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Do Not Join a Fraternity/Sorority

Do Not Join a Fraternity/Sorority by Dan Savage VS. JOIN A FRATERNITY/SORORITY T he university I attended—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—had the largest Greek system in the whole country. I heard it all the time when I was an undergrad in the theater department there. Show More Summary

Join a Fraternity/Sorority

Join a Fraternity/Sorority by Rich Smith VS. DO NOT JOIN A SORORITY/FRATERNITY I 'm not sure how my opponent earnestly plans to advise against living in a neocolonial mansion teeming with gym-sculpted men, but I ASSume he'll mentionShow More Summary

Stay Clean and Healthy

Stay Clean and Healthy by Sydney Brownstone VS: DO DRUGS (SOME OF THEM) T he climate is changing, right-wing extremists have mobilized a political army of wannabe fascists, and you're going to be in debt for the rest of your life. So...Show More Summary

Do Drugs (Some of Them)

Do Drugs (Some of Them) by Christopher Frizzelle VS: STAY CLEAN AND HEALTHY Y ou shouldn't do all drugs. You should never try meth or heroin. Their addictiveness is ruthless and will destroy your life. Cocaine is also not a good idea—it...Show More Summary

Drop Out of College vs. Stay in School

Drop Out of College vs. Stay in School by Sean Nelson F ourteen years ago, I wrote a piece for the Back to School issue entitled "How to Be a Dropout." The gist of the article was, in effect, that dropping out of college is not onlyShow More Summary

Spotted: Muslim Jesus Takes the Link Train

by Charles Mudede Your own personal Jesus on Link. Charles Mudede The train stopped at Mount Baker Station, the doors opened, and in walked Jesus Christ. He stood there like it ain't no thing. But after a moment of looking at him, a look I did not hide, I saw that Jesus was actually the local South Asian and Muslim American rapper Jamil Suleman. Show More Summary

The Crashing of Sam Vernon's Rage Wave in Seattle

by Jen Graves Sam Vernon's installation Rage Wave is a room swept by voices and visions. Images JG New York artist Sam Vernon's Rage Wave is a roaring installation at Interstitial gallery in Georgetown. Xerox copies of photographs, drawings, and writings are strewn on the floors and pasted up across the walls. Show More Summary

Next for #BlocktheBunker Campaign: Block the New Youth Detention Center, Block the Hiring of Any New Police Officers

by Ansel Herz Rebecca Saldana, the director of the nonprofit Puget Sound Sage, says: "Their leadership matters, and their leadership is the way for the future of our city." City of Seattle For Seattle's Black Lives Matter organizers,...Show More Summary

Person of Interest: Sara Porkalob

Person of Interest: Sara Porkalob by Rich Smith S ara Porkalob is best known for her solo show, Dragon Lady, a hilarious family history featuring a badass Filipina grandma with a gangster past. The range of characters she's capable of...Show More Summary

In Strawshop's Production of the Ionesco Classic, Trump Is the Rhinoceros

In Strawshop's Production of the Ionesco Classic, Trump Is the Rhinoceros by Rich Smith T he premise of Eugene Ionesco's 1959 play Rhinoceros is simple: One morning in a small French town, a moony alcoholic named Bérenger discusses the...Show More Summary

The 44 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week

Stranger Genius Awards, Neil deGrasse Tyson, And More Critics’ Picks For September 19-25 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already chosen the 25 best concerts in Seattle this week, but now it's our arts critics' turn. Show More Summary

RIP Don Buchla, Pioneering Synth Inventor Who Changed the Tone of Electronic Music

RIP Don Buchla, Pioneering Synth Inventor Who Changed the Tone of Electronic Music by Dave Segal The Skylab 10-module system, Don Buchla's most expensive modular synth, costs $14,999, and word is, it's worth every penny. Don Buchla—who...Show More Summary

The Guide to Cheap Eats on a College Student's Budget

Summary: The Guide to Cheap Eats on a College Student's Budget by Ana Sofia Knauf W hether you're fleeing a shitty frat party at 2 a.m., grabbing a bite between classes, or just needing a break from the standard cafeteria fare, Seattle's...Show More Summary

Under 21? No Problem, You Can Still Dance If You Want To

The Stranger's Definitive Guide to the Best All-Ages Venues by Dave Segal If you're not yet 21, don't despair: You still have many nightlife options. Several traditional venues and clubs recognize the attraction of holding all-ages events, and why not? Building customer loyalty at an early age only benefits them. Show More Summary

Your Guide to Seattle's Best Thrift and Vintage Stores

Your Guide to Seattle's Best Thrift and Vintage Stores by Jennifer Campbell Welcome to college: the socially preapproved time to define yourself! Lucky for you, you've landed in Seattle where you can execute your identity construction...Show More Summary

Food News: Capitol Hill and Central District Get New Coffee Shops, and SLU Gets More Restaurants

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Coffee and snacks at Honor Society Coffee, which just opened in Melrose Market. Courtesy of Honor Society More Artisan Coffee on Capitol Hill and in the Central District Honor Society Coffee, an artisan roaster that’s been in the wholesale game for a year, just opened a brick and mortar location in Melrose Market. Show More Summary

The Best Cafes for Late Night Studying

The Best Cafes for Late Night Studying by Ana Sofia Knauf When your good study habits go down the drain and your textbooks start to look as though they're written in runes, don't panic. Instead, take some yoga breaths and begin mentally preparing yourself for a late-night study sesh. Show More Summary

Where to Get Birth Control or an Abortion and How Much It Costs

Where to Get Birth Control or an Abortion and How Much It Costs by Heidi Groover W elcome to college, the best time in life to put your parts on other people's parts (consensually!) and then never see them again (unless you want to!). Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Ignorance, Dragons, Ibsen, and Ben DeLaCreme. You Know, the Usual.

The Stranger interviewed Neil deGrasse Tyson in advance of his Seattle appearances Wed-Thurs Sept 21-22. He is good. by Matt Baume One of Dr. Tyson's favorite party tricks is naming every heavenly body on his necktie. Maybe he'll doShow More Summary

The Adventurous Flavor Combinations at Phorale

The Adventurous Flavor Combinations Served at Phorale, a Fusion Joint Inside a South Park Convenience Store by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue P horale, which opened quietly this past May in a tiny corner of a convenience store in South Park,Show More Summary

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