The Spectator

Immigration at Political Forefront

Olivia Johnson, Author

February 13, 2013

“Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.” With this passionate declaration during his inauguration speech, President Obama made...

Capitol Hill Crime Rates

February 7, 2013

If it seems like the number of Timely Warning Notifications has been increasing over the last few months, you might be right....

The Spectator’s Winter Fashion Directory

February 5, 2013

The Spectator's tips and tricks for looking cool this winter. 1. COLOR BLOCKING Though traditional color blocking had its ...

2013 Flu Season More Severe, Data Shows

Olivia Johnson, Author

January 30, 2013

The arrival of winter brings with it many wonderful things: sweaters, fireplaces, snow, mittens. And many not-so-wonderful things: fever, cough and copious amounts of Kleenex. These flu signs are inescapable at this time of year, and this year’s flu season also inevitably brings with it the uncertainty and debate over the flu shot. The Center...

Look Who’s Laughing Now: Women in Comedy

January 23, 2013

The first episode of Tina Fey’s “30 Rock,” which aired on Oct. 11, 2006, was momentous because it marked the first time...

New Media Changes Coverage of Crime

Olivia Johnson, Author

January 16, 2013

It was once the responsibility of trench-coat clad reporters, hunkered down in newsrooms until the wee hours of the morning, cigarette smoke circling to the clack of typewriters and the ring of telephones with the latest news tip, to uncover and report on clandestine crimes, aided only by informants and a reporter’s notebook. Or, at least that’s...

Neighbors Fear Seattle U’s Bright Future Could Plundge Capitol Hill Into Darkness

Olivia Johnson, Author

November 14, 2012

In 1890, Fr. Leopold Van Gorp, S.J., purchased nine lots of land that would become Seattle University from Arthur Denny, a Seattle founder, for $18,382 on mostly undeveloped land on the corner of Broadway and Madison. Fast forward 122 years and land on First Hill is not quite as easy to come by. Though the university has grown from that infantile...

Illustrations by Celine Baldevia

Privilege and Poverty: Reconciling SUYI with the Ethical Problems of Service

October 24, 2012

Illustrations by Celine Baldevia The Seattle University Youth Initiative 2012-2015 Action Plan, which presents the findings from the first two...

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