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What will Happen to the Handshake?

What will Happen to the Handshake?

June 6, 2020

What is going to happen to the cultural practice, known as the handshake? It is a simple greeting that commences an interaction...

College of Arts and Sciences Letter about Solidarity and Changing the Culture of Anti-Blackness at Seattle U and Beyond

College of Arts and Sciences Letter about Solidarity and Changing the Culture of Anti-Blackness at Seattle U and Beyond

June 3, 2020

We are members of the faculty and staff at Seattle University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and we are angry. We are angry...

The Spectator’s Official Message to Stand with Black Students and Uphold Our First Amendment Rights

The Spectator’s Official Message to Stand with Black Students and Uphold Our First Amendment Rights

June 3, 2020

In the wake of current events not only in Seattle but across the nation, we recognize that it is The Spectator’s responsibility...

The George Floyd Protests: A Manifestation of Fear in our Society

The George Floyd Protests: A Manifestation of Fear in our Society

June 3, 2020

Over the last six days, we have witnessed unimaginable distress and protests against the death of George Floyd—who was killed...

What’s for dinner, Mom? Pandemic reveals glaring inequalities in household labor divisions

What’s for dinner, Mom? Pandemic reveals glaring inequalities in household labor divisions

May 7, 2020

In the last four weeks, 22 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits. I can’t tell you how many of these 22 million...

50th Earth Day was one of a kind—and we’ll never see another just like it

50th Earth Day was one of a kind—and we’ll never see another just like it

May 7, 2020

Images of dolphins returning to the canals of Venice sparked worldwide hope during an otherwise gloomy outlook on life amidst...

Instagram Live: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Instagram Live: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

May 5, 2020

“Hate” is a strong word, so I’m going to try not to use it. There is a chance that Instagram Live serves its purpose, and...

Colorado is Not Ready for Phase One

Colorado is Not Ready for Phase One

May 4, 2020

Hi, it’s me, your not-so-local reporter reporting from my home state of Colorado. I am disappointed to share that Colorado will...

Don't forget to breathe and take care of your mental and physical health!

No Need to Stress Personal Progress in the Midst of a Pandemic

April 16, 2020

My screentime report is abysmal right now, and I will attribute that to empty hours at home spent mindlessly scrolling even when...

Continuing the Conversation: Why Basic Income Would Help Washington

Continuing the Conversation: Why Basic Income Would Help Washington

March 12, 2020

“We don’t turn anyone away” was what we were told on our first day at Community Lunch on Capitol Hill. Everyone is welcome...

Recruitment and Retention, SPD’s Troubles Staffing Their Stations

Recruitment and Retention, SPD’s Troubles Staffing Their Stations

March 5, 2020

Seattle Police, our boys in blue who wear black and are roughly 15% female by their own statistics, are some of the highest paid...

Things I Wish My Professor Knew

Things I Wish My Professor Knew

March 5, 2020

As students, we all have things that we wish our professors knew about us. Being on the quarter system, it can be difficult to...

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