KYRA'S VIEW: Pixar's Inside Out: happy isn't everything

By Kyra-lin Hom

I had the joy of watching Pixar's new film Inside Out in theaters this week. It's an adorable, clever, moral-driven story about the complex emotional life of an eleven year old girl. The main characters are quite literally Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. Captained by Joy, the five emotions run Riley's “headquarters,” dictating her behavior. And though the film is technically about Riley, the arc of the story follows Joy on her path to understanding that Riley doesn't always have to be happy.

The moral is remarkably adult for what is supposedly a children's cartoon. Then again, that should be no surprise to anyone familiar with the Pixar lineup. Most famously, let's all recall Up released in 2009. Anyone who didn't get at least a little misty-eyed during that opening sequence has no heart.

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LETTER: Keep SeaTac clean

To the editor:

Improving the safety and cleanliness the City of SeaTac is a major priority. The City Council knows there is a need for a more aggressive code compliance approach to make that happen. In 2014, the Council appointed a Code Compliance Working Group to take a closer look at our code compliance program and make recommendations on how we might improve. The members of the Working Group are committed to partnering with our neighbors to maintain, and in some case restore, a sense of pride in our community. With most, this means celebrating our shared sense of city pride and better understanding our neighbors. With some, it means ensuring that they keep their property in compliance with the community standards of the City's municipal code.

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LETTER: for a dear friend of mine, Leta Bakke.

For a friend
To the editor:

I am reaching out to you on the request of one of your employees.

I was going to come in person to place an ad for a dear friend of mine, Leta Bakke.

She was raised from Elementary to High School in the Burien area. She is fighting a rare blood disease that she was born with. I am having a Car Wash fundraiser at Duane Swanson's business on 1st Ave Sunnydale Muffler & Brake 13210 1st Ave South Burien WA. On July 18, 2015 Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers for cleaning cars, directing traffic, holding signs etc. And of course donations as well.

My contact information is Marti Kirby (Messmer) kirbymarti@msn.com

Leta, Duane and I all went to school together, So it seems fitting to have it in the Burien newspaper

Thank you for your time,
Marti Kirby

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