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Net Providers Threaten Internet Access

William McQuilkin, Author

February 12, 2014

If you’re going to hit college students where it hurts, take away their Netflix. Verizon and other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be doing just that. In an important court case on last month, Verizon challenged the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules surrounding net neutrality. Essentially, this means that private Internet...

How Expensive Are the Olympics?

Sheldon Costa, Author

February 12, 2014

Ah, the Olympics. That special time, every four years, when nations all around the world can, for just a little time, put aside their political differences and use their finest athletic specimens to one-up each other. Not only are the Olympics a good way for nations to find new and interesting ways to despise one another, but the event as become notorious...

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Harrison Bucher, Author

February 11, 2014

The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t getting any closer. At least not for now. Seattle is in the midst of a huge project in which they will be removing the Alaskan Way Viaduct that has aged greatly. Discussion of its removal has been going on for years. In the viaduct’s place will be a brand new 1.7 mile long tunnel that will be part of Highway...

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Security Issues Snowball At Winter Games

February 5, 2014

The Olympic Games are known to many as a symbol of solidarity and a chance for all nations to put their political differences...

Jesuits Take Ministry To The Web

Caroline Ferguson, Author

February 5, 2014

Brendan Busse, S.J., has two computers on his desk. One is a Dell, a hulking old fossil of a thing, hooked up to God-knows-where by a tangle of black cords. The second is a sleek MacBook Pro, all sparkling chrome save for the lacquer of glossy stickers that covers the front. It’s a pretty up-to-date piece of technology for a Jesuit, considering the...

SPD Tries To Arrest Chaos Inside and Out

February 5, 2014

For those who have been reading the surge of Public Safety emails sent out over the last few weeks, some might be wondering if...

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SU, Community Stay Invested In Divestment

February 5, 2014

At last Wednesday’s open forum on divestment, the issue of oil investments began to get personal. The event included four speakers...

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....

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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...

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