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‘I hope those students resist’: SU’s Queer Community Responds

April 25, 2018

Growing up in a small, conservative town in Washington State, Mina Gibbs came out when she was 15 years old. Because of her sexual...

Seattle U Jesuit Deems Photo Offensive, Pulls Copies From Stands

April 18, 2018

Seattle University hosted its 10th annual Drag Show earlier this month. The event was lauded as a celebration of inclusion an...

An Inside Look into SU's Meme Culture

An Inside Look into SU’s Meme Culture

March 15, 2018

Memes: it seems like you can’t throw a digital stone without hitting one. They’re shared via Facebook, Twitter, Reddit—even...

Kim Wall and the Dangers Female Reporters Face

Tess Riski, Author

March 15, 2018

Last Thursday marked International Women’s Day, a global holiday established in 1910 during the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. Coincidentally, on this very day, 108 years later—also in Copenhagen—began the murder trial for Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who was killed while on assignment last summer. As a young female ...

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MRC Struggles to Merge with Arts and Sciences

March 7, 2018

Interim Provost Bob Dullea announced last May that, among a laundry list of changes, Matteo Ricci College (MRC) would merge with...

Exploring Weightlessness and Meditative Philosophy

Tess Riski, Author

February 21, 2018

Plato spent years of his life exploring the dichotomy between the body and the soul. He said the two exist symbiotically: the body cannot function without the soul and, likewise, the immortal soul must be contained within a body. Further, the ultimate purpose of philosophical life is to free the soul from the body. It’s pretty unfortunate that sensory...

University Removes Chuck Close Self-Portrait Amidst Harassment Allegations

January 31, 2018

American artist Chuck Close was accused of sexual harassment in December. On Friday, the National Gallery of Art announced that...


Passing the Pen to the New Editor in Chief

June 1, 2017

Half Japanese and 100 percent sassy, junior journalism major Nick Turner will take the lead as the editor in chief of the Spectator...


Matteo Ricci College Looks to Reinvent Itself

May 11, 2017

One year ago this week, a group of students marched into the Casey building and occupied the Matteo Ricci College (MRC) office...

Why We Shouldn’t Criticize Obama’s Speech Fee

Tess Riski, Author

May 3, 2017

Former President Barack Obama just agreed to give a not-so-free speech and people aren’t too happy about it, some going as far to label him a hypocrite. Obama spent his eight years in office championing the problems of the poor and advocating for the middle class. During a speech just last Monday, he spoke to students at the University of Chicago...

Climate Survey Reveals Low Faculty Morale

April 26, 2017

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a single person living in Seattle who earns under $50,400...

Letter From a 20.9-Year-Old

Tess Riski, Author

April 12, 2017

Today marks the one-week countdown to the day I’ve been dreaming of since I was an 18-year-old playing “Hey Mister” in the Safeway parking lot of my hometown. (Also, I highly discourage asking strangers for alcohol—very risky. Don’t do it, kids!) On the eve of this momentous occasion, there are some memories of my past life that I am more...

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