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Phin For Life

A FORMER ASG PRESIDENT’S REFLECTIONS ON POLITICS AND ACTIVISM Every two or three years, 34-year-old Shaun Scott takes a bus from Seattle up to SCC. Nostalgia drives him to visit the campus that helped mold him into who he is today: a candidate for Seattle City Council’s Fourth District. Scott didn’t plan on getting into…

Out of this World

A PREVIEW OF SCC’S COSMIC CLASS Are you fascinated when you look up at the night sky? If so, our college offers an astronomy course. SCC’s class schedule describes Introduction to Astronomy as “A one-quarter survey course in astronomy, intended for non-science majors“ that studies topics including “the solar system, stellar evolution, galaxies and cosmology.”…

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Pride Prom

ON MAY 23, SCC HELD A PRIDE PROM THAT DOUBLED AS A DRAG SHOW. FIVE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMERS ENTERTAINED AN AUDIENCE OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY: THEN, THE DANCING ENSUED! TweetSharePin

Pour Some Sugar On Me

A SWEETER ALTERNATIVE TO WAXING Shaving is one of the worst things someone can do to their body. So, an alternative was found: waxing. Yes, traditional razor shaves are quick and affordable. However, it isn’t a permanent fix and doesn’t always provide progressive results. Hair grows back quickly — in comparison to alternative hair removal…

The Chemistry of Caffeine

A CHEMICAL BREAKDOWN OF YOUR FAVORITE STIMULANT Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world, and a number of its users have no idea exactly how it works. The chemistry behind it is simple, yet even today some of its methods are still unknown to scientists. The Science Caffeine takes about 20…

Energy Drinks: A Taste Test

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE NASTY A blind taste test of seven popular energy drinks was conducted by the Ebbtide staff for… science. The results were a mixed bag of opinions — though some options stood out more than others. Our favorites vary and through a blind test taste, almost everyone was unimpressed by…

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Music Speaks Louder Than Words

SCC PIANIST PURSUES HIS PASSION The path to success comes with many small victories. This has proved true for SCC pianist Yuly Kopkin, whose musical journey has been significantly different than that of the average faculty member. Kopkin was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia — the country’s fourth largest city. “Music education occupies a very strong…

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Ebbtide Eats: Shake ‘N Go

Just down the road of SCC is an old-fashioned American diner with lots of charm. Situated in the chain of businesses neighboring Central Market is Shake ‘N Go, a restaurant whose sign is denoted with “gourmet burgers and wraps.” The restaurant, which has been in operation going on 10 years, is a convenient 11-minute walk…

Seasonal Suffering

TIPS TO TACKLE YOUR ALLERGIES Ah-Choo! Gross: now there’s snot all over your hands. Even worse: you sneeze three more times in a row simply because you’re outside. Welcome to spring — where seasonal allergies have become many people’s greatest adversary. In Washington state, peak pollination occurs around late March and late June, according to…

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

SUSTAINABILITY OR MARKETING SCHEME? The fashion industry is responsible for 10 percent of the global carbon footprint, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Furthermore, the EPA estimates that the average American will throw away about 81 pounds of clothing this year. All of this 81 pound load will eventually reside in the ever-growing monstrosity…

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