Your Holiday Wake Up Call

Imagine this (cue Brooklyn accent). You’re at the dinner table. Your mom sitting across from you, your sister adjacent. As you stand up to cut the turkey, you drop the knife. Everyone laughs. It’s cute. Change the scene, and now you’re kneeling in front of a tree. You grab a square box beneath the branches, […]

New York City Makes Lunar New Year a School Holiday

This year, for the first time ever, New York City’s public schools gave students a day off for Lunar New Year. This is a landmark achievement for Asians in New York City, where in previous years students had to choose between attending school and celebrating a holiday important to their identities. In 2013, one Lower […]

Letter From The Editor

Welcome back, Redhawks. It’s been a few. For those of you who don’t know, we are The Spectator—Seattle University’s student-run campus newspaper since 1933. As a journalist and Seattle U student, I cannot help but notice that readers are becoming more engaged, educated and aware about injustices felt on a cultural, social, political and institutional […]

Ten Holly Jolly Holiday Events

‘Tis the season for magical nutcrackers, a special red-nosed reindeer, lighted decorations and hanging stockings by the chimney with care. The editorial board selected the best and brightest festivities throughout the month of December that are sure to bring you Christmas cheer. Woodland Park Zoo Lights | Woodland Park Zoo All month except Dec. 24 […]

SU Choir Spreads Christmas Cheer

photo courtesy of Dr.. Joy Sherman The Seattle U Choir looking festive on the Lemieux Library spiral staircase. It has been a hard year—violence abounds both locally and around the world. People could use a little hope, and Seattle University’s “Christmas Concerts: A Festival of Christmas” is offering some for the taking. Seattle U’s annual […]

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