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Jesuit Universities Need to Protect Their Press

February 28, 2019

Loyola University Chicago (LUC) implemented a new media policy that requires their student journalists to obtain approval from University Mar...

Lone South American migrant walking along the dry Tijuana waterbed, a few feet away from the United States border.

Disgusted but Not Surprised: An Attack on Asylum Seekers by the Trump Administration

November 28, 2018

United States President Donald Trump said that military officials should treat rocks thrown by asylum seekers as a “firearm...

Domestic Terrorism Targets Places of Worship

October 31, 2018

The rebirth of anti-Semitism in this country is disturbing, and quite frankly, terrifying. The recent shooting in Pittsburg is ...

Halloween Culture on College Campuses

October 24, 2018

Halloween now means trick-or-treating, eating candy, carving pumpkins, and sporting costumes on October 31 of each year. However...

Death of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Sparks Controversy

October 18, 2018

One of the most spectacular aspects of the United States is its undeniable protection of the first amendment. This protection al...

The Editorial Board’s Opening Thoughts

The Spectator Editorial Board

October 10, 2018

As university students, we occupy the liminal space between influence and impression. In the classroom, we take in, and on campus, we give. We maneuver between a student, an employee, a boss, a student leader, an activist. Students on our campus undertake so much, but it is not unusual to feel, at times, that our labors do not invoke a reaction. If ...

Seattle University’s Systemic Support of Sexual Abuse

Seattle University’s Systemic Support of Sexual Abuse

June 7, 2018

  Skeletons In The Closet There are few things I find more ironic than the university’s decision to rename the Connolly...

A Letter from the Spectator to the Class of 2022

The Spectator Editorial Board

April 19, 2018

Dear incoming class of 2022, This past week, many of our stands were empty in some of the most high-traffic buildings on campus. We have received confirmation that at least three of these stands were emptied intentionally and we are disappointed that these stories of Seattle University did not reach your hands at the Accepted Student Open House thi...

Dear Administration: Amend the University’s Demonstration Clause

The Spectator Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

It was announced in February that Seattle University’s decision to accept incoming high school students would not be affected by disciplinary actions taken against them for peacefully protesting. Shortly thereafter, the Seattle Times wrote a raving article about this decision. In it, Seattle U Dean of Admissions Melore Nielsen was quoted describing p...

Help Us Help You: Facilitating Dialogue and Fostering Community

The Spectator Editorial Board

March 15, 2018

This month, the Spectator has seen a dramatic influx of reader feedback. First, this increase in engagement has reinforced that we’re covering issues that the Seattle University community is both interested and invested in. Second, this indicates that readers care about the way the Spectator writes about these issues and have a desire to c...

Corporate Activism Takes Steps towards Gun Regulation

The Spectator Editorial Board

March 7, 2018

Walmart and Dicks Sporting Goods have decided to stop selling guns to people under the age of 21 following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida where 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed by an armed gunman. These actions have not gone unnoticed—they have been met with controversy—but mostly, a whole lot of...

We are the Dead. We are the Living.

The Spectator Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

From first grade to high school students, the barrel of a gun and the bullets that follow have found no mercy upon the community of youth that we live among. Each day we sit in a classroom, go to the movies or attend a concert, we are haunted with the thought of whose face will be printed next in the headlines. Who next will rest in in the darkness...

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