The Friendly Faces Behind our Beautiful Campus

Illustrated by Lorna McDonnell • The Spectator Seattle University is full of ambitious students and professors, rushing from class to class and doing more than they can with the little time they have. What they often forget in the flurry of their own haste, is that their lifestyle wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for […]

Growing Trend of Stick n Poke is no Joke

College dorms are turning into tattoo parlors and university students are changing what it means to mark oneself with a needle and ink. Enter the stick and poke, the cheap college version of a tattoo that is less permanent but serves a similar purpose. Cam Peters • The Spectator A student shows off her stick […]

Once Again, Protesters Demand Justice for Adjuncts

“What’s disgusting? Union busting! What’s outrageous? Poverty wages!” shouted the coalition of students, healthcare workers, community organizers, faculty, grocery store workers, local politicians and protesters from all walks of life as they marched past the Seattle University Administration building. nick turner • the spectator Protestors march down 7th Ave. carrying signs provided by Service Employees […]

Seattle U Still Stuck in Gender Binary

Seattle University has long struggled with making its campus inclusive for transgender, genderqueer or other non-binary students and community members. In 2010, students, faculty and staff developed a list of issues regarding inclusivity that needed to be addressed. This list included bathroom accessibility, training and awareness surrounding pronoun usage, and access to health care. For […]

‘Disgraced’ compels SU students to step up and do more

The Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Disgraced” is traveling the country and growing in popularity. People are taking their seats expecting a modern set, crisp stage lighting and strong acting. However, as the plot unravels the hard-hitting concepts of personal identity, outer prejudice and faith are taking many audiences by surprise. “The opportunity to take this […]

Student Debt: The Crushing Standard

Low income students at Seattle University struggle with balancing the value of an education with debt, insufficient scholarships and the nuances of wage and hours. A college education is one of the best investments you can make—it is also one of the most expensive. Last year, Propublica created an online database called “Debt by Degrees” […]

Addressing Opportunity Gaps in Seattle Public Schools and Opening Doors for Black Male Students

Studies have shown that African American males as a group have the lowest graduation rates. Seattle University’s recent Campus Climate Survey revealed that 728 people said they were affected by exclusionary, intimidating, offensive and/or hostile conduct. 15 percent of the 728 people said they were excluded because of their racial identity. A think tank appointed […]

Seattle University Campus Climate Assessment 2015

“Seattle University affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual and psychological vitality of the campus community,” Campus Climate Executive Summary Continue scrolling for article… Information Source: Seattle University Campus Climate Executive Summary Oct. 2015 The results of a lengthy campus climate survey conducted earlier this year were made public on Oct. 22, […]

Dissolving the ‘Single Story’ with Poetry

There is never a single story that can capture the collective experiences of any population and the consequences of accepting one narrative as truth is prejudice. At “How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology,” poets present work concerning the experience of being queer and a person of color in contemporary society. The […]

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