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Age Is Not Just A Number – Stop Sexualizing Children

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

December 8, 2017

Innocence is lost when we normalize the idea of sexualizing children. Kids are the epitome of what we would define as “cute” or “adorable.” We get excited over babbling toddlers when they smile or drool or say their first words. We tease little kids for having their first crush, seeing it as...

Beyond the Spray Paint: Trees in Sweaters and Flowers in Molotov Cocktails

November 11, 2017

The desire to create graffiti has nearly as many manifestations as the street art community has mediums. Whatever label is given to the medium, if it’s yarn bombing, spray painting or releasing balloons above a lake, public art, and street art, are in Seattle — and the world — to stay. Graffiti...

5 Things to Do in November

November 11, 2017

It’s November, and for those of you who don’t have a birthday this month (dear god, I’m so old), you may find yourself subject to some seasonal blahs as the rain kicks back into full gear and you wave goodbye to temperatures in the 60s. So here’s a few activities to keep you occupied. You know,...

The Dropout’s Back In: Older Students Are Jumping Hurdles To Finish School

November 11, 2017

It was pretty easy to drop out of school. I'd started working, and busied myself with other tasks until my schoolwork started to fall off. Getting back to school took a lot longer, but 20 years later, here I am. I’m not the only one. Over half of SCC students are over 21 and I’m among the 26 percent...

Au Revoir, My Love Saying BYE to Your Ex.

October 30, 2017

With the start of the new quarter, it is not too late to have a fresh start with new people and new surprises. For me, it’s “been there, done that” when forgetting someone who I’m in love with or used to be in love with. I remember going through this process myself, but I learned a lot from this...

[Insert Clickbait-ey Title Here] : Tricky Ways the Internet Tries to Trap You

June 12, 2017

We live in a day and age where we spend a lot, if not most, of our time on the internet. And on the internet, we spend a lot of our time scrolling through our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. are all colluding to make you buy stuff. They track your searches, your spending...

Baking the Summer Potato: How to Not be Lazy, As Written by a Lazy Person

June 12, 2017

Summer is a time notorious for getting kids to forget everything they learned over the course of the last school year. Many people promise themselves that they will be productive and go to the gym or limit their electronic screen time, but in the end, you become a potato. Don’t even lie, potatification...

Point Counterpoint: To Walk or Not to Walk

June 12, 2017

The End is Not Today One could say I have a lot of transcript baggage. Applying for schools this past December proved how difficult — and expensive — it can be to round up transcripts from different schools around the country. SCC is my third school in my postsecondary education. Prior, I spent ...

Finals Should be Final

June 12, 2017

After two years of hard work, with all the sacrifices endured by family and friends to get a student to a point where they will be engaging in the final act of the graduation ceremony, it doesn’t seem fair finals week would follow the celebration. But that is exactly how it is set up. At SCC, and...

This Just In: Not You – Accepting Rejection

This Just In: Not You - Accepting Rejection

June 1, 2017

I spent almost the whole month of April feeling anxious about my future. With all of the admission letters my friends were posting on their social media. I was super worried because I hadn’t received one yet. Part of me thought that applying to only two (competitive) schools was silly. I just wanted...

Man Rompers: Feminist AF

June 1, 2017

“Ugh what next manpons[?]” asks Facebook user Ricky Brown in the comments section of a post about rompers for men. Get it? Tampons are for women, so the term “manpons” is funny because it degrades men by equating them with women, who are obviously worth less than men. Barf. The RompHim fashion...

13 Reasons Why: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Controversial Netflix Show

13 Reasons Why: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Controversial Netflix Show

May 14, 2017

I’m curious about suicide, which is morbid, but I come by it honestly. For a period of my life, it was in my thoughts regularly. At one point it got bad enough that I checked myself into a psychiatric hospital. I strongly believe that the world will be a safer place when mental illness is destigmatized...

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