Kitsap Shows Support for Orlando

Kitsap Shows Support for Orlando

Early in the morning hours of June 12, 29-year-old Omar Mateen entered Pulse, an LGBT-friendly nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 50 and wounding 53 people. Within minutes, law enforcement, paramedics and other first responders were mustered to the scene. Meanwhile, Mateen advanced further into the venue, holding over one hundred hostages. This standoff continued for several hours until Mateen was fatally shot by Orlando police officers. Immediately following, victims were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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Olympic College Celebrates Seattle Pride

Olympic College Celebrates Seattle Pride

By noon on Sunday, the vast concrete structure beneath the Interstate-5 in Seattle was in organized pre-parade pandemonium. There were four different songs blaring from loudspeakers on the floats, which were bedazzled with sparkles, colorful feather boas and young men and women wearing flamboyant costumes. Rabbles of people convened to participate in loud, boisterous chatter. And amidst it all were Olympic College students who had been awake since the first light of dawn to march in Seattle Pride.

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TBIs and Service Animals

TBIs and Service Animals

An injury often overlooked in American culture is starting to be recognized and emphasized here at Olympic College. In the beginning of June, multiple speakers were brought on campus for a multi-day seminar to engage and instruct on issues such as Traumatic Brain Injuries, the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animal laws, and tips on how to train new service animals.

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A Little Advice From Fellow Grads

A Little Advice From Fellow Grads

First and foremost we here at the Olympian would like to congratulate you on a job well done. You have officially earned your associates degree, and some of you have even earned your bachelors. But the road ahead is not an easy one. The world is not an easy place to get by in, so as fellow members of Olympic College as well as your fellow graduates we would like to give you a sendoff with some advice.

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Make Way for the Class of 2016

Make Way for the Class of 2016

June 19 marked the 69th commencement of Olympic College, sending off the graduating class of 2016 to a standing room only crowd at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion. Joining the OC grads were degree earners from Washington State University and Old Dominion University who handed out Bachelors and Masters of Science. The graduates’ ages ranged from 17 to 65, with a crowd of all ages supporting them all in the stands and seats behind them.

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My Journalistic Journey

My Journalistic Journey

At the beginning of fall quarter 2015, if you had asked me if I was interested in journalism or if I felt connected to Olympic College, I would have answered “No!” to both.  At the time, I was a bitter second-year running start student with a bad case of senioritis.  I was trying to rush through my last year of school as quickly as possible so I could move on to a 4-year college and adulthood.

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OC Nursing Program Raises Awareness About Skin Cancer

The largest organ in the human body is the skin. Its function is to protect all body cavities which contain vital organs, and to also provide insulation. The skin makes up multiple layers of cells, with squamous cells on the top layer, basal cells in the middle and melanocytes at the bottom. Because squamous cells make up the top layer, they are flat and slough off as new ones replace them. 

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Olympic College Lighting Workshop

Olympic College Lighting Workshop

In late April of this quarter, the Olympic College Photo Club pulled together with their advisor, Laurie Usher, to bring a professional photographer to the film room where a cultivating demonstration of proper lighting commenced. Theresa Aubin Ahrens is a full time portrait photographer who has been in the business for over 30 years, and has dedicated decades of her life to perfect every photograph.

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Al Kitchen's Baja Race

Al Kitchen's Baja Race

From May 19-20, All Kitchens’ team of engineers, welders and machinists, all went down to California to compete in the international Baja race competition. This is a huge deal for the team involved because Olympic College is the only two-year school to compete. They went up against colleges such as Cal Tech, Iowa State, Western Washington and over a hundred others; however, the OC team did not fall under the pressure.

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Emerald City Comic Con

Emerald City Comic Con

During the second week of April, Seattle hosted their annual Emerald City Comic Con. Where fans of comics, video games, movies, art, and so much more can go and meet up to celebrate what they are fans of. Additionally, this is where people can express themselves through cosplay, and is always very diverse in the choices by people, although “Deadpool” was definitely a favorite this year. This is not the only reason fans rejoice at this event.

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Cheaper Textbooks? Yes Please!

Cheaper Textbooks? Yes Please!

On April 19, 2016, the first meeting took place for the Open Education and Advocacy committee. This meeting is comprised of fourteen faculty and students, including members of Access Services, advising faculty and organizational leadership all the way to Mary Garguile, the Vice President of Instruction. This committee strives to help students get some much needed relief from the exorbitant price of textbooks.

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