Currently, sexual-assault protection orders have expiration dates of up to two years. They are the only protection orders that come with a time limit, unlike protection orders for domestic-violence victims, for instance.
It’s a loophole advocates have been wanting to close for years, hoping not to exacerbate victims’ already painful experiences.
This is the sexual assault protection order piece I did while at The Seattle Times' legislative internship, stationed in Olympia (at the capitol).
Because my story got us a tip from a reader, I did a subsequent follow-up piece with Joe O’Sullivan and Jim Brunner.
My co-worker, Joe, had told me at the end of my internship "if you weren’t sitting there, we wouldn’t have covered those things [homelessness and sexual assault].” This is the type of impact I want to keep making throughout my career, on multiple topics, and I’ve already started doing that.
This class assignment was for "Piracy: From Black Beard to Bill Gates," one of the treasured classes I took that were taught by Clark Speed. I essentially tried formulating how society changes over time within capitalism to reshape who is at the center, thus always having pirates because it's always transforming.
This was the second part of ruminating on what it means to be a pirate for Clark Speed's class, and I sort of had an epiphany. It's not so much that piracy is any one specific thing, but rather it is that which changes over time as what's deemed acceptable changes. Throughout the text, you'll see words bolded. Clarke had us, for every paper, pick words that we found new meaning for, write the dictionary definition, then apply a TTT [Twist The Text] to contextualize what we take the words to mean now. He often addressed it as a time of verbal word web, where you'd could just keep extending similes for a definition until it fit.
We had to create our first theory on piracy in Clarke Speed's class. It's funny because in the beginning I equated piracy to being this really bad thing, but honestly it's not that simple. Piracy, in some ways, keeps people accountable.
I seriously love having Ellie as an editor.
Having a wonderful editor is wonderful.
I adore her. Makes the job even better!
Great bosses=Great work
I didn’t actually type mindfulness that many times, that was an editor’s doing BUT
full front page in the newspaper, whoop whoop
“It is so sad that American law enforcement did not learn from my mistake in 1999 ... Cops who don’t go out of their way to open their hearts and, particularly, their minds present a real danger to their communities and, ultimately, to this country.
Favorite one so far! (4th article)
I really need to begin contextualizing the history that proceeds protests and significant events, because they seem to so greatly inform the now.
It was incredibly interesting and also crazy admirable to hear the very SPD chief himself who was in charge when protestors got wrongly treated during WTO. He's a police officer at heart and yet he's extremely anti-militarization of the police, which...is just. A rare stance for anyone on law enforcement anymore. It was refreshing, and hopeful. But also eye-opening. I hope my article give readers the same experience I had in simply attending.
This is my first published article! [Excluding high school entirely.] It was put in the newspaper as well as online!
Reporting on Divest UW was such a great experience. I met quite a handful of people, all of which were inspiring and approachable. I can’t wait to do some more work as a reporter. I love connecting with people.
The entire procedure of exploration and deliberation that lead up to this final "accumulation paper" required a lot of reading and internal analysis. It was, and still very much is, a heavily touchy topic for me. Professor Clarke Speed’s Dying in Americana class really was the first class I fell in love with at college. It was honest, it was beautiful, and I had never before learned so much with such interest. This paper really hits me hard and it means a lot to me. [Side note: There are endnotes in this.] A visual was required alongside this paper. I came up with the depiction above.
My designated, but by no means disappointing, partner was Hunter. Simply by noticing the way he talks, he is quite creative and witty in terms of humor and entertainment. However, he is looking into the more serious business of aerospace engineering. Hunter is additionally interested in an entrepreneurship for company management. And yet, he likes flying kites and he likes dancing in his spare time, his spirit animal is the killer whale, and he would like to go to Oxford just for the sake of saying he has been there—a Gatsby in disguise.
I at first suggested that he make a company involving kite design, but we quickly came to the conclusion that it was a terrible idea. There is a pretty generic way to make a kite, and even for those out of the ordinary, he could not possibly create anything new for there has been a plethora already created. I then began suggesting how Hunter should study abroad in England, that way he could actually say that he has been to Oxford, and he could also get a new take on the businesses that are ran there in comparison to America while maintaining his role in the education system.
Going off of his rather intimidating spirit animal, I thought that he could also partake in a mechanical engineering team by taking the role of the aerodynamics designer. He could even use the body of the killer whale as his inspiration. Perhaps, to begin, Hunter could partake in a job-shadow for Boeing, giving him more of a first-hand experience before joining a team. Both of these options would not only be applicable to his aerospace engineer major, but also could play key roles in his future—the step-up on his resume, the foot-in-the-door to an expanding business, the life-altering discovery.
Kelsey Hamlin is finishing up her last year at the UW. Though her time is typically spent telling others' stories, here's a chance to get a peek at hers.