The Year in Review

Here is a recap of what was going on in the world during this school year (2014 – 2015) Robin Williams Passes Away (August 2014) Best known for his optimistic comedy and outrageous characters, Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Aug. 11, 2014. Playing roles in movies like “Good Morning Vietnam” and […]

Strong Writer, Strong Editor: Melissa Lin

At the last Spectator meeting of the year, outgoing Editor in Chief Caroline Ferguson looks on as Melissa Lin leads her first Spectator meeting as the paper’s new leader. Ferguson, who will be graduating with a Humanities for Teaching degree later this month, joined the Spectator as a volunteer writer her freshman year and came […]

Student Voices Pause OMA/ISC Merger

In an email sent to Seattle University students and faculty on May 29, Vice President of Student Development Michele Murray announced that the proposed merger of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the International Student Center will be paused for further consideration. Volunteer Photographer Kyle Kotani More than 50 students marched to protest the university […]

Petitioners Seek Adjunct Faculty Rights

After waiting in the hallway on the first floor of the Administration building, a small group of faculty, students, community organizers and activists made their way into the president’s office to deliver a petition for just employment practices. Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator Michael Ng, Louisa Edgerly, and Theresa Earenfight were among the professors and […]

Starbucks And Spotify Create Partnership

On May 18, Starbuck it joined up with something Seattle University students surely appreciate: free music. By fall, thanks to a new partnership with Spotify, customers and employees will be able to have a say in the coffee shop’s signature music. The initiative is being marketed as a “next generation music ecosystem.” The partnership makes […]

Teachers Protest Poor Wages, Packed Classes

A sea of protesters held signs and gathered at the Seattle Center on May 19 to protest increasing class sizes and inadequate teacher wages. Activists wore red to show their support for public education under the rhyming slogan, “wear red for Ed!” Over 6,000 teachers and students from just under 60 districts held signs that […]

Celebrations To Nourish Soul On Africa Day

El Hadji Malick Ndiaye starts most of his classes with a simple question: “How many foreign students do you really know?” On a campus that prides itself on diversity, Ndiaye, French professor and faculty associate of the Global African Studies program, sees this direct contact as a critical step toward open-mindedness. “A lot of college […]

Mallory Barnes Takes Office As SGSU President

During her senior year at Leonardo da Vinci High School, Mallory Barnes acted as Hamlet’s defense attorney. After reading the famous work written by William Shakespeare, her English class collectively accused the tragic Prince of Denmark guilty of his actions. With the classroom transformed into a courtroom, Hamlet and his defense attorneys, one of them […]

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