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April 25, 2019

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ROC or Walk – South Seattle College Edition

On April 16th, South Seattle College took part in the ROC Walk Out. Signs supporting the Walk Out were seen throughout the neighborhood nearby, in yards and on overpasses. About 50 students and teachers assembled outside of the campus. Like other Seattle Colleges campuses, postcards to send to the State Legislation and sign making materials

Students and faculty linger while main elevators are out of service following the most recent evacuation drill.

Stay up-to-date on ups and downs

Elevator updates continue at SCC’s BE Building.   As most students have likely noticed, Seattle Central College has several elevator and restroom upgrades going on during spring quarter. David Ernevad, Director of Facilities and Special Projects, said that the projects are going exceptionally well. Although renovations are on or ahead of schedule, the restroom renovations

Protestors outside of North Seattle College

North Seattle College Walkout

Just a short drive from Seattle Central, North Seattle College participated in the district-wide all-campus walk out on April 16th, 2019. These coordinated walk-outs are connected by the American Federation of Teachers, an organization that has been comprehensive in the support of staff at Seattle Colleges. Their “(Re)invest in Our Colleges” (ROC) campaign has three

U.S. Vets Shout in the Face of Oppression

On April 12th, 2019, the Department of Defense began to implement Directive-Type Memorandum 19-004, an action that will prohibit openly transgender people from serving in the United States military. This bill began circulation on April 23rd of 2018, and is now being put into practice by our Armed Services. In response to this, a number

Teacher walk out scheduled after Olympia budget talks

The Seattle Colleges have run each year on a diminishing budget for as long as many can remember. Each new legislative round sees a 3%-5% operating budget cut that ripples across the campuses. The copy center is closed more often, the cafeteria cuts its hours back and the counseling services that some students rely upon

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Homicide in Cal Anderson: What we know so far (UPDATE)

On Wednesday, March 20 at 11:35 pm, the Seattle Police Department released a statement announcing “homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed in … [Cal Anderson] park Wednesday night” due to a “disturbance in the basketball courts.” Witness calls to 911 began a little before 10:00 pm that evening, after which

Unalarming fire alarm in SAM

At 9:15 on the morning of March 15, the fire alarm in Seattle Central’s Science and Math building (SAM) went off. All students and staff in the building evacuated and waited for nearly 30 minutes as the fire department arrived, cleared the building, and left. According to the Security Office at Central, no evidence of

Riders approaching Rapid Ride on Third Ave

Metro shakes up fare enforcement

As of March 2019, King County Metro will be changing how it enforces payment on buses, including Rapid Ride, especially those on Third Avenue. The changes to the fare violation program will no longer make failure to pay a fare citation misdemeanor, meaning violators won’t need to go to court or collections. It also reduces

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Governor Inslee talks climate change, national security

On Wednesday, March 6, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and several members of the American Security Project (ASP) non-profit participated in a panel on climate change and its effects on national security. Inslee, who recently announced his 2020 presidential run, has long been an advocate of clean energy, and while the talk was intended to

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Another one bites the dust: Seattle Weekly goes paperless

The Seattle Weekly, formerly a weekly tribune, discontinued their run as The Stranger’s predecessor and only alternative press rival, as of March 1, 2019. The last hard copy version of the paper was printed on Wednesday, February 27th. From their humble beginnings as an alternative to mainstream Seattle newspapers, the Weekly’s relevance as a print

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