Opinion

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

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 his supporters will claim the president…

Bummershoot

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 look forward to every summer, featuring big…

This is Your Brain on Summer

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…

Game On

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 content and direction of video games is limitless, spanning…

Secondhand Suicide

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. He locked himself up…

The Impact of Tragedy

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, killing two students and injuring four. Last week, a pair…

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Seattle’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

KOMO DOCUMENTARY SPARKS DEBATE This past March, KOMO broadcasted an hour-long film titled “Seattle is Dying.” 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 Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). This…

Relationship Con(text)

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 to avoid direct communication, or…

The Smoke Will Clear

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. 1, 2020. Increasing the smoking age…

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