A Word From a Millenial

It’s Generation X vs. the Millenials. The dinosaurs vs. the robots. Running into battle with cell phones and pagers in hand, our words are our weapons, the social media our battlefield. As millenials pull up their twitters and fire away hashtags, generation X busies themselves with wondering where the slide out keyboard is on their […]

Op-Ed: In Response To “Home Sweet Home”

Dear Spectator staff, You missed several important elements in your exposé of SU’s purchase of the Jesuit Beaver Lake property: When you continually said home, you should have said property (as you rather luxuriously articulate at the beginning—which make the article sound like an exposé); the property is more significant than just the house. You […]

National Men’s Day?

This coming Saturday, Nov. 19, more than half of the world’s countries will celebrate men. Some will throw parties, others have even given males the day off from work in recognition of something known as International Men’s Day. The overwhelming sentiment these days—to the extent of my experience—is an emphasis on women and their endless […]

Op-Ed: Response to the Presidential Election

To the Seattle University Community, on behalf of the Alfie Scholars of Seattle University, We, the inaugural cohort of the Alfie Scholars program at Seattle University, offer this response to the results of our nation’s recent Presidential election. Seattle University’s mission for a just and humane world compels us, as civility leaders, to reach out […]

An Election Lament

As far as I am concerned, this presidential election is a lose-lose situation. But even as I watched all of my choice candidates drop out of the race without reaching their full potential, I knew America would still be okay. To be frank, I must admit that not all of the candidates I have supported […]

An Overdue Thank You Letter

Dear Mr. President, You don’t know me but I’ve known you for a long time. Since I was a little girl, actually, when I first heard you speak. I can recall the way your words permeated my worldview, how the poetic cadence of your voice sent trickles down the spine of my 12-year-old self. I […]

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