No Indictment Ignites Protests, SU Reacts

Photo by staff designer Courtney Decker The grand jury decision on Nov. 24 not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, MO., ignited nation-wide protests. In Seattle, hundreds took to the streets to demand justice for Michael Brown while others reflected about what […]

Attackers Sentenced for Campus Stabbing

On the morning of Jan. 15, students awoke to a Timely Warning Notification. The night before, a student had been stabbed at Seattle University. More than 10 months later, the victim has healed and the assailants have been charged and now face their sentences. One of the attackers, a 23-year-old man, had his bail set […]

School Shooting Strikes Marysville, WA

Tragedy struck Marysville on the morning of Oct. 24 when four people died and two others were injured by gunshots at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Student Zoe Galasso, 14, died at the scene, and students Gia Soriano and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, both 14, died from their wounds at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Andrew Fryberg, 15, […]

Editorial: I-594, The Right Move

The passage of Initiative 594, which mandated background checks on all weapon sales, was a huge leap forward for gun safety in Washington State. It set an admirable precedent that I hope other states will follow, and many passionate gun safety advocates are overjoyed. As a student in Matteo Ricci College’s Humanities for Teaching program, […]

Editorial: Hear Us Roar

I am pretty darn proud of my generation. Okay, maybe I have a few reservations, and there are areas that need improvement, but you know what? We’re making some noise. Take a look at Garfield High School, for instance, which recently participated in the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the […]

Q&A: Caps’ Tyrone Brown Talks Ferguson

In August, police officer Darren Wilson, a white man, shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, sparking protests and debates across the nation about race relations. The Spectator interviewed Tyrone Brown, administrative coordinator for Seattle University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, about his recent experience in Ferguson, Missouri, and his plans for a new campus […]

The World’s New Evil: A Look at the Islamic State

Alyssa Brandt · The Spectator The barbarity of the Islamic State—the beheadings, the public crucifixions, the near genocide of a religious minority—is only part of the story. Across Iraq and Syria, these Sunni extremists have set fire to a region already in shambles. Destroyed by America’s legacy of war, the Iraqi state is struggling to […]

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