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Nicole Schlaeppi  •  The Spectator

Trash Talk at Seattle University

April 17, 2014

In 2012, Seattle produced an amount of solid waste equivalent to over 3,000 blue whales. That is a lot of whales. T...

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Divest Campaign: We Don’t Have Time For ‘No’

April 16, 2014

Seattle University’s divestment campaign seems like the “will they, won’t they” movement of the year. Last week, Sustainable...

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Debate Spills Around Keystone Pipeline

February 12, 2014

Environmentalists and big corporations are butting heads yet again on the issue of the Keystone Pipeline. The final Environmental...

Gym Closures and Dark, Windy Workouts

November 20, 2013

Finding the time to exercise is never easy, or even fun. Between work and school, many students rely on the gym’s early morning...

Complacency Killed the Polar Bears

The Spectator Staff

November 6, 2013

It’s not easy being green, which is why we are so proud of Seattle University for besting out the University of Washington and winning the Green Washington Award in the Government/Academia category. It is so easy to be tempted to do the wrong thing at the detriment of the planet, for instance we are surrounded by cheap gas and coal and oil, the...

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Long-Awaited Bullitt Center Opens to Public

May 1, 2013

Kateri town • The SpectatorThe Bullitt Center, which describes itself as the greenest commercial building in the world, is 80 percent more efficient than...

Editorial: Don’t Let Oil Spoil Seattle U

The Spectator Staff

May 1, 2013

If Seattle University is truly invested in its Jesuit values, then it’s time to divest. The fossil fuel divestment movement calls for universities to eliminate their stock in fossil fuel companies on a moral basis. As the Fossil Free organization declares on its website, “It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate.” Some say that...

Matthew Gilbertson  •  The Spectator

CAR2GO, ZIPCAR Offer Easy Ways to Travel

April 25, 2013

Thanks to Seattle University’s convenient location in the heart of Seattle, there are a variety of options for getting around...

Editorial: Bullitt Center Sets a New Standard

The Spectator Staff

April 25, 2013

The Bullitt Center on opening day generated more energy than it consumed. The Seattle sun charged the facility’s rooftop solar panels and sent the excess energy back into Seattle City Light’s power grid. Being touted as the “greenest commercial building in the world,” and built to meet the Living Building standards of green engineering, the...

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