Discriminatory vandalism elicits strong emotional response

The defacement of Project Pride’s posters is nothing new. However, the response to this crime is new. The most recent incident of vandalism, which targeted Queer Film Festival posters, elicited a strong response from faculty and students alike. Statements were issued by SCC President Cheryl Roberts, Student Body President Ashley Cowan, and Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs Robert Francis firmly denouncing the vandalism. An open discussion was planned on Nov. 20 after a meeting of faculty, students and staff.

"Layered" by Meghan Hartwig

“I am first and foremost a craftsman,” artist and SCC instructor Meghan Hartwig said. “I love sculpting intricate detail in porcelain, which is how the eyes were created.” She’s talking about a piece titled “Load” which is the centerpiece of her latest show: “Layered”, currently on display in the Shoreline Gallery, inside the Admin. building.

Mini-Grant Budget Clock

Starting Amount: $63,670

Current Amount: $15,199.57

Parliament in Review

Last Meeting: November 19, 2014

SCC’s 10-member Student parliament meets bi-weekly to discuss student concerns and evaluate mini-grant requests from clubs, programs and student groups to supplement student-oriented projects.


Amount Requested: $12,848.85
Amount Granted: $11,998.85

Cheer Club Uniforms

Requested: $2,009.85
Granted: $1,509.85

Mishandling of Budget may lead to Increase in student Fees

The fee in question is the Student Services and Activities (SS&A) fee, a per-credit fee capped at $120.16 per quarter. This fee is used to support SCC’s various student clubs and programs, such as Spindrift and athletics, and it’s expected to provide at least $1.2 million this year alone.

However, this may not be enough.

Crime Logs

Undefined illness

Security was alerted to an individual who reported having an illness near the main gate around 12a.m. on November 13. She requested aid, so the security officer who responded contacted 911. Aid responders determined that the individual had no illness, and placed her on a Metro bus. The incident was categorized as an intoxicated person, but it is undetermined as to what substance the individual had been using.

Trouble in paradise

Club Kick Off!

It’s 11:15 am in the main dining hall, and tables with neat, black covers span the perimeter. Representatives from clubs are preparing to show off their 3-D printers, new mission statements, or their fine ceramics skills live and in person.

At 11:30 Joshua Abrahamson, the SBA Minister of Engagement grabs the microphone to officially announce to the grumbling mass of hungry college students that the Echo Club Kick-Off has begun.

Hong Kong: Looking at the Fight for Democracy

Photo by Pasu Au Yeung

A densely packed mob floods the street as far as the eye can see. A line of police officers push against the crowd, firing pepper spray from small blue cans. A masked man stands amid tear gas, holding two umbrellas high.

Economy Professor Puts Retirement on Hold

A decision has been made. After deliberating with the executive leadership team President Cheryl Roberts has decided to fail the pool of recent applicants for the Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs (VP ASA).

Francis had been planning on retiring to emeritus status at the end of this school year. “I was never aspiring to get to this point,” He said that his affection and his care for the school has lead him to it “when people ask, I’ve always said yes.”

Japanese Consulate Visits Shoreline Community College

Masahiro Omura, Consulate General of Japan, visited Shoreline Community College on Oct. 15, 2014 as part of the Global Eyes Series. His slideshow presentation included information about the century long trade relations between Japan and Washington State.

Fun facts: Washington State is the third largest trader with Japan, supplying agricultural products, electronics, and transportation products. For instance, Boeing has enjoyed a decades-long relationship with Japan, and Microsoft opened its first overseas division in Japan back in 1986.

News Briefs

Spindrift, SCC’s annual journal of student writing and artwork, is currently hiring. Last years’ issue took second place in the Pacific-Western division of the 2014 Literary Magazine Competition of the Community College Humanities Association, and Professor Christine Shafner hopes next years edition will continue to showcase the strong artistic talent at SCC. There are five positions currently open, and while the deadline is October 10, Shafner encourages all students who are interested to apply.



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