The Spectator


Reflecting on Historic Midterms With Activism, Advocacy

November 14, 2018

This year’s midterm elections were record-breaking when it came to the diversity of Congress. For the first time in the democr...


Midterm Elections Bring Democratic House, High Voter Turnout

November 7, 2018

After two years under Republican control of both the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government, both the Repu...

Seattle U Hawaiian Students respond to recent Eruptions

Jordan Kenison, Author

May 30, 2018

Mount Kilauea continues to erupt on the island of Hawaii, spewing lava that raises major health and safety concerns for local residents and businesses. Additionally, some experts predict that substantial drops in tourism are expected to ause a dent in the Big Island’s local economy. According to the New York Times, the violent volcanic eruption h...

An Analysis of Recent Missile Strikes against Syria

Rania Kaur, Author

April 25, 2018

The United States government, along with the United Kingdom and France, launched missile strikes at Syria last Saturday, April 14. Though the Syrian Civil War has been going on for seven years, this is the second time that the U.S. has intervened in Syria. The goal of these strikes was to “deter the Syrian Regime’s chemical weapons capability and...

Law Experts Reflect on Japanese-American Incarceration

Nick Turner, Author

April 19, 2018

Gordon Hirabayashi was 24 years old the first time he challenged the United States Supreme Court. It was after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and President Roosevelt had just ordered the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American people living on the West Coast. A curfew had been imposed on all people of Japanese descent. Hirabayashi, a stude...

Week in Review- April 18, 2018

Hunter Uechi, Author

April 19, 2018

COMEY LIVES UP TO TRUMP’S TWEETS — Before former FBI director James Comey’s interview with ABC News aired on April 15, President Trump tweeted about his experience with Comey. Trump referred to Comey as a liar, a “slippery” man and a “slimeball” and named him the “Worst FBI Director in history.” During Trump’s morning tweets, he r...

Communities across the Globe Brace for Water Scarcity

Communities across the Globe Brace for Water Scarcity

February 14, 2018

Marc Dyllan Morra and his two daughters live in Cape Town, South Africa, a region on the verge of crisis. On what has been dubbed...

Week in Review- February 14th

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018

Explosion at Power Station Causes Blackout to Parts of Puerto Rico— An explosion and fire at a power station in Puerto Rico caused blackouts on Feb. 11, sending parts of San Juan, Trujillo Alto, Guaynabo, Caguas, Carolina and Juncos into darkness. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz confirmed that no injuries were sustained during the explosi...

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SU Student Grapples with Threat of Losing DACA Protections

February 7, 2018

“I’ve been in line [to get my citizenship] since I was seven. I was raised here, I was enculturated here, and I’m not asking...

The Week in Review: February 7th, 2018

JahMansa O'Farrow

February 7, 2018

Trayvon Martin would turn 23 this week— Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a police officer nearly six years ago. On Feb. 5 he would have turned 23. According to Martin’s dad, his son, then a teenager, stepped out from The Retreat at Twin Lakes community for snacks around 7 p.m. that February evening during the halftime of the NBA...


Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Student Athletes

January 31, 2018

Tyler Hilinski, sophomore quarterback for the Washington State Cougars, was found dead by police from an apparent suicide. His...


Ready, Set, Amazon Go!

January 31, 2018

From the outside it looks like any new store, nestled near the Amazon headquarters downtown. However, as any enthusiastic Amazon...

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