Break Free: Student Protesters in Anacortes

NICK TURNER • the spectator Seattle U students waited with their arms locked together, waiting for state troopers to make the next move. Friday, May 13 We rushed onto the train tracks under the light of the evening sun, the wind blowing our hair sideways as we skipped from one crossbeam to the next. After […]

Overshadowing the Exploited on May Day

photo courtesy of Proletariat via Flickr Seattle May Day protest. The first day of May means something different in every culture. In some places, it’s a Pagan fertility festival that can be traced back to the medieval era. In others, it’s a spring holiday with dancing, singing and cake. In Seattle, what was once an […]

New Living Cost Estimate Adds to Seattlites’ Housing Stress

Living in Seattle isn’t cheap. According to a new study by, it costs $72,092 a year to live “comfortably” in this city. That takes into account housing, transportation, healthcare, utilities and other living expenses. The study relied on the 50-30-20 budget rule in which 50 percent of income covers necessities, 30 percent covers discretionary […]

Once Again, Protesters Demand Justice for Adjuncts

“What’s disgusting? Union busting! What’s outrageous? Poverty wages!” shouted the coalition of students, healthcare workers, community organizers, faculty, grocery store workers, local politicians and protesters from all walks of life as they marched past the Seattle University Administration building. nick turner • the spectator Protestors march down 7th Ave. carrying signs provided by Service Employees […]

Telling the Untold Stories of Homelessness at New Foundation

Art is a form of activism. Martha Rosler demonstrates this in “Homelessness: The Street and Other Venues,” the final installment of a three-part exhibition called, “If You Lived Here Still,” which went on display last Thursday at New Foundation Seattle. The original exhibition, which first took place in New York City in 1989, included numerous […]

Washington Politics and Caucus Conundrums

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Herrick Washington State Seattle Caucus. Democracy stands on the virtue of equal representation but the results of last month’s Democratic Party caucus in Washington led some voters to think otherwise. A majority of the 17 superdelegates continued to endorse Hillary Clinton despite her huge loss to Bernie Sanders among voters—illustrating the […]

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