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Posts published by “Juan Miguel Jocom”

Juan Miguel Jocom, or Juanita Banana as his friends call him, is an Editorial Board member at the Seattle Collegian, where he focuses on writing about the experience of immigrant students at Seattle Central College. A documentarian, he hopes to create videos that will showcase the chaos and glory of humans. As a Seattle local, he’s an aspiring granola boy, who enjoys rock climbing and jumping off cliffs. His recent documentary, Welcome to the Neighborhood, was an official selected entry for the 2021 SCOOP film fest.

Op:Ed: How liking my sexual abuse as a kid sheds light on the importance of sex education for youth

Looking back, I wonder why I didn't feel violated by what my uncle did to me. Why did I like it? Why did I conflate my uncle's attention with love and pleasure? And why, when I turned 18 and finally realized that what had happened to me was abuse, did I not feel the tell-tale signs of trauma?

Bet you haven’t heard of HONK! Fest West 2022

HONK! Fest West is a music festival that highlights brass band culture within the Northwestern United States. However, the festival also includes performers from states like New York and California. From the afterwork hobbyist, to the middle school band member, HONK! fronts a diverse set of crowds that delivers different takes on brass band music.

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.

The ocean is the mirror of the Earth: Legacy of a Seattle fisherman

Some may argue that fishing as an industry is dying, but not on the shores of Knutson. “When I started fishing in 1972, I've heard that my whole life. People told me ‘hey that’s a dying industry', and I usually respond with ‘if you think that the fishing [industry] is dying, then I guess you’re saying that the planet is dying.’” 

One more course: Seattle Culinary Academy no longer faces closure for now

Reacting to public outcry, on Wednesday, May 4, the Chancellor's office sent an email to the Seattle Colleges community. “After careful consultation with our trustees, program staff, business, and elected leaders,” the email said, “we have come to the decision that we will continue with enrolling students for all four programs for Fall 2022.”

Op-Ed: I confessed to all of my crushes, and you should too

I am a hopeless romantic. I love love. Not only the concept, but also the feeling of it. And if you were my roommate, you would be tired of hearing the stories I had with guys that I’ve recently seen. But I'm not here to talk about these guys, so don’t worry. I’m here to explain the hope and beauty of being a hopeless romantic. 

Coffee tastes better unionized

There are many elements that make a good cup of coffee: top quality beans, state-of-the-art  machines, proper technique, and, arguably the most important of all, happy baristas. After their March 22 win as the first Starbucks location in the state of Washington to unionize, the Starbucks at 101 Broadway E. might be getting closer to brewing the perfect cup of coffee. 

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