The Spectator

A Community Failed

Emily Mozzone, Author

May 30, 2018

CW: Suicide Growing up, I was always taught that hospitals were there for you in times of crisis. If you had insurance or the ability to pay, doctors and hospital staff would stop at nothing to make you feel safe, cared for, and well again. As I’ve grown older, I became aware of the financial roadblocks that made it nearly impossible for some peo...

Letters regarding story on WFF Custodians from Seattle U, WFF and The Spectator

Guest Writer, Author

May 30, 2018

Dear Editor: We were both surprised and concerned by the allegations made in The Spectator relating to WFF custodians. WFF Facility Services is recognized as a reputable contractor for colleges and universities and a contractor we have had a strong working relationship with for more than 20 years. SU’s facilities team and others have found WFF leade...

Letter to the Editor: A response to last week’s feature

Guest Writer, Author

May 24, 2018

Alec and Anna: Thank you for the great article on our amazing SU custodians! I have often worried about how they are compensated as I know so many must struggle to keep afloat – as many of us do in the area! It is truly sad to think that the Administration’s attitude is to step away from the issues with WFF while they require that more and more...

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty:

Guest Writer, Author

May 3, 2018

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty: In light of disturbing events regarding transphobia on campus this past week, we make the following requests of the university. We stand as a political science department committed to making this campus welcoming to everyone. We request that the University: 1. Support the Student Mission Day idea of creating gend...

Letter to the Editor

Guest Writer, Author

May 3, 2018

Seattle University is currently working through the distress caused by a Jesuit English professor who removed the student run newspaper The Spectator from stands across campus. Professor Father Leigh claimed that he removed the newspapers because, “he was offended by a recent edition of The Spectator, whose cover contained what he [I] considered an...

To the Editors of the Spectator and to all members of the Seattle U community.

Guest Writer, Author

April 26, 2018

I want to begin by commending the journalists of the Spectator who are engaging with real issues on the Seattle U campus and challenging the university to live up to our Mission, from the campus demonstration policy, to the recent administrative opposition to unionization by adjunct faculty, and, of course, most recently around the removal of copies of ...

To the Editor

Guest Writer, Author

April 26, 2018

I am writing as a former student journalist and Spectator editor 1967/1968.  From my understanding the tradition of drag shows and its attendant milieu probably date to a history some two millenia old.  They in fact may well predate Christianity.    So we are dealing with an artistic event which is steeped in virtually all cultures. It is mea...

To the Editor

Guest Writer, Author

April 26, 2018

The English Department writes to express support for The Spectator staff, who have the responsibility of making editorial decisions. As a Department, we value the crucial work that journalists do and we value the need for them to be independent. We also stand with LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff in our department, college, and campus communit...

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff of Seattle University

Guest Writer, Author

April 26, 2018

We write to express our strongest support for The Specatator article reporting on the 2018 Drag Show, for the editorial decision to run a photograph of a performer at the show on the cover, and for the professional coverage of the actions of Fr. David Leigh, the comments of Fr. Stephen Sundborg, and the subsequent responses by the campus commun...

Letter to the Editor

Guest Writer, Author

March 15, 2018

Although I generally look forward to each new edition of e Spectator to see the latest on students’ minds - there is a newspaper stand right by my department’s office in the 1103 Building - I have to tell you I was greatly disappointed by the front page of the most recent, March 7th, 2018 edition. In fact, I would go so far as to say, “Sh...

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