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A New King in Town

PHILLIP KING HIRED AS VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LEARNING SCC’s administration has selected Phillip King to be the school’s next Vice President for Student Learning (VP-SL). He is expected to assume the position July 1, according to SCC President Cheryl Roberts. “Mr. King’s background and values around inclusion, diversity, and equity were in strong alignment…


“We’ve Had Enough!”

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 area held staff and student walkouts….


NARROWING DOWN THE CANDIDATES SCC has recently held open forums for students and staff to meet and question the five finalists for the position of vice president for student learning (VP-SL). This position requires communication between the president of the college and is SCC’s chief academic officer. Additionally, the VP-SL is in charge of SCC’s…


Lack of Transparency at SCC Budget Meeting

FACULTY RAISES MAJOR CONCERNS SCC officials recently held a meeting and an open forum in order to address the school’s budget and uphold transparency with its faculty and employees. SCC President Cheryl Roberts, acting Vice-President of Student Learning Bayta Maring, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Director Stuart Trippel were among the administrators to…


Reflections of a Mentee

SCC PROFESSOR IN HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT Hollywood producers have taken an interest in making a movie about Mahmoud Muhammad Taha, Sudanese religious and political leader, through the eyes of SCC professor Ernest Johnson. Johnson lived in Sudan for nine years under Taha’s tutelage until Taha was executed by the Sudanese government for alleged apostasy (renouncement of…


Highly Rated

SCC ALUMNUS RETURNS THE GIFT OF WRITING Michael Overa never wanted to teach. He grew up in a middle-class Seattle family with both parents working full time. This allowed him plenty of time to enjoy his books undisturbed. He describes his younger self as nerdy and introverted, traits that kept him out of trouble in…


Au Revoir, Advisor

I failed Professor Patti Jones’ Introduction to Mass Media in my first quarter at SCC. I failed miserably, and Jones saw it coming from a mile away. My first official journalism teacher knew I was taking 23 credits, juggling jobs and becoming accustomed as the Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Editor for the Ebbtide in fall…

Worth the Rate?

HOW TRUSTWORTHY IS RATE MY PROFESSOR Choosing the right classes can be difficult, while choosing the right teachers can be even more challenging but just as vital. With the new quarter dawning on us and classes filling up, it’s time to stop putting it off and sign up for winter classes. For many, a good…

Refereeing the Dinner Table

HOW TO TALK TO THE FAMILY It’s time for a family get-together, but, uh-oh: racist grandpa is at it again. We may not all have a racist grandpa, but we could probably all use some help talking to our families. Family and productive communication don’t always go together, so we’ve asked some experts on how…

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