Jenny Durkan Elected Mayor of Seattle

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan has surged ahead of Cary Moon in the mayoral race, receiving more than 60 percent of the vote after the initial ballot drop. Durkan is ahead of Moon by over 20 percentage points, Moon having received nearly 40 percent of the vote. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Jenny Durkan at […]

Meet SGSU’s New Elects

Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) elections wrapped up, and the new representatives have been sworn in, each with their own goals and hopes for the students they represent. JESSICA DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Incoming SGSU Representatives after their first Representative Assembly. Frances Divinagracia, a journalism and film studies double major, is Seattle U’s new […]

Student Body President Pa Ousman Jobe Seeks Inclusivity and Communication

Pa Ousman Jobe has quickly made his mark on Seattle University as a student, an Alfie Scholar and now the 2017-2018 student body president. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • THE SPECTATOR Current SGSU president, Pa Ousman. A finance major and economics minor who transferred last year from Highline Community College, Jobe previously served as Highline’s Student Body […]

Mayoral Race Raises Questions of Student Civic Engagement

“It’s important to vote where you live,” said Patrick Schoettmer, an instructor in political science at Seattle University. “A lot of students haven’t made that connection yet.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Three candidates took part in the forum last week. From left to right: Jessyn Farrell, Jenny Durkan and Bob Hasegawa. In Seattle, we use […]

Peace and Protest on May Day

Thousands took to the streets on Monday in one of Seattle’s most peaceful May Day protests ever. Various groups marched through downtown. Those registered with the city included the Veteran Anti-War Formation, Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Rally and the May 1st Action Coalition Rally. Things got heated later in the night when anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters […]

Citizens of SU: University Strives to Welcome All

Since President Donald Trump took office, students’ phones have been flooded with ‘breaking news’ notifications. For some, the news of Trump’s first executive orders has led to apprehension regarding the future of immigrants, refugees and undocumented citizens in the United States. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR As the Immigration Summit began, the flame of a […]

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