Isang Bagsak Event Highlights the Importance of Unity

When asked about the United Farm Workers grape strike of 1965, we often think of the name César Chávez. What most people don’t know is that Chávez was not the one who started the strike; it was a man named Larry Itliong. JESSICA DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Clarissa Jovellanos worked along side fellow SU student […]

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 […]

Lost and Found: Terracotta Warriors at Pacific Science Center

The Pacific Science Center opened its doors on Thursday for a preview of its newest exhibition; Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Originally belonging to the People’s Republic of China, The Terracotta Army exhibition features artifacts that date back to the first emperor of China, over 2,000 years ago. The event was hosted speakers such […]

UW Cherry Blossom Festival Welcomes Spring

People take pride in the beauty of spring in Seattle. Daylight hours reach further into the evening and small buds open to reveal beautiful flowers of all shapes and colors. And for this city, springtime draws large crowds of tourists intent on seeing one special tree: the cherry blossom. JESSICA DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Visitors […]

Barrio Biesta XXIII Explores Family, Feminism and Financial

“Kung may kahirapan, may katatagan” means “Where there is hardship, there is resilience.” This phrase is the overarching theme for this year’s iteration of UFC’s cornerstone event, Barrio. VIA UNITED FILIPINO CLUB Performers during Barrio 2016. Performing arts has the ability to place us in a different reality from our own and make us see […]

Muslim Student Association’s Rejoice is Cause for Celebration

The Father LeRoux Conference Center is often a place where the accomplishments of staff and students are recognized, but it is not everyday that their cultures receive the same attention. JESSICA DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Presenters brought items that showcased their culture (i.e clothing, pictures, etc). Rejoice, the Muslim Student Association’s sold out event could be […]

Lunar New Year: Seattle Celebrates the Year of the Rooster

This weekend saw a number of changes, including the introduction to the year of the Rooster. The International District hosted a celebration that called on folks from around the city of Seattle to come together and celebrate the Lunar New Year. The event hosted a number of traditional performances, delicious food and events for guests […]

Diwali: A Festival of Lights

Colorful tablecloths are splayed across a series of tables, with flowers and twinkling lights carefully placed in the center. Buzzing around the room, a cluster of women in bright dresses complete their final preparations for the big celebration. The occasion? Diwali, the festival of lights. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • THE SPECTATOR Bollywood dance performance, with elaborate […]

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