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SUYI Asks Students, ‘How Are We Doing?’

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 9, 2013

Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) is starting their year of service with a survey for all involved to determine whether learning objectives are being achieved. The CSCE is launching the survey in the coming weeks for about 275 students engaged in long-term service, according to Director Kent Koth and Assistant Director of Student Leadership...

End of The Silk Road

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 9, 2013

From clothes to books to electronics, online shopping has become a means of convenience to get what you want delivered to your doorstep. Prior to last week, there was an online marketplace, which offered that and more. “More,” meaning everything from illegal drugs to weapons to contract killers. The Silk Road has been called the “eBay of illicit...

SU Dumps Pepsi for Coke As Love Fizzes Out

SU Dumps Pepsi for Coke As Love Fizzes Out

October 2, 2013

Seattle University’s 20-year relationship with Pepsi has gone flat. Last January the school made the official decision to...

Pope Francis Versus The Catholic Church

Pope Francis Versus The Catholic Church

October 2, 2013

Pope Francis greets his papal audience on Sept. 25, 2013 in the Vatican City. Photo courtesy of Rex Features via AP images. Pope Francis has only ...

Streetcar Construction Derails Bikers

Streetcar Construction Derails Bikers

October 2, 2013

Seattle University Bike Club members Tranja Streiff, Nick Martinez and David Polansky ride down Broadway through the construction and rain. Photo by...

Uncle Sam Wants You… Drop Trou and Say ‘Ah’

Lena Beck, Author

October 2, 2013

Next time you visit the doctor’s office, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for a giant papier-mâché Uncle Sam threatening to violate you. In an attempt to keep college-aged people from signing up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known by some as “Obamacare”, an organization called Generation Opportunity has begun running several anti-ACA...

The Affordable Care Act For Dummies You

The Spectator Staff

October 2, 2013

Despite their persistent and creative efforts, a core group of ultra-conservative House Republicans were unable to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Though, to their credit, they did manage to shut down the country’s national parks and passport offices. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a series of healthcare...

Government Shutdown: Breaking It Down

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 2, 2013

If you’re like me, then prior to this week, you didn’t even know the government could shut down. But it’s here and it’s happening. So what exactly does this mean? Basically, Congress re-budgets every year. This year, they missed their deadline, and still haven’t caught up with it. Every year, the House and the Senate have to decide to enact...

The show goes on for The Moore Theatre

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

September 30, 2013

The bandages are coming off and The Moore Theatre is showing off its new facelift. From the outside it may not look like much, but the extravagant interior has become a Seattle icon. For music and history enthusiasts alike, this is an exciting moment for Seattle. The Moore Theatre is 106 years old, built in 1906 and is the oldest existing entertainment...

Solution For Serious Situation In Syria Stalled

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

September 26, 2013

Confusion clouds the situation in Syria as politicians advocate that several varying degrees of military action be taken, while figures like Pope Francis issue calls for peace. Sept. 7 was proclaimed by Pope Francis as a churchwide day of prayer and fasting for Syria, the first such declaration since 2003, when Pope John Paul II called for prayer...

The Grass is Greener on the Other Hills

The Grass is Greener on the Other Hills

September 26, 2013

With plenty of sweet spots like Cupcake Royale and High Five Pie, Capitol Hill has always been a popular destination for baked...

Bringing Home Baggage, Reverse Shock Talk

Bringing Home Baggage, Reverse Shock Talk

September 26, 2013

Although the study abroad experience illuminates both new dimensions of the world and of oneself, being so immersed in a new culture...

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