Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park

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One of the best ways to enjoy a Seattle summer evening is a movie in a park! Magnuson Park, located near the University of Washington, hosts outdoor movies every summer. The park itself is spacious, with many sports fields, an off-leash dog park, and water access. There’s plenty of parking, and it is located on a couple different bus routes. Come early and explore the area!

The movie line-up this summer is filled with classics and recent blockbusters:

  • Thursday, July 6: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Thursday, July 13: Moana
  • Thursday, July 20: Hidden Figures
  • Thursday, July 27: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • Thursday, August 3: La La Land
  • Thursday, August 10: The Lego Batman Movie
  • Thursday, August 17: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  • Thursday, August 24: The Princess Bride

There will be food trucks, trivia games, and live entertainment. It’s also fun to pack your own picnic with your friends! The entry is only $5.00 per person, starting at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk, which is around 8:30 p.m. For more information, you can go to their website.

– Meg Humphrey

Welcome New Students!

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Last week, Shoreline Community College welcomed new international students!

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The new students come from fifteen different countries, including Peru, Cambodia, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Kuwait! They had many opportunities to get to know each other and Shoreline Community College during orientation, like competing in a scavenger hunt that took them throughout campus.

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On Friday they went with the International Peer Mentors on a tour of the University of Washington and sightseeing in downtown Seattle. It was the perfect weather, and the students enjoyed a taste of summer in Seattle.

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Please welcome them and help make Shoreline Community College feel like a home away from home!

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– Text by Meg Humphrey, photos by 204 Photographers and Yushin Wung

Craft Weekend

Support local artists and small business at three different fun events this weekend!

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The Shoreline Arts Festival has something for everyone. Not only can you view and purchase art from members of the community, there are dance and music performances, food trucks, hands-on art projects, and cultural rooms.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25
Time: Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Cost: Admission is free! Bring money for food and souvenirs.

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Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle’s largest independent craft show. There is a winter and a summer show, and no two events are the same. The artists, designers, and crafters (including chefs and bakers!) are selected by a jury to get the best mix of everything Seattle has to offer.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Cost: Admission is free! Bring money for crafts and goodies.

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If you’re looking for something really unique, Oddmall – Emporium of the Weird, is taking place at Everett Community College. Oddmall prides itself in their eclectic and diverse lineup of crafters, artists, live performers, authors, and food stalls.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25
Time: Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Everett Community College – Walt Price Student Fitness Center
Cost: Admission is free! Bring money for one of a kind treasures.

Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

The Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade marks the start of summer in Seattle. It showcases Seattle’s unique spirit, flavor, and creativity.

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This free event takes place in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The activities are mainly centered west of Fremont Ave N on N 35th Street and N 34th Street. The parade begins at the intersection of N 36th Street and Leary Way, and ends in Gasworks Park.

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There are food stalls, a craft market, art shows, and live music throughout the weekend. The Solstice parade itself is on Saturday, June 17 at 1:00pm. It will be busy, and it is recommended attendees bus, bike, or use a ride-sharing company to arrive. Parking is extremely limited.

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To learn more about the fair and see their schedule, visit their website. While you’re down there having fun, make sure you visit the famous Fremont Troll!

– Meg Humphrey
Photos by Joe Mabel (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons

2017 Graduation BBQ

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The International Peer Mentors and the Arts & Entertainment Board worked hosted the 2017 Graduation Barbeque at Carkeek Park!

The weather forecast threatened rain and thunderstorms, but it turned out to be beautiful afternoon.

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Staff and student workers prepared hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken burgers, and veggie burgers. There were plenty of chips, cookies, and cake to go around.

Some students got into a water gun fight while others started a competitive game of soccer.

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It was a fun way for students to come together, celebrate the graduating seniors, and kick off commencement weekend!

– Meg Humphrey, photos by Megan Lo

BREATHE Spring 2017

Next week is the last finals week of the 2016-2017 school year! Staying relaxed as possible and taking breaks is an important part of studying. To help do your best, make sure you stop by some of the BREATHE events taking place across campus this week.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

Counseling Center
11:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Room 5245)
Pet a Dog and Feel Less Stressed!

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PUB
11:00am – 1:00pm (Lobby)
Grab a Free Snack with Alumni & Friends!

GYM
12:35pm – 1:25pm (Room 3025)
Come Try Yoga – Newcomers Welcome!

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VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
1:00pm – 3:00pm (Foss 5225A)
Video Games & Board Games!

ROOM 1721
3:00pm – 4:00pm
ESL Wheel of Fortune & Snacks!

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

COUNSELING CENTER
9:00am – 4:00pm (Foss 5245)
Healthy Snacks, Jewelry Making, Arts, Crafts, Games, Community Puzzle, Stress Socks, Stress Management/ Study Skills Handouts

COURTYARD
10:15am – 12:15pm
Wellness Fair!

PUB
11:30am – 1:30pm (Quiet Dining Room)
Chill-Out with Science! Paper Airplane Flying, Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Sensory Activity Table

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12:30pm – 2:00pm (Multicultural Center, Room 9301)
Study Room with Snacks!

ADVISING & SUCCESS COACHING
12:00pm – 4:00pm (FOSS 5229)
Movies and Popcorn!

LIBRARY
11:30am – 1:00pm (Room 4216)
From the Pizza Garden: Grown Your Own Heirloom Tomatoes, Sweet Basil, and Oregano!

GYM
3:00pm – 4:00pm (Room 3025)
Come Try Pilates – Newcomers Welcome!

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

PUB
12:30pm – 1:30pm (Lounge)
College Dogs!

GYM
12:35pm – 1:25pm (Room 3025)
Come Try Yoga – Newcomers Welcome!

Meg Humphrey

Medical Insurance

Medical care in the U.S. is very expensive!  Therefore, as an international student (F-1 visa), you are REQUIRED to have health insurance during your studies at Shoreline Community College.  In order to ensure adequate coverage, you MUST purchase this insurance through the College.

 Shoreline Community College Requirements

If you are purchasing medical insurance through Shoreline Community College:

  • The college contracts with Firebird International Insurance, which is provided by Summit America.  The cost of the Firebird International Insurance plan is US$366 per quarter.  Coverage is also available for your child(ren) and/or spouse during your studies.

  • You will purchase the insurance plan when you register for classes each quarter and pay the premium along with your tuition.

  • You are required to attend the Health Care session with a Firebird International Insurance representative during ISOP (new student orientation) and will receive the insurance policy and ID card.

  • Maximum benefit of U.S. $250,000 per illness or injury

  • Coverage anywhere in the world including your home country only in the event of an emergency.

  • Medical evacuation back to your home country – maximum benefit of up to $50,000

  • Repatriation of remains – maximum benefit of up to $50,000

To view complete coverage and policy details, please visit the Firebird International Insurance website www.fiig-insurance.com.

 

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