Breaking the Silence at Refugee Simulation

March 2011—a peaceful protest in Darra, Syria calling for the release of 15 children arrested for political graffiti turned violent after the Syrian Army opened fire on the crowd. Four were killed. ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR February 2013—President Assad refused to step down from power, causing further unrest throughout the country and straining national […]

Learning What We Haven’t Been Taught: News Media Literacy Among Millennials

Faith Hlavac thought for a moment when asked what part of the world she knows least about. “Anywhere that isn’t here.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Professor Hahn prepares her students for a refugee simulation that will be held this upcoming Saturday. Many Seattle University students relate to Hlavac’s sentiment, feeling clueless about what exactly […]

US Media and Terrorism Coverage

On Jan. 1, the dawn of this new year, 39 people were killed at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. Most of the partygoers at the nightclub were foreigners, from countries like Jordan, Canada, France, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, among others. Authorities have yet to name the suspect, however, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, […]

The Election in Review

Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. He officially claimed the presidency last night after an extremely close election that defied early predictions of an easy win by his opponent, Hillary Clinton. His win comes on the back of a hugely contentious election cycle. Trump and Clinton, the Democratic nominee, were […]

Uber and Lyft are Obnoxious

Uber and Lyft stopped their operations in my hometown of Austin, Texas on Monday after the city voted against Proposition 1—a set of measures aimed at overturning various regulations including fingerprint-based background checks for drivers. For weeks before the vote, the companies threatened voters through text and over the phone that if the city required […]

Ecuador and Japan Recover After Devastating Quakes

“There is nothing natural about the aftermath of a natural disaster,” sophomore Kami Chan said. “There is no mercy when it destroys everything in its path.” On the evening of Saturday, April 16, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 devastated Ecuador. The catastrophe demolished many coastal towns, killing 654 people and forcing more than 26,000 others […]

Peering in on the Panama Papers

What do the Prime Minister of Iceland, a French Bank, and David Cameron’s father all have in common? Their names were among the hundreds included in the 2.6 trillion bytes of information in the Panama Papers, the largest financial information leak to date on offshore banking. On Sunday April 3, the International Consortium of Investigative […]

Op-Ed: She Told Me, “The Ground is Shaking.”

I never thought I would have to write something like this, and I hope you never have to either. Imagine skyping your best friend across the world on a lazy Saturday evening. You haven’t seen them in a while and you miss them, so you’re talking about school and classes, memories and anecdotes. The sun […]

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