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Opinion: New to the game

I will fully admit to it, I jumped on the soccer bandwagon. Soccer was a sport of my youth, mainly watching but never really a player. I had the chance to attend all the youth events set up for the 1994 Men’s World Cup out at the New York City…

Capitol Hill Block [beyond the] Party

Block Party 2019 has come and gone, but I’d bet it wasn’t much more than a blacked out weekend on most Central Student calendars. Although the festival engulfs the hub of our home, it’s sometimes easy to feel that the party isn’t meant for us. Block Party offers a lucrative…

The Multiplicity of Oppression

This month, marginalized communities everywhere have much to celebrate. June is, of course, PRIDE Month, and also holds space for Juneteenth and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. There is an intercultural significance between these three events for people like myself. As a Queer-identified Person of Color, an avid advocate for…

Unity Fair – a waste of school funds?

On May 23rd, Seattle Central College hosted Unity Fair, a celebration of diversity featuring many of the student clubs and organizations on campus. The event featured musical performers, a rock climbing wall, and food served by several different clubs on campus. The school fully funded the event, and it was…

Apathy of the student body

The recent course cancellations came as a shock to most of my classmates. I saw students scrambling to try and find courses to replace those that they had already registered for, while some students had to leave Central and enroll in other programs. Others students decided to take a quarter…

Books to Prisoners: Action is Still Needed

Theft of Knowledge on Unfounded Contraband Concern: The benefits of education in a correctional facility can be an essential tool for a convict to successfully re-assimilate to a life beyond bars. Books to Prisoners is a non-profit organization that since 1973 has provided the service implied by their name- putting…

Please don’t park in my bike lane

If you’ve spent any time off-campus in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, you’ll have noticed the bright green cycle track along Broadway and perhaps the bike lanes on 12th and other nearby streets; Seattle has a whole network of shared lanes, dedicated lanes, and physically separated tracks.  But space in Seattle’s…

Coming Out of the Shelter

My coming out story was painful in more ways than one. Mom saw me with my first queer haircut; I was proud of it. Buzzed on the side and overflowing on top. She hit me in the chest and stomach saying I’ll never be a man, then held my hair…

The Breakdown – SOTU Edition

The following is a live-stream text reaction to the State of the Union address given by President Trump earlier this week. Two people from the paper sat down at their computers in separate parts of the city, decided to imbibe in some spirits and rip on the President as a…