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Comadre Panaderia: A ‘Sweet’ Cause

November 1, 2017

There’s no need to feel guilty for eating delicious sweets for breakfast, especially if it’s for a good cause. For the past two Sun...

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘The Big One?’

November 1, 2017

In 2015, when the New Yorker published an article about the massive earthquake expected in Seattle, it caused many in the Pacifi...


Amid Destruction of California Fires, Seattle U Supports Students

October 18, 2017

California has become a fiery inferno with multiple fires ravaging towns in the north and south. It started last Sunday, Oct. ...

Op-Ed: She Told Me, “The Ground is Shaking.”

Wendy Tafur, Author

April 27, 2016

I never thought I would have to write something like this, and I hope you never have to either. Imagine skyping your best friend across the world on a lazy Saturday evening. You haven’t seen them in a while and you miss them, so you’re talking about school and classes, memories and anecdotes. The sun is still out for you, it’s almost 5 p.m.,...

Earthquake Hits Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

Paolo Violante, Author

November 4, 2015

“The first earthquake in the morning was scary—terrifying. I was still in bed and my whole bed was shaking,” said Seattle University graduate student Kashaf Saleen, recounting her experience with the harrowing 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. The geographically tumultuous region, which includes Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of India, is especially...

The Week in Review

Paolo Violante, Author

October 14, 2015

MASSIVE FEDERAL PRISON RELEASE— Beginning Oct. 30, the U.S. Department of Justice will release 6,000 prisoners from federal prisons across the country. This is one of the largest releases in American history. The effects of mandatory minimums are longstanding and supersede this release, but many believe that this is just the beginning. The int...

Letter From The Editor

Melissa Lin, Author

September 30, 2015

Welcome back, Redhawks. It’s been a few. For those of you who don’t know, we are The Spectator—Seattle University’s student-run campus newspaper since 1933. As a journalist and Seattle U student, I cannot help but notice that readers are becoming more engaged, educated and aware about injustices felt on a cultural, social, political and...

Audrey Mallinak • The Spectator

SU Rounds Up To Join Nepal Relief Efforts

May 6, 2015

More than two weeks have passed since the strongest earthquake to strike Nepal in 80 years devastated the country. Reports claim...

Bye-Bye, Bertha: Infamous Drill Goes Belly-Up

William McQuilkin, Author

January 29, 2015

What drills, breaks and costs $80 million? The answer is Bertha, the world’s largest-diameter tunnel digging machine, currently stranded beneath downtown Seattle. In the summer of 2013, Bertha began her historic journey beneath Seattle’s downtown waterfront. The goal of the project was relatively straightforward: replace the State Route...

UN Releases Grim News on Climate Change

Harrison Bucher, Author

November 13, 2014

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released their fourth report since 2013, sharing grim predictions of what will happen if the world does not start making an effort to slow down global warming. The report recommends that greenhouse emissions be reduced by at least 40 percent by 2050, and that emissions are completely...

U.S. Prepares, Offers Help Amid Ebola Crisis

William McQuilkin, Author

October 15, 2014

In the coming weeks, it is possible that U.S. residents who evacuated from West Africa in need of treatment for Ebola will be treated at Harborview Medical Center, just blocks from Seattle University. Two months ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be a global emergency. Harborview’s announcement...

Lindsey Wasson • The Seattle Times

Obama Visits Oso, Declares ‘Major Disaster’

April 30, 2014

“The country is thinking about all of you, and have been throughout this tragedy. We’re not going anywhere. We’ll be here...

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