Articles by Joshua Groom


Joshua Groom is the Online Editor at the Ebbtide. He covers administrative and breaking news, as well as writing the Crime Log for every issue of the paper. Groom openly admits to being a caffeine addict and cannot meet a deadline without drinking an ungodly amount of coffee.


Dental hygiene faculty, SCC admin spar over program relocation

UPDATE 2/9: SCC has decided not to move forward with plans to relocate the college’s dental hygiene program to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Read more about the decision here. SCC plans to move its dental hygiene program to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) and “teach out” current students before placing the…


Cauterizing SCC’s Budget

Layoffs and class cancellations loom over SCC as the college plans to trim $1.9 million from the budget. Those cuts will be made primarily through workforce reductions. SCC’s current shortfall is a result of decreasing enrollment and a change in Washington state’s allocation model, according to SCC President Cheryl Roberts. “It’s a tender time,” she…

Bachelor’s Program Delayed

Dental Hygiene Takes a Backseat SCC’s plans to implement a Baccalaureate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BAS-DH) have been delayed. The process was put on hold due to “competing priorities, such as the budget review process,” according to Dean of Health Occupations Mary Burroughs. The State Board of Education had approved SCC to move…

Crime Log – Nov. 21, 2019

Theft 11 a.m. Nov. 7 — 5000 Building Safety and Security processed a complaint of stolen property in Rm. 5101. Hit and Run 4:40 p.m. Nov. 7 — Greenwood Parking Lot A student informed Safety and Security of hit and run damage to their car. The incident was referred to the Shoreline Police Department. Assault…


Caught and Killed

Investigative Journalist’s Book Takes On Major Network In these bitter, partisan times, America is united behind a distrust of journalists and the media. Conservatives claim the press is too liberal and out to get President Trump. Liberals claim the press is too conservative and not aggressive enough in calling out Trump’s lies. Investigative reporter Ronan…


Leader of the PACT

SCC Honored by Honda American Honda Motor Company named SCC’s Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) Program the Co-Top PACT School in July. SCC shares the spot with Eastfield College in Dallas. A plaque commemorating the award was given to instructors of SCC’s program at an annual conference for PACT instructors. “Shoreline College (sic) has…

Brazen Burglaries

School Kicks Off With Thefts In September and October, two high-value thefts took place at SCC, totalling around $5,400 in stolen goods. In three other thefts in October, money was taken from unattended bags, or in one case, a student’s unattended laundry. The following is an account of those two high-value incidents, based on police…

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