Seattle Central Community College Newspaper

Selling Used Textbooks May Not Make You The Money You Thought

Selling Used Textbooks May Not Make You The Money You Thought

by Walt Wang The high price of textbook is always a intractable problem for students for both American students and international students at Seattle Central Community College. Because of the copyright associated with textbooks, the cost of textbook accounts for a high percentage of students’ expenditure at the beginning of each quarter , accounting for […]

Violin & Lights – Emancipator Kicks out the Jams to Sold Out Neumos Crowd

Violin & Lights – Emancipator Kicks out the Jams to Sold Out Neumos Crowd

On Saturday we stopped by the Emancipator show at Neumos to a packed house, sweet visuals, and a live violinist. With 300 plus in tow the show ran into early Sunday morning with head nodding tunes, and hip shaking cuts. The acclaimed Portland artist who has performed alongside Bassnectar is currently touring in support of […]

New City Collegian Wins Society of Professional Journalists Award for In-Depth Reporting

This morning we received word New City Collegian writer Ian Awesome-Finkenbinder’s article ‘Rats, Needles, or Just Propaganda’ was selected for a Society of Professional Journalists award. The article placed among the top three pieces for Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington) in the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards and was selected for best ‘Online In-Depth Reporting’ […]

What Happens When You’re A Widow

by Gryphon MacThoy Two men who probably didn’t know each other recently died. Apologies to their widowers, but this writing isn’t about them or the deceased, specifically. But it is about what happens when a husband or wife dies. One was an internet friend of mine who lived in Arizona. The other was an always […]

Gloves, the Bell, Boom: Students Go Into the Ring

Gloves, the Bell, Boom: Students Go Into the Ring

by Daegyo Seo The ringside machine beeps loudly, the red light glows, and everybody stops, huffing and puffing. Carlos Hernandez considers the machine to be his “assistant”: green, alerts everybody that a three-minute round has started: yellow, lets everybody know that only thirty seconds are remaining in the round and pushes them to go even […]

Blood Drive on Broadway Helps ’69 Local Patients’

Blood Drive on Broadway Helps ’69 Local Patients’

23 units of blood were seeped from local residents during a March 4 blood drive outside Seattle Central Community College. Julia Goldie of SCCC said the drive was “more successful than any of there other blood drives in the past year” which rallied up 34 donors for the initiative. The drive held by Puget Sound Blood Center helped […]

Squeezed by Soaring Rent, Students Double Up in Apartments…And in Bed

Squeezed by Soaring Rent, Students Double Up in Apartments…And in Bed

By Peggie Cheung For students of Seattle Central finding a place to live on the hill is an expensive affair. With the number of international students increasing 50% over the past 5 years, the price of apartments close to campus has jumped as well. Cheng Zhou, a Chinese ESL student at Seattle Central tells NCC […]

Playing Basketball at Seattle Central is Easy when you don’t have one

Playing Basketball at Seattle Central is Easy when you don’t have one

By Zhuo Kang Seattle Central student Cary Liu likes to play basketball. Liu always goes to the Mitchell Activity Center (Seattle Central gym) after his class ends at five and tries to find a place to play basketball with his friends, the big word here being ‘tries’. “When I borrow a basketball from the front […]

Washington Student Achievement Council Stops By Seattle Central to Underwhelming Reception

Washington Student Achievement Council Stops By Seattle Central to Underwhelming Reception

“We should have got more people out to this,” says Karen Strickland President of the local teachers union at a public meeting with the Washington State Student Achievement Council (WSSAC). The event held at Seattle Central on Wednesday at 5pm brought out about less than 20 to discuss the future of higher education in the state. The […]

Emmy-Nominated Teacher Helps Students Belt Out The Vibrato

Emmy-Nominated Teacher Helps Students Belt Out The Vibrato

By Priscilla Truong You wouldn’t expect Seattle Central to play host to an Emmy-nominated composer but beneath the wood floors of the Broadway Performance Hall, literally, one Hollywood musician resides. David Paul Mesler is a music instructor at SCCC and has an office under the Performance Hall where student music classes belt out foundation shaking […]