Improving sustainability in the airline industry

Jacqueline Drumheller, manager of environmental affairs at Alaska Airlines gave a talk on sustainability in the airline industry on April 21.  Like many other workshops happening on campus, the talk was part of the 17th annual Earth Week celebration organized by Bellevue College’s Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Advisory Committee. “I think it’s important to have a diverse set of …


PC vs. Mac: Apple is just better

I’ve always thought that trying to compare Microsoft and Apple products to determine which one is overall better than the other to be really no different than asking if Coke is better than Pepsi, if Ford is better than Dodge or if Republicans are better than Democrats. The whole concept of better is a purely …

Arts & Features

Tom Nielsen to retire after 34 years at BC

Bellevue College’s Vice President of Instruction Tom Nielsen plans to retire from his position later this year after working at BC for 34 years. “Tom has been at Bellevue College for so many years and has experienced it on more levels than most of our administration,” said Donna Sullivan, director of the department of instruction. “He has so much institutional knowledge to draw on when making …

The Edge

Exploring authentic Ethiopian cuisine at “Wonder Cafe and Sports Bar”

Wonder Cafe and Sports Bar is the last thing one would expect an Ethiopian restaurant to be named, but the first part of the name is derived from its location in Seattle’s Central District near the Wonder Bread factory. I’ve eaten my fair share of Ethiopian food, both in restaurants and homemade. I can speak to the quality …

Featured Articles

Hypocrisy in democracy: Abysmal setbacks of the district caucuses

Last Sunday, my brother and I got up at the crack of dawn and spent four hours shoveling a truly massive amount of horse crap. Why? Because he and I were Sanders delegates to the 45th Legislative District Caucus and he needed to get the work done before the caucus started. We got done just […]

Anyone can be a poet, just start writing

What does the concept of poetry call to mind? Some may think of confusing lines of rhyming nonsense that they are forced to squeeze meaning out of for an A in English. Maybe poetry is some vaguely intriguing activity that others think is only for really smart people with lots of degrees. In reality, poetry […]

Campus Operations responds to falling ceilings

Currently, there is a line of orange cones and yellow security tape surrounding the back corner of the first floor of the D building across from the C building where a piece of a concrete beam that held up the ceiling and the second floor fell onto the walkway below. This area extends from just […]

Tribute to Woody Guthrie

Bellevue College hosted a tribute Wednesday, April 13 for the American folk and country protest singer Woody Guthrie. The event, organized by BC’s English Language Institute, hosted Ian Moore and “Country” Dave Harmonson to perform a few of Guthrie’s songs for the tribute. Professor Ethan Anderson of the English Language Institute said that they had […]

Students speak up through slam poetry with Ebony Stewart

On Wednesday, April 13, students had a chance to see a performance poetry competition at Bellevue College.  The event was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and hosted by performance artist, spoken word poet and active artist Ebony Stewart. This was the second poetry slam at BC, and the first one to be structured as […]

Student success through guided pathways

Last Tuesday, a town hall meeting was held in room N201 to inform faculty about BC potentially applying for a grant from College Spark Washington. If received, the grant would go towards implementing guided pathways at Bellevue College. During the meeting, instructors were introduced to the concept of guided pathways – which provide students with […]

Seattle’s sister city Kobe brings kimono workshop to BC

Mikako Barlow and Holly Seely, board members for the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, hosted a training session on April 12 to help students properly and appropriately dress people in yukatas, a cotton Japanese kimono often worn in the summertime, with a sash called an obi  around them. Every year, the SCA has a booth at […]