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UW awarded gold bicycle-friendly status

The UW was recognized as a gold bicycle-friendly university (BFU) by the president of the League of American Bicyclists Andy Clarke at a ceremony Thursday night.

Anarchist academic talks about successful political organizing

According to anarchist academic Chris Dixon, Ph.D., successful social justice movements require combative natures and alternative options, as well as an understanding of the current social and political climate.

Local luminaries share views on leadership

The four speakers at last night’s third annual U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership dinner told the audience anyone can be a leader.


Sports

Washington has strong showing in Pac-12 championships

Coming off a successful meet at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, the Washington cross country teams had high expectations going into Friday’s Pac-12 championships at the Metropolitan Links Golf Course in Oakland, Calif. They met those expectations, with both the men’s and women’s teams coming in fourth place.

Huskies tie program record for best start with rout of Bruins

After fending off set points in each of its last three matches, the No. 2 Washington indoor volleyball was looking for consistency heading into its contest with No. 16 UCLA on Friday night.

Huskies lose crucial home battle with Trojans

Entering the penultimate weekend of regular season play, the Washington women’s soccer team needed a win against USC to start its final home set of the year off right. What resulted instead was what head coach Lesle Gallimore called an “ugly, scrappy battle that we we didn’t finish on the better end of.”


Opinion

Free Speech Friday: Week of Oct. 31, 2014

See what The Daily's readers had to say this week.

Room for debate: Horror movies — The science behind scare

Everyone knows the physiological symptoms of fear. Your heart rate speeds up, you begin to perspire, and all of your senses feel a bit heightened. This reaction is in our DNA, but what on Earth makes us want to seek out those feelings on purpose?

Room for debate: Horror movies — In defense of blood and gore

I love a good horror story. They’re a blend of escapist narrative and thrill ride. If told well, a horror story makes you care for the protagonist. You feel their trepidation as they stupidly wander into the darkness. It allows you to confront a wide array of fears, from snakes to machete-carrying maniacs, all from the safety of your couch.

For me, the fun of horror movies was always watching them with friends. The shared experience of cursing the main character for his stupidity was always more fun when divided up among a group.


Arts & Leisure

Film review: ‘Nightcrawler,’ dir. Dan Gilroy

A character study of a sociopath

Cheer up, goth

The official music of nonconformists

Halloween makeup tutorial

The walking undead


Features

From slam dunks to wings and waffles

Since getting drafted to the NBA in 2005, former UW basketball star Nate Robinson has amassed fans for his 5-foot-9 success story and explosive slam dunks, becoming the only player to win the NBA’s slam dunk contest three times.

Now, he’s making a new name for himself that doesn’t involve shooting hoops.

Opera aspirations

Correction: When "Opera aspirations" was originally published on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, The Daily incorrectly stated that Denná Good-Mojab was 16 years old when she graduated last spring. However, she was actually 17.

Last spring, a graduating UW senior unlike any other, took the stage at the UW commencement ceremony to deliver a powerful rendition of the national anthem that belied her 5-foot stature and 17 years of age.

Mindfulness mission

Last year, when Yogis at UW (YUW) reached its 300-person capacity within the first month of school, the club founder, Alysha Greig, realized that the UW needed something bigger than a Registered Student Organization (RSO) to take care of students’ mental health.    


Science

Campus Pulse

UW to receive state-of-the-art X-ray scanner

Next spring, the UW will receive a state-of-the-art, 3-D imaging machine for use across a variety of departments, from anthropology to engineering. The machine, an X-ray computed tomography scanner, will be the only publicly-available scanner of its kind in the region.

The machine, also known as a CT scanner, will allow researchers to view high-resolution 3-D images, and cross-sections of objects with varying densities, including steel and bone.

The cycle of poverty continues to spiral

The number of Washingtonians living in poverty increased by more than 50,000 people from 2012 to 2013, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last month.

From 13.5 percent in 2012, the number of Washington residents living in poverty rose to 14.1 percent the following year, for a total of 967,282 living in poverty. New Jersey and Washington were the only two states where both poverty and income inequality increased. 

Book review: ‘Unnatural Selection,’ Emily Monosson

For many, evolution brings up images of apes turning into men, or of portable Japanese video games. Scientists, on the other hand, imagine minute genetic and physical changes in a population of a species over time. 


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