More safe spaces are needed on campus

If you walk into the Multicultural Center at the top of the PUB, you might notice a Totoro doll with a pin attached to it. The pin reads “Silence = Death,” a reference to the silencing of the LGBTQ+ community, and it is one of only a few visible markers that this is a safe place

Coming out and coming together: SCC Faculty and Ebbtide staff tell their stories

Aaron Berry: Political Editor

My mother refuses to believe I like men.

You see, I’m fluid. At different parts of my life, I’ve identified differently. Straight, gay, bisexual and even asexual; I’ve been all of these. It’s not that I don’t know my sexual orientation. Rather, I’ve found that as I change, who and what I’m physically attracted to changes.

I can talk about this with almost anyone. Almost. But not my mother.

The media's message is un-queer

There is something wrong with how we represent LGBTQ+ people in the media. Actually, there are a lot of things wrong, but I think the main problem is under-representation.

Safe spaces where LGBTQ+ can be who they are

When Katie Gelgisser first came to SCC, she went looking for a club she could join where she would be openly welcomed as queer. She found one in the school's Project Pride club, with its new advisor Michelle Kleisath, a professor of sociology at Shoreline.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can also hurt me

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by Brittany Ledyard and Troy Atkinson
Design Director & Business Manager

Power is about more than strength

by Elise Oziel

I have a problem with “strong female characters.”

Possibly in an attempt to soothe rabid feminists, many industries (literary, film and otherwise) are latching onto the idea of the “strong female character.” This woman is an independent, kick-ass mofo who can man-up and tough it out right alongside society’s favorite male protagonists.

Students disappearing; there must be a reason right?

by Worth Kapugi
Staff Writer

All over Shoreline’s campus, students are disappearing. I suspect the rapture may have occurred in key locations around campus. The epicenter of these vanishing students appears to be the lunch tables in the PUB.

Whether or not these students’ souls have been saved, I can’t say. One thing is clear however, every day students are disappearing, leaving behind cups of still-warm ramen.

Annoying Teachers v. Annoying Students


We’ve all heard the horror stories, and we all have a few of our own. “Ms. So-and-so made me cry in ninth grade,” or “Mr. What’s-his-face gave the worst assignments.” It’s an unavoidable part of being a student - eventually you will have that one professor, the one you’ll never forget, and not for good reasons.

Of course, there are great teachers out there too. The ones you’re crazy about and will remember forever, who write you that recommendation letter and get you into Stanford.



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