The Spectator

“The Spirituality of Racial Justice”: Where faith and justice collide

Vikki Avancena, Author

May 10, 2016

The experience of faith and justice intersect constantly in today’s world, and it is out of these collisions that a new Campus Ministry Faith and Justice cohort was born. Focused on “The Spirituality of Racial Justice,” the student-led group, which met for the first time on April 27, will meet every Wednesday for the rest of Spring Quarter. The...

Ecuador and Japan Recover After Devastating Quakes

Vikki Avancena, Author

May 4, 2016

“There is nothing natural about the aftermath of a natural disaster,” sophomore Kami Chan said. “There is no mercy when it destroys everything in its path.” On the evening of Saturday, April 16, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 devastated Ecuador. The catastrophe demolished many coastal towns, killing 654 people and forcing more than 26,000...

Gender in Politics: Discussed Too Much or Not Enough?

Vikki Avancena, Author

April 27, 2016

With the current race between the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates heating up, the Seattle University Wingmen decided to spice things up with their event “Gender in Politics: Bernie Bros Welcome.” The organization’s core team is made up of adviser Jazz Espiritu and members Nicolás Cruz, Michael Clymer and Connor Crinion. While the...

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Love in Harmony at the Spring Choir Concert

April 27, 2016

When the Seattle University choir performs their seasonal show this spring, love will be in the air and our ears. This year’s...

A Higher Order: Mission & Ministry Programs Realigned

A Higher Order: Mission & Ministry Programs Realigned

April 20, 2016

Illustrated by Emma Fried • The Spectator Words hold power, especially when they imply a commitment to faith. For S...

The Week in Review

Vikki Avancena, Author

April 13, 2016

STUDENTS PUSH UNIVERSITIES ON EQUITY ISSUES— Students from the University of Washington and Western Washington University have recently made demands related to equity issues. Hundreds of black students at the UW took over a meeting on race and equity two weeks ago, critiquing the university for not acting on these issues in a timely manner. The stud...

More Than just a Number: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

More Than just a Number: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 6, 2016

This year Seattle University continues the annual tradition of Take Back the Night—along with other projects—during April,...

The Week in Review

Vikki Avancena, Author

April 6, 2016

DONALD TRUMP ABORTION STANCE SPARKS OUTRAGE— After Donald Trump commented that women who choose to have an abortion should be criminalized, many people  belonging to both pro-choice and pro-life groups took offense to Trump’s abortion stance. Although Trump failed to elaborate on what the specific consequences should be, he did take the position...

Ignatianq on the Intersection of Identities

Vikki Avancena, Author

March 30, 2016

In honor of Seattle University’s Jesuit tradition, many share the belief that the desire for social justice transcends any boundaries or limitations. These Jesuit values will again be coming together in solidarity, as the third annual IgnatianQ conference will be hosted by Seattle University this Fri., Apr. 1 through Sun., Apr. 3. Both student-run...

Vagina Monologues: Still Inspiring Dialogue

Vikki Avancena, Author

March 10, 2016

Shakespeare may not have written it, but “The Vagina Monologues” is a revolutionary play that has maintained its cultural relevance since it was originally performed in 1996. Dedicated to women and their stories, the play still inspires audiences today and will be coming to Seattle University yet again. Primarily run through the Society of Feminists...

Crawford to Take Helm at UPS, SU Searches for New Provost

Vikki Avancena, Author

March 9, 2016

Since his arrival at Seattle University in 2008, provost Isiaah Crawford has continuously striven to improve our campus. It is with great pride and gratitude that we prepare to say goodbye to Crawford in his last months at Seattle U, as he was recently appointed as the 14th president of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He will be the school’s...

An Optimistic Take on Brewing Hits the Hill

March 2, 2016

Although the rare Seattle sunshine has been making more frequent appearances this dreary winter quarter, the days of fog and gray...

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