Earlier this year the Pew Research Center released data on an interesting survey they did regarding familial connections to the military. According to the study, 79 percent of Americans aged 50-64 have an immediate family member who served, or currently serves, in the military. Compare that to only 33 percent of Americans age 18-29 with immediate family members who have served.
Walking home on Friday night — from the Ave toward 20th Avenue Northeast — I am subject to the usual symptoms of living in a college neighborhood. Broken glass and crushed cans — silver means Coors Light and blue signifies Keystone — pepper the ground I step on. Cigarettes are also plentifully splayed across the cement sidewalk — a result of the “I-only-smoke-when-I’m-drunk” epidemic.
The year is 1968. The date, April 17. The scene is Berkeley, Calif. Thousands of University of California students riot in response to the ongoing Vietnam War. The riot is covered by national media and broadcasted around the globe, sparking riots from Berlin to Paris.
Oh, how the UW would change if I called the shots. Registration would be at 4:30 p.m. and Red Square would never be slippery. An ice cream cart would replace the Obama-with-a-Hitler-’stache booth and the Mormons would give out free blue books instead of religious guidance.
Chris Hansen, a wealthy San Francisco businessman, has spearheaded a proposal to build a state-of-the-art sports arena downtown in a location near Seattle’s other two premiere stadiums: CenturyLink Field and Safeco. The thought is that this stadium will be the new home to the (hopefully) resurrected Seattle SuperSonics franchise and possibly a professional hockey team.
Follow opinion writers Ian Cameron and Holden Taylor in a unique conversation about the origins of American ideals in the new soda machine invention that serves up more than 100 types of flavored beverages. Is this too much choice for people to handle?
There is a sentiment — especially in comparison to our European counterparts — that American men are sloppy dressers, oblivious to style, and aesthetically apathetic; there also seems to be a train of thought that American men are consistently out-dressed by the fairer half of the country.