Climate Survey Reveals Low Faculty Morale

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a single person living in Seattle who earns under $50,400 a year is categorized as “low income.” Someone making less than $33,600 qualifies as “very low income.” One who earns less than $20,200? They’re considered “extremely low income.” ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR Seattle U […]

Letter From a 20.9-Year-Old

Today marks the one-week countdown to the day I’ve been dreaming of since I was an 18-year-old playing “Hey Mister” in the Safeway parking lot of my hometown. (Also, I highly discourage asking strangers for alcohol—very risky. Don’t do it, kids!) On the eve of this momentous occasion, there are some memories of my past […]

10th Annual Dance Marathon Shatters Fundraising Goal

Dozens of Seattle University students gathered in the Campion Ballroom on Saturday to hold the 10th annual Seattle University Dance Marathon. The event raises money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund. Many students enjoyed lively activities, munched on food donated by local restaurants and, of course, danced for 16 straight hours. By the […]

In Defense of Umbrellas

There is a particular phenomenon within the Pacific Northwest; one that becomes ever-present, even inescapable, each winter. Growing up in south Seattle, I never learned of this so-called “rule.” But one fateful day two years ago, I moved to Cap Hill and everything changed. “No one in Seattle uses umbrellas,” one student touted at me. […]

‘I’m Married to Poetry,’ Fr. Sundborg Says

Early each morning, a man wakes up, sits in a chair in his bedroom, sips a cup of coffee and reads a sampling of poetry for 15 minutes. He then walks out of the Arrupe House along the upper mall of campus and begins his day as the highest appointed official at Seattle University. NICK […]

State of the Union: SGSU Moves Forward After a String of Resignations Highlight Persistent Problems

Following a series of resignations, Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) is in a state of flux. After four representatives have departed from their positions, current members of the governing body are working to evolve and propel the organization forward, while also identifying ways to improve the critical relationship between student government and university administration. […]

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