The Spectator

Campus Ministry Leads a New Encounter

Hunter Uechi, Author

March 15, 2018

Since 2001, Seattle University has been sending students, faculty and staff on immersion experiences to the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) located in Managua, Nicaragua. After officially establishing their partnership in 2014 with a signed memorandum of understanding, Campus Ministry hosted an immersion experience with the UCA in Nicaragua two years...

SU Students Plan Walkouts, Push for Legislative Change

Anna Kaplan, Author

March 15, 2018

“These acts of violence should never be welcomed in any community,” Student Government of Seattle University Student Body President Pa Ousman Jobe said regarding mass shootings in the United States. “As students, we choose to use our voices and bodies to be in solidarity with our fellow students and all those that have suffered and still bear...

Empowering the Voices of First-Gen Students

March 1, 2018

This week, in an effort to provide support, visibility and community for the first generation students, or “first- gens” on...

Taxes for Dummies, a.k.a. College Students

Sofía Muro-Wells, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

Tax Day is fast approaching, a dreaded day as recognizable in American culture as the Fourth of July. Landing on April 17 this year, Tax Day is the date by which all people with income in the previous year are required to file their income with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Seattle University Finance instructor David Carrithers recommends that...

Avoiding your Thoughts? Listen to one of these Podcasts!

Arielle Wiggin, Author

March 1, 2018

When the iPod first debuted in the early 2000s, people finally had a portable way to store and download podcasts. Since then, podcasts have continued to grow in popularity. In 2015, nonfiction crime podcast “Serial” was the first podcast to receive a Peabody Award. Talking to Seattle University students indicated that popular podcast topics that...

Student-led Protests Erupt in Hong Kong

Mason Bryan, Author

October 7, 2014

Massive swaths of people swarmed the streets outside the Hong Kong government headquarters this weekend to demand election reform. A crackdown ensued: Police pepper sprayed the protesters and hurled tear gas canisters into the peaceful demonstration. “This is already much bigger than anything the Beijing or Hong Kong authorities expected,” Larry...

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