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New policy changes could shut the door on SCCD transparency

By Josh Kelety As promised, the Seattle Community College District (SCCD) has recently released their proposed policy changes regarding citizen records requests, changes which could limit public access to vital information. The proposal was submitted to the Washington State Register, a publicly accessible directory of past, current, and pending state legislation. While the ideas for […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Labor of Love: Café Racer Back On Track One Year after Shooting

by Joey Wieser Former Café Racer owner Kevin Hansen opens up about gun-violence, the press, and explains how the Café Racer community helped breathe life back into his second home. On May 30th, 2012, just before 11 A.M., a man with two .45-caliber handguns entered Café Racer and brought four lives to an end. Joe […]

The Tsutakawa Fountain Kickoff Event

There will be an upcoming Gala to raise money for the Tsutakawa Fountain restoration project. This has been a story we at the New City Collegian have been working on for quite some time. Tina Young, Director of Multicultural Services at SCCC had this to say in an email: “The Tsutakawa Fountain Committee will present […]

William Abbott: It’s Never Too Late

by Alia Marsha When William Abbott first sat down for this interview, he couldn’t stop shaking. He said it’s because he hadn’t had any meal yet. But half an hour later, still shaking after filling his empty stomach with yogurt and orange juice, he admitted: “Maybe I’m nervous, that’s why,” At the age of 42, Will is […]

Personal Essay: The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

A Personal Essay by William Abbott “Abbott, get your shit and roll it up,” said the King County correctional officer. Those eight simple words had never made a man happier. Well, I didn’t have to be told twice. Finally, the day I had been not so patiently waiting for, and the final moment in that […]

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 […]

The Native American and the Somalian Immigrant: The Power of Sherman Alexie’s Life Story

by Saida Orbeck I did not know what to expect when I walked into the Egyptian theater on Wednesday April 24, 2013. I had been told that a writer named Sherman Alexie was going to be speaking. As I walked into the theater I noticed it was full of students, teachers, and a lot of […]

Student digital wizards begin a “Lovecraftian” journey

By Nate Leese “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming” -H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu” H.P. Lovecraft was an early 20th century fiction writer known for his horror, “weird fiction,” and sci-fi/fantasy stories as well as the literary philosophy “Cosmic Horror.” Although relatively unknown during his […]