Two More Saints Go Marching In

Curious onlookers filled the streets of the Vatican last week to see two popes get canonized. April 27 will be a date to remember—Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were declared saints by the Catholic Church. “They were popes of the 20th century,” Pope Francis said in his homily in front of an […]

The Oscars: A Preview of Best Picture Nominees

Captain Phillips | Directed by Paul Greengrass Released Oct. 11 | Sumedha Majumdar, Volunteer Writer Alyssa Brandt • The Spectator “Captain Phillips” unfolds as a nail-biting drama with big tear-jerking moments, which cause the viewer to realize that the film’s antagonists are unfortunate victims of circumstance rather than rebels by choice. Based on true events […]

GMO Continues Over GMO Labeling

Initiative 522 failed to pass in last year’s election, but proponents of GMO labeling have their sights set on the 2016 ballot. This initiative pushes for the labeling of raw agricultural products and processed foods that have been genetically modified. If passed, Washington state will be the first in the country to enforce such a […]

WA Fifth Worst For Gender Pay Gap, Study Says

“You know, today, women make up about half our workforce, but they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. Women deserve equal pay for equal work.” These were President Barack Obama’s words at his State of the Union address earlier this year, and […]

Debate Spills Around Keystone Pipeline

Environmentalists and big corporations are butting heads yet again on the issue of the Keystone Pipeline. The final Environmental Impact Statement for the pipeline was released by the State Department at the end of January. The statement claimed that the pipeline won’t have much of an impact on climate change. Tar sands oil, the report […]

Yakama Nation Fights For Restored Authority

January 17, 2014 was a big day for the Yakama Nation tribe. On that day, Washington governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation returning almost all civil and criminal authorities over to tribal members on the eastern Washington reservation. The next step is federal approval before the proclamation can take effect. “The biggest benefit is that […]

Hedreen to Feature Female Artists in Panel

Feminism is alive and well in the Seattle art community. This year’s Seattle Women’s Convention will help to prove this fact with events such as “Female Artists aka Artists” taking place at Hedreen Gallery on Jan. 23. Last year, the convention focused on the influence of women on the field of art. One exhibition titled […]

Students Not Won Over By Obamacare

From 2009 to 2013, it has been quite a roller coaster ride for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Signed into law by Obama on March 23rd, 2010, and upheld in the Supreme Court on June 28th, 2012, the law has since moved forward amidst questions and uncertainty in the efforts […]

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