The Spectator

Celebrating a Bleeding Earth

Alexa McConville, Author

April 20, 2016

All across the nation this Friday, teachers and yuppie parents will take children out to plant a tree, or spend 45 minutes cleaning a beach, or bring a sack of cans to their local recycling center for Earth Day. Then, the next day, they’ll wake up and resume their role as an ignorant yet active participant in a global socio-economic system that damns...

There and Back Again

William McQuilkin, Author

April 19, 2016

Catching fish is fun. The tugging of a line being bitten, the guiding hand of the fisherman bringing the fish closer and the buzz of the line jumping back in one foot at a time are all feelings that one should know at least once. But in order to catch a fish, a fisherman must be able to tie a hook to a line. My grandpa — a salt of the earth, paint on...

Comic: This is an Urgent PSA

March 10, 2016

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SRI Task Force Forums Revive Sustainability Conversation

February 10, 2016

The newly formed Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) task force held its first round of open forums last Tuesday, inviting faculty...

Cam Peters• the spectator

Food With Spirit Club Aims to Grow

January 13, 2016

If you thought the season of giving was over, think again—the Food with Spirit Club plans on involving more people with their...

Film Brings New Energy to Climate Justice

Film Brings New Energy to Climate Justice

January 13, 2016

The world is heating up, and so is the Seattle University discussion of climate justice. On Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m....

The Essentials

William McQuilkin, Author

November 2, 2015

When backpacking, it becomes quickly evident that packing light becomes a priority. The less one brings, the less one has to carry; thus, knowing what to pack is necessarily important. This list may be added to or taken away for any given climate, however, it should prove as a sufficient list for the novice. When venturing out into the world, it...

Seattle University Campus Climate Assessment 2015

Seattle University Campus Climate Assessment 2015

October 29, 2015

“Seattle University affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual and psychological vitality of t...

Connecting the World  to Seattle University

Connecting the World to Seattle University

October 7, 2015

The world, and Seattle University, is always changing. According to the Pew Research Center’s new study of immigration patterns, by the year 2065...

The Week in Review

Scott Johnson, Author

October 7, 2015

Mars has Water— NASA announced on Monday, Sep. 28 that there is water on Mars. The find represents a major discovery and radical shift in what we know about the planet itself and the rest of the galaxy. While this does not necessarily indicate the presence of life, water is one of the key foundations for a chance of microbial lifeforms and will thu...

City Council Advocates For Rent Control

Alexa McConville, Author

September 30, 2015

In response to the ever-rising costs of living in Seattle, City Council passed a resolution last Monday asking the state to lift its ban on rent control. It looks unlikely that the request will be granted, as there is no support in any districts outside of the city to get rid of the statewide ban. City Council members Kshama Sawant and Nick Lacata...

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Students Say ‘Shell No!’ To Oil Drill

May 20, 2015

Hundreds of environmental activists gathered early Saturday morning in life vests and kayaks to protest Royal dutch Shell in Seattle’s...

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