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Spindrift
Spindrift, SCC’s annual journal of student writing and artwork, is currently hiring. Last years’ issue took second place in the Pacific-Western division of the 2014 Literary Magazine Competition of the Community College Humanities Association, and Professor Christine Shafner hopes next years edition will continue to showcase the strong artistic talent at SCC. There are five positions currently open, and while the deadline is October 10, Shafner encourages all students who are interested to apply.

Honesty Policy Updates: Faculty Voted, Student Approved

Three strikes. In baseball, you’re out! In the justice system, you’re in prison. At Shoreline Community College, starting this quarter, you’re in trouble!

Soon a three strikes policy will be in effect on our own campus, a major change to the Dishonesty in Academics policy (5033). The faculty has become increasingly concerned about students cheating in multiple classes. Just because you got caught in your Modern English class doesn’t mean you got caught in your European History class.

Introducing Dr. Cheryl Roberts the new President at Shoreline


photo by Brian Quinn

Cheryl Roberts was appointed to be the President at Shoreline Community College on August 1. Roberts, now starting her 35th year of higher-education, is excited to make changes at Shoreline to make the student experience better than ever before.

Shoreline Campus Memorial Dedicated to Troy Wolff


photos by Brian Quinn

Behind the northeast corner of the library, just off the path, is a memorial bench to remember Wolff, and the astounding effect he had on campus. On Sept. 18 friends and co-workers of Wolff came together for the ceremony.

Among those attending was SCC’s new president Cheryl Roberts.

Controversial GED Reform Raises the Stakes

For some students, completing high school isn’t an option for a variety of personal circumstances that may come up in life. The General Education Development test, or GED, has always been an option to move forward, but recent changes in the educational system have made this seem like more of a road block than a pathway.

Gov. Inslee Makes a Visit to SCC

A flurry of camera shutters erupted as Gov. Jay Inslee sat at a glass table and signed an executive order at Shoreline Community College on April 29. The signing “will determine how we reduce carbon pollution in our state,” Inslee said to an audience of about 60 people in the Professional Automotive Train-
ing Center.

Transit Funds Denied, Bus Commuters See Cuts

Proposition 1 was defeated by voters on April 22. Now Metro plans to make major cuts to their service. So what does that mean?

Essentially, this means that there are going to be a lot of cuts to bus services. Metro’s website says that it is going to cut 72 bus routes completely, while making changes to 84 routes, which roughly makes up a cut of about 17 percent of Metro’s services from what they were before the special election for Proposition 1.

Revamp Hits Veterans Center After Five Years

The Veterans Resource Center will soon look very different and much improved. The walls were just painted. New carpet is coming, new furniture is approved, and several new computer stations ordered. The VRC has been using surplus odds-and-ends since it opened in a well-worn set of rooms in the FOSS building.

Next Year's SBA President Wants Transparency

Ashley Cowan was recently elected as student body president at Shoreline Community College. With 263 students lending their voices to a chorus, Cowan was elected with 150 votes.

President Elect Cowan said she was “thrilled” and “honored” by the trust her fellow students have placed in her as their next student body president. Cowan is familiar with being a public servant, having served as student representative serving the Wellness, CDAC and Safety Committees this past year.

College Students Confer Over Differences in Identity

What colors you as an individual? How does the way you identify yourself speak about what kind of person you are? Enter the Students of Color Conference (SOCC) that recently took place in Yakima, Washington.

For 24 years, the SOCC has taken place around Washington State where students from 19 colleges meet to talk and learn about racial, ethnic, and cultural identity. This year the conference was a three-day event at the Yakima Valley Convention Center. Its large banquet halls hosted meals, workshops, and presentations for everyone involved.

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