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 […]

No Indictment Ignites Protests, SU Reacts

Photo by staff designer Courtney Decker The grand jury decision on Nov. 24 not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, MO., ignited nation-wide protests. In Seattle, hundreds took to the streets to demand justice for Michael Brown while others reflected about what […]

Editorial: Dear White People

Following last week’s no indictment decision by a Missouri grand jury, I took to Seattle’s streets to join the protests. As a white person, I need to be conscientious about several things when taking part in these demonstrations. I am not participating because I am affected by the racial biases present in policing, but rather […]

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