Washington Gubernatorial Debate: Inslee vs. Culp

By Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer Former military serviceman, small business owner, and current Police Chief in Republic, Wash, Loren Culp was the favored Republican candidate during campaigns. This landed him in the hot seat next to 2-term serving Gov. Jay Inslee, a former U.S. Representative and former presidential candidate. Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Loren Culp faced off in

Internet Availability Becomes an Issue for Online Students

Taryn Zard, Staff Writer With schools across the nation moving to either fully online learning or hybrid learning models, one of the biggest challenges school administrator’s face is how to make sure some students do not get left behind in their education simply due to a lack of internet access. In Washington state, the disparity in internet access can vary

Candidates participate in recent Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

By Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer As it gets closer to election day, President Donald Trump and presidential nominee Joe Biden have engaged in debates on mask policies, racism, and police brutality, often bringing up the other’s personal life in an attempt to slight their opponent. On Sept. 29, they went head-to-head in the First Presidential Debate of 2020, discussing everything

Changes to spring semester expected as COVID-19 pandemic rages on

Tinsae Shiffraw, Staff Writer On Oct. 7th, the President of Saint Martin’s University, Roy Heynderickx, sent an email addressing how spring semester will operate while the nation remains in a pandemic. With the fall semester, students have been following strict guidelines, with two people allowed in each dorm room and single seats in dining areas, among other regulations. The university

Thurston County maintains low transmission rate of COVID-19 infection

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer  Thurston County was approved for Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan on June 24. Phase 3 allows outdoor sports activities and recreational facilities with half capacity, permittance of all non-essential travel, and the opening of most businesses and events with capacity restrictions. However, no sporting events or nightclub activities are permitted. Shortly after

Surprise visitors not so welcome in the virtual classroom

Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer With the increased online presence that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, alike have faced many new challenges. One of these challenges is the idea of “Zoom bombing” which has been occurring in classrooms across the world since the move to virtual learning in March. The term refers to unwanted intrusions by

Graduate student files tuition lawsuit against the University of Washington Lawsuit

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer Hagens Berman, a Seattle law firm, is making headlines because of their support of a graduate student who has opened a class-action lawsuit against the University of Washington, filed Sept. 16th. According to a KOMO News article the lawsuit is based on “breach of contract and unjust enrichment and alleges that despite closing all University of


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  • Just read the last edition of BellTower. VERY impressed with the range of topics covered, the quality of the content and the writing, and I surely learned LOTS by the info and insights provided. It’s a real buffet of content, from local to national to “global”, fun to dive into because of the diversity. It helped me understand what’s up on campus, made me think about issues that confront all of us, and had a nice mix of heavy and light topics. All of this to say: NICE work, folks; know it’s appreciated from cover to cover (as is online access too). It’s a meaningful, enjoyable product of which you can collectively be proud.
    Gery, class of ‘71

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