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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.

Graduate Art Exhibit Showing at SCC Gallery

The Associate of Fine Art Graduate show is currently being displayed until May 9 in the 1000 building. Works from current graduates of SCC’s Associate of Fine Art degree are featured in the show. Students who are almost done with their degree present their samples of drawing, painting, photography, and other art forms.

Board of Trustees Votes in New College President

Cheryl Roberts is going to be SCC’s new college president. Roberts was unanimously voted in by the board of trustees on April 21. Roberts is coming to SCC from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR, where she is currently president. Interim President Daryl Campbell will be helping Roberts with her transition to being president over the next few months. She is expected to start in July.

Dean of Sturdents Opens Doors for Office Hours

Dean of Students Kim Thompson is now holding office hours for any drop-ins. It is on a first come, first served basis. The rest of April, Thompson will have office hours from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. every Thursday. In addition, she will have office hours from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Tuesday starting May 5.

SCC Introduces Child Advocacy Studies Certificate

Violence and sex abuse are things that children should never have to endure, yet more and more often we hear horrific stories of the world’s youth in these appalling situations. Out of all preventative measures, education can be the most effective at turning the tides on child abuse and SCC has recently joined in spreading that knowledge.

The Child Advocacy Studies certificate is a three course (15 credit) program that is wrapping up its first cycle at SCC. Starting fall quarter, CAST 102, 202, and 285 will be listed under the CAST program instead of sociology special topics.

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