The Spectator

Spectator Seniors Reflect on Time at Seattle U

Kellie Cox, Author

June 4, 2014

I REGRET NOTHING I wish I could say I am leaving college armed with great advice for the undergraduates that will follow me. I wish I could say I have the answers to the world’s problems and I know what I want to do with my life. I wish I had a wholly formed understanding of myself and the world I live in. But I don’t. And you won’t either when you...

Sasquatch-Alypse 2014: A Festival Virgin’s Take on a Post-Apocalyptic Weekend

Kellie Cox, Author

May 28, 2014

It was day three of the 13th annual Sasquatch! Music Festival. My friends and I plopped ourselves down on the withered grass beneath the Bigfoot stage to wait for Major Lazer’s set, one of the final performances of the weekend. The people around us sat in quiet circles, heads bent, pulling grass out of the ground with eyes as fixated, dilated and...

Critic’s Corner: ‘Oculus’

Kellie Cox, Author

April 16, 2014

When I was 12, my friends and I were obsessed with the mirror maze at the local mall. Every weekend, we’d beg our parents to take us “shopping” so we could wander through it over and over, giggling every time we bumped into a mirror we expected to be an exit. Giddy and tired, we’d leave the maze covered in minor bumps and bruises, and our eyes...

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion

April 9, 2014

Illustrations by Alyssa Brandt Spring Fashion Button Downs You can do just about anything with a button down this season—tie it, cut i...

Critic’s Corner: Biblical Epics Are So Hot Right Now

Kellie Cox, Author

March 11, 2014

Hollywood seems to be going through a biblical phase. Last month’s release of “Son of God” marked the beginning of what some are calling “the Year of the Bible” in Hollywood. When The Bible series premiered on the History Channel in 2013, it attracted more than 13 million viewers and the series finale attracted an audience even greater than ...

SU Should Walk the Walk

Kellie Cox, Author

March 5, 2014

“We foster a concern for justice and the competence to promote it,” reads Seattle University’s Mission, Vision and Values. The statement is listed beneath the Justice value, the value that the university touts above all others. But when it comes to environmental justice, “concerned” is not a word I would use to describe our administration—“hypocritical”...

Critic’s Corner: ‘Son of God’

Kellie Cox, Author

March 5, 2014

I have a confession to make: I love Jesus movies. Growing up, “The Greatest Story Ever Told” was a staple in my household and I’ve happily sat through it at least 10 times. Same with 1961’s “King of Kings,” which is my personal favorite of the subgenre. I love the melodrama and bad special effects. I love the corny wigs and Roman armor....

Paramount Pictures

Critic’s Corner: Matthew McConaughey, a History

February 24, 2014

Because it still blows my mind that Matthew McConaughey is nominated for an Oscar, I’ve assembled a timeline detailing the Southern...

Critic's Corner: Film News Bites

Critic’s Corner: Film News Bites

February 17, 2014

Ellen Page Reveals She’s Gay Actress Ellen Page (“Juno,” “Inception”) came out as gay on Friday at the Time to Thrive conference. Page, 26, said she ...

Critic’s Corner: 12 Sports Movies You’ve Probably Forgotten About

Kellie Cox, Author

February 3, 2014

In honor of the Seahawks’ win, I’ve compiled a list of 12 sports movies that deserve to be celebrated—some because they’re awesome and others because they’re high crimes against art. May we never forget these films and may we never forget Super Bowl XLVIII. *Disclaimer: at least a third of these are Disney Channel Original Movies. Cool Run...

Critic’s Corner: Women, Film and the Push to Segregate the Oscars

Kellie Cox, Author

January 28, 2014

Last year, a film professor asked my class to write a paper about how Jane Campion’s “The Piano” has a distinct feminine quality to it—what about this film made it obvious that it had been made by a woman? What effect does the “feminine touch” have on a film? The prompt struck me as quite condescending, as if it implied that female directors...

Out of the Ashes: The Rise in Arts, Buildings & the Future of the ID

January 23, 2014

Like the ravaged Hudson Building, which lit up in flames this past Christmas Eve, the Chinatown-International District ha...

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