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Opinion: Democratic Primary Heads Into Decisive Phase

The democratic and republican primaries stand in stark contrast. The democratic moderate establishment has yet to find a candidate to fully coalesce behind, while poll after poll shows that Bernie Sanders’ momentum might prove too much to stop. Republicans, on the other hand, are either outright cancelling primaries or organizing elaborate coronations for President Donald…

Letter to the Editor

Speaking as a member of the SCC community, the uncertainty of the future of the dental hygiene program poses a great concern. Faculty and students have been living in angst since the announcement was made by SCC’s administration to exclude the dental hygiene clinic from the proposed Allied Health, Science and Advanced Manufacturing Complex. If…

Opinion: MLB Unwittingly Incentivizes Cheating

If you follow sports even a little bit, you might have already heard about the sign-stealing scandal rocking Major League Baseball over the past month. What is Sign Stealing? Prior to every pitch, the catcher signals to the pitcher what pitch he’s recommending that the pitcher throw. The pitcher will nod if he agrees, or…

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Letter From The Editor – Dec. 6, 2019

DEAR SCC, Three years ago, I didn’t think that I’d be at your doorstep. My future after high school was unknown; riddled with countless choices — which is a nightmare for an indecisive person like me.  A community college just north of Seattle wasn’t in the cards for me early on — until I saw…

Opinion: The Ebbtide Stands with The Observer

“I urge you to reconsider your stance toward student journalists on your campus.” This line opened up a letter sent last week by Beth Slovic, the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators (PNAJE) president, to Central Washington University (CWU) regarding the ethical escapade that the college’s student journalists currently face: pre-approved interview questions. Slovic stated…

Opinion: Check Your Costume at the Door

How To Be Culturally Sensitive What’s scarier than cultural appropriation? When people do it consistently at the same time every year. Halloween features candy, children and costumes. The latter is what most people seem to enjoy the most: dressing up as something they’re not. Halloween is the peoples’ chance to become whoever they want because…

Opinion: Keeping It Respectful

Cultural Appropriation at Home and Abroad Halloween tends to come with laughs and a couple of innocent scares, but some costumes can be offensive to certain cultures, religions and ethnicities. One way cultural appropriation can manifest is wearing a specific culture’s attire that isn’t one’s own in an offensive matter or without addressing the fact…

Opinion: Love Thy Neighbor?

The Dangers of ‘Nextdoor’ Communities are meant to bring us together, but sometimes having a platform can bring out the worst in people. In 1960, an episode of the classic science-fiction anthology “The Twilight Zone” brought this concept to life. It was called “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” and it displayed the universal…

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