This week has proven to be a turbulent one. Catch up on the latest protest and other news through our recent articles here:
After the initial news that the culinary program was being put on the chopping block, faculty expressed their concern and aggravation about the affair, criticizing the lack of accountability by Seattle Central’s administration. In a faculty email chain, Marie Villarba, a Seattle Central STEM teacher, called out the chancellor and president for “failing their responsibilities.”
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.”
A leaked draft of a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito indicates that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively nullifying any constitutional protection for women in the United States seeking an abortion. The implications of this are especially worrying to those closest to the issue: feminists and other proponents of women’ rights, healthcare workers, and women in marginalized communities.
In early 2020, I graduated from the Wood Technology Center with a certification in cabinetmaking and architectural woodworking. I am currently a lab assistant and facilities woodworker in the College of Built Environments educational woodshop at the University of Washington. The woodshop, named the Fab Lab, is a teaching resource for colleges of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and more.
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.
Humans are destroying this planet. I don’t believe this is new information to the majority of us. We have all seen the increasing number of natural disasters, the waste being dumped on the land and in the sea, and even a change in local temperature. Any day you flip onto a news channel, you are likely to see at least one segment or statistic pointing towards climate change. And we are to blame. Our ceaseless desire for material possessions and financial gain is degrading our planet at an alarming rate.
Ana is a graphic design student at the Seattle Central Creative Academy. She is an aspiring designer focusing on accessibility, equity, and representation in the field. Outside of school, she likes to go hiking, cooking/baking, and watching Korean dramas.