The Ebbtide

The First Wave

The First Wave

Juan Páez

October 25, 2019

Life In The 7000 Building SCC’s student housing project doesn’t just provide students a place to live: It promotes the idea that a more traditional college experience is possible at 2-year institutions. On Sept. 14-15 (the official move-in days), SCC’s 7000 Building opened its doors to appro...

Cyber Breach: SCC students and employees targeted by phishing campaign

Cyber Breach: SCC students and employees targeted by phishing campaign

Juan Páez

October 11, 2019

Scamming campaigns are not a usual sight in the inboxes of SCC email accounts. Recently, however, that changed. On Sept. 2, an email purporting to be from Julianne Scott, an International Education department employee, was sent to students and employees by hackers. The email described a job oppo...

Bleeding Money

SCC’s net revenue by year. Cheryl Roberts became president in 2013-14, the last detailed budget was drafted in 2015-16. Graphic: Joshua Groom and Juan Páez

Juan Páez, Joshua Groom, and Aaron Shore

June 15, 2019

SCC is in the midst of a budget crisis. The school has not submitted financial statements since fiscal 2012-13. Due to an estimated $2.3 million budget shortfall, the campus is exploring possibilities of layoffs and class cuts in 2021, according to Acting Vice-President for Student Learnin...

Secondhand Suicide

Juan Páez

June 1, 2019

HOW MY FRIENDS AND I FACED SUDDEN LOSS Disclaimer: If you or a loved one are facing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is available 24 hours a day: 1-800-273-8255 Near the halfway point of my senior year in high school, one of my friends killed himself. H...

New ASG President Hopes to Push Student Engagement

New ASG President Hopes to Push Student Engagement

Juan Páez

May 19, 2019

ISAAC TCHAO ENCOURAGES COMMUNICATION SCC’s current budget predicament has pushed the administration to attempt to improve communication with the staff and faculty. Students, however, are still mostly in the dark regarding SCC’s finances. At the Open Forum, soon-to-be ASG President Isaac T...

Ebbtide Eats: Taquería El Sabor

Ebbtide Eats: Taquería El Sabor

Juan Páez

May 17, 2019

A COMFORTING MEXICAN EATERY In a world full of pseudo-Mexican restaurants (I’m looking at you Taco Time) serving cuisine named “mexifries,” taquería El Sabor constitutes an authentic and flavorful option close to SCC. Taquería El Sabor is located on Aurora Ave North and is a ten minute walk from...

SCC Budget Crisis Shakes Administration

SCC Budget Crisis Shakes Administration

Juan Páez

May 6, 2019

KEY FIGURES REVEAL MONETARY REALITY SCC’s finances are a cause of growing concern amongst faculty, staff and the student body, with the administration exploring solutions such as raising tuition and keeping job vacancies open as an answer to the $3 million budget shortfall the campus is facing...

Mr. Worldwide

Mr. Worldwide

Juan Páez

April 21, 2019

RECRUITER SHOWS THE "GOOD" SIDE OF SCC Rylan Good is something of a journeyman. At six months old, Good, originally from Korea, was adopted by a white family in a small town in Pennsylvania. He hasn’t stopped traveling since, as shown by the souvenirs from his travels that fill his office:...

Lack of Transparency at SCC Budget Meeting

Lack of Transparency at SCC Budget Meeting

Juan Páez

March 16, 2019

FACULTY RAISES MAJOR CONCERNS SCC officials recently held a meeting and an open forum in order to address the school’s budget and uphold transparency with its faculty and employees. SCC President Cheryl Roberts, acting Vice-President of Student Learning Bayta Maring, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior ...

Ebbtide Eats: Plaza Latina

Juan Páez

March 4, 2019

Being away from home is difficult, but one hardship people might not expect comes from their bellies. Plaza Latina, a supermarket located about 25 minutes on foot from SCC, specializes in feeding the nostalgics like me. Plaza Latina is an ode the traditional Latin American stores: sort of uno...

Let Women Call the Shots

Juan Páez

February 20, 2019

A MALE PERSPECTIVE ON UNDERREPRESENTATION My childhood was marked by two things: my father’s abandonment, and the presence of powerful women who replaced him. As I grew up, I noticed that men exerted power over many. They were my doctors, my politicians, my scientists, my sports idols. But m...

Reflections of a Mentee

Reflections of a Mentee

Juan Páez

February 4, 2019

SCC PROFESSOR IN HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT Hollywood producers have taken an interest in making a movie about Mahmoud Muhammad Taha, Sudanese religious and political leader, through the eyes of SCC professor Ernest Johnson. Johnson lived in Sudan for nine years under Taha’s tutelage until Taha was ex...

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