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Womxn Changemakers on Intersectional Advocacy at the Riveter

Womxn Changemakers on Intersectional Advocacy at the Riveter

Elise Wang, Director of Photography

June 5, 2019

The sun set as six women panelists’ voices rose over the attending crowd at The Riveter, Capitol Hill’s female- owned and managed coworking space. Driven by anger, courage and love, these women take intersectional approaches to their advocacy work throughout the Seattle community. The panel, “Walk...

Social Professor Speaks with Naef Scholars on Activism

Social Professor Speaks with Naef Scholars on Activism

Caylah Lunning and Nicole Golba

June 5, 2019

Associate Professor of Sociology at Seattle University Rachel Luft hosted an event in which she spoke about her experience with Hurricane Katrina, cancel culture, and social justice activism. The event took place on May 29 and featured Seattle U Naef Scholars, emphasized leadership potential and commitment...

Journalists Discuss Misconceptions of Domestic Violence

Journalists Discuss Misconceptions of Domestic Violence

Jack Derby, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

Domestic violence is among the darkest of clouds over American society. Its damage is both mental and physical, and it can affect survivors for the rest of their lives. Millions are affected by it in the United States, yet domestic violence is rarely discussed because of its intensely depressing nature...

Voices from the Seattle March for Worker and Immigrant Rights

Voices from the Seattle March for Worker and Immigrant Rights

Will Stein, Author

May 8, 2019

In honor of International Workers’ Day, hundreds of activists, advocates, and allies walked for more than three hours across Seattle as part of the 20th annual Seattle May Day March for Immigrant and Workers Rights. Marchers had different reasons for protesting, with some marching for rent control,...

Full & Bright Futures in Store For Seattle U Fulbright Scholars

Full & Bright Futures in Store For Seattle U Fulbright Scholars

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

This year, a handful of students and alumni, through their hard work and dedication, have received the Fulbright Scholarship which will allow them to do work in the international community. The Fulbright scholarship program is a U.S. foreign exchange program that aims to help fund international research...

Stacey Abrams Talks Personal Life, Politics & Voter Supression

Stacey Abrams Talks Personal Life, Politics & Voter Supression

Jack Derby, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

Georgia’s Democratic candidate in the 2018 election for governor, Stacey Abrams, came to Seattle on April 25 and was greeted by many eager to hear her speak. Supporters packed the rows of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and her presence in Seattle garnered the likes of Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who...

Exploring Racism in Algorithms and Tech

Exploring Racism in Algorithms and Tech

Conor Hannum, Author

May 1, 2019

For some, it can be hard to grasp the idea that automated technology and algorithms can be racist. On Apr 29, the Critical Platform Studies Group hosted a panel of guest speakers at the University of Washington to talk about racism in algorithms and the tech industry as a whole. Seattle University...

Seattle Central College Copes with Racist Vandalism on Campus

Seattle Central College Copes with Racist Vandalism on Campus

Caylah Lunning and Michaela Moore

April 24, 2019

After Seattle Central College (SCC) discovered racist vandalism drawn on a stairwell by a student, it took the school three weeks to cover it with paint. The vandalism was found on March 21, located in a stairwell that is not used too frequently, but nobody knows just how long the graffiti was there. The...

Nicaraguan Refugees Voice Their Concerns at UW

Nicaraguan Refugees Voice Their Concerns at UW

Joshua Scoggin, Ad Manager

April 24, 2019

It’s been a year since the political situation in Nicaragua hit a critical low with the Ortega regime. To commemorate this and to bring awareness of the situation in their country, five speakers put their anonymity and liberty at risk by coming to the University of Washington (UW) and letting interested...

Take Back the Night: Campus Events Promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Take Back the Night: Campus Events Promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Khuong "Teddy" Vo, Author

April 24, 2019

Take Back the Night (TBTN) has been an annual event at Seattle University every April, and this year continued to be a supportive space for survivors of sexual assault. Along with TBTN, Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) hosted two educational events last week: The Clothesline Project and a student conversation...

“Think Before You Throw”: Seattle Us’s Continued Progress Towards Clean Recycling

“Think Before You Throw”: Seattle Us’s Continued Progress Towards Clean Recycling

Caylah Lunning and Michelle Newblom

March 7, 2019

Michelle Newblom co-wrote this article. After failing a campus-wide recycling audit, Seattle University sent out a mass email on Feb. 7 explaining the severity of the issue and the financial and environmental impacts it would have on the community. The university was given 30 days to clean up its recycl...

Indigenous People’s Institute Brings Elder to Guide Community

Bailee Clark, Author

March 7, 2019

Upon entering the Indigenous People’s Institute, on the first floor of Xavier Hall with a door marked by a bust of Chief Seattle just outside, Program Coordinator Diane Tomhave greets visitors in a warm and inviting office. When they look around, they see a room covered in art created by native people...

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