Seattle Central Community College Newspaper

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 […]

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 […]

The Seattle Promise: Is It The Promise It Promises To Be?

The Seattle Promise is a new effort to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarship money to students who demonstrate financial need and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. With $100,000 The Seattle Central Foundation program expects to cover 225 students’ financial needs in the coming academic year. According to the FAQ from The […]

May Day Reflections and Photos by NCC Staff

Disclaimer: Each Staff Member speaks for themselves. These are not necessarily the views of the New City Collegian, we strive to remain neutral as a publication. However, each Staff member had their own unique experience on May Day and we believe that it is important that those are represented and expressed. The New City Collegian […]

Faculty Members Feel Sidelined in Humanities Division Re-Org

by Josh Kelety The Humanities and Social Sciences Division (HUM/SS) of Seattle Central’s academic programs is the largest grouping of faculty, classes and students in the entire institution. The massive nature of the division has prompted administrators and faculty to discuss a theoretical reorganization of the division’s managing administrators. Surveys were sent out and options […]