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Unique UW class offers opportunity to study dam removal project

Navigating the Big C

Miranda Gadau was in it for the bagels. When a friend of hers found Camp Kesem’s booth tabling in the quad of their freshman year, she convinced Miranda to tag along to the meeting because there would be free bagels. But that’s just how it started. When Gadau sat at the meeting and listened to the mission, she fell in love. 

Northwest Exposure

Since July 27, the Facebook group “FIUTS SUSI 2014” has been filled with posts of love, “adieus,” and nostalgia by those who have participated in the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media. 

“Dear lovely people, thanks so much for all the extra care,” one post reads. “[I] felt too much love. Love you all into bits.” 

Building connections

SeaTac and Tukwila lie only about 15 miles outside of Seattle, a major epicenter of health care innovation. Home to the UW Medical Center, a nationally ranked hospital, along with world-class doctors, it’s surprising that venturing a short 15 miles down I-5 yields such drastic changes.

Observing Ramadan

As the UW hosts an increasing number of international students every year, it can be difficult to accommodate all the diverse cultures and beliefs. Students at the UW come from many different walks of life. Many, like me, come from Islamic backgrounds. 

As an international student from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), my Islamic heritage is very important to me. At times, assimilating my cultural beliefs with my American surroundings has proven to be a challenge. Holidays, especially Ramadan, have been particularly trying.

Ozymandias, ramp of ramps

A colossal wreck, boundless and bare sits just west of the UW campus. Situated on the north end of the arboretum, on land that is property of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and technically a part of the 520 freeway, are the ramps to nowhere. This concrete that progress forgot is anything but ignored; the space where land meets water and industry meets nature remains a place of interest and a destination for many.

Rising above the Mean

Pedro Arellano-Camarena didn’t always see himself graduating from college, much less pursuing a master’s degree. School wasn’t necessarily his strength, so to speak.

Sickness and stigma

*Editor’s note: Name has been changed to protect privacy.

If someone was going through their day with a broken arm or a crippling fever, they would be encouraged to seek medical attention. To not do so would be ignoring an obvious ailment. 

High-flying Canary

UW student Megh Vakharia didn’t tell his parents he was starting a company. Instead they found out when he and his business partner Josiah Tullis were interviewed on Q13 two days after their website went live. 

Behind the numbers: Getting students to vote

As students bustled around campus between May 12 and May 14 this year, voting for the 2014-2015 ASUW elections had begun. The students involved in the election campaigns worked diligently to get the general student body to contribute their voices to the election and cast their ballots.