ESL programs address a variety of linguistic needs

It was a late Friday morning, and a motley crew had assembled in the classroom. Six students from China were scattered across the front rows. One man from the Middle East with flecks of silver in his beard sat quietly on his own in the middle aisle. A woman from Russia was introducing her teenage daughter – who was visiting the college – to two of her classmates from Hong Kong, their voices mixing together in strident, staccato English.

Learning disabilities often appear in college

Student Service providers and instructional faculty of Psychology say a subtle learning disability or emotional disorder overlooked in high school could show up when a student reaches college and tries to adapt to the academic rigor.

Don Christensen, a professor of psychology at SCC, says that mild dyslexia or dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematics) are the most common learning disabilities exposed in college.

A glimpse behind the gears

ABC easy as 123

“That’s how they pay for the prizes and all the stuff” said Jazmin Moreno, a participant in the
ongoing “Battle Royal” when she learned about the process to make the activity possible.

“Battle Royal,” a live action game in which competitors eliminate in stealth mode and complete
secret missions for points, was brought to SCC by the Adventure Builders Club (ABC).

From armed forces to colleges courses at Shoreline CC

More than 130,000 service members attend college each year after leaving
the military. While the post 9/11 GI Bill has influenced this influx, more student
veterans on campus mean more classrooms are needing to adapt to the military
values learned by these individuals.

Today, more and more veteran training sessions are being held around
colleges nationwide to educate staff about these sorts of values and the information
they are providing is eye opening.

Message not sent? Slow connection? No connection at all?

Message not sent? Slow connection? No Connection at all!?
Have you ever had to deal with any of these frustrations? If the answer is yes, you either spend
time in one of the dead­zones, or have AT&T.
According to Technology Support Services (TSS), a new AT&T tower in the east parking lot was

Find Adventure This Fall

Although it was a bit shy this year, fall is beginning to come out as we start our school year here at SCC.
Many of us probably think that, because summer is over, so is the season for enjoying the great
outdoors. But let’s not hang up our hiking shoes and stow away our road maps just yet! Here’s a list of
great local hikes that can be explored in a day, so we have enough time to get back to our cozy homes at

Glacier View Wilderness

Get to Know a Librarian

Visiting a teacher during office hours is a great way to clarify assignments, get extra elaboration
on a subject, or help expand a concept. But your teachers aren’t the only people on campus
qualified and willing to help you. If you haven’t tried visiting the library it should be at the top of
your to­do list.
The librarians at SCC are willing and able to guide you in your research and help you with your

Digitally Stranded? How to WIFI Like a Pro

At the beginning of the quarter, with SCC flooded by new students, one of the best ways to get
any question answered (or at least find out where to look) is to ask a fellow student. Most of the
time there's a weathered veteran around who knows where your class is, where the food is, how
to print out that assignment that's due in five minutes, etcetera.
But for some reason when you ask around about how to connect to SCC's WiFi, you get a lot of
head scratching from even the professional students. I suspect this is because you generally

From the closet to the stage

Vivian Wilson’s voice is thick with emotion as she performs, but she pushes through her monologue, describing her life as a transgender woman.



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