Liberty and Justice for All?

Christopher Monfort, a mixed-race man who identifies as black, is a defendant in one of two death-penalty trials that began last week at the King County Superior Court. He is charged with a slew of violent crimes, including, but not limited to, the alleged killing of Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton and the firebombings of ...

Red Light, Red Tape

On Jan. 12, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to make a change in the way people are charged for buying sex. Instead of the previous terminology of “Patronizing a Prostitute,” the charge will now be “Sexual Exploitation.” Is it just bureaucratic semantics, or is it a sign of changing public perceptions of the sex ...

Coffee Trail

On Nov. 24, Seattle University became the first Pacific Northwest school to become a fair trade university, joining 25 others across the country that pledge to support fair pay and wages for international farmers by offering their products on campus. But the journey there began more than ten years ago—and not everyone agrees that the ...

Ten Holly Jolly Holiday Events

‘Tis the season for magical nutcrackers, a special red-nosed reindeer, lighted decorations and hanging stockings by the chimney with care. The editorial board selected the best and brightest festivities throughout the month of December that are sure to bring you Christmas cheer. Woodland Park Zoo Lights | Woodland Park Zoo All month except Dec. 24 ...

Outside Looking in: SU Republicans Speak out

On Nov. 4, a fraction of Americans headed to the polls. Republicans took eight seats in the Senate, they expanded their majority in the House, and they won a slew of gubernatorial races. For Seattle U’s passive Democrats—those, for example, who haven’t been following polling data—the midterm election results undoubtedly came as a shock. But ...

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