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Taryn Daly giving the rock hand signs
Winter 2020

More time with Taryn

Taryn Daly (’07 Comm.) is the weeknight deejay at 99.9 KISW “The Rock of Seattle.”

She’s known for her on-air energy and enthusiasm as well as love of Rush, local India Pale Ales, and girl-next-door vibe.

Get to know her better.

Here, she shares some of her favorite IPAs, bands, interviews, and Sunday tradition, including her recipe for Swedish pancakes.

 

Five most favorite IPAs right now

Crikey IPA from Reuben’s Brews
Lucille from Georgetown Brewing
Bastard Kat from Kulshan Brewing
Topcutter from Bale Breaker
Jackass from Skookum Brewery

Four favorite recent interviews

David Draiman of Distributed
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Butchmen spelled out by crowd for WSU football game
Winter 2020

Butchmen memories

They got Butch where the cougar needed to be: on the field for football games.

Some forty years after Washington State University ended the tradition of a live cougar mascot and the Butchmen disbanded, alumni share memories of the spirit group.

 

Al Kirkpatrick 
“Our job was to get the cougar to the football games and then, after we would score a touchdown or field goal, we would take him around the track,” recalls retired Colfax dentist Al Kirkpatrick (’75 Zool.), a member of the Butchmen for three years.

One time, he and his fellow Butchmen simply couldn’t get the cougar out of his cage and into its trailer. “We were the ones … » More …

Tobias Jimenez
Fall 2020

The building of social empowerment

Tobias Jimenez spent his childhood in the type of settlement that he and his colleague Sean Anderson are now striving to improve.

The structures “have no electricity,” Jimenez says. “None have potable water. They’re not connected to the sewer. It’s not sanitary.”

Jimenez (’17 Arch., ’19 M.Arch.) was born in Pasco but moved to Colima, Mexico, with his parents as an infant. They raised him in an informal settlement— “like a favela,” he explains—on the city’s outskirts. “You’re focusing on surviving. You’re spending most of your time and energy trying to meet your basic needs. Living there is one of the reasons I decided to … » More …