Deutschland 2050: Eine Welt ohne NS-Zeitzeugen – aber die Erinnerung bleibt noch

Die letzte Generation die die NS-Zeit erlebt hat sterbt langsam aus. Aber werden die Erinnerungen mit den Menschen sterben? Gedenkstättenpädagogin Iris Groschek sagt nein.

Alison Haywood

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Die „Gedenkstätte KZ Neuengamme“ ist nicht nur die Endstation für den 327er Bus von Hamburg Bergedorf, sondern war auch die Endstation für 429.000 Menschen, die vor 70 Jahren dort ums Leben kamen. Continue reading

Volunteers incorporate fungi into Swan Creek Food Forest

Community volunteers attended a work party at the Swan Creek Park Food Forest April 5. They inoculated logs with fungi spores in order to eventually cultivate an edible mushroom patch. Fungi expert Ja Schindler, who is the founder and director of Fungi for the People, helped teach volunteers about fungi cultivation. For more information on the Food Forest, visit its Facebook page. To contact Ja, email

Protestors rally against deportation

Originally aired on MastTV’s News @ Nine March 20, 2014

Protestors rallied at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center on the Tacoma Tideflats March 11. They came to protest U.S. immigration policy – specifically deportation – and show support for hunger striking detainees.

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PLU chef to participate in culinary competition

A chef from Dining and Culinary Services will represent PLU later this week at a national culinary competition. Sous chef Chuk Blessum is flying to Los Angeles to compete in “Flavors,” an annual competition put on by the National Association of College and University Food Service.

The competitors will work with lobsters as their main dish. They are judged on organization, professionalism, hygiene and technique as well as the quality of their final product.

Blessum got into food service at an early age working as a dishwasher at a country club, but got serious about it when he realized becoming a chef could allow him to travel, first around the country and then around the world.

Chefs from PLU have competed in the NACUFS [Nack — Uffs] competition since 2007, and Blessum has participated the past two years. Last year in Reno, his sautéed duck breast won second place. This year, he said he hopes to do even better.

Rain just keeps coming; flood watch kicks in Wednesday

Published in the Tacoma News Tribune March 4, 2014

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Pierce County, and it goes into effect Wednesday afternoon. The weather service predicts the Puyallup River will experience minor flooding near Orting Thursday around midnight, but the river will probably not flood near the city of Puyallup.

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Lakewood residents on smoking in parks

Published on the Tacoma News Tribune website Feb. 20, 2014

I made this video entirely from an iPod Touch using the app iMovie. It took me just over an hour total to shoot, edit and upload. It went on the website the same day the article was published, Feb. 20.

Students leave Lutedome, clean up community

Forty-odd Pacific Lutheran students, local high school students and Parkland residents gave up several hours of their Saturday to work together towards a common goal: community beautification.

They donned work clothes and gloves and got to work cleaning up the Community Garden, planting native plants in the hillside habitat restoration area and picking up litter from the streets of Parkland.

Eco-justice advocate Princess Reese, a senior, who organized the event, said the purpose of the event was to unite the PLU and Parkland communities and foster a sense of care for one another.

“We live in Parkland, and so care for our community is care for ourselves,” Reese said.

The event was a collaboration between various organizations on campus, including the Diversity Center, the Sustainability Department and the Center for Community Engagement.

Garden Manager Jennifer Watt, a junior, said it was “awesome” having so many people help out at the Community Garden. “We’ve gotten more done [in one hour] than we could have gotten done in four different work parties, two hours each,” she said.

Reese said she hopes to have a Community Beautification Day twice a year in the future, once in fall and once in spring. “ Hopefully our efforts will continue to grow,” she said.IMG_0120