News Briefs – Vol 53 Issue 7, Feb. 2, 2018

College Rep. Visits

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Table in the PUB
Feb. 5 – Grand Canyon University & Washington Technical University
Feb. 12 – UW Tacoma

Representatives from the above colleges will be available to discuss academic programs, campus life, admissions and financial aid with interested students.

Employer of the Day

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
PUB Lobby Info Desk
Feb. 5 – Northwest Security Services Inc.

Northwest Security Services will discuss the several openings they have in the area, both full and part-time, no experience necessary.

Feb. 12 – Fedelta Home Care

Fedelta representatives will be on hand to discuss opportunities.

UW Medicine Info Session

12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6
PUB, Room 9202

The UW School of Medicine is offering an info session for “students underrepresented in health professions” about their summer health professions education program.


1-3 p.m., Feb. 6
PUB Lobby

Project Pride is hosting a button-making workshop, where you can make a button that aligns with your gender identity. You can also learn about what it means to be an ally, and how you can get involved.

Studying Abroad During a Political Crisis

12:30-1:20 p.m., Feb. 8
PUB, Room 9208

SCC English instructor Jeannette Idiart went to Spain last quarter with a group of study abroad students. While they were there, the province of Catalonia voted to become independent from Spain. Idiart will discuss what it was like to witness those events firsthand.

Automotive Info Session

2-4 p.m., Feb. 8
Room 2120

Learn all about SCC’s automotive general service technician program. Ask questions, take a tour, even apply for next quarter admission.

Admission Essay Workshop

3:15-4:45 p.m., Feb. 8
Room 1104

Learn the answer to that question in this workshop full of dos and don’ts, essay samples, as well as actually writing the darn thing. Must be enrolled in or have passed English 101.

Stevens Pass Trip

8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Feb. 10

SCC intramurals is getting a charter bus for a trip up to Stevens Pass for skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing. Get a 20 percent discount on rentals, trail passes and lift tickets thanks to the group rate. Prices vary, but you can save $10.40 if you bring your own snowshoes. Those babies are practically paying for themselves, huh? Participants must pay at the SCC cashier by Feb. 2. Good thing you’re reading this the day it comes out ‘cuz you love the Ebbtide so much. For paperwork, contact Stacie Attridge at [email protected] or visit her office in Room 3033.

Last Day for Pass Option

Feb. 12

Last day to switch your class grading system to Pass/Fail. Ask your adviser if this course of action is right for you. I’d tell you here and now, but I have neither the qualifications nor understanding of the subject to even the slightest degree.

FAFSA Workshop

2:30-4 p.m., Feb. 12
FOSS, Room 5101

A financial aid adviser will be on hand to help students fill out their FAFSA. You do a little work, you get some money for school. Plus, hey, now you can tell your folks that yes, you do have a real job. I mean, paperwork, then money, that’s what a job is, right?

Advisers Out and About

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 14
SCC Library

Love may be in the air, but so is advice. Advice on school, transferring, graduating or getting a degree, courtesy of SCC’s eminently qualified advisers, who’ll be answering questions in the library.

Palestinians, Israelis, Jerusalem

7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 15
Room 9208

Joel S. Midgal, a professor at the UW Jackson School of International Studies who has been traveling to and writing about the Middle East for his whole life, has just returned from two years living and working there. In light of 45’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, he offers his own take on what the future may hold for the region.

The events you REALLY care about.

Mardi Gras

Feb. 13

Fat Tuesday is here again. Kick off the Lenten season with the annual last hurrah of your choice. Just remember, a necklace of plastic beads isn’t worth your dignity. Maybe like four or five necklaces, I don’t know. I’m not here to tell you how to run your life.

Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14

No excuses this year, you were reminded by the Ebbtide! It’s time, once again, to celebrate the Feast of St. Valentine, who I think was martyred. Anyway, after you get done with church you can worship at the altar of Hallmark and Visa to give your significant other a night of wine and roses they’ll never forget. I swear I’m not as jaded as I sound. Just deeply, deeply lonely. For some tips on how to show that special someone just how special they are, see Cupid’s Calling on Page 6.

Ash Wednesday

Feb. 14

It’s a liturgical two-fer! Sadly, the Ebbtide doesn’t have any fun tips for how to kick off Lent in style. Saddest of all, I can’t answer that most important of questions for you. So if you want to know if Jesus will forgive you for not fasting because your significant other will be pissed, you’ll have to go ask your priest.

Issue 8!

Feb. 16

The most important event of the whole next two weeks. Tune in for our continued coverage of the international student experience, a rather curious treasure hunt and, of course, everyone’s favorite section, the news briefs!

By Connor Tee,
Editor in Chief