Mayoral Race Raises Questions of Student Civic Engagement

“It’s important to vote where you live,” said Patrick Schoettmer, an instructor in political science at Seattle University. “A lot of students haven’t made that connection yet.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Three candidates took part in the forum last week. From left to right: Jessyn Farrell, Jenny Durkan and Bob Hasegawa. In Seattle, we use […]

SU Model UN Club Takes on Annual Security Conference

Seattle University’s Model United Nations club dealt with international crises in real-time alongside other Washington universities last weekend for the club’s annual Security Conference (SCON) hosted at the University of Washington campus. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Members of Seattle U Model United Nations standing in Red Square at the University of Washington. Seattle U, Washington […]

SU Students Shut Down Chase Bank, Keystone Pipeline

It was a typical Monday morning at the Chase Bank on Marion and Madison Street. Cars drove by as customers went in and out of the bank to deposit checks, withdraw money, refinance loans…It wasn’t until Kiran Oommen showed up—with a group of Seattle University students in tow—that this harmony was disrupted. NICK TURNER • […]

Peace and Protest on May Day

Thousands took to the streets on Monday in one of Seattle’s most peaceful May Day protests ever. Various groups marched through downtown. Those registered with the city included the Veteran Anti-War Formation, Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Rally and the May 1st Action Coalition Rally. Things got heated later in the night when anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters […]

Upperclassmen Still Struggle to Find Housing Off Campus

Following Housing and Residence Life’s (HRL) announcement last spring that juniors and seniors would no longer be guaranteed on-campus housing, many of those students found themselves frantically searching for a place to live on short notice. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR The housing market on Capitol Hill can be extra competitive for students. This year, […]

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