Governor Inslee Discusses Leadership in Trump Era

Approaching President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, Governor Jay Inslee stopped by Seattle University Wednesday night to talk about current events and the future of public service in the Trump era. Everyone from climate change activists to concerned Seattle citizens gathered in Pigott Auditorium to open conversations about the current political climate. NICK TURNER […]

SU Students, Community Advocate for BLM Movement

“We should dedicate time to doing one good thing every day,” said Haleema Bharoocha, a junior sociology major at Seattle University. Bharoocha and eight other students went on an immersion trip in February to Olympia, Wash., to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, celebrate African American Legislative Day and attend a rally that advocated […]

Seattle U Continues to Navigate Its Role in the Homelessness Crisis

A state of emergency is typically declared in the wake of natural disasters like floods, forest fires and tornadoes. In November 2015, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared that the homelessness crisis here demands an equal response. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR A vacant house on Alder Street waits as the overgrowth creeps in. According to the […]

Just Like NASCAR, Democrats Need to Turn Left

In the past eight years, the Democratic party has managed to lose over a thousand elected positions, including the White House. There are many factors that contribute to these losses, but it is clear that the current campaign strategies are not working. People are leaving the party in droves; many on the left are disillusioned […]

As Film Incentive Grows, So Does the Washington Community

As Seattle University film students surge toward graduation, the local landscape they are entering is more conducive than ever to practicing their crafts and contributing to a larger film culture. MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR The Washington State Production Incentive program is up for another vote in Olympia, and hopes to support that mission with statewide […]

May I Be Wrong

“It’s a girl.” The first words spoken the moment I entered this world. Wrapped in a pink blanket and place into my mother’s arms, already had I been condemned to the life that society would want me to live by. This isn’t the introduction to my memoir. I promise you I’m not a middle aged […]

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