken and soy beef options as well.

Photo by Cliff DesPeaux | Thai Tom, located north of 45th Street, is usually packed during lunch hours despite the crowded environment.

Thai Tom

4543 University Way N.E. Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Must try: chicken phad thai or panang curry

Blue C Sushi

4601 26th Ave. N.E. Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Must try: spicy tuna roll

Where else can you pick your food off of a conveyor belt? At Blue C Sushi in the University Village, sushi and other dishes, such as edamame and chicken katsu, are placed on a conveyor belt and you choose what you want to eat as it comes around. If you do not see what you want, you can always order from your server as well. All plates are color coded according to the price of each dish, ranging from $1.50 to $4.

Mee Sum Pastry

4343 University Way N.E. Daily 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Must try: Soy sauce chicken meal

Mee Sum Pastry offers more than what their name indicates. Even though many people come for bubble tea, the food is worth a try. With a variety of games offered for customer use, this is a great place to meet with your friends. Discounts are given for some registered student organizations, such as Hawaii Club and Chinese Student Association. Free Wi-Fi.

Burger Hut

4142 University Way N.E. Daily 10 a.m. – 3 a.m. Must try: hamburger

Seating is limited, but if you’re lucky enough to snag the bar-style window seats, you and your friend are set. For those who want something other than a standard hamburger, they also serve kabobs and milkshakes.

Cedars Restaurant on Brooklyn 4759 Brooklyn Ave. N.E. Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Must try: mango curry

Photo by Cliff DesPeaux | Workers prepare burritos at Chipotle Mexican Grill, a popular joint among UW students where you get a free drink if you flash your U-PASS.

Chipotle

4231 University Way N.E. Daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Must try: burrito

They serve the taco, the burrito and the burrito bowl, but that does not mean there are only three items to order. Each comes with your choice of meat, though vegetarian is just as delicious. Pay with your Husky Card and get a free drink.

Cedars offers Middle Eastern, Indian and continental cuisine. All their Indian dishes come with a choice of vegetables, chicken, lamb, beef, fish or prawns. Though there is a lot of seating, the wait can get long if you arrive during prime dining hours.

Aladdin Falafel

4541 University Way N.E. Monday through Friday 12 p.m. – 3:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Must try: lamb and beef gyro

If you have cravings for gyros in the middle of the night, this is the place to go. With friendly workers and over-the-counter ordering, getting a quick bite to eat is easy. Their menu also offers an assortment of other Mediterranean dishes, including falafel.

Another Thai option is Seattle favorite Thai Tom. The kitchen is open, so you can see employees cook your food right in front of you. If you do not arrive early, be ready to wait in a line – seating is limited. Credit cards are not accepted.

Citra Frozen Yogurt

4730 Suite 105 University Way N.E. Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Must try: frozen yogurt with your favorite toppings

This restaurant is relatively new to the U-District. If you’re looking for an alternative to ice cream, try frozen yogurt. Citra has original and green tea flavored frozen yogurt and toppings such as fresh fruit, granola and crushed candy to top off your dessert. Italian frozen yogurt is also available, as is free Wi-Fi.

Pam’s Kitchen

5000 University Way N.E. Sunday 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Must try: chicken roti or jerk chicken

Pam’s Kitchen offers Trinidadian-Caribbean cuisine in an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in the tropics. It is family owned and operated, and Pam herself works in the kitchen.

Star Life on the Oasis Café 1405 N.E. 50th St. Daily 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., closed Tuesday Must try: grilled cheese sandwich

A quaint café located just off the Ave, Star Life is a relaxing place to get a cup of coffee or chai tea. They also offer soup and grilled sandwiches. The low-key atmosphere makes you feel like you are sipping coffee at home, and free Wi-Fi is available.

Pizza Brava

4222 University Way N.E. Daily 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Must try: spinach pizza

Seating is limited, but you get your money’s worth at Pizza Brava. You can order by the slice and the slices are generously cut. Baklava and calzones are also available.

Best of Bento

4245 University Way N.E. Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Must try: udon and California roll

If you are crunched for time, Best of Bento has quick dine-in service with a menu of typical Japanese and Korean dishes.

— Kristin Okinaka


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Eating in: Finding the best food on campus

njoying a deliciously cooked meal often requires some degree of traveling into the city, but UW students can experience a vast spectrum of dining right on campus. The UW offers students a variety of eating options through the restaurants, cafés and convenience stores throughout campus. Get a taste of what campus provides at the following locations.

Eleven 01 Café Lounge

This residence hall eatery contains a unique dining concept that includes three sections called The Triple S, 4-Corners Kitchen and 5-Spice Wok. The Triple S stands for the fresh salads, sandwiches and soup served daily in its respective bars. For those looking to try something new every night of the week, 4-Corners Kitchen prepares regional food from around the world. 5-Spice Wok serves Asian food that is prepared in front of the consumer. Eleven 01 also has 2 Convenient, a convenience store and espresso bar for students who need a pick-me-up between classes.

The 8 at McMahon

The 8 at McMahon

Residence hall food never tasted so good. The 8 at McMahon has been tagged as serving the best food on-campus. It’s no exaggeration. The Broiler Zone, a diner-style eatery, and Abundo, serving up Mediterranean cuisine, are sure to satisfy hungry stomachs. The cereal bar and pastry section won’t disappoint those customers with a sweet tooth. The 8 at McMahon tops the food off with a picturesque view of Lake Washington and the Cascades.

The Husky Den in the HUB

The Husky Den is a popular dining spot because of its central location on campus. Home to Subway and Pagliacci Pizza, the Den also features Asian, Italian and Mexican cuisines. The Den is complete with a soup and salad restaurant, hamburger joint and the Etc. convenience store with full espresso bar.

By George in Odegaard

By George is a great place to refuel the brain after studying in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. The lower level of the library sells breakfast and lunch, with full espresso, deli sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, baked goods and fresh smoothies. — Vicky Yan

Eleven 01 Eleven 01 Café Lounge – Terry-Lander Hall The Husky Den – the HUB The 8 at McMahon – McMahon Hall By George – below the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, near the George Washington statue All on-campus eateries accept cash and Husky Card. The following locations now accept Visa and Mastercard: Tower Café, Vista Café, Court Café, Café 815 Mercer and The Rotunda Caffeine plays a titular role in many students’ diets. Here is the campus’ selection of espresso cafés and bars: Bagel Town – Husky Den Balmer Café – Balmer Hall The Burke Museum Café – The Burke Museum Court Café – Health Science E-Court Dawg Bites – IMA The H-Bar – Physics-Astronomy Building Ian’s Domain – McCarty Hall Mary Gates Hall Espresso – Mary Gates Hall Overpass Espresso – Health Sciences, T-wing Public Grounds – Parrington Hall Reboot – Computer and Science Engineering The Supreme Cup – William H. Gates Hall Suzzallo Espresso – Suzallo Library Think Tank – Bagley Hall Vista Café – BioGenome Building Café 815 Mercer – UW Medicine, Building 1 Tower Café – UW Tower The Rotunda – Health Science I-Court Joe Haus – McMahon Hall

Etc. at the Husky Den

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Whether you’re flying thousands of miles to the UW this fall or simply moving from the Eastside, chances are adventure awaits you in Seattle. Seattle’s neighborhoods bustle with an eclectic variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment easily within reach of the U-District. During your four-, five- or six-year stay at the University, remember to take a break from studying once in a while to discover what kind of distractions are just a bus ride away.


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Fact or fiction?

At least one thing you didn’t know about your city t 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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Red Square modeled on Moscow?

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Rain and shine?

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A wet prank?

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Think a wayward Russian built Red Square? Think again. Daily staff member Cassandra Amesely created the moniker in 1969 and students quickly picked it up, as “large expanse of perilously slippery red bricks” was a bit of a mouthful. Whether or not Amesely had Moscow in mind when she named it is anyone’s guess. The name stuck, and the UW’s beloved square has become this Emerald City’s red brick road. There’s no place like home.

Put away those flippers and the wetsuit; Seattle doesn’t even make the list of the top 10 rainiest cities in the United States. According to a study by Weatherbill, Inc., the city of Mobile, Ala., beat out Seattle for the most average rainfall at a whopping 67 inches a year. Seattle dribbled to the finish with a measly 36.9 inches; tell that to the Californians who think we grow moss between our toes. Another sun-related fact: When the sun comes out and the gray subsides, Seattleites hide their peepers in record numbers. Seattle is the sunglass capital of the nation, with residents buying more sunglasses per capita than any other U.S. city. Shades can be helpful when the weather warms up and clouds disappear.

In the past, freshmen have wet their feet in Drumheller Fountain, previously known as Frosh Pond. The fountain sits a bit south of Red Square and majestically albeit infrequently frames Mount Rainier with jets of water. The fountain got its nickname in 1909, when it served as the centerpiece of both the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition and a cruel prank. That year a group of enterprising sophomores supposedly seized some bewildered freshman and christened the fountain by tossing the hapless youths into its waters.

Music, coffee and Moby Dick?

Do you need a bumbershoot for that rain? Best known as a Seattle-based music festival, “bumbershoot” is a slang term coined in the early 1900s for that ubiquitous Seattle icon. Named for the umbrella because of the different musical genres it covers, the Labor Day Bumbershoot music festival is in its 37th year and has seen the likes of B.B. King, The Ramones and Ray Charles. Besides being music lovers, Seattle residents are the nation’s most bookish urbanites, leading the country in the number of people who can and do read. A study conducted by Central Connecticut State University took into account the number of bookstores, extent of newspaper circulation and use of library and Internet resources. Seattle’s gray days can make anyone want to stay inside with a good book and a cup of coffee. This combination of books and coffee has helped some Seattleites hit pay dirt. The founders of Starbucks christened their Seattle coffee company after Captain Ahab’s introspective first mate, Starbuck in the classic novel Moby Dick. Tully’s and Seattle’s Best also got their start here, along with countless other small cafés and espresso bars, which lends credence to the claim that Seattleites are among the most caffeinated people in the world. We also win for longest drink orders around. A double-short-ristretto-vanillaextra foamy-breve-latte macchiato, anyone?

hat concludes this lesson in myths and truths about the University and its Emerald City. Study hard, look out for Sasquatch and good luck. Class dismissed. — Erinn Unger

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Entertainment for less, with valid ID

Use your student status to save money s the school year gets rolling and the stress of studying and classes begins to take hold, rejoice: You are a student, entitled to some screaming good deals on entertainment and culture. Though many already reap the benefits of student status at the cinema and with airlines, college students may not realize how many establishments commit to helping out those whose income pays for tuition, textbooks and rent. There are many ways to cut back without doing less — it just takes a little research and knowledge. Ticket/Ticket, located in Pike Place Market in the Broadway Market, is a great place to find half-price, same-day tickets to a variety of concerts or shows. Specific venues also offer discounts to students or youth, and Seattle Center often has free concert events. Taproot Theatre Company offers $10 tickets to anyone 25 years old or younger with a valid ID. It also offers half-price “rush tickets” for students. These are available 15 minutes before non-sold-out performances. The Seattle Repertory Theatre in Seattle Center also offers $10 tickets to the valid-ID-holding, 25-and-younger crowd. Benaroya Hall’s Campus Club program allows students with valid IDs who show their membership cards at the ticket office to purchase $10 tickets for the best available seats as late as two hours before a show. The best part is that after buying tickets to four different shows, the fifth is free. The Pacific Northwest Ballet also offers any Taproot Theatre Company available tickets at half 206-781-9705; www.taproot.org price an hour before a Seattle Repertory Theatre show starts. Another 206-443-2222; www.seattlerep.org way to find half-price Benaroya Hall tickets to the ballet is 206-215-4747 www.seattlesympony.org by using the half-price Pacific Northwest Ballet ticket center at the Rite 206-441-2424; www.pnb.org Aid on Pike Street in The Frye Art Museum downtown Seattle to www.fryeart.com buy same-day tickets. Seattle Art Museum Many museums are www.seattleartmuseum.org also student- and youthAdmiral Theaters friendly, offering both 206-938-3456 discounts and special Crest Cinema Center free days. UW students 206-363-6338 already know that the Henry Art Gallery is free to college students — so is the Frye Art Museum on First Hill near downtown Seattle. Admission to the Burke Museum on campus is a $2.50 donation from students. The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has a student discount, and admission is good at both the SAM and the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) for a seven-day period. However, the SAM and the SAAM both have free admission on the first Thursday of every month, making it an excellent day to visit. Student pricing on movie tickets is an great way to enjoy cheaper entertainment, and matinees are even less expensive. Many theaters also offer discounts on the first show of the day — great for movie-and-lunch outings. There are also discount movie theaters. Admiral Theatres in West Seattle and Crest

Photo by Nikolaj Lasbo | The “Hammering Man” stands tall outside of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Admission to the SAM is free the first Thursday of every month.

Cinema Center in North Seattle show movies that have been in theaters for a while, so tickets are always $3. Here on campus, the HUB auditorium plays free movies before they are released to the general public. The HUB also hosts double features throughout the year, showing movies that have been in theaters for months already. Nonetheless, it’s a good way to save money and is readily accessible on campus. Remember too that many venues staff volunteers. Signing on as a volunteer can be an excellent way to see plays, concerts and museums and even get a behind-the-scenes experience. The next time you’re looking for cheap entertainment, make sure to explore the possibilities your youth and student status lay before you — there’s no reason to be bored and broke. — Matthew Jackson

Photo by Nikolaj Lasbo| Benroya Hall is a world-renowned music venue. The Campus Club program allows students with UW IDs to purchase $10 tickets.


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Showing off Seattle

Show visiting friends and family the best of your new home

s a newly minted Seattleite, one of your main jobs is going to be convincing your friends and family of how cool Seattle is. People are going to visit you, thinking erroneously that Seattle is all about rain, grunge and depression. You will have to counter these negative assumptions about our city with a combination of tasty restaurants, fun activities and smooth planning. There will be some logistic challenges to getting your guests here. If they are flying into Sea-Tac Airport, the best way to pick them up is by car. If you don’t have a car, drop your friend $10 to borrow one. Avoid a fifty-dollar cab ride or an inconvenient shuttle bus. If they’re renting a car or driving in, parking is one of the most mind-numbing problems to tackle. Many hotels offer convenient parking garages for their guests, but you might want to look into off-site parking if a hotel is out of the question. In the U-District, hotel options are rather limited. A cheap option is the hostel-style College Inn, which has an in-house convenience store and pub. Hotel Deca on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast is pricier but has great service and snazzy décor. There’s a slew of hotels downtown, ranging from affordable to “foreign dignitary” in terms of price. On Highway 99/Aurora Avenue North the motels are cheaper, but you may have to watch out for hourly-rate guests in the adjacent rooms. Your guests will need to experience Seattle’s extensive food choices. There are scores of restaurants on the Ave, but not all of them are up to snuff. Look for restaurants that don’t tout too many things, like “Burgers and Seafood,” or “Greek and Teriyaki.” For a nice dinner, go no farther than Mama Melina’s on Northeast 50th Street and Roosevelt Avenue Northeast for authentic Italian that

Photo by Cliff DesPeaux

| The view of downtown Seattle from Columbia Tower.

won’t break the bank. For a more informal dinner, try Jack’s Tapas Café, on Northeast 52nd Street and the Ave, and for $10 to $15 a head you’ll get delicious, quality Chinese food served family style. You’ll need to introduce your guests to quality coffee, since Seattle is a paragon of caffeinated artistry. Chances are, their only experience with “quality” espresso has been Starbucks. And while Starbucks isn’t dreadful, you could have a tastier and more unique experience elsewhere. Toward the Ave you can get tasty coffee at Café Solstice near Northeast 43rd Street, Café Star Life on Northeast 50th Street or Trabant Chai Lounge on Northeast 45th Street. For top-quality coffee and tea, try Zoka in either Green Lake or University Village. Avoid giving your guests the World’s Fair version of Seattle with an overpriced elevator ride and even more overpriced rotary

dining on top of the Space Needle. I recommend the massive Columbia Tower’s observation level instead. Bring 10 bucks for the doorman and you’ve just improved your view and your guests’ opinion of you. Pike Place is a necessity for any Seattleite and his or her guests, so don’t skip it. The waterfront is fun, albeit kitschy. For something less touristy, take a bus or car up to Capitol Hill and let your concerned family look out the windows at the hordes of skulking hipsters — they won’t bite. Capitol Hill happens to be the place to go for unique bites and eclectic people. Swing by the Arboretum for a taste of Seattle’s verdant beauty; the same can be said for Green Lake and Discovery Park. Don’t be afraid to try something unfamiliar. — Jackson Rohrbaugh

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Every May, Greek Week brings together the UW’s fraternities and sororities to compete for the title of Greek Week champions. Some events are fun, including volleyball tournaments, team trivia, waterslide relays and a car cramming competition that stuffs as many participants as possible into a car. Other events, such as blood and clothing drives, are service-based.

Check out these annual events

RELAY FOR LIFE

Grab a group of friends and camp out in Husky Stadium overnight to raise money to help fight cancer. Take turns walking, jogging or running around the track in this spring event. In 2008, the 174 UW teams raised $272,919.83 for the American Cancer Society.

HOMECOMING

The trees on campus turn into a brilliant orange and gold and as if on cue, UW students begin to turn purple and gold for Homecoming weekend. Homecoming begins Oct. 12 with the Dawg Dash as thousands of students gather to run or walk through the beautiful UW campus together. Other events include carnivals, competitions and games. The main event is the homecoming football game; this year the Huskies will take on Oregon State. Tickets for the game are $30. It’s the time of year when purple, gold, crimson and gray can be seen everywhere together. The two largest universities in Washington, UW and WSU, meet together on the football field in a contest designed to prove that Huskies are superior to Cougars. The annual game is century-old tradition that draws out the pride and spirit of each team. This year’s game falls on Nov. 22 in WSU’s hometown of Pullman, Wash. Dawgs can take the Husky Express Bus for $35 or carpool over the mountains with friends. For information on how to purchase tickets for the Apple Cup, visit the Husky Ticket Information Web site.

Photo by John McLellan | Participants from fraternities and sororities Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma Chi and Pi Kappa Pi are assisted into a car in this year’s Greek Week Car Cram.

U-DISTRICT STREET FAIR

The annual University District Street Fair fills the Ave, featuring mostly local crafts, music, arts and food. Street performers entertain with feats of strength (the classic tearing of phonebooks) and show off their agility skills through juggling. First started during the Vietnam War to lighten community tension, the Street Fair has now transformed into a weekend of fun and celebration. The fair usually begins the third weekend of May.

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BITE OF ASIA

Photo by Trevor Klein | Senior running back Louis Rankin sprints a kickoff back to the Cougar end zone, scoring the first Husky points only 15 seconds after the start of the 2007 Apple Cup.

During spring quarter, booths filled with tasty Asian cuisine fill the HUB lawn. Sold at cheap prices, the tasty treats include cuisines from countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, China, Korea and Vietnam. Many of the booths are staffed by student organizations and cater food from local restaurants to provide UW students with an array of ethnic foods usually unavailable in the campus cafeterias. — Joy Yagi

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Seattle’s beloved Space Needle Check out the icon that began as a drawing on a napkin hen 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, which includes an aerial shot of the Needle in nearly every episode.

The SkyCity Restaurant rotates on a track-and-wheel system, giving diners a full 360-degree view of Seattle. Although it’s difficult to imagine the Seattle skyline without the 605-foot-tall Space Needle in Seattle Center, the structure is less than half a century old. According to spaceneedle.com, it took about three years to advance from a drawing on a coffeehouse placemat in 1959 to a landmark open for visitors on April 21, 1962. 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, according to spaceneedle.com. 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. 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 Web site also states that during the World’s Fair nearly 20,000 people visited the top of the Needle, and it is still “Seattle’s number-one tourist destination.” The Pavilion is located at ground level and serves as the structure’s entrance and the home of the SpaceBase Retail Shop. 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, yearlong 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 full 360-degree view of Seattle. At 520 feet above ground, the Observation Deck provides another place for visitors to enjoy a complete view of the city. 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 list of places to visit. — Samantha Pak The Space Needle

Hours: Open daily 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Address: 400 Broad St. Phone: 206-905-2100 Parking: Seattle Center lots, or use the valet right in front. Tickets: The Space Needle’s Observation Deck costs $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. http://spaceneedle.com

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Photo by John McLellan | The Space Needle, as seen from Alkai Beach in West Seattle, is flanked by the Cascade Mountains.


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Seattle Underground Explore the city’s buried past

elow the bustling city of Seattle lie the ruins of its chaotic and raunchy past, ruins that still draw visitors who seek to explore its forgotten streets and perhaps get a peek at its ghost. Tourists and locals alike may discover areas of the old Seattle through the Seattle Underground Tour, which features a walk down streets that have been abandoned for more than 100 years. Windows throughout the tour shine light through the weathered ceiling from the bustling downtown streets above.

Tourists and locals alike may discover areas of the old Seattle through the Seattle Underground Tour, which features a walk down streets that have been abandoned for more than 100 years.

The tour starts at a restored 1890s pub and goes from there to the underground. Once under the city, visitors see the old toilets of Seattle and learn how the original city plan had disastrous plumbing issues. If someone flushed a toilet during high tide, there was a chance that water would come shooting out of it instead of flushing. This was because the sewage pipes of Seattle led straight to the ocean, which was fine in low tide but posed the very serious problem of sewage being washed right back into the city during high tide. Another memorable part of the tour is the walk through Seattle’s old Red Light District. The women living here had listed themselves as seamstresses; however, when someone decided to count the number of sewing machines in the Red Light District, they failed to find any. The women were soon discovered to be prostitutes. Instead of turning them out of town, the city’s leaders decided to tax them $10 per month, preserving the lifestyles of the lonely men in Seattle and making themselves a pretty penny along the way. In 1889, a fire burned down 33 city blocks in Seattle. The buildings were all made of wood, so they didn’t stand a chance against the

flames. After the reconstruction effort, the streets of Seattle ended up being 32 feet higher than its sidewalks. This happened because buildings had already been rebuilt before the city decided to elevate the streets closest to the water to prevent flooding. Soon, buildings started to make bridges above the sidewalks that led directly to the street. A few drunken men fell off the streets and died, and it was time to move the whole city up. The old sidewalks fell out of use and became the underground Seattle featured in the tour. The spooky underground streets are even said to house their own ghost. — Chaitra Sriram Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

Address: 608 1st Ave. Phone: 206-682-4646 Tickets: Cash only $15 adults (18-59 years) $12 seniors (60+ years) $12 students (13-17 years or with valid college ID) $7 children (7-12 years) For the full underground tour schedule visit http://undergroundtour.com.

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for a dinner entrée, according to the restaurants’ menus. Along Post Alley, which zigzags its way through and around the market buildings, the restaurants tend to be a little more expensive. Post Alley houses some of Seattle’s upscale, romantic dining at restaurants like Chez Shea, Il Bistro and the Pink Door. Expect to pay up to $100 for a meal for two, so save up and venture out to Post Alley for that Valentine’s Day dinner. Whenever you decide to go, remember that weekends will undoubtedly draw the largest crowds, so a weekday afternoon ride downtown to visit the market will save you the trouble of fighting a crowd during your visit. At least a full day’s worth of activities are housed inside the nine acres of Pike Place Market, and this is a day trip the rain won’t ruin. The Market celebrated its 101st anniversary this summer, so it’s likely to also be a place you’ll be able to visit for years to come. Seattle city councilman Thomas Revelle founded Pike Place Market in 1907 after a spike in onion prices inspired a direct connection between farmers and buyers. This lowered the cost of produce significantly. The first day of business attracted 10,000 shoppers and vendors quickly sold out. Pike Place Market now houses about 200 commercial businesses, has about 240 street performers and musicians and attracts 10 million visitors a year, according to its Web site. — Sasha London

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Pike Place Fish: This world-famous fish vendor is located directly at the main entryway at First Avenue and Pike Street.

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Downtown Seattle is small, yet packed with things to do. Head downtown to visit Seattle’s better-known attractions, including the Space Needle in Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Aquarium. Also take a stroll down Pine and Pike streets to peruse the large department stores and boutiques. Where To Go: Beecher’s Cheese in Pike Place Market to try its popular macaroni and cheese or grilled cheese sandwich What To See: The latest exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum What To Do: Walk along Elliot Bay and check out the sculptures at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Capitol Hill

Located just northeast of downtown, Capitol Hill is a densely populated and eclectic neighborhood filled with character. It is best known as the center of Seattle’s gay scene and the home of grunge. Spotted with bars, coffee shops, clubs and a unique blend of stores, Capitol Hill is full of things to see and do.

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International District

Known as Seattle’s Chinatown, the International District is one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods where people from many Asian countries live and work together. It’s a great place to go for latenight eats and early-morning dim sum. Where To Go: Five-star Maneki Restaurant, where you can satisfy your hunger with thebest sushi in Seattle at 304 6th Ave. S., is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. What To See: The Wing Luke Asian Museum at 719 S. King St is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student tickets are $6. What To Do: Pick up some Asian fare at the Uwajimaya supermarket.

Wallingford

Located just west of the University District, Wallingford is one of Seattle’s more colorful residential neighborhoods, possessing the charisma of a small town. Wallingford is filled with parks, with Gas Works to the south, Green Lake to the east and Woodland Park to the west. Wallingford’s business district along Northeast 45th Street is lined with charming cafés, restaurants and small stores.

Where To Go: Top Pot Donuts, located at 609 Summit Ave. E. Sample the delicious selection of gourmet donuts and coffee. What To See: The Jimi Hendrix statue on Broadway Avenue and Pine Street

Where To Go: The original Dick’s Drive-In burger joint at 111 N.E. 45th St.

What To Do: Search Broadway’s small vintage shops for some interesting clothing buys.

What To See: The Woodland Park Zoo is open all year except Christmas Day, adult admission $11 (October-April) and $15 (May-September).

Fremont

What To Do: Rent and ride a paddleboat in Green Lake.

With a giant statue of Lenin, the famous (or some would say infamous) Fremont Troll and street art, Fremont has a unique character that always keeps the neighborhood busy. Best known for its somewhat peculiar festivals and the Sunday market, Fremont is never boring. The area houses an array of worthwhile boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Northgate

Northgate is located north of the University District. It is one of Seattle’s less formal neighborhoods, housing Washington’s very first shopping mall.

Where To Go: Have a slice of cake at Simply Desserts, located at 3421 Fremont Ave. N.

Where To Go: Indo Café offers cheap and delicious Indonesian dishes at 543 N.E. Northgate Way Suite J.

What To See: The Fremont Troll statue under the Aurora Bridge and the famous Lenin statue in the center of Fremont

What To See: Check out Beth’s Café on Aurora Avenue, where you can enjoy a 12-egg omelet.

What To Do: The Sunday Fremont Market along North 34th Street is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in winter.

What To Do: Northgate Shopping Mall, located 401 N.E. Northgate Way

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Fireworks: This store sells fun items for your little abode and is also a great destination for all of your quirky gift needs. From office co-workers to pet enthusiasts, this shop offers one-stop shopping for a wide range of people and occasions. Hilarious birthday cards by Mik Wright feature photos of people in all their awkward glory and conceal an often crude but amusing message inside.

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Zao Noodle Bar: This restaurant makes eating healthy easy. It serves pan-Asian dishes designed to satisfy both vegetarians and omnivores alike and even offers vegan dishes. The best part is that all entrees cost about $10. The portions are so big that you can take the leftovers home and be happy that you scored two meals for the price of one.

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mecca for upscale shoppers, University Village is an enigma to some due to its close proximity to the University of Washington. Opened in 1957, this outdoor shopping mall is comprised of 95 shops and eateries. By September, that number will increase to 99 businesses with the new additions of Gene Juarez Salon & Spa, Juicy Couture, Red Mango and H&M. Many of the retailers in U. Village, such as clothing stores Lucky Brand and Mercer, are intended to cater to college students, said Sarah Katsandres, U. Village’s director of marketing. However, these stores aren’t cheap. “No normal college student should be able to afford an iPhone or shop at stores like Juicy Couture,” said Anh Nguyen, a UW alumna and occasional U. Village shopper. That’s why the following list of stores and eateries is catered toward making U. Village more affordable, even on a college student’s budget. — Sue Yang

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Student discounts are offered at the following businesses: With U-Pass: Mud Bay: 5 percent off purchases Paint the Town: 10 percent off purchases Zao Noodle Bar: 15 percent off dining bill With student ID: Beauty Works: 15 percent off services J. Crew: 10 percent off purchases Educational discount: Apple Store: Price deductions on computers and AppleCare vary.

Store hours: Caldwell’s, Fireworks and University Frame Shop: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m./ Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Restaurant hours: Zao Noodle Bar: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m./ Sunday 11a.m.-9 p.m. Blue C Sushi: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m./ SaturdaySunday 11a.m.-11 p.m. Red Mango: To be announced; opens in mid August.

Farmers market offers more than just fruits and veggies U-District hosts city’s largest every Saturday f you made a new year’s resolution to only eat organic but can’t afford to let Whole Foods gobble up half of your paycheck, or if you’ve hand-squeezed homegrown lemons and maintained a thriving neighborhood lemonade stand ever since you were young, it sounds like the U-District Farmers Market may be able to satiate your hunger. Out of seven neighborhood markets in Seattle, the U-District Farmers Market is the oldest and largest. It is conveniently located in the UW’s own backyard at the corner of the Ave. and Northeast 50th Street. Every Saturday, more than 50 Washington state farmers arrive to sell fresh produce, chocolates, meats, seafood, wine, flowers and other farm-grown goods at wallet-friendly prices. “I can always trust the food is going to be fresh,” junior Nina Park said. “I like supporting locals. My favorite is the fruit they bring. It’s even cheaper than Safeway.” Nearby parking lots give an hour of free parking to market shoppers. If you’re going green, bus routes 70-74 and 83 will take you there from downtown Seattle, and route 48 travels east and west. If you’re a closet iron chef, the market can help hone your culinary skills as well. Almost every week, it holds free cooking demonstrations for the public by well-known chefs from the Pacific Northwest. A food court full of ready-to-eat meals is adjacent to the market at University Heights. Anita’s Crepes, Rolling Fire Pizza and Empire Ice Cream are only a few of the vendors. “We’re just trying to get a good, healthy, organic product out to the local public,” said Crystal Perez, a retail vendor from Tall Grass Bakery. “I love that [farmers markets] are in the neighborhood. Everybody is more than happy to come out to support local farmers. There’s a good community atmosphere.” — Carolyn Yuen

Photo by Kristin Okinaka | Cecelia Boulais and Steve Hallstrom sell a variety of greens at the University Farmers Market. Their farm is in Oakville, Wash. They have been vendors at the market for about 13 years.

All events are free and from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Address: University Way Northeast and Northeast 50th Street Hours of operation: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Number of vendors: at least 50 Sept. 20 – Preserving food demo: Jessica Dalley Oct. 11 – Apple tasting Nov. 15 – Master Chef cooking demo


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If you’re looking for a sunny-day adventure without putting a dent in your wallet, look no further than the UW Waterfront Activities Center (WAC). Located behind Husky Stadium on Union Bay, the WAC offers rowboat and canoe rentals for students at a rate of $4 per hour. You can row into Union Bay or head toward McCurdy Park adjacent to the 520 bridge. Enjoy the view as you wade through lily pads and snicker at the SR-520 traffic. It’s cash or checks only, so don’t rely on bringing your Husky Card alone. Free parking is available Sunday and Saturday afternoons. Canoes seat a maximum of three people, and rowboats seat four.

Walk east from campus, heading toward Husky Stadium until you meet the water.

Fun in the water Enjoy local lakes and parks

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Agua Verde Café & Paddle Club Good food meets water-splashing fun at Agua

Verde Café and Paddle Club. The café and kayak rental shop overlooks Portage Bay. Sitting between Lake Union and Lake Washington, the shop offers a variety of routes for adventure-seeking kayakers. Row west and you’ll catch a view of Seattle’s skyline, and take a peek at houseboats and city marinas on the way. Row east for a more natural setting and wander through the Montlake Cut and water trails. Rates are $15 an hour for single kayaks and $20 an hour for doubles. Bring your student ID for 20 percent off on rentals. Be sure to look out for weekday and happy hour specials.

Walk south on 15th Avenue Northeast until you meet the water.

Green Lake Park Green Lake is the place to take care of all your exercising needs. Bike, run, skate or walk on the 2.8-mile nature trail around the lake. The park offers plenty of grassy spots for Frisbee or lying in the sun. There are also lakeside basketball and tennis courts. After a sweaty workout, you can go for a swim in the lake (open June through early September). Canoe, rowboat and paddleboat rentals are available for a relaxing day on the water, at $14 an hour. Metro route 48

Downtown Seattle Waterfront Get a good whiff of the sea as you walk along the

busy Seattle waterfront. This is a must-see for new Seattleites and a nice treat for locals. The charming seaside setting is a great place to view the Seattle skyline — especially during sunset. There are plenty of street-side vendors from which to grab a bite along the pier or pick up some trinkets for those back home. If you’re willing to shell out $20 ($15 in the off-season), you can enjoy an Argosy Harbor Cruise tour that brings you around Elliot Bay to view the mountains and take a closer look at the skyline. The tour is an hour and a half long and departs from Pier 55 four times daily.

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Alki Beach Park Located at the tip of West Seattle, Alki offers 2.5 miles of sandy beach overlooking Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. This is another haven for the outdoor enthusiast. A paved walkway along the beach is open for joggers, bikers and rollerbladers. While volleyball nets and picnic tables bring in the masses during summer time, it’s a beautiful retreat year-round. During the day, relax or enjoy the activities along the beach. By night, take in the glow of Seattle’s skyline — just don’t forget to bring a warm sweater. The water is chilly, so toe-dipping is probably as wet as you’ll get. Fastest route is by car following I-5 Southbound Photo by Jesse Barracoso | Seattle resident Chris White carries his rented kayak back to the Waterfront Activities Center (WAC) on Union Bay. The WAC rents out canoes and rowboats and also holds yachting, sailing, kayaking and rowing workshops.

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Taking a break

The four best parks near the U-District take pride in being a Seattleite because having been born and raised in this great city, I think I know at least a little about the best parks to check out on a sunny (yet partly cloudy with scattered showers) day. — Kristin Okinaka

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Green Lake Green Lake Park is near campus and therefore easily accessible by bus or bike. You can walk around the lake, which is a 2.8-mile loop. There are also many facilities, including basketball and tennis courts as well as a community center with an indoor pool.

Green Lake Park 7201 E. Green Lake Dr.

The Goods » On a sunny day, rent a paddleboat for an hour. » There are many restaurants and cafés nearby the park. » The park is a great place for people-watching. You are sure to see hundreds of joggers, bikers, swimmers and beachgoers on a warm, sunny weekend afternoon.

Metro route 48 The Olympic Sculpture Park is located downtown next to the waterfront. The park provides an open space where visitors can walk around and enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and the Space Needle while also perusing displays of outdoor art.

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The Goods » The park opened in January 2007. » The Seattle Art Museum chose to preserve downtown Seattle’s last undeveloped waterfront property by creating the nine-acre park.

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Discovery Park is a great place to go for a run. The park runs right along Puget Sound, offering fantastic views of the Cascades and Olympics. The Goods » The 534-acre park is the largest in Seattle. » The park has much to offer with many marked paths to explore as well as protected tidal beaches, open meadows and seaside cliffs.

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3801 W. Government Way Gas Works Park, on the north side of Lake Union, used to be a plant to manufacture gas from coal but now is a park that includes picnic shelters, a children’s barn play area and the remnants of the old factory.

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Local zoo hosts new, pink residents ravel across the saline-filled estuaries along the coast of Chile and you can see the Chilean flamingo in its natural habitat. Alternatively, travel about 10 minutes from see University of Washington campus to the Woodland Park Zoo’s flamingos. The zoo has been a Seattle presence since the early 1900s. Ownership has changed hands numerous times, but the zoo has remained loyal to its ecological approach to zoo design. This includes stimulating the animals through enrichment programs and re-creations of their natural habitats. Summer has ushered in the addition of new animals to the zoo. A flock of 25 Chilean flamingos have made their home in the zoo’s Temperate Forest Zone. They are its newest exhibit and will take the area as their permanent residence. When the flamingos first arrived, they were timid and unsure, said Rebecca Whitham, the zoo’s public relations coordinator. They were unaccustomed to the noise of having people around, and even with the re-creation of their salt-water marsh, they have taken their time to adjust, she said. Now flamingos can be seen scraping up mud with their beaks and dribbling it down into large, conical-shaped mud piles. They are creating nests, one of the first steps to becoming familiarized with their surroundings. “It is great to see they are comfortable; you can tell by body language,” Whitham said. The next step is the actual nesting process and laying eggs, she said. “Their instincts are kicking in, and they will hopefully begin laying eggs soon,” Whitham said. In addition to flamingos, other new animals at Woodland Park include a male pudu and a female snow leopard. The male pudu, whose species of deer is nataive to South America, was born at the zoo during Memorial Day weekend and weighed 1 pound, 8 ounces. The pudu is the world’s smallest deer. The female snow leopard, who is three years old, is scheduled to make her debut on Aug. 23. Snow Leopard Day, as the zoo refers to it, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are invited to learn about conservation for this highly endangered animal. — Karleen Scharer

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Tickets: $15 adults (15-64 years) May 1 to Sept. 30 $10 adults (15-64 years) Oct. 1 to April 30 $10 children (3-12 years) May 1 to Sept. 30 $8 children (3-12 years) Oct. 1 to April 30 Seniors (65 years and older) receive a $2 discount from the adult price. Toddlers are free. Hours of operation: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 1 to Sept. 30 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1 to April 30

Annual passes are $45 for one person. They offer unlimited zoo admission for the individual listed on the membership card and half-price zoo admission for as many as five guests per visit. They last one year from date of purchase. Can’t afford to pay full price? The zoo offers a “Fridayz Happy Hourz” discount of $4 off after 4 p.m. every Friday from May 2 to Sept. 26. This is a great way to see the zoo with fewer crowds and small children. Groups of 20 or more can receive a 10-percent discount as long as one person pays for the whole group. No prior arrangements are necessary. When To Go The beginning of the day or near closing are the best times to visit. This is the time, Whitham said, when the animals are most active, looking for food and excited about smell and sight. It is the most active time of day for the animals and the least crowded with people. Summer is also great because the weather brings the animals out. The Butterflies and Blooms exhibit is only at Woodland Park Zoo during the summer.

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Seattle’s waterfront aquarium: Go face to face with a giant octopus

verhead, schools of sleek, silvery salmon flash in the filtered sunlight. Sharks swim slyly as they watch for prey. This isn’t a scuba diving class; it’s the Underwater Dome at the Seattle Aquarium. Located on downtown Seattle’s waterfront, the aquarium gives visitors a chance to see a different part of Seattle. Exhibits feature animals from tiny plankton to the sixgill shark, the third largest predatory shark in the world. Visitors can view Washington’s native marine life through large exhibits modeled after Neah Bay’s rock blades and Puget Sound. Guests can also catch aquarium naturalists delivering daily talks and feedings throughout the day. Come face-to-face with the Puget Sound’s famous giant Pacific octopus and get your hands wet at the tidal zone exhibit. Touch zones allow people to meet sunflower sea stars and vibrant sea anemones. The aquarium also gives visitors a glimpse of the more unusual sea creatures. Flashlight fish, flying gurnards, potbelly seahorses and the short dragon fish surprise with their unique survival techniques. Sea otters and fur and harbor seals can be seen entertaining visitors with their rowdy antics above and below the water. The aquarium exhibits don’t just cover aquatic animals; they also showcase our feathered friends living in the coastal areas of the Northwest. Visitors can watch common murres and tufted puffins diving for potential meals at the floor of the exhibit and tending to eggs in the small caves and narrow ledges within the rocky walls. After checking out the animals, be sure to also visit the aquarium store for a nice memento of your visit, and try the newly opened Aquarium Café if you’re hungry. Easily accessible by bus or streetcar, the aquarium has ample metered parking for guests. “When I was a little kid my mom used to take me, and

I thought it’d be fun to go back,” UW alumnus Brandon Hallum said. “I remember it being really big, and I just wanted to see if it was how I remembered it,” he said. “The Seattle Aquarium is a great place to go with family, especially younger kids.” — Nicole Ciridon Seattle Aquarium

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City Pass: Pass-holders can gain nine days of admission to the Seattle Aquarium, Pacific Science Center, Argosy Cruises Seattle Harbor Tour, Woodland Park Zoo and the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum or the Museum of Flight. Purchase passes at the Aquarium ticket booth.

Metro route 71,72 or 73, then transfer to 99 (the waterfront streetcar) Take I-5 South, exit onto Columbia Street, turn right at First Avenue, turn left at Madison Street, turn right on Alaskan Way Parking: Metered parking is available along the waterfront and under the Alaskan Way viaduct. Lots and garages are also nearby.

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Sci-Fi and music fun showcased at EMP

Inside Seattle’s metallic museum

ooking more like an art installation than a museum, the colorful, metallic contours of the oddly shaped Frank O. Gehry architecture is home to the Experience Music Project (EMP) and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM). Exhibits such as Northwest Passage, which showcases the history and memorabilia of local musicians, have been with the EMP since its inception. Other exhibits are displayed for only a limited time, so chances are you’ll notice some changes even if you’ve been to the EMP before. Defunct are the days that visitors could take a hydraulic ride on Artist’s Journey, while listening to James Brown narrate the history of funk. Figuring that the cost and space used for the ride would be better allocated in making room for more exhibits, the space has been transformed into the home for the SFM since 2004, EMP curator Jacob McMurray said. Beyond laser guns and otherworldly characters, the SFM connects the themes and ideas of sci-fi to reality. For example, the exhibition Science Fiction and Society explores how our fear of the unknown is not limited to beings from another world. Still, the main draw of the EMP/SFM is its multi-sensory appeal. Play instruments in the Sound Lab interactive room, or live out your dreams of being a rockstar by performing for an audience of strangers in On Stage. In what is often told as a story of blacks and whites, the exhibit, American Sabor (Flavor): Latinos in U.S. Popular Music expands the narrative about American popular music by including the contributions of Latinos, said

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Photo by Nikolaj Lasbo | Frank O. Gehry designed the Experience Music Project (EMP), which looks like a smashed guitar from the air. The building is located in the Seattle Center.

Michelle Habell-Pallan, an associate professor of women studies at the UW. Created by a trio of UW professors, HabellPallan; Shannon Dudley, an associate professor and the head of ethnomusicology; and Marisol Berrios-Miranda, a guest lecturer of ethnomusicology; the exhibit raises complex questions about social dynamics and identity.

“Who is American? What is America? And how do we negotiate these ideas through popular culture and music?” Dudley asked. More than just a venue for music and science fiction memorabilia, the EMP/SFM redefines ways of learning by using the unconventional medium of pop culture. — Sue Yang

Address: 325 5th Ave. N. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (summer) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (fall, winter and spring) Tickets: Cash only $15 adults $12 students (with valid college ID) $7 children (7-12 years)

All Access Nights: Free admission on the first Thursday of every month from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., featuring live music and special programming

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DANCE PROGRAM PRESENTS

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October 9-12, 2008 MEANY HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

7:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2:00 pm Sunday $18, $16 UW Faculty/Staff/UWAA members, $10 students

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— Jennifer Au

Where to find midnight snacks around the city Shorty’s Belltown

For those who are 21 and older, Belltown is the perfect spot for late-night adventures. Among the fancy bistros and sushi restaurants, cheap eats and drinks abound at Shorty’s. Serving an array of low-priced wieners with an even wider variety of condiments, Shorty’s is just right for those looking for hotdogs washed down with cheap beer. Favorite brews such as Pabst and Rainier are on tap for $1.75 during happy hour, from noon to 8 p.m. For those looking for fun, Shorty’s features a selection of retro arcade games and classic pinball machines. But please excuse the circus theme. 2222A 2nd Ave.| Open daily Noon–2 a.m. | 206-441–5449 Clowns too scary? Try another late-night location in the heart of Belltown: Umi Sake House 2230 1st Ave. Hours: Open daily 4 p.m.–2 a.m. Cuisine: Sushi

Beth’s Cafe Green Lake

Beth’s Café has earned its rightful place as number seven on the Travel Channel’s World’s Best Places to Pig Out, thanks in part to their famous 12-egg omelet. Aside from the omelet, however, Beth’s serves a variety of diner favorites. Pancakes and New York steak and eggs are on the menu, along with a variety of burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. But the best thing about Beth’s is the laid-back atmosphere. The café’s décor features a variety of crayon artwork colored by past customers and plastered all over the walls. The punk rock feel, garnished with an arcade and jukebox, also makes Beth’s the perfect place to relax with friends after a late concert or a long night out. Driving to this location? The restaurant’s free parking lot can be found by turning onto Winona Avenue and then through the alley that leads behind the restaurant. 7311 Aurora Ave. N. (cross street: Winona Avenue) | Open daily 24 hours | 206-782-5588 Not into diner food? Check out another late-night restaurant in the Green Lake area: BluWater Bistro 7900 E. Green Lake Dr. N. Hours: Mon-Fri 4 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–2 a.m. Cuisine: American

Dick’s Drive-In Capitol Hill

Seattle’s favorite burger sells for less than $3 at Dick’s DriveIn. Not only is a Dick’s burger delicious, cheap and addicting, it’s customizable with a few add-ons at 5 cents apiece. To accompany their sensational burgers, Dick’s also serves hand-cut fries and offers an array of beverage choices ranging from delicious shakes to hot chocolate. With various locations throughout the city, Dick’s can be found wherever journeys end. Just be sure to remember to bring cash. 115 Broadway E. | Open daily 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m. | 206-323-1300 Not craving burgers? Capitol Hill offers other options for those late night cravings. Try: Via Tribunali 913 E. Pike St. (cross street: Broadway) Hours: Open daily 5 p.m.–2 a.m. Cuisines: Pizza, Italian

Purple Dot Café International District

Purple Dot Café is more than just your parent’s traditional Chinese restaurant; the cute dragon mascot and purple glittery tabletops agree. This restaurant caters to a younger crowd looking for a late-night hangout in the International District. The menu offers a variety of Chinese favorites but also satisfies other cravings with chicken wings, baked spaghetti and even French toast. Just a few blocks away from King Street Station and Safeco Field, Purple Dot is a good option after a game or long train ride, although those looking for the best food that the International District has to offer will not find it at Purple Dot,. Nonetheless, Purple Dot is still a great contender for latenight Chinese for the college crowds. 515 Maynard Ave. S. | Open Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.–3:30 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–3:30 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–11 p.m. | 206-622-0288 Not into glittery décor? Check out another great option for traditional Asian food in the International District: Jade Garden 704 S. King St. Hours: Open daily 9 a.m.–2:30 a.m. Cuisine: Chinese

Imo Asian Bistro Pioneer Square

Although Imo Asian Bistro doesn’t offer naked sushi anymore, the restaurant is still a good place for tapas-style Korean dishes and decent sushi. Fans of ramen will find that the kind at Imo’s is not worth dishing out the $3. Nonetheless, everyone can still enjoy their favorite Korean dishes to the sound of friends belting classic Disney songs on the karaoke projector. Adventurous eaters can even find their match in Imo’s bulgogi sushi roll. Unfortunately, Imo’s is closed Sundays. 704 1st Ave. | Open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat. 3 p.m.–2 p.m. | 206-264-9571 Looking for late-night food on a Sunday? Try another late-night location in Pioneer Square: Cyber Dogs 909 Pike St. Hours: Open daily 10 a.m.–midnight Cuisines: Vegetarian, café, deli

All the art you’ll ever need Affordable art walks and free museum access middle-aged couple muses about a rendered neon photograph of Marilyn Monroe as she performs on stage to a crowd of U.S. soldiers. A block away in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square, dozens of tents shade artwork ranging from jewelry to photography. There, one artist packs up for the night, revealing a stylized photograph of President George W. Bush’s face with a crosshair over his forehead. He’d kept the image hidden for most of the evening; Bush was safe while tucked behind a painting of silhouetted figures running from a military helicopter. This is Pioneer Square’s Thursday night art walk, a monthly arts showcase held the first Thursday of every month. The date is no random occurrence. Seattle’s art galleries generally open their doors to display new artwork that day. The owners of Seattle’s art galleries stock their display space with eclectic artwork spanning many different media. Some galleries exhibit a range of photography, art employing various painting techniques, and crafted works of wood, stone or other materials. Other galleries specialize in less conventional media, such as glass blowing, and many offer their visitors plastic cups of wine during the art walk. Nearly everything on display is also for sale. Prices vary depending on the gallery, but expect to make a hefty withdrawal from the ATM or let your credit card take a hit — you just might be able to afford that Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting if you forgo paying for an apartment and choose to live in your car, with your $4,000 framed Renoir glinting in the sunlight on your dashboard. Art pieces not for sale are on display at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Depending on the collection, admission prices normally range from $7 to $14 for students but are free on Thursday. The special installations, such as this season’s Inspiring Impressionism, still require a $7 entry fee, but the museum also houses permanent collections from throughout the world. SAM’s most recent permanent collection is out in the elements at the Olympic Sculpture Park, which is free every day and located on the north end of the Seattle waterfront. Pioneer Square’s art walk began about 50 years ago and is the largest art walk in the city. Other neighborhoods have their own art walks as well, however. The first Friday of every month is the Fremont art walk, which is accessible by bike along the Burke-Gilman trail or a short bus ride from the U-District. Ballard businesses on Northwest Market Street stay open late the second Saturday of every month to host their own art walk. Visit between 6 and 9 p.m. to see the galleries and enjoy nearby cafés. — Andrew Doughman

Photo by Jennifer Au | Andria Friesen sets up paintings that are a part of Opus II, a collection of works by Sebastian Spreng. This exhibit can be found at Friesen Gallery, which takes part in First Thursday’s Artwalk.

Seattle Art Museum Address: 1300 1st Ave. Phone: 206-625-8900 Tickets: Free on Thursdays, except $7 for special exhibitions

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Fremont art walk

Address: Galleries located throughout Fremont neighborhood Phone: 206-261-6300 Cost and hours: Free the first Friday of every month, 6 - 9 p.m

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Ballard art walk

Address: Most galleries are along Northwest Market Street Phone: 206-784-9705 Cost and hours: The second Saturday of every month, 6 - 9 p.m.

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Pioneer Square art walk Address: Most galleries are between South Jackson Street and Yesler Way. Also, many artists erect tents in Occidental Park to sell their art. Phone: 206-667-0687 Cost and hours: Free the first Thursday of every month, 12 - 8 p.m.

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Seattle’s clubs

After-dark dancing at Seattle’s best youth venues hile it is now legal for clubs to host all-ages shows in Seattle, thanks to the repeal of the city’s Teen Dance Ordinance, most clubs do not find it financially attractive. So where should the 18-to-20-year-old crowd go to get scene? — Nikolaj Lasbo

Photo by Trung Le | UW senior Tim Damon, a singer and guitarist for The Hunting Club, performs at The Vera Project.

The Vera Project Seattle Center

The Vera Project is much more than a venue for the under-21 crowd, as it is run completely by and for youth. Volunteers, mostly ages 14-24, run the venue, and it is smoke- and Club One3One Seattle Center alcohol-free. Many This club is one of the original all-ages budding musicians venues in Seattle and hosts events get their start at the The Vera Project ranging from summertime foam parties Vera and bring their Address: Corner of Warren Avenue North and to weekly evening events. The venue Republican Street in the old Snoqualmie room raw youth energy to is the flagship of the mainstream teen Tickets: About $5, depending on the show the performances. dance crowd. Local DJs spin for the Many have graduated well-dressed, often preppy crowd of http://www.theveraproject.org the Vera and are now high school students and young adults. playing nationwide The strictly enforced dress code excludes circuits. Check out Vera white/tall Ts, sports attire, baseball caps regulars Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head or Little Party and or beachwear. Unlike other clubs, alternative entertainment, like the Bad Business if they are booked. The Vera has a similar pool tables, are provided. A non-student ID must be provided at dress code to Club Pop’s, but has a slightly younger crowd. door. 131 Taylor Ave. N. | Tickets: $15 guys, $10 girls | http://www.clubone3one.com

Enjoy Seattle’s night life and concert venues

Live shows for all tastes eattle is second only to New York City for live shows and performances. Live music performances happen almost every night of every week in the city’s many venues. Here’s a snapshot of the Seattle’s main venues, each offering a little something different. — Michelle Shakira Ericksen

Showbox SoDo South Downtown

Showbox SoDo is a newer, larger venue with the atmosphere of a small show. Artists range from regular rock groups to hiphop, from metal to classic rock performers. Snoop Dogg and Kid Rock played there recently. “We have a lounge bar area with really comfortable seating, good food and good drinks,” bar manager Benjamin Perri said. “It’s a good place to see a show compared to all the other venues in Seattle. You have a clear view of the stage, sound is excellent and the clientele we get here just want to see a good show; there’s no craziness.” 1700 1st Ave. S. | 206-652-0444

The Showbox Downtown

The Showbox is one of the oldest theaters in Seattle, established in 1939. Rock, metal, indie, folk, hip-hop, comedy — everything is played here. The atmosphere can either be peaceful or extremely exuberant. “It’s beautifully decorated, it has beautiful chandeliers and the sightlines are pretty good. You can see the stage from any spot in the room,” said Brandon Jaffe, who works in the box office. “It never feels like you’re too far away from the stage. The sound is incredible.” “If you have a hip-hop concert you can have about 1,200 people in here; same thing at a metal show. It can get pretty crazy in here; it depends on the show,” Jaffe said. Pearl Jam played here in 2002. Robin Williams recently did a comedy act. “We get some pretty large names,” Jaffe said. 1426 1st Ave. | 206-628-0221

El Corazón Downtown

El Corazón is the kind of place where people go to mosh. It’s not a hardcore rock venue, but shows are definitely more physical. The shows can get hot (temperature-wise), so don’t wear lots of clothes. 109 Eastlake Ave. E. | 206-381-3094

Chop Suey Capitol Hill

“Tons of awesome shows — we have all good ones all the time,” said Peter Greenburg, a talent buyer. “We have awesome food and, of course, a bar.” It’s a smaller venue and features many local bands. 1325 E. Madison St.| 206-324-8000

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Club Pop Capitol Hill

This biweekly Chop Suey event is my personal favorite Seattle night attraction. Every other Thursday, resident DJs Reflex and Recess spin to the growing crowd, prepping them for the following acts. Make sure to check the night’s listings and research the artists, because the performances vary greatly. Also give considerable thought to what you wear to Club Pop. As Seattle reporter Travis Nichols has said, “The night is as much about the clothes as it is about the music.” Wear a V-neck, leggings, headband or other eccentricity and you’re good to go. 1325 E. Madison St. | Tickets: $8-$10 advance, 18 and over before 11 p.m. | http://www.myspace.com/clubpop

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The Triple Door Downtown

The Triple Door is a music venue as well as a lounge and restaurant, sporting a full bar and an award-winning wine list. All shows in the Musicquarium lounge are 21 and older. Performances that start before 9:30 p.m. in the Mainstage theater are all ages, and doors open two hours prior to the show. 216 Union St. | 206-838-4333

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Downtown

Jazz Alley nightclub is currently celebrating 28 years of bringing Grammy-winning artists to Seattle on a weekly basis. It is an all-ages venue. “We are the third-longest-running dinner club of our type in the nation, and while the food is delicious, one does not have to dine while taking in a show,” Jazz Alley publicist Rachael Millikan said. Millikan said that students attending a Wednesday show at 7:30 p.m. or a Thursday second set show at 9:30 p.m. will receive a two-for-one or half-price admission with valid student ID. Sixth Avenue and Lenora Street | 206-441-9729

High Dive Fremont

The High Dive is a 21-and-older live music venue. This venue is incredibly loud and can leave your ears ringing for days afterwards. The shows are high energy; fans can get up close to the band and enjoy the music from the bar or the floor. 513 N. 36th St.| 206-632-0212

The 5th Avenue Theatre Downtown

The 5th Avenue Theatre has been a first-class entertainment venue since 1926. The 5th brings approximately 150 live musical performances to the stage each year. In September, Shrek the Musical will be showing. The play runs every night of the week except Mondays. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Shrek runs twice on Sundays, with a matinee at 1:30 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. On Saturdays the matinee is at 2 p.m. and the evening show at 8 p.m. 1308 5th Ave.| 206-625-1900

The Moore Theater Downtown

Acts can vary from rock ’n’ roll to indie pop to comedians who joke about reasons you shouldn’t commit bestiality. Other than that, it’s an older theater with a grandiose design. You’ll be sitting down or standing up; either way you can still hear the music. 1932 2nd Ave.| 206-682-1414

ello, incoming Seattle sports fans. It is my job to introduce you to the professional sports teams that you’ll likely see on TV, in the newspapers and around town for the next four (or more) years. Seattle has professional sports franchises in four major sporting categories: baseball, football, soccer, and basket... oh wait. Seattle has sports teams in only three athletic fields: baseball, soccer and football.

Football: If you want to watch a successful team, your best chance by far is with the Seahawks. The Hawks have been division winners for the past four years, including a Super Bowl appearance in 2006. Lofa Tatupu, Matt Hasselbeck, Walter Jones, Julian Peterson, Marcus Trufant and Patrick Kerney are coming off of Pro Bowl seasons last year. The Hawks have recently made a major change to their image by releasing struggling running back Shaun Alexander to free agency. Julius Jones (acquired from the Dallas Cowboys) and T.J. Duckett (acquired from the Detroit Lions) will split carries and try to make gains in the running game. As for the stadium, Qwest Field is definitely one of the most exciting stadium experiences in any sport. It gets loud. Thousands of screaming fans have caused more false start penalties against opposing teams than in any other stadium since 2005. The crowd prides itself on causing false starts, so when it causes one, it gets even louder. Tickets run from $47 to $375 for a single game. Despite the steep price, the game is well worth it. Baseball: The Seattle Mariners are the Emerald City’s baseball

team. The team has an incredible history, boasting a tie for the most wins ever in a single season: 116. Possible future hall of famers Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez and Ichiro Suzuki have all worn Mariners jerseys. This season, the team is in a rebuilding phase after letting general manager Bill Bavasi go and suffering one of the worst records in baseball. Despite its record, the team can still be a great show.

Soccer: All of you soccer fans are also in luck. Major League Soccer has added an expansion franchise, the Seattle Sounders, to the city of Seattle. The team’s roster includes Sébastien Le Toux, the MVP of the United Soccer League. The Sounders should be exciting to watch come March. Basketball: If you want to see the Sonics, you will have to go to Oklahoma City. Despite the Sonics’ disappointing departure, the UW basketball team can more than pick up the slack. Home games are incredible — the student section gets incredibly loud. With players like Jon Brockman returning and a great coach in Lorenzo Romar, we look forward to a successful upcoming season. Regardless of which sport you are interested in viewing, Seattle is a great sports city. Our stadiums and teams are great, but more importantly, we have the best fans in the world. Become one of them, get out there and support Seattle sports. — Zach Ruby FYI: The streets leading up to both Qwest Field and Safeco Field are full of vendors who sell peanuts, hot dogs, pizza and other sports food for a much lower price than you will find inside the stadiums.

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Search for new chancellor continues Committee waits for additional applications, hopes to begin interviews this fall RHONDA LINK Staff Writer After originally hoping to have candidates for the next chancellor of the University of TennesseeKnoxville last spring, the search committee has laid out a new timeline that hopes to find a campus head by the Fall. The timeline to select a replacement for former Chancellor Loren Crabtree, who stepped down in January citing issues of campus governance, was originally deemed “aggressive” by the

selection committee. But more recently, the search has had some setbacks, said Hap McSween, chair of the Chancellor Section Committee and head of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. “(The selection committee) underestimated how much time would be needed to find the candidates that we really want,” McSween said. “The people that we want already have good jobs. It is our job and the job of our search firm to present to them the opportunities that this job has and to convince them that they would like to be

considered.” The end of the semester was not only busy for students but for faculty and administrators as well, which impeded recruitment of prospective candidates, McSween said. “We have had success in attracting some applicants earlier in the semester, and I suspect we will have more success after (spring) semester is over,” he said. The only thing for the committee to do at the moment is to deliberate received applications and wait for others to arrive, McSween said. Joan Heminway, member of the

selection committee and associate professor in law, said the search firm Parker Executive Search, which is aiding in the search, is “aggressively contacting potential candidates.” Before the final candidate is selected by the committee, there are still several more steps in the process. “We expect and hope to interview the finalist candidates on campus early in the (fall) semester, perhaps in September,” McSween said. “The committee has a lot of work to do this summer before reaching that point. If we have campus interviews in September, our job will be over by the

first of October.” After considering all applications, the candidates will be narrowed to those that will participate in airport interviews, in which a select number of committee members will meet the candidates in the airport of a city to be chosen in the future. Airport interviews are conducted to provide convenience for all parties involved and to protect the privacy of the candidates, UT Media Relations said. These candidates will undergo background and reference checks. The committee hopes to begin this step of the process by July, Heminway

Students to pay for football tickets Admission to Neyland Stadium now $15 per game or $90 for season tickets

said. After the completion of the airport interviews, the candidates will be narrowed to those that will be invited to UT for campus interviews. The committee will then deliberate and present the final prospective candidate to UT system President John Petersen. He will then make the ultimate decision of who will become UT’s next chancellor. “Our search committee’s job is to … orchestrate the campus interviews then make recommendations to the president, but it is up to the president to decide,” McSween said.

UT combats crime with safety plans BRITTNEY MOORE Staff Writer

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UT students will have to pay for football tickets starting in the fall. STAFF REPORTS For the first time in UT history, students will be required to pay for football tickets starting next fall. In April, Tennessee men’s athletic director Mike Hamilton said that students will be required to pay $15 for individual game tickets, or can purchase season tickets for all seven home games for $90. Hamilton said the student fee is due to the financial increase in various areas including coaching salaries, athletic scholarships and travel fees. “You’re trying to manage your expenses and make sure you can cover those expenses,” Hamilton said. “The Tennessee athletic department has to be selfsustaining, that’s our mandate. As such, we have to generate the revenue to cover our expenses.” The athletic department was projecting a $3 million shortfall in its expected budget for next year.

UT becomes the 10th Southeastern Conference university to charge students for football tickets. The only two that do not charge are Vanderbilt and South Carolina. The news came as a shock to many students, including the SGA members. Former SGA president John Rader first heard of a proposed ticket charge two weeks before it was actually made official. Rader said it came as a complete surprise to him that the athletic department would implement the fee without consulting the students first. “We couldn’t have dreamed of something like this,” Rader said. “We had no idea what to believe.” The UT SGA will be determining the method of ticket distribution over the summer. Jeff Wilcox, the new SGA president, has been working with the student affairs office to look at how other schools around the country distribute their tickets. He said he has looked at a few options including a point system,

which would be based on the number of games a students would attend, and a seniority system used at several schools that would give upperclassmen the first chance to buy seats. At the universities of Georgia and Florida, students are seated at random throughout the student section through a lottery-based ticket system. Students at Georgia pay $8 per ticket, while students at Florida pay $10. The student organization Orange Nation will be modifying its membership fees and member benefits after hearing about the new price on tickets. In prior years Orange Nation provided students an opportunity to claim premium seats along with UT merchandise and discounts at area retailers and restaurants for a $40 fee. Orange Nation president Samantha Preshong said the organization will be offering two memberships, one priced at the current fee of $40, and another priced at $25. The $40 membership will be a full

membership into the club, while the $25 membership will have limited benefits. The limited benefits will exclude the preferential block seating for football games, which will continue to be given to those with the full membership. Football tickets not purchased by students for UT’s seven home games in the fall will be available to the general public at the full individual game ticket price charged to non-students, according to Tiffany Carpenter, director of public relations of UT athletics. There were approximately 14,000 free student tickets given away for the football season last season. According to the athletic department’s budget, that same year the department made a revenue of more than $23 million in football tickets and more than $30 million generated from ticket sales in all the sports, including football. Hamilton said there are no plans to charge students at any other athletic events, such as basketball games.

Following a year of several crimes reported on and around campus, UT officials are hoping to raise awareness by stepping up campus communication efforts. According to UT Police Department Capt. Keith Lambert, most of the crime this past year occurred in the Fort Sanders neighborhood. “The biggest issue that we have that’s crime related is the number of thefts of unsecured property,” Lambert said. To help crack down on crime, UT is trying to raise awareness of how students can stay safe. “It’s not so much as an increase in crime, but we’re more notified (when it happens),” said Jeff Maples, senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration. Lambert said that when a serious incident occurs on or near campus, notifications are issued. “We feel (it’s) important (to notify students) when a crime happens, so they’re not the victim of a crime,” Lambert said. “The sooner we notify the higher the chance we’ll get to apprehend someone.” Lambert suggested that students sign up for the UT ALERT program, a text message service which sends text messages to its users about any serious crime on campus or in the Fort. Other precautions students can take include riding the Late Night T bus system and walking in groups at night, Lambert said. In the event of an emergency, Lambert said UT has an emergency response plan to respond to anything from a natural disaster to a campus shooting. “We have a lot of ‘what if’ scenarios,” Lambert said. Maples said local police conduct exercises for worse-case scenarios, even chemical spills, so that officers know how to react and handle the situations. A program offered to the UT community for free is the Rape Aggression Defense program, in which participants learn how to physically defend themselves against an intruder and how to properly use aerosol devices, Lambert said. The classes are offered every month during the spring, and in the summer the class is focused on faculty and staff wanting to take it. UTPD and the Knoxville Police Department share a responsibility for the Fort, and a UTPD officer assigned to the area patrols 24 hours a day, Lambert said. Maples said there are 51 licensed police officers affiliated with UTPD. The department is currently going through the process to be an accredited department, Maples said. Once accredited, UTPD would be one of 40 accredited university police departments. “We feel very confident we’re doing a good job at keeping the campus safe,” Maples said.

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Students who plan to occupy the residence halls sometimes forget basic toiletries. Avoid using The Shorthorn in other ways than reading and remember to bring toilet paper. PAGE 18

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WELCOME WEEK

Many activities await incoming freshmen to get them involved on campus. See page 15

LEADERS

Meet the top 10 campus leaders you should know and can rely on. See page 20

INTERNATIONAL

Check out support groups that help make foreign students feel at home. See page 16

Tired of the same old ramen? We’ve cooked up 10 delicious recipes to spice up the classic student staple. PAGE 11

Going Noodles

With four recruits, the Mavs basketball team plans to make it to another NCAA championship. PAGE 7 GET IN THE STANDS Check out the full men’s and women’s basketball fall 2008 schedule. See page 7.

The Movin’ Mavs are in search of a new head coach after the loss of Jim Hayes. See page 7.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Engineering construction starts now, completes in a few years Officials say that, once completed, the buildings will help promote recruitment. By ABigAil Howlett The Shorthorn staff

Andrea Henry said she ignores the ever-changing construction projects on campus. “ There is always construction. I guess I am getting used to it,” the English senior said. “It kind of sucks as a senior because I won’t be here to enjoy it.” Students returning to campus might notice a few changes since the spring semester, and have to alter their parking and walking arrangements. Construction sites and parking lot changes are occurring all across campus.

The University’s Great Wall Students returning to campus might notice a new wooden fence along UTA Boulevard. “It is an impressive fence,” said John Hall, Administration and Campus Operations vice president. “It is because it is such a visible location.” Hall said because the construction for the Engineering Research Building will take about two years to complete, the fence was put in place for the duration. “When the project is over, we will take the fence down and use the parts on future projects,” Hall said.

Parking lot changes During the summer, university officials rearranged several parking lots due to the new building projects. Faculty Lot 12, which used to be next to the Engineering Research Building, has been reassigned to what used to be student parking north of the entrance to the Bluebonnet Ballroom in the University Center, Hall said. “We are in the process of purchasing the Alpha Delta Apartments,” he said. “Where the apartments sit, we plan on compensating student lots.” Hall said the university plans on acquiring other

apartments in the area and converting them to green spaces and parking lots. “We will honor their existing leases, then tear them down,” Hall said. “We plan to turn it into green space to create a more attractive, definitive edge to the campus.” Lot 44, next to South Oak Street, was voted by the faculty, staff and student parking committee to become a faculty lot. It will change sometime next semester. “Anytime you have a lot with multiple users, there are always misunderstandings,” Hall said. Hall said parking will be an issue until a new parking garage is constructed. Adding to the three major construction operations going on currently would be disruptive and Hall said construction on a parking garage would start after the other projects finish. The university will have to purchase the Christian Campus Center and Baptist Student Ministry’s Building before it can begin construction. “We had some preliminary discussions and we want to sit down with them and work on a strategy that makes sense for all parties,” Hall said.

Engineering Research Complex The Engineering Lab Building will receive a third floor addition and the Engineering Research Building will be constructed next to it on the south side of UTA Boulevard between College and Cooper streets. Costing $145 million, the building will span 234,000 square feet and take several years to complete, possibly finishing by 2011. The money will come from a combination of tuition revenue bonds, the permanent university fund and revenue financing, like long-term debt, Hall said. During construction, the lab building will be open to researchers, he said. “We have done it before successfully, we just have to put together a phasing plan,” he said. “Some construction might have to take place after hours.” He also said that the streets around the complex would

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The streets around the Engineering Research Complex will undergo a few changes, including a pedestrian mall, said John Hall, Administration and Campus Operations vice president. The project is expected to be completed by 2011.

undergo change. “Basically the streets will go away and we will turn what used to be streets into attractive outdoor plazas,” he said.

“Since this is kind of in the conceptual stage, it appears to take longer,” Hall said about the estimation for the building to be complete in about two and half years.

Center for Structural Civil Engineering Engineering Laboratory Building The only one of it’s type in the area, the $34 million Center for Structural Engineering will research the testing of buildings, tunnels, bridges, roads, pipes and simulate natural disasters, Hall said. Located on 3.2 acres of land off Interstate 30 and S. MacArthur Boulevard in Grand Prairie, the building will include 84,000 square feet of space and will be designed by Los Angeles architecture firm Zimmer Gunsul Frasca LLP and the Arlington-based Page Southerland Page Architects. Construction is anticipated to begin by the end of 2008 and will take 18 months once it has begun.

One of the third largest in the state in terms of enrollment, the university’s engineering program is expanding to include four new engineering buildings, President James Spaniolo said in a previous interview. Hall said that in the future these buildings would promote recruitment of “top-notch” faculty and research scientists. The buildings include an Engineering Research Building, Engineering Lab Building, Center for Structural Engineering Research and Civil Engineering Laboratory Building. Classes will begin this August

The Shorthorn: Stephanie Goddard

The Engineering Lab Building between Yates and First streets will receive a third floor addition and effectively shut down College Street. During construction, the lab building will remain open to researchers and students.

in the new Civil Engineering Laboratory Building, which was constructed in seven months, said Bryan Sims, Building Services associate director. Located south of Maverick Stadium, the $9.8 million

project is 27,000 square feet. “It has been a fast-paced project, but it is coming together and everything went smoothly,” Sims said. ABigAil Howlett news-editor.shorthorn.com

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Patent Infringement The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld an Austin federal court’s judgment in favor of Motorola Inc. and other wireless phone companies after the UT System filed a patent infringement claim against them. The Court confined the July 24 decision and wrote in its opinion that “the Board of Regents alleges that the district court erred in granting summary judgment ... in spite of evidence to the contrary complete words. The district court did not make that incorrect assumption.” The UT System argues that Motorola and other wireless phone companies infringed on a 1987 patent developed by UTA electrical engineering professor George Kondraske. The patent involves predictive text — the way possible words are completed when writing a text message via cell phone. The text user is given an option of how a word can be completed. A decision in favor of the UT System’s case could have meant millions of dollars for UTA. Options for the UT System include a request for reconsideration by the panel of three judges, two circuit and one district judge; request for rehearing en banc, which would bring all 12 judges of the federal court to look at

The university now offers a 50 percent discount on flat-rate tuition to qualified employees. Faculty and staff spouses and their dependent children may also qualify to participate in the enhanced employee tuition assistance plan called MavTAP. Fewer than 100 university employees participated in the old program and it only offered a 25-30 percent discount. Under the new program, someone taking six hours at $1,850 will receive $925 off the flat-rate tuition fee only. The discount does not include enhanced designated tuition or other fees.

Tier One Status President James Spaniolo and two other local university presidents explained why they should be the next emerging research institutions to state lawmakers in late July. Two Senate subcommittees, higher education and higher education finance, held a day-long meeting July 23 in Austin to hear UTA, UT-Dallas, the University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, UT-El Paso, the University of Houston and UT-San Antonio presidents pitch their cases on why each should be promoted to tier one status.

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Texas has two top public research universities, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, while New York has seven and California has nine. David Daniel, UT-Dallas president, said adding one national research university to the state could cost lawmakers $70 million annually.

Deaths Jim Hayes, head coach of the Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team that won seven national titles, died from an intestinal blood clot May 24 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth at the age of 58. H a y e s graduated from the university in 1974, where he was president of the Handicapped S t u d e n t Association and the UTA student body. He also Jim served as the coordinator of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 1976, he helped found the Office for Students with Disabilities, of which he became the director. Ten years later, he wheeled a 205-mile trek in 25 hours to earn $15,000 for the Helping Restore Ability organization when it was in financial difficulties. Hayes was the key component in creating the Movin’ Mavs in 1989, said

Douglas Kuykendall, student development assistant vice president. The birth of the basketball team was a positive side effect to the university’s mission to become more wheel-chair friendly. Hayes won a gold medal in the 1984 Paralympic Games as a wheelchair road racer and was honored in October 2000 with the Man of the Year award by the group Helping Restore Ability for his continuing services benefiting people with disabilities. During his career as coach of the Movin’ Mavs, Hayes led the team to seven National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championship titles. S t u d e n t Affairs began a national search for a new Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball head coach late June. Doug Garner, Movin’ Mavs assistant coach, will continue to serve as interim and plans to Hayes apply for the position. Communications instructor George Proctor died Aug. 3 after becoming ill a few days earlier. The cause of death had not been determined. Proctor taught in the department for more than 12 years. He worked in broadcast and advertising at the CBS affiliate KLBK-TV in Lubbock and as a print journalist for the Dallas Morning News. He was also an accomplished

novelist and published more than 90 fiction and nonfiction works. Engineering sophomore John “J.W.” Newman and his parents, John and Cynthia “Cyndy” Newman, were killed Saturday when their single-engine Piper PA-22 crashed on a private airstrip in Kaufman County. The family was headed home after a monthly aviation meeting, John’s grandmother Jeanenne Brown said. Newman’s father was an engineer at Lockheed Martin and his mother was a kindergarten teacher at St. Andrew Catholic School in Fort Worth. Brown said Newman wanted to follow his father’s career path. Newman’s sister, Katie Newman, was visiting friends at the time of the accident. She will now live with Brown. A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report stated the sky was clear the day of the accident. According to the report, a witness stated she saw the plane depart, start a left turn, lose altitude and then do a nose drop. An NTSB official said the cause of the crash still remains unknown and the investigation could take up to a year to conduct. Mahesh Gajula Nagabhushanam, 25, and Sharath Kuma Chandragiri, 24, were killed in a head-on car crash as they tried to pass a semitrailer on an Eastern Colorado highway. Two other students who were in the car, Samarth

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Judge George Gallagher said 41-year-old Donnie Lynn Lackey would receive credit for the 10 months he has already served in prison. Lackeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense attorney, Ruben Gonzales, said the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles would decide how much time Lackey has left to serve and if he would be eligible for parole in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With this sentencing, it may seem that a chapter has ended, but you have not been cleansed of your sin. Rather, as you ended a life of a person full of hope, you must take our daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place and you are obligated to make contributions to other people and society using the rest of your life,â&#x20AC;? Laura Flores, Tarrant County victim assistance coordinator, read from the family statement.

Honors College Anthropology program director Karl Petruso was chosen by President James Spaniolo to replace the current Honors College dean, Robert McMahon, starting Sept. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are fortunate to have someone of the caliber of Karl Petruso to assume the deanship,â&#x20AC;? Spaniolo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is widely respected and well suited to become the next dean of the Honors College.â&#x20AC;? A nine-member search committee narrowed down the field to Petruso and political science professor Victoria Farrar-Myers as candidates last spring, before Farrar-Myers was chosen as presumptive dean. Farrar-Myers withdrew her acceptance for Honors College Dean due to health issues July 9.

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Updated E-mail System A new university e-mail service aims to increase features for users. The e-mail exchange system underwent changes Aug. 1, which included a new host â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Microsoft. By switching to Microsoft Exchange Labs, mailbox storage will increase to 5 gigabytes, and users can access and manage private, shared and public online storage. Only 20-25 percent of students use the current exchange system, said Larry Elmer, Enterprise Operations and Systems director.

New ID Card The Mav Express ID card has a new face, matching the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s branding change. The new blue and orange card will include the university logo, whereas the previous card had only a campus image. Campus Card Operations director Pascal Robert said the cards will be issued to new students during orientation but not to the entire campus. No new features exist on the card. Ray EdwaRd Buffington iV

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New Lab in Town Multi-million dollar building project to enhance engineering research capabilities By SylVain REy The Shorthorn staff

When classes begin Monday, civil engineering students will have research capacities of the new Civil Engineering Lab Building by Maverick Stadium. Bryan Sims, Facilities Management associate director, has overseen the construction of the project since construction began in January. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The building will further the research in civil engineering and provide a state-ofthe-art teaching facility,â&#x20AC;? he said. The building, which is 26,400 square feet, will be composed of several research labsto test materials as diverse as soil, concrete and steel, he said. The main entrance of the building will be on its west side facing a parking lot, Sims said. Immediately to the left of the entrance are conference rooms, faculty offices and a break room, he said. Across from those, to the right of the entrance, will be asphalt research and teaching labs with diverse research instruments, he said. Past the entrance lobby, a long hallway opens onto several other labs, he said. The first of these labs will be used for testing asphalt and soil. Further down the hallway on the left are two Geosystem Labs, with a heat room and cold room that will be used for soil analysis, he said. At the end of the hallway, to the right, is the Physical Testing Lab, where students will conduct soil-related experiments. This part of the building also has computer labs and faculty offices. At the end of a hallway to the right will be one of the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest labs. The physical testing room will be used for soil sample analysis, but what makes this different from the other soil analysis labs, however, is a particular device, Sims said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be a large crane that will be used to pick up different types of soil,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This lab is 35 feet tall.â&#x20AC;? lAb continues on page 5

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The building will have two bridge cranes, Sims said. Also of particular interest are five environment chambers with climate-control systems, he said. Another impor tant technological feature will be in the Structural Lab, located at the end of the hallway to the right of the Soil Analysis Lab. This lab will have a strong reaction floor with postholes in the ground that will be used to bolt down large structural components like steel and concrete, Sims said. The purpose of the lab is to test the materialsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strength. A concrete testing chamber will be next to this lab. There, concrete mixing will be analyzed. The last research lab contains a large pit for soil testing. The pit is 12 feet wide, 25 feet long and 10 feet deep, Sims said. At the south side of the building, facing the soil testing room with the pit, 10 storage bins will hold soils and other aggregates, he said. The bins will provide easy access to researchers working in the lab. Sims said construction is now in its third phase.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The third phase deals with the interior of the building,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And there have been no delays in the construction. Everything went as anticipated.â&#x20AC;? The project cost approximately $9.8 million, said John Hall, vice president for Administration and Campus Operations. The lab was needed to alleviate shortages and lack of space, said Nur Yazdani, professor and Civil Engineering Department chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The department is increasing in size â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is now twice the size it was, and we have lots of new students,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we had limited space in the old Engineering Laboratory Building and in the Nedderman Hall basement.â&#x20AC;? The lab will also help the school adapt to the current demand, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are critical issues at the state and national levels,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need new infrastructures.â&#x20AC;? Yazdani said the new lab building would meet the needs of the civil engineering department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have more space, and we have the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design as we wanted it,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Construction workers make preparations July 28 for concrete foundation where external storage bins will sit at the Civil Engineering Laboratory. The building is now open, and engineering students and faculty can conduct experiments from testing soil to measuring structural member reactions.

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Back to a new Place List of helpful tips for nervous newbies and old pros at college Either you are new to school or returning after having a break (hopefully). You have to get back into the swing of things and gear up for the rigidity of a class schedule. Here are a few tips for getting around. Trying to get to classes between construction and changes in parking that happened over the summer may be challenging. Look at the situation a little differently. The student lot that was converted to faculty parking could be a new way to get more exercise when parking a mile away from classes. Just make sure to arrive earlier. The construction will be here for a while. Get used to it. Try not to get yourself killed in the process. Stay away from the jackhammers and building construction as the College of Engineering receives new space for research and labs. To new students: get out there and meet new people. The university has more Editorial than 300 student rounduP organizations to The issue: join. One of them new and returning could be perfect students may be for you. If not, take nervous about startadvantage of the ing the semester. We suggest: Maverick Activities Stay informed and Center — work out, ahead of the game. take dance classes If you are feeling or jump online in overwhelmed — the Internet Café. step back and look Find the advanaround — there are tages of being a stulots of resources at dent here — there the university that are social activities can help almost any going on all the issue. time. Check them out or add them to your Facebook. You probably have friends already but there’s always room for more. Plus, it makes your friends list on Facebook seem like you’re really popular. Almost everyone has an account and you can find tons of student organizations there. Lurk and see what everyone is doing — kind of like an online stalker. But be careful. Actually stalking people is illegal and can get you in serious trouble. Trying to get your schedule back in order can be tough. All-night benders are not recommended (and illegal if you aren’t 21). You don’t want to be hung-over on your first day of class. You want to at least give your professors the impression that you’re a good student, even if you plan on just paying tuition and never attending class. On that note, go to class! Yes, sometimes it’s too easy to just say “nah, not today. I’m sure missing one class won’t hurt.” That could be the day that makes the difference between an A or a C grade. — The Shorthorn editorial board

your VIEW We want to know what you think about issues facing UTA students, so we’re hitting the pavement to find out where you stand.

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t was after 9:30 p.m. and we had all been trying to clean our tables and do our closing work when the 15-top walked through the door for cocktails and appetizers. My friend wore a slack expression as he watched the party settle into his s e c t i o n across the room. His eyes took on that familiar diana Golobay g l a s s y l o o k and his mouth hung open in a silent exclamation. I knew he was also considering what the table would do to his evening, how it would delay his closing duties and make him run back and forth to the bar to deliver drinks. I wondered if he had homework waiting at his apartment, or an exam looming the next morning. “I don’t know how my feet are going to do it,” he said. He wasn’t addressing a ny o n e in particular, although I was the only server nearby. He sighed, tightened up his expression into a tense smile and

We’d like to be sure of a stable career, a handsome apartment and a new car. Those things are nice to have, but they can’t be worth working ourselves sick to earn them. While some of us can’t be saved from having to pay our way through college, nothing prevents us from leaving work where it belongs and enjoying our time home when we’re there. Remember your “day job” — whether it’s in customer service, retail or food service — is only temporary. You do it because one day soon you’ll be the young, manicured socialite going out for cocktails and appetizers after work. As you finish up the summer semester or prepare yourself for the long fall semester ahead, remember that it’s not worth dying for. Keep your head above the water as you tread the neverending tide of tasks and studies. D o n ’ t take on more responsibilities and projects than you can handle, try to have fun even at work and make sure to get your rest. It’ll be over soon.

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— Diana Golobay is a print journalism graduate and a columnist for The Shorthorn

a Sobering Experience One night at the pool hall proves playing with drunken strangers isn’t a good idea “If you stare at something too long, something is going to go wrong.” That rhyming piece of folk wisdom was imparted on me by an inebriated old man. I also learned something else from him and his younger associate. Don’t play pool with drunken old men. (Unless you’re a writer out of ideas of course.) A friend, his girlfriend and I were at a small PhilliP bowdEn bar, gathering around a pool table. We were preparing to play when a man, probably in his late 20s, interrupted and challenged us to a game against him and his associate, “the old man.” This old man was a bit of a jovial drunk and never met his younger associate until that night — whom the old man referred to as an “idiot”. He apologized for the drunken

shenanigans he was sure his younger, belligerent partner might do. At this time, that partner was yelling loudly and nearly incoherently about the loser buying the next pitcher. We were off to a great start. With the game underway, the challengers’ behavior seemed to match a pattern that is pervasive in our society. This was the “drunk male prerogative” — a sense of entitlement to behavior that encroaches on personal space (and in this case, their bodies). This revelation occurred when the older gentleman offered me a dollar to clobber his partner with a pool cue or when he placed one his large wrinkly hands on the small of my back. It was certainly before the younger, angrier gentleman got his face entirely too close to mine when he challenged the validity of a shot I’d just made — a great, and legal, shot by the way. The game continued amid a haze of cigarette smoke and live music, surely aural

and visual cover for the volley of unwanted and unnecessary physical contact I was about to receive. My friend and I were also receiving quite the shellacking on the pool table. We ended up losing pretty badly. Luckily the angrier of the two gentleman busied himself with sinking the rest of our balls instead of demanding money for a pitcher of beer. We tried quickly to make our way outside when the creepy crescendo of the night occurred. The old man kissed my friend’s girlfriend’s hand. Chivalry isn’t dead, right? Despite this uncomfortable behavior, I didn’t really make a scene. The men clearly had too much to drink. One man who did tell me he’d hunt me down and kill me if I wrote about my experiences that night. I’m hard to find.

— Phillip Bowden is a computer science junior and online editor for The Shorthorn

Do you think your opinion matters? “I guess it depends on how popular you are and what position you hold. In some smaller sections on campus my opinion matters.” Ernesto Hernandez, Industrial engineering graduate

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went to greet his guests. As I watched him leave, I had the sick feeling that students like nick and me are running ourselves into the grave. The college-aged group faces enormous pressure to perform. We must succeed in our studies, in class, at work, in our social networks and in the search for post-graduation employment in the real world. We do it all with the hope that one day we’ll emerge out the other side of college with a degree in hand.

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“Being a part of Student Congress, I do. Things can get changed if you want to change them.”

Melanie Johnson, Nursing junior

“Maybe. I’m a new student here. I can’t tell if the opinion of the students is important yet.”

“Yes. The university has meetings on campus that relate to students. And I have a voice.”

David Pullig, International relations sophomore

The Shorthorn is the official student newspaper of the University of Texas at Arlington and is published four times weekly during fall and spring semesters, and twice weekly during the summer sessions. Unsigned editorials are the opinion of thE Shorthorn Editorial Board and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of individual student writers or editors, Short-

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horn advisers or university administration. lEttErS should be limited to 300 words. They may be edited for space, spelling, grammar and malicious or libelous statements. Letters must be the original work of the writer and must be signed. For identification purposes, letters also must include the writer’s full name, address and telephone number, although the address and tele-

phone number will not be published. Students should include their classification, major and their student ID number, which is for identification purposes. The student ID number will not be published. Signed columns and letters to the editor reflect the opinion of the writer and serve as an open forum for the expression of facts or opinions of interest to The Shorthorn’s readers.


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Back in the Saddle Again Men’s team aims to make another NCAA tournament appearance (Okla.) State, could play forward immediately. “We have some really good guys coming in and returning, so we’ll be increasing our talent and athleticism,” Scheid said. One player that Scheid and Cross both agree will be one of the best the program has ever seen is Marquez Haynes, a transfer student from Boston College. Having been one of the top 150 recruits in the nation and one of the top 10 in the state, Scheid said that Haynes could be the best player in the conference. “We think he is the total package because he’s a great leader and a great student who brings versatility to a team that already has great talent,” he said. Haynes said he hopes to bring more excitement and leadership to a team that he thinks already meshes well together. Haynes said he’s willing to do what needs to be done to win, and brings the team experience after playing in the NCAA tournament as a sophomore at Boston College in 2007. “We are going back to the tournament and this time we are going to win,” he said. “I, for one, am just going to play hard and help my teammates bring it home.” Haynes said he is looking forward to helping out with stampede activities because it will give him and the rest of the team a chance to socialize and meet people on campus.

By Jai Malano-ayers The Shorthorn staff

Closing out last season with a run that led all the way to the NCAA tournament, the men’s basketball team continues in the right direction by adding four recruits to the team and aiming to increase campus participation. During Maverick Stampede, the team will help with activities like Mav’s Move-In, Convocation and the Activities Fair to familiarize the campus with the players, said men’s head coach Scott Cross. Hoping students and the community will help take them to the next level, Cross said the team plans to increase the number of activities they do with students on campus. “Continuing to win will not only increase the amount of revenue that’s generated, but it will also give people more of a reason to attend the games,” he said. Athletics communication director Darrin Scheid said just making it to the NCAA tournament has already made a big difference for the team, and that the coaching staff is already excited about next season. Out of the four recruits that were recently added to the team — freshmen Jordan Kinnear, Armani Williams and Jon Miller and junior transfer J.D. Davis — Scheid said the staff expects at least one of them to contribute to the team immediately. Kinnear, from Canyon Randall High School, will play center while Williams, from Illinois and Miller, from Flower Mound, will play guard. Davis, a transfer from Seminole

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Guard Cardell Hunter attempts a lay-up during the Feb. 23 win against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 82-69, in Texas Hall. The Mavericks lost to the Memphis Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season.

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Movin’ Mavs ready for new season, championship This will be the first time the team will not have Jim Hayes at the helm. By aBigail Howlett The Shorthorn staff

the Movin’ Mavs are gearing up for the upcoming season despite the uncertainties of who will be their new coach. A national search for a head coach started this sum-

mer after Jim Hayes died unexpectedly last May. Doug Garner, Movin’ Mavs assistant coach, currently serves as interim and plans to apply for the head coach position. “Doug is at the helm of the Movin’ Mavs,” said Doug Kuykendall, Student Affairs assistant vice president. “He’s got the experience. I have all the confidence in the world that he can direct the team.” the team has had the sum-

mer off and plans to come back and start practice early in preparation, Garner said. “Coach [Hayes] is always going to be in our thoughts the whole time because none of us would be here if it wasn’t for him,” Garner said. “I think [the team] all went home, thought about things for a while and really have made up their minds to make this a great season to honor Coach Hayes.”

Kuykendall said he will post the position on the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Web site and expects a lot of interest. “Coach Hayes was one of a kind. I fully expect the new person to come in with some new ideas,” Kuykendall said. “Change is difficult for all of us, and we will deal with it the best we can.” tim Caldwell, marketing research graduate and Movin’

Mavs player, said he looks forward to next season and thinks the transition will be smooth. “Its kind of weird for me to call Doug ‘coach’ cause Coach [Hayes] was always coach,” Caldwell said. “I will probably have to call him Coach G.” Caldwell also said he hopes Garner is selected to be the new coach and feels he is probably the most qualified contender.

Garner has several new things planned during next semester for the team including guest speakers and forming an academic support group. “We really need to do that because the guys need to get in, get their degrees and get out,” Garner said. “We are going to work more closely with the professors to see what the guys need to be successful Mavs continues on page 19

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player online game, can improve scientific thinking. The conclusion? Certain types of video games can have benefits beyond the virtual thrills of blowing up demons. In one Fordham University study, 122 students in fifth, sixth and seventh grades were asked to think out loud for 20 minutes while playing a game they had never seen before. Researchers studied the children’s statements to see if playing the game improved cognitive and perceptual skills. While older children seemed more interested in just play-

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Above: Biology senior Laura Maroun, right, and electrical engineering junior Tommy Pickett, left, collapsed during the Oozeball Tournament last fall. Left: Team Arlington Hall Freeman House participates in the Bed Races last fall at Maverick Stadium. Students ride on beds and push them to the finish line. A giant pillow fight follows the event.

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Annual Events Unify Recurring contests and programs help promote school pride By Emily Toman The Shorthorn staff

Students and alumni can participate this fall in pillow fighting, dice rolling and mud slinging traditions on campus. Every fall, about a thousand students form teams and race beds in the Bed Races. They started in 1980 with teams racing their beds through a parking lot before the event was moved to Maverick Stadium two years ago, EXCEL member Veronica Rendon said. Student teams try to make the fastest time. Winners get

a medal or a trophy. EXCEL and Campus Recreation co-sponsor the event and incorporate different activities each year. A few years ago they organized an event to try to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest pillow fight. “A lot of people came with their own pillows, and it became a joint activity,” Rendon said. EXCEL president Anne Brough said that, last year, EXCEL hosted a cookie eating and costume contest during the event. Live music

and a disc jockey have also been added. EXCEL also cosponsors Halloween Casino Night with Housing and Campus Recreation. Participants gather in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom to play all kinds of poker, including Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack, Rendon said. Students show up in costumes and sing karaoke. Their poker chips transfer to raffles to win a prize at the end of the night. The Holiday Celebration occurs right before students leave for winter break. EXCEL

hosts a gingerbread making contest and the lighting of the tree in front of the Central Library. Rendon said campus traditions are something students and alumni have in common. “It definitely gives you a sense of pride in UTA,” she said. On Sept. 19, the Student Alumni Association will host the 19th annual Oozeball tournament where about 100 teams come out and play mud volleyball. It begins at noon and ends when the last team remains

standing, said Jasmine Stewart, assistant director for the alumni student program. Students are encouraged to register early because spots fill up so fast, she said. “We had to turn away teams last year because it’s so popular,” she said. The night before Oozeball, the SAA held the Mud Stomp event where fire fighters come spray down the dirt and members stomp in it to get it ready for the teams — and it’s not just for SAA members. “Anybody can come out and play in the mud with us,” Stewart said.

Campus Recreation helps create the brackets and provides referees for the six courts. Stewart said many students look for ways to feel connected to the university and be true Mavericks. Oozeball offers that and an excuse to get muddy. “It’s the one time of the year that you can get dirty and not feel bad about it,” she said. “It’s a tradition in itself.” Emily Toman news.editor.shorthorn@uta.edu


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cheap and easy A series of tasty recipes utilizing that college staple: ramen noodles

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Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad – ramenlicious.com Ramen Snack Mix – ramenlicious.com What you need: 1 package ramen noodles any flavor, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup dried apricot, 1/3 cup vegetable oil How to cook: 1) break noodles in small pieces while they’re still in the package. 2) Heat vegetable oil in the pan. 3) cook noodles in the pan. 4) turn off stove and put noodles in a bowl. 5) Add almonds, cranberries and apricots.

What you need: 1 package ramen noodles any flavor, 1 boneless chicken breast, one-fourth cup croutons, one-eighth cup shredded bacon, salad dressing, 2 cups water How to cook: 1) cook noodles as directed on package. 2) Strain noodles. 3) Heat up chicken and add to noodles. 4) Add croutons, shredded bacon and salad dressing.

Ramen Alfredo – thriftyfun.com What you need: 1 package original flavor ramen noodles, garlic powder, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 pat of butter How to cook: 1) cook noodles as directed on package. 2) melt cheese. 3) Add cheese, a pinch of garlic powder and butter to noodles.

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Chinese Doodles – mattfischer.com/ramen What you need: 1 pound ground beef, 1 chopped onion, 1 package oriental flavor ramen noodles, 1 package 8-count Grands flaky biscuits, stir-fry sauce How to cook: 1) brown beef and onion together with salt and pepper; drain. 2) mix in cooked noodles with flavor packet and sauce; simmer. 3) Separate each biscuit in half and spread out dough to make 16 larger, flat circles. 4) Spoon meat and ramen mixture into center of each dough circle. 5) Gather edges of each circle to meet, pinch edges together. 6) place on baking sheet; bake according to directions on biscuit can.

What you need: 2 packages chicken flavored ramen noodles, 6 eggs, 1 tablespoon butter, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese How to cook: 1) cook noodles. 2) Whisk eggs and one seasoning packet together. 3) Add noodles to egg and noodle mixture. 4) melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. 5) Add egg and noodle mixture to butter and cook 5 to 7 minutes. 6) cut into four wedges and turn over to brown other side for 1 to 2 minutes. 7) Sprinkle cheese over top, cover pan and let stand for 1 to 2 minutes.

Badass Bacon Ramen – mattfischer.com/ramen What you need: 1 package oriental flavored ramen noodles, 4 slices chopped bacon, dash of Worcestershire sauce

White Chocolate Ramen Cookie – thriftyfun.com What you need: 3 packages ramen noodles any flavor, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 package white chocolate chips How to cook: 1) break up noodles and brown in skillet with butter. 2) melt chocolate chips in microwave. 3) mix noodles into chocolate. 4) Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper and let set for 20 minutes.

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CoMputing and teChnoLogy

E-mail upgrade available to students The system includes a 25-fold increase in mailbox storage space. By Larissa M. roBinson The Shorthorn staff

Business management senior Matthew Wyant rarely uses his university e-mail account. He prefers to use his personal account with Hotmail because “everybody uses it,” he said. “I think I’ve only had two pro-

fessors e-mail me through the university’s system,” he said. Larry Elmer, Enterprise Operations and Systems director, hopes to change the way students view the university’s MavMail email exchange system. The Office of Information Technology launched an improved campus e-mail system with Microsoft as its new host Aug. 1. Mailbox storage increased to five gigabytes, which is 25 times

the size of the old system. Users can also access and manage private, shared and public online storage folders. The folders can be used for anything, and students can control who has access to their information, Elmer said. The office reviewed other exchange systems like Google and Yahoo for more than a year before deciding on Microsoft, he said. “We wanted to give students something they would use,” he said. “The university uses it as a

primary use of communication, and if they are the only ones using it, then it loses its effectiveness.” Psychology senior Rhonessia Johnson said she is looking forward to using the upgraded system. She uses her campus account about as much as she uses her personal account and said the added storage space would help her manage school projects. “I like that because it’s hard to access your J: drive off campus,”

she said. A J: drive is a 100-megabyte network storage space that’s allocated to every student, according to the OIT Web site. It’s accessible to students when they log on to campus computers. Students can also use the new account after they graduate. Passwords will not have to be renewed and it will only work for the email system, Elmer said. “It is our hope that significantly larger storage space and the

ability to keep the account after they graduate will dramatically increase usage,” he said. OIT will continue forwarding e-mails from the old system throughout the fall semester to allow students to adjust. Wyant said he would probably give the revamped system a try in the fall. Larissa M. roBinson news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Sustainability Committee wants student help By andrew wiLLiaMson

Computer science graduate students Jing Wang and Huaisong Xu install the wireless sensor network on the Life Science Building green roof. Yonghe Liu, computer science assistant professor, along with Wang and Xu, designed the network that measures the light, soil growth and soil temperature on the green roof.

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In the wake of soaring gas prices, global warming and a desire to be environmentally friendly, the President’s Sustainability Committee has set out to make the university greener. The formation of this committee has led to various avenues for the university. Though the committee has not yet finalized plans for specific events, if students want to become involved, the best way would be to attend one of the committee’s meetings, which are open to everyone, committee co-chair Jeff Howard said. The next meeting will be held Aug. 12 where the committee’s ten work groups will discuss plans for the next school year, he said. The work groups each focus on a particular aspect of the committee’s goals for making a green university. “If a student is interested in a particular aspect of the committee, a work group is a good way to get involved,” he said. “They just need to get in

contact with the work group chair.” A list of the groups and contact information for each one can be found at: blog.uta.edu/ sustainability/contacts/workgroups-related-resources/. The transportation work group, for instance, is looking into methods of getting students to ride bikes to school, Howard said. Howard mentioned initiatives like adding more bike racks and starting a bike riders’ group could be a possibility. The university will also continue work on existing and future green roofs, which have largely been installed with volunteer work, said architecture assistant professor David Hopman. “They basically installed the whole thing, they brought all the soil up. They pieced it together,” he said. “They did everything but the irrigation.” Howard said events like this could be found on the committee’s Web site at www.blog.uta. edu. For those who have recently read a book about the environ-

ment that they’ve enjoyed, the university has made environmental issues the theme for its 2009-10 OneBook program and is seeking recommendations for required reading for that year. OneBook is a program where all first-semester English composition classes require students to read a certain book each year. “On the OneBook Web page, there’s a forum for nominating a title,” Howard said. “If a student has a favorite book, something they’ve read in class or something they’ve read over the summer, it would be a great opportunity to put it forward” Proposed books must be no more than 300 pages long, easily accessible, suitable for academic discussion, appealing to first-year students and have an environmental theme, according to the OneBook program’s Web site. To recommend a book, visit www.uta.edu/onebook. andrew wiLLiaMson news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edus

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Ultimate Noodle Soup – allrecipes.com What you need: 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth, 1 package ramen noodles with dried vegetables, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon chili oil, 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root, 2 sliced green onions How to cook: 1) Combine broth and noodles in medium saucepan. 2) Cover and bring to a boil. 3) Reduce to medium heat and add soy sauce, chili oil and ginger. 4) Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir in sesame oil and garnish with green onions.

Ramen Lasagna – mattfischer.com/ramen What you need: 1 package original flavor ramen noodles, 1 slice mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce

Teriyaki Tuna Ramen – mattfischer.com/ramen What you need: 1 teriyaki flavored Chicken of the Sea tuna cup, 1 package ramen noodles any flavor, 1 thinly sliced carrot, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon honey, 1 thinly sliced green onion How to cook: 1) Cook noodles without flavor packet. 2) Steam carrots with ginger and honey in water until tender. 3) Drain noodles and place in bowl. 4) Add tuna cup to bowl, drain and add cooked carrots. 5) Sprinkle bowl with sliced green onion and toss all together 7) Season with Teriyaki or Soy Sauce as desired

1) Pour 2 cups of water into a pot and bring to a boil. 2) Add noodles. 3) Cook noodles for 2-3 minutes until they are tender and separated. 4) Strain noodles.

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rammy nominee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real Worldâ&#x20AC;? cast member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Colbert Reportâ&#x20AC;? regular. Each of these people will make an appearance on campus in the next year. Their names may not be well-known, but they have achieved some level of notoriety. Lupe Fiasco, nominated for three Grammy awards in 2007 for his rap album Lupe Fiascoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food & Liquor, will perform in September. Will Gilbert, the dread locked disc jockey from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real World XX: Hollywood,â&#x20AC;? will disc jockey at the MavsMeet After Party. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who explains science to Stephen Colbert, will lecture in February. Fiasco will perform Sept. 24 in Texas Hall. The presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office chose the Chicago rapper because he appeals to students, said Seth Ressl, Greek Life and University Events director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as big a name, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still terrific,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like to get someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on his way up versus on the way down.â&#x20AC;? Fiasco will perform as part of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock the Voteâ&#x20AC;? event. Student Governance and Organizations will have booths set up outside of Texas Hall informing students about the U.S. presidential election. The university also sponsors the MavsMeet After Party at 5 p.m. Friday on the Central Library mall. Gilbert will DJ the event, which features two upand-coming bands. Dallas band Miser, known for its hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zombie,â&#x20AC;? and hip-hop group Black Violin will perform at the party.

Ressl is also looking for an artist or comedian for Parents Weekend on Oct. 24 and 25. He would prefer to have someone that people of all ages can enjoy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want someone who can appeal to everyone without students being like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, this is something my parents would go to,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? he said. Student Affairs shares the cost of Parents Weekend with EXCEL Campus Activities. EXCEL also plans to bring in a comedian for the spring, like they did last year with Lavell Crawford. EXCEL assistant director Brian Joyce said he would like to have someone booked around the time school starts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what way weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go right now with that,â&#x20AC;? he said. Apart from entertainers, the university also has several high-profile speakers coming to campus. DeGrasse Tyson, who hosts the PBS show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nova ScienceNOW,â&#x20AC;? will appear campus as part of the International Year of Astronomy. He will speak Feb. 17. DeGrasse Tysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearance is part of the Maverick Speakers Series, which brings speakers with different concentrations to the campus. Author Thomas Friedman, who wrote The World is Flat, will speak at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 in Texas Hall. Friedman will discuss the presidential election. Author Nicole Krauss, who wrote this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OneBook selection, may be speaking in April, said Dawn Remmers, University Advising, Student Success and Testing Services

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Dallas band Miser will perform at the MavsMeet After Party at 5 p.m. Friday on the Central Library mall. Hip-hop group Black Violin will also perform at the event, which â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real World XX: Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;? cast member Will Gilbert will disc jockey.

WHen and WHere MavsMeet After Party features Miser, Black Violin and disc jockey Will Gilbert from MTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real World: XX.â&#x20AC;? Begins at 5 p.m. Friday on the Central Library mall. Free admission. Lupe Fiasco performs Sept. 24 at Texas Hall. Time and ticket prices to be announced.

director. Remmers said they are waiting on contract approval. The OneBook program has all students enrolled in freshmen English classes read the same book and explore its theme. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel, The History of Love, carries the theme of connections.

Geneticist Spencer Wells will also give a presentation for the OneBook program. Wells is director of National Geographicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Genographic Project, which uses human DNA to study migration patterns. He will speak at 4 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the Rosebud Theatre. At the lecture, Wells will also use DNA from university faculty and administration to determine their migration patterns and connections with each other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He supports the theme of connections,â&#x20AC;? Remmers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to bring science into the connections discussion.â&#x20AC;? Marissa Hall news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

recent notable appearances â&#x20AC;˘ Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker lectured on prejudice Mar. 12, 2008 in Texas Hall. â&#x20AC;˘ Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee spoke in honor of Black History Month on Feb. 9, 2008 in Texas Hall. â&#x20AC;˘ Singer Rihanna performed Oct. 2, 2007 in Texas Hall. â&#x20AC;˘ First lady Laura Bush spoke at the Graduation Celebration on May 11, 2007 at Maverick Stadium. â&#x20AC;˘ Rapper Ludacris performed Sept. 7, 2006 at Maverick Stadium. â&#x20AC;˘ Comedian Carlos Mencia performed March 31, 2006 in Texas Hall.

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Mavericks Unite

Week-long celebration gives new students a chance to get acquainted with the university By Jai Malano-ayers The Shorthorn staff

What started out as a few days of welcoming events evolved into a week-long carnival-style celebration. Maverick Stampede gives new and returning students a chance to actively participate and connect with fellow students. Known on campus as Welcome Days before the 2006 name change, Angel Taylor, Student Success associate director, said the goal of Maverick Stampede has been to engage more students every year by expanding what is offered that week. This year, Student Governance and Organizations and UTA Volunteers will host one of two new events added to the itinerary — Wings, Wieners & Water and Mavericks on a Mission. Taylor said the Wings, Wieners & Water event will allow students to meet and greet Student Congress senators and Constituency Council officers, while Mavericks on a Mission will give students a chance to contribute to the community with Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex. Carter Bedford, Student Governance and Organizations assistant director, said the Wings, Wieners and Water event’s purpose is to bring awareness to student organizations, like UTA Ambassadors and UTA Hosts. Although the schedule is tentative, Carter said it stays true to its name and would offer wings from Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar of Arlington, hot dogs from Campus Dining Services, water balloons and water guns. “It’s a nice getaway before the start of class that will get the year off right and help increase membership,” he said. Brian Joyce, Campus Activities assistant director, described Mavericks on a Mission as a way for the campus to introduce new students to meaningful experiences by allowing them to volunteer and help those less fortunate. “It gives new students a snapshot of what we do throughout the school year and gives them a chance to immediately get involved,” he said. Mike Taddesse, Greek Life & University Events assistant director, said the organization is unsure where its Welcome Back BBQ cookout will be held due to unfinished construction on Greek Row Drive. This year, the organization may settle for gathering behind the Greek houses in Lot 29 at Summit Avenue and West Fourth Street. With an average turnout of about 600 people, Taddesse said the barbecue gives Greek organizations a chance to interact with interested nonmembers and gives returning members a chance to reconnect. Chris Muller, Campus Recreation associate director, said the Maverick Cookout is a similar

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event featuring the Activities Fair that gives more than 150 department and organization participants a chance to advertise themselves to the campus. “It’s a well-attended event where students can come together and eat hamburger and veggie burger lunches for $2 a plate while interacting,” he said, adding that Dining Services will prepare the food, and faculty and staff will serve it. “We call them our celebrity servers and they just sign up to participate on their own,” he said. Jai Malano-ayers news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Making International Students Feel More At Home With Friends, Festivals Campus organizations provide support services, events for people from distant lands By Sylvain Rey The Shorthorn staff

As the fall semester begins, some students are moving to residence halls or off-campus apartments, leaving the comfort of home behind. Many come from other states, perhaps New York, Pennsylvania, or Oregon. But some come from farther, different lands and continents. To those students, adaptation to a new, foreign lifestyle may be difficult. To provide them with help and support, various international organizations hold activities that help such students make the transition to campus and American life. The Office of International Education is usually the first they contact. “We usually have five orientation days in the fall,” said Julie Holmer, International Program Coordinator. “Former international students or American students serving as peer advisers help them, talk to them.” At the orientation sessions, handouts containing all the necessary information are distributed, Holmer said. The Office of International Education also sponsors, throughout the semester, activities that help foster foreign students’ integration and provide for their needs. “One of our programs is called ‘The Link,’ ” Holmer said. “It is an international friendship program that matches a student with an American family. They usually get together once a month. Some great friendships have

happened.” Students without cars can also use the Mav Mover shuttle service, Holmer said. “Every Saturday, the shuttle bus goes to Arlington Parks Mall, Saigon Market and WalMart,” she said. Other organizations also provide help, Holmer said. “Some provide airport pickup services and even temporary housing,” she said. Two such organizations are the Hindu Student Council and the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars. “Our organization invites speakers to talk about India and Hinduism, so that Indian students will feel at home,” said Nilakshi Veerabathina, senior lecturer of Physics and Hindu Student Council adviser. “Also, in March, we celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors,” she said. In the future, the council plans to provide more services to students arriving from India. “Our organization is very small, but in the future we plan to invite more speakers, celebrate more festivals, and also pick up new students at the airport and help them with their needs and accommodation,” Veerabathina said. To Ying Zhang, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars president, the purpose of the club is to provide support to Chinese students. “[The organization] was founded to better help Chinese students and scholars

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Students arriving from other countries often face challenges adapting to college life in America. Organizations such as the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars and the Hindu Student Council provide support to international students to help them feel more at home on campus.

at school and in their life at UTA,” Zhang said. The Friendship Association organizes numerous activities that promote contact between newcomers and old students, and provide all the services that they may need. “Before the new students come, we get all their flight

information and make pickup arrangements for each of them,” Zhang said. “We also help them get the housing information before they come.” After they settle down, each new student is matched with an older one to arrange grocery-shopping drives and advise them on campus life,

she said. Festivals are also a good opportunity to befriend others. “Each year at the end of September there is a big festival for both new students and Mid-Autumn Day,” Zhang said. “That really gives good communication chances for new students and old ones. It

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Choosing Sides Political groups on campus plan to up the ante with elections looming BY EMILY TOMAN

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hile broadcast communications junior Andrew Canfield lives in Arlington, he drives all the way to his hometown in Louisiana to vote where he’s registered. “I think it’s important,” said the College Republicans vice president. “It’s not just the presidential election but the local elections.” The College Republicans and Young Democrats plan to have quite a presence on campus this semester encouraging students to vote. Sarah Elsharis, biology junior and interim Young Democrats president,

said the group has increased membership and become more organized this year. More people want to join or become officers since the high Democratic turnout in the Texas primary, she said. “The primary was so historical,” she said. “Now we have Obama as a candidate, and that’s even more historical if he wins. I think everyone wants to be a part of it.” Canfield said his group looks forward to having a debate with the Young Democrats in October among other activities. They plan to have an event commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks, and they do volunteer work

for local candidates even though they may be outnumbered on campus. “The college campus tends to be more liberal,” he said. “We’re not very popular. There will probably be a lot of Obama supporters.” Elsharis expects political participation among young people to rise this year and create a fun atmosphere on campus. “I think it will probably be kind of fun for the politically active kids regardless of what party you’re with,” she said. EMILY TOMAN news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Don’t Forget to Remember Move-in essentials for every college student that could be left behind By PhilliP Bowden The Shorthorn online editor

Transporting luggage, furniture and other personal belongings to move into your new residence hall in the heat can be quite tiring. Before you relax though, you may want to have the peace of mind that comes from having everything you might need on day one — the items that are so obvious that people tend to overlook them. • Toilet paper You do not want to find yourself without toilet paper when your stomach starts rumbling. Bring at least one roll with you. Do not use newsprint. It is terribly rough on tender skin. • Food If the cafeteria is closed or you don’t have a meal plan, you should keep a small amount of food around to tide you over. Cereal is a great choice. • Shower Shoes Odds are you’ll probably be sharing a shower. You may not know your roommate very well, and you really don’t know how hygienic past occupants of your shower have been. Dress accordingly. • Soap Soap is generally not provided for the purpose of washing your hands. You will surely need some after using the bathroom or other particularly dirty activities. • Curtains. Dark Curtains. If you like to sleep late, are nocturnal or just hate the sun, you might want to invest in a set Photo Illustration: Michael Rettig of dark curtains to keep the oppressive Arlington sun out of your Spanish senior Sean Alexander carries boxes up the stairs to his new place at Timberbrook apartments. Convenience and gas prices are reasons students choose to live on campus. room. • Garbage Bags It’s not unusual for students to have up at certain times. An alarm clock is need a few spare AA or AAA batteries. • First-Aid kit You will need bags to hold the refuse necessary in that sort of situation unmultiple items that require electricity • Thumbtacks You may cut yourself, skin a knee or generated by your crazy college life. Gro- less you forgot the aforementioned dark If you have items to hang like a cal- like computers, TVs, phone and iPod incur some other injury while moving cery bags are a free and easy solution. curtains. Then, the sun will wake you. endar or posters, you’re going to need chargers and alarm clocks. Your room in. Make sure to have the tools to clean Scented garbage bags make the stench something to hang them with. If you will probably not have enough outlets. and disinfect your wounds. • Batteries a little more bearable. Your mileage may Many electronic devices have re- drop one, pick it up immediately. You Bring a surge protector for the extra vary. outlets and added protection against chargeable batteries these days, but will not regret it. By PhilliP Bowden • Alarm Clock power surges. • Surge Protector there are those cases when you may news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Sadly, class will require you to wake

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Innovations are in store this fall that some campus groups may notice as they make their way back to school. Organization members will find new initiatives from the Student Governance and Organizations office that includes a risk management requirement and an online program called MavSync, which allows campus groups to maintain a Web site and the use of online voting for campus elections. A new policy requires organizations to participate in a risk management program mandated by a Texas House Bill that took effect Sept. 2007, said Carter Bedford, Student Governance and Organizations associate director. Those sessions will include an in-person presentation or online module. Additional criteria include any organization that has been cited in the past for a violation. Bedford said the program lacks final approval from the appropriate channels but expects it to be in place by fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be approved. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be good to go by that time,â&#x20AC;? he said. Organizations will also have the opportunity to participate in an online

system that gives Web space to student groups. The system is expected to be available by Sept. and will offer campus groups networking capability similar to that of Facebook, custom-designed Web sites, news feeds, mass text messaging and member directories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a way to involve everyone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not every group can afford a Webmaster,â&#x20AC;? Bedford said. The service costs nothing for active campus organizations, with costs covered by the Student Initiative Fund for Technology. Discussion of incorporating online voting for fall and spring elections is also on Student Governance and Organizations agenda. Research on finding an appropriate online voting program has been in the works for a year and a half and the university is in discussion with a company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want something secure with a fixed IP address,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; ... and keep the integrity of an election. We want you to still do your civic duty and still go to a polling station.â&#x20AC;? Besides all the new additions and regulations concerning campus groups, students should remember that many

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Get to Know the Leaders These people make the rules and have some of the power James Spaniolo, university president

Spaniolo became the university’s seventh president in February 2004 and has led the campus into numerous transitions like the revamping of the university logo in 2006. He also led the expansion of the College of Engineering with the new Civil Engineering Laboratory Building and construction of the Engineering Research Complex. In addition to boosting the university’s presence as a major national research institute, Spaniolo also greets students at activities like Welcome Week events.

Donald Bobbitt, Provost and Academic Affairs vice president

Bobbitt assumed the provost position July 1 after serving as dean of the University of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences since 2003. Bobbitt’s accolades at the University of Arkansas include increasing external funding from $14 million to $27 million and an increased number of endowed chairs and professorships from one to 25 as a result of $74 million in fundraising. In serving as President James Spaniolo’s second-in-command,

Bobbitt is also a chemistry professor in the College of Science and hopes to teach a course next academic year.

Rusty Ward, Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Controller

Life Initiative III, which includes a planned parking garage north of the University Center and UC front reconstruction.

John D Hall, Administration and Campus Operations vice president

Hall has served as vice president since Ward handles all February 2004. He areas dealing with oversees the campus the university’s fiscal master plan, which business, including includes the current its budget and tuition and fees. Of construction of course, with such a long job title, the Engineering there are numerous departments that Research Complex and Civil report to Ward like Payroll, University Engineering Research Building. Accounting and Bursar Services. Ward Hall’s responsibilities include risk also sits on the Administrative Budget management, capital budgets and real Policy and Internal Audit committees. estate.

Travis Boren, Student Congress president

Boren was elected SC president with 795 votes during spring semester elections. Prior to becoming the 200809 Student Congress President, Boren served as the congress’ Parliamentarian, Freshman Leaders on Campus student adviser, Rules and Appropriations committee chair and was on the External Relations Council. In the fall, Boren plans to continue working with student leaders on the Student

Diane Seymour, Women’s Volleyball head coach

Seymour begins her fifth season as head coach for the women’s volleyball team. The UTA alumna, who graduated in 1989, played on the volleyball team during her academic career. During her time as a student athlete, assistant and head coach, Seymour helped UTA’s volleyball program to six NCAA appearances and seven Southland Conference championships.

Frank Lamas, Student Affairs vice president

In his time as Student Affairs vice president, Lamas has taken charge with Student Life Initiative II that aims to bring high profile performers. Lamas also served as cochair on the Committee on Diversity and International Understanding.

Scott Cross, Men’s Basketball head coach

After serving as an assistant coach for eight years, Cross became head coach April 2006. Last year, under his leadership, the men’s basketball team made its first NCAA tournament appearance against University of Memphis. In May, Cross agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at UTA through 2011-12.

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The ShorThorn A Pi Kappa Phi sign sits next to ongoing construction for the Greek Row Beautification Project July 30 at Greek Row Drive and Summit Avenue. The project replaced 6-inch pipelines with 12-inch ones, repaved and placed a median.

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Greek Row Beautification Project set to be completed by fall semester By Joan Khalaf The Shorthorn copy desk chief

For Tedd Kelley, any improvement to Greek Row Drive, the university’s street lined with Greek Life housing, is certainly a good thing. “The more people see how UTA treats Greek Row, it’s good for people that want to come in and join [Greek Life],” the Delta Upsilon president and finance junior said. The Greek Row Beautification

Project replaced the old 6-inch pipelines with 12-inch ones. The street was also repaved and a median was placed. The project started May 15 and is expected to be complete by the start of fall semester. Greek Life members will also volunteer to plant trees inside the median once construction is finished. The project allows Greek Row to look presentable, said Seth Ressl, Greek Life and University

Events director. “It’s also a reason for us to work with the chapters to make sure they help present a good image of the university being as visible as they are,” he said. However, the beautification doesn’t have as much to do with Greek Life as it does with the street being a primary entrance to campus, Ressl said. Despite the institutional purpose for the project, Kelley said he thinks it will boost recruitment.

“Anything to get the word out,” he said. Recruitment starts almost immediately in the semester. Each council, such as the PanHellenic Council for sororities and the Interfraternity Council for fraternities, will have separate orientations, said Robert-Thomas Jones, Greek Life and University Events assistant director. During recruitment week, all Greek organizations will host activities to draw members. At the

end of the week, the organization will give invitations to join. Delta Upsilon was scheduled to have a house built on the corner of Davis Street and Greek Row Drive by this fall, but completion has been pushed back tentatively to February 2009, Kelley said. The fraternity just got the loan approved for the house construction. Joan Khalaf

RecRuitment WeeK and oRientation dates Aug. 27 – Pan-Hellenic Council Sept. 8 – Interfraternity Council Sept. 10 – Multicultural Greek Council Sept. 12 – National Pan-Hellenic Council

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â&#x20AC;˘ A studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truck was stolen from Lot 36, located near the Social Work Complex on July 21. â&#x20AC;˘ Six vehicle burglaries were reported in Lots 44 and 47 on Oakland and Pecan streets on June 9. â&#x20AC;˘ A visiting faculty member was punched in the face at Nedderman Hall on April 9. â&#x20AC;˘ A student was attacked with a knife after refusing to give the suspect change in Lot 42 near West Third Street on April 10. The student was unharmed. â&#x20AC;˘ A student reported an attempted robbery after a man tried to snatch her purse at Arlington Hall on June 21. â&#x20AC;˘ Nineteen male students playing cricket in Lot 33 near the Mavericks Activities Center reported an aggravated robbery March 16. Six males, two holding handguns, approached the students and asked for the bat.

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Professional babysitters needed. You create your own Extraordinary schedule. Apply at Women Needed www.seekingsitters.com GREAT PAY /FLEXIBLE for egg donation HOURS Nannies On The Go is searchHealthy non-smoking women ing for caring, compassionate between ages 19 and 29 Nannies. All families are prescreened for your safety. Cre• Extended flexible hours ate your own schedule and get paid $10.00-$15.00/ hr • Two monitoring locations – Call or e-mail us info@nannimid-cities and North Dallas esonthego.com or Nanniesonthego.net (817) 442-0225 • Compensation for time and Needed: A “Buddy” for two travel $5,000 per donation great kids, ages 11 &13. Aft. (up to 6 donations) school, flex. hrs, must have good driving record & trans. 817-540-7067 S. arl/mnsfld area. Resumes & general inquiries sent to: mlyncheryl@yahoo.com or michelleg@embryo.net call: 469-323-4206 www.donoregginfo.com Attendant needed for 12 year old boy with autism. Approx. 20 hrs/week: $10/hr. Extra hrs. will be available over Christmas, Spring Break, & summer holidays. Located in Mansfield, TX. Ideal for a female caregiver. Involves tutoring, life skills training, CPR course required and must have own car. Background check and drug testing are mandatory. Domestic chores and community outings expected. 817-504-2113 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS We are looking for qualified and dynamic team members to make a real difference in the lives of the kids in our after-school programs. Full and part time, flexible hour positions are available. Contact Melinda or Tiffany for more information! (817) 275-6551 NANNY - Need after school nanny for 11 & 14 yr old. Must have reliable transportation & childcare experience. (214) 636-1687 CHILD CARE. M-F 1:00-6:00 p.m. Supervise nap. Serve snack. SuperPAID EGG DONORS for up vise children in play. Email to 9 donations + Expenses. resume to school@cfcl.cc or N/smokers, ages 18-29, call Dian for interview. (817) SAT>1100/ACT>24GPA>3.0 534-2189 (817) 534-2189 info@eggdonorcenter.com (817) 534-2189 EXTENDED CARE Ages 5-12. Small private school. EMPLOYMENT M-Th 3:00-6:00. F 2:00-6:00. Email resume to Childcare school@cfcl.cc OR call Dian for interview. (817) 534-2189 Little Angel Sitters Service CHILD CARE. Assist lead Needs caring individuals for teachers with preschool class. 8:30-1:00. Monday-Friday. church nursery. P/T hrs. Email resume to Call: 817-875-3586 school@cfcl.cc OR call Dian for interview. (817) 534-2189

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FINANCE EDUCATION, LIVING EXPENSES, &/OR EARN EXTRA CASH! PT/FT Annuity & Mortgage Protection commission only themillionairegroup.com Reference: Carol F. Johnson caroljohnsonagency@sbcglob al.net (817) 453-3611

SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER Skills primarily used PHP and MySQL. Also use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX. Flexible hours, great people. Pay based on abilities. Call Danielle @ 817-453-9919

PART TIME BABY-SITTER wanted for two children in Euless. Must be available weekend nights, have a car, and references. Prefer female, clean-cut, non-smoker, education student. Email or call: alina.estes@yahoo.com, (405) 476-6605 HOMESCHOOL TUTOR PT helper for Christian homeschool family, 6-10 hours, located in central Arlington (817) 275-3233

Driver/Delivery

Excellent part time job! -Valet drivers - Greeters -Cashiers $8-14/hr w/ tips. Call Darren (469)323-2126

Hospitality/Service !Bartending! $250/day potential No experience nec Training provided age 18+.ok 1-800-965-6520 x.137

Software development company needs p/t computer hardware/software support person. Must have working knowledge and networking & computer hardware. Programming a plus, not necessary. Call Mon-Fri 8 am-3 pm 817 375 9898

Need p/t sales associate, friendly, professional, and efficient person to join our fast Warehouse paced family owned pharAll Star Party Service wants macy in Arlington. Evenings PT delivery drivers for car- & Sat. approx. 30/hrs. apply MANUFACTURING within at nival equipment. Truck preFortune 500 Company, SherRandol Mill Pharmacy ferred. Flexible schedule Call win-Williams, is seeking 1014 N. Fielder (817) 332-5867 between hardworking dedicated indi10am-6pm Medical viduals as production maFinance/Accounting Small company seeks chine operators for its manupart-time help. M-F, flexi- facturing facility in Arlington, Accounting Major TX. Positions for 2nd shift PT/ FT position with local ble hours, excellent pay. 3pm to 11pm M-F, and 3rd Call 817-496-6001 Tax/ Accounting Firm Hours shift 11pm to 7am Sun - Thur flexible with college schedule STERILIZATION are available. Some weekends sarahp@chrisgreencpa.com ASSISTANT & OT may be required. Fax 817-625-4595 Sterilization technician Please submit all questions & needed for busy orthodontic resumes to Kevin Davis at General office, M-TH, afternoons E-mail Kevin. R. only, walking distance from Davis@Sherwin.com Guaranteed $12.50/ hr. UTA (817) 275-3233 No selling, leads only. Flex (817) 640-0848 Office/Clerical days and hrs. Door-to-door canvassing. Call 24 hrs. Arlington Law Firm is seek877-654-7260 ing a Part-time Clerk/Runner Engineering Student for 20-25 hrs/wk. You must for P/T, Property Managehave reliable transportation, ment & Maintenance, Saturgood driving record and car days. 817-265-3789 insurance. Please e-mail resume to: Part time health care kathyg@rockywalton.com assistance needed. For more info call 817-371-2838 or fax your resume to: (817)429-3469 Part-time work with invenSales tory team 5-9 hours per day. 2 or more days per week. Paid OUTSIDE SALES APtraining, math a plus days POINTMENT SETTER start a 5:15 am. Will work Ecowater.com is hiring enerwith your schedule. getic individuals for our door (817) 822-3379 to door team. There is no selling involved. This position Desk clerk 3pm-11pm P/T comes with a guaranteed base Can study on job, will look salary plus big commissions good on resume. Will train. and weekly bonuses. Work Days Inn 910 N. Collins. part time evenings and weekends, receive full time paycheck. Please email call or BUSINESS OPPORTUfax Mr. Odom NITY Work from home ** fax 817-420-9080, email; Must have computer with jim@ecowatertexas.com Internet. Call Vicky @ phone ext 102 214-497-8405. (817) 349-6777 Part time sales. Are you passionate about golf? Retail golf store in Southlake. Looking for someone who is enthusiastic, sales oriented & knowledgeable about golf. using have some form of lubrication Call Elaine at on them, and that is what is stopping 817 416-5886

DR. RUTH

Q: I was a virgin until I met this guy I fell in love with. I have two problems. The first is that I don’t ever the bleeding. So you could use an have an orgasm. I feel like I’m about artificial lubricant to get the same to have one, but then nothing comes effect. out of me. The other, bigPerhaps part of the ger problem is that when overall problem is that you we have sex, I bleed. When are not producing enough we use a condom, I don’t natural lubrication because bleed, but I do sometimes you aren’t sufficiently when we don’t. I take injecaroused. You may be starttions for birth control, but ing intercourse too soon, my mom worries that it is without enough foreplay. not safe and that I could Most women cannot have become pregnant. He an orgasm from interwants to make me happy, course alone, and every but the fact that I don’t Dr. Ruth woman needs a certain orgasm makes him very Send your amount of foreplay before upset, like he is not good questions to Dr. intercourse begins in order enough. Please help me. Ruth Westheimer to become aroused and have her natural lubricac/o King A: If you are getting an Features tion begin. So what you injectable form of birth Syndicate, 235 E. need to do is read a book control, then you are very 45th St., New on sex to find out how to safe from an unintended York, NY 10017 become better at having pregnancy and really don’t sex, as there are many need to use condoms skills that go into this act except to protect yourself from that, once mastered, will make it a lot STDs. But maybe the condoms he is more enjoyable.

Seasonal

LAWN & LANDSCAPE COMPANY seeking self motivated team player for residential and commercial work in the DFW area. Year round F/ T & P/ T work available. Salary negotiable. Visit our website, www.onlymowing.com or call (817) 504-9222

Teaching/Tutoring

Looking for someone experienced in the Maya Program. Need to learn the program fully and understand the major features. Ceb8861@exchange.uta.edu

Technical SIX SIGMA TRAINING Give your career a boost; increase your chance of getting hired. Open enrollment & onsite Lean six sigma training. www.6sigmaway.com. Commission 4 referrals. (800) 726-1345 Need student to design a website. Compensation negotiable. (817) 905-4028

704 Lynda Lane 1 bd/ 1 ba $400/mo laundry on property, free basic cable & water paid. (817)-274-1800 1 Bedroom Apartment Walk/ Bike to UTA. Quiet neighborhood, private entrance, partially furnished. $385 plus shared utilities. Ref. and bkgr. check req. (817) 460-1750

Condos

Condo for sale. 1 bd/ 1bth efficiency with back porch. Newly remodeled, near 360. $45,000. 817-714-2439. CONDO FOR SALE Why rent when you can build equity? 2bed, 2bath totally updated, Brazilian cherry pergo floors, kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances, sink and disposal. Crown molding. Full size washer dryer hookup. Rare in these Condos. Close to the Pool. Brandi Barnett, Keller-Williams 972-965-5244 brandi-barnett@sbcglobal.net Condo for lease 5 min from UTA Move In Special $299 1 bedroom, $499 2 bedroom (817) 860-0309

Duplex

Nicely updated 2 bd/1 1/2 bath duplex. $550/mo. 817-891-8220

Homes

Walking distance to UTA 3 bedroom house @ 1101 Hollis 675/month w/references 817 265 3789 Furnished room for rent. 5 min from UTA. Prefer quiet person, no smoking/pets. 375 (817)542-0587 leave message

Queen Size Bed Pillow Top, Female non-smoker to share $155, in wrapper, w/ mfg home near UTA. $350/mo. warranty. 817-275-2882 bills pd, DSL (817) 277-6543 Full Size Mattress Set new Roommates in plastic, factory warranty $99 817-275-2882 FURNISHED ROOM 4 Rent Miscellaneous to a clean & quiet female in 2 bd apt - 2 blocks from UTA. Full kitchen & living space privileges. $415/mth all bill paid w/ internet. Call Autumn 361-290-7550 or email ahuddle@uta.edu 15% off for UTA stuROOM FOR RENT IM LIVING IN A RENT dents, staff, and alumni HOUSE AND A SPARE ROOM IS AVAILABLE.. Corner of Cooper St. NEED ONE ADDL ROOM& Secretary Dr. Suite 826 MATE. 3 BR, 2 BATH, 2 (behind Burger Box) LIVING AND A OFFICE. 817-277-3800 PREFER FEMALE. $450 MONTHLY INCLUDING SERVICE DIRECTORY UTILITIES, SATELLITE AND INTERNET. THERE Banking/Financial WILL BE 3 OCCUPANTS. I HAVE ONE ROOMMATE AND NEED ONE MORE. (682) 365-7600

Skull Crush Motorcycle Gear

Townhomes

3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE Located in central Arlington-close to UTA! Call 817-832-4802 to schedule an appointment. Only $995 4bd/3ba Townhome for Rent. Short walk. 203 Wooded Glen. 1 block west of W Abrams at Fielder. 1450/month.Brand New. Must See! 214-704-5229. 600 Grand Avenue 2 bd/1 bth townhome. Washer/dryer, water, and cable provided. $600/mo 817-274-1800 H.B. Properties

MERCHANDISE Books Book for sale: Literature of the Western World Volume I, Fifth Edition, Wilkie Hurt. Brand new. $50.00 817-564-5426

Childcare Officer’s Wife, 24 hr, Meals, playroom & activities. South Arlington (817) 467-9107

Employment Service

Interested in purchasing new kia, Aflac insurance or employment, call 817-733-3422


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