Why I am Boycotting Ghost in the Shell

To say Ghost in the Shell is a cornerstone of Japanese media—and perhaps all modern science fiction and anime—is no overstatement; since it first began as a manga in the ‘80s, it has spurred film and anime adaptations, is the inspiration behind many modern animes and films, including The Matrix, and is still widely praised […]

Show Up, Seattle U

Since my first days on campus as a freshman, I’ve heard Seattle University students passionately and justifiably calling for the administration to act in a way that merits our social justice mission statement. But sometimes I think we students could use a dose of our own medicine. In the near three years that I’ve been […]

CFW: Our Drivers in Shinning Armour

While exploring the city, I often catch myself tensing up subconsciously in anticipation of catcalling and other forms of verbal harassment. I sometimes imagine what it would be like to travel as a woman in a truly safe manner. Chariot for Women (CFW), a new transportation service, aims to make those musings a reality. CFW […]

Panama Papers Illustrate Power of Journalists

For over a year, journalists across the globe have combed through a set of 11.5 million documents dubbed the “Panama Papers” for information about politicians, celebrities and other powerful public figures who have hidden huge amounts of money in offshore accounts. Condemning information finally came to the surface in a report on Sunday, and for […]

Tay; Social Experiment Gone Too Right in the Wrong Way

On March 23, Microsoft launched an experimental artificial intelligent chat bot with the goal to “experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding.” The Artificial Intelligence (AI), dubbed “Tay” was programed to learn from the Internet, through exposure to online conversation with humans and other sources, primarily on Twitter. Within less than 24 hours, Microsoft […]

The Terrifying New Reality

Over spring break I found myself in beautiful, sunny Ventura, Calif. Besides occasionally contemplating the fullness of my schedule come Spring Quarter, I found myself virtually stress free, releasing my pent up energy from Winter Quarter by eating, tanning and celebrating with friends. But when I woke up on Easter morning, I had a rude […]

Stop Plans to Build Youth Jail

On Sunday, a group of Seattle University students attended a one-day encampment in front of the King County Youth Detention Center to protest plans to build the Children and Family Justice Center—another youth jail thinly veiled as a community center. To spend $210 million on a new youth jail would only contribute to the prison […]

Untitled, Unedited

Kendrick Lamar’s newest album, “Untitled Unmastered” does for “To Pimp a Butterfly” what “Section.80” did for “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City.” Lamar is the musician I complained the world didn’t have when I was in high school listening to “All Eyez on Me,” “The Chronic,” and “Straight Outta’ Compton,” for the first time. I heard creative, […]

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