Melting the Seattle Freeze

I’ve heard time and again that Seattle is a cold place, that the people here are mean; that we’re sarcastic, passive-aggressive and no fun to be around. While this may be true in some cases—I mean, every city has its fair share of introverts and assholes—the years I’ve spent living here have led me to […]

Hidaka Taiko Club, First of Its Kind

Thanks to an enterprising group of foreign exchange students, this year Seattle University has its first Taiko Club. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Hidaka Taiko Club gave a brave performance at this year’s International Dinner. The idea came from Yukiyo Mitsuishi, a sophomore political science major. Her friends call her Yuki, and she pushed for the […]

SGSU President Carlos Rodriguez Resigns

On Monday Carlos Rodriguez, President of Student Government of Seattle University, announced his resignation. He spoke with the Spectator one day prior. Here are a few excerpts from the interview: NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Rodriguez plans on holding the Seattle U administration accountable after he leaves office. Nick Turner: When did the thought first […]

Becoming the Enemy

Let me backtrack a little. It’s been two months since Thanksgiving when my family got into a spat over the presidential election. My parents, siblings and I nibbled on turkey as my uncle’s family—a trio of white collar, east-coast types— argued why there was no way Donald Trump could win. When they tried to imagine, […]

Students, Faculty Keep Unionization Fight Alive

Members of the Seattle University community marched alongside each other earlier this week, signs in hand, to protest the administration’s ongoing fight against faculty unionization. The demonstration began in the Lemieux Library Plaza, where sophomore Wendall Tseng, history professor Theresa Earenfight and adjunct faculty member Ben Stork spoke to the crowd about the “hypocrisy” of […]

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