SU Research Journal Prepares Its Inaugural Issue

This May, Seattle University will complete its first step to becoming a more renowned research university. The Seattle University’s Undergraduate Research Journal’s, or SUURJ, debut year, will be featuring the work and research of students across campus in one place to document the academic achievements of multiple disciplines. J. DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Jeremy Bjelajak […]

Hawaiian Club Prepares for 55th Annual Luau

In just a few days, the Campion Ballroom will be exploding with music, delicious smells and excited energy as the HuiO Nani Hawaii Club hosts their 55th annual Lu’au. PHOTO COURTESY OF HUI O NANI HAWAI’I Hui O Nani Hawai’i’s annual Lu’au features traditional Hawaiian kahiko dances as well as more contemporary auana dances. Tickets […]

iLead Seeks to Redefine Student Leadership

As the March for Science brought out community leaders from across the country, Seattle University ushered in new leaders of its own. The annual leadership conference called iLead returned with new material and direction but remains centered on the cultivation of sustainable leadership. ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR A combination of staff and graduate assistants, […]

Climate Survey Reveals Low Faculty Morale

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a single person living in Seattle who earns under $50,400 a year is categorized as “low income.” Someone making less than $33,600 qualifies as “very low income.” One who earns less than $20,200? They’re considered “extremely low income.” ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR Seattle U […]

Major Changes to Seattle U Communications Degrees

For over 20 years, the Seattle University communications department has consisted of three unique majors: journalism, communications and strategic communications. But now, the department has decided to merge the three branches underneath the umbrella of “Communications Studies,” with an emphasis in either strategic communications or journalism. CECI ESTELA • THE SPECTATOR Three majors in the […]

Governor Inslee Discusses Leadership in Trump Era

Approaching President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, Governor Jay Inslee stopped by Seattle University Wednesday night to talk about current events and the future of public service in the Trump era. Everyone from climate change activists to concerned Seattle citizens gathered in Pigott Auditorium to open conversations about the current political climate. NICK TURNER […]

SU Students, Community Advocate for BLM Movement

“We should dedicate time to doing one good thing every day,” said Haleema Bharoocha, a junior sociology major at Seattle University. Bharoocha and eight other students went on an immersion trip in February to Olympia, Wash., to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, celebrate African American Legislative Day and attend a rally that advocated […]

Seattle U Continues to Navigate Its Role in the Homelessness Crisis

A state of emergency is typically declared in the wake of natural disasters like floods, forest fires and tornadoes. In November 2015, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared that the homelessness crisis here demands an equal response. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR A vacant house on Alder Street waits as the overgrowth creeps in. According to the […]

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