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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Launch: A Summary of Events

A successful liftoff for Falcon 9. Photo: SpaceX

Nova Clark, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2020

It was a historic weekend for human spaceflight. On Saturday, May 30, SpaceX launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley en route to the International Space Station (ISS) in the first manned launch from U.S. soil since the Space Shuttle program was discontinued in 2011. The goal ...

In The Know: Projected Capacitive Touch

In The Know: Projected Capacitive Touch

Willow Strey, Business Manager

May 29, 2020

Capacitors are among the first instruments one studies in a first-year electromagnetism course. You are taught simple equations for capacitance (the amount of charge that can be stored at a given voltage) and the basic function of a capacitor: to store charge. The movement of this “charge” can...

Student Positions Face Furloughs Amid COVID Concerns

Student Positions Face Furloughs Amid COVID Concerns

Kamryn Scurry, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

As SCC transitioned to virtual learning to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the college also moved a number of traditionally in-person services online.  Due to that lack of on-campus presence, a number of student held jobs now face furloughs. SCC’s Ray Howard Library adapted to the ch...

SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Amidst Weather Concerns

SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Amidst Weather Concerns

Nova Clark, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2020

Space X and NASA’s Falcon 9 launch of the Demo-2 mission was cut short on Wednesday, May 27 due to weather concerns. SpaceX Launch Director Mike Taylor called the scrub at approximately 4:16 p.m. EST with T-minus 16 minutes and 53 seconds remaining. The attached Dragon spacecraft contained astronauts R...

As the U.S. Tackles COVID-19, SCC Tackles International Enrollment

(Photo Illustration: Green Chameleon via Unsplash)

Willow Strey, Business Manager

May 15, 2020

(Photo Illustration: Green Chameleon via Unsplash) With nearly 87,000 deaths at the time of publication, the U.S. outnumbers any other country in confirmed lives lost due to COVID-19. While the virus rages in the U.S., countries like Japan and China are demonstrating case stabilization. Meanwhile, protests and virus-related r...

State Finds SCC Lax on Accounting Standards

State Finds SCC Lax on Accounting Standards

Joshua Groom

May 15, 2020

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) found SCC to be out of compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures in an audit of the college’s finances completed last month. A draft of those audits, obtained by The Ebbtide, stated that SCC had “material weaknesses in internal contr...

Local Improv Group Makes Ends Meet in Wake of COVID-19

Local Improv Group Makes Ends Meet in Wake of COVID-19

Leuel Bekele

May 15, 2020

Mario Orallo-Mallinaro is the executive artistic director of Jet City Improv. (Photo Courtesy of Mario Orallo-Mallinaro ) The arts have taken a hit due to the closure of venues across the U.S.. To counter resulting losses, a number of artists have found different means of production and distribution though the internet; the ...

Cheng Elected ASG President, Outlines Plan to ‘Rekindle SCC Economy’

Cheng Elected ASG President, Outlines Plan to ‘Rekindle SCC Economy’

Juan Páez

May 14, 2020

Sunshine Cheng will be instated as ASG president starting summer quarter. (Photo Courtesy: SCC Student Life) Sunshine Cheng has won the 2020 ASG presidential election. Cheng received 63 votes, while Yuan Dong trailed behind with 24 votes. The results were announced at Monday's ASG board meeting.  Chen...

Opinion: COVID-19 and the College Experience

Opinion: COVID-19 and the College Experience

Zoe Plattner

May 1, 2020

( Photo illustration: Tim Gouw via Unsplash) I’ve always had a bit of a fatalistic streak. I believe that my generation is doomed to confront mass extinction with global warming and that the U.S. political system is irrevocably broken. I believe that commercialization has confirmed that American soci...

Intramural Yoga Review

Intramural Yoga Review

Ed Strong

May 1, 2020

Photo: pexels.com Intramurals Coordinator Stacy Attridge is leading a few weekly Zoom classes for students and faculty. I sat in on one of her yoga classes, which she leads twice a week (12:35-1:25 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays). As a point of reference, I would describe my experience with yoga a...

Honors Director Safe in New Recommendations for Budget Reductions

Honors Director Safe in New Recommendations for Budget Reductions

Joshua Groom

May 1, 2020

Honors Director Mari Kosin’s job is no longer on the chopping block in SCC’s final budget reduction recommendation. The Ebbtide had previously reported that her position was slated to be eliminated. In a presentation on the final recommendations at an April 22 Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, ...

Dental Hygiene Program to Relocate to UW

Dental Hygiene Program to Relocate to UW

Joshua Groom

May 1, 2020

SCC has partnered with the UW school of dentistry to house SCC’s displaced dental hygiene program. The decision was announced last week at an SCC board of trustees meeting. “We’re happy we’re going to continue somewhere,” Program Director Maryrose Bellert said. The new partnership caps a turb...

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