Public Safety Hosts Self Defense Workshop

Last Thursday, the Student Center echoed with powerful punches and kicks, as well as the impactful language of empowerment. Public Safety’s successful self-defense program, “Discover Your Power,” made a return for Seattle University students and members of the broader Seattle community. JESSICA DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Instructor, Meggan Atkins, demonstrates a strategy to escape a two-hand […]

Critics Corner: Audrie & Daisy

“Audrie & Daisy” is a bold documentary that explores the cases of two girls who were sexually assaulted by young men. This film is an important tool directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk used to educate the nation about sexual assault, a prevalent issue in our society today. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE Daisy Coleman […]

Not on my Campus: Inside the Campus Carry Debate

I am adamantly against guns. This does not mean I am anti-second amendment rights—but I do believe in stricter gun control laws, would never allow a gun to exist in my household and would never consider enrolling in a school that allowed concealed carry. Yet, I cannot deny that concealed carriers have in some cases […]

Convention Cosplay: a Much Needed Lesson in Consent

Every year, thousands of geeks, comic book nerds, gamers and average citizens attend the many conventions around the country. These are tailored to attract multitudes of people from all walks of life. As these conventions have grown in size and popularity over the past decade, so too has the art of cosplay, which—for the uninitiated—is […]

More Than just a Number: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This year Seattle University continues the annual tradition of Take Back the Night—along with other projects—during April, sexual assault awareness month. This month demands that survivors are seen as people above all else. By including all people of all backgrounds and identities, survivors and allies can join together in solidarity against sexual assault. It’s about […]

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