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SU License Plate Could Drive School Spirit

Lena Beck, Author

February 5, 2014

The Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors (ABoG) is working on a way to promote school spirit, positive alumni and current student relations, and social justice via education all in one license plate. A Seattle U plate would have school colors and the logo, and all of the proceeds would go to a scholarship fund. ABoG is being aided in this...

Rankings Mean Little, But Vital for Schools

Lena Beck, Author

January 29, 2014

No matter what background they come from, all Seattle University students have one thing in common:  they all decided to come here.   Some transferred from other places, but most made their decision during their senior year of high school.  Most will remember it as a choice that required the weighing of a lot of different factors and options....

Murray Hurries to Kickstart Year in Office

January 29, 2014

City Hall’s modern architecture and welcoming atmosphere make the building feel like more of a place of business than of politics....

Students Pay High Price Under Metro Changes

Students Pay High Price Under Metro Changes

January 29, 2014

The wheels on the bus may not be going round and round much longer. The King County Metro Bus System has struggled to receive...

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...

King Obama: President Talks Big to America

King Obama: President Talks Big to America

January 29, 2014

Tuesday night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. The President’s annual address to Congress (and the...

‘Uber’ Problems Ahead for New Car Services

Alaina Bever, Author

January 28, 2014

For young people living, working and studying in the heart of a busy city transportation is a big part of the daily lives of Seattle University students. Fortunately, many venues and necessities are near enough to walk. Other alternatives for students include bussing, biking or even utilizing Public Safety’s Nighthawk system. There are some occasions,...

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....

SU Student Stabbed, Assailants Arrested

Alaina Bever, Author

January 22, 2014

Students who may have forgotten that Seattle University is an urban campus received a rude awakening last week when a student was stabbed on campus. Early on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 15, a 24-year-old Seattle U student was assaulted and stabbed in an attempted robbery on campus. According to the timely warning notification emailed to students,...

Seattle and Colorado, The New Pot Spots

Seattle and Colorado, The New Pot Spots

January 22, 2014

Mary Jane is rolling into town, pass it on. When Initiative-502 passed last year, the commercial sale and recreational use...

Foundation Funds Experimental Classes

Harrison Bucher, Author

January 22, 2014

After taking several lecture-style courses, some may find themselves unprepared when faced with a real-world problem. So, what if you could spend more time solving problems from potential employers while still in the classroom? In the upcoming academic year, a team of four Seattle University professors will get the opportunity to implement a new...

Deaf Community Struggles To Be Heard

Deaf Community Struggles To Be Heard

January 22, 2014

Members of the Deaf community were outraged last month when the sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela’s funeral appeared...

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