Seattle Newspaper Downsizes to Community Weekly

The Seattle Weekly was unique in the way it looked as a newspaper: magazine style illustrations, a table of contents and comics. In fact, Seattle University’s own newspaper the Spectator is modeled after an alternative weekly, in that it’s trendy, artsy and breaks traditional news guidelines. On Oct. 25, Seattle Weekly released their first issue […]

Learning What We Haven’t Been Taught: News Media Literacy Among Millennials

Faith Hlavac thought for a moment when asked what part of the world she knows least about. “Anywhere that isn’t here.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Professor Hahn prepares her students for a refugee simulation that will be held this upcoming Saturday. Many Seattle University students relate to Hlavac’s sentiment, feeling clueless about what exactly […]

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 […]

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