Ken Hamilton

King County Hates You(th)

By Ken Hamilton The justice system is broken. Black American youth are five times more likely to become incarcerated and institutionalized by the age of eighteen than their White American neighbors. Black American youth make up six percent of the King County population but twenty-one percent of the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration’s inmate population. Three out […]

District Unveils New Way to Pay for Financial Aid

By Ken Hamilton You have probably already gotten the e-mail, there are some big changes happening to the way Seattle Central students (and all students in the Seattle Community Colleges District) receive their Financial Aid beginning in Summer Quarter 2012. Thanks to an agreement between a company called HigherOne ( and the State of Washington, […]

Special Edition Rants & Raves: School District to Step on the Throat of Free Speech

This is a special midweek edition of Rants & Raves focusing on the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting. It was collaboratively made by members of the New City Collegian staff. The meeting is scheduled for 3pm TODAY, at the Seattle Community College District building at 1500 Harvard Ave. They plan to implement a campus curfew, […]

Lecture Series Encourages Lively Debate in Library

By Ken Hamilton Social justice awareness is on the rise at Seattle Central Community College. Thanks to the weekly, volunteer-run lecture, and dialogue series taking place in the Library – students, staff, and community-members now have a forum to carry on a conversation about the world we share right here in the campus library. Kelley […]

22nd Annual Students of Color Conference Hits Yakima This Weekend

By Ken Hamilton This weekend is the 22nd Annual Students of Color Conference in Yakima. The conference is put on annually by the Washington State Multicultural Services Directors Council and is an opportunity for students of color at community, technical, and four-year colleges across Washington to get together and advocate for causes and social issues […]