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A New King in Town

Joshua Groom

April 24, 2019

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. Phillip King “Mr. King...

“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...

SCC: VICE

Joshua Groom

March 16, 2019

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...

Lack of Transparency at SCC Budget Meeting

Lack of Transparency at SCC Budget Meeting

Juan Páez

March 16, 2019

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 ...

Reflections of a Mentee

Reflections of a Mentee

Juan Páez

February 4, 2019

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 ex...

Highly Rated

Highly Rated

Teshan Laucirica

January 19, 2019

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...

Au Revoir, Advisor

Au Revoir, Advisor

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

December 3, 2018

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...

Worth the Rate?

Tobias Hope-Young

December 2, 2018

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

Forrest Baum

December 2, 2018

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 s...

End of A Global Era

Larry Fuell glances at his past as he prepares for his future.

Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati

June 22, 2018

SAYING FAREWELL TO FUELL After a decade of service, SCC’s director of the Global Affairs Center (GAC), Larry Fuell, will be stepping down from the position. “I’m retiring,” said Fuell, who also taught political science at SCC. Fuell founded GAC 11 years ago, in 2007. The program was meant t...

Life of Note

Life of Note

Nick Molsee

June 22, 2018

MUSIC TEACHER'S UNEXPECTED JOURNEYS Creating sounds used by stars like Tina Turner, Dire Straits, Rick Astley and Michael Jackson was not a course Dave Bristow had set out for when he was young. Now nearing his 70s, at 6-foot-3, SCC’s towering British digital music tech faculty finds himself...

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