Earth Day is observed all around the world on April 22nd annually. Shoreline Community College holds a yearly celebration for Earth Week each spring quarter. Earth Week reminds students of how important it is to take care of our environment.
On Friday, April 20th, four clubs and organizations, Environmental Club, World Philosophers and Dismal Science Society club (WP&DSS), Tree Campus USA, and the Washington Native Plant society as well as Student Life all participated in Shoreline’s Earth Week events. All throughout the week, members of Environmental Club and WP&DSS were providing information through creative booths and fun games.
Shoreline’s own Environmental Club provides information for the students about our environment and gave out volunteering opportunities to the students. Members of the club usually work in the Deep Roots garden and the greenhouse at Shoreline campus.
The Environmental Club encourages students to get closer to nature, which is why they take trips every quarter to observe plants, trees, and learn about animals and the ecosystem around them. They are also involved in planting trees in Boeing Creek Park which is right beside Shoreline’s campus. This year during Earth Week, the Environmental Club gave out free baby plants they grew themselves.
Another fabulous activity of this year’s Earth Week is Student Life promoting the three Es of sustainability that not only relate to ecological issues but also issues of economics and equity. Student Life has a student committee called SCOF (Sustainability and Commuter Options Fee committee) that all students are welcome to attend and express their ideas. SCOF provides free reusable water bottles and many other things to help maintain the sustainability of the campus.
If you still want to help make an impact on the environment, SCOF holds meetings every other week on Wednesdays.
– Destiny Hartanto, International Marketing Assistant
International Education Week wraps up with a Badminton Tournament on Friday, November 17. The tournament is held in the main gym from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Even if you don’t play, go and cheer on your fellow Phins! Winners of the tournament will receive movie vouchers.
Sign up online or visit the International Education Department (9302) and sign up at the front desk. The deadline to sign up is 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 15. This event is open to all current Shoreline students.
Make sure you check out other International Education Week events and follow along at the International Education Facebook Page.
– Meg Humphrey
One of the main events of Seattle Seafair is the Torchlight Parade! The Torchlight Parade is an evening event where more than 100 parade units march, illuminating a path through downtown Seattle. This year’s parade is Saturday, July 29, starting at 7:30pm.
The parade route is along 4th Avenue, and most of the seating is free. There are some reserved seating areas, which people can purchase tickets for on the Torchlight Parade website.
Before the parade starts, there is a Torchlight Fanfest at Seattle Center. There you can get a sneak peek at some of the floats, look around exhibitor’s booths, and get something to eat from the food stalls.
Come celebrate the 68th year of the Seafair Torchlight Parade!
– Meg Humphrey
Photos by Seattle City Council, Pir8teSteve, and Marian Jürgen Regel
The Shoreline Solar Project is hosting the Northwest Solar Fest on Saturday, August 22nd! The event will be held at Shoreline Community College from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
NW Solar Fest is a sustainable living fair. That means it’s all about how people can change their habits in order to preserve the environment. There will be innovations like solar power for homes, electric vehicles, and tiny houses. There will also be “Conversation Cafés” with live demonstrations and panels.
NW Solar Fest is free to visit and has free parking around campus. There will also be cultural performances, food stalls, and local business and non-profit booths. Come enjoy your Saturday learning about sustainable living and renewable energy!
– Meg Humphrey
The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is hosing their 30th annual Seafair Pow Wow this weekend, July 14-16! A Pow Wow is a Native American gathering of singing, dancing, and celebration. It’s a must-see for anyone who wants to learn about the culture and history of Washington State.
All people are welcome to the Pow Wow. Come take lots of pictures, learn about Native American and Indigenous traditions and cultures, eat delicious food, and even participate in their Intertribal dance! For more information, check out their website.
- Friday, July 14: 4pm – 10pm
- Saturday, July 15: 10am – 10pm
- Sunday, July 16: 10am – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16: $5 for people 12 and older
– Meg Humphrey
Photos by Joe Mabel (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons
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
Last week, Shoreline Community College welcomed new international students!
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.
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.
Please welcome them and help make Shoreline Community College feel like a home away from home!
– Text by Meg Humphrey, photos by 204 Photographers and Yushin Wung