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Home for the ‘Psychedelic’ Holidays

Ian Firstenberg, Author

December 4, 2013

This holiday season, take a break from the holiday grind characterized by family visits, gift-giving and bitter cold weather, and prepare to get weird on Capitol Hill. The Psychedelic Holiday Freak Out (PHFO), a two-day, 39-band music festival featuring top West Coast talent alongside rising local artists, will be coming to the Hill on Dec. 6 and...

In Study Abroad, China Leads the Pack

Ian Firstenberg, Author

December 4, 2013

A recent study published by The New York Times revealed that the number of students studying abroad is rising quickly across the planet. In some nations, however, those rates are rising much quicker than in others. The reasons behind the disparate rate increases remain somewhat murky. In China, 26 percent of students study abroad at some point, while...

Art Walk Paints Image of a Collaborative Hill

Ian Firstenberg, Author

November 13, 2013

On the second Thursday of every month, local artists and small business owners come together around the Pine/Pike corridor to showcase their talents in the Capitol Hill Blitz Art Walk. The event offers many local artists and performers a chance to display their talents to a larger audience, and has helped to give Capitol Hill its now omnipresent...

Hurt, Yet Paid: The Ups and Downs of Injuries and Scholarships at Seattle U

Hurt, Yet Paid: The Ups and Downs of Injuries and Scholarships at Seattle U

October 30, 2013

The question of how to dish out scholarships and how to repeal them is one of much mystery to most non-athletes—especially where...

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Speaker Addresses Acceptance in Athletics

October 23, 2013

“I’m an athlete ally because the Olympics are for everyone.” “I’m an athlete ally because sports know no orientation.” These...

New Core Helps Students Avoid The Core

Ian Firstenberg, Author

October 23, 2013

Apparently, fire and ice can coexist in the classroom. The two have found a place together in a Seattle University geology core class this year. This is one of many classes with a unique focus in the recently implemented new core curriculum, a change that had many students worried. It now seems that worry was misplaced. The revamped core instituted...

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