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, […]

This Year’s Oscars a Mixed Bag

I don’t usually watch the Oscars—I’m just not very into film. That being said, this year when I read about the ceremony and watched clips during the aftermath, I found myself feeling grateful that many nominees used their fame to bring attention to deeply important issues. Granted, some were misguided. While Chris Rock took the […]

Kesha Just One Victim of Corrupt Industry

In 2014, pop singer Kesha filed suit against her producer, Dr. Luke, asking that she be released from a contract that requires her to record her next six albums with him. She accused Dr. Luke of drugging, raping and emotionally abusing her—which led to the development of her eating disorder. Incredibly, Kesha’s request was denied […]

Partisanship Prevails

I remember back in August when I first started having political conversations about the presidential election. Trump was just starting to make waves and I was still very much of the opinion that, as in 2012, his candidacy would soon fold and make way for the likes of a more traditional candidate like Jeb(!) Bush. […]

Scalia’s Death Prompts Hypocritical Hate from GOP

On Saturday, Antonin Scalia, the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court, died at the age of 79, sparking ferocious debate between liberals and the GOP. about how to procede. The GOP’s urgings for the Senate to not confirm a replacement are nothing but hypocritical screeches in defiance of the constitution. Scalia, easily the most […]

Steinem & Albright Disappoint

As a young, liberal feminist, it can feel contradictory to show my support in this presidential election for an old white guy instead of a woman. But I’m not alone; the majority of female voters under 30 are feeling the Bern, and Hillary and her endorsers are reacting with some hostility. The first female secretary […]

SOS: Sustain Our Seafood

Many of our ocean’s fish species are becoming threatened by commercial overfishing. As consumers, we run the risk of accidentally eating an endangered shrimp in our shrimp cocktails, or a nigh-extinct species of tuna on our tuna nigiri at that one fancy sushi restaurant. However, it is not just restaurant menus that we have to […]

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