Is Seattle As Diverse As You Think?

“It irritates me when people try to say Seattle is so diverse, because really, it is not,” said Journalism and Communications Professor Kimberly Harden. Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Central District neighborhoods have drastically changed over the years, in both physical appearance and population makeup. The recent economic boom in Seattle has caused a rise in […]

Allegations Emerge: Facing the Realities of Sexual Misconduct

Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, George H.W. Bush, Andy Dick, Terry Richardson, Ed Westwick and Louis C.K. are only a handful of men who are in the spotlight due to accusations of sexual misconduct. Since Oct. 5, allegations have arisen almost daily. At least 45 high profile men have been accused, and […]

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘The Big One?’

In 2015, when the New Yorker published an article about the massive earthquake expected in Seattle, it caused many in the Pacific Northwest to panic. With the last major Washington earthquake occurring in 2001, experts are expecting “the big one” to rival that of Japan’s 2011 quake. COURTESY OF SEATTLE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES Cadillac Hotel damage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Washington Attorney General Challenges Immigration Ban

The state of Washington has been at the forefront of activism and legislative activity ever since President Donald Trump’s inauguration by standing against the president’s directives despite federal pressures. PHOTO VIA JOE MABEL The current Attorney General of Washington, Bob Ferguson. The City of Seattle chose to remain a sanctuary city even at the cost […]

Salmon Give New Life to Elwha River

Often we think nature is weak, that the damage we’ve caused is irreversible, but scientists are optimistic after salmon were spotted over the summer making their way upstream in the Elwha River, which began its recovery five years ago when two dams blocking its waters were demolished and the 45-mile-long river was set loose across […]

State Initiative Aims to Get Big Money Out of Local Politics

This November, Washington voters will be voting on Initiative 1464, a statewide measure that would establish a publicly funded campaign finance system. CECI ESTELA • THE SPECTATOR If it’s passed, Washington state residents will receive three $50 vouchers to direct towards eligible state campaigns. To fund this, Initiative 1464 will repeal the sales tax exemption […]

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