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Venue Emergency Fees Less Than ‘Gorge’ous

May 28, 2014

The music determines the emergency. Country concert? Mostly alcohol poisoning and drunken fights. Electronica? Drug overdose and...

Star Students Win Big At Red Night Out

May 28, 2014

As usual, the chocolate fountain was a hit. Not only did the presenters keep referring to the fountain, but the line to fill a...

Seattle U Behind in Campus Acccessibility

Colleen Fontana, Author

May 21, 2014

The grates in the sidewalk matter. So does the level and width of the sidewalk. Doors matter—the opening force, location; proximity to one another. Slopes matter too. As do building signage, handrails and parking spaces—these are all aspects that must be considered when ensuring the accessibility of a space. These components, and more, are outlined...

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‘Big Love’: Amazing, Weird and Worth It

May 14, 2014

As I left Lee Center after seeing the Theatre Department’s spring production of “Big Love,” I heard someone describe the...

Specs in the City: The Internet Stole Your Identity

Colleen Fontana, Author

April 28, 2014

It’s just one of those weeks where I’ve been thinking a lot about identity theft. I mean, for all I know, someone could be pretending to be me as I write this. They are probably already getting curly hair extensions to match my Facebook profile photo, studying YouTube clips to copy my persona and voice tone, and memorizing my social security number...

Dissecting Proposition 1

Colleen Fontana, Author

April 23, 2014

It’s unfortunate there can only be one winner in an election, because ultimately, both sides of Proposition 1 voters are on to something—Metro routes should not be cut and costs should not rise. The proposed tax measure would raise sales and use tax by 0.1 percent and increase fees on car tabs to $60. As a result, 60 percent of the funds would help...

Specs in the City: Farewell Forever, Piecoras

Colleen Fontana, Author

April 18, 2014

The first time I ate pesto without caring about having it get stuck in my teeth I was sitting in the intimate and red-upholstered booths beneath the sultry low-lighting of a very well-loved pizza parlor. Nestled between my new Seattle friends, my eyes as wide as the saucers our food was served upon, my college-freshman face, ripe with young energy,...

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Students Take Charge With ‘We The Redhawks’

April 16, 2014

If you want better toilet paper in the dorms, you can petition for it. Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) recently...

Three New Restaurants Spice Up The Hill

Three New Restaurants Spice Up The Hill

March 12, 2014

In case your weekends aren’t already filled to the brim with dinner and drinks at all your favorite Capitol Hill hotspots, here...

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‘God in All Things’–Including SU’s Drag Show

March 12, 2014

When he gives admission’s tours, junior Robert Gavino makes sure to tell prospective students about St. Ignatius—our chapel’s...

Specs in the City: Why Our Degrees will Never be Worthless

Colleen Fontana, Author

February 28, 2014

You don’t have to tell college seniors that the job market is rough—trust me, we know. We’ve known since you knew, actually. Ever since about 2008 when we all watched the economy shrivel and crumble. From that moment forward, I was advised away from journalism. It won’t work, people told me. Journalism is dead. But journalism is far from...

Take A Bite Out of This Week’s Trending News

Colleen Fontana, Author

February 26, 2014

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES BUS FARE INCREASE The high cost of maintaining a working, accessible transit system is finally taking its toll on Seattle. Seattle City Council voted last week to increase bus fares—Seattle voters will decide on the increase in the April election. If the increase is approved, Metro-users will see a 25-cent fare hike sta...

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