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Adjuncts on a Mission

March 5, 2015

AN UNSETTLED IDEAL Dr. Jerome Veith, an adjunct philosophy professor, is no stranger to Jesuit education. He attended Seattle ...

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Existential Crisis, Now On Tap At Stout

February 4, 2015

Last week I wrote about state-sanctioned killing, so this week, naturally, I write about beer and a new dig on Capitol Hill apparently...

Liberty and Justice for All?

Liberty and Justice for All?

January 29, 2015

Christopher Monfort, a mixed-race man who identifies as black, is a defendant in one of two death-penalty trials that began last wee...

Vandalization, Theft at the Chapel of St. Ignatius

Mason Bryan, Author

January 9, 2015

On Tuesday around 9 p.m., just an hour before the Chapel of St. Ignatius closed up for the night, two individuals entered Seattle University’s most cherished building. Theft and vandalization ensued, Public Safety told the Spectator. The damage, according to Public Safety day-time supervisor Josh Halbert, was not insignificant, but the custodial...

Outside Looking in: SU Republicans Speak out

Outside Looking in: SU Republicans Speak out

November 20, 2014

On Nov. 4, a fraction of Americans headed to the polls. Republicans took eight seats in the Senate, they expanded their majority in t...

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Why ‘Dear White People’ Hit Home—and Why That’s a Good Thing

November 7, 2014

I’m a white student journalist at a predominantly white university in a predominantly white city, and I, like many of us in...

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Seattle Brings Life to Day of the Dead

October 30, 2014

After 20 years, Seattle artist Fulgencio Lazo still struggles with how to communicate his concern for the problems that haunt...

Baby Orca Presumed Dead, Killer Whale Population Dwindles in Puget Sound

Mason Bryan, Author

October 21, 2014

Researchers said on Tuesday that a baby orca born early last month in the Puget Sound might have died. If true, the death would be a sad blow to an already dwindling killer whale population. L-120, as the baby is known, has not been seen with its pod since the population of endangered orcas returned recently to inland waters of western Washington...

Petition to prevent disclosure of SPU shooting video gains over 1,400 signatures

Mason Bryan, Author

October 21, 2014

The shooting at Seattle Pacific University that left freshman Paul Lee dead and two others injured four months ago was caught on tape by surveillance cameras. Students, faculty, alumni and others have signed an online petition asking major local TV stations not to air the footage. The petition has received over 1,400 signatures in less than two...

Church’s Inclusive Tone Shifts in Opposite Direction

Mason Bryan, Author

October 19, 2014

The historic acceptance of gay and lesbian Catholics signaled in a preliminary document issued by the Church last week was reversed Saturday when the two-week assembly on family in contemporary society came to an end. "God is not afraid of new things. That is why he is continuously surprising us, opening our hearts and guiding us in unexpected ways,...

Tattoos, coffee for life: Starbucks makes bold moves

Mason Bryan, Author

October 19, 2014

Feeling generous on the cusp of the holiday season, Starbucks announced on Thursday some bold changes for its employees and its customers. Tattoos at the workplace? Go for it, unless they are on your face or throat. Black denim, colored ties and neck scarves? Likewise. Coffee for life? Perhaps for a lucky a few. Allowing U.S. employees to show their tattoos a...

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Pot Shop Incites Controversy, Protests

October 15, 2014

Mount Calvary Christian Center has a new neighbor: Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop. The churchgoers aren’t happy about it. Rampant...

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