The Spectator

Controversy stirs over Tax to Combat Homelessness Crisis

Sarah Haghi, Author

May 24, 2018

Homelessness is rampant in Seattle. The ever-increasing rates of people living on the streets, has also brought a rise in activism to lessen it. On May 14, the Seattle City Council voted to unanimously approve a head tax on companies making over $20 million annually. This means that over 585 companies in our city will pay $275 per full-time employee...

Visualizing the Invisible: How SU Engages the Homeless

Bailee Clark, Author

March 1, 2018

When walking past a bike rack, most people assume that it was put there in order for cyclists to stow their bikes. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, that bike rack was installed to prevent groups seen as “undesirable” by businesses and city governments from sleeping or congregating in the area. This is known as hostile architecture,...

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