The Ebbtide

Here’s What SCC is Saying About Summer Classes

Yita Rivera, Design Director

June 12, 2020

Students considering the prospect of taking a summer course or two have a number of important aspects to consider. Here is some inside perspective that you can use to educate yourself and others on the pros and cons of summer classes. Jeff Cromwell Cromwell is a professor of automotive technology spec...

Financial Problems at SCC Date Back 6 Years

Financial Problems at SCC Date Back 6 Years

Juan Páez and Joshua Groom

June 12, 2020

For the past six years, SCC has netted losses every year as a result of increases in administrative staff along with planned overspending and understaffing in a key financial department. The college did not publicly acknowledge the financial losses until March 2019. SCC’s financial department is 30-50% small...

In The Know: Virus Basics and COVID-19

In The Know: Virus Basics and COVID-19

Willow Strey, Business Manager

June 12, 2020

In the midst of the current medical emergency, the word “virus” has become charged. Viruses have become an almost personified evil, and misinformation on how to confront them continues to prove dangerous. For these reasons, it is important to understand what a virus actually is and how it interacts ...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Launch: A Summary of Events

A successful liftoff for Falcon 9. Photo: SpaceX

Nova Clark, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2020

It was a historic weekend for human spaceflight. On Saturday, May 30, SpaceX launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley en route to the International Space Station (ISS) in the first manned launch from U.S. soil since the Space Shuttle program was discontinued in 2011. The goal ...

In The Know: Projected Capacitive Touch

In The Know: Projected Capacitive Touch

Willow Strey, Business Manager

May 29, 2020

Capacitors are among the first instruments one studies in a first-year electromagnetism course. You are taught simple equations for capacitance (the amount of charge that can be stored at a given voltage) and the basic function of a capacitor: to store charge. The movement of this “charge” can...

Student Positions Face Furloughs Amid COVID Concerns

Student Positions Face Furloughs Amid COVID Concerns

Kamryn Scurry, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

As SCC transitioned to virtual learning to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the college also moved a number of traditionally in-person services online.  Due to that lack of on-campus presence, a number of student held jobs now face furloughs. SCC’s Ray Howard Library adapted to the ch...

SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Amidst Weather Concerns

SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Amidst Weather Concerns

Nova Clark, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2020

Space X and NASA’s Falcon 9 launch of the Demo-2 mission was cut short on Wednesday, May 27 due to weather concerns. SpaceX Launch Director Mike Taylor called the scrub at approximately 4:16 p.m. EST with T-minus 16 minutes and 53 seconds remaining. The attached Dragon spacecraft contained astronauts R...

As the U.S. Tackles COVID-19, SCC Tackles International Enrollment

(Photo Illustration: Green Chameleon via Unsplash)

Willow Strey, Business Manager

May 15, 2020

(Photo Illustration: Green Chameleon via Unsplash) With nearly 87,000 deaths at the time of publication, the U.S. outnumbers any other country in confirmed lives lost due to COVID-19. While the virus rages in the U.S., countries like Japan and China are demonstrating case stabilization. Meanwhile, protests and virus-related r...

State Finds SCC Lax on Accounting Standards

State Finds SCC Lax on Accounting Standards

Joshua Groom

May 15, 2020

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) found SCC to be out of compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures in an audit of the college’s finances completed last month. A draft of those audits, obtained by The Ebbtide, stated that SCC had “material weaknesses in internal contr...

Local Improv Group Makes Ends Meet in Wake of COVID-19

Local Improv Group Makes Ends Meet in Wake of COVID-19

Leuel Bekele

May 15, 2020

Mario Orallo-Mallinaro is the executive artistic director of Jet City Improv. (Photo Courtesy of Mario Orallo-Mallinaro ) The arts have taken a hit due to the closure of venues across the U.S.. To counter resulting losses, a number of artists have found different means of production and distribution though the internet; the ...

Cheng Elected ASG President, Outlines Plan to ‘Rekindle SCC Economy’

Cheng Elected ASG President, Outlines Plan to ‘Rekindle SCC Economy’

Juan Páez

May 14, 2020

Sunshine Cheng will be instated as ASG president starting summer quarter. (Photo Courtesy: SCC Student Life) Sunshine Cheng has won the 2020 ASG presidential election. Cheng received 63 votes, while Yuan Dong trailed behind with 24 votes. The results were announced at Monday's ASG board meeting.  Chen...

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