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Lessons from Space

Lessons from Space

Amy Gilbert McGrath, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

(Editor's note: The writer of this story gathered further information on this subject, so this web edition includes additional material that was not featured in the print edition.) In zero gravity, inside the International Space Station (ISS), Dr. Soyeon Yi learned the power of mindfulness while gazing at Earth during an 11 day mission to space in April 2008. Dr. Yi taught phy...

Ambar Martinez Strives to Continue Helping an Ever-Changing Community

Ambar Martinez Strives to Continue Helping an Ever-Changing Community

Katina Brown, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

After 5 years of working at Everett Community College, Ambar Martinez, Interim Director of the Academy for Social Change and Community Transformation, has said farewell to EvCC to spend more time with family with hopes to pursue a PHD in Spanish down the road in Mexico City. In 2014, Martinez joined ...

A Coaching Milestone

A Coaching Milestone

Connor Roestel, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

At the start of October, Erik Cruz became EvCC Men’s Soccer Most Winningest Coach in the program’s history. Cruz has won 31 games currently in his fourth season, surpassing Scott Willsie who accumulated 29 wins during his tenure that spanned for eight seasons. “Erik has done a great job over...

Youth Re-Engagement Program

Youth Re-Engagement Program

Amy Gilbert McGrath, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Everett Community College’s Youth Re-engagement (U3) program has provided an alternative to youth who have struggled in a traditional high school environment since 2000. The public high school scene is not always perceived to be positive. According to the Gallup Student Poll of 2015, by 11th grade onl...

Q&A with Daria Willis

Q&A with Daria Willis

Sona Porter, Assistant Editor

November 7, 2019

Although she’s only been president for four months and at the helm of her presidency, Dr Daria Willis has already set the bar high with big goals for the college.  Besides going around campus, meeting and interacting with students, faculty and staff, she has a vision of attaining a higher graduation r...

From Student to Instructor

From Student to Instructor

Amy Gilbert McGrath, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Hannah Sharpe is a working mom of three, an educator and a blogger, among other things. Her youngest child still wakes her for feedings at night, making sleep more sacred. By 5:30 a.m., her husband has already started his workday as her alarm clock sounds. Getting herself ready first, it will take...

21 Year Salute: A Yoga Instructor’s Parting Sequence

21 Year Salute: A Yoga Instructor’s Parting Sequence

Elizabeth Dickson, Staff Writer

June 13, 2019

Beverly Anderson, EvCC yoga instructor, will retire June 21, 2019. She has taught beginning and intermediate yoga for the last 21 years, since 1998. Anderson is not only a teacher but also an avid learner, who took water-colors and neurobiology courses at EvCC. When asked what her favorite part of her teaching at...

The Path to Graduation: Why Students Chose EvCC

The Path to Graduation: Why Students Chose EvCC

Dzenita Musabegovic, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

With the spring quarter coming to an end, graduating EvCC students are patiently awaiting graduation day and are ready to take the next step into their educational and professional careers. A college graduation is not only a commemoration that one should be proud of, but it’s also an important milestone in...

Changing Viewpoints, Lives and Majors

Changing Viewpoints, Lives and Majors

Katina Brown, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

  Sociology instructor Omar Marquez won the Faculty Member of the Year award at the Student LIFE award gala on May 31, 2019.  When asked what he felt about winning the award he humbly states “an element of growth.” Topics discussed in sociology class are heavy and can be uncomfortable for some. F...

EvCC’s First African American President

EvCC’s First African American President

Sona Porter, Assistant Editor

June 12, 2019

On July 1, 2019, Dr. Daria J. Willis, 34, will start her journey as EvCC's president, making her the first African American and fourth female president to lead the college. Willis, who left high school after 11th-grade to pursue a college education at Florida A&M University, earned her bachelor...

Goodbye Students, Hello Staff

Goodbye Students, Hello Staff

Eve Chamberlin, Contributing Writer

June 12, 2019

When attending school, most students’ dream is to graduate and never set foot on campus again. A few graduates however, decided that this school had more to offer than lectures and exams. Whether they came here long after or immediately following their graduation, they came back and are now a part of...

New Abortion Laws Causing Civil Unrest: Know Your Options in Washington State

New Abortion Laws Causing Civil Unrest: Know Your Options in Washington State

Adrienne Plummer, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

Current abortion laws are being overturned in multiple states now and their replacements are creating civil unrest and public backlash across the United States. Washington state has fairly left-of-center abortion laws. Governor Jay Inslee stated in a tweet, “Here are the facts: Reproductive righ...