Op-Ed: Student Health Services Needs Patching Up

There are many times that I’ve had serious doubts about how well Seattle University spends its money (which is, in no small part, our money as students) but no instance of incredulity compares to this past Thursday afternoon. I stood and watched the logo of our university literally burn to the ground as a part […]

A Tale of Two Cities: Mayors Address Homelessness Crisis

Students, staff and members of the Seattle community gathered last Wednesday  in Pigott Auditorium to hear how the state of homelessness might change in the new year. Seattle University’s Department of Public Administration organized the event in which Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee discussed future policies on how they would adapt […]

Talking Politics on Campus

Plenty of people have come and gone from the Spectator staff each year, as is the nature of a school paper. But in the time I’ve been here, one conversation has come up consistently, no matter who’s in the room at our meetings: the political climate on this campus makes a balanced political discussion nearly […]

Men’s Basketball to Play in New Connolly Center

As Seattle University pushes forward in Division 1, the school is looking to makes its imprint in the NCAA. One of the keys to this is getting students involved in the sporting events and making their presence known. The men’s basketball team is doing their part by hosting six games at the newly refurbished Connolly […]

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 […]

Seattle U Hosts Gubernatorial Debate

Republican Bill Bryant and incumbent democrat Jay Inslee squared off in a heated gubernatorial debate held in Pigott Auditorium on Monday. With general elections closing in, this was an opportunity for both candidates to make their positions clear and pin down any undecided voters. But that’s not really how it went. Instead the debate became […]

Holi Festival Celebrated in Color

Seattle University’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) and Indian Student Association (ISA) welcomed spring on Friday, May 25, as students and faculty gathered on the union green to celebrate the Holi Festival. Participants came together and covered one another in chalk paint, ate food, danced and gave and received henna tattoos to welcome a season […]

Letter to the Editor: In Response to Recent Campus Movements

Inspired by the courage of recent campus movements, I would like to bring attention to the specific issue of sexual misconduct on campus. Students and faculty have raised concern with current implementation and communication of policy. OnFebruary 1, faculty of the Sociology, Social, Anthropology, and Gender Studies departments at SU wrote a “Dear Colleagues” letter […]

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