Shoreline Community College’s International Peer Mentors will have an Open House event on Thursday, June 1st, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm in the Quiet Dining Room in the PUB!
There will be four stations which includes board games like Tsuro, Connect Four, and Mancala, graduation crafts, fun personality tests, and a community art project!
Free food and drink will be provided, too. Please come have fun and relax with the IPMs before finals!
Being a student at Shoreline Community College gives you the opportunity to enjoy what makes this area unique. There are several Seattle attractions that will give you a discount for being a student. When you take a study break, think about checking out some of these activities!
The 5th Avenue Theater will give students 50% off same-day tickets, starting 2 hours before show time. If you’re a fan of musical theater, this is definitely one place you should visit.
At the ACT Theatre, students can see plays and musicals for only $15. The ACT prides itself in supporting new and local artists.
Students receive 20% off tickets at the Meany Center for the Performing Arts. There’s a variety of shows, including dance and musical groups, exploring a variety of cultures.
For science fiction, media, and popular music fans, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is a must-see. Student tickets are $22, and be sure to check what their traveling exhibits are before you go.
The Seattle Repertory Theatre creates imaginative and lively stage plays and musicals. Students can buy $18 tickets to any of their shows.
You can see the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall for only $12. Along with classical music performances, they do special holiday themed shows and have many guest conductors from all over the world.
On a sunny day, head downtown to the Sky View Observatory. For $9, you can get the best view of Seattle from the 73rd floor observation deck.
For those students who are 19 and younger, check out TeenTix! It’s a Seattle based non-profit organization whose mission is to introduce people to the arts early. Through TeenTix, you can purchase $5 tickets for day-of events for many more Seattle area venues.
Today, we would like to introduce you to Jisa Kang who is from the city of Nagoya in Japan and one of our current International Peer Mentors for 2016-2017. Jisa decided to study in Shoreline Community College because she found her major, music technology. Her first impression of Seattle and Shoreline was how nature-friendly it is, including the beautiful rivers and mountain views. She was also so impressed with the diversity in Seattle which helped her to adjust to life at the community college without any trouble.
When Jisa first came to Shoreline, she started in ESL and worked her way up to academic courses. She shared her experience with other language learners and then overcame her language barrier. She wants to encourage students to engage in events and activities that will improve their English skills as well as to explore the cultural differences here in the U.S.
Jisa also recommends that students find and look for academic resources to make sure they are getting the best help possible during their academic years.
You will often find Jisa playing the piano and composing music in the Music Building (800) or you might see her being active in the gym here at Shoreline Community College. Not only does she focus on her music, but she also studies hard in other subjects to broaden her knowledge for academic success.
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On October 30th, the students of Shoreline Community College gathered on campus to celebrate Halloween. Organized by the International Peer Mentors (IPMs), the party went really well.
At about 6:00 p.m., students began gathering in the PUB (Pagoda Union Building) and enjoying each other’s creative and colorful costumes.
Over 100 students, as well as some staff and faculty members, attended the party. The organizers provided a variety of snacks and drinks for everyone. They also gave several pumpkins to the students for the competition of the most creative carving design.
At 7:00 p.m., the lights of the Main Dining room went off for the amazing dance, with a great music mix played by students DJs, Wayne from Taiwan and Junya from Japan.
Meanwhile, the Adventure Builders Club and Indonesian Students Community presented a haunted house where students witnessed the story of a murdered family.
Back to the Main Dining room, the dance paused for the toilet paper mummy competition, where students formed themselves in groups and wrapped one their teammates in toilet paper. The goal was to make a mummy out of toilet paper as fast as possible in order to win a prize.
At the end of the party, the IPMs announced the three best costumes and gave prizes to them.
The party was marvelous!
(Shout out to Student Engagement Manager Cassie Kwon and the IPMs for throwing this super spooky bash and giving all of us a great time!)
– Written by Ahmed Alsaif