Obama Proposal stirs conversations at Shoreline

On Jan. 8, the Obama administration released a proposal that could offer 2 free years of community college for students who maintain a 2.5 GPA, attend school at least half time, and consistently make progress towards completion.

But what about those students who don’t fit into the potential constraints?

Students get their say: parking or…?

Ryan Georg made a splash when he stood up at the end of the last Student Parliament meeting and gave an impassioned speech about the dangers of the Greenwood parking lot -- where his car was broken into last year -- and asked what Student Parliament was doing to reduce crime in the lot.

“I just want students to be safe,” he said, partway through his speech.

News Briefs

MSA club posters defaced
On Monday January 12, incidents of the defaced posters was reported. They belonged to the Muslim Student Association, a Student Body Association-sponsored club. There were multiple posters with accusations of terrorism and murder written on them. MSA President Mariama J said that it isn’t the first time it has happened in the clubs history, and that their focus is to create more awareness and understanding. She encourages people who have questions about the culture and religion to come to MSA’s club meetings on Wednesdays at 12:30 in room 9202.

Parliament pulls from emergency fund to resupply mini-grants

$80,000 was pulled from Shoreline Community College’s Student Services and Activities (SS&A) fee contingency fund over winter break, $60,000 of which was allocated to boost the rapidly dwindling mini-grant fund, with the remaining $20,000 being funnelled into the Student Leadership Center’s (SLC) program budget.

Crime Logs

Smash n’ grab
On December 15 a car parked in our event parking lot had a window broken while attending the event, but nothing was taken from their vehicle.

Attempted Burglary
On December 26 at 3:21 A.M. an alarm was set off in the 2100 building when someone tried to pry open the door to a supply room. Nothing was taken, and no one was identified.

ORCA card program under scrutiny

SCC’s ORCA card program, which can serve up to 650 students per quarter, may be discontinued next year due to its economic unsustainability.

Crime Logs

Parking lot prowlers

Since Nov. 20 there have been four reported instances of attempted theft in various SCC parking lots. These incidents are reported as “Vehicle Prowls.” Two of the incidents occurred in the Sears parking lot near Aurora Square. Although car windows were broken, there were no reports of stolen items.

Campus Security Sergeant Edwin Lucero said that there are frequent reports of these prowls in the area including dog parks and neighboring parking lots. Lucero also said that fall and winter quarters tend to have a higher rate of theft.

Discriminatory vandalism elicits strong emotional response

The defacement of Project Pride’s posters is nothing new. However, the response to this crime is new. The most recent incident of vandalism, which targeted Queer Film Festival posters, elicited a strong response from faculty and students alike. Statements were issued by SCC President Cheryl Roberts, Student Body President Ashley Cowan, and Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs Robert Francis firmly denouncing the vandalism. An open discussion was planned on Nov. 20 after a meeting of faculty, students and staff.

"Layered" by Meghan Hartwig

“I am first and foremost a craftsman,” artist and SCC instructor Meghan Hartwig said. “I love sculpting intricate detail in porcelain, which is how the eyes were created.” She’s talking about a piece titled “Load” which is the centerpiece of her latest show: “Layered”, currently on display in the Shoreline Gallery, inside the Admin. building.

Mini-Grant Budget Clock

Starting Amount: $63,670

Current Amount: $15,199.57

Parliament in Review

Last Meeting: November 19, 2014

SCC’s 10-member Student parliament meets bi-weekly to discuss student concerns and evaluate mini-grant requests from clubs, programs and student groups to supplement student-oriented projects.


Amount Requested: $12,848.85
Amount Granted: $11,998.85

Cheer Club Uniforms

Requested: $2,009.85
Granted: $1,509.85




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