News Briefs – Vol 53 Issue 6, Jan. 19, 2018

Winter International Transfer Fair

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 22
PUB, Main Dining Room

Over a hundred universities from around the country will be on campus to answer questions about transferring. The event and, as a result, the representatives will be geared toward international students, but there will be plenty of information for domestic students as well.

FAFSA Workshop

2:30-4 p.m., Jan. 22 & 29
FOSS, Room 5101

I just completed my first solo FAFSA. And by solo, I mean that my mother, the Ph.D., was next to me, helping me through it. I’m not saying it’s hard, but if you don’t also have a Ph.D., it couldn’t hurt to get some advice from the experts.

W Day

Jan. 23

Starting today, adding or dropping a class will cost you an extra $15. Additionally, any drops from now on will appear as a “W” for withdrawn on your transcript. So if you keep telling yourself, “Tomorrow I’ll go to class,” but then you don’t, maybe just dump the class now to avoid the fee and the “W.”

Orca LIFT Sign-Ups

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 24
PUB, Welcome Desk

Available to low-income individuals, Orca LIFT cards only charge you half-price every time you use them on public transit. Just bring proof of income: EBT card, Provider One card, DSHS, unemployment benefits letter or two recent pay stubs. They’ll even transfer the funds off your current regular-sauce Orca card.

Workforce Info Session

2-3 p.m., Jan. 24
FOSS, Room 5101

There are multiple ways to qualify for workforce education funding. Whether you know you have it, but don’t know how or where to use it, or if you’d like to find out if you even qualify, this info session should answer all your questions. You can also check your eligibility at

College Application Essay Workshop

3:15-4:45 p.m., Jan. 24
Room 1104

Transfer season is upon us. This workshop is designed to help you understand every aspect of the essay-writing process in the hopes of getting you into the school of your dreams. Can’t make the event? Then check out ARTICLE HEADLINE on page # for tips and resources.

Immigration Reform and DACA

12:30-1:20 p.m., Jan. 25
PUB, Room 9208

Christopher Strawn, director of the UW’s immigration law clinic and staff attorney for Northwest Immigration Rights Project, will speak about the many sides and arguments surrounding the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. today, and how we might move forward. Admission is free and open to the public.

Social Justice Collective Open House

2-4:30 p.m., Jan. 25
PUB, Room 9208

The Social Justice Collective is a new campus organization that wants “to build a campus where equity and justice are valued and realized.” They hope to recruit people from all over campus, and this is their first step. You can stop in and learn about their core values of social justice, support, anti-oppression, collaboration, equity, radicalism and accountability. Plus, I heard there’s gonna be pizza. For those interested, but unable to attend, there is a link to sign up for future notifications, which can be found by clicking on the event in the college calendar.

Last Day for 50 Percent Refund

Jan. 29

You see what happens when you don’t listen to me? You missed the last deadline I told you about, and now you have to shell out a whole $15 to drop that class. Plus there’s the whole “W” thing, but I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Well, learn from the mistakes of past-you and make sure you drop by today, so you can still snag that sweet 50 percent refund. Minus $15, of course.

UW Application Help

12:30-1:30 p.m., Jan. 29
PUB, Room 9202

Fall and summer quarter transfer applications for the UW are due Feb. 15. This workshop is offered to give you an idea of what you’re up against, and to answer any questions you might have. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go calculate the exact months that my parents attended college, for some reason.

Transitioning from Military to Civilian Cultures

7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 1
PUB, Room 9208

This panel, moderated by Alfie Alvarado-Ramos, director of the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, will address the challenges faced, and the assistance and support received, by veterans returning to civilian life.


by Connor Tee,
Editor in Chief