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Sanders Supporters Should Vote for Clinton

November 7, 2016

By Emily Boyer After the Democratic National Convention, Bernie Sanders supporters were howling for blood. I was as angry as any of them. I despised Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. How could I not? They had mistreated Sanders supporters from the start, and now they expected us...

Democracy Is a Participation Activity: Don’t Let the Voter Fatigue Stop You From Voting Locally

November 7, 2016

By Katen Burgess Every four years we have a presidential election, but how much does the president decide about what goes on in your life? The tolls you pay, the social programs available to the people in your neighborhood, the budget for school you attend and so much more is handled at the state lev...

Presidential Election Panic, Third Party Candidates

October 24, 2016

By Ilona Kinnear Things are looking pretty dismal within the main two political parties pushing their potential presidential candidates. On one hand, we have the first female candidate to be nominated under a major party who is also constantly haunted by allegations of crimes and scandals and a c...

Don’t vote third party

October 24, 2016

Poster by AIGA.org By Connor Tee There’s another piece out there floating in the aether of Google Drive, an article none of you will ever see. It’s angry, preachy, self-aggrandizing, and in no way worthy of this paper or the ideas it attempted to get across. Obviously, I would only speak this way ...

Pokemon

October 24, 2016

By Areeya Tipyasothi Being the new kid is tough, especially when there’s a language barrier. But no worries, it’s all totally cool because, according to an advertisement from the Pokemon Company, the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon games have got your back. The ad, which aired all the way back in ...

Summer Season Anime Review

October 8, 2016

By Ilona Kinnear If you are the type of person who likes to watch an anime all in one sitting and doesn’t like waiting a week for the next episode in a series to come out, I’m with you. The suspense of finding out what happens next is what keeps you coming back, and the anime producers know this. So yo...

What’s yo’ name? What’s yo’ sign?

October 8, 2016

By Allegra Simpkins As somebody who secretly checks her horoscope just after Facebook and Instagram in the morning, you could consider me a zodiac consumer. I tend to vibe very deeply with the idea of being a Virgo; I display many of the traits that Virgos often do -- a bit of a perfectionist, analytical and a...

Letter from the editor: the homeless issue

May 24, 2016

By Aaron Berry Homelessness isn’t new. But it often makes the news. Earlier this year, the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle made headlines after two people were killed in a shooting. Less depressingly, the University of Washington announced that it would host a tent city in winter 2...

Nowhere to go: first-person stories of life without home

May 24, 2016

The breadgirl: buying interdependence loaf by loaf By Stephanie Olsen Before I was homeless, I thought homeless people became that way by some fault of their own, and that they were self-reliant – having to find their own way around. I found through my own experience that neither was necessarily t...

The affordable housing scam

May 24, 2016

Screenshot by Ilona Kinnear Caption: The alleged scammer's text messages (number withheld) By Ilona Kinnear I had nearly given up on finding an apartment. I’d searched high and low on many apartment finder apps and I couldn’t find a place that met my standards: close to campus, utilities include...

Urban camping and showering at school

May 24, 2016

By Randy Hatfield I often come across beat-up old RVs in my neighborhood which park there for days at time, drawing complaints from homeowners. I know that life on the streets is a challenge, so I wanted to do an experiment to better understand the struggles of people who live out their cars while still...

Letter from the editor : The homeless issue

May 17, 2016

By Aaron Berry Homelessness isn’t new. But it often makes the news. Earlier this year, the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle made headlines after two people were killed in a shooting. Less depressingly, the University of Washington announced that it would host a tent city in winter 2...

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