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The press and the value of its reporting have been called into question over and over again in the past two years on a nationwide scale as well as a local one. Newspapers have moved entirely to online platforms; some, like Seattle Weekly, cut their staff down to three, and others, like New Y…

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While fedoras may look good on Humphrey Bogart, there are a lot of people who quite simply cannot pull them off, although telling them so might not be the most diplomatic idea. It’s become something of a joke on the internet, that a bespeckled nerd with a neckbeard, is always in want of a fedora.

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In my sixth grade class, the presidential election was brought up for discussion, specifically concerning candidate Barack Obama. One of my classmates immediately raised his hand and said, “I don’t think he should be president because he is a Muslim.” 

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine have recently declared states of emergency in response to the area’s rising homelessness. The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent universities, and it is time for us to expand our role in responding to th…

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London artist Pauline Boty is one of the founders of the British pop art movement and of these, the only woman. Her work focuses on female sexuality, empowerment, and criticizing traditional ideas of masculinity. Despite having studied stained glass for a total of six years at Wimbledon Scho…

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Freedom of the press is so etched into the being of our country that we rarely question it. The right to speak our minds and state our opinions is often defined as a basic human right, while other societies deem it as a privilege. I think the ability to freely express our thoughts without go…

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I have a request for you. The next time you take an Uber or a Lyft, be sure to start a conversation with your driver. Ask them if ridesharing is their only job or if they’re doing something else on the side. I usually do, and about half the time I learn that they’re either between jobs or wo…

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular Victorian author from London. She is most famous for her 1862 novel “Lady Audley’s Secret.” Her writing career gave her rare autonomy for a Victorian woman and although she eventually married, it was for love and not security. Indeed, her relationship wit…

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In between moving and applying for new jobs I’ve had to fill out a lot of forms recently. One questionnaire that I needed to fill out asked me to select my form of address — a “no title” option wasn’t available. What was available were the titles of Mr., Mrs., Ms., and Miss. 

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Sitting in a lecture hall with a police-issued Glock handgun holstered on his hip and recent police gun training fresh in his head, Muhlenberg College student Joey Dolan is ambushed by an armed gunman and shot in the head and chest before he can even untangle his pistol from his shirt.

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Back in the halcyon days of 2010, Apple launched Siri, which has become something of an icon. It was cutting edge technology for personal assistants, and could give concise replies to simple queries about reminders, the weather, and sports scores. Its sense of humor has also become somewhat …

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Body image is always changing as a social construction and society keep piling on unrealistic ideals of beauty and attraction for both women and men. Communication researchers would explain the societal expectations of beauty with a concept called social comparison. Social comparison as it r…

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The racism around Seattle and the UW Campus is real, palpable, and destructive. Standing up to it is a noble cause. However, what is not ennobling or effective is the use and promulgation of information (evidence) that is patently untrue. To wit: using a UW staffer’s recent break with civil …

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Whether you like it or not this country is becoming racially diverse. The multiracial population in the United States is growing substantially; in a 2013 U.S. census about 9 million people identified themselves as two or more races. As multiracial relationships become more widely accepted, t…

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Elsie Inglis was a feminist, a skilled doctor, and the founder of the “Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service” (SWH) in 1914. The SWH provided medical care in the form of nurses, doctors, and ambulance drivers, and was entirely run by women. 

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For three years, Confronting Climate Change (CCC) has been laboring fervently to advocate for climate justice within the University of Washington and our local community. We have successfully brought about a green energy investment program in 2013 and complete divestment from thermal coal in…

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The dynamics of power in a relationship have long been defined by traditional gender roles and who brings home the bacon at the end of the day. However, those dynamics are now shifting with more women becoming the primary breadwinners in modern marriages.