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All across UW, we’re experiencing worker shortages and understaffed departments –– Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is unfortunately no exception.

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Housing & Food Services (HFS) workers are the student employees who sort through your plentiful Amazon packages, serve you meals, and assist you through the perils of dorm life. They are the unsung heroes on campus, with HFS providing jobs for over 1,000 students.

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Whether it’s after class, studying in the library, or eating in the dining hall, many students inevitably end up in dire need of the restroom — where they sometimes realize they’re bleeding and need a menstrual product. When they run out, the first thought is often ‘Well the restroom must ha…

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Editor’s note: Realpolitik is a German term meaning “practical politics.” Merriam-Webster defines it as “politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives.” “Realpolitikal” aims to bring a campus perspective to broader political issues and offe…

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On Oct. 4, Facebook and its related apps were unusable beginning around 8:40 a.m. PDT and remained down for roughly five hours, according to The New York Times. Facebook owns Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, some of the most widely used social media apps, so when Facebook went down, it dr…

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In case you were unaware, el Día de los Muertos —  aka The Day of the Dead — is not “Mexican Halloween.” The misrepresentation that this holiday is Halloween for Latines comes from generations of cultural appropriation and the commodification of the culture.

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All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween, and All Saints’ Eve are some of the many names for the Western celebration of death and spirits on Oct. 31. Secularly, this holiday entails a night of dress-up, candy, parties, and spooky stories over bonfires. Christian observances of this tall-tale night range …

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Every weekend I get out of my dorm, away from my studies, and go on an adventure. I am the type of person who can get pretty restless from the monotony of the week; I either get on the ferry to Bainbridge Island or just hop on a bus to Ballard. Inevitably, I always make the same joke: “I wil…