Beta Theta Pi disbanded for hazing allegations

After conducting investigations into the hazing allegations made in early October, the international headquarters of Beta Theta Pi has made the decision to disband the UW chapter.

Robbery in the U-District

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is investigating a robbery Wednesday night in the 5000 block of 19th Avenue Northeast.

Parking predicament

Students forced to choose between convenience and affordability


Keever’s golden goal propels Huskies to Sweet Sixteen

Sixty three seconds into the first overtime period against the Missouri Tigers, Washington women’s soccer freshman forward Kimberly Keever ended her 10-game scoring drought. Her timing couldn’t have been better.

Huskies overcome poor first half to beat Redhawks

For six straight seasons, the Washington men’s basketball team had reigned supreme over its crosstown rivals from Seattle University.

Schwan steps up as Huskies stop skid

It had been almost two months since freshman Courtney Schwan last saw the court for the Washington indoor volleyball team.


November Pain: How elections are failing average Americans

An article in the most recent edition of The Economist reported that the top 0.1 percent of American families currently hold 22 percent of our country’s wealth. That share is just a bit less than the historic peak set in 1929, the same year in which a stock market crash marked the beginning of the Great Depression. 

Don’t stop yelling at me

Defending freedom of speech is the best way to protect liberty

Will’s word of the week: pound

The core meanings of words can live for a long, long time in a language, even one as tenaciously absorbent as English. The meanings of words can show remarkable endurance, at least from this amateur etymologist’s perspective. Word meanings can develop in parallel or come together with the same spellings and with the same pronunciations, but mean markedly different things. One of these homonyms is the ubiquitous “pound,” with its similar noun and verb forms.

Arts & Leisure

Hops, sip, and a chug: Clemmontine Floral Pale Ale, Snipes Mountain Brewing Company

Name: Clemmontine Floral Pale Ale

From Bottleworks in Wallingford

Tasted from a bomber, out of a football-shaped Miller Lite glass

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 4.1% 

IBU: 41

Out & About


Untuxed: ‘The Barber of Seville’

“Casual” and “the Seattle Symphony” don’t usually go together, but the Seattle Symphony’s “Untuxed” series aims to make classical music accessible. Take a bus downtown to hear some familiar pieces in a casual, come-as-you-are setting. Dress up if you want, but if you’ve ever felt like going to Benaroya Hall in sweatpants, now is your chance. 


Carbon battle

Non-partisan grassroots group Carbon Washington (Carbon WA) aims to bring progressive environmental legislation to the 2016 state ballot — and it’s in the midst of making strides on the UW campus.

Brick tricks

A cover of darkness means it’s go time for a brick bandit. A person scouring the Quad and Red Square for a keepsake usually flits through the shadows of a cloudy Seattle night instead of risking a daytime raid.

And the theft is often a crime of opportunity. To the prowler, the dark rust-red bricks are easy targets to swoop without the nuisance of planning or foresight.

Student life after the military

Students all know that college tuition is expensive. Even with financial aid and grants, many graduate with large sums of student debt. 

But for Lindsay Church, a UW student veteran who served four years in the Navy as a linguist, the cost of college education was quite different. The cost for her and other student veterans was much more than money; they paid with their security, health, well-being, and years of their youth.


Learning to LAUGH: Using art to reduce stress

For a few seconds, the canvas remains blank. Then a thin line appears, followed by another, and slowly, a shape begins to form. Quiet music rises in the background and in the distance, the lull of waves swell to the surface. Blue paint splashes across the surface, tinged with the white churning of sea foam. A child laughs, a colorful beach ball appears. In a few minutes, an invisible hand has transformed the blank canvas into an idyllic beach. All from a TV screen in a patient waiting room.

UW students provide personal healthcare to locals in Nicaragua

The slogan, “Students empowering communities, communities empowering students,” is a reminder of the impact a handful of individuals from the UW School of Pharmacy made upon arriving to Nicaragua. 

This past June, 43 UW School of Pharmacy students and physicians from the Seattle area teamed up with Global Brigades, the largest student-led global health organization in the world, to deliver health care services to indigent people in a rural village in Nicaragua.

Campus Pulse

UW and Fred Hutch researchers study bandage contact lenses’ effect on graft-versus-host disease symptoms

Researchers from the UW and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have teamed up to study a special contact lens that acts as a bandage for patients with debilitating symptoms of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

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