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Common Text Author Eula Biss Speaks About Ignorance

October 18, 2017

An integral part of Welcome Week for many years has been the reading and discussion of a common text. Last year, the common te...

The Use of the “X”: An Effort to Make Spanish Inclusive

May 3, 2017

Chicanx, not Chicano or [email protected] Latinx, not Latino or [email protected] EMILY MOZZONE • THE SPECTATOR Activists have included an “x” in...


MEChA de UW Brings the Chicanx Community Together

April 5, 2017

MEChA de UW hosted the 24th annual national conference at Seattle Central College last weekend, bringing together chapters of...


Barrio Biesta XXIII Explores Family, Feminism and Financial

March 1, 2017

“Kung may kahirapan, may katatagan” means “Where there is hardship, there is resilience.” This phrase is the overarching...

Critic’s Corner: “I Am Not Your Negro”

February 8, 2017

As the film opens, the voice of Samuel L. Jackson is rich and deep—almost booming. His capacity for intensity arguably made...

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum To Our New Arabic Program

Alexa McConville, Author

April 27, 2016

After years of absence, Arabic classes will once again be making a comeback in the academic year of 2016-2017 as one of the newest additions to the Modern Languages and Culture Department programs. The Arabic program was previously cut due to the low demand and lack of available funding to keep it going. Now with the opportunity ripe once again, the...

Why I am Boycotting Ghost in the Shell

Melissa Lin, Author

April 20, 2016

To say Ghost in the Shell is a cornerstone of Japanese media—and perhaps all modern science fiction and anime—is no overstatement; since it first began as a manga in the ‘80s, it has spurred film and anime adaptations, is the inspiration behind many modern animes and films, including The Matrix, and is still widely praised today for its incredible...

Of Color & Other Beautiful Things: A Space for Womxn of Color

Vikki Avancena, Author

November 20, 2015

With all the emotions that permeated the night, I left feeling a deep sense of wholeness—something I haven’t felt in a long time. I attended “Of Color & Other Beautiful Things: A Space Created by Womxn of Color At Seattle University,” last Thursday. The womxn of color group on campus is a mix of individuals who identify with the trauma and...

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...

Executive Immigration Order Affects WA, SU

The Spectator Staff

April 9, 2015

We often think of immigration reform as something that only affects states along the southern border. Yet, undocumented immigrants play a role in many communities in Washington State, including Seattle University. Earlier this year the Justice Department urged a federal appeals court hearing to reverse a hold that a Texas judge placed on President...

Nicole Schlaeppi • The Spectator

Friends, Family and Food at Filipino Fiesta

March 5, 2015

What Seattle University event has delicious cuisine, traditional dance and song, and costs under $20? The answer is United Filipino...

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