The Spectator

Week in Review- May 30, 2018

Sarah Haghi, Author

May 30, 2018

Dizzy from Debates About Denuclearization— The back-and-forth negotiation attempts between the two Koreas and America has been dizzying recently. This past Saturday May 26, the two Korean leaders, Kim Jung Un in the north and President Moon Jae-in in the south, had a secret summit meeting in which Kim Jung Un reaffirmed his commitment to denuclear...

Controversy stirs over Tax to Combat Homelessness Crisis

Sarah Haghi, Author

May 24, 2018

Homelessness is rampant in Seattle. The ever-increasing rates of people living on the streets, has also brought a rise in activism to lessen it. On May 14, the Seattle City Council voted to unanimously approve a head tax on companies making over $20 million annually. This means that over 585 companies in our city will pay $275 per full-time employee...

Seattle U Calls for Renaming of Connolly Complex

Sarah Haghi, Author

May 17, 2018

“Aware of Geoghan’s record, archdiocese still shuttled him from parish to parish.” This is the subheading from the Boston Globe’s famous 2002 article exposing the years of cover-up practiced by the Archbishop for the benefit of a pedophilic priest. Seattle University is entangled in an similar situation as our own former Seattle Archbishop, ...

Finance for (College) Dummies

Sarah Haghi, Author

May 10, 2018

It’s safe to say that college students and twenty-somethings understand the stress of a $25 night-out that can feel like a stretch for your savings account. It’s stressful trying to manage rent, food, tuition, unspeakable student loans and God-forbid a concert or item of clothing every once in a while. Amid the current volatile political climate, the ...

Women’s Tennis ends Strong and says Goodbye to Seniors

Sarah Haghi, Author

May 3, 2018

The Seattle University Women’s Tennis team competed in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) championship tournament on April 27 to 28. For the first time ever, our Seattle U team beat the New Mexico State team in the tournament. “We gave it our all and fought our butts off,” first-year Kyra Jung said. Players commented on the difficulty of...

Vinyl Enthusiasts Rally for Record Store Day

Sarah Haghi, Author

April 25, 2018

The LP’s that were first popular just after World War II have made a huge resurgence with young nostalgic crowds today. Physical copies of music are valued again in a way that many people feared would be lost with the digitization of music. This past Saturday, music lovers across the nation celebrated the cultural value of vinyl records on Recor...

The Week in Review- April 25, 2018

Sarah Haghi, Author

April 25, 2018

Nicaragua Protests Result in Nearly 30 Fatalities— Protests erupted throughout Nicaragua in response to President Daniel Ortega’s new social security reforms on Wednesday April 16. The reforms raise income tax while reducing benefits for Nicaraguan citizens. Centrally located in the capital of Managua, the protests have been occurring for the last seve...

Students with Disabilities Make Their Own Space on Campus

Sarah Haghi, Author

April 19, 2018

Higher education is riddled with challenges for students with disabilities. At Seattle U, our disabilities services put a lot of energy and effort into making this campus a good learning environment for those students. Yet, there are still many unanswered questions regarding how well-adapted our campus is for students with disabilities. Molly McCabe is the ...

Buddy Talks: Giving Those with Disabilities the Stage

Sarah Haghi, Author

April 15, 2018

Three years ago, the Best Buddies club at Seattle University was an almost completely empty room. Junior Psychology and Humanities for Leadership major Molly McCabe founded the club and today, it has grown to include over 30 members. As an international nonpro t organization, the goal of Best Buddies is to form one-to-one friendships bet...

Professor finds Normalizing Sex Talks helps lower HIV Rates

Sarah Haghi, Author

April 15, 2018

Feeling awkward and embarrassed while watching your parents fumble through a choppy monologue about “the birds and the bees” is a cringe- worthy childhood memory for many people. However, the discomfort of talking about sex and presenting sex as taboo or scandalous is not present in other cultures within our country. Gayle Robinson, a professor...

Week in Review: March 7th

Sarah Haghi, Author

March 7, 2018

Attempts at Ceasefire in Syria Fall Short— Last week, the United Nations Security Council made the decision to have a 30-day cease fire on Syria, specifically the suburb Eastern Ghouta of the capital city Damascus. Celebrations of this seemingly unanimous decision were short- lived, as the region continued to be bombed following the ceas...

Week in Review- February 28th

Sarah Haghi, Author

February 28, 2018

Billy Graham dies at 99— Billy Graham, an evangelical Christian minister, passed away at the age of 99 on Feb. 21. Nicknamed “America’s Pastor,” Graham met with every president since Harry Truman and was a close and trusted adviser to many of them. Graham had especially strong relationships with Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Re...

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