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Meditating: mindfulness practices for enlightenment and overcoming life’s challenges 

Mindfulness, an ancient practice rooted in Buddhist traditions, has gained significant popularity as a powerful tool for enhancing mental well-being, alleviating anxiety, and navigating the complexities of life.  As an international student dealing with everything…

OP-ED: Female competitiveness in male-dominated fields: why do we try to one-up each other to find success?

As a woman pursuing an engineering degree, I feel threatened when there’s another woman in the room. It’s not that I don’t want her to succeed; I want all women to succeed, but I wish…

OP-ED: Did Our Minimum Wage “Rise”? Washington State Cities Dominates Top 3 Positions with Highest Minimum Wage in the Country

Washington has once again been determined as the state with the highest minimum wage in 2024, with a wage rate of $16.28 per hour, maintaining its position for three consecutive years since 2021. Over the…

Mount Eerie, Black Belt Eagle Scout enter the Black Lodge to honor this land and its lineage

The Pacific Northwest is a lush landscape in ways both literal and metaphorical. This fertile environment has shaped many of my favorite artists and albums, many of which are inextricably tied to this place —…

Understaffed International Advising Office negatively impacts students 

At Seattle Central College, international students pay $4,341.66 per quarter for 20 credits compared to the $1,945.70 domestic students pay for the same. Altogether, international students fund 5% of Central’s total operating revenue and often…

OP-ED: How listening to happy music helped me through my depression, and why I think it’ll help you too

In the last couple years of middle school, I had just discovered the wonders of wearing headphones at all times. As I became an older teenager, I switched from my obsession with Katy Perry to…

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