The Sad Truth: I Can’t Vote

To my fellow Citizens, Barack Obama said it, Anziz Ansari said it, hell, even Katy Perry did as well. Vote. Vote, vote, vote. Everyday I open my Facebook, that’s the first thing I see. My feed is filled with celebrities, politicians, and college students, all preaching the importance of our generations involvement in this year’s […]

On McCain’s Recent Statement

The American political system has struggled with gridlock since the Republican party gained control of Congress in Nov. 2014. A notable example of this struggle is the current empty seat on the Supreme Court left by the late Antonin Scalia. The Republican party has vowed to deny President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland—an immensely qualified judge—so […]

Op-Ed: What Sort of Community Is Seattle University?

I write this from a place of raw emotion in response to Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg’s announcement that the University is continuing its anti-union fight by refusing to bargain with non-tenure track (NTT) faculty. As The Spectator reported just two days before the President’s announcement, NTT faculty voted to join the Service Employees […]

Op-Ed: On Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On this third recognized Seattle Indigenous Peoples’ Day I am preoccupied with thinking about one of the greatest current threats to Indigenous people in this country. More than 500 years ago, the greatest threat was disease, enslavement, displacement, and murder at the hands of a man who until recently was celebrated in this city (and […]

In Defense of the Offensive

Voltaire said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Of late, it seems that the way one expresses themselves online must follow increasingly restrictive guidelines. Certainly it has always been more acceptable to maintain good etiquette whilst posting content, but ideas that are deemed […]

Thinx: Letting Women Bleed Proud

Calling all my female bleeders. Are you sick of tampons and pads? Have you tired of needing to create a dam for your red river every month? If the answer is yes, then your time to flow free has come. Thinx, an up and coming business, has created a revolutionary period underwear that allows women […]

As a Former Employee of Jodi Kelly

I was an office assistant in the Matteo Ricci College from January 2015 to June 2016—17 months to be exact—and I was completed blindsided by the events that transpired last spring. I remember working one of my regular shifts, Wednesday from 1-3. A group of student activists were conducting a rally just a few yards […]

Against Bystanding

Hollis Wong-Wear is a Seattle U Alumni, Grammy-award-winning musician and lead singer of The Flavr Blue. If you see something, do something. I write today to bring light on two women’s stories of assault and harassment. The first is by Lopez, a woman who attended my band The Flavr Blue’s show at Neumos this past […]

An Increasingly Frustrating Presidential Election

I consider myself a bit of a political junkie. I enjoy the drama of it, the games candidates play, the heated speeches and debates. But the 2016 Presidential election has, for me, gone from an entertaining-yet-concerning spectacle to an embarrassing, flaming mess. As is the case every four years, November will present a defining moment […]

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