Treachery with modern twist in King Lear

A kingdom divided, a family partitioned: Seattle Pacific University’s Theatre Department takes on King Lear. One of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, King Lear is a story of treachery, loss and dysfunction. “Every aspect of the production blew me away, from the lights and sound to the costumes…the show was very meticulous,” said Natalie Gress, the […]


Silk Road trial may set dangerous precedent

Ross Ulbricht, a 29-year-old Libertarian from Austin, Texas, is currently standing trial for four counts of trafficking narcotics, money laundering, conspiracy and trafficking fraudulent documents. His website, ironically titled Silk Road, is an online black-marketplace hosted on the hidden service network Tor. It was shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2013. Ulbricht […]

Therapy over more punishment: Community courts strive for rehabilitation

The criminal justice system is geared to ensure the safety of the community. In the simplest terms, it apprehends offenders and punishes them to disincentivize future crimes. And yet, most low-level criminals continually offend over and over again, racking up long criminal histories and massive debt they can never afford to pay. When the criminal […]