The Ebbtide

Music Speaks Louder Than Words

Music Speaks Louder Than Words

Nova Clark

June 1, 2019

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 l...

Music: The Greatest Escape

Music: The Greatest Escape

Travis Tribble

May 6, 2019

SCC STUDENT FINDS THAT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Summer is coming and there will be an abundance of new bands to go see, including SCC student Em Heffernan's project Nessy. Em Heffernan singing in the band Nessy at a house show. Photo credit Travis Tribble On April 20, Nessy opened a house sho...

Don’t Sleep On “ZZ”

Don't Sleep On

Ed Strong

May 6, 2019

POSITION CHANGE HELPS PLAYER TAKE CENTER STAGE Zane Zurbrugg has all of the tools that make baseball scouts salivate. He’s tall, with a quick, compact swing, a powerful arm and record-breaking speed. Three years ago, he barely made a blip on anyone’s radar. Recruitment “I wasn...

Highly Rated

Highly Rated

Teshan Laucirica

January 19, 2019

SCC ALUMNUS RETURNS THE GIFT OF WRITING Michael Overa never wanted to teach. He grew up in a middle-class Seattle family with both parents working full time. This allowed him plenty of time to enjoy his books undisturbed. He describes his younger self as nerdy and introverted, traits that kept him...

SCC’s Short Story Winner

SCC’s Short Story Winner

Nova Clark

January 19, 2019

ASPIRING SCREENWRITER GETS IN TUNE WITH HIS PAST What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Crossing Borders?” That was what SCC’s recent short story contest asked the campus to write about, and according to the judges, author Duncan Star-Boszko had the answer. The contest was announced mi...

Au Revoir, Advisor

Au Revoir, Advisor

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

December 3, 2018

I failed Professor Patti Jones’ Introduction to Mass Media in my first quarter at SCC. I failed miserably, and Jones saw it coming from a mile away. My first official journalism teacher knew I was taking 23 credits, juggling jobs and becoming accustomed as the Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Editor...

The Highs and Lows of Hiking

The Highs and Lows of Hiking

Jordan Ghita

December 2, 2018

TALES FROM THE TRAILS When SCC Hiking Club President Angela Li went hiking alone in Issaquah’s Tiger Mountains, she didn’t expect to run into a family of bears. Li had been walking along the trail when she paused to take in the lush, woody atmosphere. Time stopped for a second, and the noise of everyd...

The Killshot

Ed Strong

November 4, 2018

SCC VOLLEYBALL STAR LOOMS LARGE The Phins go through their postgame handshake line after notching a key upset win over #8 Bellevue. Nearly every player starts screaming. Seemingly oblivious to the gravity of the moment, Kammi Perkins just smiles and calmly high-fives her teammates. The soft...

SCC’s Very Own Rocket Man

Future interstellar colonizer: Harry Phan. PHOTO BY: Nick Molsee.

Tobias Hope-Young

October 6, 2018

FROM VIETNAM TO WASHINGTON. NEXT STOP, SPACE. Harry Phan wants to build a spaceship for interstellar colonization. He says he’s not at the construction phase yet, but he’s making progress, taking classes to become an astronautical engineer. It's a difficult task, but he seems optimistic about his...

From Libya to Liberation

From Libya to Liberation

Celeste Boudreaux

October 6, 2018

BRAVE GIRL IN THE MIDST OF CIVIL WAR As a Muslim girl, Yara Buker has only worn a hijab once in her life: when she was under threat of being killed. Buker grew up in Benghazi, Libya, for 19 years, and was raised to be a very family-minded individual. At the age of 17, she started working at a liberal ...

Life of Note

Life of Note

Nick Molsee

June 22, 2018

MUSIC TEACHER'S UNEXPECTED JOURNEYS Creating sounds used by stars like Tina Turner, Dire Straits, Rick Astley and Michael Jackson was not a course Dave Bristow had set out for when he was young. Now nearing his 70s, at 6-foot-3, SCC’s towering British digital music tech faculty finds himself...

A Fresh Look

Professor Mimi Harvey in her o ice which she's decorated with art from her travels around the world.

May 7, 2018

SCC'S MIMI HARVEY If you saw Professor Mimi Harvey as a child in the prairies of Nebraska, rounding up the neighborhood kids and pretending to teach, you might have expected her to become the teacher she is today.   What you wouldn’t expect is the story that got her here. Growing up in a family that ...

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