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By Erin Taylor If Fall quarter was your first here at Evergreen, you are probably familiar with the New Student Survey. The New Student Survey (NSS) is administered every two years by Evergreen’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and inquires about a wide range of subjects such as students’ after-college goals, confidence levels in their own ability to succeed in various arenas, and demographic information. Participants in the survey also had the option to write in comments and provide additional information. The NSS was sent out via email to all first time, first year students who were registered for Fall 2016 classes as well as to students who transferred to Evergreen from another institution. A total of 1,239 individuals were contacted, including students intending to study at other TESC campuses (Grays Harbor, Tacoma, Reservation-based). Out of the 1,239 contacted, 744 students responded, a response rate of 60 per...

 
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By Caro Gonzales On May 21, Andre and Bryson Chaplain, two unarmed young black men, were shot by white Olympia Police Officer Ryan Donald. Luckily they both lived, although their injuries resulted in ongoing medical complications. The Thurston County Sheriff Department investigation of the incident was incomplete and focused on proving the police officer’s story. Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim charged these two young men with 2nd and 4th degree assault, but did not charge the officer with attempted murder. Many folks in Olympia have been shocked by all of these events, saying that it could not happen here, in the most progressive city in the most progressive state in America. Evergreen political science professor, Peter Bohmer contested this, citing previous police shootings in Olympia to argue that not only could it happen here, but it has happened in this city. Our community is still asking though, how can a city so pro...

 
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By Paisley Gallagher Clean Energy Committee Outreach Coordinator I would like to send out a big “thank you” to all who applied for Clean Energy Committee funding. We saw a variety of project proposals from research, building projects, and speakers. The applications that were awarded are as follows: Daron Williams, an MES student, received funding for his research on the effect of swales to prevent soil erosion and create better rain water saturation. Jeffery Green is building a sterling engine which we hope will become a permanent display piece when he is done. Emily Smith and her group from Greener Engineering Co-op is working with RAD housing’s aquaponics on collecting data. Funding will support the purchase of data collection monitors; the data collected will be made available to Evergreen students for further study and research. Greener Engineering Co-op also applied for funding to build a 3D filament extruder and ...

 
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By MEXA de Evergreen and the Evergreen Farmworker Solidarity Collective As students, members of the Olympia community, and consumers of food, we picketed in front of Safeway, on Saturday February 28th, 2015, to demand that the store respect the boycott of Driscoll Berries, Haagen Daazs and Yoplait. This boycott was called for by the farmworkers of Familias Unidas, who are asking for the public to observe the boycott until they have secured a union contract with their employer, Sakuma Brothers Farm Inc. Familias Unidas por la Justicia is an AFL-CIO-recognized farmworker’s union in the Skagit Valley made up of over 300 indigenous migrant farmworker families, some families contributing three generations of labor to Sakuma Brothers farm. Almost every year, there has been a labor dispute – they held six strikes in  2013. Some disputes end in firing and evictions, while others have been full on work stoppages with only one in 2014, resul...

 
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Student submission by Matthew Elswick A sustainability note to new students: your backgrounds in sustainability issues are likely to be rich and varied, and as undergrads at Evergreen, will no doubt become broader and deeper. This is one of the frequently touted benefits of an Evergreen education. In many ways, Evergreen bases its reputation on its sustainable practices, and mostly for good reason, but there are some almost comedic gaps in Evergreen’s sustainability consciousness, which you will no doubt come across during your time here. Here is one that I like to call Evergreen’s “Fountain in the Desert.” (see picture) You may have heard of a massive fountain spewing water into the air at an opulent Las Vegas casino, placed there by humans in a wasteful gesture of defiance against the very real and ever-growing water shortage. You may have thought it ridiculous. But we at Evergreen have our own version of a giant middle finger, w...