Trash Talk at Seattle University

In 2012, Seattle produced an amount of solid waste equivalent to over 3,000 blue whales. That is a lot of whales. Thankfully, unlike blue whales, a good portion of solid waste can be recycled. Out of the 713,803 metric tons of garbage the city produced that year, 397,837 metric tons of it—over 50 percent—was recycled ...

Out with the New, in with the Old: Capitol Hill’s Shifting Culture

Out with the new, in with the old: Bianca Sewake Online Content Editor Capitol Hill’s Shifting Culture Kelsey Cook Senior Designer There’s no place like Capitol Hill. One of Seattle’s most prominent neighborhoods, the Hill is alive with vibrant 20-somethings who find themselves drawn to the diverse and rich culture. The neighborhood can boast about ...

Divestment Talks May Continue Despite Firm ‘No’

Last week, Seattle University’s Sustainable Student Action club (SSA) met with Seattle U’s Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs Connie Kanter, a huge turning point in the divestment campaign on campus. The club has been pushing for the university to divest for some time from financial investments from companies they deem environmentally unethical. As ...

The Social Justice League: The Powerful History of Seattle U Activism

Seattle University’s history of activism cannot be viewed through rose colored glasses. Instead, our past is colored with struggle, conflict, and protest—events that often led to turmoil and debate within the university. This chronicle of a few of Seattle U’s activist movements shows that, throughout time, students and staff have interpreted their university’s Jesuit values ...

Seattle 2035: Building a Better Tomorrow

Alyssa Brandt • The Spectator In case you haven’t noticed, Seattle is growing. Whether it’s the explosion of new residential complexes popping up around the city or the massive amount of capital being injected into the city on account of Microsoft and Amazon, Seattle is a city on the cusp of dramatic changes, both in ...

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