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ASSMU Elections

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer With the end of the school year coming in just a few more weeks, we must prepare for the new changes that will lead to the 2021-2022 school year. With that in mind, we recently had the elections for The Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU), which began on April 9 with the results sent

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Students Plans After COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer During this pandemic, many fun activities that allowed interaction were canceled, such as concerts, amusement parks and common hangout areas, so that state and federal governments can slow and stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Thankfully, vaccine research and distribution to the population has begun. With the state re-opening and moving to Phase Three, many

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Schools Reopening

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer For students with families who live locally, it’s important to understand how schools are attempting to open back up amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to handle the delicate balance of Education vs. Public Safety. Locally, the Thurston County school districts are opening up as we inch closer and closer to COVID-19 free schooling.

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Restaurants Expanding their Services during COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been closed to in-person dining since March  2020. Now with Thurston County opening back up, restaurants are following suit with in-person dining at a limited capacity. Governor Jay Inslee has allowed restaurants to prepare for the influx of customers ready to dine in. In addition to the state now

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Domestic Violence on Campus: How to Spot it and How to Respond

Brianna Lopez, Staff Writer Domestic violence comes in many forms and can happen anywhere. On the evening of February 22, it occurred on campus on the third floor of Parsons Hall. The boyfriend of a student became upset around 10:30 P.M. when confronted about potentially cheating on his girlfriend, according to a Lacey Police report obtained by The Belltower.  The

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Homelessness in Lacey, Washington

Brianna Lopez, Staff Writer Homelessness has always been an issue in modern society, especially in largely populated cities, but what is being done about this issue and how are people responding? COVID-19 has caused a large increase in unemployment, which has led to individuals losing their homes. There are different programs that people can apply to in order to help

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Amazon’s Affordable Housing

Sunya Chay, Staff Writer Earlier this year, Amazon revealed its plan to help fund homes for low-income families. The Housing Equity Fund is a $2 billion plan to help create and maintain housing. This fund will focus on three different locations: the Puget Sound region, Nashville, Tenn., and Arlington, Va.. Amazon states, “The fund will support Amazon’s commitment to affordable

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