Students Head to Olympia for MLK Day of Action

Celebrating the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to advocacy, the Seattle University Center for Community Engagement took students, faculty and staff to Poverty Action Network’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action in Olympia on Monday. Participants rode to the Washington State Capitol in Olympia and met with community organizers and state legislative […]

The Week In Review

1.6 BILLION POWERBALL WINNING NUMBERS ANNOUNCED— The winning numbers for the largest jackpot in North American history were revealed on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The first drawing for the historic Powerball was held on Nov. 7. There was no winning ticket. Drawings continued every few days after the original, with none yielding winners. As time went […]

The Week in Review

Terrorism Raids in Belgium— On Sunday Nov. 22, mass raids began throughout Brussels, the capital of Belgium, in attempts to find suspects connected with the Paris terror attacks on Nov. 13. On Sunday alone, police and military conducted 19 raids in Brussels—three of which took place in the town of Charleroi. The historic city center […]

Worldwide Tragedies Brings Globe to Standstill

Seattle University Alum Amanda Rodgers woke up in her small apartment in Southern France in the early hours of Nov. 14 to dozens of messages flooding her cellphone. Friends, family, people she hadn’t heard from in years messaged her the same thing, ‘Are you in Paris? Are you okay?’. Starting at 9:30 p.m. local time […]

Saint’s Canonization Causes Controversy

In his visit to the United States this September, Pope Francis held a special mass to honor the Franciscan who “brought Christianity to California Indians.” Devoting the majority of his life to spreading the word of God, Junipero Serra established missions in Mexico and present-day California in the late 18th century; but the recent canonization […]

The Week in Review

Death of Police Lt. a suicide, not homicide– While first believed to be a homicide, the death of Fox Lake, Illinois Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was announced as a suicide on Nov. 4. Gliniewicz died on Sept. 1 after requesting backup, alleging that he was following a group of three suspicious men. When officers arrived […]

Earthquake Hits Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

“The first earthquake in the morning was scary—terrifying. I was still in bed and my whole bed was shaking,” said Seattle University graduate student Kashaf Saleen, recounting her experience with the harrowing 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. The geographically tumultuous region, which includes Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of India, is especially susceptible to devastation. This became […]

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