Day: January 27, 2020

MLK Celebration: What Happened? – Opinion

It has been a little over a week since we last experienced the advisory presentations regarding Martin Luther King, but the news is still smoking hot. It was apparent to all students that there would be no assembly and when the RamPage sent out a survey it showed that 68.8% of students who responded would much rather see an assembly than sit through and interact with another advisory project.  Ms. Reed, our activity director, has since told me (the Chief Editor of the RamPage) that there in fact will be a national speaker by the name of Mike Smith. Mike […]

Homeless Crisis

The homeless community continues to become a rising issue. Whether you go downtown Olympia, or downtown Seattle, you are bound to run into it.  What have been some of the primary reasons individual’s last resorts are to live out on the streets? Lack of affordable housing, mental illnesses, and substance abuse (drug/alcohol addiction). Olympia, along with Seattle, have had housing prices go up the past several years. Olympia’s cost of living is 4% higher than the national average, according to Washington State PayScale. Seattle, around 70 miles away from our home city, is dealing with the same type of crisis. […]