Nola Service Trip Building Community

While many students might be traveling abroad for spring break service projects, there is also work to be done here in the United States. At Seattle University, students are preparing for the annual service trip to New Orleans over spring break. This year, the staff advisers for the immersion are Alvin Sturdivant, associate vice president […]

Bye-Bye, Bertha: Infamous Drill Goes Belly-Up

What drills, breaks and costs $80 million? The answer is Bertha, the world’s largest-diameter tunnel digging machine, currently stranded beneath downtown Seattle. In the summer of 2013, Bertha began her historic journey beneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront. The goal of the project was relatively straightforward: replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct that was damaged […]

Debate Spills Around Keystone Pipeline

Environmentalists and big corporations are butting heads yet again on the issue of the Keystone Pipeline. The final Environmental Impact Statement for the pipeline was released by the State Department at the end of January. The statement claimed that the pipeline won’t have much of an impact on climate change. Tar sands oil, the report […]

Development Boom Changing the Face of Capitol Hill

Sitting in a Capitol Hill alehouse you have just finished reading the latest release of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. You take a sip from your beer to check your surroundings—men in their tailored, charcoal gray suits stand near the dark-wood booths, holding their glasses of gin as they talk something about the […]

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