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Renting a Risk

Tobias Hope-Young

February 20, 2019

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 ...

Harrass (Not) Meant

Travis Tribble

February 20, 2019

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 diffic...

When the Going Gets Tough, Get Going

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

February 20, 2019

LEAVE THAT TOXIC RELATIONSHIP BEHIND Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but toxic relationships can exist in any month, on any day and at any time. You may find yourself in one without even realizing it. “Toxic” is a common word which gets attributed to people’s miserable connections with o...

Home Safe Home?

Teshan Laucirica

February 20, 2019

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 ...

“You” Need to Leave Me Alone

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

February 20, 2019

NETFLIX SHOW GLORIFIES SERIAL STALKING You can’t look over your shoulder too many times. However, in the Netflix series “You,” the female protagonist fails to even look at all. The book-turned-show provides a simple plot: Bookshop manager Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley, aka “Lon...

Depression and Me

November 21, 2018

A PERSONAL INSIGHT INTO MENTAL ILLNESS In 2015, I contemplated my death and nearly walked into the path of an oncoming truck. In 2016, I was hospitalized for my first suicide attempt. In 2017, I miscarried and was once again hospitalized after failing to overdose on my medication. In 2018, I decide...

‘Searching’ for Safety

Natasha Sidik

October 20, 2018

FILM SERVES AS CAUTIONARY TALE There are a number of horrifying things that can happen outside of our control, and staying safe is a high priority. In the recent hit movie “Searching,” the disappearance of high school student Margot Kim illustrates why safety is important for all ages. The fil...

Hazy Consent

October 6, 2018

FINDING THE LINE IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Okay, I’ll admit it. One morning in my 20s, I woke up, after drinking too much, to a desperate gut-punch of a question: “Did we use protection?” We had. Of course we had, I tell myself even now. I’m not a monster, I’m a good person. I had woken ...

Sex Offenders and Education

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

June 8, 2018

A GLANCE AT THE RULES Washington state law permits registered sex offenders (RSOs) to enroll in community colleges, as long as schools have strict policies regarding these students. But the topic of RSOs on campus can be controversial among students. SCC student Jordan Rutledge said it makes ...

Sharing is Hard

June 8, 2018

ROADWAY COURTESY “Get off the road A-Hole!” I regularly hear that sentence from drivers just before I hear the sound of loud screeching tires, accompanied by a thick black cloud of exhaust, as an over-revved engine zooms away. The road is a dangerous place where common courtesy and common sense...

Cyclists on the Road

June 8, 2018

LAWS, SAFETY, and MAINTENENCE As a cyclist or a driver, sharing the road is typically something both sides would prefer to avoid. To make this whole situation a little safer, here are some reminders on proper signaling, rules of the road, safety tips and bicycle maintenance. Rules of the Road ...

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