New Year’s Resolution: Go Veg, Maybe?

As another new year passes by, we try to feel good about ourselves by compiling a list of New Year resolutions. While we aspire to travel to ten different countries and go on twenty adventures with our best friends, we are often too excited to take something less fun, but more important, into con- sideration: our health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 15% of Americans meet the advised daily fruit and vegetable targets. While nonvegetarian diets should not be opposed prejudicially, The Physicians Committee, a non- profit organization comprised of more than 12,000 physicians, suggests that a … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Go Veg, Maybe?

Walk To The Egyptian

Among Seattle Central College’s many quirks is the little-known fact that the college owns a mov- ie theater. Built in 1915 by the Freemason Society, the Egyptian Theatre on E. Pine and Broadway had passed through many hands before it was purchased by Seattle Central College in 1992. The 16,000 sq ft brick lodge is divided into two halves: one side contains multiple maze-like floors with offices and classrooms—now known as the Fine Arts Building—and the other houses a 600-seat auditorium. Traces of the building’s Masonic roots are visible in the theater’s tiled lobby floor, embossed bronze doorknobs and a striking mural on the fourth … Continue reading Walk To The Egyptian

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matters activists were invited to speak last quarter on December 4th, 2015 at the Broadway Performance Hall. The event was coordinated in solidarity by faculty members and the Seattle Central College’s Student Leadership. The event was well-received by a nearly full crowd made up of mostly stu- dents, staff and a few supportive community members. John Martinez, a member of a teachers union, shared a public statement prepared by the AFT Human and Civil Rights Committee and Executive Board titled “We oppose anti Muslim and anti refugee rhet- oric”, in light of the rise in anti muslim hate … Continue reading Black Lives Matter

Enter The Dragon

“There are two eras of badass: before Bruce Lee, and after.” This is one of the many effusive quotations featured in Do You Know Bruce? Breaking Barriers at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District. Open six days a week until September 4, 2016, the exhibit tells an elaborate two-part folk tale: Lee as a martial arts superman, and many sobering examples depicting Lee as a regular person with a grounded, pedestrian lifestyle. This exhibit is the third consecutive Lee-centric installment for the museum. Do you know Bruce? high- lights both Lee’s contributions to the world of martial arts and his pioneering efforts … Continue reading Enter The Dragon

Student Death Sparks Outrage

By Jack Pappin According to the Seattle Police Department, on Saturday December 5 at 3:30 p.m., Hamza Warsame fell at least 60 feet from a building on the 300 block of Summit Avenue East in Capitol Hill. Warsame, a 17-year-old Rainier Beach High School student taking classes at Seattle Central College, was found by a pedestrian who called 911. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Some students claim Warsame was murdered in a hate crime, including a Facebook group called “#Justice4Hamza.” However the true chain of events is still unclear. Currently, the Seattle Police Department is investigating the circumstances … Continue reading Student Death Sparks Outrage

Pop & Lock — Mystery Coke Machine

Seldom does an inanimate object garner mysterious human characteristics, from mundane inception to public mythical status. In the last five years, the Coca Cola machine on E John Street in Capitol Hill has legitimately taken on an intriguing life of it’s own. Locals call it the “Mystery Coke Machine.” Currently, as an enigmatic source of conversation, the unofficial Capitol Hill monument has become an international tourist destination. The machine is located at the intersection of 10th and John Street, in front of a locksmith. Amateur soda connoisseurs will frequently enter the adjacent Broadway Locksmith -from open to close- to inquire about … Continue reading Pop & Lock — Mystery Coke Machine

Get to know: Student, Staff, Alumni

Student Profile: Brian Perez Q: What are you studying at SCC? A: Breads and Specialty Desserts in the Culinary School. Q: Why did you decide to go to Seattle Central’s pastry program? A: When I was in high school, my friend and I made some cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. And before I graduated I had to decide what I wanted to do after high school, and my thought process was, “I made some cupcakes, so I guess I can bake things.” So I went into baking. Q: What is the worst cooking disaster you’ve ever had? A: This one time … Continue reading Get to know: Student, Staff, Alumni

A Plate for Every Palate: Savoring Morocco

Student Submission By Manpreet Kaur   Originally published in the February 2016 issue.   As night fell, eating away the warmth of the day, the restaurant opened at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening. My first dining experience at Seattle’s Marrakesh Moroccan restaurant took me back in time to Dubai where I had the pleasure of dining in at the exotic Sultan chambers in the desert. However, I was surprised to learn that Morocco is in fact an African country. Its food is a fusion of Mediterranean, Arabic, and the indigenous Berber cultures. With its richly textured Moroccan rugs, intricate lamps, carved, … Continue reading A Plate for Every Palate: Savoring Morocco

Jurassic Impact:The Dinosaur Agenda, Dinosaur Education, and a New Mascot

They are as solid as petrified oak. They are huge, terrifying monsters! Why, the dinosaurs are back. You may be wondering why they are so small…great question. When they were originally at museums and came alive, there wasn’t enough meat for them to sustain their size. In other words, they had to become vegetarians. As former carnivores, it makes sense that they shrunk and are now miniature. Dinosaurs are very tired from being asleep for millions of years, and must rest during the day. They only move around at night. What are prehistoric monsters called when they sleep? A dinosnore! … Continue reading Jurassic Impact:The Dinosaur Agenda, Dinosaur Education, and a New Mascot

The Universal Language

First, there was light. Then, there was sound. Gravitational waves have reverberated across the universe and registered on planet Earth. Astrophysicists at the two Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories (LIGO) in Louisiana and Washington recorded the waves, also known as gravitational radiation or “chirps,” on September 14, 2015 around 2:30 am PST. However it took several months of double-checking testing methods to confirm that massive gravity waves can traverse, shape and warp the fabric of space-time. This marks the first time in history that space-time alterations have been detected by LIGO teams and confirms Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. For … Continue reading The Universal Language