Technology and ADHD: The Nuances of the Modern Attention Span

The iPhone X came out earlier this month, marking 10 years since the release of the first iteration of Apple’s ubiquitous device. Since the beginnings of smartphones, psychologists have been interested in studying the effects of technology on sleep, attention and stress. Some psychologists are finding that technology use may be giving users symptoms that […]

SU Alumna Fighting Ocean Pollution with Cora Ball

Ask a person what chores they dread doing, and one of the first to top their list will surely be laundry. A former Seattle University student has created a device intended to simultaneously improve the environment and wash your socks. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ROZALIA PROJECT Brooke Winslow (right) holding a Cora Ball. Brooke Winslow, […]

Rev SU: The What and Why of New I.T.

If you have not heard of RevSU, Seattle University’s attempt to modernize its outdated IT system, then by most indicators the project is advancing smoothly. The motivation? A desire and need to propel Seattle U’s IT network into the modern era. MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR The current system of interconnected data has long been obsolete, […]

Digital Design Thinks Outside the Box

From the eye-catching products of this past holiday season, to the unmistakable boxes from Amazon or Chegg in which this quarter’s textbooks are delivered, we come across packages repeatedly without even thinking of it. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR “How many designers does it take to use Photoshop?” – Alyssa Lau. Almost everyone recognizes packaging […]

Planting the Seeds for STEM at Pacific Science Center

The 10th annual Life Sciences Research Weekend was held at the Pacific Science Center last Friday, transforming the museum into an educational playground where children—and their parents—could witness the wonders of science. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR He’s the hero the Pacific Science Center deserves, but not the one it needs right now. The three-day-long […]

YouTube Today: What You Need to Know

YouTube Red? YouTube Heroes? What do all these names mean? If you’re a purist, you probably remember the good ole days when online fame meant 50,000 subscribers, instead of 50 million, and any video you could imagine was in reach with a couple clicks. ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR   In 2006, Google bought YouTube […]

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