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Political Climate Change

HEATING UP THE RACE FOR PRESIDENCY Governor Jay Inslee has joined the crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Despite the odds, his choice to run on a platform of fighting climate change may make him the most important candidate. Who’s Jay Inslee? In a group of 14 viable candidates, the first hurdle seems…

Walling Off Hate

THE FOUNDATION OF A FABRICATED NATIONAL EMERGENCY Disclaimer: This article contains descriptions of graphic content. There is a fence outside my parent’s house that has “Fuck Mexicans” spray painted on it. They live in Mountlake Terrace. I’ve never seen anything like this before President Donald Trump started villainizing immigrants. The president doesn’t hate Mexicans, he…

Home Safe Home?

PROTECTING WOMEN SHOULD BE A PRIORITY It is estimated that one in five women will experience sexual assault or rape during their college years, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While a much lower percentage of their population is affected compared to women, college-aged men also experience increased sexual assault and rape. There…

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It’s Good To Be Hated

THE CONGRESSWOMAN WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST Maybe you’ve heard of her, maybe you haven’t yet; either way, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has come under fire as a new member of Congress. She’s a Democrat born in the Bronx and is representing New York’s very diverse Fourteenth District as of this year. She might also be…

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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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Taking the Initiative

HOW WILL YOU VOTE ON LOCAL ISSUES? In Washington state, voters have the opportunity to affect our policies on greenhouse gases, firearm safety protections and law enforcement standards on deadly force through a series of initiatives. There is a huge amount of money pouring into these campaigns, leading to a lot of advertising aimed to…

Defined Out of Existence

WHITE HOUSE MEMO UPSETS TRANSGENDER COMMUNIT The identity of transgender people is at risk of erasure in the eyes of the government. The New York Times released on Oct. 21 a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) arguing that government agencies — such as Education, Justice and Labor — need to…

Pocket-sized Politics

IT’S NEWS FOR YOUR EARS Everyone desires something slightly different in their news source. You might follow it just in passing or be dedicated to a particular journalist or devoted to a specific source. Whether you want to change the world or just figure out what going on in it, podcasts can be a wonderful…

Deceptive Elective

WHEN MONEY MEETS POLITICS You know those flyers that sometimes show up in your mailbox around election time? Have you ever wondered if they were fake? Elections bring advertisements. They also bring out the use of sly tactics. It’s a game, and the weapon is money. But it’s not a game: this is our future….

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