New City Collegian

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 […]

Got a Billion Dollar Idea? Seattle Central Launches Startup Business Class on Campus

By: Thomas Bonin Pursuing it can change everything. An idea explodes. Venture capitalists tremble. Stock markets wobble in confusion. It’s the tech startup dream, and it’s now available at Seattle Central … as a class. It’s called Student Startup Connector (SSC), and it has been galvanizing students and faculty at Seattle Central since its launch […]

Sawant Holds Rally in Wake of Victory

Photos & Intro by Josh Kelety With the most recent ballot returns putting Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant ahead of Democratic incumbent Richard Conlin by more than 2,000 votes, Conlin has conceded and Sawant declared this race a victory. Consequently, the Sawant campaign held a rally at the local SEIU 775NW headquarters. The scheduled speakers […]

Seattle U Environmental Group to College Admins: Ditch the Dirty Oil Stock

By Josh Kelety Seattle University (SU) is a peaceful bubble of a college campus with lush flora galore, giving off the impression of an institution which values environmental stewardship. However a small group of passionate SU students, known as Sustainable Student Action (SSA), have been making some noise about their administration’s behind-the-scenes actions by calling […]

Seattle Central Students Disappointed by Wi-Fi Connection

By: Dylan Crooks It was the first week of the quarter, and Seattle Central student Angus Rush was trying to work on a project with a group of fellow students. He connected to the SCCC Wi-Fi, loaded up a browser window, and was greeted by a stark “Unable to connect to the Internet” page. He […]

Comedy Central Show Tosh.O Uses Seattle Central as a Prop

By Sebastian Garrett-Singh Comedy Central’s Daniel Tosh, on his show Tosh.O, uses Seattle Central Community College as a prop in a segment on the fifth season of the comedy program. It alludes to a grunge Seattle life and has a young boy, hypodermic needle in hand, wrapping a tourniquet around his arm. The boy is […]

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 […]

Surviving the Storm: Seattle Central Student Tells Moving Narrative About Her Experience with Rape

A number of rape cases in the country have been in the spotlight in recent years. ~ Those stories are frightening, but even more disturbing is the number of cases that go unreported, that get overlooked…that become buried. ~ Seattle Central Community College student under pseudonym Mila Francis is brave enough to trust New City […]

Dozens of Students Suddenly Broke When SCCC Charges Tuition Not Once, but Twice

By: Jiyeon Yoon Just like every morning, you get in line to order your daily fix of caffeine to get you through the day. Barista gets started on your ‘usual’ ahead of time to speed up the wait while you casually stand in line. You hand over your card, and then hear those 5 dreadful […]

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 […]