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Building Bridges from Popsicle Sticks, Competition Sparks Students’ Ingenuity

By Katy Wong

South Seattle- The Museum of Flight was filled with Popsicle stick bridges as high-school and middle-schools students fixed their creations with cutters and glue and teachers made final bridge inspections Saturday morning at the  20th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. Continue reading Building Bridges from Popsicle Sticks, Competition Sparks Students’ Ingenuity

“New Youth Jail” Passes After Dozens of Cops Storm Protestors in King County Council Chambers

by Marcus Harrison Green

Yesterday’s King County Council meeting to approve the contract for the building of a new youth detention center turned into a marathon session of civil disobedience. What was intended to be a cut and dry public hearing ended up punctuated by police scuffles and full throated salvos against the county’s proposed plans as protesters refused to allow an end to public testimony until every last voice Continue reading “New Youth Jail” Passes After Dozens of Cops Storm Protestors in King County Council Chambers

“And the Youth Will Lead Us”: Community Transformation and Absenteeism

by Marcus Harrison Green

Usually, finding yourself in a high school classroom as someone in your thirties while “peers” half your age run mental circles around you is a glaring signifier you’ve made a succession of disastrous choices in life, but on January 22nd – as I played the part of a wilted bud planted amongst sophomores and juniors, squirming in his seat, too scared to be called on to give an answer to a barely absorbed question – there didn’t seem a better place for a South End native to be. Continue reading “And the Youth Will Lead Us”: Community Transformation and Absenteeism

The Paradoxes of Higher Ed Funding in Washington State

by John Stafford

Washington State is characterized by an interesting paradox:  it is 46th in the nation in the percentage of its graduating high school seniors that go directly to college; yet it is 12th in the nation in the percentage of its residents that have earned a college degree.  One explanation (there are several) for this seeming-inconsistency is that Washington employers hire a considerable number of college degree holders from outside the state.  If more of our state’s high school students earned college degrees, they would presumably be able to compete for these jobs. Continue reading The Paradoxes of Higher Ed Funding in Washington State

Mayor, Council Celebrate Priority Hire Ordianance

SEATTLE (Jan. 29, 2015) –  In a move seen as a boon for the South End community Mayor Ed Murray, city councilmembers, construction contractors,  and workers today celebrated the signing of Seattle’s new priority hire law that will bring more jobs to disadvantaged communities through City construction projects of $5 million or more.  Continue reading Mayor, Council Celebrate Priority Hire Ordianance

Review: The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide

by Mary Hubert

The Fourth Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide is a title that speaks volumes, to say the least. On the surface, it depicts a play that is funny, potentially heartwarming, and a bit edgy. The play, performed by Ghost Light Theatricals, seemed like it tried to do just that. Unfortunately, despite the awesome venue, free drinks, friendly house managers, and an ensemble that was on the whole talented, the piece ultimately failed to land. Continue reading Review: The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide

Rainier Beach Hungry for Redwing Cafe

This article was originally published on Southend Seattle and is reprinted with permission.

By Kate Clark

The story behind Redwing Cafe’s name brings to mind the “Cheers” theme song, “Where everybody knows your name.” Anthony Campbell, co-owner of Rainier Beach’s new coffee spot, said the name comes from the town, Redwing, Minnesota, where his grandparents lived. “It was always a warm and welcoming place to go, where someone was always happy to see you. That is kind of the feeling I wanted for this place,” Anthony said. Continue reading Rainier Beach Hungry for Redwing Cafe