Seattle University Model UN Critiques the United Nations

More than 5.3 million Syrians are registered refugees. Nearly 5.1 million Palestinians are registered refugees. Almost one million refugees are from Afghanistan, and these numbers do not even encompass those who are unregistered. VIA BLOGS.UN.ORG Statistics do not fully represent the people being displaced, but the world still faces the biggest refugee crisis in history. […]

Seattle U Research Journal Takes Off on Their Second Year

“The Impact of Spirituality and Stress on the Health of Emerging Adults” and “Mental Illness as Social Disruption in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Failures of U.S. Foreign Aid.” These aren’t research articles written by a graduate student, nor did an accomplished professor write them. Seattle University undergraduate students wrote these articles during the first […]

Thoughts from a Las Vegas Local

“Is everyone okay? I’m seeing what’s happening,” I said to my sister over the phone on the night of Sunday, October 1. I stared at my laptop as I watched live coverage of the shooting in Las Vegas. I picked up the phone again and called my friend, “Where are you?” Mentally, I mapped out […]

City Approves Budget for More Affordable Housing

The Seattle City Council voted “Yes” on Wednesday, Nov. 16 to add an additional $29 million to the 2017-18 Seattle budget—money that will help fund affordable housing. The decision is considered a victory for those facing gentrification and homelessness, but councilmember Kshama Sawant, along with the affordable housing coalition and some community members, say it […]

24 Hours of Art on Capitol Hill

People trickle in and out, spilling over into Pike Street; with beers in their hands they chuckle and chatter to their friends. It’s a Thursday night on Capitol Hill and any passerby would assume that a Seattle bar has officially opened its doors for the night. CECI ESTELA • THE SPECTATOR A closer look reveals […]

↑ Back to top