The Summer in Review

REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CRISES— From Europe to South Asia, nations handled difficult questions as war as well as environmental refugees seek to escape unlivable conditions. In France, the port city of Calais was filled with migrants who sought to move into Great Britain. Those supporting the migrants pointed to strict French citizenship laws, yet others […]

The Year in Review

Here is a recap of what was going on in the world during this school year (2014 – 2015) Robin Williams Passes Away (August 2014) Best known for his optimistic comedy and outrageous characters, Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Aug. 11, 2014. Playing roles in movies like “Good Morning Vietnam” and […]

Petitioners Seek Adjunct Faculty Rights

After waiting in the hallway on the first floor of the Administration building, a small group of faculty, students, community organizers and activists made their way into the president’s office to deliver a petition for just employment practices. Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator Michael Ng, Louisa Edgerly, and Theresa Earenfight were among the professors and […]

Same-Sex Marriage Debate: Too Soon Or Too Late?

Last Tuesday’s Supreme Court debate about same-sex marriage was the result of decades of buildup, and will result in years of implications to come. The Justices in the Supreme Court began what will be a two-month period determining the constitutional legitimacy of same-sex marriage. In a broad sense, it is a two-pronged debate: the first […]

Sports Coverage: an Uneven Playing Field

On the first day of a class I once took, we were instructed to introduce ourselves and we were interested in. After two of my male classmates expressed interest in sports journalism, my professor got excited, and asked them their favorite teams and what they thought of the Seahawks this year. When I told him […]

Minimum Wage Creates Moderate Worry

Last Wednesday, Seattle increased the minimum wage from the state-mandated $9.54 per hour to $11 per hour. The wage increase is the first of several along the path toward a $15 minimum, the highest in the country. The pay raise is the first in a series of wage increases that will continue until 2017 for […]

You Say Vagina, I Say Vagina

You stop to chat with a friend on the lower mall. Common conversation topics might include class, the weather, C-street and unreliable printers. Things you’re probably not talking about? Vaginas. It’s not as though they’re not thought about. They’re around, they’re here to stay, but they carry enough stigma that few are comfortable talking about […]

Jesuits Respond to #blacklivesmatter

Two weeks ago, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities released a call to action titled “BLACK lives matter, ALL lives matter, JUSTICE matters.” It was signed by Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J., as well as 12 other notable members of Seattle University. Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator Dr. Pamela Taylor, Director of the Center for […]

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