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The power of the powwow

Amidst the ubiquitous clinking of tiny bells and the persistent smell of hot fry bread it was difficult to remember that one was in the HUB 211: Ballroom on Saturday. 

An annual event sponsored by the UW American Indian Student Commission (AISC), the Winter Pow Wow transformed the ballroom into a gathering space and celebration ground for a community and its culture. 

One Night Count reports increase in homelessness

It was 2:40 a.m., and the steady tapping of footsteps echoed through an alley in the U-District. As the group of four reached the main street, they suddenly stopped walking, yet their eyes roamed as a man on a bicycle passed by.

“I know that guy,” said Kate Phillips of Street Youth Ministries, a faith-based organization serving homeless and at-risk youth. “I’m going to count him as ‘walking around.’”

Primate center cited for deaths of infant monkeys but still in compliance with Animal Welfare Act

The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) has been the subject of much controversy, but in the recent deaths of juvenile monkeys, head officials at the center assured the public that negligence was not the cause.


Sports

Cook takes over as indoor volleyball coach

When Keegan Cook joined the Washington indoor volleyball program as an assistant coach two years ago, he envisioned he could some day ascend to the top job.

Upshaw dismissed from UW program

Washington men’s basketball head coach Lorenzo Romar announced Monday that sophomore center Robert Upshaw, a transfer from Fresno State, has been dismissed for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Huskies handled by Utes

Utah has burst onto the Pac-12 men’s basketball scene this season with a dynamic offense and a stout defense. Owning the conference’s largest average margin at 17 points per game, the No. 12 Utes have established themselves as the top threat to Arizona in the conference during a strong start to Pac-12 play.


Opinion

Disconnecting

Sharing less could bring you more

Guest editorial: Minimum wage

Last year, Seattle city council passed a legislation that will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour within 3-6 years. At the time polls indicated a 70 percent support for the legislation among the residents. However, a recent poll shows a sharp drop in the support to below 50 percent. Although that is an improvement, it is still disappointing that in one of the most educated cities in the US, half of the residents support raising the minimum wage.

Moving beyond monoracial categories

I once had a professor claim that in 50 years, everyone will be so racially “mixed” and therefore ambiguous, no one will be able to distinguish “what someone is,” so race won’t matter much anymore.


Arts & Leisure

Song to start your week: ‘Stay This Way,’ Peter Bjorn and John

Ah, college: the time where everything feels perfect but nothing feels right. Where adulthood looms over us like the boogeyman of our childhood nightmares. Where it seems like the more we distance ourselves from youth, the harder it is to get that wonder back.

“Stay This Way” captures these feelings; it reassures you that you are not alone, while simultaneously telling you everything will be alright.

Theater review: ‘The Three Sisters,’ dir. John Langs

What’s the point of even writing a review?


Features

For the love of song

Street performers along the Ave share why they busk

The making of a mascot

Inside the world of Dubs, the UW's 13th live mascot.

An education worth fighting for

A UW freshman overcomes immigration and housing struggles to get to college


Science

UW mechanical engineers protect sea life from marine construction

A sharp sound pulses through the water, emitting pressure waves like a mini explosion. Whale and seal ears are damaged, fish flip upside down, and drown as their swim bladders, or inner-balancing systems, pop like balloons. The sound happens again and again. Marine construction is occurring above water, and the hammering of giant metal piles into the seafloor is extremely loud.

Campus Pulse

Life-saving opioid-abuse treatment not available to millions

A UW-led study published last week in Annals of Family Medicine found buprenorphine-naloxone, an effective treatment for opioid addiction, is not available to patients in many rural U.S. counties.

Seahawks fans make waves

QuickShake 

CenturyLink Field erupted with ear-splitting cheers, jumping, and wild celebrations Sunday after the Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers, earning them a spot in Superbowl XLIX. Fans left the game with their ears ringing, a souvenir of the crowd’s roar. Meanwhile, UW researchers watched as their monitors showed evidence of yet another quake generated by the 12th Man.


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