Club Kick Off!

It’s 11:15 am in the main dining hall, and tables with neat, black covers span the perimeter. Representatives from clubs are preparing to show off their 3-D printers, new mission statements, or their fine ceramics skills live and in person.

At 11:30 Joshua Abrahamson, the SBA Minister of Engagement grabs the microphone to officially announce to the grumbling mass of hungry college students that the Echo Club Kick-Off has begun.

Hong Kong: Looking at the Fight for Democracy

Photo by Pasu Au Yeung

A densely packed mob floods the street as far as the eye can see. A line of police officers push against the crowd, firing pepper spray from small blue cans. A masked man stands amid tear gas, holding two umbrellas high.

Economy Professor Puts Retirement on Hold

A decision has been made. After deliberating with the executive leadership team President Cheryl Roberts has decided to fail the pool of recent applicants for the Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs (VP ASA).

Francis had been planning on retiring to emeritus status at the end of this school year. “I was never aspiring to get to this point,” He said that his affection and his care for the school has lead him to it “when people ask, I’ve always said yes.”

Japanese Consulate Visits Shoreline Community College

Masahiro Omura, Consulate General of Japan, visited Shoreline Community College on Oct. 15, 2014 as part of the Global Eyes Series. His slideshow presentation included information about the century long trade relations between Japan and Washington State.

Fun facts: Washington State is the third largest trader with Japan, supplying agricultural products, electronics, and transportation products. For instance, Boeing has enjoyed a decades-long relationship with Japan, and Microsoft opened its first overseas division in Japan back in 1986.

News Briefs

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.




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