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Fasting During a Global Pandemic: Muslim Students Share Their Insights During Ramadan

Lara Alsaedi, an international biology student from Iraq, and a student leader at EvCC.

Ruqaiyah Alaji, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Ramadan is a month in which Muslims all around the world fast from dusk until dawn. This year Ramadan started on the 23rd of April amidst the craziness of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a lot of things drastically in day-to-day life, Ramadan being one of them.  Ramadan...

Locked Down Far From Home

Empty EvCC campus on Apr. 27, 2020. In-person classes have been suspended since Mar. 5, 2020 to follow social distancing protocol  because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ruqaiyah Alaji, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

As the COVID-19 breakouts are affecting everyone around the world, we look at how it’s affecting students at EvCC. Not only does this pandemic effect domestic students at EvCC, but also international students who have had to go back to their countries and those who have had trouble doing so.  Whil...

Deciding to Stay or Leave During a Pandemic: International Student’s Perspective

Deciding to Stay or Leave During a Pandemic: International Student’s Perspective

Dongmei Liang, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

“I am currently in South Korea, back to my home country,” said Soyeong Cha, an EvCC student from South Korea. “Immediately upon the outbreak of COVID-19, from my family’s concern about my safety, I had to decide to return.” According to the data provided by EvCC’s Vice President of the ...

Nippon Business Institute

Tea students practice chado under tea master Masaye Nakagawa at the tea room adjoined to the Nippon Business Institute on Feb. 26.

Rebecca Duffy, Managing Editor of Digital

March 11, 2020

To experience other cultures firsthand, one usually must travel far and wide. It is not often that opportunities for intercultural exchange present themselves in one’s backyard. Yet, to visit a traditional Japanese garden and tea room, and to inquire more about Japanese culture, one does not need to t...

Women’s Equality: 100 Years in the Making

BRIDGES President Ruqaiyah Alaji outside of Olympus Hall on Feb. 26, 2020.

Melody Ripsom, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

It’s Mar. 3, 1913; live music echoes through Pennsylvania Avenue as a parade of suffragists march from the Capitol demanding liberty for women. The inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson is tomorrow. Seven years later, he’ll sign the amendment granting American women the right to vote. Intern...

Students Discuss the Wuhan Coronavirus

Students Discuss the Wuhan Coronavirus

Jane Bowman, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

As the death toll continues to rise caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, people around the world are on edge. There are over 80,000 confirmed cases worldwide and the disease has now claimed over 2,700 lives the majority of which are in China. The first case in the United States...

A Time For Celebration: Black History Month

Members of the Black Student Union (BSU) pose together. The BSU meets Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lakeithia Sakin, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

(Editor’s note: The author of this article is a member of Black Student Union (BSU), and the African Diaspora Club (ADC)) Although February is the shortest month of the year, Black History Month (BHM) has been glorified all across America. Established in 1926, BHM was put in place to pay homage to th...

BRIDGES Cultural Club

Members of BRIDGES cultural club meeting in Whitehorse Hall room 341 on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The goal of the club is to bridge cultures within the EvCC community.

Sierra Capeloto, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

BRIDGES club stands for Building Readiness, Inspiring Dreams, Gaining Educational Success. “This name was created based on our belief on bridging culture within [the] EvCC community. Let’s share our culture with others,” said Chan Beattie, one of the club advisors. BRIDGES club advisors Ch...

Differing Political Views

EvCC Republican Club President Josiah Reiser (left) and treasurer Sasha Phillips (right) at Winter Club Fest on Jan. 30.

Alexandra Kube, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Walking through the EvCC halls, I noticed a sign for the College Republicans club that read, “On a scale from one to America, how free are you on Wednesdays from 3-4 PM?” This prompted me to wonder how I, a fat liberal bisexual woman, would be received if I attended such a meeting. Because of my i...

Winter Club Fest: What It’s All About

EvCC President, Daria Willis, speaking with the Japanese Culture Club at Winter Club Fest on Jan. 30th, 2020.

Sierra Capeloto, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

Student LIFE (Leadership, Inclusion, Fun and Engagement) ended January with Winter Club Fest, where 50+ clubs attended in booths to meet fellow students, faculty and staff. Making new friends in college can seem difficult at times, but attending Winter Club Fest is a perfect opportunity to meet new people ...

Year of the Rat: Celebrating Lunar New Year

Traditional Chinese New Year red envelope surrounded by dried flowers, a porcelain teacup and teapot.

Melody Ripsom, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The Lunar New Year is an annual celebration in many Asian cultures to commemorate the beginning of the lunar calendar. This year it began on Jan. 25 and ends on Feb. 8. For EvCC students and faculty, the Lunar New Year means spending time with loved ones. They celebrate both conventionally and through...

Remembering Everett’s Patriotic Man: Samiu Bloomfield

Remembering Everett's Patriotic Man: Samiu Bloomfield

Daniel Albert, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2020

Well known Everett citizen, Samiu Bloomfield has died. According to a GoFundMe page started by Bloomfields family, the 70-year-old man was battling dementia when he went missing last week.  Before he was found, Bloomfield spent three days in the cold without food or water. In addition to the outdo...