Tagged Laws

Fake It to Make It

HIGHER EDUCATION SELLS OUT TO HOLLYWOOD In perhaps one of the most jaw-dropping events to kick off 2019, millions of Americans were left stunned when, on March 12, it was reported that actresses Felicity Huffman, who portrayed Lynette Scavo on “Desperate Housewives” and Lori Loughlin, known to many as Aunt Becky on the long-running ABC…

The Smoke Will Clear

WASHINGTON’S NEW TOBACCO LAW IS A GOOD THING The easiest way to stop an addiction? Never let it start. Washington is now the ninth state to formally sign into law legislation that prevents people under the age of 21 from purchasing cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Increasing the smoking age…

It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To

NEW LAW LEAVES YOUNG SMOKERS IN LIMBO Come Jan. 1, 2020, I will no longer be permitted to purchase, and in effect, smoke cigarettes under a new Washington state law. The age for purchasing tobacco products will be raised from 18 to 21, and I will be 20, one of the few generations worth of…

Renting a Risk

PITFALLS TO BIKE SHARES You can find them sprawled across lawns in the suburbs or on street corners in the cities. They are bikes without homes, and they present a multitude of safety and legal issues. These bikes are part of the dockless bike sharing system, where anyone can rent a bike, ride it wherever…

Harrass (Not) Meant

THE BLURRED LINE BETWEEN FLIRTING AND HURTING Some pitfalls to flirting can come from knowing the line between charming and creepy. Cupid’s arrow claimed many hearts this Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air. While there are people that find flirting easy, many find it awkward or difficult. King Robert the Bruce once said…

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International Education in the Shadow of 2016 Election

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 eating. He only knew a handful…

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To Vote or Not to Vote?

YOU WILL DECIDE THE RESULTS OF THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS Blue and red signs popping up on every corner makes voting season hard to miss. America’s current political climate is divided by controversial discussions and issues, resulting in the problem that the U.S. democratic system faces each year: getting its citizenry to vote. In contrast to…

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