The Spectator

Time Out Session: Jacques Hebert

Time Out Session: Jacques Hebert

Rania Kaur, Author

February 20, 2019

As Seattle University’s Track and Field team nears the end of its indoor season and prepares for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships, Senior Jacques Hebert broke Seattle U’s mile record at the Last Chance College Elite meet, posting a time of 4:09.62. The Business Finance and Management...

General Strike Centennial: Seattle Strikes Back

General Strike Centennial: Seattle Strikes Back

Rania Kaur, Author

February 13, 2019

Even after a hundred years, the Seattle General Strike holds a place in history as inspiring change. Uniting organized labor on Feb. 6, 1919, in support of shipyard workers, it remained peaceful and ended up greatly influencing labor laws years later. At the time, with the support of Seattle Central...

Challenging Anti-Blackness at GJC’s Community Conversation

Challenging Anti-Blackness at GJC’s Community Conversation

Rania Kaur, Author

February 7, 2019

This year, to tackle a need for meaningful educational conversations, the Gender Justice Center (GJC) introduced its Community Convos, as a way for the Seattle University community to learn and discuss topics in a safe space. The first conversation was on Jan. 16 and centered around anti-blackness in...

Holocaust Survivor Shares Experiences for Day of Remembrance

Holocaust Survivor Shares Experiences for Day of Remembrance

Rania Kaur, Author

January 30, 2019

With a rising prevalence of antiSemitism, the revival of white nationalist movements, and a government that hesitates to condemn neo-Nazi rallies, Holocaust Remembrance Day plays a significant role in holding the tragic mass murder in conscious memory. To honor the victims of this tragedy, Seattle...

Home On Campus: Re-Mixed Club

Home On Campus: Re-Mixed Club

Rania Kaur, Author

January 16, 2019

Sophomore Pre-major Nicole Burns and Sophomore Creative Writing major Annika Le know exactly what it feels like to be put in a box. Burns is half-Black and half-white, and Le is half-Vietnamese and half-white. With their mixed identities, many often judge them for being one race or the other. Burns...

Playing It Personal: Art In Game Design

Playing It Personal: Art In Game Design

Rania Kaur, Author

December 5, 2018

Gaming to one’s heart's content may sound like an ideal dream to those who enjoy being challenged in the heat of competition. For the Seattle University community, this hypothetical has become a reality. The Hedreen Gallery is hosting an exhibit from Dec. 1 through March 3, featuring the work of...

Circus Club is a Flipping Good Time

Circus Club is a Flipping Good Time

Rania Kaur, Author

November 28, 2018

The Circus Club at Seattle University has everything you love about the circus, minus Zendaya and Zac Efron singing a soulful love ballad while trapezing together. With trapeze dreams and training under her belt, Abigail Leong founded the Seattle U Circus Club just this year. As a Communications and...

Sister School Struggles Amid Political Crisis

Sister School Struggles Amid Political Crisis

Rania Kaur, Author

November 28, 2018

“If we have the means, then we should lend a hand how we can,” Senior Spanish and International studies major Isabeau J. Belisle Dempsey said. After a political protest destabilized the Nicaraguan government, which has led to over 500 deaths and 4,000 injuries, Seattle University’s sister school fo...

Good-Bye Food Trucks (for now)

Rania Kaur, Author

June 10, 2018

For the past two years, food trucks have had a huge presence on campus. Rolling up in front of the Financial Services building just in time for lunch, off-campus food that use the meal plan. From options like The Biscuit Box, Gai Box, Arepas and Ezell’s fried chicken truck break up the mundane food ...

Student Documentary Explores Marginalized Identities

Rania Kaur, Author

June 10, 2018

Seattle University’s admission campaign #YouAreWelcomeHere boasts that there are over 865 students from over 60 countries around the world. However, demographics from the fall of 2016 show that nearly 56 percent of the undergraduate student body of Seattle U is white. Because of the racial makeup at the...

Celebrating Heritage and Culture at Seattle U’s Africa Day

Rania Kaur, Author

May 30, 2018

Last week, Seattle University celebrated its seventh-annual Africa Day on May 25, the same day he holiday was being celebrated on the continent itself. African Student Association, in collaboration with the Global African Studies department, celebrated their African heritage with dance, music and a c...

Why are Seattle U Students leaving the Emerald City?

Rania Kaur, Author

May 30, 2018

As a chapter closes, another one opens, and many seniors are starting their chapter somewhere brand new. Flying away from Seattle, some seniors are choosing to leave the city that they called home. For many reasons, from the weather changing to rent increasing, staying in Seattle has become more and more...

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