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 ...

Prof’s Departure Sparks Petition, Protest

Professors who can awaken a student’s appetite for knowledge are a fundamental source of pride for Seattle University. That is why news of Dr. Larry Cushnie’s contract not being renewed for the next academic year has frustrated and bewildered students across this campus. Cushnie has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Political Science ...

Controversy Brews Over Youth Jail

Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator A decision by the Seattle City Council to approve $210 million project to rebuild the King County Youth Detention Center located just south of campus has spurred significant activism among those at Seattle University and the surrounding community. How that money should be spent lies at the center of the ...

Meet Your New SGS Officers 2014-2015

As Seattle University continues to tackle issues old and new, it is important to have a team of leaders in Student Government ready to handle anything that comes their way. no matter your grade or your goals, This group is here to advocate for you. Here are your newly-elected SGSU representatives for the 2014-2015 school ...

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