News

World Hijab Day aims to dissolve negative stigma

Bellevue College’s Muslim Student Association organized a World Hijab Day on Monday, Feb. 1, in order to foster awareness of the hijab and its cultural and religious foundation. Founded by Nazma Khan, World Hijab Day first began on Feb. 1, 2013, and since then …

Opinions

Democracy decided by the flip of a coin

This year’s presidential election officially kicked off with the Iowa caucuses last week. The democratic field is now down to just Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton, who split the state’s delegates right down the middle in the closest Iowa primary of the last 40 years. In at least seven precincts the final decision of who the delegates would support was made by coin toss, and …

Arts & Features

Hip-hop dance workshop as part of Black History Month

Members of the BC community participating in a hip-hop dance workshop, the second Black History Month event at Bellevue College this year. Several other events are planned for this months, including a Black Lives Matter panel discussion Feb. 10 starting at 10:30 a.m. in …

The Edge

El Maestro del Taco serenades the taste buds

Food trucks seem to be everywhere these days. Any trip to a somewhat populated city center inevitably turns up a couple of the mini-restaurants on wheels, usually feeding a line of loyal followers. To me, food trucks bring up images of greasy, authentic and oh-so-satisfying food. It was with these thoughts in my head that I took …

Featured Articles

Hip-hop dance workshop as part of Black History Month

Members of the BC community participating in a hip-hop dance workshop, the second Black History Month event at Bellevue College this year. Several other events are planned for this months, including a Black Lives Matter panel discussion Feb. 10 starting at 10:30 a.m. in room N201, and a presentation of the History of Soul Food […]

Millenials, vote and cause change in the nation

I didn’t vote in last year’s midterm election, but I should have. The ballot was pinned to my bulletin board for at least a month but somehow never got touched. Those who are under the age of 30 make up one-fourth of the total voting power in this country. This year I challenge everyone in […]

Europe’s migrant crisis is disorienting

When waves of refugees and immigrants first started crossing the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 to escape from the wars in their countries, many member nations of the European Union welcomed them. Germany was the most welcoming of all, accepting over 1 million migrants in 2015. Of course, other countries helped out too. Austria had a […]

North Korea stirring more trouble

Yet again, North Korea is in the news stirring up trouble. The oftentimes incomprehensible actions of the nation is usually the butt of jokes here in the US, but the uncomfortable truth of the matter is that action needs to be taken, yet it never is. What’s most ridiculous to me is how the global […]

BC scholarships available

BC Foundation scholarship applications are available as of Feb. 1 in a simplified common application process. Students fill out one application including short answer questions, recommendation letters and personal information.  A board of reviewers will then match applicants to relevant scholarships. The awards range from $300 to $3,000 from a variety of donors. Scholarship and […]

Chop Shop: A dance showcase that aims to engage the community

Contemporary dance, as with many modern art forms, can be a bit daunting for those new to the experience. The annual contemporary dance showcase Chop Shop includes a variety of dance performances that are hand-picked to be engaging for all audience members, even those new to dance. Chop Shop is not only meant to provide […]

Slice of Korea not far from home

There’s a lot to be said about living on the Eastside of Seattle, but when it comes to real authentic Korean food the area is sorely lacking. A good, homey place that doesn’t put on airs or try to be all polished and contemporary is basically impossible to find. Korean food in the area is […]