Flu Could Worsen College Workload

This year, Washington state endured its most deadly flu season in the past five years. There were 120 confirmed deaths in the state caused by the flu—26 of which were in King County—but the total number is expected to be much higher since not every case is reported. Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator Sometimes all ...

Woodland Park Says Adieu to Elephants

It’s about time we address the elephant in the room before it leaves. The last of the elephants at the Woodland Park Zoo are making their departure. The two remaining elephants are Chai, 35, and Bamboo, 47, who surely deserve a retirement at their age. The animals are being sent to an Oklahoma City zoo, ...

New U.S. Envoy Advocates For LGBTQ Rights

The world has seen a recent surge bof headlines alluding to the persecution of the global LGBTQ community. Nations across the globe from Europe to Africa have seen a violent backlash against recent movements for equality regardless of sexual orientation. The United States made history in this struggle for human rights by creating the first ...

Do Suspensions Do More Harm Than Good?

What if one suspension could mean the difference between a child going to college versus dropping out of high school? Suspension may seem like a minor, even fair, form of discipline in theory, but a recent report suggests that teachers may be using it unjustly. A recent analysis by researchers at the UCLA Center for ...

Panel Tackles Racial Bias in Drug Arrests

Seattle has a reputation for being sensitive about social justice issues. However, that reputation is quite far off. “Seattle was the second most extreme midsized U.S. city in racial disparity in drug arrests,” said Lisa Dauggard, referring to Seattle’s comparative ranking in biased law enforcement prior to 2007. Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator Mark Cook ...

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