Bummershoot

HOW A LOCAL STAPLE LET ME DOWN Sometimes for music festivals, the cons outweigh the pros and people are left empty-handed. Bumbershoot — Seattle’s biggest music, comedy and arts festival — takes over Seattle Center every year over Labor Day […]

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Game On

LIFE PLAYS OUT ON THE DIGITAL FRONTIER Video games can be a blast, but often get a bad reputation from certain… sometimes older… people. Despite their potential pitfalls, video games serve as a platform to practice skills that adults use […]

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Secondhand Suicide

HOW MY FRIENDS AND I FACED SUDDEN LOSS Disclaimer: If you or a loved one are facing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is available 24 hours a day: 1-800-273-8255 Near the halfway point of my […]

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The Impact of Tragedy

THE LACK OF SENSITIVITY TOWARD SCHOOL VIOLENCE Disclaimer: This story contains descriptions of violence and trauma. If you have post traumatic stress stemming from an act of violence, proceed with caution. Two weeks ago, a gunman opened fire at the […]

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Relationship Con(text)

MAKING MOBILE COMMUNICATION THE NORM When thinking of communicating in the present, one might see a drastic change in how we have come to engage in social interaction. Gone are days when people carefully planned who they wanted to dial. […]

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The Smoke Will Clear

WASHINGTON’S NEW TOBACCO LAW IS A GOOD THING The easiest way to stop an addiction? Never let it start. Washington is now the ninth state to formally sign into law legislation that prevents people under the age of 21 from […]

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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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