Heading into the end of Fall 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

After this holiday weekend we have one week of classes left. As you check your grades, remember that any assignment that you missed counts as a zero - make sure that in Canvas that you uncheck "Calculate based only on graded assignments." otherwise any assignment you missed will not be counted to the total points possible.


L&I IT Career Fair

On Monday, December 9th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, the Labor and Industries Office of Human Resources is hosting an IT Career Fair in room S118/119 at the Labor and Industries Building in Tumater, for the public and agency staff.


Academic support services, tutoring, library late hours - including food

Academic support services in Building 22 will be open late the week before finals.

Wednesday December 4th: Library open until 10:00 p.m.

Thursday December 5th: Library open until 10:00 p.m.

Pizza, prizes, and a do-it-yourself Italian soda station will be available around 8 p.m. both days! Students who attend these events come back reporting overwhelmingly positive experiences. Head on over if it fits your schedule!


Also happening: extended hours at the writing and math tutoring centers.

Wednesday December 4th: LSS East open until 8:00 p.m.


The Many Lessons from the Car Tab Vote

The vote on the initiative to limit the cost of car tabs to $30 is now over.  For those who haven’t been paying attention, it passed handily, much to the chagrin of many politicians and special interests who argued that the initiative removed funding from infrastructure and mass transit that had dire need for the funds.  I think there are several lessons to be learned from the outcome and it aftermath.


Last Day to Withdraw is Friday, November 15th

November 15th is the last day for students to Withdraw from Fall Quarter classes and receive a “W” (Withdrawal) on their transcript. Students can Withdraw from a class at the One-Stop at the Olympia Campus (Building 22) or the Lacey Campus (Building 1) or by emailing Enrollment Services at (will only be accepted from a student’s SPSCC email address). 



Hillary to the Rescue

I thought I would comment on some recent developments that lead me to believe that much of what I predicted before seems to be confirmed.  I argued there that the attacks on Trump would go into high gear as the democrats pursued a post-Biden campaign strategy.  The idea was that Biden would lose so much support that the democrat powers-that-be would be risking being left with a candidate that they consider “unelectable” (read unacceptable to them) such as Elizabeth Warren. To counter this, the strategic goal would be to get to a hung convention, where no one has the votes to win on the ball


The Percival Review is looking for two (paid) student editors





Exercise overall management and administrative responsibility for the publication. Responsible for graphic production of the publication. Coordinate layout, typesetting, and printing.

The following are among the other duties of this position:


Organization and Selection

• Establish project timelines

• Monitor hours worked and submit monthly time sheets

• Submit purchase requests and monitor expenditures to keep within budget



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