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Fouls, bad shooting stall Redhawks in crushing 123-76 defeat at UW

Photo by Matthew Brady, The Spectator

Photo by Matthew Brady, The Spectator

After all the hype on campus and in the media, the Redhawks weren’t up to the challenge in any aspect on Tuesday. The men’s basketball team was obliterated 123-76 in its cross-town rivalry game with the University of Washington Huskies, the worst loss of the season by far.

The game started out horribly for Seattle U; none of the players were able to make any shots, and the Huskies had 18 before the Redhawks were able to get any points on the board. UW dominated the entire first half, putting up a staggering 61 points to the Redhawks’ 20.

UW forward Quincy Pondexter went into the locker room at halftime having scored more points than the entire Redhawk team. He ended the game leading the Huskies with 27 points and 11 rebounds.
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Hey, Seahawks fans: Give Pete Carroll a chance

Photo by Braden VanDragt, The Spectator

Photo by Braden VanDragt, The Spectator

Does University of Southern California football have any coaching staff left?

After former offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian left last year to coach the Huskies and brought defensive coordinator Nick Holt with him, head coach Pete Carroll was the last man standing in terms of the big coaching positions.

Count another steal from USC for the state of Washington. After a weekend of rampant speculation, Carroll announced Monday he would officially be taking on the role of head coach for the Seattle Seahawks, replacing Jim Mora after only a year.

It seems the recipe for failing Washington football teams is to nip talent from USC.

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Lasers bring life to an empty lot

Laser artist Dan Corson. Photo by Clara Ganey, the Spectator

Laser artist Dan Corson. Photo by Clara Ganey, the Spectator

In a paved-over, fenced-in empty lot that most people consider an eyesore, local artist Dan Corson saw an opportunity for eye-catching art.

The lot on Broadway Avenue between East Denny Way and East John Street has been transformed from a black pit into a feast for the eyes, a huge 65-by-125 feet field of fluorescent green and orange fiberglass poles with multiple beams of laser light shining through. The end result is a trippy, constantly changing spectacle that can be seen every night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Thanksgiving.
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I-1033 a black hole for state budget

At first glance, it may seem that Tim Eyman’s latest referendum, 1033, is fairly straightforward. “This measure would limit growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth, not including voter-approved revenue increases. Revenue collected above the limit would reduce property tax levies.” Sounds pretty good, right?

Wrong.
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Tea bag tax protests don’t make much sense

Tea party protesters gather to voice their collective dissatisfaction with taxes. Tea parties were named after the Boston Tea Party of 1773.

Tea party protesters gather to voice their collective dissatisfaction with taxes. Tea parties were named after the Boston Tea Party of 1773.

As tax day came and went last week, it seemed to bring out the crazy in some Republicans and other anti-Obama people who wished to protest the fact they have to pay taxes to the government that protects them.

“The American taxpayers are the Jews for Obama’s ovens,” read a sign being held at a “tea party”-the name given by right-wing media outlets like Fox News to a nationwide series of protests during tax week. “No Taxes. Obama Loves Taxes. Bankrupt USA. Loves Baby Killing,” read another, seemingly written in a stream-of-consciousness format.
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