The Spectator

The Week in Review- March 14th

Erika Silva, Author

March 15, 2018

Former Russian Spy Intentionally Poisoned to Death— The British police announced on Wednesday, March 7 that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in a murder attempt. There is no doubt from the British Government that Sergei V. Skripal, 66, and Yulia Skripal, 33, were targeted specifically and intentionally. Some suspect that the...

Food for Thought about Chartwells

Erika Silva, Author

March 7, 2018

Chartwells, the catering company and food provider for Seattle University, held an open forum and presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 28 as an opportunity for students to gain information and ask questions about the food provider switch starting July 1. A er 20 years of service, Bon Appetit will be leaving and Chartwells will begin their 10-year-long contract. “We...

Engineers Unite for National Engineering Week

Erika Silva, Author

March 1, 2018

From New York to Seattle, engineers around the nation celebrated National Engineering Week from Feb. 18 to 24. Engineering students at Seattle University took part in the week- long celebration through events such as resume building nights, a seminar with the makers of the Xbox One X and a faculty-student dodgeball game. The National Society of Professional...

Bon App is out, Chartwells is in: SU’s new Catering Company

Erika Silva, Author

February 21, 2018

Self-order kiosks, mobile ordering, revamped eating areas and weekly rotating menus are just a few of the changes that are coming to the dining experience at Seattle University. Starting July 1, Seattle U will say goodbye to its longtime food service provider, Bon Appétit, and welcome aboard its replacement: Chartwells. Both Bon Apppétit and Chartwells...


The Embodied Experience of Women: An Academic Perspective

February 14, 2018

Four women addressed a lecture hall of attendees last Thursday to present an original piece of literature that reflected their...

Black Lives Matter Week of Action is in Full Swing

Erika Silva, Author

February 7, 2018

February is Black History Month and on Monday Feb. 5, teachers and staff around Seattle wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts in their classrooms as a part of the nationally-coordinated “BLM Week of Action.” Seattle University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) sold BLM t-shirts with an additional Seattle U logo. Their staff and student...

Taking a Shot at the Keto Diet with Bulletproof Coffee

January 31, 2018

Squeezed between the chrome embellished buildings and squeaky- clean streets of South Lake Union is a new co ee shop called Bulletproof. Bulletproof...

Bon App Prepares to Raise Prices Following Soda Tax

January 24, 2018

Wait, how much is that soda? We all reach for a fizzy drink every now and then. So will the new soda tax pop your bu...


Erika Silva, Author

January 17, 2018

The Magnolia United Church of Christ was filled with restless chatter and loud applause last Tuesday night. This would seem quite unusual for a normal church proceeding but, on that day, community members came together for a public hearing to give their opinions and listen to others about the recently revived affordable housing proposal for t...

Global Education: The Ins and Outs of Studying Abroad

November 15, 2017

The finances are often the dark side of study abroad for students: program costs, transfer fees and credit eligibility can often ove...

A Year Since Trump: Seattle University Responds to a New Administration

November 8, 2017

Note from the Editor: This article was co-written by Erika Silva and Jacqueline Lewis, although we are currently unable to display...


Pluto Money: An App That’s Out of This World

November 1, 2017

It’s normal for people to spend $5 on coffee—sometimes twice a week—or $20 to go to a local concert, or even more on those...

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