Is Seattle As Diverse As You Think?

“It irritates me when people try to say Seattle is so diverse, because really, it is not,” said Journalism and Communications Professor Kimberly Harden. Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Central District neighborhoods have drastically changed over the years, in both physical appearance and population makeup. The recent economic boom in Seattle has caused a rise in […]

Cary Moon Concedes the 2017 Mayoral Candidacy

In the mayoral race that started with 26 candidates and narrowed down to just two, urban planner Cary Moon officially conceded her run for mayor on Nov. 8, 2017. Moon’s concession came just a day after Election Day, where after the first ballot drop she was trailing her opponent, former United States Attorney Jenny Durkan, […]

Allegations Emerge: Facing the Realities of Sexual Misconduct

Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, George H.W. Bush, Andy Dick, Terry Richardson, Ed Westwick and Louis C.K. are only a handful of men who are in the spotlight due to accusations of sexual misconduct. Since Oct. 5, allegations have arisen almost daily. At least 45 high profile men have been accused, and […]

Jenny Durkan Elected Mayor of Seattle

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan has surged ahead of Cary Moon in the mayoral race, receiving more than 60 percent of the vote after the initial ballot drop. Durkan is ahead of Moon by over 20 percentage points, Moon having received nearly 40 percent of the vote. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Jenny Durkan at […]

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘The Big One?’

In 2015, when the New Yorker published an article about the massive earthquake expected in Seattle, it caused many in the Pacific Northwest to panic. With the last major Washington earthquake occurring in 2001, experts are expecting “the big one” to rival that of Japan’s 2011 quake. COURTESY OF SEATTLE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES Cadillac Hotel damage […]

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