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Love: A Universal Language

More than 80 couples join the mass wedding at Mandaue City, Cebu. A lot of couples avail of mass weddings because it is cheaper as it is usually sponsored by the city government like this one here. (Cheryl Baldicantos)

Natasha Sidik

February 20, 2019

WORLDWIDE VALENTINE TRADITIONS Whether you are in a committed relationship or not, the history and diverse cultures of Valentine’s Day may still be something you’d be interested in. The name “Valentine” itself derives from St. Valentine, a Roman Catholic priest. Although there are many unc...

Shrinking Demographic: SCC’s Diversity at Risk

Shrinking Demographic: SCC's Diversity at Risk

Shari Sung

January 19, 2019

UNDERSTANDING THE RECENT DECLINE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Owing to its high-quality education system, diverse culture and relatively open labor market, the United States has always been one of the top destinations for international students. The U.S. hosts the most international students of any countr...

International Education in the Shadow of 2016 Election

International Education in the Shadow of 2016 Election

Elliot Raven

December 3, 2018

STUDENTS' PERSPECTIVE ON STUDYING IN AMERICA In the fall of 2017, ASG President Denish Oleke left Uganda to study at SCC. He began his first quarter as a computer-science major, shivering under three sweaters in the brisk Seattle weather. American food was vastly different from what he’d grown up eati...

International Insights

Shari Sung

November 21, 2018

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN A HOMESTAY In my own experience, studying abroad can be absolutely terrifying. International students have to adjust to cultural differences and overcome language barriers all while tolerating the loneliness of being on their own without their family’s company. That’s why ...

Word on the Street: “What’s your strangest holiday experience or meal?”

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

November 21, 2018

*Some of these answers have been paraphrased by the reporters.*   “When I was 15, I was homeless and was invited to a reservation get-together. We had fry-bread and venison. It was weird, but my friend supported the meaning behind Thanksgiving.” - Matthew Fain       &...

SCC’s Very Own Rocket Man

Future interstellar colonizer: Harry Phan. PHOTO BY: Nick Molsee.

Tobias Hope-Young

October 6, 2018

FROM VIETNAM TO WASHINGTON. NEXT STOP, SPACE. Harry Phan wants to build a spaceship for interstellar colonization. He says he’s not at the construction phase yet, but he’s making progress, taking classes to become an astronautical engineer. It's a difficult task, but he seems optimistic about his...

From Libya to Liberation

From Libya to Liberation

Celeste Boudreaux

October 6, 2018

BRAVE GIRL IN THE MIDST OF CIVIL WAR As a Muslim girl, Yara Buker has only worn a hijab once in her life: when she was under threat of being killed. Buker grew up in Benghazi, Libya, for 19 years, and was raised to be a very family-minded individual. At the age of 17, she started working at a liberal ...

Making Home Away From Home

April 21, 2018

SECRET SUCCESSES OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEER MENTORS Go ask an international student if they know what the International Peer Mentors (IPMs) are and almost 100 percent of them would certainly answer “yes.” In fact, IPMs are the first recognizable students to every international student when t...

Dating Across Cultures

March 20, 2018

THE COMMUNICATION STRUGGLE IS REAL A while back, one of my American friends texted me on Messenger and said, “Seriously, I really like you.” I was puzzled and thought, “Does he mean he likes my personality or likes me romantically?” I even Googled what it means when a guy says he likes...

Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

March 20, 2018

4.0 ATHLETE'S SECRET TO SUCCESS Upon opening the door to the gym, you’ll find three pictures hanging on the wall to represent SCC’s student athletes with the highest individual GPAs. Qin “Kim” Wang, is one of these athletes. Wang is an international student at SCC, and she is one o...

Border Insecurity

Border Insecurity

March 13, 2018

SCC STUDENT DETAINED BY ICE When international student Jungeun “Rachel” Kim re-entered the U.S. from Canada in January, she had what she thought was an easy mission: to get her student status renewed. However, the mission turned out to be anything but easy, and it led to 10 days in detenti...

Far From Home, Making a New One

February 20, 2018

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADJUST TO LIFE ABROAD Where were you at 17? Perhaps your answer involves being in high school, arguing with your parents over chores or playing video games in your room at home. But if you’re Farrell Fileas or Ploy Muenprasitivej, your answer would involve living alone and...

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