No more beer, but lots more masks – the Washington State Ferries during Covid-19

One of the most unique features of the highway system here in the Washington is the ferry system. With over 24 million annual passengers, the system is the largest of its kind in the United States – and it’s not a luxury service. The ferries connect several different areas across the Puget Sound, and, soContinue reading “No more beer, but lots more masks – the Washington State Ferries during Covid-19”

Reactions Verses Reality in Seattle’s CHAZ

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is once again in the national news, after a shooting late Friday night left one person dead and another in critical condition. For both hardline supporters and detractors of the movement this incident served as further proof of the necessity of the positions they are advocating – some CHAZContinue reading “Reactions Verses Reality in Seattle’s CHAZ”

Uncertainty surrounding CHAZ forces Community Lunch to leave

Seattle, Wa. Community Lunch on Capitol Hill is an institution. The organization, which runs a program dedicated to providing meals to anyone in need, has been helping those experiencing homelessness or food insecurity since it first opened its doors in 1985. Until this week Community Lunch had been operating out of the Central Lutheran ChurchContinue reading “Uncertainty surrounding CHAZ forces Community Lunch to leave”

Unite the Right protest takes Washington

The Observer, 8/12/2018 Sunday, Aug. 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the alt-right “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville, VA, a rally which led to multiple injuries and the death of anti-nazi protester Heather Heyer. Although the movement was able to muscle its way out of the shadows and into the national spotlight, this year,Continue reading “Unite the Right protest takes Washington”

Sherrod Brown Visits Campus, Talks Past

Originally Published In The Observer, 2/4/17 On Monday night, Jan. 20, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown was looking for the entrance to Clark Hall, only three minutes before an audience expected him. He and his wife were walking next to Harkness Chapel studying Clark’s many entrances, patiently searching for a door that would actually open andContinue reading “Sherrod Brown Visits Campus, Talks Past”

Observer sign off

The first four articles I wrote for The Observer, starting way back in December of 2016, were all about then-president-elect Donald Trump. There were two pieces on campus reactions to the election, and then two marches, the #NotMyPresidentMarch and the Women’s March, both of which I wrote after hours standing in the freezing cold interviewingContinue reading “Observer sign off”

Blue Sky Brews brings life back to Rising Star’s Space

The corner of Murray Hill and Cornell Roads feels built for a coffee shop—the location, design, everything about it, really, is perfect for sipping a latte. So when Rising Star Coffee Roasters closed its doors late last year, it left behind a hole in the neighborhood—at least until this week, when Blue Sky Brews, aContinue reading “Blue Sky Brews brings life back to Rising Star’s Space”

Students protest the end of DACA

Print In 2012, President Obama’s administration enacted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The immigration policy allows people who had entered the United States illegally as children to receive two year stays from deportation. Proponents of the program were bipartisan and from a variety of backgrounds. Nearly all agreed that it was the practicalContinue reading “Students protest the end of DACA”