On A Bicycle Built For Seattle University

Walking on the sidewalks of Seattle I hear a bell ring twice. I move aside, recognizing the familiar sound of a cyclist wanting to pass me. Since coming here, I’ve noticed people biking to work, school or wherever it is they’re going. Seattle has a strong community of bicyclists. As this culture grows, the city […]

Seattle And The Superquake-We’re Screwed

It was 1980, the middle of April, when the ground started to shake. For two months, the ground around Mount St. Helens continued to intermittently rumble. Scientists monitored the situation, eventually concluding that volcanic activity was inevitable. Most people evacuated, fearing the widespread destruction that most scientists forecasted. A few, however, decided to stay. Among […]

If At First You Don’t Secede… Try, Try Again

What with all the hoopla leading up to the 2012 presidential election, it is difficult to believe that it’s all over now. While the results were largely met with favor in the rather liberal Capitol Hill, the outcome has caused many to utilize their First Amendment right to free speech. By Nov. 12, citizens in […]

New Web-Based Tutorials ‘Lynda’ Hand

It happens without fail at least once a quarter: a professor tries to use a computer program in front of the class, and students squirm in their seats until some poor soul finally caves and helps out. In an increasingly plugged-in academic climate, technological proficiency is becoming a must. The Office of Information Technology has […]

I-1240 Makes Education A Lottery For Some

The possibility of public charter schools in Washington state has been a source of controversy since the mid-1990s. Until now, Washington voters had rejected all three attempts at establishing charter schools at the state level. This November, Initiative 1240 passed, competitively earning approximately 51 percent of the vote. Initiative 1240 will allow for eight charter […]

Misplaced Documents Threaten Democracy

After the registration and just a few days before the final voter registration day, several students who had registered to vote had not received their ballots. After contacting SGSU, who then contacted The Washington Bus, it was discovered that an unknown amount of voter registration forms had been lost in the mail somewhere between being […]

Northeastern Moves Over to the Northeast

January 2013 will mark the opening of Northeastern University’s Seattle branch campus for graduate programs. This addition to the Seattle region’s educational institutions looks to be welcomed by the city and the would-be competing institutions. This campus branch will be headed by Tayloe Washburn. He has lived in the Seattle area for about 35 years […]

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