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By Chloe Marina Manchester On October 11 and 12, an anti-abortion group known as the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) was on Red Square mounting a display they call “The Genocide Awareness Project”. There were signs set up around Red Square by the group alerting students to the graphic imagery of genocide, as well as a “post abortion crisis line” supported by the group.  Members of the group stood behind a fence surrounding the large display and wore GoPro cameras filming students on Red Square and those interacting with the GAP volunteers. The display at Evergreen was made up of seven 12x15 foot panels that depict aborted fetuses, Holocaust victims, a confederate flag, and images of other historic genocides. These images were juxtaposed with other signs saying “All Black Lives Matter” refering to the belief that abortions saught by black women are a form of genocide against African Americans. Students received an email from Je...

 
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By Sally Linn After a year of student action and event disruptions, Electronic Media has taken it upon themselves to produce a set of guidelines for its staff to follow in the case of more upsets. Evergreen students have had a tumultuous relationship with the police on campus, one of the more notable incidents being a cop car which was flipped, had the word “PIGS” spray painted on the side, and had recycling bins stacked along the bottom (top by that point) of the car following a Dead Prez concert on campus in 2008.  The school has also had an uncomfortable relationship with Sorger himself who was allegedly complicit with Federal attempts to spy on students. Students also found fault with Sorger when in 2014 an Evergreen Police Officer went up against him for the department’s use of dorm walkthroughs, which the officer alleged were illegal. In a Cooper Point Journal article published following this incident, student journalists ex...

 
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By Mason Soto At the end of the Spring 2017 quarter, a group of Resident Assistants (RAs) went on ‘strike’ after giving a list of demands to campus administration to address what their press release called “inequities, injustices, and clear discrimination” from Resident and Dining (RAD) Services management and the administration at large. By mid-June the strike had ended unsuccessfully, with the remaining strikers fired and made to leave their campus homes. By mid-June the strike had ended unsuccessfully, with the remaining strikers fired and made to leave their campus homes. This marked the second RA D Services strike in the past four years, after the one-day strike by Student Support Services Staff Union in May 2013, where the union demanded they be given fair compensation for overtime and the same employment security other campus unions already have. Unlike the 203 strike, however, the strike by the RAFT group was not associat...

 
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By Chloe Marina Manchester As of Friday, September 15, professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying have resigned from their positions at The Evergreen State College after alleging a hostile work environment. A settlement of $450,000 was granted to them after they filed a $3.85 million tort claim against the college in July. The settlement also includes an additional $50,000 for Weinstein and Heying to pay their legal fees. The money will not come from Evergreen’s budget, but instead directly from the state, which has a fund explicitly for the purpose of paying out employment settlements. College officials have said that they will work with students enrolled in programs with either professor whose course work is affected by the resignations. Heying taught anthropology and Weinstein taught biology. When the claim was filed on July 5, rumors abounded that Weinstein was beelining for a suit against the school. A tort claim is a prere...

 
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Recently there has been several instances of direct action at Evergreen involving the interruption of planned school events, including the protest at convocation, the opening of Purce hall, and more recently the welcome reception Evergreen’s new police chief. AR Rushet and Lawrence Walker III are two queer and trans disabled/nonable normative, femmes of color, who are involved in direct action in response to the school’s handling of  issues of diversity and equity for students. There is a consensus among many minority students that the school is great at issuing statements and creating task forces but tends to lack any sort of follow through or action that changes the experience of minority students on campus. Rushet and Walker were interviewed by my colleague Tari Gunstone after the convocation disruption as to why they felt that action was needed. Their responses resonated with me as a student of color; that there is an overall fe...