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Washington Middle School Backtracks on Lunchroom Surveillance Plan after Opposition From Parents

by Ansel Herz

Does a school need lunchroom surveillance cameras to identify students who leave crumbs at the table? Last week, in a newsletter to parents, the principal of Washington Middle School said she thought so, announcing the installation of “video surveillance throughout the school.” Continue reading Washington Middle School Backtracks on Lunchroom Surveillance Plan after Opposition From Parents

Who Will Be The 37th District’s Next State Senator?

by Cliff Cawthon

(Updated 12/5/16 at 11:45am)

Despite what most in the left- leaning 37th District saw as a devastating and traumatic Presidential result, the 2016 election did bring some key wins down the ballot. Progressives such as State Senator Pramila Jayapal, representing the 37th Legislative District (LD), came away with a victory in the race for the 7th Congressional District position—leaving open her seat in the most diverse and progressive district in the state of Washington. Or, as we at the Emerald call it, the “most eclectic place on earth.” Continue reading Who Will Be The 37th District’s Next State Senator?

News Gleams: Grant Signals Rematch for Seattle Council Seat, Who Will Replace Jayapal, and Renton Avenue Repaving Done

collected by Antonio Foster

Hillman City Resident Signals Run for Seattle City Council

Hillman City’s Jon Grant announced in a statement today that he will form an exploratory campaign for the at-large Seattle City Council Position 8 in 2017. Continue reading News Gleams: Grant Signals Rematch for Seattle Council Seat, Who Will Replace Jayapal, and Renton Avenue Repaving Done

What It’s Like To Be an Activist Parent, Post-Election

by Sharon H. Chang

ON ELECTION DAY I had every intention of getting my 7-year-old to bed on time. But we stayed up late glued to the TV. It felt critical. Eventually he passed out exhausted on the futon while my husband and I continued to stare horrified at the screen. After our worst fears were confirmed, my husband carried our boy downstairs and laid him in bed. Continue reading What It’s Like To Be an Activist Parent, Post-Election

Rainier Beach High Students Walkout to Find Hope, Optimism After Shocking Election

by Marcus Harrison Green

“Got Hope, Got Freedom, Got Love, Got Hope,” was the rally cry that echoed onto the steps of the Rainier Beach Community Center’s plaza, at 12:30pm when hundreds of students from Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) staged a walkout in protest of the election of President Donald J. Trump. Continue reading Rainier Beach High Students Walkout to Find Hope, Optimism After Shocking Election