The Spectator

Rethinking Screentime in Education

April 10, 2019

I can’t imagine the rest of my life without my screen babies: my computer, my tablet and my phone. That being said, I am...

A Letter to the Editor

March 13, 2019

Dear Anna and contributing writers to The Spectator, I was saddened to hear of the accusations against our Provost Shane Martin...

The Things that Should Offend Us. Hint: It’s Not a Razor Commercial

February 21, 2019

Gillette’s advertisement that condemns toxic masculinity is not for sensitive skin. Although the ad debuted several weeks ago,...

Students Do the University’s Job, Again

February 7, 2019

This past week, Seattle University held trials for four student activists accused of flyer distribution in student dormitories....

A Step in the Right Direction: Governor Inslee Pardons

January 17, 2019

On January 4th of this year, Governor Jay Inslee—rumored to be considering a 2020 presidential bid—announced that he would...

SSA Statement on Seattle University’s Divestment from Fossil Fuels

November 28, 2018

On September 19, 2018, Seattle University publicly announced that the Board of Trustees voted to commit to divesting from companie...

The 2018 Midterm Elections – What’s at Stake?

October 18, 2018

There is a lot at stake for Americans on November 6th. With Republicans holding a complete lock on power in Washington DC and h...

Op-Ed on Affordable Housing Crisis in Chinatown/International District

Guest Writer, Author

June 10, 2018

The Chinatown/International District (CID)– home of Oasis, Go Poké, and Uwajimaya, is also the next target of corporate developers, who are undergoing construction in the homes of many Asian American residents. With cultural hotspots, such as Little Saigon, and Japantown “Nihonmachi,” facing the imminent threat of cultural erasure and displacem...

From Sandinista to Orteguista: How a Revolutionary Became a Dictator

Guest Writer, Author

June 10, 2018

Nicaragua, once the safest country in Central America, has suddenly become the most volatile in a matter of days. Many reactions from outside observers revolve around a man and the revolutionary movement he once led: “Daniel Ortega? The Sandinistas? Aren’t they the heroes that overthrew a dictatorship?” The confusion is valid. From a United States ...

It Was a Long Time Coming Out of Nowhere: How Nicaragua Has Harnessed Resistance and Resilience

Guest Writer, Author

May 30, 2018

About a month and a half ago, I sat quietly in my apartment in Managua, Nicaragua surrounded by the sounds of gunshots and sirens with fear so palpable it was hard to register.  This was my reality one day after the civil unrest and government repression erupted in Nicaragua, on April 18, 2018. 40 days later, on May 29, 2018, I sit in an all too familiar coffee shop in S...

Letters regarding story on WFF Custodians from Seattle U, WFF and The Spectator

Guest Writer, Author

May 30, 2018

Dear Editor: We were both surprised and concerned by the allegations made in The Spectator relating to WFF custodians. WFF Facility Services is recognized as a reputable contractor for colleges and universities and a contractor we have had a strong working relationship with for more than 20 years. SU’s facilities team and others have found WFF leade...

Letter to the Editor: A response to last week’s feature

Guest Writer, Author

May 24, 2018

Alec and Anna: Thank you for the great article on our amazing SU custodians! I have often worried about how they are compensated as I know so many must struggle to keep afloat – as many of us do in the area! It is truly sad to think that the Administration’s attitude is to step away from the issues with WFF while they require that more and more...

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