The Spectator

Op-Ed on Affordable Housing Crisis in Chinatown/International District

Guest Writer, Author

June 10, 2018

The Chinatown/International District (CID)– home of Oasis, Go Poké, and Uwajimaya, is also the next target of corporate developers, who are undergoing construction in the homes of many Asian American residents. With cultural hotspots, such as Little Saigon, and Japantown “Nihonmachi,” facing the imminent threat of cultural erasure and displacem...

From Sandinista to Orteguista: How a Revolutionary Became a Dictator

Guest Writer, Author

June 10, 2018

Nicaragua, once the safest country in Central America, has suddenly become the most volatile in a matter of days. Many reactions from outside observers revolve around a man and the revolutionary movement he once led: “Daniel Ortega? The Sandinistas? Aren’t they the heroes that overthrew a dictatorship?” The confusion is valid. From a United States ...

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...

Solidarity: Seattle U Holds Space for UCA and Nicaragua

Guest Writer, Author

May 23, 2018

Nicaragua, a Central American country of 6 million people known for its Sandinista Revolution in the 1970s and 1980s, has tapped that revolutionary spirit once again. It started with protests against government mismanagement of a forest fire that damaged a crucial natural reserve, which sparked a movement that has forever changed the country. In the midst of thes...

My Philosophical Opposition to Econ Classes and Why They Need to be Taught Much Differently at Seattle University

Guest Writer, Author

May 17, 2018

This is not a critique of the two Econ teachers I’ve had while at SU. They were both highly talented, intelligent, dedicated, and caring teachers. That being said, I find a major problem with the way that economics is taught in school. Economics is passed off as a science and “natural” when it is neither. It’s passed off as the “way of the...

Just Another Cover-Up

Guest Writer, Author

May 17, 2018

How rich…Seattle University is changing the name of the Connelly Center because its namesake protected a sexual predator in the 60’s. This is a cover-up of sexual abuse by erasing history. The Jesuits of the Oregon Province declared bankruptcy because its members abused more than 500 minors and vulnerable adults, mostly from the Native American Comm...

Dear Seattle U Community

Guest Writer, Author

May 10, 2018

You are more than a statistic to us. We are not trying to coerce, harm, or prevent anyone affected by sexual violence from seeking help, in whatever capacity you feel is most suitable. We are certified peer health educators and have received training from national leading professionals in the realms of public health, sexual violence prevention and ...

A Letter to Father Sundborg

Guest Writer, Author

May 10, 2018

You need to know that I feel betrayed. I chose Seattle University because not only did I feel as though I would receive a good education, I felt as though that would be happening in an accepting environment. For the most part, that has proven to be true. I am satisfied with my courses, impressed by my professors, and engaged with my fellow students. I h...

Welcoming Spring Doesn’t have to Include a Ring

Hunter Uechi, Author

May 10, 2018

It’s that time again where dogs run around in circles on the Union Green, people are stepping out of their rooms in Birkenstocks and you are reminded that there are more than 50 students that attend Seattle University. Yes, I am describing what some call a time where their bodies reject nature, otherwise known as, Spring. Along with all the flowers, love is a...

Racist Children?

Bailee Clark, Author

May 10, 2018

A little over a year ago, I wrote a review of season 1 of the Netflix original show “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. I was so focused on the style, acting, and similarities to the book series. Season 2 recently came out, and I watched it just for fun. I came to the realization, however, that there were some pretty blatantly homophobic themes as wel...

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...

Dear Community

Guest Writer, Author

May 3, 2018

Dear community, On behalf of the Gender Justice Alliance, we are writing to share our desire for a trans inclusive campus that takes into account the whole person. We have heard from many voices who have condemned the act that took place this week. It is well established that what happened is unacceptable. We want to shift these conversations to wh...

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