Category Archives: Column

Latest Twist in Garfield Inquest Calls Recruiting Story Into Question

by Marcus Harrison Green

In the latest twist in the ongoing investigation into Garfield High School’s alleged football recruiting violations, John McKinney speaks out to “set the record straight”.

McKinney is the man responsible for enrolling the former student at the center of the controversy with Seattle Schools. Continue reading Latest Twist in Garfield Inquest Calls Recruiting Story Into Question

A Mother’s Day Wish List

by Marilyn Watkins

The greeting card sentiments glorifying motherhood that typically surround Mother’s Day are particularly galling this year. The torrent of executive orders and legislative actions coming from D.C. threaten the health and safety of women and families, sons and daughters everywhere. They particularly target anyone who is poor, sick, brown or black, or born in another country. Continue reading A Mother’s Day Wish List

Terrance Hayes Says in Times Like These, Poets Need to Poet

by Brian Bergen-Aurand

Throughout the day on Thursday, poet and teacher Terrance Hayes gave a series of talks on the campus of Bellevue College. His topic was “Social Justice for Black Lives,” and he addressed it through a morning presentation before faculty, students, and staff; a later question and answer session moderated by English professors Nan Ma and Fernando Pérez; and finally at an evening lecture open to the community. Continue reading Terrance Hayes Says in Times Like These, Poets Need to Poet

An Open Letter to Disney From A Disappointed Lesbian

by Gracie Bucklew

Author’s Note: I am aware Walt Disney is dead, I am not speaking to him. I am also aware not every Disney employee or director or writer is at fault here. I am using “Disney” as a general term for the people who made decisions around this topic in this specific film.

Dear Disney,

I heard you finally decided to include an openly gay character in one of your movies, so naturally, I went to experience this landmark at the theater. I saw Beauty and the Beast at Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City with my family a couple of weeks ago.

We suited up with a large popcorn and Milk Duds and patiently waited in our seats, dripping with excitement. Continue reading An Open Letter to Disney From A Disappointed Lesbian

King Donuts 2.0

by Kris Kendall

“Maybe it’s the time of day, but the old King Donuts had a larger selection,” Ira Sacharoff said between bites, “but this is really good.”

It’s late afternoon on a Monday, and customers are finishing up laundry in the compact, clean laundromat portion of King Donuts, the iconic Rainier Beach triple threat, where you can get your teriyaki fix while waiting for your clothes to dry, then take a bear claw to go.                                                                                                                                    Continue reading King Donuts 2.0