Editorials and Op-Eds

Reviewing Virtual Reality at SIFF, Zach Blachon

Reviewing Virtual Reality at SIFF, Zach Blachon

Welcome to Year 1, the future is upon us. 2016 marks the year virtual reality (VR) started giving actual reality a run for it’s money.  The technology for entering these unexplored territories has become accessible to anyone with a smartphone and $15 . Google is a shepherd the into the field of VR that many […]

Coordinated Studies Programs (CSP) at SCCC: The Usefulness of “Useless” Knowledge

By: Yangzi Zhang Coordinated Studies Programs (CSP) explores major themes from a variety of academic disciplines with creative and critical thinking. It breaks the restrictive stereotype boxes surrounded the concept of learning, constructs the bridges among academically related subjects, and reinforces the connections between students and campus. As the Teacher’s Assistant of the coordinated class […]

SCCD Administrators Say Transparency to Come at a Cost

By Josh Kelety When it comes to tinkering with sensitive parts of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), the Seattle Community College District (SCCD) administration just can’t get enough, and is trying to change the portion regarding public records requests. Though the official policy proposal is still in the works, it is guaranteed that it will […]

Sawant Takes Home 46% Initially While Changing The Game

By Josh Kelety Alia Marsha contributes in reporting. The crowd at Kshama Sawant’s election night party teemed with a contagious energy. There was an air of anticipation and excitement, blanketed by an over-riding sense of optimism and a shared clarity of vision. As people gathered over cold brews in front of a banner stating ‘a […]

ACLU Dubs Seattle Colleges’ Free Speech Policy ‘Unconstitutional’

By Josh Kelety The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently took a stab at the Seattle Community College District’s attempts to rewrite free speech policies at college facilities by calling their amendments ‘unconstitutional’. In this ongoing negotiation between the district, faculty, and free speech advocates, the administration is once again running up against opposition for […]

Community: Inconvenient Term or Beautiful Reality?

George Murray A version of this article appears in spring print edition in June 4 2013.  If frequent bursts of applause, shouts from the crowd and laughter are valid indicators of audience approval, then Sherman Alexie’s community college observations were definite crowd favorites during his talk at the Egyptian Theater in April. The author spoke […]

What is actually broken with the Tsutakawa Fountain? Not much, it turns out.

Paige Allison and Alia Marsha A version of this article appears in spring print edition in June 4 2013. You might have seen the posters urging you to join the Tsutakawa Fountain committee. You might have attended the fundraising gala with taiko drums and dignitaries. You might have been one of 700 people to sign […]

Editorial – Fountain’s Fundamental Message Overlooked at Recent ASC Meeting

 by Alia Marsha and Joey Wieser Yesterday (5-16-2013), the Associated Student Council (ASC), the Capital Funds Review Committee (CFRC), and many SCCC students met in the Student Leadership building to discuss the CFRC’s decision that denied a funding request of $8,000 made by Seattle Central’s Fountain Committee. This money would go towards restoring the cultural […]

Editorial – Higher One: The College Financial Bully

by Josh Kelety Higher One represents the blatant intrusion of everything wrong about privatization into one of the most holy and important of public services; institutions of higher education and learning. It is a purely profit driven enterprise, preying on some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. To trick and deceive students, particularly […]