The Use of the “X”: An Effort to Make Spanish Inclusive

Chicanx, not Chicano or Chican@. Latinx, not Latino or Latin@. EMILY MOZZONE • THE SPECTATOR Activists have included an “x” in Spanish gendered nouns to include individuals who use gender neutral pronouns and individuals who do not identify within the gender binary. Although the phrase is used most often in activist literature, lately it has […]

Computer Science Club Celebrates Women in Tech

Wyckoff Auditorium filled with spectators last Thursday for the Computer Science Club’s Highlighting Women in Tech (WIT) event. The event was a panel hosted by Computer Science graduate student Bailey Strom- Pillar, during which she interviewed four former Seattle University alumni. EMILY MOZZONE • THE SPECTATOR Strom-Pillar’s questions to the panelists highlighted what industry- wide […]

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 […]

2017 Oscars Shows Small Step Towards Inclusivity

“And the award for Best Picture goes to…” Warren Beatty said with some hesitation at the end of the 2017 Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday. He glanced at the card, seemingly for dramatic effect, before he handed it to co-presenter Faye Dunaway. Dunaway announced, “La La Land!” and the packed audience at the Dolby Theatre […]

Campus Event “Interrogates the White Savior Complex”

In light of the recent political climate, there is no doubt that many people across the nation are aching to engage with their communities in a proactive way. But despite their altruistic motives, well-intentioned people are capable of reinforcing something called the “white savior complex.” JESSICA DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha, an award-winning […]

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