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 […]

Seattle Protests on Inauguration Weekend

Hundreds of thousands of Seattleites took to the streets over the weekend. On Friday, protesters gathered at Westlake Park for “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration,” an unregistered march which culminated in the shooting of a man at Red Square on the University of Washington campus. On Saturday, a record number of people gathered at Judkins Park […]

Youth Assemble to Combat Islamophobia

“If a fire starts in one room in a house, does it stay contained in that room?” Aneelah Afzali asked a room filled to the brim with children, teens and adults with a shared purpose: fighting the negative stigmas and stereotypes that contribute to Islamophobia. The audience responded with a resounding “No.” “That’s right,” Afzali […]

Vera Project Hosts “Party Against the Patriarchy”

On Friday, Seattle’s Vera Project was packed with Seattle’s hippest and best- dressed youths, there for Itchy B’s Feminist Club’s fourth Party Against the Patriarchy. These shows aim to provide a space for young people of all identities and backgrounds to gather, dance and express themselves in a safe and inclusive setting. The theme this […]

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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