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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.

Therapy dogs help hundreds of students de-stress

With midterms mounting, students in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library got an opportunity to unwind on Wednesday afternoon, with the help of a group of pups.

Kshama Sawant leads conversation at UW

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant appeared at the UW Wednesday night to talk about the power of unions. The discussion was hosted by the UW student-led Social Workers Student Union (SWSU).


Sports

Video: Chris Petersen previews Colorado

Head coach Chris Petersen met with the media Thursday to talk about his team's offensive struggles, how quarterback Cyler Miles has looked in practice folllowing his injury last week, and where Shaq Thompson will play going forward.

Battle royale

Daily sportswriters debate the biggest matchup of the weekend in UW sports and an NBA title favorite, among other topics.

In tight battle, UW holds off USC

For the third straight match, the Washington indoor volleyball team was pushed in each set by a Pac-12 foe.


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

Zombie Prom: The undead get another chance to rock

You can feel the sweat starting to trickle down your back and form under your hairline as you bang your head. For a moment you forget the guitarist is only 13 years old and was in gym class earlier today. And then you realize you don’t care, because that “kid” sounds like he could be the next Kurt Cobain.

This Friday, at the fourth annual Zombie Prom, young musicians will get their chance in the spotlight. 

Interview with the artist: Sevendials

For siblings Mia, Darius, and Damien Natas, music is a second language. The decision to start making music together in 2011 seemed natural. Now, their band Sevendials has an ambitious, deliberate sound that hearkens back to the golden age of ’80s and ’90s shoegaze and dream pop. 

Boxes of Tangerine

From the doghouse to center stage


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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