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 […]

Welcoming the Dead With Celebrations Galore

Día de los Muertos is around the corner and Starbucks decided to add a new pastry to their menu: sugar skull cookies. Whether or not this is cultural appropriation for monetary gain is up to you to decide. But if you buy a cookie, at least know what the “calaveras” represent. You can thank Jose […]

SSAFF Brings Light to Social Issues

The Seattle South Asian Film Festival returns for its 11th year this Friday at the Seattle Art Museum, and with 45 films over the span of 11 days, it is the largest South Asian film festival in the country. This year’s focus will be on Bangladeshi films and subjects, but will also feature films from […]

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