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Jesuits Respond to #blacklivesmatter

February 25, 2015

Two weeks ago, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities released a call to action titled “BLACK lives matter, ALL...

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International Dinner Brings ‘Home’ to SU

January 29, 2015

Students can check something off of their Seattle University bucket lists–and get a taste of foods from around the world–by...

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No Indictment Ignites Protests, SU Reacts

December 4, 2014

Photo by staff designer Courtney Decker The grand jury decision on Nov. 24 not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fata...

Editorial: Dear White People

The Spectator Staff

December 4, 2014

Following last week’s no indictment decision by a Missouri grand jury, I took to Seattle’s streets to join the protests. As a white person, I need to be conscientious about several things when taking part in these demonstrations. I am not participating because I am affected by the racial biases present in policing, but rather because I want to stand...

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Why ‘Dear White People’ Hit Home—and Why That’s a Good Thing

November 7, 2014

I’m a white student journalist at a predominantly white university in a predominantly white city, and I, like many of us in...

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New Holiday Honors Indigenous Community

October 15, 2014

Christopher Columbus, the man who “discovered” America, is going to have to share his holiday from now on. The city of...

Miss Seafair Contestant Defies the Norm

June 5, 2013

After achieving the title of Miss Hispanic Seafair, Tania Santiago becomes the first non-U.S. citizen to ever compete in Seattle’s...

Boston Reflection: The College Connection

Alaina Bever, Author

May 1, 2013

The manhunt is over. One culprit is dead, the other in custody. The tragedy has sunk in, and the Boston bombings have faded into a haunting nightmare. Now that the panic has ended, the questions begin. America wants to know who could be capable of committing such a horrifying act of terrorism. Not their names; we know what to call them. Dzhokhar...

How Location and Culture Keeps Xavier Separate and Why it Will Never Change

J. Adrian Munger, Author

February 27, 2013

Of all the residence halls, Xavier is certainly the loneliest. Situated in a corner of campus, Xavier is physically the most remote residence hall at Seattle University. But the gap between Xavier and the rest of campus is much deeper and more subtle than geographic distance. The gap is a cultural one. Xavier is a Global House, meaning it plays host...

Immigration at Political Forefront

Olivia Johnson, Author

February 13, 2013

“Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.” With this passionate declaration during his inauguration speech, President Obama made...

Editorial: MLK’s Dream is Far From Realized

The Spectator Staff

January 23, 2013

As pleasant as it may have been to enjoy a renewed sense of American exceptionalism on MLK/Inauguration day, as we re-swore in our first black president and listened to the impressive timbre of Beyonce’s pre-recorded voice, and marched in joyful celebration of the partial realization of Dr. King’s “dream,” all the fanfare is distracting from...

G.A.S. Struggles to Fuel Mass Student Intrest

November 14, 2012

After the TV show you are watching one night, there is an infomercial. You see a group of dark-skinned children with old, ragged...

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