21 10, 2020

Tactile ASL Interpreting: Deafblind Student’s Success

By |2020-10-21T11:16:59-07:00October 21st, 2020|Yak|0 Comments

Kevin Sampson is a Deafblind student at YVC, he was born with usher syndrome. His vision was reliably good up to 21 years old. He depends on hand touching through hand-signing translations. Kevin receives support from his Tactile ASL interpreters who have been his advocate and is able to overcome his barriers to communication. [...]

8 10, 2020

Indigenous People’s Day

By |2020-10-08T10:51:08-07:00October 8th, 2020|Yak|0 Comments

I am sitting here forming my thoughts and words into this blog about “Indigenous People’s Day” now the dictionary defines indigenous as “adjective, originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.” As I sit here doing “research” on what it means to be indigenous, I begin to think “Penny, are you kidding yourself?” You [...]

17 09, 2020

Constitution Day: Ever Wonder What Does the Constitution Actually Say?

By |2020-09-17T15:01:26-07:00September 17th, 2020|Yak|0 Comments

On this day 233 years ago, delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adopted the United States Constitution, granting certain rights and freedoms to Americans. We recognize this important moment in American history on Constitution Day each year. Did you know you can read the transcript of the Constitution in the national archives? OMG WTF [...]

10 06, 2020

Working for Justice, Equity and Civic Agency in Our Schools: A Conversation with Clint Smith

By |2020-06-15T08:46:00-07:00June 10th, 2020|Yak|0 Comments

YVC’s Diversity Series is hosting a webinar on Friday, June 12 at 1:00 pm titled, “Working for Justice, Equity and Civic Agency in Our Schools.” Issues of equity and education have long existed in our country and continue to manifest today.

22 05, 2020

YAK’s Open Mic Event via Zoom

By |2020-05-22T09:50:41-07:00May 22nd, 2020|Yak|0 Comments

ASYVC Presents: YAK's Open Mic Event via Zoom!   Are you ready to express yourself by: Busting out rhyming lyrics Holding a powerful note Reciting a touching poem Dance moves on point Paint/Sketch quickly Telling Funny Jokes Yaks come broadcast your talent at the ASYVC Open Mic Event on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 1:00 [...]

18 05, 2020

Spoken Word with Q&A Panel: Native Identity

By |2020-05-18T16:15:31-07:00May 18th, 2020|Yak|0 Comments

The NSC Indigenous Student Alliance, in collaboration with the North Seattle College & Seattle Reads, is hosting a Spoken Word and Q&A Panel, with performances and discussion inspired by Tommy Orange’s novel, There There. Students will explore themes such as native identity, culture, and the urban Native American experience. When: Friday, May 22, 3:00 – 4:30 pm [...]