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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.

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.    

Transit troubles

Heron Paulson-Quick has a passion for dancing. She’s been doing it for four years, and though she lives on campus in Seattle, she’s willing to make a trek to Zamani Culture House, a dance studio in Bothell, to continue, because it’s the only place in the area that teaches the styles she’s interested in. Her journey consists of 40 minutes walking, and 35 minutes on two buses. 

Each night she goes to Bothell, Paulson-Quick takes two dance classes, totaling two and a half hours. 

On the frontlines

Reporting at the center of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa might be unimaginable to most college students; but Cooper Inveen, a senior in the UW’s journalism program, enjoyed it. 

All the world's a gallery

If you have ever needed a compelling reason to explore the UW campus, now is the time. Until Oct. 25,12 works of art are on display in a project called Mad Campus.

This unusual exhibition is from MadArt,a project started by Alison Milliman about six years ago. The program has put on other exhibitions before, such as Mad Homes in 2011, when artists took over five houses before they were set to be demolished. The idea is always to bring art into an everyday context, where people will simply stumble across it.

Faces of UW: New faculty and staff

Scott W. Allard, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

By Zezhou Jing The Daily

After teaching and researching as an associate professor for six years at the University of Chicago, Scott Allard was excited to move from the small, private university to the UW, which he described as, “big, public, and offers lots of different exciting opportunities to wide varieties of students.”