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Why everyone should learn ASL

This past quarter I decided to take ASL by Rick Mangan on campus. Why I decided to take it, I’m not really sure. ASL has always interested me a little bit and I needed a couple more credits anyways to get my degree and so I figured, “Why not?” and signed up for it with …

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Safeco lease extended

On May 23, the breaking news was announced that the Mariners would extend their lease with Safeco Field through 2049, according to an article by Ballpark Digest. The article also quotes Seattle Mariners Chairman John Stanton as saying “We want this ballpark to be our home for the next 100 years. Safeco Field should be …

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Hiking is the best form of exercise

In the recent weeks, I have fallen completely in love with weekend hikes, so much so that I decided it was about time to trade my Nike Free Runs out for a pair of trail runners with better tread. Nevertheless, finding a new hiking destination has become a weekly habit for me and grown to …

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The value in face-to-face conversation

“What is the power of words?” one might think. Words can change a decision. Words can cheer people up from sadness. Words can change someone’s life. Living closely in a big community, we need to have conversations, and here is what I have learned about conversations. The whole inspiration of this topic comes from my …

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All the positives of cutting sugar out of your life and why it’s so hard to do

Everybody knows that sugar is not good and should be consumed only in moderation. For most people, that means avoiding sweets and sugary snacks. However, sugar exists in more foods that you may initially think. The number of American processed foods that contain hidden sugars is absolutely insane. And foods that are typically believed to …

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This season’s first Sounders win

On Sunday April 22, the Seattle Sounders FC claimed their first win for the season. This is a huge accomplishment for the team because of their slow start and it meant a lot for the fans too. Around 12:30 p.m. the streets of Pioneer Square were animated with people paving their way to the stadium, …

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The Mariners improve with time

Another week has gone by and with it another week of me trying not to get excited about the early success in the Seattle Mariners’ season. Sitting at a nice healthy record of 14 wins and 10 losses as of the evening of April 26, they still remain third in the AL West Division behind …

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Environment as a factor of productivity

I think a lot of people can relate to the fact that their environment is directly linked to productivity. It’s a huge factor of how much work actually gets done. Personally, I know that when the environment I’m in isn’t set up in a way that promotes efficiency, I tend to get distracted and move …

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Why eSports should be taken more seriously

Quoted from: http://www.thewatchdogonline.com/why-esports-should-be-taken-more-seriously-25383 By Bradford Ozuk  The start of the new year signals the start of multiple different eSports leagues across the world. Multiple different variations of the League of Legends Championship started in the last week. Chinese leagues started on Jan. 16, Koreans started on Jan. 17, Europeans started on Jan. 19 and North Americans followed …

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How Seattle’s soda tax is crossing the line

Quoted from: http://www.thewatchdogonline.com/how-seattles-soda-tax-is-crossing-the-line-25346 By: Patric Williamson On Monday, Jan. 1, Seattle’s newest tax went into effect, placing an economic burden on those who consume sugary drinks, in an effort to curb obesity rates and diabetes mellitus Type 2. The tax targets drinks including sugared sodas, energy drinks, sugared coffee drinks, sweetened iced teas and sports drinks. According …

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