Seattle U Speaks up for New Voices Bill

Washington State holds the collective future of student journalism in its legislative hand this week. Since the escalation of the media frenzy leading up to and surpassing the 2016 presidential election, the role of the press has rarely been under such intense scrutiny. In some cases the critique is well deserved– calling into question the […]

SU Budget Challenges Reflect Issues at Colleges Nationwide

President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. released an email last week regarding the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which will see many of its key decisions materialize this February and March. Sundborg’s email, though optimistic that the university will continue to move forward, did not mince words in describing the challenges that this year’s budget […]

Learning What We Haven’t Been Taught: News Media Literacy Among Millennials

Faith Hlavac thought for a moment when asked what part of the world she knows least about. “Anywhere that isn’t here.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Professor Hahn prepares her students for a refugee simulation that will be held this upcoming Saturday. Many Seattle University students relate to Hlavac’s sentiment, feeling clueless about what exactly […]

Digital Design Thinks Outside the Box

From the eye-catching products of this past holiday season, to the unmistakable boxes from Amazon or Chegg in which this quarter’s textbooks are delivered, we come across packages repeatedly without even thinking of it. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR “How many designers does it take to use Photoshop?” – Alyssa Lau. Almost everyone recognizes packaging […]

Planting the Seeds for STEM at Pacific Science Center

The 10th annual Life Sciences Research Weekend was held at the Pacific Science Center last Friday, transforming the museum into an educational playground where children—and their parents—could witness the wonders of science. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR He’s the hero the Pacific Science Center deserves, but not the one it needs right now. The three-day-long […]

Consent: The Key for a Sex-ccessful Night

It is no question that college campuses play host to sexual encounters of every kind—sometimes romantic, sometimes awkward. Regardless, each demands one prerequisite: consent. “Can I Kiss You?”, an engaging informational event about consent, rocked Pigott Auditorium on Nov. 1. KYLE KOTANI • THE SPECTATOR Mike Domitrz’s program, “Can I Kiss You?”, brought students on […]

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