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Monorail soon accepting ORCA cards

In 1962, the Seattle Monorail, built for the World’s Fair in Seattle was considered to be the future of transportation for crowded cities. Monorail systems can whisk passengers through town without interfering with street traffic or installing massive tunnels. There has been an ongoing debate in Seattle as to whether…

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…

Where have all the classes gone?

Students have been questioning the recent course cancellations for the current spring quarter. Towards the end of March, several classes were cut for the upcoming quarter and the administration had not provided any information to students regarding what’s behind these closures. Faculty members are up in arms regarding the type…

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…

Seattle Snow Day – Take Two

Today Seattle schools are seeing the second weather-related closure this year. Some may question the reasoning behind today’s closures, but there are several factors that come into play when determining the safety of keeping schools open during inclement weather conditions. Even when the snow stops falling, there can still be dangers…

No Shoes, No Shirt, Free Service

Planning on whooping it up this coming New Year’s Eve? Not to worry, King County Metro’s got you covered. If you’re out late and Uber and Lyft surge rates are way too high, or your phone died hours ago, Metro is here for you this year. Stranded with no cash?…

911 Outages Leave Many Concerned

Thursday evening (at approximately 9:00 pm PST), many 911 callers failed to reach their local 911 call center in states across the country. At 10:01 pm that night, SeattleAlert sent out a message to all Seattleites with the subject “911 OUTAGE-MAJOR DISRUPTION” stating “If you have an emergency and cannot…