The Spectator

Two More Saints Go Marching In

Sumedha Majumdar, Author

May 7, 2014

Curious onlookers filled the streets of the Vatican last week to see two popes get canonized. April 27 will be a date to remember—Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were declared saints by the Catholic Church. “They were popes of the 20th century,” Pope Francis said in his homily in front of an audience of 800,000. Becoming a saint is not an...

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Douglas Preps For New Student Restaurant

April 9, 2014

The vacancies on the first floor of the Douglas Apartment complex might have students growing used to the lull of absent businesses....

The Oscars: A Preview of Best Picture Nominees

February 26, 2014

Captain Phillips | Directed by Paul Greengrass Released Oct. 11 | Sumedha Majumdar, Volunteer Writer Alyssa Brandt • T...

GMO Continues Over GMO Labeling

Sumedha Majumdar, Author

February 19, 2014

Initiative 522 failed to pass in last year’s election, but proponents of GMO labeling have their sights set on the 2016 ballot. This initiative pushes for the labeling of raw agricultural products and processed foods that have been genetically modified. If passed, Washington state will be the first in the country to enforce such a requirement. Because...

WA Fifth Worst For Gender Pay Gap, Study Says

WA Fifth Worst For Gender Pay Gap, Study Says

February 12, 2014

“You know, today, women make up about half our workforce, but they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is...

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Debate Spills Around Keystone Pipeline

February 12, 2014

Environmentalists and big corporations are butting heads yet again on the issue of the Keystone Pipeline. The final Environmental...

Yakama Nation Fights For Restored Authority

Sumedha Majumdar, Author

January 29, 2014

January 17, 2014 was a big day for the Yakama Nation tribe. On that day, Washington governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation returning almost all civil and criminal authorities over to tribal members on the eastern Washington reservation. The next step is federal approval before the proclamation can take effect. “The biggest benefit is that...

Hedreen to Feature Female Artists in Panel

Sumedha Majumdar, Author

January 22, 2014

Feminism is alive and well in the Seattle art community. This year’s Seattle Women’s Convention will help to prove this fact with events such as “Female Artists aka Artists” taking place at Hedreen Gallery on Jan. 23. Last year, the convention focused on the influence of women on the field of art. One exhibition titled “Elles: Women Artists...

Students Not Won Over By Obamacare

Sumedha Majumdar, Author

January 22, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, it has been quite a roller coaster ride for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Signed into law by Obama on March 23rd, 2010, and upheld in the Supreme Court on June 28th, 2012, the law has since moved forward amidst questions and uncertainty in the efforts to make the act work for the public....

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Eastside Students Sit Down to Take a Stand

January 15, 2014

Mark Zmuda, 38, was fired for getting married. Last month saw the dismissal of Zmuda, vice principal of Eastside Catholic...

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