Aid ‘Much Faster’ With New Director

Acting Financial Aid Director Chris Melton has made improvements to the Financial Aid department since taking the position Feb. 1.

The previous director was let go. During fall quarter, The Ebbtide reported on the issues of delayed aid processes due to a shortage of staff. Melton is filling the position until a replacement is found.

Melton still holds her position as registrar along with her new position. “I love it … the staff is so incredible and energetic and enthusiastic … I have two jobs but I'm lucky (because of the staff),” Melton said.

New Financial Hope for Undocumented Students

Undocumented students in Washington can now apply for financial aid.

Senate Bill 6523, known as the REAL (Real Educational Access, Changing Lives) Hope Act, was signed by Governor Inslee recently. It received bipartisan support. The REAL Hope Act is Washington’s version of the DREAM Act. Washington joined four states with similar legislation: California, Texas, New Mexico and Illinois.

Presidential Candidate Participates in Q&A at SCC

Diversity and race were a common theme in the questions asked at a public forum to the presidential candidate on April 7 in the PUB Main Dining Room. The position became open when former President Lee Lambert left for another position in June ‘13. Daryl Campbell is the current interim president while the Board of Trustees searches for a new president. Currently there are two candidates: Paula Langteau, who has a Ph.D. in Literature, and Cheryl Roberts, who has a Ph.D. in Education.

Too much free time?

If you are reading this right now, either you are worried about SCC’s current events or you have too much free time on your hands. You have until April 11 to get into classes, and let’s be honest, Facebook isn’t going to get you a degree that will help you register for classes. At this point, you need a signature from your professor to make it into a class which is likely at capacity. So go grab that apron, crack some eggs, and bake some begging brownies or kiss-up cookies, because your teacher is going to have to give you the go-ahead to get into that classroom.

Important dates for you and your GPA!

Hey! It’s April 6, which means that unfortunately, the deadline for 100 percent tuition refund has passed. However, you have until April 18 to get 50 percent, and that’s not half bad. Now, you also have up until May 12 to get that sweet “W” grade when decide you’ve had enough, taking the knee for the quarter without suffering the blow to the almighty cumulative GPA. So mark that date on your calendars now if you think you’re going to spit out that mouthful of credits that was too large to chew, or you’re going to find yourself choking on a lousy GPA.

New Leader Takes Over as SBA President

Former Minister of Social Justice Nick Begley is now student body president. Michelle Wu stepped down from her position as student body president last week. Begley is bringing a different style of leadership to the student body as displayed in a recent parliament meeting that he chaired for the first time.

SCC Crime Blotter

Incident Type: Disturbance
Incident Type: Suspicious Circumstance
Incident Type: Theft

Accessibility a handicap for music building

Inaccessible: The 800 building lacks the infrastructure to properly cater to students with disabilities.

News Briefs

Garage sale at SCC

Bird behavior art exhibit soon at SCC gallery

SCC band will be performing “Classy Classics”

SCC Crime Blotter

Incident Type: Disturbance
A physical altercation occurred on Feb. 20 in the parking lot east of the 3000 building.

Incident Type: Theft
A desktop computer was stolen on Feb. 15 from SCC.

Incident Type: Damage
A window was found damaged on Feb. 14 in the PUB’s main dining room.

Incident Type: Informational
A student made an offensive statement on Feb. 24 in the 2100 building.



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