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Taking Away Women’s Choice

Tobias Hope-Young

June 1, 2019

THE INTENT BEHIND ALABAMA'S NEW ABORTION BILL Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has recently signed an anti-abortion proposal, House Bill 314 (HB 314), criminalizing people in her state who provide surgical abortions with a punishment of up to 99 years in prison. HB 314 neglected to define who the provid...

“We’ve Had Enough!”

Travis Tribble

April 21, 2019

SCC was ablaze with passionate speakers and enthusiastic crowds as underpaid faculty and staff cried “no more!” The failure of Washington state to tax the rich and properly fund higher education came to a head on April 16, 2019 when nine community and technical colleges (CTCs) in the Seattle...

Word on the Street: “Why are you walking out today?”

Joshua Groom

April 20, 2019

“Community College should be affordable. It’s the 21st century: Education should be a priority.” — Lowell Bryant, student“We’re walking to bring attention to this cause, and to support teachers, education and the future.” — Kelly Cassady, professor“The state has cut our budgets and expects...

Home Safe Home?

Teshan Laucirica

February 20, 2019

PROTECTING WOMEN SHOULD BE A PRIORITY It is estimated that one in five women will experience sexual assault or rape during their college years, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While a much lower percentage of their population is affected compared to women, college-aged men also ...

“You” Need to Leave Me Alone

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

February 20, 2019

NETFLIX SHOW GLORIFIES SERIAL STALKING You can’t look over your shoulder too many times. However, in the Netflix series “You,” the female protagonist fails to even look at all. The book-turned-show provides a simple plot: Bookshop manager Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley, aka “Lon...

Performance Parallels Past and Present Prejudice

Nova Clark

February 2, 2019

CIVIL RIGHTS: THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Sometimes it only takes one voice to speak for thousands. That is what a performance called “The Right to Dream” achieves, as it sends audiences back in time to the Civil Rights Movement — a period during the 1950s and 1960s when black citizens acros...

It’s Good To Be Hated

It’s Good To Be Hated

CJ Priebe

January 19, 2019

THE CONGRESSWOMAN WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST Maybe you’ve heard of her, maybe you haven’t yet; either way, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has come under fire as a new member of Congress. She’s a Democrat born in the Bronx and is representing New York’s very diverse Fourteenth District a...

International Education in the Shadow of 2016 Election

International Education in the Shadow of 2016 Election

Elliot Raven

December 3, 2018

STUDENTS' PERSPECTIVE ON STUDYING IN AMERICA In the fall of 2017, ASG President Denish Oleke left Uganda to study at SCC. He began his first quarter as a computer-science major, shivering under three sweaters in the brisk Seattle weather. American food was vastly different from what he’d grown up eati...

To Vote or Not to Vote?

To Vote or Not to Vote?

Natasha Sidik

November 4, 2018

YOU WILL DECIDE THE RESULTS OF THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS Blue and red signs popping up on every corner makes voting season hard to miss. America’s current political climate is divided by controversial discussions and issues, resulting in the problem that the U.S. democratic system faces each year: get...

Defined Out of Existence

Krystelle Kurz

November 4, 2018

WHITE HOUSE MEMO UPSETS TRANSGENDER COMMUNIT The identity of transgender people is at risk of erasure in the eyes of the government. The New York Times released on Oct. 21 a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) arguing that government agencies — such as Education, Justice ...

American Enough?

Natasha Sidik

October 6, 2018

A CHALLENGED IDENTITY The image of a stereotypical American doesn’t fit with what most people would consider “American ideals,” a country that sells itself as a melting pot for multiculturalism. With the recent success of blockbusters starring non-traditional actors like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians...

Hazy Consent

October 6, 2018

FINDING THE LINE IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Okay, I’ll admit it. One morning in my 20s, I woke up, after drinking too much, to a desperate gut-punch of a question: “Did we use protection?” We had. Of course we had, I tell myself even now. I’m not a monster, I’m a good person. I had woken ...

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