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Posts published in May 2022

The return of a Capitol Hill classic: Little Odd Fellows re-opens 

If you’re looking for a spot in Capitol Hill to wait out the never ending rain, or perhaps a place where you can romanticize yourself as the main character of the book you’re reading with a warm cup of coffee, I got news for you. After more than a year of being closed, Little Odd Fellows in Capitol Hill is back in business.

Coffee Snob: Exploring Seattle’s coffee scene – Ugly Mug Cafe & Coffee Roasters

Ugly Mug Cafe originated in 1995 in the University District. In the midst of the college scene, Ugly Mug takes on the lively essence of U-District’s inhabitants, while still aiming to provide a refuge of coziness and warmth. The current owners of the cafe and roastery began as mere baristas at Ugly Mug. However, with a yearning to improve and elevate the cafe, Ugly Mug was eventually passed into their hands. 

The cries behind the music: Eurovision 2022

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra captivated the audience with their performance of their song "Stefania" on  Eurovision 2022. Saturday, May 14, Ukraine became the winner of the international song contest with 631 points. Spectators from Europe and participating countries gave 439 votes to Ukrainian artists, and 192 came from the contest jury. The highest score of 12 points was given to Ukraine by Poland, Moldova, Romania, Lithuania, and Latvia. These neighboring countries serve as some of the biggest humanitarian shelters for Ukrainian refugees, with Poland and Moldova concerned about possible Russian incursions on their territory. 

Seattle in Season: Seattle’s monthly produce guide – May

While numerous farmers markets are bound to reopen next month, year-round markets––such as the Ballard and University Farmers Markets––are maintaining the front. However, for the sake of a fresh landscape, my ventures led me to Fishermen’s Terminal for a look into Seattle’s local fish selection. Although seasonal produce cannot be found lining the docks of the pier, sustainable and wild-caught fish make a great addition to other farmers market finds. 

Opening doors for science: The MESA program at Seattle Central College

Located in BE3221, at the main Edison building, The MESA program is not only a place for science but a space for people who are looking for a community. Shawn Armour, Director of the MESA program at Seattle Central said that “the most important aspect of MESA is that we provide a community, a village of fun individuals around whom you can have fun while learning.”

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