Political Climate Change

HEATING UP THE RACE FOR PRESIDENCY Governor Jay Inslee has joined the crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Despite the odds, his choice to run on a platform of fighting climate change may make him the most important […]

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Walling Off Hate

THE FOUNDATION OF A FABRICATED NATIONAL EMERGENCY Disclaimer: This article contains descriptions of graphic content. There is a fence outside my parent’s house that has “Fuck Mexicans” spray painted on it. They live in Mountlake Terrace. I’ve never seen anything […]

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Let Women Call the Shots

A MALE PERSPECTIVE ON UNDERREPRESENTATION My childhood was marked by two things: my father’s abandonment, and the presence of powerful women who replaced him. As I grew up, I noticed that men exerted power over many. They were my doctors, […]

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I Believe: Men Can Be Better

GILLETTE AD CHALLENGES MASCULINE IDEALS Outrage has a way of drowning nuance from debates. You’d have thought the line between all men being sexual harassers and all men being saints was razor thin if you listened to the controversy over […]

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Home Safe Home?

PROTECTING WOMEN SHOULD BE A PRIORITY It is estimated that one in five women will experience sexual assault or rape during their college years, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While a much lower percentage of their population […]

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More Cheers, Less Jeers

AN OPEN LETTER FROM AN OPTIMISTIC SPORTS FAN Dear Pessimist, Recently, a close friend and I were both watching the same game — UW women’s basketball was playing at hated rival fifth-ranked Oregon. Despite coming in to the game as […]

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Airhead Redemption

THE YOUTUBER WHO DESTROYED HIS OWN CAREER In December of 2017, Logan Paul (former Vine star and current YouTube celebrity) hiked into the infamous Aokigahara forest, commonly known as the “Suicide Forest.” Paul’s intended purpose was to delve into the […]

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It’s Good To Be Hated

THE CONGRESSWOMAN WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST Maybe you’ve heard of her, maybe you haven’t yet; either way, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has come under fire as a new member of Congress. She’s a Democrat born in the Bronx and is […]

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