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Posts published in January 2019

Polar Vortex Wreaking Havoc Across Nation

As the local Seattle forecast predicts the mild weather to continue to hover in the low 40s and 50s, the Midwest and East Coast are slammed with temperatures far below freezing. Areas of Minnesota are expected to hit -65 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill. This morning New York’s Central Park saw a comparatively warm…

What is the Price of Safety?

If you plan on taking any classes at Seattle Central College in Fall 2019 or beyond, prepare yourself for some major changes — the school is locking down. Approximately a year ago, Central’s administration decided to change the door policy for all Central-affiliated campuses. Instead of all doors staying unlocked…

Fearless Burglar at Central May Return

In a mass email alert sent to students and staff the morning of Friday, January 18, Seattle Central’s Public Information Office (PIO) stated that “on Thursday [January 17], a person on our campus accessed secure areas and stole several items.” The message continues on to state that “surveillance video shows…

City Council Moves Ahead with Upzoning Plan

In November 2017, former Mayor Tim Burgess unveiled the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), a plan to combat rising housing costs by creating 50,000 new residential units by 2025. HALA’s crown jewel is the Mandatory Housing Affordability program (MHA), a plan to rezone 27 of Seattle’s neighborhoods and impose…

#Viadoom Speeding Toward Irrelevance

You’ve been held hostage by the endless news coverage on #Realign99, the #SeattleSqueeze, and #Viadoom for the past several months. You’ve tried to tune it out. You can’t pick up your phone without seeing #Viadoomsday tips in your newsfeed or turn on your radio without hearing your favorite programming interrupted.…