Identifying who identifies

by Molly Crews

Some would argue that it shouldn’t be unusual for an LGBT+ person to identify as an ally and wear the pin. They’re wrong, though. Speaking as a member of the LGBT+ community, I find that being able to identify members of the majority who support LGBT+ people increases my sense of safety. It’s comforting to know that you don’t have to be a member of the community to think that the rights of those in it are worth protecting.

Vote with your fork against GMOs

“Eat the Change You Want to See in the World” -- When I saw this slogan on a Theo Chocolate bag, I knew it would be my personal food motto.

Arts Calendar

Opinions on Thanksgiving

Let’s talk about Thanksgiving. But first, let’s talk about history.

We in the United States have a long history of mistreating our indigenous population. Whether we’re discussing atrocities like the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which culminated in the Trail of Tears and the death of thousands of Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee, Chickasaw and Seminole tribes people, or examining the European-American image of “uncivilized” natives, the history of this country is inexorably tied to the repression and destruction of its indigenous population.

Word On The Street: If you could start any club, what would it be? And how would you use the $500 annual budget?

“Hip hop appreciation club, or vinyl club. It would be a place to trade vinyl, and appreciate music before everything switched to digital which is too perfect to really appreciate the music.”
–Juliet Maurer

A Student in Transition Asks SCC to Make a Change

“Which bathroom am I allowed to use?”

The answer to this question would seem blindingly obvious to those readers who are cisgender. For transgender readers, however, it is a confusing question with a potentially hazardous answer.

For transgender students like myself, the gender you identify as and your physical appearance may not always match. This is especially common early in the process of transitioning.

Word On The Street: What is the craziest prank you’ve ever seen?

“Some friends of mine at WWU
pranked their roommate
while they were out of town
for the weekend; they turned
everything in the room sideways…
the bed… everything.”
- Olivia Basener

Initiative Opponents Shooting for Confusion

I get it. Really, I do.

It’s basic psychology: we’re far better at accomplishing our goals through doing than not doing. So when opponents of gun control in Washington State were faced with an initiative that would slam a new layer of regulations on the gun trade, they knew they couldn’t just tell people not to support it. No, they needed to enable their fellow gun rights supporters to do something.

Word On The Street: How do you feel about your classes so far?

"I’m taking English block classes this quarter,
so I’m saving a lot of money on textbooks!
It’s a new program so the teachers are pretty
-Alisha Lim

De-Railing Corporate Monopoly in the Age of Information

What is net neutrality? If you have heard anything about the recent debate over Federal Communications Commission(FCC) regulations, you may have asked this same question. The basic concept of net neutrality is that all data on the internet is treated equally, and is not to be discriminated against.



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