The Ebbtide

Opinion: Love Thy Neighbor?

Nova Clark

October 25, 2019

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 ...

Fake News: A series of Trump “what-if’s”

CJ Priebe

October 11, 2019

What a summer for American politics! President Donald Trump has been in power for the better part of three years now and things haven’t calmed down. Actual fact: The U.S. president is currently undergoing impeachment proceedings. The president’s defense has been to muddy the waters of truth so that h...

Driving the Climate Conversation: Is Washington really the Evergreen State?

Driving the Climate Conversation: Is Washington really the Evergreen State?

Zoe Plattner

October 11, 2019

In defiance of the cloudy Seattle weather, clumps of teens huddled throughout Cal Anderson Park on Sept. 20, decorating the lawn with colorful signs filled with a variety of expletives. Kids in grades as young as elementary school bubbled with energy, while a few clipboard-wielding adults gave monologues ...


Jordan Ghita

June 15, 2019

HOW A LOCAL STAPLE LET ME DOWN Sometimes for music festivals, the cons outweigh the pros and people are left empty-handed. Bumbershoot — Seattle's biggest music, comedy and arts festival — takes over Seattle Center every year over Labor Day weekend. It is an event that many Seattleites ...

This is Your Brain on Summer

Tobias Hope-Young

June 14, 2019

HOW TO BE THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED Summer is nearly upon us: It's time to relax, party hard and relax some more. But it can't all be fun and games because you need to stay on top of your intellectual game or else you might end up returning to school having forgotten everything you learn...

Game On

CJ Priebe

June 14, 2019

LIFE PLAYS OUT ON THE DIGITAL FRONTIER Video games can be a blast, but often get a bad reputation from certain… sometimes older… people. Despite their potential pitfalls, video games serve as a platform to practice skills that adults use to navigate myriad professional industries. The conte...

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...

The Impact of Tragedy

Joshua Groom

May 19, 2019

THE LACK OF SENSITIVITY TOWARD SCHOOL VIOLENCE Disclaimer: This story contains descriptions of violence and trauma. If you have post traumatic stress stemming from an act of violence, proceed with caution. Two weeks ago, a gunman opened fire at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, kill...

Seattle’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

Graphic from KOMO news

Tobias Hope-Young

May 17, 2019

KOMO DOCUMENTARY SPARKS DEBATE This past March, KOMO broadcasted an hour-long film titled “Seattle is Dying.” Graphic from KOMO news The film, which can be found on YouTube, documented the homeless problem in Seattle, the frustrated response from the citizenry and local law enforcement and highlighted a possible solution in the form of the ...

Relationship Con(text)

Aaron Shore

April 21, 2019

MAKING MOBILE COMMUNICATION THE NORM When thinking of communicating in the present, one might see a drastic change in how we have come to engage in social interaction. Gone are days when people carefully planned who they wanted to dial. Mobile phones are the new age of communication. Those wishing...

The Smoke Will Clear

Ed Strong

April 21, 2019

WASHINGTON'S NEW TOBACCO LAW IS A GOOD THING The easiest way to stop an addiction? Never let it start. Washington is now the ninth state to formally sign into law legislation that prevents people under the age of 21 from purchasing cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, effective Jan...

It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To

Joshua Groom

April 21, 2019

NEW LAW LEAVES YOUNG SMOKERS IN LIMBO Come Jan. 1, 2020, I will no longer be permitted to purchase, and in effect, smoke cigarettes under a new Washington state law. The age for purchasing tobacco products will be raised from 18 to 21, and I will be 20, one of the few generations worth of Washingto...

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