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February 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

UW students injured in California van crash released from hospital

Four University of Washington students who were hospitalized last week after a traffic accident on a coastal California highway have been released from the hospital with plans to return to Seattle. UW spokesman Norm Arkans said that three of the four drove back to Seattle on Monday. The fourth injured student was scheduled to fly…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: California, car accident, Seattle

January 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Misbehaving students at WSU may be fined

The Associated Press PULLMAN — Officials at Washington State University are considering a system to fine students who violate the school’s code of conduct. Currently only students who violate drug and alcohol rules face financial penalties. But school officials say students who steal or violate other provisions of the code of conduct may also face fines in…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: conduct, fines, students

January 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

'An unforgettable experience': International students see, feel and taste first snowfall

Dionne Sihombing outside her apartment in Lakewood Sunday morning. Dionne Sihombing of Indonesia, an international student studying media and communications at the Fort Steilacoom campus of Pierce College in Lakewood, emailed us Sunday to describe her first experience with snow in America. She wrote: “My experience with snow is so special because it is the moment I have been longing since…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Indonesia, Pierce College, Seattle

November 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM

UW student leaders support half-cent sales tax

University of Washington student leaders are calling Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal to increase the sales tax by a half-penny a good short-term solution. In a prepared statement, student Andrew Lewis, director of student government’s office of government relations, called the increase “a step in the right direction.” “We are happy that Gov. Gregoire’s budget does a lot…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Gregoire, sales tax, students

November 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

UW student demonstrators march

From The Associated Press About four-dozen officers, including police on horses and bikes, escorted about 100 students, union members and other demonstrators who marched from the University of Washington Wednesday afternoon to banks in the nearby University District in Seattle. The demonstrators chanted “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out” as officers separated them from Chase…


Comments | More in Education, General news, Government | Topics: banks, march, students

November 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM

University of Washington students win world synthetic biology competition

A team of students from the University of Washington today won the 2011 iGEM World Jamboree synthetic biology competition held at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. iGEM stands for International Genetically Engineered Machine. Teams of students at the jamboree were given a kit of biological parts and asked to design and build biological systems. In early October,…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: biology, iGEM, students

November 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Censorship or responsible regulation of Ballard High School's student newspaper?

In a story from one of our community partners,, this question is posed: Do high school principals in Seattle Schools have the right to review what’s in student newspapers before they are published? Some students at Seattle’s Ballard High School say hold on there a minute, calling the proposed changes in…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Ballard High School, censorship, My Ballard

October 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Teen drinking, a party bus, and suspensions make headlines in Issaquah

The recent suspension this week of nine Issaquah High School students for alcohol infractions and the investigation of a bus driver who allegedly bought the students the alcohol has prompted a lively community discussion. Here’s the news, reported by The Issaquah Press: Issaquah High School administrators suspended nine students for alcohol infractions in connection to…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: alcohol, drinking suspensions, Issaquah High School

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