Jun 26, 2013
commented on "What Should I Know Before Deciding to Move to Seattle?"
The food in Seattle is certainly something you shouldn't neglect while you're here. Find someplace where you can eat local seafood and look at the Sound. There's plenty of them. When the weather's nice and the sun is setting, there's few better arguments for this place.
Also don't write off Pike Place Market as a tourist trap (though in mid-summer it's swarming with them). It's a fun place to wander around for an hour or two, and is surrounded by great number of Seattle's best bars and restaraunts. Plus, it's just a quick bus ride (or walk) from Capital Hill.
Nov 4, 2011
commented on Students Fight to Keep From Being Censored by School District, Principals
I was the editor of the talisman about six or seven years ago, and when I was there I would have killed for something like this to happen. I recall being jealous of some eastside (mercer island?) high school who's principal tried to pull something like this. Either you make a stand and get respect for it, or go down fighting for what you believe in. Either way, it's more relevant than anything that gets printed in a high school paper.
Feb 16, 2011
commented on Teacher Unions Lash Out Against Bill Seeking to End "Last In, First Out" Rule
I graduated from Ballard High School in 2006, and I have to say that if any of the teachers I had should have been fired, it definitely would have been some of the ones who had been around a long time. Granted, it was a rich, white school and all that, but the problems didn't come from incompetence, but complacency. Certainly there were a couple of amazing teachers who had been teaching for decades, but if I had the power to fire teachers at that school, i'd get pretty far down the list before I got to anyone young or new.
Oddly enough, I had the opposite experience at Evergreen, with the single professor that hadn't been teaching there in 1990 being the worst of the bunch.