Quadstock to Adjust Talent Vetting After Canceling Headliner

The following contains mention of sexual misconduct. Following Friday’s announcement that Sean Kingston will no longer headline at Quadstock 2017, Seattle University’s Student Events & Activities Council (SEAC) plans to create a more thorough vetting process for future Quadstock bookings. CAM PETERS • THE SPECTATOR The crowd celebrates at Quadstock 2016. Kingston’s name on the lineup […]

Finding a Place to Call Home: Students Struggle to Find Gender-Inclusive Housing on Campus

“It’s not my job to go through back channels to try to make sure that I’m living in a safe environment,” said Michael Clymer, a sophomore political science and French major who identifies outside of the gender binary. “That is the university’s first and foremost job: education and a safe living environment.” NICK TURNER • […]

Upperclassmen Still Struggle to Find Housing Off Campus

Following Housing and Residence Life’s (HRL) announcement last spring that juniors and seniors would no longer be guaranteed on-campus housing, many of those students found themselves frantically searching for a place to live on short notice. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR The housing market on Capitol Hill can be extra competitive for students. This year, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to an op-ed from the March 1, 2017 issue of the Spectator. Dear Spectator, May I offer an opinion on an opinion? Joseph Richter, in his March 1, 2017 op-ed “Eating on Campus with a Visual Impairment” submitted not only a finely crafted piece of writing, but makes a good […]

Student Health Services Need 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 […]

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