Articles by Juan Páez


Juan Páez is the News Editor for the Ebbtide. He covers breaking news and politics, while writing the ASG in Review and Event Calendar every issue. Páez daydreams of overthrowing governments while playing guitar.


Ebbtide Eats: Avanti Markets and Food Trucks

Winter quarter brought great changes to SCC in terms of food. The campus’ cafeteria restaurants are no more, and hot meals are only available from food trucks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The only dining options inside the PUB come with vending machines. After a month of eating on campus and my wallet suffering…


SCC Announces Budget Cuts, Layoffs at Board of Trustees Meeting

SCC’s budget review process is almost over, and the administration has announced a total of $2.38 million proposed budget reductions. The $2.38 million figure exceeds the $1.9 million touted by the administration late last year, which they attribute to an even further decline in enrollment. The majority of the proposed cuts come from reductions in…


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…

ASG In Review – Dec. 6, 2019

The Associated Student Government (ASG) typically holds meetings from 3-5 p.m. every other Monday in the Boardroom of the 1000 Building. This meeting was on Nov. 25, and was the third meeting of the fall quarter. This was the last meeting of the fall quarter. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 27, 2020….

New Food Provider Confirmed

Avanti Markets is officially SCC’s new food provider. The college has not received any other offers from food providers, and Lancer will be ending their contract on Dec. 12. When asked about the worries of the lack of hot food options in Avanti Markets’ vending machines, SCC administration said they’re looking into contracting food trucks…


Finally, New Food

he food services offered on campus will change starting winter quarter, as Lancer Hospitality’s contract with SCC ends in December. They currently service the Coffee Spot and the three hot food stations in the cafeteria of the PUB. Chief Financial Officer Bill Saraceno said that the food service on campus is running at a financial…

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…

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