The author, right, and a friend at graduation from Rainier Beach High School last spring. (Courtesy photo)

Educating the Horn: Paving a path to college for Somali youth

UW freshman Ahlaam Ibrahim is launching an ambitious campaign to connect young Somali Americans with help applying to college.
Oct 7, 2016

How student movements for racial justice can survive summer break

What happens when students leading the charge for progress on race graduate? Groups at Seattle U, UW and SPU say they have plans.
Jun 21, 2016

What’s the rush? Students in Finland embrace the gap year

In Finland, the gap year before (or during) college isn't just for the elite. Many young Finns benefit from a short break in studies.
Jun 10, 2016

Seattle University dean, subject of sit-in, placed on leave

Three weeks into a student sit-in demanding a less Eurocentric and more racially aware curriculum, the Matteo Ricci College dean has been put on leave.
Jun 1, 2016

Seattle University sit-in protests curriculum, school culture

A sit-in at Seattle University protests the Eurocentric curriculum, the school climate and the resignation of the dean of the Matteo Ricci College program.
May 19, 2016

WA State Dream Act gives undocumented students a shot at higher education

With the passage of the Washington Dream Act, undocumented students are ready for college.
Mar 20, 2014

Frustrated with regulations, UW international students turn to illegal work

With international student populations at UW increasing every year, more and more are working under the table to make ends meet.
Mar 18, 2014