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Posts published in August 2018

Through the Looking Glass

I believe that personal style is a dichotomous artform. If you choose to, you can uncover your psyche while covering your body. Clothing is both an armoring and a laying bare, a defense and a vulnerability, a liberation and a cage. It is an opportunity to break the rules while…

The Curious Case of the Binary Buttons

Let’s face it: our world is built on a foundation of gender and sexism. Gender inequality, demeaning stereotypes, diminished role expectations, pigeonholes, misogyny, oppression and glass ceilings are all products of a gender-based society. Since the dawn of recorded history, “man” has been finding ways to manipulate what would otherwise…

Local’s Guide to Vancouver

If you find yourself wanting a quick getaway but don’t much in the way of funds, there is a tempting option just a three hour drive away. Our friendly neighbour to the north has a beautiful, diverse, burgeoning city on the coast called Vancouver. Though, I am a little biased;…

Seattle Central’s Sustainability Story

Ten years ago, there were no compost bins at Seattle Central, greenhouse gas emissions from utility use weren’t being tracked and there was no such thing as the Sustainability Council. While individual students, faculty, and staff cared about the environment and made pursuits towards conservation, there was not one staff…

Changes To DACA Send Students Reeling

Few knew what the acronym DACA stood for before the February 14, 2017 detention of then 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina following his arrest in his father’s Des Moines, Washington home. But for 800,000 youth in the US, it has been an important pseudo life-line since 2012 when it was introduced…