Transportation levy questionable

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is meeting with city council and community members to discuss his proposed $900 million transportation levy named Move Seattle this week. The expensive levy aims to improve road safety and invest heavily in public transportation. There is no doubt that Seattle needs a transportation makeover. Commuting times are increasing, crucial bus […]

Congress votes to block crucial act

In April, Republican Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Rep. Jason Chaffetz motioned to block a reproductive health non-discrimination act. The act, amended by the District of Columbia council, prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of reproductive health choices. Many Republicans on the House committee believe the act undermines […]

Racism against whites nonexistent

To the average citizen, it should be blatantly obvious that the United States is in dire need of a race relation transformation. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington, minorities are being unjustly targeted and killed. Despite numerous racially-charged violent acts and daily micro-aggressions that minorities face, some people foolishly […]

Farmworkers’ rights abused in WA

Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice, FUJ), an independent farmworker union in Burlington, Washington, is asking consumers to boycott products that contain Sakuma Bros. Farm’s berries. The organization, composed of primarily Mexican migrant workers, cites innumerable violations and abuses such as racial and sexual harassment, wage theft and retaliation. Sakuma Bros. supplies […]

ASSP candidate endorsements

The Associated Students of Seattle Pacific represents all undergraduate students at our university. The elected core of officers and employees serve the community by organizing events, managing budgets and fostering meaningful discussions within our community. As the 2014-2015 year comes to a close, the student body is charged with the task of electing new ASSP […]

Racism ingrained in universities

This past Monday, students gathered on the University of Oklahoma (UO) campus to protest the racist actions of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity. Over the weekend, a video of fraternity members singing racist chants went viral. The national headquarters for the fraternity quickly closed its Oklahoma chapter and the members were given until midnight […]