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Thursday, 19th March 2020 22:15

Coronavirus in Seattle

24 hours a day, the coronavirus has been causing chaos not only in the United States but across the entire world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed the virus to be a global pandemic. Countries such as Italy have been shut down entirely. In the United States, schools, restaurants, bars, and other places of public gathering have been shut down by government officials. In Seattle, the situation is no different. What is Coronavirus? Although the current virus is typically referred to as the coronavirus, it is merely one of a multitude of viruses that are classified as coronaviruses. Previous coronaviruses that made major headlines in the news included the SARs outbreak of 2003 and the MERS outbreak of 2012. This coronavirus, initially named 2019-Cov or the novel coronavirus is essentially a new form of SARs. The present technical name for it is SARs-CoV-2. This is the virus that causes…
If you know anything about rapper Macklemore, then you'd be aware of his love for everything hip-hop, but there's something else that he's obsessed about: Cold-Brew Coffee, Please That's right, and not just any cup of cold-brew will do. Macklemore has always been an unofficial ambassador for Oregon-based Dutch Bros. (pronounced "brose") Coffee. He's a major fan right down to the last drop, and it's paying off. Talk About The Perfect Blend Dutch Bros. has recently signed the Grammy award-winning rapper to a totally cool gig as the company's new Executive Creative Director of its cold-brew division. The Seattle, Washington-born rapper, whose real name is Benjamin Haggerty, is excited about the temporary beverage side-job. He will also be performing at a Dutch Bros. Coffee company event called COACHA, making it an amazing fusion of coffee and entertainment. COACHA is an annual summer retreat and training session for more than 2,000 Dutch…
The Seattle Dragons suffer defeat in their debut XFL matchup against the DC Defenders, in the nation's capital. The Dragons look to bounce back in week 2 as they play their first home matchup of the season.  The Dragons Had Some Positive Moments While the final score of the Defenders - Vipers game was 31 - 19, there were some promising showings that the Dragons should build off of heading into the team's first home game this Saturday at CenturyLink Field. Austin Proehl was a revelation at wide receiver, and he showed why he was one of North Carolina's most prolific collegiate receiver during his time with the Tar Heels. His opening touchdown was a beautiful route that was thrown on a dime by William Silvers. While turnovers ultimately did the Dragons in, the team should build off of the connection that Silvers and Proehl are developing. The Vipers Looked…
Monday, 3rd February 2020 20:21

Is the CoronaVirus in Seattle?

Three UW students being screened for suspected novel coronavirus tested negative for the virus. The three individuals who recently returned from Wuhan, China were suspected to have contracted the virus while they were there. All three students have now been cleared and are virus free.  The incident involved one off campus student and two on campus living students. Test results have now shown all three students to be clear of the novel coronavirus.  So at this time, there are no active acses at the University. However,  University officials have asked the public to be patient as they deal with the situation. According to the University’s spokesperson, the institution closely worked with health officials in Seattle to reduce any risks of the virus spreading. “We are currently taking precautionary measures by testing everyone who is thought to have come in contact with the three students” apparently none of our students has been…
Thursday, 16th January 2020 19:11

Seattle Snowpocalypse 2020

You probably do not think of Seattle and snow. So far January has proved otherwise as the most recent winter storm hit the area. Is 2020 proving to be the year of the Snowpocalypse? The last storm in mid-January brought a new layer of snow to the northern Olympic Peninsula, with more than a foot of snow. However, the Puget Sound Metro area was spared. You may think of our beautiful region as free of the white stuff, but that is not always the case. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories were in effect from the Cascades of Washington and Oregon, eastward to the Central Rockies during this time, as they were issued by the National Weather Service. Seattle Was Spared The Seattle area had been under winter weather advisories until late Monday, as several inches of snow was expected. However, this did not happen, although weather made for…
America is in the middle of a health crisis. For the first time since the 1990s, the rate of measles outbreaks has skyrocketed to an epidemic proportion. While different cities are attempting different approaches in tackling this public health crisis, Seattle has decided to take definitive action. In a move that many are praising and others are harshly criticizing, the city of Seattle is requiring all schoolchildren to get vaccinated before January eighth or be barred from returning to the classroom. The majority of the Seattle community is praising this initiative and commending public officials for taking action against the measles epidemic. However, those who oppose vaccinations view this move as a violation of their rights as individuals and as parents. The Reason For The Outbreak During the 2000s and 2010s, the anti-vaccination movement began its disturbing rise in popularity. Spearheaded by actress Jenny McCarthy, proponents of the movement claim…
Downtown Seattle is a magical place to be this holiday season. From elaborate gingerbread house displays to themed carousels, the city is alive with the spirit of the season. The centerpiece of all of the fun is the Enchant Mischievous Christmas spectacle. Boasting over 300,000 square feet of dazzling lights, this event bills itself as the world's largest Christmas light maze. People of all ages will delight in all of the offerings of this special seasonal event, now in its second year in Seattle. Enchant Mischievous Event Details All of the holiday cheer kicks off November 22 and continues through December 29. Enchant Mischievous takes place at T-Mobile Park, conveniently located in lower downtown Seattle. Tickets start at $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children. Kids under the age of three are admitted for free. There are also family packs of tickets available for sale, saving families of four or…
Wednesday, 4th December 2019 19:07

December means Snowflake Lane in Bellevue

Bellevue Square and Santa sure made a grand entrance to get the Bellevue Snowflake Lane premier started with his fun-filled parade. Kids of all ages were overjoyed with amazement as Santa and his sleigh come through Bellevue Square to kick off the holidays. Following Santa’s arrival parade, everyone joined Santa and all of the Snowflake Lane Characters and cast for a meet and greet at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bellevue Place Wintergarden. Cookies and hot cocoa were enjoyed while Santa lit Bellevue's 30-foot Christmas tree. Snowflake Lane 2019 Starting on November 30th at 7:00pm and every night up until Christmas Eve, holiday music can be heard as the artificial snow begins to fall in the streets between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square. All along the parade route, a winter wonderland scene filled with Christmas lights and holiday decorations for a free 20-minute parade that is sure to get you…