Comadre Panaderia: A ‘Sweet’ Cause

There’s no need to feel guilty for eating delicious sweets for breakfast, especially if it’s for a good cause. For the past two Sundays, Amandine Bakeshop has hosted the Comadre Panaderia pop-up, which is donating all proceeds to victims of natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico. Head pastry chef Mariela Camacho, […]

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘The Big One?’

In 2015, when the New Yorker published an article about the massive earthquake expected in Seattle, it caused many in the Pacific Northwest to panic. With the last major Washington earthquake occurring in 2001, experts are expecting “the big one” to rival that of Japan’s 2011 quake. COURTESY OF SEATTLE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES Cadillac Hotel damage […]

Amid Destruction of California Fires, Seattle U Supports Students

California has become a fiery inferno with multiple fires ravaging towns in the north and south. It started last Sunday, Oct. 8. At least 40 people have died, and dozens are still missing. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • THE SPECTATOR The fires have destroyed an estimated 5,700 structures, and 75,000 people evacuated from their homes. The fires have […]

Op-Ed: She Told Me, “The Ground is Shaking.”

I never thought I would have to write something like this, and I hope you never have to either. Imagine skyping your best friend across the world on a lazy Saturday evening. You haven’t seen them in a while and you miss them, so you’re talking about school and classes, memories and anecdotes. The sun […]

Earthquake Hits Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

“The first earthquake in the morning was scary—terrifying. I was still in bed and my whole bed was shaking,” said Seattle University graduate student Kashaf Saleen, recounting her experience with the harrowing 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. The geographically tumultuous region, which includes Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of India, is especially susceptible to devastation. This became […]

The Week in Review

MASSIVE FEDERAL PRISON RELEASE— Beginning Oct. 30, the U.S. Department of Justice will release 6,000 prisoners from federal prisons across the country. This is one of the largest releases in American history. The effects of mandatory minimums are longstanding and supersede this release, but many believe that this is just the beginning. The introduction of […]

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 […]

SU Rounds Up To Join Nepal Relief Efforts

More than two weeks have passed since the strongest earthquake to strike Nepal in 80 years devastated the country. Reports claim that the death toll has passed 7,500, though it is predicted that the number will exceed 10,000. Those numbers have sent shockwaves of anguish around the world, and the Seattle University community is no […]

Bye-Bye, Bertha: Infamous Drill Goes Belly-Up

What drills, breaks and costs $80 million? The answer is Bertha, the world’s largest-diameter tunnel digging machine, currently stranded beneath downtown Seattle. In the summer of 2013, Bertha began her historic journey beneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront. The goal of the project was relatively straightforward: replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct that was damaged […]

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