Seattle U Community Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

“It is not just the Holocaust. There is injustice happening now all over the world,” said Reverend Victoria Carr- Ware, the Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister. “It’s important to be reminded of our history, so it does not happen again.” Jan. 27 marked National Holocaust Remembrance Day as recognized by the European Union in 2005, […]

Ferguson and Ruckelshaus Talk Trump and Democracy

Can our democracy survive this constitutional stress test? How eerily close does this administration mirror that of Nixon’s? Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Deputy Attorney General Bob Ruckelshaus—who was fired by former President Richard Nixon —answered these and other pressing questions during Thursday’s event. A wide range of ages filled the seats at […]

Cryptocurrency Craze Continues Campuswide

The exploding market of cryptocurrency has been a hot conversation topic for the past few months. One could hardly attend a holiday gathering without a relative asking for the definition of “the blockchain,” or a friend cursing about not buying bitcoin when they first read about it, and Seattle U’s campus in no different. Eliette […]

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 […]

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