BSU open mic after Ferguson

On Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, an 18- year-old African American man was shot by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old police officer. Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were walking in the middle of the street when Wilson drove up and told them to move to the sidewalk. During the …


The futility and catharsis of rioting

Self-expression is one of the most treasured activities humans can engage in. We love to talk about ourselves, demonstrate what we believe in and make art to attempt to communicate what’s inside. Take away an individual’s ability to express themselves, and results are immediate. People feel …

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BC MUN in Rome and Seattle

The BC Model UN is both a class and a club that prepares participating students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become delegates for Bellevue College at Model UN conferences worldwide. BC MUN split up into two groups for the fall conferences, the northwest conference in Seattle from Nov. …



Men’s basketball starts off the winter season

On Nov. 22 the Bellevue College men’s basketball team began their 2014-2015 season. Last year they had won the North Region title they look to learn from that experience and return as champions.  Consisting of five sophomores and six freshmen, the Bulldogs have an equal balance of new and old …

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Recent events in Cleveland

On Saturday around 3:30 p.m., two police officers fatally shot a 12-year-old boy, Tamir E. Rice, near the Cudell Recreation Center. Rice died the next day at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The boy had an air toy gun that very closely resembled a real, semiautomatic pistol. According to a 911 caller that fatal afternoon, [...]

Watchdog applications lost

Over summer quarter through October, all online applications for The Watchdog were not received by the staff,  anyone who applied during that time would not have been contacted by the paper. Lisa Salkind, the current advertising manager at The Watchdog talked about the issue: “The Watchdog’s online job application process was functioning as it should [...]

Film prescreening of Suzanne Collins’ “Mockingjay Part 1”

On Friday, Nov. 21 2014, Mockingjay Part 1 was released into theaters. I had an opportunity to go to the pre-screening earlier that week and it was pretty amazing. Mockingjay is part of the Hunger Games trilogy. The trilogy is basically about the capitol ruling the 12 districts for the past years. Every year the [...]

BC Future Vision plans

The Strategic Planning and Steering Committee recently published a series of long-term plans and goals for Bellevue College. Formed in 2013, by President David Rule, the SPSC has been working on this series of plans since Rule said in a recent campus-wide email “it gives me great pleasure to announce that the Strategic Planning Steering [...]

Fast fashion: Bad for the environment and people

Fast fashion is a term applied to companies like Forever 21, Zara and H&M, clothing stores that provide cheap clothing and switch out their merchandise at high rates to keep up with current trends. However, this model of filling  closets is damaging to the environment, unethical and unnecessary. Fast fashion companies are huge. Currently the [...]