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The High Impact of Low Tide Beach Walks

The High Impact of Low Tide Beach Walks

Kristen Nielsen, Author

June 5, 2019

For many, low tide is a unique opportunity to briefly view exposed seaweed, crabs and mystery objects before watching them become engulfed by the ocean. However, for members of the Beach Naturalist Program run by the Seattle Aquarium, low tide is the perfect opportunity to educate the community and...

Janelle Abbott Releases Zero-Waste Fashion Line at Sassafras

Janelle Abbott Releases Zero-Waste Fashion Line at Sassafras

Debbie Dickinson, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019

Zero-waste Seattle designer, Janelle Abbott, revealed her newest collection at Sassafras on Friday with a trunk show. The collection—JRAT “Brutal, Right?”—was made entirely by hand and heavily influenced by brutalist architecture. Abbott likened her collection—which features vibrant paint,...

Seattle University Welcomes Spring with Holi Celebration

Seattle University Welcomes Spring with Holi Celebration

Lily Henein, Author

May 15, 2019

Seattle University’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) hosted the Holi celebration at the Union Green in observance of the Hindu festival of color. The day included traditional Indian treats, like mango lassi, samosas, and Hindu music. However, the main part of the event was when participants...

Is the Innovation Building Environmentally Sustainable?

Is the Innovation Building Environmentally Sustainable?

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019

Seattle University embodies a strong commitment to environmental sustainability through programs to recycle and compost waste, promote environmental consciousness on campus, and construct sustainable buildings. But with the construction of the new Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), is the school...

Redhawks Go Green for Earth Day

Redhawks Go Green for Earth Day

Debbie Dickinson, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

It is always a good time to evaluate your carbon footprint, so in honor of Earth Day on April 22, here are some ways you can be sustainable as a college student—whether you live in a dorm or off campus. Reduce! Electricity All types of fuel used to generate electricity leave a lasting impact on th...

A PAWS-ITIVE PRESSURE—DOCTORATE AND DOG

A PAWS-ITIVE PRESSURE—DOCTORATE AND DOG

Nicole Golba, Sports and Opinion Editor

April 10, 2019

Who doesn’t love the idea of getting paid to watch puppies—especially within the comfort of your own home? In an increasingly digital day and age with pet parents working long hours, platforms such as Rover have taken the world by storm. A quick scroll through the site will quickly lead you to...

Planting Changes

Planting Changes

Taylor McKenzie, Author

March 12, 2019

Getting Passionate for the Planet The feeling for this week is bewilderment. The very idea of climate change is inconceivable– we are literally poisoning ourselves to make our daily lives easier. By 2050, the phrase “there are other fish in the sea” will have to transition to “there are mo...

“Think Before You Throw”: Seattle Us’s Continued Progress Towards Clean Recycling

“Think Before You Throw”: Seattle Us’s Continued Progress Towards Clean Recycling

Caylah Lunning and Michelle Newblom

March 7, 2019

Michelle Newblom co-wrote this article. After failing a campus-wide recycling audit, Seattle University sent out a mass email on Feb. 7 explaining the severity of the issue and the financial and environmental impacts it would have on the community. The university was given 30 days to clean up its recycl...

Indigenous People’s Institute Brings Elder to Guide Community

Bailee Clark, Author

March 7, 2019

Upon entering the Indigenous People’s Institute, on the first floor of Xavier Hall with a door marked by a bust of Chief Seattle just outside, Program Coordinator Diane Tomhave greets visitors in a warm and inviting office. When they look around, they see a room covered in art created by native people...

Rejected Applications Bring Over $100,000 to Seattle University

Rejected Applications Bring Over $100,000 to Seattle University

Myrea Mora, News Editor

March 7, 2019

Seattle University made $447,755 off of the total number of applications in 2018 but where does this money go? The college application process is not only a challenge for students mentally and academically, but it is also a financial strain when taking the cost of each application into consideration. Se...

Contracted Construction Company Embraces Sustainability at SU

Contracted Construction Company Embraces Sustainability at SU

Kristen Nielsen, Author

March 7, 2019

Seattle University has chosen Skanska as the general contractor handle to demolition the University Services Building and later build a new science building in its place. The building will be a hub for computer science, chemistry, and biology, given the extremely quick growth of science programs in r...

Planting Changes

Planting Changes

Taylor McKenzie, Author

February 28, 2019

How to Live With Green Guilt For those of us who spend copious amounts of time worrying about the Earth and researching methods to reduce our carbon footprint, there can be tremendous amount of pressure involved in daily actions. When you are incapable of living out your values, there is a pang...

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