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.
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.
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.
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?
The constant flow of people through local record shops on Saturday was a rare sight, a throwback to a time when the record store was the only place to buy music. The crowds turned out for the second annual Record Store Day, an unofficial holiday started last year as a celebration of the over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States.
Many of Seattle’s record shops participated in the event, including Sonic Boom Records, Easy Street Records and Everyday Music. Festivities included exclusive Record Store Day releases from world-renowned bands like Sonic Youth and the Flaming Lips, in-store performances from local bands, T-shirt silk-screening and discounts on records and CDs.
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.
Empty beer cans and used syringes litter the sidewalk and street. Homeless people loiter, panhandle and sometimes sleep on the sidewalk. People yell to upstairs apartments at all hours of the night, and all of this is only what is most easily observed.
Throughout their career, Daft Punk has become famous for not only their music but also for its accompanying art. “Interstella 5555” was a modern day animated rock-opera set to the music of their sophomore record “Discovery,” and their recent world tour is best remembered for its extravagant light display and gigantic flashing pyramid.
This article originally appeared in the January 21, 2009 issue of The Spectator
From the front, new Capitol Hill Mexican joint “Barrio” keeps a low profile. Dark, tinted glass runs along the sidewalk, and it’s quite easy to walk right by the place without even realizing what’s there. From the side however, it’s a different story.
The simple black “Barrio” written on the wall stands in stark contrast to grandiose 8-foot tall wooden doors covering the entire entrance. Like something from a medieval castle, the huge doors swing open to reveal a dark, candlelit restaurant that will challenge anyone’s expectations of Mexican food.
Diners are seated among over 350 candles, some arranged in a huge wall bisecting the room, others in circular towers floating above the tables and booths. There’s not a light bulb in sight, and the waiters have to pass out small flashlights for easier menu reading. The smells wafting around are not those of lard and greasy meat but instead those of hand-made tortillas and zesty spices.
This article originally appeared in the October 15th, 2008 issue of The Spectator
The words, directed at Sen. Barack Obama, rang out of a viciously angry supporter’s mouth at a Sarah Palin rally for the John McCain campaign. Later, someone screamed out “terrorist!” when Obama was mentioned. Palin did nothing to stop the dangerous hatred that was being spewed by her supporters. She, along with John McCain, simply continued their rally like nothing was happening, giving total credibility to the rumors that were quickly being spread throughout the crowd. As the election is looming and McCain is falling behind in the polls, he seems to be adapting an “anything goes” campaign. If what it takes for him to win is to imply that his opponent is a terrorist, and “doesn’t see America the way you and I see America,” then he is going to jump at every opportunity, evidently.