Learning What We Haven’t Been Taught: News Media Literacy Among Millennials

Faith Hlavac thought for a moment when asked what part of the world she knows least about. “Anywhere that isn’t here.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Professor Hahn prepares her students for a refugee simulation that will be held this upcoming Saturday. Many Seattle University students relate to Hlavac’s sentiment, feeling clueless about what exactly […]

Home Sweet Home: Seattle University Purchases $900,000 Lakeside Home from Jesuits Facing Bankruptcy

Everybody needs a break every once in awhile. The Jesuits are no exception, which is why, in 2014, Seattle University purchased a $900,000 residential home on Beaver Lake in Sammamish  for that exact purpose. The backyard of the residence. Just a 25-minute cruise down I-90 and a couple more windy turns off the freeway, you’ll […]

Friends and Friends of Friends

You can spot it all over campus—printed on sweatshirts, embroidered on baseball caps, plastered to the sides of water bottles. It’s a small character made up of three “O”s looped together and two stick legs that stand on a skateboard. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • THE SPECTATOR Seattle University student Lauren van Staveren, singer and drummer of Boo […]

Students Pledge Votes as Election Cycle Winds Down

What has arguably been the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history is also the first one most Seattle University students can legally vote in. But the excitement a new voter should feel has been quelled this year by what many have described as a disappointing pair of major party candidates. “There’s just so much […]

Unionization: Catholic Character Versus the NLRB

When Seattle University denied its adjunct faculty the right to unionize over two years ago, their reason was constitutional: religious freedom. Since then, members of the Seattle U community have called into question the relationship between the school’s religious identity and the presence of a faculty union. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR But the ongoing […]

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