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Checkers Stave Off Food Fight, For Now

Checkers Stave Off Food Fight, For Now

October 30, 2013

Prudent shoppers who stocked up on groceries last weekend in preparation for the potential grocery strike might have been disappointed...

City Fights Crime with Big Lightbulbs

Abigail Franzwa, Author

October 30, 2013

An officer once told me, “this is Free-attle, we can’t do nothin’ to you,” regarding after-hours lingering in Capitol Hill’s beloved Cal Anderson Park. But city officials are doing their darndest to make sure “closed” means closed. On Aug. 15, Mayor Mike McGinn announced that the flood lights over Bobby Morris playfield would stay on...

Rock and Roll Legend Lou Reed Dies at 71

Sheldon Costa, Author

October 28, 2013

As of Sunday, music has lost yet another great hero. Lou Reed, the pivotal figure in The Velvet Underground and arguably one of the most influential figures in rock and role history, passed away in Long Island this past Sunday. So far the details haven’t been released as to how he died, but Reed received a liver transplant back in May, and had cancelled...

Will Capitol Hill See The Comet Again?

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

October 25, 2013

Comet has left the hill at blinding speed, but some say it will be back. Fans of the local capitol hill dive bar, The Comet, may not have to fear that the bar is gone. Capitol Hill blog reports the bar may have a new owner. The Comet Tavern is and was the oldest bar on Capitol Hill. It made is debut in the 50s and became known for its odd collection...

Seattle U Bookstore Burglars on the Lam

Seattle U Bookstore Burglars on the Lam

October 23, 2013

Most of us haven’t had cubbies since preschool. Maybe it’s for the best. At the Seattle University bookstore, the cubbies...

Low Voter Turnout, but High Energy Electees

Lena Beck, Author

October 23, 2013

Seattle University’s government is far from shutdown. In fact, they’re rearing to go. The results of the SGSU elections are out and the freshly-elected candidates are ready to mingle with the Seattle U community.   But while the electees are excited for their roles in SGSU, voter turnout polls over the years consistently indicate that most...

Law Grads, Crowded Out of Industry, Go Solo

Adrianna Hennessey, Author

October 23, 2013

The Seattle University School of Law is currently home to about 900 part -time and full-time students. Their job prospects are looking grim. There are currently 10,000 Seattle U law school alumni working in the world, according to the law school website. While lawyers are generally known for high-paying jobs, there are not enough job opportunities...

Not the Black Plague, but the Rats are Back

Sheldon Costa, Author

October 23, 2013

It was the year 1340, and things were looking up for humanity. Then, the rats came. In a feat of ingenious organization, the rodent legion systematically spread a virulent plague that ultimately killed over a third of the human population. The good news is that humans eventually won the larger war and maintained dominion over the Earth. The bad news?...

Elderly Woman Neglected to Death, Abuse of Elderly on the Rise

Kelsey McGarry, Author

October 21, 2013

An 88 year-old-woman in Sydney, Australia was neglected to death, as she lay screaming in pain for three weeks. "Nothing in the past has disturbed me like this job disturbed me," paramedic Christopher Curtis told police. "I've not seen anyone, regardless of their age, that could withstand the level of pain inflicted by a fractured femur for five seconds.” The paramedics described the scene of the death of Cynthia Thore...

The Government Has Finally Got It Together…Or Did They?

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

October 17, 2013

After 16 days of shutdown, a bill has passed to reopen the government. According to Yahoo! News, the Senate voted 81-18 and the House voted 285-144 to pass the measure. Thank goodness, because without this bill, the country would have defaulted on debt payments. It appears the Treasury Department announced that national debts could not be payed...

Study Abroad Unattainable For Nurses?

October 16, 2013

It’s one piece of advice that college students hear over and over again: Study abroad. In today’s increasingly global world,...

Hazing Has Hazy Future At Garfield High

October 16, 2013

Garfield High School (GHS) is, according to its administration, “A place where you can make your dreams come true.” You may...

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