Citizens of SU: University Strives to Welcome All

Since President Donald Trump took office, students’ phones have been flooded with ‘breaking news’ notifications. For some, the news of Trump’s first executive orders has led to apprehension regarding the future of immigrants, refugees and undocumented citizens in the United States. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR As the Immigration Summit began, the flame of a […]

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. […]

Student Bands Compete for Spot at Quadstock 2017

Their palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on the stage, mom’s spaghetti. It’s Battle of the Bands. Are you ready? MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR Each year the Student Events and Activities Council at Seattle University helps solidify the traditions of Homecoming by hosting the Battle of the Bands. The Battle […]

Seattle Reacts to Trump’s Inauguration

Scores of demonstrations were held across the country following Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Friday, culminating in the largest inaugural protest in United States history. Hundreds of protestors sat in the street at the intersection of Pike and Broadway Saturday night. In total, over 3 million protesters of all ages and experiences worldwide joined together […]

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 […]

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