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Sundborg Talks Cybersecurity, Budget, and Puppies at Forum

May 15, 2019

In his last President’s Forum of the 2019-20 academic year, Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. addressed...


Time Out Session: Hometown Hero Makes His Mark At Seattle U

March 13, 2019

In his first season with Seattle University’s Men’s Basketball Team, Terrell Brown of Seattle has racked up an impressive...


College Science Fair Showcases Student Research

October 31, 2018

While typically host to a few animal skeletons behind glass and rushed students cramming data into their notebooks in between cl...

Web Series highlights Seattle U Muslim Community

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

June 10, 2018

While it typically hosts scientific presentations, Seattle University’s Wyckoff Auditorium was instead the site of a film screening and panel discussion the evening of May 30. Hosted by the Film Studies department in conjunction with nonprofits World Without Hate and PopSugar, the screening of documentary style web series “Secret Life of Muslims”...

The Week in Review: June 6th

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

June 10, 2018

Point In Time Count Finds 4 Percent Increase in People Experiencing Homelessness in King County— An annual homeless count reported a four percent increase in the total amount of homeless people in King County and an eight percent increase in unsheltered homeless people since 2017. The report found that 28 percent of the overall 12,112 homeless p...

Deadpool 2 Packs same Punches, Brings more Heart

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018

In the highly anticipated movie “Deadpool 2,” Marvel Comics’ friendly neighborhood R-rated anti-hero returns just as crude, off putting and witty as in the original film. Yet with this second look, Wade Wilson—alter ego Deadpool—shares his more vulnerable side as he wrestles with his own guilt and pain. “Deadpool 2” follows Wilson and his ico...

Week in Review- May 23, 2018

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018

Bill Equating Criticism of Israel With Anti-Semitism Passes in South Carolina — A newly passed budget in South Carolina’s 2018-19 state budget included a “rider” measure which designates any criticism of Israeli policies in public schools or universities as anti-Semitic. Supporters of the measure—called the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act—tri...

LGBTQ Studies Minor Moves Towards Final Approval

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

May 17, 2018

“It’s about time, are the three words that Director of Women and Gender Studies Theresa Earenfight hears most often when telling Seattle University students about the possibility of an LGBTQ Studies minor joining the university curriculum. Having overcome the two biggest hurdles of the approval process, this minor would be a compilation of popul...

Translations provides “360 Degrees” Perspective on Trans Lives

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

May 10, 2018

Tucked away off Broadway and Pike, the Erickson Theatre is a venue that often hosts small local performances. On May 4, the Erickson Theatre hosted the opening celebration of Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, the largest transgender film festival in the world. During the festival, films such as “Jesus is Dead” and “They” showc...

Week in Review- May 2nd

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

May 3, 2018

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Effort to End DACA— A District of Columbia federal judge ruled last week that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections will stay in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications for the program. DACA protects undocumented young adults from deportation by giving them the chance to wo...

Rejoicing in Differences with Muslim Student Association

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

April 25, 2018

Campion Ballroom was buzzing the evening of April 20 as Seattle University students and community members gathered to share in the celebration of Islam at the Muslim Student Association’s (MSA) signature event, Rejoice. Junior Cell and Molecular Biology major Salma Ramadan was a part of the group that started Rejoice. She and others on campus saw th...

Local Artist Interprets Migration as Humanitarian Crisis

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018

With every piece of her art, from abstract paintings to an ornamental rug made of flour, Mary Ann Peters depicts her interpretation of scenes of migration in countries like Lebanon and Syria. Town Hall Seattle hosted local artists Peters and Gary Faigin on April 5 to discuss Peters’ recent works surrounding the refugee crisis and migration, as part o...

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