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A White Person’s Guide to Allyship

A Black Lives Matter protest held in Seattle.
It's time for the white community to stand up against racism. Here are a few possible ways to do just that.
June 1, 2020

The recent murder of an African American man named George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer has exposed the deep realities that too many people in the United States, and in the Glacier Peak...

Black Lives Matter

Protesters rally for BLM in the wake of George Floyd's murder. photo by Clay Banks
May 31, 2020

The life of George Floyd, an African-American athlete and father was taken on the evening of May 25, by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other arresting officers. A 911 call came in...

Thoughts on the Coronavirus

Thoughts on the Coronavirus
May 1, 2020

The Coronavirus has rapidly spread this week throughout Washington. With many schools shutting down and new confirmed cases of COVID-19 appearing throughout Washington, many people in our community are...

Election 2020: What Is Next?

A screenshot of the South Carolina primary results.
credit: The New York Times
February 29, 2020

Here is some vocab you may need to know: Primary race: Members of a party vote to decide who they want to run against members of the parties in an election. State primary: Members of a party in...

Thoughts On Valentine’s Day

Thoughts On Valentine's Day
February 21, 2020

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and it’s a day which people either love or hate. Some people spend Valentine’s day with their girlfriend or boyfriend and to the people that are not in a...

Election 2020: What is Impeachment?

Election 2020: What is Impeachment?
January 18, 2020

Have you read the first article in this series? If not, go back and read it. Here is some vocab to help with understanding the technical terms in this impeachment series. Impeachment: When the...

Real or Fake Tree- Let’s Vote

Real or Fake Tree- Let's Vote
January 18, 2020

Almost everyone puts up holiday decorations of  lights, stockings and garlands. The highlight of the holiday decor is the tree. Are you fake or real?  I came across this question when I was setting up...

How Early is too Early for Christmas?

How Early is too Early for Christmas?
January 6, 2020

It is that time of the year again, when you can see your breath, houses are wrapped in red and green lights, and hopefully soon, a snowman in every yard. I think it’s never too early for Christmas spirit,...

Intro to “Election 2020”

Follow the 2020 election with Sam Ketchem.
November 25, 2019

The 2020 election is going to be a big one. And whether you have been following politics for a long time or are new to the system, this column is made for you. I'll explain the elections process in general...

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