Moonlight Teach-In Sparks Conversation

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted a teach-in inspired by the film “Moonlight”, at which presenters discussed themes of queerness and blackness. The event was a part of the Black Lives Matter initiative on the Seattle University campus, featuring Candice Benbow as keynote speaker. Benbow is currently working on a “Moonlight” syllabus, which is […]

Seattle U Will Maintain Obama-Era Title IX Procedures

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos intends to alter Title IX, a 1972 education amendment that prohibits discriminations on the basis of sex in any education program that receives federal funding. This includes most K-12 institutions and a large majority of colleges, both public and private because of federal funding in financial aid programs. TAYLOR GUY […]

Finding a Place to Call Home: Students Struggle to Find Gender-Inclusive Housing on Campus

“It’s not my job to go through back channels to try to make sure that I’m living in a safe environment,” said Michael Clymer, a sophomore political science and French major who identifies outside of the gender binary. “That is the university’s first and foremost job: education and a safe living environment.” NICK TURNER • […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drag Show 2017 Shoots for the Stars

Once a year, the planets align to bring one of Seattle University’s cornerstone events. Amazing to behold like a shooting star, but like a shooting star, always over too soon. The spacethemed spectacle in question is, of course, the 11th iteration of Triangle Club’s annual Drag Show, which brought out talent from across the state […]

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